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Jul 17, 2019

We can alter how we perceive time. Maybe you feel like time is really scarce, learn about the psychology of how to make time feel more plentiful!

[00:00] Intro

[01:49] Time and awe

[05:34] Time perception

[09:29] Buying time

[11:50] Making your life seem longer

[15:30] What did we learn today?



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