Illusory Correlation: How to Spot This Common Mental Error
We tend to overestimate the importance of events we can easily recall and underestimate the importance of events we have trouble recalling.
The easier it is to remember, the more likely we are to create a strong relationship between two things that are weakly related or not related at all.
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Instead, drink when you are thirsty.
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Eggs have other heart-protecting properties and eating it probably won't harm your heart.