I'm hoping to pick up some good hints from an expert on the quirks of human behaviour, during the coming year. Dan Ariely's current post is on making decisions, making good things last longer and avoiding the allure of shiny expensive gifts. Having taken the advice of Dan I have already downloaded a cool 'coin-flip' app (http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/coin-flip-free/id299847543?mt=8
) to help me make better decisions. There is not much he can teach me about doing lots of different things to extend time and make pleasurable experiences last longer. I plan to take every opportunity that comes my way this year as well as travel to all those places in glossy brochures with airbrushed skies (which reminds me I forgot to check about doing scuba diving courses). As for changing the perception of gifts depending whether they are free or cost a lot of money; if anyone wants to treat me to an all expenses paid holiday at the Banyan Tree http://www.banyantree.com/
or even help carry my bags, I wont protest!