20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

You make thousands of rational decisions every day – or so you think. From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior – and they can prevent you from acting in your own best interests.

Here we’ve rounded up the most common biases that screw up our decision-making:

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Gus Lubin and Drake Baer contributed to this article.