Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler explore the hidden motivations that secretly drive our choices about money. Ariely, professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, co-authored Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter with Kreisler, a Princeton-educated lawyer turned comedian. The pair explains why our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Cutting through our unconscious fears and desires to help improve our spending habits, Ariely and Kreisler offer tangible advice and lessons about credit card debt, household budgeting and holiday spending. Learn how to make better financial choices by saving and spending smarter at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club.
Even if you've read all of David Sedaris' best-selling books, heard every segment he's performed on This American Life, and caught all of his appearances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show, prepare to be delightfully surprised when he arrives at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. It's an evening of all new readings, a Q&A session and book signing of his latest: a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002). Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He has sold more than seven million books, which include such comedic classics as Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Now "the prime candidate for funniest writer alive" (Salon) comes to San Jose for a night full of incisive social critiques and his trademark sardonic wit.
A vast variety of samples, coupons, classes and more are on the menu for the Gluten-Free & Allergen-Friendly Expo (GFAF) at the San Mateo County Event Center. Designed to be fun, educational -- and flavor-filled -- the San Mateo GFAF is the perfect place for those with dietary restrictions to discover the multitude of products catering to their nutritional and culinary needs and preferences. You'll find more than 100 exhibitors and brands at the expo with items to taste and purchase, plus speakers, workshops and more.
UC Berkeley neuroscience professor Matt Walker sits down at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto to discuss his new book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory will give you a new understanding of sleep and how it affects our ability to learn, memorize and make logical decisions. He'll also answer questions about dreaming, sleep patterns, aging and disease prevention.