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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Innovative ideas coupled with striving to project what you have to offer using the element of surprise will capture attention and bring you acknowledgment. Speed, accuracy, and cutting-edge motions will separate you from any competition you face.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Problems with a client, colleague, or personal partner will incur knowledge that hasn’t been shared. Don’t make a judgment until you have all the facts. You have more to gain if you wait to see what everyone else does first.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make a change that will help resolve a pending problem. A partnership will help determine which path is best for you. A change will lift your spirits and help clear your mind. Don’t let a personal matter stop you from doing what’s best.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t get emotional over money matters; do something about your situation. Be creative; put some thought into how you can use your skills to conjure up greater income or what you can sell or manipulate in your portfolio to double your intake.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Problems at home or with someone you must deal with will develop. Honesty regarding your feelings and what you want to do will be necessary if you’re making a change that will affect the people you live or associate with.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotional mind games will lead you astray. Ask questions, and be specific with your responses to avoid mishaps or arguments. A change at home may not be to your liking, but give whatever has transpired a chance before you reject what’s happening.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Speak up, share your ideas — you’ll find ways to improve your situation at home and at work. Picking up knowledge that will open your eyes to every possible option will help you move on in a direction that suits your needs.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen carefully to what’s being said, and you will get a good idea regarding the outcome of a situation that has been emotionally difficult. Distance yourself from negative individuals, and focus on a creative project that you find stimulating.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tread carefully when it comes to money matters. Not everyone will follow through with suggested plans. Keep your contribution simple, cost-efficient, and easy to follow through with on your own if everyone around you bails. Avoid excess.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Discuss your plans with people you feel have something worthwhile to add. Your dedication and determination will outweigh any negative force that tries to stand in your way. Don’t be daunted by someone who makes a last-minute change.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotional confusion can lead to poor choices financially or medically. Find out your options, and seek expert advice before you make a decision that can influence your future. Stick close to home, and avoid anyone who meddles.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on making money, not giving it away. A residential move or renovations will be a good investment. Partnerships will make your life easier. Love and romance are highlighted. Mixing business with pleasure will pay off. Travel with caution.

What if Dr. House taught my Critical Thinking course?

Q: Is statistical accuracy important?
House: If her DNA was off by 1 percentage point, she’d be a dolphin.

Q: Why are IQ tests more than just a simple score (as in Alan Kaufman’s conception of intelligent testing)?
House: Labs, schmabs. A good diagnostician reads between the labs.

Q: Why is the Slippery Slope argument a logical fallacy?
House: Slippery slope — today we withhold porn, tomorrow, it’s clean bandages.

Q: Why might informed consents still allow in errors?
House: Why do they even bother putting an age restriction on these things when all you have to do is click “Yes, I am 18”? Even a 17-year-old could figure that out.

Q: How can we handle missing data?
House: You don’t think nonanswers tell me anything?

Q: How can the laws of probability be applied to our everyday life?
House: Eight units in this building; gotta be a pervert like me living in at least one of ’em.

Q: What are the dangers of overanalyzing?
House: Is that fun for you? Analyzing everyone else’s fun away?

Q: What’s the standard interplay between an adviser and the student?
House: I thought I’d get your theories, mock them, then embrace my own. The usual.

James C. Kaufman is a professor of psychology at Cal State-San Bernardino, where he is the director of the Learning Research Institute.

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