Persuasion Articles of the Week

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“Boy watches TV for the first time from an appliance store window 1948”

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Masters of their medium: JFK on TV, Trump on Twitter

Using new forms of media to reach voters.

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here’s How

Your life doesn’t have a direction if you don’t give it one.

Ray Spencer Didn’t Molest His Kids. So Why Did He Spend 20 Years in Prison for It?

Memories can easily be falsified, I’m learning as I read the book Mistakes Were Made. Once memories are planted (or artificial memories are ‘recovered’), possibly with the best intentions, it’s unlikely that people will see their behavior as harmful. Cognitive Dissonance won’t allow it. Instead, they’ll justify their actions and brush off new evidence, especially in the name of protecting children.

Get Ready for the Next Big Privacy Backlash against Facebook

Facebook is a giant in manipulating the behavior of its visitors. It’s now come to light that they can target users when they’re hitting their most vulnerable emotional lows. If you’ve not quit Facebook yet, maybe it’s time.

Why We Lie

Fascinating look from NatGeo at the reasons we lie to ourselves and others.

Science Explains Why Stinky Cheese Tastes So Good

Our sensory receptors light up with certain tastes and molecules. When Scott Adams says we have no free will, he means that our brains react beyond our conscience control. Beware the processed foodstuff, which is designed to hook you using this exact brain-reaction mechanism.