Persuasion Articles of the Week

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Building Rapport for Fun and Profit

If you want to be persuasive, you must be likable.

Why Lefties Buy Less Soup

So many small things influence our behaviour. Adding just a little friction to an experience, or removing that friction, can change someone’s decision making process. As a lefty, my obvious friction comes from the right-handed can opener. There’s an even more subtle cue in play, however…

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News draws your focus towards useless bit of information that don’t change your life and which you generally cannot control. It steals your focus.

How Silicon Valley Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging Mad

The open communication of the internet allows us to easily group with like-minded people and find confirmation of our beliefs to support our biases.

How to Remember What You Read

Active reading, meaning you take notes and make connections to things you already know, is key. Build your memory. Visualize what you’re reading to engage more senses.

These Are the World’s Happiest Places

Security is just one way people in Costa Rica and other happy places promote happiness. ¡Pura vida!

The Madness Behind Trump’s ‘Madman’ Strategy

Part of Trump’s strategy has always been to keep his opponents off-balance. But when this article starts their argument with Trump’s “refusal to compromise,” I don’t think they understand him at all.

When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy

Cuddy is known for her research on Power Poses and their relationship to increased testosterone, which has been debunked in it’s current form. That doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits to putting yourself into a better posture and frame of mind.