Persuasion Articles of the Week

Image "distant distance" by Rennett Stowe, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Image “distant distance” by Rennett Stowe, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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Why she isn’t wrong (and you are, you jerk)

Avoid telling people that they’re wrong. It only makes them defensive. Instead, ask questions and show some empathy.


The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

Beyond building confidence in yourself, the social interactions help everyone feel better about their day.


Here’s how to emotionally manipulate your family with alcohol this holiday

Different alcohols make people feel different ways. Who doesn’t enjoy a happy wine buzz?


10 Psychological Concepts That People Don’t Get

The rule of small numbers (events) is that they act nothing like large numbers (statistical averages). Type-1 and Type-2 errors are examples of people misinterpreting their data. Here’s a few more things you may or may not know.


Nodding Your Head Could Help You Make New Friends

You’re displaying positivity, which others react to in their own positive way. Yes of course you knew that, didn’t you?


5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You’re Just Not in the Mood

Program yourself towards productivity!


The Magical Power Tim Ferriss Taught Me Over Cocktails

Do you know the secret to connecting with people and learning from them?