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17 Perfect Responses To "Do You Have Any Questions For Me?" During A Job Interview

"What do you like about working here?"<p>—Dylinquency<p>"Ask them their favorite aspects, challenges, overall experience of working there. You'll be surprised how well received it is. It shows that you are interested, but also that you still have a decision to make. Plus, people like talking about …

Here Are Ways You Can Be More Persuasive, According to Science

We can't guarantee these are ethical.<p>Whether it's getting your partner to do more housework or making your colleagues back your latest idea, we all …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? Add These 9 Habits to Your Routine | Inc.com

Visualize life as a building, and habits as the building blocks. The stronger the building blocks are the more the building is able to withstand changes in its environment.<p>Life is short. Consistency will get you far. Follow these nine simple habits to see your success skyrocket. By sticking to …

Self-improvement

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Self-improvement

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

10 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Where Is Love Located in the Brain?

No matter what you've heard, you don't love anything with all of your heart. You love from the depths of your ventral tegmental area, your …

Neurology

3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions

You may think you make decisions based on the information directly in front of you, but with over 72,000 stimuli bombarding you each day, what really makes up your mind?<p>If you're a type-A, action-oriented, busy businessperson (like myself), you're probably used to being in control (and being …

Here's the Memory Trick That Science Says Works

If the brain could brag that’s pretty much all it would do. It’s easily the most complicated organ in your body, and, more than that, the nimblest …

The Neuroscience of Losing Your Train of Thought

We all know the experience of being in the middle of working on a project that requires focused concentration when suddenly . . . you’re interrupted …

Superhero Performance? It's All in Your Mind

As so many Americans flock to the multiplex to see Iron Man, Batman, and Captain America, I'm one of few fortunate enough to work with real superheroes every day. Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues …

You Judge People Within A Second Of Meeting

And you're being judged right back.<p>We'd all like to think we give strangers the benefit of the doubt. New research proves otherwise.<p>Our brains actually process opinions and judgments about people within milliseconds of meeting, according to a study conducted by folks at the Albert Ludwigs …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Your Dreams

#5: Discover who the ‘strangers’ in your dreams really are<p>Scientists aren’t sure why we dream.<p>No one has cracked the “dream code” yet, says Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a dream researcher and associate professor of neurology at Boston University. It’s still a mystery.<p>But scientists have discovered …

Boston University

5 Quotes for a Better You—Starting Right Now.

As I walked through Kennedy Space Center with my 5-year-old last week, I saw a quote written on the wall that caught my attention: <i>“Failure is not an</i> …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Bringing sight to blind and people with low vision

Bringing sight to blind and low vision people<p>Be My Eyes is a free app that connects blind and low vision people with sighted volunteers and company …

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …