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Here's a simple psychological trick to get people to do you a favor

What if they feel like you're bothering them? Or using them? What if they say no, or worse, don't even bother responding?<p>But according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, the author of "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," there's an easy way to get someone to give you what you need: Do something …

How Rich People Raise Rich Kids

Even when they’re adopted, the children of the wealthy grow up to be just as well-off as their parents.<p>Lately, it seems that every new study about social mobility further corrodes the story Americans tell themselves about meritocracy; each one provides more evidence that comfortable lives are …

Demographics

Why good people do bad things

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of us want to do the right thing. We don't want to steal office supplies or lie on an expense report. But we all face temptations, and sometimes we give in to them. A new study suggests that being aware of these temptations, and thinking about their long-term consequences, could help …

Psychology

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Why You Should Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking

Multitasking is a myth, but there is a better way<p>Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. In addition to …

Future - How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

30 Ways Body Language Will Give You Away

Have you ever given someone the wrong idea or the wrong impression? You might hear someone say with surprise, “Oh, I thought you were mad,” or, “You …

Body Language

Police find a pot smoker's ridiculous 'to do' list and post it on Twitter

Some people have really stressful lives. So much so, they need to keep a list of what needs to be done each day.<p>This gets even more important if you …

Do we all have Alzheimer's completely wrong? This man says yes

Throughout his career, Duke University neurology professor Allen Roses has challenged what for decades has been the prevailing orthodoxy in Alzheimer’s research: Namely, the “amyloid hypothesis,” which suggests that a protein called beta-amyloid clogs up the brain, killing neurons and causing the …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

The Top 6 Networking Turn Offs And How To Improve Body Language And Attitude

<i>Keeping your career on track is a challenge. In this series, we’ll look at what it takes to survive – and thrive – in 2015! This post touches on some key skills to master regarding networking and how to improve your body language if you need a new job to move your career forward.</i><p>No matter how many …

Employment

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy

Radio bursts from space reveal strange mathematical pattern

Eleven fast radio bursts from space seem to follow a strange mathematical pattern, according to a new study – and it has researchers scratching their heads.<p>According to study co–authors Michael Hippke of the Institute of Data Analysis in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany, and John Learned of the University …

Successful Entrepreneurs Understand The Power Of People

From dynamic duos to full-on gangs, an often over-looked capability of the entrepreneur is an ability to work with others effectively, to collaborate to solve the intractable problems of starting a business. The notion that one person can sustainably build and lead a company has been laid waste by …

Entrepreneurship

The Colours To Try In 2015

Springtime for hipsters: photographer Mr Paul Octavious refocuses his Pantone Project on MR PORTER’s palette for the season<p>As the “great dress …

Men's Fashion

Walmart And Target Being Crowded Out Online By Amazon Prime

As Amazon Prime debuts its one- and two-hour delivery program in cities across the U.S., new data suggests the e-commerce giant’s annual subscription service is starting to crowd out online competitors like Walmart and Target, despite the best efforts of these big-box retailers.<p>Market research …

eCommerce

5 Foods to Give You Superhuman Powers

<b>X-Ray Vision</b><br>Superman squandered his x-rays peering through brick walls instead of Lois Lane's flimsy feminist veneer. To keep your perception sharp, you need two key things: lutein and zeaxanthin, which sound like villains but aren't.<p>Macular tissue—the clump of photoreceptors on each …

Cancer makes body grow weaker by 'imitating diabetes', scientists discover

Around a fifth of cancer deaths happen when patients become too weak to withstand chemotherapy and radiotherapy<p>Cancer cells cause the body to waste away by simulating diabetes, research has found, meaning new treatment could help sufferers stay strong for longer.<p>The research, conducted on fruit …

Are you a ‘Rebel’ or an ‘Obliger’? How knowing your “habit tendency” can help you change

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling books, “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home,” calls herself a street scientist: she’s fascinated not just by human nature, but how we as humans can change. In her new book, “Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives “ Rubin puts …

Happiness

Scientists issue call for urgent controls on e-cigarette sales to children

Scientists have called for urgent controls on the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes to children after finding high rates of usage among secondary school pupils in the region.<p>In a survey of more than 16,000 teenagers in north-west England, the researchers found that one in five students aged 14 to …

Public Health

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

M&M Brownies Every Bunny Will Love!

M&M Brownies made adorable with festive Easter M&Ms. These are a treat every bunny will love!<p>Hello, Food Fanatic fans! I'm back with another easy chocolate recipe for you. I'm really digging being the resident chocolate addict. It's a pretty cool gig.<p>My family and friends always ask me why I'm …

Why regular lie-ins are a recipe for an early death

Adults who regularly sleep for more than eight hours are at risk of dying early, new study suggests<p>Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night are 30 per cent more likely to die early, a new study suggest.<p>A decade-long study shows adults who regularly sleep more than eight hours, categorised as …

Sleep

Slack, the Startup Looking to Kill Email, Is Now Reportedly Worth $2 Billion

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Slack, an internal communication app designed to allow businesses to chat and collaborate at work, is in in the process of raising a new funding round that values the company at $2 billion, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports<i>.</i><p>If accurate, this means Slack's …

Study: Melting Greenland ice sheet is rapidly slowing the Gulf Stream

The Northern Hemisphere winter of 2014-15 was the warmest on record globally, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But …