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How To Read People Like Sherlock Holmes

Wouldn't it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they're <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it's incredibly cool. Check out this clip from the BBC show Sherlock.<p>Of course, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character, and nobody can read people quite that well. …

Living Rooms

Brain training doesn’t make you smarter

Be very wary of those Lumosity commercials. Scientists doubt the claims of brain training companies<p>If you’ve spent more than about 5 minutes surfing the web, listening to the radio, or watching TV in the past few years, you will know that cognitive training—better known as “brain training”—is one …

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

by Saga Briggs<p>Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with …

Free encryption training workshops in NYC

Tommy writes, "I'm working with Verso Books (which just published Gabriella Coleman's Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous …

Secrets From The FBI: How To Spot And Really Nail A Liar

A couple of days ago, my friend Philippe tried to pull off a barefaced lie on me with such stunning conviction that, had I not been in possession of an impeccable memory, I’d have been duped. “Wow,” I dryly observed, almost half impressed to be in the midst of such prodigious acting talent, “Robert …

How You Can Learn the #1 Persuasion Technique of FBI Hostage Negotiators

FBI Hostage negotiators know how to listen and this is the secret to connecting with people.<p>We’ve all been told we could be better listeners and that …

Emotional Intelligence