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How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Left-Handed People Are Quicker Thinkers, Says Science

For centuries, left-handedness was viewed as a physical abnormality, one that some scientists believed significantly disadvantaged a person. Today, …

Does Being Messy Make You More Creative?

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19 psychological tricks that will help you ace a job interview

That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable, competent, and hireable in their eyes.<p>With that in mind, we rounded up a list of easy …

9 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?" and the latest scientific research, …

The Latest on What Internet Porn Is Doing to Your Brain

The good, the bad, and the ugly of porn research.<p>Two years ago, <i>Esquire</i> examined the NoFap movement to find out why thousands of young men were giving up pornography. The reasons the men gave included everything from conquering unhealthy fetishes to gaining so-called "superpowers" of increased …

7 Ways to Heal Your Body by Using the Power of Your Mind, Backed by Science

A few simple changes to the way you think could make a big difference to your physical health.<p>There's a clear connection between the way your brain thinks and the way your body feels. Just like you can use your body to reduce your psychological distress, you can also use your mind to improve your …

Want to Improve Your Memory? Science Tells Us the Key (and It Can Actually Be Fun)

Forget the crosswords and brain training. New research says this thing you won't hate doing is critical to improving memory.<p>Do you remember where you were when you had your first kiss?<p>It's funny, the things our memory can dredge up.<p>I remember what I was wearing the day I passed my driver's license …

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Bored at work? This personality test could tell you what you ought to be doing for a living

Are you happy with your job? Do you ever get the feeling you might be better suited to a different career path altogether?<p>There are a number of personality tests used to shine a light on workers strengths and weaknesses, the most famous of which is probably Myers-Briggs, which places people into …

People who travel alone might actually be more intelligent

Using data from a long-term survey of 15,000 people, aged 18 to 28, psychologists determined that those who lived in cities were generally less happy than those who lived in rural areas and people tended to report higher life satisfaction when they saw their friends more often.<p>The study justified …

Science says that if you stay up late, you’re probably smarter

<i>The New York Times</i> just published the cutest article about President Obama’s work habits, and how he works alone late into the night, snacking on …

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Science-Based Weight Training

Training for strength is the most important and effective exercise that you can do, and virtually everyone, from teenagers to the elderly, can and …