Mike "McCopywriter" Skoog

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7 Tips for Finding a Reliable Used Car for the Right Price

Used cars are always cheaper than new ones, as long as you don't get stuck with a lemon.<p>If you want a new car for cheap, the best option is a used …

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Automotive Industry

The head of TED says the best public speakers have one thing in common — and it's not charisma or charm

Chris Anderson, the head curator of TED, says the real magic is in storytelling.<p>"A natural part of listening to stories is that you empathize with the experiences of the characters," Anderson writes in his upcoming book, "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking." "You find yourself …

Public Speaking

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces

Uncontrollable, explosive bouts of anger such a road rage might be the result of an earlier brain infection from the toxoplasmosis parasite, an …

America's explosion of income inequality, in one amazing animated chart

Defenders of the economic status quo in America continue to assert that economic inequality (1) doesn't exist, (2) isn't as bad as you think, or (3) is actually good for everybody.<p>That's despite empirical evidence that the gap between the rich and the middle class is wide and growing and that the …

Income Inequality

9 Reasons Why Everybody Should Know Who Wim Hof Is

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

Self-help

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research team at Harvard University were about to conduct a study that would change our understanding of human behavior.<p>It all started when Langer asked her research assistants to cut in front of innocent people …

Self-improvement

America's Whites-Only Weed Boom

Black Americans were disproportionately targeted in the "war on drugs." Now state laws and steep regulatory costs have left them far more likely to be shut out of America's profitable marijuana boom<p><b>When Colorado’s first</b> medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2009, Unique Henderson was psyched. …

Paul Krugman: The Republican elite lost the white middle class to Trump because they can’t handle the truth

<b>Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>They are “too committed to the Ayn Rand story line about heroic job creators versus moochers”<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>March 18, 2016 11:53am (UTC)<p>In his Friday editorial, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argued that the ascension of Donald Trump is a sign that many of …

Middle-class

Who can stop Trump? Republicans may have little choice but to vote Clinton

Just a few steps from the White House, the latest secret gathering of Republicans seeking an answer to the question of who can still stop Donald Trump reached a demoralising answer for their party on Thursday night: Hillary Clinton.<p>A bleak mood has swept over the Grand Old Party in the past 24 …

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

Put down that rendering software. Pick up the Lego.<p>Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back …

Too loony for Fox News: Fox created the fact-free GOP, then Trump stole it away

<b>Sean Hannity, Donald Trump (Fox News)</b><p>Gullible Fox viewers are the most misinformed. That made it easy for Donald Trump to fill vacuum of ignorance, fear<p>Phil Torres<p>March 7, 2016 7:56pm (UTC)<p>On a recent “Face the Nation” appearance, Marco Rubio blamed Donald Trump’s extraordinary success as a …

Donald Trump

Socialized Medicine: My Visit To The Serbian Doctor's

Artist Gets Exclusive Rights to Blackest Black Ever Created

Is it innovation in art or a publicity stunt?<p>A British artist has secured exclusive rights to the blackest material ever produced, setting off a …

Art

Facebook’s new “Reactions” emoji expose the lies we tell about ourselves online

After months of testing, Facebook’s new “Reactions” feature was rolled out last week (Feb. 24) . In addition to the reliably inadequate “Like” button, Facebook’s 1.6 billion worldwide users can now select from emojis signaling “Love,” “Wow,” “Haha,” “Sad,” and “Angry.”<p>On the surface, these new …

Social Media

Why are there suddenly millions of socialists in America?

In 1906 German sociologist Werner Sombart wrote an essay entitled Why Is There No Socialism in the United States? that sought to explain why the US, alone among industrialized democracies, had not developed a major socialist movement.<p>Today, however, we need to pose a different question: why are …

George Takei: Of Course Trump Is Wrong — Problem Is, He's Dangerous

"Prior to the Second World War, the Asians were depicted as inscrutable, vicious, cunning, and every minority group has been characterized by …

Charles Darwin was no 'heroic genius', say scientists

Study claims every one of us is responsible for creating the world's brightest ideas, regardless of our own IQs<p>Charles Darwin and other pioneering thinkers were not "heroic geniuses", according to a new study saying we can all take credit for science's greatest discoveries<p>Innovations from the likes …

The Reason

Mally Mall Seen Inside Murano LA<p>Mally Mall, Eric Bellinger Joe Moses and others party inside Murano LA<p>JaneenAdams<p>Editor7 days<p>Hip hop paves the way …

Comedy "Kills"

As a comedy writer, I was at first enjoying some of the humor directed at Donald Trump by late night TV Hosts, pointing out how ridiculous it was that he was being taken seriously by voters. Then suddenly, it was not so funny anymore. Now of course it's downright scary and mostly to Republicans.<p>In …

'World Happiest Man' Literally Bends The Scales Of Brain Activity While Meditating In A Laboratory

<b>“Ricard sees living a good life, and showing compassion, not as a religious edict revealed from on high, but as a practical route to happiness.”</b><p>A …

A mass extinction of bees and butterflies could threaten world food crops, UN report finds

Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something …

Here's How You Can Keep YouTube Playing on Your Phone After You Close The Window

FINALLY!!<p>One of the biggest first-world problems of the past decade has been our inability to listen to our favourite songs on YouTube while doing …

Famous Younger Brother Aaron Carter Has Endorsed Donald Trump

He's got a crush on you, Donald.

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>60<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

A Harvard psychologist says your success in any situation hinges on 3 things

As she described in her 2012 TED Talk, power-posing is about taking advantage of the body-mind connection: You adopt the body language of powerful people so that you feel and act more confident.<p>But power posing is just one path to a state of calm self-confidence that will help you succeed in …

Body Language

Oregon City sacks goat ground maintenance team

Salem, Oregon state capital, had hired goats to devour invasive plants decides the goats smell too much and cost five times as much as their human equivalents<p>A crew of goats brought in to devour invasive plants at a popular park in Oregon's state capital, Salem, have been fired because they ate …

The internet is turning against Donald Trump

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Trump continued sniping at each other Friday — a mere extension of their Thursday-night slugfest in which Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz hammered Trump relentlessly.<p>Rubio and Cruz are fighting on multiple fronts — both need to win their respective home states in …

Social Media

‘Gifted Hands’: Revisiting the Made-for-TV Ben Carson Biopic

At the end of last night’s Republican presidential debate, Dr. Ben Carson was granted one last opportunity to appeal to voters before the Super …

Nu-metal band claims Final Fantasy 14 song is 'unimaginative theft'

Uncannily similar or ripoff?<p>Boston-based industrial rock group Powerman 5000 called out <i>Final Fantasy 14</i> on social media for what the band alleged is "a straight-up rip-off" of its work.<p>"Got to say that the level of unimaginative theft that was used in creating this music for ‪#‎finalfantasyXIV‬ is …

Final Fantasy