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Robert Cialdini explains the six ways to influence people – Interview:

Dr. Robert Cialdini<p>Dr. Robert Cialdini is <i>the</i> authority on the study of persuasion. His classic book, “Influence” has sold millions of copies and is …

Top Experts Always Recommend These 4 Books

So far I’ve done interviews with 22 experts on various fields from happiness, to expertise, to influence and irrationality.<p>I’ve asked most of them …

5 second summaries of 5 psychology books you need to read:

“What are the best psychology books to read?”<p>Everyone asks me that. But then they don’t read the books.<p>It’s hard to blame them – no one has time …

Seduction, Power and Mastery: 3 Lessons From History’s Greatest Minds

What can we learn about human nature and the way the world works from reading history? This has been the territory of Robert Greene.<p>He is the New …

How To Be Cool: 5 Research-Backed Tips

Who Hasn’t Wanted To Be Cool?<p>We’ve all wanted to be cool. But research shows that it’s not merely a shallow desire. Cool makes a difference in …

How To Raise Happy Kids – 10 Steps Backed By Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.</b><p>…<b>the well-being of</b> …

8 Steps To Getting The Perfect Mentor For You

<b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

40% Of Your Team’s Effort Is Wasted. These 4 Methods Get Results:

40% of what a team does ends up as “process loss.” It’s overhead that wouldn’t exist if everything could be done by one person. Wasted …

Interesting People: 7 Things They All Have In Common

I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.<p><b>What’s the best way to use</b> …

Here Are The 7 Things That Can Make You Wildly Successful

What does volumes of research say you can learn from wildly successful people?<p>To Build A Better Career, First Build A Better You<p>It might sound fluffy …

The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

I’ve posted a lot about becoming the best in your field. Looking back, what are the most successful methods for getting there?<p>10,000 Hours<p>Let’s get …

4 Easy Ways You Can Resolve Life’s Toughest Questions

How To Work More Efficiently<p>Use the Eisenhower Matrix.<p>The US President Dwight D. Eisenhower supposedly once said: ‘The most urgent decisions are …

The One Simple Thing That Can Make You Much More Impressive

<b>Show More Enthusiasm</b><p>Professor Stephen Ceci taught his class the way he had for the past 20 years, replicating nearly everything imaginable:<p>Same book, …

The Surprising Science Behind Earthshakingly Wonderful Friendships

Excerpts from my interview with Carlin Flora, author of Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are.<p><b>Not Having Enough Friends Can</b> …

Where To Find Love — Or Lust

When readers email me about the research behind relationships and sex the most common question is always the same:<p><i>Where?</i><p>Where should they meet that …

How To Be Funny: The Six Essential Ingredients To Humor

So What Are The Six Steps To Being Funny?<p>Mel Helitzer’s Comedy Writing Secrets is commonly used as a textbook in college courses on comedy</b> …

<b>The key to productivity, he argues in “The Art of Procrastination,” is to make more commitments — but to be methodical about it.</b><p><b>At the top of your</b> …

Science Of Sexy: 5 Things That Can Make You Irresistible

Humor Is Sexy<p>Humor is attractive to men and women — but not in the same way.<p>The research shows <b>women like men who make them laugh, and men like women</b> …

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone

Robin Dreeke is head of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program.<p>In his book It’s Not All About “Me”: The Top Ten Techniques for …

Mastering The Art Of Conversation: 7 Steps To Being Smooth

In The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure, Catherine Blyth gives some great tips on handling the subtle nuances of polite …

Recipe For A Happy Marriage: The 7 Scientific Secrets

New York Times writer Tara Parker-Pope pulled together the science behind nuptial bliss in her book For Better.<p><b>Here’s the seven point recipe for a</b> …

How To Develop A Photographic Memory: 4 Easy Steps

Could you memorize the order of a deck of cards in under 30 seconds?<p>(Hat tip to Josh.)<p>Don’t feel bad; I can’t remember what I ate for lunch yesterday.<p>…

The 4 Scientific Ways To Become Luckier

It sounds crazy at first: <i>How can you possibly become luckier?</i><p><b>But it turns out luck isn’t chance and magic. There’s a science behind it.</b><p><b>Richard</b> …

Productivity Ninja: 5 Powerful Tips For Getting More Stuff Done

1) Know When You’re At Your Best<p>And plan accordingly. <b>To be a productivity ninja focus less on time management, and more on managing your …

How To Flirt — Backed By Scientific Research

Does Flirting Actually Work?<p>Very much so. In fact, research says it’s more effective than looking good.<p>Signaling availability and interest trumps …

How To Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think.<p>A while back I posted about how to master conversation skills. Here are 6 …

The System That All Creative Geniuses Use To Develop Their Ideas

<b>Peter Sims is the bestselling author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.</b><p>It was one of the best books I read in 2012 …

Stay Focused: 5 Ways To Increase Your Attention Span

<b>If you guys are anything like the readers of Slate.com, 38% of you are already gone.</b><p>You couldn’t stay focused long enough to engage with this post at …

Time Management Skills Are Stupid. Here’s What Works.

Put the schedule down for a second.<p>Consider something I read in The Power of Full Engagement: Maybe it’s not about time. It’s about energy.<p><b>Energy,</b> …