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14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Aliens on Mars: NASA Captures Mysterious 'Ancient City' on the Red Planet

UFO enthusiasts are claiming that a proof that alien life has existed in the red planet is once again in one of NASA's official photos.<p>According to …

The No. 2 TED Talk of All Time Is Based on Bad Brain Science

Don't put all your eggs in one power-pose basket.<p>The science behind one of TED's most-viewed talks is being called into question by someone whose skepticism carries huge weight. The researcher speaking out co-authored the study the entire talk is built upon.<p>Last night Dana Carney, who is now an …

Your Essential QUOTES Collections of All Time

We enjoy reading quotes. Quotes are really useful because they contain well-expressed wisdom and motivation. Wisdom involves an integration of …

Motivation

We Were Wrong About Where the Moon Came From

The moon is our almost constant frenemy in space, lighting our nights and spoiling our star-views in equal turns. But now, new measurements from …

The real reason women seem to always go for jerks

If you ever feel like jerks always get the girl, you’re not wrong: New Austrian research confirms that women are more interested in dating guys with narcissistic personality traits.<p>But it’s the confidence—not narcissism—she’s really attracted to, the study suggests.<p>The researchers surveyed people …

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying: 5 Research-Backed Secrets

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

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Creationist views 'risk going unchallenged in schools'

Radicalisation Prevent strategy has led to a "hypersensitivity" in schools about addressing Muslim creationist beliefs, a head teacher has warned<p>The Government's Prevent strategy, introduced to tackle radicalisation in schools, has been blamed for creating a "hypersensitivity" among teachers when …

What Makes a Leader: Aggression or Humility?

<i>Photo Credit: Brocken Inaglory/CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>This article first appeared on www.foreignpolicyjournal.com<p>Our exterior portrayal of calm and control is at the mercy of a neocortex that functions as a lighthouse, forever scanning the environment for safety. In the uncertain times we live in, from …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

Self-improvement

5 Ways to Train Your Brain and Boost Your Self-Esteem

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It can be hard to tell if someone is truly confident, or just good at hiding their insecurities. Often we find that the loudest, most boisterous people are often the most self-conscious.<p>In psychology, the term self-esteem is used to …