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This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than You

Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should …

3 Ways to Improve Your Decision Making

To make a good decision, you need to have a sense of two things: how different choices change the likelihood of different outcomes and how desirable each of those outcomes is. In other words, as Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb have written, decision making requires both prediction and …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Self-improvement

Scientists Have Pinpointed The Annoying Genetic Mutation That Turns Us Into Night Owls

"Carriers of the mutation are essentially playing catch-up for their entire lives."<p>Any night owls reading this will be familiar with the struggle of …

A Modest Proposal for the March for Science

In 1959, not long after the Soviets’ Sputnik launch astonished and terrified the nation, Dwight Eisenhower named George B. Kistiakowsky, a Harvard chemist, to the position of Presidential science adviser. Jerome Wiesner, who would later become the president of the Massachusetts Institute of …

Northern California

The top 7 ways a trip to Mars could kill you, illustrated - Vox

Elon Musk wants humans to travel to Mars. He just doesn’t want to be the first to go. Because, uh, there’s a very good chance of dying.<p>"The risk of fatality will be high," Musk conceded in the course of describing SpaceX’s absurdly ambitious (and still preliminary) plan to establish a human colony …

Twenty Science Questions for Donald Trump

I just lost what I thought was a sure bet. For the past two Presidential election cycles, my colleagues and I at ScienceDebate, supported by nearly every major science organization in the country, have asked the candidates to answer a series of questions about science and technology policy, in …

Presidential Debate

“it’s Going To Be Okay”: A Beautiful Story

This is a true story about a plane crash in 1947 with a very unexpected ending. Story illustrated by The Oatmeal.

Plane Crash

Forget Micromanaging, Hands-Off Leadership Could Hurt Workers More

Hovering isn’t terribly helpful, but hands-off management can hurt the team even more.<p>No one likes to be micromanaged. But when it comes to leadership, going too far in the opposite direction can be just as bad.<p>That’s the conclusion Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson reached in their new book, <i>Stop</i> …

Use Big Data to Create Value for Customers, Not Just Target Them

Big data holds out big promises for marketing. Notably, it pledges to answer two of the most vexing questions that have stymied marketers since they started selling: 1) who buys what when and at what price? and 2) can we link what consumers hear, read, and view to what they buy and …

Emilia Clarke and Jay Duplass - Actors on Actors - Full Conversation

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The great North American school of magic was founded in the seventeenth century. It stands at the highest peak of Mount Greylock, where it is …

Ladies Of Lore -- A Feminist Poetry Project

If you stand in the middle of Linlithgow and close your eyes, you can hear the infant cries of Mary, Queen of Scots reverberate throughout the castle. She assumed the throne before she was a week old when her father, King James V of Scotland, died. Close your eyes and you shall hear the infant's …

Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?

I came to mindfulness as a healing practice after overcoming an addiction to Adderall during my junior year of college. I found myself in this situation because I thought that using Adderall to help me focus was no big deal — an attitude shared by 81% of students nationwide.<p>Adderall simply seemed …

The Acceleration of Acceleration: How The Future Is Arriving Far Faster Than Expected

*This article co-written with author Ken Goffman.<p>One of the things that happens when you write books about the future is you get to watch your predictions fail. This is nothing new, of course, but what’s different this time around is the direction of those failures.<p>Used to be, folks were way too …

Singularity

3 Characteristics of an Educated Person | The Art of Manliness

What defines an educated man? The number of degrees he has? The size of his vocabulary? How many books he’s read?<p>The qualities that constitute an …