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11 incredible psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to get people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave you …

The myth of China’s ghost cities

<b>By Wade Shepard</b>Thames Town, near Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Courtesy of Wade ShepardGhost towns tend to start as boomtowns, and contemporary China more than likely has more boomtowns than any other country in history. No economy has ever risen so rapidly and no place has ever built so much so …

Are Paleo Diets More Natural Than GMOs?

In 1980 I subjected myself to a weeklong cleansing diet of water, cayenne pepper, lemon and honey, topped off with a 150-mile bicycle ride that left …

10 Free Ancient and Medieval History Online Courses (Spring 2015)

Interested in learning about ancient or medieval history? Here are<p>teneleven free MOOCs (Massive open online courses) that you can take between April …

We'll Have What the Chef is Having

Need to feed a lot of mouths? Steal this low-hassle, employees-only staff dinner from NoCal's best osteria. No sous-chef required<p>"Family meal" takes place every night in restaurants everywhere—from temples of molecular gastronomy to the shitty grill joint where I cooked in college. It's a …

Setting the Record Straight on Negotiating Your Salary

You got the job. Now you’ve just got to settle the details, in particular how much you’ll get paid. If you’re like many people this gives you a pit in your stomach and sends you straight to the Internet (or a friend or a mentor) for advice. Are you supposed to negotiate no matter what they offer? …

19 hacks to make your life easier around the house

Life is tough enough. Small irritations should never get in the way of enjoying a hard-earned day off.<p>If there's an easier way of doing things, most …

These 10 Podcasts May Just Get You to Stop Listening to Music

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I used to listen to a lot of music, during my morning commute to work, again on the return home and at other times throughout the day. There is nothing wrong with listening to music, but it wasn’t helping me to become a better business …

Meredith Frost on Twitter: "This is worth reading. Bill Murray on the last time he ever saw Gilda Radner (h/t @rachelzarrell) http://t.co/TtpdEugUi3"

Replying to @<b>MeredithFrost</b><p>Beautiful story. Gilda was great RT @<b>MeredithFrost</b> Bill Murray on the last time he ever saw Gilda …

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

Best and Worst Beers for Weight Loss

On the downside, alcohol can make you sloppy, indiscriminate and snoozy. Plus, combining mugs and shots is scientifically proven to increase your …

What if we changed the rules? | FOX Sports

Lately, there’€™s been a lot of talk about changing the rules of baseball. If this keeps up, they might even have to rewrite the part of the song …

The next Serial? 12 podcasts to listen to instead of watching Super Bowl XLIX

Still feeling a void after the end of Serial? Not really into the big game? Unsure how to read Roman numerals? Try listening to a podcast …

After MFA Unveils 1795 Time Capsule, What Would You Put In 2015 Capsule?

Support the news<p>Back in 1795, Paul Revere and former Gov. Sam Adams laid a time capsule underneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts …

Weight Loss Diet Tips and Best Foods to Lose Weight

75 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet<p>Avoid These 19 Foods if You Want to Lose Weight<p>50 Foods That Will Boost Your Workouts<p>What Happens to Your Body …

Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—or Get Out of My Office

If there is an issue more controversial and fraught with anger and frustration for pediatricians than the question of vaccine safety, I can’t think …

The best tacos in Chicago

The 25 best tacos in Chicago<p>Courtesy Carnitas Uruapan<p>Restaurants, Mexican<p>Tacos de carnitas at Carnitas Uruapan<p>Lower West Side<p>Though you can find …

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Our Three-Year Struggle to Get Chicago to Admit We Were Beaten by the Police

In 2010, we were beaten by men who appeared to be cops with the Chicago Police Department, an encounter that came to define our lives.<p>Later, after the beating, after the intimidation by police, after the hours and hours spent going through legal documents and telling our story at depositions, after …

NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with …

How to rescue the American family and fix the broken school system in one fell swoop

Nowadays, Elizabeth Warren mostly gets talked about as a potential progressive alternative to Hillary Clinton's inevitable Democratic coronation. But …

Income Inequality

The Persistent Myth of the Narcissistic Millennial

People are still lobbing the same accusations at Millennials, even though evidence shows they're not any more self-absorbed than their predecessors.<p>A few months ago, the news went viral that the American Psychiatric Association had classified “taking selfies” as a sign of a mental disorder. It lit …

The Lessons From Major League Baseball That NFL Leadership Is Sadly Ignoring

I don’t know if Roger Goodell and the NFL’s 32 owners know who George Santayana is, but I’m guessing they don’t. Santayana, the great Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist wrote in the early 1900s that phrase that we’ve all heard in its many variations, “Those who cannot remember the …

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

According to the social scientists, the last of the millennials are now gracing our high school campuses. The Pew Research Center report on this cohort describes them as "confident, connected, and open to change." I agree. Technology is their metier. They embrace diversity like no generation before …

Chicagoland’s Vanishing Middle-Class Neighborhoods

Over at New York University’s Furman Center, Stanford’s Sean F. Reardon and Cornell’s Kendra Bischoff, two sociologists who have been collaborating …

Income Inequality

Crimine-Infinito: The Complex Structure of the Calabrian Mob

Long considered a "horizontal Mafia," or a simple confederation of clans, the 'Ndrangheta was shown to have a secret hierarchical structure with a central leader, exactly like the better-known Cosa Nostra.<p><i>Antonio Pelle of the 'Ndrangheta crime family reportedly reached the rank of</i> vangelo <i>(gospel),</i> …

5 things digital marketers should know about user experience

User experience is becoming an increasingly popular feature of the digital landscape. But as digital marketers, we don't always have a clear view of …

‘The Harbinger’ Author Reveals Christ’s Birth Date

<i>The New York Times</i> best-selling author of “The Harbinger,” Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, is out with a new documentary film called “The Mishkan Clue,” in …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>22<p>Sat<p>Capital One Arena, Washington, DC<p>Oct<p>12<p>Fri<p>The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC<p>Oct<p>12<p>Fri<p>The George Washington …

The Consigliere Commissioner

How incoming MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has quietly accumulated and wielded power for his office, from the 1994 strike to the 2013 Alex Rodriguez …