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The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, -0.90% BRK.B, -1.50% …

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Three of The Easiest Ways to Manipulate People into Doing What You Want

You can do a lot of things to be more persuasive, from learning better ways to communicate to more shady manipulation techniques. Here are some of …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

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Science Says Doing These 3 Simple Things Will Make You More Charismatic

Not true.<p>"Charisma is simply the result of learned behaviors," says Olivia Fox Cobane, author of "The Charisma Myth."<p>If given the right role models, people can learn those behaviors early. For example, Martin Luther King Jr. grew up with a father who was a preacher and a social activist.<p>But others …

How To Be Successful And Happy

Maximizers, people who always search for the best in whatever they pursue in life, usually achieve superior outcomes to satisficers — people who are content with moderate achievements. But they aren’t happy people.<p>“Nice as this sounds, in social psychology parlance, maximizers often wind up being …

The 25 Companies That Give The Most Difficult Job Interviews

The job interview process tends to be nerve-racking and frustrating for many of us–but if you’re trying to get hired by Bain, Google, or Facebook, it can be even <i>more</i> strenuous.<p>Imagine having to complete written tests, answer questions like, “How would you build an engine from scratch?” or interview …

9 Tricks To Beat The Midday Slump

You’re lethargic. You’re tired. You can’t stop checking the time. (How is it still, STILL, 2:55 p.m.?) We get it and we’re here to help.<p>You just ate your lunch, and all you want to do is go home.<p>There’s no way you can possibly get <i>anything</i> done–the next four hours of your workday are doomed. And to …

The Face of a CEO

We’ve blogged before about the influence that beauty can have on earnings and career choices. But what about the shape of a face? A new paper in the</i> …

The luxury brands that bring home the bling

Luxury brands are loved the world over for what they provide the consumer: status and style. Not only that, luxury name brands remind us that "you get what you pay for." These are the highest net worth luxury brands in the business, as ranked by Interbrand.

Couples Who Meet Online Have Better Marriages

(Photo: Don Hankins)<p>A new study by the University of Chicago’s <b>John Cacioppo</b> finds that couples who met online went on to have more fulfilling …

Three ways to catch a liar

When we teach people how to catch liars, it takes us 32 hours. And there are over 30 different things you look for. I’ll tell you a couple of them in …

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