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(Infographic) 12 Science-Backed Ways to Get People to Like You

Check out these quick tips to help you get more friends and allies

The bigger your network is, the better off you are in every aspect of your life. At work, among friends or with family, the more people like you, the more they want to help you. Whether you’re trying to get a promotion or trying to ask ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 15, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

(LOOK) 8 Kids Were Asked to Sketch Futuristic Tech Products. The Results Are Surprisingly Brilliant

From an 'eatwatch' to a 'recycle bot' -- the future is looking bright asked a group of children aged 4- to 11-years-old to conceptualize the tech products they predict people will use in 30 years’ time. Then, the company asked a concept artist to bring their sketches to life. The result? An “eatwatch,” a “recycle bot,” a ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 08, 2018 12:00:00
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The Science of the First Impression: 5 Elements of a Great First Impression

The first impression informs how you're thought of well beyond the first moment, so get it right

In the business world, a good first impression is crucial. It primes how you’re seen and how you’re responded to. The reason why the first impression is so powerful is that the human brain judges information sequentially, according to Arthur Dobrin, a researcher in the ...

by Carolyn Sun  | March 20, 2018 12:00:00
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Science Says Money Does Buy Happiness If You Spend It the Right Way

When you recognize the difference between need and greed, the rest is easy

There is frequent talk about how much money it takes for someone to truly be happy. Many studies have shown that happiness levels increase with income up to roughly $75,000 in annual salary. After that, there tends to be little correlation between income and ...

by John Rampton  | March 08, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) How to Win an Argument, According to Science

With a few simple tricks, you can consistently be on the winning side

Whether you’re right or wrong, winning an argument can be a challenge. Luckily, with a few simple tricks, you can learn how to debate like a pro.For starters, rather than coming off aggressively, start a conversation. Having a two-way discussion will show the other ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 16, 2017 02:00:00
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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Make Your Job More Exciting and Enjoyable

Perspective is the solution to nine-to-five tedium. Science has suggestions for changing yours

Everyone claims to want a career that's fun, exciting and fulfilling. As a scientist who studies human behavior, I'm a strong believer in lifestyle engineering -- creating a work environment that fulfills you and lets you live the way you want. While it could ...

by Jon Levy  | August 12, 2017 06:00:00
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(Infographic) 15 Science-Backed Memory Tips to Help You Succeed

Improving your memory is easier than you think

Not all of us are born with a stellar memory, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve it. There are a number of simple ways to develop your memory on a daily basis.  You don’t need to go overboard with Post-its or re-read ...

by Rose Leadem  | February 22, 2017 12:00:00
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NASA invested in these 8 out of this world technologies

Some 2,000 commercial products in the market are influenced by the space agency.

We have NASA to thank for many of the technologies we use in our daily lives—everything from memory foam and freeze-dried food, to sunglasses that protect our eyes against UV light and the cameras in our smartphones. The agency says there are ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 22, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

These skills will boost your salary by 20%

When it comes to skills that pay the bills, it’s all about STEM-based skills.

When it comes to skills that pay the bills, it is all about STEM-based skills. Knowing how to code will bring the biggest boost to your paycheck, according to recent report from PayScale, the world’s largest online salary database.Knowing how to program in Scala, ...

by Carolyn Sun  | May 20, 2016 11:00:00
News and Events

Are we 5 years away from being able to reverse aging?

Say goodbye to botox.

Science may be moving quickly enough that we are a mere five years away from being able to reverse aging. At least that Is what George Church, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School, told the Washington Post at an international summit on human gene editing taking ...

by Laura Entis  | May 06, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Why plants are less stressed than you

A study reveals plants have an ability to forget so they can reduce stress.

We all have had things happen in our lives that make the memory-erasing procedure from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind sound appealing—failed presentations, awful job interviews, horrific dates, that infamous family Christmas dinner (you know the one).And while we can certainly do our ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 27, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

This is your brain on not enough sleep (Infographic)

What happens when you are deprived of enough sleep?

When you’re so tired and you haven’t slept a wink, your mind goes on the blink. That’s more than just a play on a quaint batch of Beatles lyrics. It’s the truth.The sleep-starved mind is a mind on the blink, a groggy, ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | June 01, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Multitasking can damage your brain and career, studies say

Turns out, multitasking isn't as helpful as some of us think it is. Learn how this activity is damaging your performance.

You've likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time.The researchers ...

by Dr. Travis Bradberry  | April 07, 2015 01:00:00