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Junior at Iowa State university majoring in Finance and Marketing. I post articles that I find funny, interesting, or useful.

You'll Market Better and Be More Persuasive Knowing These 10 Brain Facts. If you throw a frog into boiling water, it’ll jump straight out.

You'll Market Better and Be More Persuasive Knowing These 10 Brain Facts

However, if it’s placed in cold water and the temperature gradually increased, it’ll be found dead without any attempt to escape. We’ve all experienced that subtle death. Neuromarketing takes advantage of that vast blind-spot beyond our conscious awareness; leveraging psychological phenomenons in subtle ways to lead us into certain decisions. Related: The Incredible Way Your Brain 'Sees' a Logo (Infographic) Here are 10 subtle neuromarketing strategies to start leveraging: 1. The classic “Xerox copy” study by Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer demonstrates the power of simply giving an explanation. Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health. If you wake up every morning and feel like “the thrill is gone,” you may have a dopamine deficiency.

Dopamine Deficiency And Your Mental Health

Dopamine is the main brain chemical responsible for making us feel motivated. Low levels of dopamine can manifest in some very disruptive ways. 7 Social Media Psychology Studies That'll Make Your Marketing Smarter. This is It: Your Ultimate Public Speaking Cheat Sheet. There’s a lot of advice out there about how to give a great talk.

This is It: Your Ultimate Public Speaking Cheat Sheet

And—let’s face it—when you’re already panicked about public speaking, reading article after article can get a little intimidating. Which is why we loved this infographic, which boils down all the essentials—from ways to make an impact on your audience to tips to prepare 24 hours before—into one quick, fun read. Whether you’re giving a huge talk at a conference or presenting at your monthly staff meeting, consider this your ultimate cheat sheet. Infographic courtesy of London Speaker Bureau. Photo of public speaker courtesy of Shutterstock. Can We Send You a Helpful Email? More articles like this one, job opportunities you'll actually like, and advice that doesn't sound like it was written in the '80s. Success! How to tell a story like Malcolm Gladwell. I bought Outliers two days ago.

How to tell a story like Malcolm Gladwell

And though I’m familiar with many of the stories that Gladwell tells I’m still entranced. Millennials: Finances, Investing, & Retirement Definition. 'Millennials: Finances, Investing, & Retirement' Millennial is the name given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004.

Millennials: Finances, Investing, & Retirement Definition

Also known as Generation Y (Gen Y), the Millennial generation follows Generation X and in terms of numbers, and has edged out the Baby Boomers as the biggest generation in American history. 'Millennials: Finances, Investing, & Retirement' Millennials are so named because they were born near, or came of age during, the dawn of the 21st century – the new millennium. Money, Money, Money. Part of materialism by Philip Greenspun; updated July 2015 Site Home : Materialism : One Article "When young people ask me about the law as a career," said one litigator, "I tell them that in this country whom they choose to have sex with and where they have sex will have a bigger effect on their income than whether they attend college and what they choose as a career.

Money, Money, Money

" -- Real World Divorce, Introduction How to Get Rich "There are three ways to make money. 25 Tips For More Muscle And Superstrength! 1 Lose The Shoes Lift barefoot, if possible, or in minimalist footwear like Vibram FiveFingers shoes, wrestling shoes, or converse chucks. having your feet flat on the floor lessens the distance you have to pull the bar on a deadlift, increasing your leverage and helping you lift heavier weights.

25 Tips For More Muscle And Superstrength!

Training barefoot also strengthens your feet, which in turn adds stability and traction to all your lifts. 2 Be A Tight-Ass Squeeze your glutes at all times during a set, especially on lifts like the bench press and overhead press. It stabilizes your entire torso. 3 Use The 25-Rep Method If the total number of reps you perform for an exercise adds up to 25, you're more likely to maximize muscle and strength gains. 4 Go Heavy, Then Light Train with heavy loads one month, using sets of four to six reps. Superfood Breakfasts. What You Should Eat Before You Work Out. 15 styles of Distorted Thinking. 15 styles of Distorted Thinking Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation.

15 styles of Distorted Thinking

Polarized Thinking: Things are black or white, good or bad. An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments. A reader recently wrote in asking if I could share a bit about the process of putting the book together and talk about how the project started.

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

Certainly. Monk Mode: Stronger, Smarter, More Refined. “What a man can be, he must be.

Monk Mode: Stronger, Smarter, More Refined

This need we call self-actualisation.” – Abraham Maslow Monk mode is a self-improvement framework for improving your worth, and in turn, increasing the quality of person you are. Bananas and Monkeys. Original source unknown. (But the story appears to have some basis in fact.) Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education. By Maria Popova Aldous Huxley endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong convictions about drugs, democracy, and religion and immensely prescient ideas about the role of technology in human life; a prominent fixture of Carl Sagan’s reading list; and the author of a little-known allegorical children’s book. In one of his twenty-six altogether excellent essays in The Divine Within: Selected Writings on Enlightenment (public library), Huxley sets out to answer the question of who we are — an enormous question that, he points out, entails a number of complex relationships: between and among humans, between humanity and nature, between the cultural traditions of different societies, between the values and belief systems of the present and the past.

Writing in 1955, more than two decades after the publication of Brave New World, Huxley considers the stakes in this ultimate act of bravery: I wish to raise my hand.