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If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you've had an idea planted in your mind. Here's how it's done. Note: We've gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations. Although some of those situations have been legitimate, this post was written to teach you to detect these tactics rather than use them on others. If you want a good way to convince people to do what you want that doesn't involve the dark side of manipulation, read this . Before we get started, it's worth noting that planting an idea in someone's mind without them knowing is a form of manipulation.
by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color . It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms?
[Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page. I'm afraid I can't vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who compiled the list, who Kevin Harris is, or anything like that. Still, the quotes are interesting and enlightening.] "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
Suggest some great films with an atheist, agnostic or secular connection - atheist agnostic secular | Ask MetaFilterI'm in search of suggestions for films which would interest an audience of atheists, agnostics, and secularists. I'm trying to arrange a movie night for a university group of atheists, agnostics and secularists, and am looking for an entertaining film which connects with some of these topics. For example my list already contains: Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" Bill Maher's "Religulous" The Profit Marjoe ... posted by larkery to religion & philosophy (36 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Why I Criticize Religion - Sam Harris http://www.facebook.com/ScienceReason ... Why I Criticize Religion - Sam Harris @ Big Think (Part 1). --- Please SUBSCRIBE to Science & Reason: • http://www.youtube.com/FFreeThinker •… Tao Te Ching Complete verses 1 to 81 inclusive "How can I write a description for the Tao when by it's very nature it defies description?
Volcanism is the eruption of material from deep in the Earth. In many cases, eruptions build up a pile of material, a mountain that is called a volcano. But here I'll discuss volcanism, because most eruptions don't build volcanoes. This is a highly simplified treatment of an intricate subject. Four Types of Magmatic Volcanism
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Aggh. Everyone showed up clothed! Once upon a time, I suffered from glossophobia. This affliction touches billions.
Chord progressions are the canvas on which musicians paint their masterpieces, and it’s a canvas which is a piece of art in itself. A chord progression can be subtle and in the background or it can be blatant and up front; it can be simple and catchy, or it can be technical and complex, it can stay in one key or it can change like the seasons. In any of these cases a chord progression is what drives the song as it literally shapes the music that accompanies it. Chord progressions are like a cozy home where melody and rhythm can kick their feet up. All the songwriting giants, like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Bob Dylan, to name a few, have/had a tremendous knowledge of the art of the chord progression.
"Ethical hacking" is the process of entering into a hacker's mindset in order to spot system vulnerabilities by performing typical hacks in a controlled environment. This book helps security professionals understand how malicious users think and work, enabling administrators to defend their systems against attacks and to identify security vulnerabilities. This is yet another great introduction to a topic for the Dummies Series. Chapter 1 - Ethical Hacking In This Chapter
Computer pranks to freak out your friends and make them crying for mummy I've been posting many articles about computer pranks on this blog ( Deadly Virus Prank , The Ultimate Virus , How to Create a Fake and Harmless Virus and Facebook Virus Prank ). Today , I will show you 5 great computer pranks that will frustrate your victims very much.
The Big Chandra Picture In more than a decade of operation, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has transformed our view of the high-energy Universe with its ability to make exquisite X-ray images of star clusters, supernova remnants, galactic eruptions, and collisions between clusters of galaxies. As Chandra expands the realm of the known, it continues to raise new questions and point the way for future exploration. This photo blog presents some of Chandra's most spectacular images in a large and shareable format.
Developing A Thesis Think of yourself as a member of a jury, listening to a lawyer who is presenting an opening argument. You'll want to know very soon whether the lawyer believes the accused to be guilty or not guilty, and how the lawyer plans to convince you. Readers of academic essays are like jury members: before they have read too far, they want to know what the essay argues as well as how the writer plans to make the argument. After reading your thesis statement, the reader should think, "This essay is going to try to convince me of something.