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How to change someone’s mind, according to science. Quarreling kids - boy shouting at little girl, isolated (iStock) The universe is constantly clamoring to change your mind about something – whether it’s in the form of Twitter feuds, political debates or Mountain Dew’s horrible “puppy monkey baby” Super Bowl ad.

How to change someone’s mind, according to science

But how many of these appeals to alter our views really succeed? A new paper from researchers at Cornell University sheds some light on how and why people are convinced to change their minds. The researchers analyzed nearly two years of postings on ChangeMyView, a forum on the internet community reddit where posters present an argument and invite people to reason against them. These arguments on ChangeMyView range widely in terms of topic. Unlike the mindless clashes you often see on Twitter or Facebook, commentors on ChangeMyView explain their reasoning at length. Their research suggests that the arguments that end up changing people’s minds have certain dynamics. "Winning arguments," Chenhao Tan et. al. The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything. In Chinese, the word computer translates directly as electric brain.

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher. In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder. These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown. “It is by metaphor that language grows,” writes the psychologist Julian Jaynes. “The common reply to the question ‘What is it?’ That metaphorical process is at the heart of Toki Pona, the world’s smallest language. In contrast to the hundreds or thousands of study hours required to attain fluency in other languages, a general consensus among Toki Pona speakers is that it takes about 30 hours to master. In addition to making Toki Pona simple to learn, the language’s minimalist approach is also designed to change how its speakers think.

“What is a car?” Baby Deer Refused To Leave Side of Man Who Rescued It (WATCH) I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’

Baby Deer Refused To Leave Side of Man Who Rescued It (WATCH)

, so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! John Longo Oh my, you’ve made my day! The Best New and Short Webcomics of 2012. SExpand I'm surprised more people haven't been talking about King of the Unknown.

The Best New and Short Webcomics of 2012

Disney's Line-Jumping For Disabled To Change Because Of Abuse. Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy. Here's How to Get Rid of Traffic Jams. We have HOV lanes (or carpool lanes as we call them) and now also have HOT lanes in Los Angeles, and they can help, but during rush hour it's a crap shoot, especially the non-toll carpool lanes.

Here's How to Get Rid of Traffic Jams

All it takes is one slow driver who decided to get in just because they've got other people in the car to ruin it for everyone else. How Good Are You At the Language of Cause and Effect - CE exercise.pdf. A Farm Grows in Brooklyn—on the Roof. Mark J.

A Farm Grows in Brooklyn—on the Roof

Miller This story is part of National Geographic‘s special eight-month “Future of Food” series. For most urban dwellers, visiting a working farm requires a journey into the countryside. To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way : Shots - Health News. Hide captionNeed a hand with those dishes?

To Get Help From A Little Kid, Ask The Right Way : Shots - Health News

iStockphoto Motivating children to stop playing and help out with chores isn't exactly an easy sell, as most parents and teachers will attest. Health Tips, Food and Recipes, Funny Jokes and Cartoons, and Sweepstakes. Current Events, News Bites, Cool Features, and Fun Stories. Elvis Presley Biography. Musician and actor Elvis Presley endured rapid fame in the mid-1950s—on the radio, TV and the silver screen—and continues to be one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.

Elvis Presley Biography

Synopsis Born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis Presley came from very humble beginnings and grew up to become one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll. By the mid-1950s, he appeared on the radio, television and the silver screen. On August 16, 1977, at age 42, he died of heart failure, which was related to his drug addiction. Since his death, Presley has remained one of the world's most popular music icons. Early Interest in Music Musician and actor Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Sixth Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets. Quandary version 2 example mazes. Example mazes Here you can take a look at a range of different example exercises created with Quandary version 2, to get some ideas about the range of different types of activity you can create with the program.

Quandary version 2 example mazes

The Evil Landlady (an interactive adventure)Choosing the correct article (a diagnostic maze)First aid for an accident (a procedural example)How computer-literate are you? Winston-Salem Journal: Winston-Salem News, Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Classifieds. Charlotte News Panthers Bobcats Sports Banking. News-Record.com : Home. The Times in Plain English.