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Quotes About Difficulty (167 quotes) 14 Highly Intellectual Jokes You Probably Won't Understand. We all like to laugh — even smart people.

14 Highly Intellectual Jokes You Probably Won't Understand

Unbeknownst to many of us in what we'd like to call the "average pool," there exists a level of humor far above anything we could hope to understand. We're talking about intellectual jokes, people. These are the jokes scientists tell when we're not around, the jokes astronauts giggle at floating in zero gravity, the jokes many of us, unfortunately, will never fully come to appreciate. Thanks to Reddit and a handful of the Internet's geniuses, we've been exposed to these jokes. We've been fake-laughing to impress our friends for hours, and now you can too. Take a look at our favorites below and learn a thing or two.

Show As Gallery. Creativity is frightening, so how should you deal with the fear? According to Big Magic, a new book on creativity by Elizabeth Gilbert, the reason you haven’t written your novel yet – or taken up weaving, or bonsai-cultivating, or otherwise given expression to the art inside you – is almost certainly fear.

Creativity is frightening, so how should you deal with the fear?

This is a staple of self-help culture I’ve always found hard to take. Receiving a life-threatening medical diagnosis is scary; not having the cash to feed your family is scary. Running out of oxygen while exploring the underwater Mexican cave system known as the Temple of Doom is, I imagine, scary, too. But opening your notebook to jot down some ideas for a short story?

Calling that “scary” feels melodramatic – a parody of the Anguished Artist. Yet my scepticism, I’ve reluctantly concluded, was misplaced. Hang-ups about creativity reach far back into childhood: parents can all too easily squelch a child’s imagination, and research indicates that teachers generally dislike more creative pupils, however much they claim otherwise. DIY Magnetic Makeup Board Organizer. 19 Dorm Room Tips That'll Get You Instantly Organized. 40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home. 18 Maps That Will Change How You See The World. Father-son-comics-lunarbaboon-1__700.jpg (JPEG Image, 700 × 978 pixels) Father-son-comics-lunarbaboon-10__700.jpg (JPEG Image, 700 × 1103 pixels) - Scaled (90%) What Your Pimples Say About Your Health. Your skin is basically a billboard for what's going on inside your body.

What Your Pimples Say About Your Health

And because breakouts actually don't just occur randomly, a pimple can send a pretty clear message about your health and hygiene, according to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in the Dermatology Department at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Keep this guide on hand to understand what your zits mean — and find out how to avoid them below: Lauren Ahn Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Pimples on Your Chin, Jawline, or NeckThe culprit: Your period. Psychological tricks to influence people - Business Insider. Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions? Chartrand_bargh_1999. The Uses (and Abuses) of Influence. Photography: Mark Peterman Robert Cialdini, considered the leading social scientist in the field of influence, was initially drawn to the topic because he saw how easily people could step over an ethical line into manipulation or even abuse.

The Uses (and Abuses) of Influence

His 2001 book Influence, which laid out six principles of persuasion, was eloquent about the dangers of persuasive techniques in the wrong hands. A best-selling article he wrote for HBR the same year, “Harnessing the Science of Persuasion,” looked at the positive side of persuasion: how managers could use those principles to run their organizations more effectively. Cialdini is the Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and the president of the consulting firm Influence at Work.

In this edited interview with HBR executive editor Sarah Cliffe, he drills deeper into everyday uses of persuasion inside businesses and describes new research on the ethics of influence. Cialdini: It requires prework. It does. What's the ultimatum game? You're standing on the sidewalk with a friend, minding your own business, when a man approaches with a proposition.

What's the ultimatum game?

He offers you $20 in one-dollar bills and says you can keep the money, under one condition: You have to share some of it with your friend. You can offer your friend as much or as little as you like, but if your friend rejects your offer, neither of you get to keep any of the money. What do you do? This isn't the premise for a spin-off of the TV show "Cash Cab"; rather, it's an economics experiment that provides some interesting insight into the human psyche. It's called the ultimatum game. Now you've got the $20 in your hand and your friend watches you expectantly. Under a strictly utilitarian view of economics, you would give your friend the lowest possible amount. The thing is, this strictly utilitarian view doesn't translate to how people actually behave when faced with this decision.