10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that might be harmful to someone in any way, especially to their self esteem, is not included here. These are ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad. Trick: Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin once wanted to win over a man who didn’t like him. Scientists decided to test this theory and found that those who were asked by the researcher for a personal favor rated the researcher much more favorably than the other groups did. Trick: Ask for way more than you want at first then scale it back later. This trick is sometimes known as the door in the face approach. Trick: Use a person’s name, or their title depending on the situation. Trick: Flattery will actually get you everywhere. Offer They Can’t Refuse
Elsie's Handwriting Statement Wall I know I say this all the time, but... FAVORITE PROJECT EVER. This statement wall was so much fun to create! I love the texture that it adds to our small bedroom. It feels instantly more cozy in our space. I was inspired by this wall (by Numbered Street Designs). Before we started painting, we taped lines about 2-3 feet apart all the way up the wall. Choosing the words to repeat was a little scary. We borrowed my dads big ladder and 3 days later... this wall was done! I'm so happy with our new space. It's the best feeling in the world to finish up one space at a time, week by week! xo. Friedrich Nietzsche Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (/ˈniːtʃə/ or /ˈniːtʃi/; German: [ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈniːt͡sʃə]; 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer and Latin and Greek scholar. He wrote several critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, displaying a fondness for metaphor and irony. Nietzsche's key ideas include perspectivism, the will to power, the death of God, the Übermensch and eternal recurrence. One of the key tenets of his philosophy is "life-affirmation", which embraces the realities of the world in which we live over the idea of a world beyond. Nietzsche began his career as a classical philologist—a scholar of Greek and Roman textual criticism—before turning to philosophy. As his caretaker, his sister assumed the roles of curator and editor of Nietzsche's manuscripts. Life Youth (1844–69) Nietzsche in his younger days In 1866, he read Friedrich Albert Lange's History of Materialism.
DIY: Polka Dot Nursery Wall Michelle was one of our Project of the Month finalists a couple months back, and we loved all her DIY projects but especially her innovative use of contact paper for her the awesome polka dot nursery wall in her son’s baby room. Thank you, Michelle, for sharing with our readers! I desperately wanted over-sized, whimsical, silver polka dots for the walls of my gender-neutral nursery. Believe it or not, my polka dots are made with silver contact paper from a home improvement store. Project list: Contact paper, circle cutter, credit card, self-healing mat and something heavy to weigh down the contact paper (I used oversized candlesticks) 1. 2. 3. My dots are five inches in circumference (roughly the size of a CD), and I got 39 dots per roll (give or take a few misfires). Once you have enough dots, the next challenge is getting them up on the wall. I used Christmas ribbon as my moveable guide; I started four inches below the ceiling and away from the adjoining wall. Anyone inspired?
Nietzsche and Zion Blended Ombre Walls I've been busy, busy these last few days! We've had the same color scheme in our room since we were married (a little over 6 years ago), so I'm ready for a change! Here's the color scheme now: I've loved it, but change is good. It breathes fresh life into things. The first step? There's still more work to be done before the room is finished, but we're off to a good start! MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS Painted Cross Stitch Wall Mural DIY so you may have seen this image floating around pinterest or general cyberspace.... This bedroom belongs to the fantastically talented Dutch Artist and Illustrator Eline Pellinkhof . Her cute and creative casa was featured here. Her home is warm and full of interesting nooks and crannies... but it is this painted wall that really got my creative juices flowing... maybe even turned those juices little green because 'why didn't I think if that?!' But any-who I am glad that she shared her lovely home and let me in on one of her great ideas~ Thought I'd give it a try and let you all know how I did it. Ok general run through and some pointers. I love it. Pretty simple and pretty snazzy.Thanks for stopping by!
Khan Academy Gathering Beauty: Painting with Melted Crayons. Has anyone seen these melted crayon paintings people have been doing? I know they've been around for a while but lately I've seen quite a lot of them popping up on Pinterest. Most of them involve gluing crayons to the top of canvas and melting them with a hairdryer to form stripes of colour but I did find this one that shows using them to create more of a watercolour effect. I've had this canvas lying around for a good six months waiting for me to something with it. Things you'll need. A canvas. Start by selecting your colours and peeling the crayons. I loved how easy this was. Here's a close-up of the layers and textures. All finished. Want to make this yourself?
How Do You Receive Advanced Reading Copies of Books for Review? (Or…how do I get books for FREE?) ;) | Book Journey For new book reviewers, this can be a big draw…. a chance to receive books (Glorious books!) in the mail not only before they are released to the public (insert squueeee here) but also at no cost to you. When I first discovered that publishing houses and authors would offer you their books to read in exchange for hopefully a review on your blog… that was so exciting. I totally blew it. By blew it I mean…. when offers started coming in for books I said Yes. For the record – you do not want your love of reading and enjoying books to feel like work. So – with that little trip down memory lane, let’s get back on track here and let me share with you a few tips to bringing books to you for review. First and foremost, I am not an expert. Before you start looking for publishing houses to start pounding down your blogs door… ESTABLISH your blog and its name. Ok…. so you have done all of the above. Always ALWAYS be professional when inquiring about books for review.
DIY Artwork - Easy Painting Ideas - Paint Projects UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap! Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. To do this project, you'll need: A canvas, in any size you choose Painter's tape Acrylic paints in your preferred colors, plus one bottle of white paint A paintbrush (or two, if you'd rather alternate brushes than wash one between colors) Scissors A disposable plate, wax paper, or scrap cardboard to use as a palette Paper towels or a drop cloth to cover your work area Et voilà!
Your Sky by John Walker Welcome to Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location. If you enter the orbital elements of an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and plot it on the map. Each map is accompanied by an ephemeris for the Sun, Moon, planets, and any tracked asteroid or comet. Your Sky provides three ways to view the sky with links, where appropriate, among the various presentations. Sky Map The sky map shows the entire sky as viewed from a given location at a specified time and date. To make a sky map, enter the latitude and longitude of your observing site in the boxes below (be sure to check the correct “North/South” and “East/West” settings) and press the “Make Sky Map” button below the form. Horizon Views Horizon Views, showing the stars above the horizon as seen from a specified observing site at a given date and time. The Virtual Telescope On the Web: