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6 Moral Taste Buds That Shape Our Morality

Why do we all have such a hard time agreeing on issues of politics, religion, and morality? According to moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind, groups like liberals and conservatives operate on different “moral foundations” that make it fundamentally difficult for them to understand each other (although it’s not impossible). One great metaphor […]

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The Importance of Selling Yourself

Selling yourself is something that everyone needs to learn. Whether we are trying to get a job, or get a date, or get a gig for our new band – our lives are filled with situations where we are seeking to persuade someone or “win them over.” Often times “selling” comes with negative connotations. We […]

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Enlightened Self-Interest: When Your Values Overlap with Other People’s Values

Enlightened self-interest is the idea that often times doing what is good for yourself is also doing what is good for others, and vice versa. This means your interests and values overlap with the interests and values of other people. And ultimately, when you work to achieve your own values (and what really matters to […]

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8 Powerful Tips to Improve Your Persuasion

Persuasion isn’t just for businessmen and politicians, it’s something we all find ourselves doing on a daily basis. In its simplest form, persuasion is just communication that is intended to change someone’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This could be a parent trying to persuade a child to eat their vegetables, or a teacher persuading a […]

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We’re All Hypnotized: How to Override Your Automatic Behaviors

You’re only conscious of a small fraction of your thoughts, emotions, habits, and choices. The rest of it happens in your brain unconsciously, without any effort on your part. In this way, a lot of us are hypnotized for most of the time. We don’t make many conscious choices about what we say or do, […]

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