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People think you're a jerk (here's how to fix it) cover image

People think you're a jerk (here's how to fix it)

April 11, 2015 by Dorian Minors

When you do things, people tend to assume you're doing it because of who you are. This is problematic any time you do something slightly rude. Accidentally bump into someone on the street and if it's not obvious it's an accident that person will assume you're a jerk. Don't say hi to a colleague because you're in a rush (or didn't actually see them properly) and they'll assume you're a jerk too. It's science. It's problematic. And this article tells you how to fix it.

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The secret behind why so many people are jerks (and how to get rid of them) cover image

The secret behind why so many people are jerks (and how to get rid of them)

April 8, 2015 by Dorian Minors

It seems more and more that people are jerks for no particular reason. People bump into you without saying sorry. They won't move over when you want to sit down on the bus. They cut you off in traffic or drive close behind you. In this article, we talk about why we have this persistent perception, how to get rid of it and consequently, how to have a happier and more enriching life.

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The four ways we learn (and how they limit us) cover image

The four ways we learn (and how they limit us)

April 6, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Have you ever suffered from the 'broken escalator phenomenon'? You step on a stopped escalator and feel like you're about to fall over for just a split second. Doesn't matter whether you knew it was...

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Broken brains - the terrifying things everyone is capable of doing (Part 2) cover image

Broken brains - the terrifying things everyone is capable of doing (Part 2)

April 5, 2015 by Dorian Minors

How many people will go against everything they believe just because a few other people said so? Well, Solomon Asch found out in the 1950's. It's not everyone, but the number might surprise you.

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