Seduction of fear, reduction of reason

By John David Powell | Jul 31, 2009 You know it is time to take a closer look at a deal when the smarmy pitchman warns you to act now before it is too late. Unless a safe is falling on your head, it is usually a good idea to step back, take a deep breath

16 Practical Tips for Solving Your Problems More Easily

What’s the best way to solve a problem? I really don’t think there is one way to do it. And the ways you can use to solve a problem depends on the problem. But I have found a few tips that have helped me solve problems more easily. I seldom use all of the tips

Would you slap your Dad?

People form judgments through flash intuitions, not after a deliberative process If you want to tell whether someone is conservative or liberal, what are a couple of completely nonpolitical questions that will give a good clue? How’s this: Would you be willing to slap your father in the face, with his permission, as part of

Bitter truth about print media will harm society

As the quality of news suffers, it has its impact on the whole society and system. In short, ‘trust destruction’ triggers a major crisis. The truth about the local newspaper and the misuse of print media, is huge disappointment for an eager reader. THE IMPACT of ’trust destruction’ by the economic powers will be felt

No, I’m not #@!%ing angry, OK?

Swearing has been around as long as language. But with greater stress levels, it’s on the rise like never before. The economy may be melting down but there’s a prevalence of explosions — of the Fbomb and its ilk. Stress levels are among the highest ever noticed — what with lighter paychecks and plunging market

Fear could make you change your mind

The emotion people currently feel strongly affects decision making, finds a study Washington: Feeling scared or amorous can greatly change the way people make decisions, claims a new study. According to Vladas Griskevicius, professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, everyday people are confronted with innumerable pieces of information and