Do you have a secret?
Do you ever meet someone and wonder what their secret is? I think about this all the time. Why? I think below the surface we have a lot going on. We are constantly deciding: What do we share? What do we keep hidden? What do we do? What do we hide? What do we say? […]
How to Succeed Using the Secrets of the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs
Don’t you just love a good success story–the ones where someone is struggling with their career/family/life in general yet they come up with a brilliant idea, turn it into a business and have their story told in articles all over the internet? What if that could be you? I know not everyone wants to be […]
The Science of Disgust
If I asked you to list some things that are disgusting, what would you say? My list (and I imagine yours too) would include: Vomit Rotting food Feces And lots of other stereotypically disgusting things. But what about the coworker you don’t like? Or the way your wild friend behaves when they get drunk at […]
How Much of Your Personality is Genetic?
Is your personality nature or nurture? Genetic or environment? According to science: both—but in weird ways. The Basics of Personality Science: Our personalities are complicated, multi-dimensional beasts. But you can boil down some basic traits. 5 to be precise. And based on four different twin studies, researchers believe certain traits are more heritable than others. For […]
The Science of Fear
What’s your greatest fear? According to a study by Chapman University, the top 5 fears in America are: Public speaking Heights Bugs, snakes, and other animals Drowning Blood/needles With the exception of drowning, these are all minimally threatening things that most people have to deal with yet, we react to them as if they’re going […]
What Do Your Eyes Tell the World?
The eyes are the windows to the soul. Have you ever thought about what your eyes are telling the world about your thoughts, emotions and intentions? Here at the Science of People, we’ve looked at eyes and eye movement for human lie detection, to uncover hidden emotions and to decode facial expressions. Our friends at FramesDirect.com […]
The Definitive Thanksgiving Family Dinner Seating Chart
Well, the holidays are here and before you know it, you’ll be forced to sit down with all of the people in your life who have no filter. That’s why I put this handy little Thanksgiving dinner seating chart together. Now you can know in advance exactly what you’re in for. The turkey is […]
Do You Have a Pitch?
Congratulations on your pitch! We’re proud of you for putting yourself out there to promote yourself and/or your business. When you give a pitch there is a lot of pressure on you to succeed and I know that can be stressful. To help ease your nerves, we’ve put our best resources into a power pack […]
The Science of the Perfect First Date
Congratulations, you’ve worked up the courage to ask out that special someone and they’ve said yes. Now comes the really hard part: planning your first date. I know this can be super nerve-wracking. You want to plan your date to make sure you have a great time and show how much you’re interested, but you […]
The Science of Surprise
I love surprises. I think that they’re the perfect way to add spark to a dull week and make fun memories with friends. We spend so much of our time going through the motions, struggling with the past and worrying about the future. Surprise is wonderful it because it pulls us into the moment and […]