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How to Talk To Your Mother


…or your boss, or your child, or your colleague. I want you to learn how to communicate with anyone. Have you ever wondered why your Mom won’t stop calling you? Or why teens today speak exclusively in emoticons? Or your Dad STILL writes ‘Dear Vanessa’ in his text messages? Today we are going to dive […]

What’s Your Happy Place?

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If I were to ask you to close your eyes, take a deep breath and imagine your happy place, what special spot pops into your mind? A breezy tropical beach? Your cozy kitchen table surrounded by the sounds of your family and the smells of your favorite food? A big bowl of scrumptious, creamy ice cream? […]

7 Ways Science Can Make You Happier, Smarter and More Successful

Science Porn

Science can make you more awesome. Yes, really! It can make you happier, smarter AND more successful. BOOM! If you’re a super science geek like me, then you are super turned on right now. So, let’s keep going… Science Porn: I decided to do a fun round-up of all the science experiments that have turned […]

20 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using

20 Hand Gestures You Should be Using

Do you know how to speak with your hands? Holler and Beatie found that gestures increase the value of our message by 60%! The best, most charismatic speakers and influencers know the importance of using hand gestures. Leaders use specific hand gesture patterns. In our human behavior research lab, we analyzed thousands of hours of […]

How to Snap Out of a Funk

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Have you ever been in a ragingly dangerous bad mood? A slumpy, frumpy, dumpy, funk? This ain’t the good kind of funk that gives you a sick beat and great dance moves. Nope, I’m talking about the burnt-out, stressful funk that hits even the best of us on low days. You know when you just […]

The Power of Mirroring

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This guest post is by Todd A. Fonseca, a twenty-year medical device executive, published author, columnist, international speaker and Science of People Certified Body Language Trainer specializing in developing leaders at all levels. You can follow him on Twitter and along with countless others, take advantage of the free content he offers on his website.  […]

The Science of Trust

The science of trust

Imagine that you are working at a coffee shop and you have to run to the bathroom. You look at the person sitting next to you and wonder if they will watch your computer while you’re gone. Can you trust them? You decide to trust someone in 33 milliseconds. Well, I should say your brain decides if you […]

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Science of People

How can you think like a master? I have always wondered what goes in the mind of a genius…do they process differently? Do they see the world through a unique lens? For our Science of People book club this month I have chosen: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every […]

The Surprising Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness (1)

What do happy people do differently? For the last 4 years, we’ve been studying happy people (and unhappy people) looking for patterns. Specifically, we wanted to know: Are there universal unhappy triggers? Do happy people think differently? What is the science of bad moods? It turns out: Happy people have a secret. Happy people have […]

How People Skills Can Get You the Job


When we think about going into a job interview or applying for a new position we tend to focus all of our energy on our technical skills. But what about our people skills? People skills are the secret to success. Successful people know that you have to be book smart, but you also have to […]

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