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Why We Don’t Like Pictures of Ourselves

Why We Don't Like Pictures of Ourselves

I recently made my way down to the DMV to get my driver’s license replaced, and since I’ll be carrying this photo ID around with me for the next 8 years, I wanted to make sure that my hair looked nice, that my makeup was done and that I looked picture perfect. I was feeling […]

The Face of Hillary Clinton


Throughout her campaign and the presidential debates, no one can stop scrutinizing Hillary Clinton’s face and demeanor. She’s angry. She’s untrustworthy. She’s unlikeable, harsh, cold. Everyone is talking about it. Even Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted that Clinton was “angry and defensive the entire time–no smile and uncomfortable” after she […]

Live Event NYC–Join us!


Are you in the NYC area? Come play with us at our big Anti-Networking MeetUp. Just come and mingle and meet like-minded Science of People folks. When: Thursday, 10/27, 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: New York Beer Company 321 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 Why? Networking sucks. Small talk is a slog. Working a room is a lot of frickin’ work. We’re […]

What is Anti-Networking?

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“Networking doesn’t have to be awkward.” This is the tagline for our Science of People Anti-Networking Meetups and I must admit, I wasn’t sure I really believed it at first. Networking has always been awkward for me. The initial fear of walking into a room and not knowing anyone, the boring conversations, the constant phone […]

Behind the Scenes of Science of People


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Science of People? If so, here’s your chance: If you party with us over at our  YouTube channel, you know that we post fun videos with helpful science tips each Friday. What you may not know, is that it’s not as easy as […]

Want to Feel Happier? Change the Tone of Your Voice

Want to Feel Happier_ Change the Tone of Your Voice

We have learned through microexpressions that when you make a certain facial expression, you begin to feel that emotion. Well, as it turns out, this same phenomenon happens when you change the tone of your voice — you begin to feel the emotion behind the tone. Let’s take a closer look… Discover How You’re Feeling […]

3rd Presidential Debate: No Real Winner in Messy Final Showdown


In the week and a half since Clinton and Trump last went head to head, both candidates have become more deeply embroiled in their various scandals. Stories of Trump’s sexual misconduct and of Clinton’s cozy relationship with Wall Street drowned out any policy-oriented discussion the parties (and the voters) would have liked to hear. And […]

Live Tweeting Tonight’s Debate


Join me tonight at 9pm EST/6pm PST for the final debate in the 2016 Presidential Election. Tune in tonight for the next US Presidential Debate on my Twitter as I live tweet what I see–and want to see what you spot too! Live Tweet the Debate: @Vvanedwards I will be looking for: Microexpressions Political Psychology […]

5 Ways to Live the Good Life


We all want to be happier and live more fulfilling lives. The question is: How? We pursue success, relationships, hobbies, etc. but what do you do when it still feels like something is missing? The answer is in your thoughts. A growing body of research has found that practicing grateful thinking is key to being […]

Dove Partnership!


Many, many years ago, I first saw this video: It completely changed the way I looked at advertisements, media and photos. I realized that the way we see beauty, the way we think about beauty and the way we talk about beauty is not always based in reality. When the Dove Self-Esteem Project reached out […]

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