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How to Make Someone Like You Before They Even Meet You

As humans, first impressions are very important. While we’ve heard that someone makes their first assumptions of you in the first 60 seconds of meeting, latest research by psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov from Princeton University have found it’s much much quicker than that. In fact it’s thought to happen within a tenth of a second. In other words, it’s our facial appearance that will make or break a first impression with our brains instinctively looking for likeability, competence, trustworthiness, and aggressiveness.[1] So can a negative first impression in…

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Others Judge You Even Before You Meet Them, Here’s Why

We all have that friend that we need to warn others of before they meet them. Before you meet them, your friend tells you to brace yourself because they can be kind of rude. He tends to make fun of people, but she’s known him for years so she’s used to him. But now before you’ve even met him, you have a negative impression of him. This inclination to judge before you’ve even met someone is natural. They say that the first impression is important, but sometimes you can make…

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The Lost Art of Serious Relationships: It’s Too Easy to Meet New People in Today’s World

Let’s face it, the dating world today isn’t what it used to be. With all of the social networking and online dating sites out there, finding a partner has become too easy. So instead of taking the time to really get to know somebody, everyone is too busy expecting the next, better option to come along. It’s part of the instant gratification culture – put in little to no effort and the perfect partner will just fall into your lap. Dating apps give us the illusion of choice. You probably…

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Meet the 68-year-old 10th-grader who knows a thing or two about never giving up.

<br> Each morning, Durga Kami puts on his school uniform and prepares for another day of 10th grade. But not before he brushes his woolly, white beard. Because unlike most 10th-grade students, Durga Kami is a 68-year-old grandfather. Kami, a father of six and grandfather of eight, lives by himself in a one-room house in Syangja, Nepal. Photographer Navesh Chitrakar of Reuters followed Kami as he experienced a typical school day. Durga Kami sits outside his house in Syangja, Nepal. Photo by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters. Kami grew up poor, and his…

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Meet Keanon Kyles, the maintenance worker who moonlights as an international opera singer.

<br> “La Bohème” is the popular opera that inspired the Broadway musical “Rent.” It’s an awesome show about artists and dreamers who, despite their noble and lofty aspirations to bring beauty into the world, still struggle to make ends meet. They’re rich in passion and their love for life — but unfortunately, that creative zeal doesn’t pay the rent or the other bills they rack up. It’s the classic “starving artist” trope. But the characters in these stories could have saved themselves a lot of trouble if they’d just followed…

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Meet Tovala, a smart oven that aims to perfectly cook ready-made meals in under 30 minutes

 Tovala is a new startup out of Y Combinator that came up with what they hope to be a less expensive alternative to professional combination ovens. The Tovala is a smart oven that can bake, boil and steam meals at up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit in 10 to 30 minutes. The meals come prepackaged from Tovala or can be made using a crowdsourced recipe platform. Tovala utilizes a combination of dry and… Read More Gadgets – TechCrunch

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