Category Archives: Make Me Smarter

Make Me Smarter #24

Make Me Smarter #24: Readers are more likely to agree with an essay if it’s printed in Baskerville font Some fonts are pleasing to the eye while others irk readers for one reason or another. But it turns out that … Continue reading

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What 3 Behavioural Changes I Recommend To Improve the World

What would the 3 things I suggest everyone learn that could improve humanity? 1) Learn to take responsibility – too many people blame, and in doing so, lose the opportunity to learn and grow 2) Remember that everyone has valid … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #23

Make Me Smarter #23: Crows can recognize individual human faces and hold grudges. It’s probably best not to get on a crow’s bad side. According to one 2008 study by wildlife researchers at the University of Washington – plus tons … Continue reading

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Unmet Expectations – the Silent Killer

Unmet Expectations – the Silent Killer. The major reason marriages end in divorce is because of one thing… unmet expectations. With this in mind, what do you think this can do to your business, your reputation – your customers? EXPECTATION … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #22

Make Me Smarter #22: Grave robbers once stole Charlie Chaplin’s body. Charlie Chaplin may have become famous for making people laugh, but what happened to his body after the performer’s death is downright creepy. Following Chaplin’s passing on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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Watching TV Can Reduce the Risk of Divorce

One of the primary problems that destroys romantic relationships is poor communication – specifically on the subject of the relationship itself. When you and your partner avoid sharing your feelings and concerns about your relationship, it’s nearly impossible to find … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #21

Make Me Smarter #21: In Northwest Territories, Canada, some car license plates are shaped like a polar bear. Take a trip up to Northwest Territories, Canada, and you’ll notice something about the cars that any nature-lover would appreciate: The territory … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #20

Make Me Smarter #20: The word “friends” is said in every episode of the show Friends. Thanks to modern streaming services, you can watch an episode (or five) of Friends whenever you’d like. And if you’re observant, you might notice … Continue reading

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Make Me Smarter #19

Make Me Smarter #19: Violet Jessop survived three of the largest ship disasters in history. Violet Jessop may be one of the luckiest or unluckiest women in history, depending on how you look at it. The ocean liner stewardess not … Continue reading

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Speech and Deception: Pauses

Speech and Deception: Pauses The most common vocal deception clues are pauses, being too long or too frequent. Suspicion is aroused when a person hesitates when starting to speak (particularly if the start is answering a question). Too many shorter … Continue reading

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