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The Hat Trick Of Happiness

According to self-determination theory (SDT), lasting happiness is built on three core principles. Researchers consider these to be the three basic psychological needs that make us human and which are necessary for well-being. They are: 1. Autonomy: Rather than always being told what to do or motivated by an extrinsic reward such as money or a [...]

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Does Expensive Chocolate Taste Better?

Everyone loves a bargain. Who can resist a “Buy One Get One Free” on anything from a pair of socks to a bag of potato chips? Indeed, pricing influences customers’ behavior and sometimes in unexpected ways. In fact, research shows that customers perceive food as tasting better when they pay more for it. In a [...]

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How Successful People Problem Solve

When Save the Children was invited into Vietnam to fight malnutrition, they asked an employee, Jerry Sternin, to open the office. It was a serious challenge. Malnutrition was widespread and seemingly unsolvable. There were countless reasons why: poverty, poor sanitation, ignorance about nutrition and lack of clean water. Sternin described the analysis of the situation [...]

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The Art And Science Of Flirting

Knowing how to flirt is both an art and a science. A slew of research provides a convenient road map to what works best and what doesn’t: 1. Skip The Cheesy Jokes: According to research, both men and women react poorly to silly jokes, hollow compliments, cheesy pick-up lines and overt sexual references. Be sincere [...]

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