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4 Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending

Anytime you deal with a salesperson, you’ll likely be subject to an upsell attempt.  The upsell is a sales pitch which attempts to get you to buy something more expensive than originally intended. The salesperson doesn’t care about matching you to your needs or your budget.  What they do care about is their commission or quotas. If you go into a situation with a salesperson, unless you’re ready to deal with the upsell pitch, you could end up spending a lot more than you intended, or even worse,...
Tags: Shopping, Marketing, Behavior, Savvy Shopping, Salesperson, Upsell, Ways To Avoid Upsell Overspending


Do Sex and Masturbation Really Affect Your Workouts?

When you’re trying to add muscle or build endurance you might consider what you eat, how much you sleep, and even how often you masturbate or have sex. But how much does sexual activity affect your gains? Read more...
Tags: Human Behavior, Behavior, Masturbation, Lifehacks, Orgasm, Testosterone, Organic Compounds, Sexual Acts, Gabaa Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulators, Estrogens, Androgen, Androstanes, Enones


What to Do When Someone Mispronounces Your Name

For most of my life, my name has been mispronounced or misspelled by seemingly everyone unfamiliar with its cultural relevance. Often they’ll replace it with something more common (Alicia) or something spelled similarly (Asia) without realizing their mistake. But constant mispronunciations (or the assignment of a…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Articles, Social Issues, Behavior, Lifehacks, Assertiveness, ALICIA, Academic Disciplines, Mispronunciation


Re-Evaluate Your Parenting Rules This Year

Some rules you set for your kids will be long-standing expectations. You’re probably never going to be okay with the kids hitting you—or each other—for instance. As long as they live with you, it’s never gonna be cool for them to throw a party while you’re out of town, or lie about where they’ve been. But some rules…Read more...
Tags: Behavior, Lifehacks, New Years Resolutions, Rules


22 discoveries this year changed our understanding of how animals communicate, compete, and defend themselves

elbud/Shuttershock As scientists researched the evolution and behavior of animal species over the last year, our understanding of how many creatures communicate, compete, and defend themselves has changed. New discoveries offered eye-raising insights into the behavior of sharks, penguins, dogs, and insects, among other species. Researchers discovered this year, for example, that platypuses glow in the dark.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even amid a pandemic, scient...
Tags: Science, News, Dogs, Australia, Animals, Massachusetts, Environment, West Virginia, Trends, Features, Getty Images, Discoveries, Canada, Atlantic, Maine, Arctic


What Was Your Most Embarrassing Parenting Moment?

Let me tell you a little story about two infants, a brand new rug, and some vomit. (If it seems like I’ve written too much about puke this month, that’s a fair critique, but it changes nothing.) When my son was about eight months old, we went to visit a friend who’d just had her first baby. I did all the things you’re…Read more...
Tags: Behavior, Lifehacks, Embarrassment, Little Kids


How to Be a Gracious Winner

There are few things more personally gratifying than winning. This is true for pickup basketball games and presidential elections alike. Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Etiquette, Behavior, Lifehacks, Adulthood


Cats are one of the few animals known to recognize and mimic human behavior

Housecats are able to observe human behavior and mimic it, according to researchers at Eötvös Loránd University's Department of Ethology in Budapest. Previously, only orcas, apes, elephants, dolphins, and magpies have been known to imitate human behavior. From Phys.org: [Lead researcher Claudia] Fugazza observed as the cat responded to 18 requests to perform an action it had never done before following requests mimic [colleague Fumi] Higaki, including opening a drawer, spinning around, rea...
Tags: Post, News, Cats, Budapest, Behavior, Animal Behavior, Fumi, Higaki, Eötvös Loránd University s Department of Ethology, Claudia -RSB- Fugazza


Do You Yell at Other People's Unruly Kids?

A few years ago I was present during a playdate between my son, my then-foster son, and another boy. This third boy took a toy away from my foster son and was refusing to give it back. Because the boy’s parents weren’t there, I eventually stepped in when it was clear he was picking on my foster son, taunting him with…Read more...
Tags: Behavior, Lifehacks, Discipline, Playdates


How to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

I’m just going to say it: There are few sounds on Earth more annoying than the a young child whining. It doesn’t matter what actual words are involved; when they hit that high-pitched tone—the tone that makes skin crawl—it’s bad. Read more...
Tags: Earth, Behavior, Lifehacks, Tantrums, Little Kids


China's university cheats could lose access to mortgages and fast internet under plans to expand Beijing's 'Orwellian' behavior rating system

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images China plans to extend a controversial scheme that rewards and punishes citizens’ behavior to include degree plagiarism, The Times reported. This means that cheats may be unable to access public transport, mortgages, and even job promotions. Some regions have their own versions of the national schemes. Between them, they penalize cheating at video games, not sorting rubbish, and not attending restaurant reservations. Visit Busines...
Tags: Politics, China, Trends, Beijing, Retail, Behavior, Times, Exam, Mike Pence, Guangzhou, National Development and Reform Commission, Social Credit, Social Credit System, Grace Dean, Xi Jinping Noel Celis, Pool Getty Images China


The Deadly Threat of Misinformation About COVID-19 in Mainstream Media

The mainstream media news sources that you consume can kill you – or save you. That’s the fundamental insight of a about the impact of watching either Sean Hannity’s news show Hannity or Tucker Carlson’s Tucker Carlson Tonight : one saved lives, and the other resulted in more deaths, due to how each of these hosts covered COVID-19. This research illustrates the danger of falling for health-related misinformation due to dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases . We need...
Tags: Leadership, News, Media, US, Information, Fox News, Behavior, Donald Trump, Behaviors, Authority, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Fox News Hannity, HANNITY, Carlson, Biases


Walking Your Dog … While Applying Social Distancing Rules

  Walking Your Dog … While Applying Social Distancing Rules By Certified Dog Trainer and Animal Behavior Specialist Mikkel Becker, in collaboration with Sure Petcare   With all the new social distancing rules for humans, walking your dog may seem crazy and out of control these days.  Here are four easy-to-apply solutions to help ease frustration and up the loose leash finesse, making outings more fun for you and your canine companion. A front or multi-point attachment harness To be...
Tags: Social, Dogs, Pets, Training, Walking, Behavior, Trainer, The Pet Blog Lady, Sure, Animo, Distancing, Mikkel Becker, Marty Becker DVM


Good Managers Know About The Power Of Failure

Managers know that failures are not to be hidden Image Credit: Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Becoming a successful manager is a difficult enough thing to accomplish. So why would we want to jeopardize it once we achieve it? But research says we unwittingly do just that when we withhold or try to bury one thing about ourselves in particular – our failures. Yes, you heard me correctly – we’re supposed to tell people about the things that we’ve done wrong and the mistakes that we’ve...
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Careers, Success, Teamwork, Behavior, Performance, Obstacles, Team Building, Accomplishments, Public Forum, Jim Anderson, Malicious Envy, Admiration


How to Be An Authentic Speaker, Part 2

What does it mean to be authentic? Don’t worry, we aren’t diving into a lengthy historical or psychological discussion of the self. Still, authenticity is an important concept for anyone who stands in front of an audience. We are drawn to speakers who are authentic. One study even showed that 20 of the 25 most engaging speakers scored in the top 25% for authenticity. Researchers Michael Kernis and Brian Goldman define authenticity as “the unobstructed operation of one’s true- or core‐self in one...
Tags: Behavior, Goldman, Consistency, Authenticity, Speaking, Authentic, Brene Brown, Presentation Science, Brian Goldman, Kernis, Authentic Presenter, Authenticity Inventory, Kernis and Goldman, KGAI, Michael Kernis, Relational Warmth


To Change Your Habits, First Change Your Routine

A lot of us have had to put together new daily routines now that we’re working from home, parenting from home, working and parenting from home or simply... um... staying home. Read more...
Tags: Habits, Behavior, Lifehacks, Routine


The 4 Human Needs Every Presenter Must Understand

In order to move someone, you have to know what motivates him. You’ve probably heard of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, right? It looks like this. Since 1943, Maslow has provided us with a foundational theory to help us understand human motivation. But there’s a new sheriff in town. And his name is James L. McQuivey. He’s the VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, but you might know him for his book, Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation. In a keynote address in 2008 ...
Tags: Comfort, Behavior, Content, Uniqueness, Connection, Forrester, Speaking, Needs, Variety, Abraham Maslow, MASLOW, Patty Seybold, Presentation Hacks, MOTIVE, McQuivey, Human Motivation


Have Your Kid Write to Their Future Self

If you’re grasping at ways to help your kids improve their behavior while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic—or hoping that older children might start to understand the link between behavior and family harmony—it might be time to sit everyone in the family down and ask each of them to write a letter.Read more...
Tags: Happiness, Mindfulness, Behavior, Letters, Lifehacks


Safe and Sound

Feeling a little uncertain about events today? All of us are. With the news of a pandemic and the fluctuating stock market, we all desire a safe haven—or at the very least, some consistency. We long to express a deep sigh of relief and hopefully whisper the words “safe and sound.” Did you know “safe and sound” is actually a Naval insurance term? Whenever a ship returned from a journey overseas, if everyone were “safe” it meant there were no injuries or deaths. The ship was “sound” if it had not ...
Tags: Leadership, Crisis, Behavior, Consistency, Louie, Trust Building


Shelter in Place: the global family stays home

Like most folks in the world right now, I’m homebound. Not homebound, exactly; the new term is ‘shelter in place’ or ‘home stay.’ But I’m not entirely in the house. Each day I take a 2 mile walk. I go out to buy groceries. Plus I live in a houseboat, and spend time daily sitting on my deck on the Columbia River, watching the ducks, sea lions and cormorants go by. Not to mention taking a daily paddle up the river. So I’m not staring at the walls all day. I’m one of the lucky ones. My clients have...
Tags: Sales, Behavior, Columbia River, WebEx, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew


Coronavirus Hysteria: Stop Wasting Money on Products You Don’t Need

Everyday the news hammers us with the latest on the Coronavirus. The financial markets are losing ground like no other time in history, people across the US are shaken almost to the point of mass hysteria. Events are being canceled, businesses have halted travel, and there’s talk of athletic events being played in stadiums with no fans. The CDC has stated a time may come where Americans are recommended to stay at home for 14 days. They also provided a list of products people may want to stock u...
Tags: Cdc, Marketing, US, Walmart, Behavior, Sanitizer Walmart


Which Parenting Battles Do You Wish You Had Waged?

One might say that parenting is one big, years-long game of “Pick Your Battles.” Sometimes, you’re really clear about rules and consistent with consequences. And sometimes, you’re like, “Screw it, I’m just trying to survive this day.”Read more...
Tags: Behavior, Lifehacks, Discipline


Rules of Engagement

A friend of mine came to visit over the holidays. Before the visit, I gave her a long list of rules prior to engaging with Louie, my rescue dog. For the six years since I’ve adopted Louie, his behavior at the door when guests enter my home has been less than stellar, making it a bit tough to entertain. I’ve tried everything to work through this behavior. I wrote my list and shared it with my friend: There are treats on the porch in a bag to bring in with you. Come in bearing these gifts, and ma...
Tags: Leadership, Professional Development, Behavior, Engagement, Louie, Servant Leadership, Ground Rules


The Noise of Subjectivity: how our personal biases shape and restrict our worlds

 What if most of our viewpoints, interpretations and assumptions are so unconsciously biased that we unwittingly restrict our ability to accurately understand, or act on, incoming information? And what’s accuracy anyway? Usually, we don’t question what our brains tell us, what seems to be reasonable or wrong. Responding from our personal norms and beliefs, we instinctively assume our perceptions, actions, interpretations, are based on reality. But what if we’re actually restricting ourselves to ...
Tags: Wikipedia, Sales, Change Management, Tesla, Behavior, Nice, Listening, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, Curie Einstein Hawking


What If Your Dog Is Aggressive?

When you have a dog, the last thing you want to consider is the potential they’re aggressive, but unfortunately, that can sometimes be the case. Whether you adopted your dog or you got your dog as a puppy, unharnessed aggression can be dangerous to you, your family, other people, and also other animals. Dog jaws are extremely dangerous and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports around 4.5 million Americans sustain injuries from dog bites every year. So, as a pet owner, what shou...
Tags: Dog, Pets, Training, Insurance, Signs, Behavior, Warning, Injuries, Liability, Lawyer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bites, Chihuahua, The Pet Blog Lady, Aggressive, Biting


Psychology Around the Net: January 11, 2020

This week’s Psychology Around the Net explores how medications can affect personality , what to do when someone won’t admit they’re wrong , how extroverts can protect themselves from burnout, the reality of telling depressed people to exercise , and more.     The Medications that Change Who We Are : Can a prescription medication completely change an individual’s personality? Unfortunately, there are numerous cases of this occurring. In this article, the author reveals incredible e...
Tags: Psychology, Hbo, General, Celebrities, Iran, War, Disorders, Depression, Statins, Exercise, Behavior, Extroverts, Medication, Brain And Behavior, Medications, Psychology Around The Net


Age 3 Is Actually the Best Age

It is a common refrain among parents of young children that the Terrible Twos have nothing on age three. When they hit age three, we start calling them “threenagers,” a tip of the hat to their increasingly disgruntled disposition. But that word is nowhere near strong enough to depict what it’s actually like to have a…Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Behavior, Lifehacks, Tantrums, Little Kids


To Build a New Habit, Look to the Past

If you want to add a new habit to your day-to-day life, it’s worth taking the time to reflect on how you picked up your current habits—and whether you can use the same skills to incorporate another habit or behavior into your routine.Read more...
Tags: Habits, Behavior, Lifehacks, Habit Building, New Years Resolutions


Do You Adjust To Poor Behavior?

Recently, I watched a neighbor drive her car to an empty parking lot in our condo complex. She parked, then proceeded to get her dog out of the passenger side and walk around the grassy area right next to the parking lot. She strolled with the dog for quite awhile until the dog did its business, and they got back in the car and drove to her condo. I thought this was very strange behavior. After all, the woman lives in this same complex. She has a grassy area right across the street from her h...
Tags: Leadership, Behavior, Personal Development, Flexibility, Louie, Lou, Compromise, Adaptability, Poor Performance, Queen City Dog Training Club Don, Lou You


How Do You Get Your Kid to Stop Hitting in School?

This week’s Parental Advisory question is one that I suspect many parentshave struggled with: What do you do when your kindergartener or first-grader is struggling with impulse control, has been physically aggressive toward other students, and the school is fed up?Read more...
Tags: Parenting, Advice, Behavior, Lifehacks, Discipline, Aggression, Parental Advisory