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Great Courses Professor Offers Three Words for Healthy Debate

April 4, 2021

In recent years, psychologists have found that arguing is ineffective. Trying too hard to prove someone wrong—even with facts—increasingly makes them double down on their opinion. The best way to argue someone into seeing your point of view? Don’t. […]

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Wine Value in Spotlight after Marked-Up Bottles Earn High Ratings

March 31, 2021

New studies show high price tags affect our enjoyment of wine. Although devoted experts may not be fooled, cheaper wines presented as expensive ones earn higher marks from the public than when told their true market value. What does this mean for buying wine based on asking price? […]

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Inside the Comic Writing Process as Keanu Reeves Pens Comic Book

March 12, 2021

Like a screenplay, comics must be carefully pitched, outlined, and drafted. Whether a writer is trying to get a recurring three-panel comic strip published in their local paper or a 500-page graphic novel, the process gets meticulous fast. Actor Keanu Reeves just got that creative experience. […]

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Travel Photography Helps Relieve Stuck-at-Home Woes

February 17, 2021

As the world self-quarantines and works from home, cabin fever can set in. A photo essay uses a series of photographs to wordlessly tell a full story. A proper photo essay balances many factors of a story. […]

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Researcher Recommends Taking Baby Steps on Life Changes

February 7, 2021

In an article for The Wall Street Journal, researcher BJ Fogg recommends starting small with life changes. One of the biggest reasons New Year’s resolutions fail, he said, is because people pledge to make drastic changes too quickly. Changing cognitive behaviors is the first step. […]

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