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Harper A.



I like movies and books. I eat the pizza crust. Coffee addict.





Joined Jun 19, 2020

Offended by an innocent work email

ll of us have heard tips for “netiquette” – those helpful hints for avoiding offense or miscommunication in the messages we send. But neither good intentions nor perfect email etiquette will necessarily avoid problems. 

This is because email readers are often subject to what’s called “negative intensification bias”. They often read into messages negativity the sender didn’t intend, or they exaggerate even a hint of negativity.

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The end-of-history illusion

The end-of-history illusion is when we underestimate how much our personalities, work situations and values will change in the future.

The end-of-history illusion was coined in 2013. It is based on a series of studies showing that people tend to think that they will change relatively little in the future, even though they've changed tremendously in the past.

June 30th is Social Media Day, created in 2010 by Mashable, an online entertainment and media business.

Social media has impacted our lives in numerous ways, helping groups of people communicate, and bringing people closer together for events and celebrations. We can easily be in touch with friends and family, and also use it as a tool to influence others.

The Framing Effect

It happens when people respond differently to the same choice depending on how it is framed.

People place greater value on moving from 90 percent to 100 percent—high probability to certainty—than from 45 percent to 55 percent, even though they’re both ten percentage points.

Never Split the Difference

by Chris Voss, Tahl Raz


Kurt Vonnegut: How to write a good short story
  1. Use the time of a total stranger in a way that they won't feel it was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character to root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even just a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Make awful things happen to your leading characters so that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person.
  8. Give your reader as much information as soon as possible. Readers should understand what is going on, where and why, enough that they can complete the story themselves.

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