Charles Darwin and conspicuous consumption: Why bling is blingy

Luxury brands are a prominent feature of modern society. Thorstein Veblen coined the term "conspicuous consumption" to describe how the upper classes showcased expensive goods without inherent practical benefits to demonstrate ...

Women are told more white lies in evaluations than men: study

So-called "white lies"—telling a spouse you like their sub-par cooking, or praising a friend's unflattering haircut—serve a purpose. But they can cause problems in the workplace, where honest feedback, even when it's ...

Facts and stories: Great stories undermine strong facts

Some research shows facts are better received when presented on their own. Other studies show facts are more accepted when interwoven with stories; stories can help bridge emotional connections. If someone is trying to persuade ...

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