How Easy it is to Persuade People

How easy is it to persuade someone? Some might not even realize how easily messages are being prompted to them,persuasion techniques occur at the unconscious level.

Brad Reifler has learned that Jay Olson started practicing magic tricks at the age of seven and used his ideas of tricking people’s minds to make them work. Later, as a psychology student, he understood that the techniques he had chosen and had noticed to work, especially for a trick of cards, were absolutely well grounded.

He later demonstrated his correctness in an experiment with 105 participants, out of which 103 got easily influenced. The game where you choose a card and it goes out of the magician’s pocket is based on making you actually name that right card. And that is done by letting the right one linger for a longer time in the view.

The same is with rushing people to answer fast- that makes one say the first thing on their mind- and their answer will be a prompted reply. Asking people “whether it is a good idea” to do what you said you want to do will lead to them convincing themselves how good the decision is, and finally give a more trustworthy result, as they will believe their own decision more than anything else.

Another experiment involved playing French or German songs in the spirit shop, and watching the customers choose the brands from the corresponding countries.

Michigan Woman Is Convicted Of Firing A Bullet Through A McDonald’s Drive-Thru Window

Shaneka Monique Torres Ordered A Bacon Cheeseburger But She Got a Cheeseburger Without The Bacon

McDonald’s is dealing with several issues these days. They are losing consumers daily because the food is mediocre at best, and the store ambiance is not inviting. There are too many items on the menu and the employees go through the motions of customer service, but their minds are somewhere else.

A McDonald’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan found out how disturbing mindless service is to customers when a woman who ordered a burger her way, was given a burger the mindless way said Sam Tabar. The woman fired a bullet through the drive-through window early one morning, and the staff and everybody in the store freaked-out.

Earlier that day, Shaneka Monique Torres was offered a free burger by the manager, and she accepted it when the bacon was left off her burger. But Torres came back with a friend around 3 am, and she asked for another bacon cheeseburger. Once again, she was given a burger without the bacon. Torres lost it. She reached into her purse and fired a shot through the window. No was injured. Torres was arrested at her home several minutes later..

Torres was recently found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon, and felony use of a firearm. She will be sentenced in April.

Key and Peele’s Substitute Teacher Skit to Get a Big Screen Movie

One of Key and Peele’s skits, the Substitute Teacher is getting an upcoming big screen adaptation. The Substitute Teacher is played by Keegan Micheal-Key. He is a teacher fromt he Inner City who is brought to a suburban school. He is quite harsh on his students for simple reasons including their names. As a matter of fact, he has quite an explosive temper.

Marcio Alaor BMG seemed to feel that this is likely a twist on the teachers that had problems with the names of black kids and their favoritism towards white students. This could be a satire on the movies about teachers turning around the lives of troubled kids. However, there is a twist, Jordan Peele is going to be playing a rival in teacher in the upcoming film. Jordan Peele also played in the Substitute Teacher skit.

Before Key and Peele had their own show, they were part of Mad TV. They were some of the funniest on the show. Unfortunately, Mad TV went off the air. This didn’t stop Key and Peele, though. They now have their own show. They also have an online vlog where they critique their own shows as two different people.

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O’Neal, and rapper Ludacris all turned out to give a flaming tribute to the star. Bieber, who rose to mega-stardom after record producer Scooter Braun and R&B star Usher discovered him on YouTube, has been one of the world’s most popular and most hated musical performers.

BusinessInsider reported that the “Baby” singer entered the stage for the show by being lowered from the ceiling. He was wearing white angel wings that were pinned back. Bieber, who has been criticized for having a feminine appearance and for his radically changing behavior, arrived in a blue suit and tie. He was also joined on stage by his pet monkey – Perhaps a cleverly planned pun?

Bieber rose to mega-stardom at the age of 12 and spent his teenage years and early adult life living in the limelight. Perhaps it was the public scrutiny and pressures of stardom that led the pop star to slide into a series of criminal behavior and antics.

Bieber was arrested multiple times on charges that include reckless driving, assault, and driving under the influence of alcohol. A toxicology report, given following one of his arrests, revealed Bieber to have been under the influence of marijuana and Alprazolam at the time of his arrest.

His child-star-gone-awry antics led to the loss of fans and heavy criticism, part of which was the focus of the roast. During the roast, fellow stars and has-beens dogged on Bieber for his past relationship with Selena Gomez, his criminal behavior, and his appearance.

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30.

Stephen Williams Shines as The Beacon Behind The Antique Wine Company

Being a member of a large family often leaves some children behind and sadly overlooked. To be noticed it is often necessary to make your own noise. Being one of nine children did not stop Stephen Williams from getting noticed. He took his drive and passion and used it to become one of the most successful rare and fine wine dealers in Europe. The name of his prestigious and exclusive company is the Antique Wine Company.

Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is one of the world’s largest dealers in rare and fine wines. Stephen began his career as an insurance salesman but quickly realized that insurance sales was not his calling. He wanted to provide the people with a product that they enjoy and for which they would come back. “I wanted to sell something that people would buy again and again and get a great deal of pleasure out of buying,” he said. “Nobody ever called me to buy another insurance policy.” This led him to his career and love of dealing with fine and rare wines.

As a youngster, Williams had to grow up fast in a broken home. His parents separated when he was a boy of ten. Living with his mother proved to be a struggle in his single parent upbringing on a part-time income. Learning to be independent at this young age taught Stephen to be strong willed, independent, and determined. Qualities that are needed to be successful in business and in life.

Steven Williams is truly a shining example of how dreams can be achieved regardless of meager beginnings. From his humble beginnings to a company that is projected to earn over £20m this year, he has come a long way. He has built his esteemed and respected business The Antique Wine Company to employ 15 people. This team of wine experts oversee the collection of a great number of vintage and rare wines, some of which are over 150 years old. His business has set records in the sales of different vintage wines and collections.

Wine connoisseurs and rare vintage lovers alike are thrilled when Stephen Williams offers them the opportunity to own a piece of his extensive collection of wines. His extensive collection at the Antique Wine Company will have collectors and admirers heads spinning from the sheer awesomeness of this prestigious collection that Stephen has created.

Honey Boo Boo is Overweight, No One Surprised

Honey Boo Boo, real name Alana Thompson, first became known on the child beauty pageant reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras”. After her surprise popularity on “Toddlers and Tiaras”, the channel TLC offered Honey Boo Boo and her family another reality show based on their everyday lives, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Many people are familiar with the family, even if it is just on sight alone.

Recently Honey Boo Boo and her mother, Mama June, were on the show “The Doctors” to discuss 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo’s health, according to the story on People.com. At 4-foot-6 and 125 pounds, Honey Boo Boo has been labeled by “The Doctors” as obese. When asked what her favorite food is she replied that it is anything deep-fried, but especially deep-fried Oreos. And her favorite exercise is a “belly flop”.

Dr. Travis Stork, one of the doctors on the show, placed the blame for Honey Boo Boo’s weight onto Mama June. I can’t say I disagree. Taking care of your child’s health is a major part of being a responsible parent. Dr. Jennifer Walden knows that a 9-year-old needs to be educated on proper nutrition and exercise. If the child’s parent does not display those habits, then why should the child? While some disagree, like this article on The Chicago Sun Times, I feel strongly that the parents influence their child’s healthy habits. If Mama June wants her baby to get healthier than she needs to as well.

Kristen Stewart Wins Big

For a while, Twilight was a movie sensation that was sweeping the world. The series now, however, is done and over with. Many loved it, the same amount may have hated it, and some were indifferent. The same can be said for the lead actress, Kristen Stewart. Before this franchise, she was little known. After, her fame skyrocketed. Now, she’s making headlines again for a different reason.

According to BBC News Kristen Stewart has become the first U.S. Actress to win a prestigious French award said Dan Newlin. She has taken home a Cesar award which is the French version of an Oscar. So while the stars of Hollywood are still reeling from this years Oscars, Kristin Stewart is enjoying her version of it. She won it for a little known film called Clouds of Sils Maria. When she accepted the award, she yelled “I love you!” In French to her co-star. She also complimented French filmmakers for the work they do. She even said she prefers the way the French make films compared to the Americans. Congratulations, Kristin. It’s nice seeing that there is life after Twilight.

Hungry Woman Arrested After Pizza Hut Brawl For Lost Order

The popular fast-food giant, Pizza Hut is better known for preparing America’s top-most sumptuous pizza-recipes, got an unexpected surprise over the weekend. Online food-gossip magazine, the Eater has shared front-seat commentary illustrating every crumb of gossip in a recent publication. People at Rocketfuel (Facebook) have heard that, according to a source, a woman shattered the glass doors of the New Rochelle, New York-based Pizza Hut joint on Sunday. It’s believed that her rebellion wasn’t without reason. The chain has lost orders before, but the reaction from this supposedly dissatisfied customer is a life lesson. It’s not just for Pizza Hut, but for every fast-food chain falling short of decent customer service morals.

This New York resident isn’t the first to go off on a fast-food chain for poor customer service. It’s a trend that has attracted media attention many times, despite the stories having profound foundations. The slightest feeling of dissatisfaction can surge angry thoughts through the mind. It’s not a problem experienced by women, teenagers and men are among victims of poor customer service too. It’s unfortunate that she couldn’t settle for a more civil approach that wouldn’t land her behind bars.

The witnesses on the scene gave their side of the story. In the end, the police got to the bottom of the controversy and concluded that she acted out of anger. Having placed her order online, she expected delivery upon arrival. Unfortunately, Pizza Hut failed to prepare her order let alone deliver it. Later, she got arrested by the NYC police for misconduct.

Reality Shows Might Be Staged

Reality television is supposed to show contestants or competitors in real life situations. Granted those situations are supposed to be high stress and entertaining, which is why the popularity of the shows has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade. However, recent developments have put a somewhat unrealistic effect on series that are supposed to be filmed with real life people dealing with real life events.

According to the New York Post, several reality shows have come under fire for tampering. One popular cooking show former contestant even revealed that it was not uncommon for ingredients to be swapped out by staff of the show, and replacing salt with sugar can have disastrous effects. The revelations are really calling all the credibility of the shows into question. In addition, allegations of fixing shows so that certain contestants stay on the air a little longer are being made.

The news is not exactly ground shaking to fans like Sergio Andrade Gutierrez, because reality television is all about ratings. Strong personalities or extremely unfortunate circumstances get viewers to tune in. If a show can accomplish the lofty goals of earning viewers, then a little tampering is probably viewed by producers as a good thing. It is hard to say if the latest revelation will impact any of the shows in a negative way, but it seems likely that a statement will be coming. Of course, then it comes down to who the audience believes.

European Geysers Found to be Less Active

Geysers are one of nature’s many beautiful sights, but just how do they work, and what causes them to remain active? The answers to these questions are far from complete, but some recent discoveries could very well shine some light on these conundrums.

We remember the dramatic announcement in December 2013 by the Hubble telescope Operators that two steam plumes of water of 200 km height are rising from the southern hemisphere in Europe. Could it be that this mythical Jupiter’s moon Enceladus is as active (around Saturn) and geysers? The analysis of the observations made by Cassini during its flyby of Europe, before it goes to Saturn now suggests that this is not the case.

It is known that large amounts of water vapor are emitted from the moon Saturn because they feed a cold dense core of material coinciding with the Enceladus orbit.

The gas that slows the torus locally plasma electrons in the magnetosphere around Saturn, is therefore at a lower temperature at this location. The probes had flown over Europe in 2001, before joining Saturn in 2014 and dump the Huygens probe for a descent through Titan’s atmosphere where it finally landed January 14, 2005. You can read more about this in Lee Lovett’s book Peak House: Aspen, Colorado.