The smart move: We learn more by trusting than by not trusting

Yet interpersonal trust is at its lowest point in 50 years.

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We all know people who have suffered by trusting too much: scammed customers, jilted lovers, shunned friends. Indeed, most of us have been burned by misplaced trust.

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Yes, the research confirms: Managers shouldn’t sleep with subordinates

Shouldn't mutually consenting adults be allowed to make these decisions for themselves?

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McDonald's ousted its CEO over a consensual relationship with an employee, just a week after U.S. Rep. Katie Hill stepped down due to a similar allegation.

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As humans we all have psychological needs that we are driven to fulfill, be they companionship or safety, a sense of belonging or personal growth. And we often meet these needs through our relationships with others: They care for us, make us feel secure, and help us develop as individuals.

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Our surroundings impact how we behave while drunk, argues author Malcolm Gladwell

In Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the concept of coupling.

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  • In his latest book, Malcolm Gladwell writes about the importance of environment in human behavior.
  • While your actions change when you drink alcohol, they're also tied into your surroundings.
  • Timothy Leary had a similar notion of "set and setting" that he applied to psychedelics.
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Parents who lie to their kids raise adult liars

A new study finds that casually fibbing to children results in lifelong issues.

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  • For simplicity and speed, parents may employ untruths as conversation-enders and to coerce desirable behavior using empty threats.
  • Telling kids not to lie while modeling contrary behavior is, not surprisingly, a problem.
  • Lying as an adult is just one of the issues lied-to children exhibit as grownups.
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