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Why Do So Many People Fall for Robocalls and E-mail Scams?

Why Do So Many People Fall for Robocalls and E-mail Scams?

[♪ INTRO] It’s easy to poke fun at robocalls and e-mail scams. Partly because we get so many of them, and partly because they can seem so extreme that they’re almost funny. Like, a Nigerian prince is asking me, some guy from Montana, to help him launder some money? Yeah, that’s gotta be legit. But […]

Countries for winners; countries for losers

Countries for winners; countries for losers

We all, naturally, want to be winners. And so, consequently, a great many countries are designed to reward winners. These are the countries that pay a good deal of attention to optimising the conditions of life available to people who win. In such lands, if one is a winner and falls ill, the hospitals are […]

How Ads (and People) Persuade You

How Ads (and People) Persuade You

[♪♩INTRO] Every day, you are bombarded with ads, salespeople, or friends trying to persuade you to do something, like watch a new show on Netflix or try out a new diet. Those messages don’t always convince you, but sometimes they do — and you might not even realize it’s happening. Dozens of factors can cause […]

Monster Mail: Blob vs. Thing – Monster Science #7

Monster Mail: Blob vs. Thing – Monster Science #7

Clear… clear. [monster growning] [screamning] Hello there. My name is Dr. Anton Jessup, curator of Monster Studies here at the university. Now I’m currently hard at work securing specimens for our second series of lectures, but the tapes are circulating the signal is still strong, and I’ve received a number of your electronic missives… Brother […]

Big Think Mentor | “How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes”, Google+ Hangout with Maria Konnikova

Big Think Mentor | “How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes”, Google+ Hangout with Maria Konnikova

As part of Big Think Mentor which is Big Thinks life long learning channel on YouTube I’m Jason Gots. And we’re very, very happy today to be joined by Maria Konnikova author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. In her workshop on Big Think Mentor she teaches thinking skills from the master sleuths […]

E-Mail macht dumm, krank und arm: Anitra Eggler at TEDxSalzburg

E-Mail macht dumm, krank und arm: Anitra Eggler at TEDxSalzburg

Translator: Kacper Borowiecki Reviewer: Ingrid Lezar Hello! Welcome back! Good news. Maybe you’ll think, [Email makes you stupid, sick, and poor.] “Surely that’s not good news.” True, but one of my life lessons is that you have to know the bad news to be able to turn it into good news. Small warning for the […]

Integrative Science Symposium: e-Relationships

Integrative Science Symposium: e-Relationships

We’ve done experiments and we’ve done cross sectional and longitudinal study to investigate the effects or the relationship between social media use and self concept clarity and self esteem, social competence, quality of friendships, friendship initiation, online sexual risk-taking, cyber bullying and many more, and you know the object object of our study is a […]

How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholmSalon

How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholmSalon

Translator: Okay, ladies and gentlemen, welcome. There is a question which has puzzled me for quite a while, and that is, Why do our PowerPoints look the way they look? Or rather, How on earth, can we accept that they look the way they look? How can you do that? And do you know what’s […]

The Nightmare World of Gang Stalking

The Nightmare World of Gang Stalking

This has many names. Gang stalking, mob stalking, community stalking. You’re in the middle of this ridiculous, irrational impossibility that is real and is happening. First, the Guardian revealed the National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers. To surveil someone through their phones. Certainly through their television sets. The last […]