Humans and Chimps Follow the Crowd [Study]

April 16, 2012 coms 0

A new study suggests that chimpanzees and human toddlers are inclined to follow majority rule. The study showed that chimpanzees and 2-year old toddlers were both more likely to repeat a peer group’s actions than a single peer’s actions.

New Tool Shows Youth Overexposure To Alcohol-Related Advertising

April 12, 2012 coms 0

A new online tool draws attention to how young people are exposed to radio ads for wine, beer and hard liquor. The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth developed the tool at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by tracking and analyzing the consistency of alcohol-related ads in 75 radio markets in 2009.

Dating Tips from Ancient Greek Philosophers [Comic]

April 9, 2012 coms 2

Ancient Greek philosophers seemed to know it all. So it’s no surprise that philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, and Socrates would also speak the language of love fluently. We’ve compiled some of the most suave and debonaire quotes by Greek philosophers that would put even Cassanova to shame.

5 Ways Not to Bore Your Audience

April 6, 2012 Clint Cora 0

If you are ever to be asked to do a presentation in front of people either at school, work or at a social event like a wedding, you definitely want to do your best so that you are not labeled as a boring presenter. As a trained professional speaker myself, I can let you in on a few secrets and tricks that will help you make it over to the good presenters side rather than the boring speakers camp.

Please Help: Take + Share the Communication Degree Survey

April 4, 2012 coms 1

Today is an exciting day! is proud to announce the launch of its first research project, the Communication Degree & Major Survey. If you are studying for a degree in communication, graduated with one, or are a communication professor, we would appreciate your help completing this survey.

The Key to Happiness is Tragedy? [Study]

April 3, 2012 coms 0

Human existence being what it is, it would seem logical that people would seek out happy stories to help them escape from life’s harsh realities. Yet people who experience the everyday tragedies, disappointments and losses that all human beings experience actively seek out movies, television shows and books that depict tragedy. It now appears that the reason people take pleasure in watching tragedies is that tragedies actually make them feel happier.

What Makes Great Infographics Great

April 2, 2012 coms 0

Today’s culture is obsessed with data. We love approval ratings of presidents, how the public feels about prescription drugs, and the ratings of our favorite TV shows. So it’s no wonder that infographics have been all the rage online. But just like anything, there’s good and there’s bad infographics. Bad infographics don’t go viral. Great ones do. Here are some tips for creating and designing brilliant, wonderful, great infographics.