5 Things Howard Stern Can Teach You About Communicating

May 16, 2012 coms 0

With the selection of Howard Stern as a new panel member on America’s Got Talent, it made me realize that behind all his controversy, he’s doing something right. As a radio personality, talk show host, and prominent media figure, Howard Stern knows a few things about the world of communication. It makes sense considering he graduated magna cum laude with a communications degree from Boston University.

When Is Sex On the Mind?

April 23, 2012 coms 0

It’s been said that every seven seconds men think about sex, but what time of day do they think about it most, are they the only ones thinking about it, and what causes them to think about it? Oh, and as for love, why do we so often get the two confused?

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.

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.

3 Nonverbal Hacks to Improve Your Credibility

March 19, 2012 coms 0

Credibility is everything. Newspapers that get the facts wrong are torn to shreds and politicians lacking experience don’t get elected, while people in lab coats command our respect immediately. Communication scholars define credibility as being the perception of one’s competence, trustworthiness, and goodwill. But as you probably know, perceptions can be hacked.

Don’t Export Your American Hand Gestures [Infographic]

March 8, 2012 coms 0

As powerful as gestures are, however, their meanings are not always universal. Gestures often remain the same across cultures but carry dramatically different meanings and connotations. Use the following infographic to learn more about common American hand gestures and their meanings in different parts of the world.

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying On Their Online Dating Profile

February 21, 2012 coms 1

Stories about perfect online dates who bear no resemblance to their online profiles have become fodder for television sitcom plots, late-night punch lines and, unfortunately, crime headlines. Whether these examples reflect the reality of the online dating world or simply the public’s anxieties and fears regarding online matchmaking, the truth remains that online daters can easily get away with lying about themselves for at least as long as it takes to get a foot in the door.