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Decade of spending on health messages has had little effect
Professor Sanders said: “All the sucecssful nutrition interventions have always been about modifying the food supply rather than changing individual’s behaviour.”
behaviour  communication  health  behavior 
february 2010 by andrewducker
We're unable to read our own body language
People looking at video footage of themselves could not tell their own external state as well as unbiased observers could. We lie to ourselves, all the time.
psychology  research  brain  communication  behaviour 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Psychodrama, Surrealism, and the Archipelago of Weird
Fascinating essay on subcultures and their invisibility to the central block of culture. Only funnier and better written than that.
communication  community  fandom  geekery  philosophy  psychology 
june 2009 by andrewducker
The One Fiber Optic Cable No One Wants to Hit
This part happens all the time: A construction crew putting up an office building in the heart of Tysons Corner a few years ago hit a fiber optic cable no one knew was there.

This part doesn't: Within moments, three black sport-utility vehicles drove up, a half-dozen men in suits jumped out and one said, "You just hit our line."

Whose line, you may ask? The guys in suits didn't say, recalled Aaron Georgelas, whose company, the Georgelas Group, was developing the Greensboro Corporate Center on Spring Hill Road. But Georgelas assumed that he was dealing with the federal government and that the cable in question was "black" wire -- a secure communications line used for some of the nation's most secretive intelligence-gathering operations.
government  communication  secret 
june 2009 by andrewducker
Why Marriages Fail
Some excellent advice for people in any kind of long-term relationship.
marriage  relationships  psychology  communication 
march 2009 by andrewducker
The most effective debt collecting email I ever wrote
Very nicely done. There's a lesson there on what kind of things people react to.
business  communication  debt 
february 2009 by andrewducker
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