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How to harness the power of the ‘Ben Franklin Effect,’ a psychological trick that will make you more likable at work and in life

The “Ben Franklin effect” is a psychological phenomenon that explains why people actually like you more when they do you a favor.  The effect is named after Ben Franklin, who supposedly used it to win over someone who disliked him.  This theory is featured in David McRaney’s book “You Are Not So Smart,” which exposes…

A white man waving an AR-15 around in front of his mansion says much more about America than you’d think

Images of Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s armed appearance before their St. Louis home were immediately striking and quickly swept around the country and the world. But a white couple brandishing weapons in defense of property reflects an ugly history of racial violence and exclusion that is deep-seated and all too present, writes Patrick Blanchfield, an…

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, as it cracks down on hate speech and targeting. The subreddit was one of roughly 2,000 communities that were banned across Reddit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said. Amazon’s live streaming service Twitch suspended President…

‘Two guys in a steam bath’: Trump praises himself on phone calls with Putin, according to a CNN report

Sources within the Trump administration said the president was “inordinately solicitous of Putin’s admiration and seemingly seeking his approval,” according to CNN’s Carl Bernstein. Two US officials said Trump had “naively elevated” Russia “to almost parity with the United States.” “He’s playing with something he doesn’t understand,” one official said, “and he’s giving them power…