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A woman looks at a Maserati Ghibli car at its dealership. | Reuters/Kim
February 16, 2017
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Can You Buy a Better Self-Image?

Marketing Professor Jonathan Levav says it’s possible, and lists the five ways that you may already be trying to do so.

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A student shouts slogans during a protest | Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo
January 9, 2017
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Where Do Advocates Come From?

A strong sense of conviction can both encourage and discourage people from speaking out.

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 Jamaican athletes compete in the men's 200 meters race. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
February 15, 2017
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What Makes Us Slow Down When We’re Ahead in the Race?

Scholars reveal how to beat the thinking that causes late-stage motivation to flag.

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Two people talking | iStock/danchooalex
January 20, 2017
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How Consultants Can Court Clients Without Giving Away Too Much

Gradual persuasion, through incremental sharing of information, benefits freelancers and companies alike.
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