Ever Been Told You Don’t Belong?

Ever been told you don't belong

I once worked at a non-profit that was built near an affluent neighborhood. They had schools, grocery stores, restaurants, and places of worship nearby so you could get everything you needed. One day after work, I stopped by the grocery story to grab something before I headed home. As I was standing in an aisle,…

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Why Attractive People Earn More

Why Attractive People Earn More

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” – Aristotle Is there a link between looks and income? Do good looking people earn more? Not just in industries where looks matter, like modeling and entertainment, but in average fields, like insurance and medicine? Yes. An average of 12-14% more, according to University…

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The Psychology of Clothing, Part II

Use the psychology of clothing to find your ideal mate

In the first part of this series, we looked at how clothing shapes your behavior, based on how you dress. In this article, we’ll look at how your clothing shapes others’ behavior toward you. Once you understand how you can influence others with your appearance, you can use it as part of your image arsenal…

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The Psychology of Clothing, Part I

The Psychology of Clothes

I always smile when someone tells me that clothing is superficial and unimportant because what they’re really saying is that they’ve never experienced the benefits of proper dress. If they had, they’d know just how large a role clothing plays in their behavior – and they’d probably be making a lot more money. Alas, ignorance…

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How People With Money and Power Dress Differently

The National Archives Building

“When you step off the plane, you can smell the power.” That’s how a woman I once worked with in Texas described the climate in Washington, DC. She’d just returned from a conference there, and was ready to go back for more. “It’s exciting. Vibrant. Powerful,” she said. “I’d move there in a heartbeat.” That…

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