Here are this week’s 5 Things You Should Know.
01. When taking a greyhound bus across the USA…
You can spontaneously stay as long as you like at any of the bus transfer points and it doesn’t increase the amount you pay to greyhound. The bus ticket is good for a whole year, so you don’t have to catch a specific bus that leaves at a certain time, like you have to with airplanes. If you travel across country you will have about half a dozen different bus transfer points and you can stay at any of these points for as long as you feel like. Also greyhound buses don’t charge you anything for taking a bicycle with you.
02. How to Properly Remove a Tick…
Improper removal of a tick can increase your risk of infection. In this video, University of Manitoba tick expert Kateryn Rochon explains the importance of proper removal, then demonstrates the correct method and after care for the bite.
There are a other methods that are safe, but this is the best method to remove a tick. If you squeeze the tick, burn the tick, or distress it in the wrong way, it will regurgitate all the diseased mess it’s carrying from past feedings, which can include lyme disease, ehrlichia, babesia, bartonella, and many more.
03. If you zoom in on a Home Depot in Google maps…
It has the aisles of merchandise and materials all mapped out and labeled. It is true for most malls too.
04. The Science of Persuasion
Six cross-cultural scientifically proven ways to ethically influence and persuade people is reciprocity, scarcity, authority, consistency, liking, and consensus.
(1 – 1:21) Reciprocity – favors and giving encourages favors and giving in return
(2 – 3:07) Scarcity – the more unique and the more valuable the more persuasive
(3 – 4:11) Authority – something in a more formal or professional or official form is more influential
(4 – 6:05) Consistency – people like to stay true to their choices?
(5 – 7:42) Liking – people who like each other are easier to persuade
(6 – 9:06) Consensus – majority knows better and peer pressure
The video is based on research by Dr. Robert Cialdini, Regent Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University.
05. All-nighter success and optimization is dependent on…
What you eat and brain function cycles, which means you should nap a little. A sleep medicine doctor recently wrote a blog about a plan to optimize software developer’s performance during 24-hour hackathons. He came up with this plan in medical school, so it applies for pretty much any all-nighter work or study situations. Check it out.