Storytelling That Gets Sympathy

If you have a child that’s dying of cancer and want emotional and even financial aid, how would you tell your story? In this awesome video, Dr. Paul Zak offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human brain responds to effective storytelling.

Neurobonkers
A blog devoted to empirical science and the study of the mind. Expect to find critical analysis of scientific research, debunking of misinformation and tongue-in-cheek commentary based on cold hard evidence.
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Poisoned Stories
How PR Poisons the World
The topic is fracking, but it could apply to anything. Up is down, good is bad, black is white. Corporate PR with their compliant friends in the “news” media pave the way for mass misery.
Video:
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Plagiarism Is Not a Crime per se
Is there any writer who doesn’t ‘copy’ even just a bit?
‘“Plagiarism” isn’t the name of a crime per se; in other words, you’ll never hear a judge say “The Defendant is charged with Plagiarism in the second degree.” Rather, people who attempt to pass off the work of others as their own can be charged in civil and criminal courts with torts and offenses including copyright infringement, trademark infringement, fraud and breach of contract.

‘An excellent example is the Connecticut case of Coster v. Duquette (990 A. 2d 362 [2010])…’
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Philippines
Anti-Mining Activist Arrested over Facebook Post
Is our suspended stupid cyberlaw being implemented now?
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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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