One way to get promoted is to work your butt off every day, and keep track of how it increased revenue or made the company stronger. Or . . . apparently you could just be funny?
A new study by researchers at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania found that being funny at work makes people think you’re more capable than you actually are.
And the best part is, you don’t have to be that funny for it to work. Telling a mildly amusing joke still has an effect, because it takes confidence just to tell it. And your co-workers subconsciously pick up on that.
The study had volunteers listen to people tell jokes, then rate how confident and capable each person was. Telling a funny joke that was appropriate for the workplace had the biggest effect. Because it made the person seem confident and smart.
If their joke bombed, it had a negative effect on how capable they seemed. But they STILL seemed more confident, just for telling it.
Making sure it’s “appropriate” for the workplace is huge though. If the joke makes people laugh, it might not hurt you. But if it’s offensive AND it bombs, people will think you’re an idiot.
Are you already looking forward to parent-teacher conferences because your kid’s social studies teacher is SUPER HOT? Well here’s another, less important reason to be excited: Your kid’s probably going to get an A in that class.
According to a new study out of UNLV, students do better in school if their teacher is good looking.
The researchers had some students listen to an audio recording of a lecture and look at the photo of the person they thought was giving it.
Some of them saw a photo of an attractive teacher, and some of them saw an unattractive teacher.
And when they took a test on the lecture afterwards, the kids who thought they had a good-looking teacher got better scores. They also gave the teacher better reviews.
(ABC 13 – Las Vegas)
Millennials are over radio, right? WRONG. In a big way. When it comes to consuming media, they spend 23% of their time with radio. That’s actually MORE than their smartphone, laptop, or iPad. And more milliennials listen to radio each week than any other generation. It’s their number one source of music. And the numbers are going UP.
If you don’t believe us, check out the cold, hard stats. Data doesn’t lie, people.
A weathergirl in the U.K. dropped a bunch of “Ghostbusters” references during her report on Monday. Apparently she said 22 different things that either had to do with the movies, or the actors. But you have to listen pretty closely to catch some of them.
Monday Lisa??? by Aria
A new survey found 64% of people hate Mondays.
So . . . how do we get through this terrible, terrible day every week? Here are the top five things people do to survive Mondays . . .
- Drink extra coffee.
- Listen to music (Specifically KVLY).
- Eat lots of food.
- Have sex.