4 strategies for pitching ideas to your project leader

To successfully pitch creative ideas to your project leader, the first step is determining which of two creative types they are.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture creativity jobs rhetoric strategy workplaces

A.I. amplifies ‘help speech’ to fight hate speech online

Artificial intelligence can help fight hate speech online by boosting social media comments that support marginalized groups, researchers say.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture internet languages refugees rhetoric social-media

Experts: To ease tensions, the U.S. and Iran must soften their rhetoric

To ease tensions between the US and Iran, "both sides have to find a way to walk away from the rhetoric they have used that binds them to escalatory action."

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture iran rhetoric united-states war

‘Warm glow’ drives more charity than altruism

Charity appeals that focus on donor emotions work better than that focus on the desire to help, research finds.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: uncategorized charity communication emotions money rhetoric

4 tips for handling Thanksgiving talks about climate change

How can you talk to your skeptical family about climate change? Experts have you covered with tips to convince and advice about knowing when to walk away.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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‘Tear down this wall’ was almost cut from Reagan speech

President Ronald Reagan's 1987 call to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" came close to being left unsaid.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

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In 2016, top GOP candidates used this Twitter strategy

The last two Republicans standing in the 2016 presidential primaries were Trump and Kasich. A trove of Twitter data shows they employed the same strategy.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture elections politics rhetoric social-media twitter

Uncertainty can actually boost trust in climate science

Ranges and best- and worse-case scenarios are more effective ways to communicate uncertainty in climate science, research finds.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture beliefs climate-change rhetoric science trust

Why politically incorrect speech works in politics

New research identifies how using politically incorrect speech can benefit politicians on both sides.

UC Berkeley | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Talk about loss to boost support for environmental causes

New research highlights a way of talking about environmental causes that appeals to both liberals and conservatives.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation emotions politics public-policy rhetoric

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