4 Reasons we Lie, Cheat and Steal

Let’s cut to the chase. We all lie. It’s one of those dirty little secrets every human being carries around. Sure, there are different degrees of it. Bernie Madoff’s deception isn’t really in the same league as telling your girlfriend that you like her DIY dye job. But they’re both lies. Why we lie is the ongoing fascination of Dan Ariely, a...

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Straight Outta Compton: A Case Study in Impact

If there is one thing that gets SGA up in the morning (aside of the double-shot soy latte), it’s impact. We like to make a difference. We put our passion for impact to the test one recent Saturday morning, when we met in the parking lot of Bunche Middle School at 7am sharp (caffeine in hand) to participate in Compton Initiative’s Just...

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3 Great Communication Lessons

Last weekend I was down on Belmont Shore eating lunch with my family, when, all of a sudden, throngs of people with baby blue and white stripped soccer jerseys started piling into the bar. Argentina was about to play and the fans were amassing. Not sure if you have caught it yet, but World Cup fever is spreading. It’s the excitement of...

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Dude, Where’s My Bag?

Dog owners know that picking up after one’s dog is the right thing to do. The trick is to get them to actually do it. Fresh off the presses, we present the results of our program to reduce pet waste on behalf of the San Bernardino County Stormwater Program. Over a one-year period, we found the percentage of dog owners who attached...

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The Secret to Creating Creativity

Most of us ave a clear idea of where we fall on the creativity spectrum. On the long journey from papier mache to professional, we figure out if we’re more actuary than Matisse or closer to concert pianist than astrophysicist. While most of us accept our spot on the scale, researchers in Poland wanted to find out why there were such differences...

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