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Episode Info: John Tierney (@johntierneynyc) is an award-winning science columnist for The New York Times, and he's the co-author of The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It. [Featured photo by Jamie Meggas] What We Discuss with John Tierney: What is negativity bias, and why does even a small dose of it have the power to overwhelm even our greatest reserves of positivity? How can we psychologically overcome this innate negativity bias? How we can watch the news (especially during an election year) without succumbing to deep despair at the state of the world by consuming what John calls a low-bad diet. Why the worst person at your workplace has the power to passively drag the whole team down beyond the abilities of the best person to bring it up. The negative golden rule -- it's what you do not do unto others that really matters. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at! Pela is helping create a plastic-free planet -- one case at a time -- with the world's first backyard compostable phone case and zero-waste screen protector for phones and Apple watches. Find out more and take 15 percent off your first order by going to! Does your business have an Internet presence? Save up to a whopping 62% on new webhosting packages with HostGator at! Fiverr has a mission to change how the world works together by connecting businesses with freelancers offering digital services in 250+ categories. Whether you're looking for new copy and a design for your website or a voicemail message in an exotic accent from a faraway land, Fiverr can deliver at a price you can afford. Go to and use code JORDAN at checkout to get 10% off! Don't let a botched below-the-belt trim snag your summer plans -- Manscaped has precision tools for your family jewels! Go to and get 20 percent off with free shipping by using code JORDAN20 at checkout! Better Help offers......
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