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The best life hack, manipulation tips (on how to get people to like you) from an FBI expert, free artwork galore, and more…

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We are all part of a global community, and in that spirit we take each Friday to spread the love to others who’ve inspired us. In our Great Discoveries series, we feature the most interesting articles, a must-watch video and the most inspirational quote we discovered this week. Please spread the love and enjoy your day!

How To Get People To Like You + Weekly Discoveries

The Perfect Spouse Is the Best Life Hack No One Told You About

We’re supposed to believe that relationships tie people down, that they are the death knell for creativity and ambition. Nonsense! [Read in The Observer]

How To Get People To Like You + Weekly Discoveries

How To Get People To Like You

7 ways from an FBI behavior expert. [Read via Barking Up The Wrong Tree]

A great series of empowering video interviews where women undress while talking about their lives:

Liked it? View the rest here.
How To Get People To Like You + Weekly Discoveries

Why I Love the Upper East Side

A few reasons why this proud and pioneering Manhattan mainstay is one of the best neighborhoods in New York. [Read via National Geographic]

How To Get People To Like You + Weekly Discoveries

The MET’s Entire Collection

Everything in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection is now digital, browsable and downloadable in high-ish resolution — from your sofa. [Check it out at The MET]

‘Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough!’
-Oprah Winfrey

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Reader Discussion: 44 Comments

  1. Naincy Winget

    What a great post ! . This is full of useful information . But I think live your life full of happiness . Do whatever you like and enjoy . don’t worry about people what they are think about you

  2. Pasty Clin

    What a fantastic article! This is so chock full of useful information. I love the article about “how to get people like you” . I start utilizing the resource you have give me. Thanks for sharing this article.

  3. Hi. Great collection again. Enjoyed everything I’ve read and watched. But I’m gonna have to disagree with Ryan Holiday. I see his point of view, and it’s a very well written piece. But I must respectfully disagree with this article. The Hollywoodized culture has definitely formed many minds on a soulmate mindset. It’s so wrong to sell such wrong ideas to people.

  4. Monika Smith

    Great list of ideas. I like the article about the perfect spouse life hack and How to get people like you.That is really helpful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading the article about the perfect spouse being the best life hack. But how will I know when I have found the perfect spouse for me?

    • Good question. Since no human being can be perfect, I would say you’re going to need to look for the perfect love. When it feels right, you’ll know it. Good luck! 🙂

    • You may not think that someone is “the one” at first, but as you learn more about yourself you come to find that your ideas on who “the one” is change. I believe the person you want to marry shouldn’t have to be perfect. If they were, there would be no way to grow closer to that individual by working through disagreements together.

  6. It’s so refreshing to see such courageous women like Gail Chovan in this narrowminded male dominant society of ours. I’ll be sure to share this video on any platform I can to show my support. It’s the least we can do.

    • Gail Chovan certainly is one of the strongest women of our day! After watching the video on here, I visited the YouTube Channel of StyleLikeU and came across many other inspiring women like herself. 🙂

  7. Cynthia Keller

    This is very inspirational in and of itself. I checked out the 2nd article and absolutely loved it. That is a really great advice. It even fits perfectly with my focus for this month. I’ll re-read all of these again today to bolster my spirits.

  8. Wonderful news about the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection! As a visual arts educator for 8 years, this would have been a valuable resource for Art History lessons. With budget restraints, buying prints, etc has been nearly impossible. I thank you Urbanette Magazine for helping us find out about this amazing news!

  9. I can relate to the article about Upper East Side. In my opinion The Upper East Side is the only real authentic New York neighborhood left in the city.

    • . The Upper East Side is an authentic New York neighborhood .. but certainly not the last. I love the fact that it is clean, quiet, devoid of crowds and tourists and the less desirable types (i.e. certain disrespectful students, drunkards, loudmouths, those that litter, etc.) and the UES has more pleasant weather (not as hot in the summer or cold in the winter as downtown – as proven by a recent study, and without the horrible winter winds). I still visit downtown but am so happy when I return home.

      Yes, the neighborhood is “buzzing thanks to a spate of restaurant, bar and retail openings” (including gourmet grocery stores) … so now I have even less of a reason to leave my neighborhood – unless of course I am traveling to the airport to jump on a plane. 🙂

  10. I see some skeptic comments about MET’s digital gallery. And its sort of upstes me. The museum has published what is fundamentally an educational resource. Not every person who has access to the internet has the opportunity to travel to large cities to see big art collections. The ability to peruse “digital” collections provides a significant boost to art appreciation, art history studies and just plain enjoyment.

  11. Merry Robinson

    Wow, what a great set of ideas. It includes some ideas I’ve never thought of–which is always helpful. I loved the quote of Oprah Winfrey. I really love Urbanette, it gives me a lot of inspiration about a lot of things. Your perspective and advice is so helpful and appreciated. 🙂

  12. I’m in awe after watching this video of this amazing and brave woman Gail Chovan! It takes such great strength to go through what she’s gone through and still be so confident. Many women in her situation would get implants. Even those who never lost a breast these days get implants. If she’s not brave then what is she? She sets a wonderful example for us women!

    • You couldn’t be more right, Anouska! I was thinking just the same. It’s amazing to see how comfortable she is in her skin. She has some serious courage. And a big well done to her supportive husband. 🙂

  13. Brenda Stow

    I believe in keeping a positive mindset at the start of your day as positive things are also going your way. There are times that things are tough but at the end of the day, it will get better. Those are the things that I am always thankful for.

  14. One can’t not be liked enough if she loves the attention and popularity likes myself, so I think the article about how to be liked everyone you meet is a true gem. The only part that didn’t add up is… Why do FBI care about how to get people to like you? Don’t they have super bad criminals to go after? Haha

  15. Ok, I’ve read the post on how to make people like… I can honestly say that I fit most of these criteria, but I still find it hard to make friends. People say my kindness, passion for my hobbies and willingness to be accommodating is annoying. It’s been that way all my life. The issue is that these things are nice in theory but usually not valued in practice. People are fickle and judgemental. Kindness, accommodation and honesty are taken advantage of. We look at these kind of people as being the lesser while perusing the company of self centered people..

    • It might be that people also appreciate assertiveness. Personally, I like people who aren’t afraid to voice their opinion, and speaking from experience, I think if you’re (too) accommodating you can come across as insincere, or a bit needy.

      Haha, alternatively, it could be that you seem too perfect and that perfection freaks people out. Meh, let it be, and just continue as. Besides, everyone is somewhat selfish anyway.

      • In all honesty it’s probably because you might be overcompensating and come off looking ‘needy’. But hey their opinions do not matter right? If you enjoy doing what you like to do it has nothing to do with them. 😉

  16. To this day, I didn’t know that MET had enabled their collection to be viewed digitally. Thank you! This is a marvelous, rich, and generous undertaking that will make a big difference in bringing quality art to everyone. Few of us can travel to NYC at will to see a particular work of art. They have given us all an opportunity to enjoy and to share some of art’s great masterworks. My wish is that we will embrace this lovely gift to bring beauty to our lives – especially to our children. Thank you for letting us know! You’ve made an old lady very happy. 🙂

  17. Curious: since the US declared a photograph of artwork is not new work warranting its own copyright, and these works are all public domain, by what legal basis is the MET limiting use of the images for commercial endeavors? These do not appear sufficiently modified to warrant new copyright protection as a derivative work. public domain is public domain… They base the restriction they’re imposing on their website Terms of Service, but I think they’re imposing a restriction they have no basis to impose.

    • Hi Jodie, I see what you mean, but these free downloadable images are intended for non-commercial use only. This is why the pictures are NOT high resolution. They are at most 150 dpi which is not acceptable for digital publishing (i.e. book covers).

  18. Good post on how to make people like you. Everyone has a problem with communication, but sometimes what we really need is only to undergo our life naturally and always keep in mind to respect others as always.

  19. I’m impressed with the people behind Urbanette Magazine! Great research skills for coming up with an awesome collection! Can I make a request? Can you write about quiet spots of NYC?

    • Francis Woods

      I know right!!! They do have awesome research skills for being able to compile great articles, centered on a theme!!! Even their original articles are fantastic!!! How did you manage to find these people?!!!

  20. Katie Miller

    “How to get people to like you.” is a good read. It teaches how to build rapport, connections and relationships with people. Nice article.

  21. Really??! The perfect spouse is the best life hack???! My bad, I believed that cooking and eating are the best. LOL… Kidding aside, that story of Ryan is very inspirational! Congrats to both of them 🙂

  22. Fantastic collection! What a way to end my work week! And that quote by Oprah… 100% agreed! The secret to successful life is being contented and happy with whatever you have. Wanting more will just keep you frustrated, will make you a loser!

  23. So many tips on how to get people to like you. To me, it’s simply being true. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not…

    • Agree!!! I’d rather be hated for showing people who I really am rather than be liked because I’ve shown them someone I’m not.

  24. Oh no! I’m hard to be liked!!! I’m the type who speaks what’s on my mind, and I’m finding it hard to keep quiet and just process things on my mind…

    Great collection, BTW! I was just bothered by that one…

  25. Now I can explore and love the Upper East Side. Thanks for sharing! Would want to explore, discover more and enjoy my new place.

  26. This lady is a freaking rockstar! She is so beautiful inside and out and wears her battle wounds from life proudly. I hope that one day day I can be a mother like her. She seems so fearless. Thank you for sharing this inspiring video.

  27. I love this new format. Perfect for my ADD! And all really useful. So hard to find useful stuff these days, most sites are filled with useless information. Particularly liked the piece on FBI hacks to help you get others to like you. Thanks for all the great content!!

  28. That video is inspiring. If she can be happy with her body, then anyone can be. It’s all about your mind. I hope I can be more and more like that as I concentrate on positive thinking habits.

  29. I’m amazed that they put the whole MET collection online. Wouldn’t there be copyright issues or something? I wonder how many people are selling unauthorized t-shirts with masters art on them now? :/

    • I have the same concern — copyright issues. I appreciate arts and I’m astounded that MET’s collection are online!

      • Those photos are too tiny to be printed for commercial use. If you want to print a 12 x 9 inches piece at 300 dpi, you will need a digital file that measures 3600 pixels by 2700 pixels. The photos in their digital collection hardly meet the quarter size of that. So no worries about the copyright issues my friends. 🙂

  30. Great quote! I love Oprah 🙂

  31. Courtney Watson

    I love the article about the perfect spouse life hack. There’s so much negativity spread about settling down (“ball and chain” crap)… I think it’s spread by the single male friends of men who are settling down because they A) don’t want to lose a wingman/drinking buddy, and B) don’t want to be the only lonely one/alone. Either way, it’s bullsh*t.

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