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15 Secrets of Really Persuasive People
April 2, 2015

Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to wipe his own hiney after using the bathroom, persuasion is a skill that's instrumental to your success in life.

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like them.

Here are the 15 tricks of the trade that exceptionally persuasive people use to their advantage.

American Apparel Faces Lawsuit, Layoffs
April 2, 2015

Dov Charney, founder and former CEO of American Apparel, is suing his former business—which fired him in December—for $40 million in damages.

USPS Postpones Price Increases
April 1, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS), whose rate increases for its first-class and competitive products were approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in late February, opted to push back the effective date for those increases after the PRC twice denied its requests for standard mail, periodicals and package services increases. The approved rate hikes were set to take effect April 26.

Did Versace Copy This American Apparel Tee?
April 1, 2015

In 2013, L.A.-based artist Kesh made a splash with her capsule collection of graphic black-and-white T-shirts and hats for American Apparel. From models like Cara Delevingne (frequently seen in multiple pieces from the collaboration) and Jourdan Dunn, to musicians like Jessie J and Wiz Khalifa, it seemed everyone was Instagramming Kesh's signature print for the global retailer. It was sold in American Apparel flagship stores around the world, from Tokyo to Berlin to New York.

Today, Kesh posted a photo on her Instagram featuring her $30 T-shirt, next to Versace's new, nearly identical Medusa cotton-jersey T-shirt, which retails for $650.