Vanessa Van Edwards

We chased a total eclipse and here's what happened

Today was an adventure of a lifetime! On August 21st, 2017 at 7am we began to drive South from Portland, Oregon to hit the path of 100% eclipse...

How to Read Someone’s Eyes

There's an old saying, "the eyes are the windows to the soul" -- sound familiar? We say, it's not wrong! We can tell a lot about someone based on...

The Science of Personality

Today, we are going to play a little game that will help you decode your colleges at work. This game will challenge you in a way that will help you...

Never Ask These 5 Stupid Questions

Sometimes people ask stupid questions. You have probably come across these people. I LOVE these people. They usually are wonderful, caring people,...

What Do You Regret?

I regret hitting reply all on that email. I regret drinking too much that one night - you know the one I mean. I regret buying that stupid,...

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Bucket List

Are you living the life you want to live? Do you have things on your bucket list that you want to accomplish before a certain milestone? I think...

Would You Rather...

Wanna play a game? Let's play 'Would You Rather..' We posed a question to our Twitter followers: 'Would you rather have a broken arm or be broken...

Body Language Trainer Testimonials l 2016

Are you considering a new career path? Do you love what you do? Are you able to support your family and needs with the income you make? Do you want...

Body Language Trainer Introductions l 2016

Are you considering a new career path? Do you love what you do? Are you able to support your family and needs with the income you make? Do you want...

Body Language Trainer Introductions l 2017

Are you considering a new career path? Do you love what you do? Are you able to support your family and needs with the income you make? Do you want...

Body Language Trainer Testimonials l 2017

Are you considering a new career path? Do you love what you do? Are you able to support your family and needs with the income you make? Do you want...

How to Decode Your Boss’s Personality

Do you struggle to understand your boss? If you’re working for someone whose actions and demands are a source of frustration and confusion, the...

How to Nicely Interrupt Someone and Get Them to Stop Talking

Have you ever been talking to someone and they keep talking and talking and talking and talking and you can’t get them to stop talking? You don’t...

Do You Ever Feel Like People Are Talking About You Behind Your Back?

I have this little problem: I tend to think that people are talking about me behind my back. It’s totally paranoid and ridiculous, but I wanted to...

The Science of Emotions

How do your emotions work? I’ve always been fascinated by how our emotions work. To me, it intuitively seemed like they’re all in our heads. I...

Who is the Most Charismatic Person You Know?

We are looking for highly charismatic people for some new research on charisma (and hint hint our next course!) In the survey link below, please...

How We Get Out of Childhood Alive

How does your childhood shape your personality? Here at the Science of People, we love studying personality because it has drastic effects on how...

How to Host a Game Night

One of the best ways to quickly and effortlessly level-up friendships is to create a shared experience. I learned the hard way that hosting a game...

How to Reset Your Life

Do you need a life reset? I think we rarely stop and take stock of our lives and what we want from them. We often feel out of control, burnt out or...

Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

Are you afraid of being alone? Do you know someone who constantly wants to get together? We asked our twitter followers if they agreed with this...

Science-Based Party Tricks

When it comes to going to parties and meeting new people, sometimes it’s the little things that can be the most awkward and nerve-wracking. I met...

How to say NO!

Do you have hard time saying no? With us being social creatures, we are driven to preserve our relationships and so it can be difficult to let...

Do You Ever Run Out of Things to Say?

Do you ever run out of interesting things to say? In our weekly Twitter poll, we asked people whether this statement was true or false for them:...

How to Instantly Be More Likeable

Do you know the one thing that helps a TED speaker to be instantaneously likable on stage? In this video I want to share with you one of my 14...

Can You Tell Me What to Do?

Do you ever ask for advice? If not, you should. Asking for advice is one of my favorite, most-overlooked people hacks because it helps you learn...

How to Hack a Networking Event

We are all have a desire to connect. We all want to help others grow. I want to share one of my 14 hacks with you from my latest book Captivate,...

My Writing Process

I have received a few questions from my lovely blog readers wanting to write their own book, memoirs and guides. I read somewhere that 86% of...

Go from Small Talk to Big Talk

Have you ever wondered how to go from small talk to big talk? In this special video, I would like to share one of my 14 hacks with you from my...

Do You Think Pick-up Lines Work?

Do pick-up lines actually work? Have you ever use one on somebody? In our weekly twitter poll we asked people, "I think pick-up line work. Yes or...

Captivate Sneak Peek l Chapter 8

For my book, Captivate I interviewed an all-around amazing human being (and very special friend of mine), Paige Hendrix Buckner: Chief Gratitude...