Flashback Friday: How touching gets people to do your bidding.

When it comes to getting people to help, it may seem like some people just have the magic touch and others don’t. But if you are one of those poor souls who end up with the brunt of any “shared” task, take heart! According to this study, there is a really simple thing you can do to get people to help you: touch them! That’s right — people were much more likely to help a stranger with a unpleasant task (taking care of a large excited dog) when they were touched while being asked to help. So

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