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10 Unfriendliest Cities in the US

Who knew Delaware was so mean?

(Newser) - Planning an end-of-summer vacation? Better stay away from these US cities, apparently the kinds of places where locals will give you bad directions, then steal your wallet. Condé Nast Traveler asked travelers to rate the "friendliness" of US cities for its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards and received 128,000... More »

The Friendliest US City Is...

Charleston, SC, wins again

(Newser) - Condé Nast Traveler's annual list of America's friendliest cities is out again, and once again Charleston, South Carolina, leads the pack—one of eight Southern cities in the top 10, Opposing Views reports. The Traveler 's list, determined by a reader's survey, starts off all South... More »

Study: Nazi Interrogator's Unlikely Tactic May Be Best

Combining genuine friendliness with know-it-all attitude may elicit more info

(Newser) - If you need to extract useful information from someone, the best approach may be kindness, according to new research out of Sweden. Specifically, researchers compared a common, "direct" interrogation—where the questions are direct and specific—to the Scharff Technique, named after the highly successful German interrogator Hanns Scharff.... More »

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