If you want people to trust you a little more, put on a spritz of lavender. It sounds silly, but a recent study revealed that the scent lulled people into a more easygoing state in which they were more trusting. (Self)
Need a last-minute doctor's appointment? Try calling between 10 and 11 in the morning. That's when the office staff is figuring out their schedule — and learning about afternoon cancellations — so you'll have the best chance of getting in that day. (Prevention)
There's no getting around it: First dates will always be at least a little bit awkward. But, studies show that asking the bigger questions (like these) can put you on the fast track to feeling close with a new person.