Curiosity Daily Podcast: Why Does February have 28 Days?

Learn about why February only has 28 days; why early birds and night owls aren’t the only two chronotypes; and why the anchoring effect says you should always make the first offer when you’re negotiating.

February 01, 2021

Episode Show Notes:

Why Does February Have 28 Days? by Joanie Faletto

A new study confirms that Early Birds and Night owls aren’t alone as the only two chronotypes by Cameron Duke

When Negotiating, You Should Always Make the First Offer by Reuben Westmaas

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