What is the most common obstacle to finding factual, pertinent information? It is the proliferation of poorly researched, or even knowingly false, data. Primarily found on the Internet, fiction posing as facts, or simply slipshod work, can look like the real thing because legitimate websites with accurate content reside side-by-side with poor quality sites. It can be difficult to tell the difference.
The best way to avoid reliance on poor information is to be suspicious. Do not take any information you find on the Internet as truth until you can substantiate it with duplicate information on at least three other sites. Read the tips in Lesson 8 for more about evaluating the quality and content of websites.
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Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.