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5 ways you can get home-field advantage in life


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Is there really "no place like home"?

Feeling at home is incredibly powerful. "Home field advantage" isn't just for sports teams.

Negotiating on "home turf" can increase what you take away by 160 percent. And when you ask the boss for a raise, make sure to do it in your office.

Via Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing: 

Brown concluded that those who are on their home turf receive a huge windfall. Their takeaway may be worth up to 160 percent more than what the away-team opponents will bring home.

Someone asking his boss for a raise is more likely to be successful if he's in his own office than in his boss's, according to Brown. When two teams at a firm work together on a project, the team hosting the coffee and bagels in their conference room is more likely to take charge of the entire endeavor.

Why? We're naturally territorial.

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