May I have a word in your right ear?

Are you having trouble getting people to do what you need them to do for you? A supervisor to move a project along a bit faster, someone in accounting to talk to someone in legal to sort out a problem. Maybe you are approaching them the wrong way. Or rather from the wrong side.

Italian scientists say if you want someone to do something, ask them in their right ear. They believe this is because the left side of the brain, which is known to be better at processing requests, deals with information from the right ear.  Check out their findings, which are published online in a European science journal.