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Use The Three P's To Defeat Your Inner Critic And Think Positively

How you talk to yourself inside your head can have a huge impact on how you act in real life. If you’re the type who struggles with an overly critical inner voice, you can try to change your habits with the three P’s.


Four Scientific Ways To Stay Awake Without Caffeine

When your day is starting to drag, and you don’t want to drink any more coffee, there’s still a few things you can do to help you stay awake. This video explains four methods, supported by science, to keep the Z’s away.


Working Retail Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Humanity

People say that “everyone should work retail or service at least once in their lives.” I couldn’t agree more. Like many people, some of my first jobs were retail service gigs. One in a department store, another in a bookstore. I’ve long since moved on, but I learned a lot about the nature of people — and how that battle between selfishness and empathy is something we all struggle with, every day.


How To Handle Being Bullied As An Adult

You’d think that bullies would disappear after high school, but some people never grow out of being a great big jerk. They may not steal your lunch money anymore, but bullies can still harass you, put you down and even undermine your work. Here are some tips for understanding and dealing with bullies, no matter how old you are.


Successful Negotiation Isn't About Being Dominant

Most of us think of haggling as asserting our dominance and showing we’re unafraid to get what we want. But successful negotiation isn’t necessarily about being dominant; it’s about finding common ground.


Resist Nostalgia To Improve Your Outlook For The Future

Nostalgia is a tricky feeling. Sometimes, it brings us exciting new Star Wars movies. Other times it brings us yet another damn Transformers film. For your own life, nostalgia for the old days can feel nice, but it can also hold you back from improving your future.


iOS App Moo-q Tells You When Your Brain Works Best

iPhone: We track just about everything these days, why not add our brains to the list? Your cognitive function works differently throughout the day, and moo-q will tell you when your brainpower is at its best. It will also try to find a link between your mood and your cognitive skills.


How To Stop Overplanning (Even If You're A Perfectionist)

When done well, daily and weekly planning rituals can help you travel gracefully through life in a peaceful, intentional manner. But sometimes, over-planning your activities can make you a neurotic, stressed-out person who feels like you would have been better off if you hadn’t planned anything in the first place.


Don't Use Sarcasm In Conversation Until You Trust Each Other

Sarcasm is a great way to diffuse a negative emotion, but it’s easy to go overboard. The Wall Street Journal suggests you stick to only using sarcasm when you’re close with someone to avoid potential confusion.


Admit You're Anxious To Your Audience To Help Alleviate The Stress

Getting nervous is unavoidable. Whether it’s during a presentation, on a date, or meeting someone new, feeling anxious is going to happen. To help deal with your anxiety, admit it to your audience.


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