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A council in Western Australia recently prohibited negative body language such as shrugging, eye-rolling and sighing in the workplace, but a blanket ban on certain gestures is destined to fail. Body language, beyond the myths, is extremely complex and difficult to analyse. It’s also easy to misinterpret, with one gesture carrying myriad possible meanings; but there are some basic rules to follow when it comes to sending the right non-verbal messages at work.
We’re human, so we mess up from time to time. Apologies can set things back on the right course, but only if they’re well-communicated. Psychologist and author Guy Winch breaks down the most important ingredients of a good apology so you can make sure you offer an effective one.
Last year, my husband and I quit our jobs, sold everything we owned, and moved our family halfway around the world. We wanted to hit “reset”. At home, our lives had become eerily predictable. So we decided to gamble with everything that was comfortable and settled about our lives for a chance at adventure.
Fashion photographers have always been guilty of applying a little too much airbrush in a bid to make their subjects look as flawless as possible. However, you may be surprised by the level of digital manipulation involved in modern images. This astonishing time-lapse video reveals how crazy Photoshop trickery has become.
We’ve talked about ways to getthat raise or promotion you deserve before, but one easy thing to do right now is to surround yourself with coworkers who are positive and upbeat about the work they’re doing. Their energy will rub off on you, and you’ll be more inclined to put in the time and effort yourself to get ahead.