Have you ever found yourself dreading a leisurely activity you had eagerly scheduled days or weeks in advance? I first caught myself doing this a few years ago when I was travelling home to Turkey. I had excitedly made plans to meet up with some old friends. But to my surprise, as the date approached, I started to feel reluctant and unenthusiastic about these long-awaited reunions.
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Even in Australia, here's no escaping Black Friday madness. Stores have been "leaking" deals for a while, teasing shoppers with previews and even trying to lure shopping humbugs with special online deals and flash sales.
When your stress is building into an exasperating moment, emotions can easily get the best of you. And that can be detrimental if you're in a professional environment. The next time you're about to explode with stress, try this instead.
Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most people would — so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are 10 of the best ones I found.
In the dating world there's a looming presence that haunts us all: Ghosting. I've watched friends get ghosted, been ghosted on and I've even been the ghost many times. But I decided to stop. Not just because I realised how impolite I was being, but because I also saw that vanishing into the ether was actually a disservice to myself.
If you don't like bothering people with favours, there may be a part of you that's afraid they will be annoyed with you. If that's the case, go ahead and ask, because personal favours actually make you more likable.
If you've been in the workplace for any extended period of time, chances are you've encountered a psychopath at some point in your career. Contrary to popular belief, not all psychopaths are serial killers or axe murderers. In fact, only a small majority of psychopaths are actually violent at all. Instead, you'll find that psychopaths will almost always be superficially charming, yet can prove to be self-serving and callous on closer inspection. Thanks to the specific set of traits that defines psychopathy, they're far more likely to be drawn to certain careers than to others.
Dear Lifehacker, I like playing games on my PC, PS3, phone, Xbox 360, tablet, and any other device I can get my hands on. I also work full time and currently have a girlfriend, but I have broken up with three previous girlfriends because of my gaming habit (Aion: The Tower of Eternity was the main culprit). What can I do to help balance my day and night, and keep my girlfriends? Thanks, Played Out
We've all seen those transformation photos of people going from pufferfish-like bellies to enviously defined abs. You may have mused, "I wish I could get to that 'After' picture, too." Oh, but you can. Without actually being close to that great a shape, in fact. It's not honest, but marketers do it, and hot damn, you will look fabulous.
Your first impression counts for a heck of a lot. When you're meeting someone for the first time, focus on the four "social gifts" you bring to the table to make your impression a good one.