How To Correctly Refer To People With Disability

For those considerate souls who are interested in referring to people with disability in a modern, acceptable way, the People With Disability organisation has released a document which makes things easy by laying out some clear guidelines. It’s called the Guide to Reporting Disability, but obviously it’s not limited to reporters.


How To Support A Distressed Coworker

When you spend over 40 hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences at office, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favourite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. But when a coworker is going through a personal crisis, how do you show support while respecting their privacy?


This Video Gives You A Primer On How To Take Criticism

Learning to take criticism isn’t a skill most of us want to learn, but it’s essential to getting an objective view of your strengths and weaknesses. This video gives you a start-to-finish primer on how to take, filter, clarify, and apply criticism you receive.


For A More Powerful Apology, Match A Person's 'Apology Language'

We all mess up from time to time, and when it affects someone else, it’s good to apologise. But people have different ways of apologising. When saying you’re sorry to someone, it might help to stick to their “apology language.”


Who Has A Problem With Whom?

Who has a problem with the word “whom”? For whom should we devote grammar lessons? Who talks ill of the English language? Whom should we throw in jail?


Google May Offer 'Did You Mean' Suggestions While Searching On Android

Google’s “Did you mean” feature is a handy way to avoid having to remember how to spell things. Now, Google seems to be spreading its reach to autocomplete suggestions on Android, before you’ve even completed your search.


Ask A Novel, Interesting Question To Remember Names And Introductions

Behaviour expert Jon Levy has a neat trick to remember people’s names and how they first met. Upon being introduced, he seeks to create a memorable moment, usually by asking a question that will have a unique response.


Optus Introduces Data Rollover On Pre-Paid Plans

Here’s some good news for phone users who hate “wasting” unused data. As part of a pricing revamp for its pre-paid mobile plans, Optus is allowing customers to hang onto their unused data up to a maximum of 10GB. The revised plan also now includes unlimited calls and texts.


The Most Common Embarrassing Social Blunders And How To Bounce Back

A few years back, a friend of mine experienced a classic foot-in-mouth moment. “Congratulations!” she said to a coworker, who dryly replied, “I’m not pregnant.” An embarrassment like that makes you want to crawl under a rock and never show your face again. Tempting, but it’s probably healthier to recover from that moment.


Microsoft Is Launching A Site To Help Teach Minecraft To Teachers

Minecraft has been a transformative title in the gaming sphere, but Microsoft’s ambitions for the title goes way beyond simply blowing up creepers for fun.