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Create A Set Of Scripts To Say 'No' Nicely

We’ve talked about why it’s important to say “No” before. Saying no bolsters focus. Saying no tactfully can be difficult, though, so create a few scripts for yourself that say no nicely.


Don't Call People Out, Call People Forth

When you get frustrated with a coworker, teammate or partner, a typical reaction is to call them out. Instead of highlighting the problems in the open — and possibly embarrassing them — use it as an opportunity to be a positive influence and help.


Generate Better Small Talk By Asking About Challenges

Small talk is hard. If you’re trying to really get someone to like you, FBI behavioural expert Robin Dreeke suggests that the best question to ask someone is about the challenges the faced over the week.


Pushbullet Gets New Filtering Features, Updated Interface

Android: Pushbullet keeps getting better. Today, the company behind your favourite device-to-device messaging app added filters to your feed so you can find pushes from yourself, contacts or channels.


HiNative Helps You Learn A Language By Connecting With Native Speakers

iOS/web: Learning a new language is difficult. HiNative enables users to get feedback from folks who speak that language natively.


Why Business Cards Still Matter (And How To Effectively Use Yours)

With most business being done digitally, you might think that business cards don’t matter anymore. But they can offer a lot. Here’s why they’re still important for business and how you can get the most out of yours.


Give Yourself A Cooling-Off Period Before Replying To Frustrating Texts

When you get a text message or email that makes you a little pissed off, it’s all too easy easy just reply as quickly as possible without really thinking about it. Chances are, you’ll say something stupid. Instead, The Wall Street Journal suggests giving yourself some cool-off time.


It's Still Not OK To Get 'Its' Wrong

Mind Your Language deals with a wide range of linguistic screw-ups, but there is only one candidate for the most common mistake in current written English. Step forward, it’s being used when its is needed.


Telstra Has Finally Opened Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders

In mid-October, both Vodafone and Optus opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but for whatever reason Telstra only got around to announcing its pricing and taking pre-orders today. We’ve added those prices to our Planhacker guide comparing what’s on offer.


Address The Point, Not The Person, When Having A Debate

Sometimes we find ourselves in a serious discussion, debate or argument, and we begin to criticise the person instead of the point they’re making. Raptitude recommends breaking that habit to be more effective in our interactions with others.