We know that gossip can be about as real and credible as the fairy tales you were told as a kid, but this knowledge doesn't deter some people from engaging in it. Here's why people gossip (or participate in it) and what to do if you become the subject of gossip.
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I love the concept of ride sharing services like Lyft or Uber, and I use them all the time when I travel or feel the urge to paint the town red. But it's not just because they're convenient; I like to talk to the drivers! And I wouldn't trade all the stories, advice and near head-on collisions for anything.
Your role at the doctor's office isn't over when you describe your problem. You have to understand what your provider is telling you — and that goes double if you're signing a form to say you understand the risks of a procedure or of being involved in a study.
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.
Everyone wants to be a great conversationalist, whether you're networking or just catching up with friends. Share your stories in the present tense to make them (and yourself!) more engaging and interesting.
Making small talk is one of those things that no one likes, but everyone has to do. Kalina Silverman decided to ditch the tradition and dive straight into a big question instead. It's one of the most effective ways to get over the discomfort of small talk.