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How to Be the Best at Being Humble

At a time when we feel pressured to “sell” and “brand” ourselves to get ahead, it can be hard to see where — and how — humility fits into the picture. With everything from jobs to dating to travelling feeling like a competition, we can spend a lot of time…

Why Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Counterproductive

Why Too Much Positive Thinking Can Be Counterproductive

Acknowledging the positives is a way to remember all that is good about life. However, as with everything, there can be too much of a good thing. This includes what is called toxic positivity, which is the relentless focus to only concentrate on the good, at the cost of ignoring…

Your Kids Are Learning Tons Of ‘Soft Skills’ Right Now

Your Kids Are Learning Tons Of ‘Soft Skills’ Right Now

When my son asked me to assist him with his third-grade maths yesterday afternoon, my first instinct was to back slowly out of the room. Me and maths, we have a strained relationship. But it turned out that he could do the maths; it was the damn program on his…