How To Be More Interesting? Talk About Your Feelings Not Facts

It’s your first day of work. On your first step into the company, you were bombarded with unfamiliar faces. Your eagerness to meet new colleagues urged you to say something but you couldn’t find an interesting topic to start with. Anxious about your words. Fear about leaving a boring impression to the others. Palms are sweating. How not to be boring? Is being boring an inherent quality? What makes a person interesting? The following qualities may come to your mind: Sense of humor, Extraordinary life experience. However, these qualities do…

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Don't Reply Messages Instantly. It Can Seriously Ruin Your Life

You’ve left the office for a well-deserved lunch break. Just as you sit down in your favorite diner to enjoy your sandwich and coffee… your cellphone beeps to say you have a new message. You pick up your phone, read the message, and immediately begin to reply (even though it’s nothing important or time-sensitive). By doing this, you’ve demonstrated a reactive state, where you’ve allowed your lunch break to be disrupted for a little reason. When this type of behavior becomes habitual – you’ve become a slave to circumstances. When you’re…

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Everyone Can Be Sherlock Holmes, Build Your Mind Palace For Exceptional Memory

Sherlock Holmes has been a household fictional character for decades. Famous for being detail-minded, observant, logical, slightly (or very) sociopathic, Sherlock is also known for his memory technique — his MIND PALACE (or memory palace). In the BBC crime drama Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) mentioned the word “mind palace” numerous times. He goes there to retrieve memories and information to piece together answers to solve crimes. In this scene in the episode The Hounds of Baskerville, Sherlock was deciphering what the word “liberty” means. Sherlock: Get out!…

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The More We Allow Ourselves To Do Silly Things, The More Confident We Become

How should a confident person be like? Someone who does everything well, believes in his competence, and has pride in his achievements? Or someone who does stupid things occasionally in front of others? The former description might seem to fit the typical definition of confident people. Innumerable articles and discussions tell us that to be more confident, we need to remind ourselves of what we have achieved whenever we doubt ourselves. But what if the answer is the other way round? In fact, the ones who are more willing to…

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BBC Has Concluded A List Of Best 25 Films In The 21st Century That You Should Not Miss

If I ask you to name some of the best movies in the 21st century, what will you say? The Lord of The Rings? A Beautiful Mind? Little Miss Sunshine? Finding Nemo? Her? Inception? The Martian? Inside Out? Moonlight? Or La La Land? There’re many amazing films released over the past 17 years. Some are very popular among the public, some got nominated or even received widely-recognized awards. They’re all amazing in their unique way but some of them really stood out from the crowd. BBC Culture recently reached out…

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