How to Teach Your Kids the Most Important Soft Skills That Aren't Taught in Schools

Ever ask a teenager a question and they shove their hands in their pockets, avert their eyes and mumble some incoherent answer. It makes you irritated, maybe even suspicious, but before you jump to any conclusions, that teen may not have learned the #soft #skills necessary for childhood development. These set of interpersonal skills are usually not #taught in #schools, but learning them in childhood can prevent future problems. Unlike hard skills, like math, reading, science and social studies, soft skills revolve around communication, relating with others, and self discipline….

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How to Stop Nightmares and Get A More Restful Sleep!

Have you ever experienced a bad dream so horrifying that your heart was pounding when you woke up? Perhaps this is a regular occurrence for you, and you’ve started to dread going to bed? #Nightmares can ruin your #sleep and leave you feeling exhausted during the day, but fortunately there are steps you can take to get a better night’s rest. Nightmares are #more common in young children, but can affect anyone. They are not harmful, but can result in fatigue if they continue every night or most nights over…

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Don't Need to Look Elsewhere: 10 Letter of Recommendation Templates That Fit Every Occassion

Writing a #letter of #recommendation for educational or job candidates can be surprisingly difficult. You may be puzzled at what exactly to be included in the letter. The format is also a big trouble. Should it be written in a formal or friendly casual manner? How not to sound cliche while persuasive? Writing a nice letter of recommendation with completely nothing to begin with is tremendously challenging. However, there are a number of great #templates that provide you with the perfect Letter of Recommendation templates for #every occasion and requirement….

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Real-Life Love Stories That Will Remind You True Love Does Exist

A long time ago, someone told me one of the truest #love #stories. It was this: the real value of your life is how well you loved and were loved back. In an age where people, places and moments are too easily replaced, societal norm has acclimatized to a kind of social media dating that is anything but normal. I have often pondered what impact this modern re-invention of romance would have on me if I were 10-years-old today. I grew up where liking a boy meant a stomach of…

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How to Be Assertive Without Being Too Aggressive

Have you ever been in a situation where you are in a group whose opinions are not aligned with yours? What did you do? Did you keep quiet or did you express your opinions just as they express themselves? Assertiveness is a skill of those people who can express themselves straightforwardly, #without stepping on the rights of others. However, not everyone knows the importance of assertiveness for both personal and professional lives. Some people find it difficult to be #assertive. But what most of us don’t know is that assertiveness…

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Why the Value of Creativity Is Decreasing

The modern world provides seemingly endless opportunities for entertainment, distraction and the automation of some of the more mindless tasks that our forebears would have spent their time on. In theory, 21st-century life should be packed with output from people whose minds have been freed to think, imagine and create, but is that what we are seeing? Well, no, it’s not. We often see attempts of minimising risks in creative industries these days. What we are seeing is endless re-hashing of the same ideas: sequels, prequels, remakes and re-imaginings abound, and…

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Think Like a Billionaire: How to Get Rich Even If You Don't Have Much Now

#Have you ever wondered why some people are #rich and some poor? You may #think it’s the luck of the draw – the family you were born into, the country you live in, the abundance or lack of good jobs. Yes, these can be factors, but the difference between being rich or poor primarily boils down to one thing. Are you continually poor and struggling to find enough money, looking at rich people and finding it unfair? Or #even someone with a good amount of money and wondering why some…

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