Tell Your Loved Ones 'Eye' Care By Doing This

For better or for worse, we all work on our computer screens for hours a day; many of us with desk jobs use it all day. One major downside is the way in which the blue light from the screen tires our eyes. But this all seems inevitable at this point. If not our computers, then our smartphones or iPads or tablets. What does blue light do to our eyes? The harm that blue light can do to our eyes has been well-documented. Not only does it cause eyestrain and…

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High Achievers Are the Ones Who Make the Most Mistakes

The impact #mistakes have had on #most people’s lives is tremendous. At school, you were taught to answer questions with model answers. At home, you were taught to be disciplined, have good manners and follow social etiquette. And at work, you’ve become accustomed to a constant expectation that you operate in a mistake-free manner! The problem with all the above scenarios is that they punish mistakes. A teacher deducts marks for a wrong answer – a supervisor scolds people for failing to take the right action. It’s no surprise, then, that…

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Not All Books Are Meant to Be Read. Here's How to Pick the Right Ones

As a culture, we have become reverential of #books and the written word. This is a great thing. A great book can challenge us, change the way we think, or tell us fantastic stories that stick with us. This is why I write, why I chose to study literature at university. I believe prose is the greatest story telling form we have, and poetry the greatest method of self expression. Yet, are reverence of books is such that many of us see it as a faultless medium, that a bad…

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Positivity Ratio: If You Have One Negative Emotion, You Need Three Positive Ones to Counter It

Your #positive emotions radiate off of you into your environment, affecting the people in that space. People who match you in positive frequency will gravitate towards you. Being positive is the reason why desirable situations in life seem to find you. Opportune situations arise and it just so happens that you’re ready to take advantage of them. #Positivity just may be the greatest element of persuasion. Would you ever let anyone who’s angry or doubtful convince you of anything? It’s important to learn how to harness a surfeit of positive…

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How to Feel Connected to the Ones You Care About Through Effective Communication

Have you ever found yourself reliving conversations and constantly repeating yourself? It may be while trying to convey a message to your children or significant other. You may be having trouble getting your boss or colleagues to see things from your perspective, or not getting #through to a friend or loved one #about an important issue. Do you often #feel like you are simply talking into a vacuum or speaking a language nobody else understands? We’ve all been there and it can be very frustrating. The best communicators treat communication…

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How to Spot Real Leaders Without Being Fooled by Fake Ones

Your boss is someone you need to report to and listen to, whether you like them or not. Every business has someone who is in charge of running a team of people, but that does not qualify them as #leaders. #Being in the position of power does not make you a leader, it takes much more than that. A leader is someone who inspires and motivates people to do their best while creating a bond of trust. A leader doesn’t have to instill fear to get things done – a…

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Creativity Is Not Inborn, Mimicking the Truly Creative Ones Is the First Step

What if I told you #creative people are found to be more attractive by others? According to a study done by Christopher Watkins, “#Creativity can enhance your attractiveness both as a potential date and as a potential social partner” [1]. This may sound great, but there is more to the study than just this. Other factors that come into play include gender and physical appearance. Surprisingly, the effects of creativity are stronger for average looking people than people who are genetically gifted. Creativity is also thought to be more beneficial…

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