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Boost Response Rate by Including These 4 Things in Every Introductory Email

I’ve had to send a good few emails in my day. In fact, working in a corporate setting, I’ve probably written the words “kind regards” more times than I’ve pronounced my own name. But it’s only more recently since I went freelance and launched a new podcast, that I’ve had to increase my outreach to people …

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Forget Having Something to Fall Back On, It’s Overrated

How many times have you been told to do something so you’ll “have something to fall back on”? We like to diminish our risk of failing by keeping a ‘Plan B’ at the ready. This way we can embellish our response the next time we’re asked what we’re doing at a dinner party; pretend it was …

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Your 20s Aren’t “the Time of Your Life” — They’re the Opening Act

Wearing a party hat I fashioned using flashcards and a shoelace, a glass of cava in hand, a cupcake supporting a disproportionately large candle, and truth be told, in my pajamas, I jumped on (yet another) Zoom call. Six friends and I wanted to celebrate our friend Maia’s 30th birthday! Having taken a couple of …

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4 Negative Thought Patterns Making You Age Faster, According to Psychologists

Telomeres. They’re the key players in the aging process; essential parts of your cells’ DNA that determine how quickly your cells age. They’re the biological equivalent of a hairdresser who chops off more than you bargained for, leaving you wishing you could go back to the good old days when you actually looked like yourself. …

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How 3 Unique Human Qualities Can Make Your Life Easier And You More Effective

Research shows 99.9% of our genetic information is common to all human beings. This means all the differences between you, me, and anyone else come from differences in just 0.01% of our DNA. Our hair, eye, and skin color, our height, our blood type. Each one of these differences arises within the 0.01% of DNA which differs …

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How to Become More Patient, By Definition

I’ve had countless conversations with friends and family about patience. It’s that skill we all wish would come more naturally to us so we wouldn’t feel so annoyed and agitated when we have to endure tedious situations. Oftentimes, those situations involve waiting, and all we want to do is skip to the end. Whether it’s waiting in …

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