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How One Small Change in Your Body Language Can Significantly Improve Your Performance

Itturns out that, you can literally fake it until you make it. Changing the way that you act not only influences other peoples’ perception of you, it also changes your own perception of yourself! Professor of social psychology and researcher at Harvard University, Amy Cuddy, explains that by changing your body language for just two minutes, you can …

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Why You’ll Never Regret Throwing Yourself Into The Deep End

My Dad is a very practical man; the type that wears socks with sandals. It’s all about the user experience. He’s pretty rational. Only more recently has he begun to grow more attuned to emotion when he’s making decisions or giving advice. I, on the other hand, am pretty emotional; always have been. My brother once put …

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Three Lessons We Can All Learn From a British Barber

The standing ovation was well-deserved. I saw him deliver his speech live, at a TEDx event in Manchester (UK) last year. Some people cried, some people laughed, and some people felt goose-bumps. And at the end, everyone stood up to cheer; to congratulate not only his speech but his extraordinary effort to improve peoples’ lives. He taught us all …

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6 Signs Your Work Hierarchy Is Taking Advantage of You

However ‘flat’ the hierarchy might be, there’s always a hierarchy. And when you’re starting in your career, you’re at the bottom of it. You’re young, and you want to make a name for yourself. You want to learn and seize every opportunity. So, you become ‘the yes guy,’ hoping that others will count on you when they need to …

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What True Freedom Means According to a Holocaust Survivor

Edith returns to Auschwitz. More than one million people were murdered right where she’s standing. There are no words that can explain the inhumanity of that human-made death factory. As she looks around the world’s biggest cemetery, she recalls the festive sounds that played through the loudspeakers on her first day. She remembers her father …

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5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Chances of Success

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and setting myself up for a smooth start. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing writers, who are even better …

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