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12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

5 Things to Say Instead of "I'm Sorry"

When someone bumps you on the subway or while passing you in a hall, what’s your initial response? If you’re like most women, you default to a quick …

The Body Language Of Creative Thinkers

Could your body language during an interview give away the fact that you’re dumb and unimaginative? Stanford scientists think so.<p>You can tell a lot about a person’s mental state just by looking at their body language. Are they laid back, or fidgety? Are they happy, or sad? Are they confident, or …

Lessons In 'Essentialism': Getting More Out Of Life By Doing Less

Greg McKeown doesn't believe in having it all or doing it all. In his new book <i>Essentialism,</i> he argues that we should pursue only those things that are truly important — and eliminate everything else.<p>"In the bigger picture essentialism is about fighting this nonsense that we have been sold ... that …

Learning a Language from Scratch – 10 Techniques for Quick and Easy Mastery

According to a BBC report last winter, there is an “alarming shortage of people able to speak the 10 languages vital to our future prosperity and …

Language Learning

Why And How To Make A Mission Statement For Your Life

Confusing, isn’t it?<p>Everyone has a different view about the careers you should follow, the relationships you should form and the dreams you should …

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“Inside Arrangement” at Mary Mary (Contemporary Art Daily)

Taking its title from a group of works by Gerda Scheepers, ‘Inside Arrangement’ includes the work of five artists who have painting as central to …