Salam Saad 

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How to Quickly and Effectively Learn a New Language Before Your Next Vacation

The process of preparing for a trip abroad can be daunting. Between packing and planning, learning foreign words and phrases may get put on the back …

Language Learning

How to React to a Really Bad Handshaker

In any handshake, you're only half the story. What if the other person is just really bad?<p>We keep getting handshakes wrong.<p>So while I wrote separately about the most important rules to keep in mind when you're shaking hands, you're only one half of the handshaking equation. By definition, there's …

Body Language

After mopping up spilled coffee, Dutch leader Mark Rutte becomes a symbol of etiquette

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was walking into the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport building in The Hague on Monday when he dropped coffee. In a bid to clean up his mess, the head of a major European government reached for a mop — and started swiping at the spill.<p>As they saw what he was …

Europe

Explainer: What is the Kanban system and how to get started with a Kanban board

We explain the basic principles of Kanban, introduce the Kanban board and look at Kanban vs Scrum<p>Managers may breathily whisper the word 'Kanban' to …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

How To Become A Professional Speaker In 7 Easy Steps

One thing that successful freelancers and entrepreneurs often do is create multiple income streams. For example, a freelance web designer might teach a design course as an adjunct instructor at a local community college. A marketing consultant might write a set of e-books on marketing for small …

9 Signs of Low Emotional Intelligence

How Low Emotional Intelligence Affects Relationships<p>Low emotional intelligence is a problem that can have an influence on a wide variety of social …

5 Best Speech Practices From Sir Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman won this year’s Academy Award for Best Actor because he had an unfair advantage: Sir Winston Churchill, the character he portrayed in <i>Darkest Hour</i>, was so much a larger-than-life character than those played by the other nominees. Sir Winston’s momentous achievements and actions gave Mr. …

Winston Churchill

The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least check on your new MacBook.<p>1. Check for updates<p>Has Apple released an update to …

Are you really an introvert? 3 surprising ways to tell

Being an introvert seems like the "it" personality trait of the moment. There are love tips for introverts; advice for introverts climbing the corporate ladder and numerous quizzes claiming to help label us introverted or extroverted.<p>There's an assumption that —in a social media-ruled world — …

Behavioral Sciences

The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain …

Personality

21 Insanely Useful Skills Every Introvert Has Mastered

We are the masters of faking disappointment over canceled plans.

The 6 Stages All Introverts Go Through As They Grow Up

By Alden Tan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/24fnVM2<p>I actually went through these stages. I wish I knew about them earlier.<p>Why the importance of …

How Other People Would Describe You, According to Your MBTI Type

By Chandler Hamby,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1WfYqHL<p><b>INTJ:</b> You are the coldest shard of ice, but also the hottest flash of lightning. You are …

You Have To Love An Introvert Differently

By Bianca Sparacino,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1MM7Jxj<p><b>You have to love us patiently.</b> As an introvert, we like to take things slow. You have to …

10 Everyday Things Only Extroverted Introverts Will Understand

By Becca Martin,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Ki0mMN<p>Most people identify themselves as either an introvert or an extrovert, but what about the …

10 things that people don’t understand about introverts

Being an introvert can be a tough thing to accept at first.<p>Your parents might tell you that ‘you’ll grow out of it’ but here I am, 20 years later …

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the SVP of retail strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest-ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to leave her post as …

ahrendts

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Self-improvement

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

Public Speaking

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step

How to get unstuck, procrastinate less, and focus more.<p>You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and …

Time Management

The Model in 'the Racist Dove Ad' Just Spoke Up--and Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Lola Ogunyemi, the face of the controversial Dove ad that went viral, shares a very thoughtful take.<p>Lola Ogunyemi, the model at the center of the Dove advertisement that many have accused of having racist overtones, wrote an editorial that was published yesterday on <i>The Guardian.</i> (If you haven't yet …

Women of Color

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time

Time is money, and just by showing up on time for meetings you'll save thousands of dollars a minute for your business and clients.<p>It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't …

British Virgin Islands

13 Behaviors That Make People Dislike You Immediately

Everyone’s got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realized later that he or she is actually the …

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful

Need some hacks to grow your business? Start here.<p>If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things You Didn't Know About Being A Royal Heir

There's more to it than a prestigious title<p>As the next in line to inherit the crown, royal heirs are entitled to a number of privileges. However, …

Prince Charles

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button

<b>“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha</b><p>I used to be the queen of putting my foot in my mouth. I'd say the first …

Mindfulness