Jade El Mariji

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Control the Language and You Control the Mind

By<p>Cognitive Dissonance<p>As is pretty common these days, the genesis for this article was a conversation between Mrs. Cog and me regarding word and …

You are what you speak

<b>Interdisciplinary research in Language and Diversity (InterLAND), an initiative that brings together colleagues in applied linguistics, social</b> …

10 Ways Body Language Can Help You Be More Powerful

On the dating scene, in the business world and in social situations, women need ways to show their confidence. Body language is a great way to assert control and communicate strength and power, but it can also tell the opposite story. What should and shouldn’t women do with their body language?<p>Here …

Personal Appearance

Personal appearance is an often disregarded part of communication and presentation skills.<p>When you are speaking in public you may be representing …

Stuck in Time: Forgiving and Forgetting

Is it really possible to forgive and forget?<p>The Tree of Forgiveness, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1885<p><i>Greek legends tell how Phyllis, queen of Thrace, fell in love with Demophoön, king of Melos, who visits her court en route for Athens after the Trojan War, where he had hidden inside the legendary</i> …

How to Beat Resistance and Start Doing What You Want to Do!

We all experience resistance every day when we're trying to do something that matters. Whether you want to sit and meditate, work on a new project, get out and exercise, whatever it is that is in the direction of growth, resistance comes alive. In my next book <i>Uncovering Happiness</i> (can't wait to …

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

Australian Man Awakes from Coma Speaking Fluent Mandarin

Ben McMahon of Melbourne, Australia, can’t remember the serious car accident that left him in a coma for over a week, but what he recalled upon …

How Not to Overthink Your Decision to Learn Japanese

So, you’re finally taking the big step. You’ve seen the occasional words or titles in anime or games, and now you want to dive into the “real” …

Can Bilingualism Make Preschoolers Smarter?

Language Learning

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge: A 1939 Manifesto for the Incalculable Rewards of Curiosity

In an age obsessed with practicality, productivity, and efficiency, I frequently worry that we are leaving little room for abstract knowledge and for the kind of curiosity that invites just enough serendipity to allow for the discovery of ideas we didn’t know we were interested in until we are, …

10 Words People Who Lack Confidence Always Use | Inc.com

Nine-hundred and seventy-two.<p>That's the total number of e-mails I received just in May, and it's about my average. That's not counting the hundreds and hundreds of messages Gmail dumped into categories for promotional mail, forum posts, and social networking updates. I've become proficient at …

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