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How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

8 Ways Body Language Beats IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust, but social psychologist Amy Cuddy knows first-hand how attitude can outweigh IQ.<p>Cuddy suffered a car accident at the age of 19 which resulted in brain damage that …

The Skills Everyone Should Have by Age 18, According to a Stanford Dean

High school is supposed to prepare you for real life, but sometimes it falls short. If you’re looking for essentials to teach your kids (or learn as …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

The Top 3 Ways to Beat “Burn Out”

Nothing kills momentum more than taking time to reorient yourself after you experience burnout. The highly successful can't afford to let burnout affect their daily routine.<p>As a performance coach, I hear time and time again that, "I just feel burnt out." Nothing kills momentum more than taking time …

Time Management

A Critique of Critical Thinking

By many accounts, the American educational system aims towards the goal of teaching kids how to "think critically." We're supposed to analyze and conclude -- not just memorize and restate. Even in elementary school, my fourth and fifth grade teachers routinely insisted that we had to "think …

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also …

Teaching

How to Stop Being Lazy and Get More Done: 5 Expert Tips

Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting.<p><b>We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done.</b> I certainly …

9 Job-Finding Secrets From Headhunters

You’re on the prowl for a new job? Good luck with that. You can furiously send out resumes and cover letters all you want, but research suggests most …

6 Ways You Should Revise Your Writing, Every Time

When someone tells you a piece you’ve written doesn’t “flow well,” it can be maddeningly unspecific. But there’s good news: it’s surprisingly easy to …

A chemist says most people overlook a huge factor when brewing coffee

Tom Smith Photography<p>Christopher H. Hendon, a postdoctoral fellow in chemistry at MIT, was sitting in a coffee shop near his graduate school in the …

Science Says There Are 4 Types of Introverts: Which One Are You?

Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing — sure, small talk might not be your favorite activity, but you’re definitely a pro at making your alone time rock . Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestseller <i>Quiet</i> , the whole world learned what many of us already knew: Introverts are awesome. Wellesley Psychology …

Psychology

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Emotions Impact Your Work -- So Why Don't Companies Take Mental Health Seriously?

Mental health in the workplace is neglected and rarely, if ever, addressed, according to an expert.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>One somewhat unfortunate reality of living in …

Learn These Body Language Tricks to Better Express Affection

Communication is pretty tricky in any relationship. If you want to share affection without blurting out “Hey, I like you!” to everyone you meet, a …

8 Storytelling Secrets Every Business Leader Should Know

"Mum, can we watch The Lion King?"<p>Disney movies are interesting. Their stories make you laugh, cry, and laugh again. They teach you important lessons.<p>Many people love stories, but few people tell good stories.<p>To succeed in business, we need to tell good stories so people will listen and take action.<p>…

The 10 Commandments of a Rational Discussion

Logical fallacies run rampant during a passionate debate. It’s imperative you know how to spot a logical fallacy in order to elevate a discussion and …

Why You Should Always Embrace Negative Emotions

60 Things for Your Bucket List Other than Getting Married

What are you life goals beyond marriage and having kids...Your bucket list is on thing you can easily tackle and look forward to enjoying along the …

5 Rituals to Help You Learn a Language Faster

People are motivated to learn languages for different reasons. It might be because you’ve moved abroad and wish to understand the native tongue of …

The Important Difference Between Sadness and Depression

In my years of private practice, I’ve met many people struggling with depression who thought they were merely sad. I’ve also met many people who were …

18 Cognitive Biases You Can Use for Conversion Optimization

Persuading completely rational people to make a rational decision or take a rational action would be quite easy. Unfortunately, you’re stuck dealing …

Brand Storytelling: Where Humanity Takes Center Stage

There has been a dramatic [mark color: 0091ab]shift in brand marketing[/mark] and advertising techniques over the past 20 years; humanity now takes …

4 Scientifically Proven Ways To Boost Your Brain Productivity

Science backed techniques to enhance your productivity! Use these to boost your performance and success.

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Critical Thinking<p>Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, …

5 Common Mental Errors That Stop You From Making Good Decisions

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational.<p>For a long time, researchers and economists believed that humans made logical, well-considered decisions. In recent …