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'Imposter syndrome' makes people feel like they don't deserve success — here are 10 ways to keep it from getting to you

Have you ever walked into a meeting hoping that you'll be able to convince others that you're an expert in your field, when in reality you feel as if you're faking it? Have you ever feared that you would be "found out" to be less competent than others think you are? The "impostor phenomenon" was …

Self-improvement

How to Help People with Challenging Behaviors

I’ve often been asked to address how to deal with a person with a mental illness or a substance abuse issue who is very symptomatic and who may be …

Mental Disorders

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure)

Failure is more of a choice than we think.<p>Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, …

Why incompetent people often think they’re actually the best

13 Memes To Text Your Partner When You're Horny But You Want To Be Low-Key About It

I have to confess, I have a bit of meme addiction — to the point where probably half all text communication I have with my partner is via some kind …

5 Memes To Send After A First Date That Will Guarantee A Second

Nothing is sexier to me than someone who can make me laugh. If you want to guarantee that I will say yes to a second date, crack me up and I am all …

Please don't send me nostalgic memes about growing up in the 1970s – it wasn't all so great back then

"Congratulations to the ones born in the 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and EARLY 80s," read the meme, posted on a Facebook page called "Healing Heart", …

Why Some People Take Breakups Harder Than Others

Part of it depends on whether they believe personality is fixed or constantly changing.<p>It’s a question that often plagues people after a painful break-up: <i>What went wrong?</i> As they work to figure out the answer, people typically create new relationship stories, analyzing the events leading up to the …

Breakups

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

Self-improvement

9 Page-Turners Too Addictive To Put Down

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Origin</b> by Dan Brown<p>"The plot is absurd, of course, but the book is a definitive pleasure. Prepare to be absorbed—and in more ways than one." Another Brown (<i>Inferno</i>, 2013, etc.) blockbuster, blending arcana, religion, and …

Books

13 Quotes to Show Your Fears Who’s Boss

When we really fear something, the terror of it all seems so huge at first. We get lost in rumination after rumination until we finally talk …

7 Flirty Texts To Send Someone You Just Met, But Are Totally Crushing On

I f*cking love crushes. Pardon my immediate French, but that's how strongly I feel about them. (Also, anything remotely French is sexy, so let's go …

5 Confusing Texts We've All Gotten After A First Date & What They Really Mean

I'm pretty bad at reading into what things mean. I mean, I definitely read into things, but in all the wrong ways, especially when it comes to …

This Professor Helped His Student Get A Date & Twitter Is Losing It

Asking out a crush can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Add in the fact the you might not come across cool and confident while texting, and …

5 Sweet Texts To Send Your Crush After You Hang Out To Subtly Let Them Know You Like Them

I usually wait for my dates and crushes to text me instead of reaching out to them. Emotional vulnerability can be terrifying, and societal norms …

5 Lineup Scowls Everyone Should Have in Their Quiver

A good scowl is worth a thousand words.<p><b>The average surf lineup is a rich ecosystem of nonverbal communication</b>, a mastery of which is imperative if …

Body Language

A champion poker player explains how to tell when someone's lying

Watch their eyes, says champion poker player Phil Hellmuth.<p>Hellmuth has made a career out of calling peoples' bluffs. So far, he's won 14 bracelets at the World Series of Poker and a total of $21,971,705 at live tournaments.<p>Hellmuth partly credits his ability to read people as the secret to his …

Poker

Approaching a Fearful or Aggressive Dog

It's not hard to tell when a dog is afraid. All you need to do is read your dog's body language. Shivering, cowering, tail tucked between the legs, …

11 habits of ridiculously likeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Reading Minds Is a Skill We All Need to Work On

The other night I watched a TV item on Colin Cloud, the Scottish forensic profiler and "mind reader" currently touring New Zealand. Of course, he …

Body Language

Brexit diary 11: Brexit body language

Brexit talks are supposedly moving forward at last. But how good is the chance that the two chief negotiators will succeed? DW's Brussels …

Want to Learn How to Be a Better Communicator? Learn How to Listen.

It's often said that we have two ears but only one mouth. Therefore, we should listen twice as much as we speak.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Miscommunication, conflict, assumptions, errors, mistakes, ineffective decisions and a loss of team cohesion: What do all of …

Public Speaking

You can trust me: Five shortcuts to show that you’re for real

When you first meet someone, it makes sense to be wary. But the surprising truth is that most people are actually trustworthy – and trusting. That is …

RACGP uses human lie detector to help GPs sniff out deception among patients

The family doctor is unlikely to need van Aperen's skillset to unmask a serial killer in the consulting room, but like all humans, patients lie for …