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11 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success In Your Early 20s

Whether you're still in school or recently graduated, on your own or still living with your parents, you could benefit from some advice from those who've already figured out how to survive in the real world.<p>In a recent Quora thread, users addressed the question: "What can I do in my 20s that will …

These Verbal Tics Show When You're Feeling Insecure

Yet if you know what linguistic tics to look for, you can recognize self-doubt (and perhaps bleach the fuchsia from your pants before anyone notices). Insecurity has several linguistic calling cards, and learning to spot them may help you both assuage others and more skillfully present your self to …

25 Valuable Life Lessons From A 99-Year-Old

Andy Anderson's life story is one for the big screen — he met my great-grandmother on a Saturday, and they married on the following Saturday.<p>They stayed together until my grandma took her last breath 67 years later. In between those 67 years, they had two children, adopted another son, and were the …

Memory Tip: Show Your Brain What's Important

For example, if you're trying to remember what you read, highlighting doesn't help.<p>On the other hand, flash cards do.<p>The difference lies in what psychologists call <b>desirable difficulty</b>.<p>Essentially, when learning <i>feels</i> difficult, learning is actually happening.<p>It's like when you lift a weight that's …

Here Is The History Of Life As We Know It

A lot has happened in the Earth's history of nearly 4.6 billion years. Volcanoes erupted, asteroids crashed down, life formed, and countless species evolved and went extinct, all while the continents were slowly drifting around.<p>Designer Juan David Martinez captures this vast and humbling history in …

6 Books That Will Change The Way You Think For The Better

Reading what everyone else reads is good for conversation, perhaps, but it's not going to help you to think differently. And if you can't think differently, you're always going to be a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.<p>With that in mind, here are 5 books that you've (probably) never heard of …

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Try This 10-Minute Trick To Put An End To Procrastination

Why does this work? Well, first of all, you are more likely to procrastinate on smaller tasks, allowing them to become bigger and bigger over the course of the day as more time and thought are put in than necessary.<p>Secondly, you are more likely to get results when a task is finished immediately. …

The Problem Isn't That Life Is Unfair — It's That You Don't Know The Rules

Unless you're winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you.<p>The truth is, life is just playing by different rules.<p>The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they're a bit more complicated, and a <i>lot</i> less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them.<p>Let's …

10 Mistakes Amateurs Make While Cooking Meat

We gathered a few tips for cooking steak, bacon, and more.<p>From more hygienic practices, to hacks that will make cooking easier, here is the best advice we could find.<p><b>1. Using the same cutting board for meat and vegetables.</b><p>Uncooked meat will leave bacteria on everything it touches, including your …

A Simple Test Can Determine If You're A Good Liar

Psychologist Richard Wiseman, the author of "59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute," has a simple test to determine whether you are a good liar or not.<p>It's called the "Q" test and it takes about five seconds to complete.<p>Here's how it works: Using the first finger of your dominant hand, …

24 Things Millennials Need To Realize About The Real World

Reuters reports Bob and Maureen have pleaded not guilty and now await a trial that begins in July. They could face prison time and over $1 million in fines.<p>Someone should have told the McDonnells: if you (allegedly) accept bribes, you will get caught and your career will fall apart.<p>What else should …

17 Tactics For Reading People's Body Language

According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55% of the message you convey comes from your body language.<p>That's why studying body language has such a long history.<p>None other than Charles Darwin wrote the first academic investigation into body language, his "The Expression of the Emotions in Man …

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7 Public Speaking Secrets From TED Legend Simon Sinek

Yet, with some 22 million video views under his belt, the optimistic ethnographer also happens to be the third most-watched TED Talks presenter of all time.<p>Ironic for an introvert, isn't it? Sinek's unlikely success as both an inspirational speaker and a bestselling author isn't just dumb luck. …

11 Manly Ways To Tie A Scarf

How does a man tie a scarf?<p>A simple question - but one that has become more complex as the scarf itself has become a more feminine accessory over the last 50 years.<p>This has led to a shift in how this classic men's accessory is viewed.<p>That's unfortunate.<p>The scarf is a classic, masculine piece of …

How To Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

You've probably been making scrambled eggs for years. But chances are, they're not nearly as great as they could be. The power of properly scrambled eggs—ones that are light and fluffy, and softly set—should not be underestimated. Whether served on a buttered piece of toast or worked into a …

9 Magic Words That ​Can ​Reduce Stress

My mother, who was an award-winning salesperson for Bristol-Myers, taught me what she called "the nine magic words" for working with people, especially in stressful situations. I strongly suspect that neuroscience will eventually catch up with my mother's words of wisdom, but I see no reason to …

9 Simple Things Great Speakers Always Do

Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what <i>should</i> I do?"<p>So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, for what you should <i>always</i> do during your …