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A relationship expert shares the 4-letter word that can diminish conflict with your partner — and it does not get said enough

Hal Runkel is a family therapist and the author of "Choose Your Own Adulthood." In this video, he shares the one word, it’s a four-letter word, that does not get said enough in marriage. The following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is one word, it’s a four-letter word, that does not get said</i> …

Relationships

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

You can preempt much of your stress with these vital practices.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90 percent of top performers are skilled …

Emotional Intelligence

How to get people to like you: 7 ways from an FBI behavior expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-improvement

Looks aren't the only thing that attract us to people, scientists say

When it comes to finding people attractive, it doesn’t all come down to looks a study has found.<p>The mini review, published in the journals <i>Frontiers</i> …

Relationships

19 tricks for reading people's body language

Reading other people's body language is tricky business.<p>If someone's crossing his arms, for example, you could assume that he's closed off, when in …

Body Language

Three Pieces of Advice to Build Confidence for Public Speaking

This curated post is authored by Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO @ Vaynermedia<p>I do a lot of public speaking and there’s no arguing that I’m pretty good at it. I …

Public Speaking

Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work?<p>Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific …

Creativity

7 Signs You Are In A Happy Relationship, According To Science

❤️<p>Many relationships go through ups and downs, but only some of them are going to stand the test of time.<p>And because we don’t have a crystal ball to look into our romantic future (as much as we would like one), we’ve called on science for some good old-fashioned evidence that our relationship is as …

Relationships

Why You Hate the Sound of Your Voice--and How You Can Change It

Listening to a recording of your voice can be excruciating, but it doesn't have to be.<p>It's always unsettling to hear your own voice.<p>Whether it's higher than you thought it was, more nasally, or simply not at all like it sounds to your own ear, it's easy to find yourself harshly judging the way you …

Language

9 science-backed ways to appear more attractive

What makes people attractive? And sometimes <i>really, really</i> attractive?<p>Hotness is devilishly hard to generalize. A person's mood, cultural upbringing, and ability to get along with someone, for example, add up to radically different ideas about who's sexy and who's not.<p>That said, researchers <i>have</i> …

Psychology

How to break up with a woman

We all know the story. Boy meets girl. Boy dates girl. Boy realises she's not the one, or he's not the one, or someone else is the one, or no one will ever be the one, or ... whatever the reason, it has to end.<p>But how?<p>Ever keen to grill my friends on their private lives, I got in contact with a …

Relationships

3 Practices to Become a Great Listener

Are any of these phrases familiar to you?<p>“You just don’t understand.”<br>• “How many times do I have to repeat myself?”<br>• “I can’t tell if you’re distracted, or you just don’t care.”<p>Whether you’re hearing these phrases or saying them, they’re all signs of <i>ineffective</i> listening. And ineffective listening can …

Leadership

The 8 Key Attributes You Need to Give a Stunning Speech

Remember that the audience is rooting for you.<p><i>What are some tips I should follow for public speaking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Jim Moore, Journalist, on Quora:</b><p>As a former …

Public Speaking

The 4 Variables That Influence First Impressions

First Impressions are critical when discussing Executive Presence. We constantly make judgments about others based on spur of the moment hunches and …

Body Language

5 Mistakes That Make Teams Really Dysfunctional

Building a strong team is essential to working well together and getting good things done.<p>While we all know that building a strong team is essential to working well together, we all make mistakes in the process that ultimately set us up for failure rather than success.<p>When trying to put together …

Leadership

3 simple rules for dealing with difficult people

Finding peace with the people who push your buttons might sound harder than learning how to properly do a push-up, but mastering the art of conflict …

Mind

3 Common Habits that are Ruining Your Relationship

Want to push back against the decline in satisfaction that marriage research suggests you will (or do) have in your relationship? If so, you need to …

Marriage

9 phrases smart people never use in conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to the awful feeling …

Emotional Intelligence

Cognitive Psychologists Say Overcoming This One Bias Leads to Public Speaking Success

People who excel at giving presentations or public speaking take specific steps to improve.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave us a glimpse into how successful leaders think. His advice: "Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all."<p>Cognitive psychologists are finding that there's …

Psychology

A Manager's Guide to Delivering Bad News (Infographic)

If you have the right approach, breaking bad news doesn't have to be so daunting.<p>From giving someone negative feedback to letting an employee go -- whether you like it or not, as a business manager, you’re going to be the bearer of bad news at some point. Luckily, if you teach yourself the correct …

April 30

To Ace Your Job Interview, Get into Character and Rehearse

You’ve landed an interview for the job of your dreams. You’re ideally suited for the position, and your resume is bulletproof. You’ve researched the company, the culture, the job, and the person who will be interviewing you. (Thank you, LinkedIn.) You’ve got your answers ready and selling points …

Employment

How to Work with Someone Who Isn’t a Team Player

Do you work with someone who isn’t a team player? Maybe they’re overly focused on completing and promoting their own work. Or they don’t chip in when everyone else is scrambling to meet a deadline or pulling a presentation together. This isn’t simply frustrating; it can affect your entire group’s …

Management

The *Only* Effective Way To Deal With Conflict

What leadership and organizational behaviors would you like to change?<p>I had the great good fortune in 2010 to spend a week with the Dalia Lama on his tour, supporting him behind the scenes as he interacted with thousands of people. One of the things he likes to say is “recognition is liberation.” …

Leadership

When Speaking in Public, Don't Be Yourself

Maybe it'd be better to say: you don't have to be all of yourself.<p><i>How can people become more comfortable with public speaking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Gladstone, Writer</b> …

Public Speaking

How to Become the Most Persuasive Person in the Room

Use your influence to lead others in a positive direction.<p>Let's be honest, it takes more than knowledge, position, and popularity at work to convince people to see things your way. It takes the power of persuasion.<p>If you want to succeed, you have to be able to persuade and influence others. It …

Leadership

4 Key Characteristics Of Effective Teachers

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Pedagogy

5 ways to build a powerful, persuasive speech

When you’re tasked with a business presentation, there’s more on the line than making yourself understood. Your goals are bigger: winning new …

8 Reasons a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful

Opportunity will find you and your business when you have a strong brand.<p>If you don't have a powerful and visible personal brand, you are putting yourself at a disadvantage in almost every aspect of your professional, business and personal life. Personal branding has become a requirement for anyone …

Branding

10 Ways You Make Your Marriage Way Harder Than It Needs to Be

Moments before I walked down the aisle, I heard one resounding phrase from countless older relatives who relished doling out marriage advice to the young, naive bride: “Marriage is hard work.” And I was all, “Whatever, Grandma. We are in love. Love is never hard, and our marriage won’t be hard …

Marriage