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What Are You Afraid Of?

Do you ever have a Jaws moment when you swim in the ocean? I do. After all these years the movie still haunts me. In the back of my mind I picture how I look to a hungry Great White shark lurking just beneath the surface. Apparently I am not the only one. According to [...]

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Bounce Back: 11 Ways To Be More Resilient

With a little practice, anyone can learn how to be more resilient. A recent article explains how resilience can be cultivated: Resilience is essentially a set of skills—as opposed to a disposition or personality type—that make it possible for people not only to get through hard times to thrive during and after them. Just as [...]

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Goodness vs. Greatness: What Matters More?

Harvard researchers asked 10,000 middle and high school students the following question: What is most important to you? Achieving at a high level, happiness (defined, in part, as feeling good most of the time) or caring for others? Forty-eight percent of students selected high achievement as their top priority followed by 30 percent who chose [...]

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How to Avoid Those Awkward Moments at a Dinner Party

Guy de Maupassant famously said: Conversation is the art of never appearing a bore, of knowing how to say everything interestingly, to entertain with no matter what, to be charming with nothing at all. His wise words have special application for dinner party conversation. Politics, money, religion, sex and health are dinner party “no-nos” for [...]

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