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Conventional wisdom holds that in order to stand out, it is important to highlight your achievements. Findings from a study conducted by researchers at...
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Is Home a Feeling or a Place?

It is said that home is a feeling, not a place. But for many of us, the house we grew up in occupies sacred...
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Gratitude is a Verb

I probably say “thank you” at least 50 times a day. It’s not because I have excessive amounts of gratitude; it’s an automatic response. As...
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There is a recurring theme in most of what we say. Studies show that hands down, our favorite topic of communication is, you guessed it,...
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Why Is Making Friends As An Adult Difficult?

According to Aristotle, there are three kinds of friendship. The first is strategic—both people get something out of it. The second type of friendship...
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How To Conquer Fear From A Man Who Swims With Sharks

William Winram is a record-holding free diver (no cage, no breathing apparatus) and a chance encounter with a shark over 25 years ago changed...
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There is a saying that you are the average of the five people you spend time with and research backs this up. We are...
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The Truth About Happily Ever After

What does it take to make a good marriage? A study at the University of Virginia explored this question in depth. The results challenge some...
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33 Things I Will Tell My Daughter

Do you spend enough time with your children? This question haunts many busy parents, including me. It is based on the assumption that the...

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