Looking Out For Other Physical Signs

As I mentioned earlier, we establish rapport by adapting to our recipient in a number of different areas. The first of these is body language. I am actually not particularly fond of that term. “Language” makes it sound as though there’s a vocabulary list somewhere that you can just …

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Core Identity

People differ in their certainty of who they are. People high in self-concept clarity are chronically certain of their core identity and are generally happier as a result. The brand that can connect to a consumer high in self-concept clarity will enjoy powerful brand loyalty. Telling your brother that you …

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Feeling Down?

Depression is about more than feeling down. It involves cognitive changes too, including poorer memory and slowed thinking. It also features bodily changes. As with other so-called mental illnesses, effects are not restricted to the brain. One of the hottest topics in current depression research is the link with inflammation …

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Feeling Insecure

In adolescence, one can learn to feel insecure in academics or social conditions due to peer pressure, embarrassing revelations (or threats of disclosure), or adult distrust. Teenagers may feel insecure about a traumatic rejection or a series of small rejections. Adults can also feel dangerous when presenting or performing tasks …

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How To Remember People’s Names

Many people have difficulty remembering names when meeting a lot of new people at the same time. The best thing to do is slow down and focus. By this, we mean listen to the other person. Oftentimes, in trying to make a good first impression, we are so busy thinking …

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Working From Home

Anyone working from home needs to be self-directed. While this is certainly true if you’re running your own show, it’s still true if you’re working for someone else. You’re not so subject to visible group norms; you’re largely going to have to manage yourself. And …

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Shade and Shadow

A house’s striking patterns of light and shade arise in part from practical requirements. Traditional load-bearing walls were thick, so the jambs at an opening were deep, throwing a longer shadow. Likewise, substantial eaves were used to throw water far from the walls and foundation. Among more formal elements …

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Address The Issue

Picking your battles means occasionally you do have to address disagreements or bad behaviors. Our kids may not like it, but that’s okay. Life is full of disagreements. And frankly, if we don’t teach our kids how to deal with conflict in a healthy way, they’ll never …

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Growing Up

When I was little I was enchanted by video games. Kids will doodle and sketch, and like a lot of kids, I sketched video games. I would draw potential videogame levels, imagine my own versions of Super Mario Bros. where Mario had to collect a magic sea anemone instead of …

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New Way of Being

Begin to defy the lie by bringing the defining story out of the shadows and into plain sight. As I say this, perhaps you’re already flashing to yours, or at least have a sense of it. It exists in the area of your life where you’re disempowered and …

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