How to make stress your friend

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While stress has been reported as a public health problem, new research suggests that it may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive (!), and introduces us to a curious mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

How about watching her lecture?

So what’s the difference between stressed and nonstressed people? What can you do to live more peacefully? Continue reading

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Teach girls bravery, not perfection

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Today is International Women’s Day and it has been vigorously celebrated all around. I have chosen a delighting message to show you. This has made me reflect upon our role in the world in a special way.

Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code. They work “to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.” Why does it matter?  Continue reading

What NOT to say to people – and 20 things we SHOULD say way more often

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Today I’ll teach you what NOT to say to people and 20 things we SHOULD say way more often!

You will learn with Ronnie conversation topics that you should NEVER go into, because they are insulting and can make people dislike you. They are different from culture to culture, but to an American, English or Brazilian person, you are being rude by mentioning them. Continue reading

Falling in love is the easy part

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Did you know you can fall in love with anyone just by asking them 36 questions?

Mandy Len Catron tried this experiment, it worked, and she wrote a viral article about it.

But… is that real love? Did it last? And what’s the difference between falling in love and staying in love?

What do you think? Do you agree with her?

Would you like to try this experiment? Try the 36 questions here.

Leave your comments!

The dangerous ways ads see women

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I’m bringing today a current matter to discuss.

Jean Kilbourne is a cultural theorist. Since the 1960s, she has examined the ways women are portrayed in American advertising.

“Gradually, I began to see a pattern in the ads, a sort of statement about what it meant to be a woman in [American] culture.”

“The pressure on women to be young, thin, beautiful is more intense than ever before,” she says, citing the photo manipulation powers of Photoshop. These computer-altered images distort society’s expectations for the female body, encouraging both sexes to accept this as normal.

Watch the whole talk below:

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A newborn and a cardboard box: what do they have in common?

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I have read this news on the internet and it has brought me some reflection. And I will explain why.

Nowadays we can see some different realities involving families when it comes to having a baby: on the one hand, high priced baby stores carrying expensive items and clothing. On the other hand, you have mothers who barely can afford to cloth and feed their newborns. In the middle you have people working long hours just to provide the essentials.

In Finland they do things different.  Continue reading

First impressions

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At work, on a date, while hanging out, at a job interview – we all want to make a good first impression. Anywhere, anytime! Here are proven ways to make it happen!

Leave your impressions in the comments section:

Do you agree with the videos? Were they helpful? Why or why not?

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The benefits of a bilingual brain

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Today I will cover a topic that has been more and more discussed as time goes by.

It’s widely known and obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling, communicating with all kinds of people, watching movies or plays effortlessly. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain?

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You’re More Successful Than You Realize (A Social Experiment)

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How is it going?

The guys from A Plus had people rate their success on a scale of 1 to 10. But when they asked their loved ones to do the same, their answers told a different story.

Ready for a unique experience? Have a sit and leave your comments! Well, I am speechless…

Visit their site for more stories like this! 😉