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Theory of negativity: 5 cheers to the cheerless

Born-negatives may or may not be the bloody Rh-negative. In other words, their identification marks are not exactly organic, but rather a set of loosely coupled behavioral symptoms. While expecting outcomes, making assumptions or predicting future, they usually hover around with a negative bias. They may border on maniacs or depressed souls, but cannot be called a burden on mother earth in entirety. Enough has been said to glorify theories of positivity. Leaders in every sphere of life have overwhelmingly advocated the ‘be-positive’ principle; often hailed as one of the foremost contributing factors to success. I feel the urge to speak for this minority community, my community. We accept marginalization by the optimists of this world, but refuse to be condemned. Those who believe that […]

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Five Inspirational Must Read Books for 2015

What better time than the beginning of a new year to make some positive life changes? The challenge is in figuring out where to begin and how to stay motivated. Here’s the good news: anybody who wants to become healthier, better organized, happier in their relationships, more effective at work, or more financially secure can look for inspiration and guidance in inspirational books. Here are five inspiring books suitable for anybody wishing to make some positive lifestyle changes. 1. The Fit Bottomed Girls’ “Anti-Diet” Anybody who is tired of the diet industry pushing a one size fits all, body size ideal is going to love this book. It isn’t about obtaining a size zero physique or a six pack. It is about adopting an overall […]

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Perfect At Your New Job

I had no experience when I was hired for the first time as a copywriter. My boss decided to give me a chance. I had no skills or knowledge, except how to write correctly in English. I was so nervous about losing this job! I thought, “If I’m just good enough, they will fire me. I need to be perfect.” People want to be perfect because they are sometimes convinced that their own skills and potential are not enough. Here is what I’ve learned on the subject of perfection at work: 1. You don’t need to be an expert When I started my job, I was worried that I could be replaced by someone more experienced. I was concerned that I couldn’t offer my company […]

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Does Working From Home Really Work?

Every side has its own arguments when it comes to working or not working from home. But if the boss and the employee alike take a look at this issue from the eyes of the other person, they can sooner find a suitable and pleasing outcome for both sides. More and more people demand flexibility in their lives or look for a work-life balance. Companies started to listen, allowing staff to work from home either permanently or a few days per week. But there is still some tension between employees and their bosses, when speaking about home office. Employees: The bright side to “home office” I feel comfortable and relaxed: You generally feel best while at home so doing work from home can make you […]

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Best Countries for Studying Abroad.

Students who spend time studying overseas are offered many wonderful opportunities. They can study another language, establish friendships with other young people from countries all over the world, participate in internship programs, and develop skills that are important in today’s globalized society. The good news for American students is this: Several European countries have wonderful opportunities available for American students wishing to attend college on the other side of the Atlantic, or who are seeking internship opportunities in Europe. Many of these programs are tuition free, or require only a minor fee. Students who only speak English don’t need to worry about language barriers. Most universities who have programs for American students offer classes and degree programs in English. Other opportunities exist across the other […]

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8 Ways Jealousy Can Help You Grow

I’m sure we’ve all felt jealous at some point in our lives. Whether it was the friend who just bought that big house, the friend who is always in the limelight, that friend who is doing extremely well in their career or that friend who just started their own business, there’s a high chance we’ve felt that tinge of jealousy. But jealousy doesn’t have to be a bad thing Think about this, do you get jealous of everyone? Do you get jealous of people who have success in areas you know for sure you don’t like? Chances are, you won’t feel jealous and you’d be happy for them. So know that jealousy is not a bad thing (provided you don’t act on it and hurt […]

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What’s In Your Web?

Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day. One might be larger (for the big hauls) and the others will be smaller (hey, snacks can be a meal!), but they are set up and ready. Pretty smart thinking on the spider’s part. Different size webs, kept within a defined area that was manageable. Think about it. You wouldn’t find a crab or lobster fisherman just setting out one trap, would you? Now, think about your own webs…your […]

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice. It’s a statistical fact that more than 70% of people are unhappy with their current jobs. This is a frightening realization and is due in large part to the habits we develop at work. As Napoleon Hill once said, “Thoughts are things. We become what we think about all day long.” When we think negatively, we start to believe it. We then begin to develop negative habits, which will compound on each other until we become of the 70% […]

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The one question that can make all the difference: “What am I really afraid of?”

It is often said that roughly two things motivate people: interest and fear.  A lot of self-development programs and books deal with interest related topics: What is it that I really want in life?  What is my passion?  What do I really-really want to do?  What would I do if I’d win $50 million?  These are actually all very important questions, but just as important is to understand: What am I really afraid of? So this has actually been the million dollar question for me in the last couple of years: “What am I really afraid of?” This is a simple question that you should also ask yourself often. It is especially helpful to ask this question when you’re at a crossroads and must decide […]

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How to Tell if You Have Mind Parasites and How To Get Rid Of Them If You Do

Susan woke early. Early for her was any time before eight on weekdays. Weekends she would sleep in until ten or ten-thirty. However on weekdays, eight meant that she had just enough time to get ready for work, grab a bowl of Special K and get to work three minutes late. Three minutes late was her little protest that nobody could complain about. It meant she was independent. This particular morning she had a hangover, though she was a full decade out of college and graduation was the last time, on stiff rum and cokes, she had been drunk, perhaps her hangover was a result of her desire not to be at work. “Maybe I am catching a cold,” she told herself. But her hangover […]

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