How to get the most out of Lectures

Unlike lessons at school, a lecture can have up to a few hundred people in attendance. Lecture halls are typically full of tiered seating – a bit like going to the cinema – all facing a whiteboard or projector. The lecturer will stand at the front and deliver a presentation on a …

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What Makes Us Happy?

Most of your assumptions about happiness are likely wrong. Psychologists over the years have found that people are bad at perceiving happiness and estimating what will or will not make them happy. Furthermore, multiple surveys show that despite differences in income, geography, culture, and gender, people tend to have the …

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Introducing Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing is spending time in a forest to reduce stress and feel a sense of wellbeing. It originated in Japan, where it is called shinrin-yoku, and it is now one of the cornerstones of Japanese healthcare. The Japanese have known for years that spending mindful time in the woods …

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Introducing Sushi and Sashimi

Ask someone outside Japan to name one Japanese food and the chances are high they’ll say sushi. The lightly vinegared rice topped with seafood has become the unofficial national dish. Sashimi – sliced fillets of raw fish served without rice – is perhaps less well known internationally, but is no less …

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The Feng Shui Octagon

Using the Feng Shui Octagon, or Octagon for short, is an instrumental element of Feng Shui analysis. It enables you to discern how the parts of your space (home, property, and so on) are affecting the corresponding parts of your life. All spaces affect you; the important question is this …

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Moving Out of a House Share

Entangled finances aren’t just restricted to romantic partnerships – plenty of housemates and friends also find themselves needing to cut their ties with each other at certain points in their lives. For example, when you move out of a house share you may not think this would impact your finances …

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Getting into the Right Business

Success, in any particular business, depends for one thing upon your possessing in a well-developed state the faculties required in that business. Without good musical faculty no one can succeed as a teacher of music; without well-developed mechanical faculties no one can achieve great success in any of the mechanical …

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How to make a Sales Call

Let’s demystify the proactive call. I have found that it really helps salespeople new to (or scared of) prospecting to break it down into its simplest elements. Below is the flow of a typical call at- tempt with a touch of coaching sprinkled in:

  • You initiate contact with the …
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Detemining Your Business Niche

you want to start a business, but the thing that's holding you back is the market niche you know you need to choose. Establishing a niche market give you the opportunity to provide products and services to a group that other businesses have overlooked. You can think of a niche …

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Frog Juice

Health drinks can be a little hard to swallow sometimes, as anyone who’s ever choked down a bottle of kombucha can confirm. No matter how much honey, fruit, or packets of Splenda you toss into the blender, it’s hard to cover up the taste of kale to the …

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