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Tragic Plot Twist Opens New Chapters

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The aftermath of a major life-changing event -- a tragedy -- would not have been how Tim Lewis wanted to change his profession. Yet, it was a stark realization that tightened his grip on...
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Stop Whining and Start Requesting

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“What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.” - Maya Angelou You probably have coworkers...
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The Human Condition: Through Pain and Suffering comes Progress.

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…It just happens to be uncomfortable. The human body, needs pain and stress to grow — it’s a natural factor. Think of the time spent in a gym, it’s painful, stressful, but the muscles need that...
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Productivity is a Matter of Time

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Lack of motivation and procrastination are the enemies of productivity. Trying to overcome such obstacles keeps Denis Asamoah in business. The author, productivity coach, business leader and consultant are committed to getting entrepreneurs started...
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Burnout Exhausts Easy Answers

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“Most health professionals know how to take care of patients, but not how to take care of themselves.” Healthcare professional and lecturer Yinka Vidal spoke for many about one of the main factors contributing to...
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Left-Brain v Right-Brain. Doesn’t Really Matter. Be Flexible In Your Thinking

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According to conventional wisdom, people tend to have a personality, thinking style, or way of doing things that are either left-brained or right-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative...
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5 Skills to Develop to Be A Great Leader

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Have you ever felt that you are not the leader-type of a person but deep inside you want to be one? I’m one of those people and maybe you are too. The good news...
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Financial Literacy for Kids: Instilling Perspective

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There's something contradictory about the role of money in our lives. It would be nice to have more of it, but not too much of it. We need just enough of it not to...
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Gun Violence or Pandemonium Beyond Political Rhetoric

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Gun violence is one of the many fluttering buzzwords of our stylish media. The use of the word expands across political lines and public dialogue. More recently has been the subordinate used out of...
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Stop Using These Excuses When It Comes to Personal Development

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“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ―George Washington Carver It’s nearly New Year’s resolution season, a time of brazen hope and familiar disappointment. You’ve been here...
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Who heals the healer when depression strikes?

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It was not the first time someone spoke in sad shock. It won’t be the last. “We didn’t think it was possible … there were no signs. He was a bubbly happy person who was...
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Walking the Creative Line

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It might seem like a strange image for some but when I think of creativity I tend to think of Philippe Petit as he mindfully walks his tightrope high above the New York skyline....
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How to Get People to Really Listen to You

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There’s no magic 5 step formula. That might not be what you want to hear right now but trust me in the long run it’s easier to accept that life is nuanced and has...
Coronavirus

Coronavirus epidemic; beyond Socio-political rhetoric

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An intimate insight into the chronology of emerging infectious diseases For the past few decades, we all have contemplated the increasing focus of emerging as well as re-emerging infectious diseases. Or in the least, we...
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When is Entrepreneurship Close to Delusion?

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Delusion is a belief or impression held despite it contradicts reality and rational arguments. Typically a symptom of a mental disorder. Entrepreneurship is an activity of setting up a business where the entrepreneur takes financial...
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Some Things Just Aren’t Worth It

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"There are two types of habits: ones which comfort us, and ones which would be a comfort if we stopped." - Catherine Pulsifer When searching for a new “life hack,” you’re hoping for a cheat...
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How to Be Inspired by the Mess of Your Own Making

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People who tell me ‘I’d love to write, but I don’t have time,’ always have time. Consider time as being on your side, and consider how hard it is to leave your comfort zone. Do...
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Your wallpaper is a reflection of your mood.

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And it affects your productivity. Sensory response, through vision, can invoke a sense of emotion. Like seeing an advertisement at the subway as we wait for our train to come, those L.E.D’s are silently doing...
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‘Fake It Till You Make It’-Is It Sane?

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Dress for the job you want, forcefully smile for a couple of minutes till you’re actually smiling, mimic great leaders, pretend you know all the answers, fake confidence to gain it Some people absorb in...
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Budget Better to Build Bigger

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Even the experts admit they are not perfect. On a scale of 1 to 10 for their budgeting, both Anthony Copeman and Del Shawn Hayes only give themselves an 8. “I’m human,” Hayes said. “I...