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How to Motivate Yourself to Do Something Difficult

The next time you find yourself staring down a difficult, time-consuming or boring task, don’t tell yourself that you’ll do it later. Tell yourself that it’s going to be difficult, time-consuming and boring. Acknowledge that you’re going to hate every minute of it. Let yourself accept that it’s going to suck—and then,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Ask This Instead of ‘Any Questions?’

I come from a quiet people. My classmates and I were always bad at asking questions of the teacher, or recognizing that we had questions. I wish I’d had someone like historian and professor Jacqueline Antonovich, who recently tweeted a trick for encouraging her students to pipe up. She simply rephrases the prompt “Any…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Read Minds, With Mentalist Henrik Fexeus

Is mind-reading actually possible? How can we interpret body language to better understand what others are really thinking? In this week’s episode, Alice and Melissa are exploring these questions and more with the help of Swedish mentalist Henrik Fexeus (aka “Sweden’s Derren Brown”). Henrik is the author of the…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Difference Between a Reason and an Excuse

“I can’t fucking stand people who don’t know the difference between a ‘reason’ and an ‘excuse,’” says redditor raspberrykoolaid, talking about those repugnant people who can’t sympathize with any problem they haven’t faced themselves, and think that everyone else is just offering excuses. You don’t want to be one of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Panic Attack Hack on Bojack Horseman Really Works

Bojack panic attack hack an actual tack! In the most recent episode of Bojack Horseman, Hollyhock (Aparna Nancherla) has a panic attack at a party. A guy named Peter talks her through it. “Look around the room and tell me what you see,” he says. Hollyhock names things—first the things giving her anxiety, then more […]

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How to Overcome Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Our societal narrative for figuring out what to do with your life is pretty clear. After high school and potentially college, you enter the workforce. Sure, it might take a few internships or lower-level jobs before you really get going, but by the end of your 20s—and certainly by your 30s—you’re on a pretty clear…Read […]

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How I Got Over Being Shy and Embraced Talking to People I Don’t Know

Once, I turned up at a party by myself, before any of my friends got there. Rather than mingling, I hid in the bathroom to kill time and avoid talking to people I didn’t know. For a shy person like me, social interaction—especially with strangers—can be a stomach-churning, anxiety-filled experience. But with some…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best Ways to Break Bad Habits

As much as some people hate to admit it, humans are not perfect. We know what we should do—like exercise, eat well and get plenty of sleep—but don’t always measure up. And sometimes what starts as an occasional oversight, slip-up or coping mechanism becomes a full-fledged bad habit. The good news is that it’s entirely…Read […]

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How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior that can possibly…Read more… […]

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How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

Charisma is one of those things that people assume you’re born with, but that’s not necessarily the case. Regardless of your personality type, it’s entirely possible to become more likable and develop your charisma. The key is to focus on certain traits you can practice and apply to your own behavior that can possibly…Read more… […]

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