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Why Women Apologize Too Much and What to Do About It
In a world where moral obligation holds everyone accountable and where relationships can only be harmonious when one descends his moral high ground to meet another’s need, an apology is a must. From the moment we were young, the lesson of forgiveness and asking for one is continuously engraved in our minds. Society dictates that the right way to live is to be humble and polite, regardless of whether we’re right or not. That’s why when kids fight, saying sorry...
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How Can Your Facial Expression Hurt Your Career
We all know that smiling can make your day better, but sometimes we just aren’t feeling it. Maybe because you’re bored or too focused. See, when you do stuff within work or outside of it, your face is an indicator of what your current mood is. And it always betrays you at some point. What your visage shows will make or break your place (and a possible nickname) in the office. One facial expression that is common in the workplace,...
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The Ultimate Checklist to Help You Invest In Yourself
Ah, the good old checklist. Nothing like a piece of paper or a note on your smartphone to keep track of your day-to-day. It is as simple as a trip to the grocery or setting up business-related appointments. Or it is the perennial bucket list - places to go and things to do within your lifetime that you have not experienced or would not dare to. This time, we are going to talk about you. Yes, you. It is like...
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Twitter Follow List: Women crucial to foreign policy
How do you keep up with the smartest women in foreign policy? It’s simple: You talk to them. While reading about the global crisis is important, it’s critical to engage. Grey suits dominate foreign policy. You’re likely to feel appalled that only a few women sit at the table or speak up. Ladies, isn’t it time we sit at the table? But where do you start? International relations is a vast world of changing topics. It can be confusing to...
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10 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed
Do you know that the very last thing you do before bed has a significant contribution to your mood and energy level the next day? Experts suggest that your activities usually determine how well and how much you sleep. Successful people understand the importance of mental and physical health. They recognize that success can start and end with the person’s well-being, which is almost always dependent on your sleeping habits. That’s why establishing bedtime routines is a key ritual for...
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Millennials and the Year Ahead
Trending on the internet, Millennial is the popular term used for Generation Y or people born between 1981 to 1996. The millennial generation follows Generation X. This term is used because they were born during the dawn of the 21st Century- a new Millennium. Millennials have outdone the Baby Boomers as the largest adult generation. Also, they have become the largest generation in the Workforce in numbers. Do you know that Millennials are the first truly global generation as they...
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What Successful People Do During Their Morning Routine
“You are what you eat.” We’ve read this quote more than a dozen times on TV commercials, lifestyle magazines, health campaigns, and even from sports and athleisure business websites. Though per se, it appears as an opening debate statement between vegans, vegetarians, and meatatarians, there is an underlying meaning to this quote. When French author Anthelme Brillat-Savarin and German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach originally stated the quoted text, they suggest that our eating choices and habits determine who we are as...
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10 Great Icebreaking Ideas for Networking Events
Walking up to a person you’ve never met and making conversation is easy as pie for some people. Many people even enjoy that. For others, being forced to walk up to a stranger and talk about some arbitrary topic sounds worse than stepping on glass. But to network, you need to be able to schmooze and do it with strangers, especially when you are in a prestigious networking event. Networking events can be crucial to promote your brand or services....
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Power Dressing - Do Women Still Need a Power Suit?
The power suit. Can it give a woman power? I mean, at the end of the day, it’s just clothing. But in the workplace, a sharp matching suit and jacket with a pristine blouse underneath conveys an air of confidence. A power suit can be a suit of armor. But will it stay that way forever? Do women even need the power suit anymore? Let’s see how the power suit has evolved since its origin and where it’s heading. For...
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What These Millennials Did After College Instead of Starting a Full-Time Job
What are you doing after college? If you’re graduating, chances are you’ve been asked this question countless times. What was your answer? Getting a job? Well, most people would expect you to say you’re getting a job at some well-known company. But if you don’t have an answer to this question yet, don’t fret. You’re not alone. Most people would feel that they have to walk off the stage with a diploma and get a job offer as soon as...
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How to Get Over Nice Girl Syndrome
Women are traditionally raised to be nice, polite, compromising, not aggressive, and not pushy. Also, women tend to like people who like them, much like trying to please the cool girls in middle school. Unfortunately, that behavior can make women meek and avoid asking things even when they need, want, and deserve them. If you’re stuck in a popularity contest mentality, it can hurt you. According to a study that compiled 20 years’ worth of data, women who were “disagreeable”...
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Why Most Millennial Women Aren't Negotiating
The art of negotiation is an often lauded trait, especially in proper business acumen. But as history books have proven time and again, men have been at the forefront of each negotiation. All that has changed when women started to have privileges - the right to vote, speech, employment, and other basic liberties. And you should expect that negotiation within employment terms should come easy, right? Trivial things like dissatisfaction with a service or a product, women would air them...
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The Art of Writing a Thank You Note After an Interview
With everything shifting to the digital scene, including employment, one would certainly wonder if thank-you notes are still relevant. After all, it was an old practice by job applicants who used to send it via snail mail. Perhaps the newer generation of job seekers might not even be familiar with it. Maybe because applicants care so much about building perfect resumes and acing the interviews that they tend to forget there are things they need to do post-interview more than...
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How to Ace the “What’s Your Biggest Weakness?” Interview Question
Perhaps one of the most nerve-racking experiences one will face several times in his life is showing up to job interviews. Just showing up can already make you tense, yet employers still have to ask you about your weakness. Daunting, isn’t it? Admitting you have faults while trying to win a seat in the company is like self-sabotage. If you aren’t careful enough, you would most likely find yourself staring at your phone days later, waiting for a promised call...
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10 Best Podcast for Women
People listen to podcasts for many reasons For some women, they may be looking for a dose of girl power or religious inspiration. Some need a pep talk from another woman, an intelligent discourse, or some entertainment. Podcasts are quite convenient to listen to. Whether you’re cooking, cleaning the house, taking a shower, or working, you can tune in to a podcast and multitask. Podcasts are also entertaining too, so you won’t get bored. They’re often a perfect companion while...
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The 4 Paragraphs That Make a Killer Cover Letter
Looking for a job especially now with the pandemic isn’t as easy as preparing a resume and filing it over to recruitment. Nope. There might sometimes be a need for a voice recording or a video introduction. Recruitment departments follow a meticulous process in their talent pool selection. But the main star that we will need to tackle in this piece is the cover letter. What is a cover letter? By definition, a cover letter is a document accompanying your...
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34 ‘Hamilton’ Lyrics That Will Inspire You to Take on The World
On this day in history, January 11, 1755, Alexander Hamilton was born on a tiny island in the British West Indies. And it is in celebration of both Alexander’s birthday and the earth-shattering genius of Lin Manuel Miranda that I gift you with the inspirational lyrics ahead. Whether you are reading these for the first time or a certified HamiFan, these evergreen Hamilton Lyrics will inspire you to take on the world and fight through the tough times we all...
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How Can You Follow Your Passion if You Don’t Know What It Is?
As somebody who found solace in writing, one would think that I am following my passion since I already know how. The longer I did writing as work, the more I realized that it is not my passion. Ironically, I am still writing and would gladly keep doing so. The question of fulfillment is a big one and an existential crisis at that. There are a lot of achievers and self-made influencers out there who love what they do. Some...
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The Art of the Short Cover Letter
We’re going to tell you about the biggest lie floating around the Internet. No, it’s not the one about Khloe Kardashian’s real dad or Beyoncé’s fake baby bump. This is some next-level conspiracy theory stuff. Are you ready? Here it goes: Contrary to what the internet says, you don’t need to write a long cover letter. You should never write a long cover letter. Ever. Why? Because no one wants to read a long cover letter. Long cover letters make...
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10 Intelligent Questions to Ask on an Informational Interview
Ask A Question There’s nothing worse than asking someone to grant you an informational interview and having nothing to say. This person is sacrificing part of her day for absolutely no ostensible benefit, so you’d better make it a pleasant encounter for her, and more importantly, make her feel like she helped. (It’s a scientific fact that people will feel positively toward you if they feel they’ve done something to help you.) Please, don’t subject them to awkward silences for...
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22 Morning Routines That Will Inspire You To Get out Of Bed
Morning Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs We all know that highly successful entrepreneurs are doing something right, and not just at work. They are setting themselves up for more productive days and nights all around—but how do they do it? With rock solid morning routines. In This Article: How you start the day can affect how the rest of it goes to a tremendous extent—including how much you achieve, how productive you are, how much energy you have, and how much you...
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8 Things That May Be Decreasing Your Productivity At Work
How to Stay Productive When Working At Home Many people dream about working from home—or at least that used to be true—but the reality is that working remotely can be a double-edge sword. Yes, you finally get to lose that commute and sleep a little longer, or actually make it to the gym. But at home alongside the rest of your messy life it can be harder to focus on actually working. Staying productive at home can take some doing,...
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