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How Texting Builds A Wall Between Me And My Friends

Posted on March 26th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

How Texting Builds A Wall Between Me And My Friends
We all had that experience before. When casual texting ended in something terribly embarrassing.
Personally, my experience almost cost myself a few buddies. I once texted my girlfriend about my rude yet funny friends. I mentioned how they tested the border-line tolerance of one another. I exemplified with some utterly crude incidence. I was so happy sharing until I figured out I had been talking directly to my friends and really infuriated them.
Don’t lie. We all had that most embarrassing moment.
Texting is detrimental to us. It potentially weakens our communication skills and harms our friendships.
We’re eloquent in texting, but it’s the opposite case when we meet face-to-face
Texting is never similar to face-to-face communication.
Face-to-face communication conveys meaning beyond words. We have different gestures and expressions whilst talking. These imply our emotional state at … Read More »


The 10 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time You Should Not Miss

Posted on March 26th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books Of All Time You Should Not Miss
Books are magical. They transport us to fabulous places and expose us to times–either past or future–that are unfamiliar and where possibilities are endless.
For an imaginative mind, reading fiction may appear to be the most suitable selection, but non-fiction holds its own in this department and when given the chance, it is just as captivating and consuming as it’s whimsical fictional counterpart. In the UK, a whopping 90 percent of books making the 100 All-Time Best Sellers list are fiction. This gross under-representation of nonfiction literature from the list demonstrates just how underrated and under-appreciated nonfiction truly is. But don’t let the numbers fool you. Non-fiction texts can be just as engaging and riveting as fiction.
Non-fiction is one category of literature but it encompasses so many genres. Everything from … Read More »


Education Kills Our Creativity, Here Is How We Can Regain It

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Education Kills Our Creativity, Here Is How We Can Regain It
Society stresses the importance of education. Good grades in school propel a kid to a prestigious institution; and getting into a world-renowed college leads to a bright, successful future. And this generation is lucky, we are mostly well-educated.
Ironically, schools mainly stuff information in our brains. Even though we are more educated, somehow our creativity is suppressed.
Yeah right, I’m not in the creative industry, it doesn’t matter.
No, having creativity is key nowadays. Any industry needs innovation, and it’s the most important component for success. When we step into society, problems and roadblocks are everywhere. And soon, we realize we lack creativity to solve them.
Scholars [1] have identified two thinking process: convergent thinking and divergent thinking. Education focuses on convergent thinking — emphasizes on finding definite, absolute answers. But in reality, we … Read More »


Why Everyone Listens To Him When We Say The Same Thing: Tricks To Reverse The Situation

Posted on March 25th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

Why Everyone Listens To Him When We Say The Same Thing: Tricks To Reverse The Situation
You and your colleague are presenting your respective proposals to the director in the meeting room. You’re confident that your proposal will be accepted. Because you find many loopholes in what your colleague says.
But the strange thing is…
The director keeps nodding his head when your colleague presents his idea. He seems to feel entertained and intrigued by your colleague’s performance.
Finally, the proposal from your colleague, instead of yours, is accepted.
The director is a smart guy. He should be able to identify that your arguments are more solid, and accept your proposal for the sake of company’s development.
But why is he more convinced by what your colleague says?
Validity of Argument is Insufficient
We, as human beings, are always proud of being able to think logically. We weigh … Read More »


10 Best TED Talks That Make Choosing Easy Any Time

Posted on March 25th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

10 Best TED Talks That Make Choosing Easy Any Time
From the moment we get out of bed, we have to constantly make decisions. Some decisions are smaller and some are bigger. The main reason why we sometimes have trouble making decisions is that we worry about the consequences. We are afraid of making bad decisions—and perhaps we should be.
While choosing a less-than-healthy lunch option may not do much damage, picking the wrong major at university or the wrong career path may have a disastrous impact on our lives.
We have put together a list of the most viewed TED Talks about decision-making, where professionals and successful people share their insights about the topic. These talks will help you understand some of the important factors contributing to a good decision, the thinking process behind decision-making, and a lot more.
1. Ruth Chang: When it … Read More »


100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again

Posted on March 25th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

100 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Love Life Again
Everyone is fighting a battle. And a very tough one most of the time.
Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult moments can erode our passion for life.
But we only live ONCE. It’s important to remind ourselves that no matter how hard life is, we should never lose our love for life as it gives us the energy to keep moving on.
Here are 100 inspirational and motivational quotes to reignite your love for life. Whenever you or your loved ones feel lost in life, take a look at them and they can be the beacon lights to guide your way to get through the darkness:
Life Is Our Best Coach
We may easily feel frustrated and lose our passion for life when we encounter setbacks. But nothing valuable ever comes easy. Painful challenges are the … Read More »


The Skill That Most People Don't Have: Active Listening

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The Skill That Most People Don’t Have: Active Listening
Active listening is an active process, it is not just simply giving attention to the speakers, but also to show the verbal and non-verbal signs at the same time to let people know you are really digesting what they are saying.
Most people are not really listening
The average person talks at about 225 words per minute, but we can listen at up to 500 words per minute.[1] So our minds are filling in those other 275 words. This shows that we easily succumb to distraction and that efforts are necessary when we want to actively listen to the speakers.
Another reason is hinted by our egocentric self. We love being the spotlight and the centre of conversation, and talking can help us to achieve that! That’s why we tend to listen more than we … Read More »


Why You Should Cope With Your Stress Now And How To Deal With It

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Why You Should Cope With Your Stress Now And How To Deal With It
Did you know stress can literally eat away your brain (and potentially making you stupider)? And we’re not being dramatic—it may even kill you!
Today we all have reasons to be stressed. Maybe you feel like you’re out of depth at work or at school, maybe you’ve been fighting with your significant other, or maybe there’re a lot of things to take care about your family.
We’re so used to stress that we tend to think it’s normal. But we may just be overlooking how dangerous being stressed out can be.
Stress can slowly kill us and make our brain smaller.
Science has shown that long-term stress can have serious effects on both your physical and mental health.
For instance, researchers from Yale University have found that stress can lead to the loss … Read More »


How To Let Go Of Anger When You Just Can't Stop Thinking About It

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How To Let Go Of Anger When You Just Can’t Stop Thinking About It
I was falling asleep and suddenly… “BANG BANG BANG”…
Loud noise from neighbourhood…it was 2 am!
It has been a tough day and I just wanted to sleep well!
Why do you have to disturb me? Tell me why…
Filled with anger, I found it even harder to fall asleep…
And I know sometimes anger just makes the situation worse, as there are a lot of consequences…
Anger is associated with type 2 diabetes
According to an article in the Journal of Medicine and Life in 2010, anger can have a direct impact upon cardiovascular diseases. [1] Not only that, scientists also associated it with the type 2 diabetes and many other diseases that many of us are not aware of. One thing not to forget though is, unhealthy habits like smoking, taking drugs … Read More »


What Is Your Leadership Style And How To Become A Charismatic Leader

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

What Is Your Leadership Style And How To Become A Charismatic Leader
Everyone loves a good leader and not a boss who only makes commands. However, do you really know the differences between a a good leader and a boss? And what exactly should we do if we want to be a charming and lovable leader?
A charismatic leader motivates and boost the team members’ morale and confidence. A charismatic leader also ensures growth in every team member. These are what a boss would never do.
The differences between a truly good leader and a demanding boss:
Great leaders find people’s potentials; bosses only see faults in team members.

Great leaders always encourage the team; bosses blame team members.

Great leaders inspire the team to grow; bosses don’t care about individuals’ personal growth.

Great leaders know how to utilize team members’ talents; bosses see team members as tools only and exploit them.

Great leaders … Read More »


Letting Go Of A Past Relationship Is Hard, But You Can Do It In 3 Months

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

Letting Go Of A Past Relationship Is Hard, But You Can Do It In 3 Months
Why letting go is such a hard thing to learn?
We love hard so we fall hard. We dedicate all our love to someone who was thought to be the one. But it turns out everything just doesn’t happen as we wish.
Since the day you bid farewell to each other, you have been thinking about everything about him/her: the place where you first met, the movie which you watched a thousand times together, the love song he/she used to sing to you, or the way how he/she said he/she loved you.
But everything is gone.
We can’t let it go. We are insecure. We are afraid. We are losing hope.
We doubt if we are not good enough to make him/her stay. We are afraid of losing the most … Read More »


7 Random Facts You'll Want To Tell Everyone You Know ASAP

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Buzz Feed. No Comments

7 Random Facts You’ll Want To Tell Everyone You Know ASAP
There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US.

Getty Images / Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

Conversations are hard. Each week, two-time Jeopardy! winner and awkward silence warrior Terri Pous makes small talk a little easier by giving you random things to blurt out when you don’t know what else to say. Catch up on last week’s here.

As ubiquitous as McDonald’s may seem, there are are actually more public libraries in the US than golden arches.

In 2015, there were 16,536 public libraries in the US, and just 14,248 McDonald’s. I don’t know about you, but I’m lovin’ this fact.

Getty Images / Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed

The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn’t Z — it was the letter J.

For a long time, in fact, the letters I … Read More »


Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever
Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.
Before I start, I want to clarify a good writer pays attention to every level — word, sentence, paragraph, idea — of an article. And you NEED to take care of all levels as well.

Now we’ll start with the easiest level – word first. Then we’ll go on with each level and at the end recommend a big list of really useful sites and books for your long term improvement.Let’s start with words.
Use simpler words.
There are many words for you choose from. Shorter, simpler, smarter.
Example: Replace “but” with “however”, “use” instead of “utilize”.
Use synonyms.
Lost for words? Use tools like Thesaurus or Grammarly to find synonyms.
Avoid passive voice.
Passive voice and passive-sounding … Read More »


Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Posted on March 24th, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever
Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.
Before I start, I want to clarify a good writer pays attention to every level — word, sentence, paragraph, idea — of an article. And you NEED to take care of all levels as well.

Now we’ll start with the easiest level – word first. Then we’ll go on with each level and at the end recommend a big list of really useful sites and books for your long term improvement.Let’s start with words.
Use simpler words.
There are many words for you choose from. Shorter, simpler, smarter.
Example: Replace “but” with “however”, “use” instead of “utilize”.
Use synonyms.
Lost for words? Use tools like Thesaurus or Grammarly to find synonyms.
Avoid passive voice.
Passive voice and passive-sounding … Read More »


What Is Power Nap And How To Do It For The Biggest Brain Benefits

Posted on March 23rd, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

What Is Power Nap And How To Do It For The Biggest Brain Benefits
People often de-value sleeping or napping. But believe it or not, nearly one-third of the human race are sleep-deprived.
At this point, maybe the importance of a power nap hasn’t strung a chord with you yet. Let me throw you some mind-blowing stats.
A power nap boosts alertness greatly.
From a groundbreaking NASA study in 1995,[1] researchers experimented the beneficial effects of napping on 747 pilots.
Each participant was allowed a 40-minute nap during the day, and “sleeping on average for 25.8 minutes (which is just about right)”. The nappers “demonstrated vigilance performance improvements from 16% in median reaction time to 34% in lapses compared to the No-Rest Group.”[2]
What else does a power nap bring?
Apart from improving vigilance, there are more benefits to power naps.
It boosts memory. Research[3] has shown taking … Read More »


Heartbreaks Do Hurt: How To Heal From A Painful Heartbreak

Posted on March 23rd, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

Heartbreaks Do Hurt: How To Heal From A Painful Heartbreak
Heartbreaks really hurt. It’s for real literally, not a mere metaphor.
Every time you choose to connect with someone deeply, you’re exposing the most vulnerable part of yourself to another person. It’s like taking your heart out and connect it with another person’s. When this bonding is broken, the connected parts will torn apart. When your heart’s tearing apart, of course it hurts. There’s no difference than any physical pain.
Heartbreaks are so intense that it feels the same as physical pain.
When we experience a heartbreak, we feel sad, disappointed, angry, stressful and fearful because we feel like being rejected. The mixed feelings even cause physical pain with our heart.
Scientists conducted an aforementioned fMRI study of heartbroken individuals,[1]
When the subjects looked at and discussed their rejecter, they trembled, cried, sighed, and got angry, … Read More »


The Reasons Of Self-Doubt and Steps To Deal With It.

Posted on March 23rd, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

The Reasons Of Self-Doubt and Steps To Deal With It.
We have all been there.
At some points in our lives, we all question ourselves whether we are doing good enough, what consider as successful or are we capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feeling “I am just not good enough for that.”
That’s what we called- Self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as they expected.
A Certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job! (just remember that doesn’t mean what you are … Read More »


110 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile Instantly

Posted on March 23rd, by admin in Life Hack. No Comments

110 Happiness Quotes That Will Make You Smile Instantly
If I ask you to rate your happiness from 1 to 10, what will be your score? According to the latest World Happiness Report, Americans ranked as the 13th happiest country in the world while Denmark ranked No. 1.[1]Very often we’ll have to go through some downtimes. At our darkest moments, what we need most is some motivation and encouragement.Inspiring quotes can change your way of thinking and help you get away from negative emotions.If you, or your friends, are feeling lost, these 110 quotes will give you a hand of help:
“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb
True … Read More »


44 Self Love Quotes That Will Make You Mentally Stronger

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44 Self Love Quotes That Will Make You Mentally Stronger
Did you ever lie on bed with depression, thinking “i am full of flaws”, “i hate myself”, or even “I am worthless”?
Self-love is never an easy job. When we did something below expectation, we may sometimes fall into the anxiousness of not being good enough, judging ourselves harshly instead of appreciating ourselves for what we did.
Here are some inspirational quotes about self love!
Self-love is not selfish; you cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.
Be proud of who you are, and not ashamed of how someone else sees you.
Be yourself. An original is so much better than a copy.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
Above all, be true … Read More »


Which Of These Things Is Actually Illegal In The US?

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Which Of These Things Is Actually Illegal In The US?
It’s against the law to own more than six dildos in Texas. OR IS IT?