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
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
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  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
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
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
Everyone is fighting a battle. And a very tough one most of the time.
Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult momentsÂ 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
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. 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
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
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.  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
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 »