How To Negotiate Salary Skilfully Without Being Pushy
Warning: If you think you’re average, don’t read this.
This article is specially written for talented people who want to get a higher pay when getting a new job. If you think you’re just average, this article might not be suitable for you.
Most employees would love to have a higher pay when they get a new job. However, not all employees have the courage to negotiate a salary raise, as the discussion of salary is very often deemed as a taboo, a subject that agitates employers.
As a matter of fact, there can be still much room for negotiation about the details before you sign the contract. As long as you dare to voice out your thoughts, there is a high chance you land in getting what you expect.
This article will provide you with skills … Read More »
What Makes The Differences Between Introverts And Extrovert?
A conversation on Friday night.
‘Let’s head to the bars downtown. I heard there will be a massive party. It’s gonna be real fun!’
‘Nah, I’ve got 300 pages to catch this weekend.’
‘Come on, don’t be so discouraging. Two hours, okay?’
‘Um.. I would rather-‘
‘Are you really that shy?
‘I just prefer to be alone. It’s tiring outside.’
Typical introvert and extrovert traits, right?
Introverts are shy and always want to be alone. Extroverts are outgoing.
This is a major misconception of introverts and extroverts. Extroverts think that introverts never come out of their room; while in introverts’ mind, extroverts always stay way out of their room. This is a pure misunderstanding between the two.
What if it is because they have to?
We’ve made it wrong – we’re all hybrids
The origins of the terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ can be traced back … Read More »
19 Kitchen Makeover Before-And-Afters That Will Make Your Jaw Drop
Next stop: Inspiration Station.
This tiny blank-slate kitchen with zero counter space…
…that transformed into this jewel box:
The biggest changes here are the paint color, the cabinet hardware that doubles as towel rods, and that big mirror backsplash that staves off the feeling that you’re trapped in a box.
See more details of the (affordable) transformation — plus the countertop solution — on One Kings Lane.
Lesley Unruh / One Kings Lane / onekingslane.com
This eyesore of a rental kitchen…
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Thinking To Register For A Beginners Meditation Class? You Need This Guide More
If you were only allowed to take up one habit, what would it be? For me, it’s meditation. Unquestionably.
Why? Meditation has helped me perform better in every aspect of life. It helps me be more focused and get more done. It makes me more calm and peaceful so I don’t suffer from emotional fluctuations as I used to. More importantly, I have greater control over my mind so I can master the art of living in the present.
Wondering whether meditation can bring so many positive changes to one’s life? Let’s see what science says!
A Harvard research in year 2011 found that meditation can help increase the density of grey matter in the hippocampus of our brains, which is associated with the ability of learning, memory, self-awareness, compassion and … Read More »
These 50 Quotes About Letting Go Have Successfully Helped Me To Move On
Letting go is one of the hardest things we have to pick up in life. It’s hard because it’s something that we don’t want to do but we know we NEED to do.
I am sure we have all been there. As we grow older, there will be more things we have to learn to let go. Friendships that we once treasured, relationships with the people we love but just don’t work out or simply bad habits/situations that we have been staying stuck with for a long time, and I am sure the list goes on.
No matter what you are planning to let go, it’s good to get some inspirations and motivations along the way. Here I would like to share with you some of the quotes I keep … Read More »
Why We Procrastinate So Easily And How to Stop Procrastination
We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s always something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big deal, since deadline is our biggest inspiration, and we do our best work when we’re inspired. We may even joke about it.
However, procrastination is a massive waste of time as it turns out.
A survey in 2015 found that on average, a person loses over 55 days per year procrastinating, wasting around 218 minutes every day on doing unimportant things. Here’s the maths:
218 minutes/day x 365 = 79570 minutes = 55.3 days
That’s a lot of time wasted!
If you think you need to have a lot of willpower to get productive, you’re wrong.
We’re human beings, we all have limited willpower. Our brain is wired to instant gratification. Temporary rewards … Read More »
Turns Out, Moths Are Hella Cute Up Close
It’s nearly impossible to look at them without saying “SQUEE!”
I’m just gonna get right to the point: moths are freaking adorable!!!!
Jasius / Getty Images
Check out this one, which looks like it’s heading to the Kentucky Derby in a fuzzy lil’ fancy hat:
Arnel Campos / Getty Images
And this one, rocking a winter white cape with fur trim:
Dea / Getty Images
I like this one, which is clearly traveling from the faraway planet on which it lives to attend a royal wedding:
Kapuk Dodds / Getty Images
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13 Stunning Charts That Will Teach You Something For Once In Your Life
National Geographic Infographics is a ginormous, eight-pound coffee table book of dreams that covers everything from history to physics to the animal world, and more.
Given that we’re huge science and trivia nerds, we asked NatGeo if we could publish some of the highlights (or our favorites), below.
For all of these, you can zoom in to see any of the graphics in more detail (hold down command or control, and then the =+ key, if you’re on a desktop). Enjoy!
National Geographic / Taschen
Four billion years ago volcanoes ruled the earth:
And there are about one billion years between multicellular life coming into existence and us.
Issue: August 1985
Earth could easily cozy up inside of Jupiter’s core (and may have even more room than this graphic … Read More »
6 Incredibly Brave Women Who Took Down Nazis During World War II
Seriously, I got chills reading their stories.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum courtesy of Marion Pritchard
Nancy Wake (1912-2011)
Nancy Wake loved a good drink and French men — and did not like killing people. Except for, well…Nazis . One of her numerous accomplishments during World War II? Killing a German sentry with her bare hands. Wake’s ability to evade capture earned her the nickname “the white mouse” from the German military. In a 2001 interview, she said, “I was not a very nice person, and it didn’t put me off my breakfast.”
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Nadezhda Popova (1921-2013)
Popova (above, left) was just 19 years old when she became a pilot; she was motivated by revenge after her brother was killed by Nazis in 1941. She flew 852 missions (!!!) as … Read More »
14 Property Brothers Memes That Are Really Freaking Funny
“Turns out the entire house is made of squirrels and that’s going to add $1200 to the budget.”
Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed
On client wish lists:
On their co-brilliance:
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47 All-Time Funniest Songs To Cheer You Up
When you feel like having a bad day or just having some down time because of the stressful work, some annoying people, or the bad weather; you don’t always want to talk with people about how you feel. You’d probably prefer chilling on your own with some music playing, particularly some songs that would make you smile, right?
As a music lover, I love listening to and playing different kinds of music. Recently I’ve researched on the funniest songs on YouTube and Spotify and have shortlisted 50 funny and upbeat songs that will surely cheer you up! The list of songs ranged from the 70s, 80s and 90s hits to recent pop songs, you’ll definitely find positive vibes from one of them.
Just sing along when you’re feeling down. Some of the music videos are … Read More »
I Just Found Out About These Insane Indoor Slides And You Gotta See This
Need to go now.
You guys, this is the inside of a building at the Technical University of Munich, in Munich, Germany. And yes, those are GIANT SLIDES.
The slides — which were installed in 2010 — span all four floors of the building, which houses the mathematics and infomatics departments.
And the slides actually do have a math-y subtext: They’re parabolic slides, meaning they follow a parabolic curve.
So why slides? According to German law, a portion of each building’s budget must be spent on art — and the slides counted as an art installation.
Yep, they’ve been around for a bit, but hey, THEY’RE SO AMAZING!
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15 Home Decor Tips From Joanna Gaines That You’ll Want To Steal Immediately
Shiplap (and Instagram!) queen ✨
Zoë Burnett / BuzzFeed
Any HGTV-lover knows Joanna is one of the most inspiring designers on the planet — but have you followed her personal Instagram?
It’s packed with smart decorating and organizing ideas that anyone could pull off.
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Stick To Healthy Diets Effortlessly By Riding Your Motivation Wave
When creating personal goals and self-improvement strategies, our health is usually at the top of the list. We start off strong – full of motivation and plenty of willpower – but we all know the feeling of losing that after a month, week, or sometimes even a few short hours.
Despite knowing that healthy eating is important for our bodies, keeping up the habit can be a struggle. So how do we tackle losing motivation and create a long-term health kick that lasts?
Demotivation Kicks In When We Don’t See Results Instantly
At the start of a health kick, we’re excited for the changes we’re making but we’re also evolved to want instant results. When we don’t see these immediately, demotivation kicks in. We know the healthy choice we need to make but that … Read More »
10 Websites Other Than Social Media To Make You Smarter In 2017
The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media. Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something else? Let’s say, study a new language? Or pick up a skill? Below are 10 best websites other than social media that can make you smarter and largely improve your life.
1. Unplug The TV
Each time you visit this site, it generates a new video for you to watch and become smarter. Try to watch the whole video even if the topic doesn’t seem to be interesting to you. By learning more about unfamiliar topics you’re enlarging your comfort zone and widening your perspective.
The classes are taught by expert practitioners. No more theories. No more empty promises. The skills they teach are really applicable and … Read More »
10 Deeply Moving Life Stories Remind You The Loveliness Of The World
With all political changes, wars, and oppression that are going on in the world today, we can easily fall under the influence of negative messages seen every day, and truly think that this is the end of the world. Yet, it all comes down to perspective. Yes, there are terrible things happening to good people, and so much injustice, but what we focus on is ultimately our own choice. If we decide to look at the positive, we would soon witness to so much more love, compassion, help and generosity, since there is so much more of it in this beautiful world we are living in.
Storytelling has always been one of the most effective ways to inspire, soothe, and keep us alive. Sometimes we don’t even need magic stories … Read More »
See What Over 2000 Reddit Users Says About “What’s The Saddest Thing You Ever Done To Fit In?”
When was your last time to do something you don’t like just to fit in the environment? I remember I had a time when I first entered university and was afraid to be unable to make friends. What I did was to join several cultural nights where I drank cans of beer when I actually hate beer. It was terrible.
We have all been there. We all have tried to change ourselves just to fit in the crowd, out of social insecurity.
You are not alone.
A question was raised in Reedit about “What’s the saddest, lamest thing you’ve ever done to ‘fit in’?” and it went viral in receiving over 2000 replies in a day.
The following replies are chosen among the ones with more comments.
“Paid them … Read More »
Is Printing Photos In The Digital Age Necessary?
Taking photos is so handy today that we can just do it anywhere at anytime with our phones and digital cameras. We don’t even need to worry about making room for storing lots of photo albums because we can simply store and even share the photos online.
We’re taking more photos but are keeping fewer of them physically. Should we be worried about it?
Rollfilm is not limitless like digital photos, so every single photo we took used to be very precious.
Given the many benefits of digital photos, you may not even consider printing out the images. It’s likely that if you really will print some photos, you’ll have a hard time deciding which ones to print!
However, some people do appreciate having physical photos, such as your grandparents who hang up framed family photos, or … Read More »
Warren Buffett Revealing His Secret To Becoming Wealthy And Successful
Lots of people aspire to do plenty of things at the same time, from getting a well-paid job, to traveling around the world, becoming an amateur singer, and having their own a cafe, etc.; but the sad truth is, those who want to achieve a lot of things end up achieving nothing.
Why is that?
The ones who succeed, are those who have ONE very clear goal:
I want to change the world with technology. Period.
I want to be a world-class actor. Period.
I want to improve the lives of children in developing countries. Period.
Our brains become paralyzed when we multitask.
Science supports this.
In one experiment people were shown images of letters and numbers at the same time. One group was instructed what to focus on while anothe r group was not. When the group was … Read More »
This Is The Surest Way To Lead An Unsuccessful Life
It is the annual reunion with your friends from the Class of 2014. Over a few cocktails, some started to trash-talking their bosses and whining about how much work sucks. You sensed that they were regret landing their stable-yet-unexciting nine-to-five right after graduation—even though it seemed like the best thing that had ever happened to them before…
Maybe this sounds like one of your friends, or maybe this sounds like what you’re struggling about. It’s okay to struggle because it’s still not too late for a change.
Refusing to make changes NOW means delaying success.
Hungarian psychologist Laszlo Polgar thought he had found the major factor contributing to the success of hundreds of intellectuals, and decided to test his hypothesis on the three daughters of his own.
Polgar believed that “early and intensive specialisation” was the key … Read More »