This Is How to Be the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation, According to Science

Science has learned that our deliberate brain systems are constantly filtering through a ton of information as we communicate with others. The key to using that filter effectively is to decide upon meeting new people that we are do not go in bearing an already preconceived notion of who we are talking to. Because our brains are constantly looking for ways to fulfill our expectations going in with a negative attitude ensures that we will find lots of reasons to bolster that assumption, just as if we enter with a mandate to find positive things we will find those instead. Not only is this positive aura good for ensuring we appear interesting and pleasant to know, it helps to ensure that we remain curious and open-minded. If we dispense with needing to propel our own agenda and instead focus on the other person, it’s a near certainty we will be remembered as someone that it was a pleasure to get to know.

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5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Do you know what crucial element could get in the way of your happiness and health? That would be fear. That pesky emotion always seems to stand in the way of progress. Thankfully, there are ways to combat it. Allow yourself to be a newbie. Imagine your worst nightmare and yourself responding well to it. Pay attention to the truth. Silence fear by letting yourself be thankful for new opportunities in life. Finally, do something that frightens you because facing new challenges can invigorate you.

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20 surprising habits that could be harming to people’s health

Lives are made of routine and routines are made of habits and habits can propel us to higher heights, or they can be small vats of quagmire that keep us from going upwards. Some are even bad for our health and should be looked out for and changed for a more promising health picture. For example, the skipping breakfast habit is one that study shows is directly linked to a tendency to be overweight. It’s better to eat small meals, rather than out and out skip them, thereby helping the body feel satiated and keep blood sugar levels stable. Eating at one’s desk does not promote healthy eating either, as it tends to be mindless, allowing people to be distracted while they eat, rather than calmly digesting. Oddly, a propensity to shop for fat-free foods, while ostensibly health-conscious could lead people to stock up on items that leave out fat in favor of salt and sugar. Also, relying on leftovers is not so conducive to eating healthy and over-doing the fiber can lead to gassiness. However, eating isn’t the only area of concern, habit-wise. It’s not a good idea to forget to change one’s sheets, something we all do, as bacteria can get a bit too cozy. Bacteria are also invited for those who tend to bite their nails to the quick. Ensuring one gets enough sleep is another area where habits can be detrimental, particularly if someone has the propensity to do a good thing like exercise means they forgo sufficient recharge to their batteries.

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How To Empower Your Employees

Employees who are appreciated for their work are less stressed and more productive. It’s important to have a strategy in place to empower your employees. Use technologies available to you to provide online educational materials as well as open communication lines. You can also identify if an employee is struggling and offer assistance before it goes too far, technology can help you track performance. Also make employees comfortable by allowing them to bring their own computers or tablets instead of using office issued ones.

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Here’s Why Time Off Work Actually IMPROVES Your Work and Life

Maybe it’s our pioneer forebears, or a cultural imperative that gets under the skin, but most of us experience massive guilt at the thought of not working voluntarily. And yet, science can assure us that our brains require this sort of downtown. It’s only by stopping what one blogger calls execution mode that we get a chance to peruse what we have learned, to reflect and cull data and see if what we are doing is worth continuing. Rest is not only a physical imperative, it allows us to let inspiration enter in, which is not possible when one is solely focused on output. And, perhaps most surprisingly, when we step away from work for a long enough time period we start to miss it and need it, which makes starting the process over again not a chore but an adventure renewed.

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