How to Know If Someone Is Playing Dumb or Really Is Dumb

When you’re up against a business rival, a competitive member of your own family, or just an annoying friend who you suspect might be lying to you, it’s always in your best interests to find out exactly how much they know. If you want to know what you’re up against, you need to discover their true knowledge and capabilities. For example, if you are going after a big promotion at work but your colleague also has their eye on the position, it’s a good idea to work out precisely what…

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Not All Who Wander Are Really Lost

We often fly through our lives without stopping to appreciate them. It’s important to reflect on the decisions that have brought us to where we are today. Wild (2014) follows the true story of a woman who hiked 1,100 miles to rediscover herself and recover from a decade of personal tragedies. Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) is pushed to reckless and self-destructive behavior after the loss of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage. With no hiking experience, she embarks on…

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Find Out What You’re Really Made Of And Unleash Your Potential

Whether it be at school, work or even in your personal life, I’m sure we would have all gone through a particular phase or instance where we had to evaluate what our strengths and weaknesses are. This might be when we were deciding what career path to pursue, what subjects to take, whether or not we were up to heading a particular project at work, or even deciding on shared preferences between our partner. It is only natural that we strive to excel, and be aware of our strengths so…

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The Only Music That Really Eases Stress and Pain

Stress is absolutely everywhere. Even when you feel like you’re thriving in one or more areas of your life, there’s always going to be stress somewhere else. One way that people choose to reduce stress is by listening to music, specifically, putting their very favorite tunes on repeat. Listening to the favorite hits does make people feel better. But research has found that your favorite music may not be the best choice to ease stress and pain. Listening, Fast and Slow Even if faster tunes makes you feel better or…

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What You Really Need to Feel Secure in a Relationship

People who are insecure in their relationships do irrational things all the time. Texting their partner a million times in a row. Or calling to check in constantly. Maybe they try to keep track of their partner’s whereabouts, even checking their email or Facebook messages when possible. Maybe you’ve experienced this, either as the insecure one, or the person dating the insecure one. Or maybe you’ve even been both, in different relationships. Even if these aren’t the signs of a the healthiest relationships, these behaviors are common to make people feel more…

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From an Engineer to an Author, I Find These Writing Tips Really Helpful

Writing well is one of those things that’s seen to be hard to do or only a skill possessed by people with a natural talent. Trying to convey stories and thoughts in a constructive and flowing manner can leave many people feeling frustration and lack of real ability. But I’m here to tell you that, as a fan of life hacks, I believe anyone can become a great writer with the right knowledge. Making the transition from engineer to writer over the past 10 years, I’ve come across many of…

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I’ve Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here’s What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors…

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90% of People Chase for What Others Want, but Not What They Really Want

What do you think the main purposes in life are? Some people would say that the main goal is to have a happy family, while others may say a successful career. Some people may prioritize traveling and seeing the world, while others want to spend as much time as possible with their friends. In reality the main purposes are different for everyone, but sadly lots of people are heavily influenced by other people. This can mean that they have the wrong purpose for their life as instead of following something…

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What We Think Love Is and What Love Really Is

People say love is the most powerful thing in the world that can beat everything and that’s what most people are looking for. But what is love? Do they really know what love truly means? Sometimes we have misinterpreted love or we have never realized that love is just around us. When you understand the true meaning of love, your life will be more fruitful and satisfying. What We Were Wrong About Love Real Love Is Different from Emotional Attachment It’s always a common misunderstanding that we confuse real love…

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What Minimalism Really Means and How It Changes Everyone of Us

What is minimalism? If you think it’s only about having fewer stuff, you don’t really understand the real meaning of minimalism. Minimalism is the idea of having the chance to pursue happiness. To live our lives fully, it’s not about acquiring more things, but following our passions and do what truly matters. The True Meaning of Minimalism Why the Less You Have, the More You Appreciate Yourself Instead of focusing on whether or not an individual is fulfilling their goals, we focus too much on how much money they make and whether they…

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