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A Guide to Security While Doing Online Shopping

Online shopping is extremely convenient, but it is more likely to lead to overspending than in-store shopping. Most products sold on the internet are less expensive, and it’s all too easy to get carried away with buying everything in just a few clicks. As more and more consumers are turning to online shopping nowadays, the […]

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How Physiology Influences Our Dating Habits

If you say that you think being physically attracted to someone is important in order to form a relationship, you might be considered shallow. Although we don’t want to recognize it or don’t realize that it is one of the important factors that can make us desire to start dating someone, looks are important. While […]

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How to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Daily Routine

Caption: Build up to meditation by completing regular yoga practice Our lives are so much more hectic than our ancestors’ would have been. Emails come pinging in at every hour of the day and night, smartphones vibrate with nonsense messages from marketing companies, bills need to be paid, jobs don’t get left at work anymore […]

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Weapons of Influence #3: Social Proof

The time has come to jump back into Robert Cialdini’s . This time, we’re talking about the wisdom of the crowd. Like both of the mental tricks we’ve covered so far in this series, following the rule of social proof is a good idea. But like all good things, it can backfire when you least […]

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How to Get Better at Cooking

Oh hey there. Apparently it’s 2018 today, so it’s time for all sorts of resolutions and whatnot. In an attempt to help some of these live past February, we’re talking about the art of cooking — a fantastic foundation for anyone looking to bulk up, lose weight, save money, eat healthier, or just learn a […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of Running Your Own Business

Starting a business can seem daunting. Between taxes, expenses, marketing, business types, and creating actual value for your customers, it’s pretty easy to decide that your million-dollar idea is just too hard to think about. But clearly, people actually follow through on their ideas, or I wouldn’t be writing this on a MacBook Air on […]

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The Secret To Being an Articulate Speaker

When I was a senior in high school, my final college decision came down to two schools: the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Neither was my “dream school” (I never had one), but I was pretty certain that I would end up going to UCLA. Honestly, I […]

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Weapons of Influence #2: Commitment and Consistency

Humans are predictable. Sometimes, too predictable. We’ve been reading , and it turns out that many of the same social patterns that have helped humanity flourish have a dark side. In part one of this series, we talked about reciprocation. Today, we’re talking about consistency, and why sticking to your guns isn’t always the smartest […]

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Do You Even Meditate?

To meditate properly, you need to be sitting in the full lotus position on top of a mountain just before the sun rises. As the rays of the celestial body crest the horizon, an eagle will land near you. If this does not happen, you’ve done it wrong and will gain no benefits whatsoever from […]

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