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  • Millennial tips: Manage your time (and life!) better with these 3 insights

    Millennial tips: Manage your time (and life!) better with these 3 insights

    Via Global Young Voices : Effective time management is often cited as key pillar of success in today’s dizzyingly fast-moving world. But how can you make the most of your day and ultimately take control of your life in the midst of millennial lifestyle’s endless responsibilities and rising challenges? You often hear fellow millennials complain about being perpetually overloaded and blame accumulating responsibilities for their ordeal. But more often than not, the underlying reason has to […]

  • 9 Ways That Anyone Can Be a Better Public Speaker

    9 Ways That Anyone Can Be a Better Public Speaker

    via NBC News : Some people seem to glow when they’re given a microphone and are asked to give a toast or a speech, while others of us would much rather sprint as fast as possible in the opposite direction. The important lesson here is nervousness is actually perfectly normal, Marjorie L. North, a speech pathologist and lecturer at Harvard University, tells NBC News BETTER. (And that person who looks totally at ease is likely going […]

  • 9 Unusual Ways to Improve Your Short-Term Memory, Ranked by Weirdness

    9 Unusual Ways to Improve Your Short-Term Memory, Ranked by Weirdness

    Via INC : It’s frustrating when you forget someone’s name, or can’t even remember what you had for lunch. Good news! Researchers have found some simple (but weird) ways to improve short-term memory. Don’t you just love it when this happens? You go to another room in the house for some reason and there you are, but you can’t remember why. Or, you shake someone’s hand and forget their name before you even let go. Oh, […]

  • 5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    5 Ways to Make a Strong Impression With Every Audience

    Via Entrepreneur : Show up like a celebrity, and use these key techniques to guarantee a strong first impression with every presentation. “You make a first impression and people never forget it,” stated Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. In business, it’s imperative that you start off with a great and memorable first impression and even more critical when you’re speaking in front of groups. It’s the difference between being heard by your audience or having them sleep […]

  • Play more video games for better health

    Play more video games for better health

    Via LiveMint : Video games can make your brain function better as well as keep you physically fit, research reports suggest New Delhi: The notion that playing video games make people lazy and drives them away from physical activity, as it turns out, is a bit exaggerated. Recent studies show that playing video games have various health benefits too. They can boost attention, improve cognitive skills, and can keep you in shape as well. So if […]

  • Want To Be More Productive? Try Out These 5 Time Management Techniques

    Want To Be More Productive? Try Out These 5 Time Management Techniques

    Via Sporteluxe : The productivity pros love them. If there’s one thing that uni students, entrepreneurs, office workers, freelancers and busy mums have in common, it’s this — we’d all like to get more done. It’s not necessarily that we’d like to add more tasks to our already busy schedules (unless it’s fun stuff like having a bath or doing an awesome online course.) It’s more that we just need more hours in the week to […]

  • Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talking

    Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talking

    Via The Guardian : The prospect of speaking in public can send people in to a tailspin of anxiety. But a simple change in posture can help Most people at some point in their careers will present, pitch, be on camera or give a speech. Public speaking is a skill that cannot be overlooked– investor Warren Buffett believes it raises your value by 50%. Still, public speaking is nerve-racking and people turn down numerous opportunities because […]

  • Video games may boost brain power and job prospects

    Video games may boost brain power and job prospects

    Via The Scotsman : Playing video games could help young people develop the communication and mental adaptability skills they need to succeed at university, research by the University of Glasgow suggests. An eight-week trial involving two groups of undergraduates revealed that the group assigned commercial video games including action role-playing, fantasy and adventure games Borderland 2, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Reign of Terror, showed improvements in communication, adaptability and resourcefulness. These skills […]

  • An App to Make You a Better Public Speaker

    An App to Make You a Better Public Speaker

    Via Smithsonian : Orai, created by two college students, uses AI to help people become more fluent, confident speakers through consistent practice and feedback. When Paritosh Gupta and Danish Dhamani met, as freshmen dormmates at Drexel University in Philadelphia, they had a lot in common. They were both studying STEM—Gupta in computer science, Dhamani in mechanical engineering. They both attended many of the same campus events, especially networking ones. And they both spoke English as a […]

  • DOES THE TYPE OF DEVICE YOU USE AFFECT YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS? STUDY SAYS YES

    DOES THE TYPE OF DEVICE YOU USE AFFECT YOUR PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS? STUDY SAYS YES

    Via Digital Trends : WHY IT MATTERS TO YOU? There’s real evidence that suggests you think differently with a smartphone in your hands than with a mouse and keyboard at your fingertips. Here’s some food for thought: What if the type of device you use affects your problem-solving skills? Research published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior suggests it just might. Specifically, smartphone users have been found to exhibit more rational, utilitarian decision-making, while their […]