14/06/26

The official ranking of Difficult Things places “saying no” somewhere between “climbing a mountain” and “spotting a UFO in broad daylight.”

Since life mainly consists of those more challenging moments, it might be a good idea to learn how to deal with them effectively. Let’s take a look at how to say “no” in a way which will not make others hate you.

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14/06/24

One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don’t appear in the dictionary. After all, who actually decides which words make it into those pages? Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make.

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14/06/19

It’s a day off today! How about relaxing to some chill out music? :) 

Enjoy your time off!

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14/06/17

We live in an age of unabashed self-promotion. We like to brag about our lives on Facebook and about our professional achievements on LinkedIn. Sometimes it might be difficult to believe that there exist people who actually don’t use social media to self-promote. In fact, they don’t see much value in self-promotion at all…

Listen to David Zweig, author of Invisibles, [talking about] employees who value good work over self-promotion.

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14/06/12

Cross-cultural communication might turn out to be a hard nut to crack. Especially when you’re a peach fallen among coconuts… 

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