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Kayla Matthews writes Productivity Theory and is constantly seeking to provide new tips and hacks to keep you motivated and inspired! You can also find her on Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha, and follow her on Google+ and Twitter to stay up to date on her latest productivity posts!
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Why You Don’t Always Need to Explain Yourself

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 16, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     1 Comment

  “No.” It’s a complete sentence, needing no emphasis or details. Stop using it as another apology word, riddled with guilt and a rush of jumbled words to soothe bruised egos. You don’t need to explain yourself to anyone because your first goal is to check in with yourself. Not explaining yourself when refusing someone […]

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4 Phrases To Calm Someone Who’s Upset

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 15, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     1 Comment

Stressful situations are everywhere. Life is a constant cycle of ups and downs, and it’s important to calm yourself down during the low times. More specifically, you need to realize okay phrases to say to people when you’re trying to calm them down. Everybody’s familiar with feeling angry or frustrated, and having a friend tell […]

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science of touch

The Science of Touch and How It Improves Relationships

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jun 14, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

A lot goes into making humanity a unique species in the animal kingdom — from its ability to ask and answer deep questions about the universe to crafting tools to accomplish great things. In this technological age, people stand more connected than ever. Humans represent social creatures, requiring interaction, cultural enrichment and laughter. Today, many […]

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