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6 Effective Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People

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

We’ve all got those people in our lives — those toxic individuals who drag us down with their behavior, their speech or their very presence. They radiate negativity and do everything that they can to demean and discourage you while elevating themselves. You might ask yourself how to deal with toxic people, especially when they […]

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The Effects Workplace Communication Can Have on Your Productivity

By Kayla Matthews   /     Nov 13, 2017  /     Work Productivity  /     0 Comment

Communication techniques and strategies can have a huge impact on increasing workplace productivity. Declining or stagnant productivity is often chalked up to lack of employee motivation or engagement. Both of these can be turned around with better communication. Productivity may also sometimes suffer from sheer lack of good quality information. Perhaps employees don’t fully understand […]

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4 Reasons You Should Stop Saying “Okay”

By Kayla Matthews   /     Oct 25, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

“Okay” is one of the most commonly recognized words on the planet. Whether it’s written as “OK,” “O.K.” or “okay,” the term is considered a universal phenomenon understood by linguists worldwide. At the same time, it’s regarded as a peculiar expression. Despite its widespread popularity, when used in conversation, the term is seemingly meaningless. As […]

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5 Ways to Help a Friend With Low Self-Esteem

By Kayla Matthews   /     Oct 13, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

Self-esteem is the way we regard ourselves. We can be proud of our accomplishments or actions and have positive self-esteem, or we can beat ourselves up mentally for some perceived fault or failing and exhibit negative self-esteem. Most of us know what to do when we experience low self-esteem. We engage in some reliable pick-me-up […]

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5 Ways Introverts Can Navigate Small Talk

By Kayla Matthews   /     Sep 29, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

Small talk is a part of nearly every social and professional occasion. People expect you to engage in conversation, no matter how inane the topic is just to keep everyone from being mired in an uncomfortable silence. No matter what they might say, very few people genuinely like small talk. Even most extroverts dislike it. […]

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5 Ways Not to Let Other People’s Stress Wear You Down

By Kayla Matthews   /     Jul 14, 2017  /     Health Inspiration  /     2 Comments

Sensitive souls tend to absorb other people’s stress and energy. Eventually, it wears you down. There is a difference between sympathy and empathy. When you sympathize, you express compassion for what someone is going through, and when you empathize, you step into their shoes. For empathic people, stepping into other people’s shoes is too literal, […]

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