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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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How To Be More Empathetic In Any Relationship

By Kayla Matthews   /     Apr 27, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

Humans are wired to be social, and each relationship adds an enriching layer to life as people learn more about each other, from what brings joy to what brings sorrow. To learn how to be more empathetic, consider the metaphor of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes. Envision yourself walking their path in daily life, […]

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Relationships and Social Media: Everything You Wanted To Know

By Kayla Matthews   /     Feb 24, 2017  /     Culture & Communication  /     0 Comment

Making your relationship Facebook official has become almost important as becoming official offline. If it’s not online, it didn’t really happen, right? Then, there’s the obligatory six-month, one-year and happy birthday posts complete with cute pictures and sappy sentiments. Maybe there’s even a one-month, two-month or three-month status update if you really like anniversaries. Don’t […]

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