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3 Strategies to Avoid Choking Under Pressure

Choking under pressure—it happens to the best of us. We tank an interview and don’t get the job. We freeze while giving an important presentation. Or blank during a critical exam. And choking at a …

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Are These 3 Bad Habits Holding You Back?

Today’s poor choices can morph into tomorrow’s bad habits. Research from a classic study on habit formation found that it takes just over two months on average for an action to become habitual. That’s not …

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Too Much of a Good Thing

This knowledge nugget comes to you courtesy of the Blacklight. Enjoy! If asked to name some of your core strengths, would attributes like these make the list? Driven Direct Easygoing Detail-oriented Cooperative Inquisitive Now, what if …

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Vacation State of Mind

Show of hands if you would move to France in a heartbeat if you could. There’s a lot to love about the land of the 35-hour workweek: 30 paid vacation days off annually, leisurely lunches—with …

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Bogus Career Advice

Not that long ago, most workers were like Fred Flintstone. When the bugle blew at the end of a shift, you punched out and called it a day. Work wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or …

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking …

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