Good story-tellers are more attractive for women

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Surveys found that the story itself didn’t matter all that much. How you present the story is what matters most.

Women were more interested in talented male story-tellers as long-term partners. They considered storytellers to have higher status than non-storytellers.

The mental effort of a person near you will intensify your concentration levels.

John K. Donahue, Melanie C. Green, “A good story: Men’s storytelling ability affects their attractiveness and perceived status“, Personal Relationships Volume 23, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 199–213

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Science: the lack of movement ages you up to 8 years

By |2017-03-23T13:01:19+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , |

Women who move less than 40 minutes per day (seated over ten hours) are biologically 8 years older than their peers who are moving more.

The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of 30 minutes of movement a day.

Aladdin H. Shadyab; “Associations of Accelerometer-Measured and Self-Reported Sedentary Time with Leukocyte Telomere Length in Older Women”; American Journal of Epidemiology (2017) 172-184

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“You are only as successful as those you associate with”.

By |2017-03-22T14:51:19+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , , |

Calm down if you don’t have inspiring people in your network yet as a self-made millionaire.

Self-made millionaires volunteer, which is a great way to meet other positive persons. This is a proper approach to connecting with people that will inspire you.

You also need to be conscious about who you spend your time with.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. Strategies that Transformed 177 Average People into Self-Made Millionaires“. Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.

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Research also shows that persistent exercise drives you to your greatest potential.

By |2017-03-20T14:05:14+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

Corley’s research reveals how 76% of rich people engage in aerobic workouts. Some of the workouts include Riding a bike, strolling and jogging. They do these activities for about 30 minutes daily.

Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.”Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. Strategies that Transformed 177 Average People into Self-Made Millionaires

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A custom office helps workers be more productive.

By |2017-03-20T13:37:47+00:00March 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , , |

This study shows that workers who can change their office work better than those who can’t. Having control over office space allows people to feel more comfortable. This lets them work better.

The study shows that rich workplace decor produces better team performance than lean spaces.

Greenaway, K., Thai, H., Haslam, S., & Murphy, S. “Spaces That Signal Identity Improve Workplace Productivity” Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15 (1), 2016

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It turns out that your feelings toward your phone show your feelings toward people.

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Attached people also described using their phones more for accessing social networking sites. They also used them more for smart phone functions.

Veronika Konok, Dora Gigler, Boroka Maria Bereczky, Adam Miklosi “Humans’ attachment to their mobile phones and its relationship with interpersonal attachment style” Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 61, August 2016

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88% of wealthy people spend approximately 30 minutes daily to read educative books.

By |2017-03-20T13:31:45+00:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

 

They rarely read for fun and enjoyment. Most rich people study self-help books, history and bibliographies.

Reading a good novel to derive pleasure has positive significance to your career. You can add positive value by reading biographies of people that moved from grass to grace. Biographies reveal the problems, approach and success stories of subjects.

 

Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.

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Self-compassion does not delay your productivity.

By |2017-03-18T02:06:37+00:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , |

People who forgive themselves and reward themselves don’t perform worse than those who don’t; they perform better.

Kelley J. Robinson, Selina Mayer, Ashley Batts Allen, Meredith Terry, Ashley Chilton,  and Mark R. Leary “Resisting self-compassion: Why are some people opposed to being kind to themselves?” Self and Identity, Volume 15, 2016

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There are a few things that help to overcome depression.

By |2017-03-18T01:51:37+00:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

The thing that helped people the most was relationships. A person who has a strong relationship is more likely to get out of depression.

The next thing is to have a good income. That may be hard to do, but if you can manage it then you have a better chance of getting out of depression. High income and having religious faith helped with recovery from depression. People who earn more than $80,000 per year are more likely to recover than those earning less than $20,000 per year.

The next thing you can control is to get enough exercise.

Older people and women are also more likely to fully recover. From another side, people who experienced abuse or anxiety disorders in the past were less likely to recover.

Esme Fuller-Thomson, Senyo Agbeyaka, Deborah M. LaFond, Mercedes Bern-Klug Flourishing after depression: Factors associated with achieving complete mental health among those with a history of depressionPsychiatry Research, Volume 242, August 2016

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A study has found that time and detail changes how we think about an event.

By |2017-03-17T15:04:27+00:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , |

If a person goes into detail about how bad something was then you are more likely to see the event as more horrible. This belief isn’t always true.

Another thing to keep in mind is that a memory of events from further in the past will also seem worse the more details you describe.

 

Robert W Smith, Norbert Schwarz “Metacognitive inferences from other people’s memory performance.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol 22(3), September 2016

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