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No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

No bake cookies will always and forever remind me of my mom, who made tons of them when my brother and I were teenagers — probably because they were super easy, could be made with pantry staples, and were perfect for that time between extra-curriculars and dinner. Plus, they included both cocoa and peanut butter, which is basically one of the best combinations ever. Continue reading “No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies” » … Read the referenced recipe here: No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

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How to Use Hand Gestures in a Presentation

In my line of work, I give presentations to my team members quite often. As I give my presentations, I am always very aware of my audience and their interest level. If they look bored, then I need to adjust myself accordingly and win back their attention. I want to keep them engaged and interested in what I’m saying, and I find that hand gestures are a powerful way to raise excitement and keep my audience’s attention. Effective gestures help to build trust, and convey my ideas more clearly. Communication…

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How to Deliver a Handshake That Makes People Remember You

Of all the kinds of greetings, I love handshakes the most. A great handshake can convey your warmth and strength. It can show the other person that you are supportive and trustworthy. A great handshake sticks with me–even if I only met the person who gave it once. Neuroscientists confirm a good handshake makes a lasting impression Whether we’re networking for business or meeting someone at a social function for the first time, rendering a proper handshake is a great way to make a first impression. In ancient times, the…

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Weak Handshake Is Worse Than No Handshake

Of all the kinds of greetings, I love handshakes the most. A great handshake can convey your warmth and strength. It can show the other person that you are supportive and trustworthy. A great handshake sticks with me–even if I only met the person who gave it once. Neuroscientists confirm a good handshake makes a lasting impression Whether we’re networking for business or meeting someone at a social function for the first time, rendering a proper handshake is a great way to make a first impression. In ancient times, the…

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20 Best Movies That Will Make Your Children Smarter, Happier, and More Mature

Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces, found that all stories consist of a common structural element found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are collectively known as The Hero’s Journey. [1] It demonstrates that every story has a different lesson; and in every journey there’s a hero — you are the hero in your own life and in your own journey. As a parent, we should find those movies and explain the lessons to our children. These life lessons will inspire children to…

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The Art of Not Knowing

The fear of saying “I don’t know” started long ago. In the past, a person’s ability to gain employment was based on their depth of knowledge and aptitude at a particular trade.[1] Workers received intense training and usually performed an apprenticeship before they were considered a “professional” and respected as such. Saying the words, “I don’t know” was an indictment of incompetence. But the work landscape has changed. In today’s workforce, having in depth expertise is less valuable and has become a distant second behind potential. A person’s potential and…

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Why Do Parents Become Helicopter Parents

It began innocently enough with Suzy helping her daughter Jane with her 1st grade diorama. Her daughter began the diorama on her own, but Suzy began to see that it looked as though a 3 year old had done the work. She knew she needed to intervene or her daughter would not get a good grade on the project and would be hurt when she saw how good the other kid’s projects looked. Suzy knew that all the other parents would be helping their kids. She didn’t want her daughter’s…

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