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There’s a Better Way to Say ‘No’ to People
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When we’re skittish around the word no, we often try to decline requests with an ‘I can’t’—but ‘I don’t’ is actually the best phrase to use. This post originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text to help you thrive. You have three outstanding assignments sitting on your desk; your phone is lighting up with […]

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15 Wonderful Airbnb Homes That Will Inspire You to Live a Little Differently
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Vacations in a rented home always seem so restful, which isn’t strictly because it’s a vacation; a lot of it has to do with a sense of no responsibility. When you’re out of your own home, you aren’t surrounded by the constant reminders that you haven’t put the dishes away yet, or you need to […]

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If You Want to Read 10 Times Faster, Outread Is the App You Need
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An average adult reads about 200 words per minute (WPM). A speed reader, though, reads about 1,500 WPM. The world speed reading champion is about 4,700 WPM, but we’re not going to worry as much about that level in this article. If you assume the average article is 500-1,000 words and the average book is […]

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7 Mistakes These Successful People Will Never Make Again
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And what you can learn from their biggest failures. No one ever made it to the top without encountering challenges or setbacks along the way. Fail enough times and you’ll eventually succeed. Related: 12 Empowering Lessons About Failure These seven entrepreneurs share the biggest failure from their past, and how their learning experiences can shape who […]

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Business Becomes Personal Again with Facebook's Messenger
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Interview with Stefanos Loukakos, head of Messenger Business at Facebook, leading a cross-functional team dedicated to helping businesses make personal connections with their customers through Messenger.

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Creativity Doesn't Appear as Flash Even for the Most Creative People
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People often talk about creativity and inspiration as if it is a thing totally distinct from them. That ideas generate themselves spontaneously, or as if it is a trait that some people are born without and can’t ever gain. These ideas are commonplace, but are totally untrue. Some think creative works exist in a vacuum, […]

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Why Even the Sweetest Couples End Up Breaking Up
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The first six months of a relationship are wonderful. There are flowers, candy and hundreds of emoji filled texts that are promptly read and responded to. You leave each other in the evening and video chat a few hours later. You share your food, wipe each others mouths and walk down the street with your […]

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Why Empathy Is Both the Hero and the Villain in a Relationship
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Most people wouldn’t think that empathy has a downside or limits, but in our relationships it’s not always a positive tool. It’s something that can be depleted, leaving our emotional tanks empty for other family members. Empathy is just one ingredient in the recipe for deep connections with our intimate partners. We have to look […]

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5 Things Successful People Commit Themselves to Doing
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Comments View the discussion thread. When you’re trying to reach a goal, spend time learning from the people who’ve already achieved what you want to do. Because sometimes it’s better to learn from the battle scars of others than earn your own. Related: 10 Little Things Successful People Do Differently Over the last two years, […]

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