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Do You Believe in Luck?

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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How to Keep Job Searching (& Online Dating) from Ruining Your Life

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Her eyes are irresistibly charming; her smile kind and genuine. She seems to be intelligent, ambitious, and artistic. She has an MBA from Harvard, plays the violin, and runs two marathons per year. His face is tan and strong; his eyes look kind and friendly. He’s been a practicing physician for ten years and offers free healthcare to impoverished communities. He’s traveled all over the world and seems compassionate, motivated, and adventurous. And as you sit on your couch, scrolling

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3 Secrets to Unleashing the Power of Your Career Potential

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Years ago, Pablo Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris doodling on a napkin when an admirer of his work excitedly approached him. “Can you draw a quick sketch for me? I’ll pay you for it.” she asked. “Sure” said Picasso. He proceeded to draw a quick sketch and then handed the napkin over to her. “Here you go. That’ll be twenty thousand dollars.” “What?!” exclaimed the woman in shock. “It took you two minutes to draw that.” “No

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Get to Know Yourself!

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It was the early 1960s in Mountain View California, a quirky 4th-grade boy begrudgingly woke up and got ready for another day of school. He despised the traditional classroom setting and frequently misbehaved out of sheer boredom. He’d rather be doing what truly made him feel alive and set his soul on fire—working on electronics with his father in their family garage. Throughout high school and during college, he continued to feel bored with the classes he was forced to

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6 Reasons Why Salary Doesn’t Guarantee Job Satisfaction

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Oct 20, 2016 11:22:00 AM / by Cassandra Czech & Karen Relucio When it comes to thinking about a job change, it can be easy to be swayed by an increase in pay. The promise of a better salary can make our heads spin at the thought of paying off debt, a nicer house, or a more luxurious vacation. However, switching jobs, or staying at a job, based on pay alone can be a big mistake. There are many other factors

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