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How The World is Neglecting Young People

As you know I like to read widely, and only recently was looking at Lancet, which is the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal. It has an article on new research into the health and well-being of young people. Would you believe this research was led by Australian doctors and made for sobering reading? 
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The Importance of Trust and How to Build It

Do you remember that old Billy Joel song, ‘It’s a matter of trust’. The lyrics go: “Some love is just a lie of the heart The cold remains of what began with a passionate start And they may not want it to end But it will, it’s just a question of when I’ve lived long
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How Whingeing Undermines Emotional Intelligence

I love it – a new study has taken a detailed look at the personality of whingers compared to the personality of happy-go-lucky types. Do you know any whingers? Sometimes they are called high-maintenance. Nothing is ever quite right for them and everything is difficult and complicated. Their coffee isn’t hot enough, they have a
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How to stand out in this crowded world

One of my daughter’s friends has recently begun an online business. It runs events for small to medium businesses and organises conferences. The young man behind this venture came to me for some tips on attracting attention to his new website. A few days later I was having a chat to the granddaughter of a
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The Secrets to Becoming Less Sensitive to Anger

I love reading about new studies on human nature. According to a new article published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the way people read emotions changes as they age. The paper is called ‘Emotion Sensitivity Across the Lifespan: Mapping Clinical Risk Periods to Sensitivity to Facial Emotion Intensity’. The research was carried out by
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How to Stop Over-Committing Yourself

Have you ever watched that television show, ‘Hughesy, we have a problem’. Ordinary Australians talk about their problems but with humour. Well, I also have a problem, but I can’t say it’s making me laugh. I over-commit myself. I take on too many projects and promise too many people too much. I often feel close
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