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How to Outgrow a Difficult Childhood

I’ve told you once or twice about my childhood – growing up with parents who drank too, and my family was always cash-strapped, but despite that I grew up to write a best-selling book, toured the world as a motivational speaker and made a good living. I managed to get past my childhood – out
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The Rise in Negative Feelings Around the World

The analytics company Gallup recently announced the results of a global survey that measures people’s attitudes to life. The report found that people are sadder, angrier, and more worried than ever before. Surely, that can’t be good! For the Global State of Emotions report, Gallup in 2018 conducted more than 151,000 interviews with people living in more
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Can Doing the Wrong Thing Damage Your Mental Health?

Do you ever check the website The Conversation, which features only articles written by scholars? Gosh, it is high-brow but very informative. It recently had a brilliant article looking at how going against your own moral code can damage your mental health. It was written by psychologists from King’s College London. They studied how people’s
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How to Lead by Learning How to Serve

A new study published in Academy of Management Journal has found that bosses who put their employees’ needs over their own create a culture of high performance. Basically bosses who are prepared to self-sacrifice in order to make sure their staff are happy lead teams that deliver on customer satisfaction, higher job performance and lower
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Should Boys and Girls Be Treated Differently?

I read with interest recently a new study that has found that fathers tend to be more sensitive and less physically playful with their daughters than their sons. I am the father of girls and of course I treated them like princesses and regard them as gemstones in my care, however I don’t know much
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How to Persevere Even When You Hit Rock Bottom

How to Persevere Even When You Hit Rock Bottom

When you were a child did your parents read to you the famous poem by William Edward Hickson, which begins, “It’s a lesson you should heed, Try, try again. If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again.” I hope they recited that little childhood rhythm to you because it’s one of life’s greatest lesson’s
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