How to Overcome Age Discrimination in a Job Interview

If you are over 50 and looking for a new job, you have probably at times felt that your age goes against you. If you are over 40 and looking for a new job, you may have also discovered that potential employers can be ageist. Discrimination, while illegal, still exists and is hard to overcome.
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Eight Crucial Steps To Maintaining Friendships

Not so long ago I read a brilliant article on the American Psychology Today website about maintaining romantic relationships. What struck me was that the described behaviours would enrich any type of relationship –friendship, professional colleagueship, even interactions with grown-up children! These behaviours were recommended by psychologist Dr Randi Gunther. Let’s look at them and
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How Nature and Green Exercise Can Heal You

The Italian actress, Eleonora Duse once said, “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” Nature has a way of
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Which are Better for You? Fiction or Nonfiction Books?

Australians buy around 55 million books each year worth about $1 billion and that does not even include ebooks and audiobooks! Ebook sales could make up around 15-20 per cent of the market. One of the biggest trends is the growth of personal development book sales. According to Nielsen BookScan, the personal development category is
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What Is More Important to Your Health – Sleep Or Exercise?

If you are keen to look after your body, and your mind, what should be your priority: resting or sleeping? The answer to this question really depends on your circumstances. If you are sleeping between seven to ten hours a night, I’m going to say, “Wake up, sleepy head! It’s time to set your alarm
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How Power Can Turn People Into Narcissists Entitled to Privileges

According to research published in The Journal of Experimental Psychology, power definitely makes some people more narcissistic and they come to feel entitled to special privileges.  The research article is called, ‘Power increases the socially toxic component of narcissism among individuals with high baseline testosterone’. The lead investigator of the research, Associate Professor Nicole Mead,
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