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Are You Destined to Turn Out Like Your Parents

Are You Destined to Turn Out Like Your Parents?

That old saying, “an apple never falls far from the tree” is the equivalent to saying “like father, like son” or “like mother like daughter”. It is another way of saying that children inevitably become like their parents. Are you like your mother or father? Do you want to take after them? If you had
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The Difference Between Being Fearless and Being Reckless

The Difference Between Being Fearless and Being Reckless

In films and novels heroes are always fearless. And popular culture is constantly telling us to overcome our fears and live big lives. We are told that a life lived in fear is a life half lived. The motto of every hard-core surfie is ‘feel the fear and do it any way’. I have told
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Are you pro or anti Christmas

Are you pro or anti Christmas?

Are you for or against Christmas? Do you relish every minute of the festive season or do you just grin and bear it? I think Christmas accentuates the tenant of your life. What do I mean? Well, if you are an incredibly busy, harried person throughout the year, Christmas will just about push you to
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How to Effectively Deal With Passive Aggressive People

How to Effectively Deal With Passive Aggressive People

I met up with a friend the other day, whose job is causing him grief. He is working on a difficult project with a difficult person. The deadline for completion of the project is just a week away, but his work colleague sounds like a nightmare. We’ll call this difficult work colleague Jeff, and to
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The Power of Self Care and Prevention

The Power of Self Care and Prevention

Ask any doctor and they will tell you that prevention is better than a cure. It is better not to drink too much alcohol and develop gout. It is better not to eat too many lollies and get cavities in your teeth. However prevention is not a message that politicians are comfortable delivering because they
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The Latest Unconventional Method to Release Stress and Anxiety

The Latest Unconventional Method to Release Stress and Anxiety

Have you heard of the practice of otonamaki or adult swaddling? It involves curling up into the foetal position and getting someone to wrap you up in a giant sheet. Once bound – even your head is covered – you are rolled from side to side. Essentially this is meant to make you feel secure
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