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How Fake Friendships on the Social Media Get in Your Way of Real Friendships

I created my Facebook account about 8 years ago. At that time, I have accepted (and rejected) plenty of friend requests. But I still had thousands of friends. For the first time since creating my account, I logged in last week and deleted hundreds of them. Why? Because I didn’t have a friendship with any of them. I love that social media allows us to stay in contact with people we care about, no matter where we live or what time zone we are in. But I don’t love the fake connection it can sometimes create. Just because I know someone went on a family vacation last week doesn’t mean I would have cared about it if I hadn’t seen their pictures in my timeline. It felt good to purge my friend list of people I didn’t truly have relationships with, but then it got a little weird…a few friends texted me asking why my friend list number had dropped. And a few of the people I deleted actually reached out asking what they had done to upset me. I was shocked; why was anyone paying attention to t

50 Free Online Resources for Self-Motivated Learners

I work full time and often feel that my skills and competencies are becoming redundant as time passes. New technologies, degrees and more innovative methods of teaching at modern universities clearly give an edge to the younger lot of the workforce who have access to more modern and innovative teaching methods. In such a scenario, a person like me would always dig out relatively less expensive and readily accessible online resources to upgrade my knowledge and skills so that I can keep up to date with the modern demands of the new work ethics. Language Learning 1  Busuu : World’s largest social network for language learning This is one of the best language websites [1] that allow you to learn new phrases and vocabulary. It has audio recording options, dialogues, writing exercises and native speakers’ interaction. This is specially a good website to provide a large collection of languages to learn. 2  Duolingo : A free language learning platform From the name itself, it is bes

7 Types of Fake Friends That Are Secretly Bringing You Down

One of Bob Dylan’s most memorable songs, Positively 4th Street starts with the immortal lyrics “you’ve got a lot of nerve to say you are my friend…” the song is a rant against a false friend of his, and when I first heard it. I was struck. Struck by a feeling of recognition, of that there was something intrinsically relatable about the song. All of us, many times in our lives come across people who present themselves as friends. We come to trust them, spend time with them, but after a while, for whatever reason, their true nature shows itself. They may have mistreated you, ignored you when you needed help, or used you as a tool for their own gains. These people can be hard to spot, it can be difficult to understand their goals and intentions. [1] But they tend to fall into seven particular categories. [2] 1. The Complimenter / The Lothario It’s part of human nature to like being complimented, and we in turn often like those who are complimenting us. Beware the complimenter , as

Love Hurts: How to Deal with the Pain That Comes in 6 Different Stages

How many times have you asked yourself, “What is love exactly?” You’re not the only one to wonder. It’s an age old question that has left many people questioning their romantic relationships and future. So, what is love? Love is a process: finding a partner, falling in love, and sometimes falling out of love. It isn’t a permanent thing. It’s not something you find and have forever because it never changes. Instead, love is fluid. Its definition changes over time, depending on each couple. Couples who make love last have learned to change together and to support each other’s individuality. Love is beautiful and sometimes painful. Just as love is ever-changing, so is the pain it can bring. Pain from love occurs in different stages of a relationship . You’ve probably already experienced some of the various kinds of pain in love. If not, you’ll probably experience them at some point in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the different kinds of pain so you’ll recognize it when it h

Time to Stop Those Positive Mantras! Studies Show They Only Make You More Negative

Positive thinking is one of the most touted philosophies in the world. Many authors have written many different books and articles professing about the advantages of positive mantras, and the list includes not only writers but many notable industrialists, celebrities, and highly respected personalities. Decoding positive thinking Positive thinking [1]  is actually developing our mindset in such a way that we expect good and only favorable outcomes from any events. In other words, it’s the process of transferring our energy into reality by thinking only optimistic thoughts. (That’s what the notion is, at least.) Does it really work? While many people believe that positive thinking really leads you to the path of glory and happiness, there are others who think otherwise. Both sides have put forward many compelling reasons supporting their views. While the argument may be never ending, the detractors have a strong foothold over their claims because the proponents of the debate don’t

How to Make a Relationship Last (Given That 50% of Couples End up in Divorce)

Seems hard to believe, right? If half of all marriages end in divorce, the odds seem to be against you and your partner (or future partner). Don’t start questioning everything just yet, there’s still hope. Turns out there’s a reason relationships tend not to last. When you meet somebody new or have a new experience, your brain releases opioids . These feel good chemicals make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Think about the first time you kissed your significant other – amazing, right? Now that you’ve kissed at least a hundred times, does it still feel the same? Probably not. That’s because that exciting feeling tends to go away after having the same experience time and time again. The same thing happens in a long term relationship. In other words, the passion starts to fade. You can stop boredom from happening in your long term relationship. Don’t just start looking for a new partner. The same problem is bound to occur no matter who you’re with. Some great relationship

Poor Sleep Quality Comes from All the Things You Do in the Morning, Afternoon and at Night

When you have a bad night’s sleep, you probably think back to the previous evening and try to work out what went wrong. You might wonder whether you went to bed too early, whether your room was too warm, or whether you need to replace your pillow. However, you might be looking for answers in all the wrong places. If you want a good night’s sleep, you need to lay the groundwork from the moment you wake up. In this article, you will learn exactly what you must do in the morning, afternoon and evening to optimize your precious sleep time. Implement the steps in this article and you will wake feeling much more energetic every morning. Make your mornings count Let’s start at the very beginning – the snooze button. Your mission is to stop using it to delay getting out of bed, because all it does is confuse your body. It’s far better to get up at precisely the same time every day, in order to set up a regular sleep/wake pattern. [1] If you need an extra boost to get you up in the morning

Learn How To Stop Procrastination: From Immediate Fix To Long Term Productivity Boost!

Have you ever planned your weekend ahead but end up doing nothing? Have you ever rushed through your essays and submit your work just a few minutes before the deadline? Are you the type of person who study just 2 days before your finals and constantly giving yourself a heart attack? Sounds familiar? If Yes, Congratulations! You can call yourself a Procrastinator! But don’t worry, you are not alone!We have all procrastinated at least once (or still doing it) in our lives. Luckily, procrastination is not something that we can’t fight over, we just need to better understand the root cause of it and tackle it in the right way! Being Lazy means not much harm, isn’t it? Procrastination doesn’t only making you less productive, it can harm your personal reputation too! In order to have the motivation to counter procrastination, it’s better for you to know how it can easily destroy your life by ruining your personal reputation! Now we are getting serious here! Discovering The Reasons Why