Relationships

5 Reasons to Take the High Road in an Internet Feud

With the mass amount of people on social media, may take to one or numerous online methods to express their feelings, anger, frustration, disgust, betrayal or disapproval against friends or enemies.  While you always have the right to be heard, and sometimes letting out helps you to feel better, sometimes publicly displaying your negative feelings across various social media channels may actually do more harm than good in your life.  In order to live a positive life, it is best to always take the high road, regardless of how you may feel, or at least really think carefully before starting a public feud on the internet for all of your friends, family and coworkers to see.  Here are the top 5 reasons why you should take the high road:   1. You never know who is watching or listening.  E...

“Role Playing” your Way to Success

Act as if you already are who you want to be. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Wear the clothes of the job you want to have?”   In the literal sense, it means that you should dress to impress, or another famous quote, “Dress for Success.”  Its an easy concept.  Wear a suit to work and you will be seen as professional. Wear casual clothes and you will be seen as a cubicle worker.  When you get less than 30 seconds to make a first impression, putting your best foot forward can make the difference, and even prevent negative opinions to be created before the interview has even begun.  People who dress to impress are often more in line for promotions, more likely to be hired on an interview, and more likely to be respected by their customers. The phrase has a deep metaphorical meani...

Learn the “Magic Ratio” to having a Positive and Successful Relationship

Think about the last encounter you had with your partner/significant other. Was it a positive encounter or a negative one? Did you kiss him/her goodbye or did you complain that they didn’t put away their laundry? If you could quantify every interaction in your relationship, it would fall on either the positive or the negative side. The key to a happy relationship is to keep those interactions in balance. Psychologists have determined that the magic ratio of having a successful relationship is to outnumber your negative moments with positive ones on a 5:1 scale. Using the magic ratio, psychologists have been able to accurately predict the success or failure of marriages. After observing couples for 15 minutes and counting their positive or negative reactions, researchers were able to ...

3 Friends You Need to Break Up With Right Now

The Three Friends You Need to Break Up with Right Now   You are who you hang out with. It’s hard to deny that your personality shifts with each group of friends you spend your time with. You section yourself off into pieces in order to fit in more with the group. You might act wild and crazy with your college friends, or prim and proper with the PTA moms. These slight changes in your outward behavior are not necessarily a bad thing.   Some people drive you to be better. Their success and positivity is almost contagious. When you change your behavior to match theirs, you are creating positive change within yourself.   The cause for concern is when you spend your time with people who only bring you down. These are the three types of friends from whom it’s time to move on. The ...

Homeless Teen Becomes Valedictorian and Teaches Classmates That You Can Accomplish Anything

Senior Griffin Furlong, despite losing his mother to cancer when he was six and living in homeless shelters his entire life, often going hungry.  Despite having this hardship all of his life, Griffin went on and achieved a 4.65 GPA, earning him the title of valedictorian at First Coast High School.  During his speech he went on to inspire classmates, teachers, friends and even strangers that when you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. In his speech Griffin says to his classmates, “It’s amazing what you can do with your life when you have motivation, ambition and most importantly, a purpose.” During his struggles, Griffin used to write the words “Never Give Up” on the rim of his baseball caps to remind of his mother, and that he had to keep going...

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