Archive for month: January, 2020

How to explain anything to anyone: 4 steps to clearer communication

“Have you ever had this experience?” asks physicist Dominic Walliman in a TEDxEastVan Talk. “You’re having a chat with someone, and they’re telling you something about a subject they’re very interested in or they know a lot about, and you’re following along. Then, at [...]

What matters most when speaking a new language

Instead of looking at a foreign language as an art to be mastered and perfected, think of it as a tool you can use to get a result, says communication skills trainer Marianna Pascal. When we’re studying a new language, [...]

Here’s why you shouldn’t put all your trust in online reviews

The bad news: Online user reviews don’t really match up with performance reviews, says behavioral scientist Bart de Langhe. But that means there’s also good news: We can stop obsessing over them. Online shopping has brought tremendous convenience — but [...]

6 techniques for clear and compelling speech

Politicians and other public figures deploy particular rhetorical devices to communicate their ideas and to convince people, and it’s time that we all learned how to use them, says speechwriter Simon Lancaster. There is a secret language of leadership — [...]

Why you should think about being a good ancestor

Yes, we know it takes plenty of time and energy to be a good person in the here and now. But due to the major threats facing our society and planet, we need to consider our impact on future generations, [...]

The 3 core skills for healthy romantic relationships

It’s never too late — or too early — to learn the abilities that make up romantic competence: insight, mutuality and emotional regulation. And when you possess these skills, all of the relationships in your life will benefit, says psychologist [...]

How to change your relationship with food

Here are three common-sense tips to help you feed your hunger and not your emotions, from dietician Eve Lahijani. Imagine if eating were as simple as, say, refueling a car. You’d fill up only when an indicator nudged towards E, you [...]