Archive for month: September, 2020

Do you take things personally? Here’s how to stop

Let’s say I’m trying to find a specific location so I’m driving really slowly. The person in the car behind me starts honking and flashing their headlights at me. How do I respond? I take it personally. I know I shouldn’t. [...]

Is it safe to fly? Two scientists tell you what you need to know

We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to travel. And that typically means flying. We have been thinking through this issue as mothers and as an infectious disease epidemiologist and an exposure scientist. While we’ve personally decided that we’re not going to fly [...]

Don’t get fooled or conned again — 5 tactics to look out for

People and businesses routinely use five techniques to get us to do what they want, says presenter and broadcaster Alexis Conran. Here’s how to recognize them. Most of us get fooled or conned on a regular basis. No, we’re probably not [...]

Why you should stop thinking of your kids’ gaming time as wasted time

One evening, I called my sons to come to eat — and got no response. True confession: In anger, I marched into their room and kicked off the power button on their gaming console. You’d have thought it was the [...]

How to write a resume that will get you noticed

It’s believed that the average recruiter or hiring manager will look at your resume for only 6 seconds before making a decision. While that’s a daunting statistic, there are plenty of things you can do to make those 6 seconds [...]

How to tame your inner advice monster

All of you know your advice monster. Somebody starts telling you about something. Even though you don’t really know the situation or the people involved and you certainly don’t have the full context, after about 10 seconds your advice monster [...]

You’re sitting wrong — and your back knows it. Here’s how to sit instead

One of the side effects of working from home full-time because of the pandemic is working with a less than ergonomically ideal setup. Most of us didn’t have a home office space ready and waiting when we began to shelter [...]