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4 Ways to Make Peace with Overwhelming Emotions

4 Ways to Make Peace with Overwhelming Emotions

Emotions are like waves. When you’re in the middle of an intense situation, emotions can be overpowering — like they’re going to sweep you away and drown you. When you feel like this, it’s hard to remember that emotions are transient and do not last forever. Later, when things have calmed down a bit or […]

Use these 41 words to go beyond just ‘good’

Use these 41 words to go beyond just ‘good’

To keep your readers engaged, use more precise, descriptive terms such as ‘breathtaking,’ ‘dazzling’ and ‘magnificent.’ The soul of writing is specificity, yet all too often we lean on general purpose words instead of choosing more precise ones. Most of our daily communication probably depends on fewer than 1,000 words. Of course, that includes words […]

8 signs you’re not communicating well with your significant other—here’s how to fix it

8 signs you’re not communicating well with your significant other—here’s how to fix it

8 signs you’re not communicating well with your significant other—here’s how to fix it If you’re a pro at relationships (and, of course, you are) you probably know by now that communication is the key to absolute happiness. But even in relationships that seem fine, sometimes there are hidden signs that you’re not communicating well […]