The placebo effect in business: how to use and avoid getting caught
Placebo-suggestion based on experience and imagination-works well in business. If the problem is not solved by conventional methods, only the "magic pill"can help. In evidence-based medicine, the placebo effect is…

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The cost of evolution: why it is pointless to fight procrastination and thank God
Every time I was about to start writing this article, something happened that required urgent intervention. A Facebook tab that was accidentally left open flickered — and now I'm already,…

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Introverts in the office: rules of survival
The modern world is a world of smiling, sociable, very active in communication and leisure, physically healthy people, in which, unfortunately, there is little space for those who do not…

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The power of our habits

In his book, the American journalist Charles Duhigg comprehensively explores the topic of habits. His book is good for this diverse approach-habits are considered not only from the point of view of individual psychology.

The author introduces readers to the results of scientific experiments, tells about ways to overcome bad habits and the impact of habits on people’s lives, the work of companies and the emergence of social movements, as well as shares his personal experience.

The book is characterized by a popular style of investigative journalism — the author reveals the theme of his work with the help of “storytelling” – through interesting examples and stories. However, some critics of the book believe that Duhigg too keen on them. Continue reading

How to make an unforgettable first impression
In order to make a first impression on the interlocutor, you need a strong handshake, acceptable appearance and eye contact. These are basic principles, and you probably know them. All…

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How to make an unforgettable first impression
In order to make a first impression on the interlocutor, you need a strong handshake, acceptable appearance and eye contact. These are basic principles, and you probably know them. All…

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Wash or not wash
What you will not see on the desktops of colleagues! In addition to the obligatory computer and phone, a flower in a pot, photos of family members, a dirty mug...…

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That awkward moment
The negotiations — a delicate thing. Sometimes the sales Manager feels that he did everything right, but the deal still didn't happen. Does this mean that he was actually wrong?…

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