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Keep Talking, You’re Just My Type

Keep Talking, You’re Just My Type

Sorry, everyone. This is not relationship advice on how to flirt with that one guy you always see at the coffee shop before you leave. Well, maybe it could be. It depends on how you use the information I’m about to tell you. Six billion people have access to phones, and phones help us communicate.(…)

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How to Escape a Conversation

How to Escape a Conversation

One thing that we’re often expected to do as part of our job is to “network.” We’re expected to socialize with colleagues, meet new people, and form new connections. But it’s a tricky business, especially if you’re an introvert. You need to walk up to strangers and introduce yourself. You need to make intelligent small(…)

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What Do I Do? Don’t Ask.

What Do I Do? Don’t Ask.

What do you say when you meet a person for the first time? You probably ask the person’s name. You might ask where the person grew up. And eventually you might ask one of the most common questions that people ask each other when they first meet… “What do you do?” There are good reasons(…)

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