How to be a More Likeable Person

How to be a More Likeable Person

From time to time, while socializing we come across a person who just captivates us. They draw us in because they’re fascinating or endearing or simply really nice. We then secretly long to get to know them better and perhaps befriend them. We may wonder, “What’s the secret of these social phenoms?” In this article we decode what makes someone likeable and socially attractive. Then we turn the tables on ourselves and explore 10 tips to increase our own social likeability.

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How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

How to Talk with Your Doctor for Productive Outcomes

In the United States, the health care system is dysfunctional. Patients are frustrated by the declining quality of care, which is a result of how doctors must practice medicine today. But instead of feeling helpless and frustrated in the system, patients can advocate for themselves and take charge of their health care. It begins by focusing on clear communication from all parties. Use this article as a cheat sheet to feel more in control at your next doctor’s appointment. 

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How to Show Empathy in Every Conversation

How to Show Empathy in Every Conversation

The expression of empathy is one of the kindest gestures you can offer someone. You deliberately walk their path and feel what they feel. We all long for more empathy in our society but we can do our part when we purposefully express it in our everyday conversations. Within this article, we explore five tips for practicing empathy as a vital communication skill. It can become a model for building authentic trust while strengthening the interconnectivity of our communities.

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How to Make Others Feel Liked and Appreciated

How to Make Others Feel Liked and Appreciated

It’s a big open secret that everyone wants to be liked. We want it and we know others want it too. But we may struggle with things to say to make someone feel good or to tell them that we value them. We don’t want to be weird but we do want to be sincere. To ease any awkwardness, use these five suggestions (with the words to say) to naturally express to others that they’re liked, valued, and heard. The transparency will be refreshing for everyone. 

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How I Made New Friends in a New City

How I Made New Friends in a New City

In the United States approximately 11% of the population moves every year. While the move may be exciting, it can also be daunting. Especially when you think about finding new friends. In this article, I share the story of how I created a new personal and professional network from scratch when I moved to a new city and entered a new industry. I share my 7 suggestions for those who may have to do the same thing or for anyone looking to expand their existing network.

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Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Your Body Language Isn't Good at Keeping Secrets

Less than 10 percent of our communication is verbal. We share much more than we realize with our body language. How we communicate with our body through facial expressions or gestures can reveal our innermost feelings (whether we want to share or not). It can also establish our reputation while deepening our social bonds. By examining and fine-tuning our body language in four main categories, we can grow in confidence in our overall communication skills. Plus feel more ease and relatability in our in-person exchanges.

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