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You don't have to be all Spock, all of the time

How Do Your Critical Thinking Skills Measure Up?

Published 01 February, 2011 | Thinking Skills

Being able to think strategically, rationally, and objectively is a vital tool to be used alongside more direct, intuitive 'gut feelings'. But most of us are never taught how to think. We can all learn to think better by knowing what the more common critical thinking mistakes are, so as to avoid them as far as possible.

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Sometimes couples get back together and are stronger for it

How to Get Your Ex Back

Published 08 December, 2010 | Relationship Advice

He wasn't just determined to get his ex-girlfriend back; he wanted to marry her. Trouble was, she was just about to marry another man - she was literally at the altar. But true love won out and he got her back anyway, just in the nick of time. Movies - don't you just love them? 'The Graduate' has got to be one of my all-time favourite films.

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You are a rubbish parent!

5 Tips for Being a Patient Parent

Published 01 December, 2010 | Parenting Skills

Children do exasperate you. The problem is, they have minds of their own! And sometimes, no matter how understanding, reasonable, and morally didactic you are, they still behave like Fagin's urchins from 'Oliver Twist' (even after you've read the latest childrearing bestseller).

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No midlife crisis here!

Are You Really Having a Midlife Crisis?

Published 02 November, 2010 | Stress Reduction

In your twenties, if you take up a new hobby or decide to travel, it's just seen as you being who you are. But in your forties, any new decision or change in direction leaves you open to diagnostic mutterings of, "Ah, midlife crisis!" Life is full of transitions, but when you make them in your middle years, it's labelled a crisis.

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Find your wings and use them to achieve your potential

What Does 'Achieving Your Potential' Really Mean?

Published 25 October, 2010 | Confidence and Self Esteem

"You are not meant for crawling, so don't. / You have wings / Learn to use them, and fly." ~ Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi, 13th century

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