"What the heck is SCHWA??? If your goal is to speak English like a native, you definitely want to know! In this American accent lesson, you'll learn all about this important sound and how it impacts the pronunciation of syllables in English words. . . ."
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"Practicing "active listening" is a good way to improve your listening skills. You make a conscious effort to hear what the other person is saying, by paying close attention to them and not allowing yourself to be distracted."
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"When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock [photo, left] reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most."
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"Be genuine. Be interested. And stop hogging the conversation."
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"Proper spelling makes people perceive you as more intelligent and can increase your chances of getting a job."
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"A lot of writing for business is sloppy, poorly written, disorganized, littered with jargon, and incomplete. Often it is either too long or too short. All these attributes contribute to ineffective business writing."
"Whether you are writing a sales proposal, an email to your boss, or an instruction manual for a software package, there are certain steps you must follow to be effective. Follow these five steps: . . ."
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"By more clearly identifying our feelings or by recategorizing them, we can reduce suffering (yes!) and increase well-being, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett."
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