How to remember your dreams: in 7 foolproof steps

You will be able to achieve the goal of remembering your dreams, you just need to practise. There are a few things you can do to help. I have spent many years studying dreams; my own, other people’s and also “dream theories”. No one can interpret your dreams for you, you have to do it yourself. But there are many dream symbols which are universal and can be learned and taught. But the most important thing you need to learn…

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The 7 things you do that drive your boss crazy

It’s a fact of life: we all have to work and that means, unless you are your own boss, you’re answering to someone. Hopefully your boss is a reasonable person and your colleagues are genuine and engaged. Everyone experiences what it’s like to work alongside someone who drives you crazy. Spare a minute of thought for your boss. How many people do they manage? What are their day to day tasks like? Would you want to trade places with them,…

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How to recover from a recent trauma

I’m really sorry you had to go through that – I really am. From what I know about you, you didn’t deserve it and it was probably in some way unexpected. But that’s OK – in life, these traumas are thrown at us to make us stronger and to build our characters, In this case, traumas can be positive. But traumas can also hurt us. When we go through something traumatic, it can be hard to move on, or let…

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5 ways to get a job when you have no experience

Everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re looking to enter or even re-enter the workforce, you may feel that you’re at a disadvantage if you don’t have any experience. However, every single worker has at some point in their lives had to start somewhere, and often that place is at the bottom of the chain of command. It’s a bit of a paradox – you need experience to get a job and you need a job to get experience. But…

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Using scent and smell to get rid of stress and for healing

I am a huge stress junky. Highly strung and ready to “lose it” at any moment, I have to keep several strategies up my sleeve to help me calm myself down in the event that I get upset at something. Scents can be a really good way to reset your emotional controls and to kick-start a bit of healing. There was a recent article in Time that talked about the healing properties of a particular scent that I’ll tell you…

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How men and women communicate differently in the workplace

The modern workplace aims to be a balanced place where everyone can communicate openly and freely with the intention of being as productive as possible. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, “NSW women’s participation in the labour force has increased significantly over time.” But are we really talking to each other in the most effective way? Are we really listening? Maybe communication between the sexes is improving. The statistics point to some good news, “When we look at employment…

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The 7 best ways to follow up after a job interview

You’ve written up a great resume, applied for a bunch of jobs, landed an interview and now you’re playing the waiting game. Waiting to hear whether you’ve landed a role after a job interview can be frustrating. However, there are a few things you can do to follow up afterwards and place yourself in the best possible position to begin a new career. Alyce Vayle has spoken to the experts and has compiled this short list on how to best…

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Getting older for women: Which parts of my body will get better with age?

Getting older can be hard, especially in this day and age where everyone is so focused on youth culture. It’s like older people do not exist. That’s just stupid. Since the beginning of time, people have (rightly) looked up to their community elders – in Ancient Rome, once you reached the age of 60 you were eligible to attend the senate, and be exempt from some taxes. Not so in today’s day and age. Where I live in Australia, there…

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