“Ninety-three percent of our communication comes from body language.” - Rick Chillot
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, pioneering professor Albert Mehrabian conducted research that would forever change the way we look at interpersonal communication. He discovered that we overwhelmingly deduce our feelings, attitudes, and beliefs about what someone says not by the words spoken but by body language and tone of voice.
His research showed that we convey a puny seven percent of our attitudes and beliefs through the actual words we speak. The rest–a whopping 93 percent–comes from our tone of voice (38 percent) and our facial expressions (55 percent).
(This excerpt from The Power Of Touch by Rick Chillot was originally posted on psychologytoday.com on April 22, 2010. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
(The following is taken from 7 Ways Women Could Change The World If We Let Them originally appeared on http://www.alternet.org on March 8, 2013. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)
1. If they had equal employment, women could raise each country’s GPD.
2. If companies put women in leadership positions, they’d both benefit.
3. If women were more politically involved, we’d have better policies for our poor.
4. If women were paid more, families would thrive.
Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC,
offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling…
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just
pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in their country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents.
“In families children tend to take on stock roles, as if there were hats hung up in some secret place, visible only to the children . Each succeeding child selects a hat and takes on that role: the good child, the black sheep, the clown, and so forth.”
- Ellen Galinsky
Let’s say you’re planning a party. If you have every detail perfectly worked out a week ahead of time, right down to the colour-coordinated cocktail napkins, you’re probably the eldest child in your family. If you casually throw things together and invite a few extra guests at the last minute, it would be a safe bet that you’re a middle child. If you’d rather someone else did the work and you just showed up and entertained everyone, you’re likely the baby.
(This excerpt from How Birth Order Affects Your Life by Marcia Kaye originally appeared on best healthmag.ca. To view it in its entirety please click on the link below.)