Posts by: Yvonne Du

Awesome Gifts for Students

Have you got a child, significant other, relative, or friend who has begun their higher education journey, and you want to show them your love? Here’s a list of good stuff you can gift them.  
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Why Is It So Hard to Take a Compliment?

We all seek acknowledgement, appreciation, and affirmation for our deeds, progress, and achievements. But when someone finally pays us a compliment, we act all weird.
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Why Everyone Should Try Public Speaking

How comfortable are you in getting up on stage with a daunting crowd looming back at you? Public speaking is the next level of communication skill mastery, especially with its associated anxiety being notoriously difficult to overcome.
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How to Survive a Boring Class

Surely there are times when you find it hard to stay motivated and psyched during class, especially when you are not particularly fond of the subject or because the way the information is being taught to you is just not engaging.
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Why Intern at a Start-Up?

Considering non-existing pay and an unknown brand name, will you choose an internship with a start-up over an opportunity with a prestigious corporate big-name?
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Gain These Employability Skills, At Work, At Play & Even When Doing the Dishes

A pool of graduate applicants can look pretty similar on paper—in terms of technical qualifications and limited work experience. But your employability skills, sometimes referred to as “soft skills” or “transferrable skills”, may just give you an edge over the others.
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13 People You Need In Your Life

Like attracts like, and so your vibe attracts your tribe. Likewise, the people you hang out with will rub off their energy on you. So, if you want to be awesome, start surrounding yourself with awesome people.
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When Your Mate Says “I’m Fine” & You Think They’re Not: Ask Twice

Questions like “how are you” or “how’s your day” are in need of a drastic makeover. With more and more people using them as a form of a polite greeting more than a question (your friendly Starbucks barista is definitely guilty), it is increasingly hard to know if the person asking really wants to know what’s up with you.
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The 80/20 Rule For Studying

The 80/20 rule is in everything. And this simple concept that describes situations where a small number of inputs causes a large majority of outputs can be especially beneficial in helping you supercharge your productivity and study more efficiently. Here’s what you need to know to apply it to your running list of goals.
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Cover Letter or Not: That Is the Question

Do you need a cover letter to send with your CV in a job application? Whilst there is so much conflicting advice out there, the answer is almost always a “yes” or “whenever possible”.
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