Persuasion Tactics in a Person-to-Person Setting
Blog / 03/11/2015

Persuasion Tactics in a Person-to-Person Setting By Michael Lee, Author of How To Be An Expert Persuader   Persuasion is easier to apply during a conversation between two people, as opposed to communicating in front of a group. This is because in a person-to-person setting, the opportunity to better understand the point of view of the other party exists. You can nitpick and delve into every single detail, as opposed to speaking to an audience, where the interaction is usually one sided. In this kind of setting, it is possible for you and the other person to reach a compromise that would bring the best probable value for both of you. You may even want to change your stance while you’re at it. In short, person-to-person conversations are so open and flexible that it allows not just you to change course, but also allow you to alter another person’s mindset. How do you get the most out of person-to-person interactions? 1) Have patience. Persuasion may not happen on your first try – or even the second, the third, or the fourth. There are times that a certain idea has to be pondered on and assessed more deeply and critically, that…

Train Your Brain Continuously To Increase Your IQ
Blog / 03/06/2015

Train Your Brain Continuously To Increase Your IQ   The human brain is probably one of the most complex organs. It is also one of the less understood by the large public. The way in which the brain functions is a mystery for most people. Yet, there is one thing which everybody knows: an increased intelligence means higher positions in the society and higher incomes form your job. Thus, more and more people are in the search of techniques which will help them increase their IQ effectively and boost their intelligence in a short period of time. The brain is similar to a muscle: the more you put it to effort, the more it will be capable to resist. This means that if you are thinking about increasing your IQ, it is absolutely necessary to train your brain continuously. A short period of hard work will not give result if it is followed by a long period of leisure and lethargy. In contrast, long periods of study always give satisfactory results on the long run and make the brain function properly for more time. But what means training your brain? Well, training means putting your brain to work. Reading numerous…

The Psychological Effects of Drinking Alcohol
Blog / 02/19/2015

The Psychological Effects of Drinking Alcohol   Many people believe alcohol is a stimulant and is a ‘social lubricant’. A good way of relaxing and freeing yourself from shyness and being more able to socially communicate and interact with new potential friends or romantic partners. However, as we have already seen, alcohol is both a poison and a drug. In this section we will learn how it affects you emotionally and socially, causing you to become dependent and reliant on its effects. Unless you deal with the underlying causes of your emotional and social impairment e.g. low self-esteem, a stressful job, feeling of social awkwardness, and anxiety in social situations, you will have an additional problem to deal with, i.e. its serious consequences rather than just the issue at hand. And it can also exacerbate these negative emotional feelings and magnify them. So, if you are in a good emotional state and then drink you are more likely to be able to moderate your drinking. If you are using alcohol to change your emotional state then excess is a likely possibility as well as frequently drinking in order to get back to the change in emotional state. Emotional Effects The…

Do Social Situations Give You Anxiety?
Blog / 02/18/2015

Do Social Situations Give You Anxiety? By Jason Ellis, Author of Social Anxiety Fix   Do you fear social situations? Do you know of one thing that can single-handedly rob you of opportunities to meet others, ensure your chances of building relationships are shattered and possibly take a toll on your health? I’m talking about a condition known as Social Anxiety or Social Fear and it is something that is obstructing the lives of people all over the world. It can make every attempt to surround yourself with other people a living nightmare. The severity of the problem ranges from apprehension in social environments to levels of fear that can be terrifying at the thought of being around other people. Bottom line – it’s no way to live life. This isn’t how human interaction should work. We have relationships in life because they’re meant to nurture the soul. Without these relationships you’re simply not living life to the fullest – and there’s no excuse for that. Aside from the role relationships play in life on a spiritual level, we must certainly not forget the role they play on enhancing one’s level of success. We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not…

Relaxation and Meditation Work in Favor of Your Brain
Blog / 02/16/2015

Relaxation and Meditation Work in Favor of Your Brain   Many people search for sophisticated methods to make their brain function better. Yet, what they do not know is that they can increase their intelligence by simply reducing the amount of stress with which their brain has to cope daily. As banal as this may seem, the amount of stress handled each and every day by the human brain, significantly affects the way this organ functions, thus leading to memory and focus problems. This is why relaxation and mediation can make wonders for your brain. Not only are they capable of totally freeing your mind of current problems, but they can also improve your intelligence, by challenging your brain to destroy the previous auto-imposed boundaries and reach new limits. It may seem hard to believe, but the benefits of having a relaxed mind are numerous and significantly increasing the IQ is only one of them. In addition to it, people who relax after a hard day of work have fewer chances of suffering from heart attacks and mental conditions, while the entire body benefits from the positive mood achieved once all the stress in removed. Meditation is one of the…

How to Deal with Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Blog / 02/05/2015

How to Deal with Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms   If you have been drinking heavily for weeks, months or years and you try to quit drinking on your own there is a good chance you will experience some withdrawal symptoms. These can be pretty uncomfortable and if you’re like a lot of people, the bad feelings can cause you to quickly go back to drinking to ease the discomfort. These typically start less than twelve hours after your last drink, but for some people can start as long as 48 hours later. You might shake and sweat or feel extremely anxious. You may experience insomnia, a headache or nausea. For some people, withdrawal symptoms intensify to a point where you can’t take it anymore. Before you know it you are reaching for another drink to get rid of these miserable feeling. Natural Remedies to Relieve Mild Withdrawal Symptoms Did you know that there are things you can do at home that may relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms? There are certain ways to take the edge off the unpleasant feelings that set in shortly after your last drink. If you are not a daily drinker, you may be able to reduce withdrawal symptoms…

Relaxation and Meditation Work in Favor of Your Brain
Blog / 11/15/2014

Relaxation and Meditation Work in Favor of Your Brain   Many people search for sophisticated methods to make their brain function better. Yet, what they do not know is that they can increase their intelligence by simply reducing the amount of stress with which their brain has to cope daily. As banal as this may seem, the amount of stress handled each and every day by the human brain, significantly affects the way this organ functions, thus leading to memory and focus problems. This is why relaxation and mediation can make wonders for your brain. Not only are they capable of totally freeing your mind of current problems, but they can also improve your intelligence, by challenging your brain to destroy the previous auto-imposed boundaries and reach new limits. It may seem hard to believe, but the benefits of having a relaxed mind are numerous and significantly increasing the IQ is only one of them. In addition to it, people who relax after a hard day of work have fewer chances of suffering from heart attacks and mental conditions, while the entire body benefits from the positive mood achieved once all the stress in removed. Meditation is one of the…

How Does Swimming Work on Your Brain?
Blog / 10/15/2014

How Does Swimming Work on Your Brain?   Many people are looking for means by which they can improve the way in which their brain works. It is true that there are many ways through which individuals can improve their IQ, but there is one which is simple, fun and cost-free: physical movement. Yes, by doing sport regularly not only you improve your appearance and keep illnesses away, but you also increase your intelligence. Swimming, just like any other sport, is highly beneficial for the entire human body. It helps the individual strengthen their muscles, free their mind of the problems which are troubling them, as well as of stress, improve the blood circulation and detoxify the body. Also, while swimming, new connections between neurons are developed. These connections are responsible for an improved memory and a better functioning of the brain. The more connections are built between neurons, the more things you will learn and use during the time. So, an increased IQ, which is what each and every person wants, is almost dependable on physical movement in general and swimming in particular. In addition to obtaining these benefits, the individual also entertain themselves, as swimming is probably one…

Stop Drinking and Smoking If You Want to Improve Your IQ
Blog / 08/14/2014

Stop Drinking and Smoking If You Want to Improve Your IQ   The human body is a complex machine and each of its parts plays a very important part in its good function. Thus, it is quite hard to imagine how a human would have dealt without one or the other parts of its body. However, a capital importance in the body’s good function has its brain. Even the most banal activities, such as walking or seeing are controlled by it. Due to its extreme importance, it is necessary to maintain the brain in good shape and make sure that nothing will prevent it from working normally. Most people even try to accelerate the speed with which their brain accumulates information and makes connections. Even though increasing your intelligence is not an easy process, but rather requires long time attention and a very well thought schedule, it does not mean that ordinary people are not able to improve their intelligence. In fact, the brain will start working much better once all those factors which influence it in a negative manner are eliminated. Among the factors which negatively affect the brain we can enumerate the lack of proper sleep, stress, smoking…

What Type of A Drinker Are You?
Blog / 07/18/2014

What Type of A Drinker Are You?   According to a recent UK Department of Health study, there are several reasons as to why people drink to excess on a regular basis. They have identified nine main groups or reasons why people do it heavily. Heavy drinking is defined as 35 units per week for women and 50 units per week for men. This is twice the recommended limit. Although this is obviously just a general guide, where do you think you fit into this? It may be you fit across categories or even have other reasons outside of the nine presented below. However, it is a useful guide to start looking at the causes for your heavy drinking. What Type of A Drinker Do You  Belong? Depressed – Your life is in a state of crisis, e.g. recently bereaved, divorced or in a financial crisis. Alcohol is a comforter and a form of self-medication to help you cope Destress – You have a pressurized job or stressful home-life leading you to have feelings of being out of control and burdened with responsibility. You use alcohol to relax, unwind and calm down and to help with switching between your work…