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This Is The Worst Word To Use In An Apology

We're human and from time to time we get into disagreements and those can lead into a pretty intense war of words. Burt eventually tempers cool off and an apology is usually offered. People don’t always have control over how apologies are received. Sometimes the act itself is appreciated. Other...
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Words With Friends Sparks Close Friendship Between A 22 and 81 Year Old

One thing the Internet has done is make sure you always have someone to play a game with, as in the case of Words with Friends. The online Scrabble-type game pairs your friends together to play as well as match complete strangers. That's the case of Spencer, a 22-year old rapper who lives in New...
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Our Vocabulary Changes When We Are Stressed

There are many signs you display when stressed including the words you choose, say researchers who say people in times of stress speak less and use more adverbs and adjectives such as 'really' or 'incredibly and are less likely to use third person plural pronouns such as 'their' or 'they'. It is...
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Common Phrases That You Should Drop From Your Lexicon

They are fairly common phrases that we say up to several times of the day and let’s be honest, they are usually deflection phrases. “I sort of agree” or “I just kind of wish you had asked me before making that decision” are the wishy-washy to protect someone else’s feelings or to protect themselves...
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Password Security Advice Is Now Viewed As Incorrect

It happens about every 90 days, you have to come up with a new computer password. It must contain at least a number and a character (such as a !). It's been a standard practice for all government and most business computer terminals. But it appears that is not the most secure way to keep hackers...
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These Words And Phrases May Backfire On Your Resume

Not getting a call for an interview after dropping off your resume? It could be due to some wording and clichés that turn HR departments off! Hiring managers spend only 15 to 30 seconds looking at each candidate’s resume in many cases, using generic phrases and catchy buzzwords may be the deciding...
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Twitter Supermute Temporarily Blocks Phrases

You love Twitter but it can be a spoiler for those who tweet the season finale of your favorite show before you'd had a chance to watch it! Or those annoying topics that you just need a break from reading. You could "mute" the person but unless you go back to "unmute" them, you're opening up the...
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300 New Words Added To The Dictionary

Dictionary.com has uploaded 300 new words to its database. Now officially part of the English language are, 420, alt-right, cheat day, dad bod, lightsaber, man bun, mic drop, superfood and smackdown. Dictionary.com says its process of approving new words is based in studying texts and discovering...
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Spinning the Office Negativity Into A Positive One

Navigating through conflicts at work can be a challenge and by choosing certain words and phrases can add discomfort and hurt the harmony needed in the office. Being a diplomat not only can help calm your co-workers down, it could be seen in a favorable light by the boss! Although the phrases, "I’m...
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People Who Use Profanity Seen As More Honest

Swearing is socially frowned upon but the silver lining is those who use profanity tend to be more honest. A recent study most of those who swear use the words to express their true self and be honest, or to express negative emotions rather than to insult or intimidate others. The latest study,...
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