Thank you

thank you

It’s one of the simplest things you can do, and yet it’s also one of the most powerful. Just two words: thank you. When you take the time to say thank you, you are not only showing appreciation for what someone has done for you, but you are also reinforcing your own positive attitude. A gratitude attitude has been scientifically … Read More

Contrived solutions

In its simplest form, an ex machina is a plot device that allows for the sudden and unexpected resolution of a story. The term comes from the Latin phrase deus ex machina, which literally means “god from the machine.” This refers to the ancient Greek practice of using a crane (or machine) to lower actors playing gods onto the stage … Read More

Just one more

Just one more. It’s such a simple phrase, but it can have a powerful effect on our behavior. Whether we’re trying to lose weight, quit smoking, or just procrastinate less, those three little words can be the difference between success and failure. When we want to give up, they remind us that we’re almost there. When we’re undecided, they give … Read More