Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Here's First Thing You Should Do When You Wake Up According To Harvard Psychologist.

Aiming For Success

Most of us don't like morning. It can be difficult to get up and walk away from our warm comfy beds, even for those of us who don't hate our jobs. But imagine if the things you do in the morning impacted your entire life? It sounds ludicrous, but a Harvard psychologist claims it's not.

Aiming For Success

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Success is the driving force that motivates us. And there a number of books, classes, and motivational speakers that are spewing with ideas and advice on how to become successful. But it's fair to say that time, effort, and money play key roles in achieving your goals. But there's one thing that could put you on the path to success: your body.

All-Inclusive Language

All-Inclusive Language

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We may not acknowledge it, but body language is very important to us. It's a way of communicating that's been used since the dawn of time. Humans use it, and animals use it too. It's such an important part of who we are that there are areas of social science that study body language in length. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, has been researching body language for years, and her findings are quite surprising.

Using Non-Verbal Communication

Using Non-Verbal Communication

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Body language can have a greater impact than we ever imagined, for one obvious reason: it can affect how others perceive us. Sometimes, a pose or facial expression can help sway people's decisions on who gets a job, or who'll get a second date. Studies have shown that body language is an accurate way to predict certain outcomes. But can it really make a major impact on how successful we are?

Confidence Is Vital

Confidence Is Vital

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Confidence is an essential ingredient for success. If you don't believe in yourself, there's no way you'll make it in life. But many don't know that it's a two-step process: you need to prove to others that you believe in yourself. Showing off your assertiveness, dominance, and power lets others know that you know what you're doing, which elicits trusts and gets them to follow you. But how can you exhibit these traits?

Size Really Does Matter

Size Really Does Matter

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Size can matter, sometimes. Among animals, certain species expand their bodies to seem larger when a predator approaches, or when a potential mate is present. For example, bears stand on their hind legs, while birds stretch their wings out, cobras extend their necks and hoods. Bigger reflects strength, which in turn reflects power. But for humans, this physical concept is more complex. That's where Amy Cuddy's research comes into play.

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