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Why Remembering Names Leads to Greater Social Connections

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” The words of John Donne are just as relevant today as when he wrote them almost 400 years ago. In our modern world, social media has diluted an individual’s view of personal connections. Research

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The Long-term Impact of Social Distancing on Social Skills

Social distancing was a crucial component of flattening the COVID-19 curve. For extroverts initially it was a challenge, but they adapted and discovered some perks. Working from home meant sleeping a little later, more time with family, and learning to bake bread. So much bread was baked. For introverts social distancing was a beautiful gift.

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How to Deal with Explosive Behavior in the Workplace

Explosive behavior has no place at work. While this is an obvious statement, no doubt you have experienced an explosive outburst from a co-worker or employee. No matter how much we love our job or try to foster a good work environment, there can still be sources of friction or tension. Sometimes these issues build

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Different Ways to Help Children Deal with Social Distancing

Is social distancing becoming a bigger and bigger challenge for your children with each passing day? No doubt before the pandemic your kids were constantly going and interacting with friends either at school, extracurricular activities or just hanging out. So, it shouldn’t be too unexpected if they have some difficulty with social distancing. After all,

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social development

Ways to Improve Social Development in Your Family

The coronavirus has created huge changes in everyone’s daily routine. Those changes can be a significant cause of anxiety in children of all ages and could also be causing social development issues. A new learning environment and the loss of their school friends may be a source of anxiety. Others might become fearful after hearing

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