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Can Praising Kids Be Bad?

Though it's clear that too little praise can be extremely damaging for a child, research indicates that praising kids too much can be damaging, too. Studies have shown that praising kids for their intelligence can actually make them less motivated at school, because they start to assume that everything should be easy for them to learn. Then, when confronted with things that are difficult for them to learn, they either become overwhelmed and give up or choose to study something easier. The type of praise a child gets is important as well. Children older than age 7 are extremely sensitive to insincere praise, and if they receive a lot of it, they start discounting sincere praise as well as insincere praise. Children who are over-praised or praised only for their intelligence also report being more willing to lie about their grades or cheat to get a good grade in order to keep up the appearance of being smart. Praising kids for their effort, rather than for their intelligence, makes the…
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What Is the Average Reading Speed for Adults?

The average reading speed for adults is about 300 words per minute (wpm), but many people can read much more quickly than that. According to one survey, the average college student reads about 450 wpm, and college professors can read 675 words in the same amount of time. As of 2012, the world speed reading record was 4,700 wpm. Audiobook readers generally are advised to keep their reading speed to about 150 wpm so that their listeners can understand them.
More about reading speed: - In the US, the average third-grader, typically about 8 years old, reads about 150 wpm. - At least two US presidents, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, were speed readers. - Critics of speed reading argue that its techniques lead people to skim text rather than actually read it.
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10 things not to say in a job interview

With the jobs market more competitive than ever it can be hard work just to get an interview, so once you're actually in front of potential employers you don't want to ruin your prospects with an ill-chosen comment. Sadly, some job hunters still do speak before they think. Corinne Mills, managing director of Personal Career Management, says.
She adds that some job hunters have been known to say they've applied for a job "because it will pay the rent while I look for a job I really want to do", and a common response to a question about what candidates like to do in their spare time is "go to the pub".
Richard Nott, website director at, says candidates should avoid discussing religion and politics. "Employers like people who can talk passionately about their own interests as it helps them to get to know you as a person. But we would always advise against sharing your views on these two topics without knowing if the interviewer shares that p…

Smart Shopping Online

When many people shop online all they think about is the convenience that it offers, but not about any of the dangers that can come with shopping online. When you think of danger it is not just worrying that your personal information is going to be stolen or that your credit card information may fall into the wrong hands it is also about overspending. Some people when they shop online they see something they like and feel like they just cannot do without it so they have to buy it. If you were in a brick and mortar store you could just walk away from it to do some thinking before spending out the money, but online it is hard to get off the website and distance yourself.
There are also other little tricks that get a person to spend too much money online. One little trick is that all you have to do is just to simply click on a button, fill in the information as to your name and complete address, pay for it, and it is being processed to be sent on its way to you. If you decide after a pe…

How to Shop Online Safely

Whether this is your first time shopping online or you have been doing it for awhile, you always want to make sure that you are doing it safely. The two things a person should be concerned about when they are shopping online is the security of the website plus watching out for fraud. Here are some online shopping safety tips.
Do all your shopping and purchasing on a secured computer. Make sure that you are not shopping and entering your personal information on a public computer. You should make sure that your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software and that the firewall is also up-to-date. This will help keep malicious programs out of your transactions and help prevent your personal information from being stolen.
Make sure that the website that you are considering buying something from is authentic. Do not go through search engine results because here you will find websites that you have never heard of. A good rule of thumb to follow is that the more popular the website is the les…

Surviving Trans-Oceanic Flights

There is a comedian who tells a story about traveling to New Zealand for vacation. He recounts the misery that he experienced on his 17-hour flight and suggests that only someone who is insane would ever undertake the activity. Trans-oceanic flights are brutal, but can be survived with proper preparation.
Make sure that you have plenty of ways to amuse yourself. Bring an extra laptop battery and airplane adaptor for your computer, Smartphone or tablet. Most new planes have real power outlets available, but older jets will still need an adaptor to allow you to plug in. A pocket-sized surge protector is a great idea as well. Many older planes have very irregular power flow levels during flight. Most airlines offer in-flight Wi-Fi, for this type of trip it is worth the extra expense. Preload a few favorite movies on your mobile devices. If you do not, then you run the risk of having to watch something retched from 15 years ago; this will only make the airsickness worse. Be prepared to h…