Fun Questions To Ask Your Boyfriend Relationships can reach a point when suddenly you realize you have nothing to talk about. Relax girls, it's not the end of the world. Happens to everyone. The best thing you can do is use this absence of interesting conversation to ask some totally random but fun questions to your boyfriend. Fun Questions You Can Ask Your Boyfriend What was your first impression about me? How close am I to that first impression? If you were a fictional character who would you be? Which is the song you associate with my image? If I caught you lying to me, how would you save yourself? What is your wildest fantasy? If you could give up one of your senses, which one would it be? What would be the first thought to come to your mind if someone told you that they saw me with another guy? What is the naughtiest thing you've done as a kid? Did you ever have a crush on your teacher or someone much older when you were a kid? What is the wackiest gift you have ever received or given someone? Your worst date.
SMART criteria SMART is a mnemonic acronym, giving criteria to guide in the setting of objectives, for example in project management, employee-performance management and personal development. The letters S and M usually mean specific and measurable. Possibly the most common version has the remaining letters referring to achievable, relevant and time-bound. However, the term's inventor had a slightly different version and the letters have meant different things to different authors, as described below. Additional letters have been added by some authors. The first-known use of the term occurs in the November 1981 issue of Management Review by George T. History The November 1981 issue of Management Review contained a paper by George T. Current definitions Each letter in SMART refers to a different criterion for judging objectives. Additional criteria Some authors have added additional letters giving additional criteria. Alternative acronyms See also References
50 Things Everyone Should Know by Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life. To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Read the rest of the article
Unusual Experiment Gives People a Third Arm Arvid Guterstam, a doctoral student, conducts experiments aimed at tricking the brain into believing the body has three arms. If you’ve ever felt like you needed an extra hand around the house, a bizarre new study may have found a way to make it possible. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm conducted an unusual experiment aimed at creating the illusion — and physical sensation — of having a third arm. In five separate laboratory experiments, 154 volunteers were seated with their hands on a table and a rubber arm was placed next to their right arm. A sheet covered their shoulders and elbows, creating the illusion that the person had three arms. The scientists then gently brushed the real and fake hands. In one part of the experiment, both the real hands were “threatened” with a knife after the brushing exercise. Mr. Mr. “The fact that it does work tells us something very deep about how our perceptual systems operate,’’ he wrote in an e-mail.
30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back. Here are some ideas to get you started: Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. Update: Read our follow-up to this post: 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself Photo by: Rob Brucker
25 little things you can do to make your partner love you even more 1. Write a short letter to them listing the reasons you love them and post it to them at work. 2. Throw a towel in the dryer while they’re in the shower and give it to them just as they get out. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Image via Julian Mason
Ah, well played Mr. Bond Win-Win Negotiation - Negotiation Skills from MindTools Finding a Fair Compromise Learn what makes a good negotiator, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. Do you feel that someone is continually taking advantage of you? Do you seem to have to fight your corner aggressively, or ally with others, to win the resources you need? Or do you struggle to get what you want from people whose help you need, but over whom you have little direct authority? Effective negotiation helps you to resolve situations where what you want conflicts with what someone else wants. There are different styles of negotiation, depending on circumstances. Where you do not expect to deal with people ever again and you do not need their goodwill, then it may be appropriate to "play hardball", seeking to win a negotiation while the other person loses out. Similarly, where there is a great deal at stake in a negotiation, then it may be appropriate to prepare in detail and legitimate "gamesmanship" to gain advantage. Preparing for a Successful Negotiation Style is Critical
Self-Compassion 9 Warning Signs You’re in Bad Company Email It is better to be alone than in bad company. A big part of who you become in life has to do with who you choose to surround yourself with. Sometimes luck controls who walks into your life, but you decide who you let stay, who you pursue, and who you let walk back out. Ultimately, you should surround yourself with people who make you a better person and let go of those who don’t. Here are some warning signs you’re in the presence of the latter: 1. It’s obvious, but any relationship without regular interaction and communication is going to have problems, especially when there’s a lack of commitment. Don’t waste your time with someone who only wants you around when it’s convenient for them. Being in a relationship with someone who overlooks your worth isn’t loyalty, it’s stupidity. 2. Some people will refuse to accept that you are no longer who you used to be – that you’ve made mistakes in the past, learned from them, and moved past them. 3. 4. 5. Love is a verb, not a noun. 6. 7. 8.
Great Love What are the signs of love? What does real love look like and feel like? You want a love story of your own that will last, but how do you know when you really found “the one“? We all know couples that just seem to fit together, to dote on each other, to have a relationship that is totally unaffected by what goes on around them. What is it about them that makes us all recognize we are seeing a good marriage? Well, there are certain factors that couples who claim deep satisfaction with their spouse and marriage have in common, and if you can see yourself and your relationship described here, chances are extremely good that you have a keeper. 1. 2.You look forward to seeing him. 3. 4.You care about each others feelings, thoughts, and interests. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
How Much Is an Astronaut’s Life Worth? If we could put a man on the Moon, why can’t we put a man on the Moon? Starting with near zero space capability in 1961, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) put men on our companion world in eight years. Yet despite vastly superior technology and hundreds of billions of dollars in subsequent spending, the agency has been unable to send anyone else farther than low Earth orbit ever since. Why? Keeping astronauts safe merits significant expenditure. What we need is a quantitative criterion to assess what constitutes a rational expenditure to avert astronaut risk. The Worth of an Astronaut The life of an astronaut is intrinsically precious, but no more so than that of anyone else. Graham and his colleagues call the latter kind of inefficiency “statistical murder,” since thousands of additional lives could be saved each year if the money were used more cost-effectively. But astronauts are not just anyone. The Hubble Deserters