background preloader

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Related:  EntrepreneurshipBody LanguageBodyMy TrainingA voir - A lire

Dangerous Body Language Abroad You are in a foreign country, and don't speak the language. You order something indecipherable off the menu, and when the waiter brings you a plate of delicious noodles, you smile and make an OK sign at him with your thumb and forefinger linked in a circle. He then picks up the dish and throws it in your lap. What happened? Welcome to the wonderful world of international hand gestures, where nothing is quite as it seems. Making what we Americans see as the positive OK hand sign has a dizzying array of translations around the globe.

I'm Convinced These Absurd Items of Clothing Are Trolling Us MAC recently announced that the next spokesperson in their longstanding Viva Glam lip-color campaign is pop star, actress and sneaky donut licker Ariana Grande, and with that announcement came a portrait of Ms. Grande with a portrait of herself. This photo was the decisive proof I needed to be convinced that some clothing is made for the express purpose of being worn by celebrities in photo shoots.

What Does Fukushima Have to do With Me? What Does Fukushima Have to do With Me? (besides everything) (If you have forgotten, that’s the thing that continues to throw radiation into the air and oceans killing everything in its path.) This is a seriously loaded question. The real facts around this situation have been intentionally withheld from the public.

How Body Language Can Become a Sales Advantage Body language CAN make the difference You’ve worked hard to get that important interview or new client meeting. You’ve honed your slide presentation to be pitch perfect, and your resume is a work of art. The Very Different Definitions Of 'Sexy' From Around The World When it comes to the definition of sexy, it isn’t a black and white argument. What one person may consider ugly, another person may see it as stunning. As the old saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and the definition of sexy certainly changes depending which border you have crossed. What these differences lead to is a beautiful variety of sexiness that can appeal to many people. Plus, if any of these women cross cultures, then a new practice and tradition is introduced thanks to the open definition of sexy. Especially in North America, where it has become a melting pot of different cultural practices, the definition of sexy has changed over the last several decades.

4 Ways to Sell Courses with Gumroad From cigar box guitar construction to the fundamentals of a new programming language to the ultimate half-marathon training plan, chances are you have something to teach. Courses (and educational content more broadly) are a great way of reaching and building an audience. Because really, what’s more empowering than learning something new? With Gumroad, you can bundle just about anything into a course. In fact, at this very moment, living, breathing Gumroad creators are selling courses that include: eBooks and guidesCase studiesVideo tutorialsPrintablesWorkbooksPhysical itemsAudio contentSupply listsTemplatesPluginsQuizzes and surveysOne-on-one timeWebinars and screensharesStudent forums

10 common gestures easily misunderstood abroad Feature Photo : Striatic Photo: Marcusrg Frequent travelers must be great at charades. When you need to communicate and you don’t have the luxury of a shared language, body language is invaluable. Divine Mothering Postpartum Baby Body Photos Update: Liliana Taboas has collected many of the beautiful images in the Divine Mothering series in a body-positive children's book, I Will Always Be Your Mother. The book, available now, continues the original project's aim of promoting the acceptance and celebration of unedited bodies. This story was originally published on September 1, 2015.Liliana Taboas describes herself as a naturally chatty person. But as much as the 27-year-old photographer wants get carried away conversing with her subjects (all women with powerful stories of pregnancy), she knows the resulting photos are more powerful if she just allows the women to be completely themselves.

Everything is About to Change! Everything is About to Change! Are You Ready? These are interesting times of change in nearly every area of our lives.