In This Edition:
1. July: The Second Half of the Year!
2. Dealing with Other People’s Voice Mail
3. Contentment With Partners?
4. Ask People for Favors
5. Now It’s Official: Time Flies
July: The Second Half of the Year!
Here we are with only 177 shopping days until Christmas! Here’s hoping that the economic recovery is in full swing by then. Actually, there are scientific reasons why time seems to speed up or slow down. See “Time Flies” below.
Dealing With Other People’s Voice Mail
Have you had it with encountering recorded messages when you call others? As onerous as the situation may be, here are some ways to make the best of your opportunuty to leave a message:
Contentment with Partners?
A survey of 730 adults who are married or dating conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeries finds that 59% of women and 54% of men would like to change at least one feature of their partner’s face. The top five changes include: 1) hair, 2) wrinkles, 3) nose, 4) mouth, 5) eyes!
Ask People for Favors
As a boy Benjamin Franklin asked the governor of Pennsylvania for a book. In his autobiography, Franklin cites that moment as the beginning of his publishing career. He also learned the importance of asking people for favors. People will then ask you for a favor in return, and thus one forms a free exchange, the foundation of all business: “one polite request at a time.”
Now It’s Official: Time Flies
According to findings published in Scientific American, the human brain generates images faster when you experience positive emotions. Time seems to “fly” when you’re having fun! Conversely, the brain reduces the rate of image making during negative emotions. This may explain why misery seems to linger. So, Norman Vincent Peale was right all along: positive thinking is essential!