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Blinking – a lot of myths; a few facts

Did you know that women blink on average, twice as frequently as men? And, unlike some other things which are different among the genders (the way we talk to each other for example), blinking is a reflex, so it can’t be learnt. The way we blink isn’t usually noticeable to others, and isn’t usually a … Continued

Stress and Communication – Tips to lighten the load

We’re constantly told that we live in stressful times, or that the modern world is more stressful than its ever been, or that stress is the number one cause of everything bad. Sometimes I wonder if every generation thought their lives were more stressful than the one before. Put it in perspective and we probably … Continued

A Rough Guide to Handshaking Today

The handshake is an incredibly recognisable form of greeting, with many variants and many meanings depending on how they’re conducted and their geographical location. Originally handshakes were a way of displaying to one another that both parties were unarmed, and thus trusting to each other, and this grew into the expression of equality it is … Continued

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