Lifestyle

7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago

Awkward moments are a part of life. But certain awkward situations wouldn’t have been possible a few decades ago. For example: updating your LinkedIn profile, thereby making your boss suspicious that you’re looking for new jobs. Etiquette expert Diane Gottsman recommends dealing with the situation, learning from it, and moving […]
7 awkward situations people didn’t have to worry about 30 years ago
Lifestyle

Forgetting your most cringeworthy moments is easier said than done, but there’s an easy way to prevent them from haunting you for life

Awkward moments don’t have to follow you around forever. To prevent so-called “cringe attacks,” try focusing on the non-emotional details of the memory. A 2015 study cited in Melissa Dahl’s “Cringeworthy” suggests this strategy can help take your mind off unwanted emotions. Even if you’ve never used the term “cringe […]
Forgetting your most cringeworthy moments is easier said than done, but there’s an easy way to prevent them from haunting you for life
Strategy

Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.

Awkward silences can work to your benefit in salary negotiations, according to Melissa Dahl’s book, “Cringeworthy.” Too many people make the mistake of talking too much – and sabotaging their chances of success – when they’re nervous. The media exec Joanna Coles has said she uses the awkward-silence strategy to […]
Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.
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