Latest Confidence Stories

2010-08-10 18:57:00

Other guests include Peter Rafelson, writer/ music producer, Tierra Crockwell, 8 yr old 2010 National Champion and World record holder, Keith Robinson, star of 'Dreamgirls' and Sara Stokes, P Diddy's 'Making the Band' LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prince Ali, renowned international pop artist and social activist, twice-platinum composer and singer joins in support of The United We Serve Fair and brings with him Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder of Agape International,...

2009-07-30 06:15:00

Too much confidence among teenage students can be harmful. In a study that reinforces the danger of indiscriminately bolstering a child's self esteem -- whether the child earns that distinction or not -- the results show a clear connection between overconfident students and low reading comprehension, and suggest recommendations for parents and teachers. "While some self-confidence is helpful, overconfident 15-year-olds are often below-average readers in all 34 countries we studied," says Ming...

2009-01-27 13:12:32

Someone who has momentarily lost confidence in their intelligence is more likely to purchase an apple than a candy bar, U.S. and Chinese researchers said. Study authors Leilei Gao of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and S. Christian Wheeler and Baba Shiv of Stanford University, examined how subtle manipulations such as having someone write with his or her non-dominant hand can measurably reduce a person's self-confidence. The authors call this the shaken self, and believe it persists...

2008-10-21 18:00:25

WESTON, Conn., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily onslaught of dark financial news and economic upheaval batters not only investor confidence, but personal confidence as well. The chronic stress of worrying about the economy and your personal finances can lead to countless health problems from depression to increased risk of heart disease. Controlling your stress and boosting your self-confidence during trying times will help you not only survive, but thrive. A scientifically-tested and...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.