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2009-07-05 10:05:00

A recent study shows that self-help mantras only boost the spirit of those with high self-esteem.Canadian researchers, whose study appears in the journal Psychological Science, found that people with low self-esteem felt worse after repeating positive statements about themselves.Phrases such as "I am a lovable person," only helped people who had a high self-esteem.According to a UK psychologist, people base their feelings on real evidence from their lives.The self-help industry got its start...

2009-02-20 07:35:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people seek answers to questions of motivation and self-actualization. "Make It Happen" (published by iUniverse) by Justin Honaman employs lessons learned in his career working with multinational corporations to the individual level in an effort to help others direct their energies and develop their "personal brand." Honaman explains in the first few chapters of "Make It Happen" that personal branding is the process whereby people, and by extension their...

2009-02-04 13:00:00

Grant Will Fund Regional Outreach, Education, Awareness and Prevention Campaign SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Congress of California Seniors and Self-Help for the Elderly announced Wednesday (Feb. 4) that they have received $300,000 from the Verizon Foundation to create an elder-abuse awareness program for senior citizens in Santa Clara and Ventura counties. Through the program, The Commitment to End Abuse of Seniors and Elders (CEASE), the organizations will partner with...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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