Sunday Firesides: Don’t Confuse Niceness With Kindness

We often use the words “nice” and “kind” synonymously.  But it can be helpful to distinguish between the two qualities, as Eric Kapitulik, Marine special operator and leadership coach, does.  Being nice means making people feel good in the short-term. Behaving politely. Offering a smile and a pat on the back. Exchanging pleasantries. Avoiding arguments.  Being kind, on the other hand, means doing what’s best for someone in the long-term, even when it might not make them feel great in the...
Tags: Life, Social Skills, Relationships & Family, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides, Eric Kapitulik, Kapitulik

Oriza L. Legrand Scotch Lavender

The historic French house of Oriza L. Legrand has recently launched a new fragrance, Scotch Lavender, which looks back at perfumery traditions of the past, as is a prerogative of the brand. This is an oriental aromatic fougère that revisits the classic barbershop vibe so prized by today's retro trends of niche. "A dandy fragrance very fashionable at the end of the 19th century, the Fougère�... Read full article: Oriza L. Legrand Scotch Lavender from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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L’Oreal Wonder Water Dream Lengths

L’Oreal Dream Lengths Wonder Water is here, and credit to the Fat Mascara podcast for reaching out to the brand and asking what the difference is between this Wonder Water and the original. ... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Hair, L'oreal, L'Oreal Paris, Oreal Dream Lengths Wonder Water

Les Parfums de Rosine: Les Extravagants Review

In the comments accompanying a recent review of Virgile Sylvaine Delacourte, thoughtful Fragrantica users reminded me of Vanille Paradoxe, which smells similar to Virgile, and that gave me the idea to review Les Extravagants collection by Les Parfums de Rosine. I was delighted to read again the article about Bois Fuchsia by Sandrina and Bella's full announcement of the collection, which prompte... Read full article: Les Parfums de Rosine: Les Extravagants Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
Tags: Fashion, Bella, Fragrantica Perfumes, Sandrina, Les Parfums de Rosine, Les Extravagants, Les Extravagants Review, Virgile Sylvaine Delacourte, Virgile

Two Great Conference Opportunities in February

I’m happy to share that I will be giving keynote speeches at two exciting virtual conferences this February. I hope you will consider joining me. Campus Community Conference: Better Together 2021 If you work in the field of higher education, then this event is for you. Campus Community’s inaugural conference will take place on Thursday, February 25. I will be sharing specific examples and strategies for connection across higher education. Learn more about the event and register. Knowledge Res...
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Mercedes-Benz Man Bright

At the beginning of March, Mercedes-Benz will launch the fifth fragrance of the MERCEDES-BENZ MAN collection, which includes the first edition presented in 2015, followed by Mercedes-Benz Man Blue in 2017, Mercedes-Benz Man Grey in 2018, Mercedes-Benz Man Private in 2019, and Mercedes-Benz Man Intense in 2020.   Mercedes Man Bright, is, as described by the brand, "an eau de parfum that has ... Read full article: Mercedes-Benz Man Bright from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Mercedes Benz, Fragrantica Perfumes, Mercedes Benz Man Blue, Mercedes Benz Man Grey, Mercedes Benz Man Intense

How I found the special joy of nature in cities | Alice Vincent

You have to look – and sometimes very closely – but discovering small patches of woodland or flowers bursting through concrete makes me appreciate nature all the moreOne Friday morning last October, when we still could, I drove down from Brixton in south London to Somerset. It was one of those autumn days people anticipate in the midst of a sticky summer, with pillowy mist and low-lying sun trying to get through it. Even hurtling down the M3 was gorgeous; trees filling in the shade card between ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Environment, Life and style, Cities, Health & wellbeing, Somerset, Brixton, Alice Vincent

Shira Haas: ‘Acting is exposing, but gives me a shield to hide behind’

The actor, 25, on her childhood illness, the success of Unorthodox and creativity in staying up lateI don’t remember anything of my life before [cancer]. From the age of three to six I was very sick. Being ill forced me to mature early. I started to write poems and stories. Of course, I wish it hadn’t happened, but a part of me is thankful for what I went through. I understand pain and suffering. It shaped who I am.The first part I got came over Facebook. A well-known Israeli casting director me...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Film, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Shira Haas

‘He collapsed at the roadside. I thought he was dead’: couples on surviving trauma

Five partners whose love has endured seismic changes, from refugees forced apart by war to a couple left with horrific injuriesCharlotte, 27, and Jak, 25, survived a serious car accident; both spent weeks in intensive care. They live in Lancashire and plan to marry this summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Marriage, Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Lancashire

Serena Williams: ‘My most embarrassing moment? I don't get embarrassed’

The tennis player on being there for her daughter, crying a lot and bringing back dinosaurs Born in Michigan, Serena Williams, 39 made her professional tennis debut at the age of 14. The winner of four Olympic gold medals and 23 grand slam singles titles, Serena is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. They have a three-year-old daughter and live in Beverly Hills. She recently launched a luggage collection with global lifestyle brand Away.What is your greatest fear?Not being there, and ar...
Tags: Sport, Life and style, Tennis, US sports, Reddit, Beverly Hills, Alexis Ohanian, Michigan, Serena Williams, Serena

Streamline your workflow! 5 steps to improve customer experience

If you want your work to be more predictable and manageable, embrace processes within your business. Efficiency and a consistent, exceptional client experience will reward you. Here’s how to get started.
Tags: Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Brokerage, Select, Agent Appreciation Month, Lindsey Hood, Theme-month-202101

‘I’ll be wearing full Met Gala looks to the pub’: how we’ll get dressed after lockdown

Longing to get your glad rags on – or fully converted to the tracksuit? Fashion insiders reveal their lockdown looks and predict what we’ll be wearing post-pandemicPicture this: the very first celebratory night out you will have when the vaccine sets us free. Maybe you’re in a fancy restaurant, maybe your local pub. Cosy around a friend’s kitchen table, or on a packed dancefloor. What are you wearing? Are you desperate to wriggle back into a party dress and brave your highest heels? Or have swea...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, Netflix, Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Scott Fitzgerald, Eliot, Coronavirus

Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: The Proverbs 31 Man Though he walks in the background of the Proverbs 31 poem, he still teaches lessons in the art of husbandry. Don’t Edit Your Prayers Prayer is a great gift. Don’t over-formalize it. Why Corporate Worship Should Include Corporate Confession Here are five reasons you should include a time of confession in your prayers as a church on Sundays. What Is Conservatism? I’m not writing about conservatism because I think t...
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Billie Piper: ‘I know about dysfunctional relationships – what it costs to be a woman’

After 25 years in the limelight, the actor says she is finally finding her voice as an actor, writer and now director. Does life imitate art?The first thing Billie Piper says to me is, “It’s in your lined paper book, Eugene, I already sent it to them,” because she’s trying to home school her children while also roaming around her house to escape them and find a better phone signal. We’re already on to our third kind of tech in an attempt to video chat. “I’m just so strung out,” she says, sitting...
Tags: Family, Music, Television, Film, Women, Doctor Who, Theatre, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Parents and parenting, Chris Evans, Piper, Tallulah, Eugene

Never Have Secrets

Do not keep any secrets in your career; people who keep parts of their lives secret usually are not being the people that they want to be; you will never find happiness unless you are the person that... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Getting Ahead, Job Search Guru, How to Succeed, Job Search Industry, Entertainment Industry, Hollywood Tycoon, Menacing Voices, Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Salacious Gossip

My husband died a year ago. Here's what he taught us about life and love

A year after her husband Joe Hammond’s death from motor neurone disease, his widow reflects on grief, parenting through loss, and survivalHow do you decide upon a day to die? For my husband Joe and me, that meant finding out when the doctors we needed were available, then we took note of our two sons’ school holidays and, finally, we looked at the carer rota for that month. Who could we trust with Joe’s death as much as we had trusted them with his life?The next step was a meeting with the relev...
Tags: Family, Life and style, Society, Death and dying, Parents and parenting, Bereavement, Joe, Motor Neurone Disease, Joe Hammond

Blind date: 'He noticed a subtle yawn from me'

Iona, 23, journalist, and Francesco, 25, musicianWhat were you hoping for? Someone chatty, attractive and funny. Ideally, a spark. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Iona, Francesco

Tim Dowling: I know what I weigh. Our new scales are wildly out

I realise that the last time my fixed notion of what I weighed was affirmed by actual measurement was at a doctor’s appointment five years agoOn my third pass through the kitchen in the morning, I see a recently delivered box sitting on the floor. I consider the possibility that it might be for me. The package is addressed to my wife, but there’s still a slim chance I am the final intended recipient. I lift the box: it’s heavy. For the moment, I can take the investigation no further – my wife is...
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