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Past articles by Allana:

12 science-backed tricks that will make you more attractive and help you make a good first impression

Attractiveness is impacted by the way you carry yourself, the folks you hang out with, and how you talk to people — plus a whole lot more. → Read More

12 things people decide within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting you, people decide all sorts of things about you, from status to intelligence to conscientiousness. → Read More

The 10 most important skills you'll need to nail a high-paying job in 2020

To help point job seekers in the right direction, LinkedIn released its annual ranking of the 10 hard skills most likely to get you hired in 2020. → Read More

10 ways your parents' behaviors shaped who you are today

Countless studies and extensive clinical research has found links between your parents' behavior during childhood and how you act as an adult. → Read More

20 soft skills every leader needs to be successful

Commonly known as "people" or interpersonal skills, soft skills like negotiating and maintaining relationships are key to a leader's success. → Read More

The 25 major companies with the most satisfied employees of 2019

Some retail firms, like grocery chain H-E-B and wholesale shop Costco, also made the top 25 for company culture, as did HR giant ADP. → Read More

11 scientific reasons why attractive people are more successful in life

Psychologists call it the "beauty premium." Essentially, the income gap between attractive and unattractive people is comparable to the pay gap. → Read More

9 best things to do at an airport when waiting out a flight delay

even if the airport itself doesn't entertain you, you can use your time to get ahead at work or get some financial compensation from the delayed flight. → Read More

How to say 'no' to your boss without looking lazy or incompetent

Saying "no thanks" to your boss when she assigns you a new project could signal you're lazy or disinterested. Instead, try this. → Read More

What your email inbox reveals about your personality

Managing your inbox is an underrated workplace virtue, argues the CEO of consultancy Frost & Sullivan. It can determine how your coworkers view you. → Read More

31 things you should remove from your résumé immediately

Avoid including a job on your résumé if you only held the position for a short period of time, Gelbard says. Especially avoid jobs you were let go from. → Read More

11 tips to help you move on from a job rejection

When you first get a rejection email, take a step back and a moment to congratulate yourself for making it this far. The letter can be disheartening. → Read More

11 things unsuccessful people do over the weekend

When it comes to weekends, the main thing that separates successful people from unsuccessful people is mindfulness.Are you planning ahead? → Read More