Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?

You’re principled, organized, and driven – so why, as an INFJ, are you not encouraged to pursue leadership roles? The INFJ’s steady reputation often earns us positions of responsibility such as life coach, counselor, or employee relations officer; but positions of actual authority tend to evade us (or we avoid them). It’s an odd one, … More Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?

How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled?

Feeling undervalued and underpaid? Spending your spare time looking for a new job? Think again: you might not be presenting yourself to your best advantage at your current position. A whopping 43% of Americans believe they’re underpaid, yet one step they rarely take is to ask for a raise – despite the fact that 70% of those who … More How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled?

Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts

Bailiffs acting on behalf of a German town council have seized a family’s pedigree pug and sold her on eBay for €750 (£650) to reclaim debts owed by the owner, known to the press as ‘Stefanie K.’ Edda K. must have believed someone made a false accusation against her, for she was arrested one morning without having … More Kafkaesque hell for innocent pug sold on eBay to settle family debts

The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

The simplicity of a sitcom concept is part of what makes it successful. Every week (or several times a night once it’s all online) you get a repetition on a theme. This is what makes them so addictive. Like humour itself, a good sitcom is a killer mix of familiarity and surprise. Continue reading at … More The semiotics of sitcom sofas (or How these iconic couches wormed their way into your memories)

How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’

Operating successfully in business requires a combination of sharp natural instincts, a thorough education, and a constant attendance to developing trends. It’s not a rigid science: that’s why the best business people work hard to make up for shortcomings in their instincts by learning and practicing the traits and skills that they need. But there’s … More How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’

Disabled rescue dog finds life after Dead Dog Beach

A Weimaraner left for dead in a notorious Puerto Rico dog-dumping district has found happiness with a new family in Massachusetts, USA. And despite his unique looks – the result of a medical condition – young Murray has become an internet sensation. Along the way, Murray lost two of his siblings to distemper. The virus’s effects still show … More Disabled rescue dog finds life after Dead Dog Beach