Six Scientifically proven tricks to good job interviews/first dates

Six Scientifically proven tricks to good job interviews/first dates

We’ve got six job interview tricks for you that are all backed by science. And most of them seem like they’d probably work on a first date too . . .

1. Visualize a good interview. Studies have shown that athletes do better when they visualize themselves doing well. And it works with interviews too.

2. Stop saying you’re “nervous” beforehand, and start saying you’re “excited.” Anxiety and excitement are similar emotions. If you tell yourself out loud that you’re “excited” instead of “nervous,” it actually calms you down.

3. Have a ritual before each interview. It can be something small, like listening to the same song before you go in. Studies have shown that rituals can reduce your heart rate, help you concentrate, and make you feel more in control.

4. Start with small talk. Like the weather, or how crazy traffic was on your way over. Studies have found you’re more likely to get a job if you start out with some meaningless chitchat, because it builds trust.

5. Get ready to brag. Studies have found women tend to be more reluctant to do it than men. One trick is to pretend you’re bragging about a friend instead of yourself.

6. Don’t over-rehearse for it. You’ll sound scripted if you do. Plus, making a mistake isn’t always a bad thing. There’s something called the “pratfall effect,” where you actually seem MORE likeable if you make a mistake or trip over a word.

(Glamour)

The Latest on Mariah Carey’s Disastrous Performance on New Year’s

The Latest on Mariah Carey’s Disastrous Performance on New Year’s

MARIAH CAREY was EASILY the most memorable act on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” this year.

If you didn’t see it, there were some technical difficulties, and rather than perform though it, Mariah just awkwardly walked around onstage, talking to the crowd while her songs played in the background.

During her first song, she complained about not being able to hear her backing track, and at one point she said, quote, “We didn’t have a soundcheck, but it’s New Year’s baby.  That’s okay.”

She started fake-singing the second song, but then abruptly stopped . . . revealing that she’d been lip-synching.  But that wasn’t surprising, since she TOLD the crowd ahead of time that she’d give it a go because the backing track was the full album version.

Afterward, her rep said Mariah told the producers ahead of time that her in-ear monitors weren’t working, but they didn’t do anything about it.  The rep also accused them of “[setting] her up to fail” for ratings during the later West Coast feed.

Mariah’s people tried to get the producers to cut the performance from the West Coast broadcast . . . but they got shot down.  ABC refused.

Her manager said, quote, “[An exec] said he couldn’t do that.  I asked him why would they want to run a performance with mechanical glitches, unless they just want eyeballs at any expense.  It’s not artist friendly.”

But the producers said they had “no involvement” in the situation, and that allegations that they’d intentionally sabotaged her performance were, quote, “defamatory, outrageous, and frankly absurd.”

There’s talk that Mariah was the one that refused to do a soundcheck, but her manager says she was planning to do one, and was there in plenty of time.

On Sunday, Mariah Tweeted, quote, “[Stuff] happens.  Have a happy and healthy new year everybody!  Here’s to making more headlines in 2017.”  (She really said “[S-word] happens . . .”)

One last note, Mariah’s people say the producers were BEGGING her to do the show.  Quote, “She was doing them a favor.  [The producer’s] direct request was, ‘I’m begging you to do this.  America needs this moment after Donald Trump, et cetera.’  What a bunch of nonsense.”  (???)

Comedian creates “Salsa Tequila” to prove songs don’t have to make sense. It’s #1 in Europe

Comedian creates “Salsa Tequila” to prove songs don’t have to make sense. It’s #1 in Europe

(Reddit) A Norwegian comedian wanted to prove that songs could become club hits without making any sense, so he collected randoms words and names in Spanish (a language he did not speak) as lyrics and added cliché saxophones and accordion mixes. The song charted across Europe, reaching #1 in some places.

“Salsa Tequila” is a novelty song by Norwegian comedian Anders Nilsen in Spanish. He doesn’t speak Spanish, as he admits in the song by saying “No hablo español” (I do not speak Spanish). To make the song even catchier, he uses accordion and saxophone mixes noting their usage had become prevalent in many recent hits. The song is written and produced by Nilsen, and was released in 2014 on Sony Music. It was a huge commercial success in Norway and the Netherlands and has charted in Belgium. The lyric music video is directed by Galvan Mehidi.

OK this song is hilarious.

10 Little Things That can make your Bad Day Better

10 Little Things That can make your Bad Day Better

10 Little Things That can make your Bad Day Better

10 Little Things That can make your Bad Day Better

What little things make a bad day better? I mean, besides cocaine. How come you’re ALWAYS bringing up cocaine?

A new survey found 90% of people think it’s the LITTLE things that can make a bad day better. Here are the top 10 . . .

  1.  Doing a good deed for someone.
  2.  Having a stranger do a random act of kindness for you.
  3.  Finding a bargain.
  4.  Getting a spontaneous hug.
  5.  Getting a compliment from a stranger.
  6.  A car stopping so you can cross the street.
  7.  Being greeted by your pet.
  8.  Getting a handwritten letter.
  9.  Hearing a good song on the radio.  (We’ve got that covered)
  10.  A stranger saying hello.

(Daily Mail)