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Are You a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

You can be an alcoholic and lead an outwardly successful life. In fact, many high-level professionals fall under the category of what experts call a high-functioning alcoholic. These are folks that essentially lead two lives: the public one where they hold well-respected careers (doctors, pilots, lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs, Wall Street brokers, etc.) and the private…

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Exercises to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence

You’ve likely heard about emotional intelligence (EQ), which is often defined as “the ability to identify, use, understand and manage your emotions in an effective and positive way.” Having a high EQ has been linked to a slew of benefits, including: Better communication Reduced stress and anxiety Improved relationships Greater career success Increased ability to…