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Public Speaking Facts and Hacks

Most of us fear it, few conquer it. One of the key skills that can bring us various opportunities is the ability to convey a message in a concise and effective manner. Public speaking is essential if you want to influence, relate to others and communicate your ideas. Below are five facts about this skill and how to leverage it to your advantage. The thought of having to stand before an audience sometimes, if not always, terrifies us, let alone having to speak to them. Standing in front and spea
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Your currency and compass

Why are you doing or creating with your life? And why should it matter? There are certain points in our lives where we are faced with situations which demands we answer this question. Sometimes we are caught off guard and really ask ourselves, “Why am I here?”or “Why am I doing this?” Achievement is wonderful when you know why you’re doing it. You have your rewards, but what is your reason? I have read somewhere that you should find out early on what your currency is going to be. Personally,
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Things Getting In The Way Of Being Your Own Boss

Do you spend hours daydreaming about quitting your job, managing your own schedule, pursuing your passion, and building your empire? We have no doubts about you slayin’ it as a CEO, but you might need a little help with turning those dreams into reality. But without a concrete plan and a deadline, it can seem impossible. If you’re wondering why your entrepreneurial dreams aren't happening yet, maybe you're stuck in what can be referred to as the "wantrepreneur" stage. Here are five potential "

CARA Welfare Philippines » Blog Archive » CARA Heroes of Compassion

For some, it may be a matter of donating to those affected by a calamity, or it could be a matter of helping an elderly cross the street. But for some people, compassion does not only apply to our own species and likeness. True compassion breaks goes beyond boundaries and recognizes interconnectedness. It breaks the wall of indifference. It is seeing a life worth saving in the eyes of a scared kitten abandoned on the side of a street; it is feeling anguish for an old dog who will soon be euthan

CARA Welfare Philippines » Blog Archive » Books & Brews: A coffee and book fair

Books and coffee go hand in hand as a real indulgence for many.  That is why the recent event, Books & Brews, A coffee and Book fair was a huge hit. The 9-day event was held at the Megaworld Eastwood Mall Atrium and lasted from the 4th to 12th of September. Coffee enthusiasts and book lovers united to hunt for book bargains and drink exquisite coffee. There were many exciting activities such as Book Swap, Story Journey Workshop, Coffee Latte Art, Coffee Samplings, Coffee Painting workshop, Coff

CARA Welfare Philippines » Blog Archive » 5 Reasons we enjoyed the Pet Express Dog & Cat Expo 2015 as much as our pets

Hall 4 of the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex was bustling with pet parents, and their adorable dogs and cats during the two-day Pet Express Dog & Cat Expo held on August 1-2, 2015. Amidst the wagging tails and wide grins, here are 5 reasons why we were just as excited as our fur kids: What we also loved about this event was that admission was FREE. One thing’s for sure, we are definitely coming back next year for a stress-free and pet-friendly weekend. I wonder if the fur b
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4 Reasons why People-watching should be your next hobby

In today’s fast-paced society, it’s very easy to get caught in the rush of day-to-day living. But there are moments when we will find ourselves craving for some solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of that thing called “adulthood”. So whether it be giving yourself some alone time or getting stuck somewhere, you might wanna try refreshing your senses, looking at the bigger picture of the scenario you’re currently in and do some people-watching. Some might argue whether it should even qualif
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Learn from (Plan)kton

We all know Plankton as the overly competitive nemesis of Mr. Krabs, and is no doubt obsessed in stealing the Krabby Patty secret recipe. But what makes him a more distinctive character is his ceaseless efforts and non-stop ideas in order to achieve his only goal. (Maybe that’s why he has one eye – to FOCUS on his goal. :P) As we all know, most if not all of his attempts have significantly failed. But after every loss he’s experienced, he always got a Plan B, C, D, E,…and so on for that matter.
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Gradually going through Grad School: The Pros and Cons of juggling career and education

So, you’re in your mid-20’s, with a promising career ahead of you and at the same time took a leap of faith in pursuing that Master’s Degree you’ve always dreamed of achieving. Working your ass off for your career is challenging enough, what more if you add yet another world that requires a lot of hard work, physical, mental, and financial investment plus blood, sweat and unicorn tears. So here are the pro’s and cons of juggling both – from someone who is currently dealing with it. I’ll start
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Answering under pressure 101

We’ve all probably heard about the horrors of beauty queens answering the Q&A portions quite… infamously. While many would find it hilarious, the truth is just because we think they failed so miserably in that unfortunate scenario, doesn’t mean that they have such low intellectual capacity. Talking in front of thousands of people is not a walk in the park (unless you are Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah), let alone answer a question while maintaining poise and grace. While not all of us probably would

Things Getting In The Way Of Being Your Own Boss

Do you spend hours daydreaming about quitting your job, managing your own schedule, pursuing your passion, and building your empire? We have no doubts about you slayin’ it as a CEO, but you might need a little help with turning those dreams into reality. But without a concrete plan and a deadline, it can seem impossible. If you’re wondering why your entrepreneurial dreams aren't happening yet, maybe you're stuck in what can be referred to as the "wantrepreneur" stage. Here are five potential "
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