The 5 Actions That Will Make Healthy Debate!!!!!!

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. – M. Heffernan

Conflict is one of those situations that some of us would prefer to avoid.  But let’s face, you really can’t live without out.  Healthy teamwork and conflict go together.  The best team decisions are only made when members are able to communicate with respect, openly engage in discussion without fear of holding back, give candid feedback, and debate a variety of ideas before agreeing to the best solution to a problem.

It only becomes unhealthy when individual team members feel threatened and emotionally unsafe.  In an unsafe environment, individual team members compete to meet individual needs, instead of joining forces to find the solution that best meets the needs of the team or organization.  Too often, limited resources, competing goals, or overlapping responsibilities create confusion and competition among teams in companies.

In fact, when CPP, the publisher of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, commissioned a study on workplace conflict they found that U.S. employees spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid hours or even more for highly skilled workers. 

There are a variety of direct costs to the organization associated with poorly managed conflict, including, in the worst cases, the loss of customers and good employees. Healthy teams recognize that conflict is bound to occur as an inevitable part of organizational life and are able to rise above individual differences and differing opinions to find the best and most innovative solution for the team. 

How do they do it?

Teams have a common purpose and understand to be effective, successful, and profitable ultimately the company must work together to achieve a common goal.  They know time is money and don’t waste it.  The best teams prepare for inevitable differences by managing conflict effectively and creating an environment in which productive, healthy, conflict can thrive.

5 actions they take to foster an environment for healthy debate include: Continue reading The 5 Actions That Will Make Healthy Debate!!!!!!

A MUST READ: 16 LESSONS I LEARNT FROM LOSING MY VIRGINITY

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  1. Many teenage girls sleep with guys because they are trying to find love, to find self-worth. But the catch is that the more guys they sleep with, the less self-worth they had.
  2. Many girls think that if they really care about guys, s’εx will bring them closer together. Indeed, sεx creates a bond. However, 80 percent of the time, the physical int!macy of first sεxμal relationship won’t last more than six months.

  3. Couples who want what is best for their relationship or future marriage will have the patience to wait.

  4. Most of the time, when a girl gives away her virg!nity, she assumes the relationship will last forever. But study of more than 10,000 women shows that when a girl loses her virg!nity at that age at 14, she’ll probably have about thirteen more lifetime sεxμal partners.

  5. Teen s’εx frequently causes tension within families because of the dishonesty that usually accompanies the hidden int!macies. Relationships with friends are often strained, and when things turn sour, the gossip and social problems often become unbearable. Continue reading A MUST READ: 16 LESSONS I LEARNT FROM LOSING MY VIRGINITY

Survey Reveals How Body Image Affects Your Sex Life

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According to a new survey, 20% of women feel that a struggle with self image impedes their sex life most. So, let’s talk about sex…..

Women like sex. Who knew?
Oh that’s right, we did. And so does this survey.

Feritility app Kindara have made it their mission to bust all of the myths and stereotypes surrounding women and sex.

According to their website, these cliches include chestnuts such as:

  • Women are not that interested in sex.
  • Sex causes women to form deep emotional connections with their partner.

  • Compared to men, women have few orgasms.

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Basically, Kindara is trying to show that men and women are a lot more equal in the bedroom department. And they’ve used a survey to collect data from women to prove it.

They questioned 500 women about a variety of different sex-related topics. And the results really aren’t all that surprising, you know, because we’re women too.

The survey reveals that 53.2% of women want more sex than they’re currently having, and that a whopping three quarters of women would like to be engaging in sex at least three times a week.

But perhaps the most revealing part of the survey touched on what women believe has the biggest impact on their libido.

The results show that women feel that stress is the biggest negative influencer on their sex life, followed by being out of sync with their partner AKA not being in the mood at the same time.

But we were rather upset to learn that 20% of women said they felt that struggling with their own self image was the main factor contributing towards having a low sex drive.

Not too long ago, we told you about a study claiming that over a third of British women suffer with body confidence issues.

It’s time to start loving yourselves, ladies.

Early Mornings Are Officially Bad For Your Health

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This new study says a LOT about why we struggle to wake up in the morning…..

For those of you that aren’t good at the whole early mornings thing (we’re with you), Dr Kelley is about to become your new BFF.

You’re also about to become armed with the perfect comeback to any complaints of being sleepy.

Dr Paul Kelley, Honorary Clinical Research Associate in Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, has given us the news we’ve all been waiting to hear.

According to his findings, starting work before 10am is seriously detrimental to our health. It doesn’t match up with the natural human body clock, which is something that cannot be taught.

Speaking at the British Science Festival, he advised: “This is a huge society issue, staff should start at 10am. You don’t get back to [the 9am] starting point until [the age of] 55“. Continue reading Early Mornings Are Officially Bad For Your Health

6 Ways You Can Help Refugees Right Now

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Social media and news outlets alike have been overrun with distressing imagery of the refugee crisis.

Most noteably, the world was thrown into despair at the heart-wrenching photograph of a young boy, named Aylan Kurdi, who tragically lost his life after his boat capsized on route to Kos in Greece.

And we all want to know what we can really do, right now, to help.

So we’ve included some of the most practical actions you can take, to help our brothers and sisters during their time of need.

Be an active part of stopping deaths at sea

Families are fleeing war-torn countries in an attempt to find safety. In their travels towards refuge in Europe and Africa, even more dangers are becoming apparent. The Mediterranean has become a breeding ground for criminal gangs, who are piling people into unsafe boats in order to cross the water.

The Mobile Offshore Aid Station is staffed by a team of rescuers and paramedics, and the organisation has three boats and a helicopter to conduct search and rescue operations.

You can support them by heading to there website…..

Use your voice
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So Apparently This Is The Perfect Age To Get Married…..

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Thinking about saying ‘I do’, read this first…..

When do you think you’ll start thinking about marriage? How old do you think you’ll be? All questions with probably talked, debated and disliked over a bottle of wine with our mates. Which unless you are planning your wedding right now, isn’t something most of us can ever really know with absolute certainty.

But a new study has revealed there is an ideal time to get hitched – after new stats suggest that saying your vows between your late 20s and early 30s decrease the risk of divorce.

University of Utah researcher Nicholas Wolfinger, suggests that age is linked to a lasting marriage — and that the likelihood of divorce is lowest when you get hitched between the ages of 28 and 32 – known as the ‘Goldilocks’ age range. Tie the knot before or after that, and risk of splitting from a spouse increases, according to Wolfinger.

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The odds of divorce decline as you age from your teenage years through your late twenties and early thirties“, Wolfinger says. “Thereafter, the chances of divorce go up again as you move into your late thirties and early forties“.

These findings are backed up by a similar study conducted by Marisa T. Cohen, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Francis College and co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab who asked 773 people ‘what’s the best age to get married?

The opinions gathered from people closely matched Wolfginger’s study. “An overwhelming majority — 83.7 percent — felt that it is ideal to get married in between 25 to 34 years of age“, Marisa says.

The age range “existence is beyond question“, according to Nicolas Wolfinger. So you may want to put a away those wedding magazines for a few more years…..

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Bootea: What You Need To Know About The Detox Tea

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Teatoxes are having a moment – and Bootea tea is the name that’s sweeping the celebrity circuit…

Bootea is the latest teatox to sweep the celebrity circuit. But there’s been a bit of a panic about one of the UK’s best-selling detox tea, and for one good reason – people are getting pregnant.

The Bootea 14 day teatox has already gained a cult celebrity following, with everyone from Michelle Keegan (who reportedly used Bootea before her wedding) to Made In Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop following the anti-bloating tea detox regime.

But now, a string of it’s teatoxers have reported that they’ve fallen unexpectedly pregnant whilst drinking the tea, despite being on the Pill. Eek!

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The Made In Chelsea girls have been sipping their Bootea tea in LA….
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