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Flexi Aquilla was born in Nagano, Japan and grew up in Siaton, Philippines. She enjoys reading, writing, board games, and learning languages. She is currently living in Tokyo chasing her dreams of becoming a translator. When not writing, Flexi likes discovering book cafes and creating videos on her YouTube channel, Flexi Aquilla. My book "YOU DESERVE HAPPINESS, WE ALL DO" is now available on AMAZON https://www.amazon.com/You-Deserve-Happiness-All-Depression-ebook/dp/B07GQJ727J/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp%3Bqid=1535947453&amp%3Bsr=1-1π%3DAC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp%3Bkeywords=you+deserve+happiness+we+all+do&amp%3BdpPl=1&amp%3BdpID=51zU5oXcTpL&amp%3Bref=plSrch&fbclid=IwAR3Zuo1BPedqMASUD2s8LWNHgbqELk-AAOjWo2Nwz5WDZeDA5SPu82B-vEo

8 Surefire Ways to Get People to Instantly Like You

8 Surefire Ways to Get People to Instantly Like You

We all have that one friend who makes people instantly like them after just a few exchanges of words. That one friend who gets along well with everyone in the room.

How do they do that? Is it a skill you learn or an inborn ability? Do they become liked just by being themselves?

Sure, staying true to yourself and just being yourself is great. But let’s face it; you can’t please everyone.

Even the queen who is dearly loved by almost everybody has her fair share of haters too.

But what you can do is give them what they want. What does this mean? How do they get people to like them instantly? Let’s read on to find out.

1. Know their likes and dislikes. Find out what their likes and dislikes are and be interested in knowing more about it (or at least try to sound interested). This is a no brainer but deserves to be mentioned because it works every single time; since people like talking about themselves.

2. Look for common interests. Find out what you have in common and you’ll have tons to talk about without trying to sound like you’re interested because you actually are.

3. Shower them with compliments. Simple but it works. Compliment their fashion, how their dress matches their sandals or accessories, etc. It can be whatever. They will like what they’re hearing, which is what you’re saying, making them like you.

4. Show admiration at what they do. Find out what that person is good at and let them know how amazing you think they really are for being good at what they do. It can be their job, piano skills, taste in music or their sense of responsibility. Bring that topic up in your conversations. They’ll either thank you or deny it. Either way, they’ll be screaming of joy inside and they’ll remember that you bothered to mention it to them.

5. Don’t talk too much about yourself. They’re probably interested in you too, but humans are selfish beings and want to talk about themselves most of the time than have to listen to you speak. Keep asking questions about themselves. Like I’ve mentioned in number 1, people like talking about themselves.

6. When you ask questions, actually listen to their answers. This is different from just trying to sound interested. In this case, you might not actually be interested, but pay attention to what they are saying so that you will have a response ready. They will appreciate you for lending them your ears because again, people love to be heard.

7. Smile and laugh. Let me ask you this question. Would you rather be with a happy person or with one that is frowning? With the happy person, right? Well, everyone else does too. Laughter is contagious, but smile is actually contagious too! So smile, but don’t look creepy. If you’re the serious type of person and only smile or laugh when you actually want to and have difficulty faking laughter, then you might want to work on your smile and laughter in front of the mirror. I know it sounds weird smiling or laughing at yourself in front of the mirror, but at least no one is watching. You’d rather be humiliated just by yourself than in front of other people, right? Practice until it doesn’t look like a creepy smile or a nervous laughter.

8. Exert effort on your appearance or at least dress appropriately. If you’re not that confident with the way you speak or are just really nervous that you’re afraid that no words will come out of your mouth, then at least exert effort on your appearance. 60% of the time, people judge you by the way you look. You don’t have to put on lots of make up. Just be presentable. Dress appropriately and work on that smile. Take a shower. Seriously. Proper hygiene makes you feel good and everyone around you too.

To summarize, know their likes and dislikes, look for common interests, shower them with compliments, show admiration at what they do, don’t talk too much about yourself, ask them questions and actually listen to their answers, smile and laugh, and exert effort on your appearance because first impression lasts.

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An Elegant Defense by Matt Richtel Book Review

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System

Intricately crafted and deeply informative, “An Elegant Defense” by Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Best-Selling Author Matt Richtel, is a must-read.

Bacteria and viruses have been regarded as villains throughout history. Among these so-called villains are E.coli, salmonella, HIV, and Ebola. These deadly bacteria and viruses have claimed the lives of millions of people.

But in his book “An Elegant Defense,” Matt Richtel talks about bacteria and viruses and how some of these “villains” are actually crucial for our survival. According to him, only a mere 1% is likely to cause illness.

The miraculous recovery of his dear friend from cancer with the help of a drug that utilizes the powers of the immune system has inspired Matt Richtel to write about our built-in defense system, the immune system.

In “An Elegant Defense,” you will come to learn what viruses are crucial to survival, what T-cells and B-cells are, and how they fight off intruders to the human body.

Matt Richtel delves into the immune system. He describes the immune system as an “elegant defense” against these deadly diseases which is where he got the title of his book from.

“If the immune system is not aggressive enough, it leaves us vulnerable to malignant pathogens. If it’s too aggressive, it can kill us.”

He touches on the history of the discovery of immunology and how, with the help of a starfish larvae, a white-blooded dog, and a chicken’s purse has given rise to immunology.

Matt Richtel explains scientific terminologies and the processes very simply that after reading “An Elegant Defense,” you’ll come to know your body more and will make you feel like an expert in immunology.

A must-read for those seeking to understand their own bodies and the wonders that happen within, for those who are curious about the history of the discovery of immunology, and for people who are interested in immunology but don’t want to read those boring scientific books.

Overall, “An Elegant Defense” by Matt Richtel is an enjoyable and informative, and a sad yet hopeful read.

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24-Hour Reading Marathon Update

Today’s first read of the #readathon is, “The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms” by “Chris Colfer.” 📚 💕

Join us by posting a picture of the book you’ll be reading during the event and tag @flexireads with the hashtags #readathon #24hourreadathon and #flexireadathon

What are you reading? Comment down below 🙂

The adventures aren’t over; they’ll just be different.

The Land of Stories Beyond the Kingdoms Synopsis 📖 💡

The Masked Man is on the loose in the Land of Stories, and it’s up to Alex and Conner Bailey to stop him. The Bailey twins discover the Masked Mans secret scheme: He possesses a powerful magic potion that turns every book it touches into a portal, and he is recruiting an army of literature’s greatest vilains!

So begins a race through the magical Land of Oz, the fantastical world of Neverland, the madness of Wonderland, and beyond. Can Alex and Conner catch up to the Masked Man, or will they be one step behind until it’s too late?

It’s not too late! Join us!

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24-HOUR READING MARATHON

24-HOUR READING MARATHON

WHAT: Reading Marathon #readathon

WHEN: March 29, 2020 (Sun)

WHERE: Instagram @flexireads

WHO: Everyone is welcome to join

HOW: Post a picture of the books you’ll be reading during the event, and tag @flexireads with the hashtags #readathon #24hourreadathon and #flexireadathon

The goal of this reading marathon is to read as many books as you can for the whole day in order to shave off those ever-growing mountain of “to-be-read” books piling up in the bookshelf. 📚

24 HOURS doesn’t literally mean you’ll be reading the whole 24 hours; no sleeping and no eating. What it means is that the main activity of your day (Sunday) will be reading books.

Got books collecting dust in the bookshelf or a book you’ve been putting off reading? Join us on #readathon on Instagram!

How is everyone coping with COVID-19?

Stay indoors, stay safe!

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Canceled と Cancelled どれが正しい?

Canceled と Cancelled どれが正しい?

キャンセル 「cancel」の過去形の正しい綴りは知っていますか?

Canceled か cancelled.

よく見られるのは “L” 一つの cancel だと思いますが実は両方とも使われています。

これはどういうことでしょうか?

Canceled はアメリカ英語で、

Cancelled はイギリス英語です。

正解は「どちらも正しい」ですが、地域によって使われている綴りが異なってきますので注意すべき点です。

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