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    enSeptember 25, 2023

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    • LinkedIn: A Hidden Gem for Small Business HiringLinkedIn hosts a large number of professionals and is a unique platform for small businesses to find potential candidates, with over 70% of users not visiting other leading job sites.

      LinkedIn can be a valuable resource for small businesses looking to hire professionals, as it hosts a large number of professionals who may not be actively seeking new jobs but could be open to the right opportunity. This is important to note because over 70% of LinkedIn users don't visit other leading job sites, making it a unique platform for finding potential candidates. Meanwhile, in other news, Mint Mobile is offering a reverse auction for their wireless plans, allowing customers to bid down the price. The offer is for new customers only and includes unlimited data for $15 a month, a significant discount compared to other providers. Lastly, on the podcast "in sickness and in health," the hosts received their first voice note from a listener seeking advice on dealing with a girlfriend's use of a baby voice during arguments. The hosts empathized with the situation but ultimately suggested that addressing the issue directly and having an open conversation about it might be the best approach. Overall, LinkedIn can be a hidden gem for small businesses looking to hire, Mint Mobile is offering a unique pricing strategy, and communication and honesty are key in relationships.

    • Addressing uncomfortable behaviors early in relationshipsCommunication is essential in relationships, and addressing uncomfortable behaviors early can save time and energy. Everyone deserves respect and open communication.

      Communication is key in any relationship. If a partner's behavior or actions make you uncomfortable, it's important to address it early on. In the discussed scenario, a man's girlfriend used a baby voice, which the man found disturbing. He didn't speak up about it, and the behavior continued throughout their relationship. If the man had addressed the issue at the beginning, it could have saved them both time and energy. It's important to remember that everyone deserves respect and communication in a relationship. Using baby talk or any other behavior that makes your partner uncomfortable should be addressed promptly. It's also essential to recognize that everyone has different communication styles and preferences. What may seem normal or acceptable to one person may not be the same for another. Ultimately, open and honest communication is the foundation of any healthy and successful relationship.

    • Dealing with Irritating Behavior in RelationshipsEffective communication, empathy, and understanding are crucial when dealing with irritating behavior in relationships. Consider the possibility that your own reactions and perceptions might be part of the problem.

      Relationships can present unique challenges, and dealing with them requires empathy, understanding, and effective communication. In the discussion, we explored the situation of a man dealing with his partner's irritating behavior, specifically her use of a baby voice. The man feels trapped and frustrated, unsure of how to address the issue without causing offense or making things more awkward. The conversation touched on various potential solutions, including meditation techniques to mentally remove oneself from the situation and finding ways to communicate effectively. It was also suggested that the man might consider the possibility that his partner's behavior is not intended to be irritating and that he may be misunderstanding her intentions. Ultimately, the conversation emphasized the importance of open communication and understanding in relationships. It's crucial to approach difficult conversations with empathy and a willingness to listen and learn. Additionally, it's essential to consider the possibility that our own reactions and perceptions might be part of the problem. In conclusion, relationships can present unique challenges, and dealing with them requires patience, understanding, and effective communication. It's essential to approach difficult situations with empathy and a willingness to listen and learn, and to consider the possibility that our own reactions and perceptions might be part of the problem.

    • Masculinity and communication in relationshipsEffective communication and respecting boundaries are crucial in maintaining a healthy relationship. Understanding and accepting each other's quirks and fears strengthens the bond instead of using them as sources of ridicule.

      Despite both parties acknowledging their mutual misery and grumpiness, their relationship was not able to function effectively when one partner felt their masculinity was being questioned. James felt uncomfortable with Claire's teasing about his fear of horror films and perceived it as emasculating. He wanted her to stop, but found himself unable to express this clearly. The situation highlighted the importance of open communication and respecting each other's boundaries in maintaining a healthy relationship. Additionally, the conversation showcased the importance of understanding and accepting each other's quirks and fears, rather than using them as a source of ridicule.

    • Experiencing unexpected roles and taking care of thingsPeople sometimes step into traditional 'manly' roles out of necessity, emphasizing presence and care rather than masculinity. Utilize LinkedIn for hiring professionals as over 70% of its users may be open to new opportunities.

      Sometimes people find themselves taking on traditional "manly" roles out of necessity, even if they're not explicitly asked for it. This was highlighted in a conversation where one person shared their experience of securing their home and hearing strange noises, only to have their partner jump into their lap in a moment of fear. The speaker noted that they often took on these roles, even while watching a horror film in the dark, and emphasized that it wasn't a question of masculinity but a matter of being present and taking care of things when needed. Another interesting point from the conversation was the importance of utilizing platforms like LinkedIn for hiring professionals, as over 70% of its users don't visit other leading job sites and may be open to new opportunities even if they're not actively looking for a new job. Overall, the conversation touched on themes of partnership, safety, and the importance of being open to new opportunities.

    • Shared experience of unexplained eventsDespite skepticism, acknowledging unexplained events and approaching topic with respect is important for understanding and empathy

      Our conversation revealed a shared experience of unexplained events that challenged our disbelief in the existence of ghosts. During a particularly scary movie scene, a light bulb fell and shattered unexpectedly, leaving us both startled and questioning the possibility of paranormal activity. Despite our skepticism, we acknowledged that we've all experienced strange occurrences that defy explanation. While we may not believe in ghosts, we agreed to approach the topic with respect and avoid mocking or provoking it. We also discussed our individual fears and the ways we cope with them, such as watching horror movies together or facing our fears alone. Ultimately, our conversation highlighted the importance of understanding and empathy in dealing with our fears and the unknown.

    • Personal vows and overcoming fears with childrenSpeakers shared their personal vows to be braver and support each other, acknowledging their initial fear of children but growing to appreciate their presence, and emphasizing the importance of doctor-patient confidentiality.

      The speakers in this conversation were discussing their personal vows to each other, promising to be braver and not make each other feel bad about their fears. They also mentioned their past experiences with children, acknowledging that they were initially intimidated by them but grew to appreciate their presence. The conversation also touched upon the topic of guns and the legal restrictions in the UK regarding their possession. The speakers ended the conversation by reminding listeners to subscribe to their podcast, follow them on social media, and send in voice notes. They emphasized the importance of doctor-patient confidentiality. Overall, the conversation was light-hearted and humorous, with the speakers poking fun at each other and sharing their vulnerabilities.

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