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Harness colour psychology at work situations

By Juliet Soh

There is a reason why there are so many idioms that describe moods with colours: having the blues, seeing red, tickled pink and green with envy. That’s because colours indeed have powerful effects on our psychology. In fact, the Egyptians and Chinese have been practising “chromotherapy”, an alternative treatment using colours to heal, for thousands of years. Now, tap on the knowledge of colour psychology and find out how you too can harness this understanding to help you at work.

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How to dress up for Halloween at work without losing your credibility

by Kaitlin Madden

There are few times of year when I look forward to my daily commute more than I do around Halloween. There’s just something about watching Marge Simpson check her BlackBerry on the subway or seeing a full-grown man walk into a downtown office building in a banana suit that is seriously entertaining.

But, in the course of my people-watching over the next few days, I also know there will be times when I feel seriously uncomfortable; Feelings brought on by getups that will make me wonder “Where does this lady work that she doesn’t have to wear pants?” or think “Yikes. That is one brave man, right there.”

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