I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 14 nieces and nephews (R Russell Patrick II joined us 10/13/13). 5 great-nephews & 6 great-nieces (Brooklyn Grace joined us 10/2/13). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 12 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens: Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about them either.
Your Name. Research has shown you're less likely to be hired or promoted if your name is hard to pronounce. This has nothing to do with race either. Whether you are white, black, or purple, you make a better first impression on people if they don't trip over your name when you meet.
How Popular You Were in High School. In one study, researchers had kids list the top three most-popular kids in their class. Then 35 years later, researchers checked back in with everyone. The top 15% in popularity were making an average of 10% more than everyone else regardless of what their grades were.
What Side You Sit On. Literally. A series of studies have found that people’s preference for their dominant hand is so subconsciously powerful that it makes them favor things that happen on that side of their body, to an absurd extent. Your boss not only turns to his dominant side more frequently, but views things that happen on that side as positive.
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