Six Ways to Get What You Want without Whining

Do people call you a whiner? These 6 tips will you get your way the right way

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Six Ways to Get What You Want without Whining

We tend to associate whining with the behavior of toddlers, but there are plenty of adults who could equal the whininess of any two-year-old. These 6 tips will help you turn your complaints into effective strategies to get others to gladly give you what you want.

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By Suzanne Gelb Ph.D., J.D. on July 04, 2015 in All Grown Up
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A Crash Course on Gender Differences - Session 8

By Eyal Winter on July 04, 2015 in Feeling Smart
In fact Men Talk More than Women - Read for evidence. Read also about the role the"demand withdrawal" phenomenon that is typical to so many relationships shapes this myth.

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By Megan Dalla-Camina on July 04, 2015 in Real Women
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