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4 ways to be more approachable

If you’re shy, standoffish, awkward or all three, it will put a damper on your ability to get ahead. Try these tips from Barbara Pachter to let your guard down a little and be more approachable.
1-Minute Strategy:

At least repaint the wall you stare at eight hours a day

When you're anxious for any sort of tiny change to the daily routine, go into your PC's Control Panel and go to Appearance and Personalization. There, don't spend time scrolling through fancy landscape photos or shots of the rainforest; instead use just one click to apply a new solid color to your desktop background. In two seconds, the target of your constant stare at least adopts a slightly different attitude, and your eyes have something to perk up about.

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