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10 Things That Are Easy to Say but Very Hard to Do


Ever get annoyed when you ask for advice, and people give you this advice that seems so matter of fact, but is actually very difficult...

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  • File image taken in late Nov. and provided by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge of Britain’s Prince George as he poses for a photograph in a courtyard at Kensington Palace, London. The royal toddler was seen wearing a blue sweater decorated with soldiers of a Guards regiment in bearskin hats and red tunics in official holiday pictures released last weekend. (AP Photo/TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, File)

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  • Creativity is almost always viewed as an asset to individuals and organizations. But it can also lead to negative behaviors. (Kraigsta/Wikimedia Commons)

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  • Elizabeth (2nd L) and Grant Moyer (L) of Rye, N.Y., with sons Carter (2nd L) and Tyler in a family vacation photo they used for their 2014 holiday card taken while visiting Florence, Italy. (AP Photo/Flytographer, Alberto Sarrantonio)

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  • The cover of the book, "Killer Heels, The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. (AP Photo/DelMonico Books- Prestel)

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  • Elio D’Anna, founder of the European School of Economics, speaks during the Vision And Reality Awards in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for European School of Economics Foundation)

    Revolution of the Mind

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    Record-Setting 13-Pound Baby Girl a Big Surprise (Video)

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    Toward More Precise Language

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