Are we still going to pay attention to — “I’ve GOT A HUGE BOOTY” scam?

Lately, Instagram comments have become nothing but a cringefest.

A background image full of scam and it’s related keywords
A background image full of scam and it’s related keywords
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How Have Bots Invaded Instagram?

I am not a big fan of social media. However, being an avid fight fan doesn’t stop me from scrolling a few of my favorite fighter’s latest posts on these platforms, particularly on Instagram.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jonny Bones, Georges St-Pierre are a few of the most famous fighter celebrities who are relatively active on those platforms. Not to mention the NotoriousMMA, aka Conor McGregor, probably the biggest fighter celebrity at the moment. Their frequent updates on fight stats, upcoming fights, and workouts are what I enjoy viewing the most.

Over the past couple of weeks, however, some bizarre stuff has grabbed my attention to a great extent. While scrolling through the comment sections, what I usually notice is the ubiquitous spam comments flooded all over the place.


Overcoming Public Speaking Fear

Think Big, Start Small

A person planning speech in front of mirror
A person planning speech in front of mirror
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“A speech is like a love affair. Any fool can start it, but to end, it requires considerable skill.” — Lord Mancroft

Going Through Reticence:

Public Speaking isn’t my forte — that’s what I used to think my entire school life. Even standing in front of the whole class was a grueling task for me.

I was reserved to the extent that I even lacked the courage to look straight at my teacher’s face — just in case they might shoot some random question at me for which I would be grossly unprepared and probably be humiliated, you know the whole spiel.

And even if I did know the answer, I would probably end up doing the same thing — dip my head down and pretend to be focusing on my textbook to avoid getting his/her attention. …


A businesswoman sheepishly turns her back to a microphone as she is exhibits fear of public speaking.
A businesswoman sheepishly turns her back to a microphone as she is exhibits fear of public speaking.
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Public Speaking Guide

#Stop Thinking About Yourself

Does speaking in public fill you with fear and anxiety? Do you feel you are not good enough to speak in public? I assume for most people, it’s a definite yes.

We all know that the fear of public speaking or speech anxiety has an absolute term — “Glossophobia.”

Here’s what you’ll mostly come across when you search it on the internet.

Glossophobia is the medical term for the strong fear of public speaking. It is one of the most common phobias: about 75% of the world’s population struggle with this social phobia, or social anxiety disorder, to some extent.

And…


Tips #3 Improve your tone

Businessman with virtual reality glasses in the office
Businessman with virtual reality glasses in the office
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Have you ever been in a situation when what you say does not match how you say it? How often have you been able to convey the exact message to the listener? Or perhaps, you keep running out of words whenever you’d want to say something more important.

We’ve all been there. It’s one of the typical remote challenges we face when working with a remote team.

At first, there’s a famous saying that effective communication is all about a number game? For example, here’s what research has looked into the three elements — if there were number numbers associated with the body language and non-verbal communication, they would be 7, 38, and 55.


Creativity

Regularly coming up with new ideas begins with a few adjustments in your daily habits

Attractive young woman at workplace generating creative ideas. Concrete wall with sketch in the background.
Attractive young woman at workplace generating creative ideas. Concrete wall with sketch in the background.
Peshkova from Getty Images Pro

Do you want to be happier and more successful in life? Do you want to be more confident in the decisions you make? The answer is obvious. It’s a resounding, “Yes!”. Honestly, who wouldn’t?

Ever since I started my medium journey, I have been exploring numerous stories across this platform. The way each writer describes his/her adventures, reflections, and walks of life inspires me every single time.

It’s pushing me even more, enhancing my creativity, and adding on more responsibilities as a writer. It’s always an enticing journey to learn new stuff and gradually improve every day.

It’s all about being the better version of yourself every day. …


Design Commandments

Let’s take a closer look at what makes a design great.

A designer drawing sketches
A designer drawing sketches
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What exactly is product design? What makes design so excellent and unique that people will love it? These are the sort of questions we would want to ask ourselves whenever we think of any design. Here’s one famous quote, given by the most charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era about product design.

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. — Steve Jobs

Product design has always been an interdisciplinary subject. Whether you are an industrial product designer, an architectural designer, or a designer of products in the non-physical realm — web designer, graphic designer, digital product designer, and the rest, ultimately your goal is to solve a particular problem. …


Step by step guide to editing your Full Name and removing your Account Limitation

A cover photo on How To Edit Your PayPal Name
A cover photo on How To Edit Your PayPal Name
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Have you ever been frustrated at PayPal for the limitation or partial restriction placed on your account? If your answer is yes, don’t worry. I was on the same page recently, but I was fortunate enough to get it resolved in no time.

At first, when you see this notification as shown below, PayPal is just asking us for the information to verify our identity. If you had set up your account with everything that matches your identity documents, then holla! Just give them those details. They will review it and let you know within a few days.

“Your account access has been temporarily limited” — Warning
“Your account access has been temporarily limited” — Warning
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However, if you had set up your name wrongly in the first place — random name or a nickname, then your name on your identification record and the name in the PayPal account wouldn’t match. …


An experience shared by my High-School Father

An inspiring story of a dog
An inspiring story of a dog
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It’s 9:00 AM sharp in the morning, and our big college auditorium was already filled in with the newly enrolled students. And as we all were waiting for the orientation program, then joined by a tall, young, and smart-looking person, who perhaps seemed more like a basketball player than a college teacher, and stood in front of us all. And yes, he was the Principal of our college, who was a Jesuit Father.

He began his speech, with his deep baritone voice draped in a mystic breed of south Indian Accent. It felt like the beginning of one of those high school movies. …

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