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Are Alphas Healthier Than Their Counterparts?

By: Dr. Gaby Cora

Alpha males and females have intrinsic characteristics—aside from being competitive, controlling, and more aggressive, they are also born healthier, more energetic, and more resilient.

Sure, they can get themselves in to more stressful situations by virtue of being more dominant and on the front lines at all times, which in turn make them more vulnerable to personal attacks. Alphas get to have more head-to-head physical, emotional, and intellectual confrontations or plain collisions. Their innate ability to endure frontal assaults may exceed others’ genetic capabilities to sustain stress itself.

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Do mean girls in school become mean women at work?

Mean girls make it easily into each and every literary work or film. Our fascination and love-hate relationship is obvious – we are seduced by their appeal and power, yet repulsed by their ill-intentions.

In their school days, mean girls will gang attack, they will back-stab one another to find support in other girls, they will destroy their rival to get the object of their love attention, and they will simply connive to stay in power.

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Should Companies Make Special Arrangements for Women Leaders With Children?

Much has been said about Governor Palin having her kids at work. All moms struggle with making sure their kids are in good hands while they are at work. Even when dads help out – and they do help out much more than they did fifty years ago – women are still the main caregivers even when they may be holding full-time jobs.

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A Key Leadership Distinction

I am not a politician and have no interest in becoming a political analyst. In regards to leadership and strategy, though, I’m in.

There are some major distinctions in the selection of vice-presidents during this election. Senator Barack Obama chose well-respected Joe Biden, McCain-like in regards to his experience, seniority, long track record, and credibility. He chose Biden because he brought in his extensive experience in foreign affairs, in the military, and decades of commitment and work of service. His choice was of someone who had extensively more experience than he has. Obama’s forte includes his charm, rhetoric, and motivational persona, his perceived weaknesses being lack of experience and lack of focused planning.

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What do Torres, Leslie, Vezzali, Dongmei, and Davenport have in common?

What do Dara Torres, Lisa Leslie, Maria Valentina Vezzali, Xian Dongmei, and Lindsay Davenport have in common?

They are all mothers who happen to be Olympians – or is it Olympians who happen to be mothers? All of them were successful athletes prior to having a child and all of them talk about how being a mother is always in the back of their minds.

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