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Need to work on that all important body language image and the signals you may be sending to people about whether you are confident or not? Watch this popular TED Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. Get any insights into how you can improve your body language, and in turn, feel more confident? Can you build your confidence? Read this article for some suggestions.

Who isn’t afraid of failure? At some point in time, all people encounter obstacles that block their way to success. Watch this TED-Ed lesson: Overcoming obstacles to learn how to turn those obstacles into opportunities! Everyone fails at some point in time. Sowing Failure, Reaping Success: What Failure Can Teach discusses this topic and gives examples of famous people like Louis Pasteur and J.K. Rowling, who failed during their lifetime only to bounce back and succeed. Read their stories then watch this for more inspiration: Famous Failures.