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Mom and Alfred, visiting

About twelve years ago I walked into the dining room to find my mother standing on one of the dining room chairs.

“Mom?”

Sometimes,” she said, “I just like to feel tall.

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Video Description: Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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