Want an instant boost in confidence and mood? Do something that makes you feel like you’re in a position of power, such as delegating a task to someone, hiring a contractor, forming a social group that you lead or grabbing a riding crop in the bedroom.
According to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, women who wield power experience a surge in testosterone–a hormone that ratchets up self-esteem, self-assurance and competitiveness!
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