A worksheet for the moral mathematics of decision-making from America’s original prophet of self-improvement. When the 29-year-old Charles Darwin made his endearing list of the pros and cons of marriage , he was applying a now common decision-making technique pioneered half a century earlier by another revolutionary mind on theRead More →

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“I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and murder.”  —Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man (2005) In psychiatry and psychology, the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy — known as “reality testing” — has been traditionally considered a prerequisite for mental health . Source: 3Read More →

Kindness connects us to each other. It shows people that they are worthy of love. Acts of kindness can be large or small, and for people you know or have never met before. According to Aesop: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, will ever be wasted.” It isRead More →

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Intro: “ She was my boyfriend’s, ideal woman.” *OR* When I start to worry about being fired, I use technique #2. I’m a writer—I tell lots of stories. Some of them are true, and some are fiction. Some of them—the terrifying ones where something bad is about to happen toRead More →

We’ve all heard that “overcharging” your phone (aka leaving it plugged in after sufficiently charging the battery) can reduce your phone battery’s effectiveness over time . But have you ever wondered about the charger itself? With your cord plugged into the wall (behind the bed, next to the sofa) aroundRead More →

Procrastiworking (noun): The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life. If you’re in the design community, you might already be well acquainted with this word and its definition. Source: Jessica Hische: Tomorrow I’ll Be BraveRead More →

Admiring the great thinkers of the past has become morally hazardous. Praise Immanuel Kant, and you might be reminded that he believed that ‘Humanity is at its greatest perfection in the race of the whites,’ and ‘the yellow Indians do have a meagre talent’. Source: Why sexist and racist philosophersRead More →

If you’ve ever looked up personal growth content before, you are likely to find things on how to be healthier, wealthier, or be more productive. All of this is fine and can help you to improve yourself and become better at what you do. But one thing that is neglectingRead More →

15 engaging and inspiring memoirs I keep coming back to The eleventh category in the 2018 Reading Challenge is “a memoir, biography, or book of creative nonfiction.” I love all three genres, but when it comes to books I’m likely to keep coming back to, memoir takes the cake. Source:Read More →

Is procrastination preventing you from achieving the goals you want or need to accomplish? In less than half an hour, this course can help you identify why you delay and how you can overcome your procrastination habit once and for all. Source: Overcoming ProcrastinationRead More →

You have probably never heard of William Kingdon Clifford. He is not in the pantheon of great philosophers – perhaps because his life was cut short at the age of 33 – but I cannot think of anyone whose ideas are more relevant for our interconnected, AI-driven, digital age. Source:Read More →

15 absorbing nonfiction books to inspire your inner scientist I’m no science expert, but I love a good book about groundbreaking discoveries, untold stories, or how the world around me works, as discussed in episode 155 of What Should I Read Next . Source: 15 absorbing nonfiction books to inspireRead More →

Sometimes, even the most radical courage does not roar. Sometimes it’s the gentle light that says “good morning” through the cracks we were brave enough to endure, as we rise to begin another day. From our very birth, courage is demanded of us. Source: We were Born for this HumanRead More →

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Improving productivity is a goal for today’s professionals and students alike. With so many distractions around, it is really difficult to stay concentrated on the task at hand. While the brain itself says that focusing after 20 minutes is quite challenging, certain things could encourage the brain and mind toRead More →

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Welcome to our new column that explores the one element that almost every career decision is affected by—Risk with a capital “R.” Should we take the high-ranking job at that work-in-progress start-up, or stay in the predictable position at the stable corporation? Source: Weighing the Risk: What’s the Cost ofRead More →

Stop being so hard on ourselves

“I’m quitting. Now. I am so freaking stupid. Everyone hates me. What a joke.” I spat these thoughts to myself—a brand-new yoga teacher not quite convinced that this “teaching” business was working out—as my phone rang abruptly through a loudspeaker, interrupting the first quiet minutes of my yoga class. Source:Read More →

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“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci. There exists an interesting theory based on the concept of the characteristics of the main phases of sleep and their intellectual combination. Source: How Are Sleep & Creativity Related? New StudyRead More →

Is Social Media killing creativity?

When you think about creativity, it might be highly creative people like Mozart, Da Vinci or Einstein who spring to mind. They were all considered to be “geniuses” for their somewhat unique talents that led to global innovation in their fields. Source: Creativity is a human quality that exists inRead More →

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Millions of people have trouble with anxiety every day. It makes our life much more difficult, so it is necessary to keep it under control. Although controlling anxiety is a long-term process, there are still some ways to fight the anxiety and relieve it such as breathing correctly, confiding withRead More →

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Is the phrase ‘personal development’ clear to you? If your answer is ‘Not really’, you’re not alone. On one hand, you say a lot with a statement like, “I’m into personal development,” because you’re saying that you’ve made a commitment to living more than a mediocre life. Source: 7 EssentialRead More →