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Friday, Jul 14, 2017

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

We share a collective insanity that pervades human cultures throughout the world: An irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of us.

Monday, Jul 10, 2017

What ways have worked for you to overcome 'imposter syndrome'?

I’m doing the best I can by improving each day, still feel like I have so much to learn every time I see the front page of HN.

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

What keeps you up at night? What do you worry about?

Just generally speaking, what do you worry about the most? Family’s safety & health, finances, work, etc?

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Are You a Self-Interrupter?

We act as though we are no longer interested in or able to stay idle and simply do nothing. We appear to care more about the people who are available through our devices than those who are right in front of our faces. And perhaps more critically, we appear to have lost the ability to simply be alone with our thoughts.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017

How to not bring emotion from work back home?

Even after working so many years. I still get moment that I want to snap. Any way to not bring emotion from work back home?

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

The meaning of life in a world without work

As technology renders jobs obsolete, what will keep us busy? Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari examines ‘the useless class’ and a new quest for purpose.

Friday, May 26, 2017

A Better Way to Compare Yourself

Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. Yet we compare ourselves all the time.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How has volunteering helped you grow?

What kind of volunteering has helped you grow the most? What kind of volunteering do you find the most fulfillment from?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is it Possible for a Normal Person to Escape the Rat Race?

If you’re a normal person who’s tired of getting one raise a year (if that), tired of sitting under-utilized at your cubicle, tired of sitting over-utilized at your cubicle, tired of being tired, normal isn’t going to save you.

Friday, May 12, 2017

15 Essential Skills They Don't Teach You In College

This is what I wish: that my daughters don’t go to school.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Benefits of Solitude

Our society rewards social behaviour while ignoring the positive effects of time spent alone.

Friday, Apr 21, 2017

The Perfect System

Most of us are constantly looking for the Perfect System: The perfect system for being mindful, getting fit, losing weight, decluttering, building new habits, being a parent, building a new career, and on and on.

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017

A world without retirement

We are entering the age of no retirement. The journey into that chilling reality is not a long one: the first generation who will experience it are now in their 40s and 50s.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Looking for tips to be a Morning Person

Starting a new job where its a 9am start time, looking for tips for how to become a “morning person.” I’m naturally more nocturnal but in this case its going to help me if I can shift to being a so called “morning person.” Have you had to do this yourself before?

Monday, Apr 3, 2017

I will never compare my life to yours. That's why I'm happy.

I’m happy because when I look in the mirror, I don’t compare myself to anyone. Not anymore. I don’t compare the way I look, the way I feel, the work that I do. I don’t compare my level of happiness. I don’t compare my achievements.

Friday, Mar 31, 2017

Where Are You Really From

Many people aren’t from one place and are in constant motion. So why must we choose one nationality from a drop-down menu?

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017

Design a Lucky Life

Our brains have an incredible capacity to forge tangible results out of a mindset. When we build a habit in a particular way of thought, we begin to train our brain to see the world through that lens. In this instance, if you’re looking for ways to be lucky, you’re strengthening the neurons that refine your awareness in the relevant domains.

Friday, Mar 10, 2017

How to be perfectly unhappy

How to be perfectly unhappy.

Friday, Feb 24, 2017

Happy Ambition: Striving for Success, Avoiding Status Cocaine, and Prioritizing Happiness

If all of your self-esteem eggs are in one basket, you’ll become very obsessive about the state of that basket. As your identity is tied up in one job and one career, you compare yourself more easily to all the other professionals are also specializing in that single line of work.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts.

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