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A publication from Medium on personal development.

If you’re wondering why you’re not happy, why things are always hard, try this thought experiment from the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius

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To find your focus, learn to resist this self-sabotaging excuse

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It’s not: “Do you like it?”

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A less-masked future is near, and our facial expressions will matter more than ever

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Train your brain to master the art of controlled anticipation

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As the pandemic inches toward completion, here’s an important message: You’re not done yet

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When I let small talk with strangers spiral into something deeper, it became a book about memorable interactions. Here’s what I learned.

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