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Hearing ‘no’ can be a good thing

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We put a lot of pressure on an emotion that can be just as easily evoked by a warm donut

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Trying to build a habit can backfire if you fall for the ‘habit trap.’

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  • “I want to build a writing habit” really means, “I hate writing, but I’ve always wanted to write a book.”
  • “I want to make exercise a habit” is code for: “I hate exercising, but I want to have already worked out so I can feel and look better.”
  • “I want to make a habit of getting up…


How to stop agonizing over your career choices

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In a time of great uncertainty, a dose of pessimism can be a balm

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From the mother to the teacher to the waiter, we have had enough

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None of them have anything to do with money, fame, or success

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4 practical ways to make the ordinary feel extraordinary

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How I’m fighting my critical inner resistance, one day at a time

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What a computer game about life has taught me about life

(Illustrations — Mark Starmach)

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