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How to Check Your Negativity Bias

Humans are hardwired to dwell on the negative, so make a point to fixate on the positive

Illustration: Justin Cassano

I recently realized, after yet another day of my children arguing with each other just to stave off boredom, that I was walking around with my jaw clenched up tight. This was my default, even as my roses were blooming and the early summer weather could not…

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Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam

Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management books including Off the Clock and 168 Hours. She blogs at

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