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4 Addictive Books That Make Reading Fiction Productive and Escapist

Over the past few years I’ve mainly read non-fiction books; self-help books about psychology, entrepreneurship, productivity, all within the ambit of self-improvement. But what I hadn’t realized is that reading fiction is also highly conducive to self-improvement. Reading fiction can improve your creativity and develop your critical thinking and communication skills; it’s a good way to momentarily disengage your …

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6 Morning Habits to Help You Seize the Day, Every Day

There are days where I manage to check everything off my to-do list. And there are days where I don’t even come close. You’ve probably experienced that feeling. It gets to about 4:00 pm and you realize there’s no way you have the energy left to complete everything you have to do today. You’ve had …

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Why Emotional Safety is the Single Most Attractive Thing About You

People fall out of love with their partners every day. Nobody goes into a relationship knowing the day will come. You know it could come, but you don’t feel that it could; at least not right now. And it’s confusing when it happens. You’re still the same person, and you still have the same qualities. You’re still ambitious, you’re still kind, you’re still funny. You still …

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How To Thrive When You Feel Like You’re Out of Your Depth

Italk to myself all the time. And I know that you do too. We all do. We all have an internal dialogue that sometimes makes us laugh out loud to ourselves when we’re walking along the street. It’s the same voice that sometimes keeps us up at night. Oftentimes, that internal chatter we hear is negative. And annoyingly, that’s the …

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8 Stoic Quotes to Ease Your Unemployment Journey

Photo: Sophiaonline We’re all living through a troubling time. You’re not alone. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to Covid-19 is greater than the increase caused by the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment in the US in April 2020 reached 14.4%; the highest in the post-World War II era. The economy has shrunk, and we’re …

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4 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Stealing for 2021

This is the first time I’ve considered New Year’s resolutions. Usually, I do my best to uphold Benjamin Franklin’s advice: “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” — Benjamin Franklin If I don’t like something, I prefer to change it ‘now’. I never liked waiting until the New Year to start making progress. But …

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Key Lessons on Life That We Can Learn From the ‘Mermaids’ of Japan

Ultimately, as human beings, we’re all pursuing the same thing; happiness. As Anne Frank once said: “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” Most of us lead relatively conventional lives. Sure, we’re each unique, original, and have our own background — but if you …

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