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4 Counterintuitive, Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Focus

It turns out that all the things that you’re avoiding; all the things that make you feel like you’re being unproductive, could actually improve your focus. The reason you haven’t realized before is that struggling to focus is like running in a hamster wheel.It’s a self-perpetuating cycle: the more you struggle, the harder you try …

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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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7 Strategies You Can Use To Boost Your Motivation

You sit at your desk, open your laptop, and hope that perfection will flow from your fingertips. You sit there for ten, twenty, thirty minutes — it’s been half an hour and nothing. Your fingers aren’t moving today. Why aren’t they moving today? Why isn’t your brain telling them to write? Why isn’t your brain telling you anything? …

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5 Ways to Make the Most of a Pandemic in Your 20s

The hardest thing about going through a pandemic in your 20s is exactly that — you’re in your 20s. You’re at an age where your ‘real’ life hasn’t really started yet. You’re just starting your career, maybe not quite sure of what you want to do. Or you want to travel, and you don’t have …

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