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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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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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What the Swedish Concept of Lagom Can Teach Us About Ambition

“If you don’t like climbing mountains, I promise the peak has nothing more to offer you” — Taylor Foreman I’ve never really understood why people who don’t typically enjoy running sign up for marathons. It’s an impressive achievement, I’m not denying that. But to me, it only seems like a worthy achievement if you actually like to run; because …

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You Won’t Find The Best Opportunities on a Linear Path

My unemployed younger brother reminds me of a multi-billionaire. One night, my parents called me ready to plan an intervention. My brother, who recently graduated from college, is living at home with them. He wakes up every day around noon. His days are filled with two primary activities: videogames and outdoor sports. He has no motivation …

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My Powerful Conversation with Upcoming Actress Anna Demetriou

Anna and I went to high school together (one which, much to my disappointment, was nothing like Saved by the Bell). Anna wasn’t one of “the” popular kids, but she was “a” popular kid; she was liked by everyone, teachers and students. She was always smiling, she had an infectious energy, and she could make …

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