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Your 20s Aren’t “the Time of Your Life” — They’re the Opening Act

Wearing a party hat I fashioned using flashcards and a shoelace, a glass of cava in hand, a cupcake supporting a disproportionately large candle, and truth be told, in my pajamas, I jumped on (yet another) Zoom call. Six friends and I wanted to celebrate our friend Maia’s 30th birthday! Having taken a couple of …

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How 3 Unique Human Qualities Can Make Your Life Easier And You More Effective

Research shows 99.9% of our genetic information is common to all human beings. This means all the differences between you, me, and anyone else come from differences in just 0.01% of our DNA. Our hair, eye, and skin color, our height, our blood type. Each one of these differences arises within the 0.01% of DNA which differs …

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How to Become More Patient, By Definition

I’ve had countless conversations with friends and family about patience. It’s that skill we all wish would come more naturally to us so we wouldn’t feel so annoyed and agitated when we have to endure tedious situations. Oftentimes, those situations involve waiting, and all we want to do is skip to the end. Whether it’s waiting in …

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Why You’ll Never Regret Throwing Yourself Into The Deep End

My Dad is a very practical man; the type that wears socks with sandals. It’s all about the user experience. He’s pretty rational. Only more recently has he begun to grow more attuned to emotion when he’s making decisions or giving advice. I, on the other hand, am pretty emotional; always have been. My brother once put …

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Three Lessons We Can All Learn From a British Barber

The standing ovation was well-deserved. I saw him deliver his speech live, at a TEDx event in Manchester (UK) last year. Some people cried, some people laughed, and some people felt goose-bumps. And at the end, everyone stood up to cheer; to congratulate not only his speech but his extraordinary effort to improve peoples’ lives. He taught us all …

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The Number One Asset You Need To Invest In – Yourself

Now, this is a story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down, and I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there, I’ll tell you all about how I became — Nah, just kidding. Sadly, I’m no Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But my life did get flipped-turned upside down. My First Grey Stray It …

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