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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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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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To Make Efficient Decisions, Know You Don’t Have Free Will

All of those decisions you have to make — the ones that keep you up at night and prevent you from being present — they’re not worth the worry. According to the laws of physics, you don’t actually have any free will. Apparently, you can’t control what you do — at least not to the extent …

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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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