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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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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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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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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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