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You can’t get back the time you spend worrying

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Have you ever said words to the effect of If only I knew then what I know now?

You’re not the first person to express such thoughts, and you certainly won’t be the last.

Many of us are convinced that if we could go back in time and have a…


When the world is scary, find comfort in the teachings of philosophers who knew how to handle a crisis

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We often think of philosophy as a bookish pursuit or perhaps as the lifestyle choice of bearded old men living ascetically in caves. …


It’s time to say goodbye to the traditional linear path of the past

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The pandemic has accelerated many employment trends that were already building over the past few years. Many companies moved to remote working during the pandemic. Many workers have been happy to embrace the flexibility of working from home while companies have found they can massively reduce the cost of maintaining…


Learn to cope with them well enough to get what you’re after

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“Welcome to Narcissists Anonymous. Now before we get started let’s talk about me for awhile.” C’mon, hands up, who hasn’t ever worked for a narcissistic boss in their working life?

Who hasn’t even thought about starting their resignation letter with the words “Dear Boss, ‘F*ck You’ doesn’t even begin to…


Leveraging monk mode for peace and productivity

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The blue-collar work ethic generation failed to instill one important lesson in its successors. This is that hard work doesn’t necessarily equate to productive work. As a result, stagnant careers and burnout keep many individuals from finding success and fulfillment.

Children of blue-collar workers grew up seeing their parents work…


Solutions to help you stop procrastinating and complete tasks

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Are you a serial procrastinator? If so, you don’t just delay tasks because you’ve more important jobs to tackle. You avoid them when you could make headway. Your behavior might be so ingrained you don’t recognize it’s unnecessary and damages your well-being. …


The modern day philosophy involves several flawed viewpoints

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We’ve all heard how the trends and styles of a particular period of time always seem to find their way back to the mainstream. I’m sure you can think of various outfits, hairstyles and songs that have seemingly rose from the dead and found new life in today’s society. …


Facebook is not the cause of marriages breaking apart

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Like it or not, social media is here to stay, and Facebook has become a regular part of life for millions of people worldwide. It’s opened up new possibilities that didn’t exist years ago for people to look up old friends or long lost loves.

Whether married, in a relationship…


You can’t erase pain and you can’t erase hurt.

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The beauty of philosophy is that there’s no right or wrong answer when you philosophize. Anything is up for discussion, everything is on the table. But many people believe that philosophy is the answer. If this is true, why do we still hurt?

First of all, when we talk about…


Focus on content and quality rather than word count.

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The way we feel about ourselves can greatly influence the way we come across to others, even in our writing. …

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