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How to Create Your Own Joy & Stop Outsourcing Your Happiness

How to Create Your Own Joy & Stop Outsourcing Your Happiness

Have you seen After Life with Ricky Gervais? We whipped through seasons one and two recently and I was stunned by how deeply the show's premise—and even more, the show's characters—struck a chord in me. If you haven't seen it yet, all you need to know is that the main...

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How to be Angry

How to be Angry

It's been said that if you're not outraged, then you're not paying attention. These days, if you are paying attention, then there is no shortage of things about which to be outraged. It feels like I'm in a boxing ring with an opponent in every corner. No sooner am I...

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How to Avoid a Lifetime of Regret

How to Avoid a Lifetime of Regret

Have you ever experienced regret? Not just about falling for a then-trendy-but-now-what-was-I-thinking hairstyle, body piercing or unflattering pair of jeans, though, we've all been there. Junior high (aka The Nineties, in my case) was an awkward time for everyone and...

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How To Avoid Quicksand

How To Avoid Quicksand

True story: when I was a kid, I was thoroughly convinced that as an adult I would need to know how to spot and avoid quicksand, and failing that, at least know how to successfully get out of it. In full disclosure, I also thought lava was going to be a prevalent issue...

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Why Discipline Isn’t Working For You

Why Discipline Isn’t Working For You

Have you ever wished you had more discipline? Or known someone who seems to have the stuff in spades, and seems to be able to just get on with doing whatever they say they're going to do? What strange magic is that? Who are these herculean people who seem to have been...

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How to Start Over Again & Why It’s So Hard

How to Start Over Again & Why It’s So Hard

Alright, so whether you feel like you're languishing or whether you feel like you're dormant, or whether you feel both—for what it's worth, I don't think they're mutually exclusive—you may be feeling a stirring of desire for change or action or just, I don't know,...

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Everyone’s Languishing and Here’s What That Means

Everyone’s Languishing and Here’s What That Means

You know that feeling when nothing's technically wrong, but you just don't feel right? It turns out there's a name for this: languishing. When I read it in Adam Grant's recent article on the New York Times, I instantly felt my body relax as I recognized the feeling I...

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How to Stop Being a Failure

How to Stop Being a Failure

E.B. White said, “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” I can 100 percent relate, E.B. I imagine he found mornings a bit of a trial, given his duelling objectives....

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The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

The Problem with 2-in-1 Shampoo

Here's a fact: you cannot be both off and on at the same time. You might want to argue with me, but I bet that's only because you really want it to be true. Me too. But hey, if wanting something to be true made it so, I imagine a whole lot of things in life would look...

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