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How to Gossip

For as long as I can remember, I hated gossip.  I don't really know why, because I never had any negative experiences with it myself.  I guess it's just that slandering a person while they're not there to defend themselves seemed like very cowardly behavior to me.  Which is a Read more…

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Receiving Compliments Completely

A long time ago, one of my best friends told me “You should write a blog post about receiving compliments.” So I said “Great idea! I’ll do that!”. And then I never did it 😉 Just like me at the time, you’re probably wondering what I could even write about Read more…

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Your Motives Determine Your Struggle

An obvious answer seems to be: Do it for a while, and observe how it makes you feel. From a rational perspective, this makes perfect sense. But in reality, it’s not that simple. Because the emotions we feel when we’re doing something do not just spring from the act itself, Read more…

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You Are Not What You Believe

For almost 2 years now, I’ve considered myself a vegan. But lately, I’ve decided to stop doing that. Don’t get me wrong. I will not change my diet. I will still not eat anything a vegan wouldn’t eat. And I won’t use my money to support companies whose behavior towards Read more…

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How to Predict Your Future

It’s pretty much conventional knowledge that predicting the future is impossible. Even if a completely legit, scientifically verified psychic could have a look into your future for you, that very ability would turn them into a fraud like all the others. Because once they would tell you about your future, Read more…

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How to Let Go of the Past

Who am I? It’s a surprisingly tough question to answer for most people, especially considering we live in a society that’s mostly centered around individuality. When we came into this world we had no idea that we were an individual on this planet. That realization must’ve shaken us to our Read more…

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Short-Term Pleasure vs Long-Term Happiness

As human beings, we are wired to move towards pleasure and away from pain (though I guess it gets a little more complicated when you’re into S&M).  In essence this is a pretty decent survival strategy.  A lot of painful things can get you killed.  Like great white sharks, psychopaths Read more…

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How to Cure Winter Depression

“Winter depression” is a very common thing to get “struck by” this time of the year.  And I’m not immune to either.  Every year when the nights start getting longer and the days colder, I start to become a little more gloomy in my every day attitude. I noticed this Read more…

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How to Stay Motivated

Someone asked me how I stay motivated every day. The truth is I don't: Motivation is like a one night stand. You share a passionate moment with her and you feel there's a real connection there but you know that when you wake up she might already be gone. It Read more…

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