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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

The world can seem like a really cruel place sometimes. And as individuals we often want to make a positive difference in anyway we can. But we also get discouraged easily. We see war, violence, poverty, rape, starvation, abuse, and disease at every turn, and we feel like there’s little we can do to try […]

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Pay Attention to the Feedback You Get in Life

Our minds are a lot like a feedback loop. We process information from our environment, we respond to it through our actions, and then we get new information back based on the effects of those actions. This cycle continues as we continue to adapt and change to new situations in our lives. One key to […]

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The Power of Asking Yourself Questions

Humans have an incredible capacity to reflect on their own self – their thoughts, emotions, habits, and relationships. It’s exactly this self-awareness that makes us so intelligent and gives us the ability to adapt to our environment so effectively. One of the most useful tools we have while reflecting is the power to ask ourselves […]

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Don’t Talk About Others Behind Their Back

Talking about others behind their back is a bad habit to have. Often it encourages gossip, rumors, and criticism that we normally wouldn’t say to a person’s face. What do we have to gain from this? Not much but some cheap entertainment. Maybe we’ll get some laughs and praise from our peers, but talking about […]

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How Taking Breaks Boosts Creativity

At times the most healthy thing we can do to help our creativity is to just walk away from a project for a little while. The most creative discoveries usually don’t happen when trying to tackle a project directly through logic or reason or planning. We can’t force creativity to happen. Instead, creativity often comes […]

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