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Mnemonics: The Forgotten Art of Memory

There used to be a time when memory was the foundation of an intelligent person. Before books, cellphones, and computers, everything a person learned had to be stored inside their mind. In Ancient Greece, scholars would use elaborate memory techniques to remember full speeches, poems, stories, and historical facts. Today we don’t have as much […]

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How Perfectionism Destroys Happiness

If you want to never be happy or satisfied with your life, one great way to do that is to raise your expectations to an unrealistically high standard that can never possibly be met. This is the essence of perfectionism. It’s the inability to be happy with something until it is perfect, without any flaws […]

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Curiosity and the Advantages of a Hungry Mind

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs Curiosity is the desire to learn and explore something just for the sake of learning and exploring it. There are many theories as to what influences humans to experience curiosity. One theory is the “curiosity-drive model.” We often seek a coherent map of reality, so when we discover […]

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The Right to Take Up Space

I notice that many people in this world, especially those who suffer from low confidence and low self-esteem, have the belief that they “don’t have the right to take up space” in this world. They walk through life trying to be as little of a disturbance as possible. Never speaking their minds. Never doing things […]

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Beginner’s Mind: Looking at Old Problems With New Eyes

Beginner’s mind is defined as “an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as beginner in the subject would.” This is a very healthy and beneficial attitude to have at times. Often when we become really knowledgeable about an area in life, […]

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