• The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    The life changing magic of the humble checklist

    Feeling stressed and overwhelmed; forgetting important tasks; or feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels but getting nowhere? What you need is a simple daily checklist. If you already use to-do lists or tried task lists but found they didn’t work for you, this approach is almost guaranteed to make a meaningful impact on your life.

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  • A brief introduction to Stoicism

    A brief introduction to Stoicism

    When you think of philosophy, do you think of stuffy academics and boring concepts that, for the most part, are of little relevance to your daily life? Meet the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who will challenge your notions of philosophy and see what they can teach you as you go about your life today.

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  • My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in the never-ending hustle and the unending daily grind. How do we find some sort of balance in our lives? A better equilibrium between work and leisure?

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  • The cages you live in: Understanding social conditioning

    The cages you live in: Understanding social conditioning

    Human beings are social animals. A large part of how we show up in the world is influenced by our social and cultural conditioning. This is both a good and a bad thing – on one hand, it helps us become functioning members of society; on the other, it leads to the development of unconscious biases. Deconditioning can be difficult – but it isn’t impossible.

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  • Ancient strategies to help you live the good life

    Ancient strategies to help you live the good life

    When you think of the good life, you may think of enlightened hedonism: a life where you seek a mix of affluence, social status, and pleasure. That’s the cultural norm that is modeled to most of us across the world. But does that truly make for a good life?

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  • How to live a meaningful life

    How to live a meaningful life

    Most of us would agree that we want our lives to feel meaningful. And yet, we take a rather bleak view of the meaning of our individual lives. So what does it take to live a life meaning? Drawing from philosophy and my own answers to this question, I offer some suggestions on what could make for a more meaningful life.

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