The Dangers of Comparing Ourselves to Others.

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To say that we live in a world with others would certainly sound trivial: ofcourse we do. We live in a world filled with people — our friends and family, with our co-workers and acquaintances, with our pets, and even with strangers. But if living with others is something that is so normal, why is it soproblematic? We know that our […]

A Complete Guide to Conquering Fear

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It all starts with twenty seconds of courage. “It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back. If I can relax, fear relaxes, too.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic Younger me, much like everyone else, was afraid of the dark. This made for an exciting bedtime, one much more akin to […]

Do Crystals And Gems Really Give Curative Effects?

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Crystals and gems are most valued for their healing properties. Their curative effects have been known for many centuries although treatment with crystals is still recommended only when done with modern conventional medical practices. These fine rocks of various colors were long used as amulets, able to emit energy and enhance the body’s vibrations. Whether […]

8 Important Lessons I Never Learned in School.

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When I was 10 years old, my family took its annual trip to the Hawaiian islands. Typically, we’d go during the last few weeks of August as a last-minute respite before school started. But for some reason, on this particular occasion we went during the winter. I remember glaring out the window 30 stories above […]

10 Things to Do If You’re Alone for the Holidays.

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For a wide variety of reasons, many of us find ourselves alone for the holidays. With the emphasis on families and being with others, the holidays can be an especially lonely and trying time, even for those of us who are usually okay being on our own. But don’t worry, there are many things you […]

Alone and Self-Obsessed: Why are we getting more and more depressed?

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One of the better books I’ve read recently is Gerd Gigerenzer’s Risk Savvy. He’s a German researcher who has done high-profile work in decision-making and rationality. The goal of his book is to help ordinary folks make better choices in the real world. In this essay, I want to look at one interesting trend the book […]