The Selfish Spectrum

January 18, 2011

Nothing has contributed more to human misery than the pursuit of happiness. It’s not because happiness is a bad thing. Far from it. But we’ve made misery a necessary part of happiness. How? To understand that, we’ll need to have a look at what I call… The Selfish Spectrum Imagine a horizontal stick. One end […]

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25 Tips To Becoming A Human Learning Machine

January 16, 2011

One of the reasons why schools can often contribute to making kids dumber instead of smarter is that they focus on what to learn without helping students develop the skills of how to learn. Since I’ve set out some fairly ambitious goals for the new year, I’ve decided to invest some time in learning more […]

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Rational or Emotional? The Truth About Your Decisions

January 14, 2011

There’s been a longstanding debate about the nature of decision-making and whether we base our decisions on rational reasons or emotional impulses. Some say we should consult the mind and ignore the heart if we want to make the right decision. Others say that we should follow our hearts and ignore the paralyzing calculations of […]

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The Countdown – Day 1: Resources For Your Resolutions

January 2, 2011

OK, I know this may sound disgusting, but I’m drooling right now. I just completed a couple of resources that I think you’ll find insanely useful to… *Wipes drool* … achieve your resolutions. Before you hunt those precious resources down, I’d like to thank you for reading The Countdown posts, and hope that you found […]

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The Countdown – Day 2: Create Your Rituals

December 31, 2010

Resolutions look very cute on paper. You might even feel like pinching their cheeks. But when you begin to realize that there’s an enormous gap between the desires your resolutions convey, and the lack of results you’re seeing, you start to feel like punching those resolutions in the face! To bridge the gap between resolutions and […]

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