Friday, September 21, 2018. Issue #195
To Make Better Decisions, Don’t Confuse Difficulty With Urgency | Medium
Decisions shape important outcomes, for better or worse. They are the most basic building blocks of life. Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and other experts have clarified the specific ways in which decision makers are likely to be biased. No amount of deliberation can ever guarantee that you have identified the “right” option.
In the first 60–120 minutes of your day, you can change your entire life.You can routinely get yourself into a “peak” or heightened state of mind and then operate from that state for the remainder of your day. It’s strange, though, that most people won’t do this.
The late historians Will and Ariel Durant spent four decades of their life studying, compiling, and writing the history of Western civilization. The product of their efforts, The Story of Civilization, went on to fill four million words, across 10,000 pages, divided into 11 separate books. 
We all want to be charming, witty conversationalists who can work a room and give people the comfort that they’ve been truly listened to. But how? Jen Doll, friend of S.L. and one of my absolute favorite writers, wrote this guide that has everything you’ve ever wanted to know...
The dubious notion that philosophy is a guide to calmer living is as old as the field itself. Saint Augustine described philosophy as a “harbor” for troubled souls in a fourth-century monograph on the happy life, and the sixth-century Roman senator Boethius titled the treatise...

We continuously seek answers outside of ourselves. We look for them in self-help books, podcasts, seminars, mentors, and spiritual teachers. But continually looking outside ourselves for answers isn’t exactly a vote of confidence in the expression of our soul’s calling.

A single employer for life was the dream and long-term goal for many people in the industrial age. Love it or hate it, the traditional job landscape is changing. “A slow climb in a company was once the accepted career path. However, today the experiences of men and....

“I have all the time in the world.” That’s how author and time management expert Laura Vanderkam starts our conversation. But looking at her life, you’d probably think the exact opposite. She’s written several books, hosts a podcast, regularly writes articles...
As a young child, I was painfully shy. I’d watch other children at play in the park, wishing I could join their ranks for a game of tag, hide-and-seek, or jump rope, but too scared to approach them. Eventually, my mother would come to the rescue. 
oving back to my childhood home town after 25 years has meant many things keep me awake at night. What have we done, will my sons start taking spice, why is York obsessed with bubble tea and Harry Potter, where did all these seagulls come from? One that recurs frequently...
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