Friday, December 28, 2018. Issue #209
Irresistibly Irrational (We Are Not As Rational As We Think) | Medium
If you think your choices are based on logic and reason, think again. Humans are irrational creatures. Cognitive scientists have known for decades that we are inherently irrational. We are inherently emotional, so our biases and beliefs can blur our perception of reality.
The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. It symbolizes family, friends, vacation and of course plenty of good food. I also enjoy it because it marks the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. This is an ideal moment to reflect on the past twelve months and define...
How do you like to kick back, chill out and really relax? This sounds as if it should be a simple question. But I can’t be alone in having spent several evenings over the past couple of weeks slumped on the sofa, “watching TV” while my eyes flicker across Twitter and Facebook...
“Success” doesn’t just mean what the larger mob of society says it means: “lots of money, fame, and fortune.” Many people with fame, fortune, and money have terribly empty, imbalanced lives. Your success isn’t defined by what other people say.
Every now and then, in the course of this disquieting year, a book landed on my desk bearing a classic self-help title – something about kicking ass, winning at life, getting everything you’d ever dreamed of – and I felt a twinge of pity for the author...
There’s a mindfulness technique I’ve been practicing for a number of years now, and when I can do it, it’s like magic. The practice is dropping the ego — dropping my self-concern, my sense of being separate from everything else, and returning to wholeness with everything.
How much time do you think the average leader spends interacting with employees and customers? Forty percent?  Fifty percent? A recent study outlined in Harvard Business Review reveals that it’s just 9 percent. Every leader who participated in the study was shocked...
There’s two, broad approaches to self-education.The first is a learn-as-needed approach. You have a problem that needs solving, so you go and learn the things that will solve your problem. The second is a learn-everything-you-can approach. 
Over this past year, lifestyle blogger Aileen Xu has kept a monthly gratitude list. Sometimes it was the big stuff: "I'm grateful that my family is so understanding. I'm grateful so many people care." And sometimes it was life's little blessings: "July 2018: I'm grateful for good hair after I shower."
A lot of people — maybe even most people — can be successful DIYers through the early years of their investing life. Unless you’re a high earner, have a high net worth or have some other special planning needs, you probably can figure out how much you want to contribute and how to allocate...
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