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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Making Sense Of Things When Nothing Makes Sense — The Simplicity Principle

The modern world can make you feel like the captain of a ship lost in a haze of thick fog and misery. But where...

On Happiness, And Why We’re Poorly Equipped For The Modern Day

Ancient Wisdom is Being Lost in our Incessant Thirst for Information, and Replaced by an 'Illusion of Understanding' When it comes to the subject of...

How Do You Have A Difficult Conversation?

Put It The In The Clouds: Depersonalising Arguments To Make Difficult Conversations Easier You know the situation: You and your friend are tiptoeing around, or...

Can you Focus? — Book Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

Is Deep Work part of your life? A look at Cal Newport's investigation into the art of focus: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success...

The Problem With Preparation: The Myth Of Readiness

Is there such thing as being ready, in life? You can spend time getting ready, and preparing, and formulating, and devising, and planning, and thinking,...

Learning To Read Literature Properly: How To Read Literature Like A Professor, By Thomas...

Thomas Foster's insightful guide on reading between the lines Before reading this book I was of the opinion that the only books you should read front-to-back,...

Walter Isaacson’s Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson gives the world an incredible, deep and profound insight into the world and life of Ben Franklin. A polymath of his day;...

Epicurus, And His Philosophy

Learning The Truth About Epicurus: The Most Misunderstood Philosopher? You may of heard of Epicurus, and depending on where you heard of him, his philosophy...

How Not To Fool Yourself When Reading

Reading Well, Memory Vs Understanding, and Building Rafts Reading books as a way of learning, gaining insight or simply just satisfying a niggling curiosity about...

Ancient Wisdom From The Tao Te Ching: True Knowing Is Not-knowing

The following poem is from the ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching”), written by the mysterious figure Lao Tzu, over 2500...

Beautiful Lines From The Tao Te Ching: Let go of control

The following poem is from the ancient text known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching.”)  A very short, often puzzling read that is widely regarded as...
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Sci-fi Magic – Echo Chapter 3

The following post is Chapter 2 from Volume 1 of Echo, a book series written by talented author Kent Wayne. Kent has recently partnered...
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Sci-fi Magic, Echo Chapter 2 – The Dirty Sci-Fi Buddha

The following post is Chapter 2 from Volume 1 of Echo, a book series written by talented author Kent Wayne. Kent has recently partnered...
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What We Can Learn From Our First Discovery As Humans

Nature is our gateway to understanding the laws that govern this weird, wacky and wonderful life we try so hard to live right. Fire...

A Powerful Lesson from My Motorbike Instructor…

Look where you want to go, it wi...

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What's that 'thing' that we all learn from?...

3 Reasons Why I (and you should) Listen to Podcasts

Podcasts are a shortcut to learning...

The Perfect Way To Have Your Coffee… – How To’s

How to - Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee...

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