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The If Project: Week Eight

The If Project takes the text of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” and breaks it down into digestible chunks of wisdom. Each week, we’ll take a few lines of the poem and focus on the life lessons and behaviors Kipling puts forth as empowering. This is a mindfulness practice, which will help you consciously build better […]
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Why You Need to Shut Up, Listen, and Communicate Heroically

I did it. I argued with someone on the Internet. It wasn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last. I know what you’re thinking: arguing on the Internet is the greatest exercise in futility since Sisyphus rolled his boulder. We all know about the infamous echo chambers created by the greatest information sharing […]
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Join the Fight Against Humanity’s Real Frenemy

Franklin D. Roosevelt warned us about it. H.P. Lovecraft told us it’s the oldest and strongest emotion. Martin Luther King insisted it’s the reason we don’t get along with each other. They were all talking about fear. If humanity ever had a “frenemy,” it’s fear. It’s the first example of the proverbial double-edged sword, something […]
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How (and Why) to Tune In to Our Noisy World

Thanks to modern communication technology, we seem to be surrounded by countless people shouting at us all the time. This has created one of the great ironies of our time: despite the fact that we can connect to more people no matter how distant, we often feel more isolated than ever. We’re bombarded by loud voices insisting […]
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