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Equinox

Below is a short scientific guide to the most equal night of the season. 1) Why do we have equinoxes? The fall and spring equinoxes, the seasons, and the changing length of daylight hours throughout the year are all due … Continue reading

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The Soul of Wit

What’s the origin of the phrase ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’? From Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602: LORD POLONIUS This business is well ended. My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night … Continue reading

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Longest Blood Moon Of The Century

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century takes place this Friday, July 27. The total phase of the “blood moon” eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth’s natural satellite will turn … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

Plato, left, and Aristotle, right, as depicted by Raphael. While most of us ask “What should I do?” when we think about ethics, many philosophers have approached it by asking, “What kind of person should I be?” These thinkers often … Continue reading

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Why We Want Things We Don’t Need

The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need — And What to Do About It By James Clear    |    Behavioral Psychology, Minimalism The famous French philosopher Denis Diderot lived nearly his entire life in poverty, but that all changed in 1765. Diderot … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky?

Nick Offerman Actor, Writer, Woodworker http://bigthink.com/videos/luck-has-two-sides-one-you-can-control-and-one-you-can-also-control To explain what good luck is and how to create your own, Nick Offerman leans on the wisdom of Tom Waits, Socrates, Tom Jefferson and Nick Offerman. Luck is one part preparation and one … Continue reading

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The Myth of Multi-Tasking

The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time By James Clear    |    Behavioral Psychology, Habits, Minimalism, Self-Improvement Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to … Continue reading

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How to Make Decisions in an Imperfect World

All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful By James Clear    |    Decision Making, Mental Models Even the best models of the world are imperfect. This insight is important to remember if we want to learn how to make decisions and take action on a … Continue reading

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Anxiety

How To Train Your Brain To Stop Worrying About The Things You Can’t Control Anna Soroka, Staff Writer May 5, 2018 Pixabay A lot of us don’t realize, but anxiety is something everyone experiences. Obviously, some experience it more severely … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Know

By James Clear    |    Life Lessons, Self-Improvement Shoshin: The Beginner’s Mind There is a concept in Zen Buddhism known as shoshin, which means “beginner’s mind.” Shoshin refers to the idea of letting go of your preconceptions and having an attitude of openness when studying a subject. When … Continue reading

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