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Did You Send Out Christmas Cards This Year? No Worries. Send An End-of-the-year Letter Instead.

Last January, a friend mailed me an end-of-the-year letter. It wasn’t a particularly long letter. It wasn’t fancy or complex. Just a few sentences on a simple card. In her letter, she said: “I’ve been watching all of your hard work this past year, especially with your writing and blogging. I see the articles you…
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One Question That Can Help You Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions.

On January 1st of each year, millions of people jubilantly declare what they intend to achieve in the year ahead. It might be to “lose 20 pounds” or “exercise three times a week” or “start a side-business” or “stop smoking” or “save $100 a week for retirement.” And then… a couple of weeks into the…
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A Trio Of Holiday Beauty Products That Even Non-crafty People Can Make At Home.

There are just a few precious days before Christmas. Perhaps the thought of braving the crowd at the mall gives you shivers. But you want to give out an attractive, festive, thoughtful gift to your friends and family this holiday season. And maybe you’ve been inspired by the hand-crafted movement. You want something that’s beautiful,…
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Your Brain Wants You To Think You’re Right—even If You’re Not.

If you’ve ever been on a first date… or if you’ve ever interviewed someone who wanted to work for you… or if you’ve ever taken a new car for a test drive, you’ve probably experienced a pesky cognitive situation known as: “confirmation bias.” What is confirmation bias? It’s when you “want” something to be good,…
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What Is Your Cause?

Reality TV starlet & model Kylie Jenner has taken a stand against bullying. Pop singer Demi Lovato wants to educate the world about the realities of mental illness. Athlete Ronda Rousey is outspoken about why women need to stop starving themselves and punishing their bodies. These famous women all share one thing in common: a cause…
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