This is powerful. If you only click on one of my links today, make it this one: A different kind of love letter. Does your loved one have all this critical information?
The three kinds of grief nobody talks about. I definitely feel all of those every once in a while and it’s not necessarily fun.
We are the generation that doesn’t want relationships. While I don’t agree with the article in general, I thought it was brilliantly written.
“It is something of a cliché among runners, how the activity never fails to clear your head,” but I guess it’s not complete bogus. So there. How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running.
This, sadly, is so true. Very good article all around. You should read it. Why Americans ignore the role of luck in everything. “Most successful people worked very hard to get there, and indeed are quite talented. But merit and hard work aren’t enough — because there are so many people who are smart and hardworking, but only so many “slots” for the best jobs, for most successful artistic endeavors, and so on, luck invariably plays an important role. […] this is a very important blind spot that can explain a great deal about how America is organized — specifically, the country’s somewhat lackadaisical approach to tackling inequality and, relatedly, to offering residents the sorts of government-sponsored social supports so common in the rest of the wealthy world. Because people have such an unbalanced view of the luck-versus-skill equation, they fail to understand that there is good reason to have programs that can help redress some of the imbalances that arise in such a luck-oriented world.“
What would happen if we just gave people money? A fascinating read. Thoughts?
Compliments are free. Why not give them out more often?
In a day and age where people are told to “chase their dreams” and “pursue their passions as a career”, this resonated with me: Just so you know, you don’t have to be passionate about your job. I love my job, but it’s not my passion. What if your passion doesn’t lend itself to be a profitable career? It’s totally ok to work a 9-5 and pursue your passion(s) on your own time.
The decline of play and rise in children’s mental disorders. Something to contemplate. Maybe sometimes less (parental supervision/helicopter-parenting/daily structure) is more?
Half of your friends probably don’t think of you as a friend.That’s depressing. Maybe we should define the word “friend” first?
Why modern dating makes me want to punch myself in the throat. If this is a true depiction of the dating game today, I am really glad I “dated” (I wouldn’t even describe it as that) before the age of smartphones and social media.
How Evernote can make you more creative. I haven’t used Evernote this way, but I love the desktop version/app and use it frequently to store recipes, ideas, craft patterns, etc. If you feel overwhelmed by Evernote, maybe this will help you get the hang of its usefulness.