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Defensive Pessimism

I often describe myself as an optimistic pessimist; I guess it’s really defensive pessimism at work. But still, I like the ring of optimistic pessimist better.  When you plan for the worst, things will almost never go that badly—there’s no … Continue reading

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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

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Pammel Park Backbone Trail, Madison County, IA

Pammel Park is roughly five miles SW of Winterset in Madison County, Iowa. I’ve been intending to walk some of the county’s trails (learn more about what the county has to offer at http://www.madisoncountyparks.org) for a few years now and, … Continue reading

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Money, Happiness and the New Science of Smarter Spending | New Republic

Experiences can have a much bigger impact on people’s happiness than things, and a big part of that happiness lies in looking forward to the experience that you are going to have. via Money, Happiness and the New Science of … Continue reading

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How Your iPhone Weakens Your Will | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The takeaway, then, is this: that our bodies continue to exist while we burrow into the familiar discomfort of our inboxes–and consciously or not, our consciousnesses are affected by it. via How Your iPhone Weakens Your Will | Fast Company … Continue reading

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How Turning the Food Pyramid on Its Head Can Help You Slim Down

Some of you may be old enough to recall the 1992 Food Pyramid, which had grains as the largest bottom block of the pyramid, encouraging you to eat 6-11 servings of bread, cereal, rice and pasta each day. This excess … Continue reading

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The Answer is a Click Away — Better Humans — Medium

We found the solution for technology overload. We turned it off. Who knew that a balanced life was just a click away? via The Answer is a Click Away — Better Humans — Medium.

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Caffeine withdrawal now classified as a mental disorder | Death and Taxes

This almost makes me want to draw a line in the sand. The American Psychiatric Association recently released an updated version of its manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) and this time it includes a new addition: Caffeine withdrawal. It’s mighty … Continue reading

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Explore – Workaholics are driven by fear, and I have not…

Workaholics are driven by fear, and I have not found myself in a position where I need to spend six or eight more hours at work because I’m trying to make everything okay. […] If you’re in this frame of … Continue reading

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Sleep: Everything You Need To Know — The Healthy Life — Medium

Sleep: Everything You Need To Know — The Healthy Life — Medium.

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