How to Wake Up Bright and Early Every Day Without Feeling Exhausted

“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.” Richard Whately If you’re anything like me, you’re sick of waking up and only having twenty minutes to prepare for your day. You have to wake up, eat breakfast, shower, get dressed and camera-ready for your video calls, and tidy up your office so it doesn’t look a mess on camera — and that’s just the bare minimum, never mind

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How Social Media Gaslights You Into Ruining Your Mental Health

How Social Media Gaslights You Into Ruining Your Mental Health

“A fish doesn’t know it’s in water.” My father said this to me frequently when I was young. A fish doesn’t know it’s in water — and like fish, we don’t know we’re in water either. Lifelong Los Angeles natives think heavy traffic is normal, poor people think a perpetual fear of losing one’s job is normal, and mentally ill teenagers think suicidal depression is normal. We don’t know what we’re swimming in when we’re

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How Quitting Professional Blogging Radically Improved My Life

How Quitting Professional Blogging Radically Improved My Life

Running my own passive income online business was my fondest dream for my entire life. I mean my entire life — I remember being in second grade, organizing binders full of business ideas and fantasizing about becoming a millionaire CEO one day. (Yes, I was an insufferable child). Since I grew up when the iPad came out, I tried my hand at app development for a few years. But my passion was never for software. It was,

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How Seeing the World Without Bias Can Help You Succeed in Business and Life

How Seeing the World Without Bias Can Help You Succeed in Business and Life

We all want to believe that we’re rational and unbiased when it comes to observing the world around us, but many of us are unconsciously influenced by our biases and prejudices. Unless we’ve been specifically trained to check the facts and observe impartially, it’s easy to form opinions based on our subjective perspective rather than objective facts. You may find this difficult to believe, but this story is more common than you understand. Consider the

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The Pitfalls of Writing Every Day: Why It May Not Work for Everyone

The Pitfalls of Writing Every Day: Why It May Not Work for Everyone

If you asked what the most common writing advice on the internet is, the answer would be to write every day. If you’re a writer, you already know this. You’ve set daily word count goals for yourself, probably more than a few times, only to fall off the wagon. You have read articles from online writers about how they’ve been writing 1000 words a day since they were out of diapers, and you have felt

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Why Modern Writers Need to Embrace AI-Assisted Writing

Why Modern Writers Need to Embrace AI-Assisted Writing

There has been much bellyaching recently about how AI-assisted writing will ruin the professional landscape for writers and potentially even destroy the craft itself. Critics have argued against AI-assisted writing on the grounds that it will diminish the importance of the writing process as an intellectual and creative activity. They believe that relying on AI language generators will compromise the cognitive and social development of writers. Some argue that AI-assisted writing will lead to the

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