Friday, April 13, 2018. Issue #173
Spending Just 5 Minutes a Day Being Mindful Changes How You React to Everything | Medium
At any moment, or situation, if you’re aware that your mind is wandering, you’re halfway to a successful mindfulness practice. Mindfulness is paying attention to everything happening around you. According to research, it has some quite extraordinary effects on the brains of those who do it regularly.
One litmus test for being a serious procrastinator: there are items on your to-do list that were there a year ago. A year is more than one percent of even a very long life—what could be so difficult or intimidating that we’d avoid it for that long? For some of us...
Late one night a blind old man was about to go home after visiting a friend. “Please,” he said to his friend, “may I take your lantern with me?” “Why carry a lantern?” — asked his friend. “You won’t see any better with it.” “No, perhaps not.” — said the blind one. “But others will see me better...
How many of us have participated in icebreakers during which thoughtful, but surface-level recommendations are offered up? Once Anita Hossain, who leads the Knowledge program at First Round, heard a similar list begin to rattle off during introductions. Then one entrepreneur...
The word influencer is so new that it is still flagged by spellcheck as a typo. What are these mythical creatures? We know that influencers are eagerly pursued by marketers and brands to endorse their products. Influencers have two main features. One, they are perceived...
If your New Year’s exercise regime has already failed, try not to focus on all the workouts you should have done. New research has revealed a surprising connection between people’s beliefs and their health: by being too negative about their physical activity, some people may...

When you’re going about your day-to-day, it’s easy to put important questions about your career—what you really want to do, how you get there—on the backburner as you complete the tasks you need to get done now. And who wants to think about work in the few hours we have off?

You probably thought I was going to start this list off with something cute and cliche like, “Stop caring what people think about you,” right? Well, fuck that. Let’s offend some people. I think we should care less about mass shootings and terrorism. I’m not saying we shouldn’t defend...
Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was Greeks who pioneered the thinking). Two millennia later, the philosophy is enjoying a revival of sorts, and it’s not hard to understand why.
Management moguls are obsessed with telling you to give more feedback. It will save your startup. Make you a great manager. Earn you millions. Hell, they promise, it’ll resuscitate your marriage and your sex life, too. But will it? Feedback fanatics aren’t crazy. 
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Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
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