Friday, October 19, 2018. Issue #199
What Was I Thinking? (The Science of Systematic Irrationality) | Medium
If you think your choices are based on logic and reason, think again. Humans are irrational creatures. Cognitive scientists have known for decades that we are inherently irrational. Dan Ariely explains in his best-selling book, Predictably Irrational, “We all want explanations for why we behave...
Now that my roles in life include Purchaser of Toys for a Toddler, I’m exposed to a whole new set of Guardianish dilemmas: is the product I’m considering too gender-stereotypical? Too commercial? Ethically manufactured? But I faced no such... 
I've been frustrated lately with the quality and quantity of my work. I haven't produced as much here at Get Rich Slowly as I would like — due largely to Fincon and its aftermath (calls and meetings, calls and meetings) — and what work I have produced isn't as good...
There’s a ton to be gained by getting good at Getting Stuff Done (GSD). While I don’t think that productivity and efficiency is the answer to life, nor should it be your only focus … there are still a ton of benefits from Getting Stuff Done. A ton. Some of the benefits:
Audrey Hepburn was an icon. Rising to fame in the 1950s, she was one of the greatest actresses of her era. In 1953, Hepburn became the first actress to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance: her leading role in the romantic...
The world might be all go-go-go but that doesn’t mean we are…When Gallup researcher Tom Rath surveyed 10,000 people only 11% said they felt like they had a lot of energy. From Are You Fully Charged?: When we surveyed more than 10,000 people to see how they were doing across...
Hello there, friend. What’s that I hear? You’re pissed off at someone? Someone is pissed off at you? You have a fight in your life and you don’t know what to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s with your mom, your aunt, your best friend Stan, or maybe even the mailman...
The truth is not as straightforward as it seems. There are many truths, some of them more honest than others. “On most issues,” writes Hector Macdonald in his book Truth: How the Many Sides to Every Story Shape Our Reality, “there are multiple truths we can choose to communicate. 
Brain health is key to successful ageing, and it involves several mental functions including memory, reasoning and planning. Memory defines who we are – without memory we have no past, cannot plan for the future and are unable to enjoy the present. 
A few years ago for the winter solstice my women’s group got together, as we do every week, and held a beautiful ritual to welcome both the darkness and the light. We released what we were ready to let go of in our lives and set our intentions for the New Year. 
A book I'm reading: Fast Focus: A Quick-Start Guide To Mastering Your Attention, Ignoring Distractions, And Getting More Done In Less Time! by Damon Zahariades. It's a guide to hacking focus. Instead of relying on willpower, “Fast Focus” helps you identify and eliminate the tiny things that get between you and your productive life.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
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