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The mini-retirement: a safe way to try a different lifestyle

Variety is the spice of life, they say. But when it comes to scheduling work and play, the vast majority of people run on the same schedule. Between your twenties and your sixties, you work

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The complete guide to setting up OmniFocus for maximum productivity

Do you want to learn how to set up OmniFocus in the optimal way? If so, this guide is for you. I’ve spent dozens of hours researching and testing which OmniFocus setup leads to maximum productivity. In this guide, I will

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Five ways to regain some balance in your workday

In almost all jobs there will be some good days and some less than ideal days. Even if our work is normally engaging and rewarding, it’s bound to push us off balance now and then.

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Suffering less by changing situations or accepting them

Most of us suffer emotional pain daily. We may feel pain in our relationships, in our thoughts and feelings about ourselves, or in situations at work. And when we suffer, we may act less than

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Nine ways to save on recurring costs and start investing today

One of my favorite ways to help people is to encourage them to save for retirement. Or better yet, to save and invest to work towards financial independence. But when I recommend saving, people often

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What is color blindness?

The other day I was at a party, making friendly but uninspired small talk with the host’s son. Most attendees, including the two of us, had been struggling to start interesting conversations, as we all

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How much sleep is enough?

Everyone has an opinion on how much sleep they need. I need around eight hours of sleep per night to feel energetic and cheerful. Others claim they function well on as little as six hours.

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Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

At heart, Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a book about values. In particular, the author wants to help you identify good values to live by. Or, in his parlance, to