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'A Dollar Is A Dollar, Not A Percentage Of What You're Buying'

Getting something on sale is a great feeling, but it can mess with your mind. We all know this, but it’s hard to avoid our mind’s internal bias. Here’s a good mantra to repeat to yourself: A dollar is a dollar, not a percentage of what you’re buying.


'Apologising Does Not Always Mean That You Are Wrong'

Apologising doesn’t have to be an admittance of guilt or regret. If you’ve done something that hurt someone you care about, you can apologise just to let them know you care.


'You Learn By Finishing Things'

Writer Neil Gaiman is no stranger to finishing things, but he still struggles with it from time to time. His biggest piece of advice to young creatives? Finish what you start because it’s the only way you’ll learn.


'Meditation Isn't Clearing The Mind; It's Focusing On One Thing'

Meditation does not require a large chunk of sustained time, nor is it too difficult to get into. Psychologist Mike Brooks busts the misconception that it’s about emptying your mind. Instead, meditation is about focusing on one thing.


'That's How Knowledge Works: It Builds Up, Like Compound Interest'

We’ve all heard the phrase “knowledge is power”. The more knowledge you can acquire, the more power and ability you have to take on life’s problems. But the problem isn’t how much knowledge is out there, but how curious you are and how willing you are to go get it.


'Where You Are Right Now Is A Necessary Step'

Sometimes, it’s difficult to be happy in the moment, because you haven’t reached the finish line yet. The truth is that the place you’re in right now is a necessary step to reach the next place.


'Diligence Isn't A Personality Type. It's A Skill You Learn'

We like to think that certain skills are innate. Writer Shawn Blanc reminds us that most skills needed to be creative and successful are learned over time.


'You May Have The Gears To Succeed, But You Also Need The Engine'

You may not think that skateboarding and success have much in common, but there is one thing skateboarders definitely know how to do: get back up.


'There Is An Algorithm For Love, But It's One You Write Yourself'

Amy Webb says the best way to find success in online dating is by writing our own algorithms for love — not using the ones presented to you. In this video, Amy tells us how she hacked online dating.


'It Takes A Lot Of Energy To Hold Hate Inside Of You'

It may seem counter intuitive to respond to hate with kindness. But, as Zak Ebrahim points out, hate takes a lot of energy.