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How To Stop Feeling Competitive With Your Friends

How To Stop Feeling Competitive With Your Friends

You never intend for it to happen — it usually just creeps up on you: feeling as though you’re in competition with a friend. Of course you know that you’re not (unless it’s the 1992 Olympics and you’re either Dan or Dave), but it’s really hard not to compare yourself…

If You Want To Be An Overnight Success, Fail A Lot First

If You Want To Be An Overnight Success, Fail A Lot First

James Holzhauer’s rise to fame has captivated Jeopardy! fans during the past two months in the U.S. But perhaps even more captivating is the way a 27-year-old librarian seemingly came out of nowhere to defeat him. New champion Emma Boettcher can be a lesson to us all: If you want…

Don’t Let Your ‘Dream Job’ Derail Your Actual Career

Don’t Let Your ‘Dream Job’ Derail Your Actual Career

I always wanted to be a writer, at least as soon as I stopped wanting to be a private detective. But from the day I landed my first writing job, I was already planning on how to get some other, better job. For years I kept daydreaming about the ever-changing…