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Understanding How Your Mind Works: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases — Part...

This is the fourth and final installment of a series of articles about cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies—in other words, why and how...

Thinking About Success: 8 Directives For Making Things Happen

After an interesting conversation with a friend this morning, about the meaning of success amongst many other things, the idea birthed in my mind...

On Living The Truth

The following is a takeout from our recent essay on Heaven and Hell. In that essay was discussed three principles to live by instead...
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Understanding How Your Mind Works: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases — Part...

This is the next installment of a series of articles about the cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies—or in Layman, why and how you...

Rethinking Heaven and Hell: How to Use Religion to Create a Better World

Has the time come to drop religion once and for all? Has reason destroyed all credibility in ideas of the afterlife? Can atheism and...

How To Be Disciplined: Why Discipline Applied Only In The Name Of Striving Is...

Discipline is not so much about getting something you want, about being strong, about striving, as it is about avoiding your own dystopia, about...

Why And How You Are Irrational: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases —...

This is the next installment of a series of articles about the cognitive biases and other irrational tendencies--or in Layman, why and how you...

Why And How You Are Irrational: A Layman’s Guide To The Cognitive Biases —...

Why do we lose control? Why do we err? Why are we irrational and what the hell can we do about it? It seems that everyday...

Making Sense Of Things When Nothing Makes Sense — The Simplicity Principle

The modern world can make you feel like the captain of a ship lost in a haze of thick fog and misery. But where...

On Happiness, And Why We’re Poorly Equipped For The Modern Day

Ancient Wisdom is Being Lost in our Incessant Thirst for Information, and Replaced by an 'Illusion of Understanding' When it comes to the subject of...

How Do You Have A Difficult Conversation?

Put It The In The Clouds: Depersonalising Arguments To Make Difficult Conversations Easier You know the situation: You and your friend are tiptoeing around, or...

Can you Focus? — Book Review: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

Is Deep Work part of your life? A look at Cal Newport's investigation into the art of focus: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success...

The Problem With Preparation: The Myth Of Readiness

Is there such thing as being ready, in life? You can spend time getting ready, and preparing, and formulating, and devising, and planning, and thinking,...

Learning To Read Literature Properly: How To Read Literature Like A Professor, By Thomas...

Thomas Foster's insightful guide on reading between the lines Before reading this book I was of the opinion that the only books you should read front-to-back,...

Walter Isaacson’s Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson gives the world an incredible, deep and profound insight into the world and life of Ben Franklin. A polymath of his day;...

Ancient Wisdom From The Tao Te Ching: The Penultimate Poem And The Perfect World

The following poem is from the ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching”), written by the mysterious figure Lao Tzu, over 2500...

How Not To Fool Yourself When Reading

Reading Well, Memory Vs Understanding, and Building Rafts Reading books as a way of learning, gaining insight or simply just satisfying a niggling curiosity about...

Ancient Wisdom From The Tao Te Ching: True Knowing Is Not-Knowing

The following poem is from the ancient book known as the Tao Te Ching (pronounced “Dow Day Ching”), written by the mysterious figure Lao Tzu, over 2500...