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How to Be Alone on a Holiday

I remember a Christmas in which I spent the day entirely by myself. Strategy #1: sleep as late as possible. Strategy #2: fill up the day with as many things to occupy my time without feeling lonely. It didn’t work, at least not completely. I was sad and depressed for much of the day. I…

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How to Think About People Who Disagree with You

And other ways of applying perspective. “Guy from Minnesota says it’s cold in the winter. Guy from Mexico disagrees, says it’s hot in the winter. Both have a hard time realizing they’re each right based on their own unique life experiences. They call each other idiots in the comments section of news article that has…

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Is a Quest Better if it Helps Others?

I got an interesting question from Allan about the nature of quests: I really enjoyed “The Happiness of Pursuit.” It appealed to the adventurer in me. I understand that you are encouraging others to pursue whatever quest they are passionate about, but my question is, “Do you notice that people who pursue quests that give…

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2014 Thanksgiving Sale: Avoid the Crowds, Save 15% Or More, and Eat Pie

Hey everyone, Happy Thanksgiving! Well, almost. And if you’re in Canada, you’ve already had this drill last month. Wherever you are, and whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I hope your holiday season is beginning restfully, and perhaps even without any all-night camping in front of the electronics store. Over here, I’m planning a long…

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