Stop Renting. Start Living: Rejecting the Second-Hander

What is the most expensive rent you could pay? It is the rent on your Self. Rejecting the second-hander is the prerequisite to be truly living.

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Defending Selfishness and Questioning Altruism (on Ayn Rand’s philosophy)

Let us put aside “conventional wisdom” and look at an “unpopular opinion”: why selfishness has its virtues, and altruism has its flaws. On Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

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Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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How Strangers Confused Spies and Diplomats (Reading “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell)

How come the best-trained spies & diplomats were unable to judge strangers correctly? Why do our interactions with strangers go wrong so often? Malcolm Gladwell shares insightful tips from real stories & research in his page-turner: “Talking to Strangers”.

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What does it mean to be “Educated”?

“Educated” is a memoir that brought me to tears so many times. What does it mean to be educated? Let’s set diplomas aside and ask ourselves what it means to have an education.

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[Big Ideas – Special] Understanding Markets via “Narrative Economics”

Nobel laureate Robert Shiller looks at “how stories go viral and drive major economic events” via “narrative economics”.

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The Best Relationship Advice: “When People Tell You Who They Are, Believe Them”

Believe them – and believe them the first time. This is the best relationship advice that will set you free and save you from pain.

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“All models are wrong, but some are useful”: Man’s Journey to Make Sense of the World

The world always makes sense. If you say something “does not make sense”, what really doesn’t make sense is your model of the world.

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Heal With Herbs & Honey

Tips on how to select honey, what honey is good for, herbal honey tea suggestions & more to refresh your summer with some health tips.

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Reach Union in Sound & Energy Centers: On Nada Yoga and Chatra

Tried Nada Yoga meditation for the first time and enjoyed the mindful experience. This article shares the basics of Nada Yoga (union via sound) and the 7 Chakras (energy centers).

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