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To Stop Worrying So Much, Deflate Your Own Ego

I know from neurosis. Seconds before writing this post, I heard “Hey Soul Sister” come up on our office’s playlist. I saw a visitor sitting someone from outside the company sitting in the lobby, and my bad broken brain thought, Oh no, what if she’s here for an interview and thinks our company is the […]

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How Tiny Mistakes Cause Huge Disasters

“If I was setting up curriculum at a university,” says engineer Foone Turing, “I’d make an entire semester-long class on the Challenger disaster, and make it required for any remotely STEM-oriented major.” Because, says Foone, the disaster was a lot less random or simple than people tend to think. In a thread of 102…Read more… […]

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How Successful People Deal With Rejection at Work

Successful people don’t learn to avoid rejection, but to deal with it, learn from it, and even turn it into a new opportunity. We talked to some of our favorite successful people—past guests from Lifehacker’s How I Work column—about how they deal with rejection on the job.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Remember Someone’s Name by Thinking of Your Friends

I’m bad at names. So are you. Everyone’s bad at names. You’ve read a million tips for remembering people’s names, and none of them have worked. But maybe this one will! It’s one of the simplest, least gimmicky tricks I’ve heard, and I’ve used it before without really thinking about it. Redditor analogHedgehog says:Read more… […]

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Try These Thinking Strategies From Different Professions if You’re Stuck

“My thinking about this case had become very uptight,” says the Dude in The Big Lebowski as he figures out that the other Lebowski kept the ransom money. If you find that line a “big mood,” in the parlance of our times, then try out these twenty-five useful thinking tools gathered from various professions.Read more… […]

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Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes

As you know, when other people make stupid mistakes, it’s because they’re fundamentally incompetent. When you make a stupid mistake, it’s because of specific circumstances, and/or because someone else is fundamentally incompetent. Adam Robinson, chess master and Princeton Review founder, has identified seven factors…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Watch These ‘How It’s Made’ Videos for Inspiration

The promise of a “how it’s made” video is that it will surprise you. That’s obvious in this collection of the best “process porn” videos of 2018 from design blog Core77. Each video snaps something into place in your brain: oh, that’s how that works! For example, here’s a machine that prints ceramics:Read more… Continue […]

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Use the 10/10/10 Rule Before Making a Decision 

What’s your favorite mental hack? How do you trick your dumb human brain into doing its job right? Hacker News, a forum for people too nerdy for Reddit, traded their favorite tricks in a thread started by simonswords82. Here are the best.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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If You’re Having a Tough Day, Try the ‘1-2-3 Strategy’ 

We’ve all been there—your day is going poorly and it feels like it will never end. Worst of all, it feels like you can’t do anything to make it better. But that’s not entirely true. This strategy won’t solve all of your problems, but it’s a creative way to turn a rough day into a […]

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