In a fascinating book called Blink: The Art of Thinking Without Thinking, author Malcom Gladwell illustrates how humans have evolved a skill he calls 'thin slicing' or the ability of our unconscious mind to extract information based on very narrow slices of experience. It's a trait that is second nature to just about all … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Blink
Is it possible to look at the world with an absence of judgement? Can you look at the stars without noting their beauty or a spider without gasping in disgust? The distinctions we place between beautiful and disgusting are all constructed in our minds. Poorer people aren’t inherently lesser in reality, but our minds … Continue reading How Being Less Judgmental Can Change Your Life
For several months, I have enjoyed the privilege of having my nose glued to the inside of various LSAT prep books. Yes, I am studying for the LSATs, and yes, it can be torturous. It’s all about the effort you put in. It’s been an interesting several months, for lack of a better term, … Continue reading Feel Like Giving Up? Here Are Some Tips to Help You Keep Going
Monday I laid in bed face-up towards the ceiling. I was in my existentialist depression again. The lack of sunlight and frigid temperatures that awaited me outside only exacerbated the desire to stay where I lay. Where it was warm. Is it worth getting up? Is it worth the 15 minute hike to the train … Continue reading How You Sabotage Your Attempts to Be Successful and How to Stop
“Hmm.” I replied clearly indicating how puzzled I was at my friends comment. Her eyes sparkled with intrigue and fascination, her body language indicated her deep engagement, and her energy levels were disproportionately higher than mine. She showed all the symptoms of a textbook extrovert. However she admitted, point blank, that she believed her-self to … Continue reading Are You Actually an Introvert?
Remember the phrase “money is the root of all evil”? I don’t believe that in the conservative religious sense, that entails that money is literally a demon of which a certain fiery death would come to those who seek after it. Instead, I have come to the conclusion that money sucks a lot. Before the … Continue reading Money Anxiety
It can be so hard to think rationally when you’re feeling anxiety attacked. It is a constant state of repressed panic that, if not addressed, can feel like you’re trapped in a car that is sinking under water. Anxiety isn’t one of those things you can push aside or come back to later. So I … Continue reading How To Calm Anxiety
Yesterday, I wrote an article providing productive and intelligent alternatives to scrolling down miles of social media content. Because, yes, I do believe that scrolling through social media every minute and a half is an incredible waste of time. However, that is contingent upon whether or not you have meaningful content on your feed. Regardless, … Continue reading Does Social Media Addiction Really Equal Narcissism?
I hate texting on my iPhone. For some reason it’s ridiculously hard to hit the keys I intend to hit because there are no physical keys. It’s not that I’m elderly, (though I am in spirit) I just haven’t gotten used to the technology. The technology at my fingertips is just too new even for me. … Continue reading Intelligent Things to Do Online Instead of Scroll Through Social Media