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Comparing yourself to others is a sure route to misery — 5 ways to turn it into action instead

Most of us are familiar with the icky feelings that arise when we see acquaintances sharing their triumphs and successes on social media. Authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy tell you how to take our discomfort -- and use it to better understand ourselves and what we want.
Posted Jun 2022

Mental time travel is a great decision-making tool — this is how to use it

Wouldn't you love to know what's going to happen to you in the future? Here's one way to do just that, from futurist and game designer Jane McGonigal.
Posted Mar 2022

We all have relationship regrets — and here’s how we can learn from them

Have you lost touch with someone you were once close to? And do you want to reconnect but it seems like it will be too awkward? Here's why we need to swallow our discomfort and reach out anyway, says writer Daniel H. Pink.
Posted Mar 2022
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