In order for diversive curiosity to be valuable, we have to nurture it so that it may transform into epistemic curiosity

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As the parents of any toddler will tell you, children are naturally curious. …


And why you need to master each level before you can move onto the next

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After spending countless hours immersed in the “self-help” section of the internet, I’ve come across many tools, tricks, and strategies designed to help people become more productive. …


“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” — David McCullough

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Just like wood, nails, and concrete build the physical structures you live and work in, thoughts, ideas, and beliefs are the building blocks for your mental world.

The best houses are designed by teams of world-class architects and engineers to create something that is beautiful, functional, and efficient all at…


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For the majority of my life, I believed that productivity and success were simply a product of willpower and self-discipline. If I didn’t achieve my goals or to-do lists, it was because I wasn’t trying hard enough—my failures were a direct reflection of my character and the person I was.


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Over the course of the last several decades, the idea that we should choose a career based on what we are passionate about has become so popular it’s almost a cliché. However, this advice often does more harm than good. …


So that nothing slips through the cracks

The key to a productive, stress-free life is time management.

Now, for many people, this term is associated with productivity gurus who optimize their day down to the very last minute, cramming in as much work as humanly possible into their every waking hour.

Fortunately, that’s not what we’re trying…


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Morality has been the topic of debate for hundreds of years as understanding morality has huge implications in every single area of human society. At the heart of this debate, lies the issue of determining whether morality is objective or subjective.

In an attempt to define morality we come across…


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The word “quit” has been programmed with a negative connotation by society. It implies weakness and laziness. However, quitting isn’t always necessarily a bad thing. Quitting can sometimes be the smartest, most productive, and even the most courageous possible course of action.

In today’s world, high school students are put…


Perseus defeated Medusa. David beat Goliath. Odysseus saved the Greeks in the Trojan War.

It would seem that a hero is defined by the trials they face and the obstacles they overcome. However, in today’s world, there are no monsters for us to battle, and no giants for us to…


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The 2020 presidential elections have shown us a country divided. We’re divided by race, by class, by policy; we’re divided by gender and sexuality, and religion. Civilized, respectful discussion has become a relic of the past. People are angry, frustrated, bitter, and anxious.

It’s easy to feel depressed by the…

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A senior in high school sharing her unsolicited thoughts and ideas.

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