Everyone fails, but only the wise find humility


Costica Bradatan is associate professor of humanities at Texas Tech University and honorary research associate professor of philosophy at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author, most recently, of Dying for Ideas: The Dangerous Lives of the Philosophers (2015), and is currently working on a new book, In Praise of Failure, for Harvard University Press. Failure is like the original sin in the ...

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Burning Your Bridges – No Retreat No Surrender

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Burning Your Bridges – introduction Is there a lack of progress in your life because as soon as you start one thing you drop it and start something else? Can having too many options become a drawback rather than a positive thing? I recently went to see the movie “300.” The movie, which is partly based on historical events and ...

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Risk Taking – Take a Risk

Leap of faith (by Tracie).

Risk Taking – introduction Are you playing it too safe and getting nowhere fast? Are you stuck in the comfort zone and just hoping to have a mistake-free, loss-free and stress-free life? It may sound like the good life, but it is actually the “no-life” way to go. Taking risks is something that is generally not encouraged, not just in ...

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Time: The Most Precious Resource


The passage of time is concept that I’ve spent a great deal of effort trying to wrap my mind around. It is especially problematic because while time itself is a constant, it’s perception in our minds is continuously in flux. It’s worthwhile, if you’re able to, to try and slow time down as much as possible and try to get ...

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5 Simple Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp


The importance of keeping your mind sharp cannot be overstated. We’re all part of a fantastic intellectual and information economy, which thrives on ideas, creativity and intelligence. Keeping your mind sharp is sure to give you the edge over the competition, and more importantly lead to your own higher levels of happiness. When your mind is in top shape, you ...

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Caught in a family battle? How to bring your crumbling clan back together


Your family is not named Lohan or Spelling, and your feuds aren’t plastered across People or Us magazines. But they are still painful, hurtful and destructive — emotionally and physically — to the parties involved as well as to other family members. Call it collateral damage. Nieces and nephews don’t show up at family gatherings because adult siblings are fighting. ...

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What parents mean to teenagers


Teenagers need love and support from parents at a time when lots of other things in their lives are changing. You can keep your relationship with your teenage child strong through ordinary, everyday activities. Teenagers, parents and family relationships Many people think that families become less important to children as they move into the teenage years. But your child needs your ...

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Signs of Abusive Relationships


Are you in an abusive relationship which affects your freedom, curtails your independence and spoils the entire happiness of life? Are you well equipped with the knowledge and information on the ways of recognizing when the partner turns into abusive? Many people go on moving ahead with abusive partners as they misunderstand the abusive behavior of the partners as possessiveness, ...

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Why Some People Choose to Remain Single?


Irrespective of the dictums outlined in religious texts and principles about the importance of marriage; the decision whether to go in for one or to remain single is essentially personal in nature where the questions of scriptures or rules of theologians should not come into play. This is particularly true of the current situation marked by extremes of stress, strain ...

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10 Habits of Couples in Strong and Healthy Relationships


What makes for a healthy romantic relationship differs from couple to couple. Forming a trusting and positive partnership takes effort and time. And unfortunately, it doesn’t just happen overnight. For any relationship to grow strong and stay strong, you need to put in some work. Below are some habits that will help create and maintain a happy and healthy twosome. ...

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