Summary of “Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable”

Here’s the thing: While the act of learning is primarily intellectual, behavioral, or methodological, the experience of learning is primarily emotional.
It’s the emotional experience of learning – of being a beginner and making mistakes, often publicly – that often keeps people from even trying to learn.
“I don’t want to be harsh,” I told her, “But honestly, I wouldn’t trust you as a leader if I didn’t see you learning as a participant.”
Because while learning may not be that hard, being a learner – a beginner at something – can be very hard.
They are the inescapable growth pains that come with learning, developing, and becoming better at something.
Then look for learning situations where the stakes are low – maybe a class where you’re not expected to be an expert or you don’t know anyone else.
Learning takes time and comfort takes experience.
That said, there is one thing the workshop did make me more comfortable doing: staying in the discomfort of learning long enough to learn.

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Summary of “A Lesson on Parenting From the Kitchen Counter”

One evening, my 4-year-old daughter piped up, asking if she could do something to help with dinner.
Deeply satisfying, yet it was her pride that filled the room.
At the time, my wife, Lisa, was a medical resident, and suddenly evenings in the kitchen with our daughters, Tarpley and Yancey, were my business.
As a kid growing up in South Carolina, the kitchen was an avoided room.
As I found out with my girls, the kitchen is the best room in which to domesticate beastly primates and to teach, well, everything: learning to wield a dangerous tool, long-range planning, focusing on a task, discovery, invention, being the star of the moment, working the back bench.
She and her friend blocked the entrance to the kitchen with chairs-no adults allowed-as if putting on one of their self-written plays.
By middle school, the kitchen was the way all of us ordered our day-who’s cooking tonight?-with, at first, one of two answers and then four.
Fakesgiving dinner, as she calls it, is still how our family reconvenes.

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Summary of “Baker Mayfield on the Haters, that Ohio State Flag Apology, and Winning”

After leading the Browns to a 28-16 victory, Mayfield is asked by a reporter what clicked for him on that particular afternoon.
The night after enjoying my Baker Mayfield steak at Hyde Park, I was able to sample a Feeling Dangerous beer downtown.
For the first time in a long time, Mayfield had the Cleveland Browns feeling dangerous.
Coming out of high school in Austin, Mayfield received only a handful of scholarship offers.
With some encouragement from his dad, Mayfield turned down his scholarship offers.
Mind you: Oklahoma wasn’t exactly in need of Baker Mayfield.
He wasted no time seeking out head coach Bob Stoops, providing the coach with an early introduction to that Mayfield moxie.
Baker Mayfield says and does what he believes to be true: “Quarterbacks, by the textbook, are supposed to be reserved, cool, calm, and collected,” he tells me.

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Summary of “Summer camp for adults? Bring on the s’mores! – Experience Magazine”

Everyone is headed to Club Getaway, an all-inclusive, weekend-long sleep-away camp for grown-ups in Kent, Conn. For the next 48 hours, they will sleep on scratchy mattresses in no-frills bunk beds, clamber onto huge inflatables in a lake, play tennis and tug-of-war, all as part of an increasingly sought-after experience: summer camp for adults.
Across the country, adult summer camps take pains to replicate the lost days of youth, right down to the campfires, s’mores, mess hall meals, and classic activities such as tennis, swimming, archery, volleyball, water skiing, and arts and crafts.
There is Camp Bonfire in Philadelphia, Camp Rahh in Seattle, Camp Halcyon in Wisconsin, and Camp No Counselors in multiple locations throughout the U.S. Some are alcohol-free or electronic-device-free; others, like Camp Camp, cater to a specific clientele, in this case the LGBTQ community.
Penny Harvey, a PhD sociology student at Georgia State University who worked as a camp counselor for seven years, says summer camps serve an important purpose for adolescents and adults – allowing them to escape from their day-to-day personas.
“People are able to show up and say, ‘This is who I want to be here.’ You don’t get many chances to be unknown somewhere for a limited time, and have the opportunity to be at a place where you can reinvent yourself,” says Harvey, whose master’s thesis is entitled, “It’s Camp: Summer Camp Culture, the Renegotiation of Social Norms and Regulation of Gender and Sexuality.”
“Adults want to create those bonds again and recreate a camp family,” Harvey says.
As campers finish lunch, color war team leaders are announced, and the adults come running out waving large colored flags.
Marisa Mahler, a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City, has spent the last two summers as co-director of camper care and camp psychologist at Camp Ramah in New York, a summer retreat for kids.

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Summary of “How to persuade your favorite meat eater to try a meatless Monday |”

“In 2019 30 of the world’s leading scientists released the results of a massive three-year study into global agriculture and declared that meat production is destroying our planet and jeopardizing global health,” said Bruce Friedrich, cofounder and executive director of the Good Food Institute, an organization that supports the creation of plant-based and cell-based meat, in a TED Talk.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified processed meat as a human carcinogen due to its association with colorectal cancer, and WHO has classified red meat as “Probably” carcinogenic because of its links to colorectal cancer.
Whether it’s your steak-loving partner or parent or your tween cousin who lives on chicken nuggets, here are 7 steps to take to persuade them to cut down on eating meat.
Let’s call the meat eater in your life “M.” The absolute worst time to engage M in a discussion like this is when they’ve got a forkful of roast beef or roast chicken en route to their mouths.
The meat industry is rapidly changing, and plant-based meat – such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat – is gaining popularity.
Although plant-based meat is currently pricier than conventional meat, the cost is expected to go down as demand and competition rise.
According to Friedrich, plant-based meat will be cheaper than traditional meat.
It’s made from actual meat cells, so it will look and taste just like the meat they currently eat.

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Summary of “Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed In Business”

“Emotional intelligence, as we described it, is the capacity to reason about emotions and emotional information, and of emotions to enhance thought. People with high EI, we believed, could solve a variety of emotion-related problems accurately and quickly.”
Identify Your Emotions Daniel Goleman, another EI pioneer, and the author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, argues that we have two minds.
If you don’t journal, start doing it for the sake of EI. The first step is to identify how you feel and what triggers your emotions.
Interpret Your Emotions Once you have a better picture of how you respond to different situations in life, it’s time to understand them.
Manage Your Emotions This is a big part of succeeding in business.
I’ve applied the above 3-step method to improve my ability to identify my own emotions.
What you will find is this: When you can identify your own emotions, you will also get better at identifying other people’s emotions.
A real leader knows the emotions of another person better than the person himself.

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Summary of “The inside story behind the funniest baseball card ever made”

Thirty years ago – in what otherwise would have been a forgotten minor league set – Comstock appeared on one of the most memorable baseball cards ever made.
I never had a major league baseball card of myself, until 1988.
The cool part of that 1988 card is it became a sought-after error card within the Topps set.
Honestly, another minor league card was a reminder of how my career was going.
You had to sign a contract to do the baseball card, which covered a bunch of stuff and said you agreed that your photo would show up in the set.
So many of those guys were future major leaguers, and it was pretty obvious the card company needed them in the set.
Their mom showed them the card awhile back, and they loved it.
Fans bring the card to the field and want me to sign it.

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Summary of “Meet the Marathon Cheats”

For a sport with few material rewards, marathon running has produced some illustrious cheats.
His specialism is in outing runners who fraudulently obtain qualifying times for the Boston Marathon.
In 2018, a thread was posted to the Runner’s World forum: “London Marathon Cheaters – let’s do this”.
Several runners named in the thread told versions of the same story: they had intended to run the full distance until they became tired or injured.
For Convery, any marathon runner who takes a shortcut to the finish line is doing a disservice to the sport.
In a statement, he said: “We have processes in place which identify the very small number of runners with anomalies in their results and these runners are contacted by our results team to request an explanation. If no adequate explanation is received, their results are removed from the system and the runner is asked to return their finisher’s medal.”
Every year, more than 50,000 people will line up to run the New York Marathon.
Each will emerge with their own story: of overcoming mental and physical hurdles just to make it to the start line, of summoning previously untapped reserves to run a personal best, of races run in memory of loved ones or in support of meaningful causes.

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Summary of “Stop Being Positive and Just Cultivate Neutrality For Existential Cool”

You’ve likely been asked how you see the proverbial glass: half full or half empty? Your answer allegedly reflects your attitude about life-if you see it half full, you’re optimistic, and if you see it half empty, you’re pessimistic.
Actually, the glass isn’t half full or half empty.
Things aren’t mutually exclusive, awesome or awful.
This provides clarity and eliminates obstacles, making things neither awesome nor awful but cool.
We identify with our thoughts, and decide whether or not we like things before experience begins.
Things can go just so or totally awry once you understand that all things are fine, their upsides and downsides to be determined.
Plus, everything is relative and shifting, In an uncertain world with so many forces at play, the only thing that’s sure is that things could be different and won’t stay the same.
You may as well stay neutral in that case, rather than get attached to a temporary state in which the glass is half full or half empty.

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Summary of “Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed In Business”

“Emotional intelligence, as we described it, is the capacity to reason about emotions and emotional information, and of emotions to enhance thought. People with high EI, we believed, could solve a variety of emotion-related problems accurately and quickly.”
Identify Your Emotions Daniel Goleman, another EI pioneer, and the author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, argues that we have two minds.
If you don’t journal, start doing it for the sake of EI. The first step is to identify how you feel and what triggers your emotions.
Interpret Your Emotions Once you have a better picture of how you respond to different situations in life, it’s time to understand them.
Manage Your Emotions This is a big part of succeeding in business.
I’ve applied the above 3-step method to improve my ability to identify my own emotions.
What you will find is this: When you can identify your own emotions, you will also get better at identifying other people’s emotions.
A real leader knows the emotions of another person better than the person himself.

The orginal article.