Summary of “The right way to be introspective |”

Similar studies have shown that people high in insight feel more in control of their lives, show more dramatic personal growth, enjoy better relationships and feel calmer and more content.
What better way is there to increase our self-knowledge than to look inward, to delve deeply into our experiences and emotions, and to understand why we are the way we are? When we reflect, we might be trying to understand our feelings, questioning our beliefs, figuring out our future or trying to explain a negative outcome or pattern.
Let’s say I ask you to list all the reasons why your relationship is going the way it is.
In one study, after British university students failed what they were told was an intelligence test, they were asked to write about why they felt the way they did.
Asking why appeared to cause the participants to fixate on their problems and place blame instead of moving forward in a healthy and productive way.
So if asking why isn’t so helpful, what should we ask? A study by psychologists J. Gregory Hixon and William Swann arrived at a simple answer.
One unicorn, a 42-year-old mother who had walked away from a career as a lawyer when she finally realized that there was no joy for her in that path, explained it this way: “If you ask why, [I think] you’re putting yourself into a victim mentality. When I feel anything other than peace, I say ‘What’s going on?’; ‘What am I feeling?’; ‘What is the dialogue inside my head?’; ‘What’s another way to see this situation?’ or ‘What can I do to respond better?'”.
Asking “Why do I feel this way?” might elicit such unhelpful answers as “Because I hate Mondays!” or “Because I’m just a negative person!” Instead, if you ask “What am I feeling right now?” you could realize you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, exhausted and hungry.

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Summary of “What to cut from your diet to lose weight”

If you haven’t started paying attention to what you’re drinking, you may not have really made a dent.
Those are some of the reasons that Cara Anselmo, a nutritionist and outpatient dietitian at New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, advises her clients who are trying to lose weight to stop drinking beverages with calories.
“If you drink 500 calories of liquid versus eating 500 calories of food you’re going to feel much less satiated, which is one of the reasons soda and sweetened drinks are such horrible things. You don’t get a sense of fullness,” Anselmo tells Business Insider.
When compared to participants who slashed their intake of sweetened drinks like soda or fruit punch, those who started drinking more sugary beverages gained weight and increased their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The more their sweet drink intake increased, the more weight they gained and the more their disease risk went up.
This is partially because the calories we get from sugary beverages don’t fill us up, as several short-term studies exploring people’s appetite and eating behavior after drinking sweetened beverages have suggested.
“When drinking fluid calories, people often end up eating more calories overall,” Richard Mattes, a professor of nutrition at Purdue University tells Live Science.
The key takeaway: If you’re trying to lose weight, you can start by reducing your intake of sugary drinks like juice, soda, and fruit punch.

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Summary of “If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think”

Organizing Your LifeI don’t think I’m alone in being slightly scattered and sloppy about certain areas of my life.
Most people spend their life prioritizing urgent and “Shallow” activity.
When you organize your spiritual life, you become clear on what your life is about.
The fastest way to move forward in life is not doing more.
My why is to help people get clarity on the life they want to live, and to help them achieve their goals as quickly as possible.
Thus, your life will continue getting better and more in line with your ideal vision.
If you’re not tracking the key areas of your life, than you’re probably more off-course than you think.
As Jim Collins said in Good to Great, “If you have more than three priorities you have none.” Your priorities reflect your why, and thus, your life should be build around your priorities.

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Summary of “Wonder Woman: Revisiting the Comics Story That Redefined Her”

“For almost four decades, there really had been almost no memorable Wonder Woman stories,” recalls Paul Levitz, comics historian and longtime executive at the character’s publisher, DC Comics.
If you stick around for the end of the credits at this weekend’s Wonder Woman, you’ll see a list of comics creators the producers wish to thank for cooking up ideas that influenced the film.
Thirty years ago, Pérez – a writer and artist of astounding talent – became the man who reinvented Wonder Woman and told what is arguably still her greatest story.
Marston’s story and that of his Wonder Woman tales have been told at length, thanks in large part to the efforts of writer Jill Lepore in her acclaimed 2014 book The Secret History of Wonder Woman.
“The character was an important part of DC history and legacy,” recalls Wonder Woman editor Karen Berger, “But it wasn’t the one that writers and artists flocked towards.” Lucky for Wonder Woman, DC was looking to wipe the slate clean across their entire publishing line.
A light bulb went off in Pérez’s head. Prior to that story, he’d seen creators depict Wonder Woman as a “Female Superman,” but all of a sudden, he saw what made her stand apart: She’s not an alien or a god; she’s a myth.
They released a poster with Diana flying across text that declared “FIRST THE DARK KNIGHT. THEN, THE MAN OF STEEL. NOW, DC DOES IT AGAIN. GEORGE PEREZ, GREG POTTER, AND BRUCE PATTERSON” – the inker – “INTRODUCE THE NEW WONDER WOMAN. COMING NOVEMBER 6TH.” When that day rolled around, the first issue hit stands, bearing one of the all-time great comics covers: Diana’s frame taking up much of the page in a modified version of Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, wrists crossed above her voluminous black locks.
If Wonder Woman, the movie, succeeds, the time might be ripe for a Wonder Woman revival.

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Summary of “Australian Open winner Roger Federer is having way too much fun to quit now”

Roger Federer remembers the moment, the word, with painful clarity.
More than any player in the modern era, Roger Federer has made the game look easy.
It’s what inspires a near literal traveling church of Roger Federer faithful at ATP events.
Somewhere in the conversation between Federer and Federer he found the calm he was seeking.
Federer kept talking to himself, urging himself on: “Just keep not thinking too much about the what-ifs … the pressure, the moment. I know it’s huge, we all know it’s huge, but just try to shake it off. Don’t freeze up. Fight, but don’t try too hard and want it too much.”
Thinking about saving energy, going easy on his surgically repaired left knee and extending his playing days as long as he can, Federer recently opted out of the upcoming French Open; clay courts often mean long, grinding matches, and the surface doesn’t favor Federer’s quick game.
At the Met Gala in New York in early May, Federer wore a tuxedo that looked very much like a Federer tuxedo: classic and well-trimmed.
A bejeweled, tongue-flashing cobra on Roger Federer.

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Summary of “10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day”

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it’s tough to force yourself to sit down and learn more things.
These 10 free online classes are not only fun, but they’ll take you less than a week-if not less than an hour-to start and finish, meaning you can improve your life that much faster.
If you’re striving to find more excitement in your career and life, this short course is the perfect way to get yourself in the mindset for success.
Learning about time management stresses us out when we think we’re losing, well, time.
Interested in taking up writing as a side hobby? Learn how to pick out stories from your life and put them down on paper in an effective way, and you’re halfway there to writing a book.
Shooting awesome video doesn’t require you to run out and buy a thousand-dollar camera-and this class is proof.
Bring your story to life, impress your colleagues, or just pick up some cool video techniques in under an hour.
Because why not boost your career in the process of become more skilled?

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Summary of “8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People”

Some people are naturally interesting, but there are also ways to learn to be more engaging.
He’s so good at making things interesting that he doesn’t just teach accounting, he also gives lectures on how to be more interesting.
Anyone can learn to become more interesting, which is a wonderful thing, because being interesting can help you strengthen your network, win more clients, and lead more effectively.
There are several habits that many interesting people have in common.
Interesting people don’t just have interests; they have passions, and they devote themselves completely to them.
There’s often nothing wrong with what everyone else is doing; it’s just that interesting people are innovators who break conformity to pursue new, exciting, and yes, interesting ideas.
Interesting people are interesting because they feel out their conversational partner to see what sparks that person’s interest.
It might not always be easy to incorporate these habits into daily life, but that’s what makes the people who do so interesting-they go against the grain, and that’s undeniably interesting.

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Summary of “‘It was quasi-religious’: the great self-esteem con”

His self-hating Catholic self had washed away, and in its place was a great, glowing letter “I”. Vasco knew he was in a unique position.
Vasco’s first attempt at having his task force mandated into law came to a halt in 1984, when he suffered a heart attack.
After a second attempt was vetoed by the state governor, Vasco decided to enhance the name of his project, upgrading it to the Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility.
One editorial, in the San Francisco Chronicle, called Vasco’s task force “Naive and absurd”.
Until Monday 9 February 1987, Vasco’s task force had been largely state news.
Vasco’s publicists approached Oprah Winfrey, who ran a prime-time special examining why she believed self-esteem was going to be one of the “Catch-all phrases for the 1990s”.
The credibility of Vasco’s task force turned largely on a single fact: that, in 1988, the esteemed professors of the University of California had analysed the data and confirmed his hunch.
Vasco passed away, aged 82, in 2014, but I traced his right-hand man, task force chairman and veteran politician Andrew Mecca.

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Summary of “The 8 biggest announcements from Apple WWDC 2017”

Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote just wrapped, where key executives Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, and, of course, Tim Cook, took the stage to announce updates headed to iPhones, MacBooks, Apple TV, and more.
So let’s get the Siri speaker rumors out of the way: it turns out Apple wasn’t quite aiming its smart speaker to go against just Amazon Echo and Google Home, but also the Sonos home entertainment speakers.
Apple priced the HomePod at $349, with plans to ship it in December first to customers in the US, UK, and Australia.
During the keynote, Apple demoed this by showing off a VR game featuring Darth Vader, a lightsaber, and TIE fighter.
Handwritten text from an Apple Pencil will also be searchable from the Notes app.
Just as Lauren Goode predicted, Apple introduced a new ARKit to let developers build augmented reality apps for the iPhone.
There’s a new feature called ProMotion which reduces the Apple Pencil’s latency to 20 milliseconds.
An update for the Apple Watch is coming which introduces new faces that display different types of informations, such as Siri reminders or more visual ones that feature Toy Story characters a la Mickey Mouse.

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Summary of “The Cryptocurrency Market Is Growing Exponentially”

One cryptocurrency, in particular, has entered the public lexicon as the go-to digital asset: Bitcoin.
The cryptocurrency market is significantly more complex than the public lexicon might suggest.
While there have been plenty of studies examining the role and future of Bitcoin, there have been few that explore the broader cryptocurrency market and how it is evolving.
Today that changes thanks to the work of Abeer ElBahrawy at City University in London and a few pals who have examined the cryptocurrency market as a whole and say that it is significantly more complex and mature than many had thought.
The evolution of this market even bears a remarkable similarity to the evolution of ecosystems in many other areas, providing some insight into the way the cryptocurrency market might change in the future.
So an interesting question is how the cryptocurrency market is evolving.
While this cryptocurrency market is growing rapidly, ElBahrawy and co show that certain aspects of it are stable.
The number of active cryptocurrencies has remained about the same since 2013 as has the market share distribution, which follows a well-known power law.
Another factor in the market is that cryptocurrencies aren’t used only as currency.
Unless there is significant external manipulation of this market, the likelihood is that there will be significant diversity in the cryptocurrency market for the foreseeable future.

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