How to be alone: the difference between loneliness and solitude

We use the two interchangeably because we’ve been conditioned to think of them as the same state; someone who spends time alone must, naturally, be lonely. But that’s not the case. Loneliness is being alone — and not liking it. It’s a feeling. Solitude is being alone — and content. It’s a choice. This brings us to an interesting paradox: if […]

How to Decide What to Do With Your Life

With the rise of personal development and a generation of people who want more meaning from life, topics like passion and purpose permeate our thinking. The question burns in your mind — you want to figure out what to do with your life. You have tons of options–maybe even too many. You want to make a decision, […]

Ten Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day. The researchers found that self-control and energy are not only intricately linked but also finite, daily resources that tire much like a muscle. Even […]

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