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    • 5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life

      Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was Greeks who pioneered the thinking). Two millennia later, the philosophy is enjoying a revival of sorts, and it’s not hard to understand why. The primary goal …

    • How to Be a Stoic

      Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was Greeks who pioneered the thinking). Two millennia later, the philosophy is enjoying a revival of sorts, and it’s not hard to understand why. The primary goal …

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    • What’s Your 20 Mile March?

      Learn how a 20 Mile March can help you achieve your goals with greater consistency.

    • How to Take a Reset Day

      It’s been two months since the start of the new year. How are things going for you? There’s a good chance that your answer is: “Not great.” There’s a good chance that the optimism and motivation and momentum you started the year with have faded. Setbacks have arisen. Unfinished to-dos have piled up. You’ve gotten …

    • You Need a Reset Day

      It’s been two months since the start of the new year. How are things going for you? There’s a good chance that your answer is: “Not great.” There’s a good chance that the optimism and motivation and momentum you started the year with have faded. Setbacks have arisen. Unfinished to-dos have piled up. You’ve gotten …

    • Don’t Take Your Marching Orders From Your Belly

      During the Winter War, Finnish troops held off and often won astonishing victories against the Russian forces invading their country. Despite being vastly outnumbered and outgunned, they put up a heck of a fight by staying mobile, getting creative, and employing their most valuable weapon: their sisu, or grit. One of their improbable successes, however, …

    • Reframing for Resilience

      I’m something of a homebody. I work at home. I like being at home. I’m not really introverted, just lazy. So when I get an invitation to a social event, unless some really good friends I enjoy are going to be there, I’m usually not that keen to go. I think about getting ready, and …

    • How Reframing Builds Resilience

      I’m something of a homebody. I work at home. I like being at home. I’m not really introverted, just lazy. So when I get an invitation to a social event, unless some really good friends I enjoy are going to be there, I’m usually not that keen to go. I think about getting ready, and …

    • Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You’re Not Sure of Your Beliefs)

      When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions. On the one hand, the vast majority feel that churches and other houses of worship are powerful forces for societal good: according to the Pew Research Center, almost nine in ten Americans say that religious institutions “bring people together …

    • The Best Ways to Fund Your Relationship Bank Account

      Last month, we unpacked some of the myths of what makes for a happy long-term relationship — a lack of fighting, adeptness at conflict resolution, insufficiently low expectations for one’s partner — and then laid out the easiest, most effective, most research-verified approach to maintaining a happy, successful marriage: treating it like a bank account. …

    • Why the Secret of a Happy, Successful Marriage Is Treating It Like a Bank Account

      In the first few years of a relationship, you and your beloved’s brains are bathed with a heady cocktail of chemicals that make you feel positively high for each other. And you can’t imagine ever feeling differently. Those middle-aged couples who sit silently staring at each other at restaurants? That will never be you two. …

    • Lessons From Walter Cronkite in the Lost Art of Gravitas

      Word count: ~10,000 Time to read: ~45 minutes  In ancient Rome, four virtues were considered the chief pillars of excellent manhood and worthy leadership — none of which have a single word in English that entirely encapsulates their full meaning: pietas (duty, religiosity, loyalty), dignitas (dignity, status, influence, prestige), virtus (valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character), and gravitas (weight, …

    • So You Want My Job: Stay-at-Home Dad

      The growing demographic of full-time fathers is finding that they can do just as good (and in some cases better) of a job than stay-at-home moms, and are enjoying the gig to boot.