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A plethora of personality probes

I’m a sucker for a useful (or even just fun) personality test.

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Sometimes life is too wonderfully messy

It’s a summer Sunday evening and the air is warm and the crickets are chirping and organization needs to take a backseat.

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A giant helping of bite-sized reading

If you haven’t read Tamara Shopsin’s book Arbitrary Stupid Goal (published in 2017), stop everything and get a copy immediately. It’s a memoir about growing up in 1970’s Greenwich Village, and her family’s diner/market, known affectionately as “The Store.” The book is structured as a rapid-fire avalanche of vignettes, some several pages, some only a few […]

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How will you spend the longest day of the year?

Summer solstice is here!

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eBooks are expensive for libraries

For libraries, eBooks cost more than physical books, if they can buy them at all.

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If technology stresses you out, you’re probably in the gap

Imagine you are a person who loves shoes. Sure, some people are able to get along fine with, say, 3-5 pairs of shoes. They have some sneakers, a few dressy pairs for work, and some sandals. They keep them in the bottom of their closet. They don’t think about them much. But not you. You […]

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Become a better judge of people (and see yourself more clearly)

A few years ago, when I was looking to brush up on my skills in interviewing job candidates, I read a book called Good People: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan. The book’s suggestion is that we can change the way we think about goodness in order to become better judges of […]

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The (successful) formula of the sick system

The sick system has four basic rules.

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A simple, beautiful game

he New York Times has a new game called Tiles that is pretty addictive.

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Keep the coupons, hide the emails

If you want to keep getting store coupons but don’t want to see the emails, here’s a handy hack for Gmail.