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Just Frikkin Hug Me

Just Frikkin Hug Me

By Steve Pavlina (Light editing by Chris Atkins) When people offer me a handshake as we meet for the first time, I look at their outstretched hand so as to acknowledge it. Then I look up, smile, and give them a nice, warm hug. I don’t do this 100% of the time… but probably 95% [...]

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What’s a college degree actually worth?

What’s a college degree actually worth?

Any student or recent graduate knows the awkward college major conversation all too well: “What are you studying? Oh, interesting. What are you planning to do with that?” Translation: Will you actually be able to pay your bills with a liberal arts degree? A recently released study linking college majors to lifetime career earnings has [...]

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Entrepreneurs Need to Learn to Be Good at Sales

A good entrepreneur is not necessarily born a good salesman. In fact, they are often the opposite, more focused on building things rather than selling them. Yet, in today’s world of information overload, marketing and selling skills are critical to the success of every startup. The alternative “If we build it, they will come” approach [...]

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Living Your Life Purpose

Living Your Life Purpose

By Steve Pavlina You may recall that a few months ago I did a survey to see what kinds of products people would be interested in seeing me create. Among other insights this provided, it helped me see what the most requested topics are. Where do people need the most help? One of the top [...]

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How I Write

For everyone who has difficulty writing or even just a hard time coming up with idea’s for blog articles, I decided to post Steve’s (with permission) article on how exactly he does it. By Steve Pavlina (reposted By permission) In this article I’ll share the specific process I use to write articles, from initial concept [...]

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The Believing Brain

A common question of skeptics and science-based thinkers is “How could anyone believe that?” People do believe some really weird things and even some obviously false things. The more basic question is how we form all our beliefs, whether false or true. Michael Shermer’s book Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions [...]

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Dalai Lama urges compassion in University of Minnesota speech

After a standing ovation from a near-sellout crowd at Mariucci Arena died down, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama urged the thousands in attendance Sunday afternoon to incorporate more compassion into their lives, for the benefit of themselves and others. Beaming in scarlet and saffron robes, the 75-year-old spiritual leader of Tibet stressed over the [...]

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