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Sunday Firesides: Don’t Let Time Break You

Have you ever noticed that people often get weirder as they get older? They go a little crazy; they fall apart; they come to seem increasingly “off.” Mental illnesses worsen. Depression deepens. Addictions harden. It isn’t just issues that rise to the clinical level that emerge; what were once mere quirks in someone’s youth intensify into personality-disrupting,...

Sun Feb 25, 2024 06:07
Odds & Ends: February 23, 2024

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. When I was 16 or 17 years old, I read Man’s Search for Meaning after seeing a reference to it in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This book blew me away the first time I read it and was my gateway into existential philosophy. I printed off quotes from the text, framed them, and gave them as gifts...

Fri Feb 23, 2024 22:14
How to Stretch Pizza Dough By Tossing It in the Air

There are various ways to stretch pizza dough into a flat bed ready to receive sauce and toppings. You can use a rolling pin, though purists frown on this technique as it presses out the gas in the dough, resulting in a flatter, tougher, denser pizza. You can stretch the dough by hand, pushing it out with your fingers and the rotation of your hands,...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 18:24
Podcast #968: The Secrets of Supercommunicators

Have you ever known one of those people who seemed to be able to connect with anyone? The kind of person who had the ability to make others feel understood and smoothly navigate even the trickiest of conversations? Charles Duhigg calls these folks “supercommunicators,” and he’s the author of a new book by the same name. Today on the show, Charles...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 18:34
How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Someone Who’s Depressed

Depression is the most common mental health problem in the world. According to some surveys, about 1 in 10 American adults will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime. Many more will experience milder forms of long-term low mood, known as dysthymia.  Given these numbers, there’s a good chance someone you know and love will experience...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 19:40
10 Movies That Inspire Thumos

The ancient Greeks believed that the human soul, or psyche, was composed of three parts: reason, appetite, and thumos. While we still understand the first two elements of this triparite model, the concept of thumos has largely been forgotten in the modern day. Interestingly, there is no direct translation for this term in our language.  According...

Thu Feb 15, 2024 21:37

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