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Book Summaries: The Best Ideas from My Favorite Non-Fiction

These book summaries share my top takeaways from the best non-fiction I’ve read, taken notes on, and written about.

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11 Different Ways to Think to Unlock New Ideas

Eleven different ways to think that you can try—and combine!—to attack problems from every angle.

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The Easier Alternative to Learning Things the Hard Way

How I finally learned that you don’t have to learn everything the hard way.

Latest in Career and Finances

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Feeling Lost Career-Wise? A Case Study on What to Do

Figure out what to do when you’re feeling lost in your career by extracting practical lessons from an example.

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How “Richer, Wiser, Happier” Inspired Me To Go After All Three

William Green’s book, Richer, Wiser, Happier, taught me how I might be able to keep doing what makes me happy and wise—while getting rich(-er), too.

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Suck at Making Money? Maybe It’s Your Personality

Despite my efforts to get better, I’ve always sucked at making money. Now, based on personality research, I think it may be my wiring.

Latest in Physical Fitness

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Intermittent Fasting Explained With a Simple Story

Intermittent fasting isn’t that complicated. It’s like responding to emails from a crappy boss.

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5 Fun Tips for a Healthier Workout-Life Balance

Working out may stop feeling so much like work if you try some of these tips for a healthy workout-life balance.

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Retirement Training: Manage Your Fitness Like Your Money

Reframe your fitness like it’s money to motivate yourself to plan better for your physical future.

Latest in Relationships

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Being Useful Is Essential for Fulfillment—and It’s Not That Hard

The most surefire way to be useful and lead a fulfilling life is one you probably already know but don’t want to prioritize.

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Some of the 2,794+ Things I Love About My Wife

Every day since November 2015, I’ve been telling my wife a different thing I love about her. Here are some examples.

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How to Make Friends When You Move to a New City

Practical approaches for making friends when you move to a new city that I’ve fine-tuned with my own experiences.

Latest in Adventures

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How to Get the Advice You Need But Don’t Want to Hear

I came up with a workaround to filter out bad advice and get the good advice I need the most but don’t want to hear.

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Comfort Zone Challenges You’ll Be Glad You Tried

Here’s a hodgepodge of challenges that your comfort zone definitely does not want you to read, but that are good for it in the long run.

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Urban Hiking: A Great Day in 56,973 Steps

The story and lessons learned from a fantastic 56,973-step urban hike I did in my hometown of Vancouver.

Latest in Core Self

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10 “Time Bombs” to Challenge You to Spend Your Time Better

10 rapid-fire challenges that push you to spend your time better.

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Make Your Dream Life Desirably Difficult

If you could easily afford whatever you wanted, what kind of difficulty would you pursue? That’s your desirably difficult dream life.

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Life Whacks: The Ways We Make Life Unnecessarily Difficult

Life whacks are the opposite of life hacks: they make life harder than it needs to be. What are yours? And can you eliminate them?

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