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  2. 8 simple ways a notebook can change your life

    Want to stick to goals, get happier, and improve your relationships? Get a notebook.

     

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  6. How can we all make better decisions? When life and death is on the line what methods do the pros consistently rely on? It’s ‘arousal control.’
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    The secret to handling pressure like astronauts, Navy SEALs, and samurai

    150 miles above the Earth is no place for panic

     

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  8. Live and let live.
     

  9. 7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life

    Science has validated many of the lessons ancient thinkers knew but could not prove

     

  10. Last month, Wired did a study of dating profiles with the help of OkCupid and Match.com in order to assemble some tips on writing the perfect profile. Here are 7 things they discovered from crunching the numbers on the words people use in their dating profiles

    Spoiler: writing “whom” is hot, “God” not so much.

     

  11. "Marriage isn’t a lovey-dovey thing, y’know, for 80 years.  You learn to accept one another’s way of life.”

    Relationship advice from America’s longest-married couple

     


  12. I always have to know my characters in a lot of depth — what clothes they’d choose, what they were like at school, etc. And I know what happened before and what will happen after the part of their lives I’m dealing with. I can’t see them just now, packed into the stress of the moment.
     


  13. Need advice?

    TheWeek.com's resident sage and advice columnist, Starshine Roshell, can help you out! Send questions on love, life, or whatever else is troubling you to: ToughLove@TheWeek.com