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Meet Your Prime Minister, the “Instagram Influencer” 😧

I don’t think I’m being intolerant when I say that some things in life are just plain wrong. Socks in flip flops. Pineapple on pizza (okay, perhaps that one isn’t so bad). Calling a building that’s younger than your own grandmother “historic” (I’m looking at you, America!).And describing democratically elected government officials as “Instagram influencers.”Especially that last one! You […]

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Instagram Is the Devil’s Spawn

Over the millennia, human culture has given us many useless inventions. But I struggle to think of one that is more useless than Instagram.  (I actually searched for this. As someone with a Ph.D., I do take my research for my rant articles veeery seriously. But try as I may, I fail to see how […]

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What is the Real Meaning of Love?

While wondering about the real meaning of love, I asked myself if I could describe what the word means, in all its complexity and beauty? After all, “love” is probably the most meaning-loaded word in the English language (and in every other one, too).

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How to (not) Create a Productivity-Friendly Environment

Or: my coffee shop is going through an existential crisis. When you’re stuck on something creatively, you can’t solve a problem, you go to a coffee shop. Eric Weiner In life, it’s important to be able to admit mistakes. (Your own or others…) Here’s my latest: So, I had this “great” plan of going to a […]

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Here’s Why You Need Conditional and Unconditional Love

There are two fundamentally different expressions of love – conditional and unconditional love. A few years ago, I experienced a rather unpleasant moment that led to a huge insight about all this. Here’s what…

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What Keeps You from Being Authentic?

Let’s talk about the hidden drives that can keep you from being authentic.  But first, what are we even talking about? What does authenticity mean? As Christopher D. Connors remarked:          “Authenticity has faced something of a public relations crisis in recent times. It seems the word has lost meaning because it’s […]

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Can the Power of Meaning Solve Every Problem?

A while ago, I had a revelation about the power of meaning:
At some point last year, I found myself in a bad spot. I was wondering if a decision I had made basically amounted to the biggest mistake of my life.

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