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Modern Stoicism: From Christians to Atheists, Everyone Can Learn From These Ancient Greeks

Kevin Vost | Big Think

'Any reader may find a dip into the stream of Stoic wisdom most refreshing, fostering a good flow of life, and helping one become a better person'

Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology. (6 minute read)

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How Long-Haul Travel Will Change Post-Covid

Ashley Nunes | BBC Future

'Aeroplanes are – despite the best mechanical innovations – cramped, noisy flying chunks of metal'

Airlines are rethinking long-haul travel as passengers cautiously return to flying. What’s likely to change? (7 minute read)

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Could Physical Activity Be the Solution to . . . (Almost) Everything?

Brett McKay | AOM

'Every year, the United States spends $200 billion on mental health services, and another $200 billion on conditions related to obesity'

An increase in physical activity would truly mitigate a wide variety of ills. (5 minute read)

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Why Being Passionate About Your Job Isn’t Always a Good Thing

Taha Yasseri | Greater Good Magazine

'So how do you make sure you end up filled with the right kind of passion? If you have obsessive work passion, is it you or the job?'

Research suggests that there are two types of passion we can have about work—and one may be harmful for you. (3 minute read)

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Pay ‘with a smile or a wave’: Why Mastercard’s New Face Recognition Payment System Raises Concerns

Rita Matulionyte | The Conversation

'Mastercard suggests 74% of customers are in favour of using such technology, referencing a stat from its own study – also used by business partner Idemia'

Mastercard’s biometric checkout system will provide customers facial recognition-based payments. (5 minute read)

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📺 Video: The Secret Habits That Control Your Life | Big Think | 6 Min

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🎙Podcast: Psychological Flexibility | Mind & Mics | 58 Min

Steve Hayes talks about everything from the importance of psychological flexibility and emotional tolerance to the future of psychotherapy and what to look for in a great therapist.

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🤔 Something to think about: 'Before you try to increase your willpower, try to decrease the friction in your environment' - James Clear

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