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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl recounts the story of one of his patients who was asked to be in a play for his junior high school class. This patient, a stutterer, was given the perfect role: a character who stuttered. However, they soon realized there was a problem. When the student went on stage to practice his lines, he found himself completely unable to stutter! He had to be replaced by another student. In daily life, the student was self-conscious about his speech impediment, trying his best not to stutter. This had the opposite effect and only worsened his stutter. But when…


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Online courses can spiffy up your resume, make you more attractive in the job market, and lead to work promotions. But can they double your salary? Maybe. While there’s no guarantee you will double your money, if you take blockchain training in IT, marketing, e-commerce, or other areas, you can expect to take home an above-average salary.

Blockchain salaries are racing upwards as the Fortune 500 compete with cryptocurrency platforms for blockchain professionals. …


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Years ago a friend of mine was coming to terms with her homosexuality. She’d been raised in a conservative, Christian household and her parents didn’t know she liked girls. This was easy to keep hidden at the time. Now she was in college, where people didn’t give a shit about your sexual orientation. It was liberating to be in a place where she could more truly be herself. But visiting home for the holidays meant that she had to put up an even greater facade. This deepened the divide within herself.

After a few Shiner Bocks on a Friday night…


Years ago a friend of mine was coming to terms with her homosexuality. She’d been raised in a conservative, Christian household and her parents didn’t know she liked girls. This was easy to keep hidden at the time. Now she was in college, where people didn’t give a shit about your sexual orientation. It was liberating to be in a place where she could more truly be herself. But visiting home for the holidays meant that she had to put up an even greater facade. This deepened the divide within herself.

After a few Shiner Bocks on a Friday night…


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The beauty of crypto exchanges is that they have plenty of ways for you to make money without necessarily spending time trading and looking at charts all day. For example, tons of promotions and deals are offered to get you to sign up and start learning and trading crypto. It’s not like going to Walmart and getting a “rebate coupon.” In crypto, the payouts are typically instant. Watch some educational crypto videos and get tokens distributed immediately. Send a friend a referral link and get the BTC the second they click on it. It’s pretty sweet.

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Two simple strategies for busy people

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In a little known story, Sir Isaac Newton bought some stocks of the South Sea Company, a British trading company popular back in the 1700s. He sold the shares for a nice profit, but shortly after he got greedy and swept up in the exuberance of the times. The mathematician bought back the stock at a much higher price. Unfortunately, he lost almost all of it — equivalent to millions of dollars in today’s money. The great physicist “could calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of the people.”


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A few years ago, I would go out frequently during the weekdays with friends and enjoy a Mojito (or twelve). This began to change once I started running longer distances and training for a marathon. Suddenly, I’m a marathon runner and a frequent mojito-drinker — although as you can see these two identities were a little bit at odds. To take this running stuff seriously, I had to cut down on my daily dose of minty rum.

But what I probably feared more is leaving what the Mojito represents: going out with friends, drinking on weekdays, and ‘having fun.’ We…


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“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just 20 punches on it.” — Warren Buffett

What if you could only invest in 20 cryptocurrencies in your lifetime? Would you jump in and out of the cryptocurrencies with the highest momentum? Or would you choose a few quality coin investments and buy and hold them?

If you want to earn 1 percent a day, staking coins is a way of earning consistent returns on your cryptocurrency portfolio. You don’t need to hold your investments forever like Warren Buffet. …


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One day God calls on Jonah and asks him to go preach in the city of Nineveh. Jonah, being a big shot who thinks he knows better than God, ignores the request and attempts to flee by boat. God summons a turbulent storm that throws him overboard, and Jonah is then devoured by a giant whale. Not such a big shot after all. In the belly of the beast, Jonah has time to reflect on his fear. He repents for his sins and apologizes to God for wimping out of the job. Eventually, the whale spits him out on shore…


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Ultramarathon runner Brandon Falls is moments away from victory. This is mile 49 of 50 and he has been running nonstop for over six hours fueled on candy bars and snotty sports gels. He comes around a turn on the road and sees the finish line, less than 200 feet away.

Fans cheer him on with pumped fists in the air, shouting “You got this, B-dawg!” Just a few feet before crossing the line, his legs buckle from underneath him and the crowd watches his sad and dramatic slow-motion tumble towards the ground.

Misha

Japan-based blogger, author and entrepreneur. Follow me at http://mishayurchenko.me/

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