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Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking And The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received (Best Reads]

Every week, I come across insightful posts about behaviour change that affect health, wealth, and productivity.

At the end of the week (on Fridays), I share ten of the best posts at the intersection of personal development, psychology, technology, and productivity with my Postanly Weekly subscribers.

I handpick some of the best long reads across the web that are almost as good as reading a book. Shorter than a book but equally valuable.

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Issue 228

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking | HBR

A few years ago, a CEO assured me that his company was the market leader. “Clients will not leave for competitors,” he added. “It costs too much for them to switch.” Within weeks, the manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble elected…

The Best Advice You’ve Ever Received (and Are Willing to Pass On) | New York Times

A few years ago, I crowdsourced an entire book, called “The World According to Twitter.” Every night for 100 nights, I tweeted a provocative question; I published the best responses. (Sample question: “Supply the subject line…

The Time of Day Has a Significant Effect on Your Productivity | Medium

More hours does not guarantee peak performance. “All times of day are not created equal,” says Daniel Pink, author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. “Our performance varies considerably over the course…

Learning, Shallow And Deep | Medium

The world is full of knowledge. Some people dive deeper than others, but everyone has the capacity to learn. One way of the other, we gain the necessary knowledge to help us thrive. The ultimate aim of learning is to apply what you learn when it…

The Peculiar Blindness of Experts | The Atlantic

The bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a doomsday apocalypse resulting…

Bored And lonely? Blame Your Phone | Vox

A new book titled Bored Lonely Angry Stupid tries to answer this question by looking at the past. The authors examined diaries, letters, and memoirs of a broad cross-section of Americans from the 19th and 20th centuries, trying to capture.

Why Early Retirement IS All It’s Cracked Up To Be | MarketWatch

Sometimes, the stuff that people say about early retirement (and early retirees) is terrible. It is assumed that early retirement is the end of productive life and that unless we’re swimming in millions in cold hard cash, early retirement will…

Work on Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses | Zapier Blog

Think of something you want to improve about yourself. How would you categorize the thing you chose: Is it a strength or a weakness? In all likelihood, you chose a weakness. A study from 2016 found that we tend to see weaknesses…

Just 16 Minutes of Sleep Loss Can Hurt Your Productivity The Next Day | Quartz

Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately? Do you daydream, or are you making bad decisions? It might not be about your job but about your sleep. And it’s not all your fault. We each study different aspects of health and ageing.

Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning? | Scientific American

I’ve been wondering lately about the link between intelligence and meaning. People with high intelligence tend to adopt a critical attitude towards the world and avoid relying on positive illusions.

Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postaly Weekly