5 Day Reading Challenge in October 2022 📚✨

5 Day Reading Challenge

Day 1️⃣

  1. The Rise of Mobile Gambling Is Leaving People Ruined and Unable to Quit by Maxwell Strachan (13 mins)

    There is a rise in mobile gambling. It is true that with your mobile phone, you can do everything you do in a casino. This 24/7 access creates a 24/7 temptation.

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  1. Focus: The Ultimate Guide on How to Improve Focus and Concentration by James Clear (11 mins) “Because of email alone, we typically waste one out of every six minutes”. Find out Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy for focused attention and the hacks to managing your concentration.

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  1. Avoiding Bad Behavior by FS Blog (6 mins)

    This article shares with you different insights into decision-making, writing, relationship, and reading.

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Day 2️⃣

  1. Emotions Aren’t the Enemy of Good Decision-Making by Cheryl Strauss Einhorn (10 mins)

    In the last newsletter, we knew that creating some buffers between our emotions and reactions can help us make better decisions. Try to practice “emotional bookending” to identify what your genuine concern is when you make a decision.

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  1. The Twisted Life of Clippy by Benjamin Cassidy (12 mins)

    Do you still remember Clippy? Clippy is the virtual assistant of Microsoft Word who was a “googly-eyed, caterpillar-browed paperclip”. He now becomes a cultural icon. Find out about his life here.

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  1. How to Figure Out What You Want out of Life by Allie Volpe (7 mins)

    Society has different expectations of us. We are influenced by these cultures. Nonetheless, these extrinsic motivations cannot give us a sense of authenticity. Instead, we have to search for intrinsic motivations.

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Day 3️⃣

  1. How Do You Live in the Present by Arlin Cuncic (8 mins)

    In this difficult situation, it’s hard to stay focused and live in the moment. Here are some tips to appreciate the presence.

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  1. Brain Training Doesn’t Work by Scott H. Young (7 mins)

    Rumor has it, playing chess and playing Sudoku is a way to train our brain. However, some studies have found that these activities may not be as helpful in training your intelligence as you expected. Learning is the key to success.

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  1. The IKEA Effect - Why People Fall in Love with Their Own Ideas by Howie Mann (6 mins)

    We always overestimate the value of the products that we make. Here’s how to fix it.

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Day 4️⃣

  1. What Is 'Quiet Quitting’? by Amina Kilpatrick (4 mins)

    “Quiet quitting” is a new term on social media. With Gen Z entering the workplace, they tend to adopt the idea and avoid being burnout.

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  1. You’re Not Addicted to Technology. Here’s What’s Happening Instead by Jason Feifer (10 mins)

    “Technology addiction” is a common social phenomenon. Some researchers, however, disagree with the word “addiction.” We are actually overusing technology which can be explained by the “self-determination theory.”

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  1. Novelty Fallacy: Why New Isn’t Always Better by Dr. Hannah Rose (6 mins)

    Our society is very fast-paced. We are bombarded by new diet ideas, new software, and new policies. However, is new always better?

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Day 5️⃣

  1. Fear setting: An Exercise to Define and Conquer Your Fears by Dr. Hannah Rose (7 mins)

    Making a decision is sometimes fearful. Fear is a natural mechanism that protects us from danger. Although it’s a kind of inborn protection, the level of fear can be managed by “Fear Setting.”

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  1. How Innovative Ideas Arise by James Clear (8 mins)

    A toaster seems to be a simple machine. It has, in fact, 400 components. Oftentimes, we underestimate the complexity of the world. The toaster story told by Thomas Thwaites reflects that innovative thinkers do not create but they connect.

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  1. Liminal Creativity by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (8 mins)

    Liminality refers to the ambiguity that arises from a transitional period. The feeling of uncertainty is a by-product. How can we embrace this stressful period? Here’s how.

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