Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes! Slava Ukraini! Heroiam slava! #slavaukraini

Glory to Ukraine!” (UkrainianСлава Україні!romanizedSlava Ukraini!IPA: [ˈslɑʋɐ ʊkrɐˈjin⁽ʲ⁾i] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a Ukrainian national salute, known as a symbol of Ukrainian sovereignty and resistance and as the official salute of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2018. It is often accompanied by the response “Glory to the heroes!” (Ukrainian: Героям слава!romanized: Heroiam slava!). Source: Glory to Ukraine – Wikipedia

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MIT Has Predicted that Society Will Collapse in 2040

Will they be right?

When Life Hurts, Stop Clinging to It: The Philosophy of Epictetus

There’s a lot to be learned from the thinking of the ancient philosophers called stoics. Here is one example…

‘SNL’ Gives a Sharp, Frustrated Take on Abortion Rights

Last night’s cold open delivered a barrage of punch lines about how principles from the Middle Ages are serving as the legal precedent for contemporary life. Source: ‘SNL’ Gives a Sharp, Frustrated Take on Abortion Rights

Think different

Bathe your mind in this thinking…

Never Freak Out

If you can prevent your emotions from taking over in the face of stress, you can avoid a lot of regret and set a good example for others. Source: Never Freak Out

How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important. Learn how to tell the difference and how to manage it here: How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine #slavaukraini #heroiamslava

I’ve been using Twitter for well over a decade and last Sunday morning, I read the first tweet that made me sob:

How can this be happening in this day and age when people can livestream the atrocities as they are found and here we sit, doing nothing.

Last night I stumbled across ‘Servant of the People‘ on Netflix. Volodymyr Zelensky’s story could not be more bizarre if it had been scripted by Hollywood (unfamiliar? I refer you to the Wikipedia article). You’ll get a feel for ‘Servant of the People’ from this trailer…

I don’t know what images Ukraine brings to mind, but if you’re like most Americans you didn’t know much about it until the Russian invasion started. As you can see from the trailer above, this is a beautiful, peaceful country that is now being raped by a madman.

Zelensky may have been a comic before he ascended to office, but there’s nothing comical about the situation now. Click the image below to see the damage and learn more about the invasion and war crimes.

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We ask ourselves hypotheticals all the time like if I were a German during WWII, would I have stood up for the Jews. The question today is not hypothetical: will you stand up for Ukrainians? Here is a link to information about the ways you can support Ukraine now.

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What You Find When You Leave Your Job

The “Great Resignation” isn’t really about rejecting work—it’s about redefining one’s sense of self. Source: What You Find When You Leave Your Job

Top 10 Typical Thomas Müller Goals

I love soccer due in large part to watching this guy play for the past 12 years. Watch it and you’ll understand why!

The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril. Source: The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

F*ck ‘the slap’. Fight the slaughter! #buchamassacre #slavaukraini

It’s easy in our society to get caught up in the thick of thin things like ‘the slap’. This morning Margaret Brennan interviewed Vlodomir Zelensky on Face the Nation and I felt like I had a slap in the face.

Later, I came across this…
And finally this…

Full interview with transcript here.

The Slap via @charlesmblow

Of all the opinions I’ve heard in the past week, I find this one the most useful in understanding why I was so disturbed by what I saw.

Blow said “I saw an expression of toxic masculinity how men too often… profess to protect the vulnerable with violence when in fact they’re animated by their own fragility”. To this I simply say ‘yes’.

Why People Are Acting So Weird

Crime, “unruly passenger” incidents, and other types of strange behavior have all soared recently. Why? Source: Why People Are Acting So Weird

Why community matters so much — and how to find yours

A community can serve as a social safety net, but finding one and becoming a part of it is different from simply making friends. Source: Why community matters so much — and how to find yours

The Body as a Vessel for Living via @zenhabits

Leo Babauta says “something I’ve noticed is that we spend a lot of our lives wrapping our identity in our bodies. If our body is something we’re proud of, we feel really good about ourselves … but much more often, it’s a sense that something is wrong with us because our bodies don’t hit some ideal.” Go to the Source: The Body as a Vessel for Living – zen habits

The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes Of Your Life via @BreneBrown

Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston. Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She’s the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Braving the Wilderness.

Top 20 Greatest Seinfeld Quotes of All Time

Who doesn’t love an iconic Seinfeld quote?

7 surprising benefits of sleep for your health, mood and relationships

Getting decent shut-eye boosts our bodies and brains, but did you know about these lesser-known benefits of sleep? Source: 7 surprising benefits of sleep for your health, mood and relationships

New Research on How to Overcome Setbacks

After a failure, a focus on external causes may protect self-efficacy.

“Despite our best attempts to prevent self-regulation failure and stay motivated and focused (e.g., through goal setting or progress monitoring), setbacks can still occur.

While it is healthy and adaptive to take responsibility for a failure and aim to improve performance, blaming oneself—especially internal causes beyond one’s control (e.g., thinking that “I’m weak” or “I have no willpower”)—is dysfunctional and has a negative effect on motivation and self-confidence.

Blaming oneself is also often inaccurate because, in many situations, we underestimate—or are not even aware of—external factors that contributed to the failure. For example, you may not be aware of the effects of a medication, TV commercials, or friends’ eating behavior on your experience of hunger and ability to stick to a diet.”

Source: New Research on How to Overcome Setbacks

Inducing Cognitive Dissonance Can Reveal the Truth

Creating cognitive dissonance is an effective elicitation technique. Source: Inducing Cognitive Dissonance Can Reveal the Truth

Why You Need to Be Happy Alone to Be Close to Another Person

Being with others to avoid being alone will not bring you intimacy. Source: Why You Need to Be Happy Alone to Be Close to Another Person

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