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The truth about jet lag and how to overcome it

In a couple of weeks I’m flying to Europe, so I’ve been thinking about jet lag recently and how to overcome it. I’ve been overseas a few times before and had a mixture of reactions. Occasionally jet lag knocks me…

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Keep doing things you’re terrible at—here’s why

I read a story recently about a chess teacher, Elizabeth Spiegel, who sits her kids down after each game they lose in a tournament and makes them replay all of their mistakes. These kids are great at chess, but they regularly spend time focusing on the parts they're bad at. The story explored how this practice helps the kids to build character and resilience and to broaden their thinking so they can avoid making the same mistakes next time.

How We Publish at Crew

Routines are very important to me. I get up in the morning. I eat three-to-five children’s gummy vitamins and then start making coffee. I joined the team at Crew a few months ago as their lead writer—a dream come true—but that’s another story for a different time. Before we could even think about writing, we had to answer a few questions about what we wanted our the blog to be.

Extremely Noisy and Incredibly Loud: How we are Causing our own Hearing Loss

The construction next door to me is still going on, it’s been going on for about 4 months now. They begin every morning at around eight. There’s also some birds chirping, cars passing by the house, the fridge is running, and the lights are buzzing. I like to think that I can block these out but the brain has a funny way of letting you know you are terribly wrong about things. By about mid-day I storm out of the house in a rage in search for some quiet. Much has been said about the benefits of some amount of noise for productivity, but what happens when there’s too much of it?

Value Over Pageviews : How to not let Metrics Ruin Your Life

I used to be a member of P.R.E.A.M. Pageviews Rule Everything Around Me. This was not the best time of my life. It was filled with a lot of conversations about how to improve my: clickability, shareability, and virality.
“I think we just need to work on finding what hits a nerve.”
Oh is that it?

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