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Mental Health

Distorted Expectations Are Ruining Your Reality

This past week, an internal Facebook document was released which showed, essentially, that Instagram is toxic, and Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, is well aware. One internal Facebook slide stated, “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls.” Sadly, this isn’t a surprise. Instagram creates a false reality: a highlight reel of…

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A Better Way to Fuel Our Minds and Bodies

One of the biggest stories of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was mental health. From Simone Biles to Naomi Osaka, more and more athletes were speaking up about mental health. And for good reason. It is hard, if not impossible, to separate the mind from the body. And for so many elite athletes, the pressure…

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The Power of Constraints to Protect Against Existential Anxiety

I’ve written about constraints in the past (some links are below) but I think the concept is becoming increasingly important. Here’s why: In a world where technology is accelerating, you have access to what, for all intents and purposes, is infinity in more areas of your life. A few examples include dating apps (endless potential matches);…

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Countering the Incentive to Hate and Divide on Social Media

Venture onto Facebook, Twitter, or any online forum, and you are littered with people taking firm stances on the latest controversial topic. They espouse their views—for this, against that—all the while condemning the other side. Such rants are increasingly filled with verbiage bordering on hate and contempt, an utter disbelief that anyone could hold such a…

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