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Cyber Monday 201752

The Oatmeal Cyber Monday Sale Use discount code CYBER25 and get 25% off your entire order Exploding Kittens - Party Pack Edition A new expanded version that supports up to ten players. It also plays party music, in case that's your thing. This product is not available on Amazon! Normally $30.00 HOLIDAY PRICE: $22.50 View Party Pack Source: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/black_friday2017

Dealing with worry

Worry is the opposite of useful. It destroys any potential usefulness. You’d think I’m referring to the word “useless.” But, I’m not. Wasting time watching more than 10 minutes of today’s news is useless. Spending more time than you need surfing others’ vacation photos is useless. Worry, however, is much worse than useless. It is un-constructive, i.e., it doesn’t just waste your time – it debilitates your ability to get anything productive done for a long time. I took the time to make the case against worry because it is important to understand the size of a problem before you deal with it. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to dealing with worry. Most folks have their own custom approach. However, it is impossible to deal with a problem you don’t understand. Acceptance follows understanding. And, it is only with acceptance that you can expect change. The best way to understanding a problem is to write about it. My new all-time favorite nugget about writing is that the word essay comes from the French word “essayer” – which means “to try.” Writing is our attempt to try and figure things out. This is why the first and most important step to dealing with worry is to write about it. As we write, we figure out what the nature of the beast is. And, this understanding is the basis of our ability to deal with it. Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Like this: Like Loading... Related https://alearningaday.com/2018/01/05/dealing-with-worry/

Multiplicative Idiocy11

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Funding Friday: Milford Graves Full Mantis

I want to see this documentary when it comes out so I backed it on Kickstarter today to make sure it gets made. http://avc.com/2018/01/funding-friday-milford-graves-full-mantis/

Questions and intent

Questions are a useful way to demonstrate intent. The way you ask a question in a discussion, for example, can clearly indicate if you want to contradict, challenge or learn. However, questions are only good replacements for intent if you don’t have enough context. If you are meeting an acquaintance who reached out for a favor, “how can I help?” is a good question to ask. Most people tend to be reluctant about asking for favors. So, asking “how can I help” sets the tone and demonstrates that you intend to help. Besides, you only have limited time with your acquaintances. So, it also helps center the conversation. However, I’ve learnt time and again that “how can I help?” is a poor question in a conversation with a close friend, team member or spouse. Instead, it is best to stay engaged and listen – the opportunity to help will reveal itself over the course of a conversation. If time is limited, a question like “what’s top of mind” works better. That’s because you have a great opportunity to demonstrate intent by just showing up and listening. Asking “how can I help” feels like a lazy, insincere, substitute. Asking “will x help,” on the other hand, works much better because it shows you’ve given possible solutions thought. Questions are powerful ways to show intent. So, it matters that we’re intentional about how we use them. Share this: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Like this: Like Loading... Related https://alearningaday.com/2018/01/04/questions-and-intent/