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Every day can be a productive day. Commit yourself and achieve your goals.

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Let’s start with the question of what is an unproductive day. This is when a whole day passes, where you haven’t accomplished anything that can prove to be fulfilling. This does not only pertain to work, however. You can still go through a day at home, relaxed, but still feeling like something good came out of the hours you spent at home. Being unproductive means you feel like you wasted time, and no matter how you try, you can’t get anything done.

On the other hand, having a productive day means that you have made your hours count and done…

“We were both young when I first saw you,” is perhaps a nod to fans reminiscing their journey with the singer-songwriter through her youth, career, and maturity as an artist

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In launching her own re-recording and new release of Love Story — along with the rest of the Fearless album from 2008 planned for this April — Taylor Swift is sticking it up to the man, so to speak.

Her old portfolio was acquired by music manager Scooter Braun — when he acquired Big Machine Records — who then sold it to an investment firm (in which he is still involved) for $300M. While Swift originally planned to acquire these rights, she was somehow blocked from doing so.

Why is this important? Swift owns the songwriting credits to all of…

While things are undoubtedly challenging, it is more crucial than ever before to retain an optimistic mindset despite life’s many challenges

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A friend of mine was recently having issues with trying to stay on top of work and home related matters during the pandemic. He was confiding to me about everything he had to do, and I was trying to help him make the most out of what he had. It took some doing, but he’s much better able to maintain a positive outlook. It was a struggle, but it did get me thinking!

The human brain is notorious for making bad things seem worse, while simultaneously being a bastion of hope in seemingly overwhelming odds. There is no denying that…

Never stop questioning

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I apologize if it happens to raise the ire of anyone due to the strange reputation of the Flat Earth Society. It’s kind of a weird thought that anyone would even remotely believe that the Earth could be flat, and more often than not, some of the most significant representatives of the Society tend to be aggressive with their line of thinking.

I know there was a time when I wouldn’t have given it a second thought, and I might have even argued about it, but there is honestly little point in arguing with a flat-Earther.

I know this, because…

Can the iPhone 12 can go toe-to-toe with the best Android devices at present?

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No thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple had to debut the latest iteration of its famous smartphone with less than the regular fanfare and hoopla. The company managed to stage a physical event with limited attendants and somewhat muted coverage.

Unfortunately, one of the subsequent media releases about the latest iPhone has not been that flattering. The previously unbeatable benchmark leader suddenly found itself not topping the test results.

‘Unimpressive’ benchmark scores

As reported on Forbes, Antutu benchmark test results leaked by Ice Universe for the iPhone 12 line showed a marginal bump. Based on a tip from serial leaker Ice Universe, the…

Are you looking for enlightenment or miracle cure?

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It is an unfortunate fact that not everyone is ready for what life has to offer. Rarely anyone ever is. Life can often get us in a position where we feel we can’t get out, and we start to become desperate as we look for ways out.

It gets to the point where we start to believe things we typically wouldn’t, such as the so-called “miracle cures”. I’ve had too many friends fall for such a thing, even when I and many other friends are telling them to think things through.

My problem with these gurus in general, is their…

So-called “gurus” and “coaches” can take advantage of our vulnerability — at least the fake ones

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There are times when we hit a slump, fall into one of life’s many pits, and fail to get out of it on our own. It isn’t a very cheery thought, but it’s something that everyone goes through at one point in our lives.

In my case, there was an event that started the downward spiral that I’m honestly still a little too vulnerable to talk about. I needed help, and it was around the time when I started hearing from celebrities (I know, bad idea) about the effectiveness of having a life coach in their lives.

Somehow and some…

Mental illness can be debilitating not only to the suferrer but also their loved ones and those who care for them

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Few things in life that are harder than living with someone with schizophrenia. This chronic mental disorder — which affects a little under one percent of the population — isn’t just a debilitating condition that affects a person’s ability to manage their emotions properly, think clearly, make sound and rational decisions, and considerably lower their quality of life as a result.

Depending on its severity, it’s likely to have a significant impact on those around them too.

In fact, it’s a colossal undertaking to deal with a person with schizophrenia daily, especially if the individual suffering from this terrible illness…

Feel-good vibes make you forget it’s 2020

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Now here you go again, you say, you want your freedom. Well, who am I to keep you down? It’s only right that you should play the way you feel it, but listen carefully.

If what I typed made you think of a content man drinking juice while rolling down the street on his longboard, then you win the internet.

It’s a strange notion, but it’s been a strange year, and the social media viral sensations have been equally strange.

A viral video has been making the rounds in TikTok as of late, showcasing Nathan Apodaca rolling down his longboard…

Be firm, be grateful, and don’t feel guilty about saying “no”

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A few weeks back, I had a chance encounter with a former co-worker. We worked together on a project around 8 years ago. We drifted apart after that and lost communication as we got busy with other work and priorities. It was a pleasant surprise, although I did not expect what would happen next.

He asked me out on a date — he was in town for the weekend, and he thought it would be nice if we had dinner. I had to politely decline since I am currently in a committed relationship. …

Michelle Aarons

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