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Social Media Change

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If you’re over 30, there is something you need to read in order to understand anyone under the age of 20. It’s a post on Buzzfeed showing how a typical teenager uses Snapchat, How To SnapChat Like The Teens. I’m going to ...

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Why You Need Discipline To Develop Diligence

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Some people, when stuck in a unchanging pattern, look for ways to improve themselves, their routine, or work product. They take a class, or read a book, or look at motivational memes. The motivation works — for a couple days. But eventually it wears ...

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Just Another Day

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Today is the first Tuesday of 2016. By being a Tuesday, it doesn’t have the je ne sais quoi of a Monday. You can’t blame things on “a case of the Tuesdays.” No one says that. People dread Mondays. Tuesdays just sort ...

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The Illusion Of Control

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Yesterday my son had surgery. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TNA in medical jargon). A fairly simple procedure in the realm of surgeries. I had mine taken out when I was around 8 and vaguely remember it as not being that bad ...

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Imagination > Plastic

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So Christmas has come and passed. My five-year-old son received a boatload of presents. A huge RC monster truck. Transformers. A RC helicopter. Puzzles. Legos. A Power Wheels Mini-Cooper for him to drive around in. An iPad mini (his schools ...

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Don’t Settle For Boredom

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Last week over at Above The Law, I wrote a post entitled Grit and a Growth Mindset: It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is intimidated by obstacles, sees effort as fruitless, and takes criticism ...

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What Makes Lawyers Happy?

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Many law students and new lawyers are obsessed with things such as rank, grades, and law review. But (thanks to the Legal Skills Prof Blog) I recently came across an empirical research study on SSRN that shows that those things ...

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Allegory Of The Long Spoons

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The following is a brief allegory, told from a Jewish perspective. Initially I heard it as a Buddhist lesson. I’m sure there are variations of the tale across many religions, it’s message so universal. Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an ...

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Work-Life Balance: Denouement

Balance. Or lack thereof?

  This past week, I wrapped up the manuscript for my forthcoming book, The Marble and The Sculptor – hence the lack of updates this past week. Not to mention it was a hectic week.  A large brief for an ...

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What Is More Important Than Winning?

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Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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