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Post Breakup, What’s Your New Role as an Ex?

"What do I do the next time I see her?" That's a great question. When you are no longer your lover's Lover, what is the new role you play, and what does that tell you about what to do next? As … more

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Remember the Acrobat

Did you fail this week? I hope so. Most people don’t like the phrase, “I failed,” I say it all the time, and I’d like you to try it out. Say it with gusto. Say it this week. Here’s how: Remember … more

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A.J. Jacobs, Smartest, Fittest Guinea Pig, is Your Cousin.

A.J. Jacobs is my Cousin. He’s yours, too, and he is on a mission to make sure we know it. I interviewed A.J. to find out why he takes his role as Cousin so seriously, and I’m convinced we would all … more

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Join the Family that Connects Kids to College

In my role as Neighbor, I've made a point of getting to know people I would never meet in other situations. As a result I've made some of the most meaningful connections to remarkable people, like … more

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Four More Pills. Is this Really the End of Meds for Me?

Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Is that it? For five years I have felt no Despair. My therapist and psychiatrist helped me dial in a cocktail of medication that made sure of that, and last … more

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Failure of a Falsifiable Hypothesis is Success, Plus Dating Statistics

"There is no such thing as a unicorn, little boy." This is what's called a falsifiable hypothesis, a claim that can be proven false. Failure of this hypothesis would be the production of a … more

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Go Back to the Start

I was with my daughter at a film festival which had been sponsored by Chipotle, and the following commercial played at the beginning of every show. (Watch it in a minute.) It's beautifully produced, … more

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Come Get the Goggles. They’re ready for you.

You've seen us wearing the goggles, making our declarations, and helping each other do something big that really matters. They almost always do their magic, and they only cost the postage rate when … more

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An Entire Life Plan on 17 3×5 Cards

I now carry my entire life’s plan everywhere I go. Written in pencil on 17 3x5 cards, it’s the most efficient form of the Simple System for Everything. You can do it too, easily. Here is what it does … more

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A Great Year Plan for 2014

It was one of the best and worst days. I don't know why what happened happened. The thought of a day alone on the beach with my aspirations for the new year bubbling up in my stomach made me giddy. I … more