December 18, 2018

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Mental Blocks

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How to Overcome Mental Blocks By Morton M.Hunt HAVE YOU EVER found it impossible to figure out some gadget until someone showed you, then said, “Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?” Have you ever found it difficult to make a seemingly ordinary decision? Have you ever forgotten a friend’s name when introducing him […]

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Just Thinking

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By Philip Wylie AN ACQUAINTANCE rounded my house and found me sitting in the garden beside my lily pool. “Taking a break?” he asked. “Just-thinking,” I said. The man laughed. “Oh! Plotting a story.” “No. Thinking.” Opportunities to just think, alone and undisturbed, are not easy to find. Our homes and offices-if they are in […]

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Make Reading Count

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Make Your Reading Count By Herbert Morrison IT WAS about ten o’clock at night on a street corner in the dimly lit Brixton section of London. In the flickering circle of light cast by a gas lamp, a tall sallow man on a soapbox harangued a small cluster of bystanders. “Learn about the most interesting […]

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Think About

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What Athletes Think About I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED what runs through the minds of athletes under the stress of competition. Does an automobile racer ever want to drive his car off the grid onto a country road and escape? Do long-distance runners enjoy a particular sagacity because of the time available to turn the world’s […]

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Increase Your Energy

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How to Increase Your Energy By William James EVERYONE knows what it is start a piece of work, either intellectual or muscular, feeling stale. And everybody knows what it is to “warm up” to this job. The process of warming up gets particularly striking in the phenomenon known as “second wind.”

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Courage, Not Fear

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Communicate Courage, Not Fear By Morton Hunt “KEEP YOUR fears to yourself, but share your courage.” In our day of soul-baring confession books and television dramas in which the most personal problems are nearly solved through self-disclosure, that advice of Robert Louis Stevenson may sound old-fashioned.

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An Educated Guess

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By William l. Nichols When I was a boy I used to think that somewhere out ahead lay a magic moment when one would be grown up and know all the answers. At that point life would be easy: no more doubts, no more uncertainties; in any given situation one would know exactly what to […]

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The Soaring Spirit

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Secrets of the Soaring Spirit By Hilton Gregory It came in the mail with a collection of bills. Hundreds of copies of it must have gone out to residents of the suburb I live in, announcing that the local historical society wanted volunteer researchers. I let the letter slide into the wastebasket.

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How to Change Your Luck

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How to Change Your Luck By Harriet La Barre LUCK IS largely the result of taking appropriate action. When we’re passive, when we don’t take sufficient charge of our affairs. We’re victims of all kinds of back luck. Take, for example, a woman who complained that the dry cleaner ruined her slacks. “He ruined a […]

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Be Surprising

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How to Be Surprising By Robert L.Heilbroner ARE criminals more likely to be dark than blond? Can a person’s nationality be guessed from his photograph? Does the fact that a person wears horn-rimmed glasses imply that he is intelligent? The answer to each of these questions is obviously, “No.”

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