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Active Listening (and Why It's A Skill You Need)
As a former college student, I remember one morning arriving to class a few minutes before it began. Taking a seat with a coffee in hand, I unfolded the newspaper I'd picked up on the subway ride over and began reading (it was 2010 and I didn't consume news on my phone yet). Once class started, I didn't look up from the paper until my teacher loudly repeated, for a second time, that I put it away.
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5 Productivity Hacks: From One Student To Another
It’s that time of year again – students around the world are stressed out about final projects and fast approaching exams. As a student, I can relate to the struggle. When it comes to studying I’ve tried many tactics including procrastination, avoidance, and crying out of absolute despair, but I’ve found that approaching any situation head on with a plan works much better. 
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Three Simple Ways To Invest In Yourself
Investing in yourself is so important, and there’s no better time to do it than right now. Any time is a good time to start believing that you’re a capable person with a lot to offer, but since it’s the beginning of a new year — and the beginning of a new school semester for many members of our Flipd community — we wanted to impart a little bit of wisdom to set you up for a great year.
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On Friendship: Choose To Connect Offline
Last week I had a craving for a burger. I’m not talking about a wimpy fast-food cheeseburger — I was looking for a fresh beef patty cooked medium, topped with an over-easy egg, Gouda, avocado, bacon, and spinach. What can I say; I’m a woman who knows what she wants and I don’t mess around when it comes to burgers.
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Sleep More So You Can Do Better
We live in a fast paced world where a constant stream of information is only a click away. As soon as the alarm clock rings we're trying to catch up on news we missed out on while we were sleeping. We're reading the stories on our commute to work, checking for updates
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Dealing With Personal Distractions
There is no news like bad news. Turn on the TV, the Internet, or the radio and what comes out is how bad everything is at the moment. The main concern many people have is their future. If we pay too much attention to this and not enough to our own personal growth then you can very quickly find yourself in despair and not living life to your full potential.
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Digital Mindfulness Podcast
“Our problem isn’t information overload, it’s filter failure.” – Professor Clay Shirky This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Lawrence Ampofo, founder of the Digital Mindfulness firm, and a recognised thought leader in this space.  In this episode, I take listeners through our team's story 
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Why You Should Form Hobbies Over Habits
Four or so years ago, I was enticed to join a Crossfit gym. Before then, I’d had no habit of working out. While I’d played sports growing up and could comfortably run 3 miles and knew how to do a proper push-up, I’d never really spent time learning about exercising or trying 
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Why You Should Start Single-tasking If You Want To Get Ahead
I usually wake up to my phone’s alarm clock, scroll through the morning headlines, get ready for work listening to Spotify, read emails on the way to the office, and send a WhatsApp message to my mom. Sometimes I tweet something as I peruse Medium, prepare spreadsheets,