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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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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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Thinking Of A Digital Detox This Summer? Try These Instead.
There’s a problem with the word digital detox. Much like a fad diet or week-long juicing cleanse, it implies that we should take a short break from technology in order to improve our relationship with it —like that’s all we need. As we’ve seen from the rise of digital detox camps and luxurious low-tech resort getaways, it often means 
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Your Phone Is The Reason For These Bad Habits (that You Probably Have)
Last year I lost my phone on a trip to China. I’d lost it before I’d even gotten off the plane actually, and I spent two weeks exploring the country without it. I enjoyed the concept of phone-free living so much that I didn’t bother getting a new one when I got home.