Sam Chan

i just want to read articles & listen to podcasts & hear people's stories

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Sam Chan

174 days ago

Some of the greatest romances of my life have been friendships. And these friendships have been, in many ways, more mysterious than erotic love: more subtle, less selfish, more attuned to kindness.

When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

184 days ago

f you genuinely want to become better, you must surround yourself with people who will hold you to a higher standard than you currently hold yourself.

Surround Yourself with People Who Hold You to a Higher Standard than You Hold Yourself

journal.thriveglobal.com

Sam Chan

184 days ago

This study points to an uncomfortable truth: We think our daughters are more fragile, both physically and emotionally, than our sons.

Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared?

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

192 days ago

Wow!! I've never thought of it like this before. Definitely something that I need to work on for myself and how I view others.

We praise those who demonstrate “intrinsic motivation”, but sometimes all that means is that they have successfully internalised society’s drill-sergeant. We call them “driven”, which should be a clue: they are being yelled at, only by themselves.

Self-discipline is overrated, so go easy on yourself

theguardian.com

Sam Chan

192 days ago

I started journaling a little bit this year, and it was so so so helpful. I want to continue this over the summer and make it a daily habit! This article is telling me even more reasons why I should.

You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.

nymag.com

Sam Chan

192 days ago

Love love love.

Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem

theatlantic.com

Sam Chan

195 days ago

How to spot a psychopath

telegraph.co.uk

Sam Chan

195 days ago

Talking to the Popular Girls, 20 Years Later

thecut.com

Sam Chan

320 days ago

This.

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

hbr.org

Sam Chan

320 days ago

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

medium.com

Sam Chan

320 days ago

Neat! I'll have to consider trying this one month.

A Month Without Sugar

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

320 days ago

One of my New Years resolutions!!

How I became a morning person (and why I decided to make the change)

medium.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

ideas.ted.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

How to Have a Culturally Rich Vacation

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

30 Things I’ve Carried For 15 Months On the Road (An Essay On Minimalism)

medium.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

The dirty secret of parenting is that kids can do more than we think they can, and it’s up to us to figure that out.

Parents: let your kids fail. You’ll be doing them a favor

qz.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

Either I had become a completely privileged jerk or my own country was not as amazing as I had once thought it to be. This wasn't an unusually bad offer: It was just American Reality.

Living in Switzerland ruined me for America and its lousy work culture

vox.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

The TSA is a waste of money that doesn't save lives and might actually cost them

vox.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

Counting your blessings—even if they have nothing to do with the delay at hand—may remind you of the value of being a member of a cooperative human society and the importance of “not being a jerk,

Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes

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Sam Chan

321 days ago

How do we make decisions?

science.howstuffworks.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

Turning Your Vacation Photos Into Works of Art

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

321 days ago

An American in France Finds Adventures in the Day-to-Day

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

384 days ago

This article is awesome! Love Eat This, Not That books.

8 Ways to Lose Weight When You’re Crazy Busy

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Sam Chan

441 days ago

Very cool! I love that last fact a lot.

How Not to Gain Weight on Vacation

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

441 days ago

Yes! I'll def do this (if I have the financial means) when I'm older. Kids are sooo smart and might even find better hidden gems & deals than adults.

When Your Child Is the Travel Agent

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

441 days ago

Love this! Inspires me to travel. :)

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and Travel

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

514 days ago

Interesting! The other side of Airbnb.

How to Survive Being an Airbnb Host

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

514 days ago

Totally loved Piper!

Pixar fans went to see ‘Dory’ but fell in love with ‘Piper’

washingtonpost.com

Sam Chan

518 days ago

What David Sedaris Can’t Travel Without

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

540 days ago

What Sweetgreen’s Sriracha Ban Tells Us About Hot Sauce

time.com

Sam Chan

564 days ago

I am not afraid of the world, but I am afraid of people who are afraid of the world.”

‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and Travel

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

594 days ago

Love it!

the idea being that there are other, quieter ways to measure students’ understanding of the material than how quickly and loudly they can talk about it.

How Schools Are Failing Their Quietest Students

nymag.com

Sam Chan

597 days ago

10 habits of genuinely charming people

businessinsider.com

Sam Chan

597 days ago

Hahaha I want to be a part of this!

Inside the elite, super-secret world of L.A.'s coolest girls on Facebook

fusion.net

Sam Chan

598 days ago

Would definitely try to attend this with my future kids, depending on who the president is that year. I'd wait a long long time for Barack Obama!

The White House Easter egg roll sounds fun and glamorous. It’s neither.

washingtonpost.com

Sam Chan

598 days ago

Great concept! Would love to attend these as a mom.

Let Them Make Noise: A ‘Dining Club’ Invites Toddlers

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

598 days ago

This is awesome! More places should do this. Please.

A woman saw hungry people digging in her restaurant's trash, so she put a fridge outside.

upworthy.com

Sam Chan

600 days ago

This is a must read! Definitely inspirational and makes me really want to go into Teach for America after college.

Middle School As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Teacher’s Cell Phone — Bright — Medium

medium.com

Sam Chan

600 days ago

This is SO important.

More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

npr.org

Sam Chan

600 days ago

This is real. This is me!

but gone are the days of pre-coffee Facebook scrolling first. These days I go straight for the Fitbit app.

A Day In The Life Of A Fitbit User

womensrunning.competitor.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

Describing success is very easy and often superficial. Describing failure can be a really interesting, meaningful conversation.

Surprisingly Simple Hacks to Make You Super Productive

fortune.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

lol!!

And they got to eat their favorite food instead of sticking to an unrelenting and confusing diet just to stay hot so their boyfriend won’t leave them for his 23-year-old assistant

A Few Questions About the Specials

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

I love this idea! Why not try the very best item that each market has to offer rather than mediocrity overall at one place?

It’s very specialized, and that provides a lot of value to the customer. People love the individual personalities of the vendors.

New Seattle Marketplaces Satisfy Appetites for Everything

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

Who knew?!

“recreational athletes who would like to improve their performance” might consider swapping a daily cookie or soda for a square or two of dark chocolate

well.blogs.nytimes.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

I am such a CLIP. I'm sorry!!

LIP has done a certain activity or commute, what they remember is that one time things went the quickest. And that amount of time is what sticks in their head as how long that thing takes

Why I’m Always Late

waitbutwhy.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

I totally do this and this is awesome!!

The act of taking a picture before eating — including all of the natural-light seeking and angle tweaking that goes into it — can actually make food taste better.

The Psychological Case for Instagramming Your Food

nymag.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

this generation has to decide is whether higher education and health-care innovation, access, and high quality can be best achieved through opening these sectors to more free-market reforms or though increased government control

Millennials like socialism — until they get jobs

washingtonpost.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

“We’ve all seen the poor and the middle class suffer during this economic downfall, and we need someone who cares about them, not about corporations.”

Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests

nytimes.com

Sam Chan

601 days ago

Wow. This relates so much to my legislative speech!

Growing Up in a Bad Neighborhood Does More Harm Than We Thought

mobile.nytimes.com

Sam Chan

603 days ago

Love Shonda's shows and this one sounds really intriguing!

‘The Catch': How you can tell you’re watching a ShondaLand drama

washingtonpost.com

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