2,000 Years of Kindness
From Marcus Aurelius to Einstein, poets and philosophers on the deepest wellspring of our humanity.
Few things in life satisfy me as much as canceling social plans. As a reporter who regularly covers friendship, I am well-versed in the benefits of platonic connection. I know, for instance, that studies show that people with strong social ties live longer and are better protected against stress.
What if striving to be great is what's holding you back. “Good is the enemy of great” is one of the most popular self-improvement expressions there is. It’s the first sentence of an international bestselling business book, the title of another self-help book, and a mantra that NFL superstar J.
While she may seem like it at times, your wife is not a mind reader. And no matter how many wonderful, flattering, complimentary thoughts about her are swirling around in your head, she’s not going to appreciate them if you don’t tell her. The old adage remains: What goes unsaid goes unheard.
At some point in time it seems to have become etched in stone that muscle-building workouts must follow a very particular format — train different parts of your body, once a day, for somewhere between 40-90 minutes, 3-5 days per week.
When washing towels—or anything else, for that matter—you only need two tablespoons of laundry detergent per load. “It sounds counterintuitive,” says Richardson, “but people get crunchy towels or towels that smell sour or musty because they use too much detergent.