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Nautilus
6 min read
Happiness

No, You Can’t Feel Sorry for Everyone: The idea of empathy for all ignores the limits of human psychology.

The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel the pain of suffering in geographically distant countries brought to our attention by advances in communications and transportation. Violence, seen on historical timescales, is decreasing. The great modern humanitarian project of expanding the scope of our empathy to include the entire human race seems to be working. Our in-group (those we choose to include in our inner circle and to spend our energies on) is growing, and our out-group (everybody else) shrinking. But there’s a wrinkle in thi
Mic
9 min read
Happiness

7 Unconscious Mistakes That Make You Waste Money on Food

It happens to the best of us: You go to the grocery store and get so excited by all that gleaming summer fruit that you buy a bunch, then let half of it go bad in the fridge. Or you order the lobster special at a restaurant and end up eating enough for two. Or you buy a “fancy” ingredient like truffle oil for one recipe and then never use the bottle again. Food waste — and the financial waste that goes along with it — is a huge problem in the United States. Americans lose out on $29 billion worth of food annually just because they don’t know what sell-by dates mean, as Mic has reported. We als
Mic
5 min read
Self-Improvement

The 10 Best and Worst US Cities for Stress: Here’s Where to Live if You Need to Relax

Always have a pressing project for work that gets in the way of date night? Sick of your commute, low pay, high rent or sleep deprivation? Whether it’s these or other factors stressing you out, the problem might not actually be you, your job or even your noisy neighbors. Perhaps it is the combined qualities of the place where you live and work that’s got your stress-o-meter in a frenzy — at least according to a new report ranking American cities by stress levels published Tuesday by personal finance site WalletHub. Surprisingly, huge metropolises like New York City did not rank among the most
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Alex K., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Unconventional, pragmatic advice…

The book flies in the face of so much conventional self-help wisdom that it’s hard not to label the book as anti-self-help. And yet, that label undermines how pragmatic the book actually is. In the overcrowded, oversaturated, over-clichéd self-help genre, this is is a book well worth whatever f*cks you can muster.