Conflicts With Colleagues

If you’re lucky, you’ve never worked with anyone who’s either unconsciously incompetent or actively seeking to stomp on colleagues as he ascends the ladder. But if you have, you’re aware that even one person like this can wreak havoc in the workplace. Occasionally when I first …

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Games and Chance

The board and card game traditions have also given a lot to digital games. What I think digital games have taken the most from board games and card games is the way they manage chance. Both contemporary designed games and older folk games have invented many systems for managing chance …

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Hiring A Website Designer

Authors who are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with designing websites, or who simply don’t have the time, may hire professional web designers to help them. Usually a web designer will ask you to provide content for your website and they’ll incorporate that content into their design, which means that …

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Freedom Is Not Free

When I lived in Washington DC in 2008, many young politicians would talk about America’s global significance. One rather trivial conversation sticks with me. I was told with conviction over happy-hour drinks, by a very well-meaning man, that ‘America was the world’s first true democracy’. When I opined …

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The Quality Of Been Morally Right

Judging other people and situations as wrong in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. It is what it is. However, it does come at a price. When we get stuck in a right-versus-wrong paradigm, there’s nowhere to go except toward more tension, stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and so …

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The Science of Luck

Some people seem to turn everything they turn into gold, others meanwhile as constantly being harassed by misfortune. From a purely logical and physical - and there are no such things as leprechauns and pots of gems at the end of the rainbow perspective - there really is no such thing as …

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