“Chronos” is measured and counted, while “kairos” is lived and experienced

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Are you an “Interviewer” or a “Volunteer”?

An Interviewer and a Volunteer having an awkward conversation over coffee
An Interviewer and a Volunteer having an awkward conversation over coffee
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How to get around the algorithm and get eyes on your work

Person blowing confetti, demonstrating your writing being shared far and wide on twitter
Person blowing confetti, demonstrating your writing being shared far and wide on twitter
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Twitter hates external links


My phone habits got healthier when I applied classic stop-smoking techniques that have been proven to work.

Two phones in a basket on a table in front of a man and woman talking.
Two phones in a basket on a table in front of a man and woman talking.
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Once you understand them, you can supercharge any productivity system

post-its for a kanban wall
post-its for a kanban wall
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The point of the ‘Done’ column: Make your tasks separate and finishable


Do you remember how magical they were, how much promise they were filled with?

Manual for the NES game Faxanadu, pulled directly from my childhood and somehow on the internet. Click to see every page. Image by Bucky on Flickr.


This little-known term will help you understand the patterns of how you connect

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(And some more challenging ones)

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Hint: It’s not, “tell them it’s easy and they’ll pick it up no problem”

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Today’s unsolicited advice is that no one likes unsolicited advice, and most people are very bad at giving it usefully.

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On social media, most of the time when someone shares a problem or mishap, they’re actually sharing a story

McKinley Valentine

Full-time writer based in Melbourne, Australia. I make cult-hit newsletter The Whippet: Science, history, weirdness, and non-cliched advice | thewhippet.org

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