Time for some life hacks

There are numerous life hacks out there for all the different occasions. Some of them come in truly handy and become my favorites. Today I would like to share with you those life hacks or tricks which I find the most practical and useful to know. If there is something interesting you use that I didn’t mention, please take a moment and share it in the comment section below. Would love to learn some more! Thus, here we go – tried and loved life hacks from my “top 10 list”:

  • I found this one great: when you are trying to cross out words that you do to want to be legible anymore, don’t just strike them through, but write some random letters over them instead.

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The Inner Game of Tennis and Real Life

I have recently finished reading Timothy Gallwey’s “The Inner Game of Tennis”. As mentioned on Goodreads, it is: “a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning.” I am no tennis player. To be precise, I am no player at all, but a bit of golf now and then. Nevertheless, I found the book very relevant also for “games” outside the “court”.

While reading the book Continue reading The Inner Game of Tennis and Real Life

To write or not to write: why it is a good idea to write things down?

I am a big fan of writing. Not only in terms of writing lifestyle and psychology articles, culinary articles, my new book on cheesecakes (that will be coming out very soon, so stay tuned, or better subscribe for updates here), but also in terms of writing in general. I truly believe that this is a good skill and a necessary habit to have for everyone.

When I was a teen I was writing a diary. It was usually a thick notebook of 96 pages which in less than half a year I completed cover to cover. Back then it was a way to structure my thoughts and in a sense release myself of some of my worries. Nowadays I have two notebooks.

The first one Continue reading To write or not to write: why it is a good idea to write things down?

Be the Gardener, not the Carpenter for your kids

There is no doubt that we wish the best for our kids. We try as hard as we can and make choices as intelligently as possible. Nevertheless what often happens is that in an effort to give them the best we fall into the trap of micromanagement. We try to control them too much; we decide for them way too often; we try to protect them from all the possible troubles and problems. In a way this a natural wish – to protect your off-spring from everything. On the other hand, the same as micromanaging is a recipe for trouble in the corporate world; micromanaging childhood has many cons which by far outweigh its pros.

In her latest book “The Gardener and the Carpenter” Prof. Alison Gopnik propagates the idea that Continue reading Be the Gardener, not the Carpenter for your kids

Reflections on “good” and “bad”: insider trading and ethical dilemmas

One of these days I was trying to sort out my archives and stumbled upon notes of 2009 about Galleon (the huge insider trading scandal). I never actually got to assembling them into an article, yet I think that this subject warrants attention. This is even more so in the context of psychological issues involved. Thus, in this post let me address both.

To begin with, imagine, New York City, 2009. Continue reading Reflections on “good” and “bad”: insider trading and ethical dilemmas

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