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Freedom from Envy

There was one time I was feeling envious of a peer. I knew it was a problem, for I felt that most other things in my life were in order — save for this rather uncontrollable emotion. I decided to turn to the internet for help. I searched the phrase […]

The Job Posting

She watched the plane as it took off, trying her best to hold back the tears that flowed. She had been preparing for this day for the past few months. She remembered how he broke the news to her: the dinner; the wine; the soft lighting.

Happiness and the Value of Life

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the bestselling book Flow, writes in his follow-up book Finding Flow that being happy alone does not mean we have a good quality of life; rather, he says that it is what we do — not how happy we are — that determines the quality. […]

Nails on a blackboard

Lately, I’ve been bothered by a lack of purpose in my life. I’ve officially graduated, having received my final semester results a couple of days ago (they were average — more or less what I had expected). Up until then, I had told myself I deserved a little break, and […]

The Eternal Lightness of Being

I recently finished Milan Kundera‘s book The Eternal Lightness of Being. This has been the first novel I’ve read in years, and I must say it doesn’t disappointment. Although I’m not a fan of authors breaking the fourth wall, it was relatively infrequent and not excessive. The stories (the book […]

Windows Market Share, Mac Anti-Virus

If you’ve ever wondered about why Microsoft Windows attracts so many viruses, and why Macs have essentially none (yet), maybe this will help you understand: the market share of Windows has just dropped below 90% (the lowest it has ever been), while Apple just issued a “recommendation” for Mac users […]