Peace Out, 2020
    By Ryan McCostlin on January 1, 2021 | 1 min read time

    The pursuit of happiness is literally written in the second paragraph of the first article of the Declaration of Independence. 

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    A Season of Hope
    By Ryan McCostlin on December 25, 2020 | 1 min read time

    In 1953, Fred Rogers moved back home to Pennsylvania after working for NBC in New York City. He got a job on The Children’s Corner, on Pittsburgh...

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    Who We Know Matters
    By Ryan McCostlin on December 18, 2020 | 1 min read time

    In 2019, Professor Paul Ingram of Columbia University published a first-of-its-kind paper on the careers of 90 pioneering abstract artists.

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    Our Answers Shape Our Narrative
    By Ryan McCostlin on December 11, 2020 | 1 min read time

    When we’re asked an honest question, we should do our best to answer it directly without waffling.

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    The Dunning-Kruger Effect
    By Ryan McCostlin on December 8, 2020 | 1 min read time

    About 90% of drivers think they’re above average. We don’t have to be statisticians to see the math on that doesn’t work. Lots of people think...

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    How Small Steps Can Build Lives
    By Ryan McCostlin on December 3, 2020 | 0 min read time

    When we’re thinking about our future, we tend to focus on the big decisions. Big steps. A career. A city. A spouse.

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    Following Our Own Rules
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 27, 2020 | 1 min read time

    John Wooden was the head basketball coach at UCLA from 1948-1975 and he had lots of rules.

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    What is Unconscious Competency?
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 23, 2020 | 1 min read time

    Driving a car is complicated. Pedals and blinkers and mirrors and merging and blind spots. But when we drive to the grocery store, we hardly think...

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    Quality Time vs. Quantity Time
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 19, 2020 | 1 min read time

    At work, the quality of our time matters.

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    How to Really Check In
    By Ryan McCostlin on November 16, 2020 | 0 min read time

    People who are good at maintaining relationships regularly check in. An email. A text. Holiday cards. Maybe some years we get a phone call on our...

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