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"Evidence shows that longer work hours make us less productive. The example of the Netherlands shows how shorter work time can be achieved without a reduction in productivity and in living standards. Longer work hours are also associated with poor health and higher mortality rates – we may be risking our lives by working longer."
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I really like that in Daring Greatly, Brené Brown follows this question with “What’s worth doing even if you fail?”
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"Ask yourself what kind of person you want to be in the life that you will live today. Throughout the day, remind yourself that your life is happening right now."
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Dogs (and Cats) Can Love

Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.
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"When I was 19, my girlfriend and I were going to study in Paris. Our boyfriends came to the docks to see us off. Right as we were getting on the ship, my friend’s boyfriend said to her: ‘If you go, I won’t wait for you.’ So she turned around and decided to stay. My fiance saw this and told me: ‘I won’t wait for you either.’ I said: ‘Don’t!’”

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"If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being."
— Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)

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"For a long time, memory researchers assumed that memories were like volumes stored in a library. When your brain remembered something, it was simply searching through the stacks and then reading aloud from whatever passage it discovered. But some scientists now believe that memories effectively get rewritten every time they’re activated, thanks to a process called reconsolidation. To create a synaptic connection between two neurons the associative link that is at the heart of all neuronal learning you need protein synthesis. Studies on rats suggest that if you block protein synthesis during the execution of learned behavior pushing a lever to get food, for instance the learned behavior disappears. It appears that instead of simply recalling a memory that had been forged days or months ago, the brain is forging it all over again, in a new associative context. In a sense, when we remember something, we create a new memory, one that is shaped by the changes that have happened to our brain since the memory last occurred to us."

Slate Magazine, “The Science of Eternal Sunshine by Steven, March 22, 2004

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"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries."
Theodore Roethke, Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke (via viperslang)

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"Why do we just accept things? "comfort!!!"

Wye Oak, known for its glorious guitar noise, trades it in for a synthesizer-driven sound.
Stream Shriek from NPR Music’s First Listen. 
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"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?""Probably sitting at the kitchen table with my dad, an hour after my mother died, realizing we had to figure out what we were going to do for lunch."