Consciously Curated: Happy, Gifted, Bad and Sad

Consciously Curated is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to keep you thinking good:
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Huffington Post: Black and Blue

“There is an economic disadvantage for Blacks that is built into the fabric of American society. We don’t need to beat ourselves up in a desire to keep with “the Joneses”. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive for excellence in every realm, but it does mean that killing yourself to try to keep up with images that may or may not be real will only lead to a life of frustration.”

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Consciously Curated: Be Happy, Learn Truth, Swinging Left or Alt-Right, Trump Knows You Better & Understanding Buffett

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Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

BBC: The Keys to Living A Meaningful Life
You are especially likely to be happier if your personal projects feel attainable. In fact, [Brian] Little has found that our confidence in achieving our projects is an even more important factor for our wellbeing than how much meaning a project has. Put differently, there are few things worse than having a core personal project that feels unobtainable. In fact, findings show that when someone is engaged in a personal project that makes them stressed and miserable, this is an even more powerful drag on their wellbeing than other more obvious factors like poverty. The perfect combination is to have one or more sustainable core projects that feel within reach and are also full of personal meaning, reflecting what matters to you in life.

Related – Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality

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Consciously Curated: Clever Ads, Loving Dad, Improvising Life, Facing Death

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Photo by Mario Calvo

Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

ADWEEK: Spotify Drops a Cool Campaign

“Spotify puts its vast trove of listener data to playful use in a new global out-of-home ad campaign—its largest OOH effort to date—with executions that playfully highlight some of the more bizarre user habits it noticed throughout 2016.”

Nice Inter-Faith Ad by Amazon Prime (Hat Tip, National Council of Churches):

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