Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Dear PickTheBrain Community,

Everyday I am given dozens of reasons to be thankful that you are part of this wonderful, ever expanding self improvement community – a group of people that are intent on growing yourselves as well as …

How the billionaire founder of LinkedIn turned his dream of being a 'public intellectual' into a life as one of Silicon Valley's most prominent investors

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Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and an influential tech investor.
He has a masters in philosophy from Oxford and considers it useful to his approach to business.
His role as a prominent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship and careers is the result of a childhood ambition to be a “public intellectual.”

The teenager who loved Dungeons and Dragons and philosophy is still a fundamental part of Reid Hoffman, one of the most influential people in Silicon Valley.

In an interview for Business Insider’s podcast “Success! How I Did It,” the billionaire founder of LinkedIn explained that the ability to strategize he honed playing complex board games and the intense analytical skills he acquired studying dense philosophica…

20 Inspiring Gratitude Quotes and Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal Giveaway

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Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate.

I’m so grateful to all of you who share your experiences and insights on the blog, and to those who you who give your time and energy to help others in the comments and community forums. And I am endlessly inspired by your openness, your empathy, and your kindness.

To celebrate this day, I gathered some of my favorite gratitude quotes (mostly from anonymous sources), and I’ve also put aside two copies of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal for a special giveaway.

About the Journal

Including questions and prompts pertaining to both your past and present, the journal will help you see your life through a new, more positive lens.

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Descartes on Wonderment

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“Wonderment is the first passion of all… Those without any natural inclination to this passion are ordinarily very ignorant.”

Descartes on Wonderment

Looking back on his life, the elderly Albert Einstein located his most significant existential turning point in a single moment of wonderment when he was a small boy. But what is wonderment, exactly, and what gives it the power to possess us so completely as to recalibrate our very being?

That is what René Descartes (March 31, 1596–February 11, 1650) examines in several passages from The Passions of the Soul (public library) — his final published work, which gave us the influenti…

13 Weird Habits That Probably All Introverts Have

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Most extroverts would say that all introverts are weird, but even people who are introverts would agree that they do have some weird habits. Here are just a few of the weird habits most introverts have: 1. They will check there is no one around before they leave the house The last thing an introvert […]…

How To Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder And Shyness

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Are you someone who feels anxious when you have to meet new people? Perhaps you worry about what others think of you, or feel like people are judging you? Social anxiety and shyness is something that a lot of people deal with, and it can be hard to face, not knowing how to overcome it.

Once you learn what helps you, you can start trying to put the techniques into practice and hopefully, you will start to overcome social anxiety step by step. In this article, we are going to take a look at some things that you can do which should help you to not only learn ways to control your social anxiety but to also put them into practice and overcome it.

What Causes Social Anxiety And Shyness?

Although we do not know the exact cause of social anxiety and shyness, we do know the factors that contribute to it. One of which can be your genetics, and also your environment.

However…