Why America Needs Proportional Representation in 2019

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Proportional representation (PR) is a Congressional or Parliamentary voting system where representation is allocated proportionally across multiple candidates or parties. The most common PR system is the Party List system, where people vote for parties instead of candidates. Established western countries like Italy, Switzerland, Canada, and more use a proportional representation voting systems. This is …

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How to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Control in 8 Steps

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It’s common for people to worry about things they can’t control, causing avoidable mental stress and anxiety that has tangible negative results. Luckily, we can stop worrying about things we can’t affect by defining what we can and can’t control and devising a strategy to change what we can and cope with what we can’t. …

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How to Use the Rational Choice Theory to Your Advantage

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Rational choice theory is a principle that says that people act rationally in any given situation. The theory assumes that all humans are “rational actors” and that everyone freely chooses behaviors based on rational calculations that maximize utility. Most mainstream economic and even criminal ideologies are based on the rational choice theory, meaning that most …

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10 Undeniably Successful Habits for Achievement in Life and Business

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Everyone wants to be successful in one arena or another. A business owner and a stay at home mother might define “success” differently, but both want to be undeniably successful in the arena they choose. For this reason, such books have been written with titles like The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and The Success Principles. Yet …

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Overcome Social Pressure, Break Social Norms, & Live Your Best Life

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Social pressure is the direct influence of other people on your thoughts, desires, and actions. It’s the feeling that you should live your life according to other people’s narratives, following a path that’s considered “acceptable” by modern society. Social pressure confines us to a box, limiting the options of what’s considered a “successful life.” We’ve …

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How to Stop Being Self Conscious & Make Self Consciousness a Strength

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It’s funny that the act of being self conscious is considered a bad thing. “Stop being self conscious,” people say, as if to chastise us for being overly self aware. “Why am I acting so self conscious?” we ask ourselves, lamenting the fact we care too much about what other people think. But couldn’t self …

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How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: A Guide on Uncomfortability

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People typically want to avoid being uncomfortable. To many, achieving a “comfortable life” is the highest goal possible. However, contrary to popular belief, being uncomfortable is actually an integral part of goal achievement. It’s impossible to achieve a goal – even the goal of comfortability – without some level of uncomfortability. For this reason, it’s …

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