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Average Americans order nonfat decaf iced vanilla lattes at Starbucks and choose from 1,500 drawer pulls at The Great Indoors. Amazon gives every town a bookstore with 2 million titles, while Netflix promises 35,000 different movies on DVD. Choice is everywhere - liberating to some, but to others, a new source of stress.

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I’ve never been a believer in fate. I like to think I’m in control, that my

I’ve never been a believer in fate. I like to think I’m in control, that my life hasn’t been plotted out ahead of time. Sometimes all it takes is one wild thought, one brave decision to change everything. This must be one of those times.
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When you're setting up your dating profile, choose the photos according to

When you're setting up your dating profile, choose the photos according to who you are today. A variety of recent shots that are a true representation of your character.
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The departure of the church-going element had induced a more humanitarian a

The departure of the church-going element had induced a more humanitarian atmosphere.
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Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up

Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an unce
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Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everyt

Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.
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He would be able to create a scent that was not merely human, but super hum

He would be able to create a scent that was not merely human, but super human, an angels scent, so indescribably good and vital that who ever smelt it would be enchanted and with his whole heart would have to love him.
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but when i write, i feel like the most important man in the world, because

but when i write, i feel like the most important man in the world, because when i write, i give meaning to things. i create significance, and i create meanings, and as hard as that may for you to believe, that's really even more important in the long run
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Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.
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It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to thi

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of mys
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If the object of meditation were something concrete, something solid and gr

If the object of meditation were something concrete, something solid and graspable - an image or a statue or a dot on the floor or a candle - it would be much more of a concentration exercise. But the breath is very elusive; even if you wanted to give it
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People with higher ratios of positive to negative emotions are more likely

People with higher ratios of positive to negative emotions are more likely to flourish in life.
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Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set t

Relationships: If you put up with it, you’re going to end up with it. Set the standard you want and don’t settle for less.
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