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How This Dubious ‘Doctor’ Became ‘The Most Quoted Human On The Planet’

How This Dubious ‘Doctor’ Became ‘The Most Quoted Human On The Planet’

Online, Steve Maraboli looks like the trope of a motivational speaker”photos of him speaking onstage, podcasts, apparent endorsements by celebrities, frequent mentions about best-selling books. He spent the last two decades crafting this image, building an online empire of self-mythology. He has falsely presented himself as a doctor, a United…

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Why Is Social Media So Addictive?

Social media is awful and whatever pleasures it confers in the form of mildly amusing memes or a fleeting sense of community/belonging are massively outweighed by its well-documented downsides whose psychic consequences are of interest to its owners only in the sense that past a certain threshold people might turn…