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Familiarity

Living in a Rut

Ree Varcoe | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

Many people would have us believe that going through life as though on a well-worn path can promote apathy, boredom and even anxiety. There are oodles of books urging us to find the new us and step out of our comfort zones.

Is It a Breakdown in Etiquette?

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

What is this first name stuff and why does it bother me? I understand the whole "let's be friendly" movement. The problem comes when you recognize that giving one respect over another diminishes someone, and perhaps that's why we have a protocol called manners in the first place.

How Sticking With The Familiar Could Hurt You

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

Clearly, these gut feelings are untrustworthy. Not only is familiarity a maladaptive guide to what's beneficial, it can lead to choices that actually exacerbate stress -- increasing the likelihood of more poor judgments.