Best of Universal Owl
Most people think vulnerability is a weakness. If you’re vulnerable in the right way, though, you can actually strengthen yourself and your relationships.
What makes something good or bad? How do we determine right from wrong when there are so many different opinions on the topic?
Many of us believe that going to university is a good idea. But what leads us to that conclusion? Are we asking the right questions when making the decision?
It’s often helpful to shrug off long-held norms when setting out to better ourselves. Going to a prestigious university isn't best choice for everyone, for example, and some of our ideas about the best ways to exercise may be just as outdated. One norm that does...
Is insurance a good financial decision? Is it simply a scam? We debate the merits and drawbacks of having insurance.
Why do you exercise? What motivates you to get up, put on shoes, and actually move around?
How do you ask for a pay raise and actually get it? This is an especially challenging question for young people working their first job. The answer may not be as complicated as you think.
When it comes to getting what you want out of life, one of the most important qualities you can have is assertiveness.
You’ve probably heard that being a goal-oriented person is a good thing. In the real world, though, it’s smarter, more efficient, and more effective to set systems rather than goals.
By learning universally applicable skills as early in life as possible, we can more easily adapt to new situations and succeed at new challenges.
Often we feel like we need to jump into every conversation to show we get what someone is saying. But there’s value to stepping back and allowing someone to talk. Active listening can help young people communicate better.
Sleep is vital for school success, and success in all areas of life. By setting up a good sleep system, young people can stay well-rested.
I always thought it was stupid to tell people to stand up for what they believe in. What if they believe in something that’s objectively wrong? A much better way to live is to focus on believing in what is real and true.