How to raise a feminist son

Let him cry.
Give him role models.
Let him be himself.
Teach him to take care of himself.
Teach him to take care of others.
Share the work.
Encourage friendships with girls.
Teach ‘no means no’.
Speak up when others are intolerant.
Never use ‘girl’ as an insult.
Read a lot, including about girls and women.
Celebrate boyhood.

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How to meditate

Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, the New York Times offers basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.

Go placidly amid the noise

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

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Do one thing at a time

1.    Do one thing at a time
2.    Know the problem
3.    Learn to listen
4.    Learn to ask questions
5.    Distinguish sense from nonsense
6.    Accept change as inevitable
7.    Admit mistakes
8.    Say it simple
9.    Be calm
10. Smile

How to work better, by Peter Fischli & David Weiss