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A. Aud

Hi, everyone. I’m Alice Audie — pen name! — , nice to meet you. If you got all the way here, hopefully, that’s because you liked something I wrote! Let me tell you a bit more about why I’m here and what you can expect from me in the future.


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Introvert paradise — that’s how I’ve heard the current work-from-home situation called.

Obviously, that only applies to those of us lucky enough to still have a job.

Regardless of how anyone personally feels about being at home versus being at the office, having the chance to continue working is nothing…


I used to think leaving each and every one of them was the obvious thing to do for me. Of course, it’s more complicated than that.

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It’s no secret — as of recent years, social media has been increasingly demonized. Just a few months ago, Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma has made headlines and prompted many to bin their accounts.

There are several different concerns at the core of someone’s decision to get off socials.

For…


That doesn’t mean you should not be concerned.

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I summoned my Google Assistant and asked her to play a song for me while my hands were busy with cooking. She put on the wrong song.

So I called her stupid.

“I’m so sorry, it won’t happen again”, was her reply.

I immediately felt guilty for insulting her (I…


Simply reading a book cover to cover might not quite cut it.

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Hey. I know why you’re here.

You are a voracious reader but can’t seem to remember what you read. Your shelves are probably stocked with books you’ve already finished, yet you can remember very little — if anything.

This used to be me, up until recently.

I eventually got fed…


It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.

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As a result of the pandemic, I’ve been working from home since last spring.

While it’s lonely and sometimes pretty damn miserable, I really can’t complain — I recognize I’m extremely lucky to still have my job in a moment when so many are losing their livelihood.

With that said…


Just who do you think you are?

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I used to partake in much negative self-talk. After being bullied most of my teenage years, I didn’t have much in the way of positive things to say about myself. This carried over to the first years of my adulthood.

Ugly. Dumb. Clueless. Hopeless.

And the really heartbreaking thing is…


Let’s make this place awesome.

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Hi, thanks for tuning in!

I created this publication to gather essays about everything that has to do with the mind and everything cool that we do with it.

As a lifelong learner of the most disparate things — languages, math, music, and a little bit of everything else thrown…


The right stressors will help you immensely — if you let them.

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In the name of having multiple income streams, I’ve spent the past few months starting up a side hustle. I’m not co-founding a big and ambitious startup. Instead, I’m working on a couple of personal projects at the same time. One is a small piece of software that I intend…


When you feel productive, you’re primed to succeed.

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I love checklists.

It wasn’t always the case. I used to store most stuff in my head, and mentally mark my tasks as completed. But as more and more stuff started piling up on my plate in the last few months — that’s when I realized I needed checklists in…

A. Aud

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