Alex Zapczynski

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10 Life-Changing TED Talks That Everyone Should Watch

Watching a TED Talk is a solid way to pass time, learn something new, or find much-needed sources of motivation, inspiration, and empowerment when …

Self-improvement

This Couple Builds Cat Furniture That's Nicer Than Everything You Own

We need this right meow.<p>Anyone who’s lived with a cat knows they are capable of decimating your furniture. Cats love to scratch, often at the expense of your couch, your curtains, your carpets, your upholstery...the list goes on and on.<p>Cat trees help keep your feline friend occupied, but they take …

Furniture

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

Employment

12 of the Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of All Time

The best commencement speeches that will not only inspire you but will motivate you when you need it most.<p>Now and then we all need something to pick us up when we're feeling down, to give us clarity when we're confused, to inspire us when we don't feel motivated.<p>These lines, excerpted from a dozen …

Motivation

What I Learned About Love From My Boyfriend's Depression

We'd lie in bed at night talking about ways we could fight it together, and sometimes when we ran out of ideas I'd turn toward him and put my hand on his chest. "Come back to me," I'd say.<p>"I want to," he'd reply. "I really do. I just can't." And he really couldn't.<p>Last spring, my boyfriend fell …

Relationships

New Study Shows THIS One Thing Makes a Happy Couple

Being genuinely happy for your partner seems like a given. When they get that big promotion they’ve been after or finally run that eight-minute mile they’ve been working on, you should be just as stoked as they are. But we’re human and let’s be honest, sometimes if something doesn’t directly …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

National Parks

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History

Whenever you're struggling to get things done, turn to this list of quotes for the inspiration and motivation you need to be the best you can be.<p>Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout …

Motivation

Eight best backpack trips to plan for summer outings in Oregon, southern Washington

Summer is on its way and the light snow winter means high mountain trails in Oregon and Washington will be snow free unusually early.<p>That makes it …

USA TODAY's Travel blog

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Smart is smart. That’s obvious. But how exactly do you become smart? And how do you turn yourself into a productivity ninja? Generally, smart people …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking