Alina Elena Calugaru

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Ted Cruz Loses His Cool With A Voter Who Actually Challenges Him On Syria

"We will not have a debate, Sir."<p>SALEM, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday got into a heated exchange with a voter who accused him of supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>"I came from New Jersey to ask this question because it's so important to me," said John Davenport, a Fordham …

A Simple Routine to Increase Your Overall Health, Well-being and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is hectic!<p>There is always so much going on, it’s hard to find the time to do anything outside of your already busy schedule.<p>Let alone having any …

7 Unprofessional Text Messages to Avoid at All Costs | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Props to you if you’re a savvy texter. It’s a quick and informal way to make plans, share ideas and coordinate with others. Like any communication …

3 Secrets to Rewriting Your Past

We each are traveling our own paths, some experience a personal discovery, or revelation, early on in life while others are much later. Sometimes …

Patti Smith’s Advice on Life

In May of 2010, beloved performer, poet, and renegade philosopher <b>Patti Smith</b> got up in front of the graduating class at Pratt and delivered a short and exquisite masterpiece of a special modern art form: the commencement address. Transcribed highlights below — please enjoy.<p>She starts out with her …

Why Love Needs Space: Applying the Benjamin Franklin Effect to Romantic Relationships

You may recall the Benjamin Franklin Effect — that odd phenomenon of reverse psychology wherein doing someone a favor makes us like the person more. In this short “science experiment,” complete with a mandatory lab coat, the folks at SoulPancake set out to apply the Founding Father’s insight to the …