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From Prison to $700,000 Online: The Extraordinary Story of Lawrence Aponte

How internet marketing levels the playing field<p>After spending more than six years in a Florida prison, the first thing Lawrence Aponte did upon his release was look for a job.<p>He found one shucking and packing oysters at a seafood warehouse for a whopping $7 an hour. Never mind that Aponte is …

When You Read the Words on Michelle Obama's Dress, You'll Know Exactly Why She Wore It

Michelle Obama's got a handful of favorite designers that anyone would count as stylish. But she's never worn a piece by Alessandro Michele for Gucci — that is until her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. We aren't surprised she chose such a momentous occasion to debut a fun dress like this …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

Denver company lets employees take weed breaks

At most offices in America, smoking a joint during your lunch break or eating cannabis-laced brownies at your desk would land you in HR.<p>But in some …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Something Extraordinary Is Happening in the World, And Most People Haven't Noticed

Most of us haven't quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago, I freed myself from standard-procedure society. I broke the chains of fear that kept me locked up into the system. Since then, I see the world from a different perspective: the one that everything is …

This Entrepreneur Also Paid All His Employees a Living Wage and It Worked (Even If He Didn’t Get a $500K Book Deal)

Trevor Burgess is the CEO of a small Florida bank who also decided to equalize worker pay. Here's his story on why the more you pay, the more you make.<p>By now you've read the stories about Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, who made an audacious move earlier this year by deciding to …

Black Panther: Meet Marvel's Wakandan warrior from Captain America: Civil War

Black Panther is no joke.<p>It’d be easy to snark about how Captain America and Iron Man were barely managing to hold their alliance together until a …

The Hidden Power of Gratitude.

<i>“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”</i><p><i>~ Meister Eckhart</i><p>Buddhism teaches that gratitude is the …

Happiness

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

The 15 Best Horror Movies of The 1970s

8. Suspiria (1977)<p>This is another Dario Argento giallo classic. Argento never quite saw much success after this particular release but that in no way …

Boosted Bandit: A '70s Icon Reinvented

When it comes to American cars built in the 1970s, there’s really none more iconic than the Pontiac Trans Am. It had spoilers everywhere and a big …

13 Foreboding Facts About The Omen

Released 40 years ago today, <i>The Omen</i> still holds up as one of the scariest movies of all time—and the reason why the name "Damien" was ruined for …

Horror

King Kong (1976) 

<i>Film history isn’t a highlight reel of universally agreed-upon classics. It’s an epic story. But some chapters of the story draw more attention than</i> …

Ancient Manuals to the Afterlife

<b>Video –</b> Two of the world’s most important spiritual texts from the past are <i>The Egyptian Book of the Dead</i> and <i>The Tibetan Book of the Dead</i>. These …

How Many of These 51 Spiritual Awakening Symptoms do YOU Have?

<b>1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night.</b><p>Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during …