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50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.<p>In the spring of 1968, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover announced to his agents that COINTELPRO, the counter-intelligence program established in 1956 to combat communists, …

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7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

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29 Motivational Quotes to Get Yourself Charged

Albert Einstein was a slow learner at school. He was expelled for his poor learning ability. Today we know him as the father of modern physics.<p>J. K. …

15 Weight Loss Motivation Quotes For Women - Motivational Fitness Quotes to Inspire You

1 of 15<p>Getty Images<p>Venus Williams<p>"Just believe in yourself. Even if you don't, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will."<p>Advertisement - …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

10 beliefs that are holding you back from success

But are they holding you back from success? Chances are, the answer to that question is a resounding yes.<p>But what beliefs are holding you back and how does the world actually work?<p>I've been fortunate enough to speak to some professionals who have made significant progress in their careers. They …

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50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …