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This Poem by an Autistic 10-Year-Old Is Going Viral for Nailing What It Is to Be Human

"I worry what others might think / I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink."<p>When Benjamin Giroux was asked to write a poem for school called "I Am," he was very excited to do it, his mother told TODAY.com. Normally, the autistic Plattsburgh, New York, elementary school student doesn't tell his …

4 Things You Need to Hear When You’re Emotionally Exhausted

<b>“</b><b>Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”</b> <b>~John De Paola</b><p>You’re on the verge of burnout.<p>You’re unmotivated to perform …

12 Tiny Changes You Can Make Today to Start Streamlining Your Life

Hack that to-do list and remember to breathe.<p>Do your stress levels directly correlate to the length of your to-do list? When you have an overflowing inbox and a plethora of professional and personal responsibilities, it can be difficult to accomplish every task. But guess what: There are tons of …

Productivity

Insults and rape threats. Writers shouldn’t have to deal with this | Jessica Valenti

I‘m the Guardian contributor most targeted online. We have to stop the harassment so many women face<p>When you find out that you’re the best at something, normally it makes sense to feel happy. I’m not sure that reaction applies, though, when what you’re top at is being hated.<p>When the Guardian …

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

How to Stop Being Lazy: 7 Tips

Don't focus on motivation (or your lack thereof). Instead, use these simple behavior modifications.<p>When you're sitting around feeling bad for something you've failed to do, it's easy to think of laziness as a character trait, an inherent weakness that you need to struggle with and feel bad …

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

6 ways to make your personal website more effective

From authors and designers, to coders and writers – and everyone in between – personal websites are a new concept that is likely here to stay.<p>For those of us who are self-employed, well known on the internet, or trying to build an online persona, personal websites help us further our career goals …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Lsd

11 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Customer Service

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Blockchain and cryptocurrency news minus the bullshit.Visit Hard Fork.CLICK …

Motivation

7 Simple Daily Habits to Sharpen Your Intelligence

Give your brain a daily workout to sharpen your focus and become more intelligent.<p>You probably spend at least a couple of hours each week training your body--doing cardio, weight training, or even just walking. You're training your muscles to stay pliant and strong, your joints to stay fluid, and …

10 Best Workplace Habits for Landing a Promotion

There are good habits and there are bad habits in the workplace. Most of us already know what they are, but not all of us adhere to them. However, anyone that wants to land a promotion at their job knows that they need to improve their workplace habits to have any fighting chance.<p>Clearly, people …

The Hilarious Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Awards Prove that Animals Have a Sense of Humor

When asked whether animals have a sense of humor, wildlife photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam respond in one word, “Completely!!!” with …

Awards

7 Biohacks to Make You A Productivity Machine

Vytautas Alech<p>Read full profile<p>Have you had a freshly brewed cup of coffee this morning? If yes, then you just hacked your biology to supercharge …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

This Trick Helped Me Lose My Belly After 15 Years of Running

"I have obliques now. Obliques!"<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>I started running after college to lose that Freshman 40 I was holding on to. I learned a lot along the way, like what socks prevent blisters and how to shop for a sports bra …

Fitness

How To Get The Best Sleep Of Your Life

Regardless of how good your sleep hygiene is, daylight saving time is going to mess with your snooze schedule. It’s always so bittersweet: Sure, extra daylight is amazing, but you know what else is? Feeling well rested. So, to make sure that rogue hour doesn’t totally screw with our quality of …

8 Clear Signs of a Successful Life That Have Nothing to Do With Money or Fame

If you're not careful you can end up chasing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons. Oftentimes peoples goals are associated with making money or achieving a high level of status. While there's nothing wrong with wanting either of the above, you can be lead astray by chasing after them. If money and …

Success

35 Tumblr Posts That Will Rip A Hole In Your Brain

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Entry-level to CEO: 11 online classes to improve your interpersonal skills

Whenever I used to meet charismatic people, I automatically assumed they were just lucky to be born with great genetics — while I was the unfortunate …

From Van Gogh To Jeff Koons, Here’s a History of Flowers in Art

Spring is finally springing, so here’s a history of floral still lifes— from the Renaissance to bouquets in the stratosphere.<p>Even if you aren’t a visual artist, there’s no way you can evade the emotive inspiration that comes from flowers. For centuries, humans have exchanged flowers as an …

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

Feminism

Toby Little: the small boy who wrote to every country in the world

In June 2013 a five-year-old boy, Toby Little, was walking home from school contemplating the long summer ahead. Money was tight that year – his mother, Sabine, had been made redundant from her job at the University of Sheffield following the financial crash – and Toby’s parents had told him they …

Artist Paints Elaborately Colorful Scenes Using Only Her Fingers

Brooklyn-based artist Iris Scott paints without a brush so she can creatively utilize her unique style of textural Impressionism. When discussing her playful finger paintings, Scott states, “There's nothing between me and the paint–I feel all the tiny nuances. I can manipulate thick paint with my …

I Won't Let My 4-Year-Old Daughter Grow Up Stepping Aside for Sexism, Like I Did

1. Last summer, I watched with pride as my 4-year-old daughter raised her foot, said a “kee-yaw!” from the bottom of her gut, and kicked the board in …

Parenting

Stunning Home Interiors by the Designer Behind Instagram’s First Office

Lauren Geremia is widely known as the go-to designer for startup offices in the Bay Area. In recent years, she has put her mark on some of the biggest tech startup offices in the U.S.: Dropbox, Instagram, Hightail, and Lumosity, among others. Though this wasn’t always her plan. Geremia graduated …

San Francisco

The biggest secret to learning a new language, according to a CEO who speaks 7

You put in tons of effort, but it just feels impossible to move off the plateau?<p>You have a large vocabulary, and you understand a lot but when it comes to speaking, you keep wondering why you can't sound like a native speaker?<p>Well, I had the same feeling with English when I started to learn it many …

The end of the road: a sketchbook of refugees in Calais

As the French refugee camp known as the ‘Jungle’ faces demolition, graphic artist Nick Hayes documents the lives of its inhabitants, and the homes, shops and churches they built in an atmosphere of fear and hope<p>The refugee camp known as the Calais “Jungle” is in the process of being destroyed, and …