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You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction: The TEDx Talk

The great thing about Facebook is that people from your past can reconnect with you ... and the terrible thing about Facebook is that people from your past can reconnect with you.<p>About a year ago, I received several Facebook messages from a male acquaintance I hadn't seen in years. No context, …

21 Things That Will Make Cooking And Prepping Vegetables So Much Easier

Get your greens in.

Parents, the folks at Sesame Workshop want to talk to you about manners vs. empathy

Parents of young children, I have a question for you. Which is more important for your child to possess — manners or empathy?<p>While years of academic research clearly show empathy — defined as the cognitive and affective components of walking in someone else’s shoes — to be one of the most important …

The New Vegan Outlook Podcast

We’ve just heard of a brand new UK based podcast launched in the past few weeks - The New Vegan Outlook podcast.<p>Don McAllister, the voice behind this …

This 24-year-old Harvard dropout wants to rid the world of multiple-choice tests like the SAT

Rebecca Kantar was two years into Harvard when she dropped out.<p>"I just felt like a lot of the same brain development was happening to me throughout my classes," Kantar recalled to Business Insider.<p>As with most students, Kantar had spent most of her academic life learning information and then being …

A Bullet Journal Beginning

<b>I'm a tech person, but have a love affair with the world of analog notebooks.</b><p>In fact, I usually cart around three. This is something I have struggled …

Productivity

18 patio lighting strings for your prfect backyard - Interior Design Inspirations

<b>The string patio lights</b> are no longer bought only for holidays but they are also used to highlight the landscaped yards and gardens during the entire …

7 things I’m learning to accept about being a freelance writer

1. If I’m not failing, I’m not trying hard enough.<p>In writing, failure and rejection isn’t what happens when you’re doing it wrong. It’s what happens …

The perfect way to write an email subject line, and 9 mistakes to avoid

Turns out the key to grabbing your recipient's attention is an excellent subject line.<p>The problem is, most people don't give it much thought. They quickly type something in before clicking "send," or don't bother writing anything at all.<p>"We call the subject line, 'the most important, most neglected …

The Real Reason Employers Can't Find Black Talent

For smart companies, talent — and the talent pipeline — is a preoccupation bordering on obsession. But companies looking to diversify their future …

CEO to Skeptics: Liberal Arts Grads Make the Best Tech Hires

A founder admits he was wrong: Humanities grads have way more value than he once thought.<p>With software eating the world, more and more jobs requiring tech skills are popping up. Meanwhile, the number of qualified grads in these fields isn't keeping up. The result, predictably, is a rising crescendo …

Humanities

Dear schools: Here's how not to body shame girls next year

Hey, school administrators and teachers, we have to talk about something.<p>You uphold antiquated, strident, unbalanced and frankly sexist standards …

31 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out, and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which lists many skills you'll need to …

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …

MINIMALISM : how to plan your day | minimalist to-do list

new becoming minimalist video !<p>here’s a question i get asked all the time : how do you stay focussed and organised when working from home ?<br>i swear by …

Fasting helps boost immunity, curb intestinal inflammation: Study | health and fitness

The next time your mother wants to fast, don’t stop her. A new study says the age-old practice of fasting could help boost immunity and control …

Wellness

This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

She also got into Stanford, which has an acceptance rate of 4.69% — a lower rate than any of the Ivy League schools.<p>"I'm sort of still in shock. I don't think I've processed everything yet," she excitedly told Business Insider.<p>The Ivy League is notoriously hard to get into, as the hundreds of …

11 Signs of a Truly Authentic Person

In the last week or two, the topic of authenticity has been coming up in my life. The discussion of authenticity came up a couple times in a class and then it came up again during a therapy session. This led me to sit back and ask myself: What actually constitutes a truly authentic person?<p>Upon …

Meditation Is My Super Power

For years, I've struggled with learning and practicing meditation. My annual personal goals, business goals, and affirmations inevitably included... "I will meditate daily for 10-20 minutes." I have researched and read countless books on meditation only to find myself frustrated every time I …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Make Your Writing More Awesome

There’s no magic bullet for being a decent writer, or making people bond with your characters or fall in love with your story. Writing is a million …

10 Ingenious Home Decor Tricks You've Never Thought Of

One of the best things you can do with your home decor is surprise your guests with unexpected details. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking …

Home Decorating

29 Amazing Literary Magazines You Need To Be Reading

And you thought your reading list was long already...

The Role Self-Awareness Plays in Love

It was the summer of 2010, I had just exited the Marine Corps and was about to start college. I was lost, lonely, depressed, and was 24 years old with another failed relationship under my belt that ended explosively. I decided to seek a therapist for assistance in getting my life back together …

The 5 Elements of Storytelling Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is it possible to be born an entrepreneur? The concept of following a particular career or lifestyle, predetermined at birth, is a controversial one, so I’ll just say this -- I began my entrepreneurial journey at a very young …

Entrepreneurship

Your Complete Guide to Mindfulness

<i>Photo by Dylan Luder</i><p><i>By Alison Feller for Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Does your Monday-Friday grind mean an onslaught of meetings, appointments and responsibilities? Us too. Our "go-go-go" society has glorified being busy: working lean, swift and hard for maximum efficiency.<p>However, there's been recent …

The Ways We Tried To Erase Each Other

Months after I voided my ex, he voided our relationship.<p>My husband, my home, our dog, my best friend, my mother — who was left to lose? It had all taken place in 16 months, and I suppose it’s better to get it all over with than to have it happen over time, sanding you down little by little.<p>I picked …

50 Tax Deductions You Didn't Know About

From home renovation deductions to hobby expenses.<p>Tax deductions reduce your taxable income by accounting for expenses you’ve incurred. The IRS …

Personal Finance

Smart People Are As Racist As Less-Smart People–But Smart Enough To Hide It

We’re all racist, it’s just a question of how well we’ve figured out how to justify it to ourselves.<p>If you’re white and live in America, the smarter you are, the less likely you are to say you agree with racist stereotypes or principles. But you’re not more likely than your dumber counterparts to …

How to be Friends with Fellow Writers & Speakers

by Lucinda Secrest McDowell @LucindaSMcDowel<br>I just returned home from my annual retreat with two dozen other authors and speakers—a time where we …

how korea’s male beauty obsession is challenging gender norms

The South Korean male beauty market is booming — thanks in part to the country's mandatory military service and cult TV dramas.<p>In April 2014, Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Pur Couture No. 52 lipstick (a coral shade) sold out in stores around the world. On eBay, the $35 tube was going for upwards of …