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How To Use Meditation To Take Your Sex Life From Zero To 100

While meditation and sex aren't obvious bedfellows, there is a tradition linking the two that goes back for centuries. Tantric practice in the East …

Self-improvement

How to be an intellectual. Find three uninterrupted hours per day; overcome boredom; mind the distinction between intellectuals and academics

How to be an intellectual. Find three uninterrupted hours per day; overcome boredom; mind the distinction between intellectuals and academics

Philosophy

The Biggest Thing That Can Keep You From Being Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

There are so many things that can make a person unhappy, from the stressful things we all hear in the news, to relationship problems, to feeling …

Happiness

13 Books These High Achievers Say Helped Them Get Ahead

These titles foster creativity, self-improvement, and open-mindedness.<p>Reading is good for you in many ways. It fosters creativity, self-improvement and open-mindedness. Researchers even have determined it can help you live longer. Here are popular titles suggested by more than a dozen successful …

Startups

A Weird Marijuana Syndrome Can Only Be Treated by Quitting and Hot Showers

Doctors are only now learning about this mysterious illness.<p>Marijuana is enjoying an unprecedented level of acceptance in the United States, but …

Cannabis

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Underground Report: 7 More Indie Hip Hop Songs You Need To Hear

All types of Hip Hop artists descended upon Austin, Texas for SXSW 2018, trying to make a lasting impression on fans and industry-types alike. But …

Rap & Hip-Hop

All the URLs you need to block to *actually* stop using Facebook

In the midst of a truly awful week for Facebook, during which it was revealed that users’ personal data was harvested by a company working for the Trump campaign, users are threatening to delete their accounts <i>en masse</i>.<p>The #DeleteFacebook movement is fueled by users’ anger that their data was used …

Personal Data

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …

Self-help

5 Ways To Stop Overthinking And Unwind After A Long Day Of Work

After a long hard day of work, the first thing most of us want to do is go home, lock the door and plop down on the sofa.<p>But if you really want to …

Living Rooms

8 lies you're telling yourself while trying to find your purpose in life

TRUTH: You might feel passionate about one thing now, and another thing later in your life.<p>Life is made up of many seasons. Trying to figure out what you're going to be passionate about now and for the rest of your life is silly. If you're struggling to answer the question "What is my passion?" try …

San Francisco

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone

Fear of the unknown can stop you from doing so many things that’ll help you lead a happy and healthy life, like being vulnerable with your partner, moving somewhere new, or making a leap to change your career path. In any unsettling instance, understanding how to harness the powerful emotion of …

Self-help

Sampa the Great wins Australian Music prize for best album of 2017

Sampa Tembo beats shortlist including Paul Kelly and Jen Cloher to take out $30,000 prize<p>Hip-hop artist Sampa the Great has won the 13th Australian Music prize for her debut album Birds and the Bee9.<p>Sampa, whose full name is Sampa Tembo, beat eight other shortlisted artists, including Paul Kelly …

Bands

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

The skill set of the future: Seven essential habits to own and hone for greater success

The business world gets more competitive every day. To stay in demand in this tough environment, you need to perform at a higher level than ever …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Origins of Black Wall Street | Investopedia

<i>An excerpt from Shomari Wills' nonfiction book which tells the untold stories of six African American entrepreneurs who fought unimaginable odds to</i> …

How to Read More Books | The Art of Manliness

Last year I read over 120 books. When I posted a collage of my favorite of those 120 reads on Instagram, a lot of guys asked me what my secret was …

4 Companies That Are Creating Our Very Own Wakanda And Committing To Advancement In The Black Community

Since its opening night, Marvel’s movie <i>Black Panther</i> whisked viewers away into the fantasy utopia that is Wakanda. Director Ryan Coogler made sure …

The Spellbinding History of How the Devil Allegedly Inserted Himself Into Legendary Music Careers

In a spellbinding video essay, the very knowledgable YouTuber Polyphonic delves into how the devil has been inserted into the history of legendary …

Guitar

70 Genius Tricks to Get Instantly Happy

You know those moods where you’re feeling down and it doesn’t seem like anything is going to pick you back up again? We’ve all been there. But the …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday

×<p>William P. Gottlieb<p>Billie Holiday and Mister at Downbeat in New York City, ca. Feb. 1947. Courtesy Library of Congress.<p>“Strange Fruit” may have been …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to land an agent and a book deal you had two choices: spend a million dollars on postage cold-querying …

Review: Britain's New Jazz Vanguard Is Funky, Vibrant, Fun and May Cross Over

The 'We Out Here' compilation, Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Shabaka Hutchings and more music from the genre's danceable new wave<p><b>Various Artists, We</b> …

Practical Effects You Can Use to Make Slow Motion Look Sexier

Contrary to popular belief, it's possible to shoot super boring slow motion.Slow motion is all the rage, right? Everybody and their third-grade …

Unique

5 Mistakes We All Make as Filmmakers (That We Can Easily Avoid)

We all make mistakes as creatives, but here's how to avoid making some of the more common ones.Filmmaking is like diffusing a bomb. You're there …

Cinematography

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

Creativity

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

13 Incredible Black Artists, Past And Present, Everybody Should Know

Black History Month is in full swing and what a time it is to be black--and visible. Social media timelines and threads are flooded with all things …