Patrick Desmond

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What I Learned When I Gave Up the ‘9 to 5’

My grandparents, who were born and raised in the Soviet Union, had a very simple idea of success. They wanted to find one job, and do it for the rest …

On the Road with Paul Theroux: Photographs and Words from His New Book

In Deep South, Paul Theroux takes the back roads of the South with photographer Steve McCurry.<p>Road Candy: Traveling in America<p>Most travel narratives, perhaps all of them, even the classics, describe the miseries and splendors of going from one remote place to another. The quest, the getting there, …

20 books billionaire Charlie Munger thinks everyone should read

That comment is what really kickstarted my own reading habits. While my 161 books last year pales in comparison to the quality of Munger's reading habits, it's a start.<p>Munger, of course, is the billionaire business partner of Warren Buffett and the Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Not only is …

Charlie Munger

The secret to being a great football coach has nothing to do with football

With the new college football season upon us, fans across the country are hoping their team could be the one crowned national champion on January 11 2016 in Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium. Of course, who is ultimately successful will depend a lot on the talents of their …

Ohio State University

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

A lot of travel can be about pretending to like monuments and sights that you don’t really enjoy, but my father, the reluctant traveller, has shown me that what matters is only doing the things you are genuinely interested in<p>My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this …

Siblings

Diving Bali - Guide to Bali's best dive sites

How bad experiences in childhood lead to adult illness – Donna Jackson Nakazawa

If you saw Laura walking down the New York City street where she lives today, you’d see a well-dressed 46-year-old woman with auburn hair and green …

University of California

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

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How to Convert your Van into a Camper

Living in a van is pretty simple. But if you want to take your game to the next level check out this tutorial video for ideas on making your ride …

Video Tutorials

Ray Kurzweil – How the World Will Change

How the World Will Change Lyrics<p><i>2017: Self-driving cars</i> <br>Google self-driving cars have gone half a million miles without human drivers on highways and …

Can We Impeach the President for Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beer?

Obama is caught in a German beer conspiracy—and we won't stand for it.<p>Controversy!<p>Was Obama drinking on the job?<p>(Who does he think he is: Roger Sterling?)<p>And was he drinking before noon?!<p>(Who does he think he is: me?)<p>No, that's not the controversy.<p>Who cares if Obama had a single breakfast beer with …

Against Productivity

This Essay Took Four Years to Write<p>Four years ago I temporarily moved to Puerto Rico. I went to PR to seek the New American Dream, a dream that had …

Jordan

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

Bill Gates

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Basic Income

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

How many of you are old enough to remember "We Didn't Start The Fire," that shit-awful Billy Joel song in which he unconvincingly insists over and …

Viewpoint: Why do people waste so much time at the office?

<b>The workplace is where people go to work. But much of the day is increasingly padded out with less productive activities, writes Peter Fleming.</b><p>A few years ago a disturbing story appeared in the media that seemed to perfectly capture the contemporary experience of work and its ever increasing grip …

Taxes

Watch: Finding The Groove

This is what finding the groove looks like. In the above edit, Devon Howard is the pilot of a magic carpet during two sessions in New South Wales, …

In Our Element

At a glance, humans look pretty out of place in the ocean. We have low-capacity lungs, lack insulation, and our concept of "swimming" is laughably …

Let's Watch Girls

10 Exotic Places You Can Visit on $10 a Day or Less

<i>By Paul Sisolak, Contributor</i><p>When you combine all of the expenses that go into travel, like airfare, hotels, food, sightseeing and more, the idea of picking up and exploring different corners of the world can seem too expensive for the budget-conscious adventurer. The good news is that some of the …

Central America

Tequila Mango Strawberry Pepper Shrub Wonder

Modestly put, this is the best cocktail I have ever made. One of the best I have ever tasted, strawberry or not. It uses homemade mango tequila and a strawberry-pepper shrub.<p>To get that Mango Tequila, you do need to make it at home. You can find a recipe on YouTube but I recommend the technique in</b> …

The Perks of Traveling Alone, With Kepa Acero | SURFER

Ride along with Kepa Acero, who for the last five years has spanned the globe hunting for waves as surfing’s lone wolf.<p>For years now, Kepa Acero has …

How to Make the Perfect Spicy Tequila Drink

The Tippling Bros., a.k.a. Tad Carducci and Paul Tanguay, the duo behind the Mercadito Group and the cocktail haven The Tippler NYC, are tequila …