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20 Beliefs You Will Gradually Let Go of Over the Next 20 Years

<i>The afternoon always understands what the morning never even suspected.</i>Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head.Every day. All …

Samuel Beckett, the maestro of failure

Better known for his plays, Beckett felt his prose fiction was his central work, and his fearlessly bleak short stories are among the 20th century’s greatest<p>Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1966, Samuel Beckett wrote a short story called Ping. It begins:<p>All known all white bare white body fixed …

Literature

This Tech Founder Runs His Company Between Surf Sessions in Hawaii

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>By day Joel Gascoigne works on the Hawaiian island of Oahu as CEO of Buffer, which netted $8.25 million last year from sales of its social media marketing platform. By night, the venture’s cofounder, Leo Widrich, is performing his COO …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

How I Went From Living in My Car to Owning My Own Company

What I learned about success and overcoming adversity from living in my car.<p>When I was 18 years old, I moved into a Honda Civic. I didn't get along with my parents, didn't have money for an apartment, and was not attending college. I read a lot about the student debt crisis many young people face …

16 Unhealthy Habits You Should Get Rid Of By Turning 35 Years Old

If you are reaching your mid-thirties it is time to take have a look at yourself and decide which habits are worthwhile keeping and which are …

10 goals that will elevate your business and personal well-being

New Years has come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to set some goals for the year ahead. I personally like to set goals …

Small Business

Have You Settled for a Less-Than-Ideal Life?

I pulled my hood over my head as I looked down into one of nature's most magnificent creations, and one of my favorite things: a gorgeous waterfall.<p>We were ten kilometers into our hike at Yosemite National Park in California, and I wasn't at all tired. I was energized, drinking in every moment, …