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The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

How Do You Control 1.4 Billion People?

A few months ago, you accidentally defaulted on a phone bill. The mistake affects your credit score: It’s hard to get a loan. You can no longer make …

Resistance Is Futile. To Change Habits, Try Replacement Instead.

Let’s play a little game. Clear your mind. Go ahead, clear it.<p>O.K., now, as soon as you finish reading this sentence, try not to picture a white bear.<p>D’oh!<p>O.K., let’s try again. On the count of three. One … two …<p>White bear! Dang it!<p>If you’re having trouble with this, don’t worry. You’re not alone. …

7 Ways To Become More Mentally Immune And Emotionally Resilient

Mental immunity is the foundation of emotional resilience.<p>The same way in which a cold or flu can derail the health of someone who is already ill, a small setback or troubling thought can do the same to someone who is not “mentally immune.” Mental immunity is what happens when we condition our …

Self-help

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

Productivity

The Men Who Eat Like Boys

Why some guys never outgrow the kid’s menuBruce is a 56-year-old man who’s never eaten a vegetable in his life. His mom claims she fed him pureed …

George Foreman

How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants

Limited-edition restaurants, elite chef “residencies,” and other one-night-only dining experiences have become the fastest-moving craze in food. Writer Ryan Bradley investigates why.<p>Why Pop-ups Are Popping Off<p><b>Recently I was</b> explaining pop-ups to my 96-year-old grandmother, Bam-Bam. I'd brought her …

Strengthen Resiliency by Utilizing Your Signature Strengths | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is the fifth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part …

My First Year Sober

<b>Links</b>:<p>Julia Wertz, “The Fart Party’s Over”<br>• Kristi Coulter, “Enjoli” and at The Awl<br>• Johann Hari, “Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is …

City of Austin permit list hints at some SXSW events and locations

A list of 160 permit applications in March on the city of Austin’s website sheds some light on what’s in store for South by Southwest day parties …

‘It lost its community of innovation’: Why agencies are skipping SXSW this year

Every year since 2012, OMD has taken over a popular barbecue joint in Austin, Texas, to host its annual Bootstrap Barbecue at SXSW. It would welcome …

How Facebook Is Killing Comedy

Last month, in its second round of layoffs in as many years, comedy hub Funny or Die reportedly eliminated its entire editorial team following a …

Social networks are broken. This man wants to fix them. - MIT Technology Review

In the past, if you wanted to change the world, you had to pass a law or start a war. Now you create a hashtag.<p>Ethan Zuckerman studies how people …

Facebook Is Deleting Valuable Drug Harm Reduction Groups

Sesh Safety – a group offering real-time advice to drug users – was permanently deleted recently, which is bad news for everyone.<p>Last month, the <i>Daily Mail</i> ran a story about how easy it is to find and buy drugs on social media. Leading with the bombshell scoop that it's possible to source weed on …

Pornography Addiction: Q&A with Peter Kleponis, PhD

<b>CATR: Hello, Dr. Kleponis. Tell me, what are some key differences between pornography addiction and other more commonly accepted addictions like</b> …

Understanding the Stages of Heart Disease

Heart disease often starts quietly, progressing from high blood pressure to clogged coronary arteries with few obvious symptoms. But too often it …

Utopic Wellness Communities Are A Multibillion-Dollar Real Estate Trend

Developers increasingly invest in neighborhoods dedicated to holistic health and wellness–and the growing industry is worth $134 billion worldwide.<p>Thirty minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lies a countryside oasis that resembles a fancier, modern-day version of <i>Little</i> …

The BMW Addiction That Completely Destroyed This Man’s Life

“Before we get to your car questions,” my former next door neighbor, Terrance, said, “I need to tell you both something. My wife left me. My kids …

Crime

IMSA Really Messed Up Their Balance Of Performance At Daytona This Weekend

It isn’t really news that we don’t enjoy discussing Balance of Performance in motorsport, but it’s become an integral part of the discussion, …

How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn

This specific section of your LinkedIn profile unlocks the keywords needed to make sure potential employers and prospective clients can find you on the platform.<p>If you want to get any meaningful value or traction from LinkedIn, it's critical you start with a profile that's already optimized.<p>(In …

Employment

When Celebrities Talk Science

The actress Zooey Deschanel cites pesticide use in advising Facebook users to avoid certain non-organic produce. Is that scientifically sound …

EPA

These are the people paying journalists to promote brands in articles

How some publicists recruit writers to secretly mention or link their clients in stories on HuffPost, Forbes, and other sites.<p>When journalist Dimitar …

Public Relations

Hierarchy of Financial Needs (and the Meaning of Life)

When I was in Ecuador last year, Mr. Money Mustache came up to me and said he was pissed off.Someone had been asking him questions about FI but when …

Writing

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

How to Create Great Content: A Step-by-Step Guide to Content Marketing That Delivers Real Results

A comprehensive guide to developing the right content marketing strategy and creating content that delivers real results for your business.<p>Content marketing is a great way to get people talking about your products, your services, and your company. Content marketing is also a great way to engage …

Marketing

Whose Fault Is Shoddy Sex?

“Rough” vs. Rough<p><b>EUGENE, SIR:</b> What’s the deal with everybody being into “rough” sex? What does it even mean? I think if one more guy takes a feeble …

Charles Bukowski

Tony Robbins and Other Famous Motivational Speakers on How to Capture Anyone's Attention

What you can learn about engaging any audience from Jim Rohn, Amy Purdy Tony Robbins and others.<p>There's more to be learned from great motivational speakers than what it takes to be happy in your work or at home.<p>In addition to finding new ways to improve your life and find passions in your work, you …

Motivation

This Year's World Rally Championship Cars Are Already Bad Ass

The World Rally Championship heads to the Rallye Monte Carlo later this month, and good news! The 2018 cars are already out testing. Here’s a …

World Rally Championship

Why do my friends all seem to have more money than I do?

<b>It seems like I’m falling behind my friends financially. They take nicer vacations and drive more expensive cars than mine. How am I really doing</b> …

Personal Finance