Trisca Dewi

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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

“Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh cautioned in his illuminating treatise on love. But even when this incremental …

Literature

18 Perfect Short Stories That Pack More Of A Punch Than Most Novels

People sometimes mistake short stories for trifles, wee vignettes that are over before they start. But there's a reason why many of the best movies …

The World's Worst Startup Jargon

From Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, mind-numbing startup jargon stops for no one. It winds up in TED Talks, pitch meetings and every tech journalist's inbox in between. At Forbes we're obsessed with all things entrepreneurs. So, for our third annual Jargon Madness -- an NCAA tournament-style …

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

4 Ways for Entrepreneurs to Cultivate Their Writing

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media, self-publishing and the Internet have created an amazing new opportunity to spread our words far and wide. Entrepreneurs can take thoughts out of their head, and put them into words that change people’s lives.<p>This …

Creative Writing

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Self-help

Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking and What Thoreau Teaches Us about Accepting Love

<i>“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it,”</i> Lucinda Williams sang from my headphones into my heart one rainy October morning on the train to Hudson. <i>“What seems cynicism is always a sign, always a sign…”</i> I was headed to Hudson for a conversation with a very different but no …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Fuck Yes or No

Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you?<p>There’s a grey area in dating many …

Relationships

Teachers, Stop Being Scared of Cellphones

Screens are everywhere these days, in the restaurants, on the subways, in front of our faces. The only ones we seem able to control are those little screens on our tablets and cellphones, but bring those things into a classroom and who is in control, the student or the teacher? In March, New York …