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John W. Jones: The Runaway Slave Who Buried Nearly 3000 Confederate Soldiers

John W. Jones was as close to a sinless man as you could find—with the exception of the time he lied to his mother.<p>It was a late June evening in 1844 …

Just in: James Levine sues the Met for unfair dismissal

Lawyers for the former music director of the Metropolitan Opera have filed suit in a New York court claiming unfair dismissal.He is seeking $5.8 …

Me Too movement

Everything you've been told about how much water you're supposed to drink is a lie — here's the real rule you should follow

You should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, many of us were told as kids. The modern version of this is an astonishingly specific bit of advice from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who advises that people drink "at least one-half of your body weight in ounces of water every …

51 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Willpower, Determination, and Success

Success requires inspiration... and determination.<p>Every successful person I know has willpower, determination, and drive. They may not be smarter than everyone else. They may not be more talented, more skilled, or more experienced.<p>But what they do have is the willingness to persevere. Here are 51 …

10 “Notes to Self” We Need to Read 10 Times a Day Until They Sink In

<i>Happiness doesn’t start with a relationship, a vacation, a job, or money. It starts with our thinking and what you tell ourselves every day.</i>The best …

Happiness

Keith Richards on reuniting the Rolling Stones and going sober: 'the drugs are so bland these days'

Keith Richards hasn’t had a drink since Christmas. The legendarily hard-living rock and roll icon sounds almost reluctant to admit to sobriety. “I’m not saying I’m definitely off all of this stuff,” he protests. “In six months’ time, I might be on it again. But at the moment, for a couple of …

How to stop being so busy and get more done

“Busy!”<p>It’s the response Darius Foroux always got whenever he asked coworkers how they were doing.<p>The Dutch businessman and blogger said the word “busy” first began to puzzle him when he briefly worked for an IT research company in London.<p>“I thought to myself, ‘That’s not the answer to my …

Time Management

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

Productivity

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Self-improvement

25 Most Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid

1. White ChocolateChocolate, when consumed in moderation, is actually quite good for us. Rich in anti-oxidants, dark chocolate is considered to be …

Washington Post on Twitter: "No, there haven’t been 18 school shooting in 2018. That number is flat wrong. https://t.co/MxQJ9BWSYi"

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'4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss follows a strict morning routine to maximize productivity — and after a week on his schedule, I can see why it works

Tim Ferriss' morning routine is long. If you're the kind of person who needs to ease into the day (my hand is raised), his schedule is probably for you.<p>Ferriss is the bestselling author of "The 4-Hour Workweek," a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an investor.<p>I followed Ferriss' routine for a …

Productivity

Pink Called Out A Hater For Criticizing Her Super Bowl Performance & The Tweet Is Epic

Super Bowl LII might be one of the most mud-slinging competitions that we've seen in the sporting event's history. The Philadelphia Eagles and New …

Most people stop reading after college and 19 other things no one tells you about growing up

Life. It's a journey of twists and turns, peaks and valleys, mountains to climb and oceans to explore. Good times and bad times. Happy times and sad times. But always, life is a movement forward. No matter where you are on the journey, in some way, you are continuing on — and that's what makes it …

7 Things Night Owls Do That Morning People Will Never Understand | Inc.com

Last night I stayed up writing until 2:20am, then watched an episode of The West Wing to unwind before actually falling asleep at 3am. This not entirely unusual for me.<p>I live on the west coast. At 1:45am my time, I took a break and Snapchatted back and forth with a friend on the east coast who …

Winston Churchill

The Patriots’ dynasty was built from the ashes of Bill Belichick’s failure with the Browns

A few weeks before Bill Belichick‘s first game as a head coach in the summer of 1991, the boss wanted to see him. Art Modell, the owner of the …

NFL

15 People Share The Best Advice They've Ever Gotten In Therapy

H/T Reddit<p>"I would often be so concerned with what I 'should' be doing that I couldn't enjoy anything I wanted to do. Since getting that advice I have tried to separate everything into things 'I want to do' and 'things I need to do'. It has certainly helped me enjoy things more as of late." …

Mental Health

This big sticker could unclog your toilet

The 'Pongtu' is a sticker that goes over your toilet and works just like a plunger.

Toilets

11 Little Habits That May Make You Seem Less Confident & How To Fix Them

When it comes to social situations, it's perfectly normal to feel nervous. Between finding the right thing to say, to remembering everyone's name, …

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation) | Inc.com

While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next stage, the interview (which is when you had better be ready for the most commonly asked job interview questions).<p>Oddly enough, …

Employment

Don’t restore your phone from a backup: Why you should start fresh

If you keep a phone around long enough, it becomes a vestige of an old version of yourself, or even many former versions of yourself.<p>Regrettable …

All the Monopoly rules you've probably been playing wrong your whole life

Over the Christmas period, it's likely you'll bust out the Monopoly board at least once.<p>But this can turn nasty very quickly, with tantrums and flipped boards, because Monopoly isn't actually supposed to be a game that's fun to play.<p>We know this, because there's always one victor, while everyone …

Musicians assume harassment is 'just part of life'

"Mozart in the Jungle" journalist Blair Tindall said sexual abuse in classical music is a power and generational problem. She also explained why …

Flute

It was sex all the time at this 1800s commune, with anyone you wanted and none of the guilt

<b>Life at the Oneida Colony was kind of a like a key party, but no one had cars and everyone was doin’ it for Jesus.</b><p><b>(This article is the first in a</b></b> …

Amazon has an 80-person orchestra just for employees

Amazon’s corporate culture is widely known for its dog-friendliness, its free community banana stands, and, notoriously, a challenging and even …

5 tricks Barbara Corcoran used to build a company where hardly anyone quit

Barbara Corcoran says her mother was a "drill sergeant."<p>It makes more sense when you find out that Corcoran was the second-oldest of 10 kids, nine of whom grew up to be entrepreneurs.<p>Corcoran herself started real estate brokerage firm The Corcoran Group, which she sold for $66 million in 2001.<p>In a …

Brokerage

Alan Gilbert Wanted to Save the New York Philharmonic. What Happened?

The Brahms Violin Concerto is a musical old master painting. Unmistakably important, enduringly popular, comfortingly familiar, it’s a surefire draw.<p>At Lincoln Center in May, this concerto did its job for the New York Philharmonic, drawing a healthy crowd to David Geffen Hall. Alan Gilbert, the …

The Arts

4 Things Most of Us Refuse to Admit About Ourselves

I was writing at a local beachside coffee shop when a young woman approached me. “You’re Marc, right?” she asked.I looked up at her. She had piercing …

Piercings

Benjamin Watson: NFL must do more than fine Ndamukong Suh to send message that sticks

But none of that has stopped Suh from crossing the line whenever it suits him.<p>Speaking about Suh after watching him do what he’s been doing for years …

10 thoughtless things you do that make you less likable

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to …