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26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Chicken farmer to Trump: We voted for you, now we need your help

I am a chicken farmer in West Virginia. I’ve been a farmer all my life and have raised chickens for almost 15 years under contract. I am writing this open letter to you because farmers and ranchers need your help badly.<p>I voted for you and supported your campaign. I know several of my friends and …

Agriculture

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

America sets new record: Electricity’s carbon footprint shrinks, renewable energy use increases

<b>(vintagerobot via iStock)</b><p>Until 2016, electricity was America’s biggest single source of climate pollution<p>Bobby Magill<p>April 14, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>All the right things came together in 2016 for the United States to shrink its carbon footprint in some …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation

Chile, Mexico, U.S. Have Highest Inequality Rates, OECD Says

Chile, Mexico and the U.S. are the developed countries with the highest rates of inequality, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and …

Minnesota Dog Walks Four Miles Every Day to See His Friends in Town

Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and in Longville, Minnesota, dogs gotta walk. At least one dog, anyway.<p>For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix …

This Math Teacher Went Viral for Her "Work" Parody Song and She's Not Ashamed

And she shouldn't be! Because it's the best thing on the internet!<p>Did you know that the world's most adorable human being is a math teacher in Michigan? It's true!<p>In an 8-minute gloriously awkward back-to-school mashup mix, Kathryn Wippel, re-mixed Fifth Harmony's classic jam "Work" to be all about …

Muslim pilgrims begin hajj, but this year without Iranians

Close to 2 million people from around the world began performing the first rites of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, which calls for entering into a state of physical and spiritual purity and circling the cube-shaped Kaaba with their palms facing upward in supplication and prayer.<p>Notably …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

As laptops become smaller and more ubiquitous, and with the advent of tablets, the idea of taking notes by hand just seems old-fashioned to many students today. Typing your notes is faster — which comes in handy when there's a lot of information to take down. But it turns out there are still …

Note-Taking

Hilarious "McMansion Hell" Website Tears the Architectural Style Apart With Callouts & Pictures

...while explaining design in layman's terms<p>On one end of the architectural spectrum, you've got the self-important avant garde starchitects who …

Architecture

Here's How Much Exercise You Need to Protect Against Disease

There’s a strong connection between physical activity and the risk of five common diseases, according to a recent study published in <i>The BMJ</i>. The …

Flight attendants reveal shocking passenger requests

The most annoying passengers on a flight are usually people who talk a lot, fall asleep on you, or have too many bags-- so you need to check yours.<p>What all of these issues have in common is that they affect you, the passenger. Travelers on a plane rarely think about what crew members have to deal …

The Best Schools In The World Do This. Why Don't We?

For a moment, let's pretend.<p>That everything you know about America's public education system — the bitter politics and arcane funding policies, the rules and countless reasons our schools work (or don't) the way they do — is suddenly negotiable.<p>Pretend the obstacles to change have melted like …

Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting

Most educators don’t leave the classroom for higher pay.<p>At every stage, getting and keeping teachers in U.S. classrooms has become a challenge. Longtime teachers are retiring while mid-career and novice teachers are leaving for other pursuits. According to the National Center for Education …

8 signs you're in a strong relationship — even if it doesn't feel like it

Sometimes they're candlelit date nights, walks through grassy meadows, and feeding each other cake at your wedding.<p>But sometimes they're doing the dishes, comforting a screaming baby, and fighting over whose turn it is to do the dishes or comfort the screaming baby.<p>Which is to say: While sometimes …

10 More Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these healthy smoothie recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.<p>1 of 10<p>Apricot-Mango Madness<p>Fresh lemon juice adds a tangy splash to this sweet smoothie.<p><i>Serves: 2</i><p>6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 cups)<br>2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 …

Alheli Picazo: Republicans should have listened to Colin Powell

Sixteen days before the 2008 presidential election, George W. Bush’s former secretary of state, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.), appeared on NBC’s Meet The …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

This man ate pizza every day for 222 days

FAIRFAX NZ<p>Richard Meadows ate pizza for 222 days in a row in an attempt to get fit eating the "most sinful food imaginable".<p>The chest pains started …

Flight Delayed or Cancelled? Freebird airlines will book a free flight

Related Articles<p>We’ve all been there. We receive a notification that our flight was cancelled. Everyone runs to the gate agents or lounge agents. …

Tip: Trigger New Triceps Growth

Tag this onto the end of arm day and you'll get the best pump of your life... and stimulate new muscle growth.<p>This technique takes pain to a new …

Top 74 Data Visualization Software in 2018

Data visualization software communicate information clearly and efficiently via statistical graphics, plots and information graphics. Visualization …

What Food People Were Obsessed with the Year You Were Born

Shoutout to all the sushi babies of the '80s!<p>Trends in food, like those in fashion and beauty, change with the times. They sometimes take years, or even decades, to percolate and peak, and once they do, they can stick around on menus forever, or go the way of the fondue pot and disappear forever.

How to Make Beautiful and Effective Infographics

"There's something almost quite magical about visual information," says data storyteller David McCandless. "It's effortless. It literally pours …

14 Style Lessons from the Best- and Worst-Dressed Men of the Week

With David Beckham, Will Smith, and Matthew McConaughey. (All right, all right, all right.)<p>The right way to take it easy this summer, the suiting mistake everyone's still making, and more.

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How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …