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Around the World in San Francisco

“Do you like fortune cookies?” an elderly Chinese woman named Maggie asks me as I sketch one afternoon.<p>We’re sitting on a sidewalk bench outside a store specializing in woks, rows of red paper lanterns strung overhead between buildings. On a nearby street corner, a man plays a two-stringed <i>erhu</i>, …

San Francisco

You Will Never Be Ready. Do It Anyway!

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak people wait for opportunities; strong people make …

Does the Tech Industry Even Deserve Women?

In the essay collection Lean Out, women in tech argue that it's not their fault for wanting to leave a toxic work environment.<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find an article about Gesche Haas, who has held senior roles at the startups Grouper, WunWun and Conjure.io, that doesn't mention sexual harassment …

A Healthy Diet Includes Guilt-Free Indulgences

Go ahead and indulge. You heard me right...eat the donut. Or, the side of fries. Or, the slice of pizza.<p>Why?<p>Because it's part of a healthy diet.<p>There's no gimmick here. No reverse psychology. No tricks or "gotcha's." Lighten up. Enjoy yourself. Live a little. Stop thinking that a healthy diet means …

14 Spot-On Quotes For Introverts

1.<p>Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.<p>2.<p>There’s a difference between preferring books to parties and …

What Do Scientists Know About Finding a Purpose in Life?

In 9 days, <b>Viktor Frankl</b> wrote about how he survived the German concentration camps. Unlike modern conversations about living the good life, there is …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

How Much Should You Exercise to Lose Weight?

Breathe: You don't need to sweat 24/7.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>The contestants on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind—to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in …

Why Energy Management Matters More Than Time Management

As we all try to squeeze more hours from the day, time management may not be the answer. Managing our energy will make us more productive.<p>In the quest for greater productivity, many of us seek out ways to squeeze more out of the 168 hours we have in each week. But we all know that some of those …

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50 People On The Most Liberating Thought They’ve Ever Had

Your life unfolds in a succession of revelations.<p>It’s when you set down the book and stare ahead and repeat the sentence in your mind again and …

400+ First Date Questions: Everything You Need To Ask The First Time You Go Out With Someone (And More)

Genuinely Interesting Questions For You To Ask Your Next Date<p><i>It’s really, REALLY attractive when people ask well thought out questions on a first</i> …

What We Talk About When We Talk About Being Lonely

My friend texted me from the library the other night and said “I’m lonely.” It was 11 at night but I had been lonely in my room, too, so I went and I …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

6 Ways to Make Your Bedroom the Sexiest Place Ever

None of which involve installing a sex dungeon or painting your walls red.<p>Setting the mood for sex is important. Anyone who's briefly considered getting busy while on vacation at a dirty/smelly/not-so-clean hotel (ha, no, thank you) can vouch for that. And while you might not think about your …

Indiana University

Self-driving cars will be safer than us. How long until human drivers are banned?

My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways.<p>After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other. That is why our automobiles need tank-like …

The Sex That Women Want When It's Costing Them $400 an Hour

8 surprising things you can learn from male escorts<p>When a woman is paying for an orgasm, there’s really no faking it.<p>Forget your preconceptions and moral biases for or against prostitution. We’re talking simple supply and demand. If a girl is handing a male escort an envelope full of $100 bills, …

12 Stupid Things Truly Nice People Don't Do

I’m just going to say it.<p>There is a huge lack of nice people out there. And it’s sad because being nice really isn’t that hard.<p>It’s common sense, but …

34 Ways to Encourage Positive Thinking | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The brain is a powerful organ; it controls the entire body. But your thought process is much more influential. Your thoughts dictate who you become, …

Living Rooms

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

Happiness

7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving.<p>Except …

Exercise

8 Unknown Health Tips That Can Literally Save Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Prevention is better than cure.” This old idiom has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s always preferable to nip a health problem …

Wellness

How To Become The Kind Of Person Who Deserves The Life You Want

We’re conditioned to believe that there is only so much happiness to go around.<p>Beginning at a young age, we’re almost pitted against one other in the …