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Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, by Yiyun Li – review

This is a season of memoirs by Chinese writers. A month ago Xiaolu Guo published <i>Once Upon a Time in the East</i>, an account of her dramatic transformation from foundling to prodigy to rebel. Now the Chinese-American Yiyun Li has published one too. Given that Li escaped China as soon as she could and …

Books

Holding yourself accountable: The hard way

According to a study from the University of Scranton, 92 percent of people fail at setting goals. If you’re reading this, there’s a big chance you have fallen short on at least some goals you’ve set.<p>Why? Think back to a time when you had a plan that you were excited to start and then… you …

17 Reasons to Visit Tanzania in 2017

From safaris to beaches to hiking to hunting with the Hadzabe, here are seventeen things sure to inspire you to visit Tanzania in 2017.

East Africa

A Photographer’s Guide to Iceland

The popularity of Iceland has exploded in the last few years. After the economic crash ended in 2011, they began to do something they’d never really …

Landscape Photography

2 Stories That Will Make You Stop and Rethink Your Life | Inc.com

A young man once approached Socrates and asked the philosopher how he could acquire wisdom and knowledge.<p>"Follow me," Socrates said in response, as he led the young man down to the sea. The young man followed as Socrates began wading through the water, first at ankle, then knee, then waist, and …

Self-improvement

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People | Inc.com

<i>"How do I become mentally strong?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Dean Yeong, entrepreneur and writer on DeanYeong.com, on Quora:</b><p>I don't think mental toughness is something you are …

Self-improvement

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Rereading The Handmaid’s Tale, One Month Into the Trump Era

In the first few weeks of the Trump administration, I reread <i>The Handmaid’s Tale.</i><p>It had been almost exactly 30 years since I’d last visited Margaret …

Feminism

I’m a Millennial and I Live By the Word of God

<i>On the heels of our article about an increasingly atheist millennial generation, we decided to talk to one millennial who</i> is <i>a strong believer. She</i> …

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

Positive Thinking

The 1 Secret to Ditching Bad Habits, and 5 Ways to Permanently Break Free | Inc.com

We all hang onto a few bad habits like security blankets. They feel so good, especially when we are stressed out or bored. We all know we should be doing things differently.<p>How do we move from what we know we shouldbe doing to actually doing it? The most important aspect of breaking a bad habit is …

Self-help

10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

Self-improvement

How to Take Our Goals From Dreams to Reality

<b>Our teachers have told us all that having a goal is important. Schools make the establishment of a goal fairly easy.</b> If you are in the first grade …

Father and Son Duo Capture Low-Flying Planes as They Pass Over Maho Beach

What happens when you combine a beach with a runway? Lots of opportunity for truly odd photographs. After all, you don’t really associate aircraft …

Photography

Lodz Ghetto Trees - Photographs and text byMaciek Zych | LensCulture

The <i>Lodz Ghetto Trees</i> series began as part of a yearlong historical and sociological workshop that focused on survivors of the Lodz ghetto. The project is rooted in the city's painful history, which involved a dramatic shift in population from multinational to purely Polish. During the interwar …

World History

Beautiful Photos Depict Quiet Moments Throughout New York

No matter where you look, the streets of New York City are almost always filled with hundreds and thousands of people. But, in the 1960's, American photographer Duane Michals found the rare and quiet moments along back alleys, inside offices and shops, and riding in a subway car, where not a single …

Photography