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Anne Lamott on How We Endure and Find Meaning in a Crazy World

“The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm?”<p>We live in a culture of dividedness and fragmentation of the self. When we contemplate what it takes to live a full life, we extol …

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How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

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Leo Tolstoy on Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Shortly after turning fifty, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia …

How We Spend Our Days Is How We Spend Our Lives: Annie Dillard on Choosing Presence Over Productivity

The meaning of life has been pondered by such literary icons as Leo Tolstoy (1904), Henry Miller (1918), Anaïs Nin (1946), Viktor Frankl (1946), Italo Calvino (1975), and David Foster Wallace (2005). And though some have argued that today’s age is one where “the great dream is to trade up from …

5 Videos + Talks Guaranteed to Inspire You

Everyone finds motivation in different places. Some people prefer it in the form of one-on-one conversations, some enjoy books and others like to see …

A Seat On Top of Paris

There are certain sunsets that happen over the city of Paris where I wish I could have a view over the rooftops…<p>Well, I do. I have a seat, and so do …

Hungry in Montmartre? How About Dining in a Grocery?

By all means be a tourist in Montmartre, but don’t eat like one. The sign outside Jeanne B may say “Epicerie,” but this restaurant is no mere grocery store.<p>Have you ever thought about sitting down for dinner in a Paris grocery? Perhaps you should, at least if you take the word “Epicerie” on the …

A Transatlantic Life: Williamsburg, Brooklyn vs. Ile St Louis, Paris

<i>Williamsburg & Île Saint Louis (The All-Nite Images & Brandie)</i><p>Of all the things to do in Paris, taking a stroll on the Ile St. Louis on a sunny day …

Parisian Beauty: Where To Find Iconic French Skincare Products Online

It has long been a generally accepted fact that French women don’t get fat. It is now also increasingly accepted that they don’t succumb to spots and …

How To Care For Every Item In Your Closet: 101 Tips

When it comes to general housekeeping, it sometimes seems that everyone and their mother (literally!) have tried-and-true tips and tricks they …

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Don’t Do What You Love

One of the worst pieces of career advice that I bet each of you has not only gotten but given is to “do what you love.”<p>Forget that. It’s absurd. I …