Darryn Cowell

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100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100<p>All through the last decade, you'd find a lot of people insisting that the album was dead, a victim of the MP3, the iPod and a la carte …

Regarding Your Search for Truth (Approaching the Mind Directly)

Painting by Kim Schrag<p>The path to Truth, or Reality, or Essence is very simple:<p>It requires a Selfish man, an individualist not afraid of<p>the …

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …

15 Ways to Rediscover Your Inspiration

<i>Inspiration comes and goes</i>. We’re supremely <i>motivated and inspired</i> at times, and in those moments we accomplish great things way faster than we do …

Motivation

Clubland UK: the state of the nation

Vice correspondent Clive Martin has spent the last year at the clubbing coalface. Here, he reflects on rave culture – and its many contemporary forms<p>Over the last year or so, I've found myself at a lot of nightclubs for Vice and Noisey's Big Night Out series. I've trodden the same sticky floors as …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Eckhart Tolle: Why You Aren't At Peace Right Now

Peace is one of the most important human experiences. If you don't have peace, then you're not able to appreciate whatever else you do have. In fact, …

The 20 Best Bands at Lollapalooza You Haven't Heard

<b>This has long been my theory:</b> Festival bookers have become some of the music business's last true tastemakers. Six months or earlier, they're tasked with identifying and booking acts people will want to see the following summer. Or hopefully, next summer in a better timeslot on a bigger stage. …

Music Festivals

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

Miley Cyrus

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Andy Warhol

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

How a Swath of 20-Somethings Have Tuned In to 1920s Pop

It has been called New Orleans jazz, Dixieland (a term that most of the musicians playing it despise), and most recently, “trad” (short for “traditional”) jazz. Ever since Benny Goodman exploded onto the pop-music scene in 1935 and ignited the swing era, the earlier jazz of the 1920s has been …

A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life

Here’s the problem we face, every day of our lives. Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus, and even some discomfort …

Will Power

30 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die.

<b>How much have you loved?</b> Count the people. Add it up. When it comes to love, I’ve always felt in red numbers. I’ve been so focused on the minuses — …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books

20 Things to Start Doing in Your Relationships

Family isn’t always blood. They’re the people in your life who appreciate having you in theirs – the ones who encourage you to improve in healthy and …

Pilates Exercises That Burn Fat

Exercise 1 Roll-Back<p>Sit with your legs in front of you, knees bent. Place a Pilates ball at the base of your spine. Lean back and extend your arms out in front of you, palms facing down, and tighten your core <b>(a)</b>. Open your arms out to the side and inhale <b>(b)</b>; as you bring them back together, exhale. …

What They Don't Teach You In School: 21 Life Lessons I Wish I'd Learned Sooner

I adore academia. I was consistently in school until my mid-twenties, and at 28 years old, I now teach college-level Sociology to classes filled with …

10 Signs You've Found The One

The One. It can be such a daunting term. Being with the right person can not only determine authentic, unconditional happiness, but your health as …

Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget

Much has been said about the secrets of creativity and where good ideas come from, but most of that wisdom can be lost on young minds just dipping their toes in the vast and tumultuous ocean of self-initiated creation. Some time ago, artist and writer Austin Kleon — one of my favorite thinkers, a …

9 Ways To Feel More Awake (Without Caffeine!)

When was the last time you felt awake and energized all day long? It's been a while, hasn't it? Many of us suffer from energy highs and lows …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

50 Quotes That Will Free Your Mind

<i>We are our thoughts. We cannot change anything<br>if we cannot change our thinking.</i><p>You have a train of thought on which you ride when you are alone and …

6 Things You Need To Develop The Talent In You

By Johnson Fabre | June 19, 2013<p>BBeing talented is a great thing, but gaining success through your talent will require you to work hard towards it. …

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