Vincent Ray Ramos

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On Leaving the World Better Than How I Found It

It's called the Campsite Rule. If you've listened to Dan Savage's sex advice podcast, you've probably heard it. The idea goes like this: when two people are in a relationship the more experienced person has the responsibility to leave their partner better than how they found them.<p>I mean, how nice …

'Be brief. Be bold. Be gone.'

Photo By Lt. Amy Forsythe | Lynn Kinney(L), Megan McClung(center) and Amy Forsythe(r) served together during their...... read more<p>RAMADI, Iraq - …

The 13 Hottest New Grab-and-Go D.C. Restaurants to Try Right Now

Finding a quality grab-and-go meal in D.C. has never been easier. The city offers an impressive roster of fast-casual eateries, each dishing out their particular twists on grain bowls, salads, burritos, and other meals favored by hurried or budget-conscious diners.<p>Fast-casual menus tap into …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

What happens in your brain when you sleep?

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body, …

Have a Better Bedtime: How to Make Sleep a Non-Negotiable

In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've made it our goal to strengthen your resilience ("do this") and hold the line against stress ("ditch that"). This week, we turn your attention to your sleep, a nonnegotiable for healthy stress management<p><i>By Jan Bruce</i><p><i>In honor of Stress Awareness Month, we've</i> …

Success

Shibuya Tokyo's ward recognizes same-sex unions

Shibuya ward in Tokyo has become the first locale in Japan to recognize gay couples, a major step forward for LGBTI rights in the conservative …

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

The Idiot-When-Convenient's Guide to Finding Love This Year

Here are 20 ways to find love this year and/or give a sh*t this Valentine's Day:<p>Fire your current social planner. Uh, YOU.<br>• Realize that S/HE (see #1) is the very same "coach" (cough, cough) that advises you to push "snooze" in the morning when it is in fact S/HE who set the alarm time in the first …

Why I Still Love "Rent"

The 1996 musical about AIDS-afflicted artists scandalized and inspired my romantic teenage self. Figuring out what Rent got totally wrong about adult life — and right.<p><i>Rent</i> first came to San Francisco in 1999, when I was in seventh grade. My best friend Dylan and I were allowed to go see it …

San Francisco

Can adobo, sinigang attract young Japanese women to Philippines?

TOKYO - Thai noodles and Indian curries are well known among young, gourmet-loving women who patronize Japan's international food scene, but dishes …

Happiness at Work: What Matters Most?

In a recent poll, two-thirds of adults said they would take a job with less pay if it offered shorter hours and more flexibility.<p>Most Americans say they are satisfied with their job, but pay, schedules, and the opportunity to advance remain sore spots for many, with the large percentage of adults …

10 Books to Read Before You Go to New York City

People say New Yorkers are rude or always in a rush, but the truth is that New York is a city of dreamers. Residents come from near and far, drawn by …

The Root of Procrastination (And How to Change It Now )

<i>"Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it's the easiest to rationalize. We don't tell ourselves, 'I'm never going to write my symphony.' Instead we say, 'I am going to write my symphony; I'm just going to do it tomorrow.'"</i><p>-- Steven Pressfield, <i>The War of Art</i><p>I have …

Washington DC Weekend Events for May 12-14, 2017

See a guide to the top events and things to do this weekend in the Washington, DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. This page is …

A Quick Anti-Depression Tactic - Poz Pride 3.0

I’m not sure if being in your thirties or being poz constitutes having to deal with depression. I’ve also had a lot of changes into my life recently, …

How to enjoy a weekend in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is a destination on many travelers’ bucket lists. For a quick weekend, you can visit some of the most famous attractions offered in …

What I'm Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com

What I’m Reading: Todd Mundt of Audible.com<p>Inside Flipboard / July 2, 2014<p><i>Todd Mundt reads for a living. Formerly the editorial director for NPR</i> …

Taming your disorganised mind

Physical organisation is not as important as mental organisation. Some people might have a terribly messy room but an extremely organised mind - organised in what they have learnt and what they have to do - and tidying their room is just merely low in priority for them.<p>I want to attain high mental organisation and not feel overwhelmed by life. I started by reading this article: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/22/health/how-organize-your-mind/<p>I’ll briefly summarize it and add some of my notes.<p>The …

Manage Your Time Without Annoying Your Coworkers

A lot of time management advice is about saying no to meeting invites or checking email less often. But those actions can cause conflict with your colleagues. Is it possible to set the boundaries you need to get your work done without negatively impacting the rest of the office? How can you manage …

5 Amazing Harvey Milk Quotes That Are Too Long To Fit On His New Stamp

On Thursday, the White House is unveiling a new forever stamp featuring Harvey Milk, who was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the …

Kid's Reaction To Meeting A Gay Couple For The First Time Is Priceless

A young boy’s reaction to meeting a gay couple for the first time was just as you would expect.<p>Calen was understanding and had zero prejudice towards …

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression.<p>While …

How to Make Your Own Luck

1<p><b>Be assertive and proactive.</b> If you don't walk your path, no one else can or will do it for you — why should they? You can and must innovate, create …

Self-improvement

Learning More From Gay Sex: Fighting Straight People in the Bedroom

Last week I met a guy off of Hornet who I wanted to have sex with -- as is often the case when you meet someone off of Hornet (a mobile-device meeting application which has caught on quickly in Paris). Over a bottle of wine at his apartment "Romain" and I made small talk and when he asked me what I …

Terminal Lance

Terminal Lance #527 “Herding Cats”<p>Marines are a special breed of animal. They call themselves “Devil Dogs,” but really, they’re more like cats. They …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …