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Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Life can be a rollercoaster of a ride. It's jam packed with beauty and chaos, with vertical drops inducing open mouthed laughter and the anticipation of forward locomotion. You scream and smile.<p>But have you ever wished for death?<p>It's hard for me to fathom people who've never thought about it, even …

10 Simple Ways You Can Start Loving Yourself Right Now

“In this world there is no one we spend more time with than ourselves, so you should learn to love it.” ~ Unknown<p>Growing up, I was not very confident …

How to Hack Your Bad Habits

Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin is back—and she’s obsessed with your habits. But is endless habit analysis more burden than beneficial?<p>Finally, an …

25 Simple Things Every Person Deserves In A Relationship

<b>1.</b> Being treated – and treating your partner – with respect, loyalty, and dignity.<p><b>2.</b> A sounding board, with whom you can share literally <i>anything</i>.<p><b>3.</b> …

The Art of Dwelling on the Past

Maybe we should think of memory itself as an art form … and remember that a work of art is never finished, only abandoned.<p>Brevity’s nonfiction blog …

5 Things I Need to Hear When I Feel Hopelessly Stuck

Paralysis. Indecisiveness. Confusion. Cloudiness.<p>At some point we all experience feeling stuck.<p>To my dismay, I'm not immune. There are times (right now, for instance) when I feel stuck. When I do I need compassion, love and encouragement. Only I can free myself from feeling stuck and I've learned …

Positive Thinking

31 Of The Most Beautiful And Profound Passages In Literature You’ll Want To Read Over And Over Again

<i>Whenever I’m feeling uninspired I look to a collection of my favorite literary quotes I keep in a document on my computer. Today was one of those</i> …

I Don’t Know How To Write — But That Doesn’t Stop Me From Trying

DISCLAIMER: My cadence is staggered and my flow is as choppy as ceviche. Ceviche is delicious. My writing is not. So please, don’t expect anything …

12 Things You Are Doing To Sabotage Your Future

I have mentored, counseled, encouraged, discouraged, hired and fired hundreds of people over the past 25 years. Oftentimes failure is less about a …

Finding Yourself In The Counterculture

I have many memories of stepping into a skin tight dress, sliding on laughably high heels, and tottering through a dusting of snow with my …

I’m Terrified Of Happiness

I am happy. I am in love; I have a roof over my head, parents that love me, a 4.0 GPA…yet tonight I cried. I cried because I’m terrified I will lose …

A Discourse About Dating A Woman Writer

<i>An episode of language which accompanies any amorous gift, whether real or projected; and, more generally, every gesture, whether actual or interior,</i> …

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. …

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Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

55 David Foster Wallace Quotes That Make You Want To Be A Better Person

From his nonfiction essays, to his fiction, to his reporting and his reviews, a compilation of David Foster Wallace’s 55 greatest quotes<p>It was when I …

Why You Simply Have to Date a Girl Who Reads

Date a woman who reads. Meet her in a library. Meet her in a bookstore. Hell, meet her in Aisle 5 as she stocks up on cheese, yogurt and ice cream. …

Mysterious Sureal Photos in Nature by Kindra Nikole

Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes inspiration from fairy tales and fantasy to yield images of surreal scenes that are as dark and mysterious as they are inventively compelling. Despite the gloomy aesthetic in many of Nikole's images, the photographer does not shy away from using color, …

Photography

"Go Book Yourself" Is The Tumblr Every Bookworm Needs

"Book recommendations by humans, because algorithms are so 1984."

19 Things You Need To Stop Over-Thinking

<b>1. Whether or not you love someone.</b> It should not be a mystery to unveil. At the end of the day, you either do or you don’t. You know the answer, …

12 Body Hacks To Make Your Life Easier

YOUR BODY, YOUR SELF.

Hacking

Brian May: there’s life in the old devil yet

Brian May is still raising hell with Diableries, a book of demonic 3D images from the 19th century.<p>For more than 40 years now, Brian May has been staring into the eyes of the Devil. It all began one day in Portobello Road Market, when he was shown a piece of card on which were printed two scenes of …

This Japanese Student Is Better At Vandalizing His Textbooks Than You'll Ever Be

Just give up now, disaffected youths. H/t to Toyko Desu.

15 People On The Most Difficult Things You Will Learn In Your 20s

Read some life lessons provided by 15 people from Quora. If you’re just on the cusp of becoming a 20-something, or currently a 20-something, or even …

30 Life-Changing Things That Are Worth Every Penny

Sometimes it's OK to splurge.<p>Cool. Now that you have no money left, time to add anything I may have missed in the comments.

19 Reasons Why Long-Distance Relationships Are Better Than You Think

Age-old wisdom dictates long-distance relationships are doomed to fail. That's a bunch of bullshit.

Relationships