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21 Impossibly Delicious Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner

End your day with an avocado-stuffed burger.

4 Odd Reasons Your Fat Isn't Going Anywhere

"I don't get it, I'm eating less and exercising more but the fat isn't budging."<p>Sound like something you're saying right now? Does it seem like no …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner

Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.<p><b>The Instigator:</b><p>Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up …

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life

On March 15, 1884, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) wrote in his diary:<p>I have to create a circle of reading for myself: Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-Tzu, Buddha, Pascal, The New Testament. This is also necessary for all people.<p>So he set out to compile “a wise thought for every …

Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series

What better way to kick off the new year than with words of wisdom from those who have threaded before us? That’s precisely the premise of <b>advice to sink in slowly</b>, a wonderful project enlisting design graduates in passing on advice and inspiration to first-year students through an ongoing series of …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

What Makes a Great Essay?

Ah, the timeless power and joy of a great essay: <b>Joan Didion</b> on self-respect; <b>David Foster Wallace</b> on the nature of fun; <b>Susan Sontag</b> on courage and resistance; <b>George Orwell</b> on why writers write. But where, exactly, does that intangible magic of the essay reside?<p>Besides beautiful writing by such …

Damned good advice

Shane Nickerson's "11 things it took me 42 years to learn" is damned good advice:<p>5. Stop comparing your life to others.<p>Your life has nothing to do …

The 21 Sexiest Movie Couples...Ever

Yes, we’ll always save a spot in our hearts for Rhett and Scarlett and Buttercup and Wesley, but today, we’re talking about the sexiest, most …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …