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The Earth-Shatteringly Amazing Speech That’ll Change The Way You Think About Adulthood

<b>UPDATE</b>: So, the David Foster Wallace Literary Trust has decided to take this video down, claiming copyright infringement. While I've found another …

David Foster Wallace

As Google Reader Disappears on July 1, Here's What You Need to Know

In case you forgot, Google is cutting off service on its RSS reader product on July 1. If you’re one of the remaining few that’s still using Google Reader, time’s running out for you to back up your feeds and find a replacement.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p>Google announced the decision to sunset …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Make Your Road Trip Awesome

Sometimes you just have to hit the road.

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24 Ways To Be A Better Person

1. Look at yourself in the mirror every morning before you go out the door and give yourself at least one compliment that you actually believe — even …

The Paradox of the Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Medical Student’s View

I watched a birth. More than watched: an hour or so after first meeting the mom-to-be as she lay in her bed in a hospital gown, I was helping her …

Mindfulness At Work: 5 Tricks For A Healthier, Less Stressful Work Day

"Meditation is an act of sanity," scientist and writer John Kabat-Zinn told Google employees in a mindfulness session at the company's headquarters in 2007. Six years later, Google incorporates mindfulness into their "Search Inside Yourself" training, and meditative practices have become common in …

20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Beck, Lenny Kravitz, the Bee Girl and more<p>Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to …

How $10,000 a month can buy you a new reputation

A little under three years ago, <i>New York Magazine</i>'s Graeme Wood discovered that his old classmate Samuel Phineas Upham had been arrested for attempting to cheat the IRS. The arrest led a three-year suspended sentence, but the story was covered by a number of publications, resulting in Upham's name …

Beyond the Resume: Two Web Services to Help Promote Your Work

Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new job or a recent graduate embarking on your career, connecting with the right people and …

Samsung intros HomeSync Lite: a personal cloud, hosted from your PC

Alongside the new PCs that Samsung announced today, the company has also introduced HomeSync Lite, a software solution that allows users to use their computers -- rather than an external device -- for personal cloud storage. As Samsung sees it, the key benefit exists with the ability to backup and …

Stranger than Paradise

Tilda Swinton’s totally surreal fashion adventure. Click here to read Diane Solway's profile of the enigmatic actress, and here to read more about the historical estate.

Wall Street bankers say “Game of Thrones” is just like real life for them

Tech geeks in Silicon Valley are obviously die-hard fans of the HBO fantasy series <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Apparently, so are finance geeks on Wall Street. Bankers, lawyers and hedge funders adore the backstabbing and score settling in the show, which echo cutthroat dealings on finance.<p>The show, which is …

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10 Extreme Alternative Motorcycles... and One That Flies

When you think "motorcycle," what jumps to mind is probably the silhouette pioneered by the Universal Japanese Motorcycles of the '60s and came to define what a motorbike looks like. But there's another world of bikes that veers from the norm and embraces<p>When you think "motorcycle," the image that …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

How to Have More Best Friends: My Heartfelt Guide

(Image: Jaci Berkopec)<p>Have you ever experienced times when you want a listening ear, but you can’t find one? Times when you feel lonely and down, but …

A Cocktail Scientist Debunks Myths About Ice Cubes

The cold, hard facts<p><b>True or false?:</b> Ice cubes get cloudy because of mineral impurities. <b><br>True or false?:</b> Larger ice cubes melt more slowly than small ones. <b><br>True or false?:</b> Shaking a martini "bruises the gin."<p>Many of us use ice every day, and soon we start to think we know all there is to know about …

12 Relationship Truths We Often Forget

• <b>All successful relationships require some work.</b> – They don’t just happen, or maintain themselves. They exist and thrive when the parties involved …

#051: How To Build (or Rebuild) Trust

Trust is so crucial in every relationship and every situation. If you don’t have it, it make it very difficult to move things forward. If you’ve lost …

Connecting With People: The Positive Effects Of Bonding With Absolutely Anyone

<i>By Nicole Frehsée</i><p><i>An expert in the field of positive psychology explores the perks of bonding -- with everyone around you.</i><p>Here's some simple advice: Spread the love. Not just with your partner, family, and friends but with people you hardly know, because the more loving you are in everyday life, the …

6 Things Really Happy People Do | Inc.com

How do they do it, these happy people? How do they let troubles bounce off them and make the best of every struggle? Do they choose to be this way? Many believe a constant state of happiness is in the category of mermaids and unicorns. But there are people in this world who, short of major …

Happiness