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This gorgeous floating park reopens in New York this spring

There are plenty of beautiful NYC parks in the city, but this is the first (and the only) one that floats!<p>You might be familiar with this …

195 New Billionaires Hit Forbes's List. Here's How Most Got There | Inc.com

Forbes released its latest billionaire list. On it were 195 people who were newly minted billionaires. Some of the people came from money. But most share something. They are entrepreneurs.<p>Go to the Forbes 31st annual billionaires list and you'll find 195 who are on for the first time. The …

Entrepreneurship

​Why the Bulgarian Split Squat Is the Best Lower-Body Exercise For Men | Men’s Health

The Bulgarian split squat is by far my favorite lower-body exercise. In the video below I'm doing higher reps while wearing a 100-pound weight vest. This is a nice variation to throw in because sometimes I just like to focus on the mind-muscle connection and not worry about holding weights.<p>I'm sure …

Cormac McCarthy Explains Why He Worked Hard at Not Working: How 9-to-5 Jobs Limit Your Creative Potential

Last summer, a rumor circulated that Cormac McCarthy, one of America’s most beloved living writers, had passed away. In the midst of a devastating …

Literature

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

Personal Finance

Here is what Tom Brady eats to stay in peak condition at an age most players have already retired

If you've ever wondered — from the couch, horizontally, picking at buffalo dip on a Sunday afternoon — what Tom Brady eats to stay in peak football shape at 39, now you can learn all about Brady's diet from his personal chef.<p>Boston.com ran an all-access interview with Allen Campbell, the chef …

Food

5 Things I’ve Learned by Writing Every Day

I started writing daily to prove to myself that I could. Along the way, I learned a few things that surprised me.<p>5 things I’ve learned by writing …

Why Brazil’s Greatest Writer Stopped Writing

In 1984, at the height of his literary fame, Raduan Nassar announced his retirement, to become a farmer.<p>In 1973, the Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar quit his job. After six years as editor-in-chief at the <i>Jornal do Bairro</i>, an influential left-wing newspaper that opposed Brazil’s military regime, he …

Literature

Chickpea Tikka Masala from the Slow Cooker

<b>Make the chickpeas:</b> If using dried chickpeas, place in a large bowl and pick through and discard any stones or shriveled chickpeas. Cover with 3 …

Slow Cookers

How Living in Hawai'i Changed My Life

Lately, I have been feeling very reflective. Perhaps it is because I have been organizing my green card renewal so I have had to document the last two and a half years of living in Hawai'i. As I looked back over all the photos I printed to submit to the Immigration Department, I was overwhelmed by …

Hawaii

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Meditation

This 1 Happiness Lifestyle Hack Will Dominate Your Newsfeed in 2017 | Inc.com

If there was one happiness trend that dominated 2016, it was minimalism. By clearing out unnecessary stuff, the idea is that by simplifying your life and reducing your number of possessions, you open up space for meaningful experiences and happiness.<p>No one preached this message more than Marie …

Happiness

The 9-Step Plan That Will Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Ever | Inc.com

<i>Are there good rules of thumb as to what makes a good new year's resolution? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Author MindSET Your Manners, on Quora:</b><p>New Year's Resolutions …

Self-improvement

5 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Paying Attention To In 2017 | Inc.com

As the new year begins, it's crucial that you look back at 2016 and really review what worked, what didn't, and most important how you should shift your strategy to be successful in 2017.<p>We are in a fascinating time for marketing these days, with the landscape changing as rapidly as tech software. …

Marketing

17 NYC-Based Startups Ready to Take On 2017 | Inc.com

On the one hand, New York City is one of the most expensive cities to build a startup, mainly due to sky-high real estate prices and salaries. On the other hand, the startup scene in New York City is booming, and the following list of startups proves it.<p>Besides asking investors, entrepreneurs and …

Startups

12 Incredible Photo Stories You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Here are the most interesting and powerful photo stories from across the web.

Writing

Daily Teaspoon of Cumin Help You Lose 3 Times As Much Body Fat

Ever felt that everyone you know seems to be losing weight, but when you try their dieting tricks, you don’t have the same success? You may not be …

30 Outstanding Podcasts for Writers

Need a little inspiration? Whether you’re a blogger, author, or screenwriter, there’s a writing podcast for you on this list!<p>1. Grammar Girl Quick …

If You Want to Be a Writer, Neil Gaiman Says You Should "Get Bored"

Without boredom, your mind can’t wander and day dream. Unfortunately, it seems boredom is harder to come by these days, so you’ll have to find …

Creative Writing

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Dreaming of a Writing Career: 6 Things New Writers Can do NOW

Shares 9<p><i>Writing career dreams? How to prepare while you’re writing that novel.</i><p>by Anne R. Allen<p>Recently fellow mystery author Carmen Amato said she’d …

Writing

Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Kurt Vonnegut’s Incensed Letter to the High School That Burned Slaughterhouse-Five

If you've kept up with Open Culture for a while, you know that Kurt Vonnegut could write a good letter, whether home from World War II, to high …

Best easy vegan recipes

The rules of vegan diets can be tricky, but we've pulled together a collection of 53 easy vegan recipes for you to choose from - be inspired by …

3 Morning Routines to Power You Through the Day

What do Benjamin Franklin, Tony Robbins and Jack Dorsey have in common? They all have (or had) unique ways to start their mornings. Read on to see how their habits can help boost your day.<p>I had never been a morning person until nearly 8 years ago when I began anchoring our opening bell program on …

Time Management

Philip Roth leaves his library to his hometown and lists 15 books that had an impact on his life

Philip Roth, one of America’s greatest and most honored writers, has decided to bequeath his personal library of more than 3,500 books, many with his …

MINDFUL BREATHING: Exploring why it’s the core element of meditation

The following has been excerpted from Looking at Mindfulness: Twenty-Five Paintings to Change the Way You Live, in which psychiatrist Christophe …

Meditation

Seth's Blog

...is to get promoted.<p>And the best way to get promoted is to learn something new and get good at it. Take a course. Learn to sell. Public speaking. …

Warby Parker

These 10 beautiful Spanish words have no equivalent in English

One of the best things about learning a new language is discovering words with no equivalent in your native tongue. After all, they end up teaching …