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7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders | Inc.com

In 1994, I witnessed perhaps history's most insane commencement addresses, at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.<p>Connie Chung, then the anchor of CBS Evening News, offered a stream-of-consciousness recounting of a dream she'd had the night before--not exactly a Martin Luther King Jr.-style …

Jeff Bezos

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

Mike Stilkey’s Painted Books

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey likes to experiment with the canvases he chooses for his whimsical paintings, including vintage paper, record covers, book pages, and most interestingly on hardcover books themselves. In a previous interview, Stilkey says:<p>I was painting on book pages for …

Book-lined staircase

A mysterious and magnificent book-lined staircase, provenance unknown. Do you know where this is?<p><b>Update:</b> Thanks to sleuthy commenters, who suggest …

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When I ran across this video, I knew I had to share. Frank Catalfumo is a 91-year-old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, where he has lived all his life. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945; at the time, there were five shoe repair shops in a three block radius, and now, as …

33 Brain-Melting Works Of 3-D Sidewalk Chalk Art

You won't believe your eyes.

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[Infographic] How To Write The Perfect Tweet

Three goals for creating the perfect Tweet: amplify, engage and convert – Gerry Moran<p>I am a huge advocate for using Twitter for new business. Twitter …

10 Writing Techniques: Anyone Can Write!

It’s true. Anyone can write.<p>Karen Henrich outside of Café Hugo, Place des Vosges (dating back to the 1600’s), Paris, France. The café is named for …

The Writing Process

People seem fascinated with routines – how other people get things done and the like. While you do need to develop your own way of getting it all …

15 Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Silly

We’re big advocates of conversational writing that’s engaging, persuasive, and fun. So that means it’s perfectly fine to fracture the occasional …

17 Ways to Brainstorm Content Ideas in 2013

Consistently producing quality content is every blogger, community manager and social strategist’s biggest challenge. While it can be very satisfying …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

Carl Sagan’s Undergrad Reading List: 40 Essential Texts for a Well-Rounded Thinker

Earlier this year, we brought you Neil de Grasse Tyson's List of 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read. The list generated a lot of …

Dissecting the 'Arrested Development' Season 4 Trailer: What Did We Learn?

Rejuvenated show appears to begin several years down the line from last season<p>When we last left our antiheroes on <i>Arrested Development</i>, Michael and …

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Rachel Kushner: I am writing for pleasure

The author of “The Flamethrowers” reflects on her latest novel, political art of the 1970s and Cormac McCarthy<p>Rachel Kushner’s <i>The Flamethrowers</i> has been widely lauded for its ambition, intensity, and surprising moments of humor. She recently pulled off the rare <i>New York Times</i> trifecta: A Books of …

Updated: Disney Denies Sexualizing Its Latest Princess

<b>Update:</b> A spokesperson for Disney Consumer Products has since contacted VF.com, denying that the company had unveiled a different look for Merida on its Web site.<p>Last week, Disney crowned its 11th official princess—Merida, the red-haired heroine of Pixar’s <i>Brave</i>—in a Magic Kingdom Park ceremony …

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Fortunate is the child with an indulgent aunt. Mine was a dear friend of my mother whom I called Aunt as a courtesy. Her gifts were never very expensive, but she always seemed to know just what would suit my interests. Summers at her family farm were better than camp. There were shelves loaded with …

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Ghosts of Dallas: Commerce Street, 1949

“Commerce Street looking west at St. Paul,” circa 1949<p>Share your own Ghosts of Dallas.<p><i>Original photo: From the collections of the Texas/Dallas</i> …

When The Right One Comes Along: How 'Nashville' Tells Stories In Song

With <i>Nashville</i>'s first season about to wrap up — and a second one just ordered — the prime-time TV drama has found a niche audience on Wednesdays. The soundtrack has also enjoyed pop chart success.<p>The characters in <i>Nashville</i> fall into three categories: struggling unknowns looking for their big break, …

Best and Worst Movies Based on Books

'Fight Club' and 'Trainspotting' succeed as adaptations, while 'Battlefield Earth' and 'Bonfire of the Vanities' disappoint<p>Translating great …

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10 Banned Music Videos

David Bowie controversy is just the latest in a storied history of music video bans<p>When YouTube banned David Bowie's music video for "The Next Day," …

David Bowie

'Great Gatsby': Baz Luhrmann Wonders What Fitzgerald Would Think of Film

'I'm pretty sure he'd be fairly happy' that novel is a best-seller<p>As Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> opens today to mixed reviews</i> …

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Willie Nelson, the 'Hippest Octogenarian,' Honored at Berklee

Country star and Annie Lennox perform with graduating seniors<p>If Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown gets 100 percent cooler every year …

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