Henry David Thoreau

Your startup should not be an LLC

I’m a big believer in keeping things simple. Don’t make more work for yourself, especially if you’re a launching a startup. Growing a business, staffing it, and keeping ahead of the competition is more than enough for anyone to tackle.<p>So when I see a startup has organized as an LLC, a limited …

Business

RV Travel Newsletter Issue 824

Learn about RV camping, RV travel, RV news and much more. This newsletter, now in its 17th year of continuous publication, is funded primarily …

RVs

Kyrie Irving/Air Lobster shoes/possible alien spacecraft - it all fits

We knew it had to happen! <b>Kyrie Irving</b> got our attention with the <b>highly-controversial Flat Earth Theory</b>. Now he is introducing new <b>Air Lobster shoes</b> …

Stephen Hawking

Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>And when this apparent effort to improperly influence …

Government

This is the NYC Neighborhood You Should Move to Based on Your Interests

New York has a neighborhood for every taste and personality. Dive into the city’s five boroughs and find your new stomping grounds.<p>The Bronx<p>For the …

Travel

45 Perfect Gifts for the Bird and Nature Lovers in Your Life

<b>Optics</b><p><b>1.Binoculars</b><p>If there’s one essential tool for birders, it’s binoculars. But with so many models on the market, it can be daunting to find the …

Camping

How to Change Your Mind, Exploring the New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan

<b>'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!'</b><p>When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, …

Consciousness

Yacob and Amo: Africa’s precursors to Locke, Hume and Kant – Dag Herbjørnsrud

The ideals of the Enlightenment are the basis of our democracies and universities in the 21st century: belief in reason, science, skepticism, …

John Locke

13 Literary Celebrity Lookalikes

Doppelgängers are everywhere. You even probably have one. (Don’t worry—if she hasn’t shown herself to you, it’s not time yet…) Evil twins and …

Literature

Gee: Hospital ERs are the face of a beleaguered – but compassionate – system

Henry David Thoreau asked, “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” Health care is about …

Health Care

The very best science books of 2017

This was a great year of reading for science nerds.<p>The book options included a novella about an out-of-this-world college student, a tale about life in the sunken New York City of the future, and astronaut Scott Kelly's memoir about his year in space. There was a little something for everyone who …

Books

30 Commitment Quotes to Supercharge Your Life

<i>Commitment quotes to keep you on track – at work, at home, at life.</i><p>Whether you’re committing yourself to a career, a partner, or (gasp!) both, it’s a …

Motivation

How to Use an Example in Your Writing

"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. <i>The keeping</i> …

American Philosophy

How To Beat Impulse Buying At Baseball Shows And Beyond

I recently broke a 30-year cycle of impulse buying at baseball shows. My victory did not come easily. But I believe my experience can help you stay on a budget in sports and non-sports venues— maybe even at your local shopping mall, particularly during the high-pressure holiday season.<p>In general, I …

Money

50 Best Inspirational Quotes About Life, Change and Success

Here are the Best Inspirational Quotes to help you tap into your full potential! We only have one life and at times life can seem short. But let’s be …

Motivation

Feast Your Ears On These 5 Rockin' (And Affordable) Earbuds

By CRACKED Store Published: December 10th, 2017 This piece was written by the people who run the Cracked Store to tell you about products that are …

Humor

Holiday Reading

You’ve spent all fall, all year reading. It’s time for a break, to spend some time at home … reading. Or maybe you’re looking for books as gifts. Or …

Books

Look And See

In 1851, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal, “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Thoreau was a writer and philosopher, …

Nature Photography

Thoreau Shines With Gooey New Single "No Conversation"

<b>Thoreau</b> has become one of our favorite artists with his fiery remixes of “Thoreau – Back” remixes of Green Day’s “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, The …

Music

10 American Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

Americans are, often with justification, regarded as being poorly versed in philosophy. This is a shame, as the United States and the colonies that …

American Philosophy

20 Quotes on Living in the Present Moment

1. Tomorrow is tomorrow.<br>Future cares have future cures,<br>And we must mind today. <b><br>-Sophocles</b><p>2. The beauty of this day doesn’t depend on its lasting …

Motivation

30 Quotes on Peaceful and Conscious Living

<i>Here are some of our favorite quotes to inspire living intentionally and with peace. What’s your favorite?</i> <br>1. You cannot control the results, only …

Motivation

Finding Joy (No Matter What!) At Christmas

This article was reprinted with permission from Dyana Robbin’s personal blog, Ambling Grace.

Happiness

Rev. Dr. Barber & Rev. Dr. Theoharis: It's Time to Fight for America's Soul

IDEAS<p><i>Rev. Dr. Barber and Rev. Dr. Theoharis are co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival.</i><p>In 1864, the …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vivid Imagery Makes Poetry More Pleasurable, According to Psychologists

Contrary to what English teachers led us to believe, most readers don’t judge poetry based on factors like alliteration and rhyme. In fact, a new …

Culture

Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials:<p>Dec. 1<p>Lexington Herald-Leader on diversity of leadership at the University of Kentucky:<p>With all due …

Business

These 11 Vacation Homes Are Built for Adventure—Rent Them Now

They're remote, high up in the trees, on the edge of a cliff, or built to seamlessly blend in with their natural environments: These homes and villas will up your adventure vacation game over the course of just a single night—and they're all available to rent.

American Philosophy

Dial Bookshop opens for business in the Fine Arts Building

About a year after Aaron Lippelt and Mary Gibbons opened Pilsen Community Books on 18th Street, things finally started to fall into place. They had a …

American Philosophy

Forest Bathing: How Nature and Mindfulness Can Improve Health and Turn your Life Around

When my editors asked me to report on forest bathing, I packed a swimsuit. I assumed it must involve a dip in the water.<p>It turns out, my …

Wellness

I Watched This Game: Jacob Markstrom just short of the shutout, but beats the Leafs

The pre-game ceremony celebrating Daniel Sedin’s 1000th career point was pretty much perfect. The Canucks couldn’t have nailed it any better if they …

Bo Horvat