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David Brooks: The Small, Happy Life

New York Times — A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. 190 more words

Culture

Thoughts on a Friday - 29/05/2015

procrastination

prə(ʊ)ˌkrastɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

 

  1. the action of delaying or postponing something.

    “your first tip is to avoid procrastination”

“Procrastination is the thief of all time” or something like that, well that is just about every bit as close to the truth as it comes for me. 572 more words

Family

On being a soprano

On being a soprano
When even your shrink asks, “What is it like to be an outlier?” you know you are pretty weird.

That’s why I love being a soprano, just about the only part of my life where I am normal. 630 more words

Acceptance

Creatyvebooks Review: Becoming Jinn--Lori Goldstein

Hardcover: 384 pages

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (April 21, 2015)

ISBN-13: 978-1250055392

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/YA/Dystopian

Rating: 1 Star

Cover Rating: <3 <3 <3

SYNOPSIS: Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. 770 more words

Book Review

20 Life Lessons That Are Super Annoying And Cliché, But Extremely Useful For All 20 Somethings

1. If you’re really, really, depressed—to the point where you’re feeling a darkness you’ve never even kind of met before, pay attention to that. Some people will tell you to “smile through it”. 585 more words

Plainly speaking...

Each fall the Center for Plain Language in Washington, D.C., grades agencies of the federal government, non-profits and private companies on their efforts to write clearly. 286 more words

Plain English