Moving Past the Distractions of Life

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Leo Babauta explains that without distractions, you’ll be able to focus. You’ll find peace. You’ll find time for doing what you love.

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Letting go of Desires


Leo Babauta believes letting go of the desire for material possessions can set you free.

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Why I Write – It’s Not Just a Guilty Pleasure Anymore

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In allowing his creative writing to evolve from a guilty pleasure, practiced in secret, to something he needed to do, Shaky Shergill discovered that he had a gift, one that could serve the world.

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4 Ways to Kill Your Excuses and Go For Your Dream NOW!

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You’ve waited, you’ve worried, you’ve wondered if you’re ever going to be ready. What if we told you that you are ready to start that dream business? Right now!

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‘Amish Mafia’: Promoting Bigotry on The Discovery Channel

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The Discovery Channel is building ratings at the expense of a religious minorities.

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Coping With ‘Living Losses’


Dr. Ken Druck knows what it’s like to lose a loved one, but he also recognizes the pain of dealing with the daily loss of someone who is still alive. Here, 3 tips for dealing with these living losses.

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12 Ways to Do the ALS #IceBucketChallenge AND Conserve Water!


…So what’s stopping you?

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Why Alcohol Attracts Teenagers – The Science Parents Need to Understand


Dr. Bill Cloke explains the science behind teens making bad decisions, and how that can be dangerous.

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I’m an American Citizen. If You Want to Remain a Cop, Don’t Violate My Human Rights.

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Larry Womack replies to the Washington Post editorial of a cop, who said, “if you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.”

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A Foster Care Success Story


In response to Deb Stone’s May 12 essay on foster care, Jaquel Pitts shares his successes after 14 years as a foster child.

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Conan O’Brien, Will Arnett and Andy Richter Pay Tribute to Their Fallen Brother

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Three comedians receive the news about Robin Williams’ passing, and try to process it the best they can.

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Raising Compassionate Boys: Discipline

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Kozo Hattori explores the intersection of compassion and discipline.

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The Cleverness of Pete Holmes and Realistic Mario Bros.

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These animated clips harken back to a simpler time–a 16 bit time. But the magical world has suddenly become very real for Mario & Luigi.

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Revenge of the Anchovies [Video]


The dark shapes in the water aren’t shadows. They are fish. Lots of fish.

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How Does a Christian Man Respond When Told His Battle Against the R*dskins Name Is Un-Christian?

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What happens when you ask a religious man to defend changing Washington’s racist team name? You get schooled in the most respectful, compassionate way possible.

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5 Ways For Your Child To Creatively Avoid The Summer Slide

5 Ways to Creatively Avoid Summer Slide

Unfortunately, one thing that awaits many students, especially inner-city students, once they begin their summer vacation is something that educators refer to as “summer slide”.

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