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Leibal. William Zinsser - Writer - Picture Gallery. Cleveland Amory, William Zinsser (right) and a young cousin prepare to set sail on Manhasset Bay in the summer of 1936.

William Zinsser - Writer - Picture Gallery

Amory, who would become a famous author, was hired as a “tutor” by Zinsser’s parents while they took his older sisters on a European tour “I was born into the Northeastern WASP establishment and have never quite stopped pretending that I wasn’t. My boyhood was spent in a big house on the north shore of Long Island that overlooked the water and had its own tennis court. But I always wanted to get beyond that narrow world. In the summer of 1936, when I was 13, my parents took my older sisters on a Grand Tour of Europe, leaving me with my grandmother. Alan Watts Podcast. StoryWorksLA. Keep Grinding: 8 Thoughts You Need To Stop Having To Stay Motivated. It’s easy to be addicted to motivational crack: the pictures, quotes, videos and books that all promise to help us make the change in our lives we’re all dying to make.

Keep Grinding: 8 Thoughts You Need To Stop Having To Stay Motivated

I read these things constantly, soak them in, get my motivational high … and then I crash. I found the way for me to stay consistently motivated is to remove the things in my life that are choking my motivation. The truth is, you already have motivation; it’s just covered up by a thick layer of parasitic ideas and habits. Every time I find myself not wanting to do anything and just check out of life (like this morning), I go through this checklist and unleash my motivation: 1. People say it all the time: “Be grateful!” Of course, it sounds nice, but the fact of the matter is life is relative; I’m not close enough to starving to appreciate that I have food to eat. vJsmjnm.jpg (556×800) The Makeup Tutorial Women Should Watch Before They Leave The House.

The power and lessons of language. Cathy Kang Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014, 1:09 AM After graduating from college, I packed my bags and returned to Philadelphia to teach 10th-grade English at Delaware Valley Charter High School.

The power and lessons of language

I came as a naive college graduate ready to give back to the world, only to become humbled in every way imaginable. I was an Asian American teacher standing before 25 African American students. Growing up, I struggled as a Korean American to learn everything in English at school while keeping up with the maternal tongue that connected me to my parents at the dinner table. My first year teaching was tough, to say the least. Top 50 Terminal Commands. Hey Terminal is Mac OS X way into the command line world. It is designed for you to typing in specific commands that you would not be able to do otherwise. This is great for customizing your Mac and unveiling hidden features. Michigan in Color: Our sacrifice, our shame. Best of Design: The Year's Top Office Makeovers, Airbnb Abodes, and More. 60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life. One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

Download a banking app.Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.Check out thrift stores. The 10-Minute Exercise That Will Help You Decide What To Do With Your Life. I hated Manhattan when I came home.

The 10-Minute Exercise That Will Help You Decide What To Do With Your Life

It seemed a desk job purgatory. I had just spent two years riding a bicycle around Eurasia and working as a journalist, and even the most glamorous jobs the town had to offer seemed boring. The thought of working in a midtown tower made me depressed. The insane focus and ambition with which my friends hurled themselves into those office buildings made me even more depressed. I looked at my future with half-closed eyes, feeling that nothing I could do would ever be as exciting or fulfilling as what I had just done. I was tempted to leave again and wander. Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music.

These Tiny Tattoos Kick Your Sleeve in the Armpit. Though tattoos the size of a baby make a statement, some of the neatest tats are barely bigger than a quarter.

These Tiny Tattoos Kick Your Sleeve in the Armpit

Seattle-based photographer Austin Tott recognizes the simple beauty of small, delicate body ink in his series "Tiny Tattoos. " Tott's neatly composed photographs show off a series of small wrist tattoos of seemingly mundane items, and pairs each tattoo with its real-life counterpart. Tott told Mashable that there was no "big, deep meaning" behind the series. One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations.

Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….

One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

I’m good in the first few minutes of conversation, but how do I keep a conversation going and keep the other person really interested? How do I stop it from stalling? Someone drove all around SF (literally) to make this gif... impressive. New Tab. Twenty-Something Travel: Why wait to see the world? American Cool: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery examines what it means to be cool in America. (Photos.) Copyright William Claxton Estate.

American Cool: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery examines what it means to be cool in America. (Photos.)

Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery. Joel Dinerstein has whittled down the definition of “cool”: a person who shows a “relaxed intensity.” Together with co-curator Frank Goodyear III, Dinerstein is responsible for the “American Cool” exhibit on view at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington through Sept. 7. The exhibit represents, through portraiture, people whose relaxed intensity has made them icons of cool within their generations. Dinerstein, the director of the American studies program at Tulane University and a scholar, lecturer, and author of the concept of cool, sought to curate an exhibit that displayed who, rather than what, has defined “cool,” a term originally coined by black jazz musicians in the 1940s. Dinerstein stressed that the idea was to create an intellectual foundation that was a more objective platform about cool as opposed to the often subjective definition from which cool is typically examined.

You're a Grownup, You Should Know How to Fix These Things. By Jules Suzdaltsev Chances are great that you’re probably living in a relatively decrepit building built by a generation that knew how to change a light bulb without Googling it.

You're a Grownup, You Should Know How to Fix These Things

But in a city of eternal youth, nobody knows how to fix a goddamn thing. A Rare Look at the Tunnels Under San Francisco. In the early ’90s my friends and I used to tape flashlights to the handlebars of our bikes and go riding around in underground storm drain tunnels.

A Rare Look at the Tunnels Under San Francisco

There was a whole network of these tunnels under the city that sat empty for most of the year. Famous Movie Quotes. Stamp Dealer Collecting Stamp Collection Values Appraisal Stamp Collection Selling Stamp Collector Buyer New Issue Foreign Stamp Dealer Philately Rare Stamp Collectible. Rare Stamps One of the world’s rarest stamps, a one-of-a-kind 1856 British Guiana one-cent Magenta, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s in June. The stamp is expected to fetch more than $10 million which would set a new world record and make it the world’s most valuable stamp. The current world record holder is the 1855 Swedish Treskilling Yellow which sold for $2.3 million in 1996. The only one of its type, the stamp was supposed to be green but a printing error rendered it yellow.

Printing or perforation errors account for most philatelic rarities, including the two most valuable U.S. stamps: • Perhaps the most famous American philatelic mistake occurred during the 1918 printing of a 24-cent stamp celebrating inauguration of U.S. airmail service. 49 Awesome DIY Holiday Cards. CRAFTS. Let it snow. Here's A Shocking Truth If You Think You've Wasted Your Life. DIY Design Community. A peek into the life of a 20-something petite with big dreams & small shoes.