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Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love. By Maria Popova Reflections on the cornerstone of our flourishing.

Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

“A principal fruit of friendship,” Francis Bacon observed, “is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.” Thoreau would “sometimes awake in the night and think of friendship and its possibilities.” St. Augustine described friendship as “sweet beyond the sweetness of life.” Sullivan writes: For me, friendship has always been the most accessible of relationships — certainly far more so than romantic love. He argues that our world has failed to give friendship its due as “a critical social institution, as an ennobling moral experience, as an immensely delicate but essential interplay of the virtues required to sustain a fully realized human being.” You can tell how strong the friendship is by the silence that envelops it. Reflecting on the tragedy of loss that prompted his meditation, Sullivan adds: Love is a supremely jealous thing. Donating = Loving. If You Don't Stop Doing These, You'll Waste the Rest of Your Life.

The modern world is fast paced and time often seems to slip by with us barely noticing.

If You Don't Stop Doing These, You'll Waste the Rest of Your Life

It’s for that reason that it’s important that we don’t spend time or attention on things that are frivolous, negative or just plan stupid. Check out our comprehensive guide to things you shouldn’t be wasting your time on, and see if there’s anything on this guide that you can cut out of your life. 1. Putting Makeup on for the gym and sports It looks weird and it’s only going to melt off, which negates the purpose of putting it on in the first place. 2. Get your lazy butt out of bed. 3. Try living life rather than waiting for an acquaintance to update you on how their lunch is going. Sleep Improvement. Self Help. Me - Where great talent receives endless attention. Surviving Out There. Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei.

By Maria Popova “Our modern conception of human excellence is too often impoverished, cold, and bloodless.

Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei

Success does not always come from thinking more rigorously or striving harder.” “The best way to get approval is not to need it,” Hugh MacLeod memorably counseled. We now know that perfectionism kills creativity and excessive goal-setting limits our success rather than begetting it — all different manifestations of the same deeper paradox of the human condition, at once disconcerting and comforting, which Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia and a renowned scholar of Chinese thought, explores in Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity (public library | IndieBound). Our lives, Slingerland argues, are often like “a massive game of Mindball,” when we find ourselves continually caught in this loop of trying so hard that we stymie our own efforts.

Art by Austin Kleon from 'Show Your Work.' 10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World. Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think.

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World

Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. Upworthy: Things that matter. Pass 'em on. The Only Two Things Women Can’t Survive Without Just Came Together. God Help Us All. Inspiring DIY projects, beauty recipes and advice to green your daily routine.

Why College Will Not Be A Part Of Your Child’s Life. Have you ever seen Goodwill Hunting?

Why College Will Not Be A Part Of Your Child’s Life

If not, I highly recommend it. It is one of my all-time favorite movies. The reason that I bring this up is that Matt Damon, or Will in this instance, is a self-taught genius. He didn’t go to school, but just spent hours everyday reading books. He is more intelligent than his graduate school girlfriend, and the graduate school dudes trying to hit on her. This is going to be the trend that future generations take. Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions. Aprender inglés. Embrace The Collector Within. If someone asked me to name all of my hobbies, I don’t think that “being a collector” would be one of the first that came to mind.

Embrace The Collector Within

But lately I’ve been realizing more and more that I happen to be exactly that. And I think you might be, too. I think there’s a collector somewhere in all of us… and that to realize that very fact can bring out the collector quality even stronger. To embrace the collector within ourselves is to realize what moves us most. Once we do that, we can surround ourselves with that quality even more, and ultimately… bring ourselves maximum happiness. There’s something about grouping like objects together that has a truly meditative quality… and it’s certainly about the thrill of the hunt, too. Take a moment to look at your habitat — your life — from a new perspective. A collection doesn’t even have to be tangible. Me? I collect smiles and laughs, and quiet afternoons filled with dancing light. 7 SURVIVAL LIFE HACKS That Could SAVE YOUR LIFE When The SHTF [W/ VIDEO] Accidents happen.

7 SURVIVAL LIFE HACKS That Could SAVE YOUR LIFE When The SHTF [W/ VIDEO]

That’s common knowledge. And so my grandma always tells me it’s best to be ready for anything, anytime. She adds, “Wear good undies all the time, you don’t know when you will be in an accident.” Funny, right? Although if you think about it, it’s a wise idea. Fortunately, we’re talking about serious survival tips here. If you’re not ready with any basic information on how to prevent yourself from dying, you’re in dire straits. No worries, my post will share 7 life hacks that could save your life. Online courses.