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IN MEMORIAM | September 19th 2008 The world of letters has lost a giant. We have felt nourished by the mournful graspings of sites dedicated to his memory ("He was my favourite" ~ Zadie Smith), and we grieve for the books we will never see. Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE This is the commencement address he gave to the graduates of Kenyon College in 2005. (If anybody feels like perspiring [cough], I'd advise you to go ahead, because I'm sure going to. This is a standard requirement of US commencement speeches, the deployment of didactic little parable-ish stories. Of course the main requirement of speeches like this is that I'm supposed to talk about your liberal arts education's meaning, to try to explain why the degree you are about to receive has actual human value instead of just a material payoff. Here's another didactic little story. The point here is that I think this is one part of what teaching me how to think is really supposed to mean. Everyone here has done this, of course.

10 Sites to Learn Something New in 10 Minutes a Day Allow me to lay a scene: It's 7:00 am. The kids need to be fed and bundled off to school. The toast is burning. The cat just knocked a pile of papers off the counter, and you've got a big presentation to give in an hour and you haven't even begun to prepare. Okay, so that bit of fiction certainly doesn't describe all of us, but there is a universal truth to it: our lives are busy and hectic and we have little in the way of spare time. This list of web-based resources will point you toward web sites that will help you learn how to do new things, stay on top of current events, and learn about topics where your current knowledge may be lacking. 1. 5min 5min bills itself as a "life videopedia," which essentially means that it aggregates and hosts instructional and DIY how-to videos from sites all over the web. 2. MonkeySee is another instructional video sharing site that invites experts to share both amateur and professionally created how-to and advice videos. 3. 4. iMinds 5. 6. 7. 8. eHow

These 20 Photos Are Going To Make You Cry. But You’ll See Why It’s Totally Worth It. There’s no denying that the world is full of cruel, evil people capable of things you probably couldn’t even imagine. We see it on the news pretty much every day. But believe it or not, there’s a lot more good and kindness out there than you probably realize. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. If this brightened your day, restored your faith in humanity, or just gave you a smile – hit Share on our fb page CS 178 - Digital Photography Course materials Course schedule (click here for the lecture notes) Course description (meeting time, units, prereqs, etc.) Course outline (textbooks, coursework, grading policies, etc.)

Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement - The Caravan - A Journal of Politics and Culture Humans of New York Best of India Travel - 51 Offbeat Destinations | (Last Updated On: March 23, 2017) India is a land with great tourism potential. It’s a land with dazzling beaches, dramatic temples, exotic rain forests, colossal mountains, eternal deserts, lively cities, and the Indian peninsula creates an ultimate allure for the travelers across the globe. Vivid and diverse in culture, heritage and language, India is bestowed with rich natural beauty that adds to its tranquility. Flying to Bali? The picturesque hill stations, the pristine beaches, the unique and halcyon pilgrim destinations, the vast deserts, historical buildings to contemporary structures and from snow capped mountains to boat rides on the serene backwater yards; India is a land of endless opportunities for explorers who want to explore best tourist attractions in India. If traditional destinations don’t fancy you enough, we have compiled a list of best of India travel offbeat destinations for you. [Check out the picturesque hilly regions surrounding Delhi] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Good News: Inspirational Stories - Happy Pictures and Videos 2013 The Local Tea Party - You should get married soon. Or else.. My best friend Guru was going to break the glass and jump out of the Cafe Coffee Day building. I almost let him do it. Why because I will also do the same. You also want to do the same thing I know. Then what man? Especially the parents people. You are talking as if we are some bananas that should be eaten at the right time! Especially the poor fellows working in other countries. My god, within 5 days you want to see 10 people and choose one and immediately seal the deal! You know what is the best joke? I agree yaar, ki, they have worked all their life and now they want to relax and live with no tension and all. You are putting so much drama and telling, ‘Father is getting old and his health problems are also there. This is like saying ‘If you don’t kill yourself now, I will die. The kids are not saying they will not marry, no? Best is the married friends. On top of that he will come to the house and say ki ‘When you are going to put wedding food man? Arey!

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How to Talk to Strangers: 5 Steps Edit Article Edited by, Krystle, Gabrielle Delacroix, Eric and 66 others Walking up to people you don't know and striking up a conversation is the social equivalent of skydiving. Ad Steps 1Let go of your ego. 5Attend social events by yourself. Tips If you decide go out by yourself to a new location or area, it is a good idea to let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return.Being willing to go out by yourself gives you more control over your social life. Warnings Sources and Citations - Original source of the content in this article, shared with permission.

50 Places to Visit in India Before You Turn 30 - Activities, Experiences and Things To Do Here is a fun bucket list of the places you simply have to visit before you turn thirty. They are not just destinations but also crazy experiences that will go down the book of your memory lane. From treading on Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji to a bike ride through Ladakh, trekking through the valley of flowers in Himalayas to surfing in Orissa, here are some insane experiences. 1. Twenties is the time to step out of your comfort zone and do something exciting like staying in a dessert. [Wanna explore Thar Desert? Night brings in its own allure as perched on the royal divan, you relish in Rajasthani cuisine under the twinkling starts and revel in the entertainment provided by the local people. 2. Yes, we have all thought about backpacking across Europe sometime or the other, but how about exploring the exotic destinations that our own country provides? [Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour do it before you are 30] 3. [Some of the best trekking destination near Bangalore] 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.