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28 Oct 21:00

Overcome Impostor Syndrome: What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

by Kyle Eschenroeder

"I have written eleven books, but each time I think, 'uh oh, they're going to find out now. I've run a game on everybody, and they're going to find me out.' " – Maya Angelou

Overcome Impostor Syndrome: What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud

Everyone feels it at some point in their professional life: I'm a fraud and everyone is about to find out. It's healthy to question your own qualifications and take pause, but then you need to find a way to move forward and regain your confidence.


28 Oct 11:00

Breakfast of Champions: Why New Jersey is Crazy for Pork Roll

by Drew Lazor

Hangover food of the gods. I can't wait to have another.

Drive the length of Jersey Turnpike and jump off any exit and there's a very high probability you'll be close to a diner, street cart, or corner store selling something called pork roll. Why are New Jersey eaters crazy about this breakfast meat? Read on for the story behind the obsession. Read More
29 Oct 13:43

Finding The Courage To Live Your Truth

by (Dannielle Blumenthal)

"'Girls,' of course, is about a young woman who freely takes off her shirt every five minutes to show us her flab." O_o Last thing I share from my sociopathic now-apparently-ex-boss mostly just to say, yay! She's "transitioning" to another agency! Good luck, NIST.

You have to tell the truth, or you will die inside, a little bit more every day.
You will feel yourself struggling with this concept, as it goes against every grain of advice you'll get. From the world-weary, those who have fought this battle already, shriveled-up bits of ectopic flesh posing as humans.
You can see the immense popularity of people who own their truths. From this I would deduce that those who hide under the covers are not destined to do great things.
  • "Transparent" is not just about a man who finally comes out and lives his life as a woman. It is also about his kids, who emerge from their cocoons as well.
  • "Enlightened" is about a woman who decides not to be a corporate drone anymore. "I will not run away from life" she declares, and we love her awkward, painful, heart-wrenching journey down the corporate ladder toward personal success.
  • "Girls," of course, is about a young woman who freely takes off her shirt every five minutes to show us her flab. She walks away from a highly paid job writing advertorial copy to go to the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Because she has to.
  • Audi is running ads about a guy who says "yes, yes, yes," because he is a well-trained yes-man, until he finally gets his car and can be himself. A "Mad Men" version of freedom but it says something nonetheless.
  • Leah Vincent and Deborah Feldman have both written memoirs about their dangerous and painful, but ultimately rewarding escape from the ultra-Orthodox communities where they were cloistered off from the world. 
Many people mistake personal branding to mean "the development of a phony image." That's true, in a sense; because you're trying to make yourself look the best you can, and in real life you don't always look that good.
But in a deeper sense, it's about finding out who you are, precisely so that you can share your unique and unparalleled skills - even if, and perhaps because - you prove to be uncomfortable for others to bear. That is the definition of genius. To create something, add something, introduce a new mode of living - that transforms the way we fundamentally approach a subject.
Yeah, it will scare the shit out of people. And to do it you have to speak your truth - what you see, what you feel, what is real to you. Not the truth, necessarily, because narrative has many perspectives. But you must make the leap and own what is your own.
What are you destined to achieve in this world? What are the unique gifts you were given, the knowledge that was instilled in your brain in you were born?
You must find out - you cannot censor your search.
Accountability to your higher purpose. It's the the ultimate act of courage, and conscience.
Disclaimer: This blog is written by Dannielle Blumenthal in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed here are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the National Archives and Records Administration, or the United States government. Photo by vincent desjardins via Flickr.
27 Oct 16:00

Declutter by Asking One Question: "Does This Spark Joy?”

by Tori Reid

Declutter by Asking One Question: "Does This Spark Joy?”

Most of us declutter by throwing away things we simply don't use, or rehoming items that get in the way of productivity. Try throwing away anything that doesn't bring you happiness instead.


27 Oct 14:50

​Watch Dame Jane Goodall Show John Oliver How Chimps Eat Bananas

by Isha Aran

This made me LOL. She's so awesome.

On yesterday's episode of Last Week, Tonight, John Oliver sat down with the world's foremost chimpanzee expert and general badass Dame Jane Goodall, PhD, as part of his Great Minds: People Who Think Good series.


28 Oct 17:25

Feds accuse AT&T of throttling millions of 'unlimited' data plans

by Jason Abbruzzese

The FTC is suing AT&T for misleading millions of customers on "unlimited" data plans by throttling speeds by as much as 90%.

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it has filed a complaint in federal court against the telecommunications giant. The regulator claims that customers were not adequately informed that service could be seriously restricted if customer exceeded a certain amount of data in a particular billing cycle.

“AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a press release. “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.” Read more...

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25 Oct 14:20



Sharing for the pic.

Systems and philosophies that help you create value, do well, and be happier.  


Marie Poulin is a digital strategist who helps entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life in the digital space. She runs a mentorship program for freelance designers who want to move into digital strategy (and are tired of struggling as solopreneurs). She’ll be speaking to our editor-in-chief next Tuesday on:

Working smarter and not harder: Getting out of the freelance hamster wheel, striking “overwhelm” from your vocabulary, and making time for your passion projects.

Creating real value for others: Listening to the market, and giving others what they actually want & need

Small steps toward big results: Starting before your ready, Knowing what you really want, and “Closing the gap” (between where you are now, and where you know you want to be)

An authentic approach to business building: Finding your way in a crowded market, and aligning with your natural strengths

The free workshop will go live on October 28th at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 6pm GMT.

Click here to register for free.

Can’t make the time? Not a problem - everyone who registers will receive a link to the workshop afterwards.

Any other questions? We’ll be doing a Q&A at the end of the workshop, so have them on standby!

A special thanks to HighTail for sponsoring this webinar! 

26 Oct 11:00

Don't Ruin it for Him

Don't Ruin it for Him

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23 Oct 16:52

Thursday links

by KimFrance

Autumn in Pomerania, north side of Poland. Forest near Gdynia.





26 Oct 22:00

Schedule Something Fun for Sunday Night to Avoid Pre-Monday Blues

by Whitson Gordon

Schedule Something Fun for Sunday Night to Avoid Pre-Monday Blues

Garfield was wrong: Mondays aren't really that bad. The anticipation of Monday, however, can ruin your Sunday night. Schedule something fun for Sunday evening to calm your nerves.


23 Oct 18:05

The New Best Day to Book a Flight Is Sunday

by Melanie Pinola

The New Best Day to Book a Flight Is Sunday

Sunday is the new Tuesday when it comes to getting the best deal on plane tickets, a new study reveals.


21 Oct 18:07

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf: The Musical

by Don

Rob Cantor performs a live rendition of his Internet hit song “Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf” along with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the West L.A. Children’s Choir and the Argus Quartet.

23 Oct 00:56

Gamer Felicia Day on Gamergate

by Xeni Jardin
Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.

Felicia Day. Photo: Cristina Gandolfo.

Gamer and online personality Felicia Day hasn't said much about Gamergate. Today, she opened up on her blog. “Why have I remained mostly silent? Self-protection and fear.” Read the rest

23 Oct 00:00

Godwin's Law, Now in Effect

by Brad
22 Oct 13:00

Waith, Whath?

Waith, Whath?

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22 Oct 16:01

Snappy coroner's answers to stupid cross-examiner's questions

by Cory Doctorow


"How can you be sure [the patient wasn't alive] Doctor?" "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar." Read the rest

20 Oct 17:00

Marcel the Shell Returns, This Time With Exciting Shrimp Facts

by Madeleine Davies

Marcel the Shell, the much beloved creation of husband-wife duo Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate, is back with a brand new video full of exciting Marcel intel (did you know that shrimp are the idiots of the sea?), singing and allergy-induced sneezes.


20 Oct 21:19

Monica Lewinsky: 'I Was Periodically Suicidal'

by Megan Specia

Monica Lewinsky made her first public appearance in over 10 years at the Forbes Under 30 Summit on Monday, speaking out against the "reputation-shredding power of the internet."

Now 41, the former White House intern spoke out against cyber bullying, saying that she hoped to help others by sharing her experience.

Lewinsky spoke about Tyler Clementi's death after his college roommate streamed a video of the Rutgers student kissing another man

Lewinsky said Clementi's story inspired her to speak out.

"That tragedy is one of the principal reasons I am standing up here today," Lewinsky said. "While it touched us both, my mother was unusually upset by the story and I wondered why. Eventually it dawned on me — she was back in 1998, back to a time when I was periodically suicidal when she might very easily have lost me, when I too might have been humiliated to death. Read more...

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20 Oct 17:20

The Comeback's Comeback: Valerie Cherish's First Trailer!

by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

The Comeback was, notoriously, the brilliant 2005 show starring Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish, a '90s sitcom actress who gets a chance at kickstarting her career by starring on a reality television show... about her attempt to kickstart her career. In brief, it was hilarious, extremely meta, and too ahead of its time—reality television hadn't gobbled up every channel at that point, and its subtlety may have been lost on the HBO execs who canceled it after one season.


15 Oct 02:03

In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something...

In drama, two characters walk into a room. Each wants something from the other. The question of the scene is: who gets what they want?

This is a short little freebie and a thank you to everyone watching the channel. Enjoy.

For educational purposes only.
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17 Oct 18:43

She's just not that into you

In this scene with Hamlet and Ophelia, it is important that Hamlet is half naked and uncomfortably exposing a lot of skin in front of Ophelia who at this point would have already tried to give Hamlet his things back.

14 Oct 22:53

millika: Who’s Alex? Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes...


I totally agree that most people would assume Alex is the boy, but I think it's because he's positioned in the middle and in an active pose. If the boy and girl were reversed, I think you'd assume Alex was the girl. What do you think?


Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.


14 Oct 17:02

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

by Lauren Davis on io9, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

10 Grammar Mistakes People Love To Correct (That Aren't Actually Wrong)

Are you the sort of person who just loves correcting other people's grammar? Are you sure that you're doing it right? Some things that people have been taught are rules of English grammar are really not rules at all—and some of them are flat-out wrong.


15 Oct 15:30

CDC: Nurse Infected With Ebola Shouldn't Have Flown to Cleveland

by Brian Ries

The CDC and Frontier Airlines say a health care worker infected with Ebola flew on an airplane the day before she reported having symptoms.

The health care worker, who was not named by the CDC, had cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas.

Duncan died last week. The worker then flew from Dallas to Cleveland on Friday, and then back to Dallas on Monday. She reported Ebola-like symptoms on Tuesday, and tested positive shortly thereafter.

On Wednesday, CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden said, "She should not have traveled on a commercial airline." From this moment forward, Frieden said, the CDC will be sure that no one who has been exposed to Ebola will travel, except under "controlled movement." Read more...

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14 Oct 15:00

What? I Got Fed Up With Cold Toes

08 Oct 12:28

Gateway Ciders for Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Lovers

by Mike Reis

The key to getting into cider is to seek out the type that's right for you. Read More
02 Oct 06:46

Galaxy Quest


One of my all-time favorite movies!!

Decades after the success of the sci-fi series "Galaxy Quest," the show's washed-up stars -- Jason Nesmith (Tim Allen), Gwen DeMarco (Sigourney Weaver) and Alexander Dane (Alan Rickman) -- are recruited by actual aliens to pull off an intergalactic rescue mission. At first, the actors assume the so-called Thermians are just another group of die-hard fans. But as the plot thickens, they realize they're working with real-life extraterrestrials.
08 Oct 21:24

'Ghostbusters' Reboot Director Confirms All-Female Cast With New Writer

by Neha Prakash

Who you gonna call? All the funny ladies!

Paul Feig, who signed on to direct the Ghostbusters reboot in early August, has confirmed that comedy writer Katie Dippold will help co-write the script and the film will star a team comprised of all women.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news, which Feig then tweeted about on Wednesday.

It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it with @katiedippold & yes, it will star hilarious women. That's who I'm gonna call.

— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 8, 2014

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07 Oct 14:30

Aziz Ansari Explains Why He's a Feminist

by Max Knoblauch

He's so adorable.


Stand-up phenom and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari explained his views on feminism to David Letterman Monday night.

After asking how many members of he audience were feminists (and receiving a relatively tepid response), Ansari explained the cultural stereotypes that often surround feminism and broke down the word to its dictionary-defined meaning

"If you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you're a feminist, you have to say yes," Ansari said. "Because that is how words work."

Ansari, who is the latest celebrity among actors like Joseph Gordon Levitt to speak out on women's issues, wrapped things up using a few humorous analogies involving Jay Z and Beyoncé in concert. Read more...

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06 Oct 15:01

“I think I’m making progress on this whole...

“I think I’m making progress on this whole ‘flight’ thing.”

“Oh yeah?”

“Yeah! It seems like if I sort of splay the bones out over here, and then I stretch the skin over, I can make a membrane that the Sharovipteryx can use to glide from tree to tree.”

“Hmm. That sounds like the right general idea, evolution, but…”

“I mean, I’ll probably refine some details over time, like maybe I’ll let them flap up and down a bit or add some feathers to catch more air. But I think this might be the big break.”

“I don’t know, evolution. I’m not really sure you’ve got it yet.”

“Just imagine! If this works out, then in a few hundred million years, there’ll be leg-flappers all over the place.”

“Imagine that…”

“‘Spread your legs and fly,’ they’ll say.”

“Maybe just sleep on it, okay?”

Source: Wikimedia Commons / Nobu Tamura / licensed under CC BY 3.0