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This Man Walked 3,000 Miles Through China.

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*Via HigherPerspective.Com* Christopher Rehage decided to take on quite the undertaking: to walk nearly 3,000 miles across China. He began his walk in Beijing on November 9th, 2007 and ended in Urumqi in October of 2008. He made the trip COMPLETELY on foot. No boats, planes, cars, or trains. “It was just the way it would be on any normal ... Read More »

When You Can’t Seem To Find Your Purpose

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*Via ThoughtCatalog.Com* Your purpose is not to become the manager of a successful restaurant. Or a member of Congress. Or an actor on a hit show. Or a bestselling author. Or a doctor. Those are positions. They are admirable, attainable goals. If you’re trying to make something of yourself and use the talents you’ve been given, those are wonderful things ... Read More »

Read This If You’re 23 And Lost

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*Via ThoughtCatalog.Com* So you’re 23 and you have no idea what comes next. First of all, congratulations. You’re ahead of the game. Do you know how long most people wait to realize that they’re lost? Do you know many people never do? Do you understand how many people go through their entire lives aimlessly floundering; only to realize at the ... Read More »

Why are women of COLOR comfortable with being overweight?

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*Via QuantumLeapFitness.Com* All women are beautiful. All sizes are beautiful. Be happy within your skin. Be happy with your weight. Love yourself, ladies; I will never tell you to do otherwise because the definition of ‘being beautiful’ is broad.  However,  in communities of color, does it also include “being healthy?” In our culture, we appreciate (dare I say, fetishize?)  “thick” women. ... Read More »

7 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job

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*Via HigherPerspectives.Com* 1. You make nothing for your time off. Let’s say you have an online shop instead of a job. Sure, you work for a while every day packing things up for shipment and sending them on their way, but when you go to bed, the orders still come in, right? If you had a traditional job, you clock ... Read More »

Chef Table with Kenisha Sutherland Ep 2. (Shot by Jamisa)

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Head Chef Kenisha  Sutherland (aka Chef Thug Life) is back with another chef table, this time it’s themed around the movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” Come see her at Corner Bistro located in North Wilmington. 3604 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. Shot & Filmed by Jamisa Johnson. Peace Living Films. Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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When I like a chick a lot part of me starts mourning… Because I know it ain’t gon end well. — The Moor (@SeanTheTerrible) May 29, 2015   “Bro stay away from her, she just gonna hurt you” I know thats why I need her — Wayne ReGretzky (@iBsquardtheGAWD) May 28, 2015   my boyfriend tweets more than he fucks ... Read More »

This 10-Story Factory Has Been Transformed Into An Incredible Adult Playground

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*Via Higherperspective.com* In the wake of mass movement of jobs overseas are countless empty factories, but the City Museum of St. Louis had a pretty awesome idea. They wanted to transform an abandoned 10 story shoe factory into a fun playground for adults. Kids are welcome too! Check out what they’ve done with the place: Read More »

Suspending Mis-Belief

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*Via Zenhabits.Net* Would it seem miraculous if you could dissolve anxiety, fears, stress, frustration, anger … by making a small mental shift? The answer might lie in thinking about how we watch films. Last night, I was watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy with my kids, and my 9-year-old daughter said some of the things in the movie scared ... Read More »

45 LIFE LESSONS, WRITTEN BY A 90 YEAR OLD

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1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short not to enjoy it. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay ... Read More »

You’re Waisting Your Time

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*Via Quantumleapfitness.com* * puts on bullet proof vest, jumps into armored vehicle, uses the megaphone to tell you all… WAIST TRAINING DOESN’T WORK ! * speeds off at 100 mph as a hostile group of women chase my motorcade on foot *   finds irony in this fact because they don’t like to workout and that waist training has them ... Read More »

8 Ways That Rachel Dolezal is Really F***ing Things Up For The Rest Of Us

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*Via @CountryClubInk for Medium.Com* And by us, I mean the light-skinned girls, the red bones, the mixed chicks; the Nicole Ari Parkers, the Whitley Gilberts, the thick chick from Floetrys; the women who look kinda like me that just had their identities hijacked by some mentally unwell white woman. It’s bad enough that we were the cold, cheating, godless wife ... Read More »

If You Hate Your World, It’s Because You’ve Outgrown It

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*Via EliteDaily.com* “If you hate your life, you haven’t’ seen enough of it. If you hate your life, it’s because your life is too small and doesn’t fit you.” ― Augusten Burroughs When I find myself hopelessly depressed, it’s a feeling similar to the crushing sensation of claustrophobia. I feel trapped within the confines of my own world, as if the walls ... Read More »

The comeback after the setback

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*Via Zenhabits.Net* I set myself a challenge recently, and I’ve been failing at it. I decided to only eat bland food, with no variety. The month is only 2/3 over, but I’ve struggled much more than I’d anticipated. It’s such a minor setback, but it’s made me feel a little depressed sometimes, and I’ve wanted to quit more times than I’d ... Read More »

A Guy Who Stopped Dating Because He Found The Next Best Thing

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*Via WorldTruth.Tv* When I first turned 30, I knew I was entering a decade of high expectations. Sure, I knew it was a milestone age, and I had accomplished most of what I set out to do — except find love. I still dated while fielding the occasional questions from my peers and elders about why I had to yet to find ... Read More »

Riding Your Flow: 8 Steps for Enhancing Your Creativity and Productivity

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Why is that we tend to be more successful at pursuits we are genuinely passionate about? Why does time seem to drag when you are completely bored and uninterested in a task? How come you can easily lose yourself in a task that really piques your interest? According to positive psychology, doing things that you find genuinely interesting and stimulating ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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You leave your phone out and your girl actually has a desire to go through it? Wow. Seems stressful — Velvet Hoop (@BoptimusPrime) June 10, 2015 She ain’t happy I see it in her thighs — Nerd Nash (@NerdAtCoolTable) June 9, 2015   Don’t listen to me. I don’t even have a girl anymore. — Ghost of Uncle Ron (@RegularAssRon) ... Read More »

Why Wall Street’s ‘Eat What You Kill’ Motto Is The Only Way To Live

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*Via BusinessInsider.Com* An anonymous commenter named “Frank” wrote on an article I wrote, “Every time Altucher opens his mouth or posts commentary, he subtracts from the sum total of all human knowledge.” Frank is absolutely right and I congratulate him for recognizing that. I do subtract from the sum total of all human knowledge when I speak. I’m not human. ... Read More »

App God: Faded

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It’s summer time and you can’t be out here looking for love or flexing on Ex’s without having a good photo app with good editing abilities. Got an App the App God needs to see? Send it to NerdNash@Gmail.Com Read More »

Stop worrying about Chris Brown and read this

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Let me apologize for slacking on bringing new book waves to the table. I’ve literally been on a 2-3 year journey of filth but i’m back now.  ****** In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top–twice. Josh ... Read More »

DOPE or NOPE

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DOPE  1. Corona Familia 2. Having a beard 3. Going thru your kid cell phone 4. Backwood singles 5. Triple H 6. Pac 7. Fiji Water & lifesaver gummies 8. Using one sentence from a good book to fuel your day 9.  Re-Up Gang mixtapes 10. Mextures Instagram Page NOPE 1. Venue 112 in Virginia 2. Cleveland Cavaliers 3. Kyrie ... Read More »

25 Facts About the Epidemic of Police Brutality in America

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*Via TheColi.Com* The recent unveiling of the Counted, a tracking system designed by the Guardian to count the number of civilians killed by police, has brought more attention to the seeming epidemic of police brutality in the U.S. The tool comes at an important time. It seems every week new names of victims of police violence appear in the media. Twitter users often ... Read More »

Researchers Find Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System

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*Via UVAToday* In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on ... Read More »

When You Want To Text Them And You Know You Shouldn’t

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*Via ThoughtCatalog.Com* Maybe it’s because they showed up unexpectedly in your newsfeed and you were so caught off-guard that your stomach dropped. They were tagged in a photo by someone you don’t know, someone you’ve never even heard of. You’re quickly overwhelmed when you think about the fact that they have this whole life now that you don’t know about, ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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U can still get her back if you just stop trying to — Gems Earl Jones (@RegularAssRon) May 31, 2015 what if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again omg — Gellan Kashou (@AmaralAguayojcj) May 30, 2015   No matter how much your feet hurt. ... Read More »

19 Images That Show The Disturbing Impact Humans Have Had On Earth

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This article requires very little introduction. The Foundation for Deep Ecology has released a collection of images that show the impacts of our of control human growth and waste on our home planet. It’s truly breathtaking. “This is an issue that people care about, and oftentimes it’s just not discussed by mainstream media,” said Missie Thurston, director of marketing and communications at ... Read More »

12 Things Successful People Never Reveal About Themselves at Work

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*Via Entrepreneur.Com* You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career. Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like relationship builders in the moment can wind ... Read More »

Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire

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*Via ZenHabits.Net* Lots of us want to change our habits — get healthier, procrastinate less, write a book, save some money, get fit, read more, get good at something. And when it comes to changing habits, we know what doesn’t work. What doesn’t work: saying you’re going to make a change, intending to, and then failing to do it. You’ve ... Read More »

“Statistics”

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- 92% of women with mostly selfies on their IG page are insane. - 76% of women already know who they’re f*cking after they break up with their man before the breakup occurs - Martin was high in %94.3 of his episodes - 80% of sexual intercourse with Erykah Badu fans will involve body oils - 72% of Black n ... Read More »

Woman challenges herself to “100 days without fear”

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*Via HigherPerspectives.Com* Michelle Poler is an art director living in New York. She has lots of fears, so her “100 Days Without Fear” challenge is a big one. She’s setting out to conquer all of her fears and is documenting it in these short videos. “That moment when you realize you want to live life to the fullest. The second ... Read More »

Can you change?

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*Via Zenhabits.Net* Let’s say you’ve been wanting to quit smoking for awhile, or you’ve really been wanting to start exercising. All of a sudden, you read something that motivates you … you’re ready to make the change! You’re determined. You’re going to make this happen. That’s amazing. The question is: are you going to convert this determination into actual lasting ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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Staying away from temptation is all in the mind. But difficult as fuck. — Gems Earl Jones (@RegularAssRon) May 20, 2015 Yall don’t even Doodoo everyday .. U niggas & bitches literally full of shit — Big Daddy Skeete (@YaboySkeete) May 18, 2015   Life putting it’s big boot in ya ass makes it a little bit easier to fill ... Read More »

DOPE or NOPE

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DOPE 1. Rob Wh!te 2. Cover Bands 3. Claritin D 4. Dan Folger instagram 5. Being able to make your child break down in tears just by giving them a look 6. “Mind Right” by Young Thug 7. Being asked “Damn, what song is that?” when you controlling the aux 8.  Sunday drinking 9.  Chips & Salsa 10. Ric Flair ... Read More »

3 Ways to Make Your Life Simple and Successful Again

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*Via MarcandAngel.Com* We all have days, weeks, months and – for some – even years of feeling anxious and overwhelmed with the work we have yet to do.  It’s an elusive feeling that aches from deep within.  From the outside, people think you have it all together, but they can’t see what’s going on in your head.  Stress fills your ... Read More »

How The Happiest People Make the Best out of Everything

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*Via Inc.Com* Life consists of a series of unfolding events; some of these events are expected and some are unexpected. The happiest people on earth have learned that they can’t control everything in life. This is a key element in living happily. While having the best of everything is great, it is not necessarily a requirement for a happy life. The secret for ... Read More »

It’s Said That The Path You’re Attracted To Reveals Your Personality And Fortune

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*Via HigherPerspectives.Com* The premise of this quiz is pretty simple. Pick the path below that draws you in the most and we’ll tell you what it means for yourself. Just picture yourself in a gentle forest. If you like, click play on the video below. It’ll help you put yourself there. Ready to find out what your path means? Here ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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Sometimes you wanna come on here and be cooler than you actually are. — Betty Beck (@CallMeJewC) May 8, 2015 give your opponents a common enemy to hate; & while everyone’s distracted, take over. that’s basic Power 101 — Alexia (@Lex_topia) May 7, 2015   Sometimes u need a day to just sit home & scratch ya balls — Dre. ... Read More »

10 Signs Your Personal Trainer Is Ripping You Off (From A Personal Trainer)

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*Via ThoughtCatalog.Com* Joey Rehavi is a New York City based, military certified personal trainer. He served in the Army Special Forces for seven years, in combat and as a Master Trainer. Through Corefit101, he offers one-on-one sessions combining elements of core definition training, bootcamp, Crossfit, muscle strengthening, and toning. 1. They’re fat. “If your trainer looks like they could stand to lose ... Read More »

Defeat Procrastination

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*Via ZenHabits.Net*  We all do it: our best intentions are to go to the gym, get started on writing something, do practice learning a language … but then we procrastinate. There isn’t a person on this planet who’s immune to the procrastination habit. How do we defeat this habit? Just as an athlete would, or a world-class chess player: daily ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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guy mentioned me like you should take your Titties out your avi so I can respect u, then kept tweeting me every hour like “they still there” — Glamzilla (@KaylarWill) April 27, 2015 If you can’t love me at my Patrick Beverly you don’t deserve me at my fresh cut Friday. — basky yacht (@baskgod) April 26, 2015   Niggas ... Read More »

What it’s like to have the social network of a celebrity, without actually being famous

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*Via Anil Dash for Medium.Com* I’ve got more Twitter followers than you. I’ve got more Twitter followers than Ted Cruz, and I’m only a little bit behind Björk. If my followers were a state, we’d be creeping up on Wyoming in terms of population. Having half a million followers on Twitter is a genuinely bizarre experience, especially considering I’m just ... Read More »

21 Apps to Boost Productivity, Accountability and Success

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*Via Entrepreneur.Com* No matter how you work or what type of business you run, being productive is a must. But techniques and strategies aren’t enough if you don’t have the tools needed to implement them. Fortunately, there’s an app for that! Here are 21 apps that are guaranteed to boost your productivity, accountability and success: 1. Asana While there are tons of different ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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Tim Duncan and Dom Kennedy taught us how to master the fundamentals — Joseph A. Parker (@JosephAParker) April 2, 2015 “Happy wife Happy life” will have you asking for sex on your birthday and holidays only. Mutual happiness should be the goal for both of u. — Bro Brummell (@TheShaka) April 2, 2015   You might be a Demon if ... Read More »

DOPE or NOPE

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DOPE 1. Alex Love 2. “Going Clear” Documentary on HBO 3. Blackened Pepper Tuna sushi 4. Rita’s Green Apple & Mango water ice with Vanilla Custard on top 5.  Bomani Jones radio show 6. The new wave of podcasts (Church For The Wild is the best though) 7. Periscope 8. Frank Kaminsky 9. Starburst Jelly Beans 10. Grand Marnier & ... Read More »

19 Things Only Women With A Low Maintenance Fashion Sense Understand

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*Via ThoughtCatalog.Com* 1. You have three hairstyles: down, ponytail, and bun.  2. You have one pair of shoes that you wear with 95% of your wardrobe. 3. Most of your outfits are just some combination of t-shirts and jeans. 4. This makes getting ready massively easy. What are you going to wear? Throw on the first pair of jeans and t-shirt you can find. ... Read More »

How to Overcome Perfectionism

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*Via Entrepreneur.Com* There is an epidemic sweeping our nation. Its victims suffer from failed businesses, marriages and even diets. It doesn’t discriminate and can attack anyone striving for success. What is this plague crippling our country? It’s called perfectionism. And the paralysis of perfection can be a dream killer for many entrepreneurs. Perfectionism is the all-or-nothing attitude that sounds like ... Read More »

22 Timeless Life Lessons From Children Stories We All Love

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*Via HighExistence.Com* SEND ALL GEMS TO NERDNASH@GMAIL.COM Read More »

Getting Lost in Just Doing

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*Via ZenHabits.Net* Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that’s awesome? (Yes!) Another approach, highly recommended, is to just forget about it. When we’re ... Read More »

A Beginner’s Guide to More Mindful Media Consumption

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* Via @SteveRubel for Medium.Com* In our society, abundance is widely considered a good thing. However, many of us know that it can have a dark side too. If one isn’t intentional about what he or she consumes, it can lead to some unfortunate consequences. There’s no shortage of expert advice on how to manage what we eat or how ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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Yes, its true. Whatever u heard or will hear is true. Dont ask me. Assume it is. Now stay away. Thank you. — Fanny Devito (@EvilJeanyis) March 21, 2015 To rap like Pitbull all you gotta do is yell some popular cities, say a phrase in Spanish and end it with "AYEE!" — NOT MY BDAY ANYMORE (@ASAP_TB) March 20, ... Read More »

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