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Sites & Snaps: @BrandonxWatson

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See more photography from @BrandonXWatson on Instagram: @BrandonXWatson ***** WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ON NERDATTHECOOLTABLE.COM? SEND YOUR WORK TO NERDNASH@GMAIL.COM Read More »

Why Searching For ‘The One’ Will Ruin You

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The one isn’t real. There is not a single person out there that is perfect for you in every way, a person who will give you chills every second of the day, a person who will make you feel like your heart is about to explode every moment that you are with them. There is not a person out there ... Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 6: Seasoned Vegan – Harlem (Video)

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And we’re back!!!! This week we took over Harlem and touched down at @seasonedvegan The first black owned soul food vegan spot in Harlem! So you know I had to spend part of Black History Month eating a vegan chopped cheese, soy nuggets, and Mac & ” Cheese” ! So grab a plate and line up for ” Big Momma’s” ... Read More »

Why I travel solo

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*Via Medium.Com* I’m 27 and female. Since I was 21, I’ve been away at least once a year, for anything from 3 nights to 9 months, alone. I also go on trips with friends, but I make a point of regularly going solo. When alone, I’ve been met with various reactions, but they tend to fall into two broad camps: ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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Sometimes you gotta scroll to the top of that thread reminisce one last time, figure out where you/y'all went wrong and say fuck it, delete — Peaches (@IPhoneANDthong) February 26, 2016 Once ur wife/girl leaves u ur side bitch not gonna want u anymore either — Marcus Graham (@YaboySkeete) February 25, 2016 Puerto Ricans become cops and become Italian the ... Read More »

The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain

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*Via JamesAltcher.Com* Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer. And this is a good thing. It’s because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn’t spend his life being good at writing. He didn’t spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or built ... Read More »

Why We Struggle with Change

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*Via Zenhabits.Net* We think we need to improve ourselves and our current situation, because we’re dissatisfied (at least a little bit) with how things are. We have a drive to improve, improve. So we strive for change — exercise more, eat better, read more, be more mindful, do more meaningful work, be more disciplined. And yet, we struggle with change. ... Read More »

The stigma of doing things alone

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*Via Christina Ling For Medium.Com* I was discussing prospective travel plans with a group of people the other day when one of them, after expressing her interest in visiting Lyon, remarked, “But I have to find someone to go with — I’m not going to travel there by myself. Nobody wants to do that.” The same afternoon, I walked into a cafe ... Read More »

Sites & Snaps: @Kbelanger716

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See more photography from @Kbelanger716 on Instagram: @photography.by.kb ***** WANT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY ON NERDATTHECOOLTABLE.COM? SEND YOUR WORK TO NERDNASH@GMAIL.COM Read More »

A Man’s List of 25 things He Wish He Had Known 10 Years Ago

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*Via @DariusForoux for Medium.Com* Socrates, considered as one of the founders of Western philosophy, was once named the wisest man on earth by the Oracle of Delphi. When Socrates heard that the oracle had made such a comment, he believed that the statement was wrong. Socrates said: “I know one thing: that I know nothing.” How can the smartest man ... Read More »

Reasons why females rather not “make the first move”

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*Via TheRuggedTerrain.Com* One day I muscled up the strength to finally let this guy know that I somewhat had interest in him (I still didn’t actually come out and say that I liked him, but I found myself frolicking in his DM’s lol). Now, I may have been over thinking it, but I felt uncomfortable and I didn’t know what ... Read More »

The Choice

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*Via IllimitableMen.Com* “The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” – Pope John Paul II Contents: 1.) The Male Perspective – A Quandary 1a.) The Patriarch’s Problem 1b.) The Bachelor’s Problem 2.) The Female Perspective – A Prize ... Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 5: Freshark Juice Bar & Grill – Rockville Centre Long Island (Video)

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We hope you came hungry! Irv and Kris take you to Freshark Juice Bar & Grill in Rockville Centre Long Island. This place offers some of the tastiest dishes, hands down. When it comes to good food, textures and flavors are key, and Freshark’s unique recipes make for a great breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had pancakes with agave syrup, ... Read More »

Multitasking is Killing Your Brain

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*Via @LarryKim for Medium.Com* Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads? Our brains weren’t built to multitask. Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down. MIT neuroscientist Earl Miller notes that our brains are “not wired to multitask ... Read More »

4 Steps To Quitting Porn

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*Via EdLatimore.Com* So this basically outlines the plan I used to ditch pornography. Most of the literature on the internet gives you all type of soul searching and inner healing advice centered around figuring out why you watch porn, what you’re missing, finding God and all types of other shit not relevant to actually kicking the habit. You’re not going to ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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I might steal from ur purse when u drunk but I will never steal from ur crib .. I was raised right — Marcus Graham (@YaboySkeete) February 4, 2016 I remember one time I was so high I climbed in the back seat of my car to lay down — Leroy X (@NoWomanIsRight) February 4, 2016 Niggas tickling your girl ... Read More »

Nightmares From The Night Shift: @Ummheyboo & @ESparkz610

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@ummheyboo Oh my gosh. Where do I start? Let start with the lack of sleep. Naturally, we’re not nocturnal creatures so the adjustment alone is painful. In my experience, your body never fully transitions to working overnight because you have off days (where you’re forced to be on everyone else’s schedule if you need to handle business or hang out) ... Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 4: Energy Fuel – Brooklyn (Video)

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We’re back in Brooklyn for another episode of healthy and tasty eating! Irv and Kris find a local chain spot, Energy Fuel in Fort Greene, and explore their large menu of wraps, smoothies, juices and PIZZA! That’s right, take a look at how we keep the calorie count low, and the choices satisfying! 386 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205 347-889-6990 ... Read More »

Tales From The Female Cheaters Part 4

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Anonymous  So, my brother’s best friend and I have been feeling each other since we were in like 6th grade. We never took it anywhere cause he was my brothers patna and something like my brother but the sexual tension was always present and running high. So anyway, I moved on, he moved on and we both got in relationships ... Read More »

6 Signs You’ve Definitley Found Your Twin Flame

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*Via Higherperspectives.Com* You immediately click in a fiery way. You might meet people from time to time that you immediately get along with. It happens. Maybe they were a friend in a past life. But your twin flame? That’s another story entirely. It’s like the both of you bring out this fire in one another. Everything is intense right from ... Read More »

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

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*Via Zenhabits.Net* The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none. Meditation has helped me to form all my other habits, it’s helped me to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in my life. I’m far from perfect, but it ... Read More »

#AppGod: Color Switch

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Don’t ask where the App God been. Just appreciate that he’s here to drop off a game that will have you under the covers ignoring texts from your bae. Shout out to my daughter for putting me on. Read More »

Stop worrying about your Ex and read this

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Get your mind right because these thighs out here are going to be for that bullsh*t this summer. Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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i took a bat to his new Rolls Royce, soaked his xbox in water, & dated someone else for 3 yrs but i still got a ring pic.twitter.com/WOx9JrLnEd — Diosa (@doseofasha) January 22, 2016 don’t lose ya family over megapixels and filters — DJ Desert Storm (@piffpaul_) January 22, 2016 Place yourself on “death ground,” where your back is against ... Read More »

Self Control

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*Via EdLatimore.Com* No matter what your individual problem is, the solution is the same. This is because all of your problems have the same thing in common: YOU. If any part of your life is in shambles, then the first place to look for the source is the mirror. Once you are staring the problem in the face and you ... Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 3: Healthy Nibbles – Brooklyn (Video)

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We’re in for another trip to find some of the healthiest food around! Me and Kris head to Healthy Nibbles in Brooklyn, Yes BROOKLYN!!! and show you how you can enjoy a tasty lunch and…….DESSERT! That’s right, we all know a good meal is concluded by a sweet dessert-especially when it’s organic. Step out of your comfort zone and get in on ... Read More »

Lessons Learned From a Line Cook and Addict Who Turned His Life Around

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*Via @Bachkitchen for Medium.Com* “My life is in shambles — two failed relationships and three kids. I’m the head grill cook and am about to be promoted to Kitchen Manager — I’m in my late twenties, have been in the trenches for 12 years and I’ve seen it all. My most recent failed attempt at family life has me starting over at square one.” ... Read More »

Test Yourself …. How OCD are you?

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We all joke about how OCD we are but how OCD are we really? Here’s a test to see just how much of a f*cking lunatic you are. Click Here: How OCD are you?  Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 2: Ripe Juice Bar & Grill – Queens (Video)

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Check out Episode 2 as Irv and Kris head to the highly talked about Ripe Juice Bar & Grill in Queens, NY for an epic breakfast! Although they are well known for their smoothies, juices and protein shakes, it’s the wraps and signature omeletes that really stand out. Breakfast is served until 12PM and the menu also offers salad, soup, ... Read More »

50 Foods That Represent Every State in the US

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*Via Yahoo.Com* As a food lover and one who dreams of traveling everywhere on the map and then some, I sought out the defining foods of the United States. Using an unscientific poll, I reached out to college students from across the country and did some research to determine what foods define America, going state by state. With almost 400 responses ... Read More »

DOPE or NOPE

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DOPE  Water with Lime Aaron Rodgers Taraji P Henson Single mothers wilding out on their one night out for the month J Cole documentary on HBO Snapchat video chat Females with the nickname “Yum” or “Yummy” Wiz Khalifa taking his mom to the Golden Globe Awards Styles P on Twitter Flooding your tacos with Cilantro NOPE Minnesota Washington Redskins fans ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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you can smell the white privilege in the air as soon as you walk into Whole Foods — Cuffs The Legend (@CuffsTheLegend) January 6, 2016 My waxer verbatim “I like guys who look like they’ve sold drugs at some point in their life.” — Jenna (@jennaMarie93) January 6, 2016 Man smh imagine a chick fed up and ready to air ... Read More »

Sickamore on “A Waste Of Time” Podcast

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This man Sickamore just piles gems on top of gems. A great listen. Sickamore discusses being a legendary mixtape DJ, his A&R work, Travis Scott, Phil Jackson and more. Read More »

The Ultimate Guide for Becoming an Idea Machine

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*Via JamesAltucher.Com* The way to have good ideas is to get close to killing yourself. It’s  like weightlifting. When you lift slightly more than you can handle, you  get stronger. In life, when the gun is to your head, you either figure it out, or you die. When you cut yourself open, you bleed ideas. If you’re broke and close ... Read More »

#QLF “Lift The Fork” Episode 1: Calista Superfoods (Video)

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While the obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure rates continues to climb, we at QLF realize that we have a job: to empower you with the knowledge needed to make better choices. The ‘Lift The Fork’ mini series is created by Zeus and Kristin Coral as a way to highlight healthy eating throughout New York City. Eating healthy can be fun — and delicious, ... Read More »

The life lessons that come with not drinking for 2 years

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*Via @AndyMBoyle at Medium.Com* (On the left, 230 pounds, not drinking. On the right, 306 pounds, drinking.) What I learned not drinking for two years Two years ago today I last got shithoused. It was the closing night of theLincoln Lodge, a fantastic comedy venue in Chicago in the back of a now-closed diner. They’ve since moved, but after that ... Read More »

Movie Night: Kingpin (1996)

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You’ve been a savage the last few days, relax and Enjoy this movie with a bae. Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Year

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Never trust bitches thAt charge they cell phones overnight while they sleep — LORDY (@LORDY_BAR) January 5, 2015 dating a twitter nigga is like dating two diff niggas at once — burrito supreme (@avocad00o) December 22, 2014 How many 30k tables at Liv we gonna buy until we realize we could’ve bought a bowling alley? — Dre. (@Blueraydre) January 14, ... Read More »

Goal Setting

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*Via TheAttractionVault.Com* Setting goals is an effective method of achieving success in life, whether it be short-term or over the long-term. There are 5 key aspects to creating goals: 1. Be specific Write down goals in specific detail so you can clearly see what you plan to attain and how to achieve it. State exactly what you want and how ... Read More »

5 Signs You’ve Definitely Found Your Calling

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*Via HigherPerspectives.Com* 1. The right people seem to appear in your life. When you’ve found your calling, you enthusiastically approach every new day. As a result, instead of attracting all the wrong people, people that hold you back and hook you on the wrong things, you’ll find that the right people show up. People who mentor you, help you grow, ... Read More »

What I Learned from Four Years Working at McDonalds

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*Via @NorquayKate for Medium.Com* From 18–22 I spent four years working at McDonalds. I worked a mix of part and full time over these years, always failing to find a ‘better’ job. I never advanced up the rungs, never was a manager, never achieved anything of significance in my time there. Basically I was the absolute stereotype of a deadbeat ... Read More »

9 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

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*Via Entrepreneur.Com*  Have you ever you wondered how certain people have gotten so successful? Sure you have. A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits. Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top: 1. They meditate. Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that “Meditation, ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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If his shoes got spikes you know he gone knock you down to be close on stage with the rappers — Jazma (@__brookbrook) December 16, 2015 The only advice worth a fuck is tailored advice from a source with a good track record. Shit, take this with a grain of salt if you like. — Illimitable Man (@IllimitableMan) December 16, ... Read More »

An In-Depth Look At The Picture That Killed The Dab in Charlotte

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*Via @Deftlyinane for Medium.Com*  How do you do, fellow kids? Have you heard of the dab? Well, a few weeks ago, Carolina Panthers quarterback and gleeful Kryptonian Cam Newton did the dab after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans, but apparently he lingered in the end zone just a bit too long. Some people took offense to that, mainly ... Read More »

Movie Night – Sleepers (1996)

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You’ve been running around all year. Stay in, cuddle and check this out. Read More »

DOPE or NOPE

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DOPE  All Black Timbs Getting a fresh Baldy Sweet Chin Music beer by Dead Rabbits Brewing Co 4 Wings & Shrimp Fried Rice Carolina Panthers Camera Noir App Game Natural Leaf Yaris Sanchez new image Creed The Wire Season 4 Episode 11 NOPE Meek Mill violating probation Peanut Butter M&M’s Eating bad and catching the itis that lasts a full ... Read More »

The Suffering Of The Lost Boys

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*Via illimitableMen.Com* “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) Father Hunger 3.) Pain of The Lost Boy 4.) The Lost Boy, A Feminist Bastard 5.) How The Lost Boy Copes 6.) How A Lost Boy Quits 7.) Advice For A Lost Boy 8.) ... Read More »

#CoolTwitter: Coolest Tweets Of The Week

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I milly nap on any couch — Nerd Nash (@NerdAtCoolTable) December 6, 2015 When she gets her ass ate for the 1st time pic.twitter.com/nDvJYYF4vh — BAWSEKITTY (@bawsekitty) December 2, 2015 All you gotta do is keep quiet and people won’t know how crazy you may or may not actually be 🙃 — Hotline Ting (@AujaBomaye) December 2, 2015 I had ... Read More »

10 Simple Ways To Kill Your Dreams

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*Via lmt-lss.Com* “At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.” ― Salvador Dali Dreams hold a significant place in almost everyone’s life. By dreaming big, people motivate themselves to achieve bigger things. But for most people, dreams merely mean things they wished they ... Read More »

America Has Been At War 93% of the Time – 222 Out of 239 Years – Since 1776

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*Via WashingtonsBlog.Com* 1776 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamagua Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War 1777 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Second Cherokee War, Pennamite-Yankee War 1778 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1779 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1780 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, Pennamite-Yankee War 1781 – American Revolutionary War, Chickamauga Wars, ... Read More »

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