The intriguing psychology of “travel porn”

Notice how some of the most popular blogs and Instagram accounts are people sharing beautiful travel photos. In fact, when I’ve posted pictures on the beach, I get more Likes than almost anything else. I spent my birthday in Barbados with friends . Why do we love these photos? One reason is the “travel porn” phenomenon of following/liking these ...

Conquering guilt: How to enjoy what you’ve earned

If it were up to personal-finance “experts,” we’d never spend a penny on ourselves. We’d save 80% of our income, live in a cardboard box, and wait to take a vacation until we were 65 (“Pack your own lunch and enjoy it even more!”). As a result, whenever most of us spend money on something we love, we’...

Watch me take a bath

The amount of emails requesting to see me take a bath is mounting quickly. Last I checked, it was approaching the thousa--wait, damnit. I can’t seem to find any of those emails. I swear I remembered those. Today I’m sending you 5 links you might find interesting. But first… Ramit takes a bath (ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge) [embed]https://...

When is quitting the right thing to do?

My friend wrote a fascinating post on when quitting is the RIGHT thing to do: http://founderdating.com/silicon-valleys-best-kept-secret-why-quitting-is-winning/ So today, I wanted to open it up and talk about failure and quitting. When is it OK to give up? When is changing your mind the RIGHT thing to do? While many of you think of me as the perfect ...

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The power of charisma: How to get people to like you — with Olivia Fox Cabane

Yesterday, I asked you to tell me about the most awkward person you know. My god. The stories were amazing. The truth is, it’s fun to joke around about the weirdos we meet. BUT we’re all awkward in different ways. For example, have you ever: Talked non-stop when you’re with friends...but froze up around new people? ...

Which of these people do you know? The Rambler, Bad Jokester, Advice-Giver

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the weirdos we all work with. Which one of these people do you know? THE BAD-JOKE MAKER: They don’t talk a lot, but one day in a meeting, they randomly make a joke. It completely flops and hangs in the air. Co-workers look at each other out of the sides of their ...