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Sex Sizzles In The Summer

"The earth laughs in flowers."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson An idyllic summer evening in nature evokes a smorgasbord of sights, smells, and sounds--golden sunsets, chirping crickets, light shows by blinking fireflies, and wafts of floral perfumes. Show More Summary

How Stoicism’s Principles Can Help You Transform Your Financial Life

Some of you may remember that, a few years ago, I wrote a three part series on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance. I read it for the first time almost twenty years ago and not only has it had a tremendous impact on my life ever since, it’s also triggered a lifelong interest in philosophy and how it can impact how I choose to live my life. Show More Summary

The Art of Being Easily Fascinated

Note: This is a guest post from Joel at Joel Zaslofsky.  “The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Who comes to mind when you think of someone who’s easily amused? For me, it’s Stew – a great friend I met in college and still admire. Just […]

Ralph Waldo Emerson and Donald Trump: Will Power Educate the Potentate?

Bedeviled by Donald Trump, a populist, hardball Republican presidential nominee, Americans need as rarely before, the political wisdom of their sages. The institutional protections of check and balance government are fundamental but not sufficient to deter demagogic outcomes. Show More Summary


Photo: Nepal Hiking Team "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love when I see people happy and excited. I enjoy when I see folks make a decision and go after their dreams. I rejoice when people accept the lessons adversities teach and use them to move forward. Show More Summary

In spring, Washington's Skagit Valley is blanketed with daffodils and tulips

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

If it's true, as Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, that earth laughs in flowers, Washington state's Skagit Valley is a side-splitter. Skagit Valley isn't the only place in Washington with stunning shows of flowers, but it should keep you grinning from ear to ear. Its just-right climate is home to bulb...

Black History Month: A Time to Remember the Shadows

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man." Black History Month is a time to remember and celebrate the shadows of the great men and women who came before us - Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Show More Summary

Black Actors Twitter Talk

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson "You must have more than one hustle." - Action Bronson As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired,...Show More Summary

10 Books Every Good Man Should Read

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. –Ralph Waldo Emerson The post 10 Books Every Good Man Should Read appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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The best part of health is fine disposition. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Face Your Own Lies For A Chance At Freedom

"Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. The post Face Your Own Lies For A Chance At Freedom appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Baby Steps: Recovery From an Eating Disorder... and Pregnancy

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Recovery from an eating disorder is no easy feat. It's never really "over," and some people never really feel they are "all-the-way-recovered." For me, it's just a state of being. Show More Summary

The Touching Moment Eli Manning Almost Lost It At Coach Coughlin's Farewell

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The relationship between mentor and student can be a special thing -- just think of the bonds formed between Plato and Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Obi-Wan Ben Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. On Tuesday morning,...Show More Summary

This 1882 Patent for a 50-Caliber Mousetrap Is Probably Overkill

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Ralph Waldo Emerson once advised, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” The world would have been in for a bit of a shock if they’d found themselves at the door of one J.E. Bennett of Fredonia, Texas in 1882. That’s the year he patented the mousetrap pictured above. Read more...

Abrams, Bergdahl and McCain

One man's justice is another man's injustice. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays, First Series December 14, 2015, was a good day for John McCain. It was a less good day for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, General Robert Abrams, and the military justice system. Show More Summary

Neither Explosion or Repression: Conscious Expression (11.6)

"We gain the strength of the temptation we resist." Ralph Waldo Emerson How can you control a wild horse? You can tie the horse down or confine him in a tight corral, but this will infuriate him. It is dangerous for both the horse and those around him. Show More Summary

The Green Legacy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Before Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and the environmental consciousness of the 1970s in America, there was the King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance. Show More Summary

10 Things Grateful People Do Differently

8 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously." Turns out Emerson -- who explored the meaning...Show More Summary

What Is Your Why?

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ? Ralph Waldo Emerson I have been asked a lot lately why I decided to go into my line of work. Show More Summary

The Deep Allure of Rubies

8 months agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Originally published in the November issue of Robb Report as “Love at First Blush” “Drops of frozen wine from Eden’s vats” is how Ralph Waldo Emerson described rubies. The 19th-century American poet was not alone in feeling drawn to the deep-red gems. Show More Summary

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