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One thing you may have noticed about Amazon is how sloppy it can look. Not only is the user interface (UI) trying to sell you as much as possible, it is marred with poor grammar and spelling errors due to the lack of continuity between postings. Amazon is filled with individual sellers with bad English.

At the end of the day, money talks. Amazon is still the best at what it does, and that perhaps has to do with its avoidance of diminishing returns. …


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From Abraham Lincoln to J. K. Rowling, depressed famous people are not unheard of. In fact, tragedy may motivate them to become successful or at least produce great work that ends up making them successful.

As deafness set in, Beethoven became depressed, and his anguish potentially gave us the dissonant opening of the third symphony, the tragic melody of the second movement of the seventh symphony, and the “fate knocking at the door” theme of the fifth symphony.

In some cases, happy people are too contempt to become successful, and depressed people are too fatigued to pursue success, but there…


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It’s hard to determine which fruit is the best since different fruits provide different benefits, but some fruits seem to combine nutrition, taste, efficiency, and affordability better than others.

One fruit stands out among the rest as the fruit you may want to choose if you had to pick only one for the rest of your life.

Bananas (and plantains) are the fourth most important food crop in the world after rice, wheat, and maize.

Bananas are highly nutritious with potassium, naturally taste sweet with a pleasing texture, are easy to peel and dispose of, and are not as expensive…


Hammock Life

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Ever heard of financial stability, a social circle, and knowing where you’re sleeping tonight? Well, that’s old news. Drop all of that to attain the new golden standard of status, which is becoming a digital nomad.

While you’re stuck back home in Tallahassee, Florida, a digital nomad is making money on the go. Here’s why you should make the switch too.

Digital Nomad Perks

No social circle

Don’t make your trips long enough to make new friends. If you end up making friends, they’ll forget about you the moment you leave their country.

It’s like we’re in the Stone Age. The internet doesn’t exist. You come…


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It can be painful to see entrepreneurs shift to stock or cryptocurrency markets. Their goals may have been to put out great products and profit as a side effect, but the goal of stocks often seems to be only profit. While the stock market can be studied to increase the likelihood of success, nothing is for sure.

That is why it is best to invest in the best stock of all time, which is not even in the stock market. That stock is yourself.

There are things that have been proven to be worthwhile and profitable, such as writing a…


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Upon watching an NBA game, one cannot help but notice that the league is primarily dominated by African American players, which is not a phenomenon that happened haphazardly. Intricate steps led to what is perhaps the runner-up to black cultural expression after hip hop.

The first instances of black basketball

James Naismith invented basketball in the 1890s. On January 15, 1892, the sport debuted in Springfield, Massachusetts. Initially, the game spread around universities that mostly whites attended, but in post-Civil War America, blacks started to join the fray. …


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Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink has bestowed a heap of wisdom upon us, from encouraging us to find the good in hardship to promoting the concept of extreme ownership.

Extreme ownership is simply taking above-average responsibility over your actions.

Jocko has discussed extreme ownership on his successful podcast as well as his appropriately titled book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. Clearly, the book places an emphasis on SEALs, but the advice is universally applicable, especially if you listen to Jocko’s podcast.

The concept of extreme ownership is quite simple, but applying it can be difficult, so…


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Nowadays, it is quite common for mainstream artists to have humble beginnings on the internet. However, at one point, it was unheard of until rapper Soulja Boy became a mainstream artist despite coming from nothing. His main leverage came from the internet, which inspired future artists to follow in his footsteps and replicate similar success.

The background story of Soulja Boy

DeAndre Cortez Way, more commonly known as Soulja Boy Tell’em, is a rapper who was born on July 28, 1990, in Chicago, Illinois. Due to his parents’ separation, he moved to different cities as a child, such as Atlanta, Georgia, and Batesville, Mississippi, which were…


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One of the first key phrases you will often find after a celebrity’s name when you Google him or her is “net worth”. However, seldom do we look up “self worth”, specifically how to increase our self worth. While net worth is a part of self worth, there are other aspects that are in dire need of addressing.


The GOAT

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Don’t y’all hate it when you see alleged minimalists with millions of pillows on their couches? What about those who clearly have decorative items on their shelves? If they catch a glimpse of how minimalist I actually am, they’ll know that they’re nothing but charlatans fishing for attention.

A Day in the Life of a Minimalist

Morning routine

After my phone’s default alarm ringtone goes off, my day starts with an intense workout using one Bowflex dumbbell. Then, I take a shower using my all-in-one gel. Not only is it for the body, face, and hair, I also brush my teeth with it.

My toothbrush removes plaque efficiently while penetrating…

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