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Gray Wolf

In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law that created Yellowstone National Park. The Secretary of the Interior at the time decreed, “shall provide against the wanton destruction of the fish and game found within said Park.” By the mid 1900s, wolves were almost completely eliminated from the park. 228 more words

Everything is Awesome

If there’s one thing I’ll admit to being guilty of it is the overuse of awesome. I came across a TED talk this morning titled, … 223 more words

Why Live The Tiny Life?

There are many reasons to choose the tiny life. For some it’s the freedom of being able to pick up and move when they want or need. 675 more words

Paring Down

How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas — all summer long.

Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi. 648 more words

Book Excerpt

Lauren Chan reblogged this on Lauren Travels and commented:

Ok. So I don't like small talk, I like it as much as I like wearing heels (which is almost never). But small talk, opposed to heels, is more of a necessity. I like this read about how to ask for stories, not answers. "One way to get beyond small talk is to ask open-ended questions. Aim for questions that invite people to tell stories, rather than give bland, one-word answers."

Poll: Do you understand your pet’s emotions, and do they understand yours? The TED community answers

Pets: they are just like us. Well, maybe.

In her TED Talk, “Depressed dogs, cats with OCD—what animal madness means for us humans,” Laurel Braitman shares her seven years of research on the mental health of animals. 1,071 more words