Sisters

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Since they’ve been born I’ve been afraid of three things:   One, that eventually they would hate each other.. Only because many siblings do. So I take these photos to show them all the times they’ve loved each other. That they delight in each other’s company. Two, perhaps egotistically, that they would call each other […] Read On…

The Ten Commandments Of Con Men

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I told her I would never write about her again. The first time I wrote about her was in 2009. I met her in a bookstore and she was drawing and I was attracted to her. I asked her what she was drawing. She told me her whole story. And then a week later I […] Read On…

Financial Fridays: What the ‘Brexit’ Means!

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Nothing. I almost have nothing more to say about it. I haven’t been following the news at all about the entire issue. But I know a thing or two about financial disasters. This is so far from a financial disaster it’s almost ludicrous when I looked at the headlines (although I avoided reading the articles) this […] Read On…

The One Skill I Kept Practicing To Save My Life

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If I had bad grades, my dad would hit me. Later, when I was thrown out of school, I lost my friends. When I was fired from a job, I became a recluse. When I was kicked out of my business, I lost my home. When I lost my home, I was ashamed to tell […] Read On…

5 Things Every Man Should Know

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[originally a question asked on Quora so I answered] I’m 48. Here’s what a man should know: A) Quit Your Job You can’t get rich at a job. You have to get rich by either starting a business or having multiple streams of income. A job is only one stream of income. “Me, Inc.” should […] Read On…

Ep. 172 – Maria Konnikova: Am I a Con Artist?

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I can’t imagine walking into a situation like that… handing over $20,000. “You have too much attachment to money. Let me hold this in a jar,” the psychic would say. “I’ll give it back whenever you ask.” Then, of course, you never get it back. “It’s a slow building of a relationship, slow building of […] Read On…

Are You A Civilian?

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I was a civilian for a long time. I worked in my cubicle, hoping to get a raise… a promotion. Sometimes the cubicle changed and it would be a new title, new company, new “friends,” new employee handbook. New boss to choose whether I flourished or suffered. Sometimes the boss would look at me: his […] Read On…