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"We shouldn't judge, we shouldn't fight. Because in the end, none of it matters." 
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If you live between Boston & NYC, please consider becoming an +Airbnb host to host Simon, who is a blind, ultra-marathon runner. He's incredibly kind and inspirational and running between the two cities BEFORE running the NYCMarathon!

If you want to become a host for him or learn more, visit http://j.mp/1worhdD
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My favourite episode of Sophie Dahl's cookery show.
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I'm going to make that tomato soup.

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"Ego manifests as burnout. Calling manifests as fulfillment." 5 Ways to Distinguish Your Calling From Your Ego http://j.mp/1erN2Fi

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"I do not choose to be a common man…it is my right to be uncommon—if I can…I seek opportunity—not security…I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed… to refuse to barter incentive for a dole… I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopias….” - Peter O'Toole. One of my favourites, passes.
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Love the thoughts, ideas, tips & inspiration that +Garance Doré shares in her charming video episode, "Is Everyone a Photographer?"

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SO inspired by this true story of the #BerlinWall  and my +Airbnb team that brought it to life. More behind the scenes of how we made it at http://belonganywhere.com
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Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Steve Jobs #Quotes  
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Sunday is the perfect day to spend 20minutes watching this, I promise.
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As long as books are being read and stories are being told, Ray will never die.

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Whenever you are faced with a choice between liberty and security, choose liberty. Otherwise you will end up with neither. People who sell their souls for the promise of a secure job and a secure salary are spat out as soon as they become dispensable. The more loyal to an institution you are, the more exploitable, and ultimately expendable, you become…You know you have only one life. You know it is a precious, extraordinary, unrepeatable thing: the product of billions of years of serendipity and evolution. So why waste it by handing it over to the living dead? –George Monbiot
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Amish settlements have become a cliché for refusing technology. Tens of thousands of people wear identical, plain, homemade clothing, cultivate their rich fields with horse-drawn machinery, and live in houses lacking that basic modern spirit called electricity.

But the Amish do use such 20th-century consumer technologies as disposable diapers, in-line skates, and gas barbecue grills. Some might call this combination paradoxical, even contradictory. But it could also be called sophisticated, because the Amish have an elaborate system by which they evaluate the tools they use; their tentative, at times reluctant use of technology is more complex than a simple rejection or a whole-hearted embrace.

What if modern Americans could possibly agree upon criteria for acceptance, as the Amish have? Might we find better ways to wield technological power, other than simply unleashing it and seeing what happens?

What can we learn from a culture that habitually negotiates the rules for new tools?"

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Amish settlements have become a cliché for refusing technology. Tens of thousands of people wear identical, plain, homemade clothing, cultivate their rich fields with horse-drawn machinery, and live in houses lacking that basic modern spirit called electricity. But the Amish do use such 20th-century consumer technologies as disposable diapers, in-line skates, and gas barbecue grills. …
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Only 39 things left to do out my bucket list. Think I'm going to start to tackle #59 first - take Sunday’s off for at least a year.

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101 Things To Do Before I Die is a bucket list of things I'd like to do and have done. From travel to sleep to sewing, if I think I can do it, it's listed.
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