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Dustin Main
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Love this one.  Great takeaways.   #relationships  
 
Anne was a struggling actor in New York. Trying to get her foot in the door somewhere—anywhere—she set out to hire an agent. A few calls later and she was sitting down for an interview. Things seemed to be going well. Maybe too well. After a few questions, Anne realized she’d come across town for nothing. The agent didn’t want to find her work—he wanted to date her. She left the office crying, wondering why she couldn’t get the respect she deserved in her career.

That’s when she met Jerry, another struggling actor who happened to be sitting in the waiting room of that same office as Anne came out. Jerry consoled her a moment, they chatted, and decided to go for coffee.

The rest, as they say, is history. The actors in this story are Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller—one of Hollywood’s favorite couples. [1]

The story of their meeting is fun, but the rest of their tale is far more meaningful. Meara passed away just a few weeks ago. They’d been married 60 years. That’s an incredible accomplishment for any couple, but nearly unheard of in the land of fame and fortune. What was the glue that held their marriage together as they crossed the minefield of failed relationships that seem to litter the landscape of the rich and famous.

Jerry and Meara’s “relationship theory”—the way they thought about their marriage and how it should work—gave them a distinct advantage that kept them happy all those years.

Continue reading: http://riskology.co/relationship-theory/
Research on relationships shows that if if you want stronger, long-lasting connections, you have to develop the right mindset.
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Fascinating article with great takeaways.  Exercise kindness early and often!
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I joined +Amy Scott on her Nomadtopia podcast this week, and talked about all kinds of good stuff including...

 - How I set things up so I can manage My local business from the road
 - Spending time offline as an entrepreneur
 - Tech tips for nomads and online entrepreneurs
 - My #Myanmar Stories documentary project
 - Traveling in Myanmar
 - Raising money for One Girl through Do It in a Dress
 - Deciding to build a tiny house
 - The amazing story behind one of my photos 
And much more!

Download or stream it for free and let me know if you have any Q's.
Dustin didn’t let having a local business stop him from realizing his travel dreams. He took off on a one-year round-the-world trip and is still traveling five years later. Now he runs several businesses from the road (including that local one back home) and, after many years of nearly non-stop travel, he is planning to build a tiny house that will be his home base in Canada.
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My newest for +Too Many Adapters is about the #co-working movement in Chiang Mai (Thailand).

The same place that we just happen to have launched Too Many Adapters from a little over 3 years ago...

#digitalnomad  
One of the original digital nomad hotspots is now a hotbed for co-working spaces. Here's our selection of the best places in the city to get work done.
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Last year I spoke on the stage at the World Domination Summit in front of 3000 people.

And I was concerned I might poop my pants.

But I was inspired to share my story of how I was inspired to act, and how it inspired others. It was scary and great, as tough things that push our edge usually are.

You can watch the 2 min video, and read a bit more about it, like all of the details I had to leave out to make two minutes.

(Spoiler alert: didn't poop my pants) #WDS2015  
Last July, I had had the opportunity to speak in front of over 3000 people at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon.  Check out the video and see why you need to grab inspiration wherever you find it, and use it to do amazing things.
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My constantly inspiring friends +Betsy Talbot and +Warren Talbot lived without a mirror for 14 months, and just wrote a short 4min read on it.

From the article: 

"Warren and I began looking out for each other, taking account of each other’s appearance in ways that we’d gradually stopped doing over the years. We’d do a quick spin after getting dressed for the day. Is this alright? Anything out of place? Rather than the mirror pointing out the flaws, we simply helped each other groom a bit more.

Compliments flowed. We noticed more details about each other.

But the biggest transformation was in my feeling of readiness to face the world. Without a mirror, I simply got dressed and started living."
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Interesting read on how we are tracking down bogus research reports and data
Michael LaCour was a promising young social scientist until his eye-catching study about swaying public opinion on gay marriage, published last year in one of the world’s leading journals, turned...
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It's all about prioritizing...
Busy is the new normal. We default to busy.... and that is no way to live. "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" will help you to be less busy.
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My newest for +Too Many Adapters is about how I work as a #digitalnomad  across the globe with the help of a dozen (or so) apps.   #coworking  
12 programs and apps I use to let me run my businesses from the far reaches of the globe -- company accounts, collaboration, security and much more.
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An excellent lesson in navigating the feminine.  (2min video)
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I'm becoming increasingly weary that "Food Babe" is being given the opportunity to speak at #WDS2015  
Vani Hari, AKA the Food Babe, has amassed a loyal following in her Food Babe Army. The recent subject of profiles and interviews in the New York Times, the New York Post and New York Magazine, Hari implores her soldiers to petition food companies to change their formulas. She's also written a bestselling book telling you that you can change your life in 21 days by "breaking free of the hidden toxins in your life." She and her army are out to chan...
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On not wanting to have children.

Ever since I was a child myself, I have never wanted to have children.  Nothing about it has interested me, except perhaps the challenge... and I'm willing to take on a lot of crazy challenges to prove I can do them, but a 20 year child project just to prove I could do it just doesn't pass for me.

And I'm fortunate that I don't get too much flack from people questioning the fact that I don't (and wouldn't) want children.  My family and friends know me well enough that it just doesn't come up anymore.  It has faded, like in my twenties, how people would question (interrogate?) me about why I don't drink alcohol.

When I'm abroad, particularly in more conservative communities, this comes up again.  Why aren't you married?  Why don't you have children?  What will you do when you get old?  I don't take it personally, and I'm always patient, trying to help people try to understand something that it seems like they couldn't ever fathom.

Women seem to be bombarded by this idea that they must want children, and if they don't, you had better bet it will change.  I'm sure it's tough territory for a woman, and I can imagine the pressure they feel from society is 10x what it is for me as a man.

I don't hate children, but I found that this quote from the article summed up the feeling:

"Children begin to reflect their parents’ behavior from a very early age, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many children are, in fact, unlikable."
Rewriting the false narrative of childlessness.
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Full time traveler, digital nomad, photographer, entrepreneur
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  • Lightmoves Creative
    Co-Founder / Photographer, 2013 - present
  • OnCall Computer Services
    CEO, 2005 - present
  • A Skinny Escape
    Adventurer / Photographer, 2009 - present
  • Too Many Adapters
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
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I'm a photographer & storyteller, traveling the world since 2009.  An entrepreneur by nature, a nerd, a trekker of far away places, and an ice cream snob.  I tell stories of far away places @ A Skinny Escape; how to travel better with your tech @ TooManyAdapters.com; and work with creative commercial clients at Lightmoves Creative.
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Berlin
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Canada - Sweden - Thailand
Yummy cookies freshly baked (among a bunch of other stuff). Changes daily, and there is a board out front with the day's offerings, and when they are coming out of the oven.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Popular with the foreign crowd with a menu serving options from several SE Asian countries, but pass on the watered down juices.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
A great place to stay for absurdly expensive internet access and squeaky dorm beds.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Horrible sound system. Any musician / act who cares what their fans hear should make sure their management never books this place.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food was ok (veggie burger) but the smoothie was poor for the price (60b)
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago