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Dustin Main
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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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We crowned the Dell #XPS 13 the new king of the (PC) travel notebooks earlier this month, but how does it stack up to the digital nomad staple... the #Macbook Air 13.

We break it down over at +Too Many Adapters  and we aren't pulling any punches...

+Dell +Intel  #Ultrabook  
Comparing the Dell XPS 13 (2015) with the Macbook Air 13 for travel and digital nomads
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We are simply temporary custodians — holders — of physical objects that we lug around. We fill containers, storage warehouses, and entire homes with stuff. We bear witness to various forms of mass, but all fade — like us. Even the most prized possessions will transfer to someone else or perish. 
We live in a consumptive culture that encourages us to amass wealth, property, and material goods. But we don't own anything -- ever. We rent this life.
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One of those tracks that will never get old, and always bring me back to those nights dancing under the stars.  Still gives me shivers     :)
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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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A little unsure of that fact that Vani Hari (Food Babe) will be speaking at #WDS2015  this year, but I'll hold back judgement until she steps off the stage.
The food system is awash in chemicals and additives. One woman has made a career out of investigating them. But a cadre of critics says she's creating more confusion than clarity about food.
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An easy 5min read

From the article:
"Gilovich's findings are the synthesis of psychological studies conducted by him and others into the Easterlin Paradox, which found that money buys happiness, but only up to a point. How adaptation affects happiness, for instance, was measured in a study that asked people to self-report their happiness with major material and experiential purchases. Initially, their happiness with those purchases was ranked about the same. But over time, people's satisfaction with the things they bought went down whereas their satisfaction with experiences they spent money on went up."
You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research tells you makes you happy.
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and another tidbit on shared experiences: 

"Another reason is that shared experiences connect us more to other people than shared consumption. You're much more likely to feel connected to someone that you took a vacation with in Bogota than someone who also happens to have bought a 4K TV."
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Atheists’ self-defeating superiority: Why joining forces with religion is best for non-believers

Timely for me. Acting aggressively isn't going to help create change or a dialog that can move us all further along towards our joint goals for change

http://www.salon.com/2015/03/22/atheists_self_defeating_superiority_why_joining_forces_with_progressive_religion_is_best_for_non_believers/
Prominent atheists like Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins judge people of faith. Here's why it's a recipe for failure
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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.
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reviewed 3 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 - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Food was ok (veggie burger) but the smoothie was poor for the price (60b)
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reviewed 2 years ago