I found this page that features the photography of Elena Shumilova, absolutely beautiful photos. Check them out here on Bored Panda.
Microblogger.com posted Day One Advice: 78 successful bloggers reveal what advice they wish they knew [when they started blogging). Most of them sound familiar to me. I started blogging because I got interested in personal finance and was following a bunch of blogs on the topic. I wanted financial freedom, I still do. Slowly, I felt the desire to write and chronicle out my own journey with personal finance, and here we are. Don’t start blogging for the money, blog because you love to write, anything else is just crap.
Check out this post on by Martin on Studenomics; why you need to drop the get rich quick mindset if you ever want to see results. Make plans, set goals, make progress. Super simple stuff.
I liked this post on Money after Graduation too, since I have a similar goal of saving up $10,000 this year Bridget writes: How to save $10,000 and track every detail of progress in an awesome spreadsheet. One other post on MAG struck a cord with me recently; Why you’ll never be rich: the American dream is dead. I’ve been struggling with this myself lately. I’ve watched my parents make something out of nothing, I started with a better background but I still have the deck stacked against me. The job-market is different, and that’s just the start of it…
Looking for creative ways to invest? This actually made me laugh… Look no further; 35% return on stamp investment on Freedom 35. Stamps? Yeah…
On a more serious note; how hardcore pornography has distorted the way young men (and young women) think about sex, an older TEDtalk by Cindy Gallop. Porn is not real sex. There is so much I can say about this and it’s the primary reason that I don’t enjoy porn, it doesn’t even come close to the real thing. It’s a pisspoor substitute to what making love can be.
And lastly, I thought this older article was quite interesting; a 75-year Harvard study finds what it takes to live a happy life on businessinsider.com. “Vaillant’s key takeaway, in his own words: “The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points … to a straightforward five-word conclusion: ‘Happiness is love. Full stop.’ ” And I will leave you with that for today.