Millions saw an ad for a job so difficult it didn’t even seem legal. But 24 people decided to go ahead anyway and agree to an interview. What happened for each of them and now hundreds of thousands of viewers already is not to be missed and hopefully not easily forgotten. 4 minutes of your life well-spent right here: Amazing, right? Here’s to the DOO in my life and a shout out to the friends and colleagues who worked to make this happen

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It has become a fact of life: It’s hard to really breakup with someone these days. It used to be I could end a relationship (I’m using that word liberally) and despite saying with heartfelt, in-the-moment-sincerity, “I want us to still be friends,” I knew I never had to see that person again if I didn’t want to. Now we get updates on former flames ranging from the mundane (last night’s game) to the monumental (“Bob is now in a relationship/engaged/married/single” again) on Facebook. I could de-friend these one-time suitors, but

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Parents are supposed to teach you certain things: how to tie your shoes, the basic difference between right and wrong, and how to get along in this world of ours. Beyond these, there are five things that I’ve tried to share with my three kids. As I (aspire to) teach them how to make good choices and be kind people, I learned that sometimes even the most appropriate lesson has to be tabled until it can be appreciated. These are the five things I want my kids to understand and

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It’s that time of year when we start thinking about changes to make in the coming 12 months. Are you going to lose weight, become a vegetarian, stop yelling at your neighbor’s dog, or quit your coffee habit? You’ll fail to stick with your resolution 88% of the time says British psychologist Richard Wiseman. So why do we continue to make resolutions? Because we really do want something to change. Why don’t we get everything we want? Here are just a few reasons: We give up as a matter of habit “Learned

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After spending their first two weeks living close to their mother in the darkness of their burrow in Dudley Zoo (England), these meerkat triplets are ready to see the world. Enjoy! And if you were thinking, “Hey, I’d like to see some meerkats standing on a zookeeper’s head!” This is your lucky day: Follow @realzest source

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1. Negotiate a raise Whether it’s about salary, the price of a car, or who is going to make dinner tonight, knowing what you’re worth and making sure you get what you deserve is something every woman should be able to navigate. 2. Accept a compliment If somebody says something nice, tell the part of yourself that doesn’t like yourself to shut up and smile and say thank you no matter how much you’d like to say what immediately comes to mind. We try not repeat things the ones we

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The simplest path to living a life you love is to love the life you live. Here are 5 ways you can make your life more lovable this week. 1. Be more selfish about your time When you take time for yourself you recharge all the things that make you wonderful. When you’re all charged up and your best self, oh how easy it is to adore you! To do starting this week: Schedule a weekly coffee date with yourself and a book. Then show up for the date! 2.

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Need a laugh? Here’s the latest video of Marcel (The Shell With Shoes On). It takes a certain sense of humor to find Marcel amusing but if you find him funny, you’ll laugh quite a lot. If you haven’t seen the first one, I’ve included it below. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On 2 And, as promised, here’s the first Marcel video that flew around the web about a year ago. Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, Part 1 What video on Youtube has brightened your day lately? Have a

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Here’s a splendid guest post from Kathryn White. 1. Everyday life deserves champagne Annie Dillard said: “How we spend our days is, of course, how spend we lives.” I’d like to point out that our days are made up of small moments, and when we let them slip by, we let our life slip by. Little things matter. A cup of coffee with cream, the right Pandora station on a rainy day, his arm resting snugly around your shoulder. These are the moments that color your story, the moments that can

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