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    Forget Facebook: Build Your Own (Real) Social Network

    We are experiencing a communication breakdown. It’s kind of weird to say this when our society has never been more connected. Social networks and social media outlets keep us in touch with each other and in tune with the world. It’s not only fast, it’s instantaneous. But mere accessibility gives ...
  • How Reading Fiction Can Change Your Life

    We live in the era of information overload. There are thousands of articles, ads, pictures, quizzes, and all kinds of junk, that fill the far reaches of the Internet. It’s no longer difficult to find something to read, or do. It’s hard finding something worthwhile to engage in. It is ...
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    10 Tips For Backpacking Europe Like A Boss

    Admit it. Backpacking through Europe sounds, well . . . a little intimidating. And for a good reason. You’re about to travel thousands of miles away from home to someplace you’ve probably never been. It’s not like you can take a break when you’re traveling, either. You’re busy exploring some ...
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    7 Tips For Controlling Your Diet In Social Situations

    Be honest with yourself. You probably shouldn’t eat out as much as you do. For one, it’s really hard to eat healthy when you’re out on the town. The popular items on a menu aren’t the most frequently purchased because they’re nutrient-packed or low fat.  Quite the opposite in fact—they ...
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    Getting Lost In A Data-Obsessed World

    Information is addictive. It’s what helps us stay informed; it’s what helps us make decisions. It helps us prove our points and solidify our opinions. It has an almost indisputable quality that makes it a powerful mechanism for convincing others. And yet, data is overwhelming our world. The over-testing of ...
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    Mike Harder

    Mike is a writer, photographer, and wanderer—with the sole purpose of making a difference in the world through storytelling. When he’s not asking big questions, he’s trying really hard to answer them. Currently based in the Portland, Mike is always looking for the next adventure at home or abroad. Be ...