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Eccentricity

6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others Think: Why It's a Problem and What to Do About It

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

This being true to your whole self -- this individuation -- isn't easy. It takes courage and perseverance, but in the long run it feels better. And for many people, bringing their unique offerings to the world is what gives their life meaning.

How One Family Took Back Their Life By Living On A Sailboat

HuffPost Italy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Fifty

At first glance it looks like just another travel blog. But "“Cautha16" is far more. It’s an adventure story. Better yet, it’s an adventure stor...

I Am the Eccentric Relative in My Family

Sue Kerr | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

I don't spend a lot of time with my family in general. I think the main reason is that I'm the crazy-progressive-political relative, but part of it is that I'm a lesbian -- one who doesn't blend and pass quietly as an unmarried lady with a lady roommate who happens to come along to family events. Few people are overtly rude, but the expectation that I not make waves is very strong.

How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Ryan Chapin Mach

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

Be a Creative Superhero. Save the World.

Eve Simon | Posted 06.29.2012 | Home
Eve Simon

Of course, it takes more than jumping into spandex and leaping tall design challenges in a single bound to be a true creative superhero. If you're just in it for the accolades & navel gazing, hang up those tights right now, baby. This ain't the gig for you.

Nothing Beats Beating the System

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Waste money on gasoline to run a power lawnmower that fouls the air with its fumes? You've got to be kidding. My dad uses a push mower on his lawn -- one previous owner, Benjamin Franklin.

Chicago Right In The Middle Of America's Craziest Cities List At #26

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local Color: The Lakeview Museum's Community Solar System spreads over 60 miles of Illinois, making it the largest complete solar-system model in the ...