2011: Educating the journo-programmer.#

Vanity Fair: “If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to.”#

Jim Rohn: "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."#

NYDN profile of Lance Stephenson, a product of NYC playground basketball.#

Om Malik: Why is Mike Hudack so mad at media?#

A friend is giving a commencement speech and asked (generally, of lots of her friends) if there were any things you wish you had done when you were younger, that might serve as good advice for people in their early 20s, graduating from college. #

A lot of things came to mind, but I thought these three might be unique, because they have to do with getting the most out of life, as an individual, but don't have to do with work, career or family. #

1. Learn massage, a skill that makes every day of your life better.#

2. If you can afford it, see a therapist for at least a few years. The earlier the better, because memories of your childhood are still fresh. The reason to do it is to find out who you are beneath the stories people tell about you, and the stories you tell yourself. No matter how "normal" you feel, you brought issues with you from childhood, lots of em!#

If you take care of this when you're young, you may cruise through your mid-life crisis, which strikes in your late 30s, early 40s. #

3. Have tons of safe sex. When you're young your body is built for it. It's the best free legal drug you can do, ever -- and you get to share it with people you like (I hope). Like massage, it's a skill, which if you develop, will serve you your whole life.#

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