Restaurant owner bans customers who ‘disrespected’ waitress and gives $1,200 bill they paid to her

A chef has banned a group of wealthy diners from returning to his restaurant after they disrespected and harassed one of his employees. Lee Skeet, the owner of Cora restaurant in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, shared screenshots of the email he had written to the rude customers on Twitter. His post, which has garnered 14.3K … Read more

John Burroughs’s Superb Century-Old Manifesto for Spirituality in the Age of Science – The Marginalian

“At bottom the whole concern of both morality and religion is with the manner of our acceptance of the universe,” William James wrote in the first years of the twentieth century as he considered the shifting place of spirituality in a science-illuminated world. “Do we accept it only in part and grudgingly, or heartily and … Read more

Valedictorian with nonspeaking autism delivers inspiring speech to over 500 graduating students

Elizabeth Bonker hasn’t spoken since the age of 15 months because of autism, but she managed to deliver an inspiring commencement speech for the graduating class of Rollins College. Elizabeth, 24, is one of the four other valedictorians in her class to achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA. She was unanimously chosen by Emily Curran, Sofia … Read more

An Illustrated Celebration of Living with Presence in Uncertain Times, Disguised as a Love Letter to the Future – The Marginalian

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless meditation on living with presence. “Lay hold of to-day’s task, and you will not need to depend so much upon to-morrow’s,” Seneca exhorted two millennia earlier as he offered the Stoic balance sheet for time spent, … Read more

5 Reasons Why You Should Allow Dogs in the Office

Pin More and more businesses are allowing dogs in the office these days, and with good reason. Dogs can help to lower employees’ stress, help employees to bond better, and help improve employees’ performance, to name just a few of the benefits. Here Are Five Great Reasons Why You Should Consider Allowing Dogs in the … Read more

From juvenile court to neurosurgeon, man shares the philosophy that paved the way to his success

Myron Rolle is relatively young, yet he has worn—and wears—multiple hats. This accomplished man is an elite athlete, a Rhodes scholar, a humanitarian, and a neurosurgery resident at Harvard. The 35-year-old former NFL has had to face many difficulties, dealing with insecurities, and dealing with self-worth issues in his life. But one thing that helped … Read more