I'm gonna be honest: When someone says “do what you love," I usually roll my eyes and assume they've been to one too many Burning Mans or stumbled into family wealth. It's a phrase that's become so fetishized in recent years that it's hard to remember it has real meaning — and more importantly, requires real sacrifice. In this great TEDx Talk, Adam Baker doles out some tough advice that suggests doing what you love is possible, but only if you're willing to give up what you don't need.

If you were inspired by this TEDx Talk, I recommend immediately watching this music video. Because Annie Lennox.

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We Tore Through Some Virtual Record Stacks And Made 3 Playlists That'll Get You Through The Summer

It’s summertime, guys. Time to get serious about your music playlists before the random setting ruins your street cred. (“That’s from my workout mix!”) Because I understand Acute DJ Social Paralysis, I prepped a few go-to playlists with our friends at Songza. Go ahead, take 'em for a spin.

These empowering female artists span genres and decades, but they have one thing in common: They've all challenged the status quo and inspired others to do the same. Get motivated with this collection of their most powerful tracks and create some change of your own.

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A Kid Stands Up To Literally Everyone In His Class

I’ve had a lot of heroic moments where I face a bully and give them a piece of my mind. Unfortunately, they’re all in my head. Watch this kid do a very brave, very rare thing: stand up for himself.

Jake is now a junior in high school, and unsurprisingly, he’s doing great. Here’s an update directly from him:

"Bullying has had a big impact on my life, but since the movie I’ve made a lot of friends. Recently, I have joined my high school football team! At first I thought they would all be complete jerks, but actually they are pretty cool guys and have helped me through a lot of situations — they stand up for me!

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