Take the Stairs

In his new book, Take the Stairs, Seven Steps to Achieving True Success (Perigee Trade, $23), author and motivational speaker Rory Vaden reminds us that self-discipline is the key to achieving success in all aspects of our lives. Procrastination, lack of focus, acceptance of the “average” and incomplete commitment are all enemies of self-discipline that get in the way of our creating our best selves. This book is a quick read and an inspiring reminder that what seems to be the easy way in the short term can end up being harder in the long term. 

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Die Antwoord


Die Antwoord

By Sean DeFrank

“One for the money, two for the Ninja,” Die Antwoord’s lead vocalist Ninja spit into his microphone. What did it mean? We’re still not sure, but with Die Antwoord many things are unclear. The South African trio—featuring Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek—calls itself a rave-rap group. This means that they mix their native Afrikaans with English to produce lyrics the likes you haven’t heard and don’t often understand. That’s the beauty of Die Antwoord, not knowing if they’re serious or if we’re sucked into a satire.