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Journalists and Filmmakers: Staff Picks

Every day inspiring pages are being created on about.me. It’s a difficult task to choose our Staff Picks each week and this week is no different. This week our Staff Picks range from hip hop artists to cyclists and social entrepreneurs. Today we’re highlighting 3 of of favorite journalists and filmmakers whose creative projects are changing communities for the better.

Marcelo Dalla who heads off our post is a Brazilian journalist, astrologer and graphic designer. Marcelo also enjoys travel, photography and metaphysics. Check out his Instagram where he chronicles his adventures throughout Brazil and abroad.

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How To Find Happiness Through Meditation

Light Watkins believes in the power of silence.

An internationally recognized meditation teacher and author, Light has taught thousands of people all across the world how to meditate. Instead of using a one size fits all approach, Light uses the art of storytelling to support people in finding their own inner peace and happiness.

We sat down with Light to talk about how he found meditation, his best-selling book The Inner Gym, and the new movement he has sparked, The Shine.

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The Key To Changing How People Think

Michael Troiano is unstoppable.

Marketing expert and entrepreneur Michael Troiano knows how to motivate people. After being the first in his Italian family to go to college, Michael went on to work at top ad agencies in New York, attend Harvard Business School and currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Actifio.

Michael believes that success involves listening, learning, kicking ass and celebrating your wins. We can get used to that.

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7 Quotes To Read Every Tuesday

Motivational quotes aren’t just for Mondays.

Tuesdays we all need an extra push. On Mondays we write to-do lists, vow to focus on health and fitness, and set ambitious goals for the week. Tuesday morning, the reality of a full week ahead sets in and we start to wonder how realistic our Monday plans will be. For those of you that need an extra dose of inspiration from people like Steve Jobs or a push to think outside the box, we bring you our Tuesday quotes.

We’ve selected 7 of our favorite Backstory quotes from our about.me community to help you power through the Tuesdays.

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Guest Instagrammer: The Ever-Evolving Renaissance Man

Niraj Mehdiratta is a bit of a modern renaissance man.

You could say he can do it all, except he has his sights set on more. After a stint in finance, Niraj took his talents to the food industry and opened up his first restaurant. Not one to be defined by one aspect of his personality, Niraj can be spotted snapping photos of friends or curating his impressive shoe collection.

Niraj’s interest in photography only came recently, after being inspired by the people and places around him. Despite having only a bit of experience under his belt, it’s clear that this is one of his callings. Niraj’s Instagram feed is full of perfectly plated meals and wanderlust worthy adventures. We’re excited to have him as our Guest Instagrammer this week. Head over to our feed to see Niraj’s snaps of the week and read on to hear all about this multi-talented guy.

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The Altruists: Staff Picks

These teachers, entrepreneurs and advocates use their talents to uplift those around them.

The professional goals and altruistic drives of these three staff picks are interconnected. Their businesses support emerging markets and improve mental and physical well-being.

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Looking Back On How One Photographer Curates Stories

Steve Carter tells stories for a living, but not how you’d think.

After finding a new love for photography, Steve paired his social media skills to create his perfect career that keeps him in his beloved city of Rochester, New York, telling brands’ stories and building communities.

Missed Steve’s takeover of our Instagram? Check out all of his awesome shots below and don’t forget to check out his interview here.

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