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  • 15 Steps to Mindfullness And A Better Work Day

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    José Cruz, Jr.
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Mindfulness and Focus are hot topics right now among the Leadership and Management communities. I get questions now and again from clients and colleagues who recognize the value but don’t know where to begin. I understand. The word “mindfulness” can conjure up all kinds of images, usually involving people in business attire sitting cross-legged on boardroom tables. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course, but crossing that chasm from myth to fact can be a bit much to overcome in one giant leap. Luckily, there are some small, deceptively simple steps you can make…
  • The Clear Skies Desktop

    Alan Henry
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ami Banerji's Linux desktop is clean, simple, and pretty open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity, and what's a good thing. Here's how to get the same look for your computer.Read more...
  • Why is organizing and uncluttering paper so difficult?

    Jeri Dansky
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    For many people, paper is the hardest type of clutter to process. There are an extraordinary number of reasons why paper is difficult to manage; the following are some of the most common reasons, along with strategies for solving these problems. Paper is a bunch of small stuff When I help people sort through a paper backlog, things often go like this: junk, junk, junk, incredibly important paper, junk, junk. Handling paper is time-consuming because you need to look at every piece, so you don’t miss the important stuff. Then, you need to make a decision about each piece of paper — the…
  • Got ADHD? Try These Sleep Apps For Snoozing Soundly

    Adams Briscoe
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    See if these sound familiar: persistent short attention span, distractability, and procrastination. Those are just a few of the characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD). If you carry that specific diagnosis already, or sometimes just feel like your attention is waning, you will want to check out some of these applications that cater to those individuals. The apps are made to provide a helping hand in getting to sleep by limiting external distractions. Despite some claims that certain people with ADHD are more creative, it can be difficult to fall…
  • New Project: Internet Speedometer

    Jon Karve
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Track the speed of all the bits and bytes that pass over your local area network and transform that data into blinking tricolor LEDs, powered by the BeagleBone Black.Read more on MAKE
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 15 Steps to Mindfullness And A Better Work Day

    José Cruz, Jr.
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Mindfulness and Focus are hot topics right now among the Leadership and Management communities. I get questions now and again from clients and colleagues who recognize the value but don’t know where to begin. I understand. The word “mindfulness” can conjure up all kinds of images, usually involving people in business attire sitting cross-legged on boardroom tables. Nothing could be further from the truth, of course, but crossing that chasm from myth to fact can be a bit much to overcome in one giant leap. Luckily, there are some small, deceptively simple steps you can make…
  • 5 Habbits To Achieve Greatness

    Dr. Jake Schmitz
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    You’ve made the decision. Starting right now you are going to take the necessary actions to develop yourself. Maybe it’s personal development for business, marriage, family, kids, etc. You first need to decide which area you want to develop. I won’t get into that here. In this post I’m referencing personal development as a whole, and principles that will help you on your journey. Let’s begin… 1. Read 10 pages every day – experts agree that most successful people read before going to sleep each night. For most successful people, reading is a…
  • Three Reasons I Hate My Facebook ‘Friends’

    Kylie Dunn
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    I hate Facebook – that seems like the best way to start a discussion about my friends. Oh, I use it of course, otherwise how would I know I hate it; but I use it begrudgingly. I resisted it for a very long time, I’ve only been active since about August last year, and there are days that I seriously regret ever succumbing to the pressure. There are a number of reasons that I don’t like the interface, how they capture data, how they manipulate us, or how they are changing their promotional functions and views – but this post isn’t about that. This post is about Facebook ‘friends’;…
  • 4 Reasons Why You Fail At Investing

    Jon Dulin
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    If you are like the average investor, you fail at investing. I’m sorry to be so harsh, but studies have shown this to be true. The average investor only earns 2% a year while the stock market earns an average of 8%. Why the discrepancy? The main reason is because we are human and we derail ourselves from what should be done. Below I list 4 of the biggest reasons why you fail at investing. Are you guilty of any of these? 4 Reasons Why You Fail At Investing You’re A Trader, Not An Investor If you find yourself placing buy and sell trades frequently throughout the year, then you are a trader…
  • 8 Good Reasons Why You Suck At Life

    Steve Roy
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Having a great life, enjoying freedom and flexibility in your days, and truly being fulfilled by what you do is something we all strive for. But the bitter reality is that very few of us actually do. Most of us will spend our time here going through the motions of a well-balanced life and die with too many regrets to count. And although this post may come off as a tad negative, its purpose is to serve you a much needed wake up call. You and I don’t need to suck at life. We can and should be great and do great things. We should live a life of abundance and prosperity and it’s within our…
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  • The Clear Skies Desktop

    Alan Henry
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ami Banerji's Linux desktop is clean, simple, and pretty open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity, and what's a good thing. Here's how to get the same look for your computer.Read more...
  • 10 Malware Removal Apps Tested, Malwarebytes Comes out on Top

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    A recent test done by the independent antivirus research group AV-TEST—whose tests we've mentioned in the past —took a look at the performance of today's most popular malware removal applications. Most of the applications showed excellent performance, but only Malwarebytes—a free download—managed a perfect score.Read more...
  • Use an Oral Syringe for Intricate Dessert Decorating

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Whether it's cookies or cake you're baking, adding a touch of flair with your icing is tough without some tools. If you need some help prettying up your sweets, a plastic oral syringe will do the trick.Read more...
  • The Biggest Sign You're Following the Wrong Career Path

    Patrick Allan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You study hard in college and it lands you a steady, decent paying job. But when someone asks you what you do for a living, you cringe. If you find yourself constantly dreading that question, it could be time to look for a new profession.Read more...
  • NPR One Provides an Endless Stream of Curated Public Radio

    Thorin Klosowski
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Android/iPhone: NPR's released a new app called NPR One that manages to recreate the experience of listening to the news while still allowing you to control a lot of the content.Read more...
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  • Why is organizing and uncluttering paper so difficult?

    Jeri Dansky
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    For many people, paper is the hardest type of clutter to process. There are an extraordinary number of reasons why paper is difficult to manage; the following are some of the most common reasons, along with strategies for solving these problems. Paper is a bunch of small stuff When I help people sort through a paper backlog, things often go like this: junk, junk, junk, incredibly important paper, junk, junk. Handling paper is time-consuming because you need to look at every piece, so you don’t miss the important stuff. Then, you need to make a decision about each piece of paper — the…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: The Locker Rocker

    Erin Doland
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! A long time ago, I went to high school. (True story. This awkward phase actually happened.) Like most everyone who ever went to high school, I was issued a locker. It was a brown, metal, industrial, rectangle with a door that had been embedded in the wall of the school since before my grandmother had gone to school there. It was utilitarian and stuffed with books and notebooks and supplies and my coat and purse and about a thousand pony tail holders. It was…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Ask Unclutterer: A reader is finding it difficult to part with her children’s old stuff Reader JJ’s loft is overflowing with her four children’s old things. She is finding it hard to let go of anything, even the clutter. Seven simple, useful gadgets for your home office 2010 Nest 8 saves space in the kitchen Joseph Joseph’s Nest 8 collection of nesting kitchen items is a fantastic way to save space in your cupboards. Uncluttered collecting Being an unclutterer doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t have collections — but it does mean taking an…
  • Organizing writing projects by year

    David Caolo
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Andy Ihnatko is a technology journalist for the Chicago Sun-Times, an author and a podcaster. I’ve followed Andy’s career for years, as I admire him greatly. Last January, he tweeted a strategy for organizing his writing that I immediately adopted. Andy’s organizing system creates a “2014 Omnibus” in an application called Scrivener. The program is intended for use by professional writers and is immensely helpful when working on a large writing project that requires research, organization, revisions, and more. It can be used by anyone, though, who has writing as part…
  • Disappearing office supplies

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    I often wondered why items disappear from shared spaces, such as pens from the reception desk or coffee mugs from the lunchroom. I read about a group of epidemiologists from Australia who published the results of a study in the British Medical Journal documenting the disappearance of teaspoons from their lunchrooms. They purchased both high and low quality teaspoons and distributed them throughout the lunchrooms of their research centre. They examined teaspoon disappearance in common lunchrooms and private lunchrooms. They found in private lunchrooms half the teaspoons had permanently…
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  • Got ADHD? Try These Sleep Apps For Snoozing Soundly

    Adams Briscoe
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    See if these sound familiar: persistent short attention span, distractability, and procrastination. Those are just a few of the characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD). If you carry that specific diagnosis already, or sometimes just feel like your attention is waning, you will want to check out some of these applications that cater to those individuals. The apps are made to provide a helping hand in getting to sleep by limiting external distractions. Despite some claims that certain people with ADHD are more creative, it can be difficult to fall…
  • 8 Business Body Language Tricks That Help Advance Your Career

    Jayson DeMers
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Have you considered how your posture, facial expressions, and other physical movements can impact on your career? If not, it may be time to take a closer look at what your body language says about you as a professional. Body language plays a crucial role in an individual’s success, regardless of his or her industry or position. Although their implementation and effects often seem subtle, positioning and movements work together to communicate specific attributes about a person. Thanks to the effective (or not so effective) use of body language, an unqualified professional can rise…
  • 10 Chores that Can Be Completed in One Minute or Less

    Tess Lyle
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Cleaning can sometimes be overwhelming, with some chores seeming to take hours and others nearly impossible to complete. One thing I’ve always done when I have a long day of cleaning ahead of me is to start small. Getting small chores done and observing their results tends to provide me with the inspiration I need to complete my longer to do list. Apartment Therapy has come up with a list of Ten Household Items You Can Clean in One Minute. Whether you use cleaning these objects as a springboard for the rest of your chores or simply a way to make your home cleaner in ten minutes,…
  • How To Stash Away $500 From Your Monthly Budget

    Adams Briscoe
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Who would not like to have several hundred extra dollars at the end of the month? After all, money does not grow on trees. If you have already put into action some of the most popular money-saving tips and would like to stash away extra cash after your paycheck, then this information is for you. Are you trying to save up for a down payment on a home? Regardless of where an individual lives, this is going to be one of the biggest investments anyone can make. Or perhaps you already have a mortgage and just want to put away a little bit extra every month after this financial obligation.
  • Live a Stress-Free Life In a Way Most People Don’t Know

    Emma Churchman
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    What does it look like to eliminate stress in your life? No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life — but without any self-created stress triggers. To live stress-free consider saying no to the following: 1. Stop overanalyzing situations that haven’t even happened yet. It’s easy to spend time in the world of worst-case scenarios. People tend to cultivate this world for one of two reasons. First, because if you know what the worst-case scenario is,…
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  • New Project: Internet Speedometer

    Jon Karve
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Track the speed of all the bits and bytes that pass over your local area network and transform that data into blinking tricolor LEDs, powered by the BeagleBone Black.Read more on MAKE
  • MAKE’s “3D Printing Review Weekend” Begins in Ohio!

    Jason Babler
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The Make: magazine crew has landed in Youngstown, Ohio and we are busy setting up 23 3D printers for review! Led by our Digital Fabrication Editor, Anna Kaziunas France, (and 17 testers from around the world) we will start testing Friday morning, and will last throughout the weekend. We’ve partnered up […]Read more on MAKE
  • Raspberry Pi HAT Specification Released

    Matt Richardson
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Arduino has shields. BeagleBone has capes. And now Raspberry Pi has HATs. The Raspberry Pi Foundation officially announced their specification for add-on boards for their new Model B+ single board computer, which just started shipping. HAT stands for “Hardware Attached on Top” and is meant to make it easier for […]Read more on MAKE
  • R2-Beer2: Old Fridge Turned Into Star Wars Kegerator

    Krista Peryer
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
      Attention Star Wars fans! Attention beer fans!  Introducing: R2-Beer2. The Kegerator. The wonderful world of Imgur has once again proven that with an idea, a little determination, and some hard work, you can make all your nerdy dreams come true. It all began with a 1955 GE fridge that […]Read more on MAKE
  • Art and science come together to reinvent the wheel – robot wheel

    Cabe Atwell
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The Japanese art of paper folding is a difficult one to master, involving taking a 2D sheet of paper and transforming it into 3D shapes. For most of us, three folds are the maximum number we normally handle ─ usually only done when we have to send a letter in […]Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • The Problem With Minimalism

    Brett and Kate McKay
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    While taking most of this week off from posting in order to get through a backlog of to-dos, I’ve also been working on a post for Monday about how redundancies can increase your antifragility. While I’ll explain what I mean next week, I thought I’d anticipate one objection to such an argument: it contradicts the philosophy of minimalism – the commitment to not having any “unnecessary” stuff in your life. Long story short: I was going to address that in the redundancy post itself, but it’s become apparent to me that it would be better as a separate post ahead of time. So let’s…
  • How To Order Wine [VIDEO]

    AoM Team
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Do you always feel confused and a bit intimidated when ordering wine at a restaurant? Well, in this week’s video Sommelier Gerald Morgan Jr. of Simplified Wine gives viewers easy tips for how to order wine without looking like an idiot. If you have any follow-up questions about ordering wine, ask them at YouTube. Gerald is answering questions there. Also give him a follow on Twitter at @simplifiedwine and hit him up there too with your queries. Gerald will also be doing some more videos with us over the next several months that answer common FAQ about wine like how to pair it…
  • Outfitted & Equipped: Urban Exploration

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    This post is brought to you by New Balance. Make excellent happen. How does Outfitted & Equipped work? The FAQ. Editor’s note: This gallery was curated by urban explorer Pete Gyftakis. Urban exploration (also known as urbex) is the exploration of structures, usually abandoned buildings/ruins or areas not typically seen by man. I got into urban exploration a little over 3 years ago. I used to work in the city of Detroit and every day I would pass by dilapidated structures — my curiosity eventually led me to ask, “I wonder what that used to be?” and “What does…
  • The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: July 25, 2014

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Last week’s winner was…still to be determined. Check your email folks! My Picks This Week The Explorer’s Shirt (made for Huckberry by San Francisco company Taylor Stitch) is the ultimate adventurer’s wear. It’s made with 10oz canvas, features heavy-duty brass buttoning, and includes a nifty inside pocket so you don’t lose your valuables while traversing mountains and streams. The TITIN Force shirt is the world’s first weighted compression shirt. It has 8 pounds of evenly balanced hydro-gel inserts to get you lean and mean in no time. The Tactical…
  • The Anatomy of Etiquette: How to Be an Old School Gentleman From Head to Toe

    Brett & Kate McKay
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Editor’s note: There are a lot of ways to categorize the rules of etiquette: business, dinner, conversational, and so on. One of my favorite old etiquette books included another, most clever method: by your anatomy. In Esquire Etiquette, which was published in 1954 in Great Britain, there’s a section that breaks down a man’s essential manners by body part. It’s a little long, but a cheeky and very enjoyable read. And while some of the advice is quite old fashioned (not many men today wear a hat they can alternately tip and lift), much of it still remains relevant for…
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • (How To Be On) The Right Side of the Classic Business Tug of War

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    If you listen closely enough, you can hear it.  The struggle.  The grunts and sighs. The intensity of effort. The gnashing of teeth. It’s the classic (and critical) business tug of war, and leaders need to be on the winning side, or their business will be banished to the dustbin of mediocrity. What are the opposing sides on this tug of war?  Let’s take a look….. On the left, there’s the formidable “Done fast” After all, in any business, time is money.     Expediency is paramount to greater productivity.   More widgets made, more customers served,…
  • Profit First: Reverse Engineer Your Way To Financial Success

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “Profit is not an event, it’s a habit. Profit happens through small wins, strung together.” – Mike Michalowicz My guest on the latest edition of the More Human Podcast is Mike Michalowicz.  By his 35th birthday Mike had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, with a new “Profit first” formula. Michalowicz now operates his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal;…
  • 7 Things You Can Do Right Now To Be a Better Leader

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    You know it when they walk into the room.  There’s a gravitational pull towards them.   Call it charisma, call it gravitas, call it whatever you want, but they have it. It’s the look and sound of an effective leader. How do they do it? The secret lies beyond just the words and actions, to the more subtle messages that leaders send every day through their actions (or inactions) with their teammates. These subtleties are critical, but yet they can be incorporated into your leadership practice almost immediately. Here’s a list you can start working on right now to be a…
  • An Audio Journey To The Heart of More Human Leadership

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recently I was honored to do a podcast with Richard Rierson, former Marine Corps Officer, leadership coach, trainer, speaker, & entrepreneur. His blog, and podcast, is called “Dose of Leadership”. Richard has done over 150 interviews with leadership experts “who pursue excellence, truth, & common sense”. I love his passion for leadership: I believe that it is central to every aspect of our lives. I believe that all of our leadership challenges should be met with the lifelong dedication & pursuit of becoming calmer, confident, consistent, & courageous.
  • Paradise By The Green Dashboard Light – A Leadership Short Story

    6 Jul 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Of the 8 core principles of More Human leadership, it’s #6 - Measuring, monitoring and managing with the right metrics - that presents the biggest “nuts and bolts” challenge to any leader.   After all, after you’ve spent so much time and effort to set up the right values and build a great culture of accountability that should lead to greatness, how do you know you’re getting there – or better still, how can you show your team you’re getting there?  The answer, as this leadership short story shows, is to think green.    Lead well! Prologue…
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    Live Your Legend

  • 12 People (Just Like You) Prove that New Surroundings Make Their Impossible Possible

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this Traveling the Unexpected Path I just got back from the most invigorating run I’ve had in months. Here’s why… In the past day, 60 new people joined our Connect With Anyone course and community (we prefer to call it a family). They’ve come from Canada, U.K., Italy, Brazil, India, France, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Singapore and the U.S. Seeing them join and connect with our alumni lights me up. And I can’t help but think of the potential – and the possibility that they’ll have the same kind of experience that so many…
  • 3-Day Scholarship Contest: What Impact Would You Make with the Help of ANYONE You Wanted? (win course access for life)

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “Hang around people who do big things, and big things you will do.” - Unknown The 3-Day Comment Contest Starts Now: Win a Lifetime Scholarship to How to Connect with Anyone  It’s time for some fun! Next Tuesday morning July 29th at 9am PST is the opening of our fifth class of How to Connect with Anyone, and to keep with tradition, today I want to throw down a challenge and give you the chance to win a free lifetime course scholarship. To enter, all you have to do is answer one question in the comments by this Friday at midnight PST. Then…
  • Find “Your” People & Take Imperfect Action (+ 54 Lessons from #WDS2014)

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does.” ― Hugh MacLeod Finding Your People This past week has been interesting… Last Wednesday afternoon, a guy named Carlos walked up and introduced himself during my train ride from the Portland airport. He’s a Spaniard living in Germany who took a solo two-week trip to be there. He also happened to be a long-time LYL member and clearly knows how to put the 3-second rule to work. On Friday morning, I did yoga with 807 folks in the center of Portland…
  • 32 Ways to Easily Make New Friends at Live Events (& how an introvert met 70 people in 12 hours)

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People Have you ever been standing alone in a room full of strangers? You don’t recognize anyone. You’re not even sure you belong there, and you have no idea what to say. You think about darting for the door or at least jumping on your phone so you don’t look like a total loser. Or maybe just the thought kept you from showing up in…
  • Are You Scared or Are You Just Selfish?

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Share on Facebook Retweet this Confronting the Selfishness in Fear One of the promises I’ve made with all of you as members of our revolution is to tell it like it is and give full disclosure about what it’s like to pursue work that matters, warts and all. Anything else would be a disservice. So today, let’s talk about being selfish. Fear keeps me from a lot of things. And judging by the comments and emails I get from all of you, it sounds like I’m not alone. Lately I’ve been trying out a new perspective, and you might not like it… Fear is selfish. Being…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Repair Termite Eaten Dinghy Transom

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    We haven’t really used this dinghy much in Vizag, the water here is just too polluted (and smells of ammonia and sulphur) to want to go sailing in harbour and the beach surf is too rough to risk putting to sea from the beaches. So most of the time, our dinghy remained in storage in our garage. Wh...By: vu2aeoContinue Reading »
  • 6-Pack Bike Holder

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    How many times have you run out of drinks at the BBQ and found yourself dangerously fumbling with a 6-pack while biking back from the corner store? You need a 6-Pack Bike Holder! With 5 bucks and 10 minutes, you can make a durable lightweight strap that will carry the 6-pack for you on your bike'...By: JON-A-TRONContinue Reading »
  • Ratchet Strap Chair

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    This chair is made from a 1/2 sheet of plywood, uses no glue or fasteners, and is held together by a single ratchet strap. I made this chair because I was interested in the forces at play to make a chair stand up: the different parts in tension and compression that make up the structure. It's also p...By: JON-A-TRONContinue Reading »
  • Crochet-Trimmed Butterfly Hanging

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    My aunt bought a circular butterfly mobile ages ago, and she has it hung up in her dry cleaning and alterations shop. She asked me if I could create a companion decoration like it for her shop's window. You see, the shop has a little nook with curtains hung in front of the windows and around that re...By: watchmeflyyContinue Reading »
  • No Closet Storage Solution

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Living in cities can often mean having to make do with spaces that are not optimal for their purpose - i.e.: a "bedroom" (read: study or large walk in closet) with no closet. My no closet storage solution has a tiny footprint and offers you a good looking way to keep your clothes organized in a spat...By: Paige RussellContinue Reading »
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  • Intuit Productivity Webinar

    Mark Shead
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Yesterday I participated in a webinar sponsored by Intuit called “Get More Done. Today.” with Craig Jarrow (blogs at Time Management Ninja) and Mike Williams (CEO at David Allen Company). Dan Schawbel moderated the event. I had a great time answering questions and learning some new tips and tricks from Craig and Mike. If you’d like to view the recording, click here or on the image below.
  • Becoming Selective

    Mark Shead
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Back in Mozart’s day, music was a rare thing. If you had an opportunity to hear good music, it was a special treat and something you’d definitely want to take advantage of. Now days, music can be found everywhere. People listen to it while working, while driving, while exercising. Music can put you to sleep at night and wake you up in the morning. With access to music everywhere, the hard part is deciding what you are not going to listen to because there are just so many options. It wasn’t that long ago that books were a rare treasure. They were difficult and expensive to…
  • vLetter Handwriting Font

    Mark Shead
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Several years ago, I wrote about vLetter’s handwriting font. I got an email from them a few months ago asking if I’d like to try out an updated version of the font. The big difference is that in the past you had to write your text and then convert it to your handwriting, now it will let you write with your handwriting font directly and it is smart enough to figure out which version of each letter to use to make it connect correctly with the letters that come before and after it. If you have an existing font from vLetter, they can upgrade it to the new smart font. Otherwise…
  • Home Office Update

    Mark Shead
    2 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    Several years ago I did a post on my home office setup. Since my home office is constantly evolving it seemed like a good time to do an update. One thing that has changed from a few years ago is that where I used to spend short periods of time video conferencing, I now spend pretty much 8 to 9 hours a day on video conference with clients. My desk. The center monitor is my MacBook Air, my Linux computer is on the left and the windows machine that I use for video conferencing is on the right. Previously, I had two glass top desks setup in an L shape with a single 30 inch monitor. I’ve…
  • Discrimination Against the Unemployed

    Mark Shead
    11 Jan 2014 | 4:30 am
    A reader named Susan left an interesting comment on Never Hire an MBA. She doesn’t like the article, but what I found interesting was this part of her comment: Are you familiar with discrimination laws, well although there is not currently a discrimination law that would protect individuals from potential employers from discriminating against individuals who are unemployed, I am proud to say that I am one of thousands who have signed a petition against little minded people who discriminate against the unemployed. I hadn’t heard of this before, but after a little research I found…
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    Inspire Me Today » Blog

  • School of HP: Astrology vs. Numerology…Who is right?

    Allen Vaysberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    There is an old saying, “Once the student is ready, the master will appear.” I imagine you like me have found that statement to be true. Once we are truly ready to learn, then we all of a sudden “run into” a teacher or hear the information on the radio, have a friend who unexpectedly calls, etc. etc. etc. That is the way the Universe works.  The laws of the Universe have been explained in many texts throughout history and many disciplines exist to assist us with discovery of who we are and our place in the world.  Some turn to religion, some turn to science, while still others find…
  • Feeling Creatures Who Think

    Melissa Heisler
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Last week I shared Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor’s TEDx Talk with you and the idea that choosing to stay angry affects both your body and your mind. This week I’d like to share another powerful concept that Dr. Jill makes: that we are feeling creatures who think. We are not thinking people who feel, yet this is what our society believes and values – which is at the heart of many of our issues. Here is the science and biology behind it. Our limbic system is constantly asking, “Am I safe?” If things feel familiar to our limbic system, then we feel calm and safe. The system then…
  • Bouncing with Style: Thinking about Thoughts

    Sandra Beck
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    I have been reading about thoughts lately. I know that sounds a bit weird, but when I was in court a few weeks ago I watched this grandmother talking to her grown grand-daughter about how thinking too much gets her in trouble. I remember my own mother telling me that in my teens. “Thinking is good,” she said to me, “but, thinking too much will get you in trouble.” I have also been quiet lately – talking less since my radio shows are pre-recorded for the summer months – and listening more. I listen for message from the universe, from people far wiser than me and from the…
  • The Priest With The Wooden Leg Who Inspired Me For Life

    Miles O'Brien Riley
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Father Miles O’Brien Riley reflects on some of the people who have passed through his life and inspired him with their insight, inspiration, and love in this series of posts. Of course it’s terrible to remember people by their handicap—her glass eye, his twisted spine—but the only way I ever identified this mystery man was by his wooden leg. It was the 1950’s and 60’s before prostheses were as well developed as they are today. So this priest who profoundly touched my life had a wooden leg that didn’t bend. He had to swing it around like Long John Silver—and anyway it…
  • How Long Does it Take to Reach a Dream?

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:02 am
    Sometimes dreams take a little longer than we expect, but with perseverance and belief, they will come true – all in good time. Many years ago I had a stained glass art studio that I loved. Through divorce and the challenges of life, I lost my studio. I packed the materials, knowing that I’d have one again, but I didn’t know where or when. For the last year I’ve been working on a project inside Glacier National Park, called Glacier Bear Retreat. As you might know, we bought an old cabin, removed it from the property and built our new home, Glacier Bear. It’s been a labor of love…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • The Case for Structure (and 6 Tactics That Can Come in Handy)

    Mark Sisson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    One of the things I love most about the Primal Blueprint is its malleability. It’s not a hard-nosed agenda or nauseating treatise of commandments. It’s a loose set of suggestions that together take a general and dynamic shape a person can then apply in whatever way works for his or her life. The fact is, I’m a casual, go with the flow kind of person. Living in California all these decades helps that. Frankly, I chafe against too many rules. I don’t like to have my choices confined into a ready-made box of someone else’s design. I set up the PB with that point very much in mind. (If…
  • PUFA-rama: The Rise of Vegetable Oils

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Death by Food Pyramid has received almost nothing but 5-star reviews since Primal Blueprint Publishing released it at the end of last year. It’s undoubtedly a hit within the community, and I think it’s an important read because it gives you, the consumer, the eater of food, the arbiter of what goes in your mouth, the tools to make the right choices and bypass the middlemen when it comes to interpreting science. Author Denise Minger and I want everyone to have a chance to read this book, so today we’re participating in a special promotion organized by Buck Books. Until…
  • The Evidence Continues to Mount Against Statins

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although statins get a lot of flak in the Primal health community, you have to hand it to them. They may not cure cancer, or single-handedly save the economy and bring back all the jobs, or render entire populations totally immune to cardiovascular disease, but they do exactly what they’re meant to do: lower cholesterol. And they’re very good at what they do. You want lower LDL without changing what you eat or how much you exercise, or trying that crazy meditation stuff? Take a statin. Do you want to hit the target lipid numbers to lower your insurance premium? Take a statin.
  • Dear Mark: Constantly Falling Off the Primal Wagon, Frozen Produce, and A Few More Carbs

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s Dear Mark, I answer three questions from readers. First, I give some advice to a reader with a knack for doing a week or two strict Primal and then falling promptly off the wagon into a pile of donuts. How can she make it stick – or should she? Next, I extoll the merits of freezing your freshly homegrown produce rather than rely on under-ripe fruits and vegetables from half a world away. Finally, I discuss what to do when you feel your performance in the gym diminishing. Let’s go: Dear Mark, I have been an avid reader of your blog for over a year now. I have read…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 306

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode #29 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s a continuation of my essay on chronic cardio from last week, which was all about what not to do for cardio. This week, Brad and I discuss all the things you should do when putting together a cardio regimen. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar! A team of researchers wants to conduct a study pitting the paleo diet against the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re interested in discovering which…
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  • How to Master the Art of Living

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    By Leo Babauta Imagine you had a gorgeous blueberry sitting on the otherwise empty plate in front of you. You pick it up gently, place it on your tongue, and begin to taste it. You already know how a blueberry tastes, and so when this one is a bit riper than you’d like, you make a face, feel the disappointment, swallow it with displeasure. Or perhaps it tastes exactly as you’d expected: no big deal. You swallow, and move on with your day. In the first case, the blueberry was disappointing because it didn’t meet expectations. In the second, it was boring because it met…
  • The Delusional Fantasies We Live With Each Day

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    ‘Most human beings spend 50 to 90 percent or more of their time in their imagination, living in fantasy.’ ~Charlotte Joko Beck By Leo Babauta We fail at creating new habits because of fantasies. We procrastinate because of fantasies. We get frustrated with other people, with ourselves, because of fantasies. We miss out on the wonder of the world because of fantasies. We — all of us — live our lives in delusion most of the time. That might not seem true, but consider: When you wake up and start thinking about what you’re going to do today, your plans aren’t…
  • Living the Simple Life

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    ‘A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.’ ~Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta For almost 9 years now, I’ve been learning to live a simple life. A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters. A life that isn’t constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and time for nature and activity. That doesn’t mean I have zero clutter and zero complications: I’m a part of the world, not a secluded monk. I…
  • How to Be Prepared for Anything

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    ‘Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.’ ~Marcus Aurelius By Leo Babauta There are various ways to prepare yourself for what might come your way, whether that’s a tough work project, a crisis, the loss of a loved one, an argument with your partner, or the zombie apocalypse. One way is to get everything ready for anything that’s likely to come: get all your survival equipment, prepare your skills, plan for your work projects, get your affairs in order, think through…
  • Turn Toward the Problem

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    By Leo Babauta Much of our lives is spent trying to ignore problems, not wanting to deal with them, procrastinating. Bills are pushed to the side to deal with later. People we have troubles with are avoided. Work we don’t want to do is put off while we browse the Internet. The diet is put off until tomorrow as we eat more junk. Our insecurities are not admitted because we don’t want to think about them. This kind of avoidance, unfortunately, doesn’t work. We put these things off and the problems only fester and grow worse. Bills become late and interest racks up and…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 10 Toxic Relationships Mentally Strong People Avoid

    Marc Chernoff
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:16 pm
    All failed relationships hurt, but letting go of a toxic relationship is actually a gain, not a loss. As youngsters we learn about sex education in grade school, the legality of marriage in our late teens, and perhaps some social psychology in college.  But when it comes down to actually handling the intricacies of real-world relationships, we’re given very little formal guidance… or worse, we’re given advice columns in online beauty magazines. Yes, relationships are trial-and-error from the get-go.  And if you’re like most of us, you’ve experienced plenty of error along the way.
  • 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

    Marc Chernoff
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Life is not complex.  We are complex.  Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing. ―Oscar Wilde When we were young life was easier, right?  I know sometimes it seems that way.  But the truth is life still is easy.  It always will be.  The only difference is we’re older, and the older we get, the harder we make things for ourselves. You see, when we were young we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes.  We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas.  We liked people who smiled.  We avoided people who frowned.  We ate when we were hungry, drank…
  • 12 Things You Need to Remind Yourself of When You Wake Up

    Angel Chernoff
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Each morning is a brand new opportunity.  What you do today is what matters most.  Today is another chance to get it right. We may not always love everything about our lives, but deep down we do love and appreciate the magic of life itself.  Some part of us believes that everything and anything is possible. Sadly, though, we don’t always believe these possibilities are within our reach, even when they are.  The problem is we choose to believe otherwise.  We choose to believe we are incapable of living our lives the way we want to live them, at our full potential.  We choose to accept…
  • 10 Things Happy People Never Do Again

    Marc Chernoff
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    “Happiness is not a goal; it’s the by-product of a life well lived.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt We all make mistakes in life, but the people who learn and grow from their mistakes are the happiest ones in the end. And that’s precisely what we discuss in today’s video… Video Blog Post: 10 Things Happy People Never Do Again (video transcript): Life is change.  Everyone has gone through something that has changed them in a way that prevents them from being the same person they once were.  But as my grandmother always told me, this is a very good thing.  As long as you keep…
  • 16 Reasons You’re Succeeding in Life (Even If You Don’t Feel You Are)

    Marc Chernoff
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    It’s often hard to tell just how close you are to success. At times we all feel less than successful.  We feel like we’re running in place, struggling to make even the slightest bit of progress.  And while this is a perfectly normal feeling, you have to ultimately break free from it and see yourself and your life in a more positive light. The key is to pay attention to the small things.  Just because you’re not where you want to be, doesn’t mean you’re a failure.  In fact, quite the opposite is true.  To be truly happy and successful today doesn’t mean you don’t desire…
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    Organize IT

  • Why Online Casino Popularity Keeps On Growing?

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Day after day more and more online casinos enter the gambling battlefield, boasting more neoteric graphics and miraculous winnings, promising an unforgettable adventure. But what stands behind the success of online gambling hubs? Availability & wide selection Thanks to the rapid development of web technologies, most of our compatriots can access virtually any casino in the world in a single click. In order to play slot machines, many had to travel long distances; moreover, not every house it is will necessarily offer a large selection of slot machines. Fortunately for many, a decent…
  • Glass Reinforced Concrete: Guiding The Modern Architecture

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Glass reinforced concrete represents a composite material consisting of fine-grained concrete (matrix) and dispersion reinforced with short glass fibers. Thus, glass reinforced concrete (or GRC) combines the typical of the conventional concrete high compressive strength with extreme flexibility and tensility (4-5 times higher than in concrete), strength (10-15 times higher) and frost resistance (more than 300 cycles). This is an environmentally friendly material that does not contain harmful ingredients and belongs to the category of non-combustible materials. Glass reinforced concrete offers…
  • Pro Essay Writing Manual

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Help yourself with a brief manual on essay writing with all the structural parts pointed out. The document is gladly shared by – a seasoned agency that provides custom writing services. The introduction The essay starts from introduction, where the nature and rationale for the selection of the topic is described; the part consists of a number of components associated logically and stylistically. At this stage it is important to formulate a question to which you are going to find the answer. When working on the introduction answer the following questions: ‘Do I have to…
  • How It Works: Test Rigs Production

    13 Jun 2014 | 3:22 am
    The nomenclature of test rigs is extensive enough, and, therefore, the equipment line-up is pretty diverse. Virtually all the manufactured products pass a particular control, characterised by various complexity and applied in serial and mass production. More importance is attached to test rigs in individual, pilot and small-scale production and (air tooling in particular). A normal test cycle can be divided into three stages. The first stage, test preparation, implies defining of the objectives; selecting or designing the required test equipment and its manufacture; measuring equipment…
  • Parking Ventilation: The Basics Of Design Explained

    2 Jun 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The growing demand of both industrial towns and large cities in carports, caused by the high population density in the urban areas, throw designers together with a good number of challenges. The main objectives set to car park ventilation professionals are typically the following: Maintain the acceptable indoor air parameters Ensure decent fire resistance Implement an environment-friendly system Covered parking facilities are usually located below the ground level and require the installation of mechanical ventilation in nine cases out of ten. Semi-covered parking constructions, as a rule,…
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    The Happiness Project

  • Farewell, I’m Off for a Week. (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    I’m off for a week’s family vacation, in my hometown of Kansas City (Missouri, for those of you in the know). Each year we visit my parents, and do all our favorite KC things: eat at Winstead’s and The Mixx; visit the library; shop on the Plaza; go to Worlds of Fun; walk through the Kauffman Gardens and the Nelson-Atkins Museum; go to the playground in Loose Park; etc. I also plan to do some binge-reading. One of the Secrets of Adulthood for Habits is: Sometimes, if I want to keep going, I have to allow myself to stop. In fact, research suggests that people who take…
  • With Habits, “It Helps to Adopt Simple Rules.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Habits interview: Cass Sunstein. I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, my book about habits, which focuses on how to change a habit – whatever you want your particular habit to be.  (To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here.) As part of my research, I’ve read innumerable books and papers on various topics related to habits. One of my favorite sources is the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler. I started my career in law, so I knew a lot about American legal scholar Cass Sunstein and his work. Nudge,…
  • 13 Tips for Getting More Reading Done. (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 13 tips for reading more. Of my hundreds of happiness-project resolutions, and of the habits I’ve tried to form, one of my very favorites is to Read more. Reading is an essential part of my work. It forms an important part to my social life. And far more important, reading is my favorite thing to do, by a long shot. I’m not a well-rounded person. But reading takes time, and there aren’t many days when I can read as much as I’d like. Here are some habits that I’ve adopted to help me get more good reading done. 1. Quit reading. I…
  • Secret of Adulthood: The Things That Go Wrong Often Make the Best Memories. (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    Further Secrets of Adulthood:   It’s comforting because it’s true. This great observation was made by my mother, when we were getting ready for my wedding. It’s a very good thing to keep in mind, because it’s absolutely true, and it can also help you laugh at a bad situation while it’s happening. (Here are more excellent tips for living that my parents gave me.) This is also one of these truths that, even if you don’t think it’s true, is a helpful way to think — like my sister’s observation that people succeed in groups. I always think of the…
  • Can a Stunt Project Help to Build Your Habits? Sometimes, But Be Careful. (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m hard at work on Better Than Before, a book about how we make and break habits. Sign up here to be notified when it goes on sale. I’ve noticed an issue that often arises when people are trying to change a habit. When people want to get into a habit, they often set themselves a juicy goal and pursue that goal with special intensity. A person who wants to start exercising decides to train for the marathon. A person who wants to eat more healthfully decides give up sugar for a month. A person who wants to start writing regularly decides to do…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    By Tom Stafford, University of Sheffield The headlines The Australian: Male and female brains still unequal The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes The story Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between them. Now a new study has used a massive and long-running European survey to investigate how differences in cognitive ability are changing. This is super smart,…
  • Shuffle Your Mind: Short Film Screenings

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    If you’re around in London Saturday 2nd August I’m curating a showing of short films about psychosis, hallucinations and mental health as part of the fantastic Shuffle Festival. The films include everything from a first-person view of voice hearing, to out-of-step behaviour in the urban sprawl, to a free-diver’s deep sea hallucinations. There will be a discussion after the showing with film-makers and first-person visionaries about the challenges of depicting altered minds, other inner worlds and the limits of mental health. Tickets are free but you have to book as there are…
  • Seeing ourselves through the eyes of the machine

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    I’ve got an article in The Observer about how our inventions have profoundly shaped how we view ourselves because we’ve traditionally looked to technology for metaphors of human nature. We tend to think that we understand ourselves and then create technologies to take advantage of that new knowledge but it usually happens the other way round – we invent something new and then use that as a metaphor to explain the mind and brain. As history has moved on, the mind has been variously explained in terms of a wax tablets, a house with many rooms, pressures and fluids, phonograph…
  • Awaiting a theory of neural weather

    26 Jul 2014 | 11:34 am
    In a recent New York Times editorial, psychologist Gary Marcus noted that neuroscience is still awaiting a ‘bridging’ theory that elegantly connects neuroscience with psychology. This reflects a common belief in cognitive science that there is a ‘missing law’ to be discovered that will tell us how mind and brain are linked – but it is quite possible there just isn’t one to be discovered. Marcus, not arguing for the theory himself, describes it when he writes: What we are really looking for is a bridge, some way of connecting two separate scientific…
  • Out on a limb too many

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Two neuropsychologists have written a fascinating review article about the desire to amputate a perfectly healthy limb known variously as apotemnophilia, xenomelia or body integrity identity disorder The article is published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment although some who have these desires would probably disagree that it is a disease or disorder and are more likely to compare it to something akin to being transgender. The article also discusses the two main themes in the research literature: an association with sexual fetish for limb aputation (most associated with…
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    Scott H Young

  • Does Speaking Another Language Change How You Think?

    Scott Young
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:55 pm
    A number of readers have asked me, now that I’m learning language number six, whether learning new languages changes how you think. Do you become more passionate while thinking in Spanish? More respectful thinking in Korean? More open to enjoying experiences thinking in French? The answer is both yes and no. Does Language Fundamentally Alter Thought? One extreme view is that language forms the fundamental basis of our thinking and, therefore, certain linguistic systems make particular thoughts unthinkable or completely different. Known popularly as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, this idea is…
  • Korean Halfway Update

    Scott Young
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Vat and I have reached the halfway point here in Korea, the final leg of our language-learning project. I’ve already written so much about language learning this year, and so most of it applies to Korean as well. Therefore, I’ll just share a few of the differences we’ve noted here and save a fuller analysis for later. Learning Korean vs Learning Chinese Korean is arguably easier than Chinese, but it’s still in the same ballpark (as opposed to clearly-much-easier languages like Spanish or French). The grammar is harder, but the vocabulary has more loanwords from English and the…
  • How Many Hours of Preparation Do You Need to Learn a Language Abroad?

    Scott Young
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    Say you’re planning to go abroad to study a language, and you want to learn the language through immersion. How much preparation should you do beforehand, in your home country? I want to tackle this question, for two reasons. First, because I want to dispel the common myth that all you need to do to learn a language is simply live in the target country. Second, because carefully examining this question also says a lot about the language learning process, and what to expect. Why Showing Up Isn’t Enough Before Vat and I started our current language learning project, one of Vat’s relatives…
  • Why You’re Probably Not Working as Much as You Think You Are

    Scott Young
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    People who’ve never done a timelog before often grossly overestimate the amount of time they are actually working. Years ago I had a friend who was launching a software company and earnestly told me that he was putting in 12-hour work days to achieve this. Despite that, I could see him making dozens of online forum posts throughout the day. Writing on a forum loosely related to running your business may be considered work, but it’s hard to see how chiming in on old topics stacked against his urgent goal to ship his product on time. Doing a timelog, meticulously recording when you start…
  • Guest Posts I’ve Done About Learning Chinese

    Scott Young
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:40 am
    I’ve written two in-depth guest posts about learning Chinese. My first instinct was to post them here, but John Pasden of and Olle Linge of were gracious enough to let me share my recent experiences with their audiences. First, my guest post at about how I managed to pass the HSK 4 with just a little over 3 months of preparation. I go into considerable detail here outlining the exact schedule, drills and time investments. I even explain some tweaks I made to Anki to make that part of my studying more efficient. I wanted to be as…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • What Words With Friends Can Reveal About Your Personality

    Tim Brownson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:27 pm
    I started to play ‘Words With Friends‘ about 4 years ago, but really got into it when a good friend from the UK started playing soon after. I have no idea how many games we’ve played but it’s many hundreds over the years. Things can often get highly abusive and extremely childish in the chat if one of us thinks we are losing through bad luck rather than the other persons skill – which is all of the time. Over the years in playing hundreds of different players I have started to pick up on certain personality types.  I think that how people play ‘Words With…
  • The 6 Rules Of Successful Self Development

    Tim Brownson
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    I posted a quote on my Facebook page the other day about the need for us all to stop criticizing ourselves and show the kindness and compassion that we’d expect others to show to us. I started off by saying it’s the first rule of successful self development. That if we don’t come from a position of self care then it’s incredibly difficult to make the changes that we want to make. And the reason is this. If you’re hyper-critical of yourself you’ll probably not acknowledge your successes because you will be constantly thinking you should be doing better and have one eye on other…
  • How Tolerant Are You?

    Tim Brownson
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    I receive an e-mail when anybody comments on one of my YouTube videos and this morning I woke up to see I had offended somebody with my video, ‘How To Be Miserable’ If you haven’t seen the video it’s very tongue-in-cheek look at the multitude of ways some people come up with to feel dissatisfied with their lives. I was racking my brain trying to remember what on earth was in that video that could possibly have offended somebody, especially as it has 52 thumbs up and not a single thumb down. Fortunately, the person leaving the comment had told me it was at 2 minutes 9 seconds so it was…
  • 20 Motivational Quotes From Science

    Tim Brownson
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    I’ve written a number of posts now on great motivational quotes and one of the things that’s surprised me is some of the unusual sources. Sure you expect to hear words of wisdom from the likes of Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill. Early Nightingale and the godfathers (and mothers) of self development, but do you expect profound wisdom from Marilyn Monroe? Equally, you expect people such as the The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rumi, Pema Chodrin and Mahatma Ghandi to  make you stop and think with their nuggets of wisdom, but for most people Kurt Cobain probably wouldn’t usually be…
  • How Do I Overcome Cravings?

    Tim Brownson
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    You may well have been told by some self development guru or other “don’t think of a pink elephant!’ in either: A) An attempt to prove the brain cannot process a negative (it can by the way, that’s a total self development myth) Or B) To demonstrate you’re not in  control of your thoughts as you may sometimes think Well I’m not going to tell you not to think of a pink elephant because you already have, but guest poster Patrik Edblad is going to talk about white bears. Note: I changed the title of his original post for brevity’s sake as it was…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 9 Reasons Why You Need To Find Your Life Purpose

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Do you know the real impact of NOT finding your Life Purpose? It’s as if you are on the highway going in one direction but the you come across a road sign that is telling you your destination is in the opposite direction….but you keep driving the wrong direction anyway! We often go through life living someone else’s ideas.  You agree with them and never learn to make decisions…  School wasn’t designed for us to make decisions, find your purpose OR to be free by doing what we want as individuals. Man I wish we could have learned those skills early on and YOU probably wouldn’t be…
  • 101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    This is your chance to live the life you wish you had. You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living your life as usual – but when do you plan on challenging yourself to live an even ‘bigger’, more meaningful, more fulfilling and deeper life? You see, many of us live our lives on autopilot. We are no longer piloting and steering our life and rather, we get into patterned and routined ways of living. The worst part is – we stop challenging ourselves to live a meaningful life – and we ‘settle’ for a comfortable life. If you feel that…
  • 3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell

    Benson Wong
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure. For example, in your quest to find a job, that special someone, or a dream, you might find yourself failing many, many times. When all you have faced so far is failure along your journey, and all you have seen is an unending stream of disappointments, it is very easy to expect failure at your next try. As a result, you may even stop trying altogether, throwing up your hands in despair and quitting. As Viktor Frankl said, despair is suffering without meaning. Give…
  • 8 Treacherous Thoughts That Stop You From Finding Your Passion

    Henri Junttila
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Is finding your passion proving impossible? Have you been trying, trying, and trying, without results? You’re not alone. But here’s the good news: What’s stopping you isn’t what you think. The obstacles is not out there. It’s inside of you. It's the thoughts you choose to believe. So what are those thoughts? Here are 8 treacherous thoughts you may recognize: 1. “I Don’t Know Where to Start” Just because you don’t know where to start doesn’t mean you can’t start. You may want to read that sentence again. What I’m pointing to is the fact that if you feel inspired, or…
  • 11 ‘Times’ You Need to Stop Making A Big Deal About To Be Happy

    Alden Tan
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Have you ever felt like you're unhappy and it's not exactly your fault? More often than not, somebody said something you don't agree with or some little thing happen. You start sweating the small stuff. Then you become unhappy. It's because we think too much. We talk too much. We blow things out of  proportion. We need to stop making a big deal out of things. The onus is on you. It's time to take a breather, calm yourself and put things into perspective. Here are 11 times you need to stop making a big deal about to be happy 1) The time you spent some money A lot of us make a big deal out of…
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    Life Optimizer

  • Life Optimizer’s New Tagline: Maximizing Personal Effectiveness

    Donald Latumahina
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I have an announcement to make: Life Optimizer now has a new tagline. It’s the first time I have changed it in years. The tagline used to be Personal Growth and Effectiveness, but now I have changed it to Maximizing Personal Effectiveness. You might ask: what is the reason behind it? Well, the main reason is focus. The previous tagline is good, but it contains two messages: personal growth and personal effectiveness. It makes it difficult to remember what Life Optimizer is about since there are two messages. The new tagline, on the other hand, has only one message: personal effectiveness.
  • Upgrading Yourself: 5 Ways to Invest in Your Education

    Donald Latumahina
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In a Q&A session, someone asked Bill Gates an interesting question: “What is your best personal financial advice for people who make under $100,000 per year?” And the answer? “Invest in your education.” I think that’s a good answer. Even if you make more than $100,000 per year, I believe the answer still applies. As Benjamin Franklin once said (which I quoted in my post about self-education): “If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” So how should we invest in…
  • A Simple Way to Live with Clarity

    Donald Latumahina
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:45 pm
    People often talk about being productive and accomplishing much. I believe, however, that the important thing is not how many things you accomplish, but whether you accomplish the right things. Nobody wants to realize one day that they have spent years of effort on the wrong things. For that reason, I believe it’s essential that you live with clarity. I’d even say that it could be the most important requirement to live an effective life. How can we live with clarity? One good way is to have the habit of taking time off. It might sound simple, but if you do it right, it can make a big…
  • Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Productivity Tool?

    Donald Latumahina
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    There is no question that the tools you use can help you increase your productivity. Using the right tools can help you accomplish more in less time. In my case, I use many tools that fill different roles. But, if I had to choose only one of them as my favorite, I would choose Microsoft OneNote. OneNote is not a new tool for me. I had used the Windows version in the past. Since I moved to the Mac in 2010, however, I no longer used it. Why? Because OneNote wasn’t available on the Mac. A few months ago, Microsoft finally released OneNote for Mac. That alone was good news for me. But there’s…
  • Mid-Year Review: How Has Your Year Been?

    Donald Latumahina
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    We are now in July, and that means we have passed the first half of 2014. There are only six months left this year. I think it’s a good time to stop and reflect on how our year has been. Has it been a good one? Have you been on track to achieve your goals? Or perhaps you have been sidetracked by something else? Don’t wait until the end of the year before doing your review. If you want to make this year your best year ever, you’d better review your progress now while you can still make adjustments. By reviewing how you have used the first half of this year, you can plan how…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • 10 Smarter and Less Stressful Ways to Get Your Daily Work Done

    Henrik Edberg
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    “Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” Jose Ortega y Gasset “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle It is early morning. You’ve had your breakfast and done your morning routine. So you head out into your day. And in a short while it is time to sit down in your workspace in school or at your job and to get started with your daily work. But how can you get that work done in a way that is less stressful, less energy consuming and simply a bit smarter? Today I’d like to share 10 tips that have helped me…
  • 7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness

    Henrik Edberg
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    “Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.” Wayne Dyer “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius It is usually pretty easy to become a happier person. It is also quite easy to rob yourself of your own happiness. To make yourself more miserable and add a big bowl of suffering to your day. It is common thing, people do it every day all over the world. So today I’d like to combine these two things. I’d like to share 7 happiness stealing…
  • 25 Empowering Worry Quotes

    Henrik Edberg
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    One of the most common and destructive daily habits that people get caught up in certainly must be the habit of worrying. It has been one of my biggest issues. And I know from my inbox that so many struggle with this. But instead of doing what I usually do and collecting the best habits and tips that have helped me I’d like to do something different today. I’d like to share 25 of the best, most empowering and inspiring quotes from the past few thousands of years about worrying and what to do about it. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”…
  • How to Chill Out: 3 Effective Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    “If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George F. Burns One very helpful life skill is to be able to chill out. To be calm in negative situations and not overreact about all kinds of things. Or invent big, big problems in your mind – or create them in your world as you drag other people in through arguments – by making mountains out of molehills. By being able to chill out when needed to you will: Have a lot less stress, worry and pointless…
  • Take Care of Yourself This Summer: 7 Simple Tips

    Henrik Edberg
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:13 am
    “Then followed that beautiful season… Summer… Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris The summer is here. And for many of us it is a time of vacations, a time of being free from school or a slow time at work or in your business. So it is a good time to focus on taking a bit of extra good care of yourself to unwind and decompress. And that is exactly what today’s article is all about. I hope…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • Lifehacker’s Take on the Weekly Review

    Stephen Lease
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    This article from Lifehacker offers a great overview of the Weekly Review.  Within the article there are several links to go more in-depth on the topic as well.  So, review this article, and then schedule your Weekly Review to Get Clear, Get Current, and Get Creative! Click here to read the full article!
  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – July 2014

    Stephen Lease
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    How much planning and organizing do you really need to do? How much is enough? How much is too much? Well, is your head empty? Then you’ve done enough. If something is still on your mind, you’ve got more to do. Most organizing and planning that people do is still lacking in the two critical factors for quieting the mind—What’s the outcome? What’s the next action?—with the answers placed in a system that our mind trusts we’ll utilize to review appropriately. My mind is never really empty, but it is usually doing the more sophisticated job of making intuitive…
  • GTD Influencer Daniel Pink Named Pioneer of the New Economy

    Stephen Lease
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    Earlier this year, Imperative and CSRwire unveiled The Purpose Economy 100 (PE100), a list of the top 100 pioneers shifting the economy to better serve people and the planet.  Selected based on their innovative models, philosophies and inventions, these 100 catalysts span a wide array of industries and geographies, all united by a common purpose.  The Purpose Economy 100 are the first to research, develop, and shape markets that foster community, personal development, and impact. GTD Influencer, Daniel Pink, made the list for his groundbreaking work! Click here to see the entire list!
  • Catch CEO Mike Williams Talking Productivity on July 23 (Free!)

    Stephen Lease
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The round table has already happened but you can listen to the play back by going clicking here. Join our David Allen Company CEO, Mike Williams; Time Management Ninja blogger, Craig Jarrow; and Productivity501′s Mark Shead for this FREE online roundtable, moderated by personal branding expert, Dan Schawbel. They’ll discuss how you can increase your productivity and share their The with under best prices on viagra in drugstores it. because that per looks so like of noticed viagra vit v…
  • Tonight! David Allen on Sirius XM “Work and Life”

    Stephen Lease
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    At 7 PM Eastern tonight, Tuesday July 8, David Allen will be the featured guest on Work and Life, Stew Friedman’s radio show on SiriusXM channel 111, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School. If you’re not a current SiriusXM subscriber you can download a free 30-day trial! Broadcasting live from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Work and Life provides information and advice for everyone from executives, to entrepreneurs, to stay-at-home career-changers, and to everyone in-between on all things at the intersection of work and the rest of life –your home and…
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    Productive Flourishing

  • The Free Planners for August 2014 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Free Planners for July 2014 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more The post The Free Planners for August 2014 Are Available appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • How to Create a Diverse, Inclusive Online Community

    Nailah Blades
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Diversity is a hot button issue nowadays. The country is moving towards a more multicultural and diverse environment, with diverse audiences possessing significant buying power. It's important for brands and marketers to recognize this immense potential. Embracing diversity is not only the right thing to do, it's the best decision you can make for your business. Ignoring diversity means you’re leaving money on the table. While many brands recognize they should be embracing diverse audiences, there is also a disconnect in the how of it. This guest post by Nailah Blades breaks down the do's…
  • 4 (+1) Ways to Look at “Do What You Love”

    Mike Bruny
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Guest post contributor Mike Bruny dives deep into 4 different viewpoints on the "Do What You Love" trend popular in today's discussion around career planning and work. Particularly interesting is a new(er) viewpoint about working mindfully, regardless of whether or not you're actually doing what you love. Mike offers a fabulous question you can ask yourself when choosing your next career if you subscribe to this viewpoint. Finally, Mike gives you a fifth option for re-thinking "Do What You Love" that ties in nicely with Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The post 4 (+1) Ways…
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle a Sustainable Full-Time Job

    Cory Huff
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you have a side hustle you’d like to make your full-time job? Guest blogger Cory Huff gives you 4 things you must focus on to make your dream a reality. Read more The post 4 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle a Sustainable Full-Time Job appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • The 2014 Planners Are Now Half-Off!

    Charlie Gilkey
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Get your half year planner for the rest of 2014 for half-off at Productive Flourishing! Read more The post The 2014 Planners Are Now Half-Off! appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • New Genius Code Mindfest – Listen for Free

    Steve Pavlina
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Just a note that the free Genius Code Mindfest is running this week. It’s hosted by Learning Strategies and Paul Scheele. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest has already started. This Mindfest focuses on tapping the power of your subconscious mind to solve problems and generate fresh ideas. Skim through the sign-up page and see if the topic appeals to you. As usual the whole Mindfest is free. Learning Strategies has discovered that many people will purchase copies of their courses after listening for free online, so these Mindfests are a nice win-win…
  • Conscious Life Workshop at 92 Registrations

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    We’re at 92 registrations so far for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, so this one will have a great turnout! Since we still have a month to go (CLW is August 22-24, 2014), it’s fair to say that we’ll have well beyond 100 people at the event. I recognize many of the names of the people who’ve signed up, so this will also be a nice reunion for people who’ve attended past workshops. You’ll definitely see some familiar faces there. I’d encourage you to stay in Las Vegas for an extra day or two after the workshop since with this many people going,…
  • Conscious Life Workshop Discount Ends Today

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Final reminder: Today (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) is the last day for the early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop in Las Vegas. So if you want to take advantage of the discount and save $100, please sign up today. The response to this workshop has been wonderful. We have 86 registrations so far… and still 30 days to go until the workshop. That’s a terrific turnout. So this will be a bigger event than any of my last 4 Las Vegas workshops from 2011-2012, which were smaller, more intimate ones. Incidentally, we have people coming to this workshop from around the…
  • Earning $10,000 per Month

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    For the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, the key goal is to help you achieve a sustainable income of $10,000 per month (or more) AND do work you enjoy AND enjoy plenty of lifestyle freedom. Some people wonder about this $10K per month figure. How could it be possible for them, especially when no one in their line of work makes that much money? Since this is a goal I’ve achieved and maintained for many years (and in different fields), let me share some simple realities about earning $10K or more per month. This is basically common sense — certainly not rocket science —…
  • Workshop Update

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This is a reminder that early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop ends on July 22, 2014. So if you want to sign up for the workshop and save $100, please sign up for it by this coming Tuesday. CLW is an all new 3-day workshop, and it will happen August 22-24, 2014 (Fri-Sun), in Las Vegas. Dozens of people have already registered, including some attendees of previous workshops and many from outside the USA. So we’re going to have a lively and fun experience regardless of who else signs up. The main focus of this workshop is to help you achieve 3 synergistic goals:…
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    Get Organised

  • Get Organised with your time

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Double click on the image below to access the presentation: The post Get Organised with your time appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Top 10 – August

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Ah, yes, it’s that time of the month again where we post only the best of the best of what we’ve found on the net. Our selection of the finest of the fine. The Crème de la Crème of productivity resources that are SO worth you grabbing a chair, kicking back and reading up on. Productivity and Daily […] The post Productivity Top 10 – August appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Lunchbox hacks for busy moms

    Mandy Collins
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It doesn’t take long for me to get sick to death of making school lunches. A few weeks into the school term, and I’m ready to shell out vast sums of money and send my kids to the the tuckshop every day. There’s only one problem. I don’t have vast sums of money to give […] The post Lunchbox hacks for busy moms appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Motivation and Self Determination Theory

    Monique Chelin
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This morning I jumped out of bed when I realized that I had overslept. Not because I couldn’t wait for my day to start, but because I had a very important clinical workshop to attend and there would be dire consequences had I failed to attend. It was raining softly outside and it was very […] The post Motivation and Self Determination Theory appeared first on Get Organised.
  • The Effects of Stress: An Infographic

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The post The Effects of Stress: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

    Marc Majers
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    Back in the 2004, I read a book called “Love The Killer App” by Tim Sanders. In a nutshell, the book urged the world to be “Love Cats” and share your knowledge and always help others. I took the book to heart and I work each day to put his words into action. I recently read a post on LinkedIn called “Why Helping Others Drives Our Success” and it harkened back to this same philosophy. I hope you enjoy this article as much as I did. Below are some quick bullet points from the article and then a link to it. Why Helping Others Drives Our Success Reciprocity…
  • Free Stuff Online Tip

    Marc Majers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Whenever you get something for free you have to think that there always are strings attached. On the Internet, your name and statistics are the biggest commodity. If you are willing to give your information away, then get in line for some free stuff. Tip: Register for a free email address and send all your free signups over to this new email address. This way you reserve your personal address for only important emails.
  • Weird Al Yankovic Explains The Internet

    Marc Majers
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Last week Weird Al’ Yankovic Explained the Internet to Fox’s Stuart Varney. I find this interview interesting because Al understands how to adapt his commodity – creating music – to a new business model. Now Mr. Yankovic gets paid to create content for internet channel’s like Yahoo which then drives sales for his music. Al also explains that he will no longer release full length albums anymore because it’s not timely for parodies. What do you think about this interview?
  • Parent Magazine Free Subscription

    Marc Majers
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    Are you looking for relevant tips on being a parent? I stumbled upon a free magazine geared around parenting called – believe it or not – “Northeast Ohio Parent”. You may have seen it while you sitting in a waiting room, but wait no more. You can get a free copy and start soaking in all the great tips. I have been enjoying it so I think you will too! Sign-up to receive information on: Parenting Local Kid Events Stress Tips on motherhood Trips with family Medical advice
  • Alternative to Google Alerts

    Marc Majers
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Talkwalker Alerts is a free and easy alternative to Google Alerts. Do you want to watch the web for interesting content that has your name, friends, company or competitors? Do you want alerts that are emailed directly to your email box or RSS reader? Then you need to try Talkwalker Alerts and tell us if you like it better than Google Alerts. Talkwalker Alerts: Easy setup Fill out form Confirm email address
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    Root Simple

  • Apartment Parking Lot Gardening in East Hollywood

    Mr. Homegrown
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we have a guest post from R.J., who lives near us in East Hollywood. R.J.’s post proves that you can start a garden even if you don’t own a house and how an otherwise useless urban space can be put to good use. R.J. says: I wanted to be able to give my granddaughter the experience of gardening while she was growing up but as both my daughter and I live in apartments, and have no space for gardens I needed to come up with a solution . So based on the “Square Foot Gardening Book by Mel Bartholomew I built two 5 ft. x 1 ft. square foot garden boxes from inexpensive ($…
  • 010 Erica Strauss of Northwest Edible Life

    Mr. Homegrown
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In episode 10 of the Root Simple Podcast, Kelly and I have a conversation with Erica Strauss, professional chef turned gardener and self described urban homesteading fanatic. Her voluminous and amazing blog Northwest Edible Life offers practical advice on a wide variety of topics: food preservation, gardening, keeping livestock in urban spaces, kitchen tips and home economic hacks. Some of the many topics we touch on in the interview include: How she got started homesteading Gardening in the Northwest United States Four season gardening Growing fruit in the Northwest Dave Wilson’s…
  • Trading our Home for a Dome

    Mr. Homegrown
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week a local blog posted a real estate listing for an unusual dome house not far from where we live. There’s a few of these 70s-80s relics in the LA area. This one is worth about as much as our house. I pondered, for about ten minutes, the thought of trading out our stodgy 1920s bungalow for a geodesic fantasy. Geodesic domes are an example of Plato’s realm of ideal forms attempting to materialize in our messy world. While conceptually appealing, they have serious drawbacks when translated from paper to “meat space.” They have awkward corners, weird acoustics, are…
  • Getting Started With Succulents Free eBook

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We had a great time at the Museum of Natural History this past Friday along with the 200 people who lined up to plant succulents in thrift store mugs in our booth. Kelly wrote up a nice eBook, Getting Started With Succulents (note that it’s geared towards our climate in Los Angeles but there’s a lot of good general information on propagation). There’s even info on how to drill a hole in a ceramic cup or pot (when you drill 200 of them you get pretty good at it!). You can download the eBook here.
  • Picture Sundays: Google’s Not Their Only Competition

    Mr. Homegrown
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
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    Shoplet Blog

  • 5 Tips For a Successful Experiential Marketing Event

    Jessica Hodges
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Planning an experiential marketing event is no easy task. It takes a lot of planning and sourcing of locations, staff, marketing collateral, set design or any other necessities you require. The logistics can be dizzying!  Not to mention trying to please any higher ups who have special requests. We know there’s a lot involved, but sometimes it’s the little things we miss that can make or break your execution. Once you have all of your basic elements in place, what do you do now? Here are some tips for a successful experiential marketing event. 1- Hire Quality Staff This is…
  • Eco-Friendly School Supplies – A Shopping Guide

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Keeping tabs on the eco-friendliness of your supply list can be tedious. How can you tell a recycled green stapler from one that’s totally toxic? While the recycle symbol is a good green indicator, it’s not always visible to the naked eye, especially when you’re shuffling through heaps of supplies piled high at your local wholesaler. Good news for granola crunching parents and students! Shoplet has a whole “Shop Green” section of its Back-To-School site. Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly schools supplies:   (Clockwise, from far left) Papermate Earth…
  • WINNERS of our EcoStatic Inc Giveaway

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    High fives to Alex Adams, Adella Gonzalez, and Kristie W, the winners of Shoplet’s EcoStatic Inc giveaway! A HUGE thanks to all who participated. If you’re still interested in purchasing an EcoStatic Inc. Beginners kit, stocked with the slickest Slickynotes and Slickyboards, feel free to check one out at Shoplet. And don’t forget to tune into the Shoplet blog every Monday for more chances to win fun and cool prizes! This week, we’re giving away two fresh and sophisticated journals, courtesy of Tops! Happy Monday, all :)
  • Win and Ideal Collective Journal + Second Nature Recycled Pad from Tops!

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    By now, the notebook you bought three months ago is wrinkled, worn out and crumby. A sad sight, but nothing to wallow over, especially now that Shoplet’s giving away an Idea Collective Journal and Second Nature Recycled Pad, courtesy of Tops! These notebooks are fresh, clean, nature friendly, and awaiting the touch of your pen. Just envision yourself, scribbling down all of the meticulous, articulate, and creative thoughts marinating in your mind on a brand new Tops notebook! What a lovely vision that is. Wanna win? Here’s how to enter: Let us know why keeping a notebook handy is so…
  • Best of Office Weekly Roundup 195

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Upcycle old book spines into seriously cute art. Via Mashable. A “hackable” office space, brought to you by tres chic office furniture designer Herman Miller. Via Fast CoExist. The “StorkStand” has been funded! Working in the office just got a wee bit healthier! Via Kickstarter. Robot furniture that builds itself? Friends, we are living in the future. Meet Roombots. Wanna run a lean team that doesn’t see one another much? Here’s how, via Quartz. And what’s a Weekly Roundup without a little Liz Lemon getting doused in paperclips?   Happy Weekend,…
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    Think Simple Now

  • Why Space Matters in Relationships

    Guest of TSN
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    If my life had been perfect, I probably never would have learned anything. Or at least not anything important. I used to have a naïve view of relationships. I believed wholeheartedly that if two nice people got together and made a real effort to treat each other well, then everything would work out fine. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. A Personal Story I met my sweetheart in graduate school. We fell madly in love and were married within seven months. He was the nicest guy I had ever met, and he treated me like a princess. Our bond was so intense that I was convinced that…
  • 4 Tips for Dealing With Fear

    Kayla Albert
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    From the minute I woke up yesterday, I was consumed by fear. The fear had no clear face, and I couldn’t tell what had sparked it or how it might be tamed from a blazing fire to a small flame. It left me with a gnawing pit in my stomach, which I recognized as guilt and anxiety. Everything from that point forward felt off and out of place. I couldn’t see that nothing in the present moment was wrong, only that the immediate future was unsure, and I had lost my firm grip on the control I believed I had. So I attacked. My boyfriend received the brunt of the clearly irrational outburst and I…
  • The Art of Detachment & Surrender

    Guest of TSN
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    I wasn’t in the best of spirits when I walked into my local yoga studio for class on that blustery Monday evening. A slew of perceived problems, large and small, were spinning through my mind. I felt frustrated, helpless, and most of all, lost. I wanted direction and guidance; I longed for the smallest bit of certainty that the decisions I’d had to make earlier would be the right ones. And when I considered relaxing and surrendering, I was unable to do either. I was trying to run away from myself and my troubled mind, but I wasn’t getting anywhere. Ironically enough,…
  • 10 Life Lessons Learned From Kids

    Kayla Albert
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Twirling in her pink tutu, slightly tattered and always a little dirty, my niece opens her arms wide, calling for all of us to get up and dance with her. She wants to hold hands while we jump, spin and leap around the room. She shouts along to the music, reminding each of us that we should be joining in. “Papa sing! It’s your turn Papa!” Panting and out of breath, we try our hardest to match her undying energy. After the music — she asks for Justin Bieber by name now — starts to fade, she drops our hands and holds out her arms again. “Ok everyone, it’s time for a group hug!”…
  • 4 Ways to Say What You Want

    Guest of TSN
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you ever fear that voicing your needs and desires —saying what you want — makes you selfish and will cause people to dislike you? I used to be terrified of taking a stand for myself — saying “no” or “I don’t want to” or “I disagree.” I was so desperate to fit in and please others that I’d completely forgo my own wishes and innermost needs. This denial of my truest self probably led to the anorexia I developed at the age of 10 — a disorder that I wouldn’t be able to shake off for 14 years. Even when I got married, I did so despite my inner voice urging me to…
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    Sources of Insight

  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    “And I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.” — Robyn Schneider As a friend leaves her job, I wonder at what point did she stop feeling fulfillment. What do you do if you find yourself in a situation where you don’t feel fulfilled? I see more and more people leaving jobs, people leaving people, and people leaving the lives they were creating, to try and find fulfillment. In The Inner Edge: The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership, Joelle K. Jay walks through what to do when you find yourself in a situation where you…
  • How To Sharpen Your Focus

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    “A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.” — Brian Tracy Focus is the leadership skill of creating clarity. If you want to get better results, you need to hone in on doable things. A lot of great ideas are actually pretty fuzzy until you zoom in on them and identify specific actions you can take, and specific time frames. If you’re feeling a lack of focus, you can ask yourself ‘What will I do?” and “When will I do it?.” These questions will help you sharpen your focus, turn ideas into results, and…
  • Envisioning: The Leadership Skill of Time Travel

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    “Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you can choose to be.” — Joy Page What do you want your life to be about?  How do you want to live? You can answer some of these questions by using envisioning. Envisioning is not fantasizing. It’s directed day-dreaming with meaning.  And you can use it to reveal insight about yourself and how to find your way forward through the chaos of life. It’s the same tool that leaders use to imagine a better world, a better life, and the art of the possible. In The Inner Edge: The 10 Practices of Personal Leadership,…
  • Be Courageous

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu Courage isn’t the lack of fear. It’s feeling the fear and doing it anyway. But what if instead of fear, you could feel confidence and courage? What if you were to live life with more gusto, more boldness, and you could use your challenges to build you up vs. break you down, or keep you down? Courage is facing your fears, bouncing back when things go wrong, and moving forward. Courage is eating fear for breakfast. In the book, The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest…
  • 10 Big Ideas from The Carpenter

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    Are there proven practices and timeless truths that help you lead a better life, enjoy more fulfilling work, and make more moments that matter? There are.  And Jon Gordon reveals them in his book The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All. Gordon is a bestselling author, and he writes stories that inspire us, drawing from his experience of helping Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, sports teams, and nonprofits. In The Carpenter, Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story of Michael and a carpenter who changes Michael’s life.
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    Manage your life now

  • Best managed WordPress hosting providers

    Alex Chris
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    WordPress is a great website development platform and it’s even better when installed on a fast, reliable and powerful virtual private server. There are a lot of hosting providers that offer WordPress Managed hosting and in the list below I have selected 4 providers that can make your WordPress website run faster with more security in a trouble-free environment. In order of preference, these are: #1 – Knownhost is my favourite VPS hosting provider for many reasons. For starters, they have great prices, superb support and above all they offer almost 100% up-time. The blog you…
  • How to fight fatigue

    Alex Chris
    29 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fatigue is simply a symptom of an underlying condition, so fighting it can depend upon many things. But one of the most common causes of fatigue is simply a busy life!  Everyone, these days, seems to be stretched thin, and that can take a toll on the body. Whether it is a poor diet, a lack of sleep, or stress that is causing your fatigue, below you will find some good, overall pieces of advice that can fight the physical and mental effects of fatigue. Basically, when you are fatigued, you are exhausted!  You just cannot find the energy to do anything, and this can affect your daily life,…
  • How to treat a hangover headache

    Alex Chris
    22 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    While it is easy to say, “I will never drink again!” when you feel that headache the next morning, usually, that sentiment does not ring true, and you find yourself with another headache sometime down the road. From over the counter cures to home remedies, the advice varies.  Here, though are some top tips for really treating that hangover headache! Drink Water One of the easiest ways to prevent a hangover headache is to drink lots of water throughout the evening, even as you imbibe, and to drink an extra glass of water before you go to bed.  This helps to dilute the alcohol in…
  • How to find more time in your day

    Alex Chris
    15 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking to find more time in your day?  Our constant, busy lives can really make us feel overwhelmed and stressed, but just a few extra minutes in a day could alleviate this stress and allow for more ‘me’ time. While finding that extra time may not seem easy, it can be done.  Making simple changes in your day to day life and learning how to manage your time better, can really open up so much more time in your day, and make your life much less stressful. Email Detox Start with an email detox.  We spend so much time reading, composing and replying to emails, and culling through…
  • How to fight sleepiness while studying

    Alex Chris
    8 May 2014 | 4:00 am
    8 ways to fight sleepiness while studying For students, cramming for a big test is often necessary, and this usually involves late nights. But late hours tend to equal sleepiness, and falling asleep during studying is often detrimental to grades.  How, though, can you fight sleepiness and fatigue while you study? Here are some simple tips to help you out! Drink more water The first is very easy to do, but most people do not know about it: Simply drink more water! Drinking water throughout the day is actually a pick-me-up. It regulates the body’s temperature and it revs up the…
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  • Stop Making Life Complicated!

    Kylie Browne
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    Here at Get Organized Wizard we talk a lot about specific ways you can simplify your life. “Be More With Less” is a concept we believe in. Often we hear from members who say, But my life is so complicated, I don’t know how to simplify my life! Really? Really? Let’s look at some issues in life that keep us stuck in a complicated vortex: Regret. If you’re living with regret, chances are that you are not moving forward. Regret can be debilitating, and worth considering our top 5 things to do, to avoid holding onto regret. Over commitment. Taking control of…
  • Cleaning Out Your Friendships

    Kylie Browne
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    For good times and bad timesI’ll be on your side forever moreThat’s what friends are for … That’s What Friends Are For  - Burt Bacharach *Riiippp* Until they’re not there for the good times. Or the bad times. Or maybe they’re only there for the bad times and drop you in the good times when things are going well for you & not so well for them. Hmmm … friendships can be complicated and we can outgrow them. Let’s consider some of the things that draw people together as friends: Common interests; kids, sport, hobbies, work, religion. History,…
  • Embrace the Power of Choice

    Kylie Browne
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    With our brand new challenge starting this week, 21 Days To Simplify your Life, there’s no better time to talk about the power of choice. Making a fast decision, feeling confident with it, let it go and move on. Each day we make a million decisions. Tiny, insignificant ones that barely register to more detailed, thoughtful decisions. Decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.”  Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking For most of us, making a decision doesn’t need extensive research. Simply,…
  • Simplify Your Life – 21 Days To Regain Calm And Happiness

    Kylie Browne
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:47 pm
    It’s that time again! One of our favorite programs is about to run a live session. It’s the 21-Day Simplify Your Life Challenge – and it starts Monday 7 July (US time). Is The 21-Day Simplify Your Life Challenge For Me? Do you: Feel overwhelmed? Have too much stuff in your life? Have too little time? Wonder if your priorities are out of order? Feel you’re drowning in chaos? Find it hard to think straight because there’s too much on your mind? Then the 21-Day Simplify Your Life Challenge is for you! How Does It Work? Each day you’ll be given a…
  • Sick & working from home? Stay productive!

    Kylie Browne
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We are well & truly into flu season here in Sydney and this week I’ve been crash-tackled by the bug. Restless nights, headaches, aches and pains, fevers, sweats. Urggghhh. Please, pur-leez my body, get well soon! When you run a business from home or have the flexibility to work from home a lot, you tend to build up a pretty good routine. You have to be accountable and responsible for managing your own day. However all good intentions go by the way-side when you’re feeling unwell. Whether it’s the dreaded flu, the common cold or a nasty bug, when you work from home all…
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  • blogging break

    8 Jul 2014 | 11:44 pm
        It’s time to enjoy summer freedom! We’re going to a birthday party and traveling in Finland. I’ll take my camera with me, you’ll see a lot of summery Finnish images when I’m back (end of July)…          
  • red top

    6 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
          MACRO MONDAY 2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO          
  • green, green, green

    4 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
        Where ever you walk you can see green, deep green leaves, plants…. It’s been cool, rainy and grey but finally this weekend it will get warmer and sunny!     I love trees, old trees,branches….     strawberry flowers (wild)     rain drops look like diamonds     Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays In My City     Have a relaxing weekend!  
  • I started to paint again…

    29 Jun 2014 | 10:50 pm
        MACRO MONDAY 2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO     I play with my old watercolors before I start to destroy my new ones…    
  • Nuuksio National Park part 2.

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:31 pm
      part 1 is here   We had a good day. The air was refreshing and clean. Luckily in Finland our air is cleaner than in many other countries…. Now we’re all waiting for warmer summer days!               Lingonberry’s flowers   Labrador Tea         This post is full of shadows and reflections     Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays In My City     Have a relaxing weekend!  
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  • 31 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Choosing A Temporary Storage: Questions to Ask Before Making A Deal In  many countries and cities across the world, people with temporary storage needs rent self storage space to keep their items such as furniture, electronic equipment, books, commercial goods and others. If you are in a need of storage space to keep your item for awhile, you will definitely find a number of storage businesses to use their services. But these businesses are not the same in the quality of services they offer. Definitely, you will like to have the best storage experience. Getting the best storage…
  • Tips for Enhancing the Healing of Burns and General Health

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    Burns can be very serious and become infectious if it is not properly treated. If you are burned, it is important that you treat it very well and take good care of yourself so that the burn will heal faster and will not result to infection. There are a number of things that you should do in order to improve the condition of your health and enhance the quality of your health. Here are some tips to help you enhance the healing of your burn. Eat very well Eat enough vegetables like bell peppers and squash, fruits such as cherries, blueberries and tomatoes and antioxidant foods. It has been…
  • The Impact of Bedwetting

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    The Impact of Bedwetting Studies on bedwetting has revealed that it has not just physical impact but also some psychological impact. Based on their studies, many medical personnel and psychologists have reasons to believe that the psychological impact of bedwetting is more serious than the physical aspect of it. Given this, it is important that parents handle it very proficiently to reduce the impact on children. In the opinion of many psychologists, bedwetting also known as sleepwetting or nocturnal enuresis can become a problem or not depending on how the family of the child or the child…
  • Basic Information about Bedwetting

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Bedwetting also known as sleepwetting is medically referred to as nocturnal enuresis. It is urinating unknowingly during sleep at an age when one should be able to control one's bladder and bowel movement. Bedwetting among children of certain age is normal and should not call for any concern. It is commonest urologist complaints from parents. It is not a physical or emotional problem but just a development delay. However, it becomes a problem when it continues to a certain age. Such cases are very rare. On estimate, only about 5% to10% of cases of bedwettings results from medical…
  • What You Should about Elliptical Machines

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    In the past, a lot of people out there spent time in commercial gym working out themselves in order to stay fit and leave an active life. But today, it is no longer the case. Owing to the emphasis on regular exercise as a means of fighting overweight and a number of medical illness, many people are beginning to build their home gym and equip them with different kinds of machine to enable them to work out themselves during their free time or when they are free. Having a home gym is also a veritable means of cutting cost. Different types of exercise of machines have been introduced in…
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  • How to Feel Full

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It's not only after eating Chinese food -- it's after eating everything. An hour later you're hungry again! What gives? Well, with a few handy tricks and loading your cupboards with the right stuff, no more! Read on. Steps Eating to Feel Full Drink water. In order to get your stomach going on the "Oh, I'm eating!" hormone, preface your meals with a glass or two of water. Then, when the food comes in, your stomach will tell you you're fuller sooner. For the record, water has absolutely zero calories. Win. In fact, drinking more water can speed along weight loss. Studies show that it increases…
  • How to Use Apple TV

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ready to cut the cable and free yourself from the glut of commercial programming? With Apple TV, you can rent or buy high-definition movies, listen to podcasts, stream Netflix, Hulu, and other video, watch sports, even access the music and photos on your computer, all from the comfort of your couch. This article will show you how to set up and use your Apple TV and start enjoying television again. Steps Hooking Up Your Apple TV Unpack Apple TV. Set it up near your television, with access to power, and if using a wired network (optional), to an ethernet port. Don't place Apple TV on top of…
  • How to Start a Bonsai Tree

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The ancient art of growing bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old. Though usually associated with Japan, bonsai tree cultivation actually originated in China, where the trees eventually came to be associated with the religion of Zen Buddhism.[1] Bonsai trees are now used for decorative and recreational purposes in addition to their traditional uses. Caring for bonsai trees gives the cultivator a chance to take a contemplative yet creative role in the growth of an emblem of natural beauty. See Step 1 below to learn how to start your own bonsai tree. Steps Choosing the Right Bonsai Tree…
  • How to Grow Vanilla

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Vanilla is an edible pod from orchids of the Vanilla genus. It is commonly cultivated in Mexico, Madagascar, Reunion and several other tropical locations, where it vines up trees. Growing vanilla at home can be a difficult and long process. Steps Constructing a Tropical Environment Construct a tall greenhouse or hothouse. Vanilla orchids require a tropical environment, so you will need sunlight, heat, space and humidity for it to grow. If you live in the South of the United States, Australia or another warm climate you may be able to cultivate vanilla outside. Your environment should be 65…
  • How to Know if Your Ex Misses You

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The relationship ended, but that doesn't mean that you and your ex are automatically ready to let go of each other. You might miss your ex and find yourself wondering if things are the same for him or her, or maybe you have no lingering feelings but wonder what your ex's strange reactions mean. Either way, if you suspect that your ex may miss you, there are a few clues you can use to confirm or reject your suspicions. Steps Pay Attention to Your Interactions Note any awkward phone calls. If your ex still misses you, expect to receive a lot of phone calls and text messages at random. Usually,…
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    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • Apologies for site issues and kudos to

    Dwayne Melancon
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Some of you have sent me emails, messages, etc. over the past few days regarding this site being offline. I apologize for that, but have good news: everything is back to normal now.Yes, was down for about a week due to a snafu at my domain registrar. All should be fine now, and you'll see some posts showing up here soon (I have a backlog). Kudos to HoverPart of the solution to my issue drove me to change domain providers. I have heard a lot of good things about Hover in the past so I decided to give them a try. Actually, I've been an email customer of theirs for a…
  • Sharper Minds Through Video Games?

    Dwayne Melancon
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I play a lot of video games during my travels - it is a great release to unwind in my hotel room, and I find it very relaxing (yes).  I flit from one to another quite often, but my current favorites are Borderlands 2, Diablo III, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.  I also tend to apply lessons I learn from video games into how I view the world; for example, I have given multiple talks about what information security can learn from video games - such as this brief talk the RSA Security Conference earlier this year).   With that in mind, I wanted to make sure I wasn't deluding myself -…
  • Updated: How to lose 50 pounds in 6 months

    Dwayne Melancon
    7 Jun 2014 | 11:17 pm
    As I mentioned in my previous post, I've lost over 50 pounds since last July and have learned some things along the way.  I thought I'd share some of my experience here, in the hopes that others might benefit.  By the way - I know this ended up being a bit long, but hopefully it's broken up enough to make it usable. 10 months into the process (I started trying to lose weight August 1, 2013), and I'm doing a good job of maintaining and sticking with my program  I was just updating my photo with a new one just taken for work, and I thought it was worth updating my original post…
  • [Updated] SpiShutter hands-on - a great webcam privacy solution for MacBooks

    Dwayne Melancon
    24 May 2014 | 10:49 pm
    A while back, I shared how you can use cellophane tape to keep people from spying on you with your webcam.For the past month or so, I've been using an alternative called the SpiShutter which I really like so I wanted to share it with you.  Here is a brief video walk-through showing how it works: I have the black version of the SpiShutter, but they come in a couple of other colors, as well. By the way - the privacy screen I mention is the 3M Gold Privacy Filter for MacBook Pro Retina computers - they are available for most other computers, as well.  That's meant for a different…
  • Don't be a victim in the eBay data breach

    Dwayne Melancon
    21 May 2014 | 7:28 pm
    If you're an eBay user like me, you'll have seen the news about their recent data breach in which users' names, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, and encrypted passwords were taken.  As part of my day job, I have been involved in sharing information about this incident, and thought I would share some of my thoughts here. From the information publicly shared by eBay, it appears that the data breach involved securely encrypted passwords, which makes it more difficult to gain access to users’ eBay accounts en masse, as it will require brute force…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Affirmation Challenge Roundup: Reflection, Feedback, and Next Steps Moving Forward!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    This is the roundup for the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014! Hi everyone, welcome to the roundup for our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! :D This is the final post of the challenge, where we do a roundup, reflect on our challenge experience, and post next steps moving forward. 15 Days, 15 Positive Affirmations — Completed After nearly three weeks (with 15 days being active task days and the others being break days) and 15 positive affirmations, we’re now at the…
  • 15 Beautiful Wallpapers with Positive Affirmations, Just for You (from Affirmation Challenge)

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    This is wallpapers page of the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Hi everyone! Now that the Affirmation Challenge has come to a close, I’d like to share with you the 15 affirmation wallpapers I’ve created specially for the challenge. These are the same wallpapers I’ve shared in their respective day’s task post,…
  • Affirmation Challenge Day 15 [X]: “[Insert your affirmation]“

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    This is Day 15 of the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Dear everyone, welcome to Day 15 of our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! While today is Day 15, it’s not the last day yet for there’s one last roundup post for tomorrow. So don’t bid your farewells just yet! Here is the overview of all the posts for the challenge so far:…
  • Affirmation Challenge Week 2: Catch Up, Share, and Participate!

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    This is the second and last catch-up day for the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Dear everyone, welcome to the second catch-up day of our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! We are now at the week-two mark of the challenge and this is the second last day before the challenge ends. Today’s Task: Catch Up, Share, and…
  • Singapore PE Readers Meetup on 27 July (Plus My 30th Birthday Celebration!)! [RSVPs CLOSED]

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Singapore PE Readers Meetup in June 2013 last year! :) Update, July 26, 2014: Due to overwhelming response, we now have 40 confirmed attendees and RSVPs are now closed as we have (way) maxed out the restaurant’s seating. If you’re a confirmed attendee, your name will be listed in the attendees list below. Thanks and look forward to meeting you guys soon!!! Hi everyone! While we’re in the middle of the Affirmation Challenge, I’d like to announce our upcoming Singapore PE readers meetup! Every year I have at least one PE readers meetup in Singapore (since that’s…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • How to Be the Most Attractive Person in the Room

    Adaeze Diana Obiako
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all wish we could be like the most attractive person in the room. We see how he or she sashays around mesmerizing the crowd with every breath and movement taken. Gosh, if only that was the way for all of us. If only I could be confident. If only I could be that attractive! I used to think this way myself. Growing up as a painfully shy introvert, confidence was not my strong suit. I was terrified of large and small crowds alike, and never seemed able to attract any lasting attention. Who could have guessed that today I would be a life coach and speaker to young women, consistently capturing…
  • How to Fend Off Creativity Critics and Idea Squashers

    Patrick Banks
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    I want to address something that might help those who are having some fears about expressing their creativity in life. I truly believe that all of us, deep inside, have a loving, creative voice that is dying to come out and be expressed. Most of us will keep that voice suppressed perhaps even throughout our entire lives, allowing our fears to gnaw at any opportunity that arises to express it. 1. Find a unique voice of creative expression inside you Some people long to express themselves creatively by writing, speaking, dancing, signing, playing a sport, cooking, or a million other things…
  • 99 Essential Positive Affirmations

    Steven Aitchison
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
      I have been using positive affirmations for most of my adult life and know that the subtle changes they have made to my thinking has changed my life beyond measure. Positive Affirmations You might think repeating positive affirmations to yourself seems like new age hoo hah, which is kind of what I thought when I first heard Émile Coué’s famous affirmation: Every day in every way I am getting better and better How on earth can repeating a positive affirmation like this help you?   It’s all to do with beliefs. Your beliefs underpin every single thought you make, every…
  • Solving the People Pleasing Puzzle

    Joshua Cartwright
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today, I stopped people pleasing. I am 40, and you would think that I’d had plenty of time to get over it! If you are nodding ‘yes’ then you probably don’t struggle with this dis-ease and you should only read on if you want to help someone you know. Because a lot of what I am going to say is obvious to you. And some might not be. Read on to find out. I should also add that everyone’s people pleasing puzzle is made up differently. However, I am sure there are enough commonalities for at least some of what I say to be useful to you. Read on, and if you don’t…
  • Three Reasons to Stop Dreaming About Your Future – Today!

    Karla Tolstoy
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    “If you can dream it, you can do it.”  “Reach for the stars,”… “You can do anything you set your mind to…” If we’re lucky, we can barely walk or talk when we first hear these types of fiercely encouraging phrases.  (And to be clear, confidence and ambition are great things.)  What motivational types, our mothers and our BFFs often leave out of their spirited cheers?… “You might spend your entire life dreaming of outcomes that are totally attainable and that you work hard to see through – only to have life circumstances rip the rug out from underneath you in an…
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Threats and Opportunities

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    There’s a tool in the entrepreneurial utility belt called a ‘SWOT analysis.’ The acronym stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The idea here is that by identifying which factors — internal and external — fit within these four different boxes, it’s possible to get a better view of the environment in which you’re playing. The SWOT, like any other tool, can be useful if applied correctly. I would argue, however, that we quite often (whether formally through a tool of this sort, or instinctively) tend to see more threats and fewer…
  • Not Our Histories

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    When there’s conflict in the world — and sadly, there very seldom is not — it’s important to remember a few things. First, recognize that the people catalyzing conflict are generally not the majority in any given instance. It’s usually a militant group, a collective of extremists, or government officials who decide which outsiders are allies and which are enemies. They decide who is good and who is bad, and when and where violence will be used as a tool for political/economic/philosophical gain. They draw the lines in the sand, and tell us the people on the other side of…
  • The Relativism of Advice

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Good advice can be a difficult thing to acquire, though you wouldn’t know it from perusing the how-to section at a bookstore, reading the opinion section of the newspaper, or browsing just about the entire internet. There’s advice everywhere. Advice on money, on work, on relationships, on food. Advice about how to spend your time, how to raise your kids, how to travel or work out or edit a photograph. And some of this advice is good. For someone, at least. Because although it’s wonderful to have so much advice, much of it is lacking a very important block of text, which I…
  • Outdated Limitations

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    I love learning about industries outside of my own. There are many parallels to be found, and those parallels can make aspects of my work more clear because of their distance from my immediate concerns. It’s rumored that the CD can play back 74 minutes of music because when it was developed, the president of Sony’s favorite symphony was Beethoven’s Ninth, which was 74 minutes long. He wanted to deliver a format that would play his favorite symphony in its entirety, and that determined the size of the now-ubiquitous (and outdated) CD. Consider that this decision has resulted…
  • Universality

    29 Jun 2014 | 5:47 am
    There’s something about offering another person a cup of coffee that has a universality to it. No matter what cultural background you come from (in my experience thus far, at least), the gesture of offering a caffeinated beverage transcends gulfs of any size. I’ve seen violent, physical arguments brought to a halt due to the introduction of tiny ceramic cups of coffee. I’ve seen incommunicative chasms bridged when one person offers another a mug. It’s a gesture that says, “I don’t care who you are, where you come from, what you believe, or where…
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • 4 Ways to be an Organized Traveler (After You Check In)

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    My own experiences during a recent business trip started me thinking about how I could be a more organized traveler especially once I checked into my hotel room. I realized that being an organized traveler was a state of mind that should carry through my entire trip. I not only needed to be able to quickly find my hair dryer, vitamins, and conference schedule, but I also needed to organize all my clothing, toiletries, and work materials so that packing for check-out would take no time at all. It is very easy to get caught up in the anticipation of the business meetings that you will be…
  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge: Simplify Your Life

    Dan Loya
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Are you ready for the July 5-Minute Organizing Challenge? Each month, we share a few things you can do daily for five minutes at a time to get more organized. Since National Simplify Your Life Week is coming up soon (first week in August), we’ll be exploring ways you can simplify by taking five small steps in the form of mini-challenges. Day 1: Examine your daily life. Figure out what areas (five or less) you are experiencing excess. Is your home or office cluttered with things you don’t use or need? Is your schedule so packed that you have no time for self-care? These are some…
  • Tidy Friday: 6 Things You Can Do on Friday to Avoid Manic Monday

    Naomi Cook
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fridays can be tough, right? And, they can be especially difficult in the summertime. The weekend is just hours away and your mind can’t focus on anything except walking on the boardwalk at the beach in your flip flops and smelling the wondrousness of funnel cakes and fries. What if I told you that you could have fun on a Friday afternoon – without playing hooky or doing online shopping – and still be productive? Well, you can have a “Tidy Friday” by doing a little organizing! I know … I know, you’re probably questioning how organizing be fun to anyone aside…
  • Keep Track Of Your Connections With Newsle

    Nealey Stapleton
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    I recently found out about a cool website called Newsle that finds and aggregates all news articles that your connections (e.g. LinkedIn contacts, Facebook friends) are featured in. It’s a fantastic and super easy way to keep up with who’s doing what. Keep Track Of Your Connections With Newsle It’s still in beta testing and I’ve only been using it for a few months, but keep reading to learn what I think so far. Newsle’s Cool Features It offers you one place to see all of your connections in the news.   You can have the software keep track of your LinkedIn contacts, Facebook…
  • Fact Friday: Music Can Affect How You Think

    Deb Lee
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    ” … researchers brought pedestrians into a laboratory and played them a short, stripped-down piece of music consisting of a series of alternating chords.  What the scientists found is that the simple act listening to either of these two chord sets changed how people processed information in a very basic way. For example, the researchers asked people to take a list of shopping items and organize them into groups. Think detergent and paper towels: same kind of thing, or different? Results showed that “tritone” people formed fewer categories than “perfect fifth” people,…
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  • Why Productivity Isn’t About Long Hours or Number of Tasks Completed

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    You want to get more done. You need to be more productive in your job. So, you put in extra hours. You double-down on your efforts to cross completed tasks off your list. Yet, with all this added effort, you don’t find yourself any further ahead in the big picture. What gives? It turns out that true productivity […]
  • Can You Get Your Inbox to Zero for THIS Week?

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today is Friday, is your inbox empty? Can you claim the coveted title of “Inbox Zero?” Maybe not. But, how about this… could you get your Inbox to Zero for just this work week? Leave the Week with Inbox Zero You may be like many others and have hundreds (if not thousands) of email messages sitting […]
  • When It Comes to Your Goals, Late is Always Better Than Never

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    What big goal have you always wanted to pursue? You have been meaning to do it forever. You tell yourself that you will do it next year… or when things settle down… or when you have more time. Yet, none of that ever happens. And that goal or dream that you have always told yourself you […]
  • Respect the End of the Meeting

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    I was recently in a meeting with about a dozen people. The meeting’s end time arrived, and yet the meeting didn’t end. In fact, it just kept going. The individual speaking kept droning on. People started getting uncomfortable in their seats and shuffling their belongings. Have you ever been in a meeting that just wouldn’t end? […]
  • A Powerful Tip to Get Rid of Clutter Areas Once and For All

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Where is your clutter? I bet you can name a few areas quickly. The backseat of your car. Your desktop. The nightstand next to your bed. We all have trouble spots, places where we accumulate stuff. Today, I have a powerful tip to help keep those trouble areas clutter-free. Where is Your Clutter? Maybe you pile things […]
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  • Environmentally Friendly Planners

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Every year there is one thing that should always be scheduled in your planner – buying a new one.  When choosing a new planner you might want to use the same format, or you may want to try something new! But when looking for a new planner have you ever considered how much of the planner is made from recycled content? It is time for you to consider recycled planners, since not all planners are made the same!   Here at Day-Timer we love to recycle, after all we are a paper company! When choosing our paper we think about how conscious you are of the environment; that’s why all of our…
  • The Value of an Academic Planner

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    An academic planner starts in July and ends in June. But what’s the purpose of having a planner that starts in July? There’s no difference in the format between planners, so what’s the big deal? Well, here’s what we know: Students Love Academic Planners When you’re a student and your planner aligns with your school year, it’s nice. Everything aligns well between your school work and your planner. Plus as a student, you’re taking notes, remembering readings, and scheduling assignments for classes. An academic planner helps you prioritize what needs to be done! Teachers Love…
  • Plan The Perfect 4th

    20 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Follow these tips and suggestions this Fourth of July for an exciting holiday! If You’re Hosting A Party: Having a get together with friends and family is always fun, and properly planning for it will make it even more enjoyable for you and your guests! Here are some tips to get the most out of planning for your party. Create a budget and stick to it! Budgets may seem like a drag, so to keep costs low think of how many people you’re inviting, how crazy your decorations will be, and if your guests should bring a side and beverage. Pick a theme for your party! Come on, you can do better…
  • Managing Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

    13 Jun 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Organizing and remembering an entire family’s schedule is difficult to say the least. There are multiple schedules to memorize, meals to plan, errands to run, to-do lists, and not to mention managing your own schedule. If this describes you, we have the perfect solution – the Family Plus or Mom Planner. These planners allow you to track everything in one place! You have to manage a lot for your family, around the house, and at work. Within this planner we have created certain areas for all your different responsibilities.     Dinner takes a lot of planning – so what better…
  • Keeping This Summer Organized

    6 Jun 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Summer is a big deal! Even though summer officially begins June 21, life is starting to get crazy now. There are so many events and plans that occur in the summer, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You have holiday plans, weddings, vacations, kids to keep track of, and more. All these things will keep you busy – but what’s the best way to keep track of the summer without adding any extra stress to your plate? Day-Timer planners can help keep your summer organized. For an organized summer we recommend a planner to keep you on track everywhere you go; it is necessary during the hustle and…
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Podcast #77 with Jenny Radcliffe

    Ari Meisel
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
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  • Ways to Hack Your Morning Routine

    Ari Meisel
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
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  • Podcast #76 with Ian Clark founder of Activation Products

    Ari Meisel
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
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  • Podcast #74 Timothy Pychyl on Procrastination

    Ari Meisel
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
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  • Podcast #75 David Gottfried of US Green Building Council

    Ari Meisel
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • 7 Things Successful People Do to Build Lasting Relationships

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The single pattern that emerged among successful people is … How much do relationships matter to you? We are talking all types of relationships, personal and business relationships. Do you see your relationships directly affecting your life’s success or happiness or do you see them as a separate entity on their own, as a perk (or pest!) of life without serving a larger purpose? Don’t worry. There is no right or wrong answer, and certainly no grading here. But there is a better way to live your life if you want to emulate successful people and what they always do in…
  • 42 Affirmations Every Successful Entrepreneur Believes

    20 Jul 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Affirmations, huh? Once a skeptic, now a believer. A few years ago, I was a serious corporate gal who would poke fun at anything that could not be proven for a fact. Affirmations were the last thing I could take seriously, and yet, funny enough, affirmations and the subsequent changes in mindset and thinking created the conditions for my transition from corporate to entrepreneurship. Positive affirmations were the seeds that enabled me to land my dream company and online businesses and partnership with my husband. Specifically, I can attribute the following to learning and using positive…
  • How to Stop Procrastinating: 18 Easy Ways

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Why do we love to procrastinate? It is an undoubted truth, that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. ~Earl of Chesterfield First, the obvious: Everyone procrastinates. I do it, my corporate and entrepreneur friends and the ones in between do it and I know for a fact that super successful gurus do it on occasion too. It’s just a human thing to put off what we could get done now for later. So relax. You’re not alone. But the ones who get a lot done in short periods of time and seem untouchable by excuses that plague the rest of us simply have learned how…
  • 7 Productivity Hacks You Could Be Using Right Now

    5 Jul 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Wait, is this your relationship with productivity? Admit it, you envy productive people. You keep telling yourself that you could be more productive if only you use your time better and smarter. You read books and blogs and listen to podcasts on productivity hacks. You know the drill by heart: Set goals, use a timer for uninterrupted focus, avoid distractions, focus on one task at a time, and just hustle after what you want. But when it’s late morning already, and you have not accomplished any of your to-do items even though you got up early and hustled to work. You wonder to yourself…
  • The Importance of Being Punctual

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is that a real emergency or just a poor excuse? Person A: I am so sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic. Person B: No kidding. Cause, ya know, I chartered a plane to get here! I am so tempted to respond this way to every Person A who has been notoriously late to a meeting with me and arrives blurting out this ridiculous excuse. They may be friends, family, guests, co-worker, clients, or perfect strangers, it matters little who they are because tardy is a serious lack of respect. Am I the only one left who feels this way about punctuality and tardiness? Please say it isn’t so. Has…
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  • 10 Tips To Improve Your Writing Skills And Help You Get Ahead

    28 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Are you looking for tips to improve your writing skills? Even if you’re a well seasoned writer, there are always ways to polish your talents. This post includes 10 helpful suggestions you can follow to become a better writer. As you enhance your skills, you’ll be able to reap more and more benefits that will help you get ahead in your career. And your relationships will improve as well as your communication skills strengthen.Writing is such a huge part of my life now, especially since I’m a blogger, and I also do a lot of writing in my day job. I’m constantly trying to…
  • How To Be More Productive And Less Overwhelmed

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    When was the last time you felt ahead of the game because you were lacking items on your to do list? For me, if I ever felt that way, it was so long ago that I don’t remember. But even with a mile long to do list we can still learn how to be more productive and less overwhelmed.I have a bad tendency of adding things onto my to do list faster than I can cross things off. Do you ever feel that way too? It can be really frustrating that’s for sure. For me, I’ve come to accept that there will always be things on my to do list. Simply coming to terms with that fact has helped me…
  • Helpful Tips On How To Break Bad Habits

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Do you want to break your bad habits? I do! Even if you’ve tried and failed to break certain bad habits in the past, it’s never too late to try again. It takes time and effort to completely replace our non ideal actions with positive ones, and a lot of times we give up too soon. If we take a methodical and smarter approach, however, we can have better results. Let’s get started with some helpful tips on how to break bad habits.1. Know The Main Reasons Why We Fail To Break Bad HabitsFirst let’s take a look at some of the main reasons why we fail to break bad habits.
  • Ways To Improve Communication And Increase Happiness

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    The older I get, the more and more I appreciate effective communication. Things have a way of getting miscommunicated, left out, lost in translation, or poorly relayed way too often. Poor communication makes our work and personal lives so much harder than they need to be. Fortunately there are easy ways to improve communication and increase happiness for all of us if we try a little harder.1. Learn Not To Blame Others By DefaultThings go wrong all the time at the office, among families, and between customers and businesses. We love to put the blame on someone else when things don’t…
  • 5 Tips To Save Money Buying A Car

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    If you are like most Americans, you probably spend more money on a car than you should. Did you know that during the “Cash For Clunkers” program, the average purchase price of a car was a whopping $25,000? Meanwhile, the average total household income of the car buyer was less than $60,000. Who goes and spends half of their annual income after tax on a heap of steel? Apparently hundreds of thousands of people, and that’s just a recipe for financial disaster. But you can follow tips to save money buying a car.Think Twice Before Paying That PriceThere are many ways in which…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • How to Start an Information Product Business Around Your Passion

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    I remember when I first began reading about starting an online business. I remember the big promises. Build a website. Write an ebook. And retire to a pearly white beach in the Caribbean. I even spent over $10,000 on an internet marketing coach. It didn’t quite work out the way I’d expected. Granted, I wasn’t the smartest cookie around, but then again, neither was the coach. I spent around three years trying to crack the code, looking for secrets and shortcuts, and buying every course under the sun. Eventually, things began to click. But what I discovered was not what I had expected. In…
  • How I Come Up with Creative Business Ideas That Work

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Ever think you aren’t creative? Or maybe that creativity and business don’t mix? Creativity seems mysterious, until you start using it in your life. It’s not something you have or don’t have. Everyone has creativity within them. And everyone can come up with creative business ideas that work. I don’t see myself as particularly creative. I simply do what I do, and results follow. What is a Creative Business Idea? When we think about a creative business idea, we tend to picture something innovative, groundbreaking, and genius. We think Mozart, Einstein, Steve Jobs, or Richard…
  • (New Book) Do What You Love

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:48 am
    Isn’t it time you uncovered your path in life? My book, Do What You Love, is out now. It’s available exclusively on the Amazon Kindle. The good news: You don’t need a Kindle device to read it. You can read it on your iPad, iPhone, android device, Windows PC, or even a Mac. More details on how to do this below. In this book you’ll learn how you can start doing what you love. No matter what your circumstances in life are. Are You Ready to Do What You Love? In this book, I help unravel some of the most common fears, worries, and roadblocks when it comes to doing what…
  • A 3-Step Formula to Tap Into Your Creativity (and Solve Any Problem)

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    Throughout the years, I’ve become better and better at coming up with creative solutions. I don’t struggle as much as I used to. Creative ideas seem to arrive at just the right time. This hasn’t happened because I’m somehow talented. No, it’s because I’ve begun to understand how creativity works in my life. The good news? You already have access to it. You can start using your innate creativity. Once you’re done reading this article, you’ll know how to do it. But before we do that, let’s have a look at what creativity is, shall we? What is Creativity? Everyone talks about…
  • When You Feel Like You Have Nothing Special to Offer the World

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    One of my earliest obstacles was my belief that I didn’t have anything to offer the world. I wanted desperately to express myself. To share my truth. To follow my heart. But I thought I wasn’t good enough, and that held me back for years. I’ve also received emails from readers on how they feel like they have nothing to offer. Perhaps you’ve felt that way, too? You might have some insights to share, but you stop yourself. You wonder: Isn’t this obvious? Doesn’t everyone already know this? Why would someone pay me for what I know? You look at the millions of sites out there, and…
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    Asian Efficiency - Time Management and Productivity

  • Backup Is A Productivity Tool

    Brooks Duncan
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Backing up your computer is one of those things like eating properly and exercise – we all know we need to do it, but too few of us actually follow through. I would submit that having an automated, tested backup system can have a big impact on productivity, and here are a few examples of […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • The 7 Deadly Email Sins

    Zachary Sexton
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    Email is a powerful tool that will be with us for years to come. You’ve got two choices. Control your email or let it control you. Below are 7 Deadly Email Sins that you should avoid to be the one who wears the pants in the inbox relationship. 1. Opening email first thing in the morning. […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • University of You: Path To Self-Education (Part III)

    Zachary Sexton
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Recording Your Self-Education Michael Faraday was born in Newington Butts, a suburb of London, in 1791. His family was not well off. Having only the most basic formal education, Faraday had to educate himself. However, Faraday loved to learn. At fourteen, he followed his passion for learning by becoming an apprentice under a local bookbinder. By […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • University of You: The Path To Self-Education (Part II)

    Zachary Sexton
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Self-Education Resources We live in a time of incredible information abundance. What was only taught in schools, exclusive lecture halls or written in prohibitively expensive books, is now freely available everywhere with internet access. Even as recently as 15 years ago the script was, “do well on standardized test, get into a good college, get a good […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • University of You: The Path To Self-Education

    Zachary Sexton
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Is the ability to be successful in work and life learned at school? To search for the answer, let’s start by looking at the formal education of one of my business idols, Richard Branson. Best known for his world record attempts and showy business tactics, Richard Branson dropped out of school at the age of […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • The plan in the CEO's head

    Julie Poland
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    See that pile of bricks over there?  The only difference Google Images: bojmu.orgbetween that pile of bricks that's basically taking up space and a functional shelter is a foundation and mortar.  The foundation provides a stable surface upon which to build, and the mortar holds the bricks together - so they don't fall down and bust someone's head or collapse in the midst of a thunderstorm.This is what it's like when the plan is in the CEO's head.  Unless he or she is a lone eagle business, where the CEO does it all, another person or persons is going to have to understand what…
  • The team leader - the linchpin in business success

    Julie Poland
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    The World English Dictionary defines a linchpin as Google Images:"a person or thing regarded as essential or coordinating element of the company."  Author and business guru Seth Godin urges you to develop yourself into a Linchpin in his book - someone who is indispensable in your company, your community, and your market.We're talking about team leaders as the linchpins.  You can hold any spot on your company or organization's org chart and fulfill the function of team leader.  Some of your team leadership roles are prescribed in your position…
  • The pull of universal unacknowledged needs

    Julie Poland
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:40 am
    Wow, sounds like a sales bonanza, doesn't it?  Universal needs - everyone must have whatever it is.  What are the truly universal needs?  Water?  Food?  Shelter?  Wouldn't it be great to be involved in one of those industries where everybody has to have one, or better yet, a constant stream of it?Google Images:  ashleymarketplace.comYes, but what kind of water?  What kind of food?  What kind of shelter?  You might sell sushi, and although sushi is food - a delicacy in some minds - it's not the kind of food that some people want to eat.
  • Traits of an ideal leader

    Julie Poland
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    What would you say constitutes an ideal leader?  What are Google Images:  processserverscanada.comtheir behaviors, their attitudes?  Ask a group of twenty people to assemble individual "top 5" lists and you might be surprised by the diversity.  You (and they) see ideal leadership traits as those that would motivate you to follow or to perform at your best.There is no one list, and that's probably both the good news and the bad news.  It's the bad news only in that it makes it more difficult for an individual to get a bead on what he or she needs to do or become to be…
  • Commands you're hiding in your words

    Julie Poland
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is from the archives - a message that bears repeating:Google Images: shopstyle.comStory #1 - An aunt of mine went with us to the beach when I was just a little kid. She was a young teenager at that point, and the group decided to rent bicycles. She was not a regular cyclist, and to this day she’d tell you that athletics are not her forte. Anyhoo, they were riding their bikes down the side streets in Wildwood, NJ and she was saying to herself, "Don’t hit the parked cars, don’t hit the parked cars, don’t hit the – " when you know what happened. Bam! She t-boned one smack in the…
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    Niceletter - Free sample letters

  • Love Letters Examples

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:33 am
    Here are some Love Letter Examples to help you get started your very own Love Letter. You can use those Sample Love Letters as templates along with the letter generator which allows you to edit the letter and personalize it online. Writing a love letter is something very personal and your letter should always be unique so remember that those love letters are just examples to get you started. Let your heart speak and reveal your feelings but keep in mind that a touch of humor is always welcome as it will make your letter more pleasant to read.
  • Contact Celebrities

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Contact Celebrities directly with the Star's address already filled in. You can write to celebrities with the contact information we provide along with the letter generator. Just fill in your own address and write about what ever you want. Additional information is provided for each letter as how to address and contact the celebrity.
  • Letters to politicians

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    The letters to politicians are documents that allow you to communicate, to contact with politicians, representatives of the State, and elected the republic or government officials. Politicians represent and defend us according to the ideas of their respective political party. Write politicians an opportunity to draw attention to the problems of everyday injustices. Seek the help of a politician is often the last resort. Our models of letters to politicians we make it easy. Gradually we put into our political web addresses so you can write freely the politician that you prefer.
  • Letters to the British monarchy

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Here we offer letters to the British monarchy with the direction of the queen, prince, princess and other members of the royal family but also including other European royal houses. Seize and Manifest your concerns, your pains, your joys to any of the members of different royal families put at your disposal. Write a letter to the monarchy.
  • Letters of resolution

    4 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    With these letters of resolution can write to the companies with which you want to cancel your commitment. This break is the conclusion of the agreement of the parties to terminate a contractual clause to End the Employment Relationship. Write a letter of resolution is quick and easy with our sample letters of resolution.
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    Nona Jordan Coaching

  • Podcast: Goddess Guidance for Abundance

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Goddesses for Abundance & Prosperity This week’s podcast had some technical issues – there is an echo on my speech throughout, but my guest, Amy Palko, was totally unaffected. If you listen in, all of Amy’s answers are crystal clear. You can listen through BlogTalkRadio, or subscribe through iTunes. But for those of you who […]Related Articles:Playing with Money EnergyGet Right with MoneyYou are “the One”All AboutOne Practice for 2012
  • The $25,000 Hole in My Budget

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    $25,200. My nine year old asked me a few weeks ago what color my hair REALLY is. That question (as many of her questions do) shook me awake. Her question invited me into an exploration of my relationship with my own beauty and the cultural ideas of beauty that are everywhere – and the financial cost […]Related Articles:A woman who investsThe REAL TreatWhy Chaos is PerfectYour TRUE VisionThe healing power of curiosity
  • Stop Waiting

    3 Jun 2014 | 7:46 pm
    What if… What would happen if you stopped waiting for your business to grow or for your bank account to be larger? What if you quit spending every waking moment trying to be somewhere other than where you are? Waiting is living with false limits. Even when it’s steeped in purpose and love, life is not exclusively about your work. Here’s what […]Related Articles:Let it Flow, Baby.You are “the One”Your TRUE VisionThe Power of IntegrityTruth in Numbers
  • You can do hard things

    22 May 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Reflecting back: 8:00am, December 10, 2004 I had been pushing for three hours. My husband had gone off to do laundry – his nerves were shot from the labor. I was sitting in the birthing tub in Clara’s nursery, my head hanging over the side and I was crying. “I can’t do this. It’s too […]Related Articles:When the Plan FailsThe REAL TreatLove Letters in the DarkOn Getting Bare in ConversationsYou are “the One”
  • The healing power of curiosity

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    The thorniest issues inspire the most powerful questions. The very first question I asked my first coach was, “How can I possibly ask for payment to do something I love? Work that feels like a spiritual calling?” This one question led me to answers and insights and healing that was extraordinarily powerful. Frankly, I remember […]Related Articles:Your TRUE VisionThe $25,000 Hole in My BudgetA woman who investsPodcast: Goddess Guidance for AbundanceYou are “the One”
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • What Your Absent Desires Are Telling You

    Good Vibe Coach
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    Enjoy this guest post from Greg Kuhn, the Law of Attraction Science Guy: Do you, like me, agree with the following statement? “I’ll see it when I believe it.” Dr. Wayne Dyer was the first person I heard say that many years ago. Last month I saw that statement written as uplifting graffiti across the side of a building in Miami. “I’ll see it when I believe it” is becoming more and more part of our conventional wisdom. And, if you’re like me, I’ll bet that sentiment is more than a feel-good philosophy. I’ll bet you not only know it’s true, you also seek to live its…
  • In Case of Emergency Read This

    Good Vibe Coach
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    I can’t remember what troubles I was facing that inspired me to write this thank you letter. But it’s come in handy more than once. This is the letter I read when living under the same roof with my ex seemed unbearable. It’s the letter I read when I felt anxious about the litigation my aunt and I are involved in. It’s the letter I keep handy whenever I feel stuck with something bigger than me. I pulled it out again today when I started to entertain doubts about a new work colleague. I share it with you to inspire you to create your own “In Case of…
  • Q&A: Use LOA to Manage Anxiety?

    Good Vibe Coach
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    A reader recently asked for support on using the law of attraction to manage anxiety. I thought that post might be better written from a fellow creator who’s actually done it, rather than my hypothetical suggestions about how it could possibly work. Here’s what my research turned up: Some advise to just stop thinking about the negative and focus on the positive. I’d love to believe it’s that easy, but I suspect some who experience more severe forms of anxiety (i.e. panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder) may find that advice falls…
  • I Love That About Us

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    If you’ve picked up a copy of my Art of Self Love ebook, you know that one of my favorite ways to transform the vibe of self-judgment is to say, “I  love that about me“ for whatever I’d been judging myself about. Example, instead of being embarrassed that I snort when I laugh, I transform it to appreciation by thinking, “I love that about me.” On a dime I feel much better about snorting. (Who knew how cute that is?!) It’s a little weird how well it works. Instead of being mad at myself that I’m running late again, I dip into the good vibes by…
  • Is Your ‘What’ a Hidden ‘How’?

    Good Vibe Coach
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:02 am
    We know that when we start messing with the Hows, we’re not exercising our highest creative power. Our job is to focus on What we want, and let Universe figure out How. That’s LOA 101, but many of us find we’re correcting for that on a regular basis. (Or is it just me?) Anyway, it occurred to me that sometimes our goals, dreams and desires are actually just ‘Hows’ in disguise. The other day I heard Kathleen Miller share an instruction inspired by Neville: “Don’t manifest the middle.” Meaning, our power lies in visualizing (and…
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    Mick Gill's Blog

  • Got a call from Microsoft and allowed them access to Your computer?

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    The scam is very simple: someone calls you claiming to be from Microsoft or your ISP or your anti-malware provider, or some other authoritative company. Of course, they are not. Microsoft, your ISP or any of the other companies these scammers claim to be from are not involved in any way. A pop-up notification stating malware was found. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They claim that
  • Smartphone Specs Demystified

    21 May 2014 | 10:50 pm
    "Ever wonder what 'capacitive touchscreen,' 'MicroSD' and 'HSPA+' mean? We provide real definitions for the specs most commonly used to describe what's under the hood in today's smartphones." Read Full Article Smartphone Specs Demystified>> Why you should Donate!
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    21 May 2014 | 9:50 pm
    PQChat claims to be the first ‘quantum-proof’ messenger APP
  • Video shows what it’s like to ride the Isle of Man’s TT course

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:39 am
    Video shows what it’s like to ride the Isle of Man’s TT course Related articles This Is Subaru's Entire Crazy Record Lap Of The Isle Of Man TT Course Watch TT3D here Hilarious Isle of Nan TT - Closer to the Hedge Movie [Video] Isle of Man TT safety message urges riders to 'slow down'
  • Beware Of Faked TOR Browser APP on APPLES APP Store

    20 Mar 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Members of the Tor anonymity service are warning that a Tor iOS app available in Apple's highly curated App Store since November is a fake that is laced with adware and spyware. English: Tor Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) "Tor Browser in the Apple App Store is fake," a report ticket published two months ago on the Tor website by high-ranking volunteer Phobos stated. "It's full of
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    CFYD | Self-Care

  • Who do you think you are?

    Gladys Anderson
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Who do you think you are is a refrain that fear whispers in my ear regularly. The only purpose for fear landing on my shoulder, whispering my ear, “who do you think you are” is to stop me dead in my tracks, so I won’t take the next step toward realizing a dream or doing […]
  • Easy Tip to Block Negativity

    Gladys Anderson
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    How can I stop negativity coming at me from other people? I hear this question a lot and most of the time what is really being said is  “I’m not negative, other people are”... It’s more comfortable to blame someone else than it is to take responsibility for our thoughts, actions and responses. While you […]
  • Light my Fire

    Gladys Anderson
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Talk about “light my fire”! I recently participated in a riveting 30-day challenge – “Reclaim Your Sass” – with awesome, Jennifer Boykin. I was faced head on with the reality of my fears, self-doubt and indecisiveness in a most gentle, caring authentic way that resonated deep within me. I usually shy away from these kinds […]
  • Woman in the Mirror

    Gladys Anderson
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:07 pm
    The Woman in the Mirror poem appears in several versions.  While each is a little different, I have to give credit to those authors who have claimed ownership, including some “unknown authors”. The poem is also very similar to the message in the late Michael Jackson’s song “Man in the Mirror” where he says: “If […]
  • Fear Bites the Dust [Video]

    Gladys Anderson
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Fear is a tricky subject for me because there are so many other words that I use to disguise fear. I sometimes substitute the word procrastination for fear or tell myself things like “I’m waiting for the ‘right’ time, place or circumstance” before I make my move. Not true. Most of the time, when I […]
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    Dave Ursillo

  • 7 Hard Truths on Writing, Publishing and Getting Creative Work Done

    Dave Ursillo
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Today I’m fielding 7 questions that I’ve received this year on writing, publishing and getting creative work done. Even as a writer who talks a whole lot, I know that talk can be cheap. Action is required. For creatives, that means doing your creative work, sharing it, and sometimes even selling it. Why?  Because we don’t have all the time in the world to start pursuing our goals, dreams and inner truth. We can spend hours and hours consuming strategies, brainstorming ideas and plotting out our methods before getting into the actual work of making your goals and dreams…
  • Why is Miss Smith Crying?

    Dave Ursillo
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    When I was in the second grade, I lost a tooth. I never would have remembered losing this baby tooth that day had it not been the day I saw my second grade teacher, Miss Smith, crying. I was seven or eight years old. Imagine me in a brown leather bomber jacket and a Boston Bruins hat that I refused to take off. My tooth finally lost it’s noble battle sometime around recess. With tooth in hand and my gums still bleeding a bit, I marched back to my second grade classroom to stash the tooth away for safe-keeping. I must have had Tooth Fairy money on the mind. When I walked into my…
  • First Life Breaks You, Then You Become the Breaker

    Dave Ursillo
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    First, life breaks you. When I was younger, that’s all I could really say for sure. It was how I rationalized the shit that would happen. How else could a kid explain loss and heartache? And struggles, questions with no answers, injustices and unfair circumstances? Every so often, that’s just what life does. Life “happens” to us. A circumstance befalls us. There’s illness, an accident, suffering, strife. It happens without reason and we have to fight to survive. Shit happens, and we get bruised and beaten. We fight to pick up the pieces of our selves, and in…
  • Overcrowded Yoga, Pink Hair and an Ounce of Kindness: A Story

    Dave Ursillo
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Three Thanksgivings ago, I walked into my third ever yoga class–and promptly walked out. The free community yoga class on that holiday was just too crowded for me. Rather than trying to fit myself in on the floor somewhere–or get stuck in the back hallway or kitchen space–I chalked the effort up to a loss, turned around and quietly snuck out the front door. But the teacher saw me. And then she followed me out onto the street. The pink-haired, tattooed yoga teacher named Debbie invited me back inside. “We’ll make room for you up front, just come with…
  • Why Your Need to Share the Scary-Vulnerable Parts of Your Story

    Dave Ursillo
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In every single one of my writing and creativity workshops, I tell participants the importance of sharing their stories–even the scary and vulnerable pieces of their stories that convey where they’ve been in their lives and what they’ve overcome or championed. These moments of breaking and overcoming have been absolutely vital in the formulation of who you now are and what you’re doing to serve the world. Your struggles, hardships and mistakes are actually the most organic, humane resume that you can possibly share with other human beings. Suffice it to say, this…
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    Life-Long Learner

  • The Recipe for Explosive Growth Behind Onnit Labs with Aubrey Marcus – TCE 032

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Onnit Labs definitely is a company I have a huge man crush and today we bring on the Founder Aubrey Marcus to talk about how he’s been able to make it one of the fastest growing companies in the human optimization market. You’ll learn the clever marketing strategy that catapulted Onnit sales out of the gates and how you can apply this to launching new products. We’ll also discuss some other marketing tactics and must know information for everyone creating physical products. This is a goodie. Enjoy : ) What…
  • Behind The Scenes Of My First Tony Robbins Event, Unleash The Power Within – TCE 031

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes I recently attended my first Tony Robbins event and wanted to share what it was actually like as well as the big takeaways for me. Tony has had a profound effect on the way I think about the world especially when it comes to self-development. This event was called Unleash The Power Within and was a 4-day seminar in San Jose. I went with 6 friends and had an absolute blast…if you couldn’t tell from the picture above of me about to throw a chair post incantation. I think there is some real gems in this episode like…
  • 8 Unique Marketing Strategies To Grow A Podcast To the Top of iTunes

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Holy Snikey it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post. The primary reason for my hiatus is I’ve been focusing on creating content for my podcast The Competitive Edge as well as exploring new opportunities since moving back on American Soil a few weeks ago. I plan on writing a series of posts about some ideas and strategies for people who want to start and grow a podcast. This one is going to be about what seems to be the juiciest topic amongst current and future podcasters… How do I market and grow my podcast? I’ve tried a boatload of marketing tactics to grow my…
  • How to Attract World Class People and Mentors Into Your Life with Trevor Owens – TCE 030

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes How does someone attract world class mentors, investors, and peers into his life without a ton of connections? Today’s guest Trevor Owens, CEO of, is going to teach us how he did it using cold emails. Trevor is a HUSTLER with a capital H and incredibly thoughtful when it comes to building relationships. In this conversation, you’ll get to go inside his head as we look at real example emails he sent to some of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors in the world that eventually catalyzed fruitful…
  • Upgrading Your Operating System with Sebastian Marshall – TCE 029

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today you are in for an absolute treat… We’re incredibly fortunate to have Sebastian Marshall on the show from GiveGetWin and You ever encounter someone on the internet and just wonder who the heck is this dude? Sebastian has been one of these intriguing characters for me. Mainly because he has a brilliant mind, is constantly creating cool things, and seems to always be in a different part of the world. In this conversation we get to spend some time in Sebastian’s mind and talk about a few…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Finally Complete That One Dreaded To-Do

    Rosemina Nazarali
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:40 am
    © Theresa Martinez – No matter what to-do list hacks and methods you use, there is always that one task that seems to linger around because you are simply dreading completing it. It’s one of those things that can’t be delegated or outsourced, so you have to complete it yourself (but you really don’t want to!). Scott Dockweiler of The Daily Muse suggested using accountability to finally check-off that one dreaded to-do. Choose a friend or coworker that simply won’t let you off the hook, that one friend that always calls you out when you have fallen…
  • Seoul Workers Allowed to Sleep at Work

    Rosemina Nazarali
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    © SeanPavonePhoto – Most of us have felt the afternoon sleepies at work and always wished we could sneak in a nap. The city government of Seoul, South Korea will allow workers to take an afternoon nap in the hopes of boosting productivity during hot summer months. Starting August 1st, employees of Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will be given the option to sleep for an hour between 1pm and 6pm, as long as the time is made up for by arriving to work an hour early or staying an hour later. Seoul city workers can take an afternoon nap to boost productivity.Click To Tweet -…
  • The Ugly Truth About Meetings [Infographic]

    Rosemina Nazarali
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    (CC) Howie Le/Flickr Traditionally, meetings were meant has a means to productively brainstorm, discuss upcoming project and make decisions. However, many meetings tend to have the opposite effect on employees involved as, too often than not, meetings tend to be boring, inefficient, and don’t lead companies any closer to their goals. The infographic below from Fuze shows just how much time meetings waste. According to the infographic, more than $37 billion a year is spent on unproductive meetings. People spend about four hours a week in meetings, with 15 percent of an…
  • Communication Breakdown: Are Meetings More Important for Women?

    Rosemina Nazarali
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    (CC) Victor1558/Flickr A long-standing issue seems to be the differences between men and women in the workplace. Everything from pay to stereotypes have been factors that have led to a lack of gender equality, which still exists even at high executive levels. A recent article on takes a look at a recent report titled “Why Meetings Matter Even More for Women.” The report is from researchers at Flynn Health Holt Leadership, who conducted a year-long study of female executives and reviewed thousands of other evaluations. They also surveyed females who worked at…
  • Second Richest Person in the World Suggests 3-Day Workweek

    Rosemina Nazarali
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Photo credit: The second richest person in the world, Mexican businessperson Carlos Slim, says people work way too much and the workweek should be shortened to just three days. Slim made the statement at a business conference in Paraguay, in which he said it was time for a “radical overhaul” of the way we work. “With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life,” said Slim, who is the CEO of telecommunications company Telmex. “Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Affirmation Challenge Roundup: Reflection, Feedback, and Next Steps Moving Forward!

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    This is the roundup for the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014! Hi everyone, welcome to the roundup for our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! :D This is the final post of the challenge, where we do a roundup, reflect on our challenge experience, and post next steps moving forward. 15 Days, 15 Positive Affirmations — Completed After nearly three weeks (with 15 days being active task days and the others being break days) and 15 positive affirmations, we’re now at the…
  • 15 Beautiful Wallpapers with Positive Affirmations, Just for You (from Affirmation Challenge)

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    This is wallpapers page of the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Hi everyone! Now that the Affirmation Challenge has come to a close, I’d like to share with you the 15 affirmation wallpapers I’ve created specially for the challenge. These are the same wallpapers I’ve shared in their respective day’s task post,…
  • Affirmation Challenge Day 15 [X]: “[Insert your affirmation]“

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    This is Day 15 of the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Dear everyone, welcome to Day 15 of our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! While today is Day 15, it’s not the last day yet for there’s one last roundup post for tomorrow. So don’t bid your farewells just yet! Here is the overview of all the posts for the challenge so far:…
  • Affirmation Challenge Week 2: Catch Up, Share, and Participate!

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    This is the second and last catch-up day for the 15-Day Affirmation Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world gather to practice positive affirmations for 15 days in July 2014. The challenge is now over, but you can still do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all Affirmation Challenge tasks and posts. Dear everyone, welcome to the second catch-up day of our 15-Day Affirmation Challenge! We are now at the week-two mark of the challenge and this is the second last day before the challenge ends. Today’s Task: Catch Up, Share, and…
  • Singapore PE Readers Meetup on 27 July (Plus My 30th Birthday Celebration!)! [RSVPs CLOSED]

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Singapore PE Readers Meetup in June 2013 last year! :) Update, July 26, 2014: Due to overwhelming response, we now have 40 confirmed attendees and RSVPs are now closed as we have (way) maxed out the restaurant’s seating. If you’re a confirmed attendee, your name will be listed in the attendees list below. Thanks and look forward to meeting you guys soon!!! Hi everyone! While we’re in the middle of the Affirmation Challenge, I’d like to announce our upcoming Singapore PE readers meetup! Every year I have at least one PE readers meetup in Singapore (since that’s…
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Using Apple TV in Your Small Business: Cutting The Wire To Your VGA Projector

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Apple makes great products.  I’m a fan.  You may be too. Or you may just wonder how you can make your office equipment do new things, or more things, or good things. If you have a conference room in your office, chances are you have a VGA cable running from the table to the floor or the wall, and up then to the projector. Ever priced one of those?  Lets say they are not the least expensive of all items you will find in a business (or school or church or home).  The longer the VGA cable, the higher the price. And that doesn’t count the cost of the installer (assuming you…
  • Rally The Troops: 6 Ways To Rally Your Organization

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    In one of the most memorable scenes in the movie Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s character William Wallace rides through the armies of Scots who are arrayed against the English.  The English are much better armed and obviously disciplined for battle, while the Scottish are disorganized, dis-spirited and (already) defeated. Wallace rides in through the crowd to voices of confusion (“that’s not William Wallace”), and rides to speak to the leaders of the Scottish armies.  They challenge him to pay homage to them, which he will not do. Instead, he thanks them, and then begins…
  • Friends (Still) Don’t Let Friends Use Android: Factory Reset Edition

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Another in my public service post series for those of you still believing that Android phones offer a good, cheaper alternative to iPhone. According to security software maker Avast, when you plan to sell your used Android phone on eBay or Craigslist and you use the factory reset function to delete your sensitive data, well, you did nothing. Avast bought 20 used Androids, and promptly was able to extract all manner of things: emails, text messages, pictures.  Each of the devices they had purchased were supposedly wiped by using an Android function designed to do a full factory reset. Only it…
  • How I Learned to Love Safari

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The very first web browser I used in 1994 wasn’t graphical. It didn’t have pictures, only text with some links.  It was called Lynx. The first graphical browser was Mosaic. I remember the awe at what I saw (if you had been around in 1995 and seen the state of the web you would laugh). I’ve used Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and for most of the last 4 years, Google Chrome. But about 2 months ago, I dived deep in to Safari. And I’m glad I did. Let me tell you why, and why I think you ought to do the same. iPhone 5 For Seniors For Dummies…
  • Technology Can’t Replace Human Touch

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    There is so much to love in the world of technology.  Breakthroughs and inventions happen literally daily. But the promise of technology will be a promise unkept if we lose site of who we are and what we are. We are human.  We need human interaction. This 2 minute video demonstrates this fact perfectly.   Technology Can’t Replace Human Touch is a post from Thad Thoughts
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 27 – Backbone Power the Science of Saying No with Dr Anne Brown

    Lori Lynn Smith
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    @LoriLynnSmith Thanks to you! You are a great interviewer and have a great show! — Anne Brown (@scienceofno) July 23, 2014 Show Topic: Backbone Power the Science of Saying No Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Special Guest:Dr Anne Brown A wise man once said, the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Before you tell others No you have to be able to tell yourself YES, Yes to embarking on a path of personal growth. Yes to ending the cycle of people-pleasing and self-neglect- finally and forever. Plainly put you must develop a Backbone!! Dr. Anne Brown will…
  • PDR 26 – Are you Mindful or is your Mind full ? with Jaahnavi Katti

    Lori Lynn Smith
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Show Topic: Are you Mindful or is your Mind full ? Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Special Guest: Jaahnavi Katti Management training and coaching with top business owners and leaders globally, expanding business into new horizons and tapping opportunities and possibilities in unlocking potential of these business owners and leaders thereby creating huge transformation in the organizations led by these business leaders and owners by increasing productivity,creativity innovation and return on investment. Spread the Love: If you want an easy way to show you love…
  • The Right Attitudes to Achieve Your Goals

    Lori Lynn Smith
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    If you want to be truly successful in how you achieve your goals, then you need to harbor the right habits and attitudes that will keep you on track. There are a number of good traits you have to keep for life to discover that more opportunities and good things are bound to happen, if only you allow these. Here are some of the features that great people had. Being Industrious Hard work always pays off. There is no single famous individual person in history who achieved several goals in life without working it off. Being industrious means working harder than anyone else, studying more than…
  • How to Achieve Your Goals

    Lori Lynn Smith
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Each person has goals, regardless of the size, which is why they strive to reach these, depending on their own capabilities and resources. If you truly want to become successful, you need to have the right attitude and mindset to achieve. There are several ways to do this and you may be surprised that you had everything you needed all along. Importance of Visualization The goal starts from within. You need to have full desire and passion over the things that you want to achieve. This way, you will constantly store the thoughts and ideas in your mind that will lead to success. If your desire…
  • The Right Way to Set and Achieve Your Goals

    Lori Lynn Smith
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    People set their goals differently, depending on their current situation, resources, physical capacity and other factors. You can, however, follow some guidelines to make sure that your goals are credible and possible. Too many individuals set their goals too high unknowingly, only to lose and get disappointed for life. Here are some tips for you. Being Specific Goals need to be specific, so that you know which part of the process you’re currently in and the particular ways on how you will achieve it. Most people have goals to get promoted, get rich, improve relationship and the like,…
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  • Graze box free code

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Graze is a new service that offers a subscription to a delivery of healthy snacks by post in UK. The idea is having convenient & healthy, pre-portioned snacks sent direct to you in the post. The boxes are designed to encourage you to munch on goodness throughout the day, instead of fatty biscuits and crisps. It’s definitely more healthy than most things you’ll find in an office vending machine. Original price for one time delivery is £3.99 I received a Graze box free code from a friend and signed up for a free first glaze box (you have to cancel the subscription online to stop…
  • Emmy 2014 predictions

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    TV series watchers might have seen the list of Emmy nominations. Who, do you think, should have it? Here’s my list. All Emmy 2014 predictions are based on personal opinions, interviews with the actors and occasional watching experience :) Drama Series: Winner: “True Detective” (HBO) Nominees: “Breaking Bad” (AMC) “Downton Abbey” (PBS) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “House of Cards” (Netflix) “Mad Men” (AMC) “True Detective” (HBO) Last year’s winner: Breaking Bad Lead Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” Nominees:…
  • Get free money from Payoneer: request $100 to get paid

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Payoneer is a US Payment Request Service allows you to send requests for payments to US companies. It’s easy! Just send a US payment request of $100 by July 31st 2014, and you can be one of the ten winners who will actually receive $100, courtesy of Payoneer. To use US Payment Request Service for payment requests just fill in the details of the company you want to get paid by, then fill in the amount of money to request — and you’re done!
  • GoDaddy promo code 2014 to get 35% off

    31 May 2014 | 6:20 am
    Since this might be useful to many of you who plan to purchase a domain, here’s a promo code 2014. I’ve been purchasing a domain for my new project and when I saw the “promo code” box on GoDaddy (as many of you surely do, too) my first thought was googling it out. But a moment later I remembered that months ago I got my very own promo code to share in this blog, but I’ve never used this opportunity before. GoDaddy promo code 2014: WOWJUCKE It’s perfect, works all year long, and gives you an instant 35% off your order. You just have to paste this…
  • Moved to London

    4 May 2014 | 3:48 pm
    So, I moved to London. It was somewhat long and exhausting process with painful paperwork delays, but the significant bureaucracy part is now over, and all the fun has just started! I live in Putney, South-West London, not far from the Richmond Park — and still exploring the city! Work There’s lots of work for me to do on current projects, but no doubt I’ll be looking for a frontend dev position soon enough — as soon as I finish ongoing freelance projects for overseas clients. I’m very very excited about this already! What I love about London Hell yeah, there’s a…
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    Raheel Farooq

  • Improve Your Home’s Air Quality In 5 Easy Steps

    Raheel Farooq
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Make your home cleaner and safer by investing in better indoor air quality. Everyone in your family will feel healthier when the air is fresh and easier to breathe. However, the air in most homes is actually more polluted than the air outside, and this can lead to chronic problems with headaches, allergies, fatigue and ... The post Improve Your Home’s Air Quality In 5 Easy Steps appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Gratitude – Continual Receipt for Continuous Blessings

    Raheel Farooq
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Life is so full of variety that you never find an end of whatever you search for. People who look for flaws and shortcomings, find them abundant. Others who seek happiness, peace, smiles and comforts also never reach the limit. Today’s write-up is directed to those who belong to the later category because members of ... The post Gratitude – Continual Receipt for Continuous Blessings appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Ways to Save Money with a Credit Card

    Raheel Farooq
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Some people think credit cards always lead to debt and should be avoided at all costs, whereas other people choose to use credit cards to their advantage. So, can you actually save money with your credit card? You can if you read the information below and take advantage of some of the tips that are ... The post Ways to Save Money with a Credit Card appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Four Daily Actions for Healthier, Younger Looking Skin

    Raheel Farooq
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and for you to achieve healthier, younger looking skin you’re also going to have to be patient (though not that patient, thankfully). Though you certainly can’t achieve the skin you’ve always wanted overnight, with consistent, daily action the look of your skin will slowly but surely turn ... The post Four Daily Actions for Healthier, Younger Looking Skin appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • The Magical Screen Recorder for Mac

    Raheel Farooq
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    I was exploring and randomly clicking on things on my friend’s Mac the other day, when I came across her media editing software. Just like my slightly older PC (Sony VAIO) she had remarkably similar products and options. Ha, I guess that implies that Macs aren’t made out of gold or magical pixie dust as ... The post The Magical Screen Recorder for Mac appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
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    Euphoric Roots

  • Why Self-beliefs Can Lead to Hormone Dysfunction

    Cheryl Bigus
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
      Self-beliefs may not be something you think of on a regular basis but we all have them and they are based on our life experiences. They are thought patterns (based in fear or love) that our subconscious mind uses to shape the reality we experience in our lives. They also have definitive affects on our […] The post Why Self-beliefs Can Lead to Hormone Dysfunction appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Kick Stress’ Ass with These 4 Steps

    Cheryl Bigus
    27 May 2014 | 7:26 pm
      Do your eyes roll when you hear the words “stress management”? Mine did for a very long time. …but guess what… when you aren’t minding your stress it’s minding you and setting you up for a buffet of diseases. You know that feeling you get that makes you want to slow down, to go […] The post Kick Stress’ Ass with These 4 Steps appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Do You Struggle to Accept Yourself?

    Cheryl Bigus
    3 May 2014 | 10:22 pm
      I don’t struggle to lose weight. I work toward eating well and to always love food. I don’t struggle to come to terms with my greying hair. It just is. What would I be hiding when I try to hide the grey? I don’t try to look 10 or 20 years younger; that is […] The post Do You Struggle to Accept Yourself? appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Much Ado About Food

    Cheryl Bigus
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
      Warning: Some curse words included. Why? It’s my space. I’ve been quiet on these pages for a few months trying to figure out my own shit and when I do you all will be the first to know. I have been quiet in the way that I haven’t been sharing what is going on […] The post Much Ado About Food appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • The Euphoric Life Project: Louise Thompson

    Cheryl Bigus
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:18 pm
      I am so grateful to present Louise Thompson as the inaugural interview for our segment called, The Euphoric Life Project! I met Louise two years ago while she was a life coach and a yoga instructor. I remember her saying at the time she was writing a book. What she birthed from two years […] The post The Euphoric Life Project: Louise Thompson appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • How to Find Time to Change Your Life

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    I know you’re so busy, everyone is. You can’t seem to get a moment to yourself. Every time you stop to take breather something else comes up that demands your immediate attention. The worse is when you think about going something for yourself but then you think about all the
  • Cracking Under Pressure? 6 Tips to Astonishing Strength

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    How many times in your life have you left like it was all too much at one time, just overwhelmed? Probably most of the time, right? When you're getting pull from different angles and have so many responsibilities the load can seem too heavy to bear. It's just nonstop with
  • The Secret to Achieving Your Goals

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    You may not even realize it but everything you do is the result of intention. Intention is the basis of all of your desires. It is the common denominator between your goals and achievements, goals become achievements because of your intent. It can be your motivation to make a dream
  • Need a Change? 6 Steps That Really Work

    18 Jun 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Achieving personal change is not easy but it may be necessary for you reach other great achievements in life. How you conduct yourself in general influences all aspects of your life and should be considered when you have difficulty accomplishing your goals. Many of your habits and thoughts may not
  • Setting Goals That Get Results

    5 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    How many of your desires have gone on unfulfilled? I know, too many. I’ve been there myself. Right after graduating college I moved into my own place. It wasn’t like a dream apartment that I could see myself staying in for years and years until I was ready to buy
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  • How you can save money as a student

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    One of the hardest things to do in life is to save money as a student. When you are trying to reach your goal of attaining that degree at college or university, there is no doubt that money will be one of the biggest problems that you will encounter. For many live at university will be the fist time that you will leave home, pay for rent, bills and food. Essentially you will experience the big bad world and learn how to manage for finances for the first time. There are however many ways in which you can manage and save money while at the same time enjoying university life and achieving your…
  • CashCrate Survey Review

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    CashCrate paid surveys are an established paid survey website that pay you for your opinions. The company was established in 2006 but the service in its current guise was formed in 2008. The company has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Together with surveys Cashcrate offers a number of other ways to make money including; offers to try new websites and to try new products, cashback from shopping, referrals and to win prizes by playing their online games and contests. With this added variety, Cashcrate can provide you with more ways of earning money similar to Swagbucks. The…
  • Twitter Promotion

    15 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    Need promotion on Twitter? I will provide your business, website, product or service with exposure to my network of over 20,000+ followers. 6,000+ USA3,000+ UK700+ Canada300+ AusRest = Worldwide What do you get from this Twitter package promotion? 15 published tweets promoting you, your product or service, blog, website, landing pages, YouTube profile, Facebook page, Pinterest page, Google+ etc. You choose the tweet content Not many other services let you choose  the content of 15 promo Tweets!!!ORDER in July/August 2014 and receive a free PLR Ebook on Using Twitter FREE that you can…
  • Article Rewrite Service

    15 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Found an article that you would like for your blog or website? Not only can I rewrite it, but I can also make it SEO friendly, even more so than the initial posting. The Hummingbird algorithm update by Google has changed the way content creators must create content. Where can I get an article rewrite? Go to my rewrite an article service on Fiverr or contact me directly for more information. The post Article Rewrite Service appeared first on Moneyjojo.
  • Proofreading and Document Editing Services

    15 Jun 2014 | 5:43 am
    Have you got documents that need proofreading? With over 7 years of experience of meticulous writing, including dissertation writings, Moneyjojo is offering proofreading and document editing services to individuals and customers worldwide. What documents can be proofed and edited? Documents include the following? Articles Press Releases CV’s Business Letters Job Applications My document do not come under the above categories Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or to inquire whether or not I can help proofread and edit a document that does not come under the…
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    Life Stalker

  • How to tell a 9 year old about Rape?

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    What is Rape? And how to tell a 9 year old kid about Rape? He just asked, "Bhaia, What is Rape?" It was bit shocking for me, that how a 9 year old kid can ask such question. But rather than the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 25 Powerful Two Word Phrases

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:23 am
    Sometimes, you don't need a thousands words, only two words can do the magic. Only two words can provoke your emotions and motivate you to do the great things. And here are such two words for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tortoise and Rabbit Again - A Short Story

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Tortoise and Rabbit Again - A Short Story Old Elephant, the prime minister enters into the King's den. Old Elephant: "Hail the king of all kings. [Lion King acknowledges the Old Elephant by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Take A Chance

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Take A Chance Me and Niyati were heading back to home, after a long tiring day at work. I was in no mood of talking, but you know them (women), they somehow save some energy to talk. Moolchand metro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 7 Helpful Tips To Stop Procrastination

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    7 Helpful Tips To Stop Procrastination Are you thinking of something that you want to do but you are not doing right but you want to do some time soon and you need to do it really. This is what you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Wash Black Clothes Together

    lesley rodriguez
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Wash black clothes with other black clothes. Dye has a tendency to run during the wash cycle, but if there are no lighter garments to soak up the dark dyes, those dyes will reabsorb back into the black clothes they came from. This Trick Wash Black Clothes Together comes from LifeTricks.
  • Wash Black Clothes Less

    lesley rodriguez
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    To limit the effects of fading, you should only wash your black clothes when necessary. If you can skip a washing here or there, do so to preserve the integrity of the dye. This Trick Wash Black Clothes Less comes from LifeTricks.
  • DIY Gluten-Free Flour Using Oats

    lesley rodriguez
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Put 3 cups of oats in a blender and blend until smooth like flour. Scrape the sides down every minute or so. It should take 5-6 minutes to achieve the desired consistency. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. This Trick DIY Gluten-Free Flour Using Oats comes from LifeTricks.
  • DIY Brown Sugar

    lesley rodriguez
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:58 am
    In a bowl, combine a cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses. Mix well. This Trick DIY Brown Sugar comes from LifeTricks.
  • Store Cookies with Apple Wedges

    lesley rodriguez
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    The cookies will absorb some of the apple’s moisture, keeping them soft and ready-to-eat for much longer. This Trick Store Cookies with Apple Wedges comes from LifeTricks.
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    Best Life Hacks

  • 6 Tricks That Will Save You From Camping Disaster

    Samuel Bean
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    There are some things in life that everyone should do every now and then, and camping is one of those things. Hitting the trails and setting up camp is a great excitement that will help you relax and take your mind off of what is going on in the world. I know that for me, […] The post 6 Tricks That Will Save You From Camping Disaster appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • Tips For People Without Kids v. Tips For People With Kids

    Finn McDermott
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    I remember the days before I had kids. There were so many things I took for granted, like being able to eat a bowl of cereal in the middle of the day. Now, if I do that, then I have to pour cereal for both of my kids. To think, I once was able to […] The post Tips For People Without Kids v. Tips For People With Kids appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • Cleanin Tips That Folks Shouldn’t Have to be Told Cuz They is Common Sense

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    I sho am all about learning new ways of cleaning stuff, but sometimes I read about thangs that seem like common sense. ‘Parently though, some folks is dumb and need to read tricks to tell them what to clean. You know people wouldn’t be writin about this kinda stuff if some fools out der didn’t […] The post Cleanin Tips That Folks Shouldn’t Have to be Told Cuz They is Common Sense appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • 7 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a New Mom

    Josh Stevens
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    1. Make sure you are getting enough sleep at night so you won’t be grouchy.   This can be such a frustration to a mom of a newborn to have anyone point out that they should be sleeping. Believe me, they want to be sleeping at night, but have no way of making that possible. […] The post 7 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a New Mom appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • Tips For Those That Drink Coffee v. Tips For Those That Don’t

    Finn McDermott
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    There are two kinds of people in the world, those that drink coffee like it’s water, and those that can’t stand the stuff. For the avid coffee drinker, they don’t need an excuse to brew a pot. Non-coffee drinkers don’t understand the need a coffee drinker has to constantly re-fuel. I actually feel bad for […] The post Tips For Those That Drink Coffee v. Tips For Those That Don’t appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
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  • 14 Amazingly Creative Car Wraps That Will Make Your Day

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    What’s the basic purpose of a car wrap you ask? Well there’s the obvious; people trying to be funny and then there’s the idea of marketing behind this. There are thousands of people on the road and such advertising always pays off. We have compiled a list of 14 amazingly creative car wraps for you, enjoy the list and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
  • These Are The Most Powerful Eye-Opening Advertisements You Would Ever See

    3 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    While many ads are designed so that people would buy certain items, there is another category of ads that work by forcing people into thinking about critical issues. These ads are designed to be powerful and strong enough to jolt us out of our everyday routine and think about pressing issues! In short these ads deliver a message that needs to be delivered. We have compiled a list of 20 such ads that are very strong and creative.
  • What Are Some Creepy Conspiracy Theories?

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Area 51Area 51 is a highly classified US Airforce base located in Nevada. The secrecy and mystery surrounding Area 51 has helped it become the focus of many conspiracy theories about what happens there, including claims of:the storage and reverse engineering of crashed alien spacecraftalien autopsiesmeetings with aliensdevelopment of aircraft based on extraterrestrial technologytime travel and teleportation technology developmentweather control technology developmentexotic energy weapons developmentCreation of HIV/AIDSMost scientists agree that the HIV/AIDS…
  • Biggest Pets in the World

    1 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Garfield the CatEveryone knows about the classic cartoon character, but this is Garfield the real-life fat cat. This massive kitty was given to an animal shelter and weighed in at a whopping 40 pounds! He was put on a diet to start losing weight.Zeus the DogA lot of people own big dogs, but they don't compare to this friendly beast. Zeus is a Great Dane that stands 44 inches tall and can stretch out to a length of 87 inches! He was awarded the title of "World's Tallest Dog" in 2013.Ralph the RabbitMost rabbits are only a few pounds when they are full-grown, but Ralph is a 55 pound bunny from…
  • 16 Gadgets That Will Keep You Safe And Secure

    29 Jun 2014 | 10:36 pm
    There isn’t a person who likes their personal space to be invaded or their personal items being used by others. Then there are incidents where one is a victim of theft or a burglary. What follows is a list of gadgets and items which can work as anti-theft gadgets and can also guarantee that your personal items shall not be used by your room-mates or colleagues. Check out the list of gadgets and tell us about the ones you already use in the comments section below.16. Fake Security CamerasWhether it’s fake or real, having a security camera surely decreases the theft rate. The idea is a…
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    High Performance Lifestyle

  • How To Use A 100-Year Old Tactic To Boost Your Productivity Today

    Kosio Angelov
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Welcome to another productivity-boosting training. Today, I’m going to give you a rule, a principle, that’s more than 100 years old, but it can boost your productivity today. I know it sounds like a bold claim, so let’s get started. Modern-Day Problems See, all this time management, productivity, being overwhelmed by having way too much to do, having too many emails, too many…
  • How To Get Organized (Not What You Think)

    Kosio Angelov
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. – Begin Transcript – In today’s training, we’re going to talk about how do you get organized? And by organized, I don’t necessarily mean cleaning out your desk or taking out the garbage or cleaning out your closet; I mean, how do you get yourself organized? How do you get all the information that comes your way organized and put into a system that’s going to take your productivity to a…
  • I’m Chris Bailey And This Is What Makes Me A High Performer

    Kosio Angelov
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    What would you do if you had two job offers straight out of college? Accept one of them? Nah… where’s the fun in that! What if you take a year off, read every piece of productivity and time management information you can get your hands on, put it to the test and share your results with the world? That sounds a lot more interesting, as I’m sure you’ll agree. That’s exactly what our next guest did. Chris Bailey, the founder and head honcho of A Year Of Productivity (now A Life Of Productivity), took it upon himself to focus all his time, energy and attention for a…
  • How To Double Your Productivity (And Any Other Skill) In Just 69 Days

    Kosio Angelov
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle. Today, I’m going to show you how to double your productivity, and any skill for that matter, in only 69 days. I know – very bold claim, so let’s get started. The Incredible Power of Small Steps See, all the big wins in your life, or all the big losses, essentially all the big events, are a collection of many…
  • How To Prioritize (Like a Boss)

    Kosio Angelov
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how SUPER-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle. In today’s training, I want to talk about how do you decide between doing A or doing B? How do you decide if you should be doing any of them to begin with? How do you know what to do, in what order to do it? In other words, we’re going to talk about prioritization. The Secret To Productivity – Prioritization…
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    albert van zyl

  • The Geiger Counter method for making great to do lists

    albert van zyl
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    To do lists are very helpful to keep us focused. But it is not only important to do things right; we should also make sure that we are doing the right things.To do lists cannot tell is what we should be doing. So how to decide what is most important and should be on our to do lists in the first place?Deep down we know what is most important and most urgent. That is what your mind and heart is trying to tell you when you can't sleep in the middle of the night! The challenge is just to access the 'deep down' in the light of day.One of the best ways to access our internal priority list is…
  • Welcoming the hardness of life

    albert van zyl
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
     Life can be hard. But we often make it even harder by resisting this fact. If you think that life should be easy, you are irritated and angry when life is hard. "It shouldn't be like this", we think. These thoughts create resistance. Ironically such resistance make life even harder.But who said life should be easy? And perhaps we can make it a little easier by not expecting it to be easy, by accepting life's hardness.This last week was a challenging week for me at work. I had to work with large groups of people that I had not worked with before and there were often unsurprising clashes…
  • Minding your own business and getting what you want

    albert van zyl
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I have been working on Byron Katie's advice to mind my own business. This means that I focus on the things that are under my own control, not the things that are under others' control. Paradoxically I've found that this is massively empowering.I had a really bad bout of flu recently  and I spent four days in bed while on a work trip. Towards the end of it, I was completely sick of being on my own. I started feeling a little sorry for myself and a little resentful that no-one was coming to see me or phoning me. But this was clearly minding other peoples' business. Who they call and visit…
  • Meditation and looking at the clock

    albert van zyl
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    I've been meditating for about 20 years . A while ago I was chatting to a colleague who has taken up meditation quite recently. He mentioned that sometimes while he meditates he'll start wondering how much longer he has to go and will sneak a look at the clock. Blushes. I had to admit that after 20 years I still do that. Progress is not a concept that really seems to apply to meditation. All the shifts in calm, energy and insight that I have experienced have happened in such uneven plateaus and break throughs and regressions that any idea of progress seems nonsensical. The only progress…
  • When introverts get lonely

    albert van zyl
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Don't laugh, it does happen :-) But Sophia Dembling describes this situation much better than I can:"Introverts are not immune to loneliness... We can get lonely if we allow the momentum of solitude to override our natural need for companionship. Being alone is always easiest for introverts; it is the path of least resistance. It's up to us to recognize the signs within ourselves that we have been isolated for too long. When we start feeling blue. When we start feeling lonely." - Sophia Dembling The Introvert's Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy WorldSo let us sneak off when we need to…
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  • 29 Super Easy Ways to Make New Friends (and Never Feel Alone Again)

    Chantalle Gerber
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you want some new friends? If you’re feeling lonely, just remember that you’re not the only one! Many people are hoping to make new friends too, and like you, they just don’t know where to start. To make it super easy for you, here a list of 29 different ways to make new friends. Hopefully, you can pick up a few new ideas for yourself and never have to feel lonely again.   1. Volunteer somewhere – Volunteering will allow you to join a new community of people and connect with others who have similar interests to you.   2. Join a class of some sort (art, cooking, a…
  • 33 Unfortunate Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

    Chantalle Gerber
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Like you, I want to feel fulfilled and happy in life. However, lately I’ve been noticing that it’s all too easy to let our bad habits get in the way of being truly happy. To make it easy for you to realize what you need to change in your life, here is a list of 33 unfortunate habits that we should all drop for a happier life.   1. Stop thinking you’re not good enough – Rather, tell yourself that you are valuable, capable and worth it. 2. Stop being so hard on yourself – Rather, allow yourself to make mistakes and realize that our mistakes bring us one step closer to success. 3.
  • 11 Important Signs You Are in the Right Relationship

    Chantalle Gerber
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:26 am
    Share This on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ Are you sure you’re in the right relationship? It’s a comforting and secure feeling to think that you have found the one. But what if they aren’t the one for you? What if things look more dull or gloomy in the future than you would have imagined? These 11 signs are not your corny “he buys me flowers” or “he knows my favourite food” kinds of signs, they are 11 things that every quality relationship should be able to answer yes to. They are foundations for a healthy relationship. Without these 11 things, I would…
  • 24 Quotes That Will Make You Believe You Can Do Anything

    Chantalle Gerber
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    Do you believe you can do anything? (photo by luislouro) Share This on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ Many of us think that there is some big secret to success or that it comes from being lucky. This is a big misconception! We think “It will never happen for me” or “I’ll never be good enough” Here is something that could potentially change your life; Success requires two things, and you are in control of them both. These are: Accepting and embracing failure Working hard “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from…
  • Never Feel Overwhelmed Again: The 19 Best Ways to get organized

    Chantalle Gerber
    9 Jun 2014 | 9:00 am
    Is your life organized? Share This on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ Do you have too much to do and too little time? Does your house look like a bomb just hit it and there is chaos and clutter everywhere? Do you feel stressed? Getting more organized will make everything a lot more manageable!   You will feel: more productive, less stressed, and a LOT happier   “Stress occurs when pressure exceeds your perceived ability to cope” Stephen Palmer   Whether you believe you can cope with a situation will determine how stressed you will feel. Organizing your life is therefore the…
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