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  • 4 Steps to Decluttering Your Mind and Thinking More Clearly

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Marina Popzov
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    I started decluttering my home about a year ago. Six months in I found out that I was not alone, but there was a whole movement and mindset to it. Today I am calling myself a happy minimalist. My cellar is empty, my drawers are organized and cleaning is easy. My apartment seems bigger, yet cozy and very calm. I wish my mind would look the same. Reducing my stuff did save me a little bit of stress. I no longer worry about what I need and spend very little time searching for things, but those were only minor changes. If my head were a house, neighbors would gossip about the dodgy compulsive…
  • 7 Little Known Ways In Which Poor Sleep Is Killing You And Your Career

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Ash Roy
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Tired huh? Or more like exhausted? Fact: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 30 percent, or 40.6 million, of American adults are sleeping six hours or less everyday. Chances are you’re in that statistic. In today’s information age sleep deprivation is an epidemic. Screens bombard you all day. Computer screens at work and home, screens in building foyers, bus stands, and of course the one that sits cozily in your pocket. Oh, and that cute little smartphone often accompanies you to bed! You furiously work late into the night, trying to get that extra little bit…
  • 5 Inspiring People Who Started With Nothing and Changed the World

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    chantalle gerber
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Ever wish that you could do something amazing in your life? Maybe, you’ve got a ‘big’ dream but you’re worried that it will never be anything more than a fantasy. You’re worried that you’re just not capable enough. To be successful at something requires a great deal of skill, talent and even luck, right? What if I told you that success is in your own hands? And that if you want it bad enough, there’s just one thing you need to do? Well…it’s true and if you let me, I’ll prove it to you. I’d like to share with you how five ordinary people just like you and I literally…
  • “Feararchy” – The Hierarchy of Fear

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Marina Zayats
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ~Nelson Mandela An often used definition of fear is: An anxious feeling, caused by our anticipation of some imagined event or experience. Although there is a wide spectrum of things people fear – death of a loved one, Heights,Darkness, rejection from the opposite sex, injury from a car crash , embarrassment during a presentation, failure at the job- almost all of our fears are manufactured from these 5 basic fears, with #1 being the most natural one and #5 more of a socially constructed idea!
  • These 7 Types Of Employees Should Be Fired Right Away!

    Siobhan Harmer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
      If you’re a manager, you’re number one priority should be your employees. You should cultivate a teamwork-friendly environment where people get their jobs done without wanting to put their heads through a wall. However, sometimes it’s the employees that make an office environment unbearable. New York company Taskworld has illustrated the seven most common employees that are likely to mess up your work dynamic and who you should probably fire. We’ve got the usual suspects such as thieves, slackers, idiots, and anyone who shows up naked, but there are also six…
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 4 Steps to Decluttering Your Mind and Thinking More Clearly

    Marina Popzov
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    I started decluttering my home about a year ago. Six months in I found out that I was not alone, but there was a whole movement and mindset to it. Today I am calling myself a happy minimalist. My cellar is empty, my drawers are organized and cleaning is easy. My apartment seems bigger, yet cozy and very calm. I wish my mind would look the same. Reducing my stuff did save me a little bit of stress. I no longer worry about what I need and spend very little time searching for things, but those were only minor changes. If my head were a house, neighbors would gossip about the dodgy compulsive…
  • 7 Little Known Ways In Which Poor Sleep Is Killing You And Your Career

    Ash Roy
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Tired huh? Or more like exhausted? Fact: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 30 percent, or 40.6 million, of American adults are sleeping six hours or less everyday. Chances are you’re in that statistic. In today’s information age sleep deprivation is an epidemic. Screens bombard you all day. Computer screens at work and home, screens in building foyers, bus stands, and of course the one that sits cozily in your pocket. Oh, and that cute little smartphone often accompanies you to bed! You furiously work late into the night, trying to get that extra little bit…
  • Why We Fail To Pursue A More Purpose-Driven Profession

    Jake Kot
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    There is a wealth of books and blogs out there these days disclosing the latest findings on the how and why of our thinking. But even in this information-overload era we live in, the stats for those living a life less desired, especially in their work-life, still remain to be absurdly high. One wonders what’s missing. As an answer to this, let me shed some personal insights on the “why” of this conundrum by sharing these “not-so-obvious” reasons behind your inability to revamp yourself, your work, and your life. I’m also convinced the answers to these dilemmas once you have…
  • “Feararchy” – The Hierarchy of Fear

    Marina Zayats
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ~Nelson Mandela An often used definition of fear is: An anxious feeling, caused by our anticipation of some imagined event or experience. Although there is a wide spectrum of things people fear – death of a loved one, Heights,Darkness, rejection from the opposite sex, injury from a car crash , embarrassment during a presentation, failure at the job- almost all of our fears are manufactured from these 5 basic fears, with #1 being the most natural one and #5 more of a socially constructed idea!
  • 5 Inspiring People Who Started With Nothing and Changed the World

    chantalle gerber
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:59 am
    Ever wish that you could do something amazing in your life? Maybe, you’ve got a ‘big’ dream but you’re worried that it will never be anything more than a fantasy. You’re worried that you’re just not capable enough. To be successful at something requires a great deal of skill, talent and even luck, right? What if I told you that success is in your own hands? And that if you want it bad enough, there’s just one thing you need to do? Well…it’s true and if you let me, I’ll prove it to you. I’d like to share with you how five ordinary people just like you and I literally…
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  • Don't Let Negative Feedback Accumulate, Dole It Out in Regular Doses

    Mihir Patkar
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If someone is doing things wrong, don't hold on to them for one massive criticism dump. Regularly let them know about mistakes so feedback becomes part of routine, rather than making them feel like they're being hauled up.Read more...
  • Make Any GorillaPod Magnetic with $5 in Materials

    Mihir Patkar
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Joby's GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilize your camera. You could even make your own for cheap . Well, now you can attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces, all for $5.Read more...
  • 50 Ways to Liven Up Your Labor Day

    Adam Dachis
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It's Labor Day in the United States and Canada, so we're kicking back and relaxing. Whether you want to use your time off to be productive, eat some great food, or just chill out and relax, we've got you covered so your holiday doesn't go to waste.Read more...
  • Find Where to Eat in a New City by Trolling Foodies

    Mihir Patkar
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When you are looking for the best local eats in your travels, forget the guide books. Chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain says you should go online and troll the city's foodies for information.Read more...
  • Send a “Pain Letter” to Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

    Dave Greenbaum
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you've ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it's rather impersonal. You'll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you understand their challenges.Read more...
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  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Space-Saver Shoe Storage Stands At first glance, this week’s unitasker selection seems like it could be helpful. It’s a device to organize shoes, which doesn’t seem like such a bad thing … until you realize a few things about the product that actually make it unhelpful. Knife block with integrated stand for iPad (or any other tablet) As someone who frequently uses an iPad in the kitchen to manage recipes, this knife block seems like a great solution to the problem of where to safely rest a tablet while cooking. 2012 Unitasker Wednesday:…
  • Five tips for storing your treasured books

    Jeri Dansky
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Even with the popularity of e-books, many of us still have collections of treasured physical books. But do we treat those books like the valued possessions we say they are? The following five tips will help you preserve the books you wish to keep. Pay attention to heat, humidity, and light In regard to storing books, the Art Institute of Chicago states: “Ideal levels are 68-72° F, with 40-50% relative humidity. Monitor temperature and humidity levels. Excessive fluctuations in temperature and relative humidity can be particularly damaging.” There’s no perfect agreement on the…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Snack Spout

    Erin Doland
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:52 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! Do you like snacks? Do you like buying snacks in really large quantities from big box stores like Costco? Then, do you feel it is too much trouble to unscrew the lids on those snacks and scoop or pour those snacks into a bowl or onto a plate? Do you love to drop your snacks onto the floor as they fall from between your fingers? Do you love to get the bacteria off your hands onto your snacks and then eat the contaminated candy? If you answered…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Organize to Eliminate the UFOs How to deal with unidentified found objects, especially when they’re things you might end up needing later. 2012 Review: Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase Decals A product review of the new Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Dry Erase Decals and ways to use them. 2010 Unitasker Wednesday: The Bacon Platter Mmmmmmmm, bacon. Bacon is so yummy it deserves to be showcased! Let the world know you are serving bacon, glorious bacon, for breakfast with the awesome Bacon Platter! The science of buying: Women are at the wheel A She-Conomy…
  • Sugru lets you fix, improve and avoid clutter

    David Caolo
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote to Erin and said, “I’d like to review Sugru for Unclutterer.” She was intrigued, so I ordered a set, and after weeks of using the product I wanted to share the results of my test-drive with you. Sugru is a “self-setting rubber” invented by Ireland’s Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh. It feels like Play-Doh when initially removed from its package and then hardens, yet remains flexible, after being exposed to air for about a day. People are doing all sorts of creative and useful things with it, and that’s why I wanted to review it. For me, part of…
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  • Daughter: You’re Almost 12 – Here’s What Kids Should Know By Adulthood

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Hi, Honey, I just thought, now that you’re turning 12, you could use a few little notes on things I wish I had known when I was your age. 1. Don’t entrust yourself to men – or women, for that matter You complete me. One half of a whole. My better half. My soul mate. You may hear all these terms throughout your life, even dripping from my own lips. With all deference to Cameron Crowe, one of my favorite writers, don’t believe the hype. You are a complete human being without anyone by your side or any carats on your left hand. While the Pharisees were plotting to kill…
  • These 7 Types Of Employees Should Be Fired Right Away!

    Siobhan Harmer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
      If you’re a manager, you’re number one priority should be your employees. You should cultivate a teamwork-friendly environment where people get their jobs done without wanting to put their heads through a wall. However, sometimes it’s the employees that make an office environment unbearable. New York company Taskworld has illustrated the seven most common employees that are likely to mess up your work dynamic and who you should probably fire. We’ve got the usual suspects such as thieves, slackers, idiots, and anyone who shows up naked, but there are also six…
  • Be Happy and These 5 Amazing Things Will Happen

    Esther Litchfield-Fink
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    What is it about happiness that seems so elusive? Like a butterfly, it comes, stays a little and then flits off. You can have more happy moments and the more you have, the more amazing your life may be. There are so many books on finding happiness, and just by simply being grateful for the little things in your life every day your mood can shift to a happier state. The natural state of children is happiness. Then life happens and you take on all kinds of expectations for how life should be. There are difficult times as well as uncertainty. Social pressure puts a tremendous strain on the state…
  • 10 Secrets of Making Every Presentation Fun, Engaging, and Enjoyable

    Ivan Dimitrijevic
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Not a lot of people are good at public speaking. You could even say that virtually everyone needs to get some practice, and preferably good guidance, before they can learn to stay calm when facing a room full of people. Having all eyes on you is an uncomfortable experience and it takes time to get used to. However, even if you can manage to control your stage fright and stay focused, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your presentation won’t put people to sleep. This is usually the case with long presentations on a very dull subject, with the presenter speaking in a monotone voice…
  • What Is Your Emotional IQ? Find Out In 1 Minute!

    Anna Chui
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Want to know how emotionally intelligent are you? Try the quiz below and find out your emotional IQ! 1. What kind of people are you usually drawn to? Ed Schipul Friendly & Sincere Loyal Fun & Humoros Silent 2. What activity do you enjoy the most? Image Credit: Natesh Ramasamy Creating or inventing something Doing voluntary work Performing Talking about your thoughts 3. How do you deal with annoying friends? Image Credit: daniel––gottschling Instead of telling them, do something to make them aware of it Tell them politely what they have bothered you Talk with friends…
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  • Pick Up Your Tools and Get Started!

    Alasdair Allan
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    A call to action, to pick up your tools and get started making, and to be part of the next industrial revolution.Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Mini Fridge Soda Fountain

    Jason Poel Smith
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Build your own personal soda fountain that will refill your drink from across the room.Read more on MAKE
  • F Is For Frequency at the Circuit Playground

    Caleb Kraft
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    The 5th installation of Adafruit’s adorable educational series has recently been published. “Fis for frequency”.  In this one, the ever curious Adabot starts out by asking “why do radio stations all have their own number?”. That sparks a lesson in frequency, delivered by a talking oscilloscope. These videos are always […]Read more on MAKE
  • Cheaper Robotics Through 3D Printing

    Andrew Terranova
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    Michael Overstreet combines his two loves of 3D printing and robotics by printing his own humanoid robots. His goal is to make robotics affordable by printing as many of the parts as possible. Also, his robots are super fun to watch and play with.Read more on MAKE
  • Artist creates tribute to the Lord of the Rings with stained glass lamp

    Cabe Atwell
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    Artist designs Lord of the Rings lamp using the age-old art form of stained glass. The lamp has three scenes, with each side but the face representing the trilogy. Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • Manvotional: Labor Is Man’s Great Function

    Brett & Kate McKay
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:46 pm
    From The Works of Orville Dewey, 1893 By Orville Dewey I wish to set forth, as I regard it, the great law of human industry. It is worthy, I think, of being considered, and religiously considered, as the chief law of all human improvement and happiness. And if there be any attempt to escape from this law, or if there be any tendency of the public mind, at any time, to the same point, the eye of the moral observer should be instantly drawn to that point as one most vital to the public welfare. What, then, is the law? It is that industry, — working either with the hand or with the mind, —…
  • Resistance Band Training [VIDEO]

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video. Looking for a strength training workout that you can take with you on the road and do in your hotel? Or are you an older man who wants to get in shape, but your joints aren’t what they used to be? Well, resistance band training just might be for you. Darrin Crowder (our video editor Jordan Crowder’s dad) demonstrates the versatility of resistance band training. Darrin, at 54 years young, is a competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and in incredible shape. He credits resistance band training to the success…
  • Art of Manliness Podcast #79: On Killing and On Combat With Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:56 am
    Last year we did a series of posts about an analogy that breaks the world into three kinds of people: sheep, sheepdogs, and wolves. That insight came from retired Army Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a man who has spent his career researching, writing, and speaking about an unpleasant topic: killing. Specifically, what happens to a person physically and psychologically whenever they have to take the life of another human to protect himself or someone else. Grossman’s work has provided invaluable insights on how to better train and prepare our warriors for the stress that comes with life and…
  • The Best Way to Hold a Burger — According to Science!

    Brett & Kate McKay
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Burgers are on my mind this week. Wednesday was National Burger Day (what, did you miss it again?). And this Labor Day, I’ll be grilling up some juicy patties to enjoy with my family. When it comes to getting this delicious mix of meat and bun into one’s mouth, there’s really no wrong way to go about it. But we all know how, especially when one’s burger is piled high with tasty fixins’, those toppings can squirt out the sides and drop out the back. You end up trying to pick up those grilled onions and slices of bacon and shove them back into the bun. Could there…
  • The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: August 29, 2014

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Last week’s winner was Brendan from Winterville, NC. He chose the Chavito Chukka boots from Nisolo. My Picks This Week The boots from Chippewa are the definition of tough and durable. Made in the USA since 1901, these bad boys will see you successfully through any obstacle, be it poor weather, rough topography, or hunting down Sasquatch. I’ve long extolled the polo shirts from Criquet (I wear one nearly every other day) and I now can’t wait to get my hands on one of their great-looking button-downs. Mountainsmith makes a variety of bags that could accompany you on your next…
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    Personal Development Training

  • Failure Is Not The Real Enemy (Sid Savara)
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” - Elbert Hubbard As the clock winds down in your life, each second that passes is an opportunity that will never come again. The first time that I had this thought, it scared me. Over time however – it has empowered me, and I have helped my clients so that it empowers them. Today, this moment, I want this knowledge to empower you and to teach you: that failure is not the real enemy. Why Do We Fear Failure? There are many reasons people fear failure - and they’re generally…
  • The “Wanting” Life (Sid Savara)
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” -Lao Tzu What do you think your life would be like….if you only chased after what you really, truly wanted? Instead of what you think you should want? Let’s imagine this (maybe you’ve felt this way before)…. You’re looking at pictures and updates from your friends, seeing what they did this weekend - Sitting around a fireplace laughing Sipping tropical drinks on the beach Cooking in their fancy kitchen Climbing mountains And you think to yourself – “I want to do…
  • You Can Break The Limits You’ve Placed On Yourself (Sid Savara)
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Train the elephant while he is young, for he will never forget. At least, that’s how this story goes that I heard in India. When an elephant is very young and small, their trainer ties them to a tree with a thick rope. The baby elephant struggles and struggles – but is not strong enough. Soon the elephant learns that his strength is no match for the rope. He accepts his faith, gives up – and gets used to the idea that this rope can hold him. As the elephant grows, even a simple string is enough to hold him without resistance.  He dares not struggle, remembering the…
  • The Personal Time Horizons (Sid Savara)
    25 Jun 2014 | 1:30 am
    “The Future starts today, not tomorrow” - Pope John Paul II Last week I woke up in a cold sweat.  It was the middle of the night, and I should have been exhausted: but I was too excited, and I had to write down what I had just dreamt. In my dream, I was talking to a friend about how far we had come in our live – and the approaches to life that had gotten us there. This model of time is so simple, and once you use it in your life you’ll see why you’ve failed or succeeded in managing your own time. Unconsciously, I’ve been applying it to goal setting and…
  • Are You Feeling Lucky? It May Just Make You Feel More Appreciative (Sid Savara)
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:35 am
    I‘m flying down the freeway in my rental, the cool crisp Chicago breeze blowing in my window – and man am I in a foul mood. I’m only 5 minutes away but I can’t wait to get home. It’s cold, I’m hungry, I’m flipping through the stations and nothing I like is on the radio. A long day of errands and rainy weather has left me soaking wet and beat. All I want to do is get out of these clothes and into a hot shower. I flip through the stations for what feels like the hundredth time when suddenly …..I hear a familiar guitar riff and my eyes lights up.
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • The Next Great Leadership Experiment: Built Oregon

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It’s been almost 4 years now since my cable TV company was sold, and my wife and I packed up and moved from Stamford, Connecticut to Portland, Oregon. We came to Portland not because of business opportunity or proximity to family & friends – we came because of what we felt during several vacations we had taken there. It was a vibe, a sense, an instinct. THIS was the place we could take the next new steps in our lives. Those steps revolved around five simple concepts I had rattling around in my head Sense of community Giving back & teaching Entrepreneurial spirit…
  • 10 Life Lessons Essential To The Making Of The More Human Leader

    24 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    In this space I usually write about the “leading” part of my philosophy of More Human Leadership. Today, I’d like to chat about the “More Human” part. Bur first, a little history:  I started this blog on December 25, 2005. It was a lark, really  - a friend of mine had showed me his Blogger account a few days before and I thought “cool, a place to put your thoughts“. Here’s what I wrote on my very first post about what I came to call “Half-Fullism“: “Call me an eternal optimist, call me a fool, but I find it’s the best way to live one’s life…
  • Assembly Required: 12 Steps To Building A Leadership Juggernaut

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Once it was built, great progress became inevitable as tomorrow. Once all the pieces were in their right place, it became a leadership juggernaut destined for success. And it was a wonderful ride. I was lucky to have been part of something pretty special – a team that blossomed into one of the highest performing groups in our industry. But it wasn’t all luck.   There was some work, some “assembly” involved. It wasn’t one of those kind of things you could just “plug and play”. I’m often asked after I tell the story of how it all happened, this…
  • THE Essential Trait of Great Leadership

    10 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Bill Bresnan “And this month, we hit our goal of 98%” After saying this, I sat back in my chair at a quarterly review meeting feeling pretty good about myself, and awaited a positive reaction from my colleagues. I was especially hopeful for an acknowledgement from the CEO, Bill Bresnan, who had been my mentor for many years. He was also an industry titan, a leader and pioneer in the cable TV business for nearly 50 years. So getting an “attaboy” from Bill was a sought after, and greatly treasured and appreciated, seal of approval for whatever I was doing as a leader. I had been looking…
  • The Soul (and The Science To Prove It) of Great Leadership

    3 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “People follow people, not ideas” – Dr. Kathy Cramer My guest on the latest edition of the More Human Podcast is Dr. Kathy Cramer, who has created and has dedicated her life to what she calls asset-based thinking (ABT), a way of looking at the world that helps leaders, influencers, and their teams make small shifts in thinking to produce extraordinary impact. As a business consultant, she has worked with clients such as DuPont, Prudential Real Estate, Starbucks, and Microsoft, as well as many educational and non-profit organizations. She’s also a psychologist, has…
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    Live Your Legend

  • 4 Steps to Crafting, Testing & Perfecting Your ‘Everyday’ Elevator Pitch

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “Even the biggest ideas in the world start with the smallest of conversations. Say something.” “So, what do you do?” “Um, I’m in sales. What about you?” “I’m an accountant.” Sounds like the start of a mouthwatering conversation, eh? I’ve never liked this question, especially since it’s one of the first things that often gets brought up in a new conversation. It assumes you are your job (which you’re not) and it opens a topic most people don’t enjoy talking about. But…
  • Door #1 or Door #2? The Decision that Could Haunt You Forever…

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey The Decision that Haunts Us I try to be as real about things as possible around here, so you have the best and most realistic chance of doing the work you can’t not do. That’s why last week I wrote about the dark side of entrepreneurship, and the week before I covered our unbelievable possibility. But here’s the the thing. Each of us has one real choice to make, and today, I’d like you to make it. There are…
  • Full Disclosure: 12 Reasons You Probably Shouldn’t Be An Entrepreneur (The story no one tells)

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “Don’t compare your inside to someone else’s outside.” – Unknown In Pursuit of the Honest Entrepreneur… A couple months ago I was wandering around the streets of Mykonos, Greece and came across a little scarf shop. I peeked inside and saw this woman working away. She was so focused on her weaving that at first she didn’t even notice the sunburned foreigner in the doorway staring and smiling. The pieces she was producing were gorgeous – they covered the walls making the whole shop look like an endless painted canvas. But what…
  • 10ish Entrepreneurial Possibilities I Can’t Believe Even Exist (for You & Me). Especially the Last.

    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “We get so caught up in the fear of how and what, that we forget to marvel at the fact that it’s even possible in the first place.” Sometimes I forget how magnificent it is to be living right now. I get caught up in how challenging, scary and uncertain so much of my (everyone’s) work is that I lose sight of what I get to be a part of. Last week I had two days back-to-back where I was up until past 4am prepping everything for our Connect With Anyone launch and new crop of students. One of those days started at 5:15am. You can do the math.
  • 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…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Hops Garden Tower

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    I've had flower gardens for many years, and I'm always looking for ways to introduce new plants into existing gardens. My son has been brewing beer for the past few years, and he grows hops in his backyard. Since hops produce beautiful flowers and are fast climbers (20-25 feet in a growing season),...By: pi526Continue Reading »
  • Chocolate Temptress Porter Muffins

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    So these muffins are the best thing I have ever made and the best thing I have ever tasted. The term “food porn” was invented to describe muffins like these. These babies have that beautiful complexity of flavours you find in the best homemade mud cakes with notes of caramel, coffee and vanilla comp...By: AlabeeContinue Reading »
  • Adirondack Deck Chair

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    I just bought myself a new bell tent this summer which is very swish. I have a camping chair but it is one of those generic fold out chairs with a cup holder, fairly comfortable and practicable yes, in-keeping with my new tent no! I needed a new one.I have made a couple of Adirondack chairs before s...By: petachockContinue Reading »
  • Bicycle wall mount rack (3D printing)

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    I designed this simple wall mount rack for my bicycle. Showing in the pictures I have not mount on the wall, I just temporarily put on the metal pole. As you can see the wall mount there are two holes for you to put the wall plug screws. Attached are two STL files, modify as you like. For highest st...By: danleowContinue Reading »
  • Wall mounted Mini-bar

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    With my girlfriends birthday coming up i decided to fulfil one of her requests and build her a mini-bar. After a bit of searching for inspiration I came up with a rough design and went from there. In general this is a fairly simple project, relatively cheap and produces a really stylish bar that is ...By: msparkerContinue Reading »
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  • Getting the Most out of College

    Mark Shead
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    With students all headed back to school, it is a good time to look at some ways to get the most out of college. College is a fascinating place and most people won’t fully appreciate all the opportunities they were given until years later. With that in mind, here are some tips for students wanting to get the most out of their college experience. 1. Networking A large part of the value of a college education is the people you meet, but to really take advantage of that you are going to have to intentionally network with people. Don’t be the person who sees every person as a potential…
  • 5 Efficient College Tips

    Mark Shead
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are two ways to approach college. The first is to be intentional and plan out your studies. The second is to just let college “happen” to you. Obviously a little planning can go a long ways toward giving you the best educational experience. In this post, we are going to look at five tips for making your college years more efficient. 1. Take intersession courses from a junior college. Over Christmas break of my junior year, my brother and I took American History from our hometown community college in seven days. These were eight hour days with two or three tests each day. The…
  • 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…
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    Model Mayhem

  • Hello world!

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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  • Happy Labor Day!

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Happy Labor Day! When you think about that statement, it seems like somewhat of an oxymoron, wishing someone a happy day celebrating the fact that they have to work. Labor Day was originally created to celebrate the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the workers. It honors the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country. Yet, if you ask most people, they would prefer to never have to work another day in their life. According to a 2013 Gallop Poll, The State of the American Workplace, 70% of Americans described…
  • His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    Miles O'Brien Riley
    31 Aug 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. A guest on my half hour TV program, I Believe, in the 1970’s, The Dalai Lama recommends starting every day by remembering that everyone on Planet Earth wants and needs the same two things: to be loved and to be happy. He promised that we would look at everyone with new eyes–family members, fellow commuters, co-workers, shop folks, phone callers, everyone—they are all just like us. Then spend another…
  • A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating

    Ariel and Shya Kane
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    All of the local kids I knew picked berries during the summer to make spending money and some to pay for school clothes and supplies in the year ahead. I started picking berries for money at the age of 6. Over the years, I worked the season: first strawberries, then raspberries, a short crop of boysenberries (by far the easiest), marionberries or blackcaps, then blackberries. My aunt Joyce took me with her to the berry fields to “help out” at her summer job and after a full day of picking strawberries, (many of which made their way into my mouth) I was proud to bring home three…
  • School of HP: The Universe is Here to Help! (Poem)

    Allen Vaysberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    When fate says “Hi”, what do you do? Is “run and hide” the choice for you? Or are you willing to accept The change in order to adapt? These are the choices that we make The chances are but yours to take For Universe will show the way It’s up to you to seize the day We often wish upon the stars Protected ‘cause they seem so far We want the wishes to come true But they won’t work unless we do The Universe’s not there to please But it is also not a tease It will provide the tools you need In order for you to succeed But you are here to work things through Instead of giving stuff…
  • 5 Solutions for Dissolving your Doubt

    Brad Morris
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    I doubt myself, I trust myself. The vision is clear, then I’m in the fog. I feel powerful and then the next moment I feel like nothing. These are the cycles I go through again and again as I work towards the vision I want for my life and this world. Because I’m usually happy people get the impression that I don’t struggle or have difficulties. This couldn’t be anywhere farther from the truth. I live my life between the space of who I just was and who I am choosing to become. This practice of constantly stretching myself makes for a whole lot of growth, surprise, uncertainty and wild…
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  • Dear Mark: Unschooling and Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

    Mark Sisson
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today’s edition of Dear Mark has a theme: being a Primal freak and proud of it. First up is a question about the Primalness of unschooling, a learning method that isn’t really a method and challenges everything most people think they know about education. Since hunter-gatherers didn’t attend schools, instead learning about the world by living in and being curious about it, does it follow that modern children can also learn effectively without formal education meted out by an authority? I think so. And then I help a reader discover the joy of reveling in one’s…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 311

    Mark Sisson
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently returned to the The Paleo View podcast to hang out with Stacy and Sara and talk about a bit of everything. Go have a listen. I also paid a visit to Extreme Health Radio, where I talked about the importance of cultivating play in our lives, building muscle on our bodies, and much more. Research of the Week Stress inhibits calorie burning; calmness enhances it. As humans doubled our population over the past 35 years, invertebrates lost almost half of theirs. Bright light exposure in the morning was enough to lower body fat and appetite in obese women. Interesting Blog Posts The…
  • Cauliflower Muffin Bites

    Worker Bee
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust and liked the flavor but not the soggy doesn’t-really-hold-together texture, then cauliflower muffin bites are the way to go. Easier to make and much more likely to hold together, these mini muffins make a nice snack, side dish or appetizer. In fact, there’s no reason you can’t turn these into “pizza muffin bites” by adding grated cheese, olives and pepperoni. Think of this recipe for cauliflower muffins as a template that you can add all sorts of different flavors to. Try: Black olives, oregano and thyme with feta sprinkled…
  • Over 100 Pounds Lost: Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My story starts with a girl, two actually, to be accurate, and also a beloved uncle. The ladies are my daughter and my wife. After years trying to start a family, my wife and I were fortunate to adopt our daughter from foster care in 2011. At…
  • Why We Eat: Cravings

    Mark Sisson
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week I picked up the theme of hunger with an intention to visit all the angles of the instinct – the physiology behind it first – but also the outer reaches of hunger’s emotional and social sway. The fact is, I can’t think of an instinct (other than sex) that influences our evolution more or perhaps a more complex motivation. It’s one of those areas in which you can’t always separate biology from emotion. (The more you learn about the human animal, I think, the more apparent the melding of these two fields/forces becomes.) Enter cravings. Beyond the general experience…
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  • 7 Rules That Keep My Life Simple

    29 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    By Leo Babauta I enjoy creating a few simple rules to live by that take away some of the overwhelming decision making we need to make every day. Pre-think these decisions, formulate them into rules, and then just follow them, freeing your brain for more important decisions. Why should we need to give so much thought to what we’ll wear and eat, how we’ll exercise and handle email, when these are things we do every single day? So I’ve been crafting a few rules that keep my life simple, so I don’t need to think about the little things so much. These rules change,…
  • An Education in the Majestic Sierra Nevada

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    By Leo Babauta We set out for the Sierra Nevada as a family, all eight of us, excited but unsure of what to expect from our first family camping trip in the mountains. I surveyed our two vehicles full of camping gear and food, and wondered at foolishly calling myself a minimalist sometimes. A family of eight people has a lot of sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents, chairs, veggie dogs and vegan marshmallows, though. And we probably overprepared, after reading and worrying about bears and the cold and cougars and Lyme disease. At any rate, earlier this month, we drove four four hours, the…
  • The Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By Leo Babauta The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many great changes in our lives. Scumbag mind. I’ve had to learn to watch these rationalizations and excuses very carefully, in order to make the changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, minimalism, writing daily, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and so on. If I hadn’t learned these excuses, and how to counter them, I would never have stuck to these changes. In…
  • How to Believe in Yourself

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    By Leo Babauta There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life. I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start my own business, because I didn’t think I could. I didn’t stick to habits because I didn’t really believe I had the discipline. I was shy with girls, I had a hard time making new friends, I didn’t assert myself in the workplace. I didn’t push past my comfort zone. All because I didn’t really believe I could. While I’m not free of self-doubt these days, I can honestly say I believe in myself like never…
  • Don’t Waste a Moment

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been struck with the idea of how limited our lives are, and how little time we have to make something of them. Imagine if you had a month to live: how would you spend it? You could spend it with the people you love, soaking up time with them, really paying attention to every word they said. You could go out and have some amazing experiences, explore the world. You could spend it learning as much as you can, in books and by studying life itself. You could create something. You could make the world better. You could put your stamp on the world by creating art,…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

    Marc Chernoff
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ―Margaret Mead Seven weeks ago today, Angel gave birth to our son Mac.  The experience was miraculous.  As every parent can attest, the miracle of childbirth takes on a whole new meaning when it’s YOUR child being born.  It’s one of those life experiences you can’t fully grasp until you live through it. Anyway, I awoke this morning thinking about the whole experience, and two thoughts immediately came to mind: How in the world did Angel and I suddenly become parents?  Whoa! There are so many things I want to tell Mac…
  • 20 Things Life is Too Short Not to Appreciate

    Angel Chernoff
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Life is rarely perfect, but it’s always pretty darn good. This morning I saw an elderly woman in a wheelchair rolling down the sidewalk in the pouring rain just outside the coffee shop where I was writing.  She was moving at a snail’s pace and I thought she might be struggling, so I ran out into the rain and asked her if she needed assistance or a dry resting spot.  She smiled and said, “I appreciate it, but the rain feels great against my skin.  I’m out here and going slow on purpose.” I loved her sentiment – talk about the epitome of appreciating life.  And truthfully,…
  • 10 Toxic Habits that Drain Your Energy

    Marc Chernoff
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    It’s time to break the habits that have been holding you back.  Respect yourself enough to let go of the mindsets and routines that have been sucking you dry. Bear with me for a moment.  You know when you’re driving to an unfamiliar place, blasting the radio while simultaneously watching your GPS spit out directions?  Then you suddenly get to that one part of the route that’s ridiculously confusing, so you lower the volume even though it has no direct impact on the way you read the directions? That is your life.  The radio noise you need to cut out to concentrate?  That is the…
  • 25 Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

    Marc Chernoff
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  Because it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ―Maya Angelou Oftentimes things have to go wrong in order to go right.  In fact, if the road you’re traveling is always easy, you’re likely going the wrong way.  Some part of you knows this is true.  Nevertheless, when life gets especially rough, it can be hard to remember. So print this post out and let it remind you that, in the darkest moments, every failure is only a…
  • 10 Choices You Won’t Regret in 10 Years

    Marc Chernoff
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    I don’t regret the things I’ve done. I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance. In the end, more than anything else, we regret the chances we didn’t take, the relationships we were too afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. Think about it… The big opportunity you procrastinated on.  That friend you never called.  Those important words you left unspoken. You know what I’m talking about. Every one of us has experienced feelings of regret.  But it’s not too late to set things straight.  We’re still here breathing.  Today we have an…
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    The Happiness Project

  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for September. (Gretchen Rubin)
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone Shop at the wonderful Brooklyn indie WORD,, Amazon (I’m an affiliate of all three), or your favorite local bookstore. Or visit the library! Drumroll… An outstanding book about happiness or habits: Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie…
  • “From the Gods Who Sit in Grandeur/Grace Comes Somehow Violent.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Zeus, who guided men to think, who has laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate. From the gods who sit in grandeur grace comes somehow violent. – Aeschylus, “Agamemnon,” translated by Richard Lattimore I’ve remembered the last two lines of this passage ever since I read them decades ago. I’ve also tried unsuccessfully to find another quotation from a Greek play that I read around the same time…lines saying something like “there are some…
  • “Instead of Feeling That I’m Never Going to Finish…I Can See Large Chunks Getting Done.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    I’m writing my next book, Better Than Before, about how we make and break habits– an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To hear when Better Than Before goes on sale, sign up here. This week’s story comes from Nyssa Hattaway. I am a devout member of my church.  All of my life I have been taught to develop the habits of church attendance, tithing, daily prayer and daily Scripture…
  • Putting Off Some Horrible Task? Try These 7 Tips. (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Seven tips for forcing yourself to tackle a dreaded task. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: Happiness doesn’t always make me feel happy. Often, I know I’d be happier if I do something I really don’t feel like doing. Making that phone call. Dealing with tech support. Writing that email. Going to the gym. Those dreaded tasks hang over my head, though; they make me feel drained and uneasy. I’ve learned that I’m much happier, in the long run, if I try to tackle them as soon as possible, rather than allowing myself to push…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of the Clean Slate. (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To hear when it goes on sale, sign up here. Today, I’m talking about the Strategy of the Clean Slate. It’s one of three strategies that take their power from…
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    Mind Hacks

  • A torrent of accidental poems

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Neurology journal Neurocase has an interesting study of a women who started compulsively writing poetry after having brief epileptic amnesia treated with the anti-seizure drug lamotrigine. A 76-year-old woman reported having a poor memory and short periods of disorientation and was eventually diagnosed with transient epileptic amnesia – brief recurrent seizures that lead to short periods where affected people can’t lay down new memories. Several months after starting lamotrigine [a common and widely used anti-seizure drug], the patient suddenly began to write original verse.
  • Round trip ticket to the science of psychedelics

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    The latest edition of The Psychologist is a special open-access issue on the science and social impact of hallucinogenic drugs. There’s an article by me on culture and hallucinogens that discusses the role of hallucinogenic drugs in diverse cultures and which also covers how cultural expectations shape the hallucinogenic experience – from traditional Kitanemuk society to YouTube trip videos. The other articles cover some fascinating topics. Neuroscientists Robin Carhart-Harris, Mendel Kaelen and David Nutt have a great article on the neuroscience of hallucinogens, Henry David…
  • Disco biscuits

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is a video of Professor Stephen Stahl, author of Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology, doing a DSM-5 themed version of Stayin’ Alive by the BeeGees.   After working out that, no, no-one has dropped acid in your morning Red Bull, you may notice that the professor busts some pretty respectable moves.   Link to video on YouTube (via @AllenFrancesMD)
  • How to speak the language of thought

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    We are now beginning to crack the brain’s code, which allows us to answer such bizarre questions as “what is the speed of thought?” When he was asked, as a joke, to explain how the mind works in five words, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker didn’t hesitate. “Brain cells fire in patterns”, he replied. It’s a good effort, but all it really does is replace one enigma with another mystery. It’s long been known that brain cells communicate by firing electrical signals to each other, and we now have myriad technologies for recording their patterns of activity –…
  • Brain scanning the deceased

    17 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    I’ve got an article in The Observer about how, a little surprisingly, the dead are becoming an increasing focus for brain scanning studies. I first discussed this curious corner of neuroscience back in 2007 but a recent Neuroskeptic post reminded me of the area and I decided to check in on how it’s progressing. It turns out that brain scanning the dead is becoming increasingly common in research and medicine and the article looks at how the science is progressing. Crucially, it’s helping us better understand ourselves in both life and death. For thousands of years, direct…
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  • I’m 26

    Scott Young
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Today is my twenty-sixth birthday. Continuing tradition, I’m going to write an article reviewing what I’ve done in the past year, and share my thoughts and plans for the year ahead. If you’re new here, or simply don’t care for this self-indulgence, feel free to skip this post. I promise I’ll be back to writing about learning and getting more from life next week. My Year (Almost) Without English Obviously the most important feature of my twenty-fifth trip around the sun was that I spoke very little English during that time. I had hoped I could look back and say it was truly a year…
  • Seven Principles of Learning Better From Cognitive Science

    Scott Young
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    I just finished one of the best books I’ve read on the science of learning. Daniel Willingham is a Harvard educated cognitive scientist who writes books and articles about how to learn and teach better. The title of his book, Why Don’t Students Like School?, is a tad unfortunate, I think, because the book isn’t really about bored students. Instead, the book is divided into principles of learning. In order to make the cut, these principles needed to fulfill a strict set of scientific criteria: Robust scientific support. In Willingham’s words, “Each principle is based on a great…
  • 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…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Can Meditation Help You Become Wolverine?

    Tim Brownson
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    When I started meditating 7 years or so ago I was reluctant to tell anybody about my guilty little secret, including my family. After all, meditation was weird because how on earth could just sitting quietly achieve anything other than giving you a sore arse and maybe piles? Only strange people meditated. People who wore sandals a lot, stroked whales, raved over recipes using tofu and burned a lot of incense and other assorted legal and not-quite-so-legal herbs. Normal people didn’t meditate. I mean, why on earth would they? Where was the payoff?  Then the research started to trickle in.
  • The 20 Greatest Dalai Lama Quotes

    Tim Brownson
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    There have been some prolific people when it comes to inspirational and motivational quotes over the years. Twain, Wilde, Churchill, Thoreau, Goethe, Shakespeare and The Buddha all spring immediately to mind, even if it seems half the Buddha quotes out there are fake.  Did you know that ‘There is no way to happiness  happiness is the way’ was almost certainly never said by the Buddha? I know I didn’t  until relatively recently, and more annoyingly, neither did the people who made the print  hanging in my office, the clueless bastards! The only problem with all of the above…
  • Damn You Robin Williams!

    Tim Brownson
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    Not since the untimely demise of my favorite comedian, Greg Giraldo, have I been particularly bothered about a celebrity death. Sure I may think, ‘that’s sad and a shame’ such as the deaths of Whitney Houston or Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but it’s not something that will be in my thoughts for very long. Giraldo was different for me because I felt like I knew the guy.  His comedy spoke directly to me (and still does), nobody ever had a bad word to say about him and on social media he treated his fans like friends with nothing seemingly too much trouble. Then yesterday I heard about…
  • What Would Your Life Be Like If….

    Tim Brownson
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    You Stepped Into The Gap? You have about 1/3rd of one second to decide how you want to react to any given situation. That doesn’t sound like a long time at all. In fact many people don’t even know that gap exists. They think the negative comment, the dark glare or the waving of one extended finger by another motorist caused their reaction. It didn’t. Their interpretation of what they think that meant caused their reaction.  I never tire of saying, it’s not cause and effect, it’s cause – interpretation – effect. You may tire of me saying it, but tough it’s…
  • 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…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • Live a Creative Life with One Simple Change (It Takes Under a Minute)

    Jackie Johansen
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Do you ever look at creative people and wish you had what they were having? We know the types, those creatives who are expressing themselves spontaneously, they have a certain spark to them, a life force to them, an ability to see things a bit differently. When I was a young girl, I always dreamed of sitting in a café in Paris, notebook in hand, writing away. Although this is the stereotypical writer fantasy, the longing for it was telling: I wanted to be part of a history and community of creative types. Where romance, ideas, bubbled from our creative selves and we felt alive, had purpose…
  • How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it)

    chantalle gerber
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Let me guess… You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much. And you’re worried that all this time, you've been causing damage to your body (without even realizing it!) Well, it’s no secret anymore. Chances are, it’s true. Stress is a killer and at its very least, it will lower your immune system and make you more prone to serious illnesses. But…there’s some great news! You can do something about it. You can live a healthy, balanced and happy life and you can avoid the nasty effects of stress. To help you do that, I’ll be…
  • 7 Ways To Exercise Without Exercising

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Many of us would benefit from more exercise. Yet we often struggle with the idea of exercising. We have to motivate ourselves to get moving. Except many times we fail. We commit to an exercise plan, join the gym or buy some home equipment, but fail to follow through. In fact, many of us have already failed multiple times. One of the reasons we fail is that we believe that we have to set aside a 30 to 60 minute chunk of time and call it “exercise”. I want to suggest an alternative. In my opinion, the best way to exercise is to fit it into your regular day. Following are seven ideas that…
  • 30 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Day in 5 Minutes or Less

    Cylon George
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    You’re a busy person. Your days are filled with meetings, project, deadlines, family issues, and many other urgent things. That leaves very little time for rest and rejuvenation. Over time you may begin to feel disillusioned. You may wonder “What is this all for?” But the thought goes away as quickly as it comes. You may say, “I’d love to take some time out to rejuvenate but I don’t have the time to sit for 30 minutes to an hour.” Yes, we’re all strapped for time. It’s often difficult to find a moment to sit, reflect and rejuvenate your spirit. Instead, we push and push…
  • 5 Common Mistakes That Kill Your Motivation

    Stephen Guise
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. More motivation to do the right things is therefore one of the most common desires people have. But having motivation sometimes means not doing the things that kill it. Do you make any of these five mistakes that kill your motivation to do what matters? Each reason includes a powerful technique to help you overcome it and stay motivated. 1. You Wait For It Motivation is based on your emotions and environment. The best way to increase your motivation, then, is to change your emotions or environment. But how do you do that? Take action. It…
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    Life Optimizer

  • The Three Key Elements of a Good Morning Routine

    Donald Latumahina
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    All of us, of course, want to have good days. We all want to be productive and fulfilled every day. But the question is: how can we consistently have good days? An important factor, I believe, is the way you start your day. The way you start your day can make or break it. If you start your day right, your day will be good. But if you don’t, the opposite will happen. That’s why it’s important that you start your day right. The key to starting your day right is to have a good morning routine. If you have a good morning routine, you can start your day right by default. It’s as if you can…
  • How to Get Lucky: Three Things You Need to Do

    Donald Latumahina
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Do you notice that some people seem to be luckier than others? They get good breaks. They seem to be in the right place at the right time. Wouldn’t it be nice to be like them? As it turns out, studies show that these people have something in common. They do certain things that others don’t. If you do these things, you will also be lucky. Here are three things you need to do to get lucky: Be observant. Try new things. Meet new people. Let’s look at them one by one. 1. Be observant. Lucky people are more observant. They notice things that other people overlook. As a result, they…
  • One Essential Thing to Avoid for Effective Decision-Making

    Donald Latumahina
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:12 am
    Like it or not, your life is filled with decision-making. From the moment you wake up until the time you sleep, you have to make decisions. That’s why it’s important that you improve your decision-making skills. Doing so will improve the quality of your life. For effective decision-making, there is one thing you need to avoid: decision fatigue. What is it? This excerpt from Michael Lewis’s profile of Barack Obama explains it: “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make…
  • A Useful Resource for Creating Good Habits

    Donald Latumahina
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Do you want to know how to create good habits? If you do, my friend Barrie Davenport has just launched a course on it that you might find useful. I rarely recommend a course, but the importance of the topic (habit creation) and the quality of the course makes this one an exception. Creating positive habits is essential to live an effective life. To give you just one example, I rarely exercised a few years ago. I felt fine back then, but I didn’t realize what I missed. Now that I have made exercise a habit, I can feel the difference it makes. It gives me an energy boost. As a result, I can…
  • 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.
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • 68 Inspiring Relationship Quotes

    Henrik Edberg
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    At the heart of life lie the relationships we have with other people. With family, co-workers and friends close by and far away at the other side of the world. And how you let these relationships flow and grow has huge impact on the happiness both in your life and in the lives of the people you care about. So this week I’d like to look back into the past and share some of the best advice from the wise people who have walked this earth. This is 68 of the most thought-provoking, touching, inspiring and helpful quotes on relationships. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly…
  • How to Overcome Maybe the Most Common Problem People Have with Making a Positive Change

    Henrik Edberg
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” Madame Marie du Deffand Maybe the most common issue people have with personal development and making a positive change is that it stays a daydream. That they get excited and inspired. But then as those positive emotions fade nothing really happens. Life continues as usual. It’s very frustrating. I know. I used to read about personal development in pretty much all important areas of life. But it probably took me months or years to get going with making any of those positive changes. Why? It was uncomfortable.
  • 3 Simple Things You Can Do Today to Start Living a Happier Life

    Henrik Edberg
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius Antoninus “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Eleanor Roosevelt Happiness must not always come from big things and events. It can come from smaller, daily habits too. So today I’d simply like to take a look at 3 quick tips and habits that help me to live a happier life. Pick one of them and see how it works for you. 1. Help someone out. Helping someone out is one of…
  • 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Change a Habit (and Make It Stick)

    Henrik Edberg
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    “First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Charles C. Noble “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” Jim Rohn Changing just one habit in life can have a huge positive impact. But it’s often not an easy thing to do. And it becomes even harder to make a change that truly sticks when you make the most common mistakes. Mistakes I know many do and I have made quite a few times myself. So today I’d like to share 7 things you need to stop doing to change a habit more easily and to make it stick for a long time. 1. Stop thinking it will be easy…
  • 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…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • Why Relying On Digital Reminders Doesn’t Work

    Stephen Lease
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    The All Tech Considered blog from NPR covers the use of digital alarms and reminders in this article, quoting our own David Allen, who said, “I think those only work if there’s a dire consequence of not doing what the behavior is.  If it’s yoga at 4 a.m. – good luck.”  At GTD, we love digital organizational apps and reminders, as long as we remember to use them the right way! Read the full article here.
  • The Entrepreneurs Library Podcast Interviews David Allen

    Stephen Lease
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    For their podcast, The Entrepreneurs Library interviewed David Allen to provide “A Look Inside Getting Things Done.”  Whether you’re new to GTD or a long-time practitioner, this podcast offers some great insights!   Click here to listen to the interview!
  • How to Start Your Day with Mise-en-Place

    Stephen Lease
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The Harvard Business Review explains the chef’s ritual of mise-en-place and how to apply this to starting your workday.  Most of us have it wrong starting with email or voicemail.  Read the full article for this great and easy productivity guideline – and David Allen gets a shout out as well!
  • Don’t Plan Your Life – Live It!

    Stephen Lease
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am posted this wonderful video, below, of Daniel Pink’s Commencement Address, which he gave to the Northwestern University Weinberg College graduating class of 2014.  As a GTD Influencer, Daniel’s message in this speech, to do less planning and more living, goes hand-in-hand with what we’re all about at GTD.  We practice GTD so that we can stop wasting our brain power thinking about the mundane details of life and do more living! For some additional inspiring links and insights on the speech, read the article here!
  • Lifehacker’s GTD Primer

    Stephen Lease
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Lifehacker put together this helpful introduction to Getting Things Done, which reiterates just how simple GTD can be!  It gives an overview of what GTD is, followed by an introduction to the Five Steps, and then some tips on how to get started and find the system that works for you!  Throughout, you can link to several other great Lifehacker GTD articles if you are ready to dig in! Read the full article now!
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    Productive Flourishing

  • The Free Planners for September 2014 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The Free Planners for September 2014 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more The post The Free Planners for September 2014 Are Available appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • Procrastinating on a Writing Project? Use the 300-Words Trick

    Charlie Gilkey
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:25 am
    There’s something about writing that makes it especially easy to procrastinate, even when you’re motivated to do it. An email conversation with a reader got me thinking more about this. If you've ever procrastinated or felt stuck on a writing project, you've most likely felt like you don't have enough time to write or you don't know what to write about. This trick solves both problems. The post Procrastinating on a Writing Project? Use the 300-Words Trick appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • Juggling Parenting and a Creative Career? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Ali Luke
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a guest post by Ali Luke: In six years of freelancing and writing fiction (with a fair few up and downs), the worst thing I’ve done for my creative career is starting a family. I have absolutely no regrets – with one gorgeous toddler, and a rapidly growing bump, my writing simply isn’t my biggest priority right now. I’ve also got few illusions now about being a mother to young children and someone with a creative/entrepreneurial career. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I don’t think any non-parent can fully grasp how much life changes post-children. Maybe you’re a mother…
  • Mastering Your Mastery Plan

    Heidi Johnson
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    At a foundational level you'll be less engaged if you aren't doing work you consider worth doing. Heidi Johnson's guest post explores recent research around workplace engagement and explains a proven framework to help you get more of it. Using the three levels of engagement, Heidi shows you how to develop your own Mastery Plan to become an expert who is motivated, deeply engaged, and most importantly, happy. The post Mastering Your Mastery Plan appeared first on 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.
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Selecting Projects Wisely

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all. A couple years later, they have little or nothing to show for their efforts. The “I’ve gotta get…
  • Last Call to Sign Up for CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Conscious Life Workshop kicks off in one week in Las Vegas (Aug 22-24, 2014). We’ve had 119 registrations so far, which makes this the biggest 3-day workshop we’ve ever done. We sold out the original meeting room we booked, upgraded to a significantly larger room, and now that room is nearly sold out too. We still have a little room left, so we’ll continue taking registrations for as long as we can. Emails About a day after people sign up for the workshop, they receive an autoresponder with the following message, inviting them to share more details about their…
  • What You Need to Say Yes to CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Here’s a detailed update about the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, which kicks off in two weeks in Las Vegas. I’ve also sprinkled in some cool personal growth ideas to share, so this is actually a combination of promoting the workshop and a new article. We now have 104 people 115 people (updated 8/12) signed up for CLW, which is absolutely terrific. That makes it the biggest 3-day workshop I’ve ever done. This will bring an amazing amount of transformational energy into the room. The main purpose of this workshop is to help you bring into balance 3 core parts of…
  • 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,…
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    Get Organised

  • Productivity Top 10 – September

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:22 am
      There are few things as blissful as kicking back with a good read. This month we bring you our selection of the best of the best ‘you-really-should-read-this’ list of the top 10 productivity reads on the net right now. Productivity and Daily Life 1. The 7 P’s of a highly effective evening routine 2. […] The post Productivity Top 10 – September appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productive Email

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Click on the image below to access the Productive Email presentation (note: videos are not included in this presentation) The post Productive Email appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Motivation and The Model of Therapeutic Power

    Monique Chelin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    After a hectic few months of too much productivity and too little pleasure and restoration, I am struggling to keep up the pace. Where has all the motivation gone? I wake up in the mornings feeling tired to the bone even after a good night’s rest. Sound familiar? I found this quote by ZigZiglar which […] The post Motivation and The Model of Therapeutic Power appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Use Time Management to Deal With Laundry – Your Nemesis

    Leticia Pfeiffer
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you live in a metropolitan city where Chinese laundries are on every corner or have someone come into your home to manage your laundry then this blog is not for you.  If not, read on. Laundry is your nemesis.  Dirty clothes never stop piling up.  Stains lurk on your favorite pants waiting for you […] The post Use Time Management to Deal With Laundry – Your Nemesis appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Practical Productivity: The Busy Geek Girl’s Guide

    Sibongiseni Tunzelana
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Get up Each day starts with a standstill of meditation, mapping moments, music and motivation (self and others). Meditation Spending a few moments to listen to Love, your intuition, your inner voice, your gut and your conscience helps to focus your day. It is so challenging to be still without interrupting yourself with your own […] The post Practical Productivity: The Busy Geek Girl’s Guide appeared first on Get Organised.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • What’s up, Hash Doc?

    Marc Majers
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Hash Doc says it’s “a new kind of professional knowledge base.” Users upload research papers and exchange business reports for the benefit all. I think of the website like a Wikipedia for industry professionals to find and share useful digital resources.
  • SocialCam Adds Style To Video

    Marc Majers
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Do you want to add a video with some style to it before you upload it to social media? You should try SocialCam to create, style and store your social media videos. Create videos of any length with custom filters Videos stored in the cloud & viewable from any device Share to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Email, SMS Easy to browse feed of your friend’s videos
  • Google Hangouts

    Marc Majers
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    What are Google Hangouts? How can you use them for your business? school? or just to socialize? Discover in this extraordinary overview and “howto” by Martin Shervington. Google Hangouts launched in May 2013 to replace Google Talk, Gchat, what used to be called hangouts but were really ‘Google Plus Video Chat’ without the integration, and Google Messenger. Essentially it’s a hybrid between an instant message, email and video conference. Martin describes, “Hangouts are like a party on the porch front. You are walking by and see people are chatting away on the porch…
  • When’s The Last Time We Talked?

    Marc Majers
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    How do you keep track of the last time you spoke to one of your friends? In this day and age, you probably have many circles of friends – work, personal, organizations and school. How often do you touch base with your friends? Do you forget to contact them for ages? I can imagine your friend may wonder, “Are we even friends anymore?” Now there is a social application called TinyBlu that allows you enter in the last time you spoke to someone. If you don’t text or email them again, you will then get an email notice that reminds you to get a hold of them again. I like the…
  • 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…
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    Root Simple

  • Picture Sundays: CritterCam Reveals Skunk

    Mr. Homegrown
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    You know that post I did earlier this year about skunk proofing the yard? I set up the new Root Simple CritterCam last night and it’s pretty obvious that skunk proofing project goes in the fail category. Many thanks to Max Morgan for directing me to the correct camera to use for small critters: the Wingscape BirdCam Pro.
  • Saturday Linkages: Pallets, Ladybugs and Portlandia

    Mr. Homegrown
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Street Artist Recycles Reclaimed Wood Pallets Into Mobile Pop-Up Benches in… Console Table with 3 legs – Outstanding – IKEA Hackers Jailed for collecting rainwater:… [Update: A reader notes that there is more to this story than the headline indicates--looks like the person jailed may have been damming streams and taking water from his neighbors.]…
  • Getting started with worms

    Mrs. Homegrown
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Tonight Erik and I are running a booth promoting vermicomposting at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden. We’ve put together this page of resources and advice to point the newbie worm farmers we meet tonight in the right direction– and hopefully inspire anyone who’s reading, no matter where they live, to start a worm bin as well. Welcome to Root Simple, NHM visitors! Q: Why should I keep a worm bin? A: To turn waste into a resource Every kitchen produces food scraps, and most food scraps end up entombed in a landfill. It’s…
  • Worm Composting Demo at Summer Nights in the Garden

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Join Root Simple for a worm composting demo at the Natural History Museum’s Summer Nights in the Garden series this Friday August 28. We’re showing how to set up your own vermicomposting system and raffling off a worm bin. Plus it’s the debut of the new WormCam! Grab a cocktail and join us and KCRW DJ, Anthony Valadez. The garden is one of the best in California and the event is freeeeeeeeee. More info here.
  • Wild Food Lab: Foraging Taken to the Next Level

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:40 am
    Photo: Mia Wasilevich. There are a lot of wild food foragers out there but few who really know what to do with nature’s bounty. The gastronomical and foraging team of Mia Wasilevich and Pascal Baudar are pushing the boundaries of food and foraging, teaching classes, putting on pop-up feasts and sharing their discoveries through a website, Wild Food Lab. Kelly and I took a class from them last weekend (you can find out about the classes through the Los Angeles Wild Edibles and and Self Reliance Meetup) where, in the middle of a hot, dry field in Southern California they proved you can…
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    Shoplet Blog

  • What Are You Doing To Go Green?

    Jessica Hodges
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Being mindful of the impact your consumption habits have on the environment isn’t easy. It takes conscious effort and meaningful changes to everyday behavior in order reduce your carbon footprint. But not to worry, there are lots you can do as an individual and as an organization to make your office greener. Recently, Shoplet underwent an end of summer clean up. With all of the stuff that we needed to flush out to save some space, we were faced with a dilemma of what to do with some outdated company mugs. With a little creativity and a green thumb, we decided to up-cycle our old coffee…
  • Announcing the Winners of our Stride Giveaway!

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Congratulations to Toresea D, Peter V, and Cathleen G, the winners of last week’s Stride giveaway! A special thanks to all who participated :) For those who are still interested in purchasing legal binders, files and pens from Stride, feel free check out the Stride selection at Shoplet. Remember to tune in every Monday for more chances to win cool & useful products! This week, we’re giving away a tub filled with Purell gels (to keep that common cold out of sight!). Happy Tuesday, everyone!
  • A Tub Filled With Germ-Demolishing Purell Gels to FOUR Winners!

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    The world is filled with icky, yucky germs that are on a mission to get us sick! To give you an idea of what’s out there, here’s a list of the 8 public locales that bacteria like best, courtesy of Purell: 1) Restaurant menus 2) Lemon wedges 3) Condiment dispensers 4) Restaurant door handles 5) Bulk soap dispensers 6) Grocery carts 7) Airplane restrooms 8) Your doc’s office Gross! Let’s decrease our number of sick days and protect our kiddos from the common cold by stocking up on the hand sanitizer brand that we all know and love, Purell! This week, four lucky winners will score a tub…
  • WINNER of the Leeds Picnic Gift Set

    Jessica Hodges
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Congratulations to Lynn, winner of the Leeds Picnic Gift set.  An extra special thanks to everyone who participated. Summer’s not over yet! If you are sill interested in purchasing the Stadium Blanket from Leeds and the Color Dip Dual compartment lunch cooler, you can still do so at Shoplet Promos. Take advantage of these final days of summer, and make sure to keep a look out for more fun and useful prizes from Shoplet and Shoplet Promos!
  • Up For Grabs At Today’s #careSHAREgrow Twitter Party!

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Hey everyone! We hope to see you TODAY, 4-5 pm EDT, at our Twitter party! As always, we’ll be planting trees with each tweet of the hashtag #careSHAREgrow AND entering our partiers to win the following prizes… 3 “Round 1″ winners will enjoy a bouncy, spine-happy Safeco Zenergy Ball Chair, clad in either Red, Green, or Black 4 “Round 2″ winners will get a Swingline Stack-and-Shred Hands-Free Shredder! Partying with Shoplet is super duper easy. Just join in on our eco-friendly conversation by tweeting with the hashtag “#careSHAREgrow”. To keep…
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Date Authentically: 4 Lessons

    Alana Mbanza
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I created this affirmation several months ago to remind myself that the type of relationship I want is possible. But, to be honest, sometimes I wonder if I will ever find someone. I wonder if maybe I have too many issues or if my standards are too high. At times, I even question whether I am capable of having a healthy relationship. Whenever I’m feeling particularly hopeless, I look back over the experiences I’ve had and remind myself that I have grown tremendously and have learned so much about myself through my dating experiences. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past…
  • How to Move Forward and Stop Repeating The Past

    Angela Marchesani
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We move through our lives based on patterns of the past, replicating the systems and dynamics that we’ve become accustomed to. Our brains are actually trained to perpetuate these patterns, as we reinforce the neural pathways that have been previously established. Without consciousness, it continues. It doesn’t matter whether we like these patterns or not. It doesn’t matter whether we have different aspirations for our lives. If we continue to live on autopilot, we will continue to attract similar relationships, repeat common professional moves and even sabotage our progress toward…
  • 4 Tips to Manage Ego and Find Bliss

    Nadia Ballas-Ruta
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Imagine it is a beautiful day. The sky is blue and the sun is shining bright. There is a light breeze that just feels like a gentle hug. You are walking down your favorite street. Everything you see is just beautiful. As you walk, your sense of peace increases. You then turn the corner and all of a sudden dark clouds appear out of nowhere. The sky turns dark. The gentle breeze is replaced with powerful winds. Pretty soon, you are pushing yourself against the wind. You think you are moving forward but actually you are stuck. This darkness that appeared is not the weather. It is what happens…
  • 5 Ways to Live in the Moment

    Guest of TSN
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    For a long time I believed that living in the moment meant doing what I wanted, when I wanted to. It has taken me many years to realize that I was wrong. I felt the need to be free at an early age. I recall packing my bags to leave home at five years of age. My poor parents had a hell of a time with me when I hit my adolescent years. And of course, the teen-age years were even worse. Basically, I didn’t like rules and regulations. That desire for freedom and to live life in the moment saw some pretty reckless behavior – excessive drinking, dabbling in recreational drugs, outrageous…
  • 3 Secrets to Mindful Eating

    Cat Li Stevenson
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is a personal story of my disordered relationship with food and my own healing. When I wrote this a year ago, I thought: There is absolutely no way I’m sharing this so openly and publicly. Especially since I’ve had such transformation over the past few months and now feel healed of this struggle. This is a closed chapter.” Now, I think, that’s even more the reason to share. My intention in telling you the details of my experience is so perhaps you will find the courage to inquire about your own relationship with food. When we’re able to cultivate a deeper awareness with eating,…
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    Sources of Insight

  • What Kind of Person Do You Want to Become?

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson There’s a question that every strategist must own: What kind of person do you want to become? It applies to business and life. In fact, the most important question a CEO must answer is: What kind of company do you want yours to be? We’re all strategists in work and life, if we choose to be. In the book, The Strategist: Be the Leaders Your Business Needs, Cynthia A. Montgomery shares insights into how to use choice as a chance for endless possibility in business and in life.
  • Work Quotes

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    The way you think about work can change your life in an instant. There are lots of ways to think about work: work as play, work as self-expression, work smarter, not harder. work to live, don’t live to work, etc. If you live your values through your work, you breathe new life into everyday activities, turning the ordinary, into extraordinary. Another key is to play to your strengths. In fact, the key to a meaningful life is to use your strengths in the service of something that is bigger than you are. Whether you see work as your personal dojo, or your platform for transformation, work is a…
  • 37 Inspirational Quotes for Work as Self-Expression

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    As one of my most profound mentors put it, “work is the ultimate form of self-expression.” We need to do the work that makes us come alive, that helps us operate at a higher level, and that makes our soul sing. His advice was to think of work and life in an Arête way: Like a garden in full bloom on a warm Summer’s day. If you want to do more great work, then treat work like a chance, not a chore. Change Your WHY or Change Your HOW Long ago I learned an important lesson about work: If you don’t like the work you do, then change your WHY or change your HOW. WHY are you doing your work?
  • The End: The Power of Finishing What You Start

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely” — Ralph Waldo Emerson The End is a significant marker for you. It’s more than just a milestone for finishing what you start. The End marks the story and the start for new beginnings. And it’s a powerful way to start new things when you know you, and you alone, can beat your Resistance and hold the power to finish. In The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your…
  • The Ego Attacks the Awakening Artist

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    “Your ego can become an obstacle to your work. If you start believing in your greatness, it is the death of your creativity.” — Marina Abramovic When you start to figure out and realize your greatest potential, and answer your calling, fear and Ego can get in the way. Ego attacks the awakening artist. The Ego runs the show and likes things the way they are. The more you awaken, the less you need the Ego, and the Ego hates that. In The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, Steven Pressfield shares his insights on why the Ego attacks the…
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  • Identify Your Home Values And Create A Sanctuary

    Kylie Browne
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Does Your Home Reflect The Way You Want To Live? If you’re looking to declutter and reorganize the layout of  some rooms in your home, first consider your home values. Home Values What are home values? I like to think of these as those ways you make your house a home. Consider for example, which of the following values would you like your home to reflect: Comfort Beauty Warmth Order Family Minimalism Retreat or sanctuary Harmony Simplicity Visual clarity Aesthetic appeal Love Once you decide the tone you want for your home, you’ll be able to make fast and easy de-clutter…
  • Ways to Keep Your Hotel Room Tidy

    Kylie Browne
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:47 pm
    If you’re staying in a hotel room, chances are you’re on vacation, a business trip or having an overnight stay on a short journey. Less is more when you’ve got such little space! What’s the best way to keep your hotel room organized? Let’s start with these: Unpack. If you’re staying in that room for more than two nights, I would unpack. Store you bulky luggage in the closet, or in a corner and use the space freely without having to step over or rummage through luggage.  Hang it up. Use as many hangers as you can. Ask for more, or even take a few extras…
  • You’ve Boxed Me In!

    Kylie Browne
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Moving house is a big project. Sorting. Decluttering. Packing. Unpacking. It’s enough to give you a headache thinking about it. A friend of mine is currently surrounded by boxes. Her hubby moved most of them into the garage, which means her car now sits in the driveway. She’s constantly complaining about not being able to find things. Or more importantly, find the time to unpack the boxes. It’s starting to get serious … the move was 6 months ago! “Help me!” Was the first thing she said when I saw her recently. “I’m stuck, and I’m…
  • 7 Insights Into Better Productivity & Time Management

    Kylie Browne
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Join us from Monday 18 August… If you: Waste time Procrastinate Get to the end of the day and feel you haven’t accomplished much Fail to make progress on important goals and projects Feel stressed and overwhelmed Struggle to stay focused Need to be a self-starter because you work from home or run your own business Want a greater sense of control in your life… Then you’ll LOVE 7 Days To Better Productivity & Time Management!  Don’t Take My Word For It… Here’s what others have to say: Wow! I loved reading this…it is just a huge relief! Sometimes I…
  • 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…
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  • #1 face September 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
            my #1 FACE      watercolor, black marker pen     SusuPetal asked me to join this challenge. Good, because I want to learn more, keep up draxing/painting which I started again this summer after too long break…         & & & & & & &     Dear Blogger blogger!   If you don’t have already name/URL commenting option, could you please change it. Why? Because if somebody clicks my name it takes her/him to my Blogger’s profile page where I’m NOT active anymore because…
  • hittiäinen

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
        MACRO MONDAY 2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO     ‘Hittiäinen’…like a endearing bug       Dear Blogger blogger!   If you don’t have already name/URL commenting option, could you please change it. Why? Because if somebody clicks my name it takes her/him to my Blogger’s profile page where I’m NOT active anymore because I have self-hosted WordPress site. It’s trouble for visitors and for me to add correct site address in every comment I leave. Thank you!        
  • art, art and ‘art’

    27 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
       Helsinki Festival 2014 has been full of happenings. We visited a temporary hotel room. Havis Amanda fountain has been hidden inside this room. People were taking lots of selfies -  here too…    Designed byJapanese artist Tatzu Nishi   Bad Bad Boy by artist Tommi Toija, More than 8 meters high concrete sculpture in Helsinki’s Kauppatori market. Down left you can see a guy standing between ‘his’ legs     I’ll participate new challenge Paint Party Friday. I wanted to paint this banana, just it, no shadows, no background coloring….
  • dancer

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
      MACRO MONDAY2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO     PHOTO PARTY       detail of     this painting     ‘Dancer’ made with marker pen, coffee and watercolor.    
  • painted red flowers

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
        MACRO MONDAY 2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO     PHOTO PARTY       a detail   of this watercolor painting    
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  • 17 Bereavement Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    These bereavement gift ideas will help you show your sympathy when a friend experiences the loss of a mother. The first bereavement gifts are for close friends, and the rest of the gift ideas are for people you don’t know well. Whether your friend is a water-cooler acquaintance or a... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • 10 Tips for Finding a Washing Machine Repairman

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Learn how to find a good washing machine repairman and ensure his work will last, based on my experience getting a Whirlpool washer fixed. These tips on how to protect yourself from a bad washing machine repairman will help you protect yourself from a shady repairman. The washer door seal on my... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • 20 Breast Cancer Surgery Recovery Gifts

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    After breast cancer surgery, the best gift promotes healing. These breast cancer surgery recovery gift ideas range from healing yoga for breast cancer to mastectomy bras, and all the gift ideas for breast cancer surgery recovery are based on an oncologist’s instructions for post-mastectomy healing.... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • How to Help Your Mom Move to an Adult Group Home

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Whether your mom is coping with dementia or schizophrenia, these tips for helping parents move to adult group homes might help you survive the transition. My mom has schizophrenia, and is facing a difficult move to a group home. This is the first time she’s lived with other people, and it... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • How to Meet People When Travelling Alone

    19 Jul 2013 | 2:56 pm
    Meeting people has never been a problem for me when I travel alone, so when one of my readers asked for tips, I jumped at the chance to write this article! I enjoy travelling with friends and family, but there’s something about travelling alone that perks me up in a special sorta way. I love The... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
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    Mystic Madness

  • Salary Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The way you negotiate your salary whether as a first time employee or an experienced worker will determine whether your prospective employer will accept your offer or reject it. There is no doubt that talks about salary can be uncomfortable for some employees but it is an unavoidable necessity and you have to learn how to do it without having any shame because it is what you will work for. If you are not properly paid, you will regret it afterwards or you will not be happy working for your employer. This is why you should ensure that you are paid a salary commensurable to your job…
  • How to Negotiate Your Salary

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Some businesses or companies have a fixed salary structure for all their staffs. This means they don't negotiate salaries with their new employees. They are paid according to their salary structure. In such a company, if you are not happy with your salary, you will simply reject the offer. However in some companies, this is not the case. There is no fixed salary structure for any employee. During your interview, the applicants are given the opportunity by their prospective employers to negotiate their salary with them. For many applicants who know how to negotiate salary, this is an…
  • How to Socialize with Your Colleagues at Work

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Now that you have gotten your an employment, it is important that you learn how to work in a team. Definitely, you will not be working alone in your office. There are other employees who are either highly placed in rank above you or who are working under you. Whether they are below you in rank or above, it is important that you know how to build a strong social relationship with them. It is difficult to work with other people if you don't have a healthy relationship with them. Even if the nature of your work demands that you work alone or that you have your own separate office, you still…
  • How to Behave at Your First Job

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    You have gone for the interview and have been waiting for the result. But unexpectedly, you get your employment letter and you are required to start immediately. You are happy but at the same time fidgeting because this is your first job in life and you don't know the responsibility that will be given to you  or what to do in your first job post. Relax! There is no need to be afraid. You are not the only person in this condition. This article is for you. The tips given here will be of help to you. Here are some of the tips that you should apply in order to help you know the right…
  • Interview Dos

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    If you are going for an interview, here are some of the acceptable manner of behavior that you should put up. Dress properly for the interview: One thing that you should not joke with or overlook is your dressing. When you are going for an interview, it is important that you dress appropriately. Don't put on casual wear. Dress as if you are going to work. The best appropriate dressing to wear is a suit or corporate attire. Dressing properly is different putting on expensive dressing. Ensure that your clothes are neat and that you look neat yourself. Barb or do your hair properly. Ensure…
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  • How to Skip Rocks

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Skipping rocks is a skill that requires mastery of speed, spin, and angle. It can make for a great day at a lake or another peaceful body of water and can even be a bonding activity for you and your friends or family members. Even if you don't beat the Guinness World Record of 51 skips in one throw, you'll likely impress children when you skip stones like a professional.[1] The most important thing to keep in mind is that it'll take some practice to skip rocks across a water's surface, but the hard work you put in will be worth it. Steps Find a flat water surface with a large supply of rocks.
  • How to Infuse Vodka With Watermelon

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    By soaking watermelon cubes in vodka for about a week, you can make delicious watermelon vodka. You can also do the opposite––pour some vodka into a watermelon––for an edible alcoholic treat. Ingredients Make a vodka-infused watermelon Servings: 4 to 8 1 medium watermelon 1 bottle (750ml) vodka Infuse vodka with fresh watermelon Servings: 12 to 15 1 medium watermelon 1 bottle (750ml) vodka Infuse vodka with watermelon-flavored hard candy Servings: 4 12 watermelon hard candies 8 1/2 oz. (250ml) vodka Steps Make a vodka-infused watermelon Pouring vodka into a watermelon and allowing the…
  • How to Wallpaper a Room

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Wallpaper has been used in homes since the 16th century to brighten and finish living spaces, and it is still a great way to add spice to a room lacking in liveliness. Wallpaper comes in a variety of colors, styles and textures, and may brighten up a child's room or add quiet overtones to a den. It's a great weekend project to tackle yourself, and you can learn to approach the job smartly by learning how to buy wallpaper, how to prep your walls, and how to hang it cleanly. Steps Buying Wallpaper Determine how much wallpaper you'll need to wallpaper a room. Measure the height of each wall from…
  • How to Hold a Girl's Hand

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    You may be nervous about holding a girl's hand, whether your girlfriend wants to hold hands more or you want to make a move on your crush. Whatever your reason for wanting to hold a girl's hand, the first thing you have to do is relax. After that, you have to get close to her and gently take her hand. Holding hands is a great way to show affection and isn't nearly as hard or scary as it sounds. If you want to get started now, see Step 1. Steps Making Your Approach Make her feel special. When you see the girl, say hi, make eye contact, give her a wave, and starting talking to her. If it's your…
  • How to Make a Patty Melt

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The patty melt is a classic diner food that combines elements of the burger, the Reuben and the grilled cheese. You can create authentic patty melts at home with good ingredients and plenty of butter. Steps Caramelizing Onions Set two heavy skillets on your stovetop. Seasoned cast iron skillets are best, because they impart flavors similar to those in a dinner grill. Turn one burner to medium heat. Cut an onion in half. Slice it into rings. A quarter of an onion per sandwich is required. Melt two tbsp. of butter in the first skillet. You can also use olive oil or canola oil in place of…
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    Personal Excellence

  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Note from Celes on Aug 29, 2014: First written five years ago on Aug 10, 2009, I thought it’s high time that I update this bucket list article which has now been viewed over 1.3 million times!!!! I’ve significantly expanded on this article with pictures and helpful descriptors for each of the 101 bucket-list ideas, and hope that this article will inspire you to create your bucket list. (For those of you with your bucket list already, perhaps it’s time to review and update it!) Be sure to download the free bucket list e-book (scroll down to the end of the post) which…
  • Write a Letter to Your Future Self (Review of my Past Letters and Tips to Write Your Letter!)

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Writing a letter to your future self is a concept I first wrote about in 2009, in my article of the same name. It is also the task for Day 29 of Live a Better Life in 30 Days Program. As I was recently reviewing the letters from my past self (in 2008) and writing my next batch of letters to my future selves, I thought it’s the perfect chance to record a video tutorial of the process and show you guys how you can do the same too! Watch the video below (please leave a “like” on my YouTube video page if you want more videos like this!): (If you’re unable to see the…
  • “I’ll do this tomorrow.” 5 Procrastination Lies We Tell Ourselves, Debunked

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Do you have a habit of procrastinating? In my years of working with coachees to bust their procrastination, I’ve found five deep-seated “lies” that we tend to tell ourselves, so that we feel better about procrastinating. I call these “lies” because they’re often untrue, and merely justifications to help us feel better about procrastinating. See if you identify with any of the below. Procrastination Lie #1: “I’ll do this tomorrow/later.” (Or “I don’t have enough time.”) How many of us say this to ourselves?
  • [SIGN UPS CLOSED] Ready to Overcome Procrastination—Permanently? Join Anti-Procrastination Course NOW! [Starts Aug 23]

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Update Aug 17: Our class is almost filled up and we have only five three one seat left! Update Aug 18: Our class is now filled up and I’m allotting a few more seats for final registrants. THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER, so grab hold of this opportunity!! In this course, I’ll be working hand-in-hand with YOU to bust YOUR procrastination issues, once and for all. Are you in or out? If you’re serious about eliminating procrastination and learning the art of becoming 100% motivated in all your goals, this is THE course for you. I don’t know when I’m…
  • Pictures of Latest Singapore PE Readers Meetup (and My 30th Birthday Celebration) on July 27!

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Hi everyone! This is to share the pictures of our latest Singapore PE readers meetup, which was held last Sunday, July 27. This meetup was an informal celebration of my 30th birthday (which is already over) and also a farewell party for Wanxuan, a long-time reader and supporter of PE, who is leaving for China to further her language-teaching career. The meetup was extremely successful, with 40 RSVPs — the highest RSVP we’ve had for any meetup to date! In fact, there were so many RSVPs that I had to close RSVPs and reject interested attendees (sorry Shweta and co; hopefully…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 10 Reasons Why This Simple Question Will Change You for the Better

    Cylon George
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; Second by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius You probably have a person like this in your life. They constantly complain about how bad their life is. They obsess about how this person or that person is responsible for their perpetual misery. They pump their fists at their fate or their unlucky circumstances. They pride themselves in being totally blameless in their situation. Now take a look in the mirror. Does any of these things describe you? You may…
  • 4 Questions That Changed My Life

    Jeff Claassen
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Until June, 2013 I was coasting through life. Even though I am an extremely anxious person, I had very little to worry about. At that time I made a decision that I don’t necessarily regret, but one that has changed my life dramatically. I decided to leave my job and work alongside my best friend at his web development start-up. I had been a web developer for about 3 years so it was nothing new. Finding clients was going to be the most difficult adjustment, and it was critical to keeping us both busy. I knew the risks, and I decided to take the plunge. I’m sure you have guessed…
  • Shut Up and Grow Rich

    Joshua Cartwright
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Silence is a source of Great Strength.” ― Lao Tzu If you want to be truly successful then you’re going to have to shut up! Seriously. Stop talking, turn off the smartphone, turn off the TV and sit in silence. And here’s the coup de grais… do nothing. Regularly. Am I talking about meditation? Not exactly… stick with me on this. It’s something both easier and much harder… yet extremely rewarding… You want to be wealthy, right? Yes, I mean financially wealthy but also wealthy in every area of your life. You want your life to produce profit that leads to contentment,…
  • What is Love?

    Marco Torresi
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone’s heard that Howard Jones song at some point in their lives.   “What is love, anyway?  Does anyone love anybody anyway?”   When you start to think about it, what is the definition of love?   If you look it up in the dictionary, it says, “an intense feeling of deep affection,” or “feeling a deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone.” To me, love is undefinable and ever reaching.  Love is synonymous with god, nature, the force or whatever you want to call it.  Love is what is keeping you alive right now.  It keeps your heart beating.
  • 4 Small Phrases That Could Cause Big Changes

    Andrew Walton
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the most important factors affecting our happiness is how we perceive the events that happen in our lives. A person with a positive outlook has a much different quality of experience than someone with a negative outlook. The great thing is, we are not born with either a positive or negative perspective. We can consciously choose to move in a positive direction from wherever we happen to find ourselves right now. A great way to do that is to take control of our internal dialogue — to change the things we say when we talk to ourselves. Here are 4 of the best things we can tell…
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  • Somethingness

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    I teach an online design class from time-to-time, and one of the things I try to instill in my students is that whitespace is their friend. Whitespace looks luxurious. Look at a pennysaver-style ad sheet or tabloid, and you’ll see that every available inch has been filled with words and images and whatnot. Look at a high-end fashion magazine or design publication, however, and you’ll notice that many of the pages are barely utilized. There are far fewer images, far less text, and a whole hell of a lot of empty space. I should note that ‘whitespace’ needn’t be…
  • Public Pianos and Amplification

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    There’s a piano in a park not far from where I live in Prague. The park is the hub for a bustling tram station and metro line, and stretches out in front of a beautiful cathedral that people crowd around to photograph all day long. But my favorite part of the square is one of the walkways leading toward the cathedral, where a piano has been placed. There’s an unadorned stool in front of the piano, and the instrument itself is somewhat gritty and aged. Yet that walkway has brought immense joy to me and thousands of other people who pass by it every day: some who sit down to listen…
  • Philosophical Fluidity

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    It’s possible to have a preference, act counter to that preference, and still have a good time. A high-end chef, for example, needn’t dine on the finest cuisine in order to enjoy food. She’s equally likely to savor a feast at a four-star restaurant, or relish one served up by her local Denny’s, so long as she’s in the proper frame of mind to do so. And neither experience is more or less legitimate than the other, in terms of her own satisfaction, so long as she is, indeed, satisfied. Thankfully (for our wallets in particular, in the case of high-end dining), how…
  • On Message

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    The main difference between a person and a well-known person is the story they tell about themselves. This applies to celebrities, internet thought leaders, and even sports stars and the like. The ones with the better stories tend to be the ones who capture the world’s imagination; or at least that of a measurable segment of the world. ‘Better story’ in this context means the story with the clearest message. Some of these people have million-dollar marketing budgets to help promote them, but all that money is wasted without a compelling and understandable message to spread.
  • 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…
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • Be Nellie Bly, Stay Focused, and Remain Productive

    Janice Simon
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Former newspaper reporter, ground-breaking reporter, Nellie Bly is one of my heroes. For those who don’t know the story, Nellie went undercover in an insane asylum by posing as a patient, and the article she wrote after her 10-day stay changed the way New York City treated people with mental illness. Back then, you didn’t walk into the mental asylum. Nellie checked into a woman’s shelter under an assumed name and began her act. It didn’t take long before she was hauled off by police. Once inside, Nellie realized a quick trick: “From the moment I entered the insane ward on the…
  • Ease Your Way Into an Organized Fall

    Naomi Cook
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    It can be a tough transition from summer into fall, and not just for kids. With shorter work weeks and half days, not to mention the beautiful, warm and sunny weather, it can be hard to see summer come to an end. However, there are things to look forward to in the fall, like breaking out cozy sweaters, breathing in the crisp air, and watching the leaves change colors. This transition from summer to fall time is actually ideal for getting organized. With an abundance of inexpensive, space saving solutions for dorm living, you are sure to find items that will help you in the areas you need most…
  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Get Prepared for Back to School

    Dan Loya
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:25 pm
    It’s the end of summer, but now is the perfect time for the August 5-Minute Organizing Challenge! As usual, you can discover new ways you can get organized in just five minutes at a time. The mini-challenges this month are for parents who are preparing their children for Back to School. If you plan ahead, you will be more organized for the upcoming school year and your kids will transition to school life much more smoothly. 1. Schedule shopping time in stores or online. Start out by creating a list of clothing, supplies, and snacks that the student will need. Next, block out times in…
  • Get on With It! 3 Super Simple Tips for Procrastinators.

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer can be a big challenge when it comes to procrastination. Routines are relaxed, schedules are altered, and distractions are everywhere. The expectation is probably that we will have abundant leisure time during the summer to get everything done, but that is frequently not the case, and important projects sometimes end up collecting dust until the end of the season. The good news is that I have some easy and effective tips for procrastinators for staying on the ball with important tasks this summer, so that they don’t end up behind the eight ball come…
  • How I Quadrupled My Twitter Followers in 6 Months

    Nealey Stapleton
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Have you heard of Twitter? Maybe that’s a silly question. Okay, chances are you’ve heard of it, but do you really know what Twitter is? For a long time, I saw Twitter as a lesser version of Facebook and saw no point in using the platform…until now. This year, one of my resolutions was to really increase my followers on social media. While I had a Twitter account, I never used it and had a couple hundred followers that had trickled in throughout the years. I decided to really commit and make the most out of this thing called Twitter. Boy, am I glad I did! What is Twitter? Let’s begin…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • Why You Should Put Your Todos on Your Calendar

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Today, I have a simple time management tip that most people don’t do. In fact, it may seem downright elementary. Let your calendar and todo list be best friends. Put your todos on your calendar and make sure you schedule time for your most important tasks. Your Todo List and Calendar Can Be Friends Your […]
  • I Know You Can’t Do It… You Told Me So!

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    A version of this post was originally featured in the weekly TMN Newsletter. If you want to receive weekly advice, tips, and more please sign up in the sidebar. I was talking with a colleague the other day. He was marveling that a mutual friend had published his first book. (Which turned out to be […]
  • You Don’t Have Time for Negative People

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    Recently, I caught myself wasting time dealing with a negative person. I’m not talking about a web troll or the like. It was actually a business associate who was caught making negative comments behind others’ backs. After being bothered about it for quite some time, I decided not to let the issue waste any more of […]
  • 5 Tips to Rule Your Tech, Instead of the Other Way Around

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Do you jump every time your phone rings? Do you drop what you are doing whenever a new email “dings” in your inbox? Does your technology beep, chirp, vibrate, and interrupt you at all times of the day and night? It’s time to take back control of your technology. After all, who’s in charge… you or […]
  • 5 Apps to Make Your Busy Life a Little Less Busy

    15 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Our phones have become the center of our lives in many respects. And we can do things from the palm of our hand, with the tap of a button, that were never possible before. How does your phone make your life easier? Today, I have 5 apps to help your life be a little less […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Podcast #82 With Hunter Maats Of The Straight-A Conspiracy

    Ari Meisel
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
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  • Podcast #81 With Hal Elrod of the Miracle Morning

    Ari Meisel
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
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  • Podcast #81 With Hal Elrod Of The Miracle Morning

    Ari Meisel
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
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  • Podcast #80 With Dr. Scott Jurica

    Ari Meisel
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
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  • Podcast #80 With Dr. Scott Jurica

    Ari Meisel
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Top 202 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes on Life

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    I’ve loved and collected quotations since I bought my first journal at age 12 many moons ago. You see, before the internet, we had books and libraries, paper and pens but we still loved quotations – or quotes for short. They were just harder to assimilate and enjoy! Now inspirational quotes are ubiquitous, in fact so much that you may have become blind to them. Don’t. They still work. You just need to find your favorites. Here are my favorite 202 inspirational and motivational quotes on life for happiness, inner peace, and success. Read these quotes to find what speaks to…
  • 8 Ways Perfectionism is Ruining Your Life (And How to Cure It)

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Let’s find out. Is perfectionism ruining your life too? Perfection is the state of being perfect, and this state does not exist. (You knew that, right? Apparently, some of us perfectionists were left off the memo!) Perfection is a moving target, forever deluding those of us silly enough to chase it. You can’t ever catch it, my dear, much like chasing a rainbow, or your shadow, or a fleeting thought. It is impossible to capture the state of perfection – or perfectionism – and to be one with it. So if you seek and praise perfectionism, it is ruining your life. Quietly and…
  • How to Get to Know Yourself in 5 Fool-Proof Steps

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Living a lie comes out sooner or later. The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin When I read this quote first, I felt something tighten in my heart. I was still at my corporate job, living in total conflict with my core values, and still denying the reality of the situation. It took a simple phrase to snap me out of my coma and help me see how I had created my own agony: By denying who I am. And for what? So I could go on being someone else to impress people I don’t care about for reasons that don’t matter?
  • How to Heal Negativity with the Power of Positive Affirmations

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    A morning in the life of a positive mind The birds are singing a sweet melody. The air is crisp, feeling like a gentle lover’s kiss on my cheek, and the taste of a new fresh morning is delicious. Is this morning different? Or am I different? Most likely explanation is I am different. Mornings have always been lovely – I can see that now, thanks to the power of positive affirmations. I used to be so engrossed in my loud worries and wound up in high stress that I forgot how to listen to or feel or taste a new day of life. Do you know the feeling, being “too busy” to even feel the…
  • 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…
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  • Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Playwright Jean-Paul Sartre has a famous line in one of his plays, “Hell is other people.” Haha, while I’m sure there are many proper literary interpretations of what that means, I think that quote is simple, dead on, and oh so true. People can make things over complicated, and so frustrating. I’ve had a lot of aggravating days this past month dealing with other people that I’m so tempted to go pitch a tent in the woods where nobody else can find or bother me. My stress levels are high because of people and projects gone bad, and I find myself constantly…
  • How To Negotiate A Severance Package From A Job You Hate

    Financial Samurai
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    For a couple years now, I’ve been trying to spread the message that one should never quit their jobs, but get laid off instead and negotiate a severance package. I got laid off in 2012, and it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me because I planned for it. Since being laid off, I’ve spent several months traveling abroad, I’ve seen my parents six more times than I normally would, and I’ve aggressively pursued my dream of being my own boss.A lot of people look at me cock-eyed whenever I tell them that learning how to negotiate a severance package…
  • Overcoming Fear: Confessions And Coping With My Biggest Fears

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Life has a way of constantly testing us. Sometimes we get lucky and coast for months or years without any major problems or fears. And other times, everything comes crashing down all at once, day after day, and our limits are put to the test. Things have been rather rough and stressful for me over the last month, but I’m trying really hard not to let that get me down. I keep telling myself, I will never surrender!, but sometimes I can barely think straight. In any case, I’m taking some much needed time today to take a step back, reflect on life, and work on overcoming fear.My mother is a…
  • Maybe You’re Your Own Worst Enemy?

    Financial Samurai
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    After writing a post called, “Taking The Chairman’s Flight To Career Suicide” on Get Rich Slowly, what ensued in the comment section turned out to be quite a surprise. My post was written in a way to share how I was beat up during my first couple years on Wall Street and how I dreamed of taking Chairman’s Flights to meetings because I was sick and tired of taking a red-eye across the country for a 8:30am meeting the next day.There is no mention of hatred, class warfare, and anything of the kind in my post. Just good old fashion career advice I wish I read when I was…
  • Vice Investing: Who Says You Can’t Get High Off Marijuana Stocks?

    4 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    At least once a day as I go about my business around San Francisco, the waft of weed blows past me on the street. Sometimes it’s quite obvious who it’s coming from, other times it’s hard to tell. Certain places I walk past have their habitual smokers, while others are totally random. It used to be a shock a few years ago when you’d smell or see someone smoking in public, but it’s become a “normal” part of the city and surrounding areas here.With the casual attitude about marijuana in San Francisco, and in anticipation of more U.S. states following the…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • You Don’t Have to Plan Your Business (or Your Life)

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Something that has become more and more apparent over the years is how little influence my plans have on what actually happens I still have a direction for where I want my business to go, but I’m not rigid about it. You could say that I have more of a general direction, or intention, rather than a detailed plan that outlines every step to my destination. I also have the benefit of not needing to be rigid because I don’t need to aggressively grow my business. Whenever I want to grow my business, I ask myself the magic question: Why? Is it because I want more money? Why do I want more…
  • What to Do When You Hate Your Job

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you stuck in a job you hate? Do you wish you could escape and do work you love? I often get emails that go something like this: I’m in a job I hate. How can I escape and do work I love? I could try and give people a formula to follow. It would make them feel good. But it wouldn’t be the truth. My answer is rarely what most people want to hear, but if you’re ready for real change, it’s exactly what you need to hear. You see, there’s no quick fix. No shortcut. The bottom line is that you need to look inside before you look outside. When You Hate Your Job…
  • How to Find Bestselling Book Ideas

    12 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    I’ve written a handful of books. And I sell hundreds of copies each and every month. Naturally, people ask me how I come up with ideas for my books. I thought I’d cover that today. My method (if you want to call it that) is extremely simple. And at the base of it is inspiration. I do what I love, so I follow my heart, and I ultimately write what wants to be written. Now, I also include practical elements, such as what people want, because I’m here to help, and to be able to help, I have to pay attention to what people want. Find Bestselling Book Ideas Here’s a…
  • 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…
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    Asian Efficiency - Time Management and Productivity

  • The Asian Efficiency Guide to BusyCal for Mac

    Aaron Lynn
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’ve discussed different ways to effectively use your calendar before at Asian Efficiency – like how to use your calendar, or why you need to color-code your calendar, but let’s get specific today and look at our favorite calendar app for the Mac – BusyCal. This brief guide will cover: Settings. Display and layout. Differences […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • How to Handle the Conflicting Demands of Your Core Actions

    Annie Mueller
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Guest post: This is a guest post by Annie Mueller. She is a writer and mom of four. She blogs about productivity for creatives at You have certain areas of your work that are important. Maybe these fall into projects, with a beginning and an end. Maybe they are ongoing responsibilities. Maybe you have some of both. These […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • The Most Important Skill in Life

    Zachary Sexton
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    Finding the Time For Mental and Physical Health I was watching a video on influence and leadership. The message really got me thinking. It said… “What makes you a leader, is that you have the ability not to just accept life the way it is, you have the ability to make life how you want […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Work the System Book Review

    Aaron Lynn
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Work the System is a book that I read years ago and keep referring back to over time. While it’s better known as the book on business systemization, it’s much more than that. Most business owners and managers are told to systemize – to standardize and streamline their team and processes to a uniform and […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • How to Radiate Information Across the Globe

    Zachary Sexton
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s 7:15 a.m. in Colorado and I’ve just come home from the gym, walking the dog and eating a high-protein breakfast of bacon and eggs. After pouring some coffee, I check-in on my team. Our fearless team leader Thanh just moved from LA to Austin… we’re now the only two of six full-time Asian Efficiency team members who are in […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Friday Favorites - Should you rely on consensus to make team decisions?

    Julie Poland
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Consensus is often the decision making tool of choice Google Images:  thephilanews.comwhen undertaking projects like strategic planning with a group. Yet consensus can be an obstacle to real team unity. Let's take a quick look at it.First, an operational definition: Consensus is the common sense of most after the consultation of all. This means that consensus is not necessarily unanimity of thought. In Summit workshop and planning groups, participants are given the responsibility to verbally jump up and down if they disagree with the direction the decision is headed. That way they can…
  • Being there to support and share

    Julie Poland
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:47 am
    With whom would you want to share your happiness,Google Images:  www.keswick.comthose milestones in your life that become permanent hash marks on your personal timeline?  Who would want to be there with you?This is a bit of a personal post today, because we are traveling this weekend to participate in my brother's wedding.  It involves a big chunk of travel to get there, but I wouldn't miss it.  His wedding has been a long time coming, and that probably makes it feel even more important to be there to witness, to share in the moment, and to celebrate with him.  There…
  • The benefit of sitting back

    Julie Poland
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, Google Images: 123rf.comtells a story about another conductor who jumps into a taxi and shouts to the driver, "Drive, drive!"  The driver asks, "But where would you like to go sir?"  And the conductor replies, "It doesn't matter - they need me everywhere!"Do they need you everywhere?  Do they really?  Or is it that you feel the need to control things?How will the people in your organization learn to solve their own problems if at the first whiff of trouble you race in on your white steed - screwdriver (or laptop) in…
  • The importance of measuring progress

    Julie Poland
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:59 am
    Would you watch baseball if they didn't keep score? Google Images: hiit.bizProbably not.  You might watch an unscored football game for the thrill of the occasional dirty tackle or fabulous passing play, but you wouldn't watch indefinitely.  The gratification (or the frustration) comes from knowing who wins - and who doesn't.How do you provide (or receive) performance feedback when there are no results?  How do you know whether you're doing a good job as a leader if you never see an outcome?  For some leaders the cycle time for the outcome is so long that a lot of time can…
  • Whose vision is it, anyway?

    Julie Poland
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    Peter Drucker said that "The purpose of business is to attract Google Images:  gosbdc.comand retain customers."  Sure.  If you have no customers you have no revenue, which means you don't have a business.  But beyond that it's all up to you.  As the owner of this venture, it's your vision that determines how you are going to fulfill Peter Drucker's definition - and sustain it.Even if your business revolves around a single product - to whom do you intend to sell it?  How far afield do you intend to find your market?  From what kind of facility do you intend…
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    Nona Jordan Coaching

  • Solving a Better Problem

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:16 pm
    I was very good at solving the ‘not enough’ problem. Over and over again, monthly – if not every two weeks - I found myself filled with fear and the rush that would come with scrambling around, finding money, paying bills, shuffling debt around. Then I would reward myself with mindless spending on stuff that I didn’t really […]Related Articles:Extreme Gratitude: Not for SissiesFeeding the GhostsWhat’s In Your (Financial) Closet?Inner Leadership for Outward SuccessThe healing power of curiosity
  • The Nature of Money

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    “Money is just dirty paper.”  I worked in a bank in my early 20′s. Believe me, when you count bills all day and your fingers turn black from the counting, stacking and wrapping of different denominations of money, that is the experience of money. Dirty paper. But if it were just dirty paper, it wouldn’t take so […]Related Articles:Let it Flow, Baby.A woman who investsThe $25,000 Hole in My BudgetPlaying with Money EnergyGo There.
  • 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”Love Changes Everything (Even Money)One 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 TreatThe Nature of MoneyYour TRUE VisionWhy Chaos is Perfect
  • 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
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • 10 Types of Action: Time to Upgrade?

    Good Vibe Coach
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Over here we focus a lot on energy, vibration, thoughts and beliefs. Action gets very little ‘action’ here, since it’s not the key part of conscious creation. But action does play a role in our manifesting process. It can: influence our frequency affect our enjoyment of life (or lack of it) and enhance or hinder our manifestations. So I thought it would be fun to look at the different types of action we engage, and how we set ourselves up for success or struggle depending on which we use. Which actions have you engaged today? Consider these 10 types of action and see where…
  • My ALS Ice Bucket Failure

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Okay, a few people said I failed the ALS ice bucket challenge when I outsourced the dumping of the water onto my paid personal assistant. Look, I still think that counts. (What are assistants for if not to do the jobs we don’t love?) Besides, I made a donation, so technically, doesn’t that mean I don’t have to get dunked? I thought it was ‘donate’ or ‘get wet.’ Anyway … that’s not the reason I see my ice bucket challenge as a failure. See, I recently made a promise to myself to stop pretending to be a muggle. Because sometimes I put up…
  • Q&A: Fantasizing to Our Detriment?

    Good Vibe Coach
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Here’s a question I hear often enough it deserves to be officially addressed in our Q&A series. It goes something like this: I’m so good at pretending I already have it, it makes me wonder if Universe will think it’s already a done deal for me and nothing will happen. Or also: I get into the feeling of having it so strongly that I don’t feel inspired to do anything to go get it. And nothing ever happens. Here’s the version that was in my inbox today: I often play PC games where I earn a lot of money. I think this game playing is like fantasizing that I earn a…
  • 5 Ways to Manifest Free Money

    Good Vibe Coach
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Who’s in the mood for some free money? If you’re game, here’s how to tune in and let the easy bucks roll your way … We know it’s the same routine for whatever we want – all we gotta do is find the vibration of free money in order to experience it. So if you don’t already know that frequency, use these ways to activate effortless cash flowing in: Give it to get it. Whether it’s a dollar or a hundred, to a stranger or a friend, left anonymously or gifted in person, giving free money to another can be an effective way to vibrate it yourself. Even…
  • Fantasizing for Fun or for Results?

    Good Vibe Coach
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    Every day I tune in to the vibration of my dreams come true - the healthy, vitalized, beautiful body that just gets better with age my paradise retirement center for senior dogs & other critters the 7-figure business that empowers creators everywhere the enjoyment of being me in this amazingly beautiful world I consider it my job as a conscious creator to start my day this way. It’s practically a daily rule. But this morning I tuned in “just for fun.” See, my favorite kitty Elvis was sleeping in next to me and I didn’t want to wake him, so I thought I’d…
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    CFYD | Self-Care

  • The Power of Quiet Time

    Gladys Anderson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Most of us not only don’t have quiet time, we often don’t think we need or deserve a space of our own in which we can go within to replenish our energy. In the book, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf refers to a woman needing a quiet space of her own to write. […]
  • What picture are you painting?

    Gladys Anderson
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    What picture are you painting in your mind about yourself? Anytime we paint a picture in our mind that’s not authentic or represent who we really are, it leaves an indelible imprint.  It’s an image that we constantly try to emulate, assimilate and redefine based on someone else’s picture. Recently I attended a paint party.  […]
  • 7 Warning Signs of Depression

    Gladys Anderson
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    The world was saddened this week by the death of Mr. Robin Williams, an iconic comedian, beloved American legend and accomplished actor. Mr. Williams reportedly suffered from severe depression. He appears to have taken his own life.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family. Depression is an insidious mental health disease effecting […]
  • How Well Do I Listen?

    Gladys Anderson
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Most of us have experienced the frustration of having someone not listen to us or felt that same frustration when someone says you’re not listening to him or her.   But, before we get all bent out of shape and accuse someone of not listening, we must first ask ourselves the question, “how well do […]
  • 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 […]
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    Dave Ursillo

  • Make Your Life’s Journey It’s Own Reward? Travel Will Teach You How

    Dave Ursillo
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I think it was in college when I first heard the saying, “The journey in life is the greatest reward.” Whenever I did, I really needed to hear it. I was 21 years old and in the summer my between junior and senior years of college. I had just broken up with my girlfriend of two years, and I was really hurting. So I shaved my head. I read The Power of Now. The Tao Te Ching found me soon thereafter. I started to meditate in short bursts–just for 10 or 15 minutes at a time. I created a little altar on top of clothes chest. There was a plastic Buddha statuette on it, and…
  • Yoga and Yoking: Reflections of a Yogi

    Dave Ursillo
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    I use these words as I might a measuring stick. These pixel dots are how I chart the progress that I feel in my heart, but cannot display in a certificate on the wall. And we need our measuring sticks, I think. We need little methods to measure where we’ve been so as to chart the course for where we wish to go next. Even a voyage to the edge of the map–a place where we do not know we’re headed–needs its markers. So far as I can tell, a human being needs this context. We need our own points of reference that we can look upon, especially in times where we feel like…
  • I Start Writing but Can’t Be Concise. What Should I Do?

    Dave Ursillo
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    So, you love to pour your ideas onto the page, but hate to edit them? Read on… When I start writing, I can’t stop. The words just come and come, and I can write for pages. This ends up producing big volumes of text that I don’t want to go through again and re-arrange into structured ideas, cause that part is NOT fun for me and does not feel creative. On the other hand, if I try to structure it beforehand, I get frustrated by having to do that, cause I have the feeling I’m never getting to the fun part of it, which is WRITING and allowing the words to come through me.
  • The Champion of Your Story is You

    Dave Ursillo
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Let the world know: the champion of your story is you. It’s your story, after all. Why not be the champion of it? You can choose to be the champion of your story because stories don’t happen to us. Stories are how we make sense of what happens. We choose how to tell the story. How you tell the story changes the narrative. Facts that once seemed immovable can begin to dissipate. Circumstances once unjust and unfair can melt into heartbreaking gifts that actually set your soul’s wings ablaze. Things we never chose can become the Universe choosing us. In this time of ours,…
  • 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…
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    Life-Long Learner

  • Speedreading People With Vanessa Van Edwards – TCE 037

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today is an absolutely fascinating episode and one that I think has the ability to change the way you interact with people ipso facto the quality of your life experience. Our guest Today is Vanessa Van Edwards founder of the Science of People. What the heck is the science of people…well, you’ll find out in a minute when we hear from Vanessa, but I know some people hear the word science and immediately think BORING and I can assure you today’s episode is far from it. A blaring majority of how people perceive us is tied to…
  • Zero to Hockey Stick Growth: How to Get Startup Traction with Justin Mares – TCE 036

    25 Aug 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today we have a good old fashioned roommate special. My current roommate Justin Mares, who is one of the most interesting and accomplished young studs I know, just released a new book called Traction Book with Duck Duck Go founder Gabe Weinberg. Today I brought him on the show to discuss the theme of the book how startups can acquire customers. This conversation which was done on the ol kitchen table of our apartment covers some of the meatiest concepts in the book. We’ll touch on everything from how to think effectivelty…
  • How to Become More Charismatic With Charlie Houpert – TCE 035

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today is an episode I’ve been looking forward to for a long time…. I am so excited to be having one of my best buds and former roommates Charlie Houpert on the show. Charlie is a brilliant mind especially when it comes to people and social skills. Teaching other people how to develop them is his passion and the focus of his current business Charisma on Command. I’ve been around a lot of social butterflies and people into self-development and I can’t say I’ve encountered anyone more on the cutting edge of charisma…
  • How to Go From Product Idea to The Shelves of Your Favorite Retailers with Brandon Rickman – TCE 034

    11 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Have you ever had an idea for a physical product or a way to make something that already exists even better? Maybe it’s something as simple as looking at a popular kitchen utensil and wishing it had your favorite sports teams logo on it… If you’ve ever hard an idea for creating a physical product and want to know exactly how to do it, today you are in for a special treat. We’ll be hearing from Brandon Rickman, an awesome entrepreneur whose literally brought hundreds of products to market. He’s has patented, licensed ,…
  • Doubling Testosterone and A Business That I Didn’t Start

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    This is a story about being a testosterone guinea pig and a business I decided not to start. Just over a year ago, I decided to move to Brazil with some of my buddies from NYC. A few months prior to our departure, my future roommate Ben tried a new diet regimen called intermittent fasting which increased his testosterone by 30%. I knew testosterone was an important hormone for dudes,  but wasn’t really sure why increased levels were desirable. After he told me this, I did some more research…. A lot of people hear the word Testosterone and just think of aggressive males, bar fighting…
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    The Simplicity Post

  • Make priorities, not time

    Jørgen Sundgot
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    It’s been a few years since I last wore a wristwatch on a regular basis, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me you no longer wear yours, either. For the most part, people no longer wear watches because of mobile phones; though less accessible, they offer a plethora of features (and distractions) that make watches seem obsolete and boring in comparison. This was my reason, too, for not wearing a watch at first. But as time progressed, I acquired a new reason: my reliance on time as a yardstick came to be greatly diminished. Turning point Before, I used to measure the things I…
  • 5 essentials to manage for vastly increased productivity

    Jørgen Sundgot
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The late Jim Rohn once said “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” As far as being concise goes, it’s an excellent summary of the necessity of managing that which would otherwise manage you: here’s my slightly longer take on 5 essentials with which – and how – to begin. 1. Communication Everyone has a love-hate relationship with communication. To achieve a manageable relationship with your phone and the Internet, you first need to experience the feeling of shutting them down for a couple of hours every now and then. If that makes you uncomfortable,…
  • Quotes: Stephen Covey on how to listen

    Jørgen Sundgot
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen Covey
  • Do you suffer from binge meeting disorder?

    Jørgen Sundgot
    28 May 2014 | 11:51 am
    Picture this: it’s monday morning, and you need to schedule an urgent meeting with James. A few mouse clicks and a fist pump (optional) later, you have successfully laid claim to an hour in James’ half-empty smorgasbord of a calendar. Meanwhile over at his desk, brows knitted and shoulders raised, James is fretting to fit two other meetings into his schedule with rising concern for what his week will end up looking like - yet somehow ends up accepting your meeting request. It’s an odd thing, our relationship with meetings: when I ask people whether they feel as if they attend…
  • Simpleware: The aluminum lunch box with a built-in cutting board

    Jørgen Sundgot
    26 May 2014 | 9:35 am
    If soggy, squashed sandwiches have you inkling with dismay, you should give the ‘Sandwich on board’ lunch box by black+blum design a try. Combining an aluminum body with a bamboo cutting board lid, and an elastic strap to keep it all in place, it provides an an attractive and robust alternative to brown bagging your lunch. I wouldn’t mind a slightly larger model, but I assume the ability to enjoy fresh produce at lunch time should outweigh that little drawback for those who are so inclined. A silicone seal keeps the naturally antibacterial lid tightly sealed to either of the…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Daimler Introduces Auto-Delete Program for Emails Sent to Vacationing Workers

    Rosemina Nazarali
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    email © Gajus – FotoliaA Germany-based company has made a very bold move in helping vacationing workers unplug from work. Most people struggle with the idea of completely unplugging from work, even while laying on a tropical beach in front of a beautiful view. Even when we are supposed to be relaxing, we are constantly thinking about what might be going on back at the office. Car and truck maker Daimler is hoping to help employees really get away from work while they are on vacation with an auto-delete email program.The program includes new software that employees can use to…
  • Here’s Why Americans Aren’t Using Their Vacation Days

    Rosemina Nazarali
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    © Kurhan – FotoliaA large percentage of American workers won’t take a vacation, even though they are given paid time-off by employers. This really isn’t news, but many of us have always wondered why. The answer is because American workers are simply too scared and stressed out to go on vacation.A recent survey from the US Travel Association and market research firm GfK found that about 40 percent of Americans will not be using all of their paid vacation days this year. The survey polled 1,303 workers, which includes 235 senior business leaders.When asked why they will not…
  • Four Ways Home-Based Workers Can Naturally Boost Energy

    Rosemina Nazarali
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    (CC) puresolitude/FlickrThis is a guest post by Alison Stanton.Whether you own your own business or get the chance to telecommute through your regular job, the number of people working from home has increased in recent years. As Global Workplace Analytics notes, telecommuting has increased almost 80 percent since 2005, and Forbes notes that just over half of small businesses are home-based. While working from home has a lot of perks — from more flexible schedules and fewer distractions to cutting back on commuting costs and more — like any job, there will be days when it’s hard to find…
  • The PowerPoint Tools & Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

    Rosemina Nazarali
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Photo credit: learningworksforkids.comThis is a guest post by Camille Holden.Marshall McLuhan famously said, “We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.” But as 21st century workers, we don’t usually get to shape our tools, they are just handed to us and we’re expected to be able to use them.Think of the tools you use every day: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint…The problem is that the tools we get handed are built to work for everyone; they’re generic and dumbed-down for mass use. So what does this say for us, the workers, who will become shaped by…
  • TED’s Mandatory Vacations Makes Downtime Part of Office Culture

    Rosemina Nazarali
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    © Kurhan – FotoliaThere are a few times in the year in which productivity dwindles. The holiday season is the most obvious, but many workplaces will shut its doors for the week. Summer months, specifically July and August, have a similar productivity decline. Perhaps most of us have yet to move on from our school days, in which our summers were spent riding bikes and playing sports until the sun went down. Whatever the reason may be, productivity dwindles during the summer and most employers don’t do much to encourage a little downtime during this period.TED, on the other hand,…
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    Personal Excellence

  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Note from Celes on Aug 29, 2014: First written five years ago on Aug 10, 2009, I thought it’s high time that I update this bucket list article which has now been viewed over 1.3 million times!!!! I’ve significantly expanded on this article with pictures and helpful descriptors for each of the 101 bucket-list ideas, and hope that this article will inspire you to create your bucket list. (For those of you with your bucket list already, perhaps it’s time to review and update it!) Be sure to download the free bucket list e-book (scroll down to the end of the post) which…
  • Write a Letter to Your Future Self (Review of my Past Letters and Tips to Write Your Letter!)

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Writing a letter to your future self is a concept I first wrote about in 2009, in my article of the same name. It is also the task for Day 29 of Live a Better Life in 30 Days Program. As I was recently reviewing the letters from my past self (in 2008) and writing my next batch of letters to my future selves, I thought it’s the perfect chance to record a video tutorial of the process and show you guys how you can do the same too! Watch the video below (please leave a “like” on my YouTube video page if you want more videos like this!): (If you’re unable to see the…
  • “I’ll do this tomorrow.” 5 Procrastination Lies We Tell Ourselves, Debunked

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Do you have a habit of procrastinating? In my years of working with coachees to bust their procrastination, I’ve found five deep-seated “lies” that we tend to tell ourselves, so that we feel better about procrastinating. I call these “lies” because they’re often untrue, and merely justifications to help us feel better about procrastinating. See if you identify with any of the below. Procrastination Lie #1: “I’ll do this tomorrow/later.” (Or “I don’t have enough time.”) How many of us say this to ourselves?
  • [SIGN UPS CLOSED] Ready to Overcome Procrastination—Permanently? Join Anti-Procrastination Course NOW! [Starts Aug 23]

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Update Aug 17: Our class is almost filled up and we have only five three one seat left! Update Aug 18: Our class is now filled up and I’m allotting a few more seats for final registrants. THIS IS YOUR FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER, so grab hold of this opportunity!! In this course, I’ll be working hand-in-hand with YOU to bust YOUR procrastination issues, once and for all. Are you in or out? If you’re serious about eliminating procrastination and learning the art of becoming 100% motivated in all your goals, this is THE course for you. I don’t know when I’m…
  • Pictures of Latest Singapore PE Readers Meetup (and My 30th Birthday Celebration) on July 27!

    3 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Hi everyone! This is to share the pictures of our latest Singapore PE readers meetup, which was held last Sunday, July 27. This meetup was an informal celebration of my 30th birthday (which is already over) and also a farewell party for Wanxuan, a long-time reader and supporter of PE, who is leaving for China to further her language-teaching career. The meetup was extremely successful, with 40 RSVPs — the highest RSVP we’ve had for any meetup to date! In fact, there were so many RSVPs that I had to close RSVPs and reject interested attendees (sorry Shweta and co; hopefully…
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    Productive Life Concepts

  • Finding Meaning in Tragedy

    Royale Scuderi
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:02 am
    I shared these thoughts with my FB friends yesterday and it was well received, so I thought I’d repost here for those of you who missed it. In an effort to find meaning in tragedy, let us hope that the death of gifted and much beloved actor Robin Williams will shine a light on the darkness that is depression. Let us not resort to blame and judgement in our attempt to make sense. Suicide is not an act of weakness or selfishness, though it may seem both to those who cannot understand. It is an act of desperation, an attempt to end the oppressive, all-consuming emotional pain of a lost…
  • 10 Things to Stop Caring About Today

    Royale Scuderi
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    We waste so much of our lives caring about unimportant things, foolish things, and unchangeable things. So much time, energy, and stress unnecessarily squandered. There is so little of us to go around and so much out there that is worth caring about. Some things you can feel free to stop caring about Other people’s expectations for your life This is your life. You are the one who has to live it. You have to live with the consequences of the decisions you make and the actions you take, so you should make them according to what you want for and from your life, not what someone else thinks you…
  • Why You Need to Make a Life Plan

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
    Do you have a life plan? Have you ever thought about how to make a life plan? Most people haven’t, but they should. We are not talking about a 50-page business plan with maps and checklists. A life plan is really just meant to be general summary of where you are now in all the areas that matter to you, where you want to improve and what you’d like your life to look like in the future. Don’t be scared off by the title. It may sound ominous, but creating a life plan does not need to be a difficult or lengthy process. It’s worth an hour to get the life we want, instead of chasing the…
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    Productive Superdad

  • 30-Day Productivity Challenge: Is It Possible to Manage My E-mail with One-Touch Rule (OTR)?

    Timo Kiander
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Photo Credit: mrjoro via Compfight cc My e-mail usage got pretty much out of hand when I got my first smartphone. All of a sudden my inbox was available with a single tap of a button and I was checking my e-mail whenever possible. At some point I realized that checking my e-mail this way was pretty silly, so I started to figure out a more effective e-mail routine. Continue Reading
  • Can You Make Big Changes in Your Life with Mini Habits?

    Timo Kiander
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: Brian Smithson (Old Geordie) via Compfightcc Very often we dream of making big changes in our lives very quickly - whether it’s weight loss for 50 pounds, becoming a six-figure entrepreneur or running our first marathon under 3 hours. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these big goals. However, the problem is really the quickness that people expect to reach these big goals. Continue Reading
  • Online Business Productivity: July Link Round-up

    Timo Kiander
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome to the July edition of Online Business Productivity Link Round-up. This post features plenty of awesome links to various online business productivity resources. Continue Reading
  • PSD Podcast [PSDP 006]: Boost Your Email (Gmail) Productivity with Kosio Angelov

    Timo Kiander
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Email is one of the most important tools for communicating with others. Although it’s a very effective tool, it’s also a great source for distraction, non-productivity, and overwhelming stress. Continue Reading
  • 30 Day Productivity Challenge – Did eating smoothies for breakfast made me more productive?

    Timo Kiander
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image credit: terriseesthings I have wanted to make a change my diet for some time now, mainly due to the fact that I have been eating way too much sugar and too many carbs on a daily basis. That’s why I was thrilled to stumble upon a free online training (sorry, in Finnish only) about changing your eating habits and integrating weight-exercising into your daily life.Continue Reading
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    Thad Thoughts

  • 4 Ways To Be More Like Albert Einstein

    Thad Puckett
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “I am not more gifted than the average human being. If you know anything about history, you would know that is so–what hard times I had in studying and the fact that I do not have a memory like some other people do… I am just more curious than the average person and I will not give up on a problem until I have found the proper solution. This is one of my greatest satisfactions in life–solving problems–and the harder they are, the more satisfaction do I get out of them. Maybe you could consider me a bit more patient in continuing with my problem than is the average human…
  • Easily Add to Evernote via Email

    Thad Puckett
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love Evernote. I’ve written about it a few times. I have used it for almost 5 years now, and it continues to improve, and I continue to find ways to put it to use. Evernote is a tool that helps you make sense of what can be very random bits of your digital life. For example, yesterday I made reservations for an up coming business trip. Rather than add the info straight to my calendar app, I first sent all the information over to Evernote. In Evernote they are easily searched, and always available to me (via my iPhone app).Here’s the high tech tool I used to accomplish this: I emailed it…
  • 5 Ways To Experience Trust in Your Work Life

    Thad Puckett
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Trustworthy:  able to be relied on as honest or truthful This is another installment of my series on core values.  They are part of the core values at my employer, The Karis Group, but they have application for more than just a business. When I was young I was a Boy Scout.   The first statement of the Boy Scout Law says “A scout is trustworthy”.  I remember that to this day even though it has been three and a half decades since I was a scout. What is surprising to me at this point in my life is how very much trust between people has eroded.  It seems to me that way too many…
  • The Power of a Good Question

    Thad Puckett
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I was reading a post over at Skip Prichard’s blog the other day, which sort of prompted this post.  Skip was writing about a question he has asked hundreds of times to new clients. Skip writes, “Why did you choose us?  I love to call new customers and ask.  I’ve done this hundreds of times throughout my career.  In all of those conversations, I’ve never had a new customer not want to tell me the “why.” ” I loved that article, and I loved the question he posed of his customers.  I think those of us in business (or any endeavor where we need people to join us)…
  • How Evernote is Like

    Thad Puckett
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Back in the dark ages…I mean the 80s…I was a student in Fort Worth, Texas.  During my studies I was also employed parttime at the Federal Records Center in Fort Worth.  There the federal government stored lots of things, but mostly they stored 7 years worth of income tax records for a 5 state region. The center was massive…about a quarter mile long, and maybe 50 yards wide, lined with shelving units 22 ft high, and divided neatly into sections each holding 36 cubic feet of shelving.  Each year’s tax records were meticulously arranged so request for copies of tax…
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 32 – The Secret to Unlock a Life of Success and Happiness with Deanne Gamba

    Lori Lynn Smith
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
      Show Topic: The Secret Unlock a Life of Success and Happiness Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Special Guest: Deanne Gamba Have you ever looked at your life, and asked yourself if this is all there is? Do you feel like you do so much for everyone else, and then there’s nothing left for you? Do you  feel a pull that is holding you back from doing the things you want or going after the life you want to live? Deanne Gamba is excited to share with you the the secret to discovering and unlocking that thing that is holding you back from creating the life you really want. She will share…
  • PDR 31 – Why me? Why doesn’t life come with a magic pill? with Jenese Joseph

    Lori Lynn Smith
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
      Show Topic: Why me? Why doesn’t life come with a magic pill? Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Special Guest: Jenese Joseph In this interview we are going on an exploration of the relationship of emotional intelligence to my life and how it make me or anyone else a better leader.  An exploration of the method and how it help me with mine or anyone’s need for security. Relationships. Significances, and the need for challenges and excitement? To establish if this way of thinking and acting helps anyone to get to the point where they can make some progress in life and dare to dream?
  • The Top 5 Inner Gifts I received through the Alchemical Creation Priestess Process

    Lori Lynn Smith
    16 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    My whole body was vibrating as I stepped into the circle, I could feel the infinite possibilities of potential in the Unified Field.  I stepped into the circle alone, but I was greeted with the warmest loving feeling from the earth and my priestess sisters. Honestly it is hard to believe it is almost a year since I made the decision to follow the process to become a Alchemical Creation Priestess.  I had always been a super manifestor, but I wanted to deepen that knowledge.  I wanted to feel connected to everything and everyone on the earth.  As they say when the student is ready the…
  • PDR 30 – Modern Day Akashic Records with Eileen Murray

    Lori Lynn Smith
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
      Show Topic: Modern Day Akashic Records Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Show Details In this interview we are going on talk about How to Access the Spiritual Blueprint of You/ Your Organization through the Akashic Records and how we can use it in our daily lives.  We will spend some time on how we can access the records for our businesses. Eileen’s life expression is like an exquisite piece of  mixed media art.  She has brought many areas of her life under the umbrella of her work with the Akashic Records. Eileen has worked with various forms of energy techniques since 1982. She…
  • PDR 29 – Five Day Weekend by Andy LaPointe

    Lori Lynn Smith
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Show Topic: Review of the Five Day Weekend – How to Leverage Your Time and Your Income to Achieve the Ultimate Lifestyle Call in Number: (347) 637-3175(347) 637-3175 Show Topic: Five Day Weekend – How to Leverage Your Time and Your Income to Achieve the Ultimate Lifestyle Book written by: Andy LaPointe The secret to enjoying the ultimate lifestyle is to leverage your time and your income by implementing in new resources and getting rid of the outdated concepts of retirement, work and money. Instead of feverishly working five days per week for only two day off, you’ll learn how…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Introducing BucketListly Photos It was not long ago since I...

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Introducing BucketListly Photos It was not long ago since I first bought a real camera and started capturing little details and moments of the world while traveling solo around Asia. Photography has always been an after thought for me because with my time spent mostly working on my 2 startups (Travelistly and BucketListly) and with so many photographers already out there I didn’t think it was wise to get into it back then. But as I traveled to places, I realized how naive I was to rely on camera phones to capture one the best moments of my life. That was when I decided to buy a Sony RX100,…
  • Japan Part 2: People Watching in Tokyo - Solo Traveler’s...

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Japan Part 2: People Watching in Tokyo - Solo Traveler’s Journal #10 And we are back for another entry of the Solo Traveler’s Journal. Continuing from Part 1 where I almost die on Mt Fuji, today, it will be a little less deadly. We will go “people-watching” in the capital city of Japan, Tokyo. From quirky culture, hyper fashion, crazy arcade center to a peaceful walk in the park, let’s explore the place where the cool Japanese kids hang out. Video Interesting Links Don’t forget to add these to your bucket list Travel to Tokyo, Japan No place matches the level of quirky and cool…
  • Japan Part 1: How I Almost Died Climbing Mt Fuji - Solo...

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Japan Part 1: How I Almost Died Climbing Mt Fuji - Solo Traveler’s Journal #10 Oh how I wish this was an exaggeration, I really do but it wasn’t. On the 8th July 2014, I embarked on a journey to the land of the rising sun, Japan. One of my main goal was to summit Mt Fuji and experience the best sunrise in all the lands. What I got was no sunrise, a super typhoon (Neoguri), hail with the speed of a bullet, almost got blown off a cliff, numbed face and fingers, and when I arrived at the summit I didn’t even get a chance to see the crater because the wind was too strong to stand up…
  • How NOT to Climb Mount Fuji in Japan On the 9th of July, 2014, I...

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    How NOT to Climb Mount Fuji in Japan On the 9th of July, 2014, I had the opportunity to climb Mt Fuji in Japan as I was traveling around the country. I had been planning the climb a week prior and as I have everything booked and ready, I heard the news that a super typhoon (Neoguri) was on its way to collide with Japan. The news mentioned that it would hit Okinawa and will slow down and disappear by the time it reaches the mainland. I knew that sooner or later, the typhoon will hit Mt Fuji but I was hoping it would hit in the evening when I was already down from the summit and with a less…
  • Singapore: The Light, the sound and the food - Solo...

    12 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Singapore: The Light, the sound and the food - Solo Traveler’s Journal #9 Singapore is not a type of country I usually visit. As you may have noticed the pattern throughout my solo traveler’s journal, nature played a big part on where I go. I went to Africa because of the Victoria Falls, to Australia because of Uluru, to Nepal because of the Himalayas, but since Singapore is not too far from Bangkok, I decided to give it a go. During the day, Singapore looks like an ordinary city, the heat was unbearable, and the attraction evolves mostly around shopping or eating. But when at night, the…
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    Raheel Farooq

  • Dressing Tips for Men – 5 Basic Principles of Power Dressing

    Raheel Farooq
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    Dressing decides your look. And your look decides your prospects in life. Whether it’s relationships, career, social life or anything else, you cast your first (and long lasting, if not last) impression with your dressing. If there is no other singular factor involved, your look is mostly what decides how other people treat you. But… Read More The post Dressing Tips for Men – 5 Basic Principles of Power Dressing appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Simple Tips That Will Keep Your Furniture Looking Great

    Raheel Farooq
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    Wood furniture is a prized possession for many people. It adds comfort and style to the home. Wood furniture is also very expensive, so you want to make sure that you take good care of it. Taking care of your furniture will allow it to maintain its classic and elegant look. Maintaining your wood furniture… Read More The post Simple Tips That Will Keep Your Furniture Looking Great appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • 5 Business Lessons I Learned from Toddlers

    Raheel Farooq
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    Life has more to teach us than we can afford to learn. That’s why, the really wise guys don’t always look for inspiration in libraries, conferences, seminars, discussion forums, or even Google. They know that they can learn even when there is no opportunity apparently. There is a Buddhist proverb: When the student is ready,… Read More The post 5 Business Lessons I Learned from Toddlers appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • What Is Sufism?

    Raheel Farooq
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Definition of Sufism is, paradoxically, easy and hard to understand at the same time. One of the most important aspects of Sufi character is being pure at heart and straightforward in mind and action. For those who already have this outlook in life, Sufism is something readily apprehensible. On the other hand, the ones whose… Read More The post What Is Sufism? appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • 3 Bad Social Habits That Make You Unhappy

    Raheel Farooq
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Humans are not perfect. They have shortcomings, they make mistakes. To err is human. But the happiness that some achieve sometimes in their life is definitely perfect. The way to this happiness is lit by the courage to overcome bad habits that cause unhappiness in our life. Society confronts us with some of the greatest… Read More The post 3 Bad Social Habits That Make You Unhappy appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
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    Euphoric Roots

  • She Let Go

    Cheryl Bigus
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I saved this poem some time ago and “She Let Go” was my new moon intention this lunar cycle, so it was very timely that I found it again today. I hope I have attributed this poem correctly. A Poem by Reverend Safire Rose She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a […] The post She Let Go appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • 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.
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • 7 Ways That Are Sure to Get You Through Tough Times

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Aren’t you sick of tough times? Every time something comes up you just want to throw in the towel. It even has you reconsidering your plans and goals. That’s what happened when my mom got sick. Just a few weeks before I got the phone call that she experiencing
  • 6 Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier Than Ever

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Don’t you wish your life was easier? Every time I would sit down on my couch to work from home, I just couldn’t get started. It was definitely something I needed to do. If I didn’t, it would mean more work later on. For some reason it was so hard
  • 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
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  • If you have a Website do not forget about Mobile Users

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    This is a useful infographic for web users to recognize that there is a growing need to make your website responsive for your mobile users. Paid clicks by mobile users Also consider the fact that 23% of paid clicks are from mobile users. If you liked this infographic that I did not create, please share it with others on social media. The post If you have a Website do not forget about Mobile Users appeared first on Moneyjojo.
  • How to stay motivated as a blogger

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Sometimes as a blogger it is difficult to remain motivated, especially when your blog may not be making any money for you or you think people are taking no notice of the content that you create. Most bloggers start blogging in order to make money while others do it to pass the time. It is often the case that blogs fail after 90 days as the burst of energy that goes into the first two month of blogging dissipates. The reasons why blogs fail Traffic results are low Every new domain needs time to be recognised by search engines such as Google and co. as reliable, trustworthy and to even…
  • How to get the best car fuel economy

    2 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Owning a car is definitely one of the most expensive luxuries that most people have. There are so many costs associated with having a car, especially in European countries such as Ireland and the United Kingdom where owners need to buy yearly insurance, tax, NCT (Ireland), and MOT (UK). Those are the costs that occur before you can start driving. You will incur parking charges along the way, tolls at motorways, costs for washing and cleaning your car, servicing costs and part replacement.   Do not forget that a car needs fuel in order to work. With global prices of oil, petrol and diesel…
  • 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…
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    Life Stalker

  • Hello September

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Hello September Do you know? September starts from the same day of the week as December, every year i.e. If 1st of September is Monday so 1st of December will also be monday. And this is all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Momos Walla: Man Who Failed To Sell Momos

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Momos Walla: Man Who Failed To Sell Momos He was standing still, in kind of fear, rather say fear of failure. He was asking everyone to taste his momos, but everyone was so busy that they simply... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Deal with Obnoxious People

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away. There is some random guy in your college, work or even family, who always there to criticize, make you feel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    A Word for Things Unsaid

  • How to not Scare off new Friends on Facebook with the ‘You’

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tip #2 Being ‘you’ is not the same as being the depressed youNarcissists, loners, trolls, table hogs, and social pariahs have an excuse: They call it the ‘F***-U-I-Don’t-Care-What-You-Think-Of-Me and It-Is-My-Life. The internet is full of memes of such. Look closely: What depth of impression about their social life do their statuses, likes, comments, and general behavior give you about them? Deep inside, we are all lonely people looking for acceptance, and companionship. All of us look for validation. Shed the IDC attitude and be sociable if you wish to win people. There is scientific…
  • Why politeness and courtesy still matter in making real friends on Facebook

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    In the introduction to the concurrent tips about not only adding friends on Facebook, but also keeping them, we summarized why friendship is more than just clicking (no pun). It is a phenomenon that needs constant watering. There is a lot going on in each dynamic. Here is the first of the tips. Tip #1 Be Polite: Courtesy out from among Cavemen In a world of eye-tripping SMS texts, foul-mouthed trolls, acerbic Bitch Please-es, Jihadist chat-bombers, and such general caveman-nery, the magnificent institution of politeness and manners still go a long way. In a world of…
  • How to make real friends out of your new Facebook friends – and keep them

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Long title, is it not? Yes, friendship is as complicated. Making new friends and building friendship were once priorities that fed solely off community traditions and social etiquette: regular phone calls, dinners, dates, et al. That institution stood strong until Facebook intruded–it has demystified social taboos and introduced new dynamics into the ages-worth of electives about friendship. Phones and dinners are still indispensable. However, the social networking site’s offer of proximity and accessibility has relieved relational proscriptions. Unfortunately, the portal is…
  • The Dogs and The Crumbs from the Table: An Email to God

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:57 am
    Father:I lift up this cup to you, for the bile has begun to overflow; it has begun to soil my sleeves. You will hear me. You always did. You must. I bring you this cup from the forgotten lands where life still haunts the dead. You know the place that I write about here: that forgotten land where the sun shies away and nights dread to enter. This cry is familiar to your forgiving ears. You were there too.  I know you hear me. I know, because you felled the tens of thousands around me. You held back the mighty heavens and chided Hades into quietness – just so I could walk in safety…
  • Why our Japanese Hairdos now need Japanese Brains

    18 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    For someone who has had a stint with long cantankerous hair, verdant spikes, and had even flirted with bell-bottoms at one point, I appreciate fashion in all its facets. My "contribution" to the scheme appears legit if at all my hoary heavy metal orientation is anything: Spikes, Goth metal chains, shredded skinny denims, Pumas and Converse. I still attend formal government dinners in tired denims, bombed-out ancient Chuck Taylors, and heavy leather wristbands, or my faithful traditional Naga warriors' necklaces. I love their look and feel, and you will never find me without a…
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  • Prevent Splatters When Using an Electric Whisk

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Place the back of a paper plate underneath the electric mixer, then insert each whisk through the plate and into the mixer. Start whisking! This Trick Prevent Splatters When Using an Electric Whisk comes from LifeTricks.
  • How to Make Latte Milk Foam Without a Frother or a Machine!

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    Take a jar & fill it with fresh milk. Cover the jar and shake it vigorously for 30-40 secs until the milk is foamy & has doubled in size. Remove top of jar & microwave milk for 40-45 secs. The heat of the microwave will stabilize the foamy milk. This Trick How to Make Latte Milk Foam Without a Frother or a Machine! comes from LifeTricks.
  • Make 1 Minute Blueberry Pancakes – In a Jar!

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Whisk 1 c flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, & 2 tbsp sugar in a bowl. Stir in 2 tbsp melted margarine & 3/4 c milk. Put blueberries in jars, then fill halfway with batter. Microwave 1 min for small jars, or 90 sec for larger jars. Let cool. Add toppings. This Trick Make 1 Minute Blueberry Pancakes – In a Jar! comes from LifeTricks.
  • Decimal Solution

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Having trouble figuring out if a decimal is a hundredth or thousandth? Turn the digits into zeros, and put a one in front of them. 2.345? 3 digits. 3, 4, and 5. 345 = 000 = 1000. Thousandth. BOOM. This Trick Decimal Solution comes from LifeTricks.
  • How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Cakey Texture: Using baking powder (remove baking soda) Soft-Yet-Crisp Texture: Use equal amounts baking soda & baking powder Crackled-Top Effect: Melt the butter Intense Butterscotch Flavor: Use only brown sugar Chewy Cookies: Chill dough 24 hrs This Trick How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams comes from LifeTricks.
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    Best Life Hacks

  • 6 Copycat Recipes Anybody Can Make

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Now you know that I likes to eat me some good foods all da time. There ain’t no doubt that anytime I finds me a good recipe, I write that mess down so I’s can make it later. I found me a whole buncha different recipes that is sposed to taste like the stuff you […] The post 6 Copycat Recipes Anybody Can Make appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • 5 Scrumptious Desserts That Any Po Fool Can Afford

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    You know I love me some good desserts after I git done eatin my friend chicken. There is two thangs desserts need to be: cheap, simple and good. If they isn’t cheap and simple to make, then I don’t want to bother, just give me some store bought cookies and I is gonna be fine. […] The post 5 Scrumptious Desserts That Any Po Fool Can Afford appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • 7 of the Dumbest Thangs You Can Ever do to Get Skinny

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I know a lot a people out der is lookin fo ways to make themselves a little bit skinnier so they can fit into they bathin suits. There sho is a lot a good thangs you can do to make yoself healthier. However, there is some thangs that you should not do to lose weight…and […] The post 7 of the Dumbest Thangs You Can Ever do to Get Skinny appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • 4 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a Married Man

    Josh Stevens
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Once a man decides to get married, a whole new world of opportunities open up for him. All you single guys out there have no idea the complex rules he now lives within. Being married isn’t like having a girlfriend or fiance’, oh no, it is much more complicated than that. There is an ownership […] The post 4 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a Married Man appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
  • 7 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a Cat Owner

    Josh Stevens
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    1. Did you know that you can understand what your cat is telling you by his tail?     Actually, yes, someone who owns a cat is very aware of what their tail is saying, and their eyes, ears, paws, and noises they make. They do not need others telling them how to read their […] The post 7 Tricks You Should Never Suggest to a Cat Owner appeared first on Best Life Hacks.
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    High Performance Lifestyle

  • Steal This Trick: How To Set Realistic Deadlines

    Kosio Angelov
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:06 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, welcome to another productivity-boosting training with me, Kosio Angelov, founder of High Performance Lifestyle. In this episode, I want to teach you something very, very important and something that you can implement right away to skyrocket your productivity – and that is, how do you set realistic deadlines? The Power Of Realistic Deadlines Everybody knows that deadlines are…
  • This 7-Letter Word Will Revolutionize Your Productivity

    Kosio Angelov
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:06 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, and welcome to another productivity-boosting training. This one is going to be very special, because I want to give you a single seven-letter word that is going to absolutely revolutionize your productivity. You ready? I know it’s a bold claim, so let’s get going. The 7-Letter Magic Word What am I talking about? What…
  • How To Get Yourself Motivated To Do ANY Task

    Kosio Angelov
    12 Aug 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 — Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle, and welcome to another productivity-boosting training. Today I’m going to teach you something very, very special, and that is: how do you get yourself motivated to do any task? Motivation Is The Cornerstone Of Productivity See, motivation is the cornerstone of all productivity and all success, because if you don’t…
  • The Most Productive Question (You Sure Can Use This)

    Kosio Angelov
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:07 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. In today’s training, I’m going to give you the most productive question ever. It’s a question that’s going to force you, in a positive way, to be more productive. It’s a question that’s going to make you think in a more efficient way, in a more action-oriented way, which is going to boost your…
  • The 4-Step Journey To A Productivity-Boosting Evening Routine

    Kosio Angelov
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    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. Welcome to another productivity-boosting training. Today, I’m going to give you one of the biggest secrets to productivity. You ready? Here it is. The Secret To Productivity A productive day starts from the evening before. It doesn’t start in the morning; it starts in the evening. Whatever you do in the evening has a…
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  • Rice Bulking Update 2: How Gluten Kicked My Ass

    Randy Wang
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    by Randy WangThis is Update 2 of my bulking/weight-gain experiment. If you’ve missed the previous articles, you can catch up with Rice Bulking 0 and Rice Bulking 1.After gaining a respectable 2.2 kg of muscle and only 0.2 kg of fat in July by adding white rice to my formerly-low-carb routine, I decided to see what would happen to this weight-gain experiment if I replaced the rice with pasta instead.Why pasta? You’ve probably heard about the "gluten-free" craze that has taken the health and fitness world by storm in recent years. If you've ever wondered what the big deal is about gluten…
  • Niche Site Experiment Update: Is New Content Enough?

    Randy Wang
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    by Randy WangLast month I started a niche site experiment where I launched my very first WordPress website from scratch to learn about WordPress and search engine optimization (SEO). The site is, and the goal, in addition to learning, is to see how high I can rank in Google’s search results for the term “portable pull up bar”.  To be clear, I’m using this site as a learning tool and don’t expect it to generate much traffic or revenue -- search volume on Google for portable pull up bars isn’t very high. I chose to target this niche on a whim one day…
  • Rice Bulking Update: Bring On The Gluten

    Randy Wang
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    by Randy WangIt's been one month since I started my Rice Bulking Experiment. The goal here is to learn how to spend minimal time and effort to gain weight and muscle mass while staying lean.The reason I'm calling this a "rice bulk" is because I've been using white rice to make up for the increase in calories I need on top of my formerly-low-carb diet. White rice is inexpensive and easy to prepare in large batches. This has allowed me to keep the rest of my weekly routine relatively consistent in terms of meal prep.The overall routine in July was as follows:Diet350-450g (450-600 calories) of…
  • Niche Site Experiment: Creating Websites with Squarespace vs Wordpress

    Randy Wang
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    by Randy WangWhen I created the blog earlier this year, it was my first foray into blogging. Given my lack of experience with blogging and website development, I decided to go with Squarespace to create, manage and host my blog.The initial setup on Squarespace is super easy. I probably spent less than 2 hours setting everything up with most of that time spent on choosing a theme that I liked. The platform offers many features that should be more than sufficient for most individual or small business needs. The only complaint that I have at this point is that my site seems to…
  • Rice Bulk Experiment: Can I Turn Rice Into Muscle?

    Randy Wang
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:31 pm
    by Randy WangBack in May, I had planned on exploring weight gain, but my ridiculous cholesterol levels following my six-pack experiment gave me pause. Before embarking on an experiment that would require me to overeat for a prolonged period of time, I figured it would be best to first experiment more with my diet and get my cholesterol levels back down to levels where doctors don’t freak out. Since then, my cholesterol levels seem to be coming back down, and I’ve managed to gradually increase my weight from 60.6 kg to 62.5 kg (138 lbs) while keeping body fat within the 9-11%…
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  • 50 Simple Things That Make You Happy

    Camille Sligh
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life that make us happiest. It is the little details in the big picture that can make us smile and it is the smallest moments in time that can brighten our day. Here are a few simple things that make us happy. Sometimes, it really is the simple things in life that make us happiest.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Finding money in your coat pocket from last winter Pets When your bra and panties match The perfect pair of shoes that don’t need to be broken in When you start your car and it starts blasting your favorite song by chance…
  • Top 10 Causes of Health

    Jessie Maher
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    So much of health is fear based.  The fear of getting cancer, the fear of gaining weight, fear of getting whatever it is that got the best of our parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles.  The media promotes this fear, because that’s what the media does best: they scare us into tuning in.  So before we know it, our desire to get healthy (a good thing) is driven by the fear of what we don’t want (not such a good thing). Let’s flip the script and talk about the causes of health.  Getting healthy is not hard, but it doesn’t happen by accident.  It’s also not just kale and carrots. …
  • Where to Shop: Top Boutiques in Charlotte, NC

    Megan Brandle
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve told you about the cute boutiques to hit up in Asheville, NC, but what about Charlotte, NC? We know about South Park Mall, but don’t leave Charlotte without hitting up a couple of these local boutiques! You may find that unique item that your wardrobe desperately needs. Megan's top boutiques that are a must when visiting Charlotte NC.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Sloan 1419 East Boulevard, Suite G Charlotte NC This high end boutique offers designer clothing as well as shoes! That’s right, department store options with the boutique atmosphere. Lavendar Boutique 279…
  • Find Child Care in a Pinch With These 6 Resources

    Margaret Bjork
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    On my last business trip, the inevitable happened: one of the kids got sick while I was away. And I’m not talking about stay-home-for-one-day sick, I mean a full-blown home-for-three-days sick. I was all the way across the country and stuck in meetings, so I had very little control. Luckily this had happened once on a trip a few weeks before, and my husband and I had come up with a plan. With just a little bit of texting we were able to quickly act and pull something together that allowed our son to be cared for. My husband was also able to get back to work the same day, and he could work…
  • Are you insane or just persevering? You’re probably giving up too early.

    Shauna Mackenzie
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
      Since when did Einstein’s definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and again and expecting different results) get taken to an extreme? When did everyone start giving up so soon?  When did everyone start giving up so soon?Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Perhaps it’s the constant pressure to “get there first”; to move faster and do more in shorter amounts of time. Or maybe the overwhelming amount of distractions and stimulation around us that causes our attention span to dwindle. Whatever the reason, I see far too many people giving up on their goals too early,…
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  • Quantified Dating

    Kitty Ireland
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is the first in a three-part series of posts about quantified dating, relationships, and sex.  Data-Driven Romance When it comes to affairs of the heart, people tend to balk at the idea of using data to find a match. Even the fancy algorithms of online dating sites can’t predict chemistry. But it turns out that a bit of personal data analysis can make a huge difference when looking for love online. A woman who went through a difficult divorce in 2013 has a Tumblr called “Quantified Breakup” where she illustrates some of the measurable effects of the breakup — like texts to…
  • IFTTT Recipes for Work Productivity

    Teresa Demel
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    We know many of our Saga fans use lifelogging as a digital timesheet for work. As an added layer, this week’s IFTTT recipes help automate some of your professional tasks, such as logging your hours at a client’s office or sending an automated message to your network. Do you and your colleagues travel a lot? Automatically let your co-workers know when you are at the airport using Yammer. Once you get to your conference, automatically tweet it so that your wider professional network knows you have arrived. And for consultants and salespeople, it’s nice to track your time…
  • IFTTT Recipe of the Day: Family Connections

    Teresa Demel
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Hey, parents! How many times do you have to remind your kid to send a message so you know she is safe? Hey, kids! How many times do your parents nag you for an update on your location? Hey, couples! Do you make a stop at the grocery store and forget to ask your SO if they need anything? IFTTT and Saga can help automate the day-to-day communication that we often forget – and keep things running smoothly on the homefront. If I arrive at a grocery store, send a message to my family asking if they need anything. (You can write this recipe for drugstores, department stores, and convenience…
  • Data Visualization: How the Right Analysis Makes Your Data Useful

    Thursday Bram
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Running through column after column of your personal data isn’t exactly inspiring. Even if you can see clear trends in the numbers, understanding how strong those trends are can be tough. Getting a handle on those numbers requires one of the two following options: some robust statistical analysis or a way to visualize your personal data. Even if you had a good stats class in college, data visualization will probably offer an easier option than going through all of the formulas to decide on how reliable your data is. When you consider that the ways you hope to use your personal data…
  • Why Doctors Love the Idea of Apple’s Healthkit

    Thursday Bram
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    How will mobile health records improve your care? Your doctor doesn’t really care about your health stats: knowing that you’ve met your goal of walking 10,000 steps every day doesn’t really give a medical professional a reason to sit up and pay attention. As long as you’re continuing to stay in good health, your fitness records are probably only interesting to you (even if they’re invaluable for improving your own performance). Instead, doctors are interested in your medical records — and the technology that may make those records truly portable. The Real…
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  • 5 best way to relieve stress

    Santoshh Singh
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The post 5 best way to relieve stress appeared first on Palchoice. When we came to this world, it was never promised that our life would be stress-free. But the real message was that it would be worth living. Since we are living in a dynamic world we are bound to face different situations in our life. Some situations will give us the desired results while others [...] The post 5 best way to relieve stress appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best tips to get Google AdSense account approved

    Santoshh Singh
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The post Best tips to get Google AdSense account approved appeared first on Palchoice.   To get Google AdSense account approved is getting tougher day by day. This is more so if you are from Asian subcontinent. Google AdSense is the most preferred way to earn money online through internet. The main purpose of most blogs is to earn money. Since bloggers want to earn money quickly, they take [...] The post Best tips to get Google AdSense account approved appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 9 experiences on my day without internet

    Santoshh Singh
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The post Top 9 experiences on my day without internet appeared first on Palchoice. I think you may have read other people experiences of their day without internet. I read none. I just heard about this concept from one of my friend who tried it for some time. As with everything, I thought of trying to have this experience first-hand. What I experienced with my day without internet is [...] The post Top 9 experiences on my day without internet appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to motivate yourself to organize your room

    Santoshh Singh
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    The post How to motivate yourself to organize your room appeared first on Palchoice. I am sure most of you would have also thought of often how to motivate yourself to organize your room. Unorganized, untidy and unseemly are the words that used to come to my mind whenever I entered my room few days back. I loved my house but hated my room as it was always disorganized. [...] The post How to motivate yourself to organize your room appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Top 10 quotes for daily motivation

    Santoshh Singh
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    The post Top 10 quotes for daily motivation appeared first on Palchoice. So you are searching top quotes for daily motivation. Do you think quotes can motivate you to achieve what you want to achieve in your life? I asked the above question because you have reached this page in your search for motivation that can last. Now back to question that I asked, I would say [...] The post Top 10 quotes for daily motivation appeared first on Palchoice.
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