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  • How to Tell if You Are Self Absorbed

    How to of the Day
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    No one likes to be told that they're self-absorbed. Someone who is self-absorbed is primarily interested in himself or herself and shows little concern for others.[1] We all want to think that we are empathetic and compassionate human beings who consider other people’s feelings as well as our own. However, it can be easy to fall into the habit of focusing on yourself instead of others. Identifying whether you show characteristics of someone who is self-absorbed can allow you to make changes to your habits or mindset in order to be more inclusive of the needs and feelings of others. Steps…
  • Flexible Stone Pots

    Instructables: exploring - featured
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Looking for a way to decorate you garden or house? These pots have a stone look, are flexible and light and the best thing: they are easy and fun to make!The pots are made from a material I call "sandy foam". A combination of expanding foam and sand. More explanation about the material I used for th...By: JoekevdvContinue Reading »
  • 17 Ways to Conquer Soul-Crushing Negativity

    Marc and Angel Hack Life
    Angel Chernoff
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    by Scott Sind When we are aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open the opportunity to work on them. Ever had one of those moments when all you wanted to do was crawl back in bed, put a pillow over your head and shut out the world for a few hours?  For a few days? For the rest of the year? I’m willing to bet that you have wanted to throw in the towel at some point.  And it’s okay if you have.  It’s a perfectly normal response, actually. Human beings have an elaborate, built-in defense mechanism designed to keep us safe.  The only problem is that the system doesn’t do…
  • Do Your Penis A Huge Favor, Follow These 10 Sensible Tips

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Jayce Guerrero
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    It’s easy to be preoccupied with the size and shape of your penis or obsess over how magnificent you think it is. However, you may be overlooking how your daily habits are negatively affecting your most valued appendage. The poor health choices you make each day not only influence the quality of your erections and semen, but can also be a cause of erectile dysfunction you may suffer over time. To make matters worse, most men nowadays are leading unhealthy lives and it’s only a matter of time when erectile dysfunction strikes them sooner rather than later. It’s time for you to make some…
  • Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Cherry Tomatoes (Plus Bonus Shopping Guide!)

    Mark's Daily Apple
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from Diana Rodgers, the author of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, and The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food. Below is a recipe from her book using Primal Kitchen™ Mayo. In her book, you’ll also learn how to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and the herbs needed for this recipe yourself! If you don’t have a green thumb and prefer to buy your produce at a farmer’s market, check out Diana’s tips following the recipe about how you can save money and still eat great…
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 6 Lessons From Purgatory

    Chris Turner
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:12 am
    “Purgatory” is my own personal nickname for the hometown I’ve been shackled to for so long. In purgatory, there is no good and no bad, just endless, drab waiting. In my hometown, you wait and wait until you’re old and grey, and then you die, confused and angry. Here are the 6 lessons I’ve learned in trying to escape this place and live a life with color. Never Waste Opportunity Opportunity can be fickle. For some, it never seems to stop coming along. For others, it has to be created. If you want to have an easy life, Don’t Allow Opportunity to Slip Through…
  • 8 Types of Toxic Friends That Are Holding Your Happiness Hostage

    Mike Sherman
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 am
    “We would do ourselves a tremendous favor by letting go of the people who poison our spirit.” –Steve Maraboli Toxic people are no good for our souls, spirit, and even our physical being. If you have any friends that seem to suck the life out of you, it’s a high possibility that they could be! While some people may view you as ruthless for kicking certain friends to the curb, keep in mind that you are doing this for your happiness. Anyone who is sabotaging your happiness, intentionally or not, should not be in your life. You must have more respect for yourself and know ultimately what…
  • 5 Sure-Shot Tactics to Eliminate Barriers at the Workplace

    Jessica Barden
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    In today’s highly competitive workplace, every employee needs to come up with bundles of ideas to outrun their competitors. Unfortunately a great proportion of young professionals are unaware about the strategies that they could implement to grow their career graph perfectly. Therefore in this article we would take a closer look at some effective strategies that any fresh grad could learn to live a hassle free professional life. Here are 5 sure shot tactics which you could learn to overcome every hurdle of your professional life proactively. Effective Planning Session The very first step…
  • Do Your Penis A Huge Favor, Follow These 10 Sensible Tips

    Jayce Guerrero
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    It’s easy to be preoccupied with the size and shape of your penis or obsess over how magnificent you think it is. However, you may be overlooking how your daily habits are negatively affecting your most valued appendage. The poor health choices you make each day not only influence the quality of your erections and semen, but can also be a cause of erectile dysfunction you may suffer over time. To make matters worse, most men nowadays are leading unhealthy lives and it’s only a matter of time when erectile dysfunction strikes them sooner rather than later. It’s time for you to make some…
  • 10 Types of Annoying Characters in the Gym

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    1. The Stare Machine – Checking out once in a while in an inconspicuous way for inspiration or admiration is alright. But it’s rude to stare. Don’t be a creep! 2. The Skunk – Okay, so 99% of the people hit showers after their workout. But don’t be a skunk and spread your body odor that sucks life out of everyone else in the gym. Be kind, use a deodorant! 3. The Sweat-er – No me no one wants to see the sweat dripping from your face and running into you-know-where. Use a towel. Also, wipe the machines after you use them. Let’s not mix our juices with each other.
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  • The Rock Climber's Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Rock climber’s have their own special set of supplies. Case in point, Everday Carry talked to professional climber Stephanie Davis to see what she takes on her adventures. Read more...
  • Save Half Your Marinade Before Cooking for Contamination-Free Basting

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Marinating meat gives you incredible flavor , but basting on the grill or in the oven with that same marinade can really make a dish. Here’s a simple tip: When you make your marinade, reserve half of it for basting. That way you’ll never baste with marinade the meat just sat in.Read more...
  • This Video Explains How to Properly Use Semicolons In Your Writing

    Patrick Allan
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you stare down at the semicolon key in fear, unsure of what power might be released if you press it, never fear. This video eloquently explains how to unleash the semicolon’s power correctly.Read more...
  • Deadspin Video Shows FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman In Face At Bar | io9 First Look At Axana

    Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Alan Henry to Lifehacker
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Deadspin Video Shows FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman In Face At Bar | io9 First Look At Axanar, The Star Trek War Movie We’ve Waited Decades For | Jalopnik Why Did Mechanics In New York’s Worst Neighborhood Go On Hunger Strike? | Kotaku The Relentless Champions Of Classic Fallout | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
  • Make the Most of Your Vacation by Focusing on Unique Experiences

    Patrick Allan
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A vacation should always make you happy, but you might as well get as much as you can out of it. This psychological trick will help you feel even happier when you return from your vacation.Read more...
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  • Organize your web bookmarks

    David Caolo
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    As a person who writes online for a living, I’m constantly finding articles and other insights I want to read. I don’t, however, always have time to read what I find when I find it. So, I must save those articles and websites for later viewing. Unfortunately, I’m really bad at it. I’m a Mac user, and the Mac’s operating system will let you drag web addresses into the “Dock” at the bottom of the screen. The good news is that sites and pages saved this way are a click away once saved. The bad news is that if you’ve saved many (as I have), the…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    2010 Ask Unclutterer: What to do with diplomasReader Kathy asks: “What do people do with their diplomas? I have my high school, undergraduate, and graduate diplomas. They’re sitting in my closet because I don’t know what to do with them.” Post written by PJ DolandLet Unclutterer help you get your home or office organized. Subscribe to our helpful product shipments from Quarterly today. The post A year ago on Unclutterer appeared first on Unclutterer.
  • Disposing of unused medications

    Jeri Dansky
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    You may find yourself with unused medications for a variety of reasons. For example, your doctor could make a change to your prescription, or you may have medications that have expired. How do you properly dispose of those medications? You have three options. Donate them using repository programs In the U.S., some states have programs for medication redistribution. Many of these are conducted at the facility level, allowing pharmacies and nursing homes, for example, to find alternatives to destroying usable medications. However, some states have drug repository programs that will accept…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Beer Mitt

    Erin Doland
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:30 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! This week’s unitasker selection is just in time for all your Fourth of July celebrations. It’s perfect because it relieves your party guests from holding their SUPER HEAVY beers while they celebrate U.S. independence! And nothing says, “Embrace your lazy AND let’s remember that exciting day our country’s forefather’s nailed a declaration to a post in Philadelphia” quite like the Beer Mitt: Look, Ma! No hands! Thanks…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    2014 Small tips to save time and effort The simplicity of alphabetical filingIf the work you do doesn’t need to be subdivided, consider a basic alphabetical filing system. 2013 Five steps to keep your kitchen unclutteredSince the kitchen is perhaps one of the most used spaces in many homes, it can get chaotic quickly. Follow these five steps to keep it organized. 2012 Ask Unclutterer: Implementing GTD paperlesslyReader Rachel wants to know how to implement GTD without paper files. 2010 Organizing to foster creativityCreative personalities have the stereotype of being messy, disorganized…
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  • The wise will admire you. The wishful will envy you….

    Jelly Wong
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The wise will admire you. The wishful will envy you. The weak will hate you. This is the reality for those who dare to be epic. – Steve MaraboliThe post The wise will admire you. The wishful will envy you…. appeared first on Lifehack.
  • 12 Reasons You Should Travel Alone At Least Once In Your Life

    Kerry Petsinger
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Although it’s great to spend vacations seeing the world with family, friends, or a lover, traveling alone can also be completely incredible. A solo adventure has the potential to be life-changing. Here are 12 reasons you should travel alone at least once. 1. You Will Become Empowered When you realize just how resourceful you can be when you have nobody else with you, it’s empowering. As you discover tricks to successfully navigate through unfamiliar territory and learn how to have a great time without the company of others, your confidence soars.
  • 11 Things People Who Suffer From Period Pain Understand

    Anais Boumghar
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    While many of us are blessed with painless periods, many others want to scream when they simply hear “period pain.” A lot of people might not even understand what period pain actually feels like (or won’t even believe it exists!). If you’ve ever experienced period pains, then chances are you’ll probably understand these few things — like when I use the term “apocalypse” for a comparison. 1. We fear tender breasts like an apocalypse announcement Don’t you hate how your breasts get all swollen, heavy, and sensitive? If you’re…
  • There’s a difference between who we love, who we settle…

    Jelly Wong
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    There’s a difference between who we love, who we settle with and who we’re meant for.The post There’s a difference between who we love, who we settle… appeared first on Lifehack.
  • 12 Struggles Only Tidy People Would Understand

    Robert Locke
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    When my uncle visited the UK in the 1930s, he threw away an empty cigarette packet. A lady, who was passing, picked it up and said “Is this yours?” My uncle replied “Yes, but I don’t want it.” The lady snootily replied “And nether do we” as she proffered the empty packet to my astounded uncle. He always claimed that this lesson on tidiness was never forgotten. I am not so sure but my uncle’s house was much tidier than ours. However, I suspect my aunt and my obsessively tidy cousin had a lot to do with that, somehow. If you are tidy like them,…
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    Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

  • Everything We Know About the Upcoming USA vs Japan Giant Robot Battle

    Mike Senese
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Like many of us, I consider myself an expert in giant robot battles. They’re something I’ve been thinking about for approximately 37 of my 40 years of life. From Robotech to Voltron to Transformers, I’ve been promised a future with giant robots that I could ride inside and use to smash […] Read more on MAKE The post Everything We Know About the Upcoming USA vs Japan Giant Robot Battle appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Maker Faire Singapore Grows Tenfold in Four Years

    Goli Mohammadi
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Maker Faire Singapore is on the horizon, and has a lot of exciting speakers and Maker exhibits that you won't want to miss. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Faire Singapore Grows Tenfold in Four Years appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • New Project: Build a Motorized System for Raising and Lowering Hanging Plants

    Jason Poel Smith
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hanging plants are a great way to add some green to your house. I designed a simple system for raising and lowering hanging plants with an electric motor. Read more on MAKE The post Build a Motorized System for Raising and Lowering Hanging Plants appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Maker Camp 2015: Welcome from Dale

    Dale Dougherty
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The first day of Maker Camp's best summer ever: Hop over to to Explore, Make, and Share with campers like you around the world. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Camp 2015: Welcome from Dale appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
  • Design Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine

    Donald Bell
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    A new kit allows kids and pinball fans a chance to design their own desktop pinball machine out of cardboard. Read more on MAKE The post Design Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
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    The Art of Manliness

  • The Surprising Benefits of Marrying Young

    Brett and Kate McKay
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:21 pm
    In May, Kate and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. I was 22 and she was 24 when we got hitched. Kate was in the middle of getting her masters and I was finishing up my undergrad degree. We lived in a small apartment, worked together at Jamba Juice (come now, is there anything more manly than knowing how to blend up a Strawberries Wild?), and shared both a car and a pile of student debt. I wouldn’t have had it any other way — it’s been an incredible ten years. But the relatively young age at which I got married makes me something of an anomaly these days. I remember when the…
  • How to Take Criticism [VIDEO]

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  In a previous video we discussed how to give criticism. Today we tackle the less fun topic of how to accept criticism! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. Filmed and Edited by Jordan Crowder
  • Podcast #121: Strategic and Critical Thinking With Tom Ruby

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
      Few subjects are as important for men to master than strategic and critical thinking, and my guest on the podcast today has spent his career helping both military brass and business owners become better at both. His name is Tom Ruby and he’s the owner of Bluegrass Critical Thinking Solutions, a consulting company that helps companies develop strategies and doctrines so they can better manage the ever-changing marketplace. Before Tom did private consulting, he served 26 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, serving in such positions as Squadron Intelligence…
  • Fourth of July Manvotional: The Coming American

    Brett and Kate McKay
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    For 39 years, the most famous line from this poem adorned an arch at the base of a ramp where cadets form to march at the USAF Academy. It was removed in 2003. “The Coming American” From Whiffs from Wild Meadows By Sam Walter Foss [Read at Mr. Henry C. Bowen’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration, at Roseland Park, Woodstock, Conn., July 4, 1894.] On the Fourth of July we all love to dilate With the thought that we are inexpressibly great; That we’re all legatees of fate’s fairest bequest, And that destiny’s egg has been laid in our nest; That we’ve…
  • WWII Watermanship Week: How to Protect Yourself Against the Creatures of the Sea

    Brett and Kate McKay
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several of the manual’s sections; the information is both fascinating from a historical standpoint and useful for worst case scenarios.  FM 21-22 War Department Watermanship Manual, 1944 Protection Against Water Animals GENERAL. Some water animals attack man only in self-defense; others may…
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • Why Great Leadership Can Always Use More Cowbell

    5 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Note: This is the 3rd installment of excerpts from my book manuscript of “More Human: A Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership”.  The first installment is here, and the second here.  It’s a story about how a fun employee recognition program pulled a team closer together in their quest to go from good to great, building and cementing a solid foundation of pride, respect, trust and goodwill.  It is a key step towards building the culture of accountability that is the heart of More Human leadership. “If you can laugh together, you can work together.” –…
  • The Heroic Journey: How Personal Growth Leads To Leadership Growth

    28 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    About a year ago, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Kathy Cramer for my More Human Podcast.  I was fascinated by the articulate and graceful way she had connected a person’s heart and soul to great leadership, and better still, she had the science to prove it.  If you haven’t listened to this conversation yet, I’d encourage you to do it soon – it’s a great companion piece to this post. Dr. Cramer’s latest project is a six-part series on the heroic journey that awaits leaders who tackle challenges and opportunities in order to achieve greatness for…
  • So You Want To Be A Leader? How To Unlock Your Leadership Destiny

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    I remember the day I knew I really wanted to be a leader. Funny thing was, it was 5 years after I “accidentally” became one. I started my career as an accountant, right out of college. I obtained my CPA certificate, rose quickly through the ranks and within 5 years I was a Manager on the fast track to partner. Then, I got a phone call that would change my life. It was a headhunter looking for someone to “run” a recently acquired cable company with over 400,000 customers. I initially thought it was a crank call – heck, I was 27 years old. Running a cable company? Fortunately, at…
  • The Road Trip: Making The Personal Connections That Build Trust and Respect

    14 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Note: Here’s another preview excerpt from my book manuscript of “More Human: A Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership”.  It’s a true story of a road trip that proved to me that making personal connections to build trust and respect is a necessary part of being a More Human leader.   “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller I landed in Denver at 11AM that Monday, after a 4 hour morning flight from LaGuardia. Like every trip into the Mile High City, right at “wheels down” my eyes searched for the Rockies and…
  • Why You Should Bring a Startup Founder Mindset To Your Leadership

    7 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Look at business like a labyrinth, not a maze (thanks Ken Tomita of Grovemade) OK, I’m going to come clean here.  I’m pretty set in my ways.  As befitting my nearly 56 years on this planet, I’ve gotten to the point where my likelihood to alter behaviors, look at things differently, or, more pertinent to this website, change the way I define and practice great leadership, is pretty low. I guess I’m that proverbial old dog who’s not prone to learn new tricks. But, fortunately, despite those long odds, I have been influenced, and dare I say, changed, by a…
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    Live Your Legend

  • One Action Successful People Take to Create Tremendous “Luck” & Get Consistent Results

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Two Urgent Invites: Before we dive into today’s video on results, here are two things going on next week that I’d suggest you get in on. They’re directly related to today’s topic… 1. If you’re in or around Portland, Oregon next Friday, July 10th, come join the LYL pre-party for World Domination Summit 2015. Everyone’s welcome, but spaces are limited. RSVP here. 2. Join Jonathan Fields and me for his free live webinar training next Wednesday, July 8th on How to Build Your Idea (& Career) into a Movement or Revolution – the framework upon…
  • The Employee vs. Entrepreneur Showdown Starts Now! And the Winner Is…

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Image Caption: A man on his morning commute in Atrani, Italy. Whether he’s an employee or entrepreneur is hard to say, but when I ran by him, he seemed pretty happy.  Next LYL World Tour stop, day 165: Tomorrow we leave Capri, Italy en route to France. Our next Live Your Legend meetup is in Paris on July 2nd (with my good friend Leo Babauta of Zen Habits). If you’ll be in Paris, RSVP here to join us.  Now time for today’s showdown! For this to work, I need you to answer an important question on LYL, that hopefully spurs some healthy (and even heated) debate……
  • 7 Questions to Ask (& Befriend) Interesting People

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    “From everyone, I learn something.” – Unknown Image caption: A jovial Italian man crafting his organic tomato bruschetta at his little café along The Path of The Gods – 3,000 or so steps above the Mediterranean Sea, en route to Positano. If my Italian was sharper, I would have loved to learn a bit more about the source of that smile! The Practice of Seeking Out Interesting People A few weeks ago, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Chelsea and I decided to stay in our first hostel in ten years. A few months of global apartment rentals had left us feeling unexpectedly isolated, so we…
  • World Tour: Beautiful Bulgaria Part 2 – Party Hostels, Horse & Buggy + Largest LYL Event to Date!

    Chelsea Dinsmore
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Memorable Bulgarian Moments Part 2: Staying at our first party hostel in 10 years, and being 10 years older than the average guest (and loving it) Befriending a monk in the middle of the woods with a beard down to my belly Watching a farmer’s horse and buggy go head-to-head with a modern day tractor Days on the Road: 156 WHERE WE ARE… NOW: Atrani, Italy • NEXT: Positano/Capri, Italy & Paris, France (If you’ll be in Paris, let us know! We’ll be doing a LYL event around July 1st) More Bulgarian Adventures… After spending a bit of time in the off-season, we…
  • Is the Pursuit of Freedom Destroying Your Chances of Success?

    10 Jun 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Meet Carmené, my free-spirited, multi-passionate Italian barber, who also loves serenading his clients after a cut. Given last week’s discussions on how to live and work anywhere, I think it’s important we cover the full picture. That’s where we’re headed today… Reprioritizing Freedom I’ve spent the last couple weeks living in Atrani, Italy – a tiny fishing village on the Amalfi Coast that doesn’t even appear on many tourist maps. In a town of about 600 inhabitants, where the infrequent tourists only pass through for a day or two, it doesn’t…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Pallet Wood TV Cabinet

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:46 pm
    After seeing my pallet wood window seat my father gently hinted that he would love something made from pallet wood that he could use as a TV stand. As he 'hinted' so nicely I decided to see what I could come up with. Gather your equipment MaterialsYou will need to make some decisions on how big...By: ziggnaffContinue Reading »
  • Flexible Stone Pots

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Looking for a way to decorate you garden or house? These pots have a stone look, are flexible and light and the best thing: they are easy and fun to make!The pots are made from a material I call "sandy foam". A combination of expanding foam and sand. More explanation about the material I used for th...By: JoekevdvContinue Reading »
  • Flexible And Light Stone Material

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    By experimenting with foams and sand I found out that it's really easy and fun to make a material I call "sandy foam'. It looks like stone, but is actually a flexible and light material. It's perfect to decorate your garden or home with and to make projects with (not too young) children.This Instruc...By: JoekevdvContinue Reading »
  • My first diy-measure-made leather sandals.

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Tools you need (clockwise from left above): metal-ruler, brush, edge beveller, pricking wheel/overstitch wheel, stitching groover (freehand and adjustable), linoleum-tool, pen/marker, knives (for paper, leather), skiver/beveller, measuring tape, hammer (steel/pvc), bolt cutter, tripod, ironnails, da...By: Philippos TrelosContinue Reading »
  • Watermelon Salad

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    This simple, savory, and super refreshing watermelon salad recipe is the only thing I want to eat when trying to beat the summer heat. Not only is it delicious, it's very easy to make! So let's get fresh!-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...By: Paige RussellContinue Reading »
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  • Two Important Experiments

    Mark Shead
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Let me start this post by telling you about two experiments. The first experiment involved rats. Scientists were given two sets of rats. One set had been “genetically modified” to increase their intelligence. The scientists were asked to test the rats to determine how much smarter the “super rats” actually were. In the second experiment, elementary school teachers were given two lists of their students. One list had all the students that were “gifted.” The other list had the name of all the students that were just average. In both of these experiments, the…
  • Interview: Productive Mental Zone

    Mark Shead
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Regardless of what you call it, everyone knows what it is like to work in the “zone.” It is the place in which everything comes together easily. You are focused, and sometimes it is easy to spend several hours without realizing the time is passing. Being in the “zone” is what you experience when you see that it is 3pm, you’ve been working since 9am and didn’t even realize you missed lunch. So how do you create that mental zone? We asked a number of highly productive people: What method do you use to keep yourself in your most productive mental zone? One of…
  • Interview: Increasing Productivity

    Mark Shead
    19 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    I asked a number of productive people the question: How do you use planning to increase your productivity? One thing that stuck out to me after reading all the answers is that planning is really the act of making decisions together, in a batch, ahead of time. Instead of making a bunch of little decisions as to what you are going to do throughout the day, you make decisions at least about the important things all at once when you are viewing your day, week, etc. as a whole. This lets you decide what you want to accomplish while looking at the 50,000 foot level instead of having your…
  • Interview: Avoiding Distractions

    Mark Shead
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    For this post I sent out a questionnaire to a number of people asking about their single best tip for avoiding distractions. Most everything suggested falls into two categories: Controlling your mind Controlling your environment Obviously, controlling your environment is just another way of controlling your mind. What I liked best about reading all these suggestions is the number of different ways people have for creating a distraction-free work experience. Read on. I’m sure you’ll find a number of tips that will help you be more productive. Make it difficult to be distracted.
  • Bill Payment Features

    Mark Shead
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Most people are familiar with the basic idea behind bill payment systems, but if you’ve never used one, you may not be familiar with the ways it can save you time. Even if you’ve used the bill payment system from your bank for years, you might not be familiar with all the features that are available from other institutions. The goal of this post is to look at some features and capabilities of bill payment systems and how these things can help make you more productive. For people that aren’t familiar with bill payment systems, here is how they work. When you need to pay…
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    Inspire Me Today » Blog

  • What I Learned from My Father

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    21 Jun 2015 | 12:12 am
    Happy Father’s Day! On this special day, I want to honor my dad, Gordy Goodwin, who passed away on May 20th, 2012. Through the years, here’s what he taught my siblings and me. In honor of Gordon Goodwin – 1932-2012 – with gratitude for a life well lived. Make God a priority in your life. Have faith that God is always with you and know that you are never alone. Live your faith and let your life serve as a testament to your beliefs in such a way that others will want to be like you. Walking the walk is much more important than talking the talk. Next to your relationship…
  • 5 Simple Techniques to Get Unstuck

    Melissa Heisler
    9 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    It happens to each one of us at one time or another. We become stuck. We enter a state of lethargy. Whether it involves our work or our home life, there are just days (and unfortunately sometimes weeks and months) where we feel stuck. We don’t seem to have the energy to move forward. We feel the need to get things done but can’t find a grain of momentum to make it happen. After a while we know we have to do something, yet we sit on the couch like an immobile brick. Stuck. When this happens, remember that feeling like a brick is your key to becoming unstuck. When you can use the BRICK…
  • How to Truly Forgive Yourself

    Mary O'Malley
    5 May 2015 | 12:02 am
    What would happen if you were to realize that everything you have done is just a part of the natural unfolding of life, and that it is forgivable?  What would it be like if you forgave yourself for all of it? I have been reading the book, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, and I want to share this inspirational excerpt about forgiveness: “What if I forgave myself?  I thought. What if I forgave myself even though I’d done something I shouldn’t have?  What if I was a liar and a cheat and there was no excuse for what I’d done other than because it…
  • Broke? Burned out? Depressed? Try investing in Yourself

    Sandra Beck
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    I have had the luxury of speaking before large groups of people lately. Seems people want to hear what I have to say, which is really funny because I generally prefer to read in the tub or walk in the mountains. I usually listen to what the universe tells me before sitting down to write, and the universe speaks to me when people email me, call me, talk to me after an event of ask me questions and tells me what to talk about. “I don’t have any money. My book isn’t selling. I’m working three jobs. Nobody is…blah blah blah…” I am known for being a straight-shooter, sometimes…
  • How to Honor Your Survival System

    Mary O'Malley
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:02 am
    We all created a finely-crafted survival system to bury or numb our pain when we were young.  We had to, as it was absolutely necessary for survival.  Life was too scary, and we didn’t have the skills to meet ourselves in our hearts. Our survival system can include compulsions, such as drug and alcohol abuse, shopping, work, sex, the Internet, busyness, self-judgment, and chronic worry.  I think about all of those years that I shut down the pain with food, drugs and alcohol.  In one year alone, I gained 97 pounds.  I would have died of the pain if I had not numbed myself with food.  I…
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  • Dear Mark: Exercising (and Eating) in the Heat; Post-Antibiotics Gut Health Support

    Mark Sisson
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering a pair of questions from you folks. First up, what with the crazy heat wave sweeping much of the planet, a reader writes in asking about the best way to eat and move in the heat. Should you cease all activity? Should you modify your normal movement patterns and eat and drink differently to keep the heat at bay? Read on to find out. Next, how should a person deal with and support the post-antibiotics gut biome? What can we do to mitigate the negative effects broad-spectrum antibiotics have on our gut bacteria? Let’s go: Hi…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 355

    Mark Sisson
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting another round of The 21-Day Transformation Challenge on the Vimify app, Monday, July 7th. Whether you’re new to the program, you want to recommit, or you just need a challenge, now’s the time! Research of the Week Statin use is linked to lower aggression in men and higher aggression in women. Taking magnesium during pregnancy had beneficial metabolic effects and improved pregnancy outcomes for Iranian women. Why don’t Amazonian hunter-gatherers in Ecuador develop myopia? It might be all the phytochemicals they consume. “Fitness foods” appear to cause…
  • Creamy Cucumber Noodle Salad with Cherry Tomatoes (Plus Bonus Shopping Guide!)

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post from Diana Rodgers, the author of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, and The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Delicious, Gluten-Free, Farm-to-Table Recipes, and a Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Healthy Food. Below is a recipe from her book using Primal Kitchen™ Mayo. In her book, you’ll also learn how to grow tomatoes, cucumbers, and the herbs needed for this recipe yourself! If you don’t have a green thumb and prefer to buy your produce at a farmer’s market, check out Diana’s tips following the recipe about how you can save money and still eat great…
  • It’s Not About the Number, It’s About Feeling Good

    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 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! As you know only too well, I’ve been meaning to write this story for the longest time but never got around to doing it, but I finally have so here goes! I have included two sets of pictures. The first two (below) are from before I started…
  • Health Check-Ups: How Important Are They, Really?

    Mark Sisson
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This past weekend’s “Link Love” highlighted an article called “Rethinking Movement: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Every Year.” Arguing for a systemic approach to movement and a deeper appreciation for the interconnections among the body’s neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular and even endocrine functioning, professor emerita of physical therapy, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann proposes that taking a more preemptive approach to movement (a.k.a. prehab) throughout life can head off injury, osteoarthritis, chronic pain as well as the common surgeries and other intensive or…
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  • Neither Averting Nor Craving in Each Moment

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    By Leo Babauta I’ve been trying to more deeply study the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths lately, and because of that I constantly notice my cravings and aversions. Who cares, you might ask? Well, it turns out that as a result of these cravings and aversions, there are lots of little annoyances, anger, frustrations, stresses, worries, fears of missing out, distractions, procrastinations, disappointments and more that we all face in almost every moment. We don’t always notice they’re there, but they are there. Try this: take a moment throughout today to notice when…
  • How Taking Care of My Finances Changed My Life

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    By Leo Babauta Looking back on my life a decade ago, I just wasn’t taking care of myself. I was overweight, deeply in debt, a smoker, junk-food addict, stressed out, clutter piling up all around me, I didn’t floss … my life was a mess. And the solutions were so simple: little acts of self-care that really add up over time. They’re so easy: go for a walk, do a few pushups, meditate for a few minutes, clear a little bit of clutter, take a minute to floss. But I put these things off, avoided even thinking about them, and my problems piled up. One of the most stressful…
  • Tips for Traveling with Kids

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Leo Babauta As I write this, I’m in London with Eva and all 6 kids on our European adventure! I’m in the middle of my Grand Travel Experiment, and we’re all excited as hell. A number of people asked me to share how we went about planning this and if I have any tips for traveling with kids … so here you go! This is a post with some of the things I’ve been doing to plan and keep the trip a fun and peaceful one with our large family. Planning Tips Well, we’ve been planning and saving for this trip for awhile now … I have a regular savings fund just…
  • My Grand Travel Experiment

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’m launching a 4-week travel experiment! I love traveling and exploring the world, but I have a number of problems when I travel: Eating: I overindulge in delicious vegan food and feel unhealthy after awhile. Exercise: I find it hard to keep a regular exercise routine — I walk a lot, but want to do more strength exercises. Work: I usually do most of my work ahead of time, so I don’t have to worry about it much during my trips … but that means a ton of work before every trip. I’d prefer being able to work while traveling, at a minimal but sufficient…
  • The Parent I Aspire to Be

    19 Jun 2015 | 8:38 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s nearly Father’s Day, and that always causes me to reflect on what kind of father I am. I think I’m pretty decent, though I’m not where I’d like to be. The good things I do: I try to inspire my kids, I do projects with them like programming and chess and website building, I read to the younger ones, I do outdoor things with them, I teach them about responsibility and compassion, I try to set a good example for them. But there’s always more I can do, always. Actually, it’s not that I can do more, it’s that I can be with them in…
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  • 5 Things You Should Be Able to Smile About in 5 Years

    Marc Chernoff
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:29 pm
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ―Mae West Fifteen years ago, I was lucky enough to witness the humble, elegant, peaceful passing of my 89-year-old grandfather.  As I sat quietly in his hospice care room alongside other family members, his nurse smiled softly and said, “I can see he lived well.  Everyone dies the way they live.” And as I drove home that evening, three questions began cycling through my mind… “Am I living well?” “Where do I have room for improvement?” “What do I want to be able to smile about on the…
  • 17 Ways to Conquer Soul-Crushing Negativity

    Angel Chernoff
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    by Scott Sind When we are aware of our weaknesses or negative tendencies, we open the opportunity to work on them. Ever had one of those moments when all you wanted to do was crawl back in bed, put a pillow over your head and shut out the world for a few hours?  For a few days? For the rest of the year? I’m willing to bet that you have wanted to throw in the towel at some point.  And it’s okay if you have.  It’s a perfectly normal response, actually. Human beings have an elaborate, built-in defense mechanism designed to keep us safe.  The only problem is that the system doesn’t do…
  • 7 Little Habits that Stole Your Happiness Yesterday

    Marc Chernoff
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness and peace of mind. Yesterday afternoon I met a friend at a local coffee shop.  She brought her laptop along so she could show me some of her latest digital art designs.  As we chatted and scrolled through her artwork, the laptop suddenly started making an unhealthy buzzing noise, then the screen flickered on and off and then cut off completely.  And as we both stared at one another in disbelief, the funky aroma of fried computer circuits filled our nostrils. I quickly grabbed the laptop off the counter to inspect it and the…
  • 15 Reminders You Need When You Feel Like Giving Up

    Marc Chernoff
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Our character is often most evident in our highs and lows.  Be humble at the mountaintops, be strong in the valleys, and be faithful in between. Why are we feeling this way – so beaten up and worn down? Why do we, who start out so passionate, courageous, worthy and believing, become utterly bankrupt by the youthful age of 30, 40 or 50? Why is it that one of us drowns in material consumption and debt, another puts a bullet in his head, a third seeks oblivion in hard liquor and gambling, a fourth, in order to stifle fear and judgment, cynically tramples and berates her own individuality,…
  • 5 Things that Happen When You Embrace Being Alone

    Marc Chernoff
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Don’t be scared to walk alone, and don’t be scared to like it. “Last night I was all dressed up and waiting on my blind date to arrive.  He never showed up.  It made me feel ugly and unworthy and abandoned.  I thought he may have seen me from a distance and bailed.  All sorts of negative thoughts were running through my mind.  Then, as I left the restaurant alone, I heard a little girl ask her mom if I was a princess.  It made me smile and changed my mindset.  I decided to walk the long way home, and I truly took it in – the fresh air, the peaceful solitude, the moonlight…
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    Organize IT

  • Experts Propose A Licensing Panacea To UK Intellectual Property

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Experts remind that in the last twenty years, the rapid development of the global network has repeatedly called into question the very idea of ​​copyright-protected source of income for authors, because it conflicted with the uncontrolled and non-profit entity of the Internet. It is only in relatively recent times began to take root in various online business models of especially large corporations, and then the small and medium enterprises (SME). SME firms have been deriving benefits from the use of new digital technologies, will enable them to innovate, to increase the number of jobs…
  • Co-citation prospects – clearing the road to the Top-3

    3 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    Over the past few years, Google has repeatedly played with changes in search engine algorithms, which naturally had some impact on SEO. Speaking more specifically, such SEO items as keywords, backlinks and text links begin to lose importance in SEO optimization, mainly because of constant updates of algorithms. With the latest algorithm updates – Panda and Penguin link building has been radically changed. The innovative agencies, such as HTP digital marketing manchester, have quickly adjusted their approaches, and they claim they are capable of achieving decent results. Now, SEO-experts…
  • Next Gen Tablet Screens On Their Way?

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:31 am
    Over recent years, graphene remains one of the most talked about materials, as experts believe it could revolutionise electronics production. Among the companies that are actively leading the development in this direction, Samsung is the one that seems to have achieved encouraging results. In accordance with a report published by Samsung it seems that the technogiant knows to accelerate the commercialisation of graphene, and thus bring the ready products based on the neoteric material to the end customer… and it is supposedly about a ready prototype of the flexible tablet. Samsung…
  • The ‘Side Effects’ Of Wind Power Approach

    14 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Wind, an inexhaustible source of clean energy, is becoming more widely used at strategic level, rapidly gaining public support at the same time. Wind power has been used since ancient Babylon (wetlands drainage), Egypt (grain grinding) and China and Manchuria (pumping water from the rice fields) times. In Europe, this technology was introduced in the XII century, while the adoption of truly modern approaches started only in the XX century. Wind power can operate in areas with wind speeds above 4.5 m/s level. Wind power stations can either conduct their business within a network of an existing…
  • Industrial Flanges In A Nutshell

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:21 am
    Flange is a device designed for seamless connection of pumps, pipes and valves. This connection method provides an easy way to modifying, cleaning or inspecting the system. Usually, the flanges come with welded or threaded connection; however, the market offers custom stainless steel flanges solutions as well – the firms like AlexanderComley produce both standard and custom-made flanges that meet virtually any requirements. Flange mounting itself implies using bolts; impermeability is achieved due to gaskets. Industrial flanges are constructed from various materials: with processed surfaces…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Why This Scene from Game of Thrones Made Me Happy (Gretchen Rubin)
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I’m a big fan of (A) Game of Thrones — the books (I’ve read them all twice) and the TV show. And, of course, the Coldplay musical. Of everything I’ve ever written, the phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short” from The Happiness Project is probably the line that has resonated most with people. I even made a one-minute video about it.   Because I’m such a fan of Game of Thrones, I was thrilled when my older daughter said, “Hey, you have to see this conversation between Jaime and Cersei.” She showed me the scene on YouTube.
  • Podcast 19: Enjoy the Fun of Failure, an Interview with TV Anchor Dan Harris, and Plane-Ticket Pain. (Gretchen Rubin)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    It’s Wednesday — time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” First, a quick digression: do you try to say “Rabbit, rabbit,” on the first day of the month? I do, and today I remembered. Yay. Thanks again to everyone who contacted us with a comment for our next episode, the Very Special Episode where we’ll feature our listeners. It has been so fun to pull this episode together. Stay tuned for next week. This week… Update: I report on my encounter with the Dalai Lama. Try This at Home: Enjoy the fun of failure. That’s right, the fun. Send us…
  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for July 2015. (Gretchen Rubin)
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Before I get to the fun of recommending some good books for July, here’s a quick bit of self-promotion: I was very happy to be included in Mashable’s 25 Must-Read Books to Dive into This Summer. Better Than Before is in really terrific company, so it was exciting to be part of the list. Most of us have habits that we want to make or break, and Better Than Before explains how to do that. Really! Excerpt here. Audio clip here. Discussion guides here. Now enough about me and my book (!) — on to the fun part. Three terrific books. Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book,…
  • Agree? “You Increase Your Self-Respect When You Feel You’ve Done Everything You Ought to Have Done.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    “You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of his day, and when I am in this state I find that I thoroughly enjoy my rest and even the mildest forms of recreation.” — Journal of Eugene Delacroix A wonderful, wonderful book by the way. Delacroix, like Andy Warhol and Edward Weston, is an example…
  • Video: The False Choice Loophole. One of My Personal Favorites. (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    In my new (bestselling) book, Better Than Before, I identify the twenty-one strategies of habit-formation, and one is the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting. I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the ten categories of loopholes. I love studying loopholes, because they’re so funny. And ingenious! We’re such great advocates for ourselves — in any situation, we can always think of some loophole to invoke. Well, what is a “loophole?” When we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes, for justifications that will excuse us from keeping this particular habit in this…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Computation is a lens

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    “Face It,” says psychologist Gary Marcus in The New York Times, “Your Brain is a Computer”. The op-ed argues for understanding the brain in terms of computation which opens up to the interesting question – what does it mean for a brain to compute? Marcus makes a clear distinction between thinking that the brain is built along the same lines as modern computer hardware, which is clearly false, while arguing that its purpose is to calculate and compute. “The sooner we can figure out what kind of computer the brain is,” he says, “the better.”…
  • Spike activity 03-07-2015

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:47 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria says PSFK Oxford academic warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all in The Telegraph. Fusion reports on how artificial intelligence is evolving to recognise porn. BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific featured neurosurgeon Henry Marsh. Counterpunch has an extended, detailed piece on ‘The Rise and Fall of the Human Terrain System’ – the US Army’s group of ‘war on terror’ weaponised…
  • For argument’s sake

    1 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    I have (self) published an ebook For argument’s sake: evidence that reason can change minds. It is the collection of two essays that were originally published on Contributoria and The Conversation. I have revised and expanded these, and added a guide to further reading on the topic. There are bespoke illustrations inspired by Goya (of owls), and I’ve added an introduction about why I think psychologists and journalists both love stories that we’re irrational creatures incapable of responding to reasoned argument. Here’s something from the book description: Are we…
  • Pope returns to cocaine

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
    According to a report from BBC News the Pope ‘plans to chew coca leaves’ during his visit to Bolivia. Although portrayed as a radical encounter, this is really a return to cocaine use after a long period of abstinence in the papal office. Although the leaves are a traditional, mild stimulant that have been used for thousands of years, they are controversial as they’re the raw material for synthesising powder cocaine. The leaves themselves actually contain cocaine in its final form but only produce a mild stimulant effect because they have a low dose that is released…
  • Never mind the neuromarketing

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:35 am
    I’ve got an article in The Observer about the state of neuromarketing – where companies pay millions of wasted dollars to apply brain science to marketing. The piece looks at the three forms of neuromarketing – advertising fluff, serious research, and applied neuroscience. The first is clearly bollocks, the second a solid but currently abstract science, and the third a triumph of selling style over substance. Finally, there is the murky but profitably grey area of applied neuromarketing, which is done by commercial companies for big-name clients. Here, the pop-culture hype…
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    Scott H Young

  • Learning on Steroids is Open (For the Last Time)

    Scott Young
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:55 am
    Chances are if you’ve been following my blog over the last few years, you’ve heard me talk about Learning on Steroids. This is the program I’ve been running which teaches everything I know about how to learn more effectively. Everything I’ve learned from the MIT Challenge, the Year Without English and my research, has been broken down into a set of learning strategies that anyone can use. The program itself has been very successful. We’ve served thousands of students and have many case studies of learners from very different backgrounds who changed their studying…
  • How to Stop Forgetting What You Read

    Scott Young
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    For the next seven days (June 22nd, 2015 – June 29th, 2015) I’m going to be running a free, one-week learn faster bootcamp. I’ve run several of these before, sharing the best strategies I have for learning faster I’ve used in the MIT Challenge, the Year Without English and beyond. This bootcamp is all about taking action. I don’t just want you to read, I actually want you to use the methods I share. For that reason, I won’t be making a permanent public copy of the bootcamp lessons. I’ll only be sending out the lessons to people who have subscribed to…
  • I Told My Friend Not to Start a Business. Here’s Why…

    Scott Young
    10 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    I’ve made my living running this blog for the past five years. I owe a lot to this blog. It’s enabled me to travel, take on interesting side projects, communicate with thousands of people and live well. Given my positive experience, you’d think I’d encourage other people to do the same. Except when my friend asked for advice about starting something similar, I told him not to do it. It wasn’t because I was afraid of competition. My friend was planning to start up a business which wouldn’t compete with mine. Even if it did, that’s rarely a problem. I spend more time collaborating…
  • Being Honest with Yourself is Hard

    Scott Young
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    I remember talking to a psychologist once about the difficulties of social science. She told me that the easy thing about being a physicist is that most people aren’t very familiar with physics—stars, quarks and gamma rays—so if you’ve done the research and have good reasons to believe something to be true, people will take you at your word. In contrast, most people are incredibly familiar with the subject of social sciences: people. They already have many beliefs and intuitions about how people are. Therefore, when you do the research and find out something about how people behave…
  • You Don’t Pay Enough for Information

    Scott Young
    26 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Some time ago, I read a forum discussion involving one student asking for advice about getting into grad school. One of the commenters gave an unusual piece of advice: before you commit to a university, a lab, or even grad school itself, do one year as a paid research assistant. It’s unusual advice because most people wouldn’t consider it. Why spend a year as a research assistant which won’t count towards completing a degree? The answer is information. This person didn’t know what they wanted, so doing a test year will give information as to whether or not the person actually likes…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Some Doctors Are Total Idiots

    Tim Brownson
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    I had an e-mail from a good friend back in England this week who suffers from periodic severe depression. He has even considered suicide on occasions and whenever he goes missing from Facebook from time to time I worry about him. He told me he’d been feeling a tad low and his doctor had advised him that with his type of depression there was a 90% likelihood that he would relapse and may become suicidal again. Some Doctors Are Total Idiots His doctor is a fucking idiot. He should be hanging up his white coat and taking a strong anesthetic prior to shoving his stethoscope up his own arse and…
  • How James Altucher and Jon Morrow Taught Me I Can Be A Dick

    Tim Brownson
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    Nobody nails life, not even Life Coaches. I have screwed up a lot in the past and I have no doubt that I will screw up again in the future – just hopefully not as often. It’s all part of the human condition – we’re all imperfect. I am incredibly trusting with people I meet either online or in person. It is my default mode and it has led to me being ripped off on several occasions, especially in business. The flip side is I can lean towards being suspicious of people I don’t know. It’s not something I’m proud of and it’s something I’m still working on, but I can be…
  • How The Law of Attraction Turned Me Into An Arrogant Prick

    Tim Brownson
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:14 am
    If you’re a regular here you know I’m not a huge fan of the Law of Attraction, or rather the lame attempts by most of its supporters to explain it. It seems from this guest post, neither is Mark Reagan. Stories come in all kinds. Many Hollywood stories follow the hero’s journey: a person is usually down on their luck, but they have a dream. They pursue that dream. And against all obstacles, that person – the hero – succeeds, and the dream comes true. This is not one of those stories. This story goes more like this: naive young man is duped by experienced mentor into…
  • 7 Life Coaching Myths

    Tim Brownson
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:42 pm
    If I have been told, ‘Life Coaches are just therapists without the training’ once, I must have been told it a hundred times. Only last week I was told my a total stranger on Twitter that I was a ‘fucking dumbass idiot and have no right to be telling people what to do with their lives‘. Well, I’m not sure about the fucking dumbass idiot remark. After all, I did sprain my ankle a few weeks ago by falling in a hole my own dog had dug and I’d covered up with leaves so nobody could see it – so he may have a point. But the ‘telling people what to do with their…
  • Why You Have More Creativity Than You Think

    Tim Brownson
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    The following is a guest post from Faigie Kobre. Do you ever feel like everyone is watching you? Are you constantly scared of saying the wrong thing and making a fool of yourself? And are you constantly worried about what people will think of you? Or worried about not being good enough? If you are, you probably wish you had more self-confidence, don’t you? I’ll bet you wish you had a confidence pill you could just pop as needed, one that would stop you from worrying about what others thought of you. You may have already tried some of the more traditional advice like “dress the part”…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 10 Rules For a Happy Life

    Alden Tan
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:58 pm
    These should be golden and steadfast. Too bad a lot of people forget them. 1) You can't please everybody in life That means to say, it's okay if somebody out there doesn't like you. That's their problem, not yours. It's not your duty to make sure you are friends with everybody. Try as you might, it's impossible. So chill. The right people who belong in your life will naturally come in even without you trying. 2) Ignore what others say and get enough sleep I personally do not believe anybody who says they can function, much less churn out an entire, productive day from getting four hours of…
  • 10 Ways You Can Make The Vacation Magic Last

    Suzy Ross
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Have you ever returned from vacation and wish you could just go back to the land from which you just visited? Did you ponder over the act of frantically trying to change your plane tickets and extend your stay? Research shows that our brain needs novelty—a change of environment! But we don’t need research to tell us how thrilling it is to melt into gorgeous scenery, salivate over delectably new foods and drink, sleep in as long as our body can rest, zip-line through the tree tops, ride bicycles through an apple orchard, feel the warm enveloping ocean water, or delight in your children’s…
  • How to Create Bulletproof Knowledge

    Tom Miller
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Have you ever noticed that whenever a favorite song of yours comes on the radio, memories from what you were doing then flood back to you at that moment, like you're experiencing it all over again? My wife and I go married over a year ago, but as soon as our wedding song comes on (Zac Brown Band's "Free"), I remember the room, the people, the food, the smells - and of course the exact super-sweet killer dance moves I put on display for the cheering crowd. Photo: quickmeme When it happens it's like you're time-traveling and everything is happening real-time in vivid detail. A perfectly…
  • Can You Choose To Be Happy?

    Rebekah Fraser
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:39 pm
    I was depressed. I was very depressed.  I had tried medication and found the side effects too high a price to pay for joy.  I had tried yoga and meditation and found that I couldn’t count on either practice to generate the joy I sought on a consistent basis. I had subjected myself to blood tests and discovered anemia and hypothyroidism were definitely affecting my mood.  I had been taking supplements to correct those imbalances and seen a marked improvement. Still, the holidays of 2014 put me into what had become an annual funk. My confidence had gone underground, and I was struggling to…
  • How a Little Choice Can Impact Your Entire Future and Change Your Life

    Damian Pros
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:44 pm
    The future is very sensitive and highly dependent on the present as events that might seem insignificant now can completely transform the future. Have you ever thought what effect your today actions will have ten years from now? The fact is that most people are so much into instant gratification and have never thought about this. Short-term pleasure has castrated people brains so they never consider how one action, one single step can impact their whole life. One ordinary action, like to read this article. Your future would be entirely different if you weren't here, reading this article.
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    Life Optimizer

  • A Special Offer from Blinkist

    Donald Latumahina
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    As you might know, I’m a fan of Blinkist. I find it to be a good way to learn more in less time. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Blinkist is a service that gives you key insights from nonfiction books so that you don’t need to read entire books. Instead of spending days on a book, you just need to spend around 15 minutes. As a result, you can learn from a lot more books in the same amount of time. Blinkist has an app available for iOS and Android (in addition to its website), so you can read the content on your favorite device. The good news is, there is now a special offer for…
  • Making the Most of the Seasons in Life

    Donald Latumahina
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    I like to learn from the lives of others, and one of the things I’ve learned is that life consists of seasons. You don’t always live the same way. You don’t always do the same things. Instead, there are seasons in your life. Your ability to make the most of these seasons is essential to living your life to the fullest. A new season for you could be a new job, a new place to live, or a new mindset. The important thing is that it makes a significant change in the way you live. The life of Theodore Roosevelt (TR) is a good example. There were clear seasons in his life, such as when he was…
  • Realizing Your Potential: A Lesson from History

    Donald Latumahina
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:17 am
    I love reading books from different fields. One that I read recently is Abundance by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. It’s a book about how technology can help us enter an age of abundance. In the book, there is an interesting story about aluminum. It surprised me: aluminum was once more precious than gold! As stated in the book: Napoleon III himself threw a banquet for the king of Siam where the honored guests were given aluminum utensils, while the others had to make do with gold. How could that be? How could aluminum be so valuable back then while it’s so cheap now? As it turns out,…
  • How to Be Productive without Being Busy

    Donald Latumahina
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    Does being busy equal being productive? The answer, of course, is no. Regardless of what some people think, being busy and being productive are not the same. Some people can be busy without being productive, while some others can be highly productive without being busy. How can that be? The 80/20 rule provides an answer. The rule states that roughly 80% of the effects come from just 20% of the causes. For instance, 80% of wealth is owned by just 20% of the population, 80% of revenue comes from just 20% of customers, and so on. The numbers don’t have to be 80 and 20, and the sum doesn’t…
  • How Theodore Roosevelt Earn a Brown Belt in Judo, Wrote Multiple Books, Read 4 Hours a Day, and Won the Presidency, All At The Same Time

    Donald Latumahina
    19 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    Note: This is a guest post by Michael Rank of History in Five Minutes Podcast In the late 1800s, a doctor visited a wealthy couple in New York to examine their sickly son. He was severely asthmatic, a condition often fatal in those days. Dr. Dudley Sargent told him that due to this condition and his weak heart, failure to lead a quiet life would result in death. Theodore Roosevelt’s father disagreed with this diagnosis. He took his son aside and told him that sitting idly in one’s weakness was no way to live: “Theodore, you have the mind but you have not the body, and without…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • How to Take Consistent Action Every Day: 5 Powerful Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:05 am
    “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo Da Vinci One of the biggest and most common problems with improving your life or the success you want out of is that you may not take consistent action over a longer time period. Now, consistency isn’t the sexiest or most exciting word. But it is, coupled with time, what will give you real results in your life. Sticking with the program and doing something consistently – and not just when you feel inspired or…
  • 20 Small Ways to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Create a Positive Change Starting Today

    Henrik Edberg
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:15 am
    “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” Brian Tracy I’m a big fan of doing the unusual thing. Sometimes in big ways. Often in small and daily ways to mix things up. Why? Because this habit is a simple and relatively easy way to: Expand your comfort zone. And if you change your perspective on yourself from someone who sticks to the old and comfortable all the time to someone who likes to mix things up then it will feel more natural and easier to break out of your comfort zone when comes to bigger…
  • 10 Small Ways to Make this the Least Stressful Summer of Your Life

    Henrik Edberg
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:27 am
    “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” Bruce Lee Summer is here after – what at least in Sweden was a long and dreary – winter and spring. And for many it’s a time of vacation and of recharging the batteries for the rest of the year. So today I’d like to simply share 10 of my favorite habits that help me to do just that and I know will help me this summer too. Say no to the shoulds of summer. These sneaky and self-esteem deflating thoughts can make a…
  • How to Overcome Frustration: 3 Simple but Effective Steps

    Henrik Edberg
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:23 am
    Frustration. It winds you up and can take so much out of you. Because it not only sucks energy but also distracts you and can steal quite a bit of time. So what can you do? Well, sometimes that frustration can actually be a positive and can give you a new idea or angle on things. Or it can give you the power to keep going just a little bit more until you reach your goal. But when you start going in circles, when the frustration just makes you mad or your mind foggy and the day is starting to slip through your fingers then there are steps you can take. There are ways to turn such a state of…
  • How Would Your Life Change If You Stopped Procrastinating So Much?

    Henrik Edberg
    21 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    That’s a question I’ve asked myself many times. And I’ve spent many, many hours in the past dreaming about where such a change could take me in life and in the world. I know many others out there have done that too. Still – after close to 9 years – one of the absolutely most common issues I get emails and comments about is how to stop procrastinating. So since the first day of this year I have been working on a new course filled with all the best things I have learned in the past decade and I use almost every day and week. These are the strategies, exercises and simple…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • Podcast 05 – GTD and Daily Habits

    John Forrister
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
      How do you create major impact using GTD? Join David Allen and Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, as they discuss the cumulative costs and benefits of our seemingly insignificant daily decisions. As David says in Ready For Anything, “In the end, it is attention to detail that makes all the difference.” Listen GTD Methodology Highlights Capture Organize Weekly Review   Links Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit    GTD Business Services Coaching Courses Keynote Speeches GTD Connect   GTD Individual Services Coaching Public Courses GTD Connect Shop…
  • Podcast 04 – GTD and Brute Force

    GTD Staff
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
      What do you do when brute force is no longer an option? That’s a question that Byron Palmer, an innovator and grazing specialist for the Sonoma Mountain Institute, found himself wrestling with as he progressed in his career and life. Join our CEO Mike Williams, as he and Byron walk through his journey of discovering GTD, the value it brings to him and how he continues to integrate subtle elements to create greater levels of coherence. Listen GTD Methodology Highlights Capture Weekly Review   Links Sonoma Mountain Institute Asana  Google Docs    GTD Business Services…
  • Appropriate Engagement with GTD

    GTD Staff
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    David Allen’s approach to work/life balance isn’t about creating separation between work and the rest of life. It’s about appropriate engagement, giving your full attention to whatever you’re doing—whether it’s working while at home, or enjoying friends and family without having to think about work. For this GTD Practitioner, appropriate engagement means having a trusted GTD system to leave work at work: “Before GTD I took work home with me, at least mentally, at night.  Now I leave it in the computer where it belongs.” -GTD Practitioner
  • Podcast 03 – David Allen guides you through a Mind Sweep

    GTD Staff
    27 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
      What if you had an objective list of everything that currently holds your attention? Get out your note-taking devices as David Allen guides us through a sample coaching “Mind Sweep” session (one of the first steps to practicing GTD). We guarantee that you’ll have at least one valuable “Oh, yeah! That reminds me…” thought during this episode! Listen GTD Methodology Highlights Mind Sweep Capture   Links   GTD Business Services Coaching Seminars Keynote Speeches GTD Connect   GTD Individual Services Coaching Public Seminars GTD Connect…
  • Podcast 02 – David Allen talks to Daniel Pink

    GTD Staff
    27 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
      How do we combat information overload? In this GTD Connect preview, David Allen & best-selling author Daniel Pink (Drive, To Sell Is Human) discuss technology’s impact on our decision making. They cover GTD’s timeless solution to the current problem, as well as Dan’s personal GTD setup. Be sure to check out the GTD Connect discount at the end of the interview! Listen GTD Methodology Highlights Capture Inbox Next Action Waiting for Someday maybe   Links Daniel Pinks Website  Daniel Pinks TedTalk Tools Discussed: Microsoft word field notes   GTD Business…
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    Productive Flourishing

  • How to Build the Delegation Habit

    Charlie Gilkey
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    To be an effective leader, manager, or entrepreneur, you have to learn to delegate well. Otherwise, what your team can do is capped by what you can do your ability to get things done and/or by your ability to think through every situation that might come up. If you have people on your team who aren’t as busy as you are, that’s a sign that you need to improve your delegation skills. If everybody is just as busy as you are, that’s a sign to rethink your business strategy and business model. There are five common delegation mistakes people make: Delegating too little Focusing…
  • Episode 36: Write Your Own Future with Ali Luke

    Charlie Gilkey
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    Highlights of This Episode: How Ali was able to make a living writing blog posts for various sites Why she found writing fiction to be “ten times harder” than blogging or writing her Dummies book What one of the biggest challenges of motherhood is for Ali What she finds particularly difficult about juggling parenthood and creative work Why the idea that we can “have it all” is a myth How the challenges of parenthood have helped Ali grow What she loves about ebooks and self-publishing How you know you’ve made it as a writer (it’s not what you think) “Maybe somebody else’s need…
  • The Free Planners for July 2015 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:19 pm
    We’re getting July’s planners out a littler earlier this month since next week is the 4th of July and you might not want to be doing a lot of planning then. The free planners for July are available on the Free Planners page. (Click to share this – thanks!) I’m not sure you about you, but my friends, clients, and I are fully into swing of summer now. “Professional” projects tend to be more slippery and vacations, time off, and long summer nights tend to alter workflows, too. So, whether you’re pulling projects off the board for the summer OR in a groove, it’s a great time…
  • The Two Dimensions of Business Focus

    Charlie Gilkey
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Entrepreneurs, executives, and small business owners are often advised to focus their businesses, but that usually comes down to being told to focus on a niche. There are at least two dimensions of business focus a business can have, though: niche and solution set. And a business can have a wide or narrow focus on each of those, so we get the following 2×2 grid. So we’re all on the same sheet here, a niche is a distinct group (segment) of people in a market. A solution set is a particular service, product, or domain expertise that a business provides – few businesses just…
  • Episode 35: Weave Your Magic into Your Life with Andrew Bennett

    Charlie Gilkey
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Highlights of This Episode: Why taking a step down turned out to be a great career move for Andrew What happened the first time he incorporated magic into a business presentation How a series of losses “completely shifted” Andrew’s view of life How Andrew defines success now What his primary purpose is, in life and in work How he characterizes the difference between managers and leaders How the framework of the three basic effects in magic – appear, disappear, and restore – informs his work in helping companies transform What Andrew sees as one of the greatest things a leader can do…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Prisoners

    Steve Pavlina
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:24 am
    Last night a secure prison transport vehicle crashed near Xenia, Ohio. At last report half of the prisoners were killed in the accident. And there were a lot of injuries. But many of the survivors were able to escape the damaged vehicle and ran off on foot in different directions. Most of the escapees have since been recaptured, but many are still at large. Law enforcement officers are continuing the search, but they don’t realistically expect to be able to recapture everyone who escaped. One local official admitted, “We’ll try as hard as we can, but we probably…
  • Conscious Heart Workshop Recap

    Steve Pavlina
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Since people who couldn’t attend have been asking me about the recent Conscious Heart Workshop last month, I’ll share some details about how it turned out, both from my perspective and that of the attendees. As a refresher, what was unique about this workshop (our 11th since 2009) is that there was no pre-set theme and no pre-planned content or structure. The idea was to go with the flow of inspiration all the way through. It was also intended to be a co-creative event, meaning that attendees could influence how it turned out if they felt inspired to do so. Let’s start with…
  • The Forge of Life

    Steve Pavlina
    7 Jun 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Sometimes I like thinking of life as a forge that molds us and gives us shape and substance as we live. We come into this world like blocks of marble, and we’re sculpted by experience. We can let the forge do its job on its own. But we also have the option to consciously participate in the process if we feel ready for that. We can collaborate with the forge in order to have a say in what we’re becoming. Recently I attended a workshop by author/speaker Tim Freke. Tim shared an idea that resonated with me. First he noted the conception that when we die, some people imagine that…
  • Retiring Wealthy Without Money

    Steve Pavlina
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    I just received the following email this morning (edited to protect the person’s privacy): Hi Steve, How is your week going? I’m ___ with ___, a company helping people achieve financial success through technology. I came across your site, Steve Pavlina, as I was looking into how young adults can take more control of their money and lives. Your 20s are typically the perfect time to start planning for retirement, but sometimes life gets in the way. What did you do successfully in your 20s, or if you could go back in time, is there anything you would have done differently to ensure…
  • How to Be Vegan

    Steve Pavlina
    21 May 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Here’s a primer on how to adopt and enjoy a long-term vegan lifestyle, which I’ve been doing for 18+ years. I’ll include a little advice on transitioning, but since it’s so easy to find good info on that with a simple Google search, I’ll focus more deeply on the long-term aspects of being vegan as opposed to becoming vegan. Transition to Vegan Foods One way to get started with a vegan diet is to turn your favorite non-vegan foods into vegan ones by making simple substitutions. This isn’t necessarily the healthiest way to go vegan, but it’s a…
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Have You Heard Of Ingress?

    Stephen Herron
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Ingress is a game/app for Android and iOS devices. It is technically an AUGMENTED REALITY MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE ROLE PLAYING LOCATION-BASED game (which is a real mouthful!) Developed by Niantic Labs, a start-up within Google, it uses Google Maps as the basis of the game. It has a big, multi-layered plot that has been developing over the last few years. The gameplay consists of establishing “portals” at places of cultural significance, such as public art, landmarks, monuments, etc., and linking them to create virtual triangular “control fields” over geographical…
  • Watch Disney

    Marc Majers
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 am
    What is Watch Disney? It’s a channel that allows you to watch full episodes, clips and more of your favorite Disney Channel shows on your tablet, phone, computer or set top box. The next time you see it – now you know!
  • Change the World

    Marc Majers
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:20 am
    Do you want to change the world? This site matches talented undergraduate and graduate students with nonprofit organizations in semester-long, project-based consulting partnerships. If your group is nonprofit, then check out this site to get some help.
  • Listicle: A List For You & Me

    Marc Majers
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Need a list? Listicle features thousands of lists on any topic. If you need to discover a topic, why not see it as list?
  • Launcher with Notification Center Widget

    Marc Majers
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:34 pm
    Launcher is the first must-have app for iOS 8 that puts your favorites at your fingertips. When you install it, you get a new iOS 8 Today Widget which can be added to Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad so that it’s always just one swipe away!
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    Root Simple

  • Shakerato (Why don’t you come to your senses?)

    Mr. Homegrown
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s a new afternoon transgression around the Root Simple compound: the caffé shakerato. A shakerato is an iced coffee mixed in a cocktail shaker. Making one is much easier than hauling yourself down to that dreaded temple of  middlebrowedness whose green siren logo will lead us all to financial ruin and sugar-induced comas. No, you don’t need another Frappuccino. Making a shakerato is simple. Brew some strong coffee (espresso is best, but I don’t have an espresso maker). Let the coffee cool down (this is important–add the ice too soon, and the coffee gets…
  • Picture Sundays: Long Holiday Weekend

    Mr. Homegrown
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Why is it that cats are the first consumers of newly created soft surfaces? Literally one minute after Kelly installed the new breakfast nook seat cushions she sewed up, the cats took up residence for a long afternoon of symmetrical idleness.
  • Saturday Tweets: Terminating the Turf Terminators

    Mr. Homegrown
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Griffith Park Now Has an Illicit Teahouse With Amazing Views via @CurbedLA — Root Simple (@rootsimple) July 2, 2015 The New York Times sparks internet outrage after suggesting we put peas in guacamole via @TheWeek — Root Simple (@rootsimple) July 2, 2015 Turf Terminators Has Gotten Rich Turning Yards Into Gravel, but Is It Creating Blight? via @LAWeeklyNews — Root Simple (@rootsimple) June 30, 2015 Three Transistor Short Wave Radio — Root Simple (@rootsimple) June 30, 2015…
  • Your Thoughts on Treadle Feeders?

    Mr. Homegrown
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    One problem with having chickens is the inevitable rat/mouse buffet that happens around the feeders. In addition to busting your feed budget, rodents spread diseases such as virulent forms of salmonella. One of the suggestions at the poultry seminar I attended last week was using treadle feeders. Think of it as a Skinner box for chickens. Chickens walk up to the feeder, step on a treadle, and feed is dispensed. It beats having to wake up at five in the morning to put out food in a conventional feeder. You have to teach your chickens how to use a treadle feeder. One of the veterinarians…
  • Learn to Spin!

    Mr. Homegrown
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:22 am
    Want to learn how to use a drop spindle? Or how to spin? Our friend Anne Schwartz is teaching some classes this month at the Keystone Art Space on San Fernando Road. In this fun two-hour class you will learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle, and will receive your own spindle and fiber to keep! This is a great way to start spinning because you’ll learn the basics – drafting fiber, adding twist and plying yarn – in a way that can be easily controlled, and using an inexpensive tool! Even if your goal is to spin on a spining wheel, you will learn skills and…
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  • Win a Hodedah Import 8 Door Cabinet

    Jessica Choi
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Everyone can use a little extra storage space, right? We all know that summertime bring lots of little loose knick knacks too. Tired of staring at children’s toys, bottles and bottles of sun block or other loose articles? Reclaim your space while still having access to all that you’ll need this season. This week our friends of Hodedah is giving 1 lucky winner this stunning Hodedah Import 8 DOOR CABINET This cabinet is constructed of high quality compressed wood and features a mahogany finish. This slim cabinet will easily assimilate into your home decor for some much needed…
  • #careSHAREgrow Twitter Party on the Loose!

    Jessica Choi
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    We are ready for another #careSHAREgrow Twitter Party and hope you guys are too! This time we’re going to chat about some of the most awesome inventions and adaptions in the green movement. Are you down with solar energy? Use reusable tote bags when grocery shopping? Maybe you’re an organic gardener? Whatever your green passion, there’s lots of fun conversation and green trivia for all to enjoy. Join us on Thursday, July 9th from 4-5pm EST and lets shed some light on all of the amazing initiatives that are springing up to help make our world a greener place. Follow @Shoplet…
  • Best in Red, White + Blue Office Supplies

    Jessica Choi
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    Fireworks don’t only have to happen in the sky this 4th of July. Why not bring some of the festivities to your desk? This holiday, celebrate America’s independence with a desk refresh in some fun and festive colors!  Desk Essentials. Needed a reason to branch out of a traditional black office chair? Why not try a crisp white or blue one from Boss furniture. This chair is sure to brighten any desk. You can also top off your patriotic look with a American flag mouse pad and a fun red desk lamp. You’ll be all set! Organization Binders in red and blue are the perfect way to…
  • Win Goodies from Rapesco (CLOSED)

    Jessica Choi
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    UPDATE: Congrats to all of the winners below! We love office goodies here at Shoplet, and for good reason. But what we love even more is when a company makes simple every day office products durable, sleek and with a high level of performance. That’s exactly what Rapesco is all about. Office products designed for life! This week, our friends at Rapesco are giving away some of their most beloved Office items. Winner 1 will score a 12″ Rapesco Cash Box Winner 2 gets the Rapesco X5-90ps Power Assisted Heavy Duty Stapler Winner 3 nabs the super awesome Rapesco 790 Front Loading…
  • Best of Office Weekly Round-Up: ’80s School Supplies

    Alejandro Paulino
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    The ‘80s gave us so many memorable pop culture icons and trends, and no school in America was immune from the wave of high-tops, Cosby sweaters, and Fila sneakers. In this week’s roundup, we take a look at some of the most popular school supplies of the era and find out what it took to be fresh in the era of the boombox. Math tests were in the bag. Had a math test with really hard problem sets? Just type out the problem with Bond-like discretion using this Casio calculator watch. Just tell the teacher you keep looking at your watch because you’re being mindful of how much time you got…
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Get What You Want

    Kayla Albert
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of the first things I did after being dealt the ego-bruising, heart-wrenching blow of a breakup was to reinforce my support system. I leaned heavily on my family and confided in a few close friends that I felt comfortable sharing the insanity of my outbursts with. My 4-year-old niece reconfirmed my need to do this when, in the middle of my sobbing, she gave me a hug and simply said, “It’s ok. We’re your family and we’ll always take care of you.” Nothing else seemed more true in that moment. Once I began to heal, I started to grow my world out again, meeting and reaching out to…
  • 5 Reasons to Stop Ignoring Negative Emotions

    Guest of TSN
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ll never forget the first time I allowed myself to say, “I hate him.” I discovered the feeling during my meditation time. Seeing it there in front of me made me realize I needed to stop pretending it wasn’t true. My dearest friend heard it first. “I hate him,” I said with a smile. Not exactly the hateful expression you’d expect, but it was the most liberating statement I’d ever made, and I was so happy about it! Always before I’d tried to reconcile myself to his presence. To be the bigger person, and not harbor hate in my heart. But through all my striving, I hated him…
  • 5 Tips to Increase Your Emotional IQ

    Guest of TSN
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever felt so angry you lashed out and said words you regret? Felt so hurt, you couldn’t talk past the lump in your throat? So frustrated, you weren’t able to form a coherent sentence? Or tried to communicate something important, and it landed like a dead fish? I’ve been there. In my teens, I was a tempestuous young woman. Hormones had me flipping from rage to despair in a heartbeat. I sprayed emotions around me like a machine gun sprays bullets. I couldn’t even talk to my then-boyfriend about anything important without losing control. I frustrated even myself. So I learned…
  • 4 Easy Tips for Living Light

    Rebecca A. Watson
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Several years ago, my good friend and I shared an apartment. We both just started our first “real jobs” and weren’t making a ton of money. We took turns cooking dinner, and we came up with a plan to use everything in our fridge before we went grocery shopping. We didn’t waste food and saved serious cash at a time when we needed to most. It also forced us to be ridiculously creative. Apples and tofu were the only thing in the fridge? Check out the pantry. We’ve got some walnuts, honey and a lone red onion. Suddenly we went from scrounging to gourmet cooking. We called this using what…
  • Stop Pretending and Start Being You

    Guest of TSN
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    I grew up in the 1970s, and I learned a lot from the experience. Tom Wolfe called the ‘60s and ‘70s “The Purple Decades” because they had such gaudy styles. Style seemed to be a big deal then, even more so than in other decades. Everyone of a certain age felt free to try new things and express themselves. Expressing oneself sounds like a good thing, but actually it depends on what you’re trying to express. Is it the real you or just something you borrowed from the people and styles around you? Of course, most purple people thought they were expressing their true selves, but I…
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    Sources of Insight

  • 3 Practices to Discover Your Values

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” — Roy E. Disney Your values can help you live with more clarity, more meaning, and more satisfaction. The challenge is finding the vital few values that represent the inner core of who we are and who we want to be. In the book, Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead, Rob-Jan De Jong shares three techniques you can use to help you find your values. Practice #1: Obituary Exercise You can use the Obituary technique for discovering your values.   How do you want to be remembered or how do you want people to…
  • 3 Habits to Grow Your Mindfulness

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    “Always hold fast to the present. Every situation,indeed every moment,is of infinite value,for it is the representative of a whole eternity.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe It’s easy to be mindless. In fact, mindlessness is a natural part of the human condition. We go into auto-pilot for so many things everyday, and this often helps us make it through our day.  But it can also hurt us. We can break out of mindlessness and become more mindful. In the book, Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead, Rob-Jan De Jong shares three ways that leaders can practice mindful leadership…
  • Apply the Artful Approach to Human Relationships

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:02 am
    “In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.” — James MacGregor Burns As we were wrapping up the deal, the RV salesmen turned to me and said, “We have Giri between us.” I asked him what he meant, and he said if I read Alchemy of a Leader, by John E. Rehfeld, I’ll understand. At the time, I figured it had something to do with good will and integrity. More Time Ahead of Us Than Behind Us The RV salesman was sharing his experience, and really helping me understand my pains,…
  • Live Without the Fear of Death in Your Heart

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss Living in fear is no way to live. That’s how some people live their entire life. For some, fear holds them back in some small way, or in many small ways.  For others, it’s more obvious and they lead a fear-driven life. But what if there was another way? Imagine if you could live without fear.  Imagine a life of self-expression where you live your life, and not the life that others expect for you.  Imagine a life without regrets. That’s the life Chief Tecumseh wrote about in his inspiring poem. Live Your…
  • How Women are Changing Leadership

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:45 am
    “Some leaders are born women.” — Geraldine Ferraro Women are redefining leadership and changing the rules of how business is being conducted to better reflect their strengths. Recent global research shows that feminine attributes are the most desirable for leadership in the twenty-first century. In the book, Been There, Run That, Kay Koplovitz writes about how women are using their attributes of openness, collaboration, inclusiveness, transparency and trustworthiness to help their colleagues achieve success. The Emerging Power of Connection and Collaboration for Effective…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • A Place For Everything & Everything In Its Place

    Kylie Browne
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Expecting your home to look like the pages out of a magazine is not realistic. You live, eat and rest in that space. You might even work there. You may have pets. Or children. Or A flat mate. Life gets in the way of a perfectly organized home. Expecting perfection will lead to disappointment and frustration. However attaining a well-organized home that suits your lifestyle IS achievable. We can show you how with our power-decluttering program for getting rid of household clutter in 5 or 10 minutes a day over 30 days. A Place For Everything & Everything In Its Place Whenever we start our…
  • Get Organized To Sell Your Home

    Kylie Browne
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Selling your home can be one of the most stressful things you have to do. It might be that: You want to get the best price You want it to sell quickly You want to be able to move on without any dramas All of the above! Get your home looking its best with these little tips. Get Organized To Sell Your Home Here’s a quick checklist to help get you thinking about best ways to up-sell your home. What’s The Street Appeal? If you’re in a house, take a look at the: Lawns and garden Pathway to the front door Front door Roof Gutters. If you’re in an apartment, take a look at…
  • 5 Ways To Break Bad Clutter Habits

    Kylie Browne
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Habit (noun)a usual way of behaving : something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way [Merriam-Webster] Bad clutter habits are hard to break. We get so used to doing things a certain way that we don’t even notice we’re doing it until a pile becomes a mountain which then becomes a problem. It could be paper, shoes, clothes, makeup, toiletries, cooking utensils, tools, receipts, plastic bags, magazines, flyers, boxes, tins, sewing kits, pens, rubber bands, the list goes on and on! An easy way to break a bad habit is to become more mindful. Psychology Today…
  • How To Get Organized With Unexpected Visitors

    Kylie Browne
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:04 pm
    I love it when people drop in unexpectedly. It’s exciting and I get a real rush from it. However, there’s also a little sense of panic! If you don’t get advance notice and it’s actually a “ding-dong, hello we’ve come to visit” situation, then you’ll just have to wing it! But if you’re lucky enough to get advance warning, even just 10-15 minutes, then there are some quick tasks you can do to prepare. Let’s sweep the floor with a glance (did you like that pun!) and spring into action. My Top 5 Tips To Get Organized For…
  • Excuses Procrastinators Make …

    Kylie Browne
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Procrastination. The art of keeping up with yesterday! Are you a procrastinator? Take a look at some of the typical excuses procrastinators make. It this you? Excuses Procrastinators Make At least I got it handed in on time.  I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll get to it later. No rush! It will be there waiting for me in the morning. Ahhh, not right now. I’m sick / I’m tired / I’ll get it it another day. Soon! When I get around to it. It’s on my list … Yes, I’ve been meaning to do that. I wish someone would do that for me. I can’t be bothered.
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  • weekend #27 – lupins

    2 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
      ‘home made’ lupins for   Paint Party Friday       quick watercolor splashes on my sketchbook and together they look like lupins!   Sorry, no, no, joking…here you see REAL lupins       look at this beauty     What a structure, what a color, just amazing!   Simple but soooo beautiful……..     Have a relaxing weekend!     ps.   I can NOT comment on your blog if you don’t have   name/URL option to leave a comment….    
  • weekend #26 – green June shots

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:54 pm
      but first my entry for   Paint Party Friday       bunch of Dianthus Caryophyllus     In Helsinki it’s green, really green!       Have a relaxing weekend!
  • weekend #25 – Happy Midsummer!

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
      Leppoisaa juhannsta kaikille!   Happy Midsummer!         I watched a video on YouTube trying to learn how to paint a cherry,   not perfect but it was good practise!   made with acrylics     Paint Party Friday      
  • weekend #24 – Kaarina Kaikkonen’s art

    12 Jun 2015 | 12:23 am
      but first my entry for   Paint Party Friday   abstract, no name, acrylics       and now Kaarina Kaikkonen´s installation “A Waltz to Life”   in The Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland   ‘In honor of the museum´s 50th anniversary artist Kaarina Kaikkonen has designed an installation of 2000 used shirts, donated mostly by individual museum visitors.’       more about Kaarina and her art here     Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • weekend #23 – black and white

    5 Jun 2015 | 4:53 am
      my entry for   Paint Party Friday   no name, acrylic         two details         I had an eye control today. There’s still a tiny, tiny ‘drop’. Hopefully it goes away and   my sight will get totally sharp with time. No glasses needed but good light yes.   Next control is in August.   Some time ago I sketched this very quickly to remember what a saw – so many bubbles around me…       Have a relaxing weekend!    
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    How to of the Day

  • X

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Home to nearly 20 million residents,[1] the state of Florida is a desirable place to live for several reasons. Its warm climate, excellent schools, numerous healthcare facilities and endless recreational options lure a growing number of people each year, especially from the northern United States. If you've ever considered the possibility of moving to Florida or are in the process of doing so, this article offers steps on moving to the Sunshine State. Steps Thoroughly research exactly where in Florida you wish to live. Aside from basic necessities (area schools, jobs, hospitals, etc.),…
  • How to Clear Internet History on a Mac

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Deleting your internet history on occasion is a vital and basic digital security measure. It also doesn't hurt if you wandered onto a page you might not like other people to know about. Before your wife catches you Googling those leaked photos of the latest naked celebrity, consider using these instructions to clear your internet history on a Mac computer. Steps In Safari Open the browser if it is not already open. Click the "Safari" on the top menu bar. Click the Reset Safari option. Choose what you want cleared. There will be a long list of items that you can clear. Select the ones you want…
  • How to Tell if You Are Self Absorbed

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    No one likes to be told that they're self-absorbed. Someone who is self-absorbed is primarily interested in himself or herself and shows little concern for others.[1] We all want to think that we are empathetic and compassionate human beings who consider other people’s feelings as well as our own. However, it can be easy to fall into the habit of focusing on yourself instead of others. Identifying whether you show characteristics of someone who is self-absorbed can allow you to make changes to your habits or mindset in order to be more inclusive of the needs and feelings of others. Steps…
  • How to Use "Etc." Correctly

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    You might think that it's easy to use et cetera, which translates to "and others" or, more literally, "and the other things", and is abbreviated as "etc." Surely everyone knows how to use "etc." correctly, right? Well, it's not all straightforward––et cetera can be commonly misspelled, improperly punctuated and even mispronounced! The use of et cetera isn't usually taught in schools or tutoring because it's considered to be just an abbreviation. Regardless, it's important to know how to use it properly. See Step 1 to get started. Steps Use "et cetera" to mean "and so forth" as well as…
  • How to Attract Blue Jays

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Blue jays can be beneficial for the environment due to their proclivity of "planting" seeds and acorns. This, in turn, populates the environment with foliage. Today, you can find blue jays in just about any habitat, although they prefer oak woodlands. While they can be a bit raucous, they will add a beautiful vibrant pop of color to any yard or scene. Steps Building an Attractive Home Build or purchase an open nesting platform. Blue jays are attracted to flat spaces on tree branches or surfaces like window sills. For this reason, they will make good use of a flat nesting platform instead of a…
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    Best Cell Phone Plans

  • AT&T Cell Phone Plans Introducing Rollover Data Plan

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:40 pm
    AT&T announced a program that allows customers to carry unused data from one month to the next, but it's not as simple as it sounds. This is how these rollover data plans really work. AT&T's New Rollover Data Plan AT&T Rollover Data Plan AT&T rollover plan seems more attractive at first because there is no minimum amount of web data required. You only need to have an AT&T mobile
  • Cheapest Cell Phone Plans

    4 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    I've discovered The 7 cheapest cell phone plans offered in the market today, starting at $5 a month and moving up from that, all the plans covered here are no contract plans, which make it easy for a try. The handset includes basic phones to Smartphone's, cell phones usually cost around $250 or even much less, so your heart is not going to race each time the bill arrives, simply because you'll
  • Top Cell Phone Companies That Offers Best Deals

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:40 am
    Choosing a wireless provider is important as getting a Smartphone. The service provider offers the network, considering that you'll possibly end up spending an acceptable price for the service, and there is no reason in keeping with a poor service. However, there is no assured way to forecast this. For every person who may have a bad story experience with a carrier, recently there tend to be
  • T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans Available in 2015

    21 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    T-Mobile is the 3rd largest company of the big four US carriers and the 2nd biggest GSM provider, with more than 30 million customers. Compared to other carriers such as Verizon, it provides great plans, and since its latest 'unCarrier' change, all plans offered are contract-free. The disadvantage in this is that subsidized handsets will no longer be offered. One of the certain
  • Cricket Cell Phone Plans

    8 May 2015 | 4:37 am
    Cricket is AT&T nationwide prepaid phone 4G LTE network covers over 300 million consumers with simple and cheap unlimited phone plans. Their plans include all fees and taxes without surprises. Cricket wireless features extra 4G LTE network coverage that Metro-PCS, Boost Mobile, T-mobile or Sprint. They are now providing – with no contract – unlimited texts and calls to Mexico and
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    Personal Excellence

  • The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Quit Your Job

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    My resignation letter to my ex-company. The envelope is all yellow now as it’s been nearly 7 years! Last year I was spring cleaning and found my resignation letter to my previous company. This was the same letter that officialized my departure from the corporate world and my pursuing my passion. Today, I thought to share it with you : Dear ****** (my then-manager’s name), I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Assistant Brand Manager in P&G. My last day will be 30 Sep 2008. Thank you for the professional and personal development you have assisted me…
  • Do You Have a Morning Ritual?

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Do you have a morning ritual? A set of activities you do every morning as you start your day? For those of you who’ve taken my Anti-Procrastination Program (my latest run in 2014), you know about the concept of the productivity ritual, what I call a set of activities that energizes you and helps you to achieve and maintain peak energy all day long, so that you achieve maximum productivity every day. I wrote about the productivity ritual as well in my book 10 Rules of Super Productive People (under Rule #5). Part of a productivity ritual consists of a morning ritual, a set of…
  • Are You Facing Repeating Patterns in Your Life?

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    Have you watched Groundhog Day before? I first learned about the movie after my post on inspirational movies. A few of you recommended it after the post went up, so I took up your recommendation–I watched this movie once a few years ago and a couple more times recently. And I’ve to say I found it really insightful. Groundhog Day (a 1993 film) is about an arrogant TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) who’s sent to Punxsutawney to cover an event called Groundhog Day. At first everything seems normal as he travels there and covers the event. But then he wakes up…
  • What Happens When You Quit Smoking [Infographic]

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    We all know that smoking is dangerous and a key cause of death everywhere in the world. In fact, smoking is the no. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States — ranking higher than obesity, substance abuse, infectious disease, firearms, and traffic accidents. A study by BMC Medicine asserts that in Australia, up to two-thirds of deaths in smokers are due to their smoking. Every 6 seconds, one person dies from a tobacco-related disease — that’s 10 people every minute. Yet some people choose to smoke. In the US and UK, about one in five people smoke. (On a side…
  • Is there an ideal beauty? This lady gets her face photoshopped in over 25 countries to find out

    30 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is there such a thing as “ideal beauty”? I was brought up to believe so. As a girl, my schoolmates would make comparison statements like “This girl is so pretty” (suggesting that other girls weren’t so) or “I wish I looked as pretty as that girl.” Watching TV and seeing advertisements, I would regularly see the same female image projected back at me — big eyes, fair and smooth skin, small face, sharp chin, waif-like look, a petite frame, and long, dark hair — along with the suggestion that this was the mark of beauty. I gradually began to perceive this (and similar…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 17 Morning Rituals to Set You Up for A The Perfect Day

    Cathy Presland
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    What are your morning rituals? An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. (Thoreau) I’m a morning person. I love the daybreak, and I get my best work done in the first part of the day. I’ve always been the first one up on holiday, rushing everyone else out of bed so […] The post 17 Morning Rituals to Set You Up for A The Perfect Day appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • Alone But Not Lonely

    Katie O
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever been surrounded by people, and yet felt completely alone? Have you ever been completely alone, ant yet not felt at all lonely? The truth is, loneliness has very little to do with how many people are around us.  Instead, it has a lot more to do with how many people we feel […] The post Alone But Not Lonely appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • 7 Things Your Soul Needs You To Know

    Steven Aitchison
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    We, as human beings, are only an image of who we think we are.   Right now our self image is comprised of our history, our experiences, beliefs, thoughts, opinions, prejudices, and our cultural views.  All these things make up our ‘Overself’ (Paul Brunton), but we are so much more than our overself.  Right at the […] The post 7 Things Your Soul Needs You To Know appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • 11 Reasons to Drink More Lemon Water

    Steven Aitchison
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Did you know that we are made up of 50-75% water? Think about that for one minute. More than half of us is water. That’s incredible. We only start to feel thirsty when we have lost about 2-3% of our water and many of us actually ignore the signs of thirst. Your body needs water […] The post 11 Reasons to Drink More Lemon Water appeared first on Change your thoughts.
  • 8 Clues That You Are Having a Spiritual Awakening

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    by Michelle Walling, CHLC In essence, a spiritual awakening occurs each moment we make a choice. However, one day a grand opportunity for awakening occurs that will change the past, present, and the future. When the choice is made to advance beyond the old beliefs and patterns, triggers and clues emerge that are telltale signs […] The post 8 Clues That You Are Having a Spiritual Awakening appeared first on Change your thoughts.
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Stuff-Focus

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    A common misperception about minimalism and simplicity is that if you have nothing, you’re living in accordance with these concepts. “I’ve never had much money,” some might say, “so I guess I’ve been a minimalist my whole life.” It’s possible this is true, but minimalism is more about living intentionally than owning few things. I own very little because my passion is travel, and I don’t need much to pursue the lifestyle I enjoy. Carrying more actually hinders me, so owning little — while still possessing the things that allow me to do…
  • Cabins

    25 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Cabins are beautiful. They’re ubiquitous examples of simple architecture: a place for everything, everything in its place, and nothing that doesn’t need to be there. Some walls, a fireplace to keep warm, a bed to sleep in, and some kind of heated surface upon which to cook a basic meal from un-messed-with ingredients. But as much as cabins have become a visible representation of the ‘simple life,’ not all of us want to live in cabins. Even those of us who crave that kind of simplicity, upon reflection, would probably prefer some other living situation, outside of…
  • The Right Laboratory

    30 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    I love experiments. Being able to try new things, see how well they jive with my ambitions, and then adjusting my lifestyle accordingly. Experiments are a key component to my happiness, present and future. I started Asymmetrical Press with Josh and Ryan from The Minimalists because the three of us wanted to build a laboratory. We wanted to have an optimized means of creating new work, using new technologies, trying out new business models, and distributing in new ways. We wanted to bring new people to the forefront: people who are talented as hell, but hadn’t gotten the recognition we…
  • Thirty

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today is my 30th birthday. It’s a day that pop culture tells me I should fear and worry over. A day I haven’t really thought about these last six years, focused as I’ve been on wringing every last drop from my 20s. It’s a day that, though no different from any other day, marks a psychological occasion for many people. I’m happy to find myself more excited than trepidatious: I can’t wait to see what happens next, and what I might be able to accomplish and experience these next ten years. What amazing people I might meet, world events I might watch unfold,…
  • Appropriation

    9 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    There’s a meme going around in which an attractive person is shown wearing fashionable clothing in public. Typically they’re wearing something a little over the top, or at the very least rugged in a high-end way. The caption of the post or the text displayed over the image reads “Live your life.” If you trace such messages back to their source, it’s remarkable how they promulgate. This one started out as a reference to a hip-hop song by T.I. and Rihanna, which, if you watch the video, evokes a sense of not giving a damn about what other people think, regardless…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • There is No Such Thing as a Perfect Time

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:46 am
    Are you waiting for a “perfect time?” Putting off the big things in your life until there is a better, more perfect moment. What if that moment never comes? No Perfect Time “Now is not a good time.” It’s one of the most common excuses. Yet, time does not get better. Time doesn’t align itself […]
  • 5 Reasons You Should Keep All Your Notes in One Place

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    Do you ever find yourself searching for that one note that you know you wrote down somewhere? Perhaps, it is a last-minute frantic search for a piece of information that you need. Or you have been endlessly searching for days for that missing document. You need to keep your notes in one place. Where are […]
  • 10 Areas of Your Life to Clean Up Every Single Day

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    Make today a cleaning day! That thought probably doesn’t excite you. Most people avoid cleaning at all costs. Ironically, the best strategy to avoid large clean-up tasks is to make cleaning a part of your daily activities, rather than a last resort after things have piled up. Let’s look at 10 areas of your life that […]
  • TMN Sponsor of the Week: Evercontact [Announcement]

    23 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    TMN Sponsor of the Week: Evercontact Evercontact is the time saving tool, recommended by Guy Kawasaki, that helps you capture your contacts. According to Gartner Research, 1 out of every 3 contacts is missing or out-of-date. So apart from the time spent copying and pasting the latest information, you spend hours searching through past emails for the right phone number and going back and forth with contacts to update your mailing list. Evercontact can solve this problem. It mines your emails to update your current address book (Gmail, Outlook, Google Apps, and soon Office 365) to find contact…
  • The Tasks You Are Putting Off Forever

    19 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    We all have todos that we put off. Sometimes it is the same tasks, over and over. Other times, it is the things we have always wanted to do, but just never seem to get around to doing. Or even important items that need to get done at some point. What’s on your task list… […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Episode #166 with Stu McLaren of Stu.Me

    Ari M
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
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  • Episode #165 With Rory Vaden of Procrastinate on Purpose

    Ari M
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
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  • Episode #164 with Josh Davis of Two Awesome Hours

    Ari M
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
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  • Podcast#163 with Mary Meckley of Sip and Om

    Ari M
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:49 pm
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  • 5 Reasons Not to Use Your Virtual Assistant

    Ari M
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • A Letter to Immigrant Parents to America

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Dear Immigrant, Hello. I am an immigrant too, a first generation immigrant to the US where my family and I have called home since August 7th, 1989. I was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. When I went to highschool in South Carolina, nobody knew where my country was on the world map!! It’s embarrassing enough being a foreigner and awkward enough being a teenager, but neither compares to how foolish you feel when you get head shakes – “no clue where that is!!” – to that most dreaded questions for all immigrants: “So where are you from?” A part of me wanted to scream at…
  • Get To Know Yourself: 29 Questions to Discover the Real You

    25 May 2015 | 7:25 pm
    At the core of our desires is living a life of purpose and meaning. At the core of a life of purpose and meaning is being of service to others. At the core of being of service to others is finding peace and happiness. At the core of finding peace and happiness, we discover who we are. And to do that, we must get over a little irony, that most of us hardly know – much less, know well – the single person we have spent every second of our existence with, our own selves. Think you’re the exception? Let me ask you then: how well do you know yourself? We are not talking about taking a…
  • One Reason Women Sabotage Their Success (And What to Do About It)

    11 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    The Love Affair with Being Right It is ultimately wrongness not rightness that can teach us who we are. ~Kathryn Schulz I am astonished by how many bright, amazing, talented, skillful and beautiful women just flat out sabotage their own success. Simply astonished! In just the last nine months of observing my female coaching clients, I have seen a pattern that I find a little disturbing. This is not exclusive to all men – I have had male clients who also sabotage their own success but the pattern points more to women, and that’s what we’re going to talk about here.
  • 9 Lies that Happy People Refuse to Believe

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Growing up is hard enough. Why make it harder on purpose? I remember being 11-years old and getting plucked from one country to another – Iran to Turkey to be exact – only to be plucked again at 14 from Turkey to America. Try adjusting as a normal kid in an American high school as a kid from the middle east. Yeah. That was not fun. I’m sure your childhood was hard in its own way. Your family doesn’t have to move across countries and oceans and introduce you to double culture shocks for childhood to be hard. A stupid kid bullying you is enough to give you self-esteem…
  • How to Accept Yourself: One Simple Rule You Must Know

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    How to Accept Yourself: Start Here Repeat after me: I accept myself. I love myself. I forgive myself for what I didn’t know until I learned it. Did you do it? How do you feel? Maybe a tad bit lighter and happier? Or maybe not. I hope you don’t fall into this category but I know some of my readers do. You may be so deeply rooted into self-criticism that you have grown a thick layer of cynicism, one that you may mistakenly think of as self-protection. How do I know this? Well, experience, of course. A few years ago, I was as negative, cynical and pessimistic as they come – and…
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  • Bridge The Intent Impact Gap For Better Communication

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    Over the last several months, I’ve spent a good amount of time reflecting and practicing self-improvement techniques. One area I’ve been working on is communication. More specifically, I’m focusing on bridging the intent impact gap when I communicate and listen. I’ll get into what the intent impact gap means in a second. Being able to stop and think about who I am as a person and how I can continue to improve wasn’t something I had much time to do prior to engineering my layoff earlier this year.I’m really grateful that I was able to get paid to quit my…
  • Millennial Money Habits That Everyone Can Benefit From

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    As a borderline Millennial/Gen X’er myself, there are a lot of qualities I can relate to in both generations. Most of my friends are in Gen X, but I spent a good many years of my career working very closely with Millennials. I constantly think about how our actions and habits with money are shaping the future. Thus, I’m quite intrigued by the lifestyles of 20 and 30-somethings. Fortunately, there are several Millennial money habits that everyone can benefit from both now and beyond.Before We Get To The Good Millennial Money Habits, Here Are The BadA study by the American Institute of CPAs…
  • Untemplater Income Report May 2015

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    May was a wonderful month full of beautiful San Francisco weather and learning. My expenses picked up over previous months as I did a fair amount traveling, but I anticipated that. I also have more traveling coming throughout the rest of the summer both in-state and cross country so I’ve stayed disciplined with my spending. I’m excited about continuing to fill my days with new projects and activities. It’s nice to stay busy when you’re doing things you love to do!Outside of work projects, I got very active in the kitchen during the month of May. I’ve never been…
  • Advice For College Graduates: Prepare For Hell!

    Financial Samurai
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:08 am
    I’m sorry to say, but the best years of your life might be over! For the past four to five years, you’ve been living in a comfortable bubble where the worst part of your day might be getting a C for a mid-term you didn’t even study that hard for. Or maybe you feel like you’re having a tough time fitting in. The truth is that once you graduate, nobody really cares. All the time you spent in college learning how to assimilate with others will now be put to the test!If you don’t have a trust fund or parents who will pay for your rent, mortgage, transportation, and food as an adult,…
  • Why Do We Hurt The Ones We Love The Most? Healing The Wounds Of Love

    10 Jun 2015 | 2:16 am
    Relationships and families are crazy complicated. But when I was young I actually used to believe that only kid bullies and siblings were mean and that people magically all got along once they became adults. Now wouldn’t that be nice. But obviously adults disagree, fight, disappoint, and betray each other all of the time. Putting strangers, acquaintances, and coworkers aside though, why do we hurt the ones we love the most even as “mature” adults?The first time I heard the expression that we hurt the ones we love the most, I didn’t understand what it meant. But…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • What If You’re Not Passionate About Anything?

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    “I don’t feel passionate about anything, help?” That has to be one of the most common questions I get. And it holds you back from starting, because you have an unhelpful definition of what passion truly is. Following your passion does not look the way you think it does. It’s often very, very different. This isn’t something most people tell you. They want to sell you the dream that everything is going to be rainbows and pixies if you can just find that one perfect passion. Yeah. Probably not going to happen. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. On the…
  • The 20 Essential Habits of Highly Passionate People

    16 Jun 2015 | 1:51 am
    I’ve always worked hard at whatever I’ve been doing. My work-ethic comes from doing what I enjoy, and not forcing myself to do something. Highly passionate people aren’t just lucky, they share common characteristics. They work hard, they trust their intuition and they persevere. I personally don’t see myself having any other options than following my passion. Without doing what I truly want, life would be without color, without joy and without meaning. We all have the habits necessary, we just need to let them shine. 1. Excitement When I was in my late teens, I…
  • When You Don’t Know What to Do in Life

    2 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Don’t know what you want to do in life? Can you feel the pressure of needing to know? It doesn’t matter whether you’re 23, or 65, we all seem to feel that we need to know where we’re going. I get emails from people all over the world. And it has become clear to me that we all struggle with the same uncertainty. No one truly knows where they’re going. But then you might say: “Okay, Henri. That’s fine. But I don’t even know where to start.” The good news is that you don’t have to know where to start, or even where you’re going, in order to live a fulfilling…
  • Living a Great Life Doesn’t Always Include Fame, Wealth, or Power

    19 May 2015 | 9:22 pm
    When you imagine living a great life, what do you see? Do you imagine having the perfect partner, unlimited wealth, or sitting on a beach with white, pristine sand? We often picture something that we think would make us happy. Something that would solve our problems. In my case, the perceived solution was wealth. I believed that if I could just make enough money, I’d be secure, and then I’d be able to do what I wanted. This was before I started Wake Up Cloud. I was waiting to have enough, so I could feel like I was enough, so I could do what I loved. Luckily, I decided to start before…
  • When You Feel Confused About Life

    5 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    I often receive emails that go something like this: “Henri, I’m confused about my direction in life. I don’t know where to start, or what my passion is.” If there’s anything I’ve noticed in my life, it’s that confusion is a given. Even though I’m doing what I love, I experience confusion. The good news is that the confusion is normal. The bad news is that our mind’s want to get rid of the confusion, which only makes it worse. There’s nothing you have to do about being confused. Simply let it be, and let it unravel itself. The video As always, below is a short…
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    Asian Efficiency

  • TPS46: The One Thing w/ Jay Papasan

    Zachary Sexton
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Every person has something that they are best suited for. Teacher, coder, writer, healer. Identifying your top activities and then giving them a disproportionate amount of your time will give you disproportionate results. In this episode, Jay teaches us how to identify your ONE thing and strategies for spending 4 hours a day taking action […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • The 3 Phases of Developing Productive Rituals as a Family

    Annie Mueller
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    A few weeks ago, Joe and I were sitting on the porch swing out front, talking. Actually I was talking. And crying. He was listening. (Wise man.) At some point in my “I’m overwhelmed by life” tirade, I had a moment of sudden clarity. “I think I know what’s really the problem here,” I said. “The […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS45: Systems, goal setting and communication w/ Alison Rogers

    Asian Efficiency Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Alison is an Australian chorus master, vocal coach and Asian Efficiency success story. She shares her journey that led her to: an energizing 2 hour long morning routine conducting 1,000 person orchestra making a living doing what she loves Cheat Sheet Learn the “what you see is what you get” style of communication. Understand productivity […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 5 Productivity Killing Myths That Are Ruining Your Life – And How To Solve Them

    Asian Efficiency Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor decided to leave his six-figure job in order to follow his passion – to help online entrepreneurs free up more time, so they can do what they love. Want to become more productive? Download his free eBook and learn how to double your productivity in 7 […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS44: The Art of Charm w/ Jordan Harbinger

    Asian Efficiency Team
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jordan is a self-taught expert in confidence, relationship skills and other life hacks that help his audience at the Art of Charm live their best lives, be an example to others and leave everything and everyone better than they left it. In today’s episode, you’ll learn the simple skills behind highly effective nonverbal communication by mastering […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Why culture change takes so long

    Julie Poland
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    Your company's culture started to form on the day thatGoogle Images: beyondplm.comit opened - at the latest.  For many businesses, even the founder's startup process reveals quite a bit about the standard operating methods in the company.  He or she might not even be choosing consciously at this point - the manner of startup and the approach to the business is a combination of temperament and habits, with intention added.Habits form some of the key obstacles to culture change.  They are the behaviors and thought processes that every team member engages in without even noticing…
  • Are you a patriot?

    Julie Poland
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Would you consider yourself to be a patriot?  Perhaps the Google Images: forward-now.comsecond question after that one would be, "Is patriotism important to you?"When Independence Day comes around (that's July 4th for Americans who were sleeping in history class!) the flags and buntings come out, the red white and blue beverages and desserts cover the pages of the housekeeping magazines, and the fireworks vendors work overtime.  For many, July 4th has become associated with beach sounds and the smell of sunscreen, grilled hot dogs and burgers in the back yard - it's the height of…
  • Going fishing where the fish are

    Julie Poland
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    This might be the biggest "Duh!" statement you hear Google Images: theworkasmeditation.comtoday - go fishing where the fish are.  Of course you won't find plentiful trout or salmon while trekking through the Sahara.  But are you trying to do this, in effect, in parts of your life - looking for a giant tuna in a trout stream?There was a conversation among small business owners last evening where one participant commented, "I'm thinking that I'd like to shift the focus of my business to a larger client.  But that would mean that I'd have to choose to up my game."  This…
  • To have you must become

    Julie Poland
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:45 am
    It's easy to fantasize about earning a certain income, Google Images: top-10-list.orgtraveling for months out of the year to fantastic and varied destinations, owning several spacious homes in prestigious locations, or starring in a hit movie.  But dreaming is very different from committing to a goal.  When you choose to pursue a goal - and to stick with it - you are choosing do to something, and perhaps many things, differently than you have done previously.One or more of the obstacles to the achievement of your goals relates to you, who you are, how you show up, and what your…
  • Self-discovery and conflict

    Julie Poland
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:55 am
    The goal of coaching is typically to help develop an Google Images:"undiluted" version of an individual.  This means the intention is to help develop self-awareness about strengths, clarity on values, and a habit of taking action toward greater alignment, congruence, and professional and personal goals.The news of past weeks brings to light a question associated with all of this self-discovery and development: what does your self-development have to do with anyone else's?  What if your higher sense of purpose and alignment and action creates conflict with other people?
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Q&A: Disillusioned about Law of Attraction

    4 Jul 2015 | 10:49 am
    Every once in a while I get a question that feels right to post here for a couple of reasons: 1 – you can do a better job answering it 2 – others will benefit from the discussion 3 – several are asking the same question Today’s question satisfies all three reasons for asking your input. Here it is in the words of the person who asked it most recently: I hope it’s okay to ask this question, because I’m starting to feel disillusioned about the whole manifesting thing. The things I try to manifest don’t work. And the things I don’t even try to…
  • Success Skills They Didn’t Teach Us

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    When it comes to creating a successful life, there are a variety of skills we’re often taught important to master, like: time and money management self discipline accountability persistence interpersonal and communication skills, etc. Certainly those are very helpful abilities in navigating our way through life. But there are a handful of other competencies that are perhaps even more important to living a happy life. Here are 10 success skills you probably weren’t taught to master: 1. How to say no. Most of us were trained to accommodate the desires of others rather than to…
  • Manifesting Under Time Pressure

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    While I’ve written about manifesting on deadline before, I thought you’d also enjoy this guest post by Janette Dalgliesh on the subject of creating reality when specific time frames are involved. Enjoy this from Janette D.: Sometimes the thing we want has a deadline attached, and for some of us that gets kinky. Manifesting with a deadline is a tricky game! I’ve had this happen with attracting clients (“omg, I must have a client by Tuesday or else blah blah blah”) and other things. Sometimes the time pressure seems external (bill due, dentist appointment);…
  • When What You Want Doesn’t Seem Possible

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Yes, miracles happen. Things that seem extremely unlikely, that we might hope for but don’t really plan on – sometimes they happen. But it’s smoother manifesting when we learn to expect it; to see it as the next logical step. How to do that when it’s something that seems so far out of reach? Practice, my friend. We practice it in our mind’s eye until it feels normal in there. And pretty soon it will seem normal out here, too. That’s the cue Universe is waiting for. Abraham says we can’t manifest the “big thing” as long as we think of it…
  • Sneaky Self Love Test

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Conscious creators know alignment is the name of the game. Whether you think of it as alignment to Source, or alignment to what you want, or lining up with who you really are – it’s what makes the difference. Closing that vibrational gap is a game changer! And we also know that the external reflects the internal. Which is why this little test of self-love can reveal your state of alignment. All you do is look around the room until your eye lands on something in particular, and as you’re contemplating this item, answer the question, “How is this thing like me?”…
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    Dave Ursillo

  • Say It for You, or Say It for Them.

    Dave Ursillo
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    There’s a familiar struggle that I hear from writers and self-starters revolving around how to share their writing: Figuring out who the writing is actually meant for. But really? There’s a deeper question to be asked. It’s bigger than “Who is the audience?” and “How will this be received by my ideal readers?” The question drives at the soul of the writing and why it was written at all. The question, when asked, will more directly influence the merit, service, worth and value of the writing you share than any question about customer profiles,…
  • So, I Poured onto the Page, Now How Do I Write to Explain?

    Dave Ursillo
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “Dave, I find the ‘pouring’ aspect of writing so easy, and feel like pouring is my best writing. It flows so much better. But writing to explain–I find that tough. Painful even! But there are some posts I write that I need to explain. So perhaps it doesn’t mean the writing has less flow, less meaning, less quality? It’s just that it’s a different skill?” — Alex in London Writing with outcome in mind is completely different than pouring on the page, Alex. You’re right! Pouring on the page is an act of catharsis — communion…
  • How to Get Your Stuck, Stubborn Story Out of Your Head and Into the World

    Dave Ursillo
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I love helping self-starters make their stories shine. A flowing, confident About Me page is enough to organically grow your business and your brand. Telling your story is all you need to turn some anonymous visitors into paying clients. A story creates an emotional bond with people. It conveys that you’re human, that you care, and invites readers into trusting you — and wanting to work with you. All, through simple words. I help coaches, creatives, professionals and self-employed entrepreneurs make their stories shine online for all of these reasons and more. But…
  • How to Support Authors You Love (And Even Those You Only Kinda-Sorta Enjoy)

    Dave Ursillo
    4 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    So you have an author whose work you particularly love. (Or even, kinda-sorta enjoy.) How do you go about supporting that author? Is it as simple as buying a book? Does sharing it on social media do any amount of good? What ways can you go about supporting some of your favorite authors? As an author who’s self-published 5 books (the most recent, I Am We, a collection of 68 powerful little poems, was released in April), I’ve been hearing questions like these quite a bit. I thought it would be fun to offer my insights on how you can best help support your favorite authors. Not…
  • 7 Yoga Poems for Savasana that Your Students Will Love

    Dave Ursillo
    4 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    As a yoga teacher, there’s something special about opening or closing a good yoga class with a poem, an intention, or some form of reading that brings deeper contemplation to the moving meditation that is yoga. After just publishing my newest book, I Am We, I’ve had the pleasure of reading some of my own poems to my yoga students at Laughing Elephant Yoga in Rhode Island. It turns out that many of the poems in I Am We are pretty powerful little morsels for us yogis. The collection of poems itself, which runs the gamut from spiritual to blasphemous, loving and kind to playful and…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Track Your Progress by Coloring In These Designs

    Rosemina Nazarali
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Photo via Amy Jones/QuartzAmy Jones paid off $26,000 in debt with the help of the art project above. And she paid off all five of her credit cards in half the time she originally estimated. Last April, she realized that making minimum payments was not helping to alleviate the debt she had accumulated over the years.“Unfortunately, unicorns saddled with cash were not coming. I needed a new approach. I also had this piece of framed canvas sitting around (as ridiculous as that sounds) and wanted to do something with it. One night, as I surrendered to the fact that it was time to be a grown…
  • Mobile Phones Save You Stress at Work

    Kelley Lujan
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    In today’s world, most people can virtually work from anywhere with a computer or mobile device and internet access. We are constantly connected. Does this help or hinder productivity?According to a Gallup survey, 51% of employees are more productive when they’re able to access work-related information through a mobile device. 62% of employees believe that accessibility to company information directly affects job satisfaction.Having access to work related materials outside of the office may reduce stress because you never have to worry about missing that late night email or…
  • Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Well

    Marissa Brassfield
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:58 pm
    For most of my career, I’ve abided by the “work hard, play harder” method of recharging. Work your tail off, then drink your face off. It was fun, for sure, but also expensive, unhealthy and, most importantly, not actually restorative. I often woke up Monday feeling even more exhausted than I did on that previous Friday. And sometimes, I’d lose an entire half-day of my weekend to a hangover. Pretty inefficient.Have you ever had a hangover so gnarly that you promised yourself “I’m never going to do this again” and actually meant it? I had one of those…
  • The Future of Work in the Eyes of Gen Z and Millennials [Infographic]

    Rosemina Nazarali
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    There has been a lot of debate about millennials, our roles in the workplace and the way we view our careers and lives in general. But it seems we have quite a bit in common with our younger counterparts, Generation Z (those born in 1995 and after). An infographic from human resource consulting firm Adecco takes a look at the similarities and differences between millennials and Gen Z when it comes to the way we view work and our futures.Both generations are concerned about their ability to find a job and how they will pay for their education. The price of tuition itself is becoming a bigger…
  • Why Everyone Should Partake in the Bi-Annual Closet Cleaning Ritual

    Rosemina Nazarali
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    Emily May/FlickrFashion designer Eileen Fisher takes part in a ritual that everyone could benefit from. Twice a year, she cleans our her closet.“I think about what worked, what’s flattering on me, what couple of pieces will make it feel fresh this season,” she told Fast Company. “It always feels so great when it’s done: one rack of clothes that I wear for the season. Even out of that, I probably wear about 10 pieces most of the time, and most of them are from the year before.”From an efficiency standpoint, this bi-annual ritual will make getting dressed in the…
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    Personal Excellence

  • The Day I Quit My Job to Pursue My Passion: 6 Tips on When to Quit Your Job

    2 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    My resignation letter to my ex-company. The envelope is all yellow now as it’s been nearly 7 years! Last year I was spring cleaning and found my resignation letter to my previous company. This was the same letter that officialized my departure from the corporate world and my pursuing my passion. Today, I thought to share it with you : Dear ****** (my then-manager’s name), I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Assistant Brand Manager in P&G. My last day will be 30 Sep 2008. Thank you for the professional and personal development you have assisted me…
  • Do You Have a Morning Ritual?

    21 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Do you have a morning ritual? A set of activities you do every morning as you start your day? For those of you who’ve taken my Anti-Procrastination Program (my latest run in 2014), you know about the concept of the productivity ritual, what I call a set of activities that energizes you and helps you to achieve and maintain peak energy all day long, so that you achieve maximum productivity every day. I wrote about the productivity ritual as well in my book 10 Rules of Super Productive People (under Rule #5). Part of a productivity ritual consists of a morning ritual, a set of…
  • Are You Facing Repeating Patterns in Your Life?

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    Have you watched Groundhog Day before? I first learned about the movie after my post on inspirational movies. A few of you recommended it after the post went up, so I took up your recommendation–I watched this movie once a few years ago and a couple more times recently. And I’ve to say I found it really insightful. Groundhog Day (a 1993 film) is about an arrogant TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) who’s sent to Punxsutawney to cover an event called Groundhog Day. At first everything seems normal as he travels there and covers the event. But then he wakes up…
  • What Happens When You Quit Smoking [Infographic]

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:06 am
    We all know that smoking is dangerous and a key cause of death everywhere in the world. In fact, smoking is the no. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States — ranking higher than obesity, substance abuse, infectious disease, firearms, and traffic accidents. A study by BMC Medicine asserts that in Australia, up to two-thirds of deaths in smokers are due to their smoking. Every 6 seconds, one person dies from a tobacco-related disease — that’s 10 people every minute. Yet some people choose to smoke. In the US and UK, about one in five people smoke. (On a side…
  • Is there an ideal beauty? This lady gets her face photoshopped in over 25 countries to find out

    30 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is there such a thing as “ideal beauty”? I was brought up to believe so. As a girl, my schoolmates would make comparison statements like “This girl is so pretty” (suggesting that other girls weren’t so) or “I wish I looked as pretty as that girl.” Watching TV and seeing advertisements, I would regularly see the same female image projected back at me — big eyes, fair and smooth skin, small face, sharp chin, waif-like look, a petite frame, and long, dark hair — along with the suggestion that this was the mark of beauty. I gradually began to perceive this (and similar…
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    Productive Superdad

  • Productivity Hacks: 60 Unconventional Ways to Save Time When Working from Home

    Timo Kiander
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here’s the deal: very often when you read a blog, listen to podcasts, attend trainings or watch YouTube videos on time management, certain advice is repeated over and over again. It seems like there is just one accepted way to be productive. Fortunately, this is not the case. […]
  • Giveaway: The Best-Selling E-mail Productivity Course on Udemy

    Timo Kiander
    22 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    Are you the lucky one who gets the best-selling Udemy course on Gmail productivity for free? At the time of writing this post, this training has over 6900 students and it has 161 reviews, with the star rating of close to five stars (from 1 to 5 scale).I have gone through the training myself and I loved it! Now it's your chance to experience this course yourself. […]
  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Sleep Quality and Set Yourself Up to Be More Productive Tomorrow

    Timo Kiander
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek via Compfight cc ​This is a guest post by Matt Murrell. Whether you are a self-employed entrepreneur, 9-5 employee, or a stay-at-home parent, we can all agree that it is difficult to relax and wind down at the end of the day. […]
  • 5 (+18) Ways I Work Smarter, Not Harder, at My Home Office

    Timo Kiander
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Photo Credit: IntelFreePress via Compfight cc I have the luxury of working at home and this has clearly improved my productivity in many ways. For instance, I don’t have to worry about phones ringing all the time, running from a meeting to another or being constantly interrupted by my fellow colleagues. I can pretty much control the way I work, define my hours and tackle the distractions. […]
  • 9 Work-Life Balance Tips for Busy Parents [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Timo Kiander
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are a parent, you have probably a lot of things you have to manage at the same time: taking care of the kids, spending time with your family, spending time with yourself and earning a living (either by working for someone else, by building your own business or even, by doing the both!). […]
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Quick Review: Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Headphones

    Thad Puckett
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Bluetooth is a magical technology.  Bluetooth headphones make for a fabulous listening experience because you don’t have to be entangled by wires. Finding a reasonably priced set of Bluetooth headphones for the average user can be a challenge, and it’s not because there are too few options.  Exactly the opposite. Which is why writing this quick review of the Kinivo BTH220 Bluetooth Headphones is easy:  the cost is perfect, the sound is good, and they are easy to learn to use. These are the only Bluetooth headset I own, but I find myself returning to them increasingly for casual…
  • Flipboard Fixes the Broken Web

    Thad Puckett
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:39 am
      Have you ever found yourself rediscovering an app on your iOS device and wondering why you ever stopped using it? Maybe the last time you considered it, you found it useful, but for whatever reason you just “lost” it from your “go to” apps. That has happened recently with Flipboard. I’ve rediscovered it. While it was good in the past, now it is just amazing. So amazing, that Apple has realized the power of the flip and are actively developing a curated News app to counter it. Not familiar with Flipboard? You should be. It turns the otherwise chaotic world of the Internet into…
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Windows 10: WiFi Stupidity Edition

    Thad Puckett
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Just on the heels of me thinking Microsoft is making serious progress in reengaging with a serious new operating system comes news that they are making a huge mistake with their wifi security.  But it is actually your wifi security that is at stake. Their plan is to share your wifi keys with your friends, and their friends.  In other words, people you don’t know and that you don’t know you don’t know will have access to your wireless networks. And if you are in business, your employees who use Windows 10 computers on the network they will be able to share your…
  • Discovering Strengths As a Step Toward Success

    Thad Puckett
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:30 am
    Over a decade ago I was first introduced to the idea of doing work from strengths.  My initial introduction was through a special course of what is now The Strengths Finder movement. It revolutionized how I viewed myself, and how the team I was fortunate to be a part of (and lead) carried out our work.  It was profound. On the surface the notion of working from strengths makes so much sense.  With that said, it is helpful to acknowledge that there are many who work from a totally different perspective. Much of skills development and continuing education work from the perspective of…
  • Robots Will Take Your Job: Bricklayer Edition

    Thad Puckett
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    The future is happening (literally) as you read this. Advances in technology are going to make a huge impact on life and labor and economics in coming years. This is a very interesting article on the development of a bricklaying robot, one that can lay down some serious stuff (get it?). From fast food to brick layers, more and more jobs will soon be done by robots. Read more here:  This Bricklaying Robot Can Build A House In Two Days | Popular Science   The post Robots Will Take Your Job: Bricklayer Edition appeared first on Thad Thoughts. If you've enjoyed this, be sure to follow Thad…
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  • Fearlessness: Fear is your Friend

    Lori Lynn Smith
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
      Definition Fearless: to be without fear; brave or bold   There is no doubt the fear is a very powerful emotion.  It has the power to propel us forward or stick us to the ground.  We could talk for hours about what fear is and what it does to us. I am not hear to wallow in the past though, I am here to help propel you forward. You have been there right?  on a stage, in a room, with a person, on a plane.  You were afraid.  I definitely have been.  One time that pops into my head is my first triathlon.  I had registered, that was easy, a quick form online.  No one could see…
  • #2 Theme for 2015

    Lori Lynn Smith
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Wow how fast did the first half of the year fly by? I was thinking that I would create theme’s for each quarter, but it was not meant to be.  So here we are in the middle of the year.   I feel that I am just hitting my stride for the year, it is like everything is falling into place. I have done a lot of different themes in the past… so what is calling to me this time is “Accelerate“, I want to step up and drive forward with everything in my life, put the pedal to the metal! The Summer Sun has recharged my creative energy and there are several really fun projects on…
  • The First 10 Steps of Extreme Self Care

    Lori Lynn Smith
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:56 pm
    On your personal quest to a more balanced life, self care is the first step.  Simple steps that can allow your to move forward. The First 10 Steps of Extreme Self Care
  • Thought Evolution

    Lori Lynn Smith
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
  • Reflections of a Goddess

    Lori Lynn Smith
    14 Jun 2015 | 12:12 pm
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Exploring the Paradise Cave in Phong Nha Vietnam Solo...

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Exploring the Paradise Cave in Phong Nha Vietnam Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 3 Vietnam, a country you came for culture but stayed for the caves. As recently as 2008, the biggest cave in the world was discovered in Phong Nha national park. How big, you asked? Well, the cavern is so big it has its own weather system. I was fortunate enough to be passing through the central of Vietnam in March 2015 and I decided to stop in Phong Nha for 2 nights mainly because of my curiosity about the cave system there, but also the long bus ride from Hoi An to Hanoi didn’t sound very attractive to me. One…
  • How Not to Get Scammed in Egypt or anywhere else in the world Be...

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    How Not to Get Scammed in Egypt or anywhere else in the world Be warned: The post is filled with beautiful language I used for comedic purpose. Please do not get offended by it. I was born in Thailand, a third world country filled with scam geniuses and con artists. Throughout the years, I have seen foreigners got ripped off by the locals in the most creative ways imaginable. Last month, I went to Egypt, the country well known for these types of things and I thought I was prepared (especially after my trip in Vietnam). Oh, how I was wrong. Egypt tourism has suffered a blow after the…
  • The Colorful Lanterns of Hoi An’s Ancient City Vietnam...

    9 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Colorful Lanterns of Hoi An’s Ancient City Vietnam Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 2 Hoi An is a small town in the central coast of Vietnam, situated roughly half way between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city. This little city was once considered the best port city for trade by Chinese and Japanese merchants. The influnce from the Chinese and the Japanese can be seen throughout the ancient city from architecture to food. The city would light up at night with lanterns while people from everywhere gathers and mingle along the river. It is one of the most photogenic and laid back place I have been…
  • The Problem with Living in the Moment One of the most common...

    2 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Problem with Living in the Moment One of the most common advice we get in life is to “live in the moment”. In the age of the mobile phones and the Internet, the advice has never been more relevant than today. But what would happen when we live our lives by that statement all the time? I had the opportunity to travel around the world while believing that statement to heart and even though the advice is great, there were times when I wish I was not caught in the moment. There were times when stepping out of the moment and reflecting back on the past might have yield a much more…
  • 3 Days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Solo Traveler’s Journal...

    26 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    3 Days in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 1 2014 had ended gloriously for me and as a new year began, I started to map out my travel for 2015. Since I have a major plan for Europe this year, I decided to cover all the countries I have always wanted to go in this part of the world before heading for Europe. Vietnam was the top of my list and so I decided to hop on the next plane available and began my journey from Ho Chi Minh City (or what the locals referred to as Saigon) and made my way up from there. Another reason why I started my journey from the South is that,…
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  • Ceremony of the Keys

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    TL;DR Next time you’re in London, book a free ticket to Ceremony of the Keys. I did it It’s honestly one of the best touristy things you can do in London! You’ll get to walk inside the Tower of London (normally £24 for a ticket) when all visitors have left, get to witness one of the oldest ceremonies with beefeaters, talk to the Chief Yeoman Warder — and it’s absolutely free! What is Ceremony of the Keys Ceremony of the Keys is held every night at the Tower of London, and has done so in some form or another since the 14th century. At exactly 9.53pm, the Chief Yeoman…
  • Spotify Running

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    Spotify Running is a new feature of Spotify app. It’s not a running playlist, it’s more awesome than that! Select Running on the menu, and then the app will play tracks syncing the music beat with your running tempo. All the tracks are specifically designed so that the tempo could be changed while you’re running. When you start, hold the device for a few seconds, so that it could measure your tempo. Unfortunately it doesn’t update the tempo automatically while you’re running, but you can measure it anytime, and the track will magically adjust its tempo. Also,…
  • Nutribullet

    22 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    TL;DR I’m using Nutribullet to make smoothies, and it’s awesome! Reviewing blenders is new to me, because I never had one. But somehow Nutribullet got into my head (podcasts), and I finally got one. Source: So far it’s been fantastic! The smoothies are better than any smoothies you can buy. And there’re so many things to make them with… Blueberries. Carrots. Celery. Almond butter. Oats. Sage. Avocados. Cashews. Mangos. Ice. Protein whey. Protein whey, Carl! Source:…
  • I returned my Apple iWatch

    20 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Still need a review?:) Ok, I’m a fan of wearable tech, and for the last 10 years I’ve been dreaming of an analogue of Fallout’s Pip-Boy in the real world. Source: And I was among the first to try on iWatch during the trial sessions at the Apple Store on Regent Street. However, during the trial there was no opportunity to explore iWatch functionality, apps, and the personnel was not allowed to answer specific questions. The looks of iWatch is fantastic. However, two weeks later when I had one of my own to play with,…
  • Emoji Mac shortcut, LLOP emoji, Unicode 7.0 emoji list and Symbola font

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:17 am
    You might see “broken” images in this post, and this is totally explainable. I’m using symbols that are not yet included into standard fonts on most devices for testing purposes. It’s all good. This is my little cheatsheet for emoji stuff: opening Mac emoji keyboard, pasting hidden emoji and viewing Unicode 7.0 emoji. Emoji Mac shortcut Press Ctrl+Cmd+Space to call emoji keyboard on a Mac. Press and hold yellow skinned emoji to reveal human skin tones. Live long and prosper emoji Here’s a list of LLOP emoji with skin tones. #FFC430 (basic yellow) llap emoji…
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  • The 37 Best Quotes About Life You Will Ever Read

    Osman Abraham
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The best quotes about life. I know the title sets a very lofty goal that maybe you don’t think is very realistic. I mean quotes are subjective aren’t they? So different people like different ones. Well yes that’s true but the underlying fact is, is that we all experience the same feelings. So while a quote can be subjective and you might like one quote over the other based on your current circumstances. There are some circumstances that are universal and everybody experiences them. Things like falling in love, laughing, success or even failure happen to everybody. These quote are about…
  • 50 Inspiring Self Development Quotes To Transform Your Life

    Osman Abraham
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Self development. Change. Improvement. You have the power to be whatever you want to be. From the day you are born until the day you die. Your destiny is always in the palm of your hands. It’s always one breath away, one thought away, but it is always, always, there. You always know who you really are and what you really want. Self development starts from your mind. Your thoughts, your ideas, your opinions are what shape you and make you into what you are. This is your battleground. This is where you must focus if you want to change your life. If you want to see your dreams come true… and…
  • 30 Inspirational Quotes About Leadership

    Osman Abraham
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    No one is ever born a Leader. Leadership is a torch which is passed down through generations. It is a characteristic which is learnt and refined by the experiences of others. It is a fire which has kept the human race going. This is one of the first leadership posts on this website and I feel it’s very appropriate that a resource which teaches leadership should honor and appreciate the great leaders who have come before us. A quote is a window into another person’s soul, and just like how iron sharpens iron we should use the use these quotes full of wisdom to sharpen our leadership…
  • How To Be A Better Person & Transform Your Life

    Osman Abraham
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:57 pm
    How many of you woke up today thinking that today would be different? That today would be the day you’d finally live to your potential and would transform your life. Or wait I’ll change the question, how many of you slept last night with that goal in mind? That today you’d wake up early and workout and drink that green hipster smoothie everybody’s crazy about, that you’d do yoga, be super productive and get all of your work done? If you’re reading this particular post now, I can confidently bet that 99% of you did or at least have done sometime in the past.  Now of course it’d…
  • 5 Powerful Reasons Why Goal Setting Is Important

    Osman Abraham
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Goals are what take us forward in life; they are the oxygen to our dreams. They are the first steps to every journey we take and are also our last. It’s very important that you realize the significance and importance of goal-setting and apply this knowledge in your life. Begin with the end in mind. - Stephen Covey What Is A Goal? According to Wikipedia the exact definition of a goal is: A desired result a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals…
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  • Why You Have to Stop Judging Others to Make a Breakthrough

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I know the feeling. You’ve tried a couple of things in an attempt to make some headway but it just seems like you’re running in place. There are times when you get so frustrated, you don’t know what to do anymore. You don’t understand what you’re doing wrong. Why aren’t
  • Why Gamble With Your Life? 7 Good Habits for Guaranteed Success

    16 Jun 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Okay, so you know exactly what you want to do with your life. You know what you want it to be. You’ve spent hours on end over months if not years figuring out who has done it the best. You may even have a few examples of success stories that
  • They Lied To You, Why You Need To Be Selfish

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Yes, you’ve been deceived. All that talk about how you shouldn’t be selfish is rubbish. As you grow up you’re taught all about how being selfish is a bad thing. How it won’t serve you and in fact would make you a bad person that no one wants to be
  • 4 Distorted Beliefs That Slaughter Your Chances at a Better Life

    19 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    What you know to be fact can actually be fiction. At this point you’re probably wondering how you could come to believe such things. If you think it is right it must be right, right? I mean it’s not like you just pull this stuff out of the air. It
  • Life After Being Rejected: How to Move on Unfazed

    4 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    Rejection can take a lot out of you, leaving you drained and ready to throw in the towel. Putting all your hope into something just to find out that you didn’t get the green light can feel like the wind just got knocked out of you. I know… When I
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    6 Jul 2015 | 4:04 pm
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  • Awesome Body Hacks

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
        Beauty A body hack is a technique that helps in improving an individual’s mental or health state. It can be surprisingly effective and helpful. Here are some awesome body hacks that will make your life better. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Aim for the Body when ServingWays to Go Out Your Guts: Take MeasurementsSet Up Your Golf Shot: Body AlignmentHelping Your Child Develop Good Posture, While Doing Homework – Author CommentsMiracles of Magic Eraser – Author Comments RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Awesome…
  • P-wheel. Clean up less pee.

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
        Cleaning A retractable potty training target for you son, husband, roommate and friends. Encourages them to lift the seat and get it in the toilet. The more pee in the toilet, the less you have to clean. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:– Author CommentsDrift with Rear Wheel Drive AutoUse the Hand Brake Technique to Drift with Rear Wheel Drive and Manual TransmissionHow to Play Racing Games on your PhoneDrink While you Clean RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick P-wheel. Clean up less pee. comes from LifeTricks.
  • Cleaning Ceiling Fans with Pillowcase

    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
        Cleaning If you have an extra pillowcase lying around use it to clean your ceiling fans. Place the fan blade between the pillowcase and pull lightly toward you, the excess dust falls into the underside of the pillowcase. Genius! Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Dust Off your Ceiling Fan Blades with a PillowcaseHow to Repair Noisy Computer FansWarm your Room in Winter with the Ceiling FanWater Down Liquid Soaps and Cleaning ProductsRe-Use Ice Cream Pails RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Cleaning Ceiling Fans with Pillowcase…
  • Online videocalling hack

    29 May 2015 | 5:41 am
        Social Hey there, is very convenient website for calls online. No registration, accounts, installations for video call online. Check it out! Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Increase Your Online Influence: Regularly Interact With Your FollowersIncrease Your Online Influence: Stay Consistent With Your PostsRead Restaurant Menu’s OnlineBoost You Productivity by Automating Your Tasks RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Online videocalling hack comes from LifeTricks.
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  • The two powers of intent

    albert van zyl
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:17 am
    Will power is over rated. Clear intent is the thing. When your intent is clear you have a chance and a second chance.Lets say I want to remain calmer during my work day by take the odd short walk. What happens is that at some point in my normal crazy day I will remember or at least be reminded to talk that walk. Its a somewhat magical. The reminder just pops up in my head like a screen alert. Its gentle and non-imposing. So it also takes a little resolve to actually take these opportunities. But without clear intent none of this happens. Try it. Be clear about what you want. Perhaps you…
  • Your are already doing creative visualization. So better get good at it.

    albert van zyl
    24 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    Creative visualization refers to the practice of seeking to affect the outer world by changing one's thoughts and expectations. Some believe in it. Others think it is nonsense. But I have realized that we all do it. So we might as well be good at it.I realize that for most days and events, I have a clear expectation about whether it is going to be fun or a drag, easy or difficult. I am never purely neutral. And it is clear to me that these expectations play an important role in what I end up experiencing. No, I am not arguing that you can 'think and grow rich'. But you must concede that we…
  • The muse is inside us, not outside.

    albert van zyl
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    There are many things that want to do or that I feel I should do, that I don't know how to do. I want to train to become a good long distance runner. But many of my friends are cyclists and when I don't ride with them, I don't see them. Or at work we will soon have a meeting with some high flyers to solve an issue that they disagree on. I feel that I should be able to solve this, but at the moment I don't know how. The tension between what I feel I should and what I can causes stress and worry.I've been reading Richard Carlson and Joseph Bailey's book Slowing Down to the Speed of Life.
  • The energy to step free of negativity and self criticism

    albert van zyl
    5 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    We had had an amazing long weekend with friends. Now we had to go to a family Easter lunch. And after that we had tickets to go to a concert in Kirstenbosch, the local botanical garden. Sounds great, right? But my introverted nature had had enough. OK, I know I had to do the Easter lunch. But that was enough, no? To pack our stuff up again and go to a concert? Arggghh. The introverted Albert needed some time in the cave. So I told my wife that I didn't want to go this evening and went and lay down on the bed.As soon as I lay down and closed my eyes, I knew that I wanted this situation to be…
  • Keep your seat

    albert van zyl
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
    Pema Chodron says: "Understand that if we hold our seat when we want to retaliate - even if it's only briefly - we are starting to dissolve a pattern of aggression that will continue to hurt us and others forever if we let it."I get a lot of energy from 'holding my seat'. When someone says something that bothers me and I can prevent myself from reacting immediately, externally or internally, then magic happens. Someone criticizes me and my immediate reaction is to want to lash out at them (when I think they are wrong) or at myself (when I think they are right). When I can prevent…
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  • 5 Solid Reasons To Take Control Of Your Anxiety

    Chantalle Blikman
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:24 am
    It’s very frustrating… You know, never knowing if and when bad things will happen. Things can change at any moment… People can hurt you. You could become injured or ill. You could lose someone dear to you. Tomorrow you could make a HUGE mistake or completely fail at something. Life is full of uncertainty. And this is especially hard for those of us who struggle with an unhealthy amount of anxious thoughts. Anxiety takes its toll on me too…trust me. I really want to help you to overcome this problem in your life. So I’m sharing 5 things I try to remind myself of…
  • Live A Fulfilling And Meaningful Life: 33 Powerful Tips From Experts

    Bastiaan Blikman
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    Let’s face it. You’re frustrated. It’s so difficult to feel certain about what you’re supposed to be doing with your life. One minute, it’s the happiest day of your life, the next you’re feeling unsatisfied or even a bit depressed. If only there was a way to find a real sense of meaning and purpose. So that you could feel driven, motivated and like you’re on a clear path in life. Well… it just so happens that you’re in luck. Chantalle and I have been fortunate enough to get the No. 1 TIP from 33 influential bloggers to help you live a fulfilling and meaningful life. And…
  • 5 Things You Should Never Do After a Breakup (And What To Do Instead)

    Bastiaan Blikman
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    It hurts, doesn’t it? You start out a relationship with great expectations… Slowly you let down all your walls, and put all your trust in this one person. And you hope to live a life of shared dreams and commitments. And then suddenly… It’s all over. What happened?! Maybe it hit you like a hammer in the head or maybe you saw it coming. Unexpected or not, it’s painful! You get thrown into unknown territory and wonder how to survive a break up. The dreams and expectations you had get shattered. You feel completely crap and lost. And you doubt if you will ever feel truly happy…
  • 101 Thought Provoking Questions To Ask Yourself

    Chantalle Blikman
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:11 am
    This is your chance to live the life you wish you had. You could close down this page right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living your life as usual – but when do you plan on challenging yourself to live an even ‘bigger’, more meaningful, more fulfilling and deeper life? You see, many of us live our lives on autopilot. We are no longer piloting and steering our life and rather, we get into patterned and routined ways of living. The worst part is – we stop challenging ourselves to live a meaningful life – and we ‘settle’ for a comfortable life. If you feel that you…
  • 7 Powerful Ways To Add Meaning To Your Life

    Chantalle Blikman
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    “Life is short. It’s easy to waste and hard to use” – Michael Steger You’ve probably asked yourself these questions countless times… “Why am I here?”, “What’s the point of it all?” and “what am I meant to do with my life?” At the end of the day, what you’re really looking for is to live a meaningful and purposeful life…a life that matters. Am I right? You’re worried that you’re going about your life the wrong way and that by the time you’re 50 or 60, you’ll have nothing but a deep sense of regret and unfulfilment. It makes sense though. Because the truth…
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  • Will This Simple Tip Stop You From Drowning In Your E-mail Inbox Ever Again?

    Dan Smith
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:54 am
    Every single one of us receives e-mails. Some of us receive a handful, others hundreds (or millions, if you were Bill Gates in 2004). No matter how many you get, however – and irrelevant of how important e-mail is to your day – it can always be seen as something you’re battling against; something that’s distracting you... The post Will This Simple Tip Stop You From Drowning In Your E-mail Inbox Ever Again? appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • Want To Be The Next Steve Jobs Or Bill Gates? The 7 Habits Of Multimillionaires

    Dan Smith
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    Each and every one of us is driven by success. What that success is will differ from person to person, but we all want to grow and develop; we all want to say we’ve achieved something in our lives. And looking around us, there’s no shortage of inspiration. From the likes of American technology figures... The post Want To Be The Next Steve Jobs Or Bill Gates? The 7 Habits Of Multimillionaires appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY of Smart Phones

    Barb Abramson
    5 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    I love my smart phone. I can’t imagine not having it nearby. It has become an integral part of my day, one that makes my life easier. It gives me directions, checks the weather, dials my friends, wakes me up, monitors my home, entertains me and so much more. I would be lost without it. But... The post The GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY of Smart Phones appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • 5 Motivation Killers to Beware Of

    Brianna Johnson
    3 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Motivation is a code everyone is trying to crack. Whether it’s physical fitness, career progress, or personal accomplishments, motivation is necessary for success in all areas of life. In Career Analyst Dan Pink’s TED Talk, The Puzzle of Motivation, he outlines just how and why motivating ourselves and others can be confusing. In fact, the... The post 5 Motivation Killers to Beware Of appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
  • Time + Effort = Success: The Long Lost Art of Patience

    Daniel Wallen
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:52 am
    It takes time and effort to achieve anything worth doing. Discover the long lost art of patience. This is the only success secret you need to know. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ― Seneca Are you a slave to short-term thinking? The average person is, according to a totally unscientific Internet search... The post Time + Effort = Success: The Long Lost Art of Patience appeared first on PakWired • Business, Startups and Tech.
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  • Join the Podcast Trend With Our Fave Picks for Entrepreneurs

    Elaine Obi
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    What comes to mind when you think of a podcast? Podcasts like Welcome to Night Vale, Serial or This American Life are probably the first ones that come to your mind. However, there are so many more podcasts about so many other subjects out there! Podcasts are growing in popularity because they offer a wide variety of content and are easy to listen to while accomplishing other tasks. You can download podcasts to your phone, tablet or computer and play them when you’re driving, working or just relaxing. Podcasts are easy to enjoy because they are usually short and simple, just pick one…
  • Monday Morning Pep Talk | A new perspective on setting and reaching goals

    Shauna Mackenzie
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! As we get over the summer holiday hump, it’s time for us in the Best Kept Self office to re-assess our goals and see where we are at. With summer being a bit slow, it’s the perfect time to take a critical eye at systems, processes, and marketing strategies and determine what we need to do, where we need to change and if we need to make a shift to reach the goals we initially set at the beginning of the year. However, as we take a look at goals, I’m reminded of some very insightful advice from our amazing contributor, Aleka Thorvalson,…
  • Meet Our Best Kept Lifestyler: Courtney Townley

    Courtney Townley
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Courtney Townley walks her talk That’s why we chose her as our next Best Kept Self lifestyler and contributing blogger. Also … she’s kind of a badass and we sort of want to be her. Check out her site you’ll see what we mean. As a seriously well-educated and dynamic fitness/health coach she helps women live a level 10 life that she knows they can achieve. We knew we loved her when we asked her what one thing she couldn’t live without and her response was, “Honestly, I don’t think there is a “thing” I could live without. I think it would be very difficult for me to…
  • What I Pack To Stay Healthy While Vacationing

    Jessie Maher
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you want to eat well while traveling it all comes down to preparedness. It’s no different than the day-to-day struggle of everyday life. If you don’t have good food in your house you probably won’t eat good food. If you don’t have good food in your vacation rental home you still probably won’t eat good food. Many people use vacations as a time to eat whatever they want. They take vacations from their jobs and from their diets. If you do use your time off to take a break from eating well that’s just fine. Just make a promise to yourself that you won’t feel guilty about it for…
  • 3 Surprising Places to Find Inspiration for the Next 6 Months

    Tamisha Ford
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    So the end of June pretty much marks the end of the first half of the year. This means we’re typically winding down for the rest of the year and what it holds. I actually thought I was going to spend the summer just writing. Yeah, right! I’ve already done double what I thought I would in 2 months. One of the reasons is that I get easily inspired in the craziest of places. Sometimes, I can be in a lull for quite a while (sometimes weeks), but once I come out of that place, I am ready to go. This happened to me recently. I kind of went through a difficult time with a relationship in…
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  • i want this tee now

    26 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    The post i want this tee now appeared first on Palchoice.     tees designed by me . i have posted some tees on teespring. i have designed these tees as a hobby. if you are interested in these tees then click on the blue “Buy Now” button . these are never before offer. enjoy and share with your friends as well. The post i want this tee now appeared first on Palchoice.
  • books to read

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice. This post is for all those book lovers, who like to read and read and read more… I have read all these books while i was preparing for my management entrance exam. I know it sound odd but this is how i started my reading habit. This post can also help all those who are [...] The post books to read appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • Minimalist living: 10 Definitions That Can Change Your Life Forever

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Since learning about minimalist living, and applying it to my life, I’ve come across tons of different definitions of what living simply actually means. Some purists go fully hardcore on how they define it, and others (like yours truly) have a broader and more conceptual take on minimalist living. So right now, I’d like to share 10 different definitions of what minimalist living means to me and how applying these definitions has totally transformed my life. I’ll kick this off with my broadest and most favorite definition ever. And in the spirit of minimalist living,…
  • My Minimalist & Gymless Home Work Out Set Up

    12 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Over past last year, I’ve got myself into the best shape of my life. I’m fit, healthy and have reached my natural weight. And I’ve achieved this without one trip to the gym and without any personal trainer. In fact, I’ve achieved this using just 5 different pieces of kit that I have stored away neatly in my home. They’re simple, compact, portable and super effective. These 5 items have become my go to fitness tools for healthy minimalist living. And most importantly, they’ve delivered the best weight loss and body definition results I’ve ever had.
  • 7 Tips To Burn Belly Fat & Get Lean Immediately

    22 May 2015 | 4:03 am
    Ok, so I’ve been trying and trying (and trying some more) to get lean for a LONG time. I constantly watch what I eat and I exercise a lot but have never quite achieved the results I’m after. And when I say ‘results’, what I’m really talking about here is how to get rid of belly fat and have a super defined body. Well, the good news is that in the last few months I’ve made some awesome changes that really work. I’m starting to see some great results, and while I’m not quite where I want to be yet, I’ve made my best progress so far. Plus…
  • My Personal Goals For 2015: April Report

    15 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    Hey ho. Welcome to my monthly goals report, where I share with you the progress I’ve made over the last number of weeks towards kicking the ass of my personal goals for 2015. This report is actually going to cover March and April because sadly I didn’t get to write a report for March. Why, you ask? Cause I got freakin’ married in April! Here’s some pics from my big day. So needless to say, my wedding was my priority in April This meant some of my goals took a bit of a backseat for the last few weeks. Having said that, I still managed to actually fully complete a…
  • Why The 8 Hour Work Day Will Ruin Your Life

    6 May 2015 | 2:13 am
    Let me start off by saying what this post isn’t. This post is not a rant against people who work full time doing something they love. In fact, doing what you love as much as possible is the ultimate goal behind this post. Personally, I work full time for a charity organisation. And ultimately, I find this work very rewarding. But I bet I’d feel a whole lot differently if I worked for some faceless corporation, selling my time to help someone else get rich. In fact, that’s exactly what I used to do before I started working for charities. And that’s precisely why I…
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  • How to prevent distractions if you’re working from home

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    “In 2014, 23% of employed persons did some or all of their work at home” according to the American Time Use Survey. Also in the UK, nearly 14% of those who work, are home workers. It’s certainly a trend that is rising, but there are a few things to keep in mind in order to avoid distractions.1. Set boundaries with family and friends Many homeworkers complain that family and friends don’t understand that just because you’re home all day, it doesn’t mean you’re available. They will knock on your door, invite you for afternoon tea or to hang out with them. You can help yourself and…
  • Prioritise tasks using the Eisenhower Box

    4 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    For those times when you’re overwhelmed by all the things you “should” do, help yourself with the Eisenhower Decision Matrix.Dwight D. Eisenhower, former president of the United States, once said: “I have two kinds of problems, the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.”He prioritised things using the following rule:1. Important – urgent = Do it now2. Important – not urgent = Decide a time to do it3. Urgent – not important = Delegate it4. Not urgent – not important = Delete itYou should…
  • Noisli for Chrome is here!

    21 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    We’re exited to welcome the Noisli Chrome extension as a new family member!After launching Noisli 2.0 a few months ago, we promised to continue to work hard and further improve the service. Improving the User Experience is one of our main priorities and with this new extension we guarantee you that using Noisli just got even simpler, more efficient and fun.With Noisli for Chrome you will have quick and easy access to the main functionalities and features of Noisli in order to maximise your productivity. Now you’re one click away from playing your favourite Combos, without…
  • Organizing Your Life? Start With Your To-Do List!

    20 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    Last week, this tweet from Jill Duffy, tech writer and contributing editor at made us think:Take a moment to glance at your calendar and to-do list. It's one of the most productive ways to start your day. #GetOrganized— Jill e Duffy (@jilleduffy) May 5, 2015 As much as we try to optimize and organize our lives, the question is whether we have everything in place to have a good start or whether we are setting ourselves up for failure from the beginning. GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND TASKS Every big project starts with a small step, and the first one is often getting it out of our…
  • How To Fight Spring Fever

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Spring is here and for many of us this means also having to deal with a period of low energy and fatigue.During winter our body adopts and protects itself from lower temperatures and reduced sunlight. Longer days and warmer temperatures lead to an increase in activity but our bodies take more time to adjust the sleep-awake cycle and thus our timing is often out of sync.Our Tips for overcoming Spring Fever:1. Prepare Your Body Start early to train your body for the frequent weather and temperature changes. Cold showers will prepare your body and train your vessels.2. Change Your Diet Fuel your…
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  • Germ Guardian Air Purifier Reviews: AC4825, AC5000E and More…

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Main Features of Air Purifiers from Germ Guardian GermGuardian is a consumer products company that develops and sells superior home environment products for mass retail. GermGuardian Air Purifiers, backed by Guardian technologies, focus on creating a better home environment for customers. Germ Guardian Air Purifiers, ideal to use in rooms sizing 100 to 800 square feet, utilize innovative, safe and natural technologies to clean and refresh the air. And, at the core of Guardian technology, the naturally occurring ultraviolet (UV-C)… Continue Reading ›› The post Germ Guardian…
  • Holmes Air Purifier Reviews & Comparisons 2015

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Guides to Choose A Holmes Air Purifier As one of the leading makers of electric goods, Holmes has gained rich experiences in producing excellent and dependable products through over 30 years’ attempts. We will talk about Holmes air purifier reviews in this post. Air purifier might be a relatively new sector, but this also means that great potentials are waiting for Holmes. And Holmes air purifiers have taken up some market share in portable and console air purifiers field once… Continue Reading ›› The post Holmes Air Purifier Reviews & Comparisons 2015 appeared first…
  • Guides to Choose A Best UV Air Purifier for Home

    20 Jun 2015 | 11:49 pm
    How UV Air Purifier Works? Air purifiers that are equipped with ultraviolet light are able to kill all airborne microorganisms, like molds, bacteria, viruses and more. UV technology they utilized can release UV lights that contain UV rays. As the polluted air passes through the air purifier, organic matter in the air is exposed to the UV radiation and destroyed completely. This is different from the filter air purifiers.  UV light Technology Vs. HEPA Technology Filters can help air purifiers… Continue Reading ›› The post Guides to Choose A Best UV Air Purifier for Home…
  • The Causes of Allergies

    7 Jun 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Causes of Allergies Allergies are defined as bodily overreactions (allergic reactions) that occur when the immune system is exposed to harmful substances (allergens). Examples of common allergens include protein rich foods such as peanuts and eggs, fragrances, insect stings, pollen and dust mites. While each of these allergens produces unique symptoms, the most common ones include hives, watery eyes, a running nose, breathing problems and at times, death. How The Immune System Works in Fighting Allergens Our immune system, which… Continue Reading ›› The post The Causes of…
  • Consumer Reports: Hunter Air Purifier Reviews, Ratings 2015

    30 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Guides to Choose A Hunter Air Purifier 2014 – 2015 Hunter, founded in 1886, is a reputable manufacturer of ceiling fan. In 2004, Hunter launched series of air purifiers into the market, which strengthens its philosophy of making high quality products while providing the most enjoyable user experiences. In this post, we will talk about hunter air purifier reviews and ratings, and compare some top rated Hunter air cleaner units. Most of customers hold that air purifiers of high levels… Continue Reading ›› The post Consumer Reports: Hunter Air Purifier Reviews, Ratings…
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  • How to Take Risks, Build Confidence & Keep Going: A Guide For the Sensitive & Shy (Like Me)

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I took a risk last week. I didn’t publish a typical Hackerella post – one that marries personal anecdotes and insights with research and data. Instead, I decided to share 2500 words (and accompanying photos) about a little girl who finds a magic wand in the woods. Not exactly the work you’d expect to read on this blog, but it was the... The post How to Take Risks, Build Confidence & Keep Going: A Guide For the Sensitive & Shy (Like Me) appeared first on .
  • Lila’s Wand, an Illustrated Short Story

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    My challenge for the month was a creative one – to write and publish a short story. It was a true experiment as I’ve never shared any creative writing, much less produced an accompanying photo essay before.  But that’s exactly what I did this month, and today, in lieu of a post, I’m sharing it with you. Do leave me... The post Lila’s Wand, an Illustrated Short Story appeared first on .
  • Follow Your Passion: Good Advice or Not?

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.  ~Joseph Campbell What a difference a few weeks makes. Last month, to put it plainly, sucked. I was a bitter and dejected little whiner who painfully clawed my way through an insightful, but ultimately unsuccessful challenge (here, in case you want to relive it).... The post Follow Your Passion: Good Advice or Not? appeared first on .
  • The Art of Not Caring About What Other People Think

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    This week I asked a few folks to read and critique the short story I’ve been working on for this month’s challenge. Normally, I’d work myself up into a frenzy, anxious about what they’ll think of it, and worse yet, what they’ll think of me (talentless wannabe…my 8 year old could write better than that… piece of garbage waste of time).  But not this time.... The post The Art of Not Caring About What Other People Think appeared first on .
  • Hacking Creativity: Why We Need it and An Attempt to Find it

    4 Jun 2015 | 4:46 pm
    The first step in becoming a good writer is to write every day. You don’t have to write for long and you don’t have to write anything good, you just have to write and write often. Stephen King, Hemingway, E.B. White, Maya Angelou, Kurt Vonnegut – they all had/have their daily writing routines. And as of June 1, so do I. Welcome to a... The post Hacking Creativity: Why We Need it and An Attempt to Find it appeared first on .
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  • Cream cheese and Cauliflower snack pops – fantastic low carb treat

    The Munk
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’m sure we’ve all had those little chicken pops you get from take-a-way places. You know the ones, where they... The post Cream cheese and Cauliflower snack pops – fantastic low carb treat appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • How to roast cauliflower for a great low carb meal

    The Munk
    11 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Cauliflower is a type of super food, a low-carb and gluten free option loved by many for it’s versatility in... The post How to roast cauliflower for a great low carb meal appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Amazing health benefits of cooking with cauliflower

    The Munk
    10 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    Cauliflower is an extremely versatile vegetable and has been used in numerous low-carb recipes, from cauliflower bakes, cauliflower pizza to... The post Amazing health benefits of cooking with cauliflower appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Heavenly gluten free chocolate cake recipe

    The Munk
    8 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Ok, I’m a chocolate cake addict. There I said it. But I am also gluten intolerant so getting my fix... The post Heavenly gluten free chocolate cake recipe appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Quick low carb chocolate cake in 3 minutes

    The Munk
    7 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    You can’t get much better than this delicious and quick low fat dessert recipe. Not only can you make this... The post Quick low carb chocolate cake in 3 minutes appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
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    VIP for Air

  • More about CADR: Limitations

    D stone
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:53 pm
    This post is from Accurate and Useful are CADR Ratings? CADR testing has been carried out for about three decades and is currently used in various applications. Leading organizations outside the air purification sector such as the Consumers Union, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency are embracing CADR. There is no doubt that CADRs are […]The post More about CADR: Limitations appeared first on
  • How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home?

    D stone
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:43 pm
    This post is from the Optimal Humidity Level in Your Home It is a known fact that maintaining a higher humidity level for homes in wintertime is beneficial for the health of the inhabitants, especial for the health of the throat and the skin. What many people may not be aware of is that the humidity level is […]The post How to Maintain The Right Humidity Level at Home? appeared first on
  • What is CADR?

    D stone
    24 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    This post is from – What Is It? CADR expands to Clean Air Delivery Rate and is the number value assigned to an air purifier based on a set of independent tests that are conducted for AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers). AHAM started measuring and assigning CADR rating to air purifiers from the 1980s. As per the […]The post What is CADR? appeared first on
  • What Features A Great Air Purifier Should Have?

    D stone
    6 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    This post is from of Air Purifiers That You Need to Keep in Mind According to professionals in the air purifiers industry, the most important characteristic of a good air purifier is its HEPA filter. The reason is that HEPA is the most effective solution against small airborne particles and allergens. Even if there are other types of […]The post What Features A Great Air Purifier Should Have? appeared first on
  • Questions to Ask When You Choosing An Air Purifier

    D stone
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:59 pm
    This post is from to Ask When Choosing an Air Purifier Before choosing an air purifier, here are five essential questions that you need to ask yourself: 1. Would I rather have a room or a whole house air purifier? According to experts, Opting for a furnace filter that’s much cheaper and works well with an existing household […]The post Questions to Ask When You Choosing An Air Purifier appeared first on
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    The Essential You

  • The Health and Happiness Benefits of Being in Nature (Infographic)

    28 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    A while ago we posted an article about different ways to connect with nature and improve your wellbeing, so today we’re backing it up with some research about how nature helps us feel better. For those of you who already spend lots of time in the outdoors, this is probably not news, but for city-folk […] The post The Health and Happiness Benefits of Being in Nature (Infographic) appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 6 Things You Take for Granted Every Day

    7 Jun 2015 | 7:15 pm
    One of the best things about losing things is realizing that you had them. It seems a little obvious, but it is not. Life is much deeper than we generally experience it, and I mean in every single detail. Life is all about perspective and humans are animals of habits; we do not realize fully […] The post 6 Things You Take for Granted Every Day appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Hospital Days: A Lesson in Patience and Humility

    24 May 2015 | 12:52 pm
    If you follow our posting regularly, you will have noticed the lack of new content this past month. As much as we love writing this blog, however, we had to take a pause for some health issues that arose. To be precise, my health issues. It started with a burning stomach pain, and soon I […] The post Hospital Days: A Lesson in Patience and Humility appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 10 Techniques to Get Results Instead of Failures

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Failing is never easy. In fact, in our lives we will experience at least twice as many failures as we do successes. From missing the shot in a big game to a huge career fumble, the feeling of disappointment and temptation to self-criticize that follows is inevitable. In times like these, we need a little […] The post 10 Techniques to Get Results Instead of Failures appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Lifestyle Diet Comparison: How to Choose the Best One for You

    19 Apr 2015 | 8:43 pm
    With so many lifestyle diet trends out there nowadays, it’s hard to keep track of which is which and what exactly the rules of each one are. Even if we can manage to identify them, there is so much information (most of it untrue or unbacked by scientific evidence) on the internet that it can […] The post Lifestyle Diet Comparison: How to Choose the Best One for You appeared first on The Essential You.
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  • Borrowed Genius: Seth Godin

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    This week I am borrowing some genius from the incomparable Seth Godin. His recent book, “What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn),” is a freaking masterpiece. Allow me to share one of my favorite passages and what it means to me. Listen in here. Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post Borrowed Genius: Seth GodinJune 29, 2015Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With MeJune 29, 2015Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You OtherwiseJune…
  • Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With Me

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Why are we so obsessed with what everyone else is doing? Seriously. What is in it for us? In this GYST, I answer this question in no uncertain terms. Without further ado, here’s your weekly GYST. Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post Borrowed Genius: Seth GodinJune 29, 2015Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With MeJune 29, 2015Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You OtherwiseJune 29, 2015
  • Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You Otherwise

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    In this Derbycast, I share a recent conversation I had with my Audacity Coaching client, Joy Ycasiano-Dejos, and how her Hilda shows up. Every thought leader can relate to this particular Hildaism. Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post Borrowed Genius: Seth GodinJune 29, 2015Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With MeJune 29, 2015Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You OtherwiseJune 29, 2015
  • Compare Equals Despair: How I Broke This Ground Rule Without Realizing It

    27 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    In this Derbycast, I will share how fellow coach ChaChanna Simpson called me out for falling into the comparison trap this morning, and then smacked me down with some homework – my own coaching exercise. Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post Borrowed Genius: Seth GodinJune 29, 2015Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With MeJune 29, 2015Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You OtherwiseJune 29, 2015
  • Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You Otherwise

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    In this Derbycast, I share a recent conversation I had with my Audacity Coaching client, Joy Ycasiano-Dejos, and how her Hilda shows up. Every thought leader can relate to this particular Hildaism. Subscribe to Roller Derby for the Soul on iTunes or on Stitcher. Share this Post Borrowed Genius: Seth GodinJune 29, 2015Keep Your Eyes On Your Own Paper: Why This Piece of Advice Will Always Stick With MeJune 29, 2015Are You Sure You’re An Expert on This? How Hilda Tries To Convince You OtherwiseJune 29, 2015
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    Live and Dare

  • Episode 010: Hacking the Mind

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Meditation is a great way to find yourself and to improve your life. But meditation is not only what happens when you’re on the cushion – it’s a way of life. Your mind in meditation is a reflection of your mind in daily life, and vice-versa.  So another way to deepen your meditation practice is to actually make sure that you don’t have a thousand threads of unresolved tasks and unprocessed information hanging around your brain. In order words, psychic decluttering is important. In this…
  • Ultimate Guide to Walking Meditation

    16 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Walking meditation is a wonderful complement to your seated meditation practice. For some people, it is actually an introduction for it, since it is easier to start with. In this post I will explore the importance and the “how to” of walking meditation in the traditions of Buddhism, Yoga, and Daoism (Taoism). Six different techniques will be covered. This post complements the seated meditation techniques I wrote  about earlier. At the bottom of this page you will find a button to download a FREE PDF copy of…
  • Episode 009: I Am Consciousness (Guided Meditation)

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Since my first Guided Meditation audio was so well received, I decided to record another one. This is a similar “type” of guided meditation, based on the insights gained from Self-Enquiry. In this meditation the attention is guided to move from the objects of perception – thoughts, feelings, memories, sensations, etc. – back into the perceiving subject (consciousness, yourself). By constantly remembering our true position as the witness or whatever is being experienced, we experience an…
  • Episode 008: Questioning Our Assumptions With The Work (an interview with Constantine Georgiou)

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. This podcast is about exploring the journeys into meditation and personal growth from teachers and practitioners of different walks of life. In this episode I interview Constantine Georgiou, who is an entrepreneur, angel investor and meditation practitioner. Hear about his journey in life and how he was positively transformed by The Work of Byron Katie. I’m not connected with her in any way, but I’ve heard a few people speak of good things that happened when they attended The Work. Here we analyse together…
  • The Process Of Meditation – How To Deepen Your Practice

    26 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. [Originally published as a guest post on (slightly adapted version)] “I’ve been meditating every day for 20-30 minutes, for the past 6 months, but I feel my practice is now stuck, and I don’t know how to make it deeper.” Have you ever felt like this? Maybe for you it’s two months, or two years, or ten years. As a meditation coach and blogger, I get this type of complaint fairly often. Assuming that you have a clear understanding of the meditation technique you are…
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    Life Made to Order

  • 5 Misconceptions about Law of Attraction EBook (Free For a Limited Time)

    Kelli Cooper
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    So, writing a series of e-books to help people understand how the law of attraction really works was one of the awesome,super-inspired ideas that made its way into my noggin during my 10 days of silence ,and meditating for hours on end, a couple of weeks ago. As anyone reading this blog knows, I am super-passionate about educating people about the law of attraction because there is SO much misinformation and misconceptions swirling around it. I have made so many amazing changes in my life over the years, and without question, learning more about LOA, was the linchpin. While I have zero…
  • Podcast Episode #7 Law of Attraction: Feeling Better Now No Matter How Much Things Suck

    Kelli Cooper
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:08 am
    So today’s podcast talks about the all important aspect of working consciously with law of attraction–getting into a good feeling state now, no matter what is happening. This can be tricky sometimes…not gonna lie, and no matter how much we get LOA in theory, we usually need some reinforcement and practical tips to get there. Lots of good stuff in here. I hope you enjoy it and I would ask if you could please leave me a review of the show on Stitcher…scroll down a bit and you will see a section of reviews and the option to write one. Please leave a legitimate email as…
  • Law of Attraction: How to Stop Hating All the Stuff You Hate in Your Current Reality

    Kelli Cooper
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Since law of attraction is all about bringing you experiences that match the current predominant feelings you are throwing out there NOW, learning how to shift our focus off of what we don’t like, and makes us feel badly, towards what we would like instead, is of utmost importance. But as anyone who has started working consciously with their energy, and trying to develop a more LOA-friendly vibration knows, it ain’t always so easy to do that. There is a lot of misunderstanding about what law of attraction really is, and many take this to mean we are just supposed to ignore what is…
  • Law of Attraction: Is Your Energy Stuck in Suppressed Anger?

    Kelli Cooper
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
      One of the misconceptions about law of attraction is you must get all manically happy immediately or you are royally fucked when it comes to manifesting what you want. Sure, you want everything you want because you believe getting it will make you feel good, and since we can only attract into our experience that which we are a match to now energetically, we have to work on feeling good in the present moment, and not insist on maintaining our misery until what we want gets here. That was a mouthful wasn’t it? So, yeah, you have to allow yourself to start feeling better no matter…
  • Podcast Episode #6 Law of Attraction: 5 Forms of Resistance Messing with Your Manifesting

    Kelli Cooper
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:47 am
    This law of attraction thing would be a total cakewalk if we didn’t have all that damn resistance in the form of limiting beliefs, fears, doubts and all that other fun stuff that rises to the surface when we start trying to consciously create our reality. Today’s podcast talks about the various forms that will screw with you and how to work on shifting it so you can attract all sorts of awesomeness. I hope you enjoy it and please be sure to leave me a comment. I would also greatly appreciate if you could take a minute and leave a review of the show on Stitcher. If you scroll down…
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    Life Hacks Magazine

  • Just 10-15 Mins of Rope Jumping Can…

    Akshay Sharma
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    See Full Size Image Just 10-15 Mins of Rope Jumping Can Burn over 200 Calories. This Makes Rope Jumping The Best and Efficient form of Cardio.   Like this Life Hack? Do not forget to share it with your friends… Continue Reading →
  • You Have To First Learn The Rules…

    Akshay Sharma
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:42 am
    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.  — Albert Einstein Like this Quote? Download the full resolution picture and share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or any… Continue Reading →
  • 7 Reasons You’re Not A Millionaire

    Akshay Sharma
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Everyone dreams of becoming a millionaire, but not all of us will be able to do so. Well, you might be on the list of “NOT TO-BE” millionaires too. There are certain habits and circumstances of yours, which is preventing… Continue Reading →
  • 10 Reasons To Avoid SERIOUS RELATIONSHIPS In Your 20’s

    Akshay Sharma
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    Twenties are the best part of our lives. It is the time when we become completely selfish and take up wrong decisions without even giving a second thought about its consequences. However, that’s completely natural and fine. After all, we… Continue Reading →
  • 5 Ways To Believe in Yourself

    Akshay Sharma
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:59 am
    If you want to succeed, you must trust yourself, your karma or anything. In this world of hardship, it is easy for people to give up on their dreams very soon. Few setbacks and failures is all that is needed… Continue Reading →
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Quit Thinking and Start Creating

    Polly Campbell
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:28 am
      Image from Stock.xchng Creativity is innate. It’s actually a function built into our brain. Still we overthink the creative process and when we do, we short-circuit our own creativity. In new research published in Scientific Reports, brain research Allan Reiss and his colleagues were surprised to find that our abilities to create are tied to the cerebellum. The region in the base of the brain also is responsible for movement, memory, and coordination. But when the ‘executive center’ of the brain’s prefrontal cortex was engaged – the area that helps us plan and organize, fold…
  • Imagining Success Helps You Create It

    Polly Campbell
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    When my daughter was about four-years-old she often played “restaurant.” She’d hand around homemade menus and then prepare our orders with wooden food and Tupperware containers in her model pink kitchen in the corner of the living room. I always ordered a salad with spaghetti or whatever the special was for the night. And, while she worked to prepare the meals,  she also talked to her pretend kitchen staff about how to make the recipes. She didn’t know anything about ingredients, so each time she had to imagine what went into spaghetti sauce, or how to bake a cookie, and…
  • How Guided Imagery Helps

    Polly Campbell
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:27 am
    Your imagination is pretty good at figuring out how to put together Lego houses, and mold mini-pretend pizzas from Play-Doh. But it can also help you manage a budget, come up with a creative compromise, and even help you manage pain and recover faster from surgery. And now more research shows that using your imagination may actually help you more than practice when it comes to successfully completing a task. Vanderbilt researchers found that it was visualization instead of practice that helped people respond faster and more efficiently when seeking a specific target. Study participants were…
  • A To-Do List for Life

    Polly Campbell
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    A butterfly magnet holds the summer to-do list to the fridge. On the list my daughter has written in purple metallic ink: Go to Great Wolf Lodge, eat a  Voodoo Donut, play with friends. I’ve added in black: clean the garage, visit the Pittock Mansion. My husband wants to go to Crater Lake. There are a half-dozen other things on the list and more items are added each day. Sweet P wants to learn how to play Rockin’ Robin on the piano, I just want her to get through a practice without whining.  I want to stroll the Japanese gardens. Mr. J wants to get the pond out back working again. But…
  • How to Learn

    Polly Campbell
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    When I was growing up, family dinners were often interrupted by a mad search through the encyclopedia. During our discussion some question would invariably arise and my dad or one of us would get up from the table and come back with a World Book volume containing the answer. The practice fueled my curiosity and more than a few Trivia Crack victories. I’m still in the habit today. Something will come up during our dinnertime conversation and my with my daughter or husband will seek out the answer. But, this time, it doesn’t come from a book. It comes from Google. And that may not be the…
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  • Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Factors to Consider When Choosing A Home Washer and Dryer Size: A great washer and dryer firstly must fit your available space properly. That is why many customers choose a washer-dryer combo or a laundry center. Both of them are compact in size. So a washer and dryer with compact size are more likely to... Read Article → The post Reviews to Choose A Washer and Dryer 2015 appeared first on
  • Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Guides on Choosing An Electric Pressure Cooker In today’s post, we will talk about pressure cookers. Firstly, we will introduce the working principle of pressure cookers, and then we will move to tips to choose a great home pressure cooker, and at last, we will introduce some best pressure cookers and reviews of them. What... Read Article → The post Best Pressure Cooker Consumer Report 2015 appeared first on
  • Guides to Choose A Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Back Pain

    20 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    The Importance of Having a Most Comfortable Office Chair Due to the prolonged amount of time one spends sitting while in the office, the likelihood of them developing back and spine problems are very high. It is for this reason that people are advised to adopt comfortable ergonomic office chairs that can help compound or... Read Article → The post Guides to Choose A Best Ergonomic Office Chair for Back Pain appeared first on
  • Guides to Choose A Best Juicer for Home

    14 Jun 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports for Juicers 2014 – 2015 Looking for info like top ten juicers? Here today we would like to talk about guides and tips to choose a right home juicer. Firstly We will talk about the working methods of juicer machines and main classifications of them:Centrifugal Juicers, masticating juicers, triturating juicers and citrus... Read Article → The post Guides to Choose A Best Juicer for Home appeared first on
  • 10 Tips to Keep Romance in Your Relationship

    5 Jun 2015 | 6:29 pm
    How to Keep Romance in Your Relationship In a romantic relationship, it is very important to keep the love and passion alive. After all, that helps strengthen the bond between you and your partner. With so much stress and activity going on in your life, you may end up setting aside the other person even without... Read Article → The post 10 Tips to Keep Romance in Your Relationship appeared first on
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    Life Jottings

  • Indian school education – As worse as it gets

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    Give time for children to grow. Each child is unique and is gifted in its own way. The pressures in the academic system especially in India with different boards and syllabus makes it very difficult for some children to adapt. Though, the majority of children might come to terms with it, there are a few […] The post Indian school education – As worse as it gets appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • 7 Easy ways to control your temper

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:13 am
    When you are driving on the road, it is not very uncommon to come across a driver who competes with you and wants to cut in front of you. I am sure all of us experience these kind of situations every day, where ever we go. It doesn’t stop with the road. Take this situation, […] The post 7 Easy ways to control your temper appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • How to get ACT broadband connection in Chennai

    7 Jun 2015 | 3:44 am
    Recently, I have subscribed to ACT broadband after being impressed by their advertisement of providing high-speed internet. I would provide the steps that I took to get the connection in this post. First things first, I called the marketing representative through the number provided in the pamphlet. He was very energetic and provided all the […] The post How to get ACT broadband connection in Chennai appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • You must replace these negative thoughts

    4 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    I used to drive to my office every day through a traffic junction where four roads intersect. The situation at this junction would be different each day and would be one of the below 1. All the motorists are regulated by the automated signal 2. A policeman directs the traffic manually 3. No regulation whatsoever either automated […] The post You must replace these negative thoughts appeared first on Life Jottings.
  • Magic steps to control your thoughts

    1 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    Your thoughts decide what you are and what you do. It is said that “Lesser the traffic of thoughts in your mind, Easier is the journey of life”. If you closely look at that statement, you would agree that it is 100% true. There are times in our lives where we act without thinking and […] The post Magic steps to control your thoughts appeared first on Life Jottings.
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    Productivity Theory

  • Should You Have an Ultimate Goal in Life?

    Kayla Matthews
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When people ask “What is your goal in life?” what they really mean is “What is your ultimate goal?” What is that one thing your life revolves around? What is that thing you’ll do anything to achieve, come hell or high water? Some people have an easy answer. Billionaire Warren Buffett, for example, once said: “I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Others aren’t as straightforward: Walt Disney — and at least 49 other people — took a lot of time and effort before he got it together and became…
  • 5 Tips for Finishing What You Start

    Kayla Matthews
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Want to run your first 5K? Volunteer to be the project manager at work? Looking to start your family or yourself on a path to healthier eating? Always dreamed of travelling abroad? Goals and objectives vary from one person to another, but we all have them. Now think about how long these dreams have been on your bucket list. Any one of them could be accomplished with several weeks or months of hard work, but often we stagnate in the early stages of goal setting and never follow through. Or, to put it a simpler way, you can’t finish something you don’t start. We all have goals or bucket…
  • 8 Morning Routines to Guarantee a Good Day

    Kayla Matthews
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Your morning will more often than not set you up for your entire day. If that morning is rushed, chaotic or groggy from lack of sleep, your productivity will most likely suffer. Use the following morning routine tips to create some new habits and get the most out of your mornings. 1. Write down what you want to get done American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault ends every day by writing the three most important things he wants to achieve the next day. The next morning, he uses that list to start working. Writing down what you want to achieve can help focus your mind in the morning and keep you on…
  • 5 Kinds of Music for Meditating

    Kayla Matthews
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Meditation is becoming more popular as people from all walks of life discover its many benefits. Therapists recommend meditation to patients struggling with anxiety and depression. Business leaders meditate to improve mental discipline and focus. And for many people meditation is a spiritual practice through which they strive to reach higher states of consciousness. Whatever your reason for meditating, there are many different ways to do it. While silent meditation is popular, listening to music can also be helpful during meditation. Here are the five best kinds of music to listen to during…
  • How to Enjoy Being Alone With Yourself

    Kayla Matthews
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Being alone is not everyone’s favorite thing to do. Many people become anxious when they have to be alone because they get bored and wonder if something is wrong with them because they are lonely. This is not the way to benefit from alone time. Alone time should be some of the best time you have in life; even better than hanging out with friends. We’d like to help you enjoy being alone so you can be more productive and happier. Do It to Get Used to It One of the reasons it feels uncomfortable to be by yourself is because you don’t do it often. The more you do it, the more you’ll get…
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    Developed Self - Personal Growth and Self Improvement Tips

  • 22 Conditions You Can Treat With Acupuncture

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    Have you ever heard of the term acupuncture? If so, do you know what it is? If you are unfamiliar with acupuncture, it is a medical method that is used to stimulate different pressure points on your body. This procedure is mostly done with needles and they go through the skin.Acupuncture was originally used in […]The post 22 Conditions You Can Treat With Acupuncture appeared first on Developed Self.
  • The Complete Guide to Recovering From Bulimia

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:46 am
    Are you tired of bulimia controlling your life? It is possible to stop the endless cycle of bulimia and move on with your life. Whether you have struggled with bulimia for years or only a few months, it is a difficult behavior to break. However, it can be done.The following guide will take you through […]The post The Complete Guide to Recovering From Bulimia appeared first on Developed Self.
  • 20 Characteristics of a Leader

    31 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    A great leader can emerge from any educational level and background. Some people are born to be leaders, others do not have the skills needed to lead a group of people to the top of a mountain. Regardless of the task at hand, someone needs to be in control and organize a method that will […]The post 20 Characteristics of a Leader appeared first on Developed Self.
  • Why is Eye Contact Important?

    15 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Eye contact is the second strongest form of communication. Given the number of poems, songs and paintings devoted to the eyes, people consider eye contact almost as important as talking. Eye contact may form the first impression you leave with a potential employer. It might seal the deal for a prospective client. It could assure […]The post Why is Eye Contact Important? appeared first on Developed Self.
  • Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory

    6 May 2015 | 3:35 am
    If you're like most people, you probably have a long list books you want to read, languages you want to speak... even skills you want to learn.The fact is, today were confronted with more more information, and there so many things we wish we could learn and remember.A couple of years ago, I had the […]The post Learn Speed Reading & Advanced Memory appeared first on Developed Self.
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    Auto Locksmith

  • keyless vehicle theft uk

    26 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Keyless Vehicle Theft Rising Criminals exploit start/stop technology. BMW keyless systems targeted.  Keyless vehicle theft is rising. The car criminals toolset is advancing just as fast as the automotive market is it would appear. With the rise in ease of use technology, you must ask yourselves, at what cost are we getting this. With recent keyless vehicle theft being highlighted on all media outlets, we are now hearing of stories that cars go missing throughout the world. This is now the case on our home soil. With the rise in ease of use goods and developments being brought in to…
  • Telford Auto Locksmith

    11 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    CutMyKey | Telford Auto Locksmith, Shropshire & Midlands. If you did not know already from out about page, we are Telford based auto locksmith. We have the facilities to offer automotive car key replacement because we focus our efforts on the auto locksmith part of our business. Offering a complete on-site auto locksmith service in the Shropshire county and surrounding Midlands areas. We come on-site to cut vehicle keys and program them to your vehicle. If you have wanted an auto locksmith near you, then we are here to fill that void. Call or email to book an appointment. The reasons for…
  • Keys We Offer

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
      Take a look below at the types of keys and the quality which we sell:   Did you know that these keys can both be programmed to work to many vehicles. Even a ford transit van can now have a stylish flip-key with full remote functions built in. Grab an upgrade today! Often people settle for nothing better than the key which they have been given, buy at we offer you the choice. No longer must you carry a key which doesn’t match your other belongings! Styling needn’t stop at just your accessories, get a new stylish key to match! Pricing for these keys is…
  • broken car key

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    If you have broken car key or have a near to breaking key, read below! If your key is broken, stuck in the ignition/lock, or about to break, we can fix and replace the key without a problem. Although don’t make the situation worse by attempting to use or fix it. Some keys are prone to breaking, cylinder keys repeat the pattern either side, so if you have a deep cut on the top then a deep cut must be on the bottom of the key profile. Some keys, especially aftermarket ones, are made of composite metals and do not offer the strength of genuine keys. With all this said, a hefty blow can…
  • Replacing key batterys

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    Replacing your battery is easy!   If your key remote or fob has stopped remotely opening your car doors or has become problematic, then it may mean the battery is flat and needs replacing.  The battery in the key fob only supplies power to the remote opening functionality, so this will not be linked to a transponder error or immobilizer issue. The transponder is a passive chip that requires no battery. So, with this in mind and you are still sure it is a problem with your remote or key fob, the process of replacing a battery is very simple: Open with care the remote or fob in question.
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    Stupid Simple Hacks

  • How To Promote Yourself Online Without Spending Money

    Guest Post
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Do you want to promote yourself online without spending money? Well, you’re in right place. I’m going to show you some methods where can promote yourself or your business online without spending money. There are many ways you may advertise for free, but you’re going to have to invest some of your time and energy. If you are willing to do that, you will find that there are tons of ways you can do this without spending money. Follow these basic instructions and maybe one day you’ll become famous online: 1. Create a website First of all, you should create a blog of…
  • 10 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong Your Whole Life [Video]

    Keith Hearn
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    How to cut those tiny cherry tomatoes in a single swipe. The proper way to store your closes. Shopping made easier. Who knew that you’ve been doing these things wrong your whole life!   Share This! The post 10 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong Your Whole Life [Video] appeared first on Stupid Simple Hacks.
  • 10 Interesting Ways To Make Money From Home

    Keith Hearn
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you want to make more money by working from home, apart from your daily job? If yes, then you are in the right place. There are lot of opportunities available for you outside. Whether you are looking for ways to add extra cash flow to your wallet, or want a legit way to work from home, something is there for everyone. Here, we are going to discuss 10 interesting and unusual ways with which you can make money from home. Before moving on the points, one thing you should kept in mind that though all of these ideas are legal, but some of them are not something that we would encourage. Take…
  • 16 Food & Drink Hacks To Boost Your Energy Levels

    Keith Hearn
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hack your energy levels with these high impact foods and drinks We all are busy in our daily works. Even some among us are not able to take eight hours of sleep per night. Thus, their health gets affected. For those of us who are overstressed and sleep-deprived, here are 16 high impact foods that will boosts your energy levels and make it last longer. Here is a list of food that you start eating right away to get on the road to a healthier and more energetic day. Eggs: Eggs are rich in B-vitamins which are responsible for converting food into energy and they also have Vitamin D to maintain…
  • Make Your Life A Little Easier With These 15 Life Hacks

    Keith Hearn
    29 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    We could all use some help making our lives a little easier. Here are 15 life hacks that just might help. Via Borde Maiden Share This! The post Make Your Life A Little Easier With These 15 Life Hacks appeared first on Stupid Simple Hacks.
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    Renaissance Man Journal

  • How To Quadruple Your Salary And Get The Job You Want

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    I remember sitting in my chair at work one day, looking around and noticing all the sour faces sitting at their desks. It was an open office type of set-up which has become very trendy for big multinational conglomerates, but also increasingly started appearing in the smaller firms as well. Everyone was sitting, staring at their screens, clicking away. I thought to myself: I don’t want to do this. I didn’t want to work at this type of job for the rest of my life. Freshly out of university, I ended up getting hired to do what was essentially a dead-end job. Most of the talk at the…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 3

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 7) Charisma An alpha is a bigger than life persona. His presence dominates the central stage. He exudes a certain energy and a magnetism that pulls others towards him. This natural aura that an alpha male leader has is called charisma. By having charisma, others are naturally drawn to him and he gets conferred respect from below. Individuals follow charismatic leaders because they want to, not because they are forced to. A charismatic leader is inspirational in the very essence of his…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 2

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here: 5) Ruthlessness When his authority is challenged, an alpha needs to be ruthless and show everyone who is the boss. Christopher Boehm spent considerable time observing chimpanzees in the wild and writes: “I know from my ongoing tutelage that normally the alpha male will not allow other males to display when he does, for their displays are – in chimpanzee political language – challenges to his high status. Jealous of this authority, he carefully dominates everyday group scenes by rushing around…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 1

    31 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    What does it take to be a leader in today’s society? The way society looks in the modern world might have changed, but the old rules of rising to the top still continue to function in the same way as they did before. It is still a jungle out there and you need to understand the rules of the jungle, if you want to become a leader. Chimpanzee society is ruled by alpha males. These are the leaders of their groups, the dominant males. We can learn a lot from the way that things function in chimpanzee society and apply it in our own world. In a previous article, I have analyzed some…
  • When The Going Gets Tough, You Just Gotta Push Through

    27 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    When your legs are giving up, your body is aching, and you are about to collapse, the only thing that can keep you going is your mind. This weekend, I had gone on a trip with the purpose of hiking in the Swiss and French Alps. The first day, we did an initial hike that was supposed to terminate high up in the mountains in an area where there is still snow. I knew it was going to be tough, but thought that while I had not really trained, I could handle it. Boy, was I wrong! Hiking up a hill is much more challenging than walking on a flat surface. You are almost always going up. You start…
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