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  • Stay patient and trust your journey.

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    Jelly Wong
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Stay patient and trust your journey.The post Stay patient and trust your journey. appeared first on Lifehack.
  • 3 Things I Learned from Playing Big in Life

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    Victoria Cox
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Chances are that most of us at one stage or another have found ourselves at a pivotal crossroad in our lives. Which way to turn? We have all been there. Over-thinking a decision into oblivion and flinging ourselves into a tailspin. The analytical mind whips us into a frenzy and we let our ego run wild off its leash. The human mind has a tendency to speed ahead with its I-Know-What’s-Best-For-Me-Thanks-Very-Much attitude. Yet when we think we know best, we dump the entire weight of the decision making process onto our shoulders. We get stuck on the How instead of the Why. I’m currently…
  • Success 101: The 1-Step Hack to Never Fail Again

    Live Your Legend
    Scott
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” - Chris Bradford World Tour Image Caption: Say hi to Santiago, whom we met a couple of weeks ago. His family has been farming coffee in rural Colombia for 70 years. This was taken just after he walked us through their farm and whole operation on the outskirts of Qimbaya, a tiny town nestled deep in the Colombian coffee fields. He’s the third generation to carry the torch, and his recently-opened Café de Altura completes the full bean-to-cup circle. He poured our third cup a few minutes after this pic, served alongside…
  • Evaluating your computer backup strategy

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    Jeri Dansky
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    World Backup Day is March 31 — a good reminder to take a moment to think about how you’re doing your backups, and whether or not there’s something you’d like to adjust. Consider the following points: Are you backing up all your critical files? Some backup tools will back up everything on your computer. Others won’t backup your software programs (Microsoft Office, Evernote, TurboTax, etc.), assuming you can simply reinstall those. Some may depend on you to list exactly which files you want to back up. And you may use an entirely manual process rather than a…
  • Fail Faster at Habits

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    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta There are two extremely common obstacles that get in the way of people succeeding at habit change: Messing up on the habit and then quitting. Not starting because the habit change seems to hard or daunting. Have you faced these problems? The answer is almost certainly yes, because pretty much all of us have. The answer to both of these problems is really the same: do the habit. Keep doing it. Keep trying until you figure it out. The problem is that people feel discouraged by failure, or feel overwhelmed or intimidated. The solution is to embrace the “Fail Faster”…
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  • Ideas On How To Free Yourself From The Reality Trap

    Todd Polke
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Have you ever been told before to be more realistic? I have spent so much of my life, being told this, especially by those closest to me, and it grates on me every time. It seems like such a harmless phrase, but that simple phrase can kill potential and creativity so quickly, especially to kids. Why do we constantly get told this anyway and especially by those closest to us? Simple, they want to protect us and take care of us; they want us to be safe and to not see us fail. It is often out of love that most people tell us to be more realistic. But despite the fact that this statement can…
  • 3 Keys to Staying Focused & Reaching Your Goals

    Kurt Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    It’s easy to drift. Life is hectic for all of us and if we’re not intentional about our direction in life we can easily wake up one day and wonder how we got where we are. A common complaint I hear from people, men in particular, is regret over not having done something in their life that they had always wanted or planned to do. It wasn’t their intention not to do it, but they also weren’t intentional enough to make sure it happened. Being able to stay focused on a goal or direction despite all of life’s curveballs is a necessity for success. It’s the…
  • How to be Seen as a Leader at Work and get Promoted Quick

    Martin Robert Hall
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    Some people watch it happen. Some people say what happened. And some people make it happen. The world and more importantly your workplace is crying out for people who make it happen. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that leadership is in a title. “I couldn’t do that, that is only for managers or senior people” people often think. I should know, I used to do that myself. Well in order to be seen as a leader or a potential leader, you must act like one. Not then, but now. There is actually a phenomenon called the bystander effect which looks at why people…
  • 3 Things I Learned from Playing Big in Life

    Victoria Cox
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    Chances are that most of us at one stage or another have found ourselves at a pivotal crossroad in our lives. Which way to turn? We have all been there. Over-thinking a decision into oblivion and flinging ourselves into a tailspin. The analytical mind whips us into a frenzy and we let our ego run wild off its leash. The human mind has a tendency to speed ahead with its I-Know-What’s-Best-For-Me-Thanks-Very-Much attitude. Yet when we think we know best, we dump the entire weight of the decision making process onto our shoulders. We get stuck on the How instead of the Why. I’m currently…
  • 5 Reasons a Female Friend is the Perfect Wingman

    Sebastian
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    What is your biggest fear when you are on a date with a woman? I know a lot of guys who would say that their biggest fear is to land in the zone that no man wants to land in. As you can already imagine I am talking about the friend zone. It never feels good when a woman tells you that “you are such a nice guy, but…” especially when you are really into her. It always hurts when a woman puts you in the friend zone. However, it is not as bad as you probably think. In this situation you have the choice between two different reactions. You can either hang your head in shame, or you can…
 
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  • Calculate the Energy Cost of Your Appliances With This Formula

    Kristin Wong
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    You can easily find the annual cost estimates of your appliances. But those numbers are based on averages, not your actual usage. Here’s how to calculate a better figure for how much your appliances are running you.Read more...
  • How to Get By in a Foreign Country When You Don't Speak the Language

    Eric Ravenscraft
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Unless you have a super brain, you’re probably not going to learn a whole new language every time you visit a different country. But with the right tools in your arsenal, you can get by. Here’s how to survive when you don’t understand the native tongue.Read more...
  • Gawker Indianapolis Star Fights Lunatic Anti-Gay Bill in Blunt Front-Page Stand | io9 Is A Kilobit 1

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    GawkerIndianapolis Star Fights Lunatic Anti-Gay Bill in Blunt Front-Page Stand io9Is A Kilobit 1,000 Or 1,024 Bits?: A Mathematical Debate Explained JalopnikWatch This Bad Porsche Driver Wipe Out Then Hilariously Wipe Out Again KotakuNew Dragon Ball Anime Hair Explained. Apparently. Read more...
  • Make Salad Dressing With the Last Bit of Mayonnaise in a Jar

    Kristin Wong
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    If you've got a jar of mayo that's nearly empty, but still good, don't be so quick to toss it. Add some olive oil and spices, give it a shake, and you've just created your own homemade salad dressing.Read more...
  • What Are the Best Free Things to Do in San Francisco?

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Even though it is a huge tourist destination, San Francisco has a ton of free, non-touristy events, activities, and hidden spots. What is the best free thing you've done in San Francisco?Read more...
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    Unclutterer

  • What to do with old unwanted cables

    David Caolo
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Technology improves at a rapid pace and the devices we love today are the outdated clunkers of tomorrow. Who’s got a VCR sitting around? I do. And although you may have a plan to replace, donate, or properly dispose of unwanted hardware, you still might have a pile of cables on hand. Fortunately, this often-overlooked pile of clutter is easy to handle. I recently read an article on MacObserver that’s full of suggestions for managing unwanted cables. Writing for MacObserver, Kelly Gulmont begins with practical advice: Start by making sure your friends and family all have what they…
  • Organizing household chemicals

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    The photograph to the right was taken in 2010 at a client’s home. We called this, “The Scary Cupboard,” and it was in a damp basement laundry room. The constant moisture in the air reacted with the containers. The moisture eventually penetrated and softened the Sani-Flush container and then it started reacting with the Sani-Flush itself. We weren’t really sure what had been in the white plastic container next to the Sani-Flush, but the plastic bottle had degraded so badly that the contents leaked all over the bottom of the cupboard and started dissolving the wood and the other…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    2012 New paper sorting and filing productsIntroduced at the 24th National Association of Profesional Organizers’ annual conference, are new paper sorting and filing products to help you keep your paper mess under control. 2010 Ask Unclutterer: Magazine clutterReader Nia: “I am especially guilty of magazine clutter. Why am I unable to throw away magazines? It’s seriously painful for me to get rid of them. The only plausible explanation I’ve come up with is that the magazine has done such a good job marketing themselves (all of them have, mind you) that it embodies a…
  • Evaluating your computer backup strategy

    Jeri Dansky
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    World Backup Day is March 31 — a good reminder to take a moment to think about how you’re doing your backups, and whether or not there’s something you’d like to adjust. Consider the following points: Are you backing up all your critical files? Some backup tools will back up everything on your computer. Others won’t backup your software programs (Microsoft Office, Evernote, TurboTax, etc.), assuming you can simply reinstall those. Some may depend on you to list exactly which files you want to back up. And you may use an entirely manual process rather than a…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Loose Leaf

    Erin Doland
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 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! My family eats a lot of kale. It’s the one vegetable I can set in front of both my kids that they will devour and ask for more. I don’t know why, but I’m not complaining, especially since they aren’t big on eating red meat and kale is packed with iron. Anyway, a few years ago, I learned a ridiculously simple trick for how to de-stem an entire head of kale in usually less than a minute using only your hands. The trick is so easy that…
 
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  • How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

    James Clear
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University. One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After thinking for a moment, Buffett pulled out a stack of papers and trade reports he had brought with him and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” [1]…
  • Life is short. Do stuff that matters. – Siqi Chen

    Jelly Wong
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Life is short. Do stuff that matters. – Siqi ChenThe post Life is short. Do stuff that matters. – Siqi Chen appeared first on Lifehack.
  • Stay patient and trust your journey.

    Jelly Wong
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Stay patient and trust your journey.The post Stay patient and trust your journey. appeared first on Lifehack.
  • Do more than just talk; act. Do more than just…

    Jelly Wong
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Do more than just talk; act. Do more than just promise; deliver. – Steve MaraboliThe post Do more than just talk; act. Do more than just… appeared first on Lifehack.
  • 15 Beliefs Happy Couples Hold

    Megan Olson
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    We’ve all known that one couple that seems to have it all: the couple that still looks at each other with a sparkle in their eyes, and who you can tell are truly happy together. My grandparents have been married for over 50 years. Every time my grandma leaves the room my grandpa comments to me about how lucky he is to have her. Their happiness is what I strive for in my relationship. Any long lasting happy couple has been through thick and thin together, and has outlasted the hard times. Having a happy and working relationship doesn’t come without effort. These 15 beliefs of…
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  • Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event

    Sophia Smith
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Humans and robots alike came out in droves to celebrate the robot-themed installment of the California Academy of Sciences’ weekly Nightlife event. In addition to the Academy’s regular aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest exhibits, attendees enjoyed the chance to interact with a variety of robots. Game of Drones had a large […] Read more on MAKE The post Bots Enjoy Night Out at Robot Nightlife Event appeared first on Make:.
  • 4 Taxidermy Drones: Yes, That’s a Thing

    Jeremy Cook
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    At some point someone got the idea to put a taxidermied animal on a remote control (RC) body. Here’s a few examples of this type of animal-machine hybrid. I’m not sure I would want my pet immortalized like this, but to each his own I suppose… Beloved Cat Turned into a […] The post 4 Taxidermy Drones: Yes, That’s a Thing appeared first on Make:.
  • littleBits Releases MIDI and USB I/O Modules, Connects Analog and Digital Instruments

    Sophia Smith
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    LittleBits, purveyors of the simple-to-use electronic components with magnetic connectors, is releasing some brand new bits to expand its music capabilities: a MIDI module, a USB I/O module, and a CV module. Musical makers now have the ability to connect their littleBits Synth Kit to any musical equipment they want! In […] Read more on MAKE The post littleBits Releases MIDI and USB I/O Modules, Connects Analog and Digital Instruments appeared first on Make:.
  • How to Make a Safe Watering Hole for Bees

    Gareth Branwyn
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s spring and that means it’s time for nature’s critical pollinators to get busy. As you undoubtedly know, bee populations are in trouble and can use any kind of help they can get. Bees work hard this time of year and need available sources of water to rehydrate. They get […] Read more on MAKE The post How to Make a Safe Watering Hole for Bees appeared first on Make:.
  • A Breath of Fresh Air: DIY Gel Air Fresheners

    Haley Pierson-Cox
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Turns out, vodka and gelatin are good for more than just jello shots. With a little help from your favorite essential oils, you can transform those common party staples into your own custom-scented DIY gel air fresheners! Whether you’ve got curious kids in the house or a hot date coming […] Read more on MAKE The post A Breath of Fresh Air: DIY Gel Air Fresheners appeared first on Make:.
 
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  • Podcast #107: The Champion’s Blueprint with Dr. Jeff Spencer

    Brett
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Dr. Jeff Spencer has consulted and provided guidance for top-performers in sports and business. As a former Olympian himself, he’s spent a career studying the science of success and helping others implement those principles in their lives with his Champion’s Blueprint training. Today on the podcast, Jeff and I discuss the science of success. Show Highlights How Jeff ended up coaching Olympic athletes and business CEOs How success is a skill that anyone can learn Why some people are afraid of success Why you should be vision focused and not goal focused The seven steps of the…
  • How to Dress for a Job Interview [VIDEO]

    Brett
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Got a job interview coming up and aren’t sure how to dress? In this video, I talk about how to dress for interviews for different kinds of jobs–from big city attorney to entry-level customer service. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Filmed and edited by Jordan Crowder  
  • The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: March 27, 2015

    Brett
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Last week’s winner…has not gotten back to me yet. Check your email if you enter, people! My Picks This Week The Rambler Jacket from Iron & Resin is about as rugged as it gets while still looking dang good. It’s made with a heavy duty waxed canvas, nickel buttons, and a corduroy-lined collar; “this jacket wears like armor and is built to last for life.” The Spirit of St. Louis watch was inspired by the Lindbergh-piloted aircraft of the same name, and is my go-to timepiece for nicer get-ups. The Gratius Ring is the perfect memento mori piece, a wearable…
  • How to Contact a Busy Person

    John Corcoran
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    Let’s get straight to the point, shall we? Busy people can be incredibly difficult to connect with. You know the drill. You send an email, then you wait. And wait. And wait some more. You get no reply, so you try again. More of the same. Eventually, you give up. If this sounds familiar, well, you’re not alone. Most men have struggled, at some point in their career, to try to connect with someone who is incredibly busy. Whether it’s a potential employer, a possible mentor, a dream client, or even just to connect with a girl so you can ask her out on a date, contacting a busy person can…
  • You Are Not a Zoo Animal: How to Escape Human Captivity and Reclaim Your Primal Health

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jonathan Mead. The average man’s life in modern times is not that different from a wild animal in a zoo. Sure, comparing modern living to captivity might seem dramatic, but it’s not far-fetched when you consider the average American is sedentary for 21 hours a day. Sitting is the new smoking is in the headlines everywhere these days. And death by sitting doesn’t seem so incredulous when you hear stories like this: “I work 11 hours a day, seven days a week selling insurance. I don’t really care about it, I don’t think…
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  • The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice Any New Leader Will Ever Get

    Starbucker
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Jack Kent Cooke, my boss back in 1987, when I had my first leadership job “Terry, my boy….” When I heard those words from Jack Kent Cooke back in 1987, I knew he was about to teach me something. I had a lot to learn, since he had plucked me from the accounting ranks to be the COO of a cable company at the ripe young age of 27. What was amazing at the time was how little I really knew about leadership. Sure, I was young and fearless enough to figure I could make it up as I went along, but all I had to work with was a short stint as student body president in college, and some…
  • Fighting The Good Startup Fight (Without a Unicorn In Sight)

    Starbucker
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Kjell van Zoen and his wife, Kim (image by Faith Cathcart) Kjell van Zoen isn’t looking for unicorns. The founder and CEO of Portland company Plywerk, Kjell has been fighting the good startup fight for nearly 8 years, handcrafting beautiful wood photo displays with his crew in a warehouse on the east side of the city. It is a classic startup story. When Kjell’s wife Kim, a photographer, needed to mount a photo, she simply took some wood glue to the photo and pasted it on a piece of wood.  Kjell saw this, had the light bulb go off, and saw an business opportunity. A product was…
  • Use It Or Lose It: Leveraging Pride In The Workplace

    Starbucker
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    One of the keys to being a good leader is the ability to leverage a basic human trait that exists in every workplace. That is, unless you destroy it by how you lead. Among those who serve the customers, or make the widgets, or support those who do either of these things, is a strong desire to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. It’s called pride. Humans have a propensity to take satisfaction from doing something well. Leaders don’t have to “create” pride. They have to understand it’s already there, and should do their best to sustain and nurture it. And so, when…
  • Leadership And The Incredible Power Of Love

    Starbucker
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Love isn’t a new concept when it comes to great leadership- after all, in one of the oldest leadership books out there, The Art of War (it goes back to the 6th Century BC),  Sun Tzu said  “He treats them as his own beloved sons and they will stand by him until death”. However, it is not a concept well suited to the typically rough and tumble world of business. It’s a point of view that dares not speak its name in the halls and in the boardrooms. It seems too “soft” – too “wishy-washy“. As if speaking about loving our teammates and customers would be the ultimate…
  • How Just A Little Zen Can Make a Huge Difference In Your Leadership

    Starbucker
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    There are days when I can get in serious “auto-pilot” mode – the state of being where things are happening so fast and furiously that all I do is react, instead of think. It’s during those times that my leadership suffers. Because I’m “not all there“. I become a mile wide and an inch deep. My teammates don’t get the benefit of any fully developed and reasoned thought and analysis. They don’t get ME. Fortunately, this has happened to me less frequently over the years, because I discovered that putting a “just a little Zen” into my leadership is the perfect…
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    Live Your Legend

  • Success 101: The 1-Step Hack to Never Fail Again

    Scott
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” - Chris Bradford World Tour Image Caption: Say hi to Santiago, whom we met a couple of weeks ago. His family has been farming coffee in rural Colombia for 70 years. This was taken just after he walked us through their farm and whole operation on the outskirts of Qimbaya, a tiny town nestled deep in the Colombian coffee fields. He’s the third generation to carry the torch, and his recently-opened Café de Altura completes the full bean-to-cup circle. He poured our third cup a few minutes after this pic, served alongside…
  • The One Risk Far Worse Than Failure: Wisdom from Steve Jobs, Richard Branson & Warren Buffett

    Scott
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    Massively Misunderstanding Risk… We just got to the tiny beach town of Barra de Navidad, Mexico, and today I wanted to share a few quick but important thoughts about risk. Most the world seems to get risk totally wrong, which makes it nearly impossible to pursue just about any meaningful goal or dream, especially doing work you love. So below is a short video I filmed on the one risk that I believe is much worse than failure. In fact, it’s something I’ve learned from years of studying (and attempting to model) some people who have built their lives upon properly…
  • Mendoza Vine Adventures Part 1: Secret Tables, Getting Lost in a Chef’s Garden & Sippin from a Wine Maker’s Dusty Bottles

    Scott
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Memorable Moment(s): Breakfast and lunch deep in the vines, and our chef wandering us through his garden as we gathered the night’s meal, before cooking enough empanadas for a week (see video below). Days on Road: 72 Wines Tasted: 157 More odd-ball trip stats here. WHERE WE ARE… NOW: Santa Barbara, California • LAST: Barra de Navidad, Mexico• NEXT: Carmel, California (for weddings) Becoming one with the vines… After 70 days on the road, we just got back to California for a few days of recharging while we attend a birthday and a wedding, then we’re off to…
  • The Art of Getting Lost…Road Trips, Police, Dog Attacks & Very Long Salty Dirt Roads to the Pueblos of Salta (road trippin’ video)

    Chelsea Dinsmore
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Memorable Moment(s): The look on Chelsea’s face when she got into the driver’s seat of our tiny rental car in downtown Salta and realized it was a stick shift – and she’d be navigating 10+ hours of dirt roads over the next week. Scott would have been driving if his ID weren’t floating around in a boat between Uruguay and Buenos Aires – indefinitely. Hope’s been given up on that one. Oh, and Scott getting nearly eaten by a pack of 7 dogs on a rural dirt road in Cachí – he sprinted until they lost interest. He now runs with a stick in one hand…
  • Finding Generosity, Community and MATÉ in Salta, Argentina (& our first serious dinner party video)

    Scott
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Memorable Moment(s): Unexpected mountain-top spin classes and Argentinian dinner parties that last from 4pm to 3am. Oh, and when Chelsea walked into a nice hotel in the center of downtown Salta and, in Spanish, politely asked “is there a lake around here where we can have breakfast?” Who hasn’t gotten “lago” (lake) and “lugar” (place) mixed up in Spanish every now and again though? Other than that, her Spanish has gotten incredibly good in a few weeks. Days on Road: 54 Empanadas Eaten: 121 Wines Tasted: 155 Check out all our stats on our…
 
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  • Make a knife for your great grandkids...

    31 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    I've always loved tools, specifically knives. I have a few old tools from my dad and even a few from his dad. The kind of old stuff that is still around and is just as good now as it was day one. Really cool history there. Not mention it's still a usable tool.These tools were made back when people t...By: Mak5Continue Reading »
  • Store your shoes using tennis balls!

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    When shoe's aren't on our feet they need somewhere to go, and shoe mountain is a cruel fate! Storing shoes is awkward, they don't stack well and they collect dust like it's going out of fashion! This solution is on the creative side of storage solutions but it works a treat. You cannot be serious!It...By: projectsugruContinue Reading »
  • Solar Water Pump

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:52 am
    This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pumping System. The Solar Water Pump System can be used for residential water requirements and also for commercial uses. This system can also be used for irrigation of Agricultural Land. The Solar Panel Array can also be used wi...By: JonathanrjpereiraContinue Reading »
  • How to use graphical programming software to program Arduino and robots?

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Hi everyone, last time I saw a funny robot to teach kids robotics(you can get more information on their Kickstarter page). But I am more interested in the graphical programming language mBlock. It is said to be a free graphical programming environment (based on Scratch 2.0) with new features of allo...By: martinHeContinue Reading »
  • fill a coworkers office with packing peanuts

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 am
    Do you have a coworker that deserves to have their entire office filled with Styrofoam packing peanuts? Or, maybe there is a coworker that has pranked you in the past and you need to GO BIG in your retaliation? Well, you have come to the right place my friend! Read on.....What you will need:1) S...By: radicalrickContinue Reading »
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  • The Art of Pinging

    Mark Shead
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In this article we are going to talk about networking. Specifically, we want to look at how to “ping” people. I believe the term “ping” comes from the excellent book Never Eat Alone. A ping is defined as a small action that keeps the relationship with someone in your network alive. First let’s talk about the benefits of pinging your network of contacts, then we’ll look at how to actually do it. Benefits of Pinging Our brains organize information in a very efficient way. Imagine that our memories are a bunch of envelopes in a pile. The size of the envelope…
  • Tips for Video Conferencing

    Mark Shead
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    As video conferencing becomes more and more common, I thought it might be useful to talk about how to best configure your computer for doing video chats. Audio Is King The most important part of a video conference is not the video…it is the audio. This may seem unintuitive, but there have been some experiments done where people were asked to rate the quality of short videos. The videos that had good audio were consistently rated better than the ones with poor audio–regardless of the quality of the visuals. We are programmed to skip over blips and problems with video, but audio…
  • Productive Apps for Managing Money

    Mark Shead
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    5 to 10 years ago, managing your finances meant buying Quicken or Microsoft Money and dedicating a great deal of time to entering in all of your expenses. If you ran a small business, you probably looked at purchasing Quickbooks to track everything. While those are all great products, there are a number of free options that do a great job of integrating with your banks to reduce the amount of time you have to spend manually entering things. I know I’d much rather spend my time looking at my finances instead of putting all my effort into just entering in data. These four web…
  • Productive Smart Phone

    Mark Shead
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chances are you have a smart phone, but does it actually make you more productive? In other words, do you have more free time and less stress because you have a smart phone than you’d have with a standard “dumb” phone? If not, you should probably rethink how you use it. Just because you can use a smart phone for something doesn’t mean it is productive. In fact, smart phones will give you the capability of doing things that are extremely unproductive. If you aren’t careful, you can end up worse off. So what are smart phones good for? Handheld mobile devices are…
  • Gifts for Highly Productive People

    Mark Shead
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you having a difficult time coming up with a gift for that highly productive person on your list? Here are some suggestions: Extra Power Adapters Taking your power adapter out of the bag, crawling around under the desk to plug it in, then reversing the process at the end of the day just isn’t fun or efficient. You can eliminate those problems from someone’s life by getting them an extra laptop power adapter so they can leave one at their desk and one at home or in their computer bag. Related gift ideas include an extra wall adapter or car adapter for cell phones, an extra iPad…
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  • Me Through You

    Howard Glasser
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    Everyone gets to listen in and hear what Spirit uniquely conveys to them. The wisdom that I would pass along if I were down to my last 500 words would be about what I heard when I asked about an expression that kept floating into my consciousness. I simply inquired: What do you mean by ‘me through you’? If I were the voice of the universe, I would communicate me through you. I would give you ways and words that would support you in making your life an inspiring expression of my nature. Your explorations would show me all of life’s possibilities. Your greatness would be celebrated and,…
  • An Open Heart Heals

    Mary O'Malley
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    The willingness to meet whatever is showing up in our lives takes courage.  Did you know that the root for the word courage means “of the heart”?   It takes an open heart and deep compassion to see all of the conditioned stories in our heads that keep us separate from life.  It takes courage to see them, love them and, under that gaze of compassion, allow them to evaporate like the summer fog when it is touched by the morning sun. I have been experiencing a lot of pain in my back and leg for quite some time now.  I had spine surgery several months ago but it did not fully heal the…
  • When Control is Out of Control

    Melissa Heisler
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Margie was the best hostess. She greeted everyone at the door. She passed appetizers and offered drinks. Margie ensured that everyone had a good time and that absolutely everything was perfect. The problem was – this was not Margie’s party. She was a guest at the party like everyone else and yet she acted as if she owned the place. Margie is a control freak. She needs to be in charge. She needs to be in control. I used to be like Margie. When I was in the height of my Type-A days, I was a major control freak. I felt responsible for the feelings and actions of all those around me. I…
  • In This Moment You Are A Perfect You

    Ariel and Shya Kane
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Where did you learn what a perfect body looks like? Where did you learn what is beautiful? Where did you learn what is ugly? How old were you when you came to these conclusions? We were walking down the street in Paris several years ago to find ourselves taken by a body image considered to be “beautiful.” We were looking at the street lamps in front of the Paris Opera House. Built in the mid-1800’s, those lamps are supported by statues of naked women. These castings done in the Neo-Baroque style are curvy with rounded bellies and by today’s standards they all need to…
  • Struggling? 10 Steps for Overcoming Tough Times

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    As a member of the human race, we have more in common with one another than we have differences. Just like death and taxes, we all experience tough times, and therefore, we can learn from each other’s mistakes to make our walk on the road just a little bit easier. From the more than 1000 Luminaries that we’ve featured on InspireMeToday.com, here’s the collective wisdom on how to get through tough times, that just might help you get through a difficult experience. Look at the worst thing that can happen. Feel it. Mourn it. Cry through it. Then picture the worst that can happen and…
 
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  • Why Some Like It Hot

    Mark Sisson
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’ve explored the health benefits of cold (water) exposure. What about heat? I decided to explore the health benefits of acute heat exposure in the form of saunas, baths, and steam rooms for one main reason: the sauna is a near-universal human tradition, and I’m always curious about those. Indigenous peoples of North America had the sweat lodge, those of Central America the temazcal. The Romans had the thermae, which they picked up and refined from the Greeks. Other famous traditions include Finnish saunas, Russian banyas, Turkish hammams, Japanese sentó (or the natural…
  • Dear Mark: A New Whole Grain Study, Advice for a Teen, Broken Leg Sprints, and The 3 Mules

    Mark Sisson
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got four questions and four answers. First up, there’s a new whole grain study, and some people are claiming it demonstrates that low-carb diets will lead to early mortality. Does it do anything of the sort, or is this yet another flawed observational paper? Next, a teen on top of his diet game who hopes he’s doing it right writes in with a list of questions. I answer them. Next, what can a person recovering from a broken leg do in the way of sprinting? Or should she just focus on recovery? Finally, a wild and free man is roaming…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 341

    Mark Sisson
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Research of the Week Older really can mean wiser, depending on which cognitive ability you’re studying. Bad sleep kills sexual desire in women. Extra sleep makes sex more likely and increases genital arousal. Too much homework is an independent predictor of obesity in children. Vitamin D seems to keep low-grade prostate cancer from getting too aggressive. A brisk walk can curb snack cravings and reduce stress-eating. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 60: Brad Pilon: Host Brock Armstrong hangs out with one of the foremost experts on intermittent fasting. In this podcast,…
  • Anchovy Butter

    Worker Bee
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just when you thought butter couldn’t get any better, there’s anchovy butter. It’s an umami-rich secret ingredient that transforms simply cooked meat and veggies into an amazing meal. Don’t worry, anchovy butter won’t make your food taste fishy. Rather, it gives everything it touches a subtle, savory flavor boost. Meat tastes meatier. Veggies taste bolder. A batch of anchovy butter can be kept in the fridge (or freezer) and sliced as needed. Melt it over steak and roasted and raw vegetables. Use it to sauté just about anything. When you have anchovy butter in the fridge, elevating…
  • Primal Eating Gave Me My Life Back

    Guest
    27 Mar 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! Primal eating gave me my life back. Allowed me to stay in shape, enjoy eating, and not suffer. Living the Primal life is now my passion, it’s become that topic I always bring up to friends and strangers that causes my wife to roll her eyes and…
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  • The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play

    zenhabits
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    By Leo Babauta The Great White Whale when it comes to forming new habits, for most people, is exercise. Along with eating your vegetables, meditation, getting good sleep and quitting smoking, exercise is probably the most important habit change anyone can make. And yet, most people struggle with creating a lasting exercise habit. The solution is to replace the “exercise” habit with play. Remember what it was like to go outside as a child? I do, because I watch my kids every day. They run around, pretending they’re warriors and wizards, ride their bikes like they’re…
  • Leave Yourself Wanting More

    zenhabits
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    By Leo Babauta I think most of us have a tendency to do as much as we possibly can. But doing less might be better. When we go to a great restaurant, we want to try all the dishes, eat as much of the delicious food as we can. And we leave overstuffed, sometimes painfully so, and our waistlines expand. When I go for a run, often I’ll want to run as far or as hard as I can … and then I’m exhausted, and less likely to want to run tomorrow. When we go on a trip to a new country, we want to see everything, do as much as possible, and that leaves us exhausted. When we work or read…
  • Fail Faster at Habits

    zenhabits
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta There are two extremely common obstacles that get in the way of people succeeding at habit change: Messing up on the habit and then quitting. Not starting because the habit change seems to hard or daunting. Have you faced these problems? The answer is almost certainly yes, because pretty much all of us have. The answer to both of these problems is really the same: do the habit. Keep doing it. Keep trying until you figure it out. The problem is that people feel discouraged by failure, or feel overwhelmed or intimidated. The solution is to embrace the “Fail Faster”…
  • The Anti-Bucket List

    zenhabits
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta Have you ever made a bucket list? For me, they’re incredibly seductive — I love reading other people’s bucket lists, and making my own. But here’s what happens when you make a bucket list: You put this huge burden on yourself to get the list accomplished. As if we don’t already have enough on our to-do lists already! If you don’t do well at pursuing the things on the list, you feel guilty or underaccomplished. If you do well at pursuing the list, you are probably pursuing less-than-meaningful activities. They’re usually just there because…
  • Getting Started with the Discipline Habit

    zenhabits
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    By Leo Babauta What do you do if your life is a mess, you have no discipline or routines, can’t stick to anything, procrastinate, and feel out of control? How do you get started with the discipline habit when you have so much to change? You start by washing your dishes. It’s just one small step: when you eat your cereal, wash your bowl and spoon. When you finish drinking coffee or tea, wash your cup. Don’t leave dishes in the sink or counter or table. Mindfully wash your dish, right away. Form this habit one dish at a time, one day at a time. Once you do this for a few…
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  • 10 Questions that Will Change the Way You Think About Your Problems

    Angel Chernoff
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:24 pm
    It’s not about having all the answers – it’s about asking the right questions. The saying “She who teaches others, teaches herself” is very true, not only because constant repetition helps impress facts indelibly on the mind, but also because the process of teaching itself gives greater insight into the subject taught.  Selfishly, this is sometimes the reason Marc and I take on new coaching clients and write new personal development articles, even when our schedules are full.  The strategies we teach help us grow too. One of the strategies we teach over and over again is…
  • 10 Things You Do NOT Need to Be Happier in Life

    Marc Chernoff
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to the desires that drain you. They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.  I don’t think anything could be closer to the truth, and yet all too often we find ways of complicating things for ourselves.  We look for happiness where it does not exist – in shallow goals and desires – in possessions, quick thrills, and impressing the wrong people. Angel and I were recently reminded of this when we met a family of six staying at a hotel in Miami where…
  • 5 Reminders for Finding Strength and Peace in Times of Grief

    Marc Chernoff
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    “There’s a saying in Tibetan philosophy, “Tragedy should be used as a source of strength.”  My grandmother always repeated this line to me when I was growing up.  Every time I dealt with some kind of adversity, she would graciously remind me that my current struggles were helping me grow stronger. Sometimes, though, in the midst of chaotic stress and hardship, it’s almost impossible to maintain such a positive perspective.  That’s where the five reminders below come into play.  I review them from time to time to remind myself that my struggles are giving me an opportunity to…
  • 8 Things Emotionally Stable People Don’t Do

    Marc Chernoff
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions.  I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” ―Oscar Wilde Last night I received an email (creatively) titled “Emotionally Stable People Don’t Do This” from a reader named Karl.  In it he describes a rather chaotic emotional roller coaster that he’s been on for the past few years, personally and professionally.  And then he wrapped up his email with this: “Truly, I love your book and blog.  Both have helped me get through some seriously tough times.  But even though I’ve made progress, I often struggle…
  • 7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

    Marc Chernoff
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity. This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything.  It’s a combination of exhaustion from a few days of hard work, and a lack of sleep with a baby in the house. I couldn’t motivate myself to do anything important, which is a rare occurrence for me.  I just felt completely discouraged and defeated.  I started overthinking things and doubting myself, and wondering whether anything I do is worthwhile. I sat there in this funk for nearly an hour and wondered how to get out of it.  Should I just forget about today?  Should I just…
 
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    Gigaom

  • About Gigaom

    Gigaom Management
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    A brief note on our company Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We […] About Gigaom originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW

    Stacey Higginbotham
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Unfortunate timing means I’ll miss a huge chunk of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival happening in my hometown of Austin, Texas this year. I’m both saddened a bit relieved since it is my 14th year attending the festival, and it will be a nice […] Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Apple’s take on the smartwatch: Elegant evolution

    Kevin C. Tofel
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    After attending the “Spring Forward” event to get all of the remaining Apple Watch details and then getting some hands-on time with the device, I walked away with mixed emotions. On the one hand, debuted a polished product that was very responsive in my use. On […] Apple’s take on the smartwatch: Elegant evolution originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Apple Pay on the wrist: How Apple’s watch gets around the ID problem

    Kevin Fitchard
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Apple only gave a fleeting demo of how contactless payments would work on its new Apple Watch at its Spring Forward event on Monday, but it was an impressive one. You select a card from Passbook in the watch interface and then tap the wearable device […] Apple Pay on the wrist: How Apple’s watch gets around the ID problem originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • All you need to know about HBO’s new HBO Now streaming service

    Janko Roettgers
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    HBO Now is almost here: HBO officially announced plans to launch its online-only streaming service dubbed HBO Now during Apple’s spring event Monday, and promptly managed to confuse everyone with an exclusive that isn’t quite exclusive and a price that’s not set in stone. Time to […] All you need to know about HBO’s new HBO Now streaming service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    Mind Hacks

  • How is the brain relevant in mental disorder?

    vaughanbell
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    The Psychologist has a fascinating article on how neuroscience fits in to our understanding of mental illness and what practical benefit brain science has – in lieu of the fact that it currently doesn’t really help us a great deal in the clinic. It is full of useful ways of thinking about how neuroscience fits into our view of mental distress. The following is a really crucial section, that talks about the difference between proximal (closer) and distal (more distant) causes. In essence, rather than talking about causes we’re probably better off talking about causal pathways –…
  • Mind Hacks excerpts x 2

    tomstafford
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    This month, Business Insider have republished a couple of chapters from Mind Hacks the book (in case you missed it, back before the blog, Mind Hacks was a book, 101 do-it-at-home psychology experiences). The excerpts are: 1. Why one of these puzzles is easy and the other is hard – which is about the Wason Selection Task, a famous example of how our ability to reason logically can be confounded (and unconfounded if you find the right format to present a problem in). 2. Why this sentence is hard to understand – which shows you how to improve your writing with a bit of elementary…
  • Trauma is more complex than we think

    vaughanbell
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    I’ve got an article in The Observer about how the official definition of trauma keeps changing and how the concept is discussed as if it were entirely intuitive and clear-cut, when it’s actually much more complex. I’ve become fascinated by how the concept of ‘trauma’ is used in public debate about mental health and the tension that arises between the clinical and rhetorical meanings of trauma. One unresolved issue, which tests mental health professionals to this day, is whether ‘traumatic’ should be defined in terms of events or reactions. Some of the…
  • Spike activity 06-03-2015

    vaughanbell
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The strange world of felt presences. Great piece in The Guardian. Nature reports that the Human Brain Project has voted for a change of leadership. But read carefully, it’s not clear how much will change in practice. Surely the worst ‘neuroscience of’ article ever written? “The Neuroscience of ISIS” from The Daily Beast. Ruthlessly, it’s the first in a series. Project Syndicate on why social science needs to be on the front-line of the fight against drug-resistant diseases. Psychiatry is More Complex…
  • Radical embodied cognition: an interview with Andrew Wilson

    tomstafford
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    The computational approach is the orthodoxy in psychological science. We try and understand the mind using the metaphors of information processing and the storage and retrieval of representations. These ideas are so common that it is easy to forget that there is any alternative. Andrew Wilson is on a mission to remind us that there is an alternative – a radical, non-representational, non-information processing take on what cognition is. I sent him a few questions by email. After he answered these, and some follow up questions, we’ve both edited and agreed on the result, which you can…
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    AlexShalman.com

  • Networking with Passion

    Alex Shalman
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Your passion should be a compelling and overwhelming desire that drives you to share, open up, and be the kind of person that lives it. When you find this passion, you will feel ready to literally give your life for it. If you spend your whole life pursuing it, doing it, and being it, you are giving this passion the time that comprises your life. It’s been years since I’ve written on the site, although the archive of articles from the blog have been serving tens of thousands of monthly readers. It makes me happy knowing that the hundreds of hours of energy I put into content…
  • Event: Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman Speaks to 100+ Students

    Alex Shalman
    14 Aug 2011 | 10:01 am
    Last week I had the privilege of hosting an event in NYU Dental School. Over 100 students attended. As an executive member of the school’s Aesthetics club, I wanted to bring the students together to learn about a top aesthetic case out in private practice. The speaker was also a very successful businessman, and we partnered with the Business club to cross promote the event. Dental Event Planning Organizing this event was a lot of fun, and much less stressful than I imagined it to be. My main concern was attendance, as this was my first time putting on an event this size. I was hoping…
  • Personal Development Group

    Alex Shalman
    8 Aug 2011 | 12:45 pm
    I love sharing and connecting with like-minded people. Years ago when I discovered the power of personal development, and journaling, I decided to write much of what I learned in this blog, share with the world, and make friends in the process. Throughout this time, this blog has given me the opportunity to meet thousands of wonderful people. Sharing and connecting with others has become one of my favorite hobbies, and I intend to keep doing this indefinitely. I would like to share with you some great opportunities for you to meet like-minded people as well. Facebook: Personal Development…
  • Losing 16.4 lbs in 42 Days

    Alex Shalman
    6 Jul 2011 | 5:41 am
    Eating by way of the Primal lifestyle is really second nature at this point. Meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, nuts, butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, occassional small amounts of dairy, and my weekly piece of 85% dark chocolate – that’s the name of the game, and from it I’ve made a lot of tasty things. So as you can see in the graph, my weight loss slowed down over the past 21 days, as expected. Looking at the full 42 days though, the results are very significant, and one day when I post before and after picture from when I was 197, you’ll see the big image…
  • 21 Day Challenge: Transition From Sugar Burner to Fat Burner Metabolism

    Alex Shalman
    15 Jun 2011 | 6:19 am
    No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means. ~Maimonides During the past semester of dental school (or more accurately, the past 2 years of it), I spent a lot of time eating shit. Many 16-hour study days, fueled by barrels of coffee filled with sugar, and layers upon layers of fast food. Amongst those long days were a few streaks of eating well, but never sustainably. I got the results that I wanted in school, but I got fat – a side effect I was willing to deal with in the semi-short term. When summer started, I started using my free time to cook a bit…
 
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    Scott H Young

  • Why is it So Hard to Create Permanent Habits?

    Scott Young
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Motivation works well in the short-term. If you set a new goal, you can probably summon up the motivation to pursue it earnestly for a week or two. If the goal is tremendously important, that motivation may even carry you uninterrupted for a month. But motivation wanes. If your goal takes more than a month or two, you’re going to need more than just motivation. You’re going to need habits. Habit-building methods are great because they translate that short-term motivation into something more durable. If you invest in consistent routines, with triggers, rewards and punishments, you can…
  • Which Skills Should You Master?

    Scott Young
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    There’s enough time in life to become mediocre at a lot of things. But there isn’t enough time to get really good at more than a couple. Most people don’t even get really good at one. How do you figure out which skills are worth mastering? It’s a difficult question, and one I’ve often struggled with. But I’ve found a handy rule of thumb which can help make the decision clearer: which skill, if you were truly exceptional only at that one, would still be enough to have an interesting and successful career? Say you wanted to be a writer. There’s plenty of skills that could help you…
  • Be Bold, Presumptuous and Stop Caring About What Others Think

    Scott Young
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    A reader recently referred me to this project to break into the top 250 table tennis players in the UK in one year. What happened? He failed. In his own words: “The challenge ended a week ago and I am still nowhere near the top 250. I wasn’t even good enough to get an official ranking. Worse it was the most public failure ever – I told everyone I met what I was doing and posted it all over the internet. And now everyone has seen me fail!” As someone who does ambitious, and some would say, arrogant, projects, I sympathize. Any learning goal suffers under the problem that you also lack…
  • Watch us Speak all Four Languages in Three Minutes

    Scott Young
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    As a wrap-up to our Year Without English project, Vat and I had a quick conversation in all four languages we learned during the trip (Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Korean). You can now watch all our videos on our YouTube channel, including all four mini-documentaries and the longer interviews we held in each language. Edit: Apparently the embed for this video is sometimes cutting off the subtitles. I’ve found reloading the resolution fixes the problem, but if you can’t get the subtitles to work, they work on YouTube. Learn Faster, Achieve MoreGet the ideas I don't…
  • Are There Books You Should Reread Every Year?

    Scott Young
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    I have friends who have books they read every year. Rereading the same book repeatedly seems to offer them new insights on each passing. Stephen Marche claims to have read Hamlet over 100 times. According to him, this extreme rereading, “provides the physical activity of reading without the mental acuity usually required.” This allows him to appreciate the text in a completely different way. I’m fascinated by rereading, although I’m afraid I’ve done very little of it. I’ve read hundreds of books which sit on my bookshelf, barely remembered. From an information standpoint,…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • The Power Of Forgiveness

    Tim Brownson
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
     It took me about 5 seconds to approve this excellent guest post from Sonia Voldseth. It’s a valuable lesson and a great follow on to my last post, ‘A Beginners Guide To Meditation’. —– You know that old saying often wrongly attributed to The Buddha, “Not forgiving someone is like drinking poison and expecting them to die?” It’s so true.  Most people know they need to forgive in order to move forward.  But we’ve received so many mixed messages about what forgiveness is and what it isn’t that sometimes drinking the poison seems like…
  • A Beginners Guide To Meditation

    Tim Brownson
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Let me make one thing very clear just in case you don’t know me very well —  I’m not a woo-woo kind of guy. I don’t wear sandals in the winter. I don’t dream of unicorns. And I think the Law of Attraction is about as close to being a law as I am close to being invited to play the next James Bond. Also, I definitely do not subscribe to the belief that because I’m a Life Coach I should be happy all the time. Life doesn’t work like that. Or at least mine doesn’t which is why I wrote the post, ‘Even Life Coaches Get Stressed’ The reason I tell you this is because prior to…
  • A Cunning Trick To Help Beat Procrastination

    Tim Brownson
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    If I had $100 for every person I’ve heard say they work better the nearer they got to a deadline, I would probably have bought Bermuda by now. Ok, maybe not Bermuda as I’m not  sure it’s up for sale, but certainly a nice small island in the Caribbean. The reality of the situation is (up to a point) almost everybody works better the closer they get to a deadline, it’s how our brains are wired up. The Flow State I feel sure you are familiar with the flow state made famous by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, right? Very briefly it is when you are performing at your optimal level. Often,…
  • 3 Simple Questions That Will Transform Your Life

    Tim Brownson
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    The following is a guest post from Damien Dante Have you ever wondered what differentiates extraordinary people from all the rest? We all know it’s not God given talent, sheer luck, or natural capacity. So what separates those who lead remarkable lives from most of those who merely struggle through another day? Is there a formula for how any of us can go from existing to liv-ing? Three years ago I was on the verge of ending my life. I was sitting with a glass of whiskey, a sharp knife by my arm. Crying and thinking: “Fuck, what the hell went wrong?” I had everything. I had a life most…
  • Even Life Coaches Get Stressed

    Tim Brownson
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    It all started about mid-December of last year when my anxiety levels started to creep up on me again. This is nothing new, I have had an on-off relationship with GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) since as long as I can remember. And I’m being serious, I have no recollection whatsoever of a time in my life when anxiety wasn’t a mosquitoes dick away from making an unwanted appearance. For the decade or so before I started coaching I relied on self medication and distraction tactics, such as working all the hours I could in the week and partying hard at the weekends. But those tactics were…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 5 Ways You Create Your Overwhelm (That’s Right, It’s Your Fault)

    Cate Scolnik
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    So how are you? No, let me guess. You’re crazy-busy. Overwhelmed by your ‘to-do’ list, overburdened by demands, and overtired from racing around trying to get everything done. You keep thinking you just have to work smarter, and maybe put in a bit more effort, and you’ll get over the ‘hump’. Then things will get back to normal. But you’ve been trying to get over the hump for months. You like being busy, but this is ridiculous. The sheer volume of information and demands is, well, overwhelming. You’re too busy and overwhelmed to work out how to get yourself out of this mess.
  • Could Cancer’s Favorite Building-Block Be Right Under Your Nose (And On Your Dinner Plate)?

    Ty Bollinger
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    We all love our sweets from dark chocolate to buttercream frosting.  The lure of sugar is undeniable. In 1907, the average consumption of sugar per person was about 90 pounds per year.1  In 2009, more than 50 percent of Americans eat ½ pound of sugar per day, that’s a whopping 180 pounds of sugar per year! Worldwide annual consumption of sugar is about 120 million tons, and rising by 2 million tons per year.  Even as sugar consumption grows around the globe, so does the public awareness that we’re getting fatter and sicker with every passing decade.          …
  • 7 Things You Need to Know About Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Alden Tan
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Everybody knows how to say it. "You've get out of your comfort zone. That's where the magic happens." But it's always so easy to say it. It's the doing that is actually hard. Starting to get out of your comfort zone is easy. It's what happens after that when it gets scary. That's when you even question yourself if it was a good idea in the first place. The comfort zone and outside of it is tricky. This what you need to know. 1) You've to raise your standards Are you still doing the same old things? Are you practicing your craft within bearable range? Are you aiming for a goal you know you can…
  • 3 Steps To Declaring Your Financial Independence

    D.j. Barrett
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Remember those times when you had to depend on your parents to provide you money for school? What about that time when you had no money to buy food and you were starving, but didn’t want to borrow money from your friend? It wasn’t a nice feeling was it? Nobody likes to bother or beg other people for money. We all want an abundance of wealth to live our lives the way we want to live them. And that’s only possible by becoming financially independent. Having people care for you is great, but being able to care for yourself is even greater! This is exactly why I believe our main priority in…
  • How to Stay Productive in an Open Office Space

    Monique Craig
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Open offices have once been considered signposts of innovation meant to promote collaboration and give a sense of community. Today, however, it turns out that working in an open space office has as many challenges, as it has benefits. The greatest difficulty many open office workers have is to stay focused during office hours and get on top of their daily duties. Looming deadlines and stress inducing work environment can negatively influence performance. Have a look at the list of ideas which will help you stay productive at all times. Alarming statistics In his powerful TED talk, Julian…
 
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    Life Optimizer

  • How to Build Wealth: 7 Key Lessons on Wealth Creation

    Donald Latumahina
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    Money, of course, plays an important role in our lives. While it’s not everything, it can help you achieve your goals. That’s why you should always increase your financial intelligence. An important part of financial intelligence is learning how to build wealth. I recently read a good book on that titled The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco. You might not like the title, but it’s a solid book with good advice. In fact, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read on wealth creation. The book contains a lot of lessons, so I can’t cover all of them here. But I’d like to share the…
  • 5 Ways to Invest in Your Future

    Donald Latumahina
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Last week I wrote about how you should live by design and not by default. Living by design helps you live your life to the fullest. Living by default, on the other hand, is a sure way to mediocrity. Now I’d like to discuss an aspect of living by design, which is investing in your future. The fact is: a bright future won’t just happen. You must work for it. You must invest in it. The more you invest in your future, the more you will reap. Today your life might not seem that much different from those around you. However, if you keep investing in your future – it will be different.
  • Do You Live by Design or by Default?

    Donald Latumahina
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    You are going to go through life either by design or by default. ~ Rick Warren How do you live your life? Do you live by design or by default? Living by design means living according to a plan in order to achieve your purpose in life. Living by default, on the other hand, means just following the crowd. It’s just letting things happen as you go. Living by default is a recipe for mediocrity. Your life will be no more than average. Here are some characteristics of living by default: You have no meaningful dreams. You don’t know what you want to achieve ten years from now. Or if you do,…
  • The Magic of Well-Used Spare Time

    Donald Latumahina
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    The way you use your spare time could change your future. This idea came to me when reading the story of MJ Demarco in The Millionaire Fastlane. Demarco is a businessman, but before that he was a limo driver. What interests me, though, is the way he used his spare time as a driver. He had a lot of spare time as a driver. He could spend hours waiting for his clients. So, how did he use that spare time? Most people might use it to rest, chat, or play games. But not Demarco. He used it to read books. Lots and lots of books. He used it to grow himself as a person. As it turns out, that simple…
  • The Essential Trait for Overcoming Challenges

    Donald Latumahina
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Like it or not, we face many challenges in life. That’s why you need a trait that can help you overcome them. The trait is being resourceful. I learned about it when I read an essay by Paul Graham, the co-founder of Y Combinator, a startup incubator. In the essay, he wrote about the trait you need to succeed as a startup founder. He summed it up in just two words: relentlessly resourceful. You must become relentlessly resourceful to succeed as a startup founder. Thinking about it, I believe that the trait is important not just for startup founders, but for everybody. We all face challenges…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • I’m 35 Today (So You Get 35% Off on All My Courses for the Next 72 Hours)

    Henrik Edberg
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    NOTE: This offer is now over. Today is my 35:th birthday. And, like last year, I want to do something fun to celebrate that and to thank you for all your kindness and support over this past year. So you can get any of my 5 digital and downloadable courses and guides at a 35 percent discount for the next 72 hours. This offer is only available until 1.00 p.m EDT (that’s 17.00 GMT) Monday the 30:th of March. I’m off to celebrate a bit now, have a wonderful day and check out the information below to learn more about the courses and guides. You can get any of these downloadable courses…
  • 3 Simple Daily Habits That Will Help You to Stay Optimistic

    Henrik Edberg
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson One of the most common questions people ask me via email is how to become more of an optimist. So today I would simply like to share three habits that I use just about every day and that help me to stay optimistic in pretty much any situation. It may sometimes take a while before I find an optimistic thread of thought but these three habits…
  • Daily Simplicity: 13 Habits That Will Make Your Life Lighter and Happier

    Henrik Edberg
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Confucius I love to keep things simple. Why? One simple reason and one the most important ones for me is that simplicity reduces the heaviness in life. It makes it lighter and not so stressful or energy draining as it once might have been. So today I would like to share 13 daily habits that make my life simpler, lighter and happier. I hope you’ll find something useful for your own life among these habits. Use a minimalistic workspace. My work space is just a laptop on a small black desk made out of wood. I use a comfy…
  • The 7 Habits of Happy Relationships

    Henrik Edberg
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama Happiness in life can come from many things. From how meaningful you find your work to be. From a hobby you can get lost in for hours. Or from just being with the natural world around you and appreciating the warming spring rays of sun. A big part of the happiness also comes from the relationships in our lives. And from how we cultivate them and let them grow. So today I would like to share 7 of my favorite habits that have helped me to grow happier relationships of any kind. 1. Treat other people as you…
  • 5 Powerful Steps to Help You to Let Go and Feel Less Pain

    Henrik Edberg
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” Herman Hesse “One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.” Michael Cibenko I often write about finding lightness in life. It can come from an unhurried but effective day at work. It can come from uncluttering and simplifying both your home and life. Or from letting go of distractions or huge mental burdens (that can also become physical as stress and worries pile up). Learning to let go of something in your past, of…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • Made an Impression with GTD

    Stephen Lease
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    “I have been using the GTD system for the lest 2 years and within 6 months of starting to use it I got an e-mail from my Managing Director asking what has changed in my life that has caused the obvious increase in my output – thanks for that.” -GTD Practitioner
  • GTD and the Power of Moms

    Stephen Lease
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Long-time GTD Practitioner April Perry and co-founder of Power of Moms interviews David Allen for her podcast.  Enjoy this fresh interview — her enthusiasm is contagious! Listen to the full interview here.
  • The GTD Methodology Hasn’t Changed

    Stephen Lease
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    With the launch of the New Edition of Getting Things Done®, David Allen speaks with Dave Stachowiak of Coaching for Leaders.  Here’s another look at what’s new in the new edition of the book.  The GTD Methodology hasn’t changed — it’s still about creating appropriate engagement with your life.  What’s really changed?  In today’s fast-paced world, the number of people at all levels who need this methodology in order to be self-sustaining.  Enjoy another great interview with David Allen including some Q&A from listeners.
  • GTD through a Life-Threatening Illness

    Stephen Lease
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    When the unexpected occurs, your GTD system is there for you.  Here’s a note David received from a GTD Practitioner: “I want to say thanks for your work, and give you yet another testimonial that the GTD approach works, even for a beginner.  I’ve been working on GTD for a little less than a year now. Last week, my wife was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening medical condition.  Obviously, that ‘input’ blew away all my plans and goals for the short term, and had the potential to throw me seriously out of control. However, I had just completed a weekly…
  • Getting Things Done Updated for 2015

    Stephen Lease
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Check out this great interview with David Allen by Amiel Handelsman if you’d like to know what differences and updates to expect with the New 2015 Edition of Getting Things Done!    
 
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    Productive Flourishing

  • The Free Planners for April 2015 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    The Free Planners for March 2015 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more The post The Free Planners for April 2015 Are Available appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: The Free Planners for June 2014 Are Available The Free Planners for April 2014 Are Available The Free Planners for January 2015 Are Available
  • Episode 22: Creating the Automatic Customer with John Warrillow

    Charlie Gilkey
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Highlights of this episode: John Warrillow started out in radio production with the idea that entrepreneurs would want to learn from other entrepreneurs because entrepreneurship can be a very emotional roller coaster ride. Read more on Episode 22: Creating the Automatic Customer with John Warrillow… The post Episode 22: Creating the Automatic Customer with John Warrillow appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Video Review: Built To Sell by John Warrillow Episode 9: Taming Emotional Obesity with Laura Coe Episode One: Your Body of Work with Pam Slim
  • Episode 21: Gathering the People with Sarah Bray

    Charlie Gilkey
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Highlights of this episode: Sarah decided she wanted to care about what she was working on, so she shut down her Web design studio and started her own marketing company. As creative entrepreneurs, we have this fascinating ability to create opportunities that did not exist before. Read more on Episode 21: Gathering the People with Sarah Bray… The post Episode 21: Gathering the People with Sarah Bray appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Episode One: Your Body of Work with Pam Slim Episode Eight: Making a healthy profit AND a real difference in business with Mark…
  • How to Minimize the Unhelpful Stories You Have to Sort Through

    Charlie Gilkey
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    You may have heard of people going on a media diet for productivity reasons. The basic idea is that a lot of our time and bandwidth can be spent choosing what not to consume, so eliminating the inputs frees up mindspace and time to do the stuff that matters most. Read more on How to Minimize the Unhelpful Stories You Have to Sort Through… The post How to Minimize the Unhelpful Stories You Have to Sort Through appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: When It’s Not Worth Planning to Do Something Worth Doing What Story Drives You? A Different Past Would’ve…
  • The Fear of Missing Out Causes Us to Miss Out

    Charlie Gilkey
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    “But what about all of those things you’ll miss out on?” FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) can be a really powerful force. via The One Simple Thing I Do to Live a Happy Life — Location 180 | Build a Business, Live Anywhere, Achieve Freedom. Read more on The Fear of Missing Out Causes Us to Miss Out… The post The Fear of Missing Out Causes Us to Miss Out appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: How to Overcome the Fear of Uncertainty A Punch in the Face to Fear Blog Conversation, Fear, and Going Back to Where We Started
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • The New Conscious Heart Workshop

    Steve Pavlina
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I’m happy to announce that we’re now taking registrations for a new 3-day workshop: The Conscious Heart Workshop. Since this workshop is very unique, I decided to create a video to tell you all about it. So please watch the video to learn about CHW and to decide if you want to be there. Here are the basic details, so you can mark your calendar: Location: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (group discount rate on hotel rooms available till April 28) Dates: May 29-31, 2015 (Fri – Sun) Cost: $497 with the early bird discount (until April 29) and $597 thereafter We…
  • Fatal Dating Mistakes

    Steve Pavlina
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Did you ever make a foolish mistake and screw up an otherwise good connection with someone you were attracted to? Maybe you made the mistake during your approach. You said or did the wrong thing at the wrong time and killed your chances. Or perhaps it happened during a date. Everything was going okay up to a certain point, and then you hit a snag, and you could just tell that you made the wrong decision. Game over. Or did it happen later? Maybe things were going well for a while. Then you made that one fatal error — that moment of poor judgment — and the connection died then and…
  • Make People Feel Good

    Steve Pavlina
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    A simple way to enjoy a happier and more abundant social life is to put some effort into making people feel good. Many people get so caught up thinking they have to rack up some accomplishments, get into better shape, become a person of high value, and more — just to give themselves permission to reach out and connect with others. None of that is necessary. That’s putting the focus on yourself, where you’ll only swirl around in endless circles of self-doubt. You’ll never feel prepared with that approach. You’ll never be done. You’ll just keep coming up…
  • The Responsible Rebel

    Steve Pavlina
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    When you make a decision that goes against the grain of the prevailing social pressure in your life, such as by quitting your job to start your own business, there’s a tendency to think of yourself as being rebellious, independent, willful, or just plain different. Other people may label you thusly, so you might start applying such labels to yourself as well. Be careful with this type of thinking though. It could have unwanted side effects if you go too far with it. If you’re willful and independent, does that mean you always have to work alone? Does that mean you’ll…
  • Project Hugfest

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In the final afternoon of the Conscious Life Workshop in August 2014, I gave the group of 125 attendees a special challenge — to come up with a co-creative project that would provide value to others and that we could all do together in about 90 minutes. I played facilitator and referee during this time, but the group was responsible for coming up with their own idea and then implementing it. After about 30 minutes of brainstorming and many rounds of voting, they settled on doing a massive hugfest on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas, which was within easy walking distance from our…
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    Get Organised

  • Productivity Infographic – Virtual Team Management

    ProductivityBot
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    by milkwhale. The post Productivity Infographic – Virtual Team Management appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Infographic – Qualities of a Good Team

    ProductivityBot
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The post Productivity Infographic – Qualities of a Good Team appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #14: You are not an early riser

    Tracey Foulkes
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
      Chat to my mother-in-law and you’ll hear stories about my good husband as a sloth of a teenager. She’ll laugh while describing their family early morning routine where said husband would quite literally have to be dragged out of bed each day – weekday and weekend alike. After 17 years of marriage, I can […] The post Productivity Lie #14: You are not an early riser appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #13: You have to do everything on your to-do list

    Tracey Foulkes
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Whilst I totally understand that we all think we are different, when it comes to productivity, regardless of your industry, the reality is that you all share a common concern. There’s just never enough time! So when working with a team of thirty eight talent management and HR practitioners last week, I was not at […] The post Productivity Lie #13: You have to do everything on your to-do list appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Infographic – Team Building Exercises

    ProductivityBot
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The post Productivity Infographic – Team Building Exercises appeared first on Get Organised.
 
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    WellnessCoach.com™

  • Can You Appreciate All That Shows Up?

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Welcome Spring and all that is new. I’ve been reading and contemplating a beautiful passage about arrivals from Rumi this week (as interpreted by Coleman Barks). It helped me see a challenging situation in new light…and a door opened. Perhaps it will open a door for you, too.   “This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.   A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.   Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of all its furniture,…
  • Jigsaw-Puzzle Wisdom for Your Health & Wellness Business

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    I confess. I adore putting jigsaw puzzles together. The big ones. The 1000-piece size. The entire process of putting them together delights me no end. From the joy of selecting which puzzle I’ll buy, to the sound of the pieces rattling around as I rummage through the box, to the trial and error method I resort to when I’m assembling a huge section of all blue sky. I love it all. I even like pulling the whole puzzle apart when I’m finished, and returning the pieces to the box. It’s a Zen thing for me. And the practice itself helps my business. How? When we apply “jigsaw puzzle…
  • 7 Simply Powerful Habits You Must Adopt to Grow Your Wellness Coach Business

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    18 Feb 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Through the course of 20 years, coaching thousands of clients, I find myself continually repeating and highlighting 7 simple yet powerful habits that help wellness coaches grow successful businesses. Habits that will make the puzzle of growing a business much more manageable. Yes, times have changed dramatically these last 20 years. Yes, there are new avenues for marketing our businesses, yes there are social media avenues we now use, and yes there are also other brilliant options for leveraging technology. But these 7 simple habits for building a highly successful business remain the same.
  • How to Hire a Great Wellness Coach in 3 Powerful Steps!

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    3 May 2012 | 12:07 pm
    Congratulations! You’re ready to make an investment in yourself that will forever change your life – you’re ready to hire a great Wellness Coach. With a simple plan, you can do so in 3 simple steps: I.   Get Clear II.  Get Answers III. Get going   I. Get Clear! What you put into your personal Wellness Coaching journey will determine what you get out of it. The journey begins with you getting clear about what’s important to you and what you want in a great Wellness Coach. • Take the time to answer these 10 questions: 1. Why I am hiring a Wellness Coach? 2. What is/are my…
  • 5 Sure-Fire Ways To Block Your Own Success

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    27 Apr 2012 | 1:14 pm
    “Are you interested in your own success or committed to it?”– John Assaraf When you’re interested in your own success, you dream a lot, wish a lot, hope a lot and focus on the roadblocks in your way. Thinking you’ll achieve success “someday”, you don’t even see that you’re the one actually putting up those roadblocks. When you are committed to your success, you see clearly that the roadblocks are of your own making. You breathe, simply notice what you are doing and, in that moment of witnessing, you activate what author Rick Carson calls The Zen Theory of Change in…
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Find Similar Or Opposite Words

    Marc Majers
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Are you struggling to find a similar word to break the monotony of your writing style? Do you need the opposite of a word to do just the same? Word Hippo gets you on the right track when you need word inspiration. On this site, you can find the: meaning of, rhymes with, sentences with, plural of, singular of, past tense of, present tense of, verb for, adjective for, adverb for, noun for, similar of and opposite of a word. You can also translate from English or translate to English here. Furthermore, you can discover words starting with, words ending with or words containing other words on…
  • Create Amazing Presentations

    Marc Majers
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    Are you looking for a new way to dazzle your next presentation? Do you want to break out of the PowerPoint monotony? I discovered Emaze, a free way to create striking presentations in minutes. It reminds of the presentation style of of Prezi, but give you more tools. One issue I see with tools like these is once you create your presentation and you want to make an update, you need to login back into the tool to make a change. Also, for free you get a couple templates, but if you upgrade you get more. http://www.emaze.com/
  • Carsoup For Automobile News & Recalls

    Marc Majers
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:40 am
    Is your car acting funny? Did you recently hear on the local news that your vehicle may possibly have a factory recall? I discovered that CarSoup has the most up-to-date information regarding not only automobile news but recalls too. If you need some quick information about your car or you are looking to purchase a new vehicle consider stopping here first. You can explore their blog, read tips & advice, check out their top 10 lists and see reviews & previews. http://buyersguide.carsoup.com/news/
  • Online Calculators & Conversion Resource

    Marc Majers
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Most computers come with built in calculators but sometimes you just want to stay online and calculate. I found this site that features seven different types of calculators and four different ways for conversions. The website is old school but it works. Calculators: The scientific calculator The statistics calculator Extcalc The simple calculator RPN calculator The Abacuses Bitcoin mining calculator Conversions: Length – Convert between units of length (distances, heights, widths). Area – Measurement units that measure areas are derived from the units of length. Weight and Mass…
  • Disable Pop Up Blocker Please

    Marc Majers
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    Recently I ran into the issue where my pop up blocker was holding me back from  seeing content on a website. I kept loading the page and then realized the pop up blocker was the culprit. Pop up blockers are there to help cut down on SPAM but sometimes they get in the way. I went to turn off the pop up blocker in settings but it moved from where I knew it was last time. In each browser and version, the location of turning it off is in a different place so remembering doesn’t always help. So how do you turn it off? I found this up-to-date FAQ on the GeekSquad website on how to do it. If…
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    Root Simple

  • The Difference Between Mulch and Compost

    Mr. Homegrown
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The word “mulch” became a running gag in the comic book Groo the Wanderer. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “mulch” called “compost” I’d be a wealthy blogger. Let’s set the record straight. The Oxford English Dictionary defines mulch as, Partly rotted plant material, etc.; (Hort.) loose material consisting of straw, decaying leaves, shredded cuttings and bark, etc., spread on soil or around or over a plant to provide insulation, protect from desiccation, and deter weeds. Also: textile or other artificial material used for the…
  • In Defense of Molding

    Mr. Homegrown
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Like those invasive Argentine ants, house flippers are busy digging, churning and transforming our old corner of Los Angeles. One of the most obvious markers of a house flipper around these parts is the ubiquitous horizontal “flipper fence.” Another unfortunate sign is the disappearance of interior molding. Note the example above. In the process of ripping out interior walls, built-in cabinets and other period details, the molding often ends up in the dumpster. For some reason, it’s never replaced. This is unfortunate. Molding is both functional and ornamental. Functionally,…
  • Picture Sundays: Sleeping Cats

    Mr. Homegrown
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
  • Saturday Tweets: Artisinal Junk Food, Wide Streets and Neon Succulents

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Attention builders of new cities: @JSadikKhan: Wide streets narrow-minded. Gansevoort Plaza, NYC pic.twitter.com/QHW4TipQMG — Charles Montgomery (@thehappycity) March 27, 2015 When The Artisanal Food Trend Has Gone Too Far http://t.co/Wr0Gq172Kd via @theREALdanmeth @buzzfeed — Root Simple (@rootsimple) March 26, 2015 Herbs, Not Ammo: How to Garden With Ammunition Cans http://t.co/XlLC60v34T — Root Simple (@rootsimple) March 26, 2015 Don't fall for garden store gimmicks http://t.co/hsmdrXTCuf via @WVgardenguru — Root Simple (@rootsimple) March 25, 2015 Efficiency in…
  • Perfect Scrambled Eggs

    Mr. Homegrown
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    I really don’t like TV chefs. I especially don’t like TV chefs who have reality shows. But, I have to admit, Gordan Ramsay’s scrambled egg method works really well. The results are similar to Ruhlman’s method, but less trouble.
 
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    blog.shoplet.com

  • Winners of the Lysol Spring Cleaning Gift pack.

    Jessica Hodges
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Congratulations to Crystal Shuler, Polly Adams and Teresa Stewart. You are the winners of the Lysol Spring cleaning Gift Packs Giveaway! You are all set for a flawlessly clean start to your spring season. We are totally jealous! If you guys are still interested in scoring your own assortment of Lysol must haves, you can still do so right here at Shoplet.com. Thanks to everyone who participated in our awesome event and make sure to be on the lookout for more fun and useful prizes again in the future. The post Winners of the Lysol Spring Cleaning Gift pack. appeared first on .
  • Win a Dixon Teacher’s Art Kit

    Jessica Hodges
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
      Calling all teachers! This one’s for you! Are you in desperate need of some art supplies for your classroom? Well, our friends at Dixon have you covered! This week, one lucky winner will snag this awesome Dixon Teacher’s Kit with storage box! So what’s included in this kit? – 8 washable markers -2 metallic art makers -24 colored pencils -4 glue sticks – 30 pencils – 3 erasers – 4 dry erase markers – 24 assorted color crayons – 8 classic watercolors – 8 metallic watercolors Phew! that was a mouthful! This kit has everything…
  • Office Weekly Round Up: The Future of Everything

    Alejandro Paulino
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    We are living in the digital age, where virtually everything from buying homes and cars to getting dates and food can be done from your smartphone. With so many services and cutting-edge technology available to us today, it begs the question: what will tomorrow bring? In this week’s roundup, we take a look at how the future is changing everything we know about our everyday items and some of the concepts that will likely become a reality. Soon, this will be the only form of storage. If you know anything about hard drives, you know there are two types: the kind that spin and the kind that…
  • 6 Steps to a Flawless Twitter Party

    Jessica Hodges
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    Twitter Parties are great forums for sharing ideas, catching up with large groups of friends, gathering for a cause, or just about any other group activity you can think of. Just like our #careSHAREgrow Twitter parties, anyone can join the conversation, share ideas and win prizes.  If you are a brand, company or a marketer looking to host a twitter party but have no idea where to start, we have you covered. Here are the basics of how to create your own Twitter experience. Step 1: Choose and register your hashtag. First thing’s first. Choose a hashtag that will represent the topic or…
  • #careSharegrow Twitter Party Coming in April!

    Alejandro Paulino
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    It’s that time again, folks! Shoplet will be hosting its next Care SHARE Grow Twitter party and you’re all invited. Here are the details: Join us April 2nd from 4-5pm EST Make sure to follow @shoplet and use #careSHAREgrow to follow the conversation. What’s even better than being invited to a party? How about the chance to win some cool prizes all while making the world greener through our non-profit partner Trees for the Future? For every tweet you guys send using our #careSHAREgrow hashtag, we will plant one tree. This is one party where everyone who participates matters, even the…
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    Think Simple Now

  • Stop Limiting Yourself & Start Living

    Kate Swoboda
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s said that there’s a common, first-year art major exercise where the teacher divides students into two groups and gives each group a different assignment. The first group must study how to throw a perfect pot on a potter’s wheel and spend one week perfecting the process so as to get the proportions just right. They are to create one pot and refine as they go, in pursuit of creating one perfect final work. In essence, they are to create systemically, according to a system or plan. The second group’s assignment is to simply throw a lot of clay on the potter’s wheel, making…
  • Living Authentically: A Personal Story

    Guest of TSN
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    About a year ago I left my job, moved up in the mountains far away from family and friends, and started anew. I had enough of crowded places, constant machine noise and a life spent mainly indoors. My way out was to use part of my savings to offer myself a year to find out: “What’s next?” Until then, I had lived in different cities around Europe, working in offices for many years — a normal western lifestyle with its ups and downs and its hectic and stressful rhythm. For some time I had been uneasy about it, and as I started searching for other possibilities, I suddenly felt I needed…
  • 3 Tips for Building Wealth

    Rebecca A. Watson
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    A while back, my husband and I took a vacation into the southwest deserts of the United States. We were driving through a particularly affluent area when my husband made a sarcastic remark about how much money everything cost. I was quick to join in, but then I realized that one of our goals was to create wealth like that for ourselves. I asked him, “How can we ridicule something we desire? How will we ever attain something like that when we shun it now?” It was a big question that stunned us both into silence. Since then, we’ve been working hard to understand our money stories and how…
  • 4 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

    Guest of TSN
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    I woke up earlier than usual and stayed in bed with the sheet pulled up to my chest thinking. How is it that I’ve come to live someone else’s life? The apartment was quiet. Early mornings were the perfect time to think. As a child, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I wanted to take pictures of nature and write magical stories. As an adult, those dreams became distant. I listened to the cacophony of voices around me, and they all knew what I should want. They all knew what I needed to do: go to college, get a stable job, get married, buy a house, have children, work hard until…
  • 7 Tips for More Confidence

    Kayla Albert
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    At the age of 12, after a rigorous audition and interview process, I was accepted into a local art school. While I had taken art classes nearly all my life, I wasn’t entirely convinced that I had talent that could even come close to the artists that this particular school churned out year after year. I thought that receiving the acceptance letter might be validation enough to convince me that I was capable of doing what I had set out to do — that I had enough natural talent, and now all I needed was specialized instruction. Instruction, it turns out, wasn’t what I needed. Confidence…
 
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  • Trends for 2015: The Year of Digital Transformation

    JD
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    “The future depends on what you do today.” –Mahatma Gandhi If you know key trends, you get surprised less, you can anticipate more, and you can use what’s happening in the world around you to thrive in work and life. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep in Chinese astrology. According to Suzanne White, the Sheep year 2015 will be more mild and gentler to be alive in. 2015 is also … The Year of Digital Transformation 2015 is the year of digital transformation.  Life meets technology in a big way. You might say it’s a Digital Life. Technology is changing our life, and people are…
  • 9 Fundamental Laws of Effective Communication Skills

    JD
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    “Communication is a skill that you can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of every part of your life.” — Brian Tracy How much better would your life be if you had the most effective communication skills in the world? A lot better, right? One of the best ways to improve your communication skills is to model from the best.  Or better yet, study what we learn from the best of the best, and put it into practice. That’s where the 9 Laws of Effective Communication Skills come into play.
  • The Power of Handwritten Notes and Reminders

    JD
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    “Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” — Isaac Asimov I like to think on paper for planning my actions.  Sure, I type a lot of notes.  And, I like to store things in a digital way. But I’ve found time and again that writing things on paper engages my brain in a more meaningful way. When I type, it’s more like cruise control.  I’m aware of how the words flow, but they flow so easily that I could almost do it with my eyes closed. Actually, I can. I just tested.  I closed my eyes and it was easy to type this entire sentence without even…
  • 7 Habits of Highly Motivated People

    JD
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    “When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived.” — Henry David Thoreau Learn the 7 Habits of Highly Motivated People and you can continuously breathe new life into everything you do. I’ve seen too many people struggling with their motivation, or lose their mojo and wonder how to find it again. Whether they’ve been given bad advice throughout their life, or simply created bad habits I want to help fix that, right here, right now. I’ve written a post on the 7 Habits of Highly Motivated People long ago, but it’s time breathe new life into it.  I want to…
  • Do Customers Really Know What They Want?

    JD
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    “If you don’t listen to your customers you will fail.  But if you only listen to your customers you will also fail.” – Amazon slogan It’s tough to innovate when you don’t know what your customers want. The challenge is, customers don’t usually know what they want until they see it. If you just ask customers what they want, this leads to incremental innovation.  Incremental innovation is a series of small improvements to your existing product to make it better, faster, or cheaper. But radical innovation is when you create something completely new, or solve a problem in…
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  • Leap & Fly …

    Avani Mehta
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:39 pm
    It has been 5 years since I wrote anything consistently over here. So if you don’t remember signing up for this blog, I won’t really blame you But if you are still here, and you still do remember me, thank you for your patience and vote of confidence. In a nutshell, after spending years trying to work out an ideal time to get back to my passion for writing, I decided to jump in. Because I figured out that there will be no perfect time for it. Ever Not exactly an ideal solution I know. But it is working right now everywhere else in my life so why not here. Instead of spending hours trying…
  • Small Beginnings

    Avani Mehta
    24 Feb 2012 | 12:21 am
    When the journey ahead looks difficult, begin small. When you are not sure of what exactly you should be doing, begin small. When you hesitate and fear whether you will meet your target or not, begin small. When everything seems to have come to a standstill and there is no way forward, begin small. For there is beauty in beginning small, there is magic in taking just baby steps – and this magic is that these steps do happen. Doesn’t matter how uncomfortable or incompetent or fearful or hesitant you feel, small steps can still be managed. Tell yourself that you will worry about taking just…
  • The Fabulous Motivators Roundup & Free E-Book

    Avani Mehta
    6 Oct 2010 | 11:29 am
    I am excited to let you know that I finished creating my first e-book – The Fabulous Motivators. This e-book is a compilation of all the articles I wrote in ‘The Fabulous Motivators Series’. The ebook has come out really well and it’s initial feedback has been quite positive. Download ‘The Fabulous Motivators’ (Click on link to open, right-click – ‘Save link as’ to download) Take a look at the motivators with short descriptions to get a quick snapshot of what the book provides: The Fabulous Motivators The fabulous motivators are motivators…
  • My Life Lessons In A Nutshell

    Avani Mehta
    23 Sep 2010 | 6:08 pm
    I believe we take birth for two reasons – To touch lives of others and make this world a beautiful place in our own little way To allow this world to touch us so that we learn our own life lessons and become beautiful inside out. Since we don’t learn anything to perfection the very first time, the life lessons keep repeating themselves – till we learn them right in theory and then, till we master them practically. We all have our own unique set of life lessons to learn. But it is still good to learn from those that others have had. So here are a few lessons I have learnt and am…
  • The Cross Examiners – 10 Fabulous Motivators That Inspire You To Take Action Part VIII

    Avani Mehta
    17 Sep 2010 | 12:59 pm
    So far we have covered 9 Fabulous Motivators: 1. The Movers & Shakers 2. The Deal Breakers 3. The Momentum Builders 4. The Inspiration Generators 5. The Savvy Time Shoppers 6. The Day Simplifiers 7. The Outrageous Dreamers 8. The Pause Removers 9. The Fear Busters Continuing with the tenth motivator … 10 Fabulous Motivators That Inspire You To Take Action 10. The Cross Examiners The Cross Examiners fit just right as the last motivator in our series of fabulous motivators. If all the motivation techniques that you know have failed for you, the cross examiners are what you need. The…
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  • Protect Your Home From Break-Ins While You’re On Holiday

    Kylie Browne
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Nothing will ruin your holiday more than a break-in at your home. You may not be able to stop an opportunist from entering your home while you’re away, but there are some things you can do to make it more complicated for them. Tips To Protect Your Home Before Your Next Holiday 1. Turn Your Phone Ring & Answering Machine Volume Down If you have a landline, turn down the ringtone volume. If you have a answer machine, turn down the message volume. Nothing screams “I”M NOT HOME” more than a phone that rings and rings until you hear “I’m not home right now,…
  • Let’s Get Organized For After-School Activities

    Kylie Browne
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    My life has never been busier since I became a school mom.  My laid back approach to time management and home organization got a rude awakening. All it took was a few stressful mornings and afternoons of mismanagement to make me realize that I needed to make some changes. And it’s true, small changes can make a huge difference. With school hours (9am-3pm) being the fastest six hours of my day, I decided to tackle the afternoon rush and get organized. To help keep me on top of all of our after-school activities I keep bags packed and ready to go. Simple. Easy. Achievable. Here’s…
  • Get Organized For Birthday Parties

    Kylie Browne
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    March is a crazy time for me. Not only was my youngest son born in March, but so (it appears) were most of his friends. What on earth were all of these parents celebrating nine months prior? (Insert smirk here). The month of March is party central. My five-year-old’s social life is significantly more active than mine, which is sad for me, but fun for him! So in between attending March parties I also have to organize my son’s party. Get Organized For Parties With These 7 Tips 1. Choose a Date That Suits You and Your Partner Forget about the rest of the guests. Yep, lose the guilt…
  • Get Organized With Car Hacks, Tricks and Tips!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Simple car hacks, tricks and tips Here are some simple car hacks, tricks and tips to keep you organized while you’re out and about! 1. Stamps Keeping stamps in the glove compartment means you’re always ready to post! 2. Silicone Cake Liners These little gems are perfect for lining your cup holders so they don’t get filled with dirt and grime. 3. Gift Wrap This is great for busy moms. If you have room, keep some unisex gift wrap, sticky tape and scissors in the trunk to help keep you organized for unexpected (or forgotten) birthdays. 4. Baby Wipes Long gone are the days…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home *On Sale*

    Kylie Browne
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    A Decluttered Home IS Achievable If You Really Want It Yes, it really is that simple. Do you want it? If you answered yes, then the next step is making it happen. And this is where it gets hard. Finding the mindset and the motivation to make it happen. That’s where WE can help. Is This Program For You? If you: Feel overwhelmed by clutter Don’t know where to start Worry that you might need things – so you end up keeping everything Suspect you just have too much stuff Can’t decide what to keep and what to release Have forgotten what your surfaces look like Then 7…
 
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  • weekend #13 – back at home in Helsinki

    BLOGitse
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
      Hi everyone!   After a long and interesting holiday I’m in Helsinki again.   It was soooo good to sleep in own bed, aaaah!   I will post several weeks about our trip - I took over 1.000 photos! and some of them I want to share with you…   As you know I couldn’t really paint but one day I put a rubber glove on and started to play with watercolors – better than nothing!     These are for   Paint Friday Party     details     Here’s the actual painting       We visited MCA Sydney (Museum of…
  • mom – it’s orange #133 – from Sydney 3

    BLOGitse
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
      This is my last   Mandarin Orange Monday   post from Sydney…   Next time I’ll post from home   Helsinki, Finland again…   sigh     This is the mystery shot…..       of   this original   ‘a plate full of mixed watercolors’   seen here at the weekend.         Have a good week everyone!     Because I’m busy rest of the holiday in Sydney,   I’ll visit your blogs at the end of the week when back at home!  
  • weekend #12 – from Sydney 3

    BLOGitse
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
      It’s our last weekend in Sydney!   Sigh, but we’ve had a great holiday!   I apologize not visiting your blogs -   we’ve been most of the time outside and   when in we’ve been sleeping!     Next weekend I’ll visit your blogs, I promise!!!     This amazing tree is perfect for   Geometric Friday           I got an idea for   Paint Party Friday   painting from this Sydney city shot…     old, new, modern, retro next to each other…     Some watercolor…
  • mom – it’s orange #132 – from Sydney 2.

    BLOGitse
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:53 pm
        This is my mystery shot for   Mandarin Orange Monday   this week         You can NOT guess that it’s….     a giant octopus on a submarine Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia     Here’s how it looks further…       Have a good week everyone!     Even if I’m on vacation I promise to visit (sooner or later) all those bloggers who leave me a comment and have name/url option to leave a comment!    
  • weekend #11 from Sydney

    BLOGitse
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
      Oh – it’s Friday again!   Too much to do too little time – even on holiday! This weekend is full of birthday parties and family gatherings…I hope it’s not going to rain the whole weekend like right now…     This Sydney skyscraper is for   Geometric Friday         EVA and Kristin in   Paint Party Friday   are celebrating 4 yrs birthday - congratulations!   This is my self-portrait to take with me to the party     painted with fingers with children watercolors…    …
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  • How to Control Water Pollution

    admin22
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    The control of water pollution requires a concerted effort. It is not something the government can do alone. Some of the control measures should are to be done at home while some are supposed to be carried out by the government. Here are some of the ways through which water pollution can be controlled and eradicated. Home measures As mentioned above, there are a lot of things that you should do in your home in order to control the pollution of water. At home, we generate a lot of waste some of which are not good for the sewage system. They facilitate the pollution of water at home and in the…
  • Effects of Water Solution

    admin22
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    In the previous article, it was mentioned that water pollution can results in human, wildlife and marine life deaths. The effects can be mild or heavy depending on the type of substance that pollutes the water as well as on the concentration of the chemicals discharged in the body of water. For example, a body of water polluted with refuses or garbages may not be as catastrophic as a pollution caused by harmful chemicals. Below are some of the effects of water pollution. Death of marine life The aquatic animals are the major sufferers of water pollution. The water bodies in which these…
  • Water Pollution and Causes

    admin22
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Water pollution refers to the pollution of both drinkable water and body of waters which include oceans, seas, rivers and lakes. The pollution of water can have terrible consequences. It can cause the death of animals, marine life and human beings. There are a number of factors that can result in water pollution. Some of these causes of water pollution are given below. Sewage from city sewage system In most cities across the globe, the sewage systems are channelled into the rivers, oceans and seas. The quantity of sewage that are delivered into the oceans, seas and rivers as well as lakes is…
  • The Effects and Control of Land Pollution

    admin22
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Land pollution has terrible effects on human and animal in general and to our environment. This is the reason why we should do everything possible to fight against land pollution. There is the tendency for some people to think that the effect of land pollution and other forms of pollution will not touch them and their families. This is actually far from the truth. Nobody is free from it. This is why the fight against land pollution requires concerted effort. Here are some of the effects of land pollution. Offensive odor Land pollution is one of the major cause of offensive odor in the…
  • Land Pollution and Causes

    admin22
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    As implicit from the name, land pollution refers to the presence of or dumping of substances that are harmful or that damage the earth surface. In other words, this type of pollution that affects the land. Land pollution does not only destroy the land but it also has a lot of consequences. There are a number of factors that can cause the pollution of the land. Below are some of the factors that can cause land pollution. Refuse from the homes industries, markets and offices One of the major causes of land pollution is refuse. Refuse come from a number of sources. We generate lots of unwanted…
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  • How to Be a Role Model

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Role models are meant to inspire, instruct, and to set a good example. Whether you're trying to teach your children core values or showing your students the proper way to conduct themselves in a learning environment, the most important thing you can do is to be honest, thoughtful, and consistent. Role models don't have to be perfect, but they do have to show that everyone makes mistakes and that it's important to be accountable for them. You can be an inspiring and instructive role model as long as you are about the people who look up to you. Steps Being a Role Model for Your Children…
  • How to Swim Butterfly Stroke

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The butterfly stroke is one of the most difficult swimming strokes, as it requires a very exact technique, in addition to strength and a good sense of rhythm. The butterfly stroke is often simply referred to by swimmers as the fly. It does requires a lot of practice to perfect it, but when you have it down it is one of the most rewarding, respected and aesthetically pleasing swimming styles currently used in competition. [Swimming Video] Steps Perfecting the Stroke Use the correct arm movement. The arm movement in butterfly stroke can be broken down into three parts: the pull, the push and…
  • How to Be Honourable

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    To be honourable is to be kind, genuine and empathetic without expecting a reward for your behaviour. It’s a rare combination of virtues, but with practice anyone can be honourable. Do you want to be the type of person who stands up for your beliefs instead of cowering, who rescues your friends when they need you, and who’s known for being an upstanding citizen? Start by doing little things, like showing up when you say you will or asking someone if they need a hand. When you practice living honestly in everyday ways, and letting people know you have their backs, being honourable will…
  • How to Make Chili

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It seems as though every region of the United States has its own spin on how to make chili. As is evidenced by the popularity of chili cook-offs around the states, home cooks have strong feelings about what kind of chili is best. This article provides recipes for three popular types of chili: chili con carne, Texas chili, and chili con queso. Ingredients Chile Con Carne 6 ancho chilis 2 pounds beef chuck cut into 1/2" cubes 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons lard or corn oil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled Salt, freshly ground pepper 2 cups cooked red kidney beans…
  • How to Tie a Fisherman's Knot

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This article is for anyone who needs to learn a quick and easy way to tie a fisherman's knot. Steps Grab hold of both ends of the rope. The end in your left hand is end 2, and the end in your right hand is end 1. Cross end 2 in front of end 1, so that it is behind the loop and pointing downwards. Pull end 2 through the loop and up to the left, this will create a smaller loop on top of the larger loop underneath. Using your right hand, pull end 2, though the smaller loop from back to front. Tighten the loop you made by pulling end 2 with your right hand and the end next to the bigger loop with…
 
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  • Why Have a Life Purpose? 5 Reasons You Should Have a Purpose

    Celes
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    This is part 2 of a series on how to discover your real purpose in life. If you haven’t done so, read part 1 first: How to Know If You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW “When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” ~ Seneca “Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life.” ~ Tom Thiss “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ~ John F. Kennedy Have you ever wondered, What is “life purpose”? Is it some woo-woo thing that only people who meditate…
  • How to Know If You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW

    Celes
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This is part 1 of a series on how to discover your real purpose in life. * Note from Celes: Starting this month, we’re getting back to basics at PE. I’m revisiting the classic serieses, starting with the very first topic of life development: discovering our life purpose. This purpose series is the very first series I wrote when I started PE in 2008 — time flies, aye? Given that I wrote it over 6 years ago, I thought it’s high time to revisit it and update with new insights I gained while working with clients to discover their life purpose over the years.
  • “I’ll leave love to fate.” 5 Myths Keeping You from Finding Love, Debunked

    Celes
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    For a long time, I wanted to set up this friend of mine. She’s attractive, smart, and an overall great catch. But every time we talked about love, dating, and possibly setting her up, she’d respond with, I’ll leave things to fate. At first I thought, Okay, maybe she’s just not ready. But then one year passed. Three years. Five years. It’s been six years, and she’s still single. While there’s nothing wrong with being single, my friend does want to be with someone, but she does nothing about it, instead always saying, “I’ll leave things to…
  • The Day I Got Married ♥, Part 2: Wedding Ceremony

    Celes
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    This is part two and the last part of my wedding series featuring my wedding with Ken Soh. If you haven’t, check out part one first where I share pictures of my preparation in the bridal room before my walk down the aisle: The Day I Got Married, Part 1 ♥ (From The Day I Got Married, Part 1 ♥)   Our Childhood & Relationship Montage [Video] As I was telling reader Calae in part one, one of my goals of this series is to allow all of you to experience my wedding as if you were there with me on my big day. Really, if we could have our way, we would have loved to invite all…
  • The Day I Got Married ♥, Part 1: Preparing for the Aisle

    Celes
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
    Hi everyone! After a LONGGGG wait, I’m super excited to be sharing my wedding photos (and maybe videos?) with you and walk you through the day I got married! It’s a little belated considering I got married last year, but really, better late than never! I spent the past two days reviewing the materials (gosh, there are like at least 600 photos from different crews), organizing them, categorizing them, and shortlisting the ones I want to share with you guys. While it’s been seven months since my wedding, just reviewing the photos and videos is instantly bringing back the…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 10 New Ways to Make Money Online

    Steven Aitchison
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    As you know I have been making money online for the last 9 years, some years successfully other years not so much.  However in September of 2012 I was able to give up my full time job as an addiction worker, working with people with alcohol and drug issues, to go full time online. Since then I have never looked back and the business has grown from strength to strength with last years sales at $128,000 and this year I want to double that.  That includes income from all income streams from products, google adsense, affiliate commissions, solo ads, services, membership sites etc. I truly…
  • 5 Loving Ways to Care for Yourself when Your Ex has Moved on

    Iva Ursano
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    ~If someone makes you miserable more than they make you happy it doesn’t matter how much you love them, it’s time to let them go.~ Author Unknown We’ve all been there. The dreaded break up. We loved, we lost, we cried, we laughed, we got dumped, we dumped them and life goes on. Sounds so cut and dry doesn’t it? Why can’t it ever be that easy?  Why do we continue to hang on to anger, hurt, resentment and any other life sucking, positive energy sapping emotions?  And why oh why do we still hold that grudge? There’s the million dollar question. We’ve moved on, it’s over and,…
  • 21 Ways to Live a More Conscious Life

    Vishnu
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’re not going to give up your home and leave the country. There are no orange robes in your future, no major move to Nepal. No Boddhi trees, begging for alms or early morning monastery chanting. You don’t have to be a Himalayan monk or the Buddha to live a conscious life. What is a conscious life? A conscious life is a deliberate and thought-out life. It’s listening to yourself and then making choices. It’s asking yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing: looking at the reasons behind the actions you take. It’s not wandering adrift in the stream of life, but taking…
  • A 5 Minute Test That Will Reveal Your Innermost Thoughts

    Steven Aitchison
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    I read a great article over at Oliver Pemberton’s Blog He wrote an article about how to reveal your innermost thoughts in the space of 5 minutes. I think this game highlights just how much we live in our subconscious minds and how the subconscious controls us without us ever realising it.  However there are ways to reach the subconscious mind, which I’ll discuss over the coming weeks. I thought this was really interesting and would be great to share here on the blog, so here goes with this interesting game: The 5 Minute Game I want you to imagine a desert, stretching out as far…
  • Feng Fu Point – A Surprising Trick to Feel Good

    Steven Aitchison
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:44 am
    There is a point in our body which, when stimulated, acupuncturists believe promotes overall well being. The point is called Feng Fu (Translated into English as ‘Wind Mansion’).  It’s a pressure point found at the base of the skull just below the bottom ridge of the skull cap at the top of the neck. Feng Fu Ice Cube Method What I found really surprising is that when an ice cube is placed at the Feng Fu point once or twice per day for twenty minutes it is supposed to help with the following: Improve your sleep; Improve the digestive system; Eliminate frequent colds; Decrease…
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  • Kindness and Reason

    colin
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    This essay originally appeared in my free newsletter. When we ask someone to be reasonable, what we’re really asking is for them to see things our way. To put on our shoes and walk around a little. Certainly once they’ve seen our point of view they’ll rethink their position on the matter in question. But reason is not the study of truth, it’s the application of logic, establishment and verification of facts, and justification of our actions and beliefs based on data (experiences, science, convincing arguments we encounter, etc). Reason compels us to use the best…
  • Air

    colin
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Air is common. So common that we don’t think about it most of the time. Maybe if we’re scaling a mountain and the chemical composition of what we’re breathing starts to change, or have just finished a marathon and are struggling to catch a normal breath. But beyond nonstandard circumstances, air is valueless. It’s the most valuable thing in the world in that it allows us to exist, but it’s also valueless. Air on Earth is made up of mostly nitrogen, about a fourth as much oxygen, and trace amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, and a few other gases. This is pretty…
  • WordTasting Tour, 2015

    colin
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’m a huge fan of road trips. I love exploring a country overland. There’s so much worth seeing in the space between places, and a road trip is the longer-term embodiment of that type of exploration. It’s a project that allows you to take more wrong turns, enjoy more random opportunities, and encounter more people you wouldn’t have ever met, otherwise. As such, I’m thrilled to formally announce the first ever Asymmetrical Press WordTasting Tour, which will take place in May and June of this year. On this tour, I’ll be traveling the Western United States and…
  • Fuel

    colin
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    For me, novelty is fuel. I stoke my inner-fire by introducing my senses to new things. I do this all day long. “Check out these new flavors,” I tell my taste buds. “Or how about this new texture, that’s pretty nice,” I say to my fingertips, running them over a particularly appealing fabric while murmuring to my eyes, “That’s pretty interesting, right? Those colors? The pattern?” Most days, particularly when I want to make something — to do creative work — I’ll change my work location every twenty minutes or so. It’s not really a…
  • Rework or Retreat

    colin
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    Many of the emails I receive each day relate to the topic of imperfection. More specifically, I hear from people who are trying to determine how they might extract themselves from a lifestyle that seemed to creep up on them; a lifestyle rife with responsibilities and issues that weren’t part of the plan. Whether because of work, or a non-functioning relationship, or monetary issues, or a combination of these and other variables, they’ve found themselves stuck in a rut. Fine, but not great. Making it work, but not deliriously happy. Living, but not living. It may be that they were…
 
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  • Get Organized For Spring!

    Dan Loya
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Original Image Credit: Pixabay This edition of the 5-Minute Organizing Challenge will inspire you to “spring into action” and refresh your home. This is the time of year when we apply the adage, “Out with the old, in with the new.” Use these five mini-challenges (each takes only five minutes or less) to get yourself organized for Spring. Clean to a theme. Create a daily theme for each organizing session to make sure you clean and organize in one area at a time. It only takes a few minutes to brainstorm one or two areas you will work in, such as cleaning all the windows in your…
  • Stay Connected With Friends and Family by Being More Organized

    Ellen Delap
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Is disorganization holding you back from being the person who connects with family and friends? You love to purchase note cards and birthday cards. You think of yourself as the person who sends cards for special occasions. Your home and office are brimming with special cards for special people that have not been mailed. But, your friends haven’t heard from you in quite a while. You would love to get together with them for a drink and to laugh.  You cross paths with friends and always say, “I’d love to get together” — but never set a date. There’s no time…
  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Get Your Tax Receipts Organized

    Dan Loya
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    It’s tax filing season, so this 5-Minute Organizing Challenge will help you get your tax receipts in order. Most people don’t know where to start with their piles of receipts, so these five simple steps will help you get an effective tax filing system in place. These mini-challenges will take five minutes or less for each step, so it shouldn’t take long to get your system in place. 1. Spend a few minutes gathering supplies you’ll need: file folders, writing utensils, and paperclips. 2. Next, list categories and subcategories for the types of receipts you have. Then, create a…
  • A Simple and Ruthless Way to Organize Your Junk Drawer

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Let’s be honest. Many people have that proverbial junk drawer, the one in which they put everything that they don’t know what to do with yet can’t seem to throw away. The drawer is usually in the kitchen but can be just about anywhere and it contains, well, just about anything. Incomplete decks of cards, stubs of candles, memo pads with three sheets of paper remaining … … expired coupons, lots and lots of pens, a broken tape measure, the extra pair of glasses with only one lens … … and the list goes on and on. The junk drawer exists simply because we don’t know…
  • Use The Clean Computer Calendar to Clean Up Digital Clutter

    Nealey Stapleton
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:24 pm
    I was recently sent this Clean Computer Calendar and thought it was worth sharing with you! It’s a great guide to follow from SingleHop (a cloud computing company) in order to conquer that digital clutter in a short amount of time. I’ve explained some of their advice in more detail below and added a few of my own tips. Happy digital organizing! How to Clean Up Digital Clutter   “Create an easy-to-use system to organize your computer’s folders.” I do this by creating folders that are very general and then have sub folders within each of them as necessary. For example, I have a…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • TMN Sponsor of the Week: MeisterTask [Announcement]

    kelly
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    TMN Sponsor of the Week: MeisterTask MeisterTask is the most intuitive task management tool on the web. Created by the collaboration experts behind MindMeister, the free online app lets you turn your mind maps directly into agile projects and your creative ideas into action. MeisterTask’s flexible project boards perfectly adapt to your team’s workflow, while a number of smart features automate recurring steps for a more efficient performance. Their cloud technology enables instant communication between team members and ensures that everyone is always on the same page. With the…
  • Can Instant Messaging Help You Regain Control of Your Inbox?

    Craig
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Sebastian Bos Sebastian works on behalf of Cryoserver, a leading email forensic archiving solutions company located both in the UK and in the USA. Instant messaging (IM) has suffered unfairly over the last 20 years, afflicted with a rocky reputation as a social media platform for gossiping teenagers and […]
  • Why You Shouldn’t Accept Lateness in Your Business

    Craig
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    I recently attended a business training for 45 people. I arrived 15 minutes early to the classroom and to my surprise… no one was there. My calendar confirmed that I was at the right location, but not a one of the other attendees or an instructor was present. It wasn’t until about 2 minutes to […]
  • 6 Things Successful People Do During Their Lunch Break

    Craig
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Madeleine Allann. Madeleine is an academic consultant and an author who mostly writes on education, leadership and social sharing posts. She helps students who feel difficulty in choosing the right field in university and help students regarding their essays at Essay Spot. Munchin’ on your luncheon might be a […]
  • Instead of a Meeting, Have a Conversation

    Craig
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Something urgent has come up! Oh, there is a problem to be addressed. Perhaps, there is a decision to be made. Quick, schedule a meeting!!! Is this the standard reaction at your organization? When an issue needs attention, do you reach out to the appropriate individual to address it? Or do you immediately knee-jerk and schedule a […]
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    Day-Timer

  • A Fresh Work Space

    Day-Timer
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    A Clean and Productive Work Space At work, sometimes you get so caught up in all the work you’re doing you don’t realize how disorganized your work environment is. The fact is, a clean work environment can help increase productivity and help you prioritize what needs to be done each day. Creating an organized workspace is crucial. Start by sorting through the things you use most often each day and set those items and papers aside. Since these are your important and most frequently visited items, it’s best to keep them near you in their own dedicated space. You use these items most…
  • Hello Winter Holidays!

    Day-Timer
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Now that Thanksgiving is over and December is under way, you’re officially in the winter holiday mode! Here comes Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice and more! Each requires planning, so before it’s too late, plan what you and your loved ones will be doing! No matter what you celebrate, think about enjoying time outside, whether you’re taking a walk or sledding in the snow. Either way, enjoy some fresh air and spend time outdoors with your family this holiday season! Don’t forget about the decorations this year. Is your home festive and cozy for all your friends and…
  • Decorating your Day-Timer®

    Day-Timer
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Love your Day-Timer® but want it to feel… a little more like you? There are tons of Day-Timer users that customize their planners to make them more personal. You may be asking yourself, “how do you decorate a planner?” Well we talked to some Day-Timer decorating experts and have pictures of how they personalized theirs! One of our Instagram followers, @craftyscrappymamas, made her own Day-Timer charm! Her style is now reflected in her Day-Timer with things she likes, like an earring of hers and a cute mom keychain. Her Day-Timer charm isn’t going anywhere, either, because it’s…
  • Planner Accessories

    Day-Timer
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:17 pm
    We know you love your Day-Timer®, and we want you to get the most out of it! So have you ever considered planner accessories to make your planner even more functional? We have great accessories that are made perfectly for your Day-Timer! We have a line of planner accessories to compliment your Day-Timer and improve your everyday planning! Is your Day-Timer your go-to planner at work? It knows all the meetings you have each day, contact information and maybe even notes jotted on the margins? Do we have a solution for you to make your Day-Timer even better! We offer a business card holder so…
  • Environmentally Friendly Planners

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

  • Podcast #138 with Andy Murphy of Andy Murphy Consulting

    Fancy Hands
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
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  • Podcast #137 with Evan Brand of Not Just Paleo

    Fancy Hands
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/lessdoing Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Podcast #136 with Drew Birnie of Mark Manson

    Fancy Hands
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
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  • Podcast #135 with Ryan Rouse of Factor 75

    Fancy Hands
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
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  • Podcast Episode #134 with Bill and Hayley Staley of Primal Palate

    Fancy Hands
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • 9 Lies that Happy People Refuse to Believe

    Farnoosh
    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

    Farnoosh
    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…
  • How to Pack Light for a Long Trip as a Woman

    Farnoosh
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:46 am
    Come Travel with Me: How to Pack Light for a Long Trip If you want to see my pack for traveling to Europe from North America for 5 weeks without checking in luggage, then check out my first packing video. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you found this video useful! Welcome to my 2nd packing video for traveling to Japan for 3 weeks. I show you how to pack light as a woman and still look plenty stylish and yet not check in any luggage when you are traveling internationally. Are you ready? I share my very best packing tips and tricks to look great with your essentials…
  • Encourage Others: Why Criticism Fails Every Single Time

    Farnoosh
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    You can’t criticize your way to what you want. You can’t criticize your way to what you want. Not for yourself and not for anyone else. It turns out that criticism doesn’t work. Like, not at all. Not ever. Not even one little bit. Not even a minuscule amount. Repeat after me: Criticism Does Not Work! I would tattoo this on my forehead if I could get back the hours and days of life that I wasted trying to make it work. But I can’t, those times are lost to the winds of time and yours may be too if you keep on criticizing your way out of unwanted situations. They…
  • 41 Easy Ways to Be Unhappy

    Farnoosh
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Are You Happy? One of my most favorite shows in American TV history is Fraser. Ever watch it? There is an episode where Fraser and his brother Niles are talking about life’s meaning and the question: “Are you happy?”. When Niles threw the question at Fraser’s face, he went speechless, which rarely happened to Fraser. After several minutes, he said, “Well, that’s a very complicated question!” So is “Are you happy?” a complicated question? To me, (and only after years of working on myself!), it’s quite simple. As simple as “Are…
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    Untemplater

  • Working On The Road Review: It’s Time To Devise Your Escape Plan!

    Sydney
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Those of you who have followed along my untemplate journey know that I’m a fan of experimenting in order to find the things you love to do and live the life you want. A big part of living a happy and fulfilling Untemplater lifestyle is finding a career path that blends well with your interests and goals. And more and more people like myself are living location independent lifestyles and working on the road or relocating and settling down abroad.I wanted to highlight a new guide I just finished reading called, Working On The Road. As you guys know I’m a big supporter of Chris Gillebeau’s…
  • Do You Live Life By Design?

    Untemplater
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” – Jim RohnAre you living life by design? More specifically are you living a life you designed or one designed by someone else?Too many people blindly follow the conventional path. You know what I am talking about! Go to college, get a degree in something that pays well, get a good job, get married, buy a house, have kids, and save for retirement. Then after 50-60 years in the workforce you can finally retire, have some fun, and be…
  • List Of 2015 Conferences For Blogging, Marketing, And Tech

    Sydney
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    On more than one occasion, I’ve found myself stumbling upon a conference in San Francisco and wishing I knew about it sooner so that I could go. So I’ve put together a list of conferences for the rest of the year in hopes of attending a few myself and to also help spread the word about all of these incredible opportunities. Bear in mind a lot of these 2015 conferences are expensive if you have to pay your own way, but many offer discounted pricing for virtual passes or even free sessions and videos. There are more conferences than I could put into one post, so I narrowed down…
  • How To Start A Money Making Lifestyle Blog

    Sydney
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    As you may know, I recently left my day job of 10 years to focus on freelancing and Untemplater.com. I enjoyed my day job for a while but towards the end, things got stale, the company was in a state of flux, the stress was bad news, and it was time for a change. I wouldn’t have had the courage to quit if I hadn’t worked on the side for the last five years. It’s been a challenging and rewarding journey.I’ve seen many sites come and go. A few grew to be enormous with five-figure monthly revenue thanks to hundreds of thousands of visitors pouring in. Some are still…
  • Untemplater Income Report February 2015 – An Adventurous Journey Begins!

    Sydney
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    If you haven’t already heard, I have officially entered the world of full time freelancing and self employment! Aaah! Yes, it’s a bit scary, but fortunately so far it’s much more exciting. I’ve been blogging and working on side jobs for the past five years, partly to make better use of my free time, and mostly to prepare for leaving a managerial career path I knew I didn’t want to pursue for the long haul.My mid 30s snuck up on me, but fortunately I’ve patiently built up my savings, and feel ready to make the most of this new chapter in my life. Now more…
 
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • Doing What You Love Isn’t Always Fun

    Henri
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    There’s a fantasy floating out there. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s that when you find your passion, or do what you love, you won’t have problems anymore. When an obstacle lands on your path, you’ll fly over it on your shiny unicorn, and all will be well. But reality is quite different. Because you see, even when you’re doing what you love, you’re still living life, and life is a mixed bag. The consequences If you believe that everything should be perfect when you find your passion, you may never believe that you’ve found your passion. Or found something you’re…
  • What I Wish People Knew About Starting a Business

    Henri
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    When I was starting my online business, I worried about things that didn’t matter. I got stuck in the details. It was only by taking action that I learned what mattered, and what didn’t. I see this happening with clients, and members in the Academy. People get stuck on trivial things. They want absolute clarity before moving forward, but clarity doesn’t come until you move forward. You uncover your path as you take action. You cannot figure things out before you start. We think we know what matters But we really don’t. You could say that you can learn what matters, but you…
  • When You Feel Like Nothing is Happening

    Henri
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    There are times when I feel like nothing is happening. In fact, I’m in one of those times right now. I don’t feel inspired to do much. I don’t feel like writing. I don’t have ideas for books. I don’t know what to do, or what’s coming. But I know that something is building up. It always is. Just because I feel like nothing is happening doesn’t make it so. Life is always changing. There is always something going on. I used to resist these times And to be honest, I still sometimes do. But the resistance comes from within me. I am the one creating the feeling of stuckness, anxiety,…
  • Use This Simple Method to Overcome Anxiety

    Henri
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:29 am
    Everyone experiences anxiety. But do you know how to deal with it? Or how to harness it to your advantage? Anxiety can take over your life, or it can enrich your life. The key then isn’t to get rid of it, but to learn to point it in the right direction. Below you’ll learn how I do this, and how you can, too. The water is warm, so dive right in. Overcome Anxiety — The Video As always, the video and article below complement each other, so watch/read both. And remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel, because not every video ends up on this blog. A Simple Method to Overcome Anxiety…
  • 3 Proven Steps to Dealing with Sadness

    Henri
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:52 am
    Everyone goes through periods of sadness. Sadness is natural, yet most of us run away from our feelings. When we run away, we fail to uncover the hidden treasures within. Why? Because sadness has something to teach you. It’s here to nudge you to look within, to release yourself from the mental shackles that never existed. Let’s look at how you can do that, shall we? The Video The first step is to watch the video below. The video and article complement each other, so watch/read both. And remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel, because not every video ends up on this blog. 3 Powerful…
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    Asian Efficiency

  • TPS32: Intentionality w/ Eventual Millionaire Jaime Tardy

    Asian Efficiency Team
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Jaime Tardy (author of “The Eventual Millionaire”) joins Zachary to talk about internet networking, podcasting, and being intentional with your goal planning. The Cheat Sheet How to start and grow businesses so you can enjoy your life first and money second. How to grow and maintain influential relationships. The difference you need to know to […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • GTD 101: The Beginner’s Guide To Getting Things Done

    Mike Schmitz
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Getting Things Done (GTD) is one of the most popular productivity systems out there today, and with good reason. It’s a very effective system for clearing your mind of all inputs so you can focus on the things that are truly important, which in turn allows you to do your best work and get more […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS31: Procrastinating on Purpose w/ Rory Vaden

    Asian Efficiency Team
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rory Vaden (author of “Procrastinate on Purpose” & “Take the Stairs”) joins Zachary to discuss priority dilution, multiplying your time using 3-dimensional thinking and the 30x rule, and how importance, urgency, & significance can help shape what’s important to you. Cheat Sheet The history of time management. (from managing time to prioritizing time to creating time) […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS30: The Art of Taking Action w/ Gregg Krech

    Asian Efficiency Team
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Gregg Krech (the author of “The Art of Taking Action”) joins Zachary to talk about being fully present, Japanese philosophy (and how we can learn a lot from tea ceremonies), overcoming your emotions, the myth of multitasking, momentum & consistency. Links Morita Therapy Morita Therapy and the True Nature of Anxiety-Based Disorders by Shomo Morita […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Rituals Webinar Replay (Limited Time)

    Thanh Pham
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:43 am
    Yesterday we hosted a live webinar where we showed people how to build rituals with our 4-step system. We’ve recorded the webinar and you can check out the replay here: (It starts at around the 8m 10s mark.) You’ll learn: The 4-step process for building habits and rituals (without relying on willpower) How to plan […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Seven steps to prepare for effective group facilitation

    Julie Poland
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    The business of corporate coaching and facilitationGoogle Images: archetypalleadership.merequires the practitioner to be a bit of a chameleon.  The goal of the coach/facilitator is to create a climate that is a balance of comfortable and challenging.  And in every industry, with every group of participants, job #1 is to manage the first impression to set positive expectations for the process.The room - The traditional classroom arrangement, where all eyes are facing the front of the room, sends the message that there's going to be a sage on the stage, and that every participant…
  • Someone has to have the bell

    Julie Poland
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:48 am
    One of the potential obstacles in a culture determinedGoogle Images: billdorman.meto promote teamwork is the lack of quick movement by teams toward the desired outcome.  Sometimes teams wander around, meeting and discussing but having difficulty deciding and moving into the action phase of the task at hand.  And if the team is heading toward a decision that might be perceived as negative, detrimental or inconvenient in the minds of other employees the team members can be reluctant to make the call. Instead they debate the proposed alternatives in theory rather than implement and…
  • Friday Favorites: In a hole? 4 things to do.

    Julie Poland
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Google Images: allmyhoods.wordpress.comFeeling like you're in over your head and overwhelmed?  Are you at risk of being buried by an overwhelming pile of tasks awaiting your attention?  Are you turning in circles, trying to decide what to do first?  Are all of the things on your To Do list  labeled Must Do - and right away?  If you've answered yes to any of these questions you might be in a hole.  But no worries, here's what you can do.1.  Stop digging  This is the first rule of holes - don't make it any deeper than it already is.  If you are…
  • Some change ain't gonna happen - now what?

    Julie Poland
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    Wishing that some thing or some person is going to change? Google Images: agroecologyandsustainableagriculture.orgUnless it's yourself that you're talking about, you might not want to hold your breath. Changing oneself is hard enough sometimes, especially when you're dealing with long-ingrained habits. But when it comes to changing other people, you might need to focus on acceptance rather than expectation.Why should they change?  Your expectations are based upon your own criteria, not theirs.  For them to choose to change because of something you expect is a major gift from them to…
  • What's your work rhythm?

    Julie Poland
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    How are you working when you are at your best? Jazz legend Art Blakey on the drumsGoogle Images:  revive-music.comDo you like to maintain a steady pace (tempo), or are you more productive with stops and starts and changes? Are you in a workplace that operates in a rhythm that is compatible with yours?  And is your current rhythm achieving the results that you want?  Here are some descriptors that might help you to understand your best flow of work:The JazzerJazz music is characterized by syncopation (the unevenness of the notes,) the complexity of multiple rhythms…
 
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Law of Attraction: A Complete System

    Jeannette
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Yesterday my facebook husband forwarded an article explaining why law of attraction isn’t enough to make the differences we want. The author wrote that there are three schools of thought about creating success (mindset, action, and tools/techniques) and that most teachers focus only on one but we actually need all three to succeed. He’s not the first one to say that LOA isn’t enough … that anyone who relies on the power of their thoughts to get what they want is sure to be disappointed. I’ve also heard others say it’s all well and good to entertain…
  • Evolution of an Affirmation

    Jeannette
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    I say the words and they feel ridiculous. Impossible even. But I know how this works … I keep saying the words. I say the words and they feel far away. I keep saying the words. I say the words and my gremlin tells why it can’t be so; why this can only end in disappointment. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they begin to feel familiar. I’m getting used to the idea. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they start to feel possible. Belief is taking root. I keep saying the words. I say the words and they feel within reach. This might happen. I keep saying the…
  • How to Not Hold Anything Against Anyone Any More

    Jeannette
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Holding resentments and grudges is a great way to mess up our alignment. Which is why so many spiritual teachers talk about practicing forgiveness. I’ve never been a big fan of forgiveness, though, because in order to practice it one is required to assume the position of “someone done me wrong.” Conscious creators know that ultimately there’s no such thing as a ‘victim’ since we only get what we vibrate. Nothing happens to us that we’re not already aligned with. So forgiveness has never lit me up because I can’t really buy into the belief that…
  • Using LOA to Pass the Test

    Jeannette
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    This is for those who want to know how to engage law of attraction to make sure they pass the big test. Whether it’s a driver’s test, a citizenship test, an audition, a college entrance exam, a disease screening, a pregnancy check, school finals, a drug test, or whatever – savvy creators know to put law of attraction on their side when the results matter. Here’s how to do that: 1. Practice feeling now how you would feel when you get the results you want. Feel the relief, the excitement, the pride or the accomplishment. Whatever you would feel when you ace this test,…
  • The Vibration of Rallies, Protests and Petitions

    Jeannette
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Many conscious creators care deeply about planet earth, its inhabitants, and the well being of all humanity. Many of us express that care by being proactive in our support for change. But sometimes those efforts to create positive change are couched in negativity. (As in when we push against what we don’t want rather than support what we do want.) Which LOA savvy folks know doesn’t actually promote the outcome we prefer. In my experience, it’s been easy to get on the wrong side of something, even knowing this LOA truth. Yet it also doesn’t feel super fab (to me) to…
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    CFYD | Self-Care

  • Popular Self-CareTip Posts

    Gladys Anderson
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Have you ever spent hours jumping from one web link to another trying to gather relevant information for a specific topic only to find yourself in a maze of information overload? I have and I know just how time consuming and frustrating that can be. Don’t you sometimes wish you had a handy reference guide […]
  • The Power of Quiet Time

    Gladys Anderson
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Most of us don’t have quiet time. We’re usually too busy to sit quietly for even a minute. We certainly don’t believe we deserve a space of our own in which to go within to replenish our energy. In the book, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf refers to a woman needing a quiet […]
  • What picture are you painting?

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

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

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

  • Live, Love, Create from Abundance? Start by Changing Your ‘There Will Always Be More’ Narrative

    Dave Ursillo
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Let’s play another word game, shall we? This word game is about redefine our relationship to an important word and, ideally, guiding our souls to expand in the process. The word of the day is a New Age-y, trendy term of modern lexicon: abundance. Originating in the mid-14th century from Old French abondance and Latin abundantia meaning “fullness” or “plenty,” the word abundance has found renewed popularity in the common tongue. Yielding over 90 million results in a Google search today, the… abundance of the word abundance seems to be a sign of…
  • Email, Inboxes and Autoresponders, Oh My! How to Be Highly Efficient (and Stay Stellarly Polite) at Your Online Communication

    Dave Ursillo
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    We’re living in the dawn of a golden age of self-expression. We have more freedom and ability than ever to say conceivably anything to conceivably anyone today, and all at a moment’s notice. Instantly. Almost any place in the world. (Or even on a spaceship. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.) It’s no wonder a writer like me is so excited about life these days, pulling apart the meanings of words like busy, yes and no, and need and want in my writing lately. Why? Because our words reach across the globe at light-speed. In this age we’re in, our words…
  • The Overuse of ‘Need.’ Why You Don’t Know What You Want. And, the Case for Wanting More.

    Dave Ursillo
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    “You’ve created space in your life,” I tell her from across the table. A fire roars over her shoulder. It makes this back room, a mini art gallery in our town café, unusually warm. Outside, feet of snow are piled onto the sidewalks, carved into narrow lanes by shovels, footprints and dog paws. “Now you have more room to breathe, to live, to do whatever you want,” I continue, “So, what do you want?” She pauses. Her eyes search for an answer. Framed paintings and hung photos listen, waiting. “What if I don’t know what I want?”…
  • Embody the Warrior: Channel Your Inner Warrior With These 3 Archetypes of Yoga Mythology

    Dave Ursillo
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a writer, my fascination with the art of story is the psychology of story and how our minds narrate the stories of our lives. I deeply entrench myself in the language we use everyday because it reflects how our minds interpret facts, details, perspectives and beliefs. Words, spoken or thought, affect our lives. If our hearts can beat faster or more calmly from how a few words are ordered, just imagine what kind of an impact the larger stories that we tell ourselves have on the courses of our entire lives. When you step back and try to detach your emotional connection to a story…
  • How Are You, Really? Things to Say Instead of ‘Busy’ (And, Why ‘Busy’ Bugs Me)

    Dave Ursillo
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Last summer, I went to a wedding for a friend from college and had the chance to catch up with some classmates who I hadn’t seen or spoken to in a few years. Sitting in that Connecticut church before the services began, I was pretty excited to catch up and share the what’s-new. I’ve learned to love these little opportunities, these short and challenging bursts of conversation where you have (conceivably) so much to say and so little time to say it. Where do you begin? What do you say? It’s a fun game for me. I never know what I’ll say beforehand, so…
 
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  • Using Identity to Sell

    Scott
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything, especially about BD/sales, but I’m going to start writing about things I’m learning and am being reminded of again more regularly . One of the most interesting drivers for the people we try to sell and market to is identity. Specifically what type of person does the person you’re trying to influence say they are? Example identities: I’m a numbers driven executive. I’m a doer. I’m an early adopter of new tech that’s going to give me an edge. Most people want to remain consistent with the identity they claim for…
  • VISION: Winning In Your Mind – TCE 060

    Scott
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes What do Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzengger, and Oprah have in common? They practiced creating success in their mind, to make it happen in real life. They had a vision for the future that drove them, and they made sure to see it every single day. A big theme for this year and something that’s been a part of every single Peak State class is setting and seeing your vision everyday. If we don’t ever stop and remember why we’re grinding, what do you think we’ll do when things get hard? When self doubt sets…
  • Upgrade Your Performance Through Mindset with Satori Prime – TCE 059

    Scott
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes If you listened to this podcast by now you’ve probably heard me say this over and over again, whether we’re talking achievement or happiness…it’s all an inside job. To win in business, you need to win in your mind first. Today’s conversion is all about mastering the internal dialogue and focus that shapes our life experience. I’m so fired up to bring two of the most stout guys I know in terms of mindset: Ilan and Guy Ferdman from Satori Prime. You might have heard of these brothers because their company Satori…
  • Achieving Peak Health and Performance with Ben Greenfield – TCE 058

    Scott
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Awhile back I asked one of my friends who the most impressive person he knew was… The reason I was curious is because he spends pretty much all of his time amongst tier 1 entrepreneurs who seemingly live extraordinary lives. Without hesitation he answered Ben Greenfield who I’m honored to have as a guest on today’s show. Ben is an absolute beast. He has competed in over 10 ultra marathons, his site BenGreenFieldFitness is one of the most popular & well researched sites on health and performance enhancement, and he…
  • Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans with Peter Shankman – TCE 057

    Scott
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes One of my duties at the first tech startup I was ever involved with was trying to find ways to get press for the company. I heard about the really cool service called Help A Reporter Out (HARO) where journalists would share the topic they were looking to get sources for and people could volunteer their expertise as credible sources. It was a spectacular service and I remember thinking that whoever invented this was a genius! Today’s guest is that man behind HARO Peter Shankman. Peter has done a lot since then and really…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • 3 Signs You’re Overthinking Email (and How to Stop)

    Marissa Brassfield
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the top work productivity pitfalls I see is overthinking email. Well-intentioned, hard-working individuals put so much thought and effort into every email that the medium becomes completely inefficient. Here are three major warning signs.1. The act of composing an email is a stressful activity.If the experience of writing an email feels fraught with complexity, uncertainty and stress, you’re overthinking it. And chances are good that you’re also procrastinating on some emails you need to send.Solution: Identify the core action your email must catalyze. What one or two…
  • Millennial Monday: Where We Live (Hint – It’s Not in Cities)

    Marissa Brassfield
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In today’s edition of Millennial Monday, I’m sharing my take on stats and stories on where we live. I’ve been thinking a lot about my living situation lately. I used to think that homeownership wouldn’t be in my future, at least not in my near future.It’s expensive as hell to own in Southern California, and for years I rationalized renting because it enabled me to live in neighborhoods where homeownership was financially out of reach (Hollywood Hills, Santa Barbara, San Diego).And then in December 2014, I had the kind of deus ex machina most people only see in…
  • AdVenture Capitalist, and Why Tech Addiction is Your #1 Productivity Nemesis

    Marissa Brassfield
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Two weeks ago, I lost an entire half-day to AdVenture Capitalist, an insanely addicting online/mobile capitalism simulator. And I’m not talking about a morning or afternoon during business hours. No. Twelve freakin’ hours.I learned about this colossal time suck from a colleague, who was compulsively playing it during a work film session.At the time, I laughed, naive to the lure of my growing Cash on Hand and the production of my humble oil companies, lemonade stands and movie studios.Then I downloaded the damned thing. And got three of my friends to start playing.I now totally get…
  • Why You’ll Never See Me on a Hamster Wheel Desk

    Marissa Brassfield
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC) Robb via InstructablesYou won’t catch me on this hamster wheel desk, posted on Instructables and recently featured by Fast Company. There’s no way.At every turn, I’ve railed against the “rat race” and any form of traditional work that makes me feel like a cog in a wheel.Every aspect of my work environment is nontraditional. And while this is definitely nontraditional, just look at it:Nothing says “I’m a part of the rat race” more than working on an actual hamster wheel for a desk. And that’s why you won’t catch me on it.The post…
  • New Study Suggests Sleep Deprivation is Good for Creativity

    Rosemina Nazarali
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    © stokkete – Fotolia.comWhen we are tired, we tend to make bad, and sometimes plain dumb, decisions. Researchers have told us to stay away from online shopping, junk food eating and driving when we are sleep deprived, but a new study says this fatigue actually makes us better problem solvers.There are two types of problems. The first is analytical, such as mathematical problems, that have one right answer. Then there are insight-based problems, which require a bit of creative thinking to come up with a solution. Albion University researchers studied almost 500 students and found that…
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  • Why Have a Life Purpose? 5 Reasons You Should Have a Purpose

    Celes
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    This is part 2 of a series on how to discover your real purpose in life. If you haven’t done so, read part 1 first: How to Know If You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW “When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” ~ Seneca “Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life.” ~ Tom Thiss “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” ~ John F. Kennedy Have you ever wondered, What is “life purpose”? Is it some woo-woo thing that only people who meditate…
  • How to Know If You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW

    Celes
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This is part 1 of a series on how to discover your real purpose in life. * Note from Celes: Starting this month, we’re getting back to basics at PE. I’m revisiting the classic serieses, starting with the very first topic of life development: discovering our life purpose. This purpose series is the very first series I wrote when I started PE in 2008 — time flies, aye? Given that I wrote it over 6 years ago, I thought it’s high time to revisit it and update with new insights I gained while working with clients to discover their life purpose over the years.
  • “I’ll leave love to fate.” 5 Myths Keeping You from Finding Love, Debunked

    Celes
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    For a long time, I wanted to set up this friend of mine. She’s attractive, smart, and an overall great catch. But every time we talked about love, dating, and possibly setting her up, she’d respond with, I’ll leave things to fate. At first I thought, Okay, maybe she’s just not ready. But then one year passed. Three years. Five years. It’s been six years, and she’s still single. While there’s nothing wrong with being single, my friend does want to be with someone, but she does nothing about it, instead always saying, “I’ll leave things to…
  • The Day I Got Married ♥, Part 2: Wedding Ceremony

    Celes
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    This is part two and the last part of my wedding series featuring my wedding with Ken Soh. If you haven’t, check out part one first where I share pictures of my preparation in the bridal room before my walk down the aisle: The Day I Got Married, Part 1 ♥ (From The Day I Got Married, Part 1 ♥)   Our Childhood & Relationship Montage [Video] As I was telling reader Calae in part one, one of my goals of this series is to allow all of you to experience my wedding as if you were there with me on my big day. Really, if we could have our way, we would have loved to invite all…
  • The Day I Got Married ♥, Part 1: Preparing for the Aisle

    Celes
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
    Hi everyone! After a LONGGGG wait, I’m super excited to be sharing my wedding photos (and maybe videos?) with you and walk you through the day I got married! It’s a little belated considering I got married last year, but really, better late than never! I spent the past two days reviewing the materials (gosh, there are like at least 600 photos from different crews), organizing them, categorizing them, and shortlisting the ones I want to share with you guys. While it’s been seven months since my wedding, just reviewing the photos and videos is instantly bringing back the…
 
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    Productive Superdad

  • 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!). [...]
  • Consistency: The Real Fastlane to Success and Productivity

    Timo Kiander
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Photo Credit: Yandle via Compfight cc This is a guest post by Michal Stawicki. Persistence is the prerequisite of results, hence the prerequisite of productivity. Only lasting results matter in the long run and you are here for the long run, years, and decades. Developing persistence is your shortcut to success. The raw meaning of success is that consistent action, is superior to intermittent action in every aspect. [...]
  • 4 Ways to Take Advantage of Procrastination (+ a Book You Might Find Interesting …)

    Timo Kiander
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Photo Credit: Cristian Ştefănescu via Compfight cc Ok, so this is a productivity blog and it may sound ridiculous if someone says that procrastination can make you more productive. When you look at procrastination from a traditional point of view, it is indeed something you want to fight against. However, there is another side to procrastination and it can actually help you in your everyday work. So check out these four tips on how you can turn procrastination from an enemy into an ally. [...]
  • The Five Cardinal Rules of Email Productivity

    Timo Kiander
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    photo credit: clare_and_ben via photopin cc Email doesn't have to be a monster, but it often is. Many of the problems with email can be averted, though, by following a few simple rules. [...]
  • How to Plan A Productive Workspace [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Timo Kiander
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs via Compfight cc How to create a productive workspace ... let the infographic do the speaking. [...]
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Five Ways to Save Money on Apple Products

    Thad Puckett
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Apple stuff just works. It does what you want when you want. It doesn’t break often, and stays doing what you expect it to do it almost all the time. Occasionally there are problems, yes, but they are minor. Just yesterday a colleague at work had to ask me how to restart his MacBook Air.  It seems that in the 2 years he has had that computer, he’s not had to actually restart it (as opposed to turning it off). Pretty impressive. Some people complain about the price of Apple products, but when they do they forget that the cost is offset by not needing to buy anti-malware or the cost of…
  • Missing the Trees for the Forest

    Thad Puckett
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    You’ve heard the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”. The very opposite of that has been running through my head and my heart this week. It started the morning I was driving to work and had an epiphany of sorts:  If you look over the car in front of you to see what’s ahead all the time, don’t be surprised when you have to hit the breaks suddenly. And often. You might be looking ahead and miss what is closest to you.   You might be missing the trees for the forest. Sometimes I feel like I miss the trees because all I see is the forest. When you do that, you think…
  • Ten Vacation Ideas That Don’t Have to Cost a Bundle

    Thad Puckett
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Do vacations have to cost lots of money? Do you have to go far away to enjoy them?  These ten vacation ideas can give you the getaway you want without breaking the bank. 1.  Head to the lake! Go to Google maps, identify the closest lake to where you live.  Then search for rentals on the lake.  You save travel costs to far away places, but still feel like you’ve been away. 2.  See a park! Visit the closest state or national park to where you live and camp or stay in a cabin.  Prices are usually very affordable. 3.  Staycastion Idea:  Visit the closest art museum, and, assuming it…
  • Cheapest Digital Signage Ever

    Thad Puckett
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    We are surrounded by images and media. We see them everywhere and all the time. Visual cues that prompt action, establish brand identity,  communicate. Small businesses need ways to communicate to their customers, but they have constraints. Thankfully there are inexpensive ways to set up digital signs that accomplish the need to communicate a message without breaking the bank. This post is about the cheapest, and easiest, digital signage possible. You’ll need to buy (or repurpose) 2 items and set up one free online account.  And you can do it quickly. The first item you’ll need is a 32…
  • Guest Post: Most Downloaded iPhone App

    Guest Writer
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    While some may consider it challenging to name the most downloaded iPhone app of all time, especially since new apps launch continually and download numbers change daily, the app that tops the vast majority of “Most Downloaded iPhone Apps,” list, at least in terms of paid apps, is Angry Birds. An inexpensive app at 0.99 cents, Angry Birds isn’t renowned for its complexity. Launched in December of 2009, Angry Birds is a strategy/puzzle video game, and frequently described as “addicting.” Created by Finnish computer game developer Rovio Entertainment, 12 million copies of the game had…
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 79 – 4 Ways to Achieve the Life You Desire with Lene St John

    Lori Lynn Smith
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Join us as Lene’ shares how her very personal trauma allows her to help so many others. Lene’ Lynn St. John (first name is pronounced Len-AY) has 30+ years of life experience in the Self-Development field. From becoming a Peer Counselor as a High School Senior to staffing an experiential self-knowledge seminar in Phoenix, called Omega Vector to now being a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She is also the host of her own radio show, called “BEING TRUE TO YOU” on SoundCloud.com/ Her experienced speaker/facilitator for classes, workshops, seminars and support groups is…
  • PDR 78 – The Secret of your Immortal Self with Guy Finley

    Lori Lynn Smith
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Join us as Guy and I chat about the universal truths that he has written about in his new book The Secret of your Immortal Self. GUY FINLEY is the bestselling author of The Secret of Letting Go, The Courage to be Free, and 40 other works that have sold over two million copies in 24 languages worldwide. For over 30 years Guy has revealed the authentic path to a higher life of happiness, success, and true love. He lives and teaches in Merlin, OR where he is Director of non-profit Life of Learning Foundation.  YourImmortalSelf.org  In The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for…
  • PDR 77 – THE DOLPHIN’S DANCE: Discover Your True Self Through A Powerful 5-Step Journey Into Conscious Awareness with Micheline Nader

    Lori Lynn Smith
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Join us as Micheline walks us through the journey to Conscious Awareness. Micheline Nader is a successful entrepreneur who founded, managed, and sold a number of healthcare companies. Micheline holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master’s in Public Health and a doctoral degree in healthcare management.   Interview Hot Topics What is the Dolphin’s DANCE? Micheline shares her journey into conscious awareness Why the dolphin an important symbol What is the difference between emotions and feelings? What is a Belief Matrix? What is the “core pattern” vs. the “shadow…
  • PDR 76 – Partner with the Soul of Your Business and Flourish Financially in Your Transformative Business with Susanna Maida

    Lori Lynn Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Join us as Susanna shares how to align your business with your soul purpose. Susanna Maida, Ph.D., is a wild woman alchemist and contemporary shaman. She mentors visionaries who care deeply about the future of our world, helping them create the soul-satisfying sense of alignment that comes from growing financially flourishing, world-changing businesses doing their great work. It’s part of her bigger mission to restore the sacred to how we do business so that conscious business can become a force for good in our world. One of Susanna’s many gifts is helping transformative entrepreneurs…
  • PDR 75 – Saying No is Saying Yes To Yourself and your Goals with Liesel Teversham

    Lori Lynn Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Join us as Liesel shares how learning how to say no can impact your life in many positive ways. After 10 years in the music industry, and another 10 years as a computer programmer, Liesel Teversham started her third career in the emotional wellness industry in 2005. Her biggest eye opener was learning how unresolved emotions negatively impact our success journey, and she qualified in many methods to resolve past challenges quickly and simply. Liesel is the co-founder of The EFT Academy of Southern Africa and an EFT Trainer. She’s the author of “No Problem. The Upside of Saying No” and…
 
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    Embrace Possibility Blog

  • The Real Meaning of Passion

    Robert Chen
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    My wife just shared with me a sad story about a woman getting killed in a freak accident while walking down the street in NYC. Uncontrollable events like this happen all the time and they remind me of the fragile and fleeting nature of life and the importance of living it to the fullest now. If you’re still putting up with a mediocre life in hopes of getting something out of it at the end, please reconsider. One way to live a fulfilling life is to … … follow your PASSION.   Passion is one of those words that people use often without really understanding the original…
  • How to Get Along with Almost Anyone (it’s easier than you think)

    Robert Chen
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Over the years, I’ve received a lot of advice from friends and family, trained professionals and books on how to get along with others and build strong relationships. Most of it is insightful and effective but when I’m caught up in the moment, I find it hard to apply what I’ve learned. This is especially true when it involves a multi-step process. After analyzing many methods and experimenting in my own interactions, I’ve found one simple guideline that has helped me enhance every one of my interpersonal relationships This simple easy-to-remember tip is: Make the…
  • Why Good Intentions Fall Short

    Robert Chen
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:36 am
    “I’m just trying to help.” How often have you said or thought these words? If you’re a loving parent, good friend or caring colleague, probably one too many times. It’s a plea you usually make when your good intentions fall short and it reflects both frustration and surprise. So why does this happen? Why are you met with hostility, instead of thanks, when you offer helpful advice or take action to help someone else? To be honest, the blame lies with your good-intentioned approach. I know that sounds harsh but hear me out. You give advice or take action to help…
  • Look Back, Project Forward and Stay Present

    Robert Chen
    30 Dec 2013 | 6:15 pm
    In the last days before the new year, it’s an opportune time to bring the past, present and future together.  Let’s start by … … looking back. Reflect on 2013 – what were the major highlights and disappointments? Take time to celebrate both your successes and failures.  Successes confirm that your skills and plan were on point.  Failures identify opportunities for growth and invite flexibility in your plan.  This year, I’ve achieved some of my goals, changed a few others and failed at a good bunch. If you’re hitting all of your goals, you may be…
  • How to Give Yourself Feedback

    Robert Chen
    24 Nov 2013 | 8:29 pm
    For many of us, we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. One of the best ways to achieve that is to get quality feedback. When it comes to feedback, we tend to ask other people because we fear our blind spots and propensity for self-delusion. Unfortunately, it’s not always convenient or helpful to do that. It can be uncomfortable and depending on the person, highly unproductive. Here are a few common thoughts that may cross your mind when you ask someone else to judge you: How do I know if they are telling me the truth? Are they credible enough to give me feedback? What if…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Wanaka, You Magnificent Beauty New Zealand’s Solo...

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wanaka, You Magnificent Beauty New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 8 From hitchiking to climbing a glacier in Franz Josef, we are back for another entry of the New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal. This time we will be exploring the mountaineous landscape of Wanaka, where the South Island’s nature truly shines. Wanaka is considered to be one of the hidden gem in New Zealand. Since Queenstown is only a few hours away, most people tend to skip Wanaka and go straight to Queenstown. If only these people knew what Wanaka offers, they would have to think twice. Video Interesting…
  • A Month in New Zealand on a Budget The Perfect Backpackers...

    5 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    A Month in New Zealand on a Budget The Perfect Backpackers Itinerary New Zealand is one of those countries that everyone wants to visit and yet when it comes to planning as a solo backpacker, the information is surprisingly limited. For one, New Zealand is an expensive country and it can be a turn off for most backpackers. The fact that New Zealand’s towns are so remote also creates a perception that you would need to rent a car to travel around. That is not entirely true and this post will explain how I backpacked my way through New Zealand on a budget without renting a car. Let’s begin…
  • Climbing Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand’s Solo...

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Climbing Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 7 After dealing with the crazy weather that was the West Coast of the South Island, we have finally arrived in Franz Josef, a small vacation town located near a glacier with the same name. Beautiful mountain range is what definded the South Island for me and with the view of the southern alps, it was the first town that made me feel like I was actually in the South Island. "Now, this is the South Island I have been waiting for!" I shouted to myself and then without hesitation, I went out at night to get my first…
  • From West Port to Punakaiki: Along the West Coast New...

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:37 pm
    From West Port to Punakaiki: Along the West Coast New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 6 It was an early morning when the NakedBus picked me up at the iSite bus station in Motueka. As I continued my journey down along the west coast, the scenery became prettier and prettier. My eyes were wide open, observing every single scenery the South Island had to offer. I arrived in Westport shortly along with the clouds that seem to follow my every move, but that didn’t stop me from going out and cycle along the west coast. Continuing from my adventure in the Abel Tasman national park, here…
  • The Abel Tasman New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 5 The...

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Abel Tasman New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 5 The Abel Tasman, the smallest national park in New Zealand does packed quite a punch for adventurers. After several days of resting, it was time for me to go on another adventure. The Abel Tasman great walk is a round circuit track that requires 3 - 4 days to complete and since I was under the time constraint of 5 weeks, I decided to do part of it via the Aqua Taxi service. The other reason why I chose to do part of the track was that I came from Thailand, a tropical country full of beautiful beaches, and I thought I would not…
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  • Laundrapp review

    J
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Laundrapp is a new UK based service with a neat app for arranging laundry pickup and delivery. You select laundry type from given packages and book time slots for collection/delivery. Looks neat, huh! I had to try it, even though I prefer doing laundry myself. So, I selected a £15 package, applied first-time discount, booked the collection for 8-9 pm and prepared the laundry bag for collection. To my surprise, the pickup man was late by 1 hour. Quite astonishing for a newly baked service thriving on promotions and positive reviews. He sent 2 apologetic messages and called at 9:30 to say that…
  • Card game: Smash Up

    J
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    On my trip to Bristol I had a chance to play a card game called Smash Up (released in 2012). It’s fun, easy to pick up and takes about an hour to finish. It’s been recently localized for German, Japanese and French. In Smash Up players take two factions. The factions represented in the game are Aliens, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Pirates, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards, and Zombies. Using Minions and Actions from the deck, you attack and destroy the Bases before your opponent’s do. The faster you destroy a Base, the more Victory Points you earn. The first player to accumulate 15 Victory…
  • Songkick

    J
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    I’m enjoying Songkik a lot lately. It allows you to track favorite artists and concerts nearby. And it seems to be aware of every single gig in the area. Just select your location, add artists you want to track (or import them from last.fm, Facebook or iTunes), and it will timely alert you about their concerts around you. After setting this up, you’ll end up with quite long list of events for the next year. Screaming “It’s my favorite band! I want to go!” (probably) to every single one of them. Cool stuff, check it out. Link: songkick.com
  • Powermat for iPhone with cinnamon syrup

    J
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    So, I went out for coffee and came back with a Starbucks powermat wireless charger ring. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a wireless charger for phones and tablets. To charge a phone you plug in your ring and place it on a powermat spot to start charging. Powermat chargers have been previously launched in the US. And since the end of January powermats are avaliable in the UK (ring — £10, charging — free) in ten London Starbucks coffee shops. One of them is, luckily, in my building. Powermat rings exist for variety of devices. Mine was not on the display at first, but they…
  • My Oscars 2015 winners predictions

    J
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Here comes the time for my long-lasting tradition of posting this year’s opinion based Oscar-predictions. And this time it comes with a bonus list of “to watch” and “don’t watch” movies selected from the nominees. Best Picture Winner: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole American Sniper – Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan Boyhood – Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin,…
 
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  • Drink chocolate milk to help post-workout recovery

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Reason: Chocolate milk is one of the best drinks for body recovery after exercising. Chocolate milk provides amino acids, carbohydrates, protein, and calcium. Plenty of studies have proven chocolate milk to work quite well with an athlete’s recovery. It has been suggested to consume the drink within 20 to 30 minutes after finishing the workout as this is when energy levels are most depleted. In addition, this is often a cheaper alternative to expensive energy drinks while still providing the same essential health benefits. The post Drink chocolate milk to help post-workout recovery…
  • Boost your immune system with sauna use

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Reason:  Saunas are often used for detoxification. Along with this detox, saunas provide numerous other healthy benefits to your immune system. Your white blood cell count, T cell count, and antibodies all increase with sauna use. These increases will certainly help fight off a temporary sickness and reduce the risk of contraction. The post Boost your immune system with sauna use appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Cool the temperature for a better night’s sleep

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Reason: A cooler bedroom temperature has shown to improve sleeping. Your body naturally cools down when you sleep. This is important to falling asleep and staying asleep. To support this notion, avoid taking hot baths and doing anything that may raise your internal temperature before bedtime. The post Cool the temperature for a better night’s sleep appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Listening to Music Will Boost Your Mood

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Reason: Research has found that listening to music can better a person’s mood. Studies show expressions to be more positive after listening to music. Relaxation, joyfulness, and optimism were all improved among one sampling of Penn State students in 2003. So, turn on the jams! The post Listening to Music Will Boost Your Mood appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Eat breakfast daily for better health

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Reason: Some studies show that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain in people. A healthy breakfast is essential to starting the day on the right foot. A nutritious breakfast will recharge the mind and body for the day ahead. Eating breakfast makes you less likely to eat a larger than necessary lunch. Studies have shown that more frequent, smaller meals are healthier than less frequent, larger meals. The post Eat breakfast daily for better health appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
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  • Drink chocolate milk to help post-workout recovery

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Reason: Chocolate milk is one of the best drinks for body recovery after exercising. Chocolate milk provides amino acids, carbohydrates, protein, and calcium. Plenty of studies have proven chocolate milk to work quite well with an athlete’s recovery. It has been suggested to consume the drink within 20 to 30 minutes after finishing the workout as this is when energy levels are most depleted. In addition, this is often a cheaper alternative to expensive energy drinks while still providing the same essential health benefits. The post Drink chocolate milk to help post-workout recovery…
  • Boost your immune system with sauna use

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Reason:  Saunas are often used for detoxification. Along with this detox, saunas provide numerous other healthy benefits to your immune system. Your white blood cell count, T cell count, and antibodies all increase with sauna use. These increases will certainly help fight off a temporary sickness and reduce the risk of contraction. The post Boost your immune system with sauna use appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Cool the temperature for a better night’s sleep

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Reason: A cooler bedroom temperature has shown to improve sleeping. Your body naturally cools down when you sleep. This is important to falling asleep and staying asleep. To support this notion, avoid taking hot baths and doing anything that may raise your internal temperature before bedtime. The post Cool the temperature for a better night’s sleep appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Listening to Music Will Boost Your Mood

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Reason: Research has found that listening to music can better a person’s mood. Studies show expressions to be more positive after listening to music. Relaxation, joyfulness, and optimism were all improved among one sampling of Penn State students in 2003. So, turn on the jams! The post Listening to Music Will Boost Your Mood appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Eat breakfast daily for better health

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Reason: Some studies show that skipping breakfast can lead to weight gain in people. A healthy breakfast is essential to starting the day on the right foot. A nutritious breakfast will recharge the mind and body for the day ahead. Eating breakfast makes you less likely to eat a larger than necessary lunch. Studies have shown that more frequent, smaller meals are healthier than less frequent, larger meals. The post Eat breakfast daily for better health appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
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    Rebel Male

  • Who’s Driving Your Daily Agenda?

    David
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Meet Duncan…. Duncan’s the epitome of a stressed out man in his mid-thirties. Things started out so well – he did great at University, landed a job in the corporate world with plenty of prospects, and thought he was “going places.” Fast forward 10 years, and Duncan is pretty pissed off. Although he’s moved up a few rungs in the company structure, managing a team, and taking home an extra 15k every year…. he still has bosses. He dreads the daily commute. The lunch breaks filled with idle chit-chat from ditzy colleagues. He lives for his weekends. (Even if those…
  • Everything That’s Wrong with the Commercial Gym

    David
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Oooooh, it’s so pretty.” I glared at her, sweat pouring from my brow, stinging my eyes while I tried to work out whether someone was stabbing cigarettes out on my chest, or my lungs were just burning from exhaustion. She carried on her inane warbling…. “I like this. Everything’s so shiny, so clean. Oh, and that’s just fabulous – they have bottled water in the fridge, and you get Facebook on the treadmills. Have you seen it Marcus, we simply must join.” Weighing up whether it was worth taking out my aggression on this ditzy young lady and her skinny jean-wearing…
  • About This Rebel Male

    David
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve always considered myself to be a bit of a rebel. But I’m now in my mid-forties. These two things don’t usually go together. But hey… I’ve never really cared what others might think! Allow me to introduce myself… I’m David, the founder of Rebel Male. I Don’t Want to Conform Growing up in Bolton (that’s a large-ish town in the North West of England for all you people “across the pond” reading this) I was told that I needed to be normal. I had to conform to what society expected … Go to school Get good grades Head off to college and then university Find a job…
  • Why It’s Time To Stop Giving a Fuck

    David
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!”  Hardly the words you expect to leave the mouth of a 40-something year old when asked his opinion. They’re more akin to the language used by teenagers worldwide, when confronted by parents or teachers with what they want to be when they grow up. Yet here I was, a fully grown man, with a job, a career and a family, giving this “couldn’t care less” response with full vim, vigour and conviction. Let me elaborate … “What Do You Think, David?” Flash back 5 years. I’d just been asked this question for the umpteenth time by one of my colleagues. It…
  • Why I Got Hooked on Paleo

    David
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If I told you to give up your car, wear a loin cloth, not shave for a year, and start heating all your water over an open fire, you’d think I was mad. And you’re right – the men in white coats would probably turn up and take me away if I genuinely believed this would be of benefit. But EATING like a caveman? Well that’s a different matter. Let me tell you my story …   It Started 4 Years Ago I was doing my daily trawl of health and fitness websites to kill some time, when I came across something that was to eventually become my Bible. I really can’t remember exactly how I…
 
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  • Comfort Zone? How Being Uneasy Will Make You Happier

    Lea
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    I know it’s kind of hard to believe but it is true. Being weirded out can be the best thing for you. Doing something that you otherwise wouldn’t, can make you uneasy at first but in the end you’ll be so much happier. Remember when you were a baby. You
  • 5 Invincible Ways to Keep Your Cool When Dealing with Difficult People

    Lea
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Yes, there are ways to handle the most difficult person without pulling your hair out. Remember the last time they drove you mad? You were just trying to get an answer to a simple question but they kept making the process so complicated. They poked holes in every solution you
  • 7 Vicious Beliefs You Need to Abandon to Get on the Road to Success

    Lea
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Yup, the most powerful tool you have to use to becoming successful could be the very thing that is holding you back. The way you think, your common understanding around certain things is preventing you for making the breakthrough you so desperately desire. With every single attempt you’re sabotaging your
  • 6 Basic Rules to Live a Truly Fulfilling Life

    Lea
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    When you get older and you develop a mundane routine you start do things without realizing it. You become disconnected, just going through the motions. You may not even know that you’re doing it or how you started until you have that random moment of awareness.  The instance when you
  • Overcoming Obstacles: How to Turn a Mountain into a Molehill

    Lea
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Believe it or not, how you handle things impacts its outcome. How you think about something can determine if it will be a small problem or a huge debacle. Whenever I would try something with negative thoughts in tow and it did not work, my father would say, "It works for
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  • QuickRewards the Swagbucks Alternative

    Joseph
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Do you love Swagbucks? Do you live in the USA, UK or Canada? If so you can start earning money online by signing up to QuickRewards. The website has been the main rival of Swagbucks since it launched thirteen years ago in 2002. QuickRewards works in a similar way to Swagbucks in that you get paid for taking surveys, using coupons for offers, playing games and videos. Other features unique to this site includes visiting websites and shopping. The Rewards on Offer QuickRewards offer over 50 redemption offers for you to cash out your earnings. You can redeem your earnings via, PayPal,…
  • Your guide to making money with online surveys

    Joseph
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Moneyjojo is an advocate of paid surveys and there are many reviews of various surveys throughout the website. The great thing about paid surveys are that they are free, you do not need any qualifications only to be the age that the service requires. If a survey site asks for payment upon sign up, it is most likely to be a scam and you should not proceed. Various sites offer a certain amount of credit per survey completed while others offer cash per questionnaire. The rate paid depends on what the company offers to its members, whether they have different levels of membership based on surveys…
  • Save Money By Using Voucher And Deals Websites

    Joseph
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    One of the best ways to save money when shopping online is by using voucher/coupon deals. There are many potential savings to be made by using voucher sites that give you great discounts on products that you love shopping for online including deals on breaks away. Vouchersky.com is one such website that can offer you massive savings on a various range of products that you shop for online. The type of products can you save money on: The leading online shopping deals websites offer savings on products such as gifts, jewellery, health and beauty products, mobile phones, computers and…
  • Ways to make money online in 2015

    Joseph
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    2015 could be the year that you make money online. Sadly for many the money made online is only small but it can provide beer money for the weekend. Below are ways that you could start earning however these methods do not require any qualifications and anyone can do the mentioned activities. Money making apps There are many apps on the Google Play and Apple App store that allows you to make money. The activities are simple and include downloading other apps, signing up for offers and answering surveys. Paid surveys Surveys require no qualifications and basically anyone who can offer honest…
  • Make money with PanelPlace

    Joseph
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    PanelPlace is a paid survey site that offers cash by PayPal and gift cards. The survey site is one of the best online at the moment with over 440 trusted survey panels. With PanelPlace you can receive surveys from the likes of Toluna, Ipsos, Valued opinions and Global Test Market. The “home of paid surveys” operate worldwide and accept registrations from users throughout the world including USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, India, and Singapore to name a few. Sign up to PanelPlace.com for free now! Reliable survey   With over 500,000 members, they are reliable survey…
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  • 25 Famous Paintings of Abanindranath Tagore

    DM
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Abanindranath Tagore, or candidly known as Aban Thakur, was the principal artist and creator of Indian Society of Oriental Arts. He was the first major voice of Swadeshi values in […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • True Meaning of Happiness, Coke and Momos By The Guru

    DM
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    He was new in the office, short but a well-built guy, always wearing a sweet smile that can mould insane of the insane. Guarav, that was his name, but nobody […] The post True Meaning of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ganesh Pyne: Paintings by Man Who Painted Death

    DM
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    In the mid of August, 1946, when communal riots shakes the soul of Calcutta, a shy and introvert child became obsessed with death and melancholy. He didn’t know when he […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Einstein on Falling in Love and Being in Love

    DM
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Albert Einstein is not only the man of science, who discovered the secret of energy mass equivalence, but he is also the man of romance, who secretly discovered the equation […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dandi March: 5 Interesting Facts About Gandhi’s Salt Satyagraha

    DM
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm
    With the first ray of the Sun, on 6th of April, 1930, a 61 year old man, draped in Khaddar, and stands up with a lump of salt in one […] The post Dandi March: 5 Interesting Facts About... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    LifeTricks

  • download songs for free!!!

    mamuzzulin
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
        Miscellaneous 1. go to youtube 2. pull up your fav song that you don’t have on your laptop, phone, ipod 3. copy the URL 4. paste the url on to youtube mp3 converter 5. now you can download!!! Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Improve Your Mental Capacity by Memorizing SongsDropbox Trick: Use Dropbox as a download delivery system for sales.YouTube Hack: Download YouTube VideosWatch Videos on your Laptop While Laying on your SideDownload Safety Apps like Stay Safe on your Phone RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick download…
  • cable saver

    Brian.Roy.Hains
    7 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
        Technology & Electronics If you keep damaging your headphone cords or charger cords wrap a spring from a ball point pen around it. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Threaten to Leave your Cable or Phone Company (Even if you Don’t Plan to)Run out of Charging Space?Cleaning Your BlenderReattach a Bike LightChange your Address at Least 2 Weeks Prior to Moving RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick cable saver comes from LifeTricks.
  • How to Clean Your Diamonds

    ImpersLove
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
        Miscellaneous Put a dollop of toothpaste on an old tooth brush. Rub the toothpaste into your diamond ring or pendant any piece of jewelry with diamonds. The toothpaste will clean off any dirt or grim on the diamonds. It will look shiny again. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Use Liquid Dish Washing Detergent and a Tooth Brush to Clean Diamond JewelryDrink While you CleanClean Coffee Pot With EaseHow To Clean Dirty BlindsTwetiquette: Be Nice & Keep It Clean RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick How to Clean Your Diamonds…
  • Tabs secret

    gzman12
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
        Miscellaneous Press Shift + Tab it will reverse the way you go. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Google Chrome Hack: Quick Way to Bookmark All Open TabsGoogle Chrome Hack: Reopen Accidentally Closed TabsiPhone Hack: iCloud Reading ListCan Tabs are Also Built-in Straw HoldersStarbucks Secret Menu: Black Eye RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Tabs secret comes from LifeTricks.
  • How to Water a Real Christmas Tree

    ptcape
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
        Holidays and Special Occasions Its hard to water a Real tree so here’s how I do it. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Want to Buy a Real Christmas Tree this Year? Put it Off as long as PossibleNever Re-Decorate your Christmas Tree Again!Build a Christmas Tree Out of Jello ShotsUse Tea Tree Oil to Repel Bugs in your HomeHave a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree? RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick How to Water a Real Christmas Tree comes from LifeTricks.
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  • 4 Reasons To Master The Subtle Art Of Saying No More Often

    Kosio Angelov
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:32 am
    The magical internal feeling of saying “Yes” to someone. It makes you feel important. Special even. After all, you are the go-to person for everyone around you. The one who has the solution to all problems. You hear the words “Thank you” and “I couldn’t have done it without you” on a consistent basis. Words that further fill you up with a sense of value, worth and an affirmation that you matter. You are shooting your own productivity in the foot. By making “no” a rare part of your dictionary you are putting other people’s needs ahead of yours. This is generally admirable,…
  • Are “Fake Goals” Silently Killing Your Productivity?

    Kosio Angelov
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Goals give a direction, a purpose, to everything that you do. Without them you are just aimlessly jumping from task to task and that can only lead to overwhelm, dissatisfaction and lack of success. However, simply setting goals is not enough! You need to set the RIGHT goals for yourself and avoid fake goals at all costs. Fake goals are on the biggest killers of success and productivity. Discovering if they exist in your life (and eliminating them if they do), should be high on your priority list. Here’s how to do it: FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and…
  • The Little Question That Creates Meaningful Productivity Gains

    Kosio Angelov
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    Can one question really provide you with productivity gains? Yes. Sounds impossible, or at least highly unlikely, but you’ll see for yourself. Not everything in productivity and time management needs to be complicated, or takes weeks of hard work to produce results. This question is the perfect example of something you can apply immediately and start seeing fast results: FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. Download the free audio podcast on iTunes. What is the most productive question you can ask yourself? What is…
  • This 30-Second Habit Will Change Your Life (And Productivity)

    Kosio Angelov
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    There are no shortcuts and quick fixes when it comes to success. But not everything needs to take hours, or days of work in order to have a great impact on your life. Some of the most powerful and transformational habits, take less than a 1 minute to implement and what you’ll learn right below is the perfect example. It’s fast to accomplish, super easy to implement and it will change the way you do things: FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. Download the free audio podcast on iTunes. Before I tell you exactly…
  • Lifehacks Won’t Help Your Productivity! Use This Instead

    Kosio Angelov
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Lifehacks won’t get you the productivity gains you are looking for. People are naturally drawn to shortcuts, to taking the easy way out, to the illusion of progress that hacks provide. But success is all about compounding small consistent wins, not just taking individual swings. The path to true productivity takes work and it can be difficult, but it is so worth it. Instead of chasing shortcuts that don’t work, commit to consistently improving yourself and your habits and your productivity will soar. Here’s how to do it in 3 simple steps: FREE Download: how ultra-successful…
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  • 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…
  • The opposite of determination: Change your life gently

    albert van zyl
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    I have been trying to lose weight and cut down on caffeine for a very long time. I'm as determined as they come, but before I can catch myself, there I am: overeating and over-caffeining again. Why? I hope this scenario is not familiar to you. But a few conversations with friends (field work for this post :-) suggest to me that it is. So why do we keep doing things that we'd love to stop doing?There is a story from India about how to catch a monkey. You make a hole the size of a monkey's claw in a pumpkin. The monkey sticks its claw into the hole and grabs the seeds from inside the pumpkin.
  • Run slowly. Run daily. Drink moderately. Don't eat like a pig.

    albert van zyl
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    The title of the post is the famous, if now somewhat forgotten, advice of German cardiologist and running cheer leader Dr. Ernest van Aaken. I first read his advice in Riel Hauman's  classic "Hardloop en leef", but at that time I was not yet ready to hear it. The penny finally dropped when I started reading ex Runners World editor Joe Henderson.At the time that I read Henderson, work volumes had increased dramatically and I could just not handle the flat out efforts that I habitually do on the bicycle and running. Henderson's reminder of van Aaken was just on time. Henderson also…
  • My worries are down there somewhere

    albert van zyl
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    I once went to see an iridologist (an alternative medicine technique that diannoses health from the patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris). She told me that stress leaves a residue of adrenalin in the body and that one of the best ways of getting rid of this excess adrenalin was exercise.For the last two mornings I have woken up anxious about work and life in general. I couldn't quite put my finger on it (kind of a hallmark of anxiety), but I felt that familiar mixture of panic and inability to do anything about it. Frankly I was in a mess. My one-in-a-million wife dragged…
  • Lack of sleep makes cowards of us all

    albert van zyl
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    I recently read a study that showed that when doctors and nurses work long shifts they wash their hands less and less and less often as their shift wears on. I've noticed that when I get tired I stop watching what I eat, don't stretch in the evening, skip meditation etc. So it seems that when we are tired our will power and self control is depleted. And then we start dropping good habits that maintain our mental, emotional and physical health.This makes a bit of a vicious circle doesn't it. When we are tired we neglect the very actions that enable us to be effective.Hamlet said: "Thus…
 
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  • 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. The dreams and expectations you had get shattered. You feel completely crap and lost. And you doubt if you will ever feel truly happy again. But it really is possible to…
  • 101 Thought Provoking Questions Too Ask Yourself

    Chantalle Gerber
    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 Gerber
    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…
  • 7 Big Mistakes We Make When Striving For Happiness

    Chantalle Gerber
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Lets’ face it. Every time you turn around, you find new advice on being happy. Books promising to reveal the true secret of happiness. Blogs telling you, “Write down three things that make you happy today.” Friends saying, “Move on!” and, “Cheer up!” after you’ve had a bad day. And maybe you’re wondering …what’s wrong with that? Happiness is a good thing right? Well, yes. Of course it is. But we are being taught that our lives should be a straight and narrow path toward happiness. We are taught that we should strive for happiness, and happiness alone in…
  • 11 Powerful Life Lessons To Excel In 2015

    Chantalle Gerber
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    What a feeling! You know, the fresh start of a new year… It’s like a blank canvas. We set new goals, we look forward to new opportunities, And we hope that this year will be the best year yet. But in order to achieve this, we rely on all those life lessons we learned in the past year. They give us the wisdom we need to make changes in our life. So to give you a kick start… Here are 11 powerful life lessons you need to know to excel in 2015;   1. Worrying does not take away tomorrows troubles – It only takes away today’s peace You’ve probably heard this a…
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  • 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.
  • Trash Your Motivation Gimmicks: What Really Gets Us Moving?

    Brianna Johnson
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Motivation is an elusive force. Some people bounce off to the gym each morning, while others battle themselves to show up once a week. Some people run several successful businesses, while others quit their first business in the development stages. The internet is flooded with motivation tips and “tricks,” but they fail to have a uniform impact... The post Trash Your Motivation Gimmicks: What Really Gets Us Moving? appeared first on PAKWIRED.
  • My Dog Taught Me How to Be a Better Person in These 8 Ways

    Daniel Wallen
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    I have a confession. My dog is a better person than I am. Adopting her was the best decision I ever made. She taught me how to be a better person in these eight ways. Three years ago, I adopted a beagle named Dixie. Here’s a picture of her. Don’t you love her spotted coat?... The post My Dog Taught Me How to Be a Better Person in These 8 Ways appeared first on PAKWIRED.
  • 5 Signs You Are a Stubborn Person

    Daniel Wallen
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    You wouldn’t be able to achieve much if you didn’t believe in yourself. That said, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Some people act stubborn and claim it is due to their “self-confidence.” Incorrect. Stubbornness can easily lead to arrogance. If you want be a critical thinker and stop alienating... The post 5 Signs You Are a Stubborn Person appeared first on PAKWIRED.
  • Spread Your Risk or Pay the Price Later

    Daniel Wallen
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:03 pm
    It’s nice to think everything will work out in the end if you just follow a single course of action with as much dedication as you can muster, but real life is more complicated than that. It is absurd to limit yourself to one course of action (no matter how “safe” or “secure” it might... The post Spread Your Risk or Pay the Price Later appeared first on PAKWIRED.
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    Biohacking and Lifehacking Tips | ChinaBiohacker

  • The Sustainable Six-Pack Diet: 6 Guidelines For Eating Clean And Staying Lean Long-Term

    Randy Wang
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Randy Wang At the end of September last year, I put an end to my obsession with tracking my meals.I had been experimenting with diet and nutrition for nine months prior and decided it was time to test out whether I could take what I'd learned and synthesize it into a simple set of guidelines for eating clean that I could follow indefinitely with minimal effort.In other words, I wanted to figure out a sustainable way of eating that would keep me healthy and lean long-term (as opposed to the shorter-term approaches suggested in my articles on burning fat and bulking…
  • My Checklist For 2015

    Randy Wang
    28 Dec 2014 | 7:15 pm
    by Randy Wang As 2015 approaches, I thought it would be a meaningful exercise to first review the things I’ve done in 2014 and then put together a checklist of things I’d like to do in 2015. In the past, the thought of setting goals for the New Year wouldn’t occur to me until New Year’s day, hung-over from partying the night before. Unsurprisingly, any hasty “resolutions" I came up with would invariably remain unresolved by year-end. This past year, however, was different, and I give this blog a lot of the credit.I’ve found that the act of publishing my…
  • Hacking Self-Improvement: How To Become 37x Better Each Year

    Randy Wang
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    by Randy Wang Do you have a book that you've been meaning to read for a long time but just haven't gotten around to it? For me that book was "Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos. The book sat on my iBookshelf for nearly three years until I finally dusted off the imaginary cobwebs and started reading what is now one of my favorite books. Despite being a non-fiction book about business and company culture, it is a very entertaining read that literally had me laughing-out-loud at times. But humor aside, there are tons of useful takeaways…
  • Hacking Weight Gain: 4 Things You Should NOT Do If You Want To Bulk Up

    Randy Wang
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    by Randy Wang The end goal for my diet-related experiments has always been to eventually come up with a way of eating that not only optimizes health and performance, but is also truly sustainable in the long-term. Earlier in the year, I had explored weight loss with my six-pack abs in three months experiment. The fat-burning routine that I developed proved very effective for getting lean, but I don’t consider it a sustainable routine since it doesn't address an important question:After I become lean and healthy, how should I adjust my routine so that I can maintain my desired…
  • 5 Reasons Why Food Tracking (Not Calorie Counting) Will Forever Change The Way You Eat

    Randy Wang
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    by Randy WangI’ve been tracking my meals consistently for the past nine months, and I can honestly say that the habit has completely changed the way I look at food. The more commonly used term for food tracking is “calorie counting”, but I avoid using that term since calories really shouldn't be the focus when deciding on what to eat. Instead the focus should be put on food quality and macronutrient content, which I’ll get into later.   Below are five reasons (from obvious to less obvious) why I think tracking your food — for even a brief period of time — can have a…
 
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  • How to Reach Your Goals by Doing Less

    Angie Mizzell
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Copyright Galyna Andrushko In late December, my husband and I scheduled an evening coffee date to review our personal and collective calendars for the new year. We didn’t want the next 12 months to be dictated by all of the unexpected things that would inevitably pop up. So, we blocked out time for professional responsibilities and projects, as well as vacations.A few months have passed, and here’s the biggest thing I’ve learned so far: creating the vision is only step one. Doing my part each day to bring that vision to life takes practice. It’s hard but necessary work.Many…
  • 4 Steps to Curating A Working Wardrobe

    Katelyn Kosinski
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m not entirely sure if this a generation thing or an age thing, but as I get older and become a bigger part of “the real world,” I’m beginning to notice a shift in mine and my friend’s shopping habits. We’ve slowly begun to make the change from the fast fashion bandwagon to investing in quality pieces (and I think it’s a good thing). We are really starting to recognize the value of a working wardrobe.Let me explain all of these “fashion people” terms.Fast Fashion: Styles that are made quickly and inexpensively to keep up with the trends. These styles are usually of…
  • 5 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Not Having A Sense of Smell

    Shauna Mackenzie
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It wasn’t until the 3rd grade that I actually realized I couldn’t smell. I always thought it was weird that the kids on the school bus would roll down the windows while pinching their nose after someone passed gas. Weird because I couldn’t smell it and never understood what was going on. Weird but true. It’s also bizarre just how long I “faked it”. Not intentionally but simply mimicking the behavior of others because I didn’t know any better.As I’ve gotten older, it’s become my go-to answer for all those group workshops, retreats, and…
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Sugar Substitutes (Infographic)

    Jessie Maher
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    We know sugar is bad, but are you aware of how bad it really is? We can’t disregard sugar altogether, so here is a pretty awesome infographic on sugar substitutes, highlighting a few healthier alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners.An infographic on sugar that will blow your mind. Know the truth about sugar substitutes.Click To TweetThe best way to start cutting back on sugar & artificial sweeteners is to find substitutes you love- good thing there are plenty of options! Though it’s not mentioned here, liquid stevia is my favorite and it travels well too. Good choices…
  • How to Not Answer the Tough Questions

    Shauna Mackenzie
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ever been caught in an uncomfortable conversation? Perhaps one that seems to be going well, but then completely derails after one inappropriate question? It may seem harmless to the asker, but personal information is difficult to divulge. All it takes is one impolite inquiry to make someone want to run and hide. I know. I’ve been there and I know you have too.If you’re the one on the receiving end, the traditional “I prefer not to tell” may be your best bet in most situations. This can backfire, however. Some people don’t take the hint and continue to pressure you even after…
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  • books to read

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    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.
  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Redesign My Existence

  • Minimalist Living: 9 Things I Learned When Simplifying My Life

    Keith
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    I’ve been working away for some time now to create a simpler, slower existence. Minimalist living appeals to me for so many reasons; it brings less stress, less complications and most importantly, less demands on my precious time. This means I have more time for the things and people I love. What’s not to like, right? “The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less” - Socrates Tweet this minimalist living quote! But here’s one thing I’ve learned about myself.  In most of my efforts to live more simply, my…
  • 10 Tips To Have More Energy For Your Creative Ideas

    Keith
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Ever feel sluggish, exhausted or run down? Or that your your energy levels have just crashed? Or think you could achieve so much more if you just had enough energy to keep going? Well, most of us blame a lack of time for not getting shit done. But as it turns out, it’s energy (not time) that’s the main ingredient of high performance. And this means that energy is also the main factor in achieving all of the amazing things you’re capable of in your life - whether it’s doing what you love, creating amazing art, earning more money, attracting the perfect mate or having…
  • My Personal Goals For 2015: February Report

    Keith
    6 Mar 2015 | 1:48 am
    Me and my best man, Richie Hey there. Welcome to my monthly goals report, where I share with you the progress I’ve made over the last four weeks towards killing it on my personal goals for 2015. February was a crazy a month. The biggest event during the last four weeks (and the one that caused most ‘disruption’ to my usual levels of productivity) was my stag trip with my friends. I’m getting married in April, so myself and 6 of my best buddies headed off to Munich for two nights for the bachelor parties to end all parties.  And how was it? Well, let’s just…
  • Short Inspirational Quotes: How To Become An Exceptional Human Being

    Keith
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:13 am
    Here’s a short inspirational quote I’d like to share with you. It’s by Brian Tracy -an absolute legend, a hero and a mentor of mine. In case you haven’t heard of him, Brian is a motivational speaker and best selling author that helps people to live their lives to the fullest and reach their true potential. His teachings are completely aligned and in sync with what we promote here at RMX and today I’d like to share an awesome poem by Brian, that tells you precisely how to become an exceptional human being. Here’s one of my favourite lines (as a short…
  • Minimalist Living: 15 Tips To Organize Your Life (Part 2)

    Keith
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    Well hello there.  So, are you ready for the final installment of my ultimate minimalist living guide? Don’t forget you can still check out Part 1 of this minimalist living series, it’s full of great suggestions for how to organize your life and reduce your stress. Ok, enough chit chat. Let’s get stuck in. Here are my 15 tips for minimalist living. 1. Spend time alone Get comfortable in your own company. Enjoy it and use it as time to work on your inner self. Get to know who you really are by journaling, practicing mindfulness, meditating, being in nature, being around…
 
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  • Stop The Noise In Your Open Office

    Noisli
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    A recent article of Harvard Business Review is talking about the biggest frustrations for employees in open offices. Sure, open offices can make a great impact to a visitor, but for the people working there the positive aspects, having for example more light and an eventual view of nature instead of concrete walls, are not enough. Following are the top reasons why employees don’t like open offices: The biggest issue is with no doubt sound! Sound privacy is on top position, meaning that there is no place for private conversation and everybody will be part of your team talk. Annoyance…
  • How Long Should You Nap?

    Noisli
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Sleep is a very fundamental variable not only for our health but also for our productiveness. We tend to work more and more hours every day, and while doing this, sleep is being sacrificed. Sacrificing sleep is not only unhealthy, but it is also making you tired and unproductive. Napping can be a great way to balance work and sleep but how long should you nap? Here’s a little guide: 10-20 min Nap Time A power nap that will boost your focus and productivity. A length that usually limits you to the lighter stages of non-rapid eye movement sleep, making it easy to get back to work after…
  • Noisli is Starbuck’s Pick of the Week

    Noisli
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    We’re excited to announce that the Noisli iOS app got selected by Apple and Starbucks to be Starbucks’s Pick of the Week!!! If you’re lucky and live in the US or Canada you can get a free Noisli app in the Starbucks stores. Coffee Shops are a great place to work from if you are for example a freelancer or a student, since the background buzz keeps your brain active. The silence that you usually find in your home office or at the library is often distracting and not helping your motivation, drastically decreasing also your productivity. Researchers confirm that a…
  • Introducing the new Noisli

    Noisli
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    We are so exited to tell you that we are launching today one of the biggest updates of Noisli since the original launch! During this period, we received such an incredible amount of love and feedback that made it possible to continuously improve Noisli and develop it further, making every month tens of thousands of more productive and happy users. We heard and collected each and every of all your precious feedbacks, and worked very hard to build the new Noisli platform with several improvements. Save and Share your Favourite Combos Not only you can create your wonderful Combos, you can now…
  • New Year, New Goals

    Noisli
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    A new year brings a lot of wishes, hopes but also plans to go further, do more and do better. In order to help you achieve your goals, here are three things you should do and consider: 1. Write it down Write down your goal or task and define it in What, When and How. Place it somewhere where you can see it so you will get reminded easily. 2. Self-discipline It comes all down to actually do what you set in point one. Help yourself and make it as easy as possible to achieve it: write a reminder, be prepared and set the right environment to get yourself into the mood. 3. Motivation All of this…
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  • Guides for Quitting Smoke: Find The Triggers of Smoking

    Brian
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Recognize the triggers of your smoking It’s also important to realize what makes your cravings of smoking, which will help your quitting significantly. Triggers of your smoking may different from specific situation, feelings at that moment, and people you come along with. Record your cravings Keeping a journal about your daily cravings for a week or two will help you be aware of your triggers, making good preparation for your quit date. Pay attention on the moments when you are… Continue Reading ›› The post Guides for Quitting Smoke: Find The Triggers of Smoking appeared…
  • Hisense Dehumidifier Review, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2015

    Brian
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Hisense Dehumidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Hisense is a multinational white goods and electronics manufacturer from Asia. It not only provides to top quality Hisense dehumidifiers products with advanced technologies, easy-to-use designs, but also offers God-like service and great affordability. It is always trying to fulfill your imagination. Hisense dehumidifiers are an excellent solution for excessive moisture and provides benefits for living environment. In addition to prominent ability, Hisense dehumidifiers are also designed with customized and straightforward operations, thus…
  • Rabbit Air Purifier Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2014 -2015

    Brian
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Rabbit Air Reviews for 2015 Since the foundation in 2004, America, Rabbit Air is dedicating all its sources to providing high quality HEPA air purifiers and has become one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.. You will find Rabbit air purifier reviews in this post. Purity, efficiency and pleasing design are the common merits of Rabbit air purifiers. And customer satisfaction and loyalty are always the ultimate goal of Rabbit Air. 24/7 customer care helps Rabbit air get… Continue Reading ›› The post Rabbit Air Purifier Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2014 -2015…
  • Guides for Quitting Smoke: How to Make A Quitting Plan

    Brian
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Guides on Making A Smoke-Quitting Plan Quitting seems to be tough to every smoker, including you, whatever you just start smoking for a short while, or you have a long history of smoking, or you are a heavy smoker or a light smoker. However, the more suggestions you get about quitting, the more chances you will succeed. Customizing your own quitting is the first important step towards success. A right quitting plan helps you inhibit your cravings properly, reduces the… Continue Reading ›› The post Guides for Quitting Smoke: How to Make A Quitting Plan appeared first on…
  • Tips to Have Great Indoor Air: Define A No-smoking Zone in Your Home

    Brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    3. Define A No-smoking Zone in Your Home Second-hand smoke is considered as the most important cause of indoor air pollution. Studies have shown that cigarette smoke contains at least 4,000 chemicals, and children who are exposed to it can develop asthma, cancer, ear and respiratory infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). And for those who smoke, they also have more risks of cancer, heart attacks, stroke and breathing problems. There are many practical methods to help smoking cessation, try… Continue Reading ›› The post Tips to Have Great Indoor Air: Define A…
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    Hackerella

  • How to Learn Lucid Dreaming: A Primer

    Rosanna
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:47 pm
    “Am I dreaming or am I awake?” I look at a spot on the floor. I look at the pattern of the wood. I look away. I look back at the floor. Everything is the same. I am awake, obviously. But I do this anyway, several times a day, in hopes that one day, out of pure habit, I’ll ask myself, “Am I dreaming... The post How to Learn Lucid Dreaming: A Primer appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Art of Self Sabotage

    Rosanna
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp – Somerset Maugham The theme of the month is “routines” and I picked it so that I could get into the habit of writing every morning. I had big plans of settling into a quirky little routine where little by little, my story would unfold and my writing would improve. But... The post The Art of Self Sabotage appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Incredible Benefits of Cold Showers, Ice Baths & Sub Zero Temperatures

    Rosanna
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    There’s a kindergarten in Southern Siberia called Rodnichok (or “Water Spring”), where negative double digit temperatures are not uncommon. There, every day after morning exercises, the five and six year olds put on their bathing suits and happily head outdoors where they proceed to play in the snow, throw a few snowballs, and pour a bucket of ice water onto their heads. Then,... The post The Incredible Benefits of Cold Showers, Ice Baths & Sub Zero Temperatures appeared first on Hackerella.
  • How Our Silly Little Routines Can Make Us More Productive, Creative and Healthy

    Rosanna
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    What do you do with the first hour of your day? Do you jump in the shower? Make some coffee? Do you grab your phone and scan your email? Do you meditate or read or write down what you dreamed about? Our little habits are so interesting, aren’t they? We all have them. Whether we’re aware of them or not, our routines have... The post How Our Silly Little Routines Can Make Us More Productive, Creative and Healthy appeared first on Hackerella.
  • How To Develop Perseverance, Mindset and Sustained Motivation

    Rosanna
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    I wrote a short story this month about a little girl and magic wand. “Lila’s Wand”, I called it. I’d been trying to write something entirely different when this image of a girl finding a wand in the woods popped into my head. I decided to follow the image and out came this little story. I liked it so much that I’m now entertaining... The post How To Develop Perseverance, Mindset and Sustained Motivation appeared first on Hackerella.
 
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    LIFE MUNK

  • MEME – So which colour dress did Grumpy Cat see ?

    The Munk
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    After the huge debacle caused on the interwebs about the Dress colour debate, people still can’t get enough. Is it ‘Gold and White‘….or ‘Blue and Black‘ ? And of course that means our favourite feline Grumpy Cat has to weigh in on this and set the record straight once and for all ! To be honest The post MEME – So which colour dress did Grumpy Cat see ? appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Is this dress ‘Blue and Black’ or ‘White and Gold’? What colour do you see?

    The Munk
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    The internet almost broke with the recent dress colour debacle which went viral and was sparked after Scottish singer Caitlin McNeill originally uploaded the picture to Tumblr asking “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black?”. Some people see the colour below as being a white and gold dress The post Is this dress ‘Blue and Black’ or ‘White and Gold’? What colour do you see? appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • MEME – Grumpy cat doesn’t think you need to worry about zombies

    The Munk
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    What’s better than zombies ?  A Grumpy cat and zombies ofcourse! If there was ever a zombie apocalypse I’m pretty sure Grumpy cat would survive, he’s just too bitter for them to eat. But damn he sure makes funny memes ! MEME TOP LINE:    Zombies eat brains MEME BOTTOM LINE:  Don’t worry, most of you have nothing The post MEME – Grumpy cat doesn’t think you need to worry about zombies appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Amazing video of Killer Whales chasing a speedboat

    The Munk
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    It seems that it’s not only hippos that like to chase speedboats but killer whales too. The video below shows a speedboat moving really fast and orcas chasing it for quite some time, jumping out of the water every now and then. This is something that dolphins have been known to do from time to time, but The post Amazing video of Killer Whales chasing a speedboat appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • How would you die in the “The Walking Dead” series ?

    The Munk
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:46 am
    Oh how we love Zombie movies and series. There have been some seriously cool Zombie movies and over the years. Some of our favourites include ‘Shawn of the Dead’, Resident Evil, Planet Terror, World War Z, Z-Nation and of-course the very popular TV series ‘The Walking Dead’ from AMC. But have you ever wondered, How would The post How would you die in the “The Walking Dead” series ? appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
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    VIP for Air

  • 5 Tips to Choose an Allergy Air Purifier

    D stone
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It5 Things to Consider When Choosing An Air Purifier for Allergies An air purifier is an indispensable device in every home considering how inhaling particles in the air can trigger allergic symptoms. However, with a vast array of air purifiers available in the market, choosing the right one for your needs can be quite [...]The post 5 Tips to Choose an Allergy Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Choose Carbon Filters

    D stone
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItTips for Choosing an Effective Carbon Filter The Definition of Carbon Filtration Carbon filtration is based on a filter type that uses carbon for adsorbing smells and gases, for the purpose of purifying the air. This filter can be used along with HEPA filters for improving the way the air is purified. Did you [...]The post How to Choose Carbon Filters appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Clean An Air Purifier

    D stone
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:11 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe most ideal way of cleaning an air purifier is to follow the instructions printed in the purifier’s manual. If you no longer have it, you can search for it online by simply indicating the purifier’s serial number, model and make. But just in case you fail to find the manual online, here are [...]The post How to Clean An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors

    D stone
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhile smoking is perceived by many as a fun and enjoyable experience, cigarettes smoke rapidly spreads to different areas and surfaces around the home hence causing it to linger for a long time. So other than the smoker’s and the ones around him/her having their clothes smelling like ashtray, upholstered furniture, pillows, carpeting, rugs [...]The post Tips to Remove Cigarette Odors appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home

    D stone
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDIY Tips: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home Since a majority of people who suffer from sinus problems are also known to have underlying allergies, such as allergies to pollen, animal dander, mold and/or dust – which are all very likely to build up in our homes, the ideal way of tackling [...]The post Videos: How to Make An Air Purifier at Home appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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    The Essential You

  • 7 Obstacles You Unconsciously Place Between Yourself and Success

    Rodrigo
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We’re all guilty of self-sabotage in one way or another – whether it’s telling ourselves that we can’t accomplish something or letting our fears keep us from taking the next step. Everyone has their own poison that prevents them from achieving the things they always dreamed of. To get past these obstacles, the first step […] The post 7 Obstacles You Unconsciously Place Between Yourself and Success appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Essential Oils: History, Uses and Medicinal Properties (Infographic)

    Kelsey
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you’re familiar with alternative or holistic medicine, you’ve probably heard about essential oils before. If you’re new to this field, you might be wondering what the heck they are and why, or even how, you would use them. Essential oils are not just like your average cooking or even mineral oils – they are highly […] The post Essential Oils: History, Uses and Medicinal Properties (Infographic) appeared first on The Essential You.
  • How to Make a Living From Anywhere, With Almost Anything

    Rodrigo
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    I know what most of you are thinking; “oh there he goes talking about blogging lifestyle.” Well if you are one of those you are terribly wrong. Maintaining this blog is nothing more than a way to help people to overcome the obstacles we all face, and are still facing. My goal is to provide […] The post How to Make a Living From Anywhere, With Almost Anything appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 10 Tips to Sleep Better at Night and Overcome Insomnia

    Kelsey
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I used to suffer from insomnia constantly, and falling asleep often took hours of restless tossing and turning. I spent the nights fretting about the problems of today and tomorrow, or even stressing about the fact that I couldn’t sleep. Not only did it affect my physical wellbeing, as I found myself to be tired […] The post 10 Tips to Sleep Better at Night and Overcome Insomnia appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 6 DIY Home Cleaning Recipes – All-Natural & Eco-Friendly

    Kelsey
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The public is beginning to become more aware of the chemicals in the products we use every day. Not only do these chemicals harm our personal health and wellbeing, but they harm our environment and our planet. Often times the cleaning solution we are looking for can be found in our own pantries, and it’s […] The post 6 DIY Home Cleaning Recipes – All-Natural & Eco-Friendly appeared first on The Essential You.
 
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  • Motivation Is a Solopreneur’s Worst Enemy

    coachjennie
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    As a solopreneur, you simply do not have the luxury of waiting to feel working on your top priorities. But, if you find yourself unproductive and bouncing from email to Facebook to reheating your coffee for the fifth time, you are probably using motivation as your go-to productivity strategy – and it’s the worst strategy imaginable. This is where you hope that some external pressure (read: motivation) will come along and prod you into action. While it does feel good, motivation is completely unreliable. Motivation relies on your emotions and your emotions are constantly changing. Want to…
  • When the Going Gets Rough, Remember This

    coachjennie
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    The following is a guest post from one of my Audacity Coaching clients, Sara Frandina. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out the right way to introduce her beautifully written story to you, but it needs no preamble. So without further ado, I give you Sara’s story… When March began, I was on a mission. In fact, I declared it my official new year. It was time to pivot in my business — and this was going to be the month that would kick it off. The goal? Freedom in my business. Here’s what that looks like for me: a work week devoid of 16-hour days. Days marked by…
  • How to Choose Tenacity “Day One” at a Time

    coachjennie
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    So now that 2015 is fully up and running, it’s time for an accountability check. How are those resolutions and Audacious goals of yours coming along? Are you doing everything you could be doing to ensure that 2015 is your most astonishing one to date? No? Yeah. Me neither. It’s very common to start losing ground on New Year proclamations by Groundhog’s Day. And by St. Patty’s Day? Fuggedaboutit. I personally think the winter has a great deal to do with this tendency. It’s much tougher to make it to your kickboxing class when you constantly need a down coat and snow boots to get…
  • The Law of Attraction is a Crock

    coachjennie
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    LOA is total bullshit. There. I said it. I know the self-help police are on their way now to fit me for a straightjacket and make sure I never coach another living soul again. In the past decade or so, a lot of credence has been given to the somewhat spiritual idea that if you ask for what you want and visualize it with fervor, the Universe will conspire to manifest it for you. So by this thinking, all you have to do is put your order in at the cosmic success drive-thru, and pull up to the next window. In my recent article on the Huffington Post, I explain why I believe the overwhelming…
  • Goals: Write. Them. Down.

    coachjennie
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    To have a big, juicy, fabulously successful life and career, you have to set some serious goals. Don’t believe me? Check the research. There was a fancy-pants academic study (conducted by Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech) that shed some staggering light on the importance of goal setting. 80% of Americans say they don’t have goals. 16% have goals but don’t write them down. 3% have written goals, but don’t review them regularly. Only 1% have written goals and review them regularly — and these are the highest achievers! It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor,…
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    Hacked Living

  • A Simple Demonstration of The Absurdity of Your Beliefs

    Fred Gorgias
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    Here is an interested fact: There are over 7 billion people on this planet. This means if I know 1,000 people, I only know 1 out of 7 million people. If I knew a million people by name, there would be 7,000 times more people whose names I don’t know. It’s a very humbling piece of information.   What I find even more interesting is that virtually all of those people don’t have the same beliefs. Sure, there are a lot of shared beliefs, but if you accounted for every area of belief that a person can have (including the cosmos, what will happen in the future, what has…
  • A Heartfelt Request To My Readers

    Fred Gorgias
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    I wake up. I go downstairs, pull out a caffeine pill, and take it with some orange juice drank straight from the carton. This combination of actions is the cheapest, healthiest, quickest, and most delicious (in that order) method of delivering my morning caffeine. I’ve considered keeping a mini fridge in my room for OJ, but the morning exercise is good.   I brush my teeth, take a shower, take a shit, get back in the shower and dry myself on an Egyptian cotton towel. If you have a lot of hair on your body and don’t dry very well on normal towels, I highly recommend this…
  • How To Know If A Woman Wants You To Ask Her Out

    Fred Gorgias
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
      There is a growing number of women who are tired of the roles we’ve assigned to the sexes when it comes to the dating game. These women simply find it appalling that a man would be interested in her and try to ask her out or talk to her without provocation. For a long time now, men everywhere have wished that these women would somehow signify that they don’t want to be approached. Most men wish that women pursued men rather than men pursuing women and we have long wished that there was a way to know if a particular woman should be approached or left to do the approaching.
  • Why Humanity Never Really Stood A Chance

    Fred Gorgias
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Ok, so here’s some things that people don’t really often consider. We’re all born really dumb. Babies are essentially just bundles of emotion and sensations. Their thoughts are virtually useless.     As a person grows, their mind is filled with all sorts of junk that society feeds them.     As their reasoning faculties grow, an individual will usually stick (ideologically) to whatever group got to them first.     There is an inherent problem in the way we apply our reasoning faculties, in that we are seeking to explain, understand, and regulate…
  • 4 Mental Disorders You Didn’t Know Your Pets Have

    Fred Gorgias
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
      It’s really quite egotistical that we would presume animals don’t have mental disorders. The full range of human motivations, emotions, and thought processes are found within the animal kingdom. We watch dogs learn things by the actions of other dogs. Rats apply logic to the mazes we put them through. Mammalian mothers nurture their young. The truth is, we don’t really think too much about the minds of animals because we consider them inferior. Just as a mute was once considered dumb (as evidenced by the term ‘deaf and dumb’), animals are considered dumb…
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    Live and Dare

  • Episode 004: Mindfulness, Right View, and Meditation – a Buddhist perspective by Buddy Fichera

    Giovanni
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Buddy Fichera is a corporate coach, meditation teacher, and long-term Buddhist practitioner. He has practiced with John Kabat-Zinn and Thanissaro Bikkhu. Besides practicing in the Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism, he oversees two meditation centers located in Fort Worth, and Austin, TX. Buddy provides consulting & coaching solutions to individuals and organizations desirous of growth and well-being, through his company, Radyx Skillful Solutions. He is a Gallup® Certified coach. In this episode you will…
  • 34 Misconceptions & Myths About Meditation

    Giovanni
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. As someone who has practiced for years, and has read a lot about meditation – both the “old school stuff” from Buddhist and Vedic traditions, as well as modern mindfulness and new age movement – I still see a lot of misconceptions and myths about meditation. Some of these myths are obvious stuff that nowadays is not so commonly believed anymore (like “meditation is only for religious people” and “meditation is fighting with the mind”). Others are more subtle, and commonly believed to be…
  • Episode 003: Common Questions on Meditation (Colin Pal interviews Giovanni)

    Giovanni
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. In this episode, I was interviewed by Colin Pal (from TheUndeniableClarity.com). I will try to keep a ratio of 2 episodes with interviews, 1 podcast with me (either me speaking, answering a listener question, or doing a guided meditation). This is my first time being interviewed for a podcast, and I enjoyed very much. Colin brings up some interesting questions on meditation, and makes me speak a bit of my journey into the practice. In this interview you will hear me speak about: My journey in meditation,…
  • Episode 002: The role of mindfulness in curing stress, by Border War’s TV Producer Nicholas Stein

    Giovanni
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Nicholas Stein is a veteran non-fiction TV producer, and the former show runner for National Geographic channel’s breakout hit Border Wars. Nicholas spent the better part of four years deeply embedded with the tactical units of a various federal and other law enforcement agencies. His continual reporting on human suffering inside the US/MX border zone left him with a form of “Journalistic PTSD”. Seeking relief from the traumatic experiences, Nick found great healing and equanimity in the…
  • Episode 001: All is unimaginably well – an interview with Ken LaDeroute

    Giovanni
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. This is Live and Dare’s first episode! Most episodes will be either interviews with meditation teachers, or me sharing tips for integrating spirituality in our daily life. More rarely, I will post some guided meditations, and will indicate that in the title of the episode. It has been a big journey of learning for me, and the quality of the audio (and the mix) is not yet ideal. In future episodes it will get better. Ken LaDéroute, who is is a mindfulness meditation trainer, musician, and founder of Clarity…
 
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: Insights from My 10 Days of Doing (Almost) Nothing

    Kelli Cooper
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    So, as some of you may know from my list email or the post I put up last week, I took a bit of a break from blogging because I had a good friend visiting me from New Jersey. My usual routine was shook up, in a good way, and I felt it best to just pull back. I’ll admit, even though my intuition was telling me that it was the right move, and it felt right, my good old mind was still putting in its two cents, as it’s wont to do with pretty much everything. Though as you can see from the title of the post, I didn’t totally stop doing everything. I responded to comments, checked…
  • Mini-Blogging Break and Wisdom Nugget

    Kelli Cooper
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
       I am very happy to have a good friend from New Jersey visiting me here in Bali, and I have been pretty busy these last couple of days. My normal schedule is thrown a bit out of whack and I am going to take a mini blogging vacation and will be back with a post on March 31st. I was attempting to put together my Monday post, but my brain was just not cooperating. And I never want to publish something I don’t feel is as good as it could be because then my audience probably wouldn’t like it very much, and I don’t want that to happen.  This experience is a great lesson…
  • Law of Attraction: 3 Snafus Keeping Your Manifestations in Limbo

    Kelli Cooper
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Frustration is a common feeling when it comes to working consciously with law of attraction. We have our sights set on certain things, and we just want them so badly. It is supposed to be so easy, and at the core, it is, but over the years, we haven’t exactly been groomed to become the all-powerful creators we truly are. In fact, we are led to believe we are not very powerful at all. Sure, there is a lot of lip service about being able to achieve anything, blah,blah,blah, but on the whole, we are not very positive, nor do we expect much. We are taught to get anywhere, we have to suffer,…
  • How Did I Get Here? Reining in Your Runaway Life

    Kelli Cooper
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Are you looking at your life wondering how things went so wrong? Are you at a loss as to when things got so off track? When did your life totally get away from you? Do you feel like you don’t even recognize yourself? At what point did you give up on the hopes and dreams you harbored? Are you worried it’s too late to do anything now? Do you want to change, but don’t know where to start? If you have asked yourself any of those questions, then this post is for you….enjoy Be Prepared for Some Uncomfortable Feelings, But Know It Gets Better When we finally realize what has…
  • Law of Attraction: Acting ‘As If” Regardless of Your Current Reality

    Kelli Cooper
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Law of attraction isn’t about thinking certain things and then making those exact thing happen..it is about attracting experiences that feel the same as we are feeling now, that match our current predominant beliefs. Whether we are fully aware of certain beliefs and feelings…that’s another story, but I digress…. Though we often line up with the exact thing we are thinking about because it is a good representation of what we actually want. But, again, it’s really not about the thoughts, though they certainly play a role. And with that little nugget of wisdom, it…
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  • 8 Traits of Truly Genuine People

    Akshay
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    Everyone wants to hang around with genuine people, No doubt on it. But in this modern world; where people mostly communicate virtually, it is very hard to differentiate a fake personality from the genuine ones. In a world ruled by Social Media, anyone can easily hide their real personality with a fake. We like our friends because we know they are real and that they don’t hid behind a fake personality. Finding original people is like almost impossible in this age. However, it isn’t that hard to differentiate either. Here are some of the traits of Genuine People which will help you…
  • 60 Quotes on “Failure” that will Motivate you for “Success”

    Akshay
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Do you think you are failed? Well, you aren’t! Failure is actually the stepping steps of Success. Failure happens to each one of us and in every moment of life; but that shouldn’t make you sad. Read some of the best quotes on “Failure” by famous personalities which will life your mood and motivate you for success. So, here comes “60 Quotes On Failure, That Will Motivate You For Success”. 60 Quotes on Failure That Will Motivate You! “Indecision and delays are the parents of failure.” George Canning “I can accept failure, everyone fails at…
  • 7 Things an Introvert Would Never Tell You

    Akshay
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Introverts capture a lot of crap for being introverted. The whole globe world seems so infatuated by extroverts – the individuals we know who just want to be around us all time. While we introverts might not want that, it doesn’t mean we’re frustrated or taking once lifestyle or anything crazy like that. There are some factors you should know about us. Little discuss absorbs. We’re just not very excellent at it. We’re generally the big-thinking kinds. We like big concepts and concepts. Little discuss is unpleasant. We don’t proper worry about the elements…
  • 7 Things Highly Confident People Don’t Do

    Akshay
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    Extremely confident individuals believe in their capability to accomplish. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their trust in you? Simply move away and enhance your self-confidence now, look out for these seven factors that highly confident individuals don’t do. They don’t create justifications. Highly confident people take possession of their ideas and activities. They don’t point at other for being tardy at work; or when they were delayed. They don’t reason their short-comings with justifications like “I don’t have the…
  • Seven Things Happy People Never Believe IN!

    Akshay
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    So you want to be happy? Well, there’s only one factor status in your way. Pleasure is an option that only satisfied individuals create. Here are the seven delusions satisfied individuals don’t register to. 1. Lifestyle is reasonable. Happiness isn’t about always getting what you want. Happy individuals know that sometimes life doesn’t go their way; life isn’t reasonable. What they do know, is that you can only do your best, absolve yourself for what doesn’t perform, and let go when you need to. 2. Struggling is bad. Suffering is an unavoidable situation of…
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    Imperfect Spirituality

  • Learn to Love the Life You are Living

    Polly Campbell
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Feeling stuck? Bored? Stagnant? On  May 3rd  you can kiss those bad feelings goodbye. In a SPECIAL event with Decorus Motivational Seminars Author Polly Campbell will show you how to: Rediscover Your Passion and Purpose Tap your Own Super Power Love the Life You are Living And that’s just during lunch at Oregon’s beautiful Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Register NOW
  • Deliberate Attention Eases Stress

    Polly Campbell
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Four days into Spring Break,  I was restless – checking the email on my phone every few minutes. Making lists. Running through calendar items to see what I had coming up the next week. I was getting up earlier too. I crept into the home office, my head wrapped around work, trying to get a few things done before my daughter Sweet P, awoke. I don’t know whether it was the squeak of the chair or the clack of the keyboard, but she always woke up about the same time I sat down at the desk. She’d come in, wrap her arms around me and tuck her head in the crook of my neck. I’d feel…
  • Don’t Let the Routine Crush You

    Polly Campbell
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Personal freedom = personal happiness which makes TOTAL sense to me when I’m hiding in the bathroom hoping the little person here doesn’t come pounding on the door. In that moment, I don’t feel all that free, nor do I feel all that happy. Researcher Richard Ryan from the University of Rochester says our happiness is due in part to having the freedom to decide what to do and when we’ll do it, without a lot of door-pounders. With this kind of freedom,  we feel more confident, capable and in-charge, and we also have a greater sense of well-being, he says.  It isn’t…
  • How Time Off Helps

    Polly Campbell
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    Everybody needs a break — or at least a change in the regular routine — so I’m taking one this week. This post originally published here a couple of years ago and updated today, is a good reminder, for me anyhow, of why taking a little time off is so important. And you can find scads of other posts all written to help us amplify the goodness in life and cope better with the ick,  right here on this site. I’ll be back with new stuff  on March 30th and we’ll take on the spring together. Be Well -p I  know, I know, with kids and work and soccer practice and all…
  • When to Ditch the Present Moment

    Polly Campbell
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    Sure we can find plenty to stress about – How will I pay the bills? What will the test results show? What if these shows don’t look good with this skirt? – but the BIGGEST source of our stress comes from ruminating about the future. That’s right. As if we didn’t have enough to worry about RIGHT NOW, when the check engine light is blinking and the station wagon is filled with kidlets holding ice cream cones, we go and worry about something that MIGHT happen two weeks from now. Maybe. Perhaps. What’s up with that? I call it what-iffing. What if my kid doesn’t learn to read? What…
 
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    HealthyArea.org

  • Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 -2015

    Steven
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Reviews to Choose A Best Single Cup Coffee Maker What is a Single Cup Coffee Maker? This type of kitchen appliance can brew one cup of coffee at a time. It is also referred to as a one-cup or single-serve coffee maker. For those who only want to make a single cup each day, this […] The post Single Cup Coffee Maker Reviews 2014 -2015 appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Water Soluble Vitamins Ultimate Guides

    Steven
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Facts about Water Soluble Vitamins This type of vitamins must be taken in by the body regularly, and these are available as supplements or dietary food sources. The body can digest and absorb these vitamins quickly via the gastrointestinal tract before these are transported into the tissues. Furthermore, having too much of these vitamins could […] The post Water Soluble Vitamins Ultimate Guides appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • Vitamins – How Do Vitamins Work?

    Steven
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    To perform the best way that you can, it is important to supplement your body with vitamins each day. By doing so, you can achieve excellent health, boost your immune system and fight off diseases naturally. Vitamins – How They Work Generally, the body is not capable of synthesizing vitamins. So, the most efficient way […] The post Vitamins – How Do Vitamins Work? appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • 9 Dating Tips for Girls

    Steven
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Tips for Dating A Man Dating tips for girls do not have to be boring or redundant. If you want to captivate your man, there are some important things to take into consideration. The following top 9 tips can transform your relationship from simple friends to enchanting couple. 1. Smell Divine Bad breath or halitosis is […] The post 9 Dating Tips for Girls appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
  • LifeStyle: 10 Dating Tips That Work for You

    Steven
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    10 Easy Tips to Help You on Dating Thinking of going back into the dating game? Or perhaps, it is your first time to date someone, and you are completely clueless on how it goes? Well, whether you are new to dating, or you have done it a lot of times before, these fool-proof dating tips […] The post LifeStyle: 10 Dating Tips That Work for You appeared first on HealthyArea.org.
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    Life Jottings

  • 10 sure shot ways to feel confident of yourself

    lifejottings
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    1. Get an early start to your day. It is always good to wake up early and enjoy the privileges which only the early dawn can bestow upon us. This Forbes article and another one in Zen Habits has some excellent insights into the benefits of rising up early in the morning, and a few … Continue reading
  • Easiest way to make your life meaningful

    lifejottings
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
      Yesterday night, as I was lying on my bed, I went through a varied flow of emotions, unfolding a lot of questions. Much of it revolved around the thought “How vulnerable and uncertain is life?”. What is that I am trying to do on this earth? Is there any meaning associated with my life? … Continue reading
  • Old Parents left as destitute by prosperous children

    lifejottings
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    I was walking around in one of the biggest shopping malls in Chennai during the weekend. It was a high voltage atmosphere with children enjoying games in the gaming zones, youngsters checking out trendy clothing from the boutiques, some enjoying each bite of their food in the food zone and it was fun all around. … Continue reading
  • Young employees and their addictions

    lifejottings
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Beer, parties, fun, bar – These are pretty much the frequently used words with today’s young workforce. One could see this first hand in the huge corporate set up, as even the official celebrations never conclude without a drink. The other day, I was in an official party, and as the happenings on the stage … Continue reading
  • Why you should not have sleazy relationships at work?

    lifejottings
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Our workplaces are our second home. According to surveys, it is estimated that an individual who works 40 hours per week for 40 years spends 10.3 years of his lifetime in work. Now, this is a staggering number. I am sure that with the advances in technology and the need to be connected with work … Continue reading
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    Fierce and Finest

  • Podcasts – The ultimate lifestyle development medium

    mradman123
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Over the years podcasts have developed into one of the most influential form of internet media and their presence as a personal development resource makes them hard to be neglected. Be it self improvement through awareness, spirituality, business success or just topics that will change your perspective on the world around you, these podcasts have everything to be a part of your journey to a better self: London Real London real has it all, from success stories of some of the most influential people in business and entrepreneurship to self awakenings and life journeys of today’s personal…
  • Rise and shine – Motivational coffee mugs

    mradman123
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    There is nothing more important than to set yourself up for the rest of the day. These amazingly designed mugs are just the motivational boost you need while drinking your favorite hot beverage: Get Shit DONE   Be awesome   Think bigger Quotable Mug   Quotable Mug   The post Rise and shine – Motivational coffee mugs appeared first on Fierce and Finest.
  • How to kill procrastination

    mradman123
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    We all do it, we all hate it, but we sometimes can’t help it.  Procrastinating sometimes feel like you’re not in control of your own body.  The deadlines tick closer, but like a deer in headlights, you keep doing it to yourself.  So how can you put a stop to procrastination and the stress that comes with it?  There’s a lot of different strategies and advice out there, here are some of the most effective ways to kill procrastination. Break-up the monotony A lot of problems with procrastination stem from having to do tasks that you dread, the ones you know are going to be boring or…
  • Jim Carrey – An inspiration behind the humor

    mradman123
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    The man who made millions laugh is also one of the most inspiring Hollywood figures. His ability to motivate you matches that of making you laugh and his insights are bound to make a valuable impact on your life. Enjoy these beautiful videos with a message from everyone’s childhood hero, Jim Carrey: Jim Carrey’s Secret of Life – Inspiring Message     The Meaning – Jim Carrey     Jim Carrey – Motivational Speech     The post Jim Carrey – An inspiration behind the humor appeared first on Fierce and Finest.
  • Foam rolling – Release the tension

    mradman123
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Foam rolling is becoming the next everyday practice for people at all levels of fitness. The point of foam rolling is to use your body weight for self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points Foam rollers break up fibrous tissue and boost circulation making you less sore by applying pressure to specific points on your body; thus aiding in the recovery of muscles returning them to normal function ready to perform at a moment’s notice. Tension or tightness is usually caused by repetitive moving patterns  and using a foam roller after your workout will help you  break up…
 
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