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  • How Just A Little Zen Can Make a Huge Difference In Your Leadership

    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie
    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…
  • 7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too

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    Colleen Thompson
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Does this sound familiar? You have a big dream. It’s what you were meant to do. It motivates you. It has you getting up early and staying up late. But none of your effort seems to make a dent. Even though you’re doing all you know to do, at the rate you’re going, you will never get where you want to be. Maybe you are called to be a great parent or spouse. Or, maybe you aspire to create a successful business that kicks money in your direction while you travel the world. Either way, some of you will forever dream and some of you will be successful. Ever wonder if there is a tool or…
  • This Mind Blowing Trick Will Change Your Life Forever

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    Fred Gorgias
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:39 pm
      In 2014, the internet became a bottomless pit of clickbaiting. What is clickbaiting? It’s when an article has a title or description that is specifically designed to draw potential readers to click on the link, regardless of whether or not the content in the link actually fulfills the title’s promise. A great example would be “This Mind Blowing Trick Will Change Your Life Forever” While these titles are usually mysterious exaggerations of the truth, sometimes the title reflects the content. This article fulfills it’s promise. The secret unveiled today will…
  • How to get rid of stress and anxiety in 10 minutes?

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Irma
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of people, who have two daily companions – stress and anxiety. They wake up together, go to studies or work together, make decisions together and even try to relax and have fun together. Seriously, these bad emotions are taking our energy, health and happiness away. In this crazy world we are living now, we have find a way to get rid of these emotions. And great news, there is a way to do that! You probably heard about yoga, meditation, breathing exercises for stress reduction and life quality improvement. I have to say, those techniques are really…
  • 7 Tips for More Confidence

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    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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  • Best Countries for Studying Abroad.

    John Unger
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:27 am
    Students who spend time studying overseas are offered many wonderful opportunities. They can study another language, establish friendships with other young people from countries all over the world, participate in internship programs, and develop skills that are important in today’s globalized society. The good news for American students is this: Several European countries have wonderful opportunities available for American students wishing to attend college on the other side of the Atlantic, or who are seeking internship opportunities in Europe. Many of these programs are tuition free,…
  • What Your Testicles Say About You

    John Khoury
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Our bodies tell us much about who we are, and ain’t nothing more integral to a man than his family jewels. What may surprise you is that a man’s testicles also say a lot about women. You see, a tool is made to do something but is designed as it is because of the environment it operates in. Wheels tell us not only about cars but also about roads. In this same vein (no pun intended) testicles tell us as much about women as they do about men. I write a lot about human nature. Testicles paint a vivid, concise picture of our nature. We know what they’re for: producing sperm. Big deal. But…
  • 7 Reasons successful people have mentors and you should too

    Colleen Thompson
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Does this sound familiar? You have a big dream. It’s what you were meant to do. It motivates you. It has you getting up early and staying up late. But none of your effort seems to make a dent. Even though you’re doing all you know to do, at the rate you’re going, you will never get where you want to be. Maybe you are called to be a great parent or spouse. Or, maybe you aspire to create a successful business that kicks money in your direction while you travel the world. Either way, some of you will forever dream and some of you will be successful. Ever wonder if there is a tool or…
  • 9 simple steps to becoming an assassin

    Theona Layne
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    There you are, sitting at your computer, cranking out a great report or blog post. Then suddenly it hits you, the dreaded distraction. Now you can’t seem to concentrate. That YouTube video of fighting ninja cats becomes more important than finishing your work. You fight to stay on course, but the struggle is just too much. Unfocused and scattered thoughts are perhaps the most annoying type of distraction. They pop into your mind without warning. Leaving low production in their wake. Sometimes these thoughts can constantly invade your mind. That’s when you have to become an assassin, a…
  • How to get rid of stress and anxiety in 10 minutes?

    Irma
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:23 am
    I don’t know about you, but I see a lot of people, who have two daily companions – stress and anxiety. They wake up together, go to studies or work together, make decisions together and even try to relax and have fun together. Seriously, these bad emotions are taking our energy, health and happiness away. In this crazy world we are living now, we have find a way to get rid of these emotions. And great news, there is a way to do that! You probably heard about yoga, meditation, breathing exercises for stress reduction and life quality improvement. I have to say, those techniques are really…
 
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  • The Pocket-Sized Daily Survival Bag

    Thorin Klosowski
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Bags don't always have to be big and sit on your shoulders. Everyday Carry reader Sergey shares his pocket-sized bag that's packed with everything he needs on a daily basis.Read more...
  • Aim to Save for a Third of Your Child’s College to Spread Out Costs

    Heather Yamada-Hosley
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    College gets more expensive every year, making it difficult to save enough to pay for your kid's entire education . Instead, set your savings goal at one third of what you think their higher education costs will be so that you're prepared to cover at least that much by the time they leave for school.Read more...
  • Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free for All Budding Game Developers

    Patrick Allan
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you've ever been interested in game development, animation, or digital visualization, the complete Unreal Engine 4 suite is now free for anyone to download and use.Read more...
  • Train Yourself to Wake Up Earlier One Minute at a Time

    Patrick Allan
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    There are a couple ways to get yourself out of bed earlier, but one of the most effective is training yourself over time . If you want to seamlessly move into an earlier wake time, and have the time, you can ease into it by waking up just a minute earlier every day.Read more...
  • How to Fake It 'til You Make It Without Being Deceitful

    Gwen Moran
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    When it comes to moving ahead, we all have to shoot for a stretch job or project from time to time. But getting someone to take a chance on you can be tough, especially in environments that are risk-averse. Some try the "fake it till you make it" approach, but how much should you fake?Read more...
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  • One definition of project clutter

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    According to the 2007 article “Measuring Visual Clutter,” in the medical Journal of Vision, “clutter is the state in which excess items, or their representation or organization, lead to a degradation of performance at some task.” This definition implies that clutter depends on a task being performed and is strongly tied to messes made while working on a project. Having too many items for a task will impede performance because the user has to sift through inessential items to obtain useful ones. Conversely, too few items may reduce productivity because the user has to…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    2014 Shed some light on your organizingIf you have a room that is dark and dreary, it’s going to work against you in your organizing efforts. You can’t see properly — and you may well find yourself avoiding the room, because it’s unpleasant. Your keys to organizingNot a big post today, just some inspiration to get you thinking about where to keep your keys so you’re not searching for them when you need to leave your house. 2013 Four ways to successfully manage change in the workplaceAre you experiencing changes in the workplace? Here are four ways to successfully…
  • Managing your wardrobe: award shows vs. real life

    Jeri Dansky
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    I’m not much into fashion, but one of my guilty pleasures is reading Tom and Lorenzo’s run-downs of the dresses and suits worn to award shows like the Grammys and the Oscars. I’ve been thinking how their comments do (or don’t) apply to non-celebrities and how those comments might be used as guidelines for creating a flattering, uncluttered wardrobe. Choose colors and styles that work for you Tom and Lorenzo were full of praise for David Oyelowo’s red tuxedo at the 2015 Oscars, noting that the color looked great on him. If you read through their write-ups from a…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: The lettuce knife

    Erin Doland
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are for entertainment — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Growing up, my mom had a giant green plastic knife that she kept in our family’s kitchen tool drawer. When I got my first apartment, she asked me if I wanted it. Seeing as I had no idea what the knife did since I’d never seen her use it, I had to ask her why I could possibly want to take it with me. She informed me it was a “lettuce knife” for the purpose of cutting lettuce. Apparently, she continued, it also prevented…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    2013 Seven ways to cope with stressFeeling stressed? Here are seven way to better handle the anxiety. 2010 O Magazine focuses on unclutteringThe March 2010 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine just hit newsstands and it is dedicated to the theme “De-Clutter Your Life!” The uncluttering articles begin on page 142, but most of the content in the rest of the magazine is tangentially related to the topic. Design Public’s Organization Blog Fest: BookshelvesThe website Design Public is hosting an Organization Blog Fest for a week, and they asked me to be a part of the advice-wielding…
 
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  • Unreal Miniature Dioramas of Batmobile, Urban Decay

    Gareth Branwyn
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    The scale models and dioramas of Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki are so incredibly life-like, you almost need his Gulliver-sized hand in the frame to reveal the truth behind these Lilliputian worlds. Amazingly, he uses a lot of Styrofoam to build the basic structures for his often-dark, often urban-themed dioramas, along […]Read more on MAKE
  • Ingenious Hive Design Gives You Honey on Tap

    Emily Coker
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    There’s a new way to collect honey and it’s never been sweeter. Flow Hive may have solved the hassle of getting the honey from the hive. Father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson have come up a great solution that offers honey on tap straight from the hive.  Does […]Read more on MAKE
  • Behind the Scenes: Drone Dudes’ Awesome Cinema-Grade Octocopter

    Tyler Winegarner
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
      The Drone Dudes stopped by the Maker Media Lab recently to show off their custom octocopter setup, and we took the opportunity to get it — and them — on camera. The crew is a group of commercial, aerial cinematographers specializing in using high-end, custom octocopters for close proximity […]Read more on MAKE
  • Build The Best Snow Fort On The Block With This DIY Snow Brick Mold

    Haley Pierson-Cox
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Building walls, forts, igloos, and other favorite snow structures just got a whole lot easier and much more impressive. This weekend, take your personal winter wonderland to a whole new level and previously unseen heights with this DIY method for making perfectly-shaped stackable snow bricks for all your cold weather […]Read more on MAKE
  • Crochet This Adorable Chewbacca

    Andrew Salomone
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:58 am
    After signing up for a craft swap, cunning crocheter Melissa Mall discovered that her swap partner was a huge Star Wars fan, so she proceeded to crochet this awesomely appropriate Chewbacca doll that she calls “The Walking Carpet.” Measuring about 15 inches tall, perhaps the best thing about this imposing […]Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • 17 Things to Do on Sunday Besides Surfing the Internet

    Brett and Kate McKay
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Sundays can sometimes be a little lonely, gloomy, and boring — to drag on and spur melancholic rumination. This is especially true when the weather is cold and dreary. And even more true when you’re in college; you’re far from home and there’s not a lot going on. Surfing the net to pass the time is always an option, but it gets old; you come to a point where you really feel like you’ve reached the end of the web. It doesn’t do anything for your mood either. Below you’ll find 17 alternative activities that’ll help you escape the Sunday doldrums…
  • How to Trim Your Beard [VIDEO]

    Brett
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Thinking about growing a beard but don’t know how to take care of it once you got one? I visited Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop in Springfield, MO to learn how to trim both a short beard and a longer beard. Can’t grow a beard, period? I’m afraid I can’t help you there–but I feel your pain! (Though I can grow a mustache, I can’t grow a good beard to save my life.) If you’re reading this in an email click here to watch the video. Filmed by Andrew Edwards Edited by Jordan Crowder Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
  • The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: February 27, 2015

    Brett
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Last week’s winner…has yet to get back to us. Check your email — it could be you! My Picks This Week The bags from Archival can accompany any traveler through any terrain, be it a hike in the woods or a trip on an airplane. They’re made with waxed canvas for ultimate utility and durability, and are 100% made in the US. Be sure to check out the Spring Getaway shop to start planning your warmer adventures; the vintage Polaroid cameras are especially cool. If you have an inner John Muir, don’t miss the National Parks Shop. From vintage-inspired shirts and posters,…
  • 3 Important Realizations for Building a Strong and Lasting Marriage

    Marcus Brotherton
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Marriage advice abounds these days, and I actually like that. The abundance of advice either shows that we value this institution enough to make it the best it can be, or that we don’t know what the heck we’re talking about when it comes to marriage. But I’ll give us the benefit of the doubt and lean toward the former. I’ve been married for 17 years now, and the practical wisdom that follows is nothing that originated with me. Rather, these are the 3 pieces of advice that others have passed along over the years that have stuck with me the strongest. The advice applies to either…
  • Podcast #103: Love Factually With Dr. Duana Welch

    Brett
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    What do women find attractive in men? What should you be looking for in a partner if you want a long-lasting relationship? Are there any red flags to be watching for in a partner? Are married men miserable or happy? My guest today has spent her career researching these questions. Her name is Dr. Duana Welch and in her book Love Factually she highlights the bona fide research that’s out there about dating and relationships. Whether you’re single or married, you’re definitely going to find some great takeaways from this discussion. Show Highlights! The biggest myths about…
 
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • 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…
  • When Bad Things Happen To Good Leaders: My 10 Top Tips For Handling Adversity

    Starbucker
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course” – William Shakespeare, from Henry VI, Part III Leadership is hard. It took me a long time to come to grips with that notion, but it really helped me when I did. There’s no “easy” way to float to the top of the mountain with a great team at your side. Stuff happens.  Lots of bad, dumb, idiotic, silly, unfortunate, unlucky, unwanted, unapproved, unconsciously moronic, frustrating, agonizing, and plain ol’ infuriating stuff. What really separates the pack in this…
  • The Leadership Secrets Hidden in Bohemian Rhapsody (and Other Rock Anthems)

    Starbucker
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    The song that started it all… I remember the first time I felt it. It was in 8th grade, when a friend of mine put a certain 45 on his turntable (remember 45s and turntables?). I felt a jolt of energy and exhilaration unlike anything I had experienced before. It was a rock and roll anthem – in this case, it was Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting“. By the time Elton was shouting “Saturday, Saturday, Saturday“,  I was hooked, and I knew it would be for the rest of my life. Why was I so sure about that? Because my brain had been exposed to something very…
  • A 20-Minute Crash Course In More Human Leadership

    Starbucker
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Can you become a better leader in 20 minutes? I believe you can. That’s the time it takes to read 6,000 words, on average. Can you spare 20 minutes to absorb the lessons around the principles of More Human leadership that I outline in these 12 posts? I bet you can! Will you emerge from this crash course in leadership with a better perspective on what it takes to hit the “success trifecta” – a profitable business, a happy team, and a fulfilled leader – and the tools to go for it? I know you will.  Pour yourself a beverage, make yourself comfortable, and read…
  • Would You Buy a Membership From This Man? 3 Big Lessons From One Big Pitch

    Starbucker
    1 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    My “MTM moment” Before The Show For the last 3 years I was the one getting pitched by startup founders – on this particular day, it was different. I was the one getting up on stage and pitching. This role-reversal happened a couple of weeks ago in Portland, when I made a big pitch on behalf of our new startup venture, Built Oregon. It was a 10 minute presentation, one that filled me with the kind of fear and trepidation that I hadn’t experienced in many years. There was going to be over 300 people in the audience, assembled at a local theatre for an event called…
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    2 Mar 2015 | 5:40 pm
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  • 3 Tools For Transforming Fear: A Doctor’s Prescription For Courage

    Scott
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    “If only we’d learned how to harness and ride rather than hunt and kill the butterflies that live in the gut of every person who strives to create something extraordinary from nothing.” – Jonathan Fields OK, let’s talk about fear… As I write this en route to play with giant tortoises on The Galapagos Islands, I am honored to introduce my good friend, mentor and informal stress-killing expert, Doctor Lissa Rankin, as our guest expert today. Lissa has had a pretty significant impact on my life, happiness and stress levels since I met her at an unsuspecting…
  • The 2015 Start-A-Blog Dream Job Challenge Starts Now! Win a $500 Ticket to World Domination Summit 2015

    Scott
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    “The more I write, the more I discover.” – Unknown The writer’s unexpected path… This picture was taken a few days ago at a small farmhouse in El Calafate. The night before, a man was shearing sheep on that lawn. Two days later we’ve found ourselves in the tiny port town of Ushuaia in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina – the furthest southern city of South America. Today we’re off to explore a small island inhabited with thousands of penguins. And tomorrow we might try our luck at one of the tour offices that says “Antarctica LAST MINUTE” on a little white paper taped to the…
  • The Easiest Way for Anyone to Get Paid to Travel Anywhere in the World

    Scott
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:54 am
    A guy’s dream come true: A grown-up tree house overlooking Florence – with Wifi! We’ll be renting this Airbnb for one of our Italian dinner parties later this year. Killing the money excuse for exotic travel… I’m writing from the balcony of a fun little 2-bedroom Airbnb apartment overlooking a small park in the heart of the old town in Mendoza, Argentina. Chelsea and I just got back from a day of river rafting, where our 7-person raft completely flipped over in a class-4 rapid, sprinkling us all over the river like little rubber duckies. Don’t worry –…
  • Ask the Reader: How Do You Manufacture Your Own Heart Attack?

    Scott
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    “I could die right now and be happy.” - Chelsea, spoken numerous times in the past three weeks, and most recently during this little breakfast oasis in the vines near a tiny town outside Mendoza. And no, this did not come easy. All the set tables are downstairs but we wandered up a tiny spiral staircase to find the ultimate breakfast nook. So we brought everything up in about 3 trips. #SoWorthIt World Tour Update: This morning I’m writing you from a rather spacious patio in our 2-bedroom Airbnb in the center of Mendoza, Argentina. A few hours ago this same patio was…
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  • How To Make Italian Style Meatballs

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This is a quick and easy recipe to make Italian style meatballs. Being a busy college student living on my own I'm always looking for meals I can make at home that are not very expensive and can go a long way. This is one of those recipes. In under an hour you could have a delicious home cooked meal...By: danirenay21Continue Reading »
  • DIY Namaste(Welcome) sign using wood burning technique (A Beginner project)

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    I wanted to make a welcome sign for our home as I got little bored about the twine welcome sign and also I wanted to do a project with Walnut Hollow oval basswood.Ask me why ? It is because I love the look of the wood which gives more natural and rustic look with real tree texture on the edges.So, I...By: VikalpahContinue Reading »
  • How to Make fire with Chocolate and Can

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Hi Guys! today i will show you a Easy trick for make a fire with Chocolate and Alluminum Can!Check the video below for view the final result:Click here for mobile device What do you need? for this instructables you need only few component:- Piece of Chocolate ( be careful, don't eat the chocolate...By: LudvicContinue Reading »
  • hand tools Cigar box guitar

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    This is an Instructable about a few guitar type things I have been building while traveling in our motorhome. I used hand tools I found along the way and thrift store stuff. I had to buy a few things from ebay and amazon. I made some of the necks out of 2x4 fir some out of oak and one out of red...By: aleutianwindContinue Reading »
  • Repair Broken Sennheiser Headphones

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    After going through many pairs of in-ear/ear bud headphones, which are notoriously fragile and always seem to short out on the left side, I decided to switch to some full-size, over-ear headphones. After doing a lot of research, I settled on the Sennheiser HD202s. While they worked great for a time,...By: bbessette92Continue Reading »
 
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  • 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…
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Review

    Mark Shead
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    When I was offered a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 to review I was skeptical. I’m pretty happy with my Evernote Edition ScanSnap and didn’t really see the need for another scanner in my workflow. I have a pocket on my Broadmore computer bag that I use to hold any papers I accumulate on the road. If I needed something scanned before I got back to my desk, I’d just use my phone’s camera to put it in Evernote. I didn’t really see why I’d need or want to use another scanner that could only scan one side of a paper at and required feeding in a single sheet at a…
  • Integration vs. Features

    Mark Shead
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are hundreds and thousands of devices, apps and systems that promise to make you more productive. If you spend all your time looking for the perfect set of tools, you’ll never get anything done. In this article, I want to look at one useful way to quickly evaluate tools to help avoid ones that promise to make you more efficient, but don’t in actual practice. I used to work as the network administrator for two hospitals and a bunch of clinics. When I started, there were very few actual computers in use. All of the medical systems were accessed with dumb terminals and pretty…
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  • Winning The Lottery Of Life

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    I’m in Las Vegas for a few days, taking a speaker’s training workshop with the incomparable, Les Brown. As I was walking to our conference room this morning, I had to walk through the casino. I’m not a gambler, rarely walk through casinos, and I felt like I was experiencing sensory overload on this short walk. There were slot machines everywhere, and at each, someone was already aimlessly feeding its voracious appetite. The vast majority of the folks there were over 70, obese, smoking, drinking (in the morning!) and looked haggard and defeated by life. Perhaps they’d been gambling…
  • How To Work With Your New Year’s Intentions

    Mary O'Malley
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    Here we are again, at the time of year when we are invited to change our lives by making New Year’s resolutions.  So we set goals, but after the first few weeks they begin to fade.  Why does that happen?  Because healing does not come from trying to make yourself or your life into what you think it should be.  In fact, whatever you want to get rid of you actually empower (and if you look closely, you will see most of your goals are about getting rid of something you don’t like so you can get to what you perceive as the good stuff).  You may say you are going to go on a diet…
  • Use Your New Year Wisely

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    This New Year gives us the gift of more than 525,600 minutes. Many of us say we “don’t have enough time”, but for this next year, as with all other ones, we all get the same amount of time- about 525,600 minutes. What we do with the gift of these minutes determines the quality of our life, the level of our happiness, the value of the memories we create and the difference we can make in the world. Our lives are determined by how we choose to live our 525,000 minutes each year. Minutes spent stressed or worrying are wasted. Fear not only kills our dreams, it also diminishes…
  • Merry Christmas!

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    25 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    On this beautiful Christmas Eve, I’d like to share a small gift with you. This is my very favorite Christmas carol, Silent Night. This version was recorded by my daughter, Carly, a few years ago on her holiday CD. I’m happy to share it with you, in the hopes that it brings the spirit of Christmas into your home this Christmas Eve. Turn down the lights, light a candle, turn up your speakers, close your eyes and just listen. Soak it in. I hope it touches your heart as you have touched mine. Our Christmas wish for you…. May you be surrounded by those you love and make the time…
  • How To Let Your Brilliant Being Shine

    Mary O'Malley
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    I recently came across one of my favorite poems, My Brilliant Image, by the fourteenth century Persian Poet, Hafiz: One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing Light Of your own Being! Hafiz is telling us that the astonishing light, the brilliance of our own being, is already with us.  We are filled with great light that permeates everything.    Brian Swimme, Evolutionary Philosopher and Co-Collaborator of the documentary film,…
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Dear Mark: Peripheral Neuropathy, Primal Compromises for Love, and Carbs in Ketosis

    Mark Sisson
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    For this week’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions. First up, what could be causing a reader’s peripheral neuropathy? Could it be gluten, B12 and/or B6 deficiency, diabetes, or inadequate vitamin D? The second question concerns homemade pasta, a beautiful woman, and a dilemma: do you indulge in the former to make the latter happy? My answer may surprise you, or it may not. I’m not sure. But I think you’ll find it helpful regardless. And finally, can carbs and ketosis co-exist? They certainly can, but there’s a little trick to make it work.
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 337

    Mark Sisson
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The LA Times profiled some guy named “Mark Sisson” and something called “Primal living”. Research of the Week The more tofu they eat, the worse community-dwelling elderly Chinese perform on tests of cognitive function. In addition to killing gut bacteria, antibiotics also have the potential to destroy intestinal cells and damage mitochondria. Among Finnish men, frequent sauna usage (4-7 times per week) is associated with greater longevity than infrequent sauna usage (once per week). Exercise makes junk food less appealing. Oh, look. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is…
  • Slow Baked BLT Frittata

    Worker Bee
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A frittata is a meal suitable for any time of day. Served alone for breakfast or with a side salad for lunch or dinner, it’s a step up from scrambled eggs and less fussy than an omelet. Frittatas are generally shoved under the broiler for quick cooking and therein lies the only problem with a frittata. Too often, the eggs are dry and bland. But if you give a frittata a little more time, letting it bake slowly in low heat, the eggs are soft and custardy, but still firm enough to slice. It’s a welcome improvement. This slow baked BLT frittata – or more accurately BST frittata since…
  • Realizing the Key to Growth: A Marathoner’s Primal Story

    Guest
    27 Feb 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! Running can be painful. When you are injured – it is even more painful. But despite all this, I love the sense of freedom and movement that running brings. I have lived for over 12 years as an Englishman with my family in a multinational…
  • Liver, Lobster and Locusts: How Bizarre Foods Win Acceptance

    Guest
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Way back in 2008 I published an article titled Insects: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore, and periodically since then I’ve advocated for bugs as food. It makes sense on so many levels, so I was thrilled to become an investor in a company that was trying to raise awareness and bring (delicious, edible, you-wouldn’t-even-know-they’re) insects to the masses! Exo is pioneering the consumption of crickets as an alternative food source, and was recently named one of The Most Innovative Companies in the World in Food in 2015. The following article is another special guest post from…
 
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    zen habits

  • Pare Down with the Declutter Habit

    zenhabits
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    By Leo Babauta It’s a fact of life that without constant vigilance, clutter creeps up in our lives, accumulating into piles and closets and drawers and shelves so that it can overwhelm us. One of the best things I’ve done is simplify my life and pare down the clutter. How do you pare down when you’re overwhelmed by the piles? Where do you start? As with anything, you should start small, and start simply. Just pick one spot. Spend 10 minutes. Make a dent in the piles. And one spot at a time, one day at a time, create a zone of zero clutter that expands to cover your entire…
  • You’re Not Doing Life Wrong

    zenhabits
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    By Leo Babauta There’s an everpresent underlying feeling that most of us have that we could be doing things better. That we’re not sure how to live life. That we’re doing things wrong. This leads us to try to optimize, to try to improve, but also to feel bad, to seek comfort and distraction, to procrastinate while we seek the answers. This is normal and there’s nothing wrong with it. But I’d like to assure you that you’re doing nothing wrong. That you don’t need to optimize or do things better. Try this: For just a moment, pause where you are, and…
  • Getting Lost in Just Doing

    zenhabits
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    By Leo Babauta Sometimes we get discouraged about ourselves: we think, “I’m not doing a good job, I’m not disciplined, I’m not good enough, I suck.” Or something like that. What can we do? Give ourselves a pep talk? (Sure!) Find something to appreciate about ourselves that’s awesome? (Yes!) Another approach, highly recommended, is to just forget about it. When we’re discouraged about ourselves, we’re doing a lot of hand-wringing about why we’re not good enough, not amazing enough, not successful enough, not special enough. But what’s…
  • An Addict’s Guide to Overcoming the Distraction Habit

    zenhabits
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    By Leo Babauta Yesterday wasn’t a very focused day for me — I got work done, but I also researched a bunch of newish personal interests (mostly programming and cycling), played an iPhone trivia game with my kids, read a bunch of online articles, and did very little of the writing I’d planned. Digital distractions have also pulled me from reading and meditation in the last week. I think they plague all of us to varying extents. Realizing this, today I closed all the tabs I’d been researching and reading, bookmarked a few things to read later, shut down the trivia game on my…
  • The Source of Contentment

    zenhabits
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:33 am
    By Leo Babauta My friend Jesse sent me this video of Henri Nouwen (worth a watch) that talked about three sources of happiness that are very unreliable. They’re based on different ways to answer the fundamental question, “Who am I?”: What I do: If we are what we do, then when we do good things, and are a success, we’re very happy! But what if we fail, or stop doing good things for awhile? What if things don’t go our way and we can’t do good things? Then we lose our source of happiness. What other people think of me: If people praise what I do, if people…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 10 Damaging Lies and Excuses Your Mind Loves to Tell You

    Marc Chernoff
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:14 pm
    It is ultimately only our own thoughts that hurt us. The mind is a wonderful thing.  It’s also a total liar and an excuse machine that frequently tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us.  In the end, this prevents many positive changes from taking place in our lives. I’ve had to learn to watch these lies and excuses very carefully in order to make the positive changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, more sleep, daily writing, better planning, less procrastination, more focus, etc. If I hadn’t learned about these lies and…
  • 7 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Goes Wrong

    Marc Chernoff
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    When life is “falling apart,” it could actually be falling together… for the very first time.  Which is why it feels so darn uncomfortable.  Consider that what’s in front of you may be serving you in valuable ways you don’t even understand right now. “Today, on my 47th birthday, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on my 27th birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my apartment and told me, ‘I’m pregnant.’  She was honestly the only reason I didn’t follow through with it.  Suddenly I felt I had something to live…
  • 5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful

    Marc Chernoff
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. There’s nothing more disheartening than a perfectly healthy, reasonably affluent human being with the whole world in his or her hands who’s chronically unhappy and unproductive.  There’s really no excuse for it either, yet I see this phenomenon unfolding every single day – people who choose to be stuck in misery and refuse to admit it.  This mindset results from an extremely unbalanced life – one with too much expectation and not enough discipline and appreciation. What’s the point of achievement if…
  • 10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

    Marc Chernoff
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them. When you ask parents what they want for their children, what are the most common replies?  They want their children to be smart and happy, of course. From what we’ve studied, the education and well-being of their children is more important to parents than just about anything else — health care, cost of living, public safety, and even their own well-being.  And believe it or not, most non-parents also say they’re concerned about the well-being and intellectual growth of…
  • 7 Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else

    Marc Chernoff
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Sometimes changing your circumstances isn’t possible – or simply not possible soon enough.  You can’t get to a new job in an instant.  You can’t make someone else change against his or her will.  And you certainly can’t erase the past.  So what options do you have left? Change your perception, belief or opinion about your circumstances.  Doing so will help you change your attitude and ultimately allow you to grow beyond the struggles you can’t control. The Greek philosopher Epictetus said it perfectly more than…
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    Gigaom

  • Signal secure comms app for iPhone gains TextSecure compatibility

    David Meyer
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:43 am
    Open Whisper Systems has released version 2 of its Signal secure calling app for iPhone. This is an important iteration, as it introduces secure text messaging that’s compatible with the outfit’s TextSecure app for Android — for now, Open Whisper Systems’ secure voice app for Android, […] Signal secure comms app for iPhone gains TextSecure compatibility originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • BlackBerry shows off affordable, touchscreen-only Leap handset

    David Meyer
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    BlackBerry has launched a touchscreen-only smartphone – its first since the Z3 a year ago — called the Leap, which will be reasonably affordable at $275 off-contract when it goes on sale this April. The handset has a five-inch display and will reportedly go on sale […] BlackBerry shows off affordable, touchscreen-only Leap handset originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • The internet of things will rock your business and here’s how

    Stacey Higginbotham
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:35 am
    The internet of things will disrupt the hell out of your business and you best start preparing your business to meet that change by preparing to deal in information as opposed to physical goods, according to Charlie Peters, an executive senior vice president at Emerson. This […] The internet of things will rock your business and here’s how originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia

    Janko Roettgers
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    So much for net neutrality: Netflix has struck a deal with Australia’s iiNet ISP to exempt its traffic from iiNet’s broadband caps. This means that iiNet subscribers will be able to watch as much Netflix as they want, without the fear that their viewing will lead […] Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Updated: Snowden documentary pulled from site (but here’s where you can still pay to watch it)

    Jonathan Vanian
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Citizenfour, the acclaimed Edward Snowden-centric documentary (and recent Academy Award winner), is now available to watch online for free at Thought Maybe. The film traces the origins of how Edward Snowden leaked numerous top-secret NSA documents and his meetings with filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalists Glenn […] Updated: Snowden documentary pulled from site (but here’s where you can still pay to watch it) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
 
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    Organize IT

  • Next Gen Tablet Screens On Their Way?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do You Find It Hard To Imagine That an Important Place Continues, After You Leave?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    “I didn’t entirely like this glossy new surface, because it made the school look like a museum, and that’s exactly what it was to me, and what I did not want it to be. In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought, I had always felt that the Devon School came into existence the day I entered it, was vibrantly real while I was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left.” — John Knowles, A Separate Peace One of my children’s literature reading groups is reading A Separate Peace, and I certainly know the feeling…
  • Revealed! Book Club Choices for March

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone Shop at the wonderful Brooklyn indie WORD, BN.com, Amazon (I’m an affiliate of all three), or your favorite local bookstore. Or visit the library! Drumroll… An outstanding book about happiness or habits: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason…
  • To Be Creative, What Are the Best Habits To Follow?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Assay: This post is back by popular demand, because when I tell people that I’ve been working on Better Than Before, my book about habit change, one of the questions that people most often ask me is: “What habits are best for creativity?” They want to know what habits help people think creatively — and also, actually produce. Often, people make the case for adopting a particular habit by pointing to a renowned figure who practiced that habit, with great success. For instance… Maybe we should live a life of quiet predictability, like Charles Darwin. Or maybe we should indulge in…
  • Podcast: The First Episode of “Happier with Gretchen Rubin” — Exciting!

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    I’m thrilled to announce that...I have a podcast! It’s called “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” It has been hard to keep this secret, so I’m excited to reveal it at last. This podcast is one of many launching today on Panoply, a terrific new podcast network.  I’m so excited to be part of it — and in such good company. Other podcasts in the Panoply netwrk come from the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine/Vulture, The Huffington Post, Inc., Real Simple, Popular Science, Food52,  HBO Documentary Films, and lots of others.  Yowza. One thing that…
  • Secret of Adulthood: Succeed by Failing

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    From Further Secrets of Adulthood. I try to see failure as a necessary aspect of success. Which is easier said than done. For instance, I often remind myself to Enjoy the fun of failure. This catchphrase has made a huge difference to me. I’m very ambitious and want to succeed at everything I try, and that makes me very anxious—which isn’t a creative frame of mind. Telling myself that I can enjoy the “fun of failure” has made me (somewhat) more light-hearted about taking risks. As G. K. Chesterton wrote, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” I also tell myself,…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Downsides of being a convincing liar

    tomstafford
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:31 am
    People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them. Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised in the art of self-deception might be more successful in the spheres of sport and business. They might even be happier than people who are always true to themselves. But is there ever a downside to believing our own lies? An ingenious study by Zoe Chance of Yale University tested the idea, by…
  • The scientist as problem solver

    tomstafford
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Start the week with one of the founding fathers of cognitive science: in ‘The scientist as problem solver‘, Herb Simon (1916-2001) gives a short retrospective of his scientific career. To tell the story of the research he has done, he advances a thesis: “The Scientist is a problem solver. If the thesis is true, then we can dispense with a theory of scientific discovery – the processes of discovery are just applications of the processes of problem solving.”. Quite aside from the usefulness of this perspective, the paper is an reminder of intoxicating possibility…
  • Actually, still no good explanation of ‘that dress’

    vaughanbell
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:12 am
    The last time I almost went blind staring at “that dress” was thanks to Liz Hurley and on this occasion I find myself equally unsatisfied. I’ll spare you the introduction about the amazing blue/black or white/gold dress. But what’s left me rather disappointed are the numerous ‘science of the dress’ articles that have appeared everywhere and say they’ve explained the effect through colour constancy. Firstly, this doesn’t explain what we want to know – which is why people differ in their perceptions, and secondly, I don’t think colour…
  • Spike activity 28-02-2015

    vaughanbell
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:06 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Nautilus magazine has a good piece on behavioural economics and rethinking ‘nudges’. Although the rethink is really just another form of standard ‘nudge’. The biggest hedge fund in the world, the $165 billion Bridgewater, starts an AI team to help give it the edge on investments reports Bloomberg. Well, they couldn’t get much worse than humans. Gizmodo reports that a neuroscientist says he’ll do a head transplant ‘real soon now’. Hungover neuroscientist reads Gizmodo, thinks ‘I said…
  • The smart unconscious

    tomstafford
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:27 am
    We feel that we are in control when our brains figure out puzzles or read words, says Tom Stafford, but a new experiment shows just how much work is going on underneath the surface of our conscious minds. It is a common misconception that we know our own minds. As I move around the world, walking and talking, I experience myself thinking thoughts. “What shall I have for lunch?”, I ask myself. Or I think, “I wonder why she did that?” and try and figure it out. It is natural to assume that this experience of myself is a complete report of my mind. It is natural, but…
 
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    Scott H Young

  • 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,…
  • When the Less Efficient Method Gets the Job Done Faster

    Scott Young
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    I’ve been rethinking how I read books. My previous method was to buy books, read them one at a time until I finished or decided they weren’t worth my time, and moved to the next one. I’d postpone buying books until I’d finished (or nearly finished) my current batch. My focus was on quality. Some books are tough reads, but still worthwhile. This method encourages dedication. But, of course, it naturally leads to a problem. Sometimes I’d recognize that a book is worth reading, but I wouldn’t feel like reading it right now. Perhaps it was too difficult or dry to read casually. My…
  • Should You Do Intense, Short-Term Projects, or Build Long-Term Habits?

    Scott Young
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    Let’s say you have a goal to reach: getting in shape, starting a business, writing a book, advancing your career. What’s the best way to pursue it? Some people argue that you need to put all your energy into it. Throw yourself into the project. Read dozens of books on the topic. Aggressively seek out mentors and coaches. Publicize your ambitions and work your ass off. Start-ups famously use this philosophy to build billion dollar companies in just a few years. Other people instead argue that this mindset is misguided. You’re motivated now, but what about three months from now when the…
  • I Was Wrong About Speed Reading: Here’s the Facts

    Scott Young
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Seven years ago, I read some books and articles on speed reading and started practicing some of the methods. I found I was able to increase my reading speed from 450 word per minute to 900 in the drills, so I published an article entitled, Double Your Reading Rate, which has since become one of the most popular on this website. When I wrote the piece, I based the article purely on my personal experience along with the how-to books I had read. I didn’t have any solid scientific research to back my experiments. Since that time, I’ve had some lingering doubts about speed reading. In addition…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Don’t Ask Stupid Questions – For Free

    Tim Brownson
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    8 years and 3 months ago I had my first published book called Don’t Ask Stupid Questions – There Are No Stupid Questions It hardly set the world or Amazon on fire and to date has barely sold 1,500 copies even though it got great reviews. I was rather naive in thinking the publisher did the promotional work! At the moment the remaining 50 or so copies sit sadly in my garage wondering what shall become of them. Every month or so Amazon does me the great privilege of ordering one and I then spend $4 packing and shipping the damn thing only to receive $7 from Amazon in commission. To…
  • The Secret Of Success Nobody Wants You To Know About

    Tim Brownson
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    I have no idea how many books have been written on self development or how many self development and Life Coaching blogs there are out there telling you wha the secret of success is, but it’s officially a fucking shit load. And that’s a lot, trust me. Positive Thinking If you listen to some of the founding fathers of the industry like Norman Vincent Peale and Napoleon Hill you will no doubt hear that positive thinking is the key to success. Is it bollocks. Science has slammed that myth head first into a brick wall with spikes poking out and then backed up over it with a big fucking Mack…
  • How To Use B-A-M To Unleash Your Inner Hero

    Tim Brownson
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    The following is a guest post from Jenna Drew. Are you frustrated with yourself and with life just now? Do you feel rather blah and ordinary? So you want to break out of this monotony and reach for the sky? You know there’s a hero inside and you just want to spread your wings and live a life worthy of a hero. But how do you do that!! Like lots of people, I’ve been in that situation. I had known for a long time that there was more to life than what I was doing. I was stuck, but didn’t know how to become unstuck. Suddenly something happened that started me moving in a different…
  • What Would You Do With A Time Machine?

    Tim Brownson
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    I was out on my bike this weekend when I rode past a garage sale and decided to take a peek at what was up for grabs. A wild white haired guy with bulging eyes, wearing a white coat seemed to be orchestrating things, shuffling back and forth between the browsers explaining what some of the more bizarre items were. I spotted a small brown box with ‘Handle with Caution’ written on the side and this piqued my curiosity. I lay my bike down and walked over to the box to take a peek inside. Immediately the owner went to block my way, stuttering and stammering that it was a mistake and that box…
  • How To Design the Life You Truly Want

    Tim Brownson
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    The following is a guest post from Gregory Henderson and if it doesn’t inspire you, you may be already dead!  How To Design the Life You Truly Want It was a cold, wet, dreary winter night when death came calling. I was at work, the sleet and snow coming down so fast you could hardly see your nose in front of your face. I sure was glad I’d put my thermal underwear on, but even with them underneath my one-inch-thick insulated overalls, I was chilled to the bone. All I wanted was that night to be over with so I could go home and snuggle with my new bride of three months and sip on some…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 18 Things I Learned In My First 18 Months of Entrepreneurship

    Jessica Lauren DeBry
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    This month is the 18 month anniversary of my website and blog. In September of 2013 I finally launched what I had always dreamed of: my online wellness business. Coming from Corporate America, this was a scary thing. I used to keep a Mark Twain quote up in my cubicle. I can remember staring at it during stressful afternoons, and daydreaming of a life outside of the “normal” 9-5: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your…
  • The 5 Popular Habits of Happy and Successful People

    Jason Demakis
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Does your life flow effortlessly, or do you find yourself in an overwhelming mess thinking “There aren’t enough hours in the day!” on a daily basis? Is your happiness and fulfillment a constant, or does it appear to wax and wane like the phases of the moon? How many of these habits do you share in common with people who are instead experiencing both happiness and success on a daily basis? 5. They Utilize Time Management You can only do so many things in a 24 hour period (including sleep!), so it’s infinitely important to prioritize your activities so you can achieve the results…
  • An Open Letter To Those Who Think Their “Life Sucks”

    Vishnu Verma
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Okay, let’s admit it. Life sucks! You often utter these words, you might have said it a number of times in a day that, “My Life really sucks.” I’m amazed by people who are so dissatisfied with their lives it's as if they've never had anything positive ever happen. They are not at all contented with the things they own, their relationships, the food they are eating, the clothes they are wearing, the house they are living in, jobs they are doing and there are ‘n’ number of things of which they are so ungrateful for. And I’m sorry to say, you too fall in the same category.
  • 5 Steps Towards Finding Empowerment in Your Daily Routine

    Bolajoko Collins
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    “You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  - Stephen King In many ways your daily rituals define who you are and where you are headed. For most people, some routines are rewarding while others prove to be cumbersome and extremely tedious. So does this mean eliminate routines all together? Not exactly. Fortunately, there is a way to maintain self-discipline while still spicing up your daily rituals. Instead of trudging through a monotonous workout plan or job assignment you can learn the art of fulfilling a task while still enjoying the process itself. Part…
  • The 9 Traits of Successful People

    Benson Wong
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Successful people are like birds in a flock. They often possess like qualities and attributes. Here are 9 traits I have observed in successful people. If you want to be a success, then start implementing some of these habits in your own life. Work at them until they become a habit. After all, the only difference between a successful individual and one who is not is that a successful person has made it a habit of doing things that lead towards success. Decide, Really Decide, What You Want First of all, decide—really decide—what it is that you want. Write it down. By writing it down, you…
 
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    Life Optimizer

  • 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…
  • Going to the Next Level

    Donald Latumahina
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Do you want to go to the next level in life? If you do, then there is a key principle you must remember: Going to the next level requires sacrifice. The fact is: there is a price to pay to move up. If you don’t pay it, you will just stay where you are. Paying it, on the other hand, requires sacrifice. I had an experience with this when I studied towards my Master’s degree abroad. Back in my undergraduate years, I could take eight to ten courses per semester and still being active in student organizations. While earning my Master’s degree, however, I took only five courses (the maximum…
  • A Key Mindset for Living Life to the Fullest

    Donald Latumahina
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    To live your life to the fullest, it’s important that you have the right mindset. Your mindset determines how you see things and make decisions. The right mindset can help you achieve your goals, while the wrong one can hinder you. A key mindset you should have is the optimization mindset. What is it? The definition of optimize is “make the best or most effective use of (a situation or resource).” Based on that definition, the optimization mindset is the mindset of wanting to make the best or most effective use of what you have. If you have this mindset, you won’t be satisfied with…
  • How to Become a Pro

    Donald Latumahina
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    “Being a professional is doing the things you love to do, on the days you don’t feel like doing them.” ~ Julius Erving What do you think is necessary to succeed in your field? What do you think is a key ingredient for success? An important thing, I believe, is being a professional. What does it mean to be a professional? The quote above explains it: You do something you love to do. It’s simply too difficult to get good at something you hate. You keep doing it no matter what. This is the key. This is what separates professionals from amateurs. Amateurs stop when they don’t feel…
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    Universidad Adversidad

  • La elección de la tarta y el expositor

    Victor
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:28 am
    Si estáis pensando en casaros o ya tenéis la fecha elegida, seguro que han comenzado las carreras para tener el lugar de la celebración, el lugar donde llevar a cabo el convite, los trajes, las tarjetas de invitación, las flores, los complementos… Pero ¿y la tarta? ¿Habéis pensado cómo queréis que sea la tarta de vuestra boda? En EE UU la tarta de boda ha adquirido tanto protagonismo que ya son muchas las novias que escogen primero su tarta para a partir de ahí decidir cómo decorar las mesas o incluso su tarjeta de invitación. Pero en la elección de la tarta también es…
  • Por qué escoger una empresa de eventos

    Victor
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    ¿Qué equipos audiovisuales necesitas para el evento que quieres crear? ¿Necesitarás luces o sonido? ¿Has gestionado algún tipo de alojamiento para tus invitados? ¿Y la comida? Todas estas son solo una pequeña muestra de las miles de preguntas que nos asaltarán en el momento de organizar un evento para el que en la mayoría de las ocasiones no disponemos del tiempo suficiente para organizarlo. Es por ello que en estos casos la decisión más acertada es la de recurrir a una empresa de eventos, que ponga a nuestro servicio a un equipo de profesionales experimentados que sean capaces de…
  • El auge de los productos ecológicos

    Victor
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Están de moda, qué duda cabe. Los productos ecológicos se han implantado y, aunque todavía queda mucho para que se conviertan en mayoritarios, sin es que alguna vez lo consiguen, su popularización es ya un hecho y no hay duda de que han convencido a buena parte del público. El mercado de los productos ecológicos aumenta por momentos y su gama también es cada día más extensa. También se ha impuesto el consumo de productos ecológicos online. Hay alimentos ecológicos en todos los segmentos de producto y el grado de perfeccionamiento en cuanto a sabor, durabilidad y garantía es…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • 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…
  • Simple Self-Love: The Top 10 Ways to Be Kind to Yourself Starting Today

    Henrik Edberg
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Maria Robinson Being kind to yourself in everyday life is in in my experience one of the best things you can do for yourself. Life will become lighter and your relationships will most likely improve. You will feel happier overall. And your self-esteem and your sense of deserving good things in life will go up. It’s one of my absolute favorite topics…
  • How to Brighten Your Morning (and Whole Day): 7 Powerful Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius The alarm bell goes off. You slowly open your eyes. A new day lies before you. A day of unexplored potential and opportunities. How can you make it more likely to become a positive and good day? Today I’d like to simply share 7 habits that I have used to make my mornings and whole days better. 1. Have a reminder on your bedside table. How will you start your very first moments and minutes of the day? One good way to get off to a good start is…
  • 6 Habits That Will Help You on Days When You Just Feel Like Giving Up

    Henrik Edberg
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe Some days are light and filled with inspiration. Some days are simply routine. And on some days you may feel like just giving up on… Your new habit of working out or eating healthier. Your own small business or blog because you haven’t had the results…
  • 5 Simple Ways to Stay Positive During the Dark and Cold Winter

    Henrik Edberg
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    “In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus Up here in Sweden the winter is dark, cold and often comes with a mix of rain and snow. And spring is still far away. It is not easy to keep the energy and optimism up like in the bright and warm summer days. So today I’d like to share 5 simple habits that make it a lot easier to stay positive and keep the energy up even throughout this dark and often grey season. 1. Find one of your biggest energy sucks. Ask yourself: What is the biggest energy suck in my life right now? You may for…
 
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    Getting Things Done®

  • GTD for Kids?

    Stephen Lease
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    This is a great interview with a slightly different point of view than we’re used to hearing about GTD, featured on The Daily Saint, a productivity blog. David Allen discusses GTD with Techspiration, a podcast discussing technology, education and leadership, and imagines a world where GTD is implemented with students before high school.  Now that would change the game!
  • Are We Addicted to Feeling Stressed?

    Stephen Lease
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    In this podcast interview with David Allen by The ProGuide , a podcast by Andrew J. Mason that explores leadership, David touches on the idea that we are addicted to feeling stressed, the oddest inbox item he’s encountered, and more!  
  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – February 2015

    Stephen Lease
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Resolve it – dissolve it! We’ve got to learn to declare things DONE. Especially when they’re not. Not completed, that is, to the level of perfection or result that we initially visualized or committed to. The world changes, as does our creative focus with it. So do our standards. We will always maintain some inventory or backlog of projects to complete, of things to do. But if we’re not careful and take responsibility for unhooking from those that have outlived their usefulness and relevance to our current realities, they can easily constipate our creative process. I…
  • Revisit Your Resolutions

    Stephen Lease
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    It’s never too early to revisit your resolutions.  Here is a pre-New-Year article from NBC New York with some tips on how to make those resolutions stick.  David Allen gets a nod in the article among other great tips, and it concludes with an interesting time-use survey.  Read the full article here!  
  • David Allen on the Importance of Daydreaming from Dubai

    Stephen Lease
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Last fall, David Allen traveled to Dubai to give a seminar with RightSelection. While there, he spoke with the DubaiEye1038 Business Breakfast Podcast.  This quick listen has some nice David Allen Wisdom, including a bit on the importance of daydreaming. Listen to the full show here!
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    Productive Flourishing

  • Episode 18: She-Factoring the Tech Startup World with Thursday Bram

    Charlie Gilkey
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
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  • How to Prevent Dunkirk Spirit from Burning Out Your Team

    Charlie Gilkey
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
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  • Episode 17: Life Out of the Box with Jonathon and Quinn

    Charlie Gilkey
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
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  • Chunking Your Projects Down Helps Get Them Done

    Charlie Gilkey
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
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  • Episode 16: Run the Point with Mike Bruny

    Charlie Gilkey
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • 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…
  • Your Own Star Colony

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    My long-term path of exploring personal growth has often felt like repeatedly breaking orbit around a familiar star to go explore elsewhere in the galaxy. Usually this involves three stages: Recognizing that the familiar star is limiting my growth; becoming aware of its constraints Feeling increasingly attracted to new possibilities outside the current star system; itching to go explore Taking action to go explore; breaking orbit; accepting the consequences One popular star is the star of religion. Many people dwell in its gravity well. It can be a difficult one to leave, especially if…
  • Connecting

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    When Rachelle and I were in southern Spain a couple weeks ago, we stayed with some new friends on a three-acre fruit farm. Since the weather was so nice, we spent a lot of time sitting outside, enjoying views of rolling green hills and the city of Malaga down below, while we snacked on fresh avocados and oranges straight from the trees. Here’s a pic, so you can see what it looked like. There were five animals there: a small dog, two chickens, and two baby goats. When we first arrived, the dog was very friendly, but the other animals seemed slightly aloof. They all quickly warmed up to…
 
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    Get Organised

  • Productivity Infographic – Social Change

    ProductivityBot
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The post Productivity Infographic – Social Change appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #12: Every Email Needs a Reply

    Tracey Foulkes
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:41 pm
      A really exciting thing happened to me yesterday. Returning from a business trip; tired, head buzzing with ideas and in desperate need for a sleep, I was so excited to discover that the seat next to me would be taken up by none other than a wonderful colleague whose company I adore and I […] The post Productivity Lie #12: Every Email Needs a Reply appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #11: I Can’t Say NO to My Boss

    Tracey Foulkes
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:57 pm
    I used to work for an autocratic boss. She was tough as nails; finger pointing and hard cold stares were her ‘thing’, making it easy to shy away from her command-like instructions into the realms of becoming a ‘yes’ person … usually at the cost of your own personal authenticity. I come across many such […] The post Productivity Lie #11: I Can’t Say NO to My Boss appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #10 – Everyone Knows How to File

    Tracey Foulkes
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been working with a small but seriously dynamic company. Their team spans internationally, but the 3 Directors who head up their Cape Town office have me extremely impressed. Their company is fairly young and their in-office work force is little more than two handfuls, which is actually […] The post Productivity Lie #10 – Everyone Knows How to File appeared first on Get Organised.
  • PRODUCTIVITY LIE #9: PAs are always organised

    Tracey Foulkes
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I’ve started coaching a new client. Granted, we have lots of work to do; he travels (extensively) both nationally and internationally, books flights at the last minute (literally on the way to the airport), has never worked with a to-do list and despite employing a team, he doesn’t trust them all enough to get on […] The post PRODUCTIVITY LIE #9: PAs are always organised appeared first on Get Organised.
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    WellnessCoach.com™

  • 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…
  • Top 10 Business Resources Every Wellness Coach Must Have

    Erica Ross-Krieger
    18 Feb 2012 | 6:51 pm
    Whether you’re building a new Wellness Coaching business this year, leading one that’s established, or restructuring and re-energizing a Wellness Coaching business that’s undergoing a makeover, the resources shown here are a must-have. By “resources”, I truly mean “sources of help.” That said, you are going to have to expend energy to obtain or create each of the “sources of help” that I’ll mention. I won’t share anything with you I haven’t put into place myself. I have each of the 10 resources below in place for my own business. Yup, it took solid effort…AND the…
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • The Art Of A Screenshot

    Marc Majers
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:28 am
    A picture says a thousand words. I have found through the years that in almost any conversation when you are trying to explain something online a screenshot helps clarify it. How do you take the perfect screenshot? How do you in that matter take one at all? If you always forget how to take a screenshot and you are looking for some tips on how to make the best one, check out this site. http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
  • Avoiding Teenage Battles

    Marc Majers
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    Dr. Geoffrey Putt from Akron Children’s Hospital says your relationship with your teen doesn’t have to be a battle. Here are some ideas that may help. 10 ways to avoid teenage battles 1. Defined rules and consequences – eliminates arguments 2. Avoid escalation – stay calm 3. Set limits – them approach you appropriately 4. Avoid harsh punishments – take a step back 5. Have empathy – listen to what they are saying 6. Make a solution together – learn problem solving 7. Give teens leeway – freedom in rules 8. Take a time out – cool off…
  • Keeping your family fit this winter

    Marc Majers
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Are you cooped up inside while it’s negative below outside? Here are some ideas to keep active while it’s challenging to enjoy the blustery weather. Ideas for family activity during winter 1. Play in the snow 2. Have a dance party 3. Get at least 1 hour of activity per day 4. Drink lots of water 5. Eat a lighter fare – vegetables/fruits are your friend Do you have any to add?
  • Parenting A Connected Teen

    Marc Majers
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Do you had a savvy teen that is online more than 8 hours a day? Experts suggest setting limits. Ways To Parent A Connected Teen 1. Establish clear ground rules 2. Use phones, desktops and tablets in a common area 3. Make a screen free day – one day a week where you don’t use phones, tablets and desktops 4. No electronics at the dinner table 5. Turn kids phone in at bedtime 6. Play with kids during game time 7. Checkup with kids online activity 8. Set consequences like canceling texting rules are not followed Do you follow any of these? Do you have any to suggest?
  • Children’s Mental Health Information

    Marc Majers
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Is your child easily distracted? Are you concerned about their diet? Does your child experience sleep or depression challenges? If you have concerns about your child’s mental health then check out Connecting For Kids. The site features information, reports and programs to assist you. http://connectingforkids.org
 
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    Root Simple

  • My Favorite Podcasts

    Mr. Homegrown
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    There’s a lot of repetitive manual labor to do around our household this year. Kelly and I are in the midst of re-doing our garden and fixing up a few rooms of our old house. While I could execute my duties in a contemplative and mindful silence, the fact is that I’m not that type of person. I’m also not the audio book type, so when I’m working I like to listen to podcasts. Here’s a selection of what I subscribe to: C-Realm Podcast This is the first podcast I ever subscribed to and it’s my favorite. It’s hard to pin down exactly what this show is…
  • Picture Sundays: Free the Prickly Pear

    Mr. Homegrown
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    1. Trim prickly pear. 2. Leave in box in parkway. 3. Success! Someone took it. 4. More food for neighborhood. Correction: In my haste to put up this blog post I failed to mention that I put these pads out for people to propagate them. They are too mature to eat.
  • Saturday Tweets: Gluten, Complete Streets and Badass Free Libraries

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    19 badass Little Free Libraries spotted by our readers http://t.co/bHCXENrNeE via @grist — Root Simple (@rootsimple) February 24, 2015 Gluten-free: health fad or life-saving diet? http://t.co/be0jHclvSM — Root Simple (@rootsimple) February 26, 2015 "Whisky is for drinking–water is for fighting over" –Brock Dolman #urbansoil15 — Root Simple (@rootsimple) February 26, 2015 "If you design Complete Streets with an 8-year-old girl in mind, you've hit everyone." April Economides #LiveRideShare — Tiffany Robinson (@belleplanner) February…
  • How to Subscribe to a Podcast

    Mr. Homegrown
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:03 pm
    First, I want to thank all of you who have subscribed, listened to and given us feedback on our podcast. I think there are many more of you who might like our podcast but are flustered by the user-unfriendly technology of podcasting. You can, of course, just use the player that we embed in our podcast blog posts. But then you can’t do your dishes or listen to us natter on during your commute to work. If you’ve got a mobile device you can subscribe and have the podcast automatically downloaded via: Apple’s Podcasts App Via iTunes Sticher (Android users and in some Ford and GM…
  • 039 Climate Change and Be-cycling With Peter Kalmus

    Mr. Homegrown
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Our guest this week is Peter Kalmus who is, among many things, a physicist, a climate scientist, a gardener, a beekeeper, a cyclist and the father of two boys. In our conversation he discusses his “Be-Cycling” response to climate change. Through a series of lifestyle changes he has reduced his personal CO2 emissions from 20 tonnes a year–which is about the US national average–to two tonnes. And he says he’s had a great time doing it. During the podcast he also touches on: His transition from astrophysics to climate science and why he made the switch. The carbon…
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    Shoplet Blog

  • Winner of the Box of Elmer’s Glue Sticks

    Jessica Hodges
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Congratulations to Sharon Lindsay, winner of the box of Elmer’s Glue Sticks to donate to the school of your choice. We know that your local elementary school will be thrilled to receive this awesome box and will have lots of art projects to look forward to. If you are still interested in getting your hands on a box of Elmer’s glue sticks, you can get them right here at Shoplet. Remember, sometimes gifting to those in need is much more rewarding than gifting for yourself. This spring, let’s all give back and make the world a little more caring. See ya next time!
  • Win a Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer Kit

    Jessica Hodges
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:25 am
    Did you know that your office desk has over 400 times more germs than the average toilet seat? That’s because the toilet is cleaned much more often that an office desk is. EW! This week, Purell is giving 1 lucky winner a Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer kit. The scientifically advanced hand sanitizing formula kills 99.9% of germs and is perfect for keeping in tight spaces like a restroom, small office or even your desk. This kit comes with Purell’s amazing formula and a sleek automatic touch free dispenser, which can be refilled when your stash runs low. So, wanna win this awesome…
  • Best of Office Weekly Round up: Push Pin Art

    Jessica Hodges
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    Magic can happen in the most unexpected of places and sometimes the littlest office staples can transform into magnificent pieces of art. All it takes is a little creativity and some serious planning. This week’s weekly round up is dedicated to the itty bitty push pin with big possibilities. Need some wall art? Try some thumb tacks bordering a favorite photo! Silver thumb tacks and canvas make a pretty pair.   This artist took the basic push pin to a whole new level with these portraits. Gold thumb tacks and some flower shaped paper can liven up a drab wall. This push pin Super…
  • Spring Promo Looks to Love

    Jessica Hodges
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Springtime means promo time, and who doesn’t love a wardrobe refresh when the weather starts to warm up? Lighter materials and happy colors make for a fresh comeback with the coming of warmer weather and a little extra sun. So, is your team looking winter drab? Are you in desperate need of a color blast? Well, we’ve got quite the assortment for you. From subtle hints of color for the more corporate conservative type to loud, bold statements for the easy breezy street team. Here are some fresh new spring looks your team will love.     If corporate is your thing but you…
  • Winner of the Deco Band Insulated Bottle and Tumbler Set

    Jessica Hodges
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    Congratulations to Mary Marc,  winner of the Deco Band insulated bottle and tumbler set. Now you can take your favortie hot beverage or soups with you everywhere you go, even on a cold winter day! We hope you have some delicious recipes on hand! Remember that each and every Shoplet Promos item can be customized to suit your needs. Add your company logo, family name or custom artwork to anything we carry on the site. It’s perfect for marketing, outfitting your staff, wedding gifts, parties or any other occasion. You can let your creativity soar! Thanks to everyone for participating and…
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  • 思い出に残る写真だけの結婚式。

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    近年ではさまざまな結婚式のスタイルがあります。 豪華に100名単位の招待客を招いて盛大に行うものから、親せきだけを招待してアットホームに行うもの、さらに海外で二人だけで行うものなどさまざまです。 そして、写真だけの結婚式というものも増えてきています。 特に若いカップルは先立つものがないという場合があり、でもどんな形でも結婚式を挙げたいという思いは人一倍強いことでしょう。…
  • 掃除の効果を理論的に考える

    admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    掃除用品は色々な種類のものがあります。それこそ磨き布からロボット掃除機まで価格もそれぞれです。高いものを揃えようとするのではなく、掃除を簡単にできそうなものを選ぶとお財布にも優しいと思います。
  • 掃除用品でモチベーションアップ!

    admin
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    「掃除しなくちゃなあ・・・」と思いながらもそのままにしているあなたは、きっと掃除嫌いではないけど掃除のモチベーションが上がらないだけなのでしょう。…
  • 二の腕エステの効果についての情報サイトになります

    admin
    9 Nov 2013 | 10:00 pm
    美意識が高い女性は自分のボディが気になることでしょう。二の腕については、スポーツクラブに行かなくてもDVDがついている本などをつかい自宅で体操をしてサイズダウンができますが、これは毎日、続けないと効果がありません。そのため、忙しい現代人には無理な話だと思います。やはりエステに通うことが、二の腕のサイズダウンが期待できる方法でしょう。
  • 小型で手ごろな太陽光発電なら気軽に設置でき災害時も大活躍

    admin
    22 Sep 2013 | 11:00 pm
    地球環境に優しいとして使用されている太陽光発電ですが、災害時にも役立つことをご存知でしょうか。太陽光で発電するので、災害などで停電してしまったときにも自家発電することができるのです。夜に停電したときにも照明器具が使えるだけで安全に過ごすことができ、また真っ暗で心細いということもありません。…
 
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  • 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…
  • How to Unlock Creativity

    Jackie Johansen
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have always wanted to be an artist. I deeply admired the lives of the painters, the writers, the firestarters, the life wranglers. I longed to be one of them. I longed to fiercely create, to share my voice boldly, just like they did. However, for most of my life, I never felt creative. I remained behind the scenes, insecure in my voice and expression, disempowered. I looked longingly at the ones who shared themselves freely — the ones that created art, who were improvisational, messily graceful and who loved wildly. Over the years, I dabbled in painting, fashion design, culinary arts,…
  • Start Living Your Best Life: A Personal Story

    Kate Carpenter
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    After I graduated from college and started earning a decent paycheck, I spent a fair amount of time flipping through glossy home decorating magazines and meandering through home furnishing stores. I was “setting up house” for real for the first time in my life. It seemed very important that I get the décor exactly right because it would make an important declaration to the world about my personality and lifestyle. But choosing just the right style was hard — because I didn’t have my own style yet. Well, no … I knew I must have one. I just had to figure out what it was.
  • 4 Lessons on Feeling Happy

    Guest of TSN
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    As a conscious gal who’s committed to deepening my relationship with Self and helping others do the same, I’ve learned some potent lessons about the World’s Most-Wanted, elusive state of happiness. Most often it’s our own expectation and longing for that happy-gassed state that’s actually the culprit of our suffering. The stronger our craving and attachment to the stuff, the less of it we get. See happiness — like any emotion — checks in and checks out on the regular. It peaks and it wanes and then it doubles back to you. I used to fret and dread the absence of happiness. I’d…
  • How to Be More Optimistic

    Rebecca A. Watson
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    On one of my husband and my first camping trips together, we were walking down a wooded trail next to a crisp mountain river. The heat was severe, as it was mid-August. “Ugh,” my husband said. “This heat is so oppressive.” “Yeah, but we’re about to go swimming,” I replied. “Don’t be so pessimistic.” “The difference between my pessimism and your optimism is that I’m optimistic about the big things and you’re only optimistic about the small things,” he replied. “I think my pessimism is better than your optimism.” I hated to admit it, but he was right. I would…
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  • Thrive on Optimism

    JD
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:18 am
    “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” — Colin Powell Let eternal optimism be your driving force. Don’t let people who thrive on misery bring you down.  And don’t bring yourself down. Thrive on optimism. Eternal optimism is the fire that burns inside our hearts and minds.  Eternal optimism is the hope inside that helps us enjoy the setting sun, as we look forward in anticipation to the dawn of a new day. And eternal optimism is the force that helps us find the silver lining in every dark cloud. In the book, Grit In Your Craw: The 8 Strengths You Need to Succeed in…
  • Purpose and the Business Mind

    JD
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman Purpose.  It’s powerful. When you combine purpose with a business mind, the world is your oyster. I’m reading The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind, where author Valeh Navemoff talks about purpose and the business mind. It resonates with my philosophy on applying purpose and passion to business and work, so I’ll share some of Navemoff’s insights, along with my perspective. Turn Your Purpose into Passion Work…
  • Customer Intelligence

    JD
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    “There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer.” — Peter Drucker Too many individuals and businesses lose sight of the customers they serve. They get internally focused. They don’t’ take an outside-in view. And, most importantly, they lose empathy for the pains, needs, and desired outcomes of their customers. If you want to develop an advantage you can use in business and to advance your career, Customer Intelligence is it. Customer Intelligence is the ability to rethink and redefine how you attract and maintain your ideal customer.
  • Focus Requires Balance

    JD
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” — Mark Twain With great focus comes great rewards. If you can balance your focus with an open mind. Your focus works better with balance. Balance the focus of what you want with not knowing how to get there.  This makes room for unforeseen opportunities and creative twists along the way. In the book, The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind: How to Rewire Your Brain and Your Business for Success, Valeh Nazemoff reminds us that to focus effectively, we need to keep an open mind while we explore…
  • Three Core Wants: Approval, Control, and Security

    JD
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman Conscious leaders regularly ask themselves, “What is the core want driving this desire?” A want is something you desire or wish for. Our core wants are approval, control, and security. When you know what’s driving a surface level desire, you can be more effective at helping people get what they really want, including yourself. Knowing what you really want gives you more freedom and flexibility.  When you are no longer stuck or distracted by the means,…
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  • 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…
  • Organize Your Bedroom: A Step-By-Step Guide For Teenagers

    Kylie Browne
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Are you tired of complaining about the state of your teenager’s room? If your requests to tidy up fall on deaf ears, try giving them our step-by step guide. It might just work* AND you will regain your sanity! * We cannot vouch for compliance in the actions of your teenager when undergoing our step-by-step guide! However if I could wave a magic wand for you, I sure would! A Step-By-Step Guide To Organizing Your Room 1. Put On Some Music Dial up your mood and mindset by putting on music that help you get moving. It will also feel like the time goes faster as you work away while…
  • Calm Parent Nirvana. You Can Get and Stay Organized!

    Kylie Browne
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Being a calm and organized parent can be tough. We can read “effective parenting techniques” until our eyes glaze over, when sometimes all it takes is a simple lifestyle change to help make life less chaotic. Here are some simple tips to help create a calm and organized household Get a Slow Cooker If you don’t have one already then this purchase will be the best investment you’ve ever made. Put aside some prep time in the morning. Leave it all day on slow cook. At the end of the day you have a tasty meal waiting for you.  Stockpile Essentials Keep a loaf of bread in the…
  • How Often Do I Need To Change …

    Kylie Browne
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    When it comes up in conversation it always interests me how often people get around to household chores. It’s always there waiting for us, but what is the rule of thumb? Is there any rhyme or reason to suggested time limits? How Often Do I Need To Change … Sheets How much do you sweat? Do you shower before you get into bed? Do you sleep naked? How many are in the bed (partner, kids, pets)? Does natural skin shedding & the existence of dust mites freak you out? I think changing the sheets every week is clean and hygienic. However I know others who wait 3-4 weeks before changing…
  • 8 Tips That Help When Parting Ways With A Loved One

    Kylie Browne
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:13 pm
    The following post was kindly written by one of our longest Get Organized Wizard members, Terry. How I Said Goodbye The following are things I did to have closure and say good bye to my first husband: 1. Write an article of the good and positive times you had together Make copies Purchase colored file folders and place the name on the tab For Christmas give as gifts to relatives and friends who knew him/her 2. Write a poem 3. Decide what to keep One outfit Jewelry Photographs Handmade arts and crafts Favorite stuffed animal Suitcase with items left in 4. Complete sorting out belongings…
 
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  • mom – it’s orange #130 Bula!

    BLOGitse
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
      Bula! from Fiji…     First two abstract versions for   Mandarin Orange Monday             Any idea of the original picture?     Here we go…       It’s adults play time – collect all the ping pong balls…..     Have a good week everyone!     Even if I’m on holiday I promise to visit all those bloggers who leave me a comment and have name/url option to leave a comment!    
  • weekend #9 BULA!

    BLOGitse
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
      BULA!   from F I J I !       Palm tree leaves for   Geometric Friday   It’s been hot, humid – 94% – we’ve had it all - sun, rain, thunderstorms, hot and cold drinks…   I found these ‘red soft prunes’ in a supermarket, actually they’re orange - I did a painting with a color of these prunes. (When you eat it your tong is totally orange….)     Paint Party Friday       a whole packet of prunes     Price 1.60 e / 1.80 usd   I’M SO SORRY about the painting…
  • mom – it’s orange #129

    BLOGitse
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:32 am
      Blogging from holiday is…not the same as from home, from own desk, own stuff around… but somethings are the same….   First version for   MoM – Mandarin Orange Monday       second version       and original     Sunflower on Marimekko table cloth made vivid combination.     Have a good week ahead!     ps.   please have name/url option to leave a comment!    
  • weekend #8

    BLOGitse
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
      Greetings from +25 C / 77 F Sydney, Australia!         Today is my ‘me-day’, time to blog. Other days are busy exploring, being outside… on our walk I was given this beautiful Magnolia flower,   perfect for   Geometric Friday       This watercolor painting is from a file – I haven’t had time to paint here yet… Do you recognize who he is? If yes, then the painting is not too bad       Paint Party Friday     Have a relaxing weekend!     Let’s see how much blogging…
  • mom – it’s orange #128

    BLOGitse
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
      Greetings from Sydney, Australia!       I remembered to edit my picture – this is the first version…   …second       and finally the original       I showed last week details of this picture here.     Have a good week!     Let’s see how much blogging time I will have, but I promise to visit all those bloggers who leave me a comment and have name/url option to leave a comment!    
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  • Developing Self Reliance and Living a Self Reliant Life

    Kacey
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Being responsible for the big as well as the small things of your life is what we call, living a self-reliant life. The skills which lead to self-reliance are as follows. Life direction Set goals Large goals are made up of small steps to achieve one by one and each of these steps would also be goals to achieve Set limits, boundaries and ranges once the goals are decided. Every large goal should have a range, instead of setting a deadline specifically, its best to set a time frame of around 3-5 years instead, You can set daily or hourly goals as you wish, but smaller the goals, the more…
  • Learning to relax through meditation

    Kacey
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    We live in a world where everything is done at an instant, like convenience, solutions, results and many more and with or without our knowledge, this builds up our stress. This causes major trouble in life and that’s why “meditation”, the most powerful means of concentration is being followed by many in the modern world. Meditation is one of the oldest forms of calming the mind with the soul which makes people reach higher levels of consciousness than ordinary people. The main idea of meditation is to turn one’s complete attention into a single point of reference, and concentrate on…
  • Is Being Happy The Key To Happiness?

    Kacey
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Certainly, happiness is a goal everyone tries to ultimately achieve. Everyone wants to be happy, so on a daily basis, they embark in a journey doing things that will ultimately bring them that happiness. Many times, they forget to live in the present and be happy and grateful for being here, in this world, with what they have today. You see, happiness, I believe, is as much as being happy and spreading your happiness with others, rather than “seeking” to be happy. When you first wake up in the morning, your attitude sets the mood for the rest of the day. If you wake up and think…
  • Welcome

    Kacey
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hello and welcome to my blog. I will be writing about a variety of topics, most of which will share some sort of timeless lesson. Best, Kacey
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    The Organizing Agency

  • Why Can’t I Get Organized? Part 1: Practical Missteps

    Scott Roewer
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Our new blog series is aimed at identifying the real reasons behind your struggles with getting organized. So many people want to have order in their daily lives, but they don’t know where to start. This series of posts will highlight the three categories into which 99% of people fall when it comes to problems with organization: Practical MisstepsTM, Situational ChallengesTM, and Internal ObstaclesTM. This week, we’ll look at what specific Practical Missteps may be tripping you up. If you see yourself in any of the following examples, then stay tuned to future blogs for tools and tactics…
  • Organize Your Laundry Room Once And For All!

    Scott Roewer
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Is there anything messier – or more annoying – than piles of clothes waiting to be washed? If you have a laundry room in which to collect yours, you’ve probably noticed how quickly it can become dumping ground for all things that need cleaning. Unfortunately, if there’s no readily apparent system in place, then those cleaning jobs can sit and wait… and your dread will continue to grow. Read on for solutions you can implement right now to organize your laundry room for good. Whether you have your washer and dryer stashed in a tiny closet or they’ve got their own room with plenty of…
  • What Are YOU Waiting For? Identifying the Real Reason You Can’t Get Organized

    Scott Roewer
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Along side losing weight and quitting smoking, each New Year, “Get Organized” tops the list of most common – and most ignored – New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, don’t worry, 2015 is the year we’re finally going to make sense of it for you. Our blog usually focuses on a single project or task that people face in their search to live a more organized life. The room we focus on may change from week to week, but the underlying challenges and struggles that so many people experience when trying to get organized are the same, regardless of…
  • Organizing Your Spice Rack: A Recipe For Success

    Scott Roewer
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    If you like to cook and you’ve amassed a sizable spice collection, you probably struggle with keeping it organized. You may dream of a spice rack with uniformly sized jars and matching labels, but we can’t all have Martha’s kitchen. Don’t worry about finding the “perfect” solution, and instead try to find the storage method that makes the most sense with the way you cook. The trouble with trying to make everything perfect is that as soon as you add a new spice to the mix, that solution is ruined. Sort through all your spices and decide what to keep, what to toss (if you haven’t…
  • Delete the Stress of a disorganized Inbox- How to Keep Your Inbox Organized

    Scott Roewer
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Delete the Stress of a Disorganized Inbox Does every ping that you get when a new email arrives bring with it a tiny rush of panic? Has your inbox become the equivalent of an online junk drawer? An easier-than-you-think inbox intervention will uncover the secrets to organizing your email and deleting the stress forever. Taking control of your incoming email will instantly reduce your anxiety and the good news is that getting started is never as painful as you imagine it will be. If your inbox is so stuffed that you’d sooner sign up for a voluntary root canal than sort through the emails,…
 
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  • How to Get Rid of Clutter from Your Home

    admin22
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Opinions as regard the the room in your home that should be free from clutter or that should be kept clean. The truth is that every room in your home should be kept clean, tidy and free from clutter. But with regard to the order of importance, your bedroom should be one of the rooms in your home that should be free from clutter as it is your place of rest. After your daily toil, you come back home to take some rest. You sleep in your bedroom to get back your energy. Such a room should offer maximum comfort and the best relaxing atmosphere. Here are the tips to enable you get rid of clutter…
  • Finding New Ways to Keep Things

    admin22
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    In your home, there are some items that you like so much that you will not like to part with. You will definitely like to keep them in your home. But there is the problem of space. You may not have all the space to keep those items. But nowadays, there are new ways through which you can keep them and still save a lot of space in your home. Some of these new ways of keeping things will not occupy any space at all. Here are some of the ways to keep your favorite items. Put your photos and documents into digital form If you have photos and documents that you like so much that you would not like…
  • Getting Rid of Clutter from Your Kitchen

    admin22
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Your kitchen is like the power center of your home because it is there that you prepare the foods. You need to eat in order to be alive. If you don't eat you will not be alive. In your kitchen, there are a lot of items you use in your kitchen in order to prepare your foods. There is the tendency for some people to acquire a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances to the extent that they constitute clutter to the kitchen. Even food stuffs and groceries can become clutter in your kitchen. But it does not have to be the case. No matter how rich you are and the number of kitchen items you…
  • Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom

    admin22
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The bedroom is that space in your home where you sleep and take some rest after your daily struggles. It is an essential room in every home. In fact, it is unthinkable to see a room that does not have any bedroom. Such an important home in a room should be well decorated and furnished so that it will offer maximum comfort to the occupants or users. Here are some tips that you can apply in order to decorate your bed. Clean and remove clutters from your bedroom The first step to take when you want to decorate your bedroom is to clean it and get rid of clutter from it. If the floor is covered…
  • How to Decorate Your Living Room

    admin22
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Your living room is the centre of house social life. It is there that you receive your visitors. It is the centre of your family entertainment life. So, it is important that you keep it clean and decorate it very well. Your living room should be decorated in such a manner that it should offer the maximum comfort to any person staying in the room. It should be functional and beautiful. Below is the tips to apply in order to decorate your living room. Determine the center of living room The first thing you should do is to determine the centre of your living room. It could be the TV stand and…
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  • How to Install a Chandelier

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Chandeliers are an attractive lighting option, and basic installation using a strong, existing ceiling support should take an hour or so. Be sure to take the extra time to install an appropriate support as described below if your chandelier is heavier that your previous light fixture. An assistant is recommended to make this process faster and easier. Steps Removing an Old Fixture Turn off the power. Switch off the power to the circuit where the chandelier will be located or unscrew the fuse for the fixture you are replacing. If the circuits are unlabeled, you may have to test them with trial…
  • How to Upload Photos to Instagram

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Instagram is great for editing and sharing the photos you take, but what about your old photos? Shouldn’t they be able to get some Instagram love as well? If you want to upload and share your old photos, you can upload them from your mobile device. Steps Copy any photos that you want to upload to your phone or tablet. Because Instagram is designed to be used on your mobile device, you will need to place any photos that you want to upload onto your mobile device before you begin. You will be able to upload any image that is stored in your device’s memory. You can only upload one image at a…
  • How to Avoid Meltdowns

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Are you autistic, or are you a caregiver of an autistic child? Do you feel that you (or the child) are experiencing too many meltdowns? While meltdowns are an inevitable part of life, it is possible to reduce the number and severity of meltdowns experienced. Steps Recognizing the Signs Understanding your triggers is crucial to minimizing meltdowns. Staying on top of your emotions will help you take good care of yourself. Notice when something makes you feel shaken or upset. Keep track of your emotional state during the day, and notice when stress is building up. This will help you recognize…
  • How to Measure Boot Shaft

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    When you consider purchasing a pair of boots, knowing the boot shaft measurement can help you figure out whether or not the boots will fit on your calves correctly. Measuring the boot shaft yourself is a good idea, but even if you are purchasing boots online and are unable to measure them, you'll still need to know how this measurement is taken so that you can determine if the boots will be a good fit for your own legs. Steps Measure Boot Shaft Height Identify the boot shaft. The shaft of a boot refers to the portion of the boot that rises above your foot and over your calf. When you only see…
  • How to Crochet a Butterfly

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Crochet butterflies can be used for a variety of purposes, including appliques and similar decorations. There are different ways to crochet a butterfly, so you should choose one that matches the look you're interested in. Steps Method One: 3D Butterfly Form a circle. Attach the yarn to your crochet hook using a slipknot, then make six chain stitches. Slip stitch the last stitch of your chain together with the first stitch of your chain to create a circle. If you do not know how to make a slipknot, chain stitch, and/or slip stitch, please see the "Tips" section of the article for instructions.
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  • Get Work Done Even While Out of the Office

    Dwayne Melancon
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    While most of us typically get our work done in the office, sometimes you just can’t be at your desk (or you choose not to be).From getting your car fixed, to taking care of your sick child to traveling on a business trip, you often have to find ways to be productive in remote locations. Fortunately, modern technology can turn your kitchen table into a work station, and a coffee shop or auto repair shop lobby into a conference room.Tablets and large-format phones like the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 PlusTo stay current with your work even when out of the office, you need an…
  • Updated: How to lose 50 pounds in 6 months

    Dwayne Melancon
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Originally published June 17, 2014.[February 16, 2015: Updated information about my fitness tracking bands]As I mentioned in my previous post, I've lost over 50 pounds since last July and have learned some things along the way.  I thought I'd share some of my experience here, in the hopes that others might benefit.  By the way - I know this ended up being a bit long, but hopefully it's broken up enough to make it usable. 10 months into the process (I started trying to lose weight August 1, 2013), and I'm doing a good job of maintaining and sticking with my program  I was just…
  • Increase Productivity by Changing Your Environment

    Dwayne Melancon
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    I write a lot about gadgets, tools, tips, and tricks for productivity. Those things are important for productivity, but there is one aspect that I often take for granted that is a huge factor in productivity: your environment. I live in the Pacific Northwest of the US, and this time of year we see a lot of short, gray days. I've noticed that the weather here can affect my energy level, concentration, and focus. The good news is I can do something about this by altering the environment where I work to tweak the color, lighting, and layout around me -- and you can,…
  • Use your best iPhone pictures as postcards

    Dwayne Melancon
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    Last year, I stumbled across an iOS app called PhotoCard, by Bill Atkinson. This app allows you to create free, electronic postcards from your iOS photos, personalize them, and send them via email.You can also convert your postcards into gorgeous physical postcards and mail them to other people. That, of course, is not free but it is also very reasonably priced. I've sent quite a few of them and they are beautiful and very noteworthy, since they are 8.25 x 5.5 inch cards printed in high-quality color printing and mailed by US Mail. Editing a picture I snapped of The Gherkin tower in…
  • Pomodoro Technique: How a tomato can make you productive

    Dwayne Melancon
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Flat Tomato summary on iOS Lately, I've been experimenting with a productivity method called the pomorodo technique. I'm not sure what "pomodoro" has to do with productivity (it's Spanish for "tomato"), but I like the technique, nonetheless.The concept of this method is simple:Pick a task you want to get done.Set a timer for 25 minutes (a pomodoro interval).Focus on that task - and only that task - until the timer goes off.When the timer goes off, take a 3-5 minute break, and really quit working on the task when the time is up.After the break, repeat the cycle again (you can…
 
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    Personal Excellence

  • “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…
  • 7 Stigmas Surrounding Singles (including “Your Expectations are too High”)

    Celes
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    Almost four years ago, I was at a London pub with an acquaintance-friend, just hanging out. We were talking about relationships (both of us were single), and he asked me how many relationships I had been in before. I was 27 then. “None,” I said earnestly. His face paled. “…None?” he repeated. “Like you’ve never been in a relationship before?” “Yep, been single my whole life,” I chirped, while ignoring the grave look on his face. I had been in a couple of short-term relationships up till then, but they were high-school…
  • [Class FULL, Sign Ups CLOSED] Want to Attract Your Highest Love? Join Soulmate Journey, to Find Your “One” for Life! [Start Feb 28]

    Celes
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Update 28 Feb: Our class is now FULL and registration is now closed. To be informed of the next run, subscribe to free PE newsletter. Thank you! Update 27 Feb: ONLY 3 2 LAST seat left for Soulmate Journey (as of this writing). This is the FINAL CALL to get on board and work towards attracting your highest love in life. Read more about the course below and register your ticket here. Yesterday, I opened the private community access for the course, and one of the popular sentiments shared by participants is this, “I’ve always dedicated my time/energy to studies/work and…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • Forget society’s games: 8 ways to find your own success

    Vishnu
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Wedding invitations in the mail. Christmas cards with pictures of happy toddlers playing in the park with Doobie the dog. Friends graduating medical school. Others landing top clerking jobs at prestigious law firms around the country. Your cousins who started their home improvement blog to show how they are slowly rebuilding their mansion/home from scratch. Your best friend who is Employee Number 3 at a tech company that’s going to be so big she can’t even disclose its name to you. Baby showers. Baby pics on Instagram. Baby pics on Facebook. Baby pics on Pinterest. Why is it that all the…
  • How I gained freedom after losing everything I had

    Iva Ursano
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m as happy as a pig in poop. I have great friends, great family, a pretty good job and oodles of self esteem, self respect, self confidence and self love. Finally, at 52 years old, I’m ridiculously happy.  It hasn’t always been like this. It’s taken me, well, 52 years to be exact, to get to this point of happiness. And it hasn’t been easy. At all. April 2013 my new life began. I was scared out of my mind. I didn’t know how I was…
  • 5 Shifts about Anger You Need to Make for a Calm Life

    Alden Tan
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    For a big part of my life I always had a problem with anger. Particularly, what really got to me was the idea that my wrongdoers got away with it despite me doing the right thing. I’d walk away from fights. I never talked back. I never stood up for myself. But all the “right” things in life guaranteed me going home pissed off. I’d start ruminating over and over about what I should have, could have, would have said or done. I would even create whole scenarios in my head, like how I’d fight my bully, win the fight and end up being arrested. Crazy huh? Do you have a…
  • What Alcohol and Drugs Taught Me About Making Money….

    Steven Aitchison
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:46 am
        A few days ago I shared a link to a great ebook  from a friend of mine who is helping others to live their dream by making money online, but I wanted to share why I am so passionate about this: Only a few years ago, whilst I was working as an addiction worker, helping people with drug and alcohol issues, I came to a strange realisation: Nothing changes unless we truly want it to change… Now, that might not seem like a huge revelation, but when I Truly got it, I knew that was the only time that anybody ever changes, including people with drug and alcohol issues. The…
  • 4 Fascinating Forms of Exercise That Help Restore The Youthfulness of Your Brain

    Jesse
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Is your brain as youthful as it could be? Every living thing in this world cannot cheat the effects of aging and time and your brain too, is susceptible to losing its edge. The fact is, your brain can start its decline as early as age 24. And there are many characteristics of losing the once powerful youthful brain. Do you show signs of forgetfulness that constantly linger due to a fatiguing brain? Or maybe past experiences have inflicted mental scars and your brain’s only expression is depression, something that clouds over you like rain without an umbrella. Do you find that the…
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • 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…
  • Real Life

    colin
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Upending my life to travel full-time was, without a doubt, one the better decisions I’ve ever made. Despite the sacrifices required, and even during the really tricky or troublesome times, I’ve yet to regret that choice even for a moment. But something I’ve learned since then is that ‘travel’ itself isn’t what I was after, and isn’t why I enjoy my lifestyle so much. It isn’t the act of locomotion that thrills me, nor the status of ‘living elsewhere,’ nor the passport full of stamps. It’s the experiences I have when I’m…
  • Outrage

    colin
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Outrage is sexy. It sells newspapers and attracts online clicks. If you want to raise a ruckus, get outraged, because people go gaga over people going gaga. Of course, that’s all the value one can get from outrage. Although entertaining to watch and speculate over and gossip about, outrage very, very seldom changes anything, and can even make a bad situation worse by injecting anger into the mix. On a personal level, outrage makes us feel superior. By becoming indignant, we’re drawing a line in the sand and declaring ourselves to be on the right side of a given issue. We’re saying,…
  • Fiction and What Comes Next

    colin
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    I daydream quite a lot about pie-in-the-sky efforts, like a guaranteed universal minimum income and solar roads and post-scarcity social models. As a result, I end up talking about them a whole lot and bringing up some of the more unlikely ones in my fictional work so that I can show how they might happen, what they might look like in practice, and what the repercussions might be. One thing I love about fiction is that you can speculate, while nonfiction requires that everything be tethered to reality. Of course, fiction is quite often realistic. When I say ‘reality’ in the above…
 
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • 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…
  • 5 Organizing Tips for Working Parents

    Ellen Delap
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    As a working parent, you probably always think that other parents are more organized than you are. This is likely because of how put together they appear when they volunteer at school.  It’s because they seem to reach into their man bags or purses and retrieve what’s needed right away. But fear not! We have the tricks here to help you be the most organized parent on the block! Put one or more of these five organizing tips for working parents into practice this week at your home. 5 Organizing Tips for Working Parents   1. Calendars are vital, so use them! You need to…
  • 5 Ways to Survive Your Home Renovation

    Janice Simon
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I had a toilet sitting in my living room for a week. Don’t be jealous. Really. This was not some plan to multitask while watching TV. The throne in the living room manuever was part of the home renovations my uncle and aunt were doing for me. As you might have already guessed, one room included the master bathroom. The work began before Christmas when my uncle knocked out the wall between my living room and dining room. When construction begins, stuff and furniture are moved out of the way, dust covers everything, and you walk past a toilet in your living room. The mayhem and…
  • 4 Simple Steps to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

    Naomi Cook
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Winter Storm Juno was big news recently. It hit the Northeast part of the country and dropped as much as 36 inches of snow in areas of Massachusetts! Luckily, it only amounted to a few inches where I am in Philadelphia, but regardless, it was our first official snow storm this season. Staying prepared at home is important at times like this. Think about times when you’ve dealt with a power outage at home in the past. Chances are, you probably have several flashlights, candles and matches, and battery backup packs to keep your phones and other gadgets juiced up. Having your car organized…
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    Upgrade Reality

  • The Only 100 Words You Need To Read Today!

    UR
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Today, just one idea (from Pat Flynn). Read on – 100 words and nothing else: TAKE ONE ACTION TO CHANGE SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT HAPPY WITH Sometimes a coach can yell a few words like “faster”, “run”, etc.  Today, save time and take 1 action to change 1 aspect of your life that makes you unhappy. If you’re overweight, join the gym. If you want more dates, approach 1 person. If you want money, start a website or blog. If you hate your job, find a new one. No distractions, no reading, no email, no facebook.
  • What ‘The Alchemist’ Can Teach You About Finding Your Destiny

    Ramon
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    Destiny. Fate. You may believe in it, you may not. I recently read the book ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho. It has been around for a number of years and I was a bit late to read it, but I am glad that I did because it is among one of the best books I have ever read (which is probably the reason why it has already sold millions of copies around the world). Although this post is not meant to be a book review, I want to give you a very brief summary of what ‘The Alchemist’ is about, because it will help you understand the rest of my post. ‘The Alchemist’ is a…
  • Hello world!

    Ramon
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Timeless Information

  • That Guy Named Armen, The Podcast

    Armen
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:09 am
    Hey all. I haven’t been posting here any more, but I am posting episodes of my new podcast called That Guy Named Armen, or you can also find it on iTunes.  Check it out and let me know what you think! Edit: Oh and if you enjoy it go ahead and like That Guy Named Armen on Facebook! Related posts: Timeless Information Podcast #001 – Take The First Step Sites To Mention 12-10-2009 Plus Podcast Plus Map
  • Close Your Eyes

    Armen
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Sometimes you need to close your eyes.  I am doing this right now while typing up this post.  It is a peaceful thing, and leads to you going into a different headspace.  Sometimes our eyes are open for too much of the day.  It isn’t healthy. Try this and see if it leads to you thinking differently.  Maybe you can try typing up a letter to yourself with your eyes closed.  It is less full of distraction, and makes you feel like it is just you and your thoughts. Where are you going to go in this world?  Do you follow your passions or what  moves you, or do you just do things you…
  • Self-Awareness In 2015

    Armen
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    The clock hits 12.  It’s a new year in terms of time.  What is time?  You look to the celebration to the left and to the right.  A lot of movement and energy sets the scene.  Is it fleeting, and does that same moving time make it fleeting?  Here’s a mint plant:                                     Mint The person who you are and the person you will become – are they so different?  Maybe there are parts of yourself you seek to express more and parts you seek to suppress. “Don’t get too abstract”, they say.  “Give us more…
  • Restarting Something You Left Behind

    Armen
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Is it possible to restart something you left on the backburner?  Can you pick up right where you left off with the same energy?  If you can, are there also the same people around who were supporting you at that time?  Times changes and so does the energy around a certain idea.  A fresh idea has so much more enthusiasm and support behind it than an old idea that is rehashed, unless the rehashing is done exceptionally well and with a new twist to it. It is hard for someone to not make the temporal connection between what has happened and why it did not move forward at some high rate of…
  • Non-Imposition

    Armen
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    I used to interrupt people a lot when they were doing things they were focused on in public.  Some people were okay with this, but some people didn’t like it.  Lately I have reduced that.  Today, I went up to talk to someone, and she said she was writing a story, so I told her I don’t interrupt anymore and left her alone.  Later I was thinking it was nice that I left on that note and that she could come over if she had such a desire.  Two minutes after I had that thought, she came over and talked with me.  This was nice. Imposing is one of my favorite things, but it…
 
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    Time Management Ninja

  • Sometimes Haste Doesn’t Make Waste

    Craig
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    I wrote 7 time management articles yesterday. It was fast. It was furious. It wasn’t pretty. The results were good. (And I plan on making them great before publishing.) Yet, the speedy effort blasted through a block of content creation that I was avoiding. Sometimes haste makes progress, not waste. When Haste Doesn’t Make Waste People […]
  • How Many Meetings are on Your Calendar this Week?

    Craig
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    You are ready to start your week. You are motivated to pursue your goals. You are rested and wake up early to get a head start. Then, you look at your calendar and realize that most of your week is already overrun by appointments. The work week hasn’t even begun, and the majority of your […]
  • Why You Shouldn’t Have Too Many Time Management Tools

    Craig
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    You are about to write down an important note. Yet, you hesitate… should you write it in your Moleskine? Type it in Evernote? Or just capture it to the Post-It pad on your desk? The multiple options at your disposal aren’t just giving you pause now, they will create more work for you later when […]
  • Start Your Day at the Top and It’s All Downhill From There

    Craig
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    How do you start your day? Facebook? News? Or even email? You’re probably checking these before your feet even hit the floor in the morning. When you finally get going, you struggle to get your day started and your work on track. How much better off would you be if you started with the most […]
  • You Can Only Start from Where You Are

    Craig
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    We all have excuses that we use to justify our lack of progress or failure to pursue our dreams. Often, we tell ourselves that we are waiting for a more opportune place or time to begin. However, the truth is you can only start from where you are right now. There is No Better Time I […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Podcast #130 with Jayson Gaignard of Mastermind Talks

    Fancy Hands
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:50 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.
  • Special Episode #3 with Marc Goodman of Future Crimes

    Fancy Hands
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    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.
  • Special Episode #3 with Marc Goodman of Future Crimes

    Ari Meisel
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    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.
  • Special Episode #3 with Marc Goodman of Future Crimes

    Ari Meisel
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    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 #128 with Jesse Lawler of Smart Drug Smarts

    Fancy Hands
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:04 pm
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • 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…
  • 25 Money Affirmations to Attract Wealth and Abundance

    Farnoosh
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Just a Few Obvious Questions about Money Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on which to pride yourself but poverty itself is romanticized only by fools.” – J. K. Rowling, Author of The Harry Potter books. Do you want to make more money? Would you like to get rich? Do you want to create wealth and abundance in your life? If you ask Google these money questions, you will get a bajillion hits (Okay, let me be exact, 2.3 Trillion Hits!). No shortage of websites waiting to take your hard-earned money to show you how to make more money. In fact, “Make…
  • How to Live Fearlessly: Never Put Yourself in a Box

    Farnoosh
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:57 pm
    How do you know when you are living your dream? How do you know when you are in the right job? How do you know if you are in the right business? I get these questions frequently during TV and radio interviews as well as when working with my amazing coaching clients. The answers are simple but not easy, simple but not popular, simple but not for all. First, let me share a recent Facebook update that inspired me to write this post and incidentally, it’ll give the answers to the questions above: Speaking events. International travels. Exclusive clients. Successful products. Freedom…
  • 4 Steps to End Your “I Don’t Feel Like It” Syndrome Forever

    Farnoosh
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    The Ambitious Mind versus the Perceived Reality The alarm goes off at 5am. You are awakened from a state of deep sleep and rush over to the bathroom to turn off the sound. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who puts her alarm in the bathroom and not on the nightstand?) Then you stand there just stupefied, wondering why you got up again? Dreams are still hovering about in your head, and if you went back to bed right now, you may just be able to follow along on where they were taking you. But you got up at this unGodly hour for a good reason – which you need to pause and remember…
  • In Search of Inner Peace and Bliss? Develop Your Spiritual Practice

    Farnoosh
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    The Question Oprah Asks in Every Interview Oprah Winfrey once mentioned a question she insists on asking in her interviews, a question that throws off the poor interviewee every single time. The question is this: So tell me, what is your spiritual practice? She described the general reaction as such: the interviewee would first stare at her, trying to come up with a polite response, searching for words, then they’d shift uncomfortably in the chair, smile awkwardly and settle on a casual but often self-justifying response. To the most common response of “Well I’m not religious,…
 
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    Untemplater

  • Types Of 1099s For Investors Explained

    Sydney
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    Tax season is here and I’m sure you’ve already received some forms in the mail that you’ll need for your filings. It’s important to stay organized this time of year and be aware of all the documents you should gather before sitting down to file your returns. I usually have a set of folders that I use to keep all my tax related papers and receipts in one place so I don’t have to hunt around for them later. I don’t like wasting time when it comes to paying taxes!The U.S. tax code is ridiculously complicated, even CPAs say so, and the more you can understand about what types of tax…
  • Tips For Virtual Meetings

    Untemplater
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:49 pm
    With increasing numbers of freelancers, independent contractors, and employees working remotely, virtual meetings are becoming a lot more common. But we still have a long way to go. Chances are you’ve been frustrated before when you or a colleague were connecting remotely and things didn’t go the way they were supposed to.Business Week predicts that virtual meetings will likely replace onsite meetings in the next ten years, so we’ve got some improving to do before then. Fortunately there are video conferencing platforms that make it easy and affordable for even small businesses to take…
  • Pros And Cons Of Freelancing And Being An Independent Contractor

    Sydney
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    One of my major goals for this year is taking my career in a new direction. It’s a little bit scary, sometimes a lot scary, and incredibly exciting. Last year I decided I needed to get out of a job I held several years too many because my stress was continually increasing, my compensation had plateaued, and my health, happiness, and family needed to come first. I had just dealt with it and sucked it up for a long, long time, but after many months of deliberating, I knew that the time had finally come for me to walk away. And I did!!I am officially free of the chains of my old day…
  • To Be Rich And Powerful Ask Yourself, “Why Not Me Too?”

    Financial Samurai
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    I’ve discussed a lot in the past about having the right money mindset to get rich. The very first thing in order to get rich is BELIEVING you deserve to be rich. There are trillions of dollars out there for the taking. Why shouldn’t you enjoy some of the world’s prosperity too as an honest, diligent, hardworking, and talented individual?I began developing my money mindset when I started reading countless stories of CEOs earning millions of dollars while driving their companies into the ground. They would get massive multi-million dollar severance packages for crap work…
  • What Is It Like Living In The Desert On A Man Camp?

    Untemplater
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    I spent 3 years of my life living on a man camp in one of the most remote deserts in the world. The Ras Al-Khair Desert of Saudi Arabia to be exact. Oh, you don’t know where that is? Neither do I, and I have lived there. In fact, I probably could not get back to the man camp even if you asked me to take you there. Before I dive into the story, let me show you a quick video to negate any suspicion that you may have in regard to the veracity of my journey.Camels in Saudi Arabia from Untemplater on Vimeo.So now that I have your attention, let me tell you my story.Why You Should Live On A Man…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • 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…
  • Is Following Your Passion Bad Advice?

    Henri
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:51 am
    Is following your passion dangerous? Should you stop following your heart and just do what is practical? There’s been a lot of talk lately about how following your passion won’t make you happy. I both agree and disagree. I think there’s too much focus on the surface and not enough focus on what’s beneath. Because what is passion? Why do we want to find and follow our passion? What’s truly going on here? In the video below, I dive into 5 things that make following your passion stupid, so enjoy, and remember to subscribe to me on YouTube for more upcoming videos. If you…
  • What to Do When You Can’t Figure Life Out

    Henri
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:18 am
    Don’t know what you want? Don’t know where to go? Don’t even know where to start? On top of all this, you may feel like you need clarity, and you need it now. Yet the problem isn’t what you think it is. It’s not your job to figure your life out. It’s your job to live life, and to do the best you can in this very moment. Doesn’t make sense, does it? That’s why we’ll dive deeper into this, right now. The Video Before you continue reading the rest of this article, watch the video below, because it will help you gain more clarity. Also, in this video I share a handy little…
  • Why You Feel Like You Aren’t Good Enough (And How to “Fix” It)

    Henri
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:40 am
    Do you ever feel like a fraud? Or just plain not good enough to start a business? We all do. But it affects different people in different ways. It depends on how much power you give to the thought of “not good enough.” Do you let the thought blackmail you, or do you remain as the stillness behind it all? Even famous speakers, authors and entrepreneurs don’t feel good enough all the time. They feel like frauds. They want to give up. The mind will always be afraid, but that’s okay. It doesn’t have to stop you. So why do you feel like you aren’t good enough? Not Good…
  • The Lost Art of Experimenting Your Way to Happiness

    Henri
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    We’ve all been there. You gobble up books, courses, blogs, seminars. You do everything in your power to find the key to lasting happiness. Yet it seems to allude you. You try harder. You put in more time. And you end up exhausted. You want to give up, but you can’t, because you think this is what you have to do to live life to the fullest. But the truth is that searching isn’t going to give you the answers you seek. Happiness is not a technique. It cannot be given to you by someone else. The Problem We Face It seems easier to keep searching, to look for answers outside of ourselves.
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    Asian Efficiency

  • TPS28: Working the System w/ Sam Carpenter

    Asian Efficiency Team
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sam Carpenter, author of Work the System, joins Zachary to discuss documentation, systemization and SOPs and how you can utilize these practices to make more and work less. Links Work the System by Sam Carpenter Hardcover Confluence Business Documentation Software How I Found Freedom in a Unfree World by Harry Brown (kindle) Tape-a-Talk Say It & Mail […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • How One Ritual Saved My Life

    Thanh Pham
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I recently had this weird “aha” moment that I want to share with you. When I was going through my old journal entries, I realized that there was one ritual that propelled me into who I am today. Most friends and peers think of me as “THE productivity guy” but they don’t know what my […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS27: 10 Computer Hacks for Higher Productivity

    Asian Efficiency Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Zachary discusses hacking your computer for maximum productivity with Asian Efficiency’s own technology systems and design expert Dylan Hassinger. Dylan’s Top 10 Computer Hacks Use Apple computers Use Google Chrome as your main browser Use a left-sided dock Use Dropbox to keep everything in sync Use an internet blocker to eliminate distractions Use Gmail (or […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 5 Reasons Why Habits Don’t Work (And Why You Need Rituals Instead)

    Thanh Pham
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    One of the challenges with habits is making them sticky and keeping them going. We often get excited about starting a new habit but then fizzle out after a couple days. Why is it so difficult to start and maintain a habit? It’s not a matter of information. If you just needed more information, you’d […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS26: Habits, Visualization, & Finding Your Why

    Asian Efficiency Team
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Zachary & Thanh talk about some of Thanh’s strange habits, the importance of stretching, the power of visualization, and how having a why can motivate you to stick with things and accomplish your goals. Links 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer Productivity Blueprint Premium Newsletters Thou Shalt Hustle by Mike Schmitz Psycho-Cybernetics Think and […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
 
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    The Summit Blog

  • No information means _______?

    Julie Poland
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    What do you think and how do you feel when you Google Images: hsa.iehave no information?  Your answer to this question reveals a lot about your habits of thought.  Being left out of the loop and in the dark, can revive old thoughts and feelings of:Suspicion - if you have habits of thought around the selfish or bad intentions of most peopleFear - if your attitudes lead you to be wary of perceived threats all around youDefensiveness - if you are expecting to have to protect yourself when the information finally comes outCuriosity - if you are conditioned to find out when you don't…
  • Friday Favorites - Jumpstart your creativity

    Julie Poland
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:24 am
    Wish you were feeling more creative?  You can look partlyGoogle Images: verbalplusvisual.comto your education - being told to color inside the lines and being taught that there is only one correct answer can tend to lessen your ability, even your desire to look outside the existing framework.  The creatives among us tend to retain a bit of the childlike spirit, the one whose whimsy is untouched by attempts to pull it into the norm.No matter how creative a person might be though, sometimes the ideas run dry. Recycling isn't always the best policy in the idea business - you don't want…
  • It's not about the money

    Julie Poland
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    It's no secret - money is one of the top sourcesGoogle Images: uptownmagazine.comof conflict in relationships, and it's one of the big issues involved in divorce.  Our position is that most of the time it isn't about the money at all.When it is about the money itselfBills have to be paid, groceries bought, health care provided.  There are the necessities of life that fulfill the very basic of needs - food, shelter, warmth, clothing, safety and the ability to get out and function in the world.  There is a certain amount of money that is necessary to get this job done, and if…
  • Women - Longing for the path not taken?

    Julie Poland
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    Google Images: everydaylife.globalpost.comLooking at someone else's life and wondering what it would be like to live it?  Wondering what might have been had you made different decisions along the way?Every decision point changes the trajectory of your life just a bit.  Given the decision of college versus no college a person can drastically increase lifetime earning potential.  Given the decision of staying in one's home town versus moving to a new city, state, or even country for a new opportunity changes the quality and types of relationships, one's dietary preferences, even…
  • Seven sales fundamentals for small biz owners

    Julie Poland
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 am
    One of the biggest fantasies - yes, sorry, this is a Google Images: staples.comfantasy- of startup business owners is that when they hang the shingle outside the door (or when they click "publish" on their website) customers will flock to the door, clamoring to buy their goods.  There are ingredients that contribute to early success in business, likean accessible, popular locationgreat products and servicesoutstanding attention to customer needsBut none of these become factors in the business's success until and unless the business takes steps to prime the pump for buying activity.Good…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Debunked! 3 Myths That Get In The Way of Business Success.

    Tia
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley. 3 Myths That Get In The Way Business of Success I’ve always been a driven person. Back in the 80’s, as a teenager I used to carry a little newspaper clipping in my wallet that said “Decide to Succeed!”. As cheesy as that may sound, it served as a powerful daily reminder to stay on track for the bigger dreams and goals that I had in life. As I grew older and achieved many of those goals and dreams, I realised that I needed to sit down and actually define what success…
  • 4 Small, Simple Ways To Get Back Your Sparkle

    Tia
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things. – Frank A Clark. Pic credit: http://pixabay.com Little things are happening around us every day. Every moment, in fact, we are encountering little things. Yesterday, when I was walking into a shop, a woman smiled at me. I smiled back and thought to myself, “That was such a small thing but it made me happy to be acknowledged by a stranger.” Often we dismiss the small stuff because we are caught up in the bigger picture. We’re working towards our goals that are afar off and forget to…
  • 5 BIG Reasons to Let Go of the Past.

    Rajeshwari Chakravarty
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. – Eckhart Tolle. Pic credit: Randy Heinitz @ flickr.com/photos/rheinitz Letting go of the past and embracing the present continues to be the most rewarding experience of my life.  This is not an overnight task and may take be tough and challenging, but the results far outweigh the effort. Maybe like me, it starts with you asking what baggage you’ve been carrying for a while. Is it a relationship, a strong belief, a mistake made, an unfulfilled desire or lingering hurt? You see, knowing who or…
  • 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes on Hopes + (Following your) Dreams

    Tia
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon India is here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them. Hello Darling! It’s always so fun to kick off a brand new year, isn’t it? Fresh start. Clean slate. A do-over if you will. A chance to get back on track with your goals and dreams. Let go of some old ones. Create new ones. While…
  • 75 of The Best, Most Inspiring, and Kickass Quotes on (Positive Mental) Attitude!

    Tia
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Hi Gorgeous! Pic credit: Ziglar.com I’ll admit it. I had a pretty pathetic/ineffective attitude for most of 2014. It wasn’t that it was a bad year. Not at all! Amongst the major things that happened, I.. finished an epic Leadership course (that I got a scholarship for in the most magical of ways). got engaged & married the sweetest, most adorable man after dating for 3 months (post a 5 year dating drought). woke up every morning all tangled up in various cuddle positions with my man (best.feeling.ever). travelled to Paris, Madrid, Barcelona for a whirlwind and special 10…
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  • Powerful Money Spells that Work

    Jeannette
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could wave a magic wand or speak a few words to manifest money? Well, you’re in luck because we totally can! Conscious creators know that as we speak/vibrate, so shall it be. So why not use our powers to create more money? I’ve shared love alignment spells before, and spells for breaking the evil curse. Sounds like a good time for a powerful money manifesting spell. It turns out I’m no stranger to these, so I know how well they work. Some might call it an affirmation or mantra or better-feeling-thought rather than a spell, but whatever the…
  • Is Your Brain Giving Good Advice?

    Jeannette
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    The LOA Science Guy, Greg Kuhn, explains how he deals with his brain’s bad advice when it comes to managing emotional pain. Enjoy learning from an LOA savvy brainiac how to work with the brain and emotions: When in emotional pain, I am no different, perhaps, than anyone else. My brain usually screams, “Who did this to us?” Does that reaction sound familiar to you? Then my brain lays out a plan for me – old and familiar. A compelling blueprint that I used my entire life until I created the game, “Grow a Greater You”: Pinpoint who or what is responsible for this pain Detail…
  • Hands Off the Hows

    Jeannette
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Conscious creators are reminded time and again not to worry how our dream will unfold, but rather just to focus on the end result we desire and let Universe do the work. But I’ve seen another way we sometimes handicap our success – which is by focusing on the end result we think will make us happy. Sometimes that focus becomes yet another “how” that muddies the water of our highest satisfaction and joy. For example … I know someone who didn’t like their daughter’s new boyfriend, wishing he would make a swift exit from the family. Sure enough he did,…
  • Alignment Query for Success

    Jeannette
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Last Monday I had an exceptionally good day, which I am no stranger to, but this day was really off-the-charts fantastic. Nancy asked what contributed to it, and the only thing I’d done different was to start the day off asking facebook friends what the good news was. It was a fun question to answer and read others’ responses to. Friday was yet another stellar day, so much so that I paused to take note of what I’d done different – in case it was replicable. All that stood out was that first thing that morning I’d asked fellow coaches to share their smartest…
  • Transcend 3 Most Common Money Mistakes

    Jeannette
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    In coaching hundreds of fellow creators on the art of manifesting money, I’ve noticed three ways many of us unwittingly repel money instead of attract it. Correcting for even just one of these financial vibe-kinkers can make a big difference in your personal prosperity. Here are three of our most common money manifesting mistakes and how to transcend them: 1. Not appreciating our current money. When we want (or believe we need) more money, it’s easy to resent the money we do have, however little it may be, when it’s not what we want it to be. But we don’t get more…
 
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    Dave Ursillo

  • 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 of mine from college and had the chance to catch up with some college classmates and friends who I hadn’t seen or spoken to 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…
  • The Case for ‘No.’ And, 7 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Sounding Selfish or Negative.

    Dave Ursillo
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    “The words a person uses, and the actual thoughts behind them, may be poles apart.”  — Paramahansa Yogananda What do you hear when you hear the word no? Do you think of turning someone away? Feel you’re being dismissive, or dismissed? Do you feel selfish? Guilty? All of the above? None of the above? If we all carry relationships with us to words, your relationship to no might be a tricky one. No is a word we use all the time, of course, but it can carry a hundred meanings beyond its two letters. As Yogananda said, words can imply countless things…
  • Relationships to Words. How to Redefine ‘Em in 2015. (And, 10 Words to Practice For Getting Unstuck).

    Dave Ursillo
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I still remember the day that my relationship to the word background changed. I was sitting next to my friend Alex in the computer lab. It was fourth or fifth grade. Alex and I were pals for what felt like eons (isn’t it funny how deeply and quickly we can bond with others as kids?), so we paired up to work on a paper or a project together. Then, the bombshell. I typed out backround. “That’s not how you spell background,” Alex told me, “There’s a g in it.” Where did this sneaky, deceptive g come from? Why was it there? And why were we…
  • Do Your Damn Dharma (Or, Chakra-Guided Reflections on a Very Yogic 2014)

    Dave Ursillo
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ah, the end of the year. It’s a time of stressful travel, forced intimate social gatherings and obligatory gift giving (and receiving), all in a mad rush that happens so hurriedly that the imminent New Year is welcomed with open arms! Sayonara, 2014. We hardly knew ye! Playful cynicism aside, the end of the calendar year truly has felt a bit hectic for me. I probably didn’t help myself by overfilling my calendar this December, though, between… Setting off on a mini vacation to Washington D.C. with my lady, Taking on lovely new Story Shine clients, Signing a…
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    Zen Inspiration

  • 9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life

    kalyan
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    Post written by Marc for Marc and Angel and this is a wonderful post which gives us a insight about our daily life which helps The post 9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • The right to choose

    kalyan
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Dr. Victor Frankl, survivor of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, wrote in his diary: “Those who lived in these places of death can still recall The post The right to choose appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • The Things That Get in the Way of Doing

    kalyan
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    This list isn’t complete, but just some ideas to get you thinking: Online distractions. Being overwhelmed Email is piled up. Feeling indecisive. Lack of discipline.The post The Things That Get in the Way of Doing appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • Someone who understands

    kalyan
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups, and set about nailing it to a post The post Someone who understands appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • THE 4 WIVES a Insightful story

    kalyan
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:37 am
    There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her The post THE 4 WIVES a Insightful story appeared on Zen Inspiration.
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Adventures in Radical Lifestyle Simplification, Part 2: Healthy Eating With a CSA Delivery Service

    Marissa Brassfield
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Today’s adventure in radical lifestyle simplification is all about how I’ve drastically reduced the time I spend grocery shopping while still enjoying an abundance of fresh, local, organic fruits and vegetables, courtesy of a CSA home delivery service.I love the idea of farmers’ markets and how they enable us all to enjoy fresh local produce. But as I mentioned in my last post, I’m not a fan of shopping. So when I shop for fruits and vegetables, I’m not thinking about variety or what’s in season — I’m looking for things I already…
  • How Unplugging at Night Improved My Sleep Quality

    Rosemina Nazarali
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    © Focus Pocus LTD – Fotolia.comI have been an insomniac for most of my life. As much as I love sleep, sleep doesn’t reciprocate those feelings and I have tried everything to combat this insomnia. I have lavender everything near my bed, I keep my apartment a bit cold, write in a notebook when ideas strike, read a book, count sheep — I’ve done it all. But recently, I found my insomnia had reached new heights. I was staying up at all hours of the night simply because I couldn’t get myself to fall asleep. I often go through phases, a couple of weeks here and there,…
  • Adventures in Radical Lifestyle Simplification, Part 1: Le Tote and Work Clothing

    Marissa Brassfield
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    Screenshot of items I’ve “hearted” on Le Tote Today’s adventure in radical lifestyle simplification is all about how I’ve completely cut out the time I spend shopping for work clothes, courtesy of a service called Le Tote.Clothes shopping is ridiculously inefficient. The mall experience is fraught with hassle from start to finish. The fastest process possible goes something like this: find a parking space, walk to the store you want, find a style you like in your size, wait in line to try it on, wait in line to pay for it, walk back to your car, head home.And…
  • Take This Quiz to Understand Your Productivity Style

    Rosemina Nazarali
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    © kikkerdirk – Fotolia.comWhen it comes to productivity, there is no one-size-fits-all model (as with most other things in life). What works for me, might only hinder your efficiency, and your optimal processes might just confuse me. We all need to take the time and a little trial and error to figure out what works best for us as individuals. Carson Tate, author of Work Simply, has put together a quiz to help us figure out our personal productivity styles and what tips and tricks will work for us.Tate based the quiz off of her research on cognitive thinking styles, with questions that…
  • A Simple Way to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day

    Rosemina Nazarali
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    (CC) bigbirdz/FlickrHow much time do you spend on your smartphone each day? Most of us might think that the accumulative time of checking email, reading social media updates and playing the occasional game doesn’t take too much time out of your day. But when Adrian J. Hopkins of The Muse made the decision to use his phone less, he found out that he spent an average of 194 minutes (or 3 hours and 14 minutes) on his phone each day.Hopkins used an app called Moment to track his phone usage. The app also allows you to set daily time limits for yourself and will notify you when you start to…
 
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    Personal Excellence

  • “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…
  • 7 Stigmas Surrounding Singles (including “Your Expectations are too High”)

    Celes
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    Almost four years ago, I was at a London pub with an acquaintance-friend, just hanging out. We were talking about relationships (both of us were single), and he asked me how many relationships I had been in before. I was 27 then. “None,” I said earnestly. His face paled. “…None?” he repeated. “Like you’ve never been in a relationship before?” “Yep, been single my whole life,” I chirped, while ignoring the grave look on his face. I had been in a couple of short-term relationships up till then, but they were high-school…
  • [Class FULL, Sign Ups CLOSED] Want to Attract Your Highest Love? Join Soulmate Journey, to Find Your “One” for Life! [Start Feb 28]

    Celes
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Update 28 Feb: Our class is now FULL and registration is now closed. To be informed of the next run, subscribe to free PE newsletter. Thank you! Update 27 Feb: ONLY 3 2 LAST seat left for Soulmate Journey (as of this writing). This is the FINAL CALL to get on board and work towards attracting your highest love in life. Read more about the course below and register your ticket here. Yesterday, I opened the private community access for the course, and one of the popular sentiments shared by participants is this, “I’ve always dedicated my time/energy to studies/work and…
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    The Blurbler

  • How To Meditate

    Mick Gill
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    You may have heard of Meditation but thought that it was to difficult. Well it's not and the benefits are wonderful. Check out how in theimage below or visit mindful.orgWhy you should Donate!
  • What is Ebola?

    Mick Gill
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Ebola is a deadly disease caused by a virus. There are five strains, and four of them can make people sick. After entering the body, it kills cells, making some of them explode. It wrecks the immune system, causes heavy bleeding inside the body, and damages almost every organ.View Visual Guide To EbolaWhy you should Donate!
  • How butter and cheese can keep you slim - and even ward off diabetes

    Mick Gill
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    How butter and cheese can keep you slim - and even ward off diabetes Read More http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2765715/How-butter-cheese-slim-ward-diabetes-Saturated-fat-long-demonised-doctors-evidence-suggests-healthy.html
  • Often go to bed late? It could leave you with a chronic sleep disorder

    Mick Gill
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Often go to bed late? It could leave you with a chronic sleep disorder Read More http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2765717/Often-bed-late-It-leave-chronic-sleep-disorder-Millions-think-just-night-owls-In-fact-wreaking-havoc-body-clocks.html
  • LIQUID METAL shown to reconnect severed nerves in a frog

    Mick Gill
    1 May 2014 | 10:07 pm
    LIQUID METAL shown to reconnect severed nerves in a frogRead More http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2615762/Terminator-style-LIQUID-METAL-used-reconnect-severed-nerves-animals.html
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Net Neutrality and the Nanny State

    Thad Puckett
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    ICYMI, the one big thing that swept the Internets last week, other than that infernal dress picture/debate, was the FCC’s passage of so-called net-neutrality. I use the somewhat derogatory phrase “so-called” intentionally. I’m not convinced it will lead to a more open Internet, a faster Internet or a better Internet.  I am convinced it will lead to a more expensive Internet. Those of us who use the Internet daily, and in truth that is probably far more people than you think (if your belief is that because you aren’t on Facebook or aren’t on Instagram or aren’t on the latest…
  • Amazon for Business

    Thad Puckett
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    No company has done more to leverage their business processes than Amazon.com.  Their offering called “Amazon for Business” is an expression of that creative leveraging. When I ran my own computer consulting company, I regularly purchased from Amazon.  Prices were usually consistently on par with sites like NewEgg.com, but the reviews were exceptionally beneficial. The small company I work for now also orders from Amazon. Amazon has huge selection of items that businesses of all sizes can benefit from…you need not spend excessive time looking for the items because the Amazon site is…
  • Understanding The Healthcare Cartel

    Thad Puckett
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Sometimes the time is just right. I think this is one of those times.  We live in a period when change simply for change’s sake is the norm. Neck break speed.  Hurry.  Do it yesterday. Change needs to happen…in fact growth of any type requires change.  But heedless, thoughtless change can be dangerous. So it is with healthcare in the USA.  And many of us, just wanting to see a doctor when we needed to at a reasonable price, gave up our senses and our rationality and replaced the idea of care with the notion of coverage. Health care is not health coverage.  As this recent NY Times…
  • Saying Goodbye to Clyde

    Thad Puckett
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Some of you who have been around this blog awhile will remember my posts about my mother-in-law Clyde.  I have occasionally written things I learned from her along the way.  Most of them were humorous things, stories of things she said or did. Clyde passed away this past week at age 82.  In the end, it wasn’t Alzheimer’s Disease that brought an end to her walk on this earth.  It was the more deadly (to seniors) upper respiratory infection. It doesn’t really matter how long you have to prepare for a loved one to pass.  When it happens, it is sad, and difficult and full of all manner…
  • Coherence and Usability in Personal Technology

    Thad Puckett
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    What should happen when you start to use your go-to technology? You know:  when you open the lid of your laptop, what should happen?  When you pick up your phone what do you expect to occur?  When you turn on the TV, what do you want? It’s funny how things hit you when they don’t go like you expect. Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, when I open my MacBook Pro, the screen stays blank just a little longer than I expect it to. Now, mind you, I have used many notebook computers through the years.  I distinctly remember the very first time I took even a hint of interest in an Apple…
 
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • 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…
  • PDR 74 – EFT Coaching by Phone with Sue Burness

    Lori Lynn Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
      Join us as Sue shares how amazing satisfying it is to be a EFT Practitioner. Sue is the owner of EFT Coaching by Phone. She helps people who want to make the world a better place and find peace in themselves so they can spread good. These people are dedicated to improving the lives of others. They often march to the beat of a different drummer, pursuing passions that mean so much to them. Unfortunately, many of these good folks have forgotten to take care of themselves, and find themselves wishing THEIR lives would improve! Sue helps them to do just that, with a simple healing modality…
  • PDR 73 – What is Hypnotherapy with Leslie McIntosh

    Lori Lynn Smith
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Join us as Lesley shares how amazing satisfying it is to be a Hypnotherapist. Leslie McIntosh is a Board certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, as well as a Cognitive Behaviour Hypnotherapist- specializing in Regression therapy, Soul Screening and Parts Therapy. She has over 25 years of facilitation experience. She is recognized by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association as a quality trainer and her students are recognized as some of the best professional Hypnotherapists in North America. She is certified as an Instructor and is Board Certified by the National Guild of…
  • PDR 72 – Zen Sports with Barb Schmidt

    Lori Lynn Smith
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Join us as Barb shares Zen Sports is a new initiative that cultivates leadership and provides stress relief for athletes through mindfulness and mediation.  The effect of stress on athletes is often reflected in their physical, mental, and emotional health. Zen Sports is guided by the principles outlined in Barb Schmidt’s best-selling book The Practice: Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace, and Uncovering Happiness, as well as its companion, The Practice Sports Workbook. Barb Schmidt is also an international speaker, philanthropist, and spiritual mentor. She has devoted…
  • PDR 71 – Raw Food Lifestyle with Guylaine Lacerte

    Lori Lynn Smith
    10 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
      Join us as Guylaine shares insights on how Raw Food Diet can lead to optimal health. Guylaine Lacerte is an Energy Recharge Practitioner, Raw Food Nutrition and Detox Expert with more than 35 years experience and knowledge in natural health, raw lifestyle and personal development. Years of studies and living a high raw vegan lifestyle have led her on the path to optimum health. Guylaine has a passion to spread the word about the incredible benefits of whole foods, plant-based and high raw lifestyle creating delicious easy recipes to help achieve vibrant health and empowering people to…
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  • 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…
  • The Coffee Culture in Nelson & the Overlooked Motueka New...

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Coffee Culture in Nelson & the Overlooked Motueka New Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 4 As I was on my way to Nelson, wanting to sleep, I tried to close my eyes and for reasons unknown, I couldn’t. My brain kept me awake throughout the bus ride from Picton to Nelson. As it turned out, it was because of FOMO or the fear of missing out, purely because I was hyped to see the South Island’s nature that some claimed to be one of the best in the world. As a result, I barely slept on the bus in New Zealand and I’m glad I did. South island is the bomb and starting from this post…
  • Crossing From North Island to South IslandNew Zealand’s...

    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Crossing From North Island to South IslandNew Zealand’s Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 3 After an epic trip in Lake Taupo where I summited the 2,291m high Mt Ngauruhoe situated in the Tongoriro Alpine Crossing that ended my first week in New Zealand, it was time to say good bye to the north island and headed down south. Today’s trip began in Wellington. Video Interesting Links Don’t forget to add these to your bucket list Cruise from North Island to South Island, New Zealand Experience crusing through the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound from the wind city of Wellington in the North…
  • Summiting Mt Doom of the Tongariro Alpine CrossingNew Zealand...

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Summiting Mt Doom of the Tongariro Alpine CrossingNew Zealand Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 2 We are back for another entry to the New Zealand’s solo traveler’s journal. Last time, we explored the active thermal wonderland, Rotorua. For this time, grab your winter gears, because we are going on a hike! Let’s go on an adventure across snowy mountains and colorful lakes on one of the best day hike in New Zealand, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing including climbing Mt Ngauruhoe AKA Mt Doom from Lord of the Rings. You will see why it is considered the best day hike in the whole Kiwiland.
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  • 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

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    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

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    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.
  • Need help sneezing? Look towards the light

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    26 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Reason: Do you sometimes need to sneeze, but can’t quite do it? You may find the extra help you need by looking at a bright light. Photic Sneeze Reflex affects 18 to 35% of the population. When a sneeze is on the verge, look for the nearest, brightest light to help get that sneeze out. Unfortunately, this does not work for everyone. As someone who is a photic sneezer, the brighter the light, the more likely I am to sneeze. The post Need help sneezing? Look towards the light appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Eating spicy foods can improve your mood

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    23 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Reason: Consuming spicy foods can be a pleasant and unpleasant experience. It can be unpleasant if the spice is tough to tolerate. Thankfully, your body plays a natural roll to counteract this. Endorphins are released to help make the spicy pain more bearable. Endorphins give you a natural high and will often improve the way you feel. The post Eating spicy foods can improve your mood appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
 
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  • 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.
  • Need help sneezing? Look towards the light

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Reason: Do you sometimes need to sneeze, but can’t quite do it? You may find the extra help you need by looking at a bright light. Photic Sneeze Reflex affects 18 to 35% of the population. When a sneeze is on the verge, look for the nearest, brightest light to help get that sneeze out. Unfortunately, this does not work for everyone. As someone who is a photic sneezer, the brighter the light, the more likely I am to sneeze. The post Need help sneezing? Look towards the light appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
  • Eating spicy foods can improve your mood

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Reason: Consuming spicy foods can be a pleasant and unpleasant experience. It can be unpleasant if the spice is tough to tolerate. Thankfully, your body plays a natural roll to counteract this. Endorphins are released to help make the spicy pain more bearable. Endorphins give you a natural high and will often improve the way you feel. The post Eating spicy foods can improve your mood appeared first on Life Pro Tip.
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  • Fear + New Life Lessons

    Bigus Cheryl
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    “Whenever you take an adversarial attitude toward something, you give it power.” ~ Dr. Christiane Northrup What scares you? For many of my peers (and myself) who market and communicate for our businesses over the internet, there is a lot of fear around a few areas: Fear of being criticized. Fear of being thought a fraud. Fear of being called a fraud. Fear of being seen. Fear of not being accepted. Fear of not having the approval of others. I think that covers it. This part of entrepreneurship can bring up a lot of fears and growth opportunities, but many of the people that have…
  • Difficulty Maintaining a Positive Mindset?

    Cheryl
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    A positive mindset is like meditation, there are many students and very few masters.   I get it…I’m not asking you to always be Positive Polly, but… What tools do you use regularly to maintain your mindset and do you use them effectively?  In all honesty, it’s been hit or miss with me sometimes.   It’s been said, and I can attest that growing a business is the biggest personal development challenge. You will grown in ways you never thought of or wanted to. This single feat pushes you and challenges you in more areas than you care to explore. It can be…
  • From Stress to Success

    Cheryl
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:44 pm
    A 30-Day Writing Challenge photo credit: Nomadic Lass via photopin cc I had two things come into my orbit within an hour of each other that have provoked me to do another 30-Day Writing Challenge. First, was Jeff Goins’ 500 Word Challenge and the second was John DeMartini’s book From Stress to Success in Just 31 Days which I checked out of my local library. The strange thing is that both of these are “31” Day challenges. Really…I’ve never seen a “31” day challenge. They always seem to be “30” days or “21” days or even…
  • How to Get an Immediate Answer from Your Intuition

    Cheryl
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    FROM: MindValley.com The post How to Get an Immediate Answer from Your Intuition appeared first on Euphoric Roots.
  • Anxiety and Hormone Imbalances, Which Comes First?

    Cheryl
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Which comes first, chicken or egg? Are the imbalances causing the anxiety or the anxiety causing the hormone imbalances? Hormone balance is an interesting paradigm; its like juggling, when one ball is dropped the whole game changes. In speaking with women the number one thing that comes up that they have a difficult time living with is mood changes and anxiety associated with their monthly cycle, even women that have had hysterectomies. I see this as a good thing because it means they are paying attention to the clues their bodies are sending them; they just don’t have the tools and…
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  • 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
  • The Surefire Method to Achieve Your Goals

    Lea
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:25 pm
    You’ve been through this a million times. You should have a million accomplished desires on your track record. But surprisingly you don’t. The process starts and ends the same, every single time. You get all excited when you think about something you want. Just the thought of having it makes
  • Can You Really Trust Yourself?

    Lea
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Growing up I noticed that my aunt was very secretive. I think it was her way of protecting herself. Witnessing this as a child, I thought this was the way to be, so I followed suit. My aunt would not share a lot with others. In fact she would lie
 
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  • 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…
  • Top 5 Paid Survey Sites 2015

    Joseph
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    If you are looking to make some money online for 2015, you can do so by signing up to paid survey sites. When you complete some simple questionnaires you will then get rewarded with gift cards or money. 5 surveys to sign up for today Moneyjojo has listed the top 5 surveys for 2015 below and all surveys are free to sign up for. With survey sites, the more you sign up for, the better chance you have of making beer money over the year. 5) Global Test Market A very reliable survey site which has been operating since 1999 and offer questionnaires to users worldwide. You must be over 14 years old…
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  • The Purpose of Our Life: Science, Religion and Beyond

    DM
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Sometimes, when you take a little break from being usual yourself and look outside the window, without thinking, and you witness something beautiful. But you get busy with your usual […] The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Consciousness, Self Realization and Everyday Life

    DM
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:25 pm
    The everyday life of a man, is somewhat looks like waking up at six. Do some exercise, yoga, or go for walk. If you are into lazy ones, looking at […] The post Consciousness, Self Realization... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Animalism is the new Hinduism

    DM
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Somewhere around February 1944, Eric Arthur Blair, also known by his pen name George Orwell, laid down seven commandments of a new belief, Animalism. Though some may point out, Animalism... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Rang: The Skin Tone – A Short Story on Skin Prejudice in India

    DM
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Last night, In Badarpur metro, I was sitting on the corner seat, which is reserved for old and differently able people, looking at the red dot, that is blinking frivolously, […] The post Rang:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • And That’s How It All Started – A Love Story

    DM
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Love is pretty unexpected thing. You don’t know, when it will happen. When it happens, it is the best thing ever happened to you. Anukokunda meaning unexpected is one such […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Why Setting Goals Is Not Enough (And What To Do About It)

    Kosio Angelov
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Setting goals is one the staples of productivity, time management and success in general. You want to achieve something, set a goal and it will (almost magically) happen! You know that is not the way the world works, yet so many people keep on setting goals, hoping for the best, just to realize later on that something is missing. What’s missing? How can you take your goals to the next level and actually achieve them? This video will give you the answers: FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. Download the free audio…
  • Setting Your Success Environment: How To Not Get Distracted

    Kosio Angelov
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Distraction are the arch enemy of your focus. Every time you get interrupted while “in the zone” it can take you up to 20 minutes to regain your focus. Ouch! If you do it once it’s not a big deal. Do it a few times per day and the lost time get adds up quite fast. It’s time to learn how to not get distracted and keep all your focus and attention on the task at hand. It’s time to set your environment for success by eliminating (or at least greatly reducing) the distractions around you. In this video you’ll learn what the two biggest sources of distractions…
  • Low Motivation? Here’s How To Get Motivated In Under 2 Minutes

    Kosio Angelov
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Event the most motivated in the world feel unmotivated at times. It’s normal, it happens to all of us, all the time. But just because you have moments of low (or no) motivation does not mean you just get to sit and do nothing hoping you’ll get fired up just by pure random luck. Your motivation is so important that you cannot leave it to chance. You need to have the right tools at your disposal so you can tap into your motivation on demand. If you learn how to do this, and do it good, your productivity will soar. This video is designed to provide you with one such tool. A…
  • Quick Guide: How To Get People To Respond To Your Emails Faster

    Kosio Angelov
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Do you hate waiting? Me too. Time is the most precious asset we have (and the most limited) and it should not be wasted on waiting. That is why we use email as a form of communication. It’s fast, easy and cheap. It should be at least. But we all know that is no longer the case. Easy and cheap, yes. Fast, not so much. The average person receives 147 emails per day. Combine that with all the other things that are competing for their attention at the same moment and you start to see why email responsiveness has gone down dramatically. What makes it even worse is that your own responsiveness is…
  • Little Known Ways To Be Happy

    Kosio Angelov
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    How to be happy? One of life’s biggest challenges that so often gets overlooked in relation to productivity. A happy person is always going to be way more productive, than an unhappy person. When your mood is down, your motivation is down which drags down your energy and productivity. In the same fashion, as your overall happiness goes up, it takes everything to next level. So let’s make you happier! One of the major ways to be happy is locked inside the very interesting relationship between “goals” and “experiences” and that’s exactly what you are…
 
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  • 101 Thought Provoking Questions Too Ask Yourself

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

    Bastiaan Blikman
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    “Life is short. It’s easy to waste and hard to use” – Michael Steger You’ve probably asked yourself these questions countless times… “Why am I here?”, “What’s the point of it all?” and “what am I meant to do with my life?” At the end of the day, what you’re really looking for is to live a meaningful and purposeful life…a life that matters. Am I right? You’re worried that you’re going about your life the wrong way and that by the time you’re 50 or 60, you’ll have nothing but a deep sense of regret and unfulfilment. It makes sense though. Because the truth…
  • 7 Big Mistakes We Make When Striving For Happiness

    Bastiaan Blikman
    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…
  • 31 Little Known Ways to Beat Stress That Really Work

    Chantalle Gerber
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Let me guess… You often feel tense, tired or under pressure. Am I right? Maybe there are just so many things that you want to do… So you work yourself to the bone. Or maybe you work so hard to be a good parent or a good friend, and so you put a lot of pressure on yourself. There’s no denying it… Life is stressful for all of us, and chaotic and even confusing. But…here’s the good news! Finding some ‘Zen’ in the midst of all the craziness is not as hard as it seems…if you know where to look. Because I want to help you feel more relaxed, happy, healthy and energized, I’m…
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to Give to Charity Without Spending a Dime

    Brianna Johnson
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Have you ever wanted to help out in some way, but just didn’t know what to do, so instead you did nothing? Unfortunately, many of us are in this boat. According to the latest Google trends, interest in “how to donate to charity” has increase significantly since 2007. Perhaps you’re incredibly busy, incredibly lazy, or...
  • 5 Great Tools for Your Home Office

    Brianna Johnson
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:27 am
    A home office sounds luxurious. Who wouldn’t want to lounge around at home and earn money every day? Home-based businesses are growing rapidly in many parts of the world- Pakistan included. But having a home office isn’t as simple as plugging your laptop in at a desk and sitting there from 9 to 5. The more efficiently...
  • How to Harness the Power of Intention

    Benjamin Neal
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    When you hear people talk about “setting intentions” and “creating your reality,” it’s easy to dismiss it as a bunch New Age hocus pocus. But the truth is, the world around us is not nearly as solid as we tend to think. And the way that we experience it, and interact with it, is determined...
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  • Good Fats, Great Skin: What You Need to Know to Glow

    Jessie Maher
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    I am all for a healthy body. I love a healthy heart, a smart brain and an on point nervous system but talk to me about healthy skin and I really lean in. I am all ears. One of the major things I’ve learned in my years of obsessively seeking perfect skin is the role of fats.The right type of fats have a special role in our search for perfect skin.Click To TweetEssential Fatty Acids (EFAs)These fats are called “essential” because we need them but our bodies don’t produce them, making it “essential” that we get them from food. These polyunsaturated fats play a vital role in the…
  • Loving the Life You Have: Marriage and Kids (Part I)

    Margaret Bjork
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
     Remember what life was like before you had kids? It seemed like everything was new and fresh; you were learning to coexist, trying new things, and getting to know each other intimately. You watched the Food Network and actually made the meals together, and you went on dates to try every restaurant in town. You decorated your new home. Not only that, you also supported each other’s dreams, no matter what the likely outcome. Because why not? Life was full of endless possibilities. All you needed was your partner-in-crime by your side.After having kids, suddenly you and your spouse feel…
  • Parenting Yourself

    Emily Cullen
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    “You parent yourself really well,” my husband once said to me. A funny thing for him to say and even funnier considering I am not yet a parent, but the more I thought about it the more I realized, I really do parent myself.Whether you are a momma or not, you’re familiar with what might go into parenting. Discipline, honesty and love are just some of the things that are often instilled. Even when it’s tough love, it still comes from a good place because we know it’s important to teach children how to make good decisions on their own. You want what’s best for them and…
  • How to Make Yourself Top Priority

    Kristin Pavao
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
     February…the month of love.  As much as this month is about loving another, it’s also about loving yourself.  If you love yourself, it means you are putting YOU at the top of your priority list. This is a major step in becoming your Best Kept Self.If you love yourself, it means that you are putting YOU at the top of your prioritiesClick To TweetIt can be challenging to put yourself at the very top when we’ve got jobs, relationships etc. etc. that take up much of our time.  Making time for yourself is a conscious decision with the intention to nurture your soul, be…
  • Fixing The Relationship With Your Inner Bully

    Kesha Brown
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
     You suck.You can’t do anything right.No one will like you if you wear/say/do that.You aren’t worthy of love and at this rate will never find a mate.You’re not as pretty/smart/tall/short/funny as so-and-so and never will be.You’re a bad parent/person/sister/daughter. Recognize those statements? Of course you do. We all do. You know her…that loud voice we can’t seem to get rid of.We’re beaten up on a daily basis by this voice. She has no filter and speaks her mind (LOUDLY!) regardless if she’s right or wrong.She’s bossy, a wannabe know-it-all, and has a huge superiority…
 
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  • 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…
  • Minimalist Living: 14 Tips To Organize Your Life (Part 1)

    Keith
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    Over the last 2 years, I’ve made some big moves to simplify my life. I’ve streamlined my finances, my diet, the stuff I own, my home and my daily routine. There’s still a ton of things left for me to do, but I’ve gotta be honest with you, I’m a whole lot happier and a lot less stressed, all thanks to the awesome principles of minimalist living. The Art Of Simple Living When we first come into this world, it’s through one of the most beautiful and simple processes of all. At the time of our birth, we’re completely pure and blissfully free from all the…
  • Short Inspirational Quotes: Any Kindness I Can Show

    Keith
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    Fancy an instant shot of motivation? Or a turbo charged hit of inspirational energy? Well, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re a regular reader here at RMX then you’ll know that I’m a big fan of short inspirational quotes about life and the human experience. I’ve read so many amazing quotes that I now use them as inspirational shots in the arm, to lift my spirits and fire me up to achieve my personal goals. So I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog of short inspirational quotes that will help to keep you passionate and focused on…
  • My Personal Life Goals Report: January 2015

    Keith
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    So hey, if you already read my personal goals for 2015 then you know I have big plans for the year ahead. And besides developing a new fascination with wolves, I’ve been really busy working on my goals in January. Below is a report on my progress, that shows you exactly how I’ve fared over the past month. Regularly reviewing my goals and remaining accountable to you for their achievement is the only way I’ll guarantee my success - and I highly recommend you do something similar to keep yourself motivated too. Feel free to use the comments at the end as a way to share…
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  • 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…
  • Your Support in November and December

    Noisli
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    We can not thank you enough for all the great feedback we get!!! Here is some of your Love during November and December: A year later, @Noisli is still my fave! One site/app to make you productive, relaxed, motivated & focused at once. http://t.co/Bn969FzGsp — Bethany Newman (@hejbethany) November 7, 2014 Yeah! Mix nature's sounds with a distraction-free space on the internet! I just discovered @noisli and it's amazing. http://t.co/5CRppbN6sy — Frank Scott Krueger (@frankscottk) December 29, 2014 Today I'm writing about the South of France while sitting under a…
  • Maria Popova’s note taking system

    Noisli
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Maria Popova, writer, blogger and critic and better known for BrainPickings.org reveals her note-taking system while she reads all her books. In order to memorise and remember the pattern of the writer’s thought and the most important topics and ideas from a specific book, she does the following: 1. Create an Index at the beginning or end of the book. 2. While reading, add topics and ideas with the relevant page. 3. Use or create your own acronyms: Maria uses “BL” for beautiful language or “LJ” for Literary Jukebox (a little side project of her). A small piece of advice that…
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  • 3 Tips to Use Humidifiers Correctly to Relieve Allergies

    Brian
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:13 pm
    How to Use A Humidifier Correctly to Relieve Allergy Effect Dry indoor air can irritate airways and nasal passages. For allergies suffers, it can aggravate their allergies symptoms, while for those who are with asthma, it is able to raise the risks of asthma attack. Using a humidifier to add adequate moisture into the air can help allergies and asthma sufferers to breathe easier and soothe uncomfortable symptoms. However, a humidifier might have some negative effects on allergies. For example, raising… Continue Reading ›› The post 3 Tips to Use Humidifiers Correctly to…
  • Main Types of Asthma

    Brian
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Types of Asthma You might have been familiar with asthma since an increasing number of people are suffering from it, but do you know there are many different types of asthma? Understanding what type of asthma may help the patients to take more effective actions to prevent or treat asthma symptoms. Child-Onset Asthma This type of asthma usually occurs during one’s childhood. Child-onset asthma happens probably because the child has become sensitized to surrounding allergens. This is most likely due… Continue Reading ›› The post Main Types of Asthma appeared first on…
  • 5 Tips on Choosing a Furnace Humidifier

    Brian
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    5 Tips on Choosing a Furnace Humidifier When the humidity in the air is below a certain minimum level, it’s more likely to cause some uncomfortable symptoms, such as dry nasal passages and scratchy throats. These discomforts are especially common in dry winters. What’s more, dry indoor air in winter can often cause irritation and peeling on skins, static on clothes and cracking on furniture. Furnace humidifiers that are operating with the home’s heating furnaces can regulate the moisture of… Continue Reading ›› The post 5 Tips on Choosing a Furnace Humidifier appeared…
  • Best Small Dehumidifier and Reviews, Consumer Reports 2015

    Brian
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Small Dehumidifier Reviews 2014 -2015 Maintaining a healthy humidity level for home has been a mission of dehumidifiers. And nowadays, dehumidifiers have various models and size to meet customers’ needs. But, sometimes customers tend to dehumidify some small areas or one part of the house, which doesn’t require a huge or a heavy weight dehumidifier, instead, a small dehumidifier is capable of providing excellent humidification as well. The demand for best small dehumidifiers is increasing in recent years. Most small… Continue Reading ›› The post Best Small…
  • Main Types of Dehumidifiers

    Brian
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Classifications of Dehumidifiers Dehumidifiers can be classified into different types by different criteria. When you are considering acquiring one for your home to remove unwanted moisture, which type of dehumidifier can maximize the outcomes is what you may need to take into account firstly. Here are two major classifications about dehumidifiers, review it for the right choice. 1. Four types of dehumidifiers – Technologies Principle Dehumidifiers can be grouped into four types by its working principle: heat pumps dehumidifiers, ventilating dehumidifiers,… Continue Reading…
 
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  • 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.
  • Can I Law of Attraction My Way Back to Health?

    Rosanna
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    “Kevin, I am going to will myself back to health.” I proudly announced to my husband one afternoon last week before marching off to find whatever book on magic energy healing I could find. Enter Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a book on the Law of Attraction (the idea that you attract into your life whatever you think about,... The post Can I Law of Attraction My Way Back to Health? appeared first on Hackerella.
  • Rosanna Casper, Queen of the Zen

    Rosanna
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    If you met me in person, you probably wouldn’t notice the sweet scar I have across my neck. It’s a little memento I have from an operation I had years ago to remove half of my thyroid. I’ve been managing just fine with a daily hormone supplement, adjusting my dosage every now and again to ensure that my body used energy at the... The post Rosanna Casper, Queen of the Zen appeared first on Hackerella.
  • A Very Complicated Guide to Finding Your Purpose

    Rosanna
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    What should I do with my life?  Do you ever ask yourself that? I do. All the time. I never find a good answer. I wish someone would just tell me already. I wish God or whoever is listening up there would send me a sign, preferably one that I can’t mis-interperet because I’m not picking up on the meaning behind blue butterflies and... The post A Very Complicated Guide to Finding Your Purpose appeared first on Hackerella.
  • My [Depressing] Week of Preparing for Disaster and Demise

    Rosanna
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Do you know what a “prepper” is? I didn’t until a few days ago. It’s a person who makes active preparations for impending disaster or emergency, by stockpiling food, supplies and even ammunition. Apparently, there’s a whole community of preppers out there who take disaster planning extremely seriously. Some are what you would expect – doomsdayer survivalist religious extremists who are waiting... The post My [Depressing] Week of Preparing for Disaster and Demise appeared first on Hackerella.
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  • 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.
  • Shocking video of a plane crashing into a river in Taiwan

    The Munk
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Shocking and tragic video footage and photos of an almost brand new TransAsia airplane with 58 people onboard, crashing into the Keelung river in Taipei Taiwan just after take-off on 4th Feb 2015. The footage from a car’s dash-cam shows how the stalled TransAsia turboprop ATR 72 airplane suddenly appears from the left hand side, dipping it’s The post Shocking video of a plane crashing into a river in Taiwan appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
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  • 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/.
  • Types of Air Purifiers

    D stone
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It The general types of the Air Purifiers are commonly including carbon filters, polypropylene ducts or glass micro fibers ones, electrostatic ones and ultraviolet germicidal irradiant (UVGI) lamps. And the other kinds of air purifiers use photocatalytic oxidizers and ozone generators. Usually the air purifiers selling on the market will combine many kinds of [...]The post Types of Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers

    D stone
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItIt is very important to change the filters of your air purifier regularly. And don’t overestimate the work you have to do because it is very easy to operate: you don’t need any tools and it doesn’t take much effort. Since the general structure of the air purifiers’ is similar, the changing steps have [...]The post How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
 
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  • 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.
  • Are We God?: How We All Seek Personal Divinity

    Rodrigo
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    As a very curious person I’ve always found myself asking a lot of questions. My curiosity never chose sides; it didn’t matter exactly what or where something happened, but why and how always intrigued me. As a questioner myself, it was always easy to notice that quality in others. I realized that something universal, something […] The post Are We God?: How We All Seek Personal Divinity appeared first on The Essential You.
  • The Skeptic’s Guide to Meditation (Infographic)

    Kelsey
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:38 pm
    With the rise in popularity of yoga, eastern religions and alternative medicine, many of us may find ourselves asking, “alright, cool, but does it really work?” Since many trends are not based on scientific evidence or facts, this is a legitimate question. One of the easiest and most effective practices out there that anyone can try is […] The post The Skeptic’s Guide to Meditation (Infographic) appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Finding Harmony in Change: The Wisdom of Yin and Yang

    Kelsey
    15 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    There are hundreds of religions around the world today, and although they may have different approaches or methods, many of the teachings or lessons are universal. Due to the popularity of my Everyday Buddhism, I decided to continue the thread and highlight another religion and message. Today’s musing is based on the teachings of Taoism, the […] The post Finding Harmony in Change: The Wisdom of Yin and Yang appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 12 Quotes to Help You Transcend the Problems in Your Life

    Kelsey
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    There is no historical figure or thinker that I love more than Ralph Waldo Emerson. The driving force behind the Transcendentalist movement, he believed that humans as individuals were good and pure beings with unlimited potential, and that society, government and organized religions were the source of corruption. When I’m having a hard day or […] The post 12 Quotes to Help You Transcend the Problems in Your Life appeared first on The Essential You.
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  • How to Run a Business for MY Audience

    coachjennie
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The following is a guest post from one of my Audacity Coaching clients, Dana Sitar. If you’re a writer and/or solopreneur, you’ll likely relate to her experience. Enjoy! I’m submitting this post at least a month late. I would have probably forgotten about it altogether if not for a cathartic shove from Jennie to get it the hell done (my words, not hers). It’s easy for promises like guest posts to fall off the radar. It’s easy for life to get busy, whether that means with a job, clients, family, significant others, friends, or fun. It’s easy, as a creative…
  • Adventures in Badassery

    coachjennie
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    On May 2, 2015, you + me + other ambitious badasses from all over will converge in NYC to co-create a truly epic experience. We will spend the entire day together under one roof instigating Audacity and changing the world, both individually and collectively. This event chock full of Audacity coaching led by me and co-created by participants. Announcing . . . I can’t begin to tell you how exciting it is to share this announcement. Audacity Camp is my Audacious dream come true. For almost 15 years, I’ve dreamed about starting my own annual event that, unlike so many others in my…
  • Audacity Has Its Side Effects

    coachjennie
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    Even the best things in life have downsides. Living Audaciously is no exception. I like to call these things “Audacity Side Effects.” They are the unintended consequences that come with living Audaciously. One of the biggest, most painful side effects is being ridiculously hard on yourself. When you tap into your Audacity, you are realizing your unlimited capacity for greatness. Read that sentence again. Really hear it. That statement is incredibly inspiring and empowering, right?! Sure. But it can also be terrifying and crippling at the same time. Because if you’re one of those people…
  • Finally Doing, Instead of Only Trying

    coachjennie
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The following is a guest post from Audacity Coaching client, Candi Canncel. In this poignant and personal post, Candi reflects shares a story about her hero that needs no further introduction. According to my family legend, when I was an infant, I almost died. My father happened upon me as I had stopped breathing and was turning all shades of blue. As I started to approach a deep cerulean, he saved me. He pounded on my back, then gave me mouth to mouth. I finally took a breath and I came back. Later, they speculated if I had sudden infant death syndrome or perhaps I had choked on a piece of…
  • Stop Hedging

    coachjennie
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The other day I had a coaching session with a client who was struggling with keeping her commitments. Not the commitments she makes to her friends, family, boss, or coworkers, mind you. Just the commitments she makes to herself. She tries to make appointments with herself but moves them. She thinks about starting for hours on end but gets distracted. She’s not sure she’s ready to just get into action, so she’s researching a new strategy first. She might… She perhaps will… But she’s fixin’ to… She hopes to. You know, someday. Yeah. Not. Good. Enough. I call…
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  • Windows Defender Can Now Remove “Superfish” Malware From Lenovo Computers

    anonymous
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    After the Lenovo computers shipped with “Superfish”,a malware which is vulnerable to the users can now be removed easily.By updating your Windows Defender the Superfish malware can be removed fully. “We are working with McAfee and Microsoft to have the Superfish software and certificate quarantined or removed using their industry-leading tools and technologies,” Lenovo said on Friday. Lenovo also said that, by updating McAfee also the malware can be removed fully. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that “Microsoft security software detects and removes the Superfish…
  • US And British Spies Hacked Sim Card Database

    anonymous
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    American and British spies hacked into the world’s largest sim card manufacturer in a move that gave them unfettered access to billions of cellphones around the globe.The NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters targeted Gemalto, a multinational firm in the Netherlands that makes mobile phone SIM cards, to monitor mobile communications without permission from telephone companies. With the encryption keys, the intelligence services can secretly monitor a large portion of global communications over mobile devices without using a warrant or wiretap. Mark Rumold,…
  • The Pirate Bay is Back

    anonymous
    5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    The Pirate Bay is back The veteran file sharing site is back up. Not all moderatorsare pleased with the reborned Pirate Bay The veteran file sharing site Pirate Bay has reappeared with a phoenix rising from the ashes. The servers were raided by the Sweedish authorities 2 months ago but the page is back online as promised, even one day before the teased 1 February deadline. The page is not fully functioning as there is no way for new users to register and they have no working contact us button. the page lacks RSS feeds. The core service is though back online exactly as it was on 9 December,…
  • Common Reactions Between Programmers When Things Go Wrong

    anonymous
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:32 am
    1. “I don’t know whether to delete this or rewrite it” 2. “I should check Github for a starting framework” 3. “Why does this script need so many libraries?” 4. “There must be a solution somewhere on the Internet.” 5. “Is there a plugin for this functionality?” 6. “The site works, but I’m dreading Internet Explorer.” 7. “For a logic statement this doesn’t seem very logical.” 8. “I spent 30 minutes writing a function and 2 hours getting it to work.” 9. “After reading several blog posts, I now know that I’ve been doing this completely wrong the entire…
  • Apple spyware is the reason he won’t use an iPhone – Edward Snowden

    anonymous
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    Is the apple iPhone hiding spyware and collecting information about you without you knowing? According to whistleblower Edward Snowden this is a fact. He says that the iPhone can activate special software that can collect information about you. Snowden’s lawyer Anatoly Kucherena have spoken with the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, where they ask why Snowden doesnt have an iPhone. “Edward never uses an iPhone; he’s got a simple phone,”Kucherena said. “The iPhone has special software that can activate itself without the owner having to press a button and gather information about…
 
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  • 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…
  • 23 of the Weirdest Songs You Will Ever Hear

    Fred Gorgias
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    There’s a lot of seriously weird music in the world. In order to truly appreciate the strange music in this article, you have to be in the right mood with the right setting. So not only is this a list of weird music, but it is a guide to listening to it as well. I hope you will share this list with your friends and family on facebook, casual acquaintances on twitter, strangers on stumbleupon, and the people you want to be more like on reddit. Daphni – Light This wouldn’t be a weird music list if it didn’t start out with a song you should listen to while tripping on…
  • 4 Reasons Your Blog Failed (And Mine Didn’t! Suck It!)

    Fred Gorgias
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:50 pm
      You did it. You went out on a limb and created your very own blog. You shared your writing, your true inner self, with your friends and family (and a handful of strangers who happened upon your blog by complete accident and frantically clicked away). You watched your traffic go up and up until finally it reached it’s peak. Striving to maintain that upward momentum, you started trying new ways to improve your site’s traffic, but nothing worked. You’ve been watching as your site slowly dies and you think it’s time to delete your blog.   Here are the 4 reasons…
  • This Mind Blowing Trick Will Change Your Life Forever

    Fred Gorgias
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:39 pm
      In 2014, the internet became a bottomless pit of clickbaiting. What is clickbaiting? It’s when an article has a title or description that is specifically designed to draw potential readers to click on the link, regardless of whether or not the content in the link actually fulfills the title’s promise. A great example would be “This Mind Blowing Trick Will Change Your Life Forever” While these titles are usually mysterious exaggerations of the truth, sometimes the title reflects the content. This article fulfills it’s promise. The secret unveiled today will…
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  • 200 Meditation Quotes for Practice, Inspiration, and Living

    Giovanni
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Here I present a collection of 209 Meditation Quotes (yes, 9 more than I promised in the title!). These are inspirational thoughts on meditation practice, insights, transcendence, and integrating meditation into your life. Some of these are from meditation masters (both ancient and modern), others are from famous philosophers, scientists, authors or celebrities. These quotes don’t assume any belief on your part. Yet, they are here to cater for practitioners of all levels of experience and interest.
  • 43 Meditation Tips & Answers to Common Questions

    Giovanni
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. As a beginner or intermediate meditator, you may have many questions about how to meditate, how to integrate it into your life, and how to deal with some common obstacles that come your way. Or perhaps you are a mindfulness instructor and are looking for a resource to help you answer some of the common questions about meditation that people have. In this post I have compiled “meditation tips” in the form of 43 answers to questions about meditation, mindfulness, and the “meditation…
  • Types of Meditation – An Overview of 23 Techniques

    Giovanni
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Ok, so you know that meditation has dozens of benefits, and everybody is doing it. You look for information online or on a bookstore, and see that there are a LOT of different ways of doing meditation, dozens of meditation techniques, and some conflicting information. You wonder which way is best for you. This article will help you navigate the sea of different practices, briefly explaining each of them, and pointing to further resources. There are literally hundreds – if not thousands – of types of…
  • Scientific Benefits of Meditation – 76 things you might be missing out

    Giovanni
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. We all have heard that “meditation is good for you”. But good in what terms? Is that just reports from people doing it for 10 years, or are there good scientific studies showing specific benefits that I care about? In this massive article I have summarized several scientific discoveries on the benefits of meditation. Over 100 studies were analyzed (some of which are in themselves analysis of other hundreds of studies), and categorised the findings into 76 benefits (divided into 46 subheadings). You will be…
  • 5 Things I Learned From 14 Years of Mindfulness Meditation

    Giovanni
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. What can meditation / mindfulness do for you? What is all the fuss about? Here is a personal account of my experience with meditation, and what I’ve learned along the way. This article, originally posted in “Better Humans” collection in  Medium, will briefly cover: what meditation is how to keep at it how to integrate it into your life some of its benefits the biggest gift it has given me For me it all started over 14 years ago, when a friend of mine invited me to go to a two-hour workshop on…
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  • Law of Attraction and Allowing: 3 Tips for Getting Out of Your Own Way

    Kelli Cooper
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    One of the appeals of working consciously with law of attraction is the idea things we want can come to us with ease and joy. We don’t have to suffer; we don’t have to worry about anyone else being able to mess things up for us. It’s pretty freaking great how the whole system works. But, as we all know, getting into a space of true allowing can be one of the hardest things to do. We have pesky resistance, issues of deserving, and a bunch of other crap gumming up the works. It can take a bit of time to really shift our energy. Conscious decisions have to be made to start…
  • Law of Attraction: How to Combat Issues of Worthiness and Deserving

    Kelli Cooper
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:07 am
    If you were to ask most people if they believed they they were worthy and deserved good things, I imagine the large majority of people would answer yes. What a stupid question they may think..of course I believe I am entitled to happiness. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret…we often don’t feel that way. The degree to which we don’t can vary significantly between people, but issues of worthiness and deserving are something most grapple with. And working consciously with law of attraction can really trigger all of that big time. You may begin thinking back to all…
  • Law of Attraction: What to Do When You’re Ready to Throw in the Towel

    Kelli Cooper
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:47 am
    Getting a bit frustrated with your efforts to manifest something? Do things not seem to be working? Is this whole law of attraction thing turning out to be a lot harder than you expected? Are you super-pissed at yourself for not being able to let in what you want? Are you filled with a sense of despair that you will never get what you want? Do you feel like you have failed? Are you convinced there is some vibrational defect that is apparently beyond repair and you might as well just accept your lot as it is in this moment? This is a sucky place to be, and many people who begin working…
  • Law of Attraction and Resistance: 3 Tips for Sending It On Its Merry Way

    Kelli Cooper
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    I have studied law of attraction quite a bit, and have been applying what I have learned for several years now. I have gained a deeper understanding of how to practically apply the principles, and it is my favorite topic to cover on my blog. Why? Because I know how frustrating it can be to try and work with a process that is supposed to be so damn simple, but feels really hard, especially when we first start out, or have set our sights on something big and important to us. The essence of LOA is pretty basic. Ask and it is given. Believe you can have what you want. Act as if you already have…
  • Staying True to Your Path When Others Keep Trying to Pull You Off It

    Kelli Cooper
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    In a perfect world, we would just be able to do what makes us happy, without others putting in their unnecessary two cents. It would truly be to each his own. We would all just focus on own happiness, and making our little corner of existence as awesome as possible. The need to judge, criticize or try to impose our will onto others would be absent. But, alas, that really isn’t how it goes much of the time, and pushback from others, and caring a bit too much about what other people think, is probably one of the biggest barriers to living as we truly please. I would rank this problem…
 
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  • How to Stop Giving a Sh*T on What People Think

    Akshay
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Everyday can become challenging for those that worry about what others think about them to such an level we start to avoid what we see as challenging circumstances. We end up struggling with nervous ideas, emotions and activities. There are many factors why we respond to day to day activities in the way we do but the essential purpose is what we have learned from previous encounters and how our unconscious has considered activities and associated emotions into an incorrect perception. The worry we think when we think about how those around us perspective us can basically take management over…
  • How To Quit Facebook Addiction Without Actually Quitting Facebook!

    Akshay
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:24 pm
    With extreme undying addiction and primary security concerns, many have considered to quit Facebook. In this article we have tried to figure out a few alternatives which could help you deal with both the problems at the same time. Is it important to quit Facebook completely? Every one of us must have thought to quit Facebook at least once and there are several reasons that can be attached to it. Starting from personal to professional issues.  Facebook is nothing less than an email or a telephone contact these days. Deactivating your Facebook account would decrease one mode of contact for…
  • Six Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

    Akshay
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:53 am
    When disappointment and worries surround us and negative thoughts come in our mind while sleeping it is very difficult to get a nag at that time. The majority of the people is suffering from this problem. At that time sleeping is impossible and we get too much frustrated till the next day. If you are suffering from the same problem, then read on further to find out the solution of this problem. Make Changes In Your Lifestyle Make sure that you turn off all your electronics nearby before sleeping.  To sleep body increases the level of hormones as it gets darker outside. All this makes us…
  • How To Look Good in Photos Based on Your Body Structure

    Akshay
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    There are many people who do not like to get themselves clicked because they do not find themselves attractive in the pictures.  They find imperfection in their pictures and don’t like to get clicked.  You might know that there are several tricks that you can try to make yourself look much better in pictures. Here are some of them explained. Look Slim And Sensual Many people say that their camera adds ten pounds in their pictures. This is true because angel matters a lot in photography, but because you or your friends are not professional photographers you can use these tricks…
  • Seven Deadly Issues That You Didn’t Knew About Sitting

    Akshay
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    Sitting too much is very bad for health and you might know this. The majority of the people are not aware of this fact that bad sitting postures can also create deadly disease. The majority of the people spend eight hours per day sitting. This is a pretty much long time to develop this disease. Organ Damage Bad sitting postures can create organ damage such as heart disease. When we are in the sitting posture, muscles burn because very little amount of fat and blood flow is also not proper while we are sitting. All this allows fatty acid to clog the arteries of the heart. Sitting for long…
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  • Different Views and The Dress

    Polly Campbell
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Last week there was an uproar on the Internet as many of us on Facebook and Twitter and through text messages became consumed by “the dress.” It was a simple thing really, a picture of a white and gold dress. What? You saw something else? Blue and black maybe? Soon after the pic appeared the cyber trash talk began. “Are you CRAZY? That is gold!” said a post. “Am I crazy?” said another, “The dress just changed while I was looking at it.” “I KNOW it’s blue and black, I don’t know what the rest of YOU are looking at,” from another. But this isn’t about the picture…
  • Proof that You Can Handle Anything

    Polly Campbell
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    Original work by Erin Cairney White Seriously, you’ve got this. Whatever it is keeping you awake at night or causing your impatience and stress, you can handle it. I know that. Still, there are times when it feels like the challenges and hurt are bigger than we are. It becomes tough to see our way through the difficulty. So today I’ll be what intuitive Sonia Choquette calls your “believing eyes.” I believe that while you may be facing obstacles you’d rather not face, you’ll be okay. You can do it. You don’t even have to know how. The path doesn’t have to be clear, you…
  • Unlearning Limitation

    Polly Campbell
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:34 am
    I’ve been listening to Invisibilia, a podcast about thoughts. How they work, what they do, how dependent we can become on our own ideas even though often what we think isn’t true at all. That doesn’t stop us from adhering to them. To following these unfounded ideas and beliefs. We even act out of them. And that behavior creates tangible results. Results which we then hold up as evidence that our idea was true all along. When all along it was probably just a really bad idea. Here’s how it works: once a teacher or parent or other grown-up suggested you weren’t all that good at…
  • Three Reasons Meditation Freaks Us Out

    Polly Campbell
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:08 am
    Start talking about meditation and you can see people start to fidget. They want to say they meditate, see the value in it, think it’s great. But, unless they practice regularly, they are more inclined to feel nerves rather than Nirvana  when the topic comes up. Though meditation has moved into the mainstream – backed by scores of studies that say it improves our health, focus, concentration, and stress levels – so many people are still reluctant to give it a go. It’s not surprising. Meditation used to be so, well, Out There, for us Western-minded souls. It seemed suitable for only…
  • Meditation Helps Ease the Drama

    Polly Campbell
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    It came up again, over dinner. My friend, who is always looking to improve her physical health asked me if she “really had to meditate?” “Yep,” I said. After years of her telling me what to eat – fish oil, fish oil, fish oil – and how to strengthen my core – planks, planks, planks  (she’s a nutrition coach and trainer) — I felt like bossing her around a little. But I also believe in the practice. I think meditation can help us all to feel better and healthier. Not because you’ll become some blissful and enlightened soul – though some say that can happen. And,…
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