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  • The Real Truth About Lasting Weight Loss-Why Diets Don’t Work (and What Does)

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Scott Christ
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Imagine for a moment you have $1000 to invest. After giving it much thought, you decide to put your money in a mutual fund because a financially-competent friend gave a glowing recommendation. However, just before you pull the trigger and invest, you read an analyst’s report that details the fund’s historical return. You discover that this investment promises quick short-term gains—but 80 percent of people who buy it end up losing their entire initial investment. For most people, this would prompt an easy decision: save your money. When it comes to weight loss and diets though, turns…
  • 7 Day Productivity Plan – An Infographic

    Get Organised
    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.The post 7 Day Productivity Plan – An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • The Reality of This Moment

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    zenhabits
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    By Leo Babauta As you sit here reading this, pause and expand your awareness beyond your computer/phone … what is the reality of this moment? You’re reading, and there are a bunch of other tasks you want to do on your computer, yes … but there’s also your body. How does that feel? There’s the area around you, perhaps some people around you. There’s nature nearby. Take a pause to become aware of the actual reality of this particular moment. As we go through our day, we’re often stressed because of all the things we have to do, the things we’re…
  • 5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Jo Casey
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it…
  • Swagbucks Review

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    Joseph
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Swagbucks is an online rewards program that offers gifts, gift cards and Paypal payments when users reach points targets for completing tasks. Swagbucks offers you an array of activities that you can undertake in your spare time to gather up reward points, which you can then swap for rewards. Get points for watching videos For every 9 videos you watch on Swagbucks you will get rewarded points. Most videos on the service are short and most under 5 minutes. Videos include fitness, entertainment and food information or how-to’s. Rewards for searching on Swagbucks You can earn rewards by…
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • Fight to Win!

    Kris Barnes
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    ‘Deep within all of us there is a fight, so powerful so strong, it can overcome any fear, any obstacle, any challenge. It can even intimidate and stave off death itself, even when death is at your doorstep staring you in the face, if your reason for living is big enough’ In every unfortunate extremity that life can dare to throw at you, there is an inner fight that will bludgeon, scrap and force its way through. Deep inside your head is the ‘fight’ and when your circumstances are plotting against your purpose, dreams or the very continuation of what you consider your idealistic…
  • 5 Questions To Catalyze Big Change

    Jessica Heslop
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    No matter what you want to change:- career, relationship, body, mind, the catalyst always comes down to one thing:- you. You, and you alone, are the vehicle driving the force of change in your life. Trust me when I say that you would be completely amazed by the power you have within you to create miracles in your life. If someone had told me that 2 years ago, I would have cried with relief. I was working in a highly competitive job in Investment Banking and high-octane stress had become second nature to me. I had a busy social life filled with superficial relationships that did not fulfil me.
  • The Real Truth About Lasting Weight Loss-Why Diets Don’t Work (and What Does)

    Scott Christ
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Imagine for a moment you have $1000 to invest. After giving it much thought, you decide to put your money in a mutual fund because a financially-competent friend gave a glowing recommendation. However, just before you pull the trigger and invest, you read an analyst’s report that details the fund’s historical return. You discover that this investment promises quick short-term gains—but 80 percent of people who buy it end up losing their entire initial investment. For most people, this would prompt an easy decision: save your money. When it comes to weight loss and diets though, turns…
  • 5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

    Jo Casey
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it…
  • What’s In Your Web?

    Brad Apling
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day. One might be larger (for the big hauls) and the others will be smaller (hey, snacks can be a meal!), but they are set up and ready. Pretty smart thinking on the spider’s part. Different size webs, kept within a defined area that was manageable. Think about it. You wouldn’t find a crab…
 
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    Lifehacker

  • Why Your Brain Needs Its Own "Inbox Zero"

    Eric Ravenscraft
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Most of us are familiar with the concept of "inbox zero," the state (and long-term goal) of having and keeping an empty inbox. Productivity blog Johnny Moneyseed explains why it's even more important to apply this concept to your mind.Read more...
  • Win 8 App Remover Eliminates Pre-installed Junk Apps from Windows 8

    Eric Ravenscraft
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Windows: Microsoft's operating system usually comes with a bundle of pre-installed apps, but Windows 8 took it to a whole new level. If you want to clear out some of the crap, Win 8 App Remover can help.Read more...
  • My.Com Offers Mobile-Only, SMS-Authenticated Email and Cloud Storage

    Alan Henry
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Android/iOS: If you're looking for a new (or alternative) email address, or just a way to get a ton of free cloud storage, My.com's new mobile-only email service lets you get any address you want at their domain, and it comes with 150GB of storage, to boot.Read more...
  • What's the Best Resource for PC Games?

    Alan Henry
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you're ready to buy or download a new PC game, you have tons of options, from the obvious to the independent. Sure, you might go where the games are, but which is the best? This week, we want to talk about the best places to get PC games.Read more...
  • Lift's Guide to Meditation Is a Data-Driven Introduction for Beginners

    Alan Henry
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    You already know that meditation has real benefits , both emotionally and health-wise , but getting started is easier said than done. Finding the right type of meditation for you can be difficult. That's why the team at Lift put together this guide for beginners who want a more instructive approach.Read more...
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    Unclutterer

  • Estate planning for your digital assets

    David Caolo
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Earlier this week, we published a post on estate organizing to help others after you’ve passed. It’s an uncomfortable topic, but an important one that we would like to explore a little more. Today, I want to point out how this applies to your digital life — photos, music, and a variety of documents that we store digitally have sentimental value, monetary value, or significant meaning to surviving family or friends. Who will gain access to them after you’re gone? And how? Leave your logins The most obvious thing you can do is also among the most important: leave a list…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Avoiding magazine clutter How do you keep from being overwhelmed by magazines coming into your home? Jeri offers tips for keeping magazines from becoming clutter. 2011 Staying organized during an office move With an office move, your entire office needs to be put away instantly or you could suffer negative repercussions, like losing productivity, clients, income, or even your job. 2010 Organizing the creative mind While some ideas are killed for good reason, most ideas are abandoned half-baked as a result of obstacles during execution. Unitasker Wednesday: Pineapple slicer Whenever…
  • Being organized about logins and passwords

    Jeri Dansky
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been changing a lot of passwords this week because of the major computer security problem known as Heartbleed. While going through this exercise was no fun, there were some good things that happened as a result, too. Managing passwords Most importantly, I’m managing passwords better. As I change them, I enter them into 1Password. It’s one of the many password management tools around — and the one Dave recommended a while ago. Before, I had a few critical passwords in 1Password as an estate organization tool; I could give my executor (and the person with my financial…
  • Estate organization

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    No one likes to think about dying, but disorganization and lack of planning while you’re alive can lead to family disputes and large tax payments after you’ve passed away. The following are a few tips to help you get organized in case of an emergency. List what you own Create a home inventory listing everything you own. Most lawyers suggest you include everything with a value greater than $100. However, if there are sentimental items valued less than $100, list those as well. Non-physical items should also be inventoried. This would include digital music and movie collections and computer…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Baby tooth organizer Since the Tooth Fairy takes teeth away, there is absolutely no need in the entire universe for the Baby Tooth Flapbook. 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Pour some iced coffee on me There are special trays to make frozen coffee cubes and special coffeemakers to make only iced coffee. Seriously. These things exists. I’m not making them up. They’re real. Using timers to improve productivity Timers help you to stay focused and complete tasks — specifically the not-so-fun ones and the ones that have to get done — in reasonable amounts…
 
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    Lifehack

  • To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell

    Brian Lee
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand RussellThe post To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. – Bertrand Russell appeared first on Lifehack.
  • What Have You Learned From Being A Writer?

    Anna Chui
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The post What Have You Learned From Being A Writer? appeared first on Lifehack.
  • Google on the verge of launching Android TV

    Stephan Jukic
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Android TV is apparently just around the corner. In an effort to compete with services like Apple TV and Fire TV, the search engine giant will unveil a new entertainment interface via a device that plugs into your HDTV and lets you watch online films and other videos from your tablet, computer or mobile phone. According to Google, Android TV promises to be a very different and much more user friendly experience than the utter failure that was Google TV back in 2012. The original TV project had promised to be a revolution in turning “dumb” TV screens into highly interactive…
  • 28 Unique Birthday Traditions Around The World

    Siobhan Harmer
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    On the 16th of April Mental Floss celebrated their first year on youtube! We’ve learnt so much from them in the last year so we thought we’d share their “28 Birthday Traditions From Around The World” video hosted by John Green in celebration of their birthday. Are there any traditions you have, whether they’re a family tradition or something you’re entire community does? Let us know! Featured photo credit: 28 Birthday Traditions From Around The World | Mental Floss via youtube.com The post 28 Unique Birthday Traditions Around The World appeared first…
  • Snack Hacks So Simple Everyone Should Be Using Them

    Hemendra
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    Life on the campus is fun and full of excitement. Assignments, tests, parties and friends, there’s so much happening all the time. With limited time and resources, the menu options for college students mostly boil down to Ramen Noodles, sandwiches or cereals and all of these get really boring after a while. So, how do you spin that done-to-death bowl of ramen into something delicious? Did you know it is super easy to make awesome cereal bars right there in your dorm? Buzfeed has put together some super snack hacks that’ll help you hit boring out of the park. Check it out here.
 
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    The Art of Manliness

  • Why Are We So Conflicted About Manhood in the Modern Age?

    Brett
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    In the last post, we explored the origins of manhood – how it consists of an energy born of the innate biological and psychological characteristics of males that is then channeled by cultures towards service that benefits the collective good. We also discussed the way an emphasis on the code of manhood fluctuates according to the abundance of resources in a given society. The scarcer the resources, the more the code of manhood is emphasized – the more men need to be good at being men. Men’s greater expendability, physical strength, and predisposition towards risk-taking, competition,…
  • Your Grandpa’s Jeans: A Primer on Raw and Selvedge Denim

    Brett & Kate McKay
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    While denim jeans have been a clothing staple for men since the 19th century, the jeans you’re probably wearing right now are a lot different from the denim jeans that your grandpa or even your dad wore. Before the 1950s, most denim jeans were crafted from raw and selvedge denim that was made in the United States. But in the subsequent decades, as denim went from workwear to an everyday style staple, the way jeans were produced changed dramatically. With the implementation of cost cutting technologies and the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs to developing countries, the quality of your…
  • Where Does Manhood Come From?

    Brett
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Where does manhood come from? Is it innate or culturally constructed? Why has an emphasis on manhood receded in the modern day? Throughout this series, we have indirectly been touching on these questions. Today we’ll tackle them head on. (We explored this subject a few years ago, but I had only skimmed Manhood in the Making at that point, and it deserves a much more thorough and critical treatment. We’ve now laid down enough context to really dig into it!). This post is long. Like chapter-of-a-book long. (It was originally even longer, but I decided to break it into two back-to-back…
  • Art of Manliness Podcast #64: Survivorman With Les Stroud

    Brett & Kate McKay
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:29 pm
    In this episode I talk to survival expert and TV star Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman. Show Highlights: How Les ended up as a wilderness survival TV star Why Les thinks all the other wilderness survival shows are fakes The most important wilderness survival tip every man should know How the wild has affected Les’ music And much more! Listen to the Podcast! Listen to the episode on a separate page. Follow us on SoundCloud Subscribe via iTunes Follow us on Stitcher Subscribe to the podcast in the media player of your choice.
  • Just in Time for Easter: How to Make Fried Rabbit and Sage Buttermilk Waffles

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Editor’s note: After we posted Creek’s article this week on how to field dress and butcher a rabbit, several of you said you’d like to know a good recipe for cooking the rabbit after you’ve sliced and diced it. Well, just as there are numerous ways to skin a cat, there are tons of great ways to cook a rabbit. But it’s hard to beat this down-home delicious recipe from Stacy Harris. In the spring, watch for fried rabbit to appear on the menus at many high-end restaurants. It’s a real delicacy – there is a certain fineness of texture, quality, and flavor in…
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    Personal Development Training

  • The Definitive Guide to Organize Your Life And Get Rid of Clutter

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:35 am
    “The things you own end up owning you.” -Tyler Durden, Fight Club Did you know that the average home size in the US has more than doubled in recent years?  According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average  new home was only 983 square feet in 1950 – compared with 2,349 square feet in 2004!  And yet we *still* often have trouble stuffing everything we own into our houses.  With all that extra space, it’s getting harder than ever to organize everything we own as well.  Our culture has embraced bigger is better, more is better. Recently though,…
  • Strategies for Dealing With Email Overload – How To Get To And Maintain Inbox Zero

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Did you know that U.S. Workers spend 13 hours per week reading, writing or responding to email?* I can’t imagine spending that much time on email anymore. I doubt I spend more than 45 minutes a day now.   But then again…. I’ve gone from receiving thousands of emails per day down to reading and replying to a few dozen per day. How? I’ll show you.  How I Got To Inbox Zero I used to receive upwards of 2,000 email per day. I have since whittled it down to around 200-300 email per day coming in. 80% of those I scan the subject line and delete – and I almost never…
  • You Can’t Start a Fire…

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    It’s 1984.  Bruce Springsteen is about to be one of the biggest stars in the world – and he’s enraged. After wrapping up his final recording session at The Hit Factory in New York city he meets with Jon Landau, his manager, to pick the final 14 songs for his upcoming album Born In The USA. Over two years in the making, they have at least 70 tracks to pick from, however, Landau tells Bruce there isn’t a single hit among them and the two of them get into an argument.  Bruce is frustrated, not just by the argument, but also by the challenges of trying to finish this…
  • The 10 Second Trick to Make Every Minute Count

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    “Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.” - Coria Kent We’re all dying one minute, one hour and one day at a time – but time flies by so fast that we often aren’t aware of just how fleeting our moments really are. We wake up one day and can’t believe another year or decade has gone by, and we ask ourselves…. Where did the time go? How did we not notice it passing? I have a trick I’ve been using that really makes me value every moment, and today I’m going to share this trick with you. Living a Moment at a Time The…
  • My Secret For Personal Growth and Change: How To Change Yourself

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    We know that throughout our lives we will come across opportunities disguised as challenges, and often these are opportunities to change ourselves. Today, I am going to show you the exact process I use to make better decisions. These four questions have profoundly impacted my life and those of my clients when faced with a major crossroads.  You may be standing at a deciding point in your life as well – and I know this guidance will help you make the most out of the precious moments of your life. The First Question: Do You Want To? More important than anything else is considering what…
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  • The Absolutely Essential Qualities Of Great Leadership

    Starbucker
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “This (leadership) really is hard to learn. People keep trying the easy way out – they keep reading the books, they keep going to the courses –that’s only feeding your intellect.  You cannot learn this as a concept. You have to learn it from experience” - Jeannie Coyle On the latest edition of the More Human Podcast, leadership consultant, author and strategist Jeannie Coyle and I tackle a big topic – the essential qualities of leadership: The value of experience in developing great leaders, versus traditional tools and training The key character traits common to great…
  • Torn From The Headlines Leadership Lesson: To Fire Or Not To Fire?

    Starbucker
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Every business makes mistakes, but then there are MISTAKES. The ones that offer a supreme challenge to a leader: To Fire or Not To Fire? One such challenge came up earlier this week over at US Airways (now part of American Airlines), when a company Tweet went way off the rails. I mean, WAY off. It inadvertently sent a (very) obscene image over the Internet  (Note: the link is to a news story, not the image or Tweet) The company issued an apology, took the Tweet off the feed, and then… heads were going to roll, right? Wrong. They didn’t fire anybody. Here is what their…
  • The Most Precious Resource of Leadership

    Starbucker
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It takes work to secure, it’s hard to keep, and if you lose it, you lose – BIG. And, it’s really hard to get it back. It’s that precious to the effective leader. It MUST be kept, at all costs, and with all the effort you can muster. What is it? Your word. I’ve never seen a ship sink so fast when a leader doesn’t keep their word. It’s like a big house of cards that collapses in a millisecond. And the really tricky thing about it is, the size and extent of the word that’s not kept really doesn’t matter much  - they all can create that…
  • 5 Simple Secrets To Leadership Productivity

    Starbucker
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’m often asked, “How can a leader be more productive?”, which is shorthand for: “Help! I’m sinking in quicksand here – what can I do to get all this stuff I need to get done, done?” Well, the answer isn’t in the “doing”. And, it’s not about how fast, or how well. Nope, it’s none of these. The best way to leadership productivity is simply this: Making the best selection of WHAT to do at any given moment. (Although I have to add that it certainly doesn’t hurt to do things fast and well – as long as they’re the RIGHT things.) In any…
  • How a Good Life Builds a (Better Than) Great Company – The Zen of Jonathan Fields

    Starbucker
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    “A good life isn’t a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create your world” – from the Good Life Project “Living Creed” On the latest edition of the More Human Podcast, my special guest is Jonathan Fields, a New York City dad, husband and lawyer turned award-winning author, media-producer and entrepreneur. He is one of those unique people on the planet that can be dynamic, thoughtful, challenging, zen, and mind-blowing all in one short conversation. His last best-selling book, “Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into…
 
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    Live Your Legend

  • My (Kinda Weird) Daily Routine & Creativity Rituals

    Scott
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” - Mike Murdock “So what do you do each day?” I get that a lot – for all kinds of reasons, especially from those who think my full-time job consists solely of writing one blog post each week. But many of you have specifically asked about my daily routine, so I figured that today, I’d humor you. Most weekdays, I try to stick to a pretty specific schedule – for reasons I’ll explain below. But most importantly, because my routine helps me answer a question…
  • 3 Ways to Use World Travel to Make Your Extraordinary Impact (Reader Spotlight #9)

    Scott
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd People Constantly Surprise Me Or more specifically, YOU surprise me. That’s probably been the most consistent thing I’ve noticed over the past few years of building Live Your Legend. It’s also been the most inspiring. I constantly get to hear unbelievable stories of people – I’m looking at you – doing things and pursuing projects most would never even think to consider. And that’s why we launched our Reader Spotlights back in 2012…
  • What to Do When the Next Step Feels Impossible

    Scott
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this I hear this a lot… “I’d start if I only knew what to do next.” It comes up too often, in fact. Sometimes it feels like progress is impossible. Like every distraction was designed for me. As if the only thing in the world you can’t think of is what your next step should be – and how to possibly get yourself to take it. When you’re first starting out, this can feel like a massive weight – heavy and debilitating. It can put you well beyond overwhelm, at times approaching panic. You can’t possibly see how…
  • Curing Your Superhero Syndrome: 3 Steps to Building a Successful Virtual Team (& Scalable Business)

    Scott
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “Rome wasn’t built in a day…that’s true. But, it also took a lot more than just one person to build it!” - Chris Ducker, author of Virtual Freedom You Ever Had Superhero Syndrome? Years ago, I used to think I wanted to build a business that had exactly one employee – me. I loved the idea of how simple that sounded and the freedom it would allow. I also had no idea what I was talking about. It didn’t take long after Live Your Legend started to grow for me to realized how naive that was, especially given the impact I wanted our…
  • Meet Your Family: Here’s Why Your Crazy Ideas Will Always Have a Home

    Scott
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “A company is not like a family. It is a family.” – Simon Sinek Last week while at the TED Active conference, I heard Simon Sinek speak these words during his talk on leadership. The talk hasn’t been published yet, but it did kick off the inspiration for today’s post. After you’ve read it, will you take a second to chime in with something fun about yourself in the comments? I want to see what makes this family what it is. More on that below… I often refer to our community here as a family. And that’s exactly how I…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Acrylic Skeleton Clock

    23 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    This is a clock made fully out of acrylic! This was originally was my year 13 mechanical engineering college project, we had to research, design and build a project for a stakeholder, this including lots of recording so there is no shortage of photos. the use of acrylic for a main building m...By: benmurtonContinue Reading »
  • Triple Byzantine Weave Bracelet

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Simple (ish) chainmaille weave to make a bracelet or necklace. This is an adaptation of the traditional byzantine weave, but it only requires one size of chainmaille link, not 2 sizes. You Will Need You need some simple supplies to make this chainmaille weave: - 2 pair pliers - I like the flat o...By: JuanamacContinue Reading »
  • Koopa Troopa Bacon Turtle Burgers

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Do you harbor a not-so-secret nostalgia for Super Mario Brothers? A deep, greasy love for bacon? Do you keep watch for hidden coins and magic mushrooms? Then prove your side-scrolling street cred by taking on an entire army of Koopa Troopas in their final-boss bacon turtle burger form. You don't h...By: canidaContinue Reading »
  • 3 Ways to Revive Stale Bread

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Three simple and easy ways to save your stale bread. There are few things that are as delicious as a fresh baked loaf of bread hot out of the oven. It's also hard to eat an entire loaf of bread while it is at it's freshest. Keeping bread fresh is a losing battle, from the moment it is done baking...By: kelleymarieContinue Reading »
  • The Real Axe For Men

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Survival is always been one of my favorite topics on this site - besides paper, flowers, jewelry, pets & how-to-ease-hard-hangovers. One of those personal thoughts that is always coming back is 'If I had only one tool to choose, what would it be?'. The question has been answered a long time ago. It...By: bricobartContinue Reading »
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    Inspire Me Today » Blog

  • At One with Your Circumstances

    Melissa Heisler
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    There have been many times in my life, and still some today, when I fight reality. I want a different outcome. I desire for things to be different than they are. I pray for divine intervention to change the facts. What usually occurs are that the facts remain and all I have done is create pain and disappointment for myself. It is said that what we resist, persists. What if instead of resisting, we accepted? Recently I was introduced to the Navajo word “Hozho.” It is the most important word in the Navajo language. Roughly translated it means peace, balance, beauty, and harmony. When you…
  • To Have More Happiness, Eat Peas and Grapes! Part 2

    Valerie Sheppard
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Welcome back.  I trust that you have explored holding the energy of Ease and that you’re finding it serves your feelings of happiness to do so. Let’s continue with how being in Ease helps you experience Peace. Ease is the surface layer of this deeper inner state. Peace is your State of Being beyond resistance. A place we all strive to get, and yet, there’s only one place to go to arrive there. Peace is within the Essence of you, the inner state of allowing and trust, the space of unequivocal knowing that everything is exquisitely right, that all is well, regardless of outer…
  • Your Triumph Over Discontentment

    Guy Finley
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Discontentment is a kind of psychic echo. In fact, whatever the unhappiness may be, it is only an inner echo that is “sounding” within us. As difficult as it may be to understand this at the present time, suffering only seems real. It has no real life. How is this possible? Our inner stress, strain, and pain feel real to us, for sure; but then, so do all of the fears we feel in the middle of a nightmare. But where is the terror once we wake up? It doesn’t exist anymore because it was only real as long as we were participating in the bad dream. Try to see this important idea.
  • Your Past Doesn’t Have to Determine Your Present

    Ariel and Shya Kane
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    In today’s world, where technology has eclipsed our humanity, many of us are looking for a way to operate in our lives with a day-to-day sense of excellence and wellbeing, a way that fulfills our spiritual nature. People have tried different religions or disciplines with varying degrees of success or failure. They have taken motivational workshops to try to discover some meaning to apply to their lives and many have come away wondering, “Is this all there is?” This vague sense of emptiness or dissatisfaction can permeate our lives, even when we accomplish the goals we set…
  • Why Are We So Stressed? And What Can We Do About It?

    Melissa Heisler
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:02 am
    Never in history have we had such comforts and ease of living. Our grocery store shelves are stocked and we can cook a meal in minutes. We can communicate with family and friends around the world instantaneously and face to face. Modern conveniences make our day to day life easy. Then why the heck are we so stressed? The reason is because of this technology, and our limbic brain. I have been preaching this a long time and recently spoke about it.  Now new research by Dr. Marc Schoen, psychologist and faculty member at UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine, has proven it. Much of technology is…
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • 7 Things You Had No Idea Gut Bacteria Could Do

    Mark Sisson
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’re a regular Mark’s Daily Apple reader, you probably have at least a generally accurate if somewhat vague notion of the important functions performed by our gut bacteria. They’re a “big part” of our immune systems. They “improve digestion” and “eat the fibers and resistant starches” that our host enzymes cannot digest. Yeah, gut bacteria are hot right now. Everyone’s talking about them. And, since our host cells are famously outnumbered by our gut bacteria, 10 to 1, we need to be apprised of all that they do. We don’t…
  • Announcement: The Primal Life Kit Is on Sale Now!

    Mark Sisson
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If you’ve been hanging with me for a while, you’ve probably noticed I’m always encouraging my readers to explore new research, new recipes, and new regimens to lift their Primal journey past plateaus and to the next level. I’ve found a great resource for both the Primal newbie looking to activate his hunter-gatherer roots and the Primal connoisseur looking to expand her Primal knowledge. Put together by our friends at PaleoPlan.com, the Primal Life Kit is a compilation of all the ancestral tools you need to cook, eat, workout, and live Primally. There’s a total…
  • The Dark Side of Dark Chocolate

    Mark Sisson
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love dark chocolate. You love dark chocolate. Everyone but the most soulless, coldhearted, and puppy-hating among us love dark chocolate. And I hesitated even writing this post because the scientific evidence that dark chocolate offers numerous health benefits when consumed in moderation is substantial and, in my opinion, undeniable. However, there is a “dark side” to dark chocolate. That doesn’t mean dark chocolate is “bad,” just that nothing in this life is binary. Like any other healthy food we eat, there are caveats and limitations. Things to keep in mind.
  • Dear Mark: Why Hyperglycemia Is Bad and Those Stubborn Final Pounds

    Mark Sisson
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today we’ve got a fairly short one with just two questions and answers. First, I tackle a big topic: the specific effects of hyperglycemia on the body. That hyperglycemia is bad for us is implicit, but it’s important to understand why it’s so dangerous. Today, I give a brief but detailed overview of the negative effects of chronic high blood sugar. Next, Carrie gives a female reader a few thoughts on how to (and whether to) lose the last few stubborn pounds. Her unique advice involves sprinting, reframing, rethinking, and restating. Hi Mark, I know it’s too much to…
  • Weekend Link Love

    Mark Sisson
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    I am about halfway through the writing of Primal Endurance, a breakthrough book that will change the way we look at endurance training and competition. The main emphasis is on low-carb and/or ketogenic diets and training strategies. I am looking for Success Stories that exemplify this approach. If you compete in any event and have had success training and racing on a low-carb or ketogenic diet, I would love to hear details and maybe even feature your story in the book. Please submit your story here. Thanks! Episode #15 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s another great…
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  • The Habit Action List

    zenhabits
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    By Leo Babauta There are a ton of people who read self-improvement blogs and books, but never put them into action. They engage in what’s sometimes called “self-improvement porn”. I’ve done this myself in the past — it was a form of fantasizing about how I was going to make my life better, get my shit together. But I didn’t take action because: I was too busy right that moment, so I’d bookmark the article for later. Later never comes. I didn’t have time for a new big project, and this change seemed too big. I didn’t really believe I could…
  • The Reality of This Moment

    zenhabits
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    By Leo Babauta As you sit here reading this, pause and expand your awareness beyond your computer/phone … what is the reality of this moment? You’re reading, and there are a bunch of other tasks you want to do on your computer, yes … but there’s also your body. How does that feel? There’s the area around you, perhaps some people around you. There’s nature nearby. Take a pause to become aware of the actual reality of this particular moment. As we go through our day, we’re often stressed because of all the things we have to do, the things we’re…
  • Confidence in Your Business

    zenhabits
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    By Leo Babauta The urgent desire for a successful business, and the fear of losing business, drives many a good person to do sleazy things. I’m not talking about casino owners or pimps or politicians or corporations. I’m talking about good small business owners who become marketers. Let’s say you have a blog, and you write good stuff, and people like it. Now what? How do you build that into a business? Maybe you see people who’ve made millions online: How did they do it? Internet marketing. They built mailing lists, then manipulated those lists through emotional…
  • 10 Ways to Do What You Don’t Want to Do

    zenhabits
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    By Leo Babauta Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done. The best books would never be written. All the achievements of humankind would be imagined, not realized. So what should we do if we’re facing a task we don’t want to do? Well, we can run, and find distraction. That usually works, until it causes problems. Or we can find a way to get crap done. Here’s how to get crap done. Meditate on why you need to do this. Instead of giving in…
  • On Making It Through Tough Journeys

    zenhabits
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    By Leo Babauta A reader wrote to me about a very tough journey he and his wife are setting out upon, and asked for some words of advice or motivation though this tough time. Difficult times can be a test of our souls, and as such can be some of the most instructive times possible. It’s easy to be happy and motivated when things are going well. But what happens when they fall apart, or unexpected troubles come your way, or things go exactly as you don’t want them to? What do you do then? I’ll share some things I’ve been learning about personally, and give you a word of…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 6 Easy-to-Steal Rituals of Extremely Successful People

    Angel Chernoff
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    We ultimately become what we repeatedly do. Over the years Marc and I have studied the lives of numerous successful people.  We’ve read their books, watched their interviews, interviewed them ourselves, worked with them, and researched them extensively.  We’ve truly learned a lot from their stories.  But above all, we’ve learned that most of these people were not born into success.  They simply did, and continue to do, things that help them realize their full potential.  In other words, they follow a set of prolific rituals. In today’s video blog post we’re going to take a look…
  • 40 Little Ways to Find Happiness in What You Already Have

    Marc Chernoff
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Happiness is an attitude we act upon.  We either make ourselves miserable, or happier and stronger.  The amount of work is the same. “My body sometimes feels sore, but it works.  I don’t sleep well most nights, but I do wake up to experience another day.  My wallet is not full, but my stomach is.  I don’t have all the things I’ve ever wanted, but I do have everything I need.  I’m thankful, because although my life is by no means perfect, it is MY life and I choose to be thankful in it, as I continue to do the best I can.” That’s an entry from my grandmother’s journal,…
  • 25 Things You Should Never Stop Doing for Yourself

    Marc Chernoff
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else. When I was 16 years old and too young to fully grasp the sensitivity of the situation, I interviewed my grandmother’s friend, JoAnn, who was terminally ill, for a school project entitled “The Speed of Life.”  About five minutes into the interview I began questioning JoAnn about her illness and her life situation. “So,” I tried to delicately ask, “What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?” “Well,” she replied, “What is it like to wake up…
  • 20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You

    Marc Chernoff
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Be with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you. This past Sunday, while we were enjoying an afternoon barbeque at our friend Sara’s house, her 16-year-old foster child, Cody, received a visit from his biological mother – a woman who has been in and out of prison and rehab her whole life. Although Sara was a bit reluctant about it, she let them talk in the family room alone, and we eavesdropped from the kitchen just to make sure everything was okay. Cody’s mother was extremely rough around the edges and almost immediately started bringing up hurtful memories from the…
  • 4 Good Reminders When You’ve Had a Bad Day

    Angel Chernoff
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:14 pm
    I have learned that life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and that life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to push forward even when times are tough. Sometimes I catch myself staring at the people around me – studying their gestures and expressions.  I wonder, “What’s their story?  What are they searching for?  What makes their heart beat with happiness, with sorrow, with fear, and with longing?”  And then I ask myself, “What thoughts might Marc and I post on this blog to inspire them, and to remind them…
 
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    Organize IT

  • Involved In Geophysics: Professional Responsibilities

    Adam
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Depending on the specialization (exploration, seismology geophysics and etc.), a geophysicist is responsible for various tasks implementation. Thus, a geophysics specialist can conduct the business in a research laboratory equipped with all the bells and whistles as well as in the field, leaving the comfortable office for site exploration. Geophysicists typically visit deserts, mountains and other unusual and hard to reach places; sometimes they have no other choice but to climb the mountains or cross over wild rivers. Geophysicists are involved in various natural deposits researches, ore,…
  • A Korean-Japanese Discovers The Way For Massive Graphene Production

    Adam
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    A group of researchers from Korea and Japan announced they have found a simple way for industrial scale production of two-dimensional graphene film. The neoteric material is more affordable, transparent and durable in comparison with indium tin oxide (ITO), used as a transparent conductor at the moment. Graphene offers immunity to decay effect and incredible lifetime. The brand-new material represents a carbon layer of only 1 atom in thickness, where carbon atoms form a hexagonal lattice, which reminds of a bee honeycomb. Graphene film was discovered in 2005 by a group of scientists from the…
  • No-Win No-Fee Investment Fund Shut Down

    Adam
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:08 pm
    A far famed investment fund with a charging structure functioning under the ‘no win no fee’ principle was shut down as it fails to win over savers. Established in the first quarter of 2011 by Nigel Legge, a proficient and respectable stock picker, The Vinculum Global Equity faces its last days. An affair started by Legge collided with a major finance issue – the former Liontrust headman, the fund has managed to raise as little as 2.5m in euro. Therefore, an economically non-viable enterprise was subjected to a radical measure – shut down. Three years ago, just when the fund was called…
  • The Basics Of Scrap Metal

    Adam
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:37 am
    A solid scrap metal dealer is highly likely to buy virtually any kind of scrap metal; however, if you are looking to plunge into the business, undergoing a basic training is obligatory. Let’s start from the very beginning – the definition. The large class of scrap metals is typically represented by a variety of obsolete metal products, collected for further processing. Scrap metals are subjected to melting procedure, and once this sub-mission is accomplished, the materials enter the manufacturing line iteratively. Generally, scrap metal is characterized by the types of metal it consists…
  • Choosing A Maternity Wedding Dress Properly

    Adam
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:03 am
    Pregnant brides have their own special charm and there is no reason in abandoning the idea of celebration and wearing an elegant wedding dress because of a rounded tummy. Mentioned below is a couple of tips on how to choose a wedding dress properly and enjoy one of the best days in your life. Wedding dress must be comfortable and figure-flattering, plus it should reflect your personality and make you squeal with delight when you wear it. Remember, that your baby will have enough stress when relieving the exciting moments with you, so you should at least make him or her feel comfortable in…
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    The Happiness Project

  • The Secret to Happiness, in Three Words, According to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    I had the chance to make a quick visit to my hometown of Kansas City yesterday. There was an event at which Justice O’Connor was interviewed, along with two of her clerks — one of whom was me. As always, I was so happy to see the Justice, and I was reminded of a conversation we had a few years ago, about happiness, so I decided to re-post this account. Years ago, when I was a lawyer, I clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – which was one of those rare, amazing, once-in-a-lifetime work experiences. There are many reasons that I don’t regret law school and my years as a…
  • Story: The Fact Is, It’s Nice to Be Appreciated.

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    This week’s video story: It’s nice to be appreciated. Even if you don’t do something for the recognition — the recognition is nice. How I love stories when virtue is rewarded! Here’s the one that I mention in the video, that I already posted, and here’s one for today: Note that my friend’s acts of kindness weren’t “random acts of kindness “; they were very specific. But they were very kind. How about you? Have you ever recognized — or been recognized — in this way? If you’re reading this post through the daily email, click…
  • How Do You Feel About the Need to Pay — or Something for Free?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Did I mention that I’m writing a book about how we make and break habits? Oh yes, I think I did. It’s called Before and After, and it will be out next spring. Sign up here if you want to know when it goes on sale. Here’s a habit-related issue that I’ve been pondering lately: the need to pay, or the ability to get something for free. I think that these conditions can affect our habits. First, paying. When forming habits, we’re surprisingly affected by how convenient an activity is. We can harness this, with the Strategies of Convenience and Inconvenience, to…
  • “Collectors…Who Aim at Completing a Series, and Those Who Long to Possess Things that Have Betwitched Them.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    “Collectors are basically of two kinds; those who aim at completing a series, and those who long to possess things that have bewitched them. The former, of whom stamp and coin collectors are the obvious examples, enjoy the pleasures of a limited aim, and its comforting certainties. The latter may suffer ups and downs, changes of heart and deceptions, but they have several great advantages. They never know when some new love will inflame them; they learn a great deal more about themselves from their possessions; and in the end they are surrounded by old friends, with long love stories…
  • Before and After: “When I’d Leave My Office, I Wouldn’t Visit the Restroom.”

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break habits–an issue  very relevant to happiness. Each week, I’ll post a before-and-after story submitted by a reader, about how he or she successfully changed a habit. We can all learn from each other. If you’d like to share your story, contact me here. To hear when the book goes on sale, sign up here. This week’s story comes from someone who wants to stay anonymous. I have to say, this is one of the most ingenious strategies I’ve encountered in all my research. It’s a strategy that’s readily…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Research Digest posts, #1: A self-fulfilling fallacy?

    tomstafford
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    This week I will be blogging over at the BPS Research Digest. The Digest was written for over ten years by psychology-writer extraordinaire Christian Jarrett, and I’m one of a series of guest editors during the transition period to a new permanent editor. My first piece is now up, and here is the opening: Lady Luck is fickle, but many of us believe we can read her mood. A new study of one year’s worth of bets made via an online betting site shows that gamblers’ attempts to predict when their luck will turn has some unexpected consequences. Read the rest over at the digest,…
  • Why all babies love peekaboo

    tomstafford
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Peekaboo is a game played over the world, crossing language and cultural barriers. Why is it so universal? Perhaps because it’s such a powerful learning tool. One of us hides our eyes and then slowly reveals them. This causes peals of laughter from a baby, which causes us to laugh in turn. Then we do it again. And again. Peekaboo never gets old. Not only does my own infant daughter seem happy to do it for hours, but when I was young I played it with my mum (“you chuckled a lot!” she confirms by text message) and so on back through the generations. We are all born with unique…
  • A history of the mind in 25 parts

    vaughanbell
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    BBC Radio 4 has just kicked off a 25-part radio series called ‘In Search of Ourselves: A History of Psychology and the Mind’. Because the BBC are not very good at the internet, there are no podcasts – streaming audio only, and each episode disappears after seven days. Good to see the BBC are still on the cutting edge of 20th Century media. The series looks fantastic however and it aims to cover psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and the diverse history of dealing with mental distress. The first episode is already online so worth tuning in while you can.   Link to In…
  • Detecting inner consciousness

    vaughanbell
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Mosaic has an excellent in-depth article on researchers who are trying to detect signs of consciousness in patients who have fallen into coma-like states. The piece meshes the work of neuroscientists Adrian Owen, Nicholas Schiff and Steven Laureys who are independently looking at how to detect signs of consciousness in unresponsive brain-injured patients. It’s an excellent piece and communicates the key difference between various states of poor response after brain injury that are crucial for making sense of the ‘consciousness in coma’ headlines. One of the key concepts is…
  • Spike activity 18-04-2014

    vaughanbell
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wired has a fascinating interview with psychopath researcher Kent Kiehl. He of the mobile brain scanner. Scanning brain energy could help predict who will wake from vegetative state. Interesting piece on preliminary research covered by The Conversation Contrary to news stories, a recent study did not tell us that smoking weed damages your brain, reports The Daily Beast. Gay genes? Yeah, but no, well kind of… but, so what? Excellent piece from Wiring the Brain. You guys all read Wiring the Brain right? The Association for Psychological…
 
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    Scott H Young

  • How Much Harder is Learning Chinese Than Spanish?

    Scott Young
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    A big question I had in my mind before starting this trip was how much harder is learning an Asian language like Chinese than a European one like Spanish? Obviously Chinese is harder, but how much? Is it just a little harder than Spanish or is it several times more difficult? My experience with both Chinese and Spanish is limited: I spent three months in Spain and am entering my third month in China. However, I would say both have been a success. There’s still a lot to learn, but I feel I can have conversations about most topics in both languages and, in the case of Spanish, I can also…
  • The Three-Step Strategy to Study Hard Without Burning Out

    Scott Young
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Most of the time I talk about learning better, I try to focus on long-term habits. Build good habits over months and years, and they’ll serve you for the rest of your life. Even if you fall off the wagon, it’s easier to rebuild old habits than construct fresh ones. Sometimes, however, you won’t have that luxury. You’ll have a big test or deadline which you need to learn a lot, fast. In this article, I’m going to share the strategy I used both when tackling the roughly four-fold pace of the MIT Challenge and currently, learning to speak Chinese over three months. What makes this…
  • Never Be Too Pleased With Your Past Work

    Scott Young
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Out of the thousand articles I’ve written, there are few that I genuinely like. Most of those I feel are mostly correct or useful, upon reflection, are still lacking in a lot of ways. Sometimes they’re too wordy, the research is too sparse or there are obvious counterarguments I ignored. I feel the same way about all of my books, and all of my products. Since I wrote Learn More, Study Less, several years ago, I’ve done at least five major renovations (although often as different packages, rather than a complete replacement to its predecessor). Even after five generations, I’m still…
  • Learning Portuguese Over 2 Months + 1 Week

    Scott Young
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:11 pm
    I originally wrote this article about learning Portuguese in the last week of our stay in Brazil. Now, more than a month later, we’re finally able to upload the video. Hopefully the nearly one-month lateness of this post doesn’t confuse anyone. It’s my last week here in Brazil, learning Portuguese. Vat and I landed a little over two months ago in Florianopolis with the goal of not speaking English the entire time. I wanted to share my thoughts on our progress, as well as how it differed from Spain, the first country of our four-part journey. Overall Language Progress Before I go into…
  • I Was Wrong About China: A First Two Weeks in China (and Chinese)

    Scott Young
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:53 am
    A little less than two weeks ago, Vat and I arrived in Kunming, China with the goal of not speaking any English. Now that we’re in I wanted to write about life in China and first impressions on learning Chinese. I wanted to be as thorough as possible documenting the progress in learning Chinese, so for those who are only mildly interested, I’ve divided the article into six parts, which you can skip through: Why I Was Wrong About China Life in China First Impressions on Learning Chinese My Goals for Chinese Studying Chinese Immersion in Chinese EDIT: When I originally wrote this article, I…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Jesus Was A Socialist

    Tim Brownson
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I’m not a religious person, but equally, I’m not anti-religion either. My stance on God is similarly non-committal. I don’t believe in a higher power, but nor I disbelieve in a higher power. I guess I’m an agnostic. The fact of the matter is, nobody knows about the latter and it’s impossible to accurately quantify the value of the former. Of course some delusional souls from both sides of the debate who don’t understand the difference between a belief and a fact, will insist that they know for sure God either does or doesn’t exist. And likewise, people who are deeply religious…
  • What Is Sunk Cost Fallacy – And Why Can It Hurt You?

    Tim Brownson
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    In the early 90’s driven on by my love of music I started a record store in my rather small home town. I knew from the get-go that I couldn’t afford to spend all my time there because I needed a steady income to pay my mortgage and as such I looked for a partner. After many beer fueled chats in pubs and even one in particular at a soccer game I was introduced to a guy who fitted the bill. He didn’t have my business skills or much money to invest, but he did have a love of music, a good ear for what would and wouldn’t sell and a strong desire to make it happen. The first year was a…
  • My Name Is Tim And I Have A Garden Gnome Addiction

    Tim Brownson
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Just over 10 years ago I had two discs in my neck removed at C4 and C5. At the time I knew I had problems with other discs lower down and further procedures were probably going to be necessary at some stage. I started having some discomfort a few months ago and made an appointment to see a spinal specialist. During the consult he asked me about my previous surgeries and said, “I see you had a discectomy and spinal fusion in 2003.” “No” I said, “I didn’t have a fusion, just the discectomy” He looked at me blankly for a moment and then nodded slowly whilst saying, “Well we…
  • How Your Focus is Screwing Up Your Future

    Tim Brownson
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    The following is a guest post from Lea Bullen. ———— My aunt doesn’t drive. She never learned. Well, actually kind of she did. After buying a new car and having a couple of children, my uncle thought it would be a good idea for his wife to learn to drive. She had never gotten behind the wheel before but things were changing and it’s a useful skill. Her being able to drive would be great. She and the kids wouldn’t have to wait for him or be limited to the schedule of public transportation. They could just hop in the car sitting right outside and be on…
  • 20 Awesome Celebrity Quotes Worth Sharing

    Tim Brownson
    16 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    There is a cognitive bias in psychology called the halo effect. Effectively it means that the more we admire and/or like somebody, the more we are likely to agree and align with something they say. Advertisers use it to great effect when paying huge sums to stars to promote their products. After all, if the latest hot celeb is wearing a product it must be worth buying, right? Politicians use it also, which is why few Obama fanatics can see his flaws and few GOP members can see his attributes. Sadly, some people take this celebrity worship to ridiculous lengths. Rather than stop to think if…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 4 Alternatives to Aggressive Behavior That Can Lead to a Better and Happier You

    Rob_Leonardo
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Why do you always end up resenting making tantrums, sounding like a bitch, losing your patience or blowing your top?  Is it because you really were having a bad day or the person you were dealing with was such a pain in the neck? Whichever is the case, most of us do not like having to end up making such a scene. Remember those hurtful feelings, regrets, thinking whether you should have done that or not, or brooding over whether you were right in that behavior or not? This happens many times when you end up with an aggressive behavior or response. Healthline.com describes this: Aggressive…
  • Five Important Steps You Should Take After A Recovery Program

    Hannah Whittenly
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Recovery does not end after a recovery program does. Whether you have been in treatment for thirty, sixty or ninety days, there is a lot more work to be done. If you are really serious about staying clean, then there are some additional steps that should be taken in order to stay on the road to recovery. Find Meetings Most recovery programs are based on a twelve step program. It is important to find twelve step meetings near you and attend them regularly. For anyone new to recovery, most people recommend ninety meetings in ninety days. There are meetings at almost any time of day, from early…
  • 5 Things You Can Do to Kickstart Your Day

    Sid
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Have you ever had days where you just don't feel like doing anything? At the end of the day, you look back and you realize you've accomplished nothing. These are called zero days. Zero productivity, zero accomplishments, zero wins. It's alright to relax and unwind once in a while, but if it happens too often, you need to change something. And the best time to start that change is in the morning. The morning is the most important part of our day. It sets the tone and tempo for the rest of the day. If you're feeling lethargic and unmotivated in the morning, you'll likely retain that feeling all…
  • How To Live Life On A Fully Charged Battery

    Vani Chugh
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”---Harriet Tubman Beautiful words, right? It’s our dreams and the hope of fulfilling them that can make life joyful. Yet, it’s these very dreams, the road bumps we encounter as we chase them and those odd curve balls that life keeps throwing our way that gradually start choking the dreamer in all of us. While some of us maybe better equipped to handle failures thanks to our conditioning and personality, there are many…
  • 7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average

    Alden Tan
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:36 pm
    I've come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average. Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it means you're inherently good and will lead an ordinary life . You probably wouldn't bring any harm to those around you. But normal can mean average, where you you don't push yourself to truly live your life to the fullest and realize your greatest potential. And the sad part is, being average is under the guise of being normal. Thus, people readily accept it. Ready to shatter the illusion and step it up? Here's 7 things you're doing that's…
 
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    Life Optimizer

  • 4 Essential Things You Need to Prepare for Difficult Times

    Donald Latumahina
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Whether you like it or not, the fact is that there will be difficult times in life. So the best thing you can do is to prepare yourself before they come. If you do, you will survive or even thrive. But if you don’t, such times could ruin you. It’s your preparation that makes the difference. Preparation takes time though, so don’t wait until the last moment before you start. Start early so that you will be ready when the time comes. I’m sure there are others, but here are four essential things you need to prepare for difficult times: 1. Emergency fund. Bad things could happen to your…
  • The Key Mindset for Your Personal Growth

    Donald Latumahina
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to your personal growth, your mindset plays an important role. If you have the right mindset, you will grow much. But if you don’t, you will hinder your own growth. Your mindset in this case could be either fixed mindset or growth mindset. Fixed mindset believes that your abilities are fixed. You are either good at something or you aren’t. If you believe that you aren’t good at math, for instance, then you will take it as a fact that can never change. Fixed mindset is the enemy of personal growth. Growth mindset, on the other hand, believes that you can always…
  • How Has Your Year Been?

    Donald Latumahina
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    We are now in April, and that means a quarter has passed in 2014. There are only three quarters left this year. I think it’s a good time to stop and reflect on how our year has been. Has it been a good one? Or perhaps it’s not as good as it should be? Many people wait until the end of the year before they do some reflection. But that’s too late! Isn’t it better to do it now while we can still get things right this year? To help you reflect, here are three questions that you could ask yourself: Are you on track to achieve your goals? You might have set some goals in the New Year. But…
  • How to Achieve Your Goals with the Power of Iteration

    Donald Latumahina
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    A few weeks ago I wrote that optimism is a key attitude that you must have to do great things. Optimism is indeed important, but it’s not enough. You still need to get good at what you do. You still need to achieve your goals. For this, a method that I find useful is iteration. It means that instead of trying to be perfect the first time you do something, you simply aim to get better over time. You want your second try to be better than your first one, your third try to be better than your second one, and so on. This way you will eventually achieve your goal. The development of Microsoft…
  • My Productivity Interview: 5 Questions Answered

    Donald Latumahina
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    Dan Schawbel recently interviewed me on the topic of productivity. In the interview, he gave me some good questions that I think touch the core of the topic. Here they are: What are some of the best ways to have a productive day? What are a few of your routines everyday that make you more productive and give you life balance? What is the best way to save your time? What are the obstacles to saving time on projects? Can you name some of the productivity tools you recommend and why they are important? How has technology made workers more productive yet less productive at the same time? More…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • Last Chance to Join The Simplicity Course

    Henrik Edberg
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Just a quick heads up today. I will stop selling the first course I created – The Simplicity Course – in 5 days, at midnight EST on Friday the 25:th of April. Why? It is time to make room for new premium programs. And although I still think The Simplicity Course is a very helpful course it is also spread over many areas of personal development like simpler thinking, social skills, losing weight and becoming more productive. At this point I want to create more focused programs like the step-by-step courses I have created during the past two years and will continue to do as this year…
  • 29 Inspiring Procrastination and Productivity Quotes

    Henrik Edberg
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    You know what you want to do. You certainly know what you need to be doing. But you’re off somewhere else. Because procrastination has once again swept into your mind and actions. And so you escape. Onto Facebook, into a video game or a movie or simply by doing easier and less important tasks. I am no stranger to this. I have been there hundreds of times, especially during my early twenties when I was I college. But what can you do about it? Well, today I won’t be sharing what has been most helpful for me to minimize my own procrastination. Instead I’d like to offer 29 of the smartest,…
  • How to Stay Positive: 11 Smart Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    “Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” Bo Bennett “To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.” Peter McWilliams “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin One of the very first things I started to work on consciously with my own personal development was to improve my outlook on life. It was over 10 years ago that I started to delve into this topic and to step by step – and while sometimes tumbling backwards – build a more…
  • How to Stop Catastrophizing and Start Living a Happier and More Relaxed Life

    Henrik Edberg
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin One of the most destructive daily habits I carried with me for a long time and I think it is a very common one for many people was the thought habit of catastrophizing. This is when you build up a nightmare scenario of how everything could go totally wrong in some situation and imagine a big catastrophe in your mind. You may have a presentation tomorrow and your mind starts to pull up a scenario where you have left your notes at home, you make a fool of yourself, you are embarrassed…
  • I’m 34 Today (So You Get 34% Off on All My Products for the Next 34 Hours)

    Henrik Edberg
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:25 am
    NOTE: This offer is now over. Today is my 34:th birthday. And I want to do something fun to celebrate that and to thank you for all your kindness and support over this past year. So for the next 34 hours you can get any of my 6 digital and downloadable courses and guides at a 34 percent discount. This offer is only available until 01.00 a.m EST (that’s 5.00 a.m GMT) Saturday the 29:th of March. I’m off to celebrate a bit now, have a wonderful day and check out the information below to learn more about the courses and guides. You can get any of these downloadable courses and guides…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • David Allen Featured in Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video

    Boss
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:55 pm
    An inspiring promo video for Leadercast which features David Allen from last year’s Leadercast Live event. Leadercast ’13 Highlight Video from Leadercast on Vimeo.
  • Sustaining Flow with GTD

    Boss
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Robert Peake with Next Action Associates, the GTD team in the UK, has shared a great TED Talk entitled “Flow, the Secret to Happiness” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  Combined with Peake’s article on “Sustaining Flow with GTD,” this is a great addition to your Read/Review folder! Click here to read the full article and watch the TED talk.
  • GTD – A Key to Organizational Success

    John Forrister
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:13 pm
    The Software Advice blog called A Million Little Wins has a post about how they’ve applied GTD at an organizational level. Borrowing from the classic text on organization, Getting Things Done by David Allen, we updated the author’s advice to reflect the modern project management tools that we use and adapted his core principles to apply to our business. Here’s what we teach to all of our employees: This is our adaptation of Allen’s “getting things done.”  The principle is twofold: Get everything out of your head and documented in one place. Most people know that if you need…
  • It’s Time to Get Your Email Under Control!

    Boss
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Register now!  Join us Tuesday, April 29 from 10-11:15 a.m. PDT, for our “Getting Email Under Control” webinar.  We’ll  focus on the keys for effectively managing email. You’ll learn strategies for dealing with backlog, the questions to ask to get “In” to zero on a regular basis, and tips for organizing actionable and non-actionable email. 
  • “Envision Wild Success” featured in Inc. Magazine

    Boss
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Inc. Magazine’s Article “30-Second Strategies for Better Performance and Productivity” features GTD’s “envision wild success” as it’s number one 30-second strategy.  Read the full article here!  
 
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    Evolving Worker

  • Go For Emergency Locksmith

    Johannes Kraft
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Your house or car keys are so critical that you cannot proceed with your daily activities if they are lost. If you lose the car keys, it will be impossible to drive to work or other places you wanted to use the car for. An emergency situation occurs when you suddenly realize that the keys are missing. Here are situations when you should reach an emergency locksmith for assistance.  A 24 hr locksmith is an expert who understands all locking systems and that will help you to unlock any type of padlock. Because of the mature of their work, the locksmiths ensure that they are always ready to…
  • Why Cleaning Services Are Important

    Johannes Kraft
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Cleaning services are inevitable in our society today. This is because of the type of environment that we live in. Our environments are prone to getting dirty and dusty depending on the kind of activities we engage in. Dirt can vary from solid to liquid and even to gas depending on their source. Cleaning services are therefore very important especially in ensuring that places. Cleaning services are important because of a number of reasons. To begin with, they are important in the enhancement of a clean environment. Take an example of your house. Cleaning services make sure that the house…
  • Role Of The Certified Town Planning Consultants

    Johannes Kraft
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    The local government mainly takes the initiative of implementing the idea of town planning for the effective development of the native communities. The government officials who are solely dedicated and directed towards the drafting and implementation of the town planning under the instructions of the government are called town planners. These town planning consultants mostly deal with the planning of the development of urban or town areas by including all the social facilities out there. Their primary responsibilities are highly focused towards the orderly and systematic house planning along…
  • Custom Built Kitchen Cabinet

    Johannes Kraft
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Custom built kitchen cabinets are important home additions that you should be going for. Better yet, you can make your own cabinet depending on your personal preferences and have it deliver its expected purpose. The custom built kitchen cabinets are important in the storage of kitchen stuff including ingredients and even utensils depending on the size. Constructing kitchen cabinets as an additional action after building is always the right thing to do because it saves you the hustle of having to buy extra tools and furniture for storage such as stools and mini cupboards. Wall mounted cabinets…
  • Usefulness Of House Washing

    Johannes Kraft
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    House washing is a process that involves using a pressure washer to clean the interior or exterior of a house and yard. Using a high-velocity water spray the pressure washer can spray away mud, dirt, dust, algae, mold, paint, oil, grease and grime from the surfaces like concrete, verandahs, pavements, footpaths, roofs, bricks, timber, windows, paintwork, stairwells and driveways. House washing is often used as the step undertaken before painting or re-painting a house, after renovations have been completed on a house or room or to clean a house and yard before selling a property.  A…
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    Productive Flourishing

  • Five Ways Founders Stifle Business Growth

    Charlie Gilkey
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In the last part of this short series on founder’s mojo, we discussed that the founder’s most important job was to focus on their biggest business growth opportunities, but they’re usually not doing this because they’re wearing far too many hats. Past a certain stage of business, it’s impossible for founders to effectively stay on top of all of the important functions in the four key dimensions of business  - strategy, marketing, operations, and finance. What tends to happen is that they get stuck in operations – to use Michael Gerber’s phrase on…
  • Get Rich Slowly: Be Your Own CFO Review

    Charlie Gilkey
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    “Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.” – PT Barnum Bottom-line Up Front: Get Rich Slowly: Be Your Own CFO deserves to be one of the five books on personal finance on your “shelf,” even if that shelf is digital. It’s accessible, stuffed with resources and interviews for both education and inspiration, and the year-long email course will keep you managing your money rather than having your money manage you. Money may not buy happiness, but it turns out that not having it tends to heap on a lot of unhappiness for people at the same time that people…
  • Why You Really Don’t Have a Time Management Problem

    Charlie Gilkey
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” – Stephen Covey If you’re wondering about how you can become better at time management, it’s quite likely that you’re asking the wrong questions. Much like I mentioned in 50+ Better Questions to Ask than How to Be More Productive, asking better questions about what we’re doing makes the doing a lot easier. Time management, as a concept, is bankrupt. Let’s canvass some of the reasons for this, shall we?: You’re only going to have 24 hours in a day no…
  • Three in the Morning

    Charlie Gilkey
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    When we wear out our minds, stubbornly clinging to one partial view of things, refusing to see a deeper agreement between this and its complimentary opposite, we have what is called “three in the morning.” What is this “three in the morning?” A monkey trainer went to his monkeys and told them: “As regards your chestnuts: you are going to have three measures in the morning and four in the afternoon.” At this they all become angry. So he said: “All right, in that case I will give you four in the morning and three in the afternoon.” This time they…
  • How Creative Accretion Leads to Epiphanies

    Charlie Gilkey
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    If you’ve ever thought about the creative process, you may have wondered how we go from idly musing about something one day to an epiphany many days later in a completely different context. Creative accretion is one type of catalytic activity that helps us understand what’s going on. Accretion is normally used to describe how stellar systems are formed. The gravity of a particularly heavy molecule in the void of space attracts smaller particles to it and the smaller molecules stick to the heavier one. The heavier molecule is now that much heavier, so it attracts even more…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to a million Americans will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. That $444 billion is a lot of money, but how much is it really? Let’s put that number into context for you. Revenue-wise this is about the size of the entire U.S. entertainment and media sector (E&M). This includes the entire film industry (movies, videos, Hollywood,…
  • Skydiving in Las Vegas on April 14

    Steve Pavlina
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14. We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I believe we freefall for about a minute, then parachute for 5-7 minutes. It looks like we’ll have a nice view of Lake Mead as we jump out of the plane. You’re welcome to join us if this sounds like something you’d like to try. If you want to jump with us, you can make a…
  • Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. Turn it upside down. Spin it around. Notice that your brain is able to recognize the object no matter how you position it. You can change the lighting by putting the object in shadow. You can obscure part of it from view. You can bend or break it. And your brain still recognizes that object…
  • Disruptive Innovation

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct sales model. New Jersey is the fifth state to ban Tesla sales so far. Two other states also severely restrict Tesla sales, and at least two more have pending legislation along these lines. Tesla stirred up a hornet’s nest of…
  • Let’s Go Skydiving!

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Sometimes I’m asked what drives me most, what inspires me to take action. My answer is curiosity. I’m curious about a great many things. I love to learn experientially most of all. Here’s a list of some things I’ve explored in my life thus far (in no particular order): 30 days of continuous travel 35 days of continuous travel 3 months of comedy improv lessons and two live performances 6 years of Toastmasters (dozens of speeches) competing in several speech contests traveling and speaking internationally 2 years serving as an officer of a non-profit corporation…
 
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    Get Organised

  • 7 Day Productivity Plan – An Infographic

    admin
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.The post 7 Day Productivity Plan – An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Sleep & Time – An Infographic

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  The post Sleep & Time – An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Quote: Perfection

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The post Productivity Quote: Perfection appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Quote: Get it Done

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The post Productivity Quote: Get it Done appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Quote: Work and Money

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The post Productivity Quote: Work and Money appeared first on Get Organised.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Test Your Vocabulary

    Marc Majers
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    How well is your vocabulary? This test below is the estimated number of entries in a standard dictionary for which you know at least one definition. How well did you do? Testyourvocab.com
  • Instagram Tips For Parents

    Marc Majers
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    What is Instagram? Who can see my teens photos? If you are looking for answers to these questions follow the link below. Here are some Instagram tips from the link: Ignore people you don’t want to hear from. . Block people that bother you. Report problematic content. http://help.instagram.com/154475974694511/
  • Heartbleed Status Check

    Marc Majers
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    Below is some information on the Heartbleed bug that is or was impacting certain (but not all) secure websites. The primary ones affected are those websites that used a free open-source encryption technology to cut the cost of encryption. It appears most financial and banking websites did not use this free encryption tool but I have not yet confirmed that. The second attached article discusses Heartbleed as it pertains to Fidelity. Experts are cautioning NOT to change your password until the website in question is patched. The status of patching can be checked on this website:…
  • TV Boss – Ratings Information

    Marc Majers
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    Do you know the parental TV ratings? Each time a TV show begins the symbol flashes in the corner to help you to determine if a program is suitable for your child. Below are the current TV ratings. Also below are a few tips from the website regarding curbing your TV viewing habits. TV Ratings TY-Y - All Children TV-Y7 - Directed to Older Children TV-Y7-FV - Directed to Older Children TV-G - General Audience TV-PG - Parental Guidance Suggested TV-14 - Parents Strongly Cautioned TV-MA - Mature Audience Only Household TV Viewing Habits Lay the Groundwork Choose Age-Appropiate Programs…
  • Firefox Download Helper

    Marc Majers
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:48 am
    Need a great browser tool to manage your downloads? Are you a Firefox browser fan? You must have Firefox to use this add-on, but it will revolutionize the way to manage your downloads. This handy add-on helps not only download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites but also works also for audio and picture galleries. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
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    resultsjunkies.com

  • Hello world!

    myragaertnerykkyhl
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Root Simple

  • The Elf and Ethics

    Mr. Homegrown
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Elf is a kind of aerodynamic, electric assist tricycle with solar panels to charge the batteries. It’s a type of vehicle, somewhere between a bike and a car, that a number of inventors have tinkered with over the years. Good arguments exist for and against this type of transportation. On the one hand it uses far fewer resources than an automobile. But one could also argue, as does the owner of a bike shop in this video, that we’d all be better off with a far simpler and less expensive bicycle. I can see both sides of the argument. Perhaps younger folks should take to bicycles…
  • Easter Lessons

    Mrs. Homegrown
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    So, facing an overabundance of eggs, and having hard boiled a dozed out of desperation and having espied a charming post on naturally dyed Easter eggs, I decided to have a go at dyeing eggs on Saturday night.  The eggs our ladies deliver are all shades of beige to brown, so I worried that they’d not take dye as well as white eggs, but the post promised good results with brown eggs, and the dyes were deep and earthy enough that it seemed it would not matter. The technique was simple–a one to one ratio of organic matter to water, boiled 15 minutes or more, cooled, and then spiked…
  • Saturday Linkages: Of Gut Microbes and Hyperbolic Bronnerianism

    Mr. Homegrown
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Futura House: a prefab tiny house from the 1960s. It’s time to bring back the #futurahouse: http://www.thefuturohouse.com/  The Surprising Gut Microbes of African Hunter-Gatherers http://www.wired.com/2014/04/hadza-hunter-gatherer-gut-microbiome/ … FDA says, keep lilies away from your cats http://barfblog.com/2014/04/fda-says-keep-lilies-away-from-your-cats/ … Sophisticated sundial clock in Medellín, Colombia http://blog.ounodesign.com/2014/04/12/sundial-clock-medellin-colombia/ … Grand Theft Seafood: Popular Farmers’ Market Fish Vendor Arrested on Multiple…
  • On the Back Porch of America

    Mr. Homegrown
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    I rag on Hollywood a lot. But today, for a change, I get to point to something positive. Root Simple pal and LA bike revolutionary, Ben Guzman and his business partner Angela Wood produce videos, through their company Small Medium Large, that readers of this blog will love. Small Medium Large’s series, The Back Porch of America, is like the Foxfire books come to life. You can watch a couple of episodes here. This is what television would look like if we dispensed with false reality show drama and treated subjects with respect. Four more episodes will come out later this year. Small…
  • Dry Climate Vegetables

    Mr. Homegrown
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here in Arrakis, I mean California, we’re in the midst of a terrible drought. And unfortunately, most of the seeds we buy for our vegetable gardens are adapted to require lots of water. One solution is to find veggies that have reseeded accidentally without supplemental irrigation. Here’s a short list of reseeding rogue veggies from our garden that have thrived with just the small burst of rain we got last month. New Zealand Spinach The one I’m most excited about is New Zealand spinach (Tetragonia tetragonioides). It’s reappeared for at lest three years now. And for us…
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    Shoplet Office Supplies Blog

  • Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

    Diana
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:56 pm
      Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! Set aside some time to offer a word or two of meaningful thanks to your office manager, administrator, secretary, or whoever it is that ties all of the bits and bats of your crazy office together. Don’t know how to go about saying “thanks” ? Aside from professing your gratitude (which is usually more than enough) to the charismatic individual seated at your office’s front desk, it’s also nice to offer your office admin a few endearing gifts to commemorate his or her hard work. Here are some super basic…
  • 5 Best Promotional Products with Serious Staying Power

    Jessica Hodges
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Over 58% of the U.S. population claims to have a promotional product in their home or office, so it’s no surprise that the U.S. ranks #1 worldwide as the country that consumes the most promotional goods. We can’t help it. We just love free giveaways! The average amount of time a consumer keeps a promotional item in their home or workplace is reported to be about 6.5 months. The Promotional Products Association International, a non- profit trade organization, conducted a study to investigate the impact of promotional products on business travelers. One of the major findings concluded that,…
  • Happy Earth Day! Here are Some Green-Tastic Videos

    Diana
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    TODAY IS EARTH DAY! (AKA Shoplet’s favorite holiday) You’ve probably heard that “Earth Day should be celebrated everyday.” Well, the folks here at Shoplet most certainly agree. We’ve instated first-to-the-web green tools and resources to make going green a far easier battle to rage. And our Shop Green page has been a brilliant success. Merely shopping for green recycled products, however, doesn’t come close to the efforts that we exert beyond the scope of retail. That’s why we’ve compiled some super-useful video tutorials and tips, which…
  • WIN a Vinyl Multi-Ring Zippered Portfolio from Samsill!

    Diana
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    This Samsill Vinyl Multi-Ring Zippered Portfolio is basically like carrying around a portable, yet fashionable, office. Bring this portfolio pack, containing all of your super important notes and office accessories, to meetings, on your daily commute, or to your local cafe. Never be without your essential documents, thanks to this zippered portfolio from Samsill! Here’s what this all-in-one organizational beauty features: -A wraparound security zipper, which opens to a lined interior -A dual-powered calculator -An expandable snap closure document pocket -An 8.5×11″ writing…
  • Best of Office Weekly Roundup 188

    Diana
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Grow plants from pencils?? Awesome. Via Magazine Timepass LOL these passive aggressive office notes are awesome. Via The FW Make your own awesome upcycled notebook! Via Joyzz These are TOO cute. Javier Perez turns everyday objects into cute illustrations. Via My Modern Met  The Make-Everything-OK button really does make everything OK WOW. These pencil lead sculptures are INCREDIBLE. Via Creative Pool Here’s you go-to source for Duck Tape crafts! Via Madin Crafts These coffee mugs are so creative! Via Bens Bargains Happy Easter, everyone!
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    ネットで買い物上手な主婦のブログ

  • 掃除用品のレンタルや清掃サービスならサニクリーン

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    個人・法人ともに無料で見積もりを出してくれるそうなので、レンタルや清掃サービスに興味があれば参考にしてみてください。ちなみに貸出している商品の機能や効果を確かめたい!という人には、無料お試し商品が用意されていますので、まずはそちらを利用してみてから、実際に依頼をしてみるといいでしょう。
  • 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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    Sources of Insight

  • The Skimming Way

    JD
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    “He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.” — Arthur James Balfour If you want to read faster, you need to know how to skim. If you don’t know how to skim, you waste a lot of your time and energy, and you end up buried and overwhelmed by information. Skimming helps you extract the most value in the shortest amount of time. Skimming is not for every scenario.  For example, it’s great for emails, reading on the Web, researching, studying, etc.  It’s not something you use for pleasure reading, where you…
  • 6 Steps to Emotional Mastery

    JD
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” — Oscar Wilde You can be crippled by your emotions, or you can use them as a source for insight and action. If you want to master your emotional intelligence, you can use a specific technique to get better and better over time. Eventually, your emotions will be input and you’ll be able to respond vs. react. In the book, Awaken the Giant Within:  How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, Tony Robbins shares what optimists…
  • 10 Big Ideas from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

    JD
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    “Becoming is better than being.” — Carol S. Dweck What if you could break the chain of limiting thoughts about who you are and all you could be? What if you could embrace challenges, struggles, criticisms, and setbacks as a source of growth? You can. That’s what a growth mindset is all about. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent are simply fixed traits. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed. In the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our…
  • 7 Power Questions to Start Your Day

    JD
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:12 am
    “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” – Voltaire Tony Robbins uses his physiology to create powerful results. He’s trained himself to use his emotions as a source of power in everything he does. You can do the same. By asking yourself the right questions, you can change your focus.  And by focusing on “feeling your feelings”, you can teach yourself to summon your most powerful emotions to support you from the start of the day and throughout your day (you’ll be able to “remember the feeling.”) This is a simple way to practice emotional mastery while you…
  • What Optimists Do Differently

    JD
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” — Oscar Wilde What do optimists do differently than pessimists? They are unrealistic. They ignore their failures. But you know what? It works. They succeed where others fail. In the book, Awaken the Giant Within:  How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny, Tony Robbins shares what optimists do differently. The Secret of the Optimist’s Future Success Optimists see themselves as better than they are. Via Awaken the Giant Within: “In fact, many studies have focused on…
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  • How to create a playlist on youtube

    Alex Chris
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    How to create a playlist on youtube and share it across your devices and with friends. YouTube has millions of videos and songs and instead of searching every time what you want to see or listen, you can create playlists with your popular items and use YouTube like a jukebox! For more nice tips, visit our youtube tricks and tips page. Create your own playlists on YouTube The first step for creating your own playlists on YouTube is to login to your Google account. If you are not logged in then you cannot save your lists or share it with other friends. Step 1: Login to YouTube using your Google…
  • How to change gmail background image

    Alex Chris
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is a very easy way to change gmail background image and add your own photo. This is a feature that was recently introduced to Gmail and besides customizing the background and creating your own theme, you can also share the theme with your friends! If you find this tutorial useful don’t forget to check out our collection of practical and easy to follow gmail tips How to add background image in Gmail Step 1: Login to your gmail account as usual. Step 2: From the SETTINGS button (top right corner) select THEMES Step 3: Locate the Custom Themes section and select either Custom Light or…
  • How to Turn Off or Disable Comments in WordPress

    Alex Chris
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is an easy way to turn off comments in WordPress posts or pages without a plugin and this is what we will explain in this WordPress tutorial. Why you may want to disable comments in WordPress posts or pages? Although comments are welcomed for a lot of reasons, sometimes you may need to turn them off to either avoid spam or to restrict users from posting comments on old posts or outdated topics. WordPress gives you a number of options to control comments and below we will see how to disable comments on new posts, how to turn off comments on old posts and how to allow comments only for a…
  • How to add Google Maps to WordPress

    Alex Chris
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Knowing how to add google maps to WordPress can be useful when you want to show your visitors where your shop or offices are physically located and provide them with directions on how to find you. This is especially true for local businesses and fortunately there is a very easy way to do that in WordPress. If you find this tutorial useful you may also want to check our wordpress tutorials for beginners and especially the one about adding YouTube videos to WordPress. How to add Google Maps in a WordPress Post Our objective with all the WordPress tutorials is to explain how you can do things in…
  • Gmail Tips

    Alex Chris
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Gmail tips and tricks to make a more efficient use of gmail client. Follow this page to receive new gmail tips that will make your life easier. Gmail is among the most popular email clients and while it is very simple to use it is also very powerful. Knowing little tips and tricks can save time and make your work more efficient. Gmail Tips How to change gmail background image There is a very easy way to change gmail background image and add your own photo. This is a feature that was recently introduced to Gmail and besides customizing the background and creating your own theme, you can also…
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  • The bells and whistles for home cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Over the last few posts we have talked about creating a simple cleaning checklist and using basic household items to help keep our home clean and sparkling. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the products that infomercials spruik about. You know, those wonderful products that will make our lives easier, cleaner and more organized if we buy “right now”! Let’s start with the popular products we all know: ShamWow.  Reportedly selling millions over the world, the offer claims it holds 10 times its weight in liquid. Have you got one? Does it really absorb as much…
  • Everyday cleaning essentials that simplify your life

    Kylie Browne
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Now that we have a cleaning schedule organized let’s consider what we already have in our households that can help make our cleaning regime simple and organized. You don’t need all the bells, whistles and marvels that late night television spruiks ad nauseum for 30 minutes at a time! Let’s get back to basics and make an inexpensive, practical list of ways to keep our homes sparkling. Vinegar – clean kettles, coffee cups, tea pots, tiles, chrome, fridges, enamel surfaces, washing machines, rust marks. The wonders of vinegar are endless. Here are 150+ uses for vinegar,…
  • A Simple Checklist For Cleaning

    Kylie Browne
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    It’s of no surprise that women tend to have a greater responsibility when it comes to domestic chores. Some of you may be lucky enough to have a husband (partner, significant other) or children to help with the load. And for those people I give you a heartfelt “yay for you!”. With my husband on shift work and my children still quite young, I tend to take on the majority of the household chores. And some days, it’s overwhelming! A study published in 2012 by  PLos ONE, researched the connection between domestic work and physiological distress. After studying more than…
  • 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home – Yes You CAN Do It!

    Kylie Browne
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:18 am
    Not another declutter program? No, not another… this is our most powerful home declutter program! 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home For the third time we will be running 7 Days To A Dramatically Decluttered Home online. So whether you’re a first timer or you’re back to refresh your decluttering challenges, be ready to start on Monday 7 April. Unsure about joining? Here’s what people are saying about the program: This program was just the push I needed to start to get my place back in shape – especially after the toll of years of on-and-off renovations.
  • Make Way For Change!

    Kylie Browne
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    A funny episode of How I  Met Your Mother saw one of the characters, Barney, refusing to allow any of his belongings to be thrown out when his new girlfriend, Quinn, moves in with him. Yet Quinn throws away most of her things so that they didn’t have doubles of everything. Barney was challenged by a friend who suggested that he didn’t throw anything away because he secretly didn’t think the relationship would work out. Hence,  he would be less  troubled and inconvenienced if the relationship did sour. His life wouldn’t change much. His apartment, his belongings, his…
 
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  • spring is here!

    BLOGitse
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
         Yes, it’s true – spring is here! A few weeks earlier than ‘normally’ but what is normal today!       Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays In My City          
  • I saw…

    BLOGitse
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:18 pm
      …a reindeer. Having a spring break in Helsinki?!       …a driftwood with shadow       …open sea – no ice, no snow!!! yeeee!       …a retro car         Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays In My City       Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • women by Paco Sanguino

    BLOGitse
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
      Hola a todos! I’m back at home again. Hubby came to Málaga for a short vacation and we came back home together.   Here in Helsinki evenings are brighter again – today sunset is at 8:11 pm. And no snow!!!   We visited El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC). Here are a few paintings of Paco Sanguino’s collection.   I like these a lot – how about you? Do you like this type of art?     Shadows, painted shadows!                       Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays…
  • I can feel the spring…

    BLOGitse
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:37 am
        THANK YOU for your supporting messages last weekend!   I feel good today! I’ve even lost some weight - thanks to my strict but healthy diet. Can’t remember when I’ve eaten so much fruits and vegetables!       Shiny sea….     The Weekend in Black&White     and here you can see how far I shot that b&w shot…         shadows at the beach       Signs of spring!     But how about these…     SLURP! yummyyummyyummy!!!     Shadow Shot…
  • i was on a drip

    BLOGitse
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:04 am
        4 days in a hospital, I got out today. I had diverticulitis, not really dangerous but enough to keep me in a hospital. Today I feel fine!     The Weekend in Black&White     Shadow Shot Sunday2     Sundays In My City       I’ll have more photos next week. Now I have too much other things to do   Have a relaxing weekend!    
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  • Six Months in Hawaii: Hawaii Island Gourmet

    Nick
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:55 pm
    I wrote a post a few months back about my journey to Hawaii Island. After nearly eight years living in Japan, my wife and I decided to come back to the US and chose Hawaii as our new home. We just recently passed the six month mark, and all is going well. We were finally able to move from our one room condo in Hilo to a house in Mountain View. We have a little longer drive and it is a little colder, but we wanted to live here for a while before we commit to purchasing. We are hoping it will be a little warmer during the summer months. My wife found a job working at a tour company that…
  • DIY Standing Computer Desk

    Nick
    5 Jan 2014 | 2:54 pm
    I’m not a big fan of heart attacks and I definitely want to avoid back problems. There are a growing number of studies showing how bad sitting all day is for you. The animated video below lists a number of the problems that are caused . (Also see below for what you need to build one yourself) Unfortunately, I still have to spend a lot of time in front of a computer nearly everyday. When I first learned about people using standing desks I wanted to give it a try. At the time, I knew I would be moving soon and so I never did. I have recently moved to Hawaii and I needed a way to create…
  • Made in the USA

    Nick
    25 Nov 2013 | 12:26 pm
    A town full of empty buildings, closed signs, and homeless people. This was the sight I was greeted with after returning to my home town after seven years in Japan. I recently watched “Death by China“, a movie about how all the products coming from China, and the policies and methods that are used to create them, are destroying America. Since I have been out of the country for so long, the change has not been gradual. A lot of the information in this video wasn’t new to me. It’s no surprise that there are bad and unsafe working conditions, government subsidizing, and…
  • Palms and Blue Sky

    Nick
    24 Nov 2013 | 9:32 pm
    I actually took this picture a few days ago, but I figured better late than never. Even though it’s November you would never know it. The weather is warm and the sky is blue!
  • Incorporating Exercise Into Everyday Activities

    Nick
    10 Nov 2013 | 12:36 pm
    Not all exercise has to be done at the gym or as part of an exercise routine. Sometimes, it can be something as simple as changing your daily habits. Parking farther from the store, walking when you could drive, or even getting up to change the TV channel  instead of using the remote. There are a lot of things that you could probably change in your daily life to burn a few more calories. For me, that was walking to the post office today. At about 2 miles away, it would have been much quicker and easier to drive. Instead, I decided to turn it into an adventure and walked.  I got exercise,…
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  • Menu Planning For A Month – Steps To Achieve Mealtime Bliss

    DeClutterYou
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    How often do you end up eating something for dinner that isn’t healthy, or that doesn’t even taste good, just because it’s the fastest, easiest option? Or maybe you feel guilty because you are so rushed at the end of a busy day, that you can’t prepare the balanced and delicious meals your family deserves. When you don’t plan ahead, you end up making poor decisions about what to eat for you and your family, but turning that around can be easier than you think.  There’s a bonus for readers at the end of this article! Keep reading. If you spend a little time at the beginning of each…
  • 10 Tips To Cure Paper Clutter

    DeClutterYou
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Just like laundry and dirty dishes, paper clutter is one thing you can be sure will always keep collecting in your home. But unlike a full sink or an overflowing hamper, your piles of paper can be much easier to ignore. With a little effort – and consistency – you can keep that paper clutter at bay. Here are our top ten tips on how to do it: 1. Schedule an appointment every week (or every other week) to sort through any papers that have accumulated on your desk, in the kitchen, etc. If you’re keeping up with it, this appointment should take no more than 10-20 minutes at most. Write it…
  • Dyeing Easter Eggs – The Best Guide On The Web

    DeClutterYou
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Easter is upon us and bunnies abound. Whether you’re gathering the kids for the annual egg dyeing tradition, or you’re getting crafty with DIY decorations, we’ve got all the info you’re looking for to make and display gorgeous Easter eggs this year. Our favorite tips from around the web: Practical Considerations This is messy business, so start out by protecting your workspace with newspaper, a plastic drop cloth or an old sheet and break out the rubber gloves if you’re concerned about staining your hands. If you don’t already have what you need, REAL SIMPLE has your shopping list…
  • Top 10 Garage Organizing Tips – Just in Time For Spring

    DeClutterYou
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:04 pm
    As the temperatures are finally creeping up, it’s time to take our Spring cleaning and organizing campaign outside… to the garage. Make the most of this underappreciated space in your home and get it ready for smart storage and for working on your favorite projects. Even if you just want to just make room to finally move your car inside, remember these top tips for your best organizing results: 1. Designate separate spaces or zones in which to group like items together, such as sports gear, gardening tools, automotive supplies, house repair, etc. It makes finding things easy, clean up is…
  • Passover Planning – Nothing To Get Stressed Over

    DeClutterYou
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The crocuses are barely pushing up outside and the first major holidays of the year are upon us. If thought of hosting your Passover seder has you stressing, trust me, bubaleh, it’s all going to be fine. We’re going to take care of everything… don’t you worry. First off, forget about getting it perfect. It’s never going to be the same meal you remember from your childhood seders, nor should it be. Make the holiday your own by choosing your favorite traditions and letting go of the rest. Although Passover is one of the most religious of the Jewish holidays, families practice its…
 
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  • Healthy Eating Habits

    admin22
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Everyone needs to eat to keep life moving. Food is very important in the life of both humans and non humans. It is necessary for proper growth and healthy maintenance of the body system. Different categories of humans may require different food intake. For an instance, infants may eat for about four to five times in a day; kids, teenagers, youths, and adults have a slightly different intake of food. The following healthy eating tips may assist greatly.   Healthy eating tips Ø  On the average, eat three meals per day; that is, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some people take just…
  • Looking Good Always

    admin22
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Looking good is very important. It is something that everyone ought to be ritualistic about. Many people are just being unnecessarily lazy to ensure that they look good, beautiful or handsome. It is germane to say at this juncture that beauty is no longer only in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is now in the eyes of everyone that will look at you. In the beginning The journey to the destination of looking good starts in the morning during your showers. Be sure to remove the dead skin cells before you start applying body wash. Ensure that there is very little or no oil loss by keeping the…
  • Money Management Tips

    admin22
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    The issue of managing monies is very essential. Whether it is an individual or a corporate entity, money management is very has a role to play in personal or corporate growth. This writing will be more specific to a corporate entity, but there is no doubt that it will still be suitable for an individual as well. Money is the heart that keeps a business running. In order to make sure that your firm is still in business and moving in the direction of the goals of the establishment, you must examine your current practices of money management against the tips that will be provided below.  …
  • Business Development Strategy: The 4th Dimension Approach

    admin22
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    It is not easy to turn a small business into a mega one. Research and statistics have shown that very few of so many small scale businesses translate into a mega scale business. However, some fizzle out while others remain where they are almost forever. Staying small does not in any way guarantee any success in business. It is sure that people do business to make a profit whether it is an entrepreneur or a partnership business. Anyone who desires to grow the business is encouraged to spice the business with the following strategies.   Quality products and services: no matter what the…
  • Dating Abuse in Teens

    admin22
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Parents are known to provide the necessary safety or protection for their kids. Howbeit, when the kid grows into adolescent; parents seem to see less of the risk of dating abuse in teenagers. Hence, the necessary assistance is not provided and the teen in question is left open for the risks. Even when parents seem to know the risks, the methods often applied is obsolete and of none effect.   Learn to know the risk associated with the abuses in teens and its probable solutions. Especially in this generation, it is no longer safe and recommended for parents to assume that their teens are…
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  • How to Make a Necklace Holder from a Wooden Hanger

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Design a jewelry hanger using a wooden hanger, a few hook screws and a small screwdriver. Customize your hanger by either removing its base or keeping it intact, depending on the number of necklaces or scarves you need to hang. EditSteps Examine the jewelry that you plan to hang. Before you can transform the hanger into something that can hold jewelry you will need to know how many pieces you plan to hang. The number will allow you to space the hook screws evenly and help you decide if you should remove the bottom of the wooden hanger. Measure the hanger and determine how closely the hook…
  • How to Master a Second Language

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    From cultural motivations and economic factors, to wanting to flirt in a foreign tongue, learning a second language comes with countless benefits. Follow these steps and you should be able to steep yourself on to the right path for mastering your target language, be it Spanish, French, English, Russian or even Urdu... EditSteps Listen to the radio. Listening to a radio show or even music broadcast in the respective language is a fantastic way of tuning your ears in to the language's phonetics. Many radio apps can be downloaded from app stores or the internet on multiple devices and many are…
  • How to Treat Bed Bug Bites

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    The severity of symptoms associated with bed bug bites varies for each individual. Some people might not even know they were bitten, while others may be so allergic to the bites that they develop a rash and extreme itching. Before you try remedies to treat bed bug bites, make sure a bed bug is responsible. EditSteps EditConfirm a Bed Bug Bite Look at the bites carefully. Bed bug bites commonly resemble other insect bites, including mosquito bites, and so can be very hard to identify. Even a doctor cannot usually diagnose bites simply by looking at them. Watch for the bed bug's unique bite…
  • How to Cook Fresh Cauliflower

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Cauliflower is a cabbage family vegetable that consists of a large head (curd) of white, purple, green or orange florets. It has a mild flavor and can be used as a substitute for broccoli or potatoes. Cook fresh cauliflower by steaming, boiling, mashing, roasting or sauteing. EditSteps EditBuying Cauliflower Look for a cauliflower curd, or head, that is tightly packed. The florets shouldn’t have gaps, and the leaves should extend over the top. White cauliflower stays colorless because the leaves cover the florets, keeping them away from the sun. Judge most varieties by how white they are.
  • How to Collect Things

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Collections look impressive, but have you ever wondered how much time it takes to start one? What about effort? Actually, it's easy! EditSteps EditStarting Your Collection Consider why you want to start a collection. People do it for fun, or because the collected item might become valuable. You can make it as narrow or as broad a field as you like. There are three basic categories to choose from: Free. This category often includes sentimental objects like postcards, or fun ones like bottle caps. Inexpensive. This category may include baseball cards or figurines. Expensive. This third category…
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  • 5 Time Management Tips for Top Executives

    Dwayne Melancon
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Maren Kate Donovan I had the pleasure of talking with Maren Kate Donovan, the CEO of Zirtual on a busy day in New York the other day, regarding some insights she's developed around executive productivity.  She has distilled these down to 5 tips through things she's learned on her journey at Zirtual, where she has created a company that provides virtual assistant services to executives.   She's learned through trial & error, watching more experienced people, and interviewing others who were already doing the things to which she aspired - an approach I love.  Here are her…
  • Productivity tip for podcast listeners

    Dwayne Melancon
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I listen to a lot of podcasts during my commute, while traveling, and while running or walking.  For me, this is a crucial activity to "feed my head" with data about topics I care about.  If you like podcasts, but feel like you don't have enough time to keep up, I have a tip to make it more productive:  Variable Speed Playback Back in the day, I began listening to audio books on my iPod and discovered that the iPod had a built-in setting to allow me to adjust the playback speed of the books (you could slow it down, as well as speed it up).  I began to enjoy the…
  • Conquering Burnout, and Achieving a Healthy Work-Life Balance

    Dwayne Melancon
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Do you have to drag your body out of bed on weekday mornings? Does the idea of spending another day at the office fill you with dread? Are you finding it harder and harder to get excited about your job and the work that you do?If so, chances are good that you are suffering from job burnout. This has been a big topic at tech conferences in the past year (I'm in the tech industry) but I think it applies far beyond tech. According to the Mayo Clinic, work-related burnout is a form of stress that can cause us to feel mentally, emotionally or physically tired. It can give us unusual doubts…
  • Take better notes: Top tips for students and professionals

    Dwayne Melancon
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    If you're like me, you spend a lot of time in meetings, and you can't remember everything that happens.  That means you take a lot of notes, right?  Unfortunately, many of us have had to learn how to take notes via "trial by fire" exercises - in other words, you just have to figure it out on your own.Note Taking 101: Have a system in mind I recently discovered a great resource with information about taking notes:  an article from OnlineUniversities.com on "Note Taking 101" which does a great job of covering the basics of good note taking, focusing on tools and systems you can…
  • How to lose 50 pounds in 6 months

    Dwayne Melancon
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:17 pm
    As I mentioned in my previous post, I've lost over 50 pounds since last July and have learned some things along the way.  I thought I'd share some of my experience here, in the hopes that others might benefit.  By the way - I know this ended up being a bit long, but hopefully it's broken up enough to make it usable.First, I started this journey due to a "wake up call" from my Doctor at my last physical.  Getting older, plus a lot of travel, plus some bad habits (no exercise, poor discipline when it comes to eating, etc.) had all stacked up and the odds were no longer in my…
 
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  • 7 Limiting Beliefs Keeping You from Living Your Best Life

    Celes
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:57 am
    During the late Medieval period, around the 15th to 17th centuries, a weird psychiatric disorder swept through Europe. Many people believed that they were made of glass and were likely to shatter into pieces with even the slightest of contact. This order was later named the “Glass delusion” and was duly recorded in the research journal History of Psychiatry. Such a belief meant that people took great lengths to change their lifestyle habits, adjust their behaviors, and even avoid human contact such that they won’t get “shattered.” For example, a 1561…
  • The Science of Happiness [Infographic]

    Celes
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Is there a science to happiness? Well according to this infographic, there is! Check out the patterns, backed up by science, that are linked to happy people. Apparently, married people are 10% happier than unmarried people (I’m surprised!), healthy people are 20% happier than average (this, I’m NOT surprised ), Mexico kids are the happiest in the world, and sleep-deprived people tend to have a penchant for remembering negative ideas: Click for larger version. (Infographic by: Webpage FX) While useful facts, remember that at the end of the day, happiness is a state of mind. Some…
  • Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: Your Guide to Getting Through Development Hell

    Celes
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are you currently working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in the media industry, “development hell” refers to a state where a project gets “stuck” in development, unable to progress to production stage. Personally, I think “development hell” can be used to describe any project — not just film projects — that’s in limbo. Basically, if…
  • Lost in Life? Here’s Some Inspiration. [Infographic]

    Celes
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    In my quest to make PE the number one resource for personal development, I want to bring inspiration and life lessons to you in every way possible. This means branching out of articles to share inspirational quotes, manifestos, videos, and now… infographics! You may have seen them before — infographics (short for information graphics) are simple graphics, usually charts or diagrams, that represent information in a visual way. It’s a quick and easy way to get information. Like manifestos, I plan to add infographics once in a while, i.e. every time I find something worth…
  • How to Make Your Vision Board (2014 edition)

    Celes
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    In 2011, I created a vision board video tutorial (you can watch the video here). Well, given that it’s now 2014 and I have realized my 2011 goals since 2013, I thought it’s time for a vision board update! And what better way to walk you guys through the process than through a video tutorial? Here is my latest video showing how to create your vision board (2014 edition). Watch, enjoy, and don’t forget to “like” and leave a comment with a picture of your board! (If you’re unable to see the video above, watch it via this…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • Magic Words

    Jill Mattson
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    What does our voice tell other about how we want to be treated? The invisible truth is – the way people treat us is affected by subconscious vibes that we send out. Unconsciously they are affected by our unconscious messages. A good portion of relationships occurs below our conscious minds. People react to the subtle energy we send out…that we are not aware of. However, we can increase our consciousness, by focusing on our thinking and feelings as we interact with people. Focus on tiny feelings that you may not even be able to put into words. What you think and feel will carry on your…
  • Transition

    Adel Refai
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” By : Alexander Graham Bell Transition is a part of life.  When we’re children, the different chapters in life come in rapid succession. Crawling to walking to running. Crying to talking to communicating. Our first day at school. Our first day at high school. Our first day in college. The first time we found something (or someone) we’re passionate about. The first time we felt true pain. The first time we realized…
  • [Video] A Quick Way To Meet New People Who Can Actually Become Your Friends

    Paul Sanders
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you meet new people on a regular basis, then you have a great chance to build a very fulfilling social life. Better yet, if the people you’re meeting are interesting to you, then the task just gets easier. While most of us don’t stumble upon that many new people, we can actually do something about it. The problem is that many people make the mistake of thinking that they can go to random places like bars or clubs, and make friends there. That’s actually not the best way, as most people go there to meet their existing friends, and not new ones. Friendship works in a way, where you…
  • 3 Important Things You Should Do To Change Successfully And Positively

    Aqilah Norazman
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. – Maya Angelou. We’ve all been there. There will be times in our life where we want to make a change. It could be something physical like building up your miles so you can run the London Marathon one day. Or something mental like doing something you like instead of doing something just because you have to do. But how do you know that, in carving the path to change, you will be successful? image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/ Four years ago I was on my own…
  • 2 Must Haves for Falling Back in Love with Your Spouse

    Marci Payne
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you worried about losing that loving feeling with your spouse? You wish you felt like you did when you first met. Sparks fade and fireworks fizzle, but the friendship and intimacy in marriage can keep growing. Everyone’s marriage naturally changes over time. And most hit a dry spell when their relationship is better described as living with a roommate, being a financial partner, or upholding a business contract. Ouch! While emotionally divorced couples can be stable and functional, it sure can be miserable. Learn how to think and feel more positive about your spouse again, even a…
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Fortunate

    colin
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    This piece was originally published in Exiles, a collection of essays I publish twice-monthly. I had several subscribers suggest I publish it here on the blog, as well, and decided it was probably worth sharing. More about Exiles here, if you’re curious. I’m fortunate to live in a time where my brand of weird is not just acceptable, but celebrated. I’m fortunate to have access to tools and resources that allow me to pick up new skills, glean new knowledge, and experience new things at a pace limited only by my level of interest and time invested. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by…
  • Visible Brush Strokes

    colin
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    The uncomfortable reality of perfectionism is that it encourages creative-sequestration: if you know you won’t be able to do something well, you’re less likely to try, in order to avoid failure (or less-than-perfection). This was true in my case, at least. When I was younger I was terrified of coming across as less than I was capable of, and that meant I seldom emerged from my comfort zone. It was a small world I lived in, but everything was where it was supposed to be. A closet-sized room without a mote of dust in sight. I’m going to be 29-years-old tomorrow, and something…
  • Be the Machete

    colin
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    There’s a confidence that comes with blazing trails. Knowing that you can set off into the woods with nothing but your wits and ambitions, with a damn good chance of not just surviving, but thriving. Carving a trail from one place to another; one way of living to another. The path you shape will be there for future travelers to discover and wonder over; to follow partway and popularize among their friends; to explore more fully, the sharp bits safely whittled down to stumps. The path you sculpt will, if it’s interesting or useful or leads someplace amazing, eventually become a…
  • Watching the Periphery

    colin
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    I’m in publishing, but I’m watching the video game world closely. There’s some really interesting stuff going on in that industry. Valve has innovated along multiple fronts. Amazon is a barbarian at the gate. Even the big players — Microsoft and Sony and Nintendo — are making moves like rookies with something to prove. It’s been an interesting couple of years in video games, and the next few years should be even more so. I’m also watching the film and TV industries. Both are very different creatures, but share many of the same concerns and issues as the…
  • Set the Goal, Enjoy the Journey

    colin
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:42 am
    When I write, I start with a framework. A skeleton of what I’m doing, to establish the rough shape, size, and purpose of what I’ll eventually end up with. With a blog post, that means I figure out what point I want to make, and establish how best to express it. With a book, I determine who the characters are, what kind of world they live in, and what important things happen in each chapter. In between these milestones — these pre-determined landmarks in my work — anything could happen. The story I’m telling might take a sharp right turn, and I may end up explaining a…
 
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Eco-Friendly Tasks You Can Do for Earth Day

    Dan Loya
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    It’s time for this month’s 5-Minute Organizing Challenge! You’ll be able to explore five things you can do for five minutes at a time to get your life more organized. Since Earth Day is tomorrow (April 22nd), I challenge you to implement some simple eco-friendly tasks that will also help you feel more organized. Original Image Credits: Wikipedia (1, 2) Task 1:  Each night, walk around your home and turn off all the lights in rooms you are not currently using. Saving energy is an important part of conservation, but this will save you money as well. Do this every few hours each day,…
  • Fact Friday: Smiling is Good for Your Overall Health

    Deb Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    “The power of a smile is transformative and we all have that power when we smile … there is a science behind smiling that begins in the brain. Once the smiling muscles in the face contract, there is a positive feedback loop that goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy. Your brain keeps track of your smiles, kind of like a smile scorecard. It knows how often you’ve smiled and which overall emotional state you are in. Studies have shown how smiling reduces stress, increases our overall health, well being and attitude.” Read More: Your Smile is Worth a…
  • Why Every Business Should Have An E-mail Newsletter

    Nealey Stapleton
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey small business peeps! Do you have an e-mail newsletter? Do you send it out to your subscribers regularly? If your answer to either question is no, then this article is for you. I’ll explain the importance of having an e-newsletter and how to send it out regularly without much effort. Enjoy! What is an e-mail newsletter? An e-mail newsletter is a digital bulletin that delivers valuable tips and the latest news to your subscribers. Sending one out is a very common business practice, so let’s talk about how it can boost sales and ways to implement it efficiently and effectively. Why…
  • Fact Friday: Everyone Struggles with Work-Life Balance — Even People Without Kids

    Deb Lee
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    “According to a new study from Rice University and University of California, San Diego, scientists and engineers without kids have still felt the stigma associated with “flexible” schedules within their work culture. The study found workers can have a negative attitude towards their place of employment and were less interested in staying at their jobs when they felt their employers looked down on individuals that needed a more flexible schedule.“ Read More: Work-Life Balance Even Affects Those without Kids, Study Finds | Parents.com | 3.31.2014     Related…
  • Let it Go! Start Decluttering, Clear Your Mind and Space!

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    “If you want to grow, you gotta let it go.” This is the mantra of Gail Blanke, author of Throw out Fifty Things (affiliate link). And, a mantra that I highly recommend. Our lives are filled with so much stuff, and as I’ve learned over the course of my life much of it isn’t needed. So, why not let it go? At least some of it. Clear the clutter, clear you mind, and make room for success…there’s no time like the present to start decluttering. In my line of work, I’m always called upon to find space for client’s possessions. I’ll admit, sometimes working with a professional…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • Less Hurry, Less Stress, More Time

    Craig
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Yesterday, I left for the airport 30 minutes late. That one statement probably stresses many people out. Thoughts of fighting traffic, hunting for a parking spot, scrambling through security, and sprinting to the gate. Nervous? Yet, that is not what happened. In fact, it was a leisurely walk to the departure gate. If you want […]
  • If It’s Not on Your List… Don’t Do It!

    Craig
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    It happens to all of us. You’re hard at work doing an important task. Then, several minutes later you “wake up” to find yourself doing some meaningless item that popped up. Your important work has been pushed to the side and you’re not sure when you will get back to it. In fact, thirteen emails and […]
  • 7 Reasons Your Day Planner (or Smartphone) is Empty

    Craig
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Is your calendar clear? Is your todo list blank? Is your address book empty? Your time management tools can’t help you if they are blank. When you go looking for information in your Day Planner, iPhone, and Moleskine… are they empty? You Get Out What You Put In Your time management tools are only valuable if […]
  • 6 Ways to Get Organized for Next Year’s Taxes

    Craig
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:54 am
    Today is tax day in the U.S. I am always amazed at how many people wait until the last possible minute to file. It is estimated that 30% of Americans file their taxes in the last two weeks before the deadline. That is some serious procrastination, which leads to much unneeded stress and life friction. […]
  • 10 Tasks You Should Never Put on the Back Burner

    Craig
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes items end up on the back burner out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. Other times, you are simply setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks are […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Pro Content – Processs Feedback Loop

    Fancy Hands
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
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  • Things I Found Interesting This Week (4/18/14)

    Fancy Hands
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
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  • Next Level Networking

    Ari M
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
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  • Automate Your Basic Payments with Square Cash and Zapier

    Ari M
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
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  • How to Master the Art of Breathing

    Fancy Hands
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Simplify Your Diet with Healthy Smoothies

    Farnoosh
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The relationship between food and mood. At some point in your life, you are going to wonder whether you are eating the right foods. You may feel this way as a result of a traumatic incident such as an illness or the loss of a loved one due to poor health. Or it may be a mundane problem that gets more serious over time such as fatigue, headache, stress or those pesky extra 10 (or so!) pounds that just don’t melt away! This point in time happens much earlier for women than for men, but it doesn’t mean we have any better ideas how to deal with it. Women get to that point of…
  • 50 Daily Positive Affirmations for Women

    Farnoosh
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Are you a woman who battles insecurity or lack of self-esteem? Do you talk down to yourself and rarely give yourself praise and love? Then these positive affirmations are for you because whoever you are, whatever your life circumstance or your current situation, you are worthy of joy, happiness and inner peace (link to my favorite guided meditation). A note to my male readers: If you have read this blog any length of time, you know that I always speak to all my readers. The stuff here applies to all. But today’s message of positive affirmations for women is especially for my female…
  • How to Pack Light for a Long Trip and Still Look Stylish

    Farnoosh
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Complete How-To Video on Packing Light for a 5+ Week International Trip without Checking In Luggage Light Packing is Not Magic. Light packing is not magic. It is a skill you can learn. Why bother, you wonder? Because of this: If you want to thoroughly enjoy your travels, if you want to focus on what matters on your trips and not have worries of lost luggage or break your back carrying stuff you’ll never use, if (and only if) you get the most out of your travel experience for which you are paying dearly, then packing light is essential. Do you want to know how to pack light for a long…
  • 30 Small Acts of Kindness You Could Be Doing Today

    Farnoosh
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:13 am
    The road to inner peace is paved with kindness. Pure, loving, sweet kindness. That’s good news because we can all travel this road since kindness is something we are all born with. You knew that, didn’t you? You are born with kindness. You don’t have to learn kindness here on earth, you bring it to earth with you. It is a part of your soul, your nature, and your true self. Kindness is who you are at your happiest and most balanced place, but you have to take care not to lose who you are in the often fast-paced comparison-frenzy world that we live in. You have to take care not to unlearn…
  • 10 Addictions You Must Give Up to Be Free of Pain

    Farnoosh
    17 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Your addiction, your choice. Why do people get addicted to smoking, drugs, violence or junk food? Why do they turn to habits that slowly but surely kill them? Is it possible that they lose control of their senses and that outside factors such as peer pressure – which is driven largely by morons of society – is in charge of their actions? Is it remotely possible that a smoking or drug abuse or junk food addiction is not through a fault of your own and that some inexplicable force from the universe twisted your arm to smoke that joint or to get hooked on junk food or drink yourself…
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    Untemplater

  • How Do Free Credit Score Companies Make Money?

    Financial Samurai
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Everyday I’m bombarded with offers by companies who want me to write about their products. Most of the time, I decline because I just don’t know enough about their product to make a balanced recommendation. There’s always good points and areas of improvement in anything that is created. What fascinates me the most is understanding how companies make money. Free credit score checks are quite ubiquitous on TV or online nowdays. I’ve always wondered how the companies can make money if everything is truly free. After discussing with another company who offers free credit…
  • 20 Email Etiquette Tips To Protect Your Career And Save You From Embarrassment

    Sydney
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    I will never forget the day I was in our computer lab in high school (I’d rather not say how many years ago that was now haha) when I said to my best friend, “Hey do I really need to create an email account? I don’t know why I’d need one.” Ah how funny it is to reminisce on my youthful days of innocence, so long before my smartphone and laptop practically became permanently attached to my body. I had no idea back then how reliant I’d become on email later on and the importance of learning email etiquette tips to protect my career and save me from…
  • How Much Do You Need To Quit The Job You Hate?

    Untemplater
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Today’s article is by contributor Romeo Jeremiah, a philosophical independent thinker, and author of The Wealth Number, a book that provides a financial solution to pursuing the job you’d love. I’ve taken quite a few “rest and relaxation” vacations over the past year, four of which have been outside the United States. For me, the most enjoyable experiences during my vacations are when I learn about other people, many of whom are also vacationing from the United States. It’s amazing, because most people really enjoy talking openly about themselves. If you’ve been to a…
  • Embracing Millennials At Work: My Journey With Gen Y

    Sydney
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get along at work? Imagine if we never felt like our bosses were outdated and stubborn. Hard to do? Now try to envision today’s college grads coming on board without a single streak of impatience or entitlement. That’s usually a lot tougher! I’ve had quite a bumpy journey with Gen Yers in my career, but I’m convinced we should try harder to improve how we work together. It’s time for embracing Millennials at work! The longer I’ve been in the workforce, the more I’ve realized how difficult it is to work with…
  • Thanks For Three Great Years And Here’s To Three More!

    Sydney
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    I recently discovered, haha by accident mind you, that I’d passed my three year blogversary on Untemplater! I remember being much more aware of time at my six month and one year mark, but got lost in the blur of things after that. I can’t believe year two totally passed me by. Goes to show how quickly time goes when you’re having fun! One of the main reasons I’ve lasted as long as I have, which I explain over on Yakezie.com, is because I love to write. I think it’s really hard to be a blogger long term if you don’t like to sit in front of a computer and…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • 10 Ideas You Must Give Up to Get Paid to Do What You Love

    Henri
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    You can do what you love. You know that, don’t you? This is not about whether or not it’s possible, but about what’s stopping you from moving forward. You are built to do what you love, and to thrive doing it. But you’ve picked up habits that work against you. In order to make progress, you have to let them go. Here are ten that I’ve noticed in my life, and in the lives of the people I’ve helped: 1. Straight Lines “You must see your career or vocational path more as a journey with twists and turns rather than a straight line.” – Robert Greene, Mastery Straight lines are…
  • Live Your Truth: 7 Powerful Lessons

    Henri
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    Are you living your truth? Are you following your heart with reckless abandon? Or do you feel like you’re holding back? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. And it doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough. It simply means that you may need to tweak where you’re going, and how you’re doing things. And that’s what today’s article is about. You see, I recently came across a book called Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant. I resonated so deeply with the book that I had to share some of my favorite passages. So if you’re interested in living your truth, keep reading. 1. Work on Yourself We…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Following Your Heart

    Henri
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    This post is a part of the Follow Your Heart series. Would you like to follow your heart, but your mind or something else is stopping you? Does it feel uncomfortable, uncertain, and maybe even confusing to follow your heart? What you are experiencing is very normal and very common when you are beginning to follow your heart. It is just the sign that you are heading in the right direction, because your mind and body are making adjustments to a new way of being and living. Your mind wants proof that heart-centered living works. The only problem is that you won’t get proof until you start to…
  • How to Plan, Outline and Write Your Book (Without Feeling Overwhelmed)

    Henri
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:54 am
    At first all seems well. You’re humming along writing your book. You’re excited to ship your book out to the world. But then doubts creep up. You’re not sure if you’re on the right rack. You feel you’re almost randomly throwing words together. Images of doom take residence in your mind. You see yourself sitting on a street corner, begging for change, regretting ever trying to string a sentence together. You don’t feel good enough. You’re confused, frustrated, and ready to give up. There’s a Better Way It’s called planning. Planning helps me avoid the madness of…
  • On Depression, Feeling Worthless, and Finding Your Truth

    Henri
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:49 am
    It all started on a cold December night. A war was being waged within me. Each morning, I’d wake up feeling like I had lead flowing through my veins, helping gravity do its job. I’d drag myself out of bed, doing what I had to do. I was living my passion, surrounded by people I loved, but it felt empty. Somewhere, in a dusty corner of my being, I knew this too would pass, but there was doubt. I wondered if something had gone horribly wrong in the control room of the Universe. Maybe an operator had grown an affinity for Vodka, who knows? But I was worried, because obviously this wasn’t…
 
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    Asian Efficiency - Time Management and Productivity

  • Manipulating Reality by Using Goals as Attention Filters

    Aaron Lynn
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let’s talk about how we can use our goals to help us filter our attention… and get us to achieving our goals faster and more productively. This is something that we go into detail in the Productivity Blueprint, but here’s a more exploratory version. Simply put, when you have goals, they help you focus as […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • How I Use 1Password

    Thanh Pham
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of my favorite Mac apps is 1Password. If you’re unfamiliar with this app, it manages passwords for you and it saves you a lot of time logging in on websites. With all the recent security bugs making the news (and forcing you to change your passwords) I thought I would share how I use […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 4 Steps to Accessing Emergency Superpower Mode

    Aaron Lynn
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the recurring themes between the Asian Efficiency team this year has been the idea of balance vs going “all out”. We’ve found that most people prefer balance – work hard, take breaks when you need to, and maintain some semblance of a life. But there are also times when you need to go […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • How do I stay on top of OmniFocus projects when I’m waiting for someone else?

    Thanh Pham
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    One under-utilized aspect of OmniFocus is that it can help you keep track of who you need to follow up with. Most people use OmniFocus to organize tasks and then check things off as they complete them. That’s great but you’re really missing out on a powerful utility of OmniFocus – especially when you’re delegating […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 7 Tech Tips for Your iPad to Be Insanely Productive

    Thanh Pham
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    After my recent post on how I ditched my laptop and went iPad-only I’ve received a lot of emails requesting more tips and tricks for the iPad. You ask, I write. So I came up with a list of 7 handy tips that will make you more productive on the iPad. 1. Re-order Apps Based […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Angels in our midst

    Julie Poland
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    We were visited by an angel today.  There were no wings, noGoogle Images: goodfuneralguide.co.ukblinding light accompanying his appearance. He wore a business suit and a smile, and he brought exactly what was needed - more, actually - just at the time when it was needed.  He did it without being asked.  And when the recipient protested, he asked, "I can, so why shouldn't I?"If you were watching the event you would probably get the impression that the angel did it easily, with pleasure.  It was the recipient of his blessing that had the harder time accepting the angel's…
  • How a good orientation engages team parents

    Julie Poland
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    The bleachers were full of fresh faces - well, maybe not so fresh, Swimmers at Central York Aquaticsbut new to the team. The goal for the gathering was to orient new parents to the swim team that their children just joined.  During the session they learned about things likeExpectations for volunteering, donations for concessions, etc.The differences between the types of meetsWhat to bring to meets, and how to prepare their childrenWhere to go to find relevant information How to sign up for meets and volunteer jobsHow to support their child's progress and attitude through the ups and…
  • Reports show your point of view

    Julie Poland
    22 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    You might be among those who say, "In God we trust - everyone Google Images:mommyality.comelse had better bring data."  Are you aware that the data you collect and disseminate reveal volumes about you, your priorities and that of your company?During a coaching session  the other day a salesperson complained that there is nowhere in her CRM system that she can generate a report that tells her essential information about her prospects when she's not online.  She's gone through the time-consuming process of putting real data into the database, but has to look each prospect up to…
  • What the punishment is really about

    Julie Poland
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    A brouhaha was generated here in the local high school Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluriwhen a high school senior (horrors!) asked the visiting Miss America to the prom during an assembly where she was the guest.  As a result of his grandstanding, the young man was sentenced to a three-day in-school suspension.  Factions have arisen on both sides of the administration's actions, with some saying, "C'mon, he's a kid and this is no big deal," and others asserting that "He was forewarned about the consequences and chose to do it anyway."  Miss America herself has said that it "was…
  • How much do you want the result?

    Julie Poland
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:44 am
    The leader of a membership organization said yesterday that Google Images: snakemaster749.blogspot.comthe process of change for growth for which he was hired cost a lot of members.  His organization started with 375 members, and as the changes were implemented 300 of them left.  That's 80% of the original membership base saying sayonara.  Maybe this leader didn't know what he was doing.  How could he intend to grow and instead decimate his organization and not get fired?The rest of the story is that the organization has since gained 700 new members.  Apparently the…
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    Balance In Me

  • Sitting Kills: How to Have a Healthier Workday

    Anastasiya
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    By guest author Adrienne Erin Between smoking cigarettes, overeating, alcohol use and even going to tanning salons, there are plenty of habits that lead to chronic illness, diseases and overall poor health. Now we can add sitting for prolonged periods to the list of habits that can attribute to poor health. Countless studies have shown that periods of time spent sitting as little as three hours daily can lead to serious health problems and even death. If you’re one of the millions of Americans whose work involves a desk, a computer screen and lots of time spent being sedentary, it’s time…
  • Finding Balance at Your Workplace

    Anastasiya
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    By guest author Jessica Sochesky There is a lot of information out there about finding the right work-life balance, but there are so many different definitions of what that balance should look like. The one that is gaining popularity and becoming more practical for anyone to achieve is incorporating fitness and a healthy lifestyle into the workplace. From a few simple adjustments in your day-to-day routine to major changes in corporate infrastructure, incorporating health and wellness into your work life is now more attainable than ever. Corporate wellness plans and daily workplace exercise…
  • 4 Steps to Be Happy with Your Career

    Anastasiya
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:51 am
    By guest author Nadine Swayne You wake up, get your morning coffee and stand by the kitchen sink, breathing a big sigh, thinking, “I really don’t like my job!” Having the right balance in life and work can hold the key to your happiness. However, many of today’s individuals are weighed down with a host of obligations, along with work, that includes family, children, marriage and giving back to the community. Committing yourself to the right career choice is equally important and can help turn your drudgery into something that you’re passionate about. Step 1. Achieve…
  • Make the Most of Your Personality at Work and at Home

    Anastasiya
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    By guest author Adrienne Erin There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to introversion and extroversion, the personality traits that tend to define us and assign us certain behaviors and characteristics. We’ve all heard that introverts tend to be quieter and more guarded, whereas extroverts are more social and open with others. You may be surprised to learn that many of us have qualities of both personality types. People who have qualities of both introverts and extroverts are called ambiverts, and being a mix of both is more common than you might think. Whether you are an introvert,…
  • 7 Daily Habits to Make More Time For Relationships

    Anastasiya
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:56 am
    By guest author Dorothy Hunter Busy people think they don’t have time to eat. They also think that they have no time to sleep. If they can’t even eat or sleep, they definitely don’t have time for nurturing their relationships. It’s across the board, too. It’s not just between married couples but even between a parent and a child and even among friends. When time is too short, it’s often the relationship that suffer. But it should never be like that. Because behind all the glitz and success, it’s the people who stay beside you that matter the most.
 
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    Nona Jordan Coaching

  • The healing power of curiosity

    nona
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:14 pm
    The thorniest issues inspire the most powerful questions. The very first question I asked my first coach was, “How can I possibly ask for payment to do something I love? Work that feels like a spiritual calling?” This one question led me to answers and insights and healing that was extraordinarily powerful. Frankly, I remember […]Related Articles:Your TRUE VisionA woman who investsYou are “the One”Let it Flow, Baby.The REAL Treat
  • The Language of Abundance

    nona
    24 Feb 2014 | 3:02 pm
    We live in a very all or nothing society. Here’s the kind of stuff I heard growing up (and stuff a lot of my clients heard, too)… Either you are successful or you are a failure. You are either rich or you are poor. You do it right or you do it wrong. Either you […]Related Articles:A woman who investsFeeding the GhostsYour TRUE VisionWhat is Your Legacy, Mama?The Power of Integrity
  • MoneyLoveMagic: Law of Attraction + Money

    nona
    20 Feb 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Law of Attraction and Money Welcome to the first episode of MoneyLoveMagic: the place for fun, transformative money conversations for women in business. Today on the MoneyLoveMagic podcast, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Jeannette Maw - Law of Attraction teacher, fellow master coach and all around fun, high energy woman! For insight into amping up […]Related Articles:Building a Successful Solo BusinessLet’s Work TogetherA woman who investsSpeakingWorking with Money Fear
  • A woman who invests

    nona
    4 Feb 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Today, I am a woman who invests. This is an evolution, a journey for me. And it is far richer and goes much deeper than just money in an investment account (though that’s pretty exciting to me, too). It was hard for me to conceptualize investing actual dollars until I learned how to invest in […]Related Articles:The healing power of curiosityThe Language of AbundanceThe year-end financial review, done with loveA Money Mind BenderYour TRUE Vision
  • Love Letters in the Dark

    nona
    15 Jan 2014 | 12:10 pm
    For those of you who struggle today. Be it with your business, your financial situation, or with your relationships. Maybe your whole life feels like it’s falling apart. Maybe you’ve hit the bottom, maybe you are still in free fall. Maybe you aren’t there today, but when you find yourself in the dark, today I […]Related Articles:Why Chaos is PerfectAre you Devoted?You are “the One”Let Go to GrowWhat’s In Your (Financial) Closet?
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • How to Erase Debt with LOA

    Good Vibe Coach
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Is it possible to magically manifest zero balances on big bills? Can you use law of attraction to erase or eliminate existing debt? Absolutely! Here are three stories of how it’s been done, with specifics on processes used so you can replicate the process. (We’d love to hear your tips in the comments!) Case Study #1 $1,000 Legal Bill – Erased Earlier this year I got an attorney’s bill for nearly a thousand dollars that I wasn’t expecting. I thought my account was paid in full, but this invoice showed time documented that I hadn’t paid for yet. Sigh. It…
  • The Manifesting Experiment

    Good Vibe Coach
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    What’s your best process for manifesting what you want? We talked different ways to leverage law of attraction over here last month. Have you experimented with different approaches to discover your favorite LOA routine? Maybe it’s to … Write it down. (Once or make a daily list?) Speak it out loud. (One time or repeated affirmations?) Think a little thought and let it go – or make it your single-minded focus? Keep it to yourself – or declare it to others? Use deadlines or keep it open? Get specific with details or to let Universe fill those in? Include…
  • Q&A: How to Help Another Heal?

    Good Vibe Coach
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    How to help manifest a loved one’s healing? It’s a situation many of us bump into sooner or later. Today’s question comes from a reader who has tried visioning her son’s health and wellness, but his symptoms persist. Here’s the question: It’s easier to manifest healing in oneself. However I am having challenges when it comes to healing for my son. He developed some pain on his legs and all the doctors and lab tests come up clean. The doctors are stumped and I am at my wits’ end. I try to see him healed and well again but … it does not seem to be…
  • Sleep Your Way to Success

    Good Vibe Coach
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Enjoy this guest post from LOA coach Nancy Barry-Jansson on what sleep has to do with manifesting: What’s the connection between sleeping and success? You might be surprised! It is a well-known spiritual teaching that anything that exists in physical form, including your success in life, started first as an idea. When the idea is contemplated and the imagination takes hold, the thought begins to attract vibrationally similar thoughts and before you know it the idea begins to take shape. Brain science tells us that our mind does not know the difference between reality and imagined past,…
  • The Attachment Test

    Good Vibe Coach
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    How to know if attachment is spoiling your manifesting game? Here’s a quick quiz to help you know whether your manifesting process could benefit from some “letting go” practices. It’s easy to believe our happiness or well-being depends on certain outcomes – like becoming financially stable, recovering our health, finding a good partner, etc. But whenever we think we have to have specific results before we’ll feel good, that spoils the party. That perspective tells Universe we “need” something to happen in order to be happy, and that’s a…
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    Life'd

  • 7 TV Remakes You Probably Forgot

    Aric Mitchell
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    We live in a world of reboots and remakes, but apparently it’s always been that way. Don’t believe us? Just check out these 7 TV remakes you probably forgot about and tell us death of originality is a new thing. 1. The Munsters Today Completely new cast takes over for the classic crew of Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis and Yvonne De Carlo. Surprisingly, the new cast, led by Lee Meriwether as Lilly Munster, manages to air two more episodes than the original crew. The Munsters Today took place in 1987. The 22-year absence between this show and the first was explained by a science experiment…
  • 6 Tips For Leaving Your Job Better Than You Found It

    Aric Mitchell
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:52 am
    The last six years have been pretty rough for the job market, so if you’re among the few movers and shakers who are actually heading up the ladder instead of falling off it, then you probably have a good handle on professionalism and what it can mean to your future. You know that even if you’re leaving a job, it’s good practice not to burn any bridges, even if you have no plans or desire to utilize those bridges again. In fact, we suggest that if you’re leaving your job, it’s best to leave it better than you found it. Here are six tips for how you can do just…
  • 5 Signs It’s Time To Change Apartments

    Aric Mitchell
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    The desire to change apartments seems impossible when you first get settled in to your new place, but it’s not long before the new usually wears off and you start dreaming about the next step: becoming a homeowner. But some tenants don’t have to get to that stage before they’re ready to get out of dodge, and we can’t always blame them for feeling that way. There are certain signs that indicate it’s time to change apartments as soon as humanly possible. (Five that we could think of.) They are: Rent goes beyond the threshold of home ownership… Renting an apartment certainly has…
  • Writing Career: Why It’s The Suckiest, Most Rewarding Profession

    Aric Mitchell
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:07 am
    Want a writing career? There are some things you’ll need to know before you set out down this path. First, some good news. I’ve been doing it full-time for six years, and am by no means a great writer. Translation: you don’t have to be to earn a living. Now the bad news: despite the opportunities available, very few make it in this business. (And sorry, creative types, it is a business if you want any kind of a future in it.) Yes, a writing career will defy your expectations in both good and bad ways. Here’s why it’s the suckiest, most rewarding profession. Why It Sucks: Few people…
  • 5 Reasons To Kill Your Teen Texting Plan

    Aric Mitchell
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:50 am
    His hood adorns his head to conceal his eyes shifting downward. His body remains stone-still in an effort to fool you even as those thumbs are going 90-to-nothing. Teen texting. He’s not fooling you or anyone else when he tries to be discreet about it, yet he insists on the ruse because, at some level, he remains aware it’s something he shouldn’t be doing in some situations. In other words, he knows better, but that doesn’t stop him. Now before we get into the reasons why you should kill your teen’s texting plan, let’s precursor everything we’re about to say with this: In no…
 
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    CatalystMLM | MLM Community

  • EP.62 – Aaron Kennard Shares How Staying Positive In Business Will Have The Biggest Reward In The End

    brian
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Starting in the real estate industry to stay closer to home for his family, Aaron Kennard had the confidence in himself to achieve his goals for the benefit for his family. Aaron later started Truly Amazing Life to help others keep a positive mindset through the “thick and thins” in business life. He now shares with others his beliefs of physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, and financial freedom. Aaron believes that we strive daily for more freedom in each of those areas until the day we die. Good is not good enough! A Good Life is a tragedy. To settle for good is…
  • EP.61 – Chris Brogan Discusses How Human Business Will Build Relationships In Business; And Bring Success

    brian
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, Chris Brogan, is a very sought-after keynote speaker who has helped thousands find their confidence in the industry. Chris has been on many television shows like the Dr Phil show, as well as takes pride on once presenting to a princess. Chris has over thirteen years of experience in online networks, social communities, and sixteen years of enterprise telecommunications experience. He is a New York Times Bestselling author of six books and counting, including The Impact Equation, with Julien Smith. Subscribe To Our Podcast on iTunes – Video / Audio…
  • EP.60 – John Lee Dumas Discusses How Life After Military Led Him To His Entrepreneur Dreams; By Helping Others

    brian
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:48 pm
    After graduating from Providence College, John Lee Dumas joined the US Army as an officer. John spent 13 months overseas, and seven more years serving in the United States. After getting out of the military John was at the point of “what now” in life. After trying a few other jobs out he wanted to work for himself. John started off in real estate, but then realised that he was not feeding his real passion in helping others through the podcast process. Hear more in this interview about his process of thinking and how it helps others. “I have no clue where this ride will take…
  • EP.59 – Joel Comm Shares How He Stumbled Into The Marketing World And The Steps He Took To Succeed

    brian
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    From having .87 cents in his bank account, Joel Comm decided that if he worked hard he would never have to experience that again. Joel later created a multi million dollar corporation and made his dreams come true. Joel is a best selling author who has been recognised by NY Times for his works. He now spends his time being a guru for others who want to succeed in the business world and marketing. Joel uses his humour to discuss his nineteen years in business.   Subscribe To Our Podcast on iTunes – Video / Audio Only Takeaways: “Content is not only King, it’s…
  • EP.58 – Scott Stratten Discusses How He Figured Out Viral Marketing, For Everyones Advantage

    brian
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    Formerly in the music industry, Scott Stratten wanted to achieve something more. He is the founder and president of Un-Marketing and is an expert in viral, social, and authentic marketing. Scott is a best selling author, who was named one of the top five social media influencers by Forbes Magazine. Speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Hard Rock Cafe, and Cirque du Soleil, Scott still finds the time to share his insights through books, podcasts, and social media on a regular basis. Scott enjoys guiding people through the viral, social, and relationship marketing…
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    Dave Ursillo

  • A 3 Step-Process for Becoming a Better Writer, Entrepreneur or Human Being

    Dave Ursillo
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:48 am
    I feel very lucky to do the work that I do in my life, and one of the things that I enjoy the most is helping people put action to their dreams. Projects like my online writers’ group, The Literati Writers, has brought 80 amazing people from 7 countries to my doorstep for just that reason. What I never realized was that the common theme of my work would become: help these writers actually write. Since August 2012 when my writers’ group was founded, I’ve learned that the single biggest struggle that writers deal with is actually writing. It doesn’t matter if…
  • A Note and a Thought on Tragedy, Human Nature, and Staying ‘Boston Strong’

    Dave Ursillo
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many things have changed since 9/11, the tragedy of all tragedies for us Americans, which brought out both the best and the worst in us: pride and jingoism, strength and anger, determination and discrimination, unity and bloodlust. We’ve learned much since then–more about the world, more about ourselves. We have seen the sins of our own ways, and seem to recall it more quickly than what we’ve done right. We do still understand that things are not so black and white. Evil is not just evil and good is not just good. The good can do evil. And evil is just human, like us. Life,…
  • 2 Simple Manners that Actually Bring More Love Into Your Life

    Dave Ursillo
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    Two of the manners that your grandma used to scold you about can actually help you bring more love into your life. If you hear your resident bullshit alarm going off in your head, don’t worry. This isn’t self-helpy fluff talk–it’s a matter of understanding the weight of your words, and choosing to make the most of the power of your language. Me, I was the type of kid who always questioned what he was told by the adults in charge. Even something simple and like remembering “Please” and “Thank you” made me say, “Why? What’s really…
  • 6 Tips for Starting a Blog (When You Know Don’t Know What You’re Doing, Except that You Care)

    Dave Ursillo
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s been five years since I started this blog. I really didn’t know what I was doing when I started it. But, I was lucky to have started my blog when I did–the landscape of the blogosphere was different then. “Way back” in 2009, the online world was hardly as saturated for content. Today, there are websites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy that purely exist to create “highly shareable” essays, list posts and pieces. Even local news stations are in on easily clickable online content. Which leaves you and me–people who care about creating valuable…
  • Parenting Without Children (Happy April Fool’s Day!)

    Dave Ursillo
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    What can today’s parents learn from those without children? What perspectives, refreshing ideas and unencumbered insights can some of the foremost “unparents” of our modern age share with parents who are struggling to rear their kids? Turns out, quite a bit. Everybody knows that parents of today are often too close to their own parenting to be able to see their parenting shortcomings and failures. High school drop-out rates are soaring. Twenty-something unemployment continues to skyrocket. More post-graduates than ever are living on their parents’…
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    Life-Long Learner

  • Free Kindle Book On Lifehacks

    Scott
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Today I published my 2nd book on Amazon. You can grab it here for free for a limited time: Lifehacks: 63 Ways to Save Money, Improve Time Management, Produce Great Work, and Increase Productivity  BTW if you don’t have a kindle, you can just use Kindle’s Free Reader on your preferred devicee: PC, Mac, Iphone, Droid. Sweet Giveaway Details After getting your free copy, if you enjoy the book and leave a review on Amazon, you will be automatically entered into a sweet giveaway contest… Three people who’ve left reviews will be chosen to receive $1,000 in free goodies.
  • How to Shift The Way You Communicate To Get More of What You Want…Leaked Podcast

    Scott
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
    I’ve been trying to figure out what my next big project was for awhile… Honestly it’s been a source of stress up until some recent clarity. My “aha moment” came to me on the heels of my first trip to SXSW a few weeks ago.  I was drinking some complimentary boxed vino with my roomie Ben on the flight back to Rio rapping on questions like: What activities currently excite me? What would be the most fun and impactful thing that I could create with what I already have? Would I be consistently excited about working on this for the next year? I’ve been geeking…
  • The Most Effortless and Effective Outsourcing System I’ve Used

    Scott
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Two years ago I started my outsourcing journey. Since then I’ve tried a ton of different companies and works to offload as many tasks that I shouldn’t be doing as possible. Today I want to share the most effective business outsourcing setup I’ve come across. It’s what I use today and has massively increased my output…. Here’s the deal. If you’ve heard of outsourcing, you know there is probably specialists who could be executing tasks you’re currently doing. Odds are they can probably do a better job for less than your hourly rate as well. So why the heck…
  • How to Get International Media Coverage

    Scott
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:24 pm
    “You’re going on in 5…and relax. You’re only going to be in front of a few million people.” I wasn’t quite sporting the same grin as the Channel 7 camera guy. I was about to do a live interview on their Sunrise breakfast program. It was Australia’s most popular morning show. Similar to Good Morning America, but for the land down under I suppose. Two hours before that I was at an ABC studio filming for FusionTV on the heels of a call with Radio New Zealand. How the heck did this happen from a single blog post? Below is the story of how I accidentally got international, mainstream…
  • My Goals For 2014

    Scott
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I strongly believe the main reason that 2013 was the most productive, fun, and interesting year of my life was due to the goal setting exercise I performed below… A few days ago, I published the framework I used to create holistically ambitious goals last year. Below is a transparent view of my thought process to craft my goals for 2014 culminating in a list that displays all of them. The Goal Setting Process The first step was to revaluate and confirm the areas of my life that are most important to me. In no particular order they are: Family / Personal / Social Well-Being Personal…
 
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    Zen Inspiration

  • [Passage] “Tuesdays with Morrie” By Mitch Albom

    kalyan
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:02 pm
    “Take any emotion—love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I’m going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails.  “But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is.
  • [Passage] From Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

    kalyan
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:59 pm
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear…
  • [Passage] Aldous Leonard Huxley.

    kalyan
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:57 pm
    “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. “Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does.” They are not normal in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is the measure of their mental sickness. These…
  • 4 Things I Learned About Life

    kalyan
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:31 pm
    haven’t read The Alchemist.Yeah, I know. For someone who writes an article about Paulo Coelho AT LEAST I should read the book that made him a success. But the only book I read was Aleph and it was really good. After reading it, I had an image of him as a very spiritual and calm person. To learn more about Paulo Coelho, I read his authorized biography, “The Warrior’s Life,” which was written by Fernando Morais. The most interesting parts of the book were the stories of his youth, which were far from what I had imagined. They were inspiring and made me reflect upon my life. Read further…
  • Right now, there are people all over the world who are just like you

    kalyan
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:54 pm
    “Right now, there are people all over the world who are just like you. They’re lonely. They’re missing somebody.They’re in love with someone they probably shouldn’t be in love with. They have secrets you wouldn’t believe. They wish and they dream and they hope, and they look out the window whenever they’re in the car or on a bus or a train and they watch people on the streets and wonder what they’ve been through. They wonder if there are people out there like them. They’re like you, and you could tell them everything and they would understand.  And right now, they’re…
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    The Simplicity Post

  • Interruption 101: how not to teach someone to use Microsoft Outlook

    Jørgen Sundgot
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    If you’re ever on the lookout for an example of good intentions gone bad, look no further than your nearest basic course in how to get the most out of Microsoft Outlook. Almost invariably, such courses are replete with productivity faux pas: here are a few gems I’ve collected. 1. Enable the reading pane Don’t enable the damned reading pane. Why? Because you’ll end up doing what most people do wrong with e-mail: snacking. One moment, you decide to be productive, and the next you’re skipping back and forth between e-mails worse than over-stressed, scatter-brained knowledge worker (oh,…
  • Show me your todo list, and I’ll tell you who you are

    Jørgen Sundgot
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    From the moment we wake up, we start doing things – some of which we must, and some of which we want. Brush our teeth. Have breakfast. Go to work, or stay at home. Pave a road, or draft a presentation. There’s a seemingly endless number of things to do – but where do they all come from? Different perspectives make for different insights According to author David Allen of Getting Things Done fame, most of us have in the range of a hundred to three hundred tasks vying for our attention at any given time. Provided he’s right (he is), that means all you would need to reveal how…
  • Quotes: Albert Einstein on translating complexity to simplicity

    Jørgen Sundgot
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:52 am
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein
  • An infallible way to determine whether you are a creature of comfort

    Jørgen Sundgot
    4 Mar 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Growth happen outside our comfort zone – or so it’s often said. Personally, I’d rather say it is vastly accelerated, but perhaps the distinction is moot. Regardless, few of us like to think of ourselves as creatures of comfort – because society now dictates that we must continuously challenge ourselves. Then again, we also tend to think we’re better than everyone else at most everything. So, I’ll share a trick that will let you determine whether you really are a creature of comfort – but only if you promise not to cheat, because the trick only works if you have a…
  • Mind’s masochism: a brief history of why we insist on having too much on our minds

    Jørgen Sundgot
    17 Feb 2014 | 1:59 pm
    According to science, the storage capacity of our brain remains a matter of some debate. Let’s ignore for a moment that the complexity of our brain negates a direct conversion from brains to bytes, and rather focus on how estimates still range from a terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) to the petabyte range (1,000 terabytes) – either of which seem to indicate that the brain offers storage space in abundance. Why, then, do most everyone complain about having too much on their minds? Part of the reason is that, for a very long time, our particular branch on the tree of life has made do with the…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Amazon Pays Employees to Quit

    Rosemina Nazarali
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    (CC) Robert Scoble/Flickr Amazon has taken a cue from retailer Zappos (which they purchased in 2009) and has implemented a new policy in which they actually pay employees to quit. According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the Pay to Quit policy helps the company to weed out recent hires who may not be a great fit for the long run. “Pay to Quit is pretty simple,” Bezos wrote in his annual shareholders letter last year. “Once a year, we offer to pay our associates to quit. The first year the offer is made, it’s for $2,000. Then it goes up one thousand dollars a year until it reaches $5,000.
  • 3 Ways to Lead a Productive Business

    Marissa Brassfield
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    © Robert Kneschke – Fotolia.com In order to foster growth in your business, you must operate at the highest level of productivity possible. Wasting time and working inefficiently is a surefire way to give the top spot to your competitors. Follow these three tips to stay in the lead and work at the highest level of productivity possible. Manage human capital more effectively. It is essential that you have the right people performing the right tasks. An easy way to do this is to distribute a survey composed of the right tasks. Have everyone rank his or her ability on each task, and…
  • These 3 Words Are Killing Your Productivity

    Rosemina Nazarali
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    © Minerva Studio – Fotolia.com There are three little words that kill productivity, especially if you work in a traditional office. These words cause endless interruptions, distract you from your work, and can often throw your entire day into disarray. And it all starts when a coworker arrives at your desk and says, “Got a minute?” “When someone calls or drops by and says, ‘Got a minute?’ it seems so reasonable,” says Ed Brown, author of upcoming book, The Time Bandit Solution: Recovering Stolen Time You Never Knew You Had. “But once your…
  • More Proof That You Should Stop Multitasking

    Marissa Brassfield
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    © Creativa – Fotolia Want to become more productive? Stop multitasking! Research from FuzeBox is furthering the idea that multitasking actually leads to minimized productivity. Where we once thought we were boosting our productivity, researchers are now telling us that the lack of focus on one thing, essentially the makeup of multitasking, kills our productivity on all tasks involved. A few statistics from FuzeBox: - The average person checks their phone 150 times per day. - It takes an average of 25 minutes to resume a task after being interrupted. - Multitasking leads to a 40% drop…
  • How to Create an Efficient Project Plan

    Rosemina Nazarali
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    © Petr Ciz – Fotolia.com The first step of completing any project is planning. Mapping out the goals and a clear path to reach those goals is the first, but often most daunting part of a project. And this plan usually gets a few tweaks along the way. The presentation below explains the three most important aspects of a work plan, which will help to save you time, money and a whole lot of stress. This will also help to keep the entire team happy and maybe even get them to work better as one entity. The very first thing you have to do is figure out what the project’s goal is. Then,…
 
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    Personal Excellence

  • 7 Limiting Beliefs Keeping You from Living Your Best Life

    Celes
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:57 am
    During the late Medieval period, around the 15th to 17th centuries, a weird psychiatric disorder swept through Europe. Many people believed that they were made of glass and were likely to shatter into pieces with even the slightest of contact. This order was later named the “Glass delusion” and was duly recorded in the research journal History of Psychiatry. Such a belief meant that people took great lengths to change their lifestyle habits, adjust their behaviors, and even avoid human contact such that they won’t get “shattered.” For example, a 1561…
  • The Science of Happiness [Infographic]

    Celes
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Is there a science to happiness? Well according to this infographic, there is! Check out the patterns, backed up by science, that are linked to happy people. Apparently, married people are 10% happier than unmarried people (I’m surprised!), healthy people are 20% happier than average (this, I’m NOT surprised ), Mexico kids are the happiest in the world, and sleep-deprived people tend to have a penchant for remembering negative ideas: Click for larger version. (Infographic by: Webpage FX) While useful facts, remember that at the end of the day, happiness is a state of mind. Some…
  • Why I Got Depressed Writing My Latest Book: Your Guide to Getting Through Development Hell

    Celes
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Are you currently working on a project that seems never-ending? Are you on the brink of quitting because the work has turned out to be much more than you anticipated when you signed up for it? If so, welcome to “development hell.” A term that originated in the media industry, “development hell” refers to a state where a project gets “stuck” in development, unable to progress to production stage. Personally, I think “development hell” can be used to describe any project — not just film projects — that’s in limbo. Basically, if…
  • Lost in Life? Here’s Some Inspiration. [Infographic]

    Celes
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    In my quest to make PE the number one resource for personal development, I want to bring inspiration and life lessons to you in every way possible. This means branching out of articles to share inspirational quotes, manifestos, videos, and now… infographics! You may have seen them before — infographics (short for information graphics) are simple graphics, usually charts or diagrams, that represent information in a visual way. It’s a quick and easy way to get information. Like manifestos, I plan to add infographics once in a while, i.e. every time I find something worth…
  • How to Make Your Vision Board (2014 edition)

    Celes
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    In 2011, I created a vision board video tutorial (you can watch the video here). Well, given that it’s now 2014 and I have realized my 2011 goals since 2013, I thought it’s time for a vision board update! And what better way to walk you guys through the process than through a video tutorial? Here is my latest video showing how to create your vision board (2014 edition). Watch, enjoy, and don’t forget to “like” and leave a comment with a picture of your board! (If you’re unable to see the video above, watch it via this…
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    The Blurbler

  • Have scientists found the genetic switch that could end obesity?

    Mick Gill
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Have scientists found the genetic switch that could end obesity? Read More http://dailym.ai/1emg6P6
  • Samsung launches wink-powered selfie camera with flip display

    Mick Gill
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:36 am
    Samsung launches wink-powered selfie camera with flip display http://dailym.ai/1nDQr8l
  • The contact lens that could give you infrared vision

    Mick Gill
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:33 am
    The contact lens that could give you infrared vision http://dailym.ai/1nEmSDr
  • E-cigarettes May Lead To Smoking In Teens Says Study

    Mick Gill
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:46 am
    E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new study. In the first analysis of the relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking among adolescents in the United States, researchers found that adolescents who used the devices were more likely to smoke cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking. A warning message inside a package of cigarettes is mandatory in Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The study of nearly 40,000 youth around the country also found that e-cigarette…
  • The Science Of Happiness

    Mick Gill
    2 Jan 2014 | 11:33 am
    How to be Happy. Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.Why you should Donate!
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Aereo: Turning The Cloud Into Your DVR

    Thad
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    I started a free-trial of Aereo the other day. Not heard of Aereo? You will, assuming the Supreme Court doesn’t scuttle it. If you are old enough, you’ll remember when VCRs were all the rage.  If you are older still you’ll remember that initially there were actually two competing types of VCRs, one from Sony, called Betamax, and VHS.  VHS ultimately won that battle. About the same time VHS was vanquishing Betamax, the television industry was busy suing the VCR manufacturers.  Ultimately, the television industry lost those court battles. VCRs didn’t die due to the TV…
  • Easter: It’s Not About Bunnies

    Thad
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Easter: It’s Not About Bunnies is a post from Thad Thoughts Related posts: My Favorite Deal Site Adds RSS Feeds ThadThoughts in Top 100 Tech Blogs to Watch in 2013
  • Sunset at 30,000 feet.

    Thad
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Published via Pressgram Sunset at 30,000 feet. is a post from Thad Thoughts Related posts: My Favorite Deal Site Adds RSS Feeds Testing Pressgram Sheryl Sandburg
  • What is Good About Good Friday?

    Thad
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
      If you are a Christian by practice, you most likely know that today is Good Friday.  It is a part of the most important week in the Christian calendar because it is part of the story of Easter.  On Good Friday, Jesus, having been arrested the night before, was tried (at night), found guilty in a sham court, railroaded to a death sentence, and hung on a Roman cross, where He died. When I was younger  I wondered what it was that made this day good.  What is good about Good Friday? When I lived in Taiwan, I learned that Chinese Christians call it something a bit more literal.  In…
  • 10 Tips: How To Beat Stress

    Thad
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Bite Size Chunks to Success – How To Reduce Stress and Begin Managing Stress and Controlling It Once And For All   If you hang around long enough, you will find stress. Actually, you don’t have to look. It finds you. Not all stress is bad stress. Stress can keep us motivated and performing. But too much stress is not good. In fact, it is worse than not good, it can be detrimental to your health. It is important to learn how to cope with the stresses we face, because most of us will never be able to fully avoid stress. We have to learn how to deal with it. These suggestions…
 
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 15 – Unleash Your Inner Authentic Self – Through Words with Dawn Goldberg

    Lori Lynn Smith
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Show Topic: Unleash Your Inner Authentic Self – Through Words Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Show Details: Special Guest: Dawn Goldberg In a world where we’re bombarded with words, how do you make sure YOUR words are heard?  The key… make sure you’re writing and speaking from your soul.  That it’s really you – authentic, marvelous you – who is speaking.  It can be scary, but the payoff is immense.  Because when you speak and write from your soul, it’s attractive to those who are meant – and need – to hear you.Listen with…
  • PDR 14 – Viewing your life holistically with Debbie Marshall

    Lori Lynn Smith
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Show Topic: Viewing your life holistically with Debbie Marshall Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Show Details: Whether you acknowledge it or not, making a change in one area of life will impact all of the other areas.  Experiencing success or disappointment in on area of life will carry over to all other areas.  How do we manage our life holistically, taking into account the “domino effect”? We will discuss situations faced every day—choices, issues, disappointments and successes.  We will talk about how to take a high-level view of our life and make the…
  • PDR 13 – Top 5 Ways to Easily Recognize Angels with Kimberly Marooney

    Lori Lynn Smith
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Show Topic: Top 5 Ways to Easily Recognize Angels Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Show Details: How would your life change if you could easily recognize the ways your angels communicate with you? Recognizing our angels and how they guide us is one of the greatest blessings in life. Rev. Dr. Kimberly Marooney is a pioneer in the fields of Angelology and Spiritual Transformation. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to recognize how angels are communicating personally with them! By listening to angels and following their guidance, Kimberly has…
  • PDR 12 – Divine Guidance and your Akashic Record with Lisa Barnett

    Lori Lynn Smith
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Show Topic: Divine Guidance and your Akashic Record Hashtag: #PassionDivaRadio Call in Number: (347) 637-3175 Show Details: Guest: Lisa Barnett Lisa Barnett is the Founder of Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom and is an internationally recognized teacher with more than twenty years of experience in the spiritual healing forum.  Through her school, Lisa shares resources to bring clarity and healing to you, by using the ancient yet accessible Akashic guidance.  Lisa accesses the healing energy of the Akasha for her clients and she will share that energy with you today. Find out even more at…
  • Adding Google Authorship to Your WordPress Website

    Lori Lynn Smith
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:09 am
      So how do you set your pretty picture to show up in the Google Search? I mean really how cool is it when you are randomly searching for something in your area of expertise and your face pops up.   Now think about all the ways that this can connect with your readers and potential clients.   When people start hearing/reading your articles, they will go looking for more.  They can easily see your articles and be more inclined to read some more. This is how to get set up: Step 1:  Setup Your Google Plus (Google+) account.  Ensure that you fill out everything!  Upload a good quality…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Australia Part 3: The Kings Canyon - Solo Traveler’s Journal...

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Australia Part 3: The Kings Canyon - Solo Traveler’s Journal #7 Great times don’t last forever, and so here is the final part of my Australian backpacking trip. Continuing from my part 2 post, where we left off after 2 days adventuring around Uluru and the Kata Tjuta. Today, me and Aurelie (a friend I met along the way) began our journey in a very early morning, where we (once again) were the last to arrive at the coach waiting for us (in our defense, it was 4:30 in the morning!). We took off to a trip I had been anticipating since the beginning, the Rim Walk of the Kings Canyon in the…
  • Get Your Backpack Ready,Your Bucket List is about to go...

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Get Your Backpack Ready,Your Bucket List is about to go Mobile Today, we are excited to officially announce our long anticipated BucketListly iPhone app. As some of you may know, we’ve been testing our app thoroughly for a couple of months now and with the release of version 1.02, we believe it is now ready for prime time. Download iPhone App So grab your backpack, and let’s tackle the world with BucketListly. Here are a few things you can do with our app: With BucketListly app, you will be able to take your online bucket list anywhere you go in the world. The app will keep your bucket…
  • Australia Part 2 - Uluru & the Kata Tjuta- A Solo...

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Australia Part 2 - Uluru & the Kata Tjuta- A Solo Traveler’s Journal #7 Continuing from where we left off on Australia Part 1 photo essay, where I started off my Australian backpacking trip in Sydney, doing urban walks, was mesmerized by the backpacker community, and enjoyed the city life I don’t usually like. Today, we took off to Ayers Rock where the infamous Uluru mountain is located and answer this question once and for all, "Is Uluru worth a visit?". You will soon realize that Uluru is not just a single rock in the middle of a desert like most locals (who’ve never been there)…
  • Budget Tips: Travel to Uluru (Ayers Rock) without breaking the...

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    Budget Tips: Travel to Uluru (Ayers Rock) without breaking the bank Last month, I got a chance to visit one of the most beautiful natural monument in Australia, the Uluru (Ayers Rock). As some of you may know, traveling in Australia can get expensive real fast, and Uluru is no exception, but there are some ways you can save costs and still enjoy everything the Australian Outback has to offer. Today, I will list all the things I learned first hand that I wish I knew so you can plan your trip a little easier. Budget Accommodation The problem with Uluru is that almost all the resorts in Yulara,…
  • Australia Part 1 - Sydney’s Urban Walk - A Solo...

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    Australia Part 1 - Sydney’s Urban Walk - A Solo Traveler’s Journal #7 In February 2014, I had a chance to revisited my childhood travel. Australia was the first country I had ever set foot on outside of Thailand when I was 8 and I was excited to see how my childhood memory differs from the reality. The main reason I chose Australia as my destination was Uluru (Ayers Rock). Uluru is a large sandstone rock formation in the middle of the desert in Australia. The fact that it is magnificent in itself and it is my first time traveling to a desert, I decided without hesitation that Australia…
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    Justin Harmon

  • 10 Most Inspiring and Empowering Videos for Your Journey

    Justin Harmon
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    Who doesn’t like a good video to bring some positive inspiration into their day?Below are my top 10 most inspiring and empowering videos for transformation and growth. Let the awesomeness begin!Enjoy!1. Charlie Chaplin’s Speech from The Great Dictator. My all time favorite! 2. Steve Jobs. Need I say more? 3. Brendon Burchard. Caged, Comfortable, or Charged. Which Life is Yours? 4. Why Do We Fall5. Desire6. Fear7. Vision8. Lost But Won9. The Amazing Transformation of a Guy Who Didn’t Give Up10. Sarah Kay. If I Should Have a Daughter… There are just a few of…
  • IMPACT for Growth

    Justin Harmon
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Growth is completely unavoidable.Whether you’re searching for a way to grow as a person to better your life, trying to move forward in your business, or just living day to day not attempting to do anything, you are still growing in one way or another.Growth is everywhere, in all of us, and in everything. It’s the driving force in life.Not all of us grow at the same pace and we’re not meant to. The speed of growth depends on many things. When it comes to our inner growth, it’s based on our experiences, our actions, our beliefs, desires, etc.When it comes to making…
  • Is Information Overload Keeping you From Moving Forward on Your Journey? How I Became Unstuck and Started Making Real Progress.

    Justin Harmon
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:44 pm
    You know it’s a problem. You start searching for that specific answer that will help you take the next step towards your goals.You search. You read. You become inspired. Then you keep reading. Keep consuming.The next thing you know, it’s been a day, a week, a month, since you took any real action to move forward on your goals.Information Overload Is Paralyzing!If you’re not careful, you’ll end up becoming stuck in a constant stream of consuming content that will begin to make your head spin from the circles you’ve been running in.It starts out innocently enough.
  • How to Win the War for Your Freedom

    Justin Harmon
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    “Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Everything’s internal. At least that’s what I’ve convinced myself.Your life. Your current circumstances. The situation you’re in. The people you see and the world around you.It all comes as a direct result of your inner position. The role you play within yourself has a lot to do with the reality you experience.Inner PositionsInner positions, are the mindsets or perceptions for how you view and interact with the world.Do you have a lot of negativity and pessimism for the world or do you try to…
  • Creating a Routine to Improve your Productivity, Focus, & Overall Performance on your Journey

    Justin Harmon
    7 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    A few weeks ago I came to a startling realization about how I was living my life, conducting my work, and going about my day-to-day process.I was doing what I had been doing for the previous few months, which was not very much of anything productive or meaningful, and I started to think about the direction my life was taking.I didn’t like what I saw.I had been following a routine that included doing things that led to ZERO progress on my journey towards making a difference and creating and inspiring freedom and growth in people’s lives and businesses.Experiencing a DescentHow could I…
 
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    Raheel Farooq

  • Application to Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif - Need Your Support

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Hello dear readers! Thank you so much for supporting my in my cause to fight against oppression. As you know, I had filed an application to the Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif nearly a month ago against unfair possession of my land from some people. When my accused relatives came to know of the petition, they bombarded me with threats and defamation. What happened next? See for yourself below.This is the second application I submitted to the CM Punjab. It is reproduced word by word here so that it may serve you and others as a record.The computerized response from the complaint…
  • 10 Divine Rules to Find Peace of Soul

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Spiritual peace is actually what every human being on earth is searching for, sometimes consciously, often unconsciously. Sooner or later, everyone recognizes that wealth, beauty, fame, popularity, skills, etc., do not have that magic wand which could turn our life into a life of full of bliss. The solution to all the pains of humanity, as every man of wisdom from Confucius and Socrates to Osho and modern practitioners of yoga have been reiterating, lies within us.When we have recognized the impotency of mundane merits to bring spiritual peace, we naturally urge the ultimate solution. And it…
  • Becoming the CEO of Your Company

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Many aspire to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. Is there a formula to follow, and what traits are expected of the appointed Chief Executive Officers? The executive recruitment often requires exceptional skills and characteristics of the individual being considered for the position. Certainly, most valuable asset is an extraordinary knowledge of the industry acquired through vast experience, education or the combination of both attributes. EducationOn the way to the corporate ladder, some kind of formal education is typically required. In many cases, a degree in business-related…
  • 3 Bad Social Habits That Make You Unhappy

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Humans are not perfect. They have shortcomings, they make mistakes.To err is human.But the happiness that some achieve sometimes in their life is definitely perfect. The way to this happiness is lit by the courage to overcome bad habits that cause unhappiness in our life. Society confronts us with some of the greatest advantages and disadvantages as humans. We're protected, but we're bound. We're loved, but we're forced to be like our lovers. This kind of restrictions makes some sensitive souls uneasy to the extent that they gradually become depressed.There is no rule to a…
  • Simple Ways to Recover from Holiday Spending

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The Yuletide season is the time of the year for gift-giving, parties, and indulging in holiday specialties like ham and queso de bola. Now that the holidays are over, do you find your pockets empty once again? Are you wondering where your 13th month pay or Christmas bonus went? Are you worried you may have charged too much on your credit cards when you bought presents? You are not alone. A lot of us, despite having received some extra cash for Christmas, have spent most—if not all—of it during the holidays. Here are some tips to help you recover from your last holiday spending spree:…
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    LifeOhm

  • What Could Happen if You Didn’t Hate Mondays?

    Monica
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    If you don’t like Mondays, you’re not alone. Many people experience higher levels of anxiety before they head to work at the start of the week. If that sounds like you, one reason might be that you’re in the wrong career, so you dread returning to your job. You may not realize how much this affects every day of your week. The anxiety begins to build on Sunday and doesn’t lessen until Tuesday or Wednesday. Then when Thursday and Friday roll around, excitement and anticipation for the weekend begins. It’s a vicious cycle, and you’re never truly in the moment…
  • 8 Strategies to Climbing Your Own Mount Everest

    Monica
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    “Why would anyone ever want to climb Mount Everest?” I thought to myself as my class on leadership began a case study of the skills it takes to climb the highest mountain in the world. It’s dangerous, cold, and uncomfortable. It would stretch you to your absolute outer limits, and in the end, you may not succeed. That’s when I realized, we all have our own Mount Everests to climb. While your particular “Mount Everest” may not include literally climbing the highest mountain in the world, you are likely facing a challenge or obstacle, or pushing yourself to…
  • 10 Ways to Create Your Own Good Luck

    Monica
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Some people seem to have it all: a great career, lots of friends, good health, a great marriage, and plenty of money. How did they get all that? Are they just “lucky”? How can you be “lucky” too? While good things and bad things happen to everyone, it’s the choices we make every day that determine our ultimate reality. Chances are if you really look at the “lucky” person’s life, you may find that she received some great opportunities. But the real deciding factors are that (a) she made the most of them, and (b) she helped create those…
  • It’s the Little Things – February 2014

    Monica
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:02 pm
    February is coming to an end and Spring is almost here! Like many of you, I’m ready for the sun. My daughter and her family were in town this month, and we had lots of fun rollerskating. I felt like a 10-year old kid again. This month, Portland was also hit by an out-of-character snow storm. The storm shut our city down for several days, with snow and freezing rain. The weather caused unsafe driving conditions, but also created beautiful ice sculptures on the trees and road signs. Marley enjoyed the snow, although he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. A few weeks later, signs…
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    Euphoric Roots

  • Much Ado About Food

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

    Cheryl Bigus
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Over half of the Euphoric Roots readers are in the Northern Hemisphere, and those Dear Souls are heading into Spring. Salads are my go-to lunch meal. I like them because I can pre-prep a couple of days in advance (without adding the dressing) and have a ready to go lunch on a busy day that […] The post Perfect Spring Salads appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • The Euphoric Life Project: Louise Thompson

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

    Cheryl Bigus
    24 Feb 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Two weeks ago I got a huge surprise in my inbox. I was recognized by an organization that I have no formal relationship with but love everything they do. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is at the forefront of mind-body science and teaching. They have done so much to educate an army of […] The post Do Amazing Work appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Self-Care When Things Don’t Go As Planned

    Cheryl Bigus
    19 Feb 2014 | 2:30 pm
    How did it go with the “Homework” from last week? Apologies for being late on this weeks self-care guidance. It’s been a tough week with the death of good friend of my husband’s at a very young age. A little retreat was in order to care for myself and my husband; I just can’t make […] The post Self-Care When Things Don’t Go As Planned appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
 
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    CodeofLiving.com | Better Your Life

  • 26 Powerful Quotes About Strength

    Osman Abraham
    29 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Life can be tough. Sometimes when everything seems to being going well, life just yanks you down like a rollercoaster and takes you through its twist and turns. It makes you feel miserable and weak. Like all hope is lost, and that there is nothing you can do about it.  But I urge you NEVER lose hope. While life has been able to break the strongest of spirits, it is also witness to the millions who have been resilient and have fought back; People who have mustered all of their courage and have wrestled with their problems; People who have come out victorious. It is these people who you can…
  • 27 Mind-Blowing Differences Between Winners and Losers

    Osman Abraham
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:58 pm
    In our society being a WINNER is what symbolizes success. Victory is the ultimate factor and we live and die by it. We don’t tolerate failure and it isn’t an option. If somebody fails in our society he or she is demeaned as unsuccessful. But “don’t panic” I am only mentioning extremes. Most people fall somewhere in the grey area (more closer to the winning side) between Winning and Losing. The general public is generally successful at something’s but then lose at others. They are successful enough to be recognized but then don’t fail enough to be forgotten. To give you a better…
  • The Leaders Guide to Communication: 7 Powerful Tips for Public Speaking

    Osman Abraham
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:53 pm
    What is Public Speaking? According to Wikipedia “Public speaking is the process and act of speaking or giving a lecture to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain a listening audience”. But I don’t really like this definition. According to me public speaking is simply talking to more than one person at a time. It doesn’t really matter the number of people present, because as long as you are speaking to more than one person at a time the way you talk and the words you use are fundamentally the same. For example for 1 person…
  • The Kobe Bryant Guide to Life: 7 Killer Tips to Become More Successful

    Osman Abraham
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Why Kobe Bryant? Well I feel he’s one of the best basketball players to have ever played the game. Age has finally caught up to him but there are still many tricks you can learn from his basketball success. 7 Tips to Become More Successful: 1. Kobe’s IQ Kobe Bryant has arguably the highest basketball IQ in the NBA. He is one of the most technically sound players in the entire game. And he’s always one step ahead of his competition whenever he’s on the basketball court. What does this have to do with success? Well in life knowledge is power. The more you know, the better you can…
  • 5 Explosive Tips to Skyrocket Your Productivity

    Osman Abraham
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:10 pm
    What is Productivity? Productivity is the measure of how effectively someone uses their time. It is the precise ratio between the amount of time inputted with the amount of work outputted. Benefits of Increasing Your Productivity Greater productivity can greatly improve your life. You will be able to get more work done on a daily basis. You won’t feel the stress of deadlines and will enjoy your work more You will become generally more positive and happy due to less stress You will have a lot more spare time to enjoy with your family and friends Still not convinced? Well think about it like…
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • How to Get Over Your Ex: 10 Ways That Work

    Lea
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    When you develop a connection and have been with someone for a long time it can be hard to just continue on with your love life without them. You may even feel like it’s impossible.I remember when I experienced my first tough break up. I was dating the guy
  • Stop Living in Reverse: Letting Go of the Past

    Lea
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:17 am
    Don’t you want to keep moving forward with your life?How many times are you going to play that scenario over in your head? It’s like your rehearsing for a part.What good is it doing you anyway? The likelihood of the exact same thing happening again so that you
  • 6 Tips to Think Big, Follow Your Dreams and Live Triumphantly

    Lea
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    When you’re a kid you’re encouraged to let your imagination run wild. Your creativity was endless. There were no limits to what is possible.But somewhere down the line the reins were tightened and you didn’t get to pretend anymore.Creative is a word to describe artists. Imagination seems only
  • How to Succeed When You Fail

    Lea
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:10 pm
    So you don't miss any good tips, I wanted to let you know about my contribution to another site.My post on Pick the Brain is about how you're getting in your own way, it's filled with the same personal development stuff you love just like the Leading Edge Advocate
  • 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Living the Dream

    Lea
    26 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all have a vision for our lives. It may not be crystal clear but you know what you want, the basic idea of it. And it's probably quite different from your current situation.From time to time you think about living the dream, how you imagined your life. But
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    The Happpy Guy

  • Better Things are Waiting

    Rahul Chowdhury
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    It was noon when my phone suddenly rang. It was a call from a very close friend of mine, she needed to check her entrance exams results but her internet connection wasn’t working. I immediately checked the list of candidates selected for the interview from the university website but couldn’t find her name anywhere. I doubled checked, tripled checked. Her name wasn’t on the list. I had to tell her but I was hesitating as she would get upset. After having a final look, I told her that I couldn’t find her name anywhere. Naturally she was a bit sad as she was expecting that she would be…
  • Healthy is Happiness

    Rahul Chowdhury
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    I think you have heard this phrase “Health is Wealth” a lot of times, but surprisingly many of us tend to neglect this truth maybe because of procrastination or lack of time. If you are one of them it’s nothing to be ashamed of, you are not alone, most of us do the same thing and frankly speaking I used to do this too. Back in the year 2009 I got into exercising just to add some mass to my skinny body and look good. I wasn’t concerned about how exercising can keep me healthy, my only goal was to fit well in those extremely loose clothes. While I gained some decent muscle mass (I used…
  • Moments to Enjoy

    Rahul Chowdhury
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    These days I am really really busy. Stuck in between college assignments and other works, I hardly find any time to enjoy. However, last Sunday I took the entire day off and spent some time having fun with my close one in a water park. The experience was truly refreshing. After having a couple of weeks following a monotonous routine, my productivity was decreasing. I wasn’t able to be much creative as I was always packed up in a tight schedule. On that day I didn’t work on a single thing. I just enjoyed the whole day and to be true it didn’t hamper my work to even the smallest extent…
  • The Little Things in Life

    Rahul Chowdhury
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    Happiness is not always enclosed within big packages, sometimes it comes from little things too. Things that are common in our daily life. Things which we often overlook. Sometimes we are too busy to have a little pause and look around us, or sometimes we just don’t care about these little things but if we learn to pay even a little bit of attention to these things around us they can make us feel happy. A few years ago, I came across a term “High-Speed Photography” and not being able to resist myself I immediately checked out some photos which were shot using this technique. I found…
  • Refining Choices

    Rahul Chowdhury
    22 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    We need to make choices at every crossroads of life, it is how life works and our choices creates our future, define ourselves and are responsible for the happiness or sadness that comes our way. Earlier in most cases making a decision wasn’t as tough as it is right now because previously we weren’t much advanced as we are now, and there weren’t many options to choose from. As the world and all the things in it evolved, it created a labyrinth for all of us when it comes to making choices and as a result of this we end up making a bad choice in a number of cases. I get stuck in such…
 
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  • Ipsos I Say Survey review

    Joseph
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    The “I Say” website by Ipsos is an easy to use survey website, which rewards members for taking surveys on products an in turn redeeming prizes using their points system. The more surveys a user takes, the more points they will earn, which can be used to exchange for things such as prepaid gift cards from Visa and Amazon and donations to charity. No hard cash Ipsos I Say are one of the highest paying survey sites out there, however they do not pay in cash. The website does allow users to redeem their points for money. The points system seems restricting for the user, although the…
  • Using a Twitter Strategy

    Joseph
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    If you want to be successful on Twitter you must use a Twitter strategy. Twitter strategies are simply the activities that you regularly undertake to make Twitter work for your business or for your social media profile. Twitter is a great way in which you can connect with people that you would never be able to connect with without having that social media to get your disposal. What makes Twitter unique is that you can connect with people who are relevant to you and your field of interest or business. There are several simple strategies to can use to make the second most popular social media…
  • Swagbucks Review

    Joseph
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Swagbucks is an online rewards program that offers gifts, gift cards and Paypal payments when users reach points targets for completing tasks. Swagbucks offers you an array of activities that you can undertake in your spare time to gather up reward points, which you can then swap for rewards. Get points for watching videos For every 9 videos you watch on Swagbucks you will get rewarded points. Most videos on the service are short and most under 5 minutes. Videos include fitness, entertainment and food information or how-to’s. Rewards for searching on Swagbucks You can earn rewards by…
  • Free Plagiarism Checker

    Joseph
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Plagiarism software as useful for blogger to use to ensure that there content is not plagiarizing the work of another. Plagiarism is not a crime however it is an ethical offence for journalists, bloggers and any other form of writer. Search engines such as Google punish those who copy and duplicate content from a website or another publication. There are both paid and free plagiarism checkers available both online an software you can download to your desktop or tablet. Free online plagiarism checkers The best free online plagiarism checker is Plagspotter. It is very a worth while resource…
  • Free Pagerank Checker

    Joseph
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Pagerank (PR) is one of over 200 of Google’s algorithms or a criterion in which the search engine uses in order to rank websites when people search for terms or keywords into Google search. It was probably the most important factors in search until those at Google discovered that spammers were manipulating their pagerank in order to get high search rankings. The importance of pagerank is not so significant today but it does however bear a factor in a websites ranking on Google’s search ranking. How is pagerank defined? Pagerank of a website is ranked between 0-10. New websites or…
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  • Life is Like a Camera. Visualize, Focus, Shoot and Develop

    Hemu Saini
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Life is Like a Camera. Visualize, Focus, Shoot and Develop Camera is like life, dude. First you need to relax, visualize and then click, after that you will get your perfect picture, he said. At... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Be Happy?

    Hemu Saini
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    How To Be Happy? My dear brother Navi messaged me a damn inspirational quote, "You aren't successful if you aren't happy". So I texted him back, then he replied me back, then there we go with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dharma. The Path of Righteousness

    Hemu Saini
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Dharma. The Path of Righteousness Me and Nani were playing in the park. And then couple of elderly lady came down to Nani, gave her some pamphlet. I insisted Nani, to show me the pamphlet. Pamphlet... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Smile. Because You Can.

    Hemu Saini
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Smile. Because You Can. He smiled and asks me to stop. And When I ask him, why? He replied with a smile, Brother! I have just cleaned the floor and if you make it dirty, I will make you clean this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What is Happiness?

    Hemu Saini
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:31 pm
    What is Happiness Bhaiya, what is happiness? He asked. And I replied, when you will grow up, you will know the answer. You are too small about these heavy words. GWZ8S6E6SQDB You might feel, it is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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