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  • The clutter we rarely notice

    Jeri Dansky
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Our homes and offices can have everything in place and still be cluttered because some of those well organized things are actually things we could do without. We may not even notice the organized clutter because we’ve often lived with those things for quite some time. Sitting on a bookshelf in my living room is a very nice music system, the components chosen with care about 15 years ago to replace a much larger system. But a few days ago, I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had used it! I like music, but I don’t enjoy having background music on while I work, read,…
  • The Ultimate Wanderlist: 60 Cities To Visit Before You Die

    Hiba Argane
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    It’s never too late to go on a holiday you’ll never forget. Or 60 holidays! Here’s a list of 60 of the best cities to visit, according to tourists around the globe. It will give you a little glimpse of each location with three suggested attractions or activities that are a must-see (or do!) while you are there. Read on and maybe you’ll be a little inspired to start planning the ultimate holiday. 1. Los Angeles, USA Sunny LA with all its energetic buzz of dreamers and go-getters, it can be superficial but also multicultural and complex. Visiting Hollywood, the…
  • 5 Things That Are Costing You Your Happiness

    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development
    Jermaine Harris
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happiness doesn’t just come to people by chance, it may seem that some people have ‘the gift’ but they are proactively moving through life in such a way that is making them happy. What you will find is there are also things that they are NOT doing that greatly enhances their chances of happiness. Below are 5 things that could be ruining your chances of being happy. 1. Focusing on What You Want and Missing Out on What You Already Have If getting everything that we ‘wanted’ made us happy then all millionaires and billionaires would be happy, right? The challenge is, this really…
  • An earlier death

    Mind Hacks
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Journalism site The Toast has what I believe is the only first-person account of Cotard’s delusion – the belief that you’re dead – which can occur in psychosis. The article is by writer Esmé Weijun Wang who describes her own episode of psychosis and how she came to believe, and later unbelieve, that she was dead. It’s an incredibly evocative piece and historically, worth remembering. Somatic details figure heavily in these recollections: what I wore, what I looked like. I told myself, through mirrors and dressing-up and Polaroids and weighing myself, You have a…
  • How to Get to Know Yourself in 5 Fool-Proof Steps

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

  • Finding the Right Solutions by Asking the Right Questions

    Todd Polke
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    “It’s not that they can’t see the solution. They can’t see the problem.” – G.K Chesterton, Writer and philosopher We need to ask the right questions to get the right answers. If you think you have the problem figured out and are convinced that you do, think again. Whether it’s a technical, relationship, or philosophical problem, asking better questions is a key to successful problem solving and to winning any battle. Actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave was quoted saying, “Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right…
  • Get Off That Lazy Couch: 8 Ways to Get Out of a Slump

    Martijn Nanne
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
      Recently I was in a bit of a slump. Things just weren’t going my way. Nowadays I am absolutely great again. I feel wonderful and life is on the up and up again. However sooner or later I will probably get into a slump again. It’s inevitable. How did I get out of it..? #1 First of all: stop stressing about everything that isn’t going well. You will be fine. You are fine right now. You are just having a little down period in your life. Life always comes in waves. There will be a positive wave after a negative wave. But this will only happen if you don’t quit. Accept that things…
  • Don’t Get Your Identity Stolen – Here’s How

    Daniel Wesley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Identity theft is one of those things that no one sees coming. You always hear about it happening to someone else, so you never consider taking preventative steps to prevent it from happening to you. When identity theft strikes close to home, however, you quickly realize that the impact can be far reaching, and the relatively small amount of effort you could have exerted would have been well worth the energy. I’ll give you an example. Several years ago, my wife had a backpack containing her credit cards and license stolen from her car. At first, the whole thing seemed like it would be…
  • How to Let Go of Little Things

    Rosanna Casper
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Ah, the little things. Your husband loses his keys for the 37th time. A driver cuts you off. A nasty neighbor complains about your disruptive children. A restaurant serves you the wrong entree. And it’s cold. Things happen. Things that make us angry, upset and annoyed. Things we wish we could shake but can’t because it’s our nature to hang onto them. So we stew on them. We argue, complain, mope or yell. Some of us toss and turn in our beds at night because, in spite of our efforts, we cannot let them go. Our reactions to the things that happen to us are programmed, from the way we snap…
  • How to Know If Something’s Right For You

    Robin Oxford-Davis
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    One of the most important factors in deciding whether or not something’s right for you is authenticity. Authenticity is defined as “the genuineness or truth of something”. It is a preservative force and is necessary for sustained success in whatever you’re trying to do. Just because a business idea or particular life change worked for your best friend doesn’t necessarily mean it is something that it’s right for you. So before venturing into a project or goal of any kind, vet it for authenticity, in other words, ask yourself of this “thing” the following series of questions to…
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  • The Simple Text Desktop

    Alan Henry
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We've highlighted some of Okubax's desktops before, but the simplicity of this one called to us. Some simple tools in the center and around the outside, and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here's how he set it all up. Read more...
  • Feeling Like a Part of the Team Can Fuel Your Work Motivation

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The way you're treated at your job can affect your drive. A recent study shows that motivation increases when people are treated as partners while working together with others, even if they're physically apart.Read more...
  • iCloud's Two-Factor Authentication Now Protects Backups

    Whitson Gordon
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Ars Technica is reporting that Apple's two-factor authentication, which previously had some holes, now protects iCloud backups. You can read more here (and see our original post on the subject below).Read more...
  • Get Free Coffee from McDonald’s Every Morning Through September 29th

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Drop the coffee grounds and walk past the Starbucks. You can get a free small coffee every morning from McDonalds's through the 29th of September, without having to buy anything. I'm lovin' it.Read more...
  • Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic

    Patrick Allan
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the world can always guarantee clean, safe tap water. This handy guide shows you where drinking from the tap is okay, and where you're better off doing further research on the subject.Read more...
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  • Review: ScanSnap iX100 is a fast, portable, uncluttered scanner

    David Caolo
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    When I worked as an IT director in the early 2000s, scanners were huge, bulky slabs of plastic and glass. They demanded a lot of desk space, cranky software, and patience. I thought of those olden days while I reviewed the ScanSnap iX100 this past week. This small scanner (pictured above with my computer’s mouse for scale) is just under 11 inches long and about 1.5 inches tall. It’s very light — only 14oz — and completely wireless. But don’t let the size fool you, the iX100 is a very capable scanner. I scanned everything from documents to 8″x10″ photos to…
  • Maintaining pet health records for the benefit of your furry friends

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Keeping accurate records of your pet’s health information can play a vital role in quickly recognizing and identifying your pet’s health issues. Additionally, if your regular veterinarian were not available in an emergency, another vet would be working without any reference points and not know your pet’s normal vital signs (pulse rate, temperature) or any medication that was previously prescribed. The following is a list of the minimum information you should retain in your pet’s health file: Description of your pet. Photos as well as a written description of your pet will…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Nail Perfect This gigantic doodad is to help you avoid painting your finger as part of the fingernail-painting process. But, you still have to clean the machine, it slows down the process, and it DOESN’T WORK ON TOES! 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Easy 2 Pick Luggage Locator The flashing, sound notification, and vibrating don’t increase in intensity the closer you get to your bag. You’re simply made aware that somewhere, within 90 feet of you, is what you’re searching for. A wee bit cruel, if you ask me. 2011 Digital books: Reducing physical…
  • A quick Friday link

    Erin Doland
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    It’s been a long week and I am so thankful it is finally Friday. Instead of putting up a long post today, I want to simply direct you to a fairly long interview I did with the financial website In the article, I talk about how I got started working with Unclutterer, provide some insights on why we buy so much stuff, and then end with a little financial advice I’ve picked up over the years. “Expert Interview with Erin Rooney Doland on Uncluttering” Feel welcome to check it out and have a great weekend, everyone. Happy uncluttering! Post written by Erin…
  • The clutter we rarely notice

    Jeri Dansky
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Our homes and offices can have everything in place and still be cluttered because some of those well organized things are actually things we could do without. We may not even notice the organized clutter because we’ve often lived with those things for quite some time. Sitting on a bookshelf in my living room is a very nice music system, the components chosen with care about 15 years ago to replace a much larger system. But a few days ago, I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had used it! I like music, but I don’t enjoy having background music on while I work, read,…
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  • 10 Things Grateful People Don’t Do

    Cindy Keating
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We equate happiness as a state in which we are always happy. We allow ourselves to believe it’s not good to cry. It’s not good to feel pain. It’s not good to feel sad, or be down, or experience setback, or go through heartbreak. But true happiness and inner contentment happens when your heart is grateful for everything your life experiences – the good, the bad, the hard, the easy, the defeats and the victories. The gratitude you express – or choose to not express – spills over into everything you do and everyone you meet. Some of the happiest people on the…
  • 5 Reasons Traveling Changes Your Life

    Katie Leimkuehler
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    There is no greater feeling than having your bags packed and knowing you’re ready to go on your next adventure. There are few things in life that will impact you as much as traveling will. Something happens to us when we board a plane in one country and land in another—it’s almost as if our eyes open again for the first time. The excitement and life experiences that happen when you travel are unlike anything else. It’s hard to capture in words the moment when you see the sunset behind the Colosseum in Rome or when you finally can understand what someone is saying…
  • 23 Things Only Runners Are Lucky Enough To Understand

    Nicholas Garcia
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    So I’m sitting here right now in a house that isn’t my own (I’m dog sitting), writing this article, alone except for the presence of a renovation crew that’s hammering away in the kitchen (they don’t really speak English so communication has been a blast so far). Most would find this to be a stressful situation. How does this tie into running? One of the reasons people run is because it’s a great stress reliever. The above anecdote therefore has some extra significance, because there’s nothing I’d rather do right now than get on a pair of…
  • The Ultimate Wanderlist: 60 Cities To Visit Before You Die

    Hiba Argane
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    It’s never too late to go on a holiday you’ll never forget. Or 60 holidays! Here’s a list of 60 of the best cities to visit, according to tourists around the globe. It will give you a little glimpse of each location with three suggested attractions or activities that are a must-see (or do!) while you are there. Read on and maybe you’ll be a little inspired to start planning the ultimate holiday. 1. Los Angeles, USA Sunny LA with all its energetic buzz of dreamers and go-getters, it can be superficial but also multicultural and complex. Visiting Hollywood, the…
  • 12 Awesome Things at the Library I Wish I Knew About Earlier

    Joseph Hindy
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re like me it’s probably been a long time since you’ve been in a library. That’s fine. Most of us have an antiquated view of what libraries do and are for. As it turns out, libraries can actually be pretty awesome and can save you money. Here are some ways you can save money from the library. 1. You can stream stuff for free Many of us have Netflix accounts but there are other ways to stream. Using your library card, you can check out a service called Hoopla. Using Hoopla, you can stream movies and TV shows without spending a dime. It’s not as stable as…
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  • Interview With Made In Space: the 3D Printer For The Space Station

    Caleb Kraft
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    space station The first 3D printer in space is headed to the international space station soon.  We got a chance to talk to some of the Made In Space team about their 3d printer and the challenges they faced at the 3Dprintshow in London a couple weeks ago. We’ve been […]Read more on MAKE
  • Goliath – The Gas Powered Quadcopter

    Jeremy Cook
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I have a small quadcopter that fits in my hand which I enjoy using. To call what I have and this gas-drinking monstrosity by the same name seems wrong, but just as an elephant and a mouse are both animals, they are, on some level, the same thing. On the […]Read more on MAKE
  • New Project: Light Doorbell

    Jason Poel Smith
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    I modified a wireless doorbell system to turn on a light in addition to playing a tone.Read more on MAKE
  • Functional Printing: James M Bryant Edition

    Caleb Kraft
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    After publishing the article last week with a collection of functional items to print, I received several great emails with interesting functional items in them. I’d love to get some more too! I plan on sharing them fairly regularly. One email stood out though. James Bryant has made many useful […]Read more on MAKE
  • PSA: Getting to World Maker Faire

    Nick Normal
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    There are planned service changes on the subway going to World Maker Faire this weekend in Queens. Read this PSA to better understand how these changes might effect your journey.Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • How to Make the World’s Best Paper Airplanes

    Jeremy Anderberg
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. When it’s time to show your kids how to fold a humble piece of paper into a soaring jet, don’t stumble around and hastily construct one from the poor memory of your youth — one that takes a disappointing nosedive as soon as it leaves your fingertips. Instead, teach them the art of making a plane that can truly go the distance. The three designs below are tried and true (you wouldn’t believe some of the science behind…
  • The Tao of Boyd: How to Master the OODA Loop

    Brett & Kate McKay
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, but he slowly transformed himself into one of the greatest philosopher-warriors to ever live. In 1961, at age 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air combat,” and revolutionized the methods of every air force in the world. His Energy-Maneuverability (E-M) Theory helped give birth to the legendary F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft. Perhaps his…
  • How to Talk to Your Barber [VIDEO]

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Were you unhappy with your last haircut? While poor barbering may have played a role, your poor communication likely contributed as well. I visited Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop in Springfield, MO to learn how to talk to your barber so you get the haircut you want. You can read a text article of this video here. If you’re reading this in an email click here to watch the video. Filmed by Andrew Edwards Edited by Jordan Crowder Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
  • Art of Manliness Podcast #81: Target Focus Training With Tim Larkin

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    In this episode, I talk to Tim Larkin, self-defense instructor and creator of Target Focus Training. We discuss why people need to get comfortable with violence if they want to survive a life-threatening encounter, the difference between anti-social bluff and asocial violence, and how studying the worst people in society can help us become better defenders of ourselves. Show Highlights: How an injury during SEAL training led Tim to developing Target Focus Training How Target Focus Training differs from other combatives like Krav Maga Why you should watch videos of prison fights to learn how…
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Collecting Books

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Nate Pedersen. Earlier this year we covered the joys and basic how-tos of starting a collection. It’s truly an everyman’s hobby. If you’re a gentleman reader — and you should be — then there is perhaps no better collection to amass than a hearty library of manly tomes. With this post I’d like to teach you how to expand your library with a purposeful book collection and help it achieve a new standard of awesomeness. But first, some background. The personal library has a long, rich history of manliness. It was a…
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    Personal Development Training

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

  • The Leadership Equation: 7 Keys To An Awesome Team

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Sometimes it all boils down to math. Even for something as inherently “unmathmatical” as great leadership of an awesome team. I’ve discovered that being a successful leader involves a lot of adding and multiplying that go beyond the numbers on a financial statement, or an employee roster. The kind of math I’m talking about deals with human qualities and traits. A savvy leader knows how to use those traits in various additive and multiplicative ways, to make a team infinity better than its component individuals. How so?   Take a look at what I call the…
  • Getting From Idea To Execution: 5 Lessons From a Kickstarter Video

    7 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Last week I told you about my latest venture, Built Oregon, and how we were launching a Kickstarter campaign on Labor Day. Today, I have great news  - thanks to the help of 156 great people we hit our campaign target on Friday, only 5 days after launch. As we noted on the latest update to our backers, And now, it’s real. One hundred and fifty six people people from Oregon and outside our state lines want to hear the stories of entrepreneurship in our beautiful state. We hear you. We’ve got work to do. We’re truly humbled and grateful for the support we’ve received,…
  • The Next Great Leadership Experiment: Built Oregon

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

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

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

  • Ask the Reader: What Quest or Adventure Are You Dying to Pursue?

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “Regret is what you should fear the most. If something is going to keep you awake at night, let it be the fear of not following your dream.” - Chris Guillebeau The Endless Pursuit of What Matters… As I write this, I’m wearing a Live Your Legend t-shirt. The back of it says “Do Something That Matters.” First, do things that matter to you. When you do, they also end up mattering to those around you, and in a way, to the world. But this was never meant to just apply to doing work you love – it goes for everything we do.
  • A 5-Minute Hack to Finding Your Life’s Work

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Share on Facebook Retweet this “I would do something different if I only knew what to do.” This seems to be one of the most common challenges keeping people from pursing work that matters. I hear it waaay too often. And it’s especially common for the new members of the Live Your Legend community just starting the journey (although all of us face it off and on, forever)… “I don’t know what I’m passionate about. I don’t know my strengths, talents or the difference I want to make in the world. If I did, I’d be doing something about…
  • 4 Steps to Crafting, Testing & Perfecting Your ‘Everyday’ Elevator Pitch

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

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

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

  • Elven Princess or Christmas Elf Ears Headband!

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Elf Ears!Yes, an Elven ears headband!Whether a Christmas elf complete with stocking hat...Or an Elven Princess...these ears are the perfect accessory! Supplies You'll need:Aluminum foilPolymer oven bake clay in the desired colorrolling pinpoking devicefishing linemetal headband Make the Ear for...By: doodlecraftContinue Reading »
  • Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Hey!Some time ago while going through the pages here in Instructables, something catch my attention, a printer made of a CD reader, and i was amazed.I thought: "This is incredible, I have to make one!"I know that these kind of projects don't always receive a "I made it", because of its degree of dif...By: Robson CoutoContinue Reading »
  • Repair Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor (TPMS)

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Tire pressure monitoring is mandated on all new cars.These systems are fragile and expensive to repair.After the tire stem broke off on my 2013 Nissan Altima I make researchfor a economical fix.. I was dismayed to find that the tire stem/TPM part for 2013 Nissan Altima costs more than $120. Moreov...By: garg11Continue Reading »
  • Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    You are not reaching your current productivity potential. Numerous esteemed experts agree that standing is better than sitting and that walking is better than standing. Despite this, your workplace only provides inhumane chairs and stagnant standing desks for you to use while you struggle to get th...By: RobbGodshawContinue Reading »
  • Hideaway Drafting Table

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Limited space?Enjoy a stand up desk?For years I've dreamed of having a drafting table in the apartment but was unwilling to sacrifice living space. This project allows for a drafting table to be installed anywhere - even over an existing desk. The Sketchup rendering is from an old apartment and do...By: jprussackContinue Reading »
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  • Simple Time Savings Investments

    Mark Shead
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Poor organization is one of the biggest productivity killers. When you can’t find a tool you need or have to sort through a pile of outdated papers to find the one you are looking for, it slows you down and eats up valuable minutes that could be spent on something more important. In this post, we are going to look at some simple things you can do to help make your life more productive by organizing specific areas. Most of these are things where 15 minutes of focused effort will go a long way toward saving you hours in the future. 1. Clean out your closet You’ve probably heard the…
  • Going Back to College

    Mark Shead
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summer is ending and students are headed back to school. But what if you are past college age, replete with family responsibilities, holding down a full time job, and still feel like some additional training would improve your career? Thanks to the Internet, there are all kinds of options for getting a degree while keeping your current job and still making it to your kid’s baseball games. I recently completed an online master’s degree in software engineering through Harvard’s Extension School, and I can definitely say that in a world where you have to constantly retrain…
  • Getting the Most out of College

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

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

    Mark Shead
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Yesterday I participated in a webinar sponsored by Intuit called “Get More Done. Today.” with Craig Jarrow (blogs at Time Management Ninja) and Mike Williams (CEO at David Allen Company). Dan Schawbel moderated the event. I had a great time answering questions and learning some new tips and tricks from Craig and Mike. If you’d like to view the recording, click here or on the image below.
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  • Your Body Is Beautiful… As Is

    Camille Lucy
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Most of us would change something about our bodies if we could.  We (too) often speak harshly about ourselves: Gross. Fat. Ugly. Flabby. Eh, this part is ok. But this part, disgusting. Too big. Too small. Too short. Too tall. Body image is a reflection of our thoughts and belief systems. It is also an indicator of the amount of self love we possess. Stories we have been told. And lies we believe. The weight loss industry rakes in billions each year. People try one diet after another. They ride the wave the media makes.  Everyone wants a quick fix to look “good,” whatever…
  • Love Forgive Listen Trust

    Noelle Sterne
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    After another loud, red-faced argument with my husband, I retreated to my corner to mentally reassert my rightness and curse under my breath. Our angry words hung in the air like trapped dust. We’d had too many of these arguments lately, and I hated how I felt. Like a shrew, the kind of woman who makes a scene in public and you watch, shaking your head and thinking, How could she do that? I hated too the inevitable aftermath: hours, days, of silence, polite avoiding of each other in the hallway, sleeping separately, and the only words spoken questions about food preferences or schedules of…
  • Jack and Jackie Kennedy

    Miles O'Brien Riley
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Father Miles O’Brien Riley reflects on some of the people who have passed through his life and inspired him with their insight, inspiration, and love in this series of posts. Occasionally folks will refer to our Riley Family as the Kennedys of the West Coast. Inaccurate of course since patriarch Joseph Kennedy MADE his money SELLING alcohol and our father, Daddy Bill, SPENT his money BUYING alcohol. Most of us Rileys were Republicans but we had close friends who were Democrats like Paul Butler from our home town, South Bend, Indiana who served as National Chairman in 1960 the year Jack…
  • Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

    Melissa Heisler
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    When the behaviors of a Type A are out of control, we can take responsibility for situations and outcomes, for the feelings and experience or others, and for absolutely everything around us. We think everything is our responsibility, and thus, within our control to affect. We fear if we don’t take care of everything needing to get done, there will be horrible consequences. The stress coming from being overtaken by our Type-A tendencies, eventually takes a toll on our mood, mental clarity, relationships, work satisfaction, and our health. The goal of this book is to help reduce these…
  • School of HP: As real as they come…

    Allen Vaysberg
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Yesterday, during a seminar on intuition, Mel Doerr (our wonderful intuitive) guided us on a meditation. I relaxed my body, imagined a protective healing light all around me, and rose up into the ether.  My third eye started to pulsate, I was getting deeper into a trance-like state and then I felt my right arm tingle. It was as if my hairs were being gently brushed. I have had shivers down my spine during meditation before but never anything like this. This was very very real. It was so real that for a moment I opened my eyes to see if something was indeed on my arm – but I saw…
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  • UPDATE: Mark’s Daily Apple Articles Coming to the Primal Blueprint Podcast

    Mark Sisson
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    At the request of numerous Mark’s Daily Apple readers, my podcast team and I are now bringing Mark’s Daily Apple articles to the Primal Blueprint Podcast! Select articles from Mark’s Daily Apple will be published in audio format, so if you prefer listening to reading, or simply have a difficult time keeping up with the daily articles, you’re in luck. Now you can listen to articles while on the go and never miss a beat. To start, we’re going to record and publish all future, relevant Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday articles. In fact, we’ve already begun…
  • Dear Mark: Wife’s Weight Gain; Upper Arm Fat

    Mark Sisson
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up is a question from a reader whose wife has gained weight following the Primal Blueprint way of eating and after completing a Whole30. She seems to be doing everything right, in other words. What could explain the weight gain? Next, I discuss what can be done – if anything – about upper arm fat. It might be hereditary, but that doesn’t mean we’re totally at the mercy of our genes. And even if we are, we can change how we react. Let’s go: Dear Mark, First off I just wanted to thank you…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 313

    Mark Sisson
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Paleo Lifestyle Magazine is running a fantastic giveaway. Enter the Ultimate Paleo Kitchen giveaway for your chance to win $300 worth of kitchen gear and cookbooks. Research of the Week A five minute walking break (2 MPH) undoes the harmful effect an hour of sitting has on your arterial function. That’s doable. A history of farming rice appears to make people more interdependent, while a history of farming wheat appears to make them more independent. Neanderthals made engravings in stone serving no utilitarian purpose (also known as art), indicating a capacity for abstract thought.
  • Cuban “Mojo” Chicken

    Worker Bee
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Biting into mojo roasted chicken is like tasting a bright sunny day. The flavors of orange and lime – both the juice and zest – dominate, infusing flavor into the chicken and swirling into an irresistible sauce. This is a meal for a day when you crave more flavor in your life. Why eat the same old plain roasted chicken when you can eat mojo chicken instead? The sauce makes itself while the chicken roasts, the citrus juice and chicken drippings swirling into a rich, slightly sweet, and savory sauce spiked with plenty of garlic. The chicken is surrounded by onion and lots of colorful bell…
  • Inspired by Robin Williams: A Different Kind of Success Story

    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! This is not your typical Friday transformation story. There are no photographs, even though there has been substantial weight loss, increased energy, improved cognition and happiness in my Primal Blueprint journey. This is a different kind of…
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  • A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

    15 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a must read. A sample quote from Roberts’ essay: ‘The notion of future consequences, so essential to our development as functional citizens, as adults, is relegated to the background, inviting us to remain in a state of permanent childhood.’ And while he concludes that we need to change as a society, not just individuals,…
  • How to Get Motivated After a Vacation

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    By Leo Babauta I open the door to my house after a long flight and drive home from the airport, and Eva and I and the kids throw our bags down and immediately want to go to sleep. We’re jetlagged, tired from traveling, worn from all-day walks around foreign cities. We flop onto our beds and have a difficult night sleeping. In the week following, I struggle to get back on track with my work. Jetlag, sleep problems, a sick kid, and a general lack of motivation color my days following a vacation. How do I get motivated after a vacation, or any kind of long break? It doesn’t come…
  • 7 Strategies for Facing Your Internet/TV Addiction

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    By Leo Babauta How do you beat something so addictive as the Internet, or TV — things most of us find ourselves increasingly immersed in, all day long? I won’t get into the whys of curbing an addiction like this — I’m going to assume you already want to make a change. The change can be different things: perhaps you play too many video games, watch too much porn, watch TV on your laptop way too much, are on Youtube or Facebook or Reddit or Instagram or Twitter or news sites or blogs too much … What can you do? I’m going to give you strategies I’ve…
  • How to Breathe

    5 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Leo Babauta Your day is getting hectic, and you’re tired, or anxious, or distracted, or full of doubt. You’re a bit lost, feeling without direction. Take a breath. Turn the spotlight of your attention from all the worries of your day to your breath, as it comes in and then goes out. Breathe normally, not more slowly or deeply than usual — the only thing that has changes is you’re now paying attention. Your mind will wander, and that’s OK. Just gently return your attention to your breath, noticing your thoughts as they arise, then going back to the breath.
  • 7 Discipline-Mastering Practices

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    By Leo Babauta A craftsman masters his trade by repeated practice, with care and continual learning, with devotion to the purpose. It takes the same kinds of things to master the craft of discipline: Repeated practice Single-minded devotion to the purpose Continual learning Care I’ve been giving some thought to what it takes to master the craft of discipline, and have been following some practices that I’ve found extremely useful: Do the task even when I’m not in the mood. Procrastination is such a common problem that I believe it to be universal. The main reason we…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 10 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Stuck

    Marc Chernoff
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are. Life changes, and so can you. “I don’t know what to do.”  “I’m in a rut.”  “I feel stuck.”  These are words Angel and I hear frequently from coaching clients and blog subscribers (subscribe here) alike.  We all struggle with this kind of mindset sometimes, and if you’re struggling right now, it’s time to push through.  There’s plenty you can do. The truth is, you have the power to move forward no matter what obstacles block your path.  You have the power to live up to your highest vision of how your life…
  • 9 Signs It’s Time to Take a Step Forward

    Angel Chernoff
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    You think 60,000 thoughts a day.  Don’t waste 59,999 of them on limited, negative, unproductive thinking. A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner.  People can be prisoners of their own concepts, choices and ideas.  This is how countless intelligent people waste the majority of their lives.  It’s sad, but true. As life coaches, Marc and I speak with these people every day, and every single day the same thinking traps reveal themselves.  And not surprisingly, when we bring these thinking traps to the attention of our clients, most of them can’t see their faults, at…
  • 10 Toxic Behaviors that Kill Your Confidence

    Marc Chernoff
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    You can have all the knowledge in the world, but it means nothing without building up the confidence to do something with it. Two decades ago, when the bullies at our high school called her a nerd for being a virgin and a straight-A student, my best friend Sara smiled and confidently said, “Thank you.  I’m really proud of it.”  She honestly was.  What those bullies said never bothered her one bit.  And this is just one tiny example of Sara’s incredible self-confidence. I was reminded of Sara this morning when I received an email from a blog subscriber (subscribe here) named Lane…
  • 4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Emotional Manipulation

    Marc Chernoff
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    “Anything is better than lies and deceit!” ―Leo Tolstoy How could anyone fall for that?  How could I have been so foolish?  Why do they believe such lies?  How could we have been conned like that? There are emotionally manipulative people of varying degrees all around us.  When we are young we like to think that we are immune to the psychological pressures that confuse, manipulate and condition other people.  We are not so gullible, are we?  But part of truly maturing as an individual involves understanding how you too are led by the environment, influenced by others, and driven…
  • 40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

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

  • Natural Remedies For Hayfever and Other Allergy Types

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    The symptoms of allergic conditions may be different depending on the type of ailment. Thus, when treating allergies with allopathic methods (that mainly imply using conventional pharmaceutical medications), the attention is primarily directed at the presenting symptoms: dermatitis (eczema, itching, redness, etc.), allergic rhinitis (runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes) and etc. Alternative therapies, mainly deprived of undesired side effects, provide a brilliant opportunity of using drugs for each symptom or treating the body as a whole (more typical of homeopathic approaches). Thus,…
  • Why Online Casino Popularity Keeps On Growing?

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    Day after day more and more online casinos enter the gambling battlefield, boasting more neoteric graphics and miraculous winnings, promising an unforgettable adventure. But what stands behind the success of online gambling hubs? Availability & wide selection Thanks to the rapid development of web technologies, most of our compatriots can access virtually any casino in the world in a single click. In order to play slot machines, many had to travel long distances; moreover, not every house it is will necessarily offer a large selection of slot machines. Fortunately for many, a decent…
  • Glass Reinforced Concrete: Guiding The Modern Architecture

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

    13 Jun 2014 | 3:22 am
    The nomenclature of test rigs is extensive enough, and, therefore, the equipment line-up is pretty diverse. Virtually all the manufactured products pass a particular control, characterised by various complexity and applied in serial and mass production. More importance is attached to test rigs in individual, pilot and small-scale production and (air tooling in particular). A normal test cycle can be divided into three stages. The first stage, test preparation, implies defining of the objectives; selecting or designing the required test equipment and its manufacture; measuring equipment…
  • Parking Ventilation: The Basics Of Design Explained

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

  • Do You Resist When Anyone Asks or Tells You To Do Something? (Gretchen Rubin)
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    It may have been a while since I posted on the Four Tendencies, but have no doubt, I’m still obsessed with this subject. I came up with the  Four Tendencies framework as part of my work on Better Than Before, my book on habit change. There, I reveal the secret of habit formation. Really. Ready to hear the mystery solved? To change our habits, we first have to figure out ourselves. Many experts suggest a magical, one-size-fits-all solution, but we all know from experience, that alas, such an answer doesn’t exist. We have to shape our habits to suit ourselves. And in that quest, a…
  • Can a Vine Behave like an Olive Tree? No. (Gretchen Rubin)
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    A vine cannot behave olively, nor an olive tree vinely—it is impossible, inconceivable. No more can a human being wholly efface his native disposition. –Epictetus, Discourses, 2.20.18 This is what has struck me most in my study of habits. We can’t change our fundamental nature. We have to form the habits that work for us. An Owl shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of getting up early to exercise. A Moderator shouldn’t bother trying to form the habit of giving up sugar. A Sprinter shouldn’t both trying to form the habit of doing a little work each day,…
  • Video: For Habits, the Strategy of Abstaining, or, How To Be Free From French Fries. (Gretchen Rubin)
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    I’m doing a video series in which I discuss the various strategies that we can use for habit-formation. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life, and a significant element of happiness. If we have habits that work for us, we’re much more likely to be happy, healthy, productive, and creative. My forthcoming book, Better Than Before, describes the multiple strategies we can exploit to change our habits. To hear when it goes on sale, sign up here. Today, I’m talking about the Strategy of Abstaining. This is one of my favorite strategies — but then, I’m a 100%,…
  • Want To Break that Good Habit, Just This Once? How To Avoid Backsliding. (Gretchen Rubin)
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    I’m working on Better Than Before, a book about how we can change our habits. The most fascinating subject ever. In it, one thorny question that I tackle is: How can we make an exception to a good habit, without disrupting that good habit altogether? After all, sometimes we do want to break a habit—to take advantage of a rare opportunity, say, or to celebrate. A very effective safeguard for that situation is the planned exception, which protects us against impulsive decisions. We’re adults, we make the rules for ourselves, and we can mindfully choose to make an exception to a usual…
  • “If You’re Always Future-Oriented, It Tends To Come At the Expense of the Present Moment.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Habits interview with Chris Guillebeau. I’ve known Chris for years. I don’t remember how we met, originally, but I’m a big fan of all his bestselling books and last year, I spoke at his terrific World Domination Summit in Portland. I’m very excited for him, because his latest book is coming out tomorrow — I love the book, and I love the title so much, I wish I’d thought to use it first. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life. It’s not easy to dream big, and it’s not easy to turn that dream into reality.
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    Mind Hacks

  • An earlier death

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Journalism site The Toast has what I believe is the only first-person account of Cotard’s delusion – the belief that you’re dead – which can occur in psychosis. The article is by writer Esmé Weijun Wang who describes her own episode of psychosis and how she came to believe, and later unbelieve, that she was dead. It’s an incredibly evocative piece and historically, worth remembering. Somatic details figure heavily in these recollections: what I wore, what I looked like. I told myself, through mirrors and dressing-up and Polaroids and weighing myself, You have a…
  • Spike activity 12-09-2014

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: New Scientist reports that sleeping brains can process and respond to words. Forward directly to boss. “Cyranoids” – Stanley Milgram’s Creepiest Experiment. Neuroskeptic covers the science behind a little known Milgram experiment and a curiously common TV trope. The Neurocritic reports on a case of mistakenly garnishing your dish with hallucinogenic flowers. America’s New Bedlam. Genuinely disturbing BBC Radio Assignment documentary on mental illness in US prisons. Podcast at this mp3 link. Science News reports on the…
  • Mental health debates without the stress

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you work in mental health, you could do much worse than reading the editorial in today’s Lancet Psychiatry about unpleasant debates and how to avoid them. Unfortunately, debates in mental health tend to get nasty quite quickly – but I’ve seen no part of the debate spectrum which has a monopoly on bigotry or a blessed surplus of consideration. But instead of throwing up their hands in despair, the editorial team wrote some sensible guidance on bringing some respect to moving mental health forward. The first is to assume the best of one’s opponent: that their argument…
  • Agents, social encounters and hallucinated voices

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    I’ve written a piece for the new PLOS Neuro Community about how the social aspects of hallucinated voices tend to be ignored and how we might go about making it more central in psychology and neuroscience. It came about because the PLOS Neuro Community have asked authors of popular papers to write a more gentle introduction to the topic, so the piece is based on a PLOS Biology paper I wrote last year. I’ve met a lot of people who hear hallucinated voices and I have always been struck by the number of people who feel accompanied by them, as if they were distinct and distinguishable…
  • Talk, 28 Oct 2014: The power of reason

    8 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    I am giving a talk on 28th October at Off the Shelf, Sheffield’s festival of words. Here is the blurb: Is it true that “you can’t tell anybody anything”? From pub arguments to ideology-driven party political disputes it can sometimes people have their minds all made up, that there’s no point trying to persuade anybody of anything. Popular psychology books reinforce the idea that we’re emotional, irrational creatures, but Tom Stafford argues against this bleak portrait of human irrationality. He has investigated the psychological science of persuasion by…
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    Scott H Young

  • How to Increase Your Ability to Focus

    Scott Young
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    This is the first day in a one-week, free, rapid-learning bootcamp. Every day, for the next seven days, I’m going to be sending a new email with a strategy you can use to learn more effectively. However, this first email is the only one I’m making publicly available on the blog. What’s more, once the bootcamp is over, there will be no archive of the content, and you have to wait until next year, when I do a new one. If you’re interested in getting the free bootcamp emails, sign up for the newsletter. If you’re already on my newsletter, you don’t have to do…
  • Korean Final Update

    Scott Young
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Last week, Vat and I left Korea and ended this year without English. I’ve already written an article summarizing the entire trip. I had hoped to put up the Korean final update first, but we had some delays processing the interviews (unfortunately only one is ready now, so the other will have to wait until Vat finishes the final video as well). In this article, I’ll talk about defining the level Vat and I reached in Korean as well as the experience of the last country on our trip. How Good is Our Korean? Korea was definitely the hardest country for me of the four. I pushed myself hard on…
  • Looking Back at a Year (Almost) Without English

    Scott Young
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    A few days ago I came back to Vancouver, marking the end of this project Vat and I started over a year ago. Together we lived in Spain, Brazil, China and Korea, all while trying to speak as little English as possible. In this post, I’m going to recap the successes and stumbles of the project, along with what I think it means for travel and language learning. Side note: I haven’t forgotten about the final update for Korea. I was hoping on releasing that article first, but we hit some delays editing the interviews, so I’m switching the order and putting this one first. Was the Project a…
  • I’m 26

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

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

  • A Pointless Letter To My 10 Year-Old Self

    Tim Brownson
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    Over the years there has been a trend of self development bloggers and Life Coaches writing letters of advice and encouragement to younger versions of  themselves. As I talked about in this post on ‘awesome blessings’, we often don’t know at the time what is best for us. Therefore, knowing that things aren’t as bad at we at first think, could be really useful, right? Losing the job you had set your heart on (as I did in the post I just mentioned) may turn out to be a lucky break with you ending up in a career you love, or job you prefer. Getting dumped by the partner you think a…
  • The New Rules Of Goal Setting

    Tim Brownson
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Most people in the self development industry believe that not only should you have personal and work life goals, but that they should also be written down. That if they are not written down, then they are merely dreams with your mind ascribing them no more importance than what’s for dinner. I have seen plenty of quotes and articles that suggest written goal setting can not just make the goal coming to fruition more likely, but can also help increase happiness levels as it adds meaning to a persons life. And I’m sure all of the above it true….up to a point. The Generic Approach To…
  • Is It Time To Quit On Your Dreams?

    Tim Brownson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the requests I get a lot from Life Coaching clients is to help them rekindle their enthusiasm and motivation for something that was at some point in their lives important to them. Sometimes it will be a job that maybe they once loved and now they, if not loathe it, then they are certainly way passed the kissing and cuddling phase. But it’s by no means always related to work. Sometimes it can be a hobby that at one time had them fired up and now seems like a chore. And often it will be a huge big dream that used to have them bouncing out of bed every morning like their ass was…
  • Can Meditation Help You Become Wolverine?

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

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

  • 7 Effective Ways To Boost Your Happiness

    Theo Ellis
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:02 pm
     "Happiness depends upon ourselves." - Aristotle Above everything else, happiness should be your number 1 priority. Because the moment we lose our happiness, it feels like we've lost everything. Getting out of bed becomes a lot harder. Having fun is more challenging. Being grateful is more difficult. And It's much harder to appreciate things when negativity takes over. It's tough, right? I know from experience.  Sticking to these 7 effective ways to boost your happiness has helped me a lot, and can help you too.      1. Be productive. Every time I haven't been as productive as…
  • 10 Ways Finding Your Passion Is Good For Your Confidence

    Barrie Davenport
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Be honest with yourself. Are you in love with your life? Are you doing work that excites you or living passionately with an amazing hobby, volunteer endeavor, or side gig? If you answered no, you're not unlike most people. The majority of people aren't living passionate lives. They're living lives of quiet desperation, following the same old routines and accepting the status quo. It takes courage and confidence to admit your life isn't as fulfilling as you want it to be, and even more courage to actually do something about it. Finding your life passion can be a daunting task. Most of us have…
  • How Kissing an Alligator Can Save Your Life

    Tom Cladis
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Three years ago, I became a certified alligator wrestler.  Why? Because I thought it would be a conversation starter on my resume.  My friends and family were incredulous:  “Are you insane?” they asked.  Talk to Albert, I replied. Albert Einstein, perhaps the greatest intellect the world ever has known, advised, “The only insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”  So, whatever alligator you’re wrestling with – getting good grades, getting a good job, making a public speech, making a key putt on the golf course, or making out with…
  • A Few Lessons From Shock and Disappointment

    Alden Tan
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Just last week, I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. My video was more than three minutes long. I didn't just film myself dumping a bucket of ice and water on me. I had something to say about the nature of the challenge and how some people were making dismissive and even negative comments on it. You see, my dad died from ALS when I was only 20. I took up the challenge on my own without being nominated by anybody. And yep, to be perfectly honest, I was hoping that my message, given where I was coming from would resonate with all of my friends and that they'd be inspired by me. I also most…
  • The Four Principles of Happiness

    Fred Smith
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    There comes a time in every person's life when they have to decide if they are where they want to be or if they want to work towards getting to where they want to be. They also have to figure out if they even know what success truly is. I've had to examine these questions myself. Let's talk about it. How do we get to be where we want to be? What is success? Success is a subjective subject for most people. Some people consider success, having a job and being able to pay their bills, while others consider success, having a lot of money and other material things. Others, still, consider success…
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    Life Optimizer

  • The Three Essential Keys to Work Motivation

    Donald Latumahina
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up in the morning wanting to work? In this scenario, you wouldn’t consider work a burden. Instead, you would consider it a source of happiness and fulfillment. Wouldn’t that be a great way to live? The problem, of course, is making that a reality. Doing so requires you to understand the factors behind work motivation. In his book Drive, Daniel Pink wrote that – based on studies – there are three factors for work motivation: Autonomy: the control you have over your work. The more you can control what to do and when to do it, the more…
  • Email Mastery: 5 Practical Email Management Tips

    Donald Latumahina
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Email is essential for most of us. While there are other means of communication (such as instant messaging), email still plays an important role. That’s why you should learn to manage your emails well if you want to be effective. Here I’d like to share with you how I manage my emails. I don’t claim it to be the best way, but I hope it can give you some ideas to improve yours. I will use Gmail as the example (since that’s what I use), but the principles apply to other email services as well. Without further ado, here are my five email management tips: 1. Process your emails only during…
  • A Simple Way to Learn More in Less Time

    Donald Latumahina
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:06 am
    There is no doubt that knowledge is power. Knowledge can help you make good decisions. It can also enrich your life. That’s why it’s important that you make learning a habit. One of the best ways to learn is to read books. That’s what many wise people do throughout history. But there is a problem: there are so many good books to read but so little time to read them. So how can we keep up? I found a solution when I found Blinkist. Blinkist is a service that gives you key insights from nonfiction books so that you don’t need to read entire books. Instead of spending days on a book, you…
  • The Three Key Elements of a Good Morning Routine

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

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

  • How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself)

    Henrik Edberg
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    “Comparison is the death of joy.” Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Lao Tzu One of the most common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, shoes, money, relationships, social popularity and so on. And at the end of the day you pummel your self-esteem to the ground and you create a lot of negative feelings within. And perhaps also outside of yourself. So what can you do? How can you get a handle on…
  • 68 Inspiring Relationship Quotes

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

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

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

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

  • Task Management Tech and Methods

    Stephen Lease
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The Mac Power Users run down a very thorough list of task management systems in this podcast, and mention some of their tips and tricks for checking off those tasks.  This is lengthy, an hour and forty minutes, but if you’re looking for a system that will work for you and support your GTD practice, this is a great overview of many different task apps. Click to listen to the full Task Management episode!  
  • Part 3: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    This series from the Workologist explains various connections between GTD and psychology.  Click here to read Part 3, which details the concept of flow. Missed Parts 1 and 2? Read Part 2 now! Read Part 1 now!
  • Part 2: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    The second part of this series from the Workologist delving into why GTD works from a psychological perspective goes into the goal setting side of the GTD practice.  Read Part 2 now! Missed Part 1?  Read it here!
  • Part 1: Psychology of GTD

    Stephen Lease
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Workologist blog focuses on various topics surrounding the study of work and improving the “how and why” of work. In a multi-part study, the workologist goes into aspects of psychology and its connection with GTD and why this practice works from the scientific perspective. Click here to read Part 1 of the series.       
  • New OmniFocus 2 Setup Guide

    Stephen Lease
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    We have just released a new best-practices guide for implementing GTD with OmniFocus 2.  Updated for the version 2 release of OmniFocus, this guide will show you how to: • Understand the fundamental GTD best practices  • Optimally configure OmniFocus in the way we have found works best for GTD  • Configure and populate your projects and link them to the related Next Actions  • Configure and populate your Next Actions  • Use the Inbox to capture your Mind Sweep items  • Integrate email into your OmniFocus workflow  • Create useful reference lists  … and much more! …
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    Productive Flourishing

  • Four Important Tips for Gaining Traction on the Things that Matter Most

    Molly Gordon
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    What keeps people from getting traction on the things that really matter? Today's guest contributor Molly Gordon thinks it has to do with finding the shortest or most direct path to where you want to go. According to Gordon, the chief problem with trying to find an optimal path is simply that you can't know what you don’t know. Whenever you set out to create or accomplish something, you project yourself and your desires into an unknowable future. There’s no end to the possible permutations to be considered at every step. Beyond a certain point, the effort you invest in optimizing the path…
  • What Is Your End Game? Part 2

    Chris O'Byrne
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Guest Contributor Chris O'Byrne talks about his experience so far as a car salesman as a follow-up to his first guest post a couple months back. He found that he's learned more about alignment then he has about sales in his latest venture. Read more The post What Is Your End Game? Part 2 appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • Use Batch Actions to Get Through Your Email Faster

    Charlie Gilkey
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Does the sheer number of emails you have in your Inbox intimidate you? If so, you probably have a negative spiral going on - the more you hide from your email, the bigger that pile of emails get, and the bigger it gets, the more you hide from it. Batch actions will help get you out of that trap because 80% of that email pile can be eliminated very quickly. The post Use Batch Actions to Get Through Your Email Faster appeared first on Productive Flourishing.
  • The Free Planners for September 2014 Are Available

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

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

  • Free Training Starts Sep 16th

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    You may recall that I helped to promote Ryan Eliason’s 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Empowerment Training program back in February — a free webinar series for people who’d like to earn income from making a positive impact in the world. That program was extremely popular — more than 73,000 people signed up for the free training. It was especially popular with my readers, who emailed me lots of positive feedback about it. This Tuesday (September 16), Ryan is offering another free training program for people who’d like to have a positive impact on the world. This one…
  • Why You Must Be Patient With Self-Conditioning

    Steve Pavlina
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    When you use the priming effect or any other daily reinforcement technique to condition yourself for success, abundance, or other positive changes, patience is key. During the first week or two, it will usually seem like your efforts are having little or no effect. But if the technique is effective, then usually within several weeks after you begin, you’ll start seeing significant shifts in your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. At some point you’ll observe that you seem to be making huge leaps forward every week. From Minor Pattern to Major Pattern Let me give you a…
  • Selecting Projects Wisely

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

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

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

  • Productivity Top 10 – September

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

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

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

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

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

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    (Family Features) Gathering friends and family over a delicious meal is often a highlight of the holiday season. As you start to plan your menu for the big day, remember to consider which wines you’ll offer as perfect pairings for your favorite dishes. Whether you’re preparing a traditional feast or planning to fill the table with new harvest-inspired recipes, food writers and wine connoisseurs agree – chardonnay and pinot noir are the ultimate Thanksgiving wines. Versatile chardonnay One of the primary reasons chardonnay is at the top of a Thanksgiving wine list is the…
  • Good Eats: Fun Twists for Festive Fall Recipes

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    For inspiration, check out these tips from Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.  As part of her partnership with Fisher Nuts, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is sharing her expert tips and recipes with a twist. * Make nuts part of your seasonal recipes by toasting them in a little warm olive oil over medium heat.  When the nuts are toasted and coated in the oil, stir in any fresh herbs (for example, rosemary or sage) and allow the herbs to gently crisp up and meld with the nuts. Serve as is with a pinch of salt. * Slow cooking a piece of meat? Add a few nuts to some of the cooking liquid, blend it…
  • The Health Benefits of Garlic

    19 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Garlic, or Allium Sativum, has been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures for thousands of years. The oldest use of garlic has been as an antibiotic, but over the years research has shown that it can help treat and prevent many illnesses and ailments, including reducing the pain in those with Rheumatoid arthritis. Garlic is part of a species in the onion genus, Allium. Garlic is an herb best known for flavoring food, but its well-researched health benefits have been gaining it attention for centuries. Conditions that have been treated with garlic are high blood pressure, high…
  • Preserve Crackers in Your Emergency Survival Storage

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Preserve Crackers in your Emergency Survival StorageJoseph Parish A while back my wife and I noticed a good-sized metal container of “Crackers” in one of our discount grocery stores. With an idea in mind we purchased one to try out in anticipation of using it with our emergency food supplies. Unfortunately, after tasting the enclosed product my wife mentioned how it left a strange and undesirable after-taste in her mouth. I immediately followed through and tasted one myself to confirm the undesirable taste. She was absolutely correct in her assumptions. We ended up tossing the…
  • Good Drinks: Your Summer Wine Guide

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    (Family Features) From weekend backyard barbeques to spontaneous weeknight gatherings, summer is filled with celebrations that bring friends and family together for fabulous food, drink and fun. Whether you’re unsure of what wines to serve as the host, or the best refreshment to pick as a guest, you don’t have to be a master sommelier to choose the perfect wine pairing for every meal or occasion. As a general rule, nature has color-coded foods with the wines best suited for their flavors. For example, white wines pair well with light foods, while dark wines usually complement…
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Try New Products With Chatterbox

    Marc Majers
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    Are you interested in testing new products and then sharing your experience?Chatterbox gives you the opportunity to test new products, share offers and samples with friends. You simply sign up on their website, join the conversations, participate in fun activities and share your experience with others. The cost is free. If selected, you will get your samples delivered to you, then you are responsible for doing a review and getting the word out. Here are the Chaterbox FAQs. Discover new products and tell your friends Try great products at home Share samples and special offers with friends Chat…
  • Sell Products To Your Customers

    Marc Majers
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Are you looking for a quick way to sell products to your customers? If you have a whitepaper, song, ebook or unique product you’ve created Gumroad is your avenue to sell it. You can set a price and go from there. The website says, “Sit back and let us take care of everything from the secure payment all the way to the download.” Gumroad obviously will take a percentage of your profits but the service they provide is simple, powerful and worth the investment.
  • Need To Cite A Bibliography?

    Marc Majers
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Are you creating a research paper? Do you need to generate a citation in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography? I found this site that will cite (pun intended) your bibliography for free called EasyBib. All you need is the URL or search for the item and it can be generated in the format you need.
  • Protect Data While On Wifi

    Marc Majers
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Do you use the free wireless service at McDonalds, Panera or Starbucks? While you are enjoying the free wifi your security could be vulnerable, so here are some tips to assist you. Tips to Protect Data on Wifi Network: Make sure you see https – when surfing a website look up in the browser bar to confirm you see “https” instead of “http” Use virtual private network – if your employer offers a secure network while you are there, log into it if you’re doing work Signup for two step verification - most popular sites offer this service Bring only…
  • What’s up, Hash Doc?

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

  • Frida Paints Luther

    Mr. Homegrown
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes an artist’s works are reproduced so much that familiarity obscures meaning. Da Vinchi and Andy Warhol have fallen victim to this. I’ve seen Frida Kahlo’s portrait in Mexican restaurants so often I’ve come to associate her work with combo platters and Margueritas. A slide in John Valenzuela’s Heirloom Expo lecture of Kahlo’s portrait of horticulturalist Luther Burbank reminded me of how great an artist Kahlo was. That Kahlo painted Burbank also says something about people’s priorities in the 1930s. Kahlo liked to blur the boundaries between…
  • A Report from the 2014 Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa

    Mr. Homegrown
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you like this blog you’d like the annual Heirloom Expo, which takes place in Santa Rosa in Northern California in September. I just got back from attending this year’s event and had a great time, as usual. I’ve attended every year since its inception in 2010. The Expo features mind boggling displays of what can only be called vegetable porn. Hint: if you hang around after the conclusion on Thursday evening you can score the display items. For two years in a row we’ve gone home with a rental car stuffed with heirloom watermelon and squash. But the real draw for me…
  • Picture Sundays: Root Simple Compound Caught On Google Street View

    Mr. Homegrown
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    It appears that Google Street View, back in April, caught me in the act of contemplating cleaning the garage. You can tell from my posture that I’m in the intellectual rather than the physical stage of garage sorting. In the front yard the fruit trees have leafed out, clarkia is blooming in the sparse parkway, the nopal is loaded with immature fruit and the roses have yet to climb the entrance arbor. If only I had a Root Simple banner and and an alpaca to take to lunch.
  • Saturday Linkages: Attic Bedrooms, Septic System Scams and Water

    Mr. Homegrown
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    Dreamy attic bedrooms:… Late-Summer Scenes from DC | Garden Rant… Septic System Scams – Homeowners, Beware!… Sustaining Water For these links and more, follow Root Simple on Twitter: Follow @rootsimple
  • Checking in on Kelly’s projects

    Mrs. Homegrown
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today a tote bag, tomorrow the world! Okay, so this is not the most useful post for the world at large, but I figure that when I mention on the blog that I’m going to try to learn something new, I should report back, to stay honest. Mattress making:  My post on mattress making has, surprisingly, turned out to be one of our most popular posts ever. I think that shows there’s just a wee bit of dissatisfaction with our available mattress options. (Note that the post has been updated with linkage to an interesting how-to pdf). Here at home, however, we’re still sleeping on our…
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    Shoplet Blog

  • Cultivating a Supportive Environment

    Jaime Zozobrado
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    With competition becoming increasingly present in the work force, encouragement has become quite a rare occurence. Despite this, there are plenty of simple ways that you can make your staff feel supported and appreciated.  In celebration of the National Encouragement day, here are some basic ways to cultivate a supportive environment that can motivate and inspire just about anyone! Smile. A smile has many benefits. First, a smile is super contagious. It not only lifts your own mood, but also lifts the moods of those around you. Even when you are having a bad day, looking at a picture of a…
  • Protect your Assets with Avery

    Jessica Hodges
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    We know the UK loves Avery labels and we put them on just about everything. From folders to mailings, Avery labels suit just about every purpose, but did you know that they also have a line of heavy duty labels too? Having more durable labels sounds great, but why would anyone need heavy duty labels and what would you use them for? The answer is security! This autumn, get your hands on some heavy duty Avery labels during Shoplet UK’s “Hands off Week” and make security matter. So, what kinds of things can you label with these hefty little guys? Aside from tools and equipment, you can…
  • Winner of the Hammermill Work + Vacation Giveaway

    Jessica Hodges
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Congratulations to  Diana Smith Hill, winner of the Hammermill Work + Vacation Giveaway! Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway. If you are still interested in getting your hands on some Hammermill Color Copy Digital Paper, you can do so at As always, make sure to look out for some more cool and useful prizes right here at Shoplet. This week, we are giving away a Kimberly- Clark Cold & Flu Bundle!
  • WIN A Kimberly-Clark Cold and Flu Bundle.

    Jessica Hodges
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    It’s getting chilly outside! Fall weather is the perfect time for cozy sweaters, hot coco and… the sniffles? When the weather gets colder, we tend to spend more time indoors. That makes it much easier for bacteria and germs to spread. Don’t let the changing seasons put a damper on your fall fun. Prepare to take care! This week, one lucky winner will score an awesome cold and flu fighting bundle from Kimberly-Clark. This bundle includes Kleenex Moisturizing instant hand sanitizer, Scott 24 hour Disinfecting spray and Scott 24 hour wipes for some serious antibacterial…
  • Technology + Trade Shows: What You’ll Need

    Jessica Hodges
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Back in the early days of trade shows, in order for a company to gather information from potential customers, the customer had to fill out a long, drawn out information card. As you can imagine, handling loads of customer information cards can be a hassle at a trade show. Companies suffered from messy display tables, incorrect information and illegible customer handwriting. There was also the added labor of filing and manual data entry once the trade show was over.  If your company frequently traveled from show to show, you were also stuck lugging around tons of paper product, and nobody…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 5 Life Lessons from World Travel

    Guest of TSN
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve spent the last year wandering around the globe and exploring this wondrous thing called life. Through 26 flights, I’ve managed to circle the globe twice and touch five of the seven continents. The journey led me to scuba diving for a month straight with whale sharks on islands in Thailand to hitchhiking my way through an African country to being paid to make sand castles on the beautiful Australian beaches to almost having a foot amputated in Asia.
  • 5 Tips for Having Hard Conversations

    Kate Swoboda
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    My friend, author and artist Christine Mason Miller, once wrote in her book Ordinary Sparkling Moments that communication between people is like a ball — you have to throw it so that the other person can catch it. If you don’t? Someone’s going to get whacked in the face, really hard.
  • 13 Ways to Get Unstuck Now

    Guest of TSN
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ready to get unstuck? It’s never too late to try something new and radical in order to make real change. Some contradict.
  • How to Date Authentically: 4 Lessons

    Alana Mbanza
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I created this affirmation several months ago to remind myself that the type of relationship I want is possible. But, to be honest, sometimes I wonder if I will ever find someone. I wonder if maybe I have too many issues or if my standards are too high.
  • How to Move Forward and Stop Repeating The Past

    Angela Marchesani
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    We move through our lives based on patterns of the past, replicating the systems and dynamics that we’ve become accustomed to. Our brains are actually trained to perpetuate these patterns, as we reinforce the neural pathways that have been previously established. Without consciousness, it continues.
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    Sources of Insight

  • The Dynamic Process of Realizing Your Potential

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    “Potential has a shelf life.” — Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye It’s important to know how your beliefs can enable or limit you. Your potential is not a static thing.  It’s a dynamic process: Your beliefs shape your potential, your potential shapes your actions, and your actions shape your results. And your results shape your beliefs. This process of realizing your potential works both ways:  Your beliefs can create upward momentum or they can create a downward spiral. In the book, Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement, Tony Robbins shares a model for…
  • Fourth Generation Time Management: Relationships and Results

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar Time management is an art and science. Unfortunately, there is still a big gap between the state of the art and the state of the practice. I don’t hear too many people complain that they have too much time on their hands. If they do, I’m more than happy to help them spend it. The key to moving your time management skills up the stack, is to understand how time management has evolved over the years.  For example, one of the most important insights into time management is that…
  • Jim Rohn on The Power of Ideas

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    I was watching a replay of Jim Rohn deliver an inspiring workshop on how to Live Your Best Life Ever. He promised the audience two things: Ideas + Inspiration I especially liked how he articulated the value of ideas: “Ideas, business ideas, and social ideas, and personal ideas, we all need ideas … How to have a good day ideas, how to have a good year ideas, how to have your best year ever ideas, good health ideas, personal relationship ideas, how to deal with your family ideas, sales management ideas, financial freedom for the future ideas, we all need good ideas.” Rohn followed up by…
  • Stephen Covey on How To Present More Effectively

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    “If the speaker sends a message that the receiver does not understand – then who needs to change?” –Unknown What if you could present your idea in a way that people get it and they want to use or implement your idea? Or what if you could get the funding or for support or for resources that you ask for? When people don’t get your idea or don’t give you what you want or don’t do what you ask, it’s easy to blame them, or simply say they just don’t get it. A more effective approach is to change your approach. Stephen Covey found the secret to improving your effectiveness when…
  • 10 Big Ideas from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    “The law of the harvest governs; we will always reap what we sow—no more, no less” – Stephen Covey Are you ready for some powerful and profound change in your life? Stephen Covey reveals proven practices for change in his best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. This is one of those books of truths that has forever change the world. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey presents a holistic, integrated, and principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. The 7 habits are based on principles,…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • I Need Your Help! Proposed 2015 Program Schedule.

    Kylie Browne
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    We experimented this year with our first yearly program schedule that allowed members to participate in the programs as a group. The feedback was brilliant so we are going to do it again next year. Here is a link to the proposed 2015 program schedule. You’ll see all the programs are scattered throughout the year – plus a few new ones! This includes a brand new online program for 52 Organizing Missions, due to be launched in January.  At no extra cost to all of our Premium Subscribers! Please take a minute to click the link and let me know what you think. Is it too much? Too…
  • Avoiding Energy Drainers That Ruin Your Productivity

    Kylie Browne
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    The tricky thing about energy drainers is that you don’t realize at first that they are draining you. You give, they take, and take and take. Then all of a sudden you realize and think, Hey, that’s not fair! Below are the energy drainers to avoid if you wish to maintain your productivity and live your life simply but with purpose. 1. Toxic Relationships These relationships involve people who leave you emotionally drained and exhausted. A psychic vampire if you will! Psychic vampires are not bad people. You may even be a psychic vampire yourself. If you know that you take a lot…
  • 30 Home Decluttering Hacks

    Roelen Fernandez
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Clutter limits the brain’s ability to process information. It distracts you and makes you irritable, at work and at home. So says the study conducted by researchers from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute.   The good news is that being organized has health benefits. Yay! You consume less energy and you gain mental clarity. Now, imagine a clean and organized desk at work, then going home to enter your clean and decluttered home. It’s a nice thought, isn’t it? Stress-free. But, how do you start living this kind of life? Below is a list of brilliant…
  • Identify Your Home Values And Create A Sanctuary

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

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:47 pm
        MACRO MONDAY 2     I HEART MACRO     RUBY TUESDAY TOO       Here’s the original, can you find those details?        
  • circle of creations

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    from man-made to natural….           This is #8 of 29faces.  All faces are -> -> ->  HERE!     Shadow Shot Sunday2         Sundays In My City       art of pine needles       art of nature…       HAVE A RELAXING WEEKEND!    
  • red details

    7 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
      of my watercolor painting….       MACRO MONDAY 2     RUBY TUESDAY TOO    
  • coffee break in Savonlinna, Finland

    5 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
      We stopped to have coffee in Savonlinna during our July trip.   The city was founded in 1639, based on Olavinlinna castle. more -> wikipedia   You can have a relaxing lake trip on steamboat…     We had a pleasant coffee break at Wanha Kasino.       Of course I had to take a photo of Olavinlinna castle       where they stage The Savonlinna Opera Festival     This video is total 2’49 long, Savonlinna starts at 1’42.           Here’s my #2 face of 29 ink painted with its…
  • #1 face September 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
          UPDATE!   ALL MY 29FACES ARE   > > H E R E < < (link:     my #1 FACE      watercolor, black marker pen     SusuPetal asked me to join this challenge. Good, because I want to learn more, keep up draxing/painting which I started again this summer after too long break…     & & & & & & &     Dear Blogger blogger!   If you don’t have already name/URL commenting option, could you please change it. Why? Because if…
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  • Is Being Happy The Key To Happiness?

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Hello and welcome to my blog. I will be writing about a variety of topics, most of which will share some sort of timeless lesson. Best, Kacey
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    New on Quips & Tips for Achieving Your Goals

  • The Favorite Child is Less Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    At book club recently, we discussed what it’s like to be the favorite child. I wish I’d seen this research then – it shows that parental favoritism is linked to drug and alcohol use (and if you’re using drugs and alcohol, you’re flirting with addiction). If your parents have a favorite... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • Gift Ideas for Animal Lovers – From Hummingbirds to Horses

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    These gift ideas for animal lovers range from beautiful hummingbird pendants to a hands-on day at a horse therapy ranch. I’ve also included animal print duvet covers, Grumpy Cat gift ideas, and other gifts for animal lovers that will help you choose something perfect and meaningful.... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • Dog Cancer – Signs and Treatments

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Here are the most common signs of cancer in dogs, treatment options for dogs with cancer, and how to prevent your dog from developing cancer. You’ll also learn a few tips from the “dog cancer vet”, Demian Dressler. In The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to... {If you want to read this article, click the title and bounce on over to Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals! Otherwise, go well, my friend.}
  • 17 Bereavement Gifts for the Loss of a Mother

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

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

  • What You Should Know about Action Games

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Have you ever been in a thrilling experience while playing a game? If not, the experience you will get in playing some of the best action games is the same as that experience you will get when watching a good action movie. You need not to go to a theme park or to the theatre to have a roller coaster excitement. Playing action games will give you the best experiences as you become excited at the comfort of your own home. The popularity of playing games is increasing throughout the generations. There is a constant increase in the number of the people who are playing these games. Previously, few…
  • Choosing Protein Powder

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Protein is one of the essential food nutrients that contribute greatly for the general well being of the body. It does a lot of functions in the body. It is an immune system booster. If you are looking to lose weight, you should consider taking protein powder because it helps in fat loss. It does not just help in the repair of body tissue, it also helps in the building of muscle mass. Proteins also contribute for your general well being. From the above, you can see how important this all important food substance is. Though the body has the capacity to make its protein in the liver, it may not…
  • Types of Weed Eater

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Weed eater is a gardening tool designed for trimming and cutting grasses in the garden. It is different from a lawn mower which is heavier. Weed eater can get to areas where the lawn mower will not be able to get to. It is available in various types. Below are some the major types of weed eaters.   Types of base on shaft Weed eater can be divided based on the type of shaft it has. Based on this classification, there are basically three types of weed eater which include weed eaters with straight shaft, weed eaters with curved shaft and weed eaters with split shaft.     Straight…
  • Types of Protein Powders

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    If you are out there to shop for protein powder or if you want to order for it via the internet, you may be surprised to discover that there are various types of protein powders in the market. Most people know only of whey protein powder but it is just one out of the many types of protein powder available today. Below are some of the common types of protein powders that you should know before you make your order. This is because each of them has its unique advantage to offer.   Whey protein powder This is a type of protein powder obtained as a by product when milk is processed to produce…
  • Smelling Good Always

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    There is nobody that will like to smell bad or have body odor. There is nothing as bad as having body odor and keeping people around you uncomfortable. If you have body odor, nobody will like to associate with you. But unfortunately, there are some people that do not smell good. Whether you have body odor or not, it is always good to smell good and not keep people around you uncomfortable. Wearing a good perfume is a good way of maintaining good body odor or of smelling good. There are various kinds of perfume and cologne for in the market. So, whether you are a man or woman and you want to…
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Understand Introverted People

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you're introverted yourself but unsure what that means, or you spend time around people who exhibit introvert traits, it's a good idea to gain a greater understanding of what this entails. Steps Understanding introverts Understand what an introvert consists of. Introverted personalities tend to be quiet, reflective and easily drained in high energy environments. They are often considered to be "thinkers" and are viewed as people who are contented with solitude. Look at how the person "recharges" when stressed, tired or worn down. This is a key indicator of the difference between extroverts…
  • How to Build a Round Table

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This project was built with a round top from a broken table and two 2x4’s. The top in this project is 30 inches in diameter. However, the design can be scaled up or down based on your top diameter and/or desired table height. See drawing and video for build instructions.[1] Steps Find, buy or make a table top. This top was taken from a 1970’s round table. It took a little bit of sanding to remove the blemishes. Cut the attachment pieces. Cut lower attachment pieces to 14.5” long. Chamfer the width dimension to a 60 degree angle. Chamfer the thickness dimension to 15 degrees. Cut the…
  • How to Prioritize

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes it can start to seem like the whole world is crashing down. Work and school start piling up, house chores and responsibilities, commitments to friends and family--there just aren't enough hours in some days. Learning to prioritize effectively can help you become a more efficient worker, saving time, energy, and stress. Learn to organize your tasks into distinct categories and levels of difficult, and start approaching them like a pro. See Step 1 for more information. Steps Making Your To-Do List Choose a time-frame for your list. Do you have a particularly busy week coming up? A…
  • How to Do a Video Gaming Marathon for Charity

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Is video gaming your passion? Well, a great way to play your favorite video games and do it for a great cause at the same time is to do a video gaming marathon for charity. Many great events such as Mario Marathon and Zeldathon are built around this premise, and you'll learn how you can do your own video gaming marathon for charity in this article. Steps Recruit friends and family members. Having people with you will make your event more fun and easier on you. Be sure that they're willing to play video games with you for an extended period of time. Plan your event. Plan what video games…
  • How to Make Your Own Powdered Laundry Detergent

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Chemicals we encounter daily pass right through the skin and find their way into our systems. Not only do these products pose some impact to our health, their commercial production threatens the environment. To top it off, sometimes it breaks the bank to buy the stuff! This powdered laundry detergent can be used in all agitator-type washers and in HE washers that can take powdered detergent. If your HE washer requires liquid detergent, you may mix 1 - 2 tablespoons of detergent with 1/2 cup of water. Steps Grate 2 bars of Fels Naptha Soap. Switch from the grater to the chopping blade and chop…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Aha Moments: How World Icons Got their Ideas and Inspiration [Infographic]

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Hi everyone!! I apologize for the lack of updates! While I originally thought that I would have all the time in the world to create new content on PE after my wedding, as it turned out, I’ve been busy with moving into my new home (done), furnishing it (done; will be recording new Celes.TV video with house tour soon), and now loaded with a series of projects (the current live run of Anti-Procrastination Course which will last till mid-Oct, business collaborations, multiple one-to-one coaching clients, and an upcoming workshop engagement), among the admin work of managing a business.
  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

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

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

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

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

  • 8 Ways to Start Your Morning Right

    Ed Herzog
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    How you start off your morning can have a big impact on how the rest of your day proceeds.  If you start off in a negative mind state, that state is likely to persist for the rest of the day.  On the other hand, if you start off in a positive mind state, that state can also carry you throughout the rest of the day, no matter what else you encounter. Unfortunately, too many of us don’t take our mornings seriously.  Instead, we sleep until the last possible moment, take a quick shower, maybe grab a bite to eat or a cup of coffee, and then run out the door. I encourage you to start taking…
  • 25 Tips for a Healthier Relationship

    Dominica Applegate
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve ever suffered through some time in an unhealthy relationship, you’ll completely appreciate the following tips for a super-duper, exciting, healthy, and SANE relationship. I mean, toxic relationships totally suck every bit of positive energy you’ve got, leaving both of you bone dry. I’m sure you want your relationship to be the best it can be and in order for it to be the best, you have to make some effort to keep it fresh and healthy.  Whether you’ve been together 2 months or 20 years, heed these 25 wonderful tips for a healthier and happier relationship. Laugh. As…
  • What You Should Know About Developing a Thick Skin

    Keenan Patram
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re going to achieve your dreams in life, developing a thick skin is critical and essential. It is not optional. The reason is simple… If you have a thin skin, and even casual remarks make you tremble, causing you to worry and fret over what was said to or about you, perhaps for hours or even days, it will probably prevent you from taking risks. And risks are a requirement of learning and later succeeding in any endeavor. So let me share what I’ve learned about overcoming being overly-sensitive and developing a thick skin. Let’s start with the cause… The…
  • 5 Things That Are Costing You Your Happiness

    Jermaine Harris
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happiness doesn’t just come to people by chance, it may seem that some people have ‘the gift’ but they are proactively moving through life in such a way that is making them happy. What you will find is there are also things that they are NOT doing that greatly enhances their chances of happiness. Below are 5 things that could be ruining your chances of being happy. 1. Focusing on What You Want and Missing Out on What You Already Have If getting everything that we ‘wanted’ made us happy then all millionaires and billionaires would be happy, right? The challenge is, this really…
  • 10 Reasons Why This Simple Question Will Change You for the Better

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

  • Pre-Order Considerations

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    My new nonfiction book, Considerations, will hit shelves on November 1, and is now available for pre-order through Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Gumroad. Considerations is a book about asking questions, attaining new perspectives, figuring out what you believe, and determining how these beliefs can help guide your actions Because of my coffee pricing policy, the book costs a whopping $2.99. If you pre-order the book and email me a receipt or some other proof-of-purchase, you’ll also receive 30 Days of Doing, free of charge (though it can also be had for $2.99 after the fact, if you miss…
  • Stack for Serendipity

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    I’m sometimes told that I published a piece of work at exactly the right time. A new book, blog post, or newsletter arrived at the very moment a reader was thinking about the same topic, and I helped provide the right words, insight, or even just a kick out the door to motivate them toward their next step. I love when this happens. Not because I think I had much to do with them taking those next steps — I might help strike a spark, but they provide the fuel and stoke it into a fire — but because it’s an example of how we can perform what seem to be feats of magic just by…
  • Somethingness

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

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

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

  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Get Organized for Self Improvement Month

    Dan Loya
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    September is Self Improvement Month, so the 5-Minute Organizing Challenge is focused on brief activities that will help you develop yourself. The mini-challenges will help you get organized and they will each take just five minutes to complete. Organize a “junk drawer.” Usually transforming any “junky” area of your home will make you feel better, and it can build your confidence to tackle larger areas. Try starting with the most cluttered drawers in your home. Put like things together and find a way to separate items into categories. If you have drawer dividers or expandable…
  • Organize to Revitalize Celebrates 6-Year Blogiversary

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Fridays are usually reserved for the regular Organize to Revitalize! Fact Friday post (more on that in a minute). This is a bit of a station break to announce how EXCITED I am that OTR is celebrating its 6-year blogiversary! I didn’t know what to expect when I started blogging and, in some ways, I still don’t know what will come my way. But, what I do know is that I’m grateful for anyone who reads and supports this blog. THANK YOU for sticking around with us. Of course, a HUGE thank you goes out to all the regular blog writers (did you notice that a few more…
  • Wage War on Your Cluttered Office (Part 1)

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Original Image Credit: Ugh. I can’t find anything in here! Oh no, where’s that file on ________? There’s no place for me to put the new printer. I’m in a rush. Let me look for the folder later. Folders here, folders there, stacked up on the desk, credenza and the floor as well. Piles of paperwork perched on pretty much every surface, knickknacks scattered here and there, endless post-it notes stuck to the walls, computer monitor and pretty much anywhere else on which they can stick. Get the picture? Sure, you do. Your cluttered office is a situation out of control and bound…
  • Host Free Giveaways With Rafflecopter

    Nealey Stapleton
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Rafflecopter is a very easy, free way to host a giveaway on your blog or website. Have you heard of it? I found out about it because a bunch of my favorite DIY bloggers use it when they host giveaways. It’s so simple and user-friendly to enter as a contestant that I had to give it a try as a host. Recently I had a giveaway for my fans and the lucky winner received a signed, free copy of my book, Life Lessons: From People Who Shouldn’t Be Giving Them. The whole process was fun, so keep reading to learn more about the features and benefits of Rafflecopter. Features of Rafflecopter…
  • 4 Work-Life Balance Tips for Parents

    Ellen Delap
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Do these scenarios sound familiar? The day of your big presentation, your child is sick.  You plan on being home for dinner with your family, but Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday turn out to be crisis days at the office.  You have to leave work early to pick up your child from school.  While on vacation with your family, you get an unexpected and urgent call from your boss.   Original Image Credit: Pixabay   Work-life balance can be a struggle, especially for families. Statistics show that “among the 89 percent of Americans who say work-life balance is a problem, 54…
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    Timeless Information

  • Lemonade

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    There’s a food place called Lemonade that has various foods.  If you so desire, you can get one of the foods.  On the other hand, you can just skip the line of people and go to the front and get a lemonade and head out the door quickly.  This is an award-winning concept.  The line then becomes nothing as you float by it on a sea of air.  Think about that one.  You could pretend you were flying on a magic carpet past the people in the line.  Wouldn’t that be something? You might think I’m a representative for Lemonade, and I could be, but I am currently not.  I am not…
  • Youth Policy Releases “Time Has Told Me”

    25 Apr 2014 | 6:50 pm
    For those not in the know, the entity known as Youth Policy has released a new album titled Time Has Told Me, and it is packed with tracks that will take you to another place.  The hit song “Man of Science” is the clear front-runner, not only with its fluid presentation, but also its lyrical message and organization.  When someone thinks of Youth Policy, they think of the soft-toned creations that are all over this album, but “Man of Science” gives you another dimension of what band member GK can present. “Man of Science” hits you with lyrics like…
  • My YouTube Channel – Armentropy

    8 Feb 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Hey folks.  I have made a YouTube channel called Armentropy that consists of videos of me talking and interacting with people in public.  The name of the channel is a combination of Armen, which is my name, and entropy, a thermodynamic or information theory term that can be taken to mean “lack of order or predictability”.  I recommend checking the channel out, and if you like the videos, you can subscribe to get future content. Related posts: An Interview With Justine Ezarik
  • Are The Suburbs The Way Of The Future?

    10 Oct 2013 | 6:18 pm
    Are expanding suburbs not the way the US housing market is headed?  Is a tighter-knit community that involves less driving the way we want to go?  Leigh Gallagher goes over these topics in her book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving.  A review on the back of the book is by Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow, and he says that Leigh predicts a housing setup in the US “where the conveniences of the urban lifestyle rewire our understanding of the American Dream.  You’ll never look at a cul-de-sac the same way again…” One of the first points I…
  • An Interview With Eldon Taylor

    20 Sep 2013 | 7:27 pm
    Eldon Taylor’s book Choices and Illusions “…tells the story of one man’s journey into the workings of the human mind and our reason for being.”  As listed on his biography, Eldon is an award winning, New York Times best selling author of over 300 books, and audio and video programs. What did I like about this book?  Eldon responds to what I see as some relevant societal issues by presenting a higher-level understanding of the issue.  He discusses the basis behind some of our thoughts and why we act a certain way.  He breaks down issues like anger into the…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • Get Your 5 Most Important Tasks Done Today

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Do you know what your most important tasks are, right now? Perhaps they are lost in your todo list which is a mile long. Or maybe you haven’t written them down, even though they are weighing on your mind. What are your top tasks today and what will it take to actually get them done? What […]
  • 5 Surprising Ways to Stay Zen Despite Your Insane Workload

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Linda Coussement, a blogger at Inspired Process. She’s on a quest to (r)evolutionise the business world by helping entrepreneurs build and grow remarkable businesses. Follow her on Twitter. Your to do list is overflowing… Heck, your monthly calendar is overflowing… You feel the tension and sense of dread already setting […]
  • Make Time for Your Life

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:36 am
    So busy. So hurried. You have so much work to do that you feel like you never rest. When do you fit your life in? Do you even remember your personal life? Or has it become a blur of commuting, work, and errands. You need to make time for you. Take Time For Yourself When […]
  • The Real Reason You Feel Overwhelmed

    8 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Jim Woods. Jim is a status-quo defying writer and coach who helps others get unstuck so they can live a better story. You can connect with him on Twitter. His next ebook, with Erik Fisher,is now available. Hit The Mark will help you improve your focus, boost your energy, […]
  • 7 Things Stopping You From Pursuing Your Impossible Dreams

    5 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    You have dreams inside you. BIG things that you want to accomplish. Yet, you have never started many of them. Your dreams remain thoughts in your head. You have convinced yourself that they are impossible. Or you don’t know where to start. Or you don’t have time. What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams? In Pursuit […]
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  • Planner Accessories

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

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

    11 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    An academic planner starts in July and ends in June. But what’s the purpose of having a planner that starts in July? There’s no difference in the format between planners, so what’s the big deal? Well, here’s what we know: Students Love Academic Planners When you’re a student and your planner aligns with your school year, it’s nice. Everything aligns well between your school work and your planner. Plus as a student, you’re taking notes, remembering readings, and scheduling assignments for classes. An academic planner helps you prioritize what needs to be done! Teachers Love…
  • Plan The Perfect 4th

    20 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Follow these tips and suggestions this Fourth of July for an exciting holiday! If You’re Hosting A Party: Having a get together with friends and family is always fun, and properly planning for it will make it even more enjoyable for you and your guests! Here are some tips to get the most out of planning for your party. Create a budget and stick to it! Budgets may seem like a drag, so to keep costs low think of how many people you’re inviting, how crazy your decorations will be, and if your guests should bring a side and beverage. Pick a theme for your party! Come on, you can do better…
  • Managing Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

    13 Jun 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Organizing and remembering an entire family’s schedule is difficult to say the least. There are multiple schedules to memorize, meals to plan, errands to run, to-do lists, and not to mention managing your own schedule. If this describes you, we have the perfect solution – the Family Plus or Mom Planner. These planners allow you to track everything in one place! You have to manage a lot for your family, around the house, and at work. Within this planner we have created certain areas for all your different responsibilities.     Dinner takes a lot of planning – so what better…
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Podcast #84 With Nick Gray Of Museum Hacks

    Ari Meisel
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
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  • Podcast #84 With Nick Gray Of Museum Hack

    Fancy Hands
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
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  • Podcast #83 with Tai Lopez

    Fancy Hands
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
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  • The Less Doing Framework and Stress Relief

    Fancy Hands
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
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    Ari Meisel
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Top 202 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes on Life

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

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

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

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

    27 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The single pattern that emerged among successful people is … How much do relationships matter to you? We are talking all types of relationships, personal and business relationships. Do you see your relationships directly affecting your life’s success or happiness or do you see them as a separate entity on their own, as a perk (or pest!) of life without serving a larger purpose? Don’t worry. There is no right or wrong answer, and certainly no grading here. But there is a better way to live your life if you want to emulate successful people and what they always do in…
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  • When It’s Finally Time To Find A New Job: My Job Search Quest Begins

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    Life is funny. When we’re kids we have all kinds of fun and crazy ideas of what we want to be when we grow up. We were free from inhibitions, fears, and biases because we were busy being enthusiastic, curious, and silly. But as we grow up, our thoughts and aspirations can become cloudy and more uncertain. Doubt creeps in, and we find ourselves having a lot more questions than answers. A lot of us end up on career paths very different from where we thought we’d go. I know I sure did. It’s a lot harder than we realized as kids to have a successful career that goes in a…
  • How Often Do You Use Coupons To Save Money?

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:08 am
    I consider myself a value shopper. For example, I only like buying clothes at cheap places like Target, Old Navy, and Ross. I have absolutely no desire to buy anything from stores like LV, Gucci or Prada. Luxury goods feels like such a waste of money to me because designer brands have 90%+ gross profit margins. And as a fan of personal finance and minding how I spend my money, I would feel really foolish paying for such a premium.As I’ve aged and become financially independent, I’ve also realized that it doesn’t really matter what brand you buy when you’re…
  • Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!

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

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

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

  • How to Make Great Decisions in Life + Business

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Aah. Decisions. Should I do this, or that? Should I follow my passion, or should I take the “safe” road? Our lives are made up of decisions. How you make those decisions determines your life. But it’s not just how, but from where you make decisions. That’s what many people miss. They may achieve success, but without following their inner authority, they may never achieve satisfaction. Make Good Decisions — The Video So how do you make good decisions both in life and business? In the video below I share my story, and what I’ve learned from helping people…
  • “How Often Should I Blog?”

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    A common question I get is: “How often should I blog?” Should you post something daily? Three times per week? What about weekly? Is weekly too little? What people are really asking is: What should I do in order to succeed? We reach for formulas. We want guarantees. I know, because I did this when I started in late 2009. And I still do. I’m in no way immune. But this isn’t the right focus if you want to live a satisfying life. How Often to Blog (Video) So what’s the answer then? Is there a magic number, and if not, what do you do instead? The answer can be found…
  • You Don’t Have to Plan Your Business (or Your Life)

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

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

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

  • OmniFocus Premium Posts 2 is here

    Aaron Lynn
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello fellow OmniFocus 2 users! We’re excited to say that we finished putting together the new OmniFocus Premium Posts v2. It completely covers OmniFocus 2 and it’s bigger and better than ever before. With over 30+ videos and screencasts, we’ll show you: How to stress-free migrate from OmniFocus 1 to OmniFocus 2. How to get set up […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Think going paperless is hard work? Think again. Here’s how I showed my 56-year-old dad go paperless.

    Zachary Sexton
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    About 5 years ago my dad started his own business which he ran out of the house. I believe it was one of the most frustrating years of his life. My dad is chock-full of business savvy and had the right skill set, network and experience to be successful in his endeavor. But, without a […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • The 3 Goal Setting Personalities to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

    Zachary Sexton
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    Denver, CO April 2013: I was 27 years old, riding my bike home from work at 9am on a muggy spring morning. I had just been let go from my job as a… I don’t even really know what what I did there… Assistant I guess. This setback came 4 months after quitting a teaching […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • 7 Efficient Networking Tactics For Introverts

    Thanh Pham
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Meeting new people and making friends can be a scary thing for a lot of people. As an introvert, this is even more challenging. I go to a lot of conferences where I’m forced to meet new people – no matter how challenging it is for someone who’s an introvert. I get all excited to […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • The Power of Tables

    Aaron Lynn
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let’s talk about something a little different today – how using tables to lay out data and information can make you more productive. A Bit of an Introduction Earlier this year we made something of a push to use tables more and more at Asian Efficiency. Part of it was moving from text files and […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • When this opportunity matters too much

    Julie Poland
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Google Images: might seem as though an attachment to an outcome is a desirable thing.  Isn't that the foundation for motivation?  Yes - and no.  Yes, the result matters.  But no, perhaps this way of accomplishing the result doesn't matter.Remember when you were a teenager, disappointed in love, and your mother or father said to you, "There are other fish in the sea"?  You didn't want to hear it, did you?  This romantic ideal (du jour) who didn't return your adoration simply had to be the only one for you.  You thought you'd die if you…
  • Too many bosses?

    Julie Poland
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    One of the outgrowths of an increasingly technical Google Images: global-integration.comworkplace is the matrix organization.  There are line management structures (in the primary business, like production in manufacturing or branch office management in banking) and specialist departments.  In a matrix an individual will have a solid line on the org chart - direct reporting accountability - to the manager of the function directly above him or her.  But there is also a relationship - a dotted line - to one or more of the specialty areas.As a manager is operating he or she has to…
  • Friday Favorites - Would you leave home without your game face?

    Julie Poland
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Google Images: sometimesalicefx.deviantart.comTo what extent are you aware that you put on a facade or "game face" rather than reveal the person that you really are? The game face generally isn't used when you're feeling confident and upbeat. You put it on when you're feeling a bit uncertain, fearful, or sad and you don't want anyone to know it.Every person has his or her own frame of reference (assumptions and attitudes) about relationships with other people, whether business or personal. Some walk out the door in the morning with the assumption that the world is generally a safe place,…
  • When the leader's chair is empty

    Julie Poland
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    If you're like many business owners you're not planning Google Images: newraleigh.comto stop any time soon.  Your business is your lifeblood, and you can't imagine not going to the office every day.  For some of you, the rough economic waters have tapped you out, so retirement is not an option.  You're here for the foreseeable future.But what about the unforeseeable? What happens when your chair is empty becauseYou're on vacationYou are ill or in the hospitalYou have to care for an elderly parent or a seriously ill other family memberWhatever you don't want to think about…
  • Do you really have to break some eggs?

    Julie Poland
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    If you want to drastically over-simplify individuals' approaches Google Images: shayhealyblog.wordpress.comto work you could say that some are primarily task-oriented and some are primarily people-oriented.  If you were to view these two perspectives as the two ends of a continuum, rarely would you find an individual on either end - most people are somewhere in between.  Some care more about a staff birthday party than they do about maintaining productivity for the afternoon, and others take issue with stopping to use to the restroom when it's work time.  The latter individual…
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    Balance In Me

  • How to Balance a Love of Food with a Desire to Be Healthy

    Adrienne Erin
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By guest author Adrienne Erin Despite countless fraudulent Internet ads that claim the contrary, there is no magic pill to make us skinny. Even though we sometimes hate to admit it, it’s clear that the only road to healthy living is a two lane highway: exercise and healthy eating. Americans are famous for clocking hours at the gym to make up for their poor food choices. I tell myself a plate of French fries will be erased by a half an hour on the elliptical or an ice cream sundae will be forgotten thanks to Saturday morning yoga. Unfortunately, the old saying “abs are made in the…
  • How to Balance Our Time

    8 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    By guest author Traci Lawrence How can we tell if our Lives are Out of Balance? We can tell that our lives are not balanced through honest self-evaluation. We can ask ourselves how we’re spending our time. Do we work too much? Are we connected to electronics continually? How much quality time do we spend with our families? Are we devoting too much time to our hobbies? How often do we help other people with no thought of getting anything in return? Jasmin Tanjeloff, LMHC writes, on, about two kinds of balance of which we need to be aware: Balance in our internal world (mind,…
  • How to Balance Appearance and Reality

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    By guest author Traci Lawrence What is the difference between Appearance and Reality? According to, appearance [uh-peer-uh ns] – the state, condition, manner, or style in which a person or object appears; outward look or aspect. reality [ree-al-i-tee] – the state or quality of being real; something that exists independently of ideas concerning it. Reality is fact while appearance is perception. For example: The clown in the image to the right appears slender in the mirror, but he is overweight in reality. A small dog may appear to be cute and cuddly while the…
  • For the Ladies: Tips for Finding a Happy, Healthy Relationship

    6 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    By guest author Christina Moore Of all the different problems we can have in the various areas of our lives, anything in the love department can really do a number on us emotionally. It is the rare person who doesn’t crave a healthy, loving relationship with someone with whom you can build a life together. Wanting this, and not having it can be distressing to say the least. The failed relationships and bad dates fill us with despair, and we are convinced we will be alone forever. But, you can find that great relationship—it is not something reserved for a special few. You deserve it just…
  • 7 Healthy Ways to Use Your Lunch Hour

    Adrienne Erin
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    By guest author Adrienne Erin Did you know there are more healthy choices to make at lunchtime than whether to eat a salad or McDonald’s? Good health isn’t just about your physical needs, but consists of your mental and emotional needs as well. Your lunch break is your opportunity to relax and forget about work, and you can do this in many different ways. Try the following ideas to relieve that work-related tension in the span of an hour. 1. Plan Out the Rest of Your Day To make your day a little bit easier, sit down at lunch and look over your calendar. If you need to schedule…
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    Nona Jordan Coaching

  • Solving a Better Problem

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    “Money is just dirty paper.”  I worked in a bank in my early 20’s. Believe me, when you count bills all day and your fingers turn black from the counting, stacking and wrapping of different denominations of money, that is the experience of money. Dirty paper. But if it were just dirty paper, it wouldn’t take so […]Related Articles:Let it Flow, Baby.A woman who investsThe $25,000 Hole in My BudgetPlaying with Money EnergyOne and the Same
  • Podcast: Goddess Guidance for Abundance

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Goddesses for Abundance & Prosperity This week’s podcast had some technical issues – there is an echo on my speech throughout, but my guest, Amy Palko, was totally unaffected. If you listen in, all of Amy’s answers are crystal clear. You can listen through BlogTalkRadio, or subscribe through iTunes. But for those of you who […]Related Articles:Playing with Money EnergyGet Right with MoneyYou are “the One”One Practice for 2012Love Changes Everything (Even Money)
  • The $25,000 Hole in My Budget

    12 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    $25,200. My nine year old asked me a few weeks ago what color my hair REALLY is. That question (as many of her questions do) shook me awake. Her question invited me into an exploration of my relationship with my own beauty and the cultural ideas of beauty that are everywhere – and the financial cost […]Related Articles:A woman who investsThe REAL TreatYour TRUE VisionThe Nature of MoneyWhy Chaos is Perfect
  • Stop Waiting

    3 Jun 2014 | 7:46 pm
    What if… What would happen if you stopped waiting for your business to grow or for your bank account to be larger? What if you quit spending every waking moment trying to be somewhere other than where you are? Waiting is living with false limits. Even when it’s steeped in purpose and love, life is not exclusively about your work. Here’s what […]Related Articles:Let it Flow, Baby.You are “the One”Your TRUE VisionThe Power of IntegrityTruth in Numbers
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    If only I was more green.. What if I told you that I never feel truly confident? Not 100%, not every day, and certainly not all the time! Sure, I can project confidence easily, but deep inside, I usually worry that I don’t have what it takes. That I’m just not good enough. Good enough for what? Could be anything. That doesn’t even matter. It’s a feeling that overshadows everything else. What if I told you that I.. .. really don’t know what I am doing most of the time? .. crash and burn a lot? .. fight to feel confident on a regular basis? .. have to work at it…

    25 Jan 2014 | 2:36 am
    I felt like a KANJOOS. That’s an Indian word for “miser/scrooge/stingy”. It was a Friday night and I had gone out with friends.  We’d seen a show, and headed on to a pub after for a bit. I was acutely conscious of the fact that my wallet was lighter than a hummingbird, and that I really couldn’t afford to be out spending like I was. Having eaten before going out and being an occasional drinker, I’d decided to conserve my limited funds – music, dancing, friends were all I needed that night.  But here was the dilemma – how could I keep this up?!
  • 5 Healthy Ways To Engage With Family (When They’re Driving You Crazy) This Holiday Season

    20 Dec 2013 | 7:23 am
    Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans. Oh the holidays! They can be both the most magical and sparkly time of year, and also the hardest. There’s something about family getting together that can be quite stressful, along with all the fun. All our old patterns come out, our old feelings surface, and it’s just so darn hard to enjoy the holidays when those things happen. Which is a shame, because really, the holidays are an awesome opportunity to be around loved ones, and show and receive a massive amount of…
  • Just Say No

    16 Dec 2013 | 7:20 pm
    Learn to say ‘no’ to the good, so you can ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell. I know a message we hear constantly in the dating world is to stay open minded and open hearted. Very valid point. Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Opportunities. Say Yes to Possibilities. You really never know who you will fall in love with or how it will happen. However, in an arena where insecurities may be the deciding factors behind those Yesses, it is equally as valid to be mindful in your eagerness for love. Here is the thing: Sometimes saying Yes is coming from a place of…
  • 6 Big Fat Spiritual Lies That Are Holding You Back

    6 Dec 2013 | 10:39 am
    Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart. – Ryokan. Spirituality is becoming a “scene” rather than an actual path to inner peace, connection, truth and love.  Have you noticed that too? Many people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of having a sincere spiritual practice and being on the spiritual path, because they are believing LIES. Let’s stop that, today! Here are 6 modern spiritual lies we’re being fed: 1. If you are spiritual, you will be happy, nice, grateful, and blissed out all…
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Q&A: Is Everything Really Possible?

    Good Vibe Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Got a question today from a reader who wants to know exactly what’s possible when it comes to manifesting our desires … (This is a timely subject for me since I wrote a newsletter this morning about what I manifested over the years that I didn’t believe in.) And just yesterday I listened to Joel Osteen tell the biblical story of Sarah’s baby delivery well after her child-bearing years. That’s an extreme example of something that I’m sure many would question. But I think that’s what it all comes down to … what are we willing to believe in and…
  • All Money Is Not Created Equal

    Good Vibe Coach
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Most people create their money to be something they don’t actually want. They make it scarce, hard to come by, too easily parted with, a source of frustration, corruptive and lots of other things that aren’t so lovely. Most don’t know they’re doing that – they just think that’s how it is. But for those of us who know we create everything – from our health to our relationships to the traffic flow to the rainbows and unicorns and the nightly news – those of us know we create ALL of it have an opportunity to play with a different kind of money. We…
  • 11 Manifesting Lessons from Elvis

    Good Vibe Coach
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    snoozin in the ornamental grass Four years ago when my ex delivered to me a nearly grown blind cat instead of the foster puppies I’d asked for, I considered it a major fail. What kind of foster gig was this?! I was looking forward to puppy love! Sweet puppy breath and playful antics in the back yard. I didn’t have time to be hauling a helpless cat from litter boxes to food and water dishes, protecting him from others dogs and cats in the house who might take advantage of his vulnerable state. And he was unfortunately past the cute kitten stage – he was definitely approaching…
  • I Found My Line (LOA & Miscarriage)

    Good Vibe Coach
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    I tend to roll my eyes whenever I hear a conscious creator draw the line on where law of attraction works. Because it’s in effect everywhere. There isn’t any part of life that operates outside the “like attracting like” system. None. No exceptions. But when I got a note today from a self-professed new student of LOA who wrote about how her vibration created her miscarriage, I suddenly discovered where I drew the line on LOA. In fact, just yesterday I heard Abraham say, “You can take this LOA crap to a wrong level.” That was in reference to when Esther…
  • 10 Types of Action: Time to Upgrade?

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

  • The Power of Quiet Time

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

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

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

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

    Gladys Anderson
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Who do you think you are is a refrain that fear whispers in my ear regularly. The only purpose for fear landing on my shoulder, whispering my ear, “who do you think you are” is to stop me dead in my tracks, so I won’t take the next step toward realizing a dream or doing […]
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    Dave Ursillo

  • 10 Books that Will Inspire You to Travel

    Dave Ursillo
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Two weeks after publishing my latest book Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun, I’ve found myself in many conversations about travel and adventure with readers, family and friends. Today, I thought it would be fun to round up a collection of the best travel- and adventure-based books that have been recommended to me by readers and friends in some of those conversations. No doubt, these books will inspire you to travel and make adventures of your own. Better yet, they might help to remind each of us that the journey doesn’t stop when the travel ends–we need to…
  • Book Launch! Photos! And 3 Passages to Inspire Authentic Living

    Dave Ursillo
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last Tuesday, I celebrated the debut of my new book, Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun with family, friends and readers with a book launch soirée at Symposium Books, a stellar local bookstore in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It was fun to spend time with loved ones and friends, and truly an honor to share the stories behind this book of stories. These 15 essays in Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun tell tales of love, heartbreak, the pursuit of happiness, adventure, moments of hilarity and moments of immense victory across 10 hours of time zones and 13,000 miles of…
  • A 13,000-Mile Journey: Launch Day for My Newest Book

    Dave Ursillo
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    What does it mean to live a life that’s true to your purpose? From 2012 to 2013, I traveled across 13,000 miles to understand what it means to make my life’s journey my greatest reward. Today, the stories, essays and adventures from those 13,000 miles of travel are finally revealed in my new book, Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun! From New York City’s East Village to the beaches of Hawaii and the mystical landscapes of Iceland, Big Apple, Black Sand and the Midnight Sun is a collection of 15 essays written across a 13,000-mile journey of adventure in pursuit of…
  • Make Your Life’s Journey It’s Own Reward? Travel Will Teach You How

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

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

  • Upgrading Your Productivity Using Virtual Assistants with Maren Kate Donovan – TCE 041

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes It is a big day competitive edge listeners. Why you ask? Because today we’re going to talk about one of my favorite topics – Virtual Assistants. I started working with virtual assistants two years ago and it’s changed my life. I get more done and get to do more of what I enjoy and who doesn’t want that! Today’s guest is Maren Kate Donovan CEO of one of my favorite companies, Zirtual. Zirtual is where I got my first dedicated virtual assistant and since using them I haven’t looked back. In this episode, you’ll…
  • Behind the Scenes of Shark Tank and Disrupting the Surfing Industry with Stephan Aarstol – TCE 040

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes A few weeks ago I was at an entrepreneur dinner in San Diego that my friend Jason Gaignard who runs mastermind talks threw. It was a collection of amazing people and where I met today’s guest Stephan Aarstol. Once I found out that Stephan’s company Tower Paddle Boards was the fastest growing company in San Diego and named one of the top 10 companies to ever be on Shark Tank I knew I needed to have him on the show. It didn’t hurt that I love paddle boarding and was curious how to start a surfing company. Today Stephan is…
  • How to Naturally Increase Your Testosterone with Chris Walker – TCE 039

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Some of you might know this already from my post on how to  double your testosterone and gorilla butter but over the past year I’ve been on a mission to naturally increase my testosterone. I know the T word might freak some people out, but truthfully this hormone is responsible for so many critical factors to a high quality life like our fitness level, energy, emotions, libido and sleep. Assuming we could improve all those things, what dude wouldn’t want to increase their testosterone!? After a year of experimentation I…
  • The Mindsets Behind Entrepreneur On Fire With John Lee Dumas – TCE 038

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes If you listening to the Competitive Edge Show odds are you’re a fan of podcasts…but you may be wondering whether creating that one is really that valuable for your business and if you can actually make some moula putting one out there? Well today my friend John Dumas is here to absolutely obliterate any of those doubts. John’s the host and founder of entrepreneur on fire which has been one of the top business podcasts on itunes over the past year. He’s making over 200,000 a month from his show and inspiring people all…
  • Speedreading People With Vanessa Van Edwards – TCE 037

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

    Baba Rumcake
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Before you consider laying your life down for your fellow man, consider laying yourself down daily in the small things of life. Our need to be first overrides our sensibilities resulting in the small infractions of life. Stepping aside for someone on the same small sidewalk or pavement instead of fighting for the narrow space could be one. Walking behind a car at the light instead of in front of it, could save the driver time wasted, waiting for you to cross on foot in front of the car. It might delay you two seconds but it gives you the opportunity to allow someone the advantage over you for…
  • Allowing Dog to Piddle In Tennis Courts

    Baba Rumcake
    22 Jan 2012 | 11:19 am
    Dear Baba Rumcake, I was admonished by a man in the tennis courts because my wonderful and very old dog Ruff peed on the net. I apologized for my dog’s mishap but he kept shouting at me. He even suggested I should come back with a towel to clean under the net. I was very upset with the encounter. I felt harassed and worried for my safety. I quickly exited the chain link fence and headed out. How should I have dealt with this? How should I deal with it next time? Concerned in Oahu Dear Concerned, I’m even calling you dear much to my consternation and dismay. You walked your dog,…
  • Library Guard Told Me To Be Quiet

    Baba Rumcake
    7 Jan 2012 | 12:00 am
    Dear Baba Rumcake I was in the library with my son who is mentally challenged. We were doing homework and the woman in the next table kept giving me dirty looks. To top it off, the guard came and told me to keep it down since other people were working. I felt offended. Do you think they should be allowed to shush me? My son has a right to do his homework. What do you think? Irate Dear Irate….ummmm Looking for Sympathy What the hell is wrong with you! Are you stupid or is this just a joke? If your son can do homework, it is very probable he can follow directions. In which case you can…
  • Glaring At My Husband

    Baba Rumcake
    2 Jan 2012 | 10:54 am
    Dear Baba Rumcake, Don’t you love it when people give you dirty looks because, you are, there? My husband, who is very sweet and very kind, to everyone I might add, happened to be standing, waiting to take his seat. This woman, stood before his chair, not paying attention to him at all and she was upset, when she noticed. He did not hassle her. Nor ask her to move, nothing. She walked out after snatching her coffee giving him looks that would kill. What gives? Annoyed Dear Annoyed, Egocentricity, that is the quintessential problem that permeates the whole country. You ran into a woman…
  • Do Not Need My Husband

    Baba Rumcake
    27 Jun 2011 | 2:49 am
    Dear Baba Rumcake, I remember when I was with my first bf (together for 8 years), I was so in love and I was never tired of seeing him. We dated from high school to college. So we were young and we didn’t have much going on in our lives except school. Now I am married (4 years) with a child. I can’t tell if I am still in love with my husband. Most of the time, I feel like I don’t need him. I am perfectly fine with my child. I wonder if it’s because now I have a career, and a child, and being in a love relationship is no longer a priority to me? Needing Sparks Dear…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Curation vs. Creation: Identify Your Work Process to Boost Productivity

    Rosemina Nazarali
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Photo credit: Work days tend to split between two different modes. The first is when you feel super productive and fly through tasks. Other days, you feel you aren’t as productive and would rather spend your time observing, researching or curled up on the couch. However, one is not any better than the other, they are simply different parts of your own process. And by identifying your process, you can learn how to take your productivity to the next level. [contextly_sidebar id="Nkb5UoAcg8wthvWT2uyPNC9ZkSdLJiQb"] Everyone has their own personal process, but most seem to have…
  • A Case for Using Good Old Pen and Paper to Take Meeting Notes

    Rosemina Nazarali
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    © anyaberkut – Taking notes on a laptop is undoubtedly faster, easier and more convenient than using pen and paper, but a recent study suggests that longhand is much better if you want to actually remember some of those notes. A recent paper published in the journal Psychological Science found that those who took longhand notes performed better on quizzes than those who took notes on their laptop, even when there was no Internet connection. [contextly_sidebar id="zZ8ZIaX42AgljwGCoJYhPiHOaxjiws2d"] Researchers Princeton graduate student Pam Mueller and UCLA psychology…
  • Limit Meetings to Protect Your Well-Being

    Marissa Brassfield
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    (CC) Someecards It’s no secret that I am not a fan of excessive meetings. A day full of back-to-back meetings is my personal hell, which I suppose would make a meeting-packed day with brief intermittent breaks my purgatory. [contextly_auto_sidebar id="h4El0jyXQzufBlj8fWg1Q9MdFMu3w0LK"]I recently wrote about the first move Peter Deng made when he moved to Instagram, removing all standing meetings and then re-adding them as needed. The result was that productivity, effectiveness and innovation skyrocketed. No surprise there: when people have more time to work and think, they make better…
  • Meeting Efficiency and Decision Making: The Rule of 7

    Rosemina Nazarali
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    (CC) Howie Le/Flickr When it comes to meetings and making effective decisions, seven is the golden number. As the number of people in a meeting grows, the effectiveness begins to decline. [contextly_sidebar id="rOwqdC1tUK0RhyBcER0JyX014ydG3cWA"] In a study presented in Decide & Deliver: 5 Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization, the authors found that seven is the magic number of attendees when it comes to decision-making meetings. Any additional person at the meeting will result in a 10% effectiveness decline. And, anything involving 17 people or more will most likely…
  • Daimler Introduces Auto-Delete Program for Emails Sent to Vacationing Workers

    Rosemina Nazarali
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    email © Gajus – Fotolia A Germany-based company has made a very bold move in helping vacationing workers unplug from work. Most people struggle with the idea of completely unplugging from work, even while laying on a tropical beach in front of a beautiful view. Even when we are supposed to be relaxing, we are constantly thinking about what might be going on back at the office. Car and truck maker Daimler is hoping to help employees really get away from work while they are on vacation with an auto-delete email program. [contextly_sidebar id="Ce9XpYZ6RFTIEit3xBEmtmm69en3eT7u"] The…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Aha Moments: How World Icons Got their Ideas and Inspiration [Infographic]

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Hi everyone!! I apologize for the lack of updates! While I originally thought that I would have all the time in the world to create new content on PE after my wedding, as it turned out, I’ve been busy with moving into my new home (done), furnishing it (done; will be recording new Celes.TV video with house tour soon), and now loaded with a series of projects (the current live run of Anti-Procrastination Course which will last till mid-Oct, business collaborations, multiple one-to-one coaching clients, and an upcoming workshop engagement), among the admin work of managing a business.
  • What’s on Your Bucket List? 101 Things To Do Before You Die

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

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

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

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

  • Is it Still A Good Time To Buy An iPhone?

    Thad Puckett
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post originally appeared at TT almost 2 years ago.  I won’t change the numbers on the iPhones, but what was written then about the iPhone 5 is equally true now with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Only now you are able to get the iPhone 5s for $99 and iPhone 5c for $0. Several weeks ago, prior to the release party for the iPhone 5, I wrote a post about whether it was a good time to buy an iPhone. The phone was actually shipped and out the door this past weekend (September 21st to be precise).  Apple sold 5 million of them on the opening weekend (including pre-orders). So, the question…
  • Why Apple Pay Matters

    Thad Puckett
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Apple’s September 9th event in Cupertino was basically what everyone expected.  The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were anticipated and delivered, as was the Apple Watch. The give away of U2’s newest album wasn’t expected, nor their performance during the event. But the one announcement that truly caught my attention was Apple Pay. Most Apple fan boys (of which I am one), probably ignored that as nice but nothing truly amazing. I would argue that Apple Pay will have significant impact on Apple’s earnings in coming years.  Here’s why. The area of mobile payments…
  • 101 Things You Can Do With Evernote

    Thad Puckett
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Can you do everything with Evernote? Maybe! I continue to find new things you can do with Evernote.   In fact, the longer I use it, the more useful I find it to be. There is a growing universe around Evernote, which means it will continue to have new and better ways to put it to use.   Can you do everything with Evernote? Maybe!     101 Ways to Use Evernote 1. Remember passwords for friend’s routers. 2. Add a favorite recipe for salsa. 3. Quickly add names of new acquaintances 4. Scan business cards 5. Snag a how to for writing code 6. Scan all documents that come as paper…
  • Remembering Nine Eleven – 13 Years Later

    Thad Puckett
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I originally posted this in 2012, but felt it worth reposting today.  Remembering nine eleven and what happened then matters now. She was only a little girl when I laid her down for bed that night.  We were living in Taiwan at the time. I went to the study, pulled up the Drudgereport and saw the first mention I had heard of an airplane hitting one of the World Trade Center Towers.  I immediately turned on the television to CNN International, which was running the US domestic feed. The first tower was clearly burning.  Minutes after I turned on the TV, I watched the second plane fly in to…
  • Leadership without Walls

    Guest Writer
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Providing directives from an unapproachable office may accomplish short term goals. It will not produce sustainable results, and will not develop thriving team members. Learning to lead without walls demands asking, seeking, and knocking. These three skills will grow the leader to develop people on task, not merely task oriented people. Three Steps to Leadership Without Walls Ask a powerful question. What three words best describe how you feel about…? Powerful questions allow people to reflect and then respond. Leaders should be able to diagnose skill sets. Asking open-ended questions…
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • Believing in Yourself

    Lori Lynn Smith
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
      Have you ever thought about how much believing in yourself makes a difference in your quality of life? A strong belief in yourself can bring you all these benefits and more:   You recognize your ability to accomplish goals. You’re optimistic about the future as you set goals and achieve them. Deep down inside, you know you can do anything. You treat yourself kindly. You feel uplifted and more satisfied with life. You’re motivated to get things done. You have faith, no matter what. You see and enjoy the abundance around you. Others feel attracted to you. Wouldn’t you love to…
  • How to Use Habits to Reach Your Goals

    Lori Lynn Smith
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    One of the keys to reaching a new goal is to have habits in place that support that goal. If your current habits are counter-productive, you’ll need to change them or run the risk of coming up short. How do habits help you reach your goals? Suppose you have the goal of running a marathon: if you don’t already have the habit of running regularly, you’re unlikely to be successful until you can adopt that habit. Running regularly can help you attain your goal in several ways, including getting you in great physical shape and strengthening your endurance. Developing supportive…
  • Put The Power of Intuition To Work For You

    Lori Lynn Smith
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Intuition is the reason that you know more than you think you know. Once you recognize how much of your mental activity takes place subconsciously, you can make better use of the knowledge and abilities you already possess. These are strategies for finding a healthy balance between critical thinking and gut feelings. Relying on Intuition in Your General Routine Acknowledge the role of intuition. Cognitive science is giving more and more credit to the part our hunches play in our thoughts and behavior. You might mistakenly assume you’re making rational decisions when you’re really…
  • The Circle: Create Your Dreams in 2015!

    Lori Lynn Smith
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    This is a complimentary Creation Support Circle using the Wheel of the Year. We will focus on Aligning with the natural cycles of the earth using Sacred Ceremonies, Creative Journaling, Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle, Conscious Movement and Guided Meditations. Over the next year we well be connecting with the elements and nature to leaning and experiencing: Finding and Aligning with your soul purpose Systems for moving toward your dream life Clearing emotional baggage that may be getting in the way Leveling up your thoughts and vibes Actions that you need to propel you forward Dates for…
  • Walk the Talk – Practicing the Principles You Preach

    Lori Lynn Smith
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    How often have you run into a leader who’s been successful at guiding others by saying one thing and then doing something different? Not very often, right? That’s simply because it doesn’t work! It’s highly likely that principles taught without the right examples being put into practice will eventually fall by the wayside. Especially if you’re in a position of authority, it is of utmost importance to lead by example if you expect to gain compliance. Leading by example will ensure these benefits:  Support of the principles based on results. For example, if you’re teaching honesty,…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Japan Part 4: Kyoto and Gion Matsuri For the first time in my...

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Japan Part 4: Kyoto and Gion Matsuri For the first time in my travel, I came to Kyoto without a plan. I decided to give myself some rooms for whatever opportunities that may come my way, and man, was I glad I did it. It was July 2014 when I was there and in July every year, Kyoto celebrates the Gion Matsuri, one of the most famous festival in Japan. The city is crowned with a parade on the 17th and 24th of July, and 2 nights leading to the parade, the streets of Gion district are reserved for pedestrians and street vendors. The streets are lined with night stalls selling all kinds of food and…
  • Japan Part 3: Exploring the Wilderness of Nikko What surprised...

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Japan Part 3: Exploring the Wilderness of Nikko What surprised me most about Japan is how they are able to preserve such a huge areas of nature while they are currently running out of space in cities like Tokyo. If it were other countries, they would have exhausted and exploited the land until there is nothing left. Nikko is a town serves as a proof that the Japanese know what they are doing since this little town is located just 2 hours away from Tokyo and contains large areas of well preserved forests, mountains, waterfalls and walking trails and hikes for all type of travelers. When I was…
  • Introducing BucketListly Photos It was not long ago since I...

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

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

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

  • How to Get a Girl to Fall in Love with You?

    Raheel Farooq
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    This is a tough thing to do; it is not impossible but it is tough. It all rests on how you treat her and what she can expect from you. How to get a girl to fall in love with you, is not just a matter of buying chocolates and flowers, although those two things… Read More The post How to Get a Girl to Fall in Love with You? appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Simple Ways to Recover from Holiday Spending

    Raheel Farooq
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    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… Read More The post Simple Ways to Recover from Holiday Spending appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Preparing for HVAC Certification in Various Fields

    Raheel Farooq
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every commercial and residential building requires the installation and maintenance of an HVAC system. Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning is a major industry that is essential for the functioning of businesses, homes, governments, hospitals and other establishments. Getting an HVAC certification is an excellent opportunity for anyone that enjoys working with their hands and solving problems. … Read More The post Preparing for HVAC Certification in Various Fields appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Australian Visa Process Guide for International Applicants

    Raheel Farooq
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
     Australia is a land of opportunity. It is dynamic, vibrant, energetic, safe and most importantly warm hearted. It warmly welcomes people from all around the world, and wins them over with its tremendous hospitality. With its rich cultural heritage and high class standard of living, it is one of the most admired places to live… Read More The post Australian Visa Process Guide for International Applicants appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • On the Art of Unlearning

    Raheel Farooq
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    One of my all time favorite quotations is the famous one by William Wordsworth: The Child is father of the Man.  I’m not certain what Wordsworth had in mind when he said it, but I’m pretty sure he had much more than I have discovered till now. We also quoted it in our discussion about… Read More The post On the Art of Unlearning appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • The Trait You Need to Succeed

    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    My entire year of 12th grade was excited about my upcoming independence. Graduating high school meant that I was a full-fledged adult. I was of legal age and completed my education requirements. I would finally be in a place where I could begin to be my own person, take control
  • 7 Ways That Are Sure to Get You Through Tough Times

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Don’t you wish your life was easier? Every time I would sit down on my couch to work from home, I just couldn’t get started. It was definitely something I needed to do. If I didn’t, it would mean more work later on. For some reason it was so hard
  • How to Find Time to Change Your Life

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    I know you’re so busy, everyone is. You can’t seem to get a moment to yourself. Every time you stop to take breather something else comes up that demands your immediate attention. The worse is when you think about going something for yourself but then you think about all the
  • Cracking Under Pressure? 6 Tips to Astonishing Strength

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    How many times in your life have you left like it was all too much at one time, just overwhelmed? Probably most of the time, right? When you're getting pull from different angles and have so many responsibilities the load can seem too heavy to bear. It's just nonstop with
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  • Cashpirate Money Making App Review

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Cashpirate is an app where you can make money by carrying out simple tasks such as downloading apps, playing free games, completing surveys, watching videos and trying product trials. You can sign up for the money making service by downloading the app and entering your email address   How the system works Cashpirate works similar to Swagbucks where you accumulate points after carrying out the tasks. Once you reach the threshold you can then cash out for gift cards or receive cash via PayPal. Once a user earns 2,500 Cashpirate Referral codes Cashpirate has a lucrative referral system…
  • If you have a Website do not forget about Mobile Users

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

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

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

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    One of the hardest things to do in life is to save money as a student. When you are trying to reach your goal of attaining that degree at college or university, there is no doubt that money will be one of the biggest problems that you will encounter. For many live at university will be the fist time that you will leave home, pay for rent, bills and food. Essentially you will experience the big bad world and learn how to manage for finances for the first time. There are however many ways in which you can manage and save money while at the same time enjoying university life and achieving your…
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    Life Stalker

  • The Difference Between Freelance and Professional Writer

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Freelance Vs. Professional Writer Sometimes, you feel like an absurd person, who don't have any kind of identity, and that's what happens to you when you enter into professional world. Switching from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hello September

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

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

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away. There is some random guy in your college, work or even family, who always there to criticize, make you feel... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to tell a 9 year old about Rape?

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    What is Rape? And how to tell a 9 year old kid about Rape? He just asked, "Bhaia, What is Rape?" It was bit shocking for me, that how a 9 year old kid can ask such question. But rather than the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    A Word for Things Unsaid

  • If you want ‘pingbacks’ from your Facebook friends, ping them

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Tip #3 Reciprocate: Give, if you want to receiveRemember, the hand that takes can also give. Limiting your sense of value, only to what you receive, will leave you high and dry soon. Have you noticed how winners win like bosses on Facebook? They have more likes on their images, their statuses are nothing short of a busy cafe, people read their notes, and their links look like a bunch of barnacles were sharing it across the entire internet, their opinions have more likes than others in discussion threads ETC. These Facebook bosses are life of the party, the “interactors”, and the givers…
  • How to not Scare off new Friends on Facebook with the ‘You’

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Tip #2 Being ‘you’ is not the same as being the depressed youNarcissists, loners, trolls, table hogs, and social pariahs have an excuse: They call it the ‘F***-U-I-Don’t-Care-What-You-Think-Of-Me and It-Is-My-Life. They will never make real friends on Facebook. They will grow old posting Emo quotes and Emo images on their walls.The internet is full of memes of such. Look closely: What depth of impression about their social life do their statuses, likes, comments, and general behavior give you about them? Deep inside, we are all lonely people looking for acceptance, and companionship.
  • Why politeness and courtesy still matter in making real friends on Facebook

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

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

    22 Jun 2014 | 3:57 am
    Father:I lift up this cup to you, for the bile has begun to overflow; it has begun to soil my sleeves. You will hear me. You always did. You must. I bring you this cup from the forgotten lands where life still haunts the dead. You know the place that I write about here: that forgotten land where the sun shies away and nights dread to enter. This cry is familiar to your forgiving ears. You were there too.  I know you hear me. I know, because you felled the tens of thousands around me. You held back the mighty heavens and chided Hades into quietness – just so I could walk in safety…
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  • How To Open A Locked Suitcase In 30 Seconds

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
        Flights and Airports <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//" fr This is how to open a locked suitcase with just a pen in 30 seconds. This is the same technique used by airport baggage workers and TSA. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Tell if your Sliding Door is Locked from Across the RoomHow to Cry on DemandPerform a Bootlegger TurnPractice Deep Breathing for AnxietyNineteen Seconds Relaxation Technique RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors…
  • Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Pumpkins

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
        Halloween Mix 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp vanilla, & 1 tsp orange gel icing color. Gradually add 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar. Roll 1 tbsp at a time into a ball & use back of a butter knife to crease. Insert pretzels. Refrigerate. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:A Delicious Twist on the Peanut Butter and Jelly SandwichBaked Peanut Butter and Jelly OatmealEasy Easter Cracker Sandwich PopsFood Replacement Hack: Replace Processed Peanut Butter with Almond ButterCatch Mice/Rats with a Spoon, Peanut Butter, and a Bucket…
  • Super Cute Halloween Treat – Mummy Twinkies Pops

    13 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
        Halloween Melt bag of White Wilton Candy Melts & stir in 2 tbsp coconut oil. Dip 6 Twinkies, then put on parchment paper. Add Wilton Candy Eyes & insert lollipop sticks. Pour rest of mixture into a Ziploc & snip corner to pipe on mummy bandages. Set in fridge Be the first to comment... Related Posts:– Author CommentsTeacup = Super Cute VaseHalloween Party BowlTurn Ice Pops Into a SlushyEasy Halloween Treat – Witch Hats & Broomsticks RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Super Cute Halloween Treat –…
  • Simple Ghostly Graveyard Pudding Cups

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
        Halloween Crush Oreo’s in a food processor or in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Remove lid from chocolate snack pudding cups and sprinkle Oreo crumbs on top. Top each pudding cup with a Peep ghost and a candy pumpkin. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Summertime Dirt CupsCarrot Patch Dirt Cups for EasterMake a Simple All-Purpose CleanerDIY Halloween GhostsCoat measuring cups with oil before measuring sticky substances RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Simple Ghostly Graveyard Pudding Cups comes from LifeTricks.
  • Easy Halloween Treat – Witch Hats & Broomsticks

    13 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
        Halloween For the Brooms: Turn a Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cup upside down & poke a Stick Pretzel into the bottom. Pipe purple frosting into the center of a thin mint (or similar) cookie. Press a Hershey Kiss into the frosting. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Inexpensive and Easy Summer Treat for DogsHalloween Party BowlIncrease Your Online Influence: Treat People Like People, Not ProductsSuper Cute Halloween Treat – Mummy Twinkies PopsTeach your Hamster to Trust You RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Easy…
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    High Performance Lifestyle

  • How To Wake Up Early: The Secret of Crazy Successful People

    Kosio Angelov
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Getting up early is a trait that many successful people share. From famous people in history like Benjamin Franklin to CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Olympic athletes and artists to entertainers, singers and entrepreneurs like Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter) and Richard Branson, waking up early in the morning allows them to get a head-start. The big question is: how do they do it? And most importantly, how can YOU do it too? How can you wake up early and not fill tired, but instead, be energetic, happy and ready for new adventures? If you ever wondered (or even tried to be an “early…
  • How To Break Bad Habits Once And For All… Right Now

    Kosio Angelov
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your habits. Have enough good ones and you’ll be successful. Accumulate too many bad habits (such as biting your nails or excessive email checking) and you are headed for disaster. The big question is how to break bad habits? Why do you have them in the first place? How long does it take to break a habit? This video training provides all the answers: FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. In this…
  • Never Fear Your Inbox Again: The Simple Guide To Stopping Email Overload

    Kosio Angelov
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle, and welcome to another productivity-boosting training. In this one, I want to teach you something very practical, and that is how to reduce your email overload. Email Is Killing Your Productivity Before we get to that part, I want to give you a very, very shocking statistic. Here it is: according to recent studies, up to 28% of…
  • Steal This Trick: How To Set Realistic Deadlines

    Kosio Angelov
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Hey everyone, welcome to another productivity-boosting training with me, Kosio Angelov, founder of High Performance Lifestyle. In this episode, I want to teach you something very, very important and something that you can implement right away to skyrocket your productivity – and that is, how do you set realistic deadlines? The Power Of Realistic Deadlines Everybody knows that deadlines are…
  • This 7-Letter Word Will Revolutionize Your Productivity

    Kosio Angelov
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Download the free audio podcast of this episode on iTunes. FREE Download: how ultra-successful people schedule their days (and how YOU can do it too) – get it here. — Begin Transcript — Hey everyone, Kosio Angelov here, founder of High Performance Lifestyle, and welcome to another productivity-boosting training. This one is going to be very special, because I want to give you a single seven-letter word that is going to absolutely revolutionize your productivity. You ready? I know it’s a bold claim, so let’s get going. The 7-Letter Magic Word What am I talking about? What…
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    Biohacking and Lifehacking Tips | ChinaBiohacker

  • Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diet: What's Healthier? (Video Compilation)

    Randy Wang
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    by Randy Wang We seem to be at an interesting time in history for human nutrition.In the 1980's, the USDA declared that eating a diet low in fat was the healthy way to go, and most of world followed. This has led to a massive 30+ year experiment in which we are all guinea pigs taught to eat low-fat, high-carb diets.But with obesity and related health problems (e.g. diabetes, heart disease) only getting worse since the 1980's, the idea that a low-fat diet might not be so great is starting to sound less and less crazy.To think that the "experts" may have been wrong all this time still boggles…
  • Rice Bulking Update 2: How Gluten Kicked My Ass

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

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

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

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

    Kristin Pavao
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Having a little one that wakes me up, whether I’m ready or not, means I need to brace myself before glancing in the mirror most mornings.  Some days I get lucky and somehow appear well-rested and my skin looks even and glowing-ly lovely.  This usually happens after following some tips from our Holistic Health Coach, Jessie Maher!  If I’m feeling like my skin needs a little more coverage, I follow my two-minute routine to a natural makeup look. Here's a quick and easy two-minute routine for a natural makeup lookClick To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Step 1 (Optional):  I…
  • Don’t be a Shopping Victim of the Commission Based Salesperson

    Megan Brandle
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most of the time, the salespeople in your favorite boutiques and stores are amazing resources to find outfits that look great on you. They know the merchandise and can identify your preferences if you are a loyal customer. However, we can all attest to experiencing an overly pushy commission based salesperson that persuades you into clothing that ends up hanging in your closet for a year with the tags still attached. Learn how to take control of your shopping experience so that regardless of the sales associate, you can be sure you make purchases based on your decisions. Learn how to take…
  • 10 Easy Tips to Pack Like a Pro

    Shauna Mackenzie
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I enjoy packing a suitcase for a trip. Whether it’s the anticipation as I pull outfits, visualizing wearing them at my future destination or the whole process of drawing up a packing list and organizing it into a 2 x 3’ space, packing makes me happy (unpacking is a whole different story). For those of you who dread the idea of it, are avid over-packers or simply frustrated by leaky toiletries and wrinkled wardrobes upon arrival, here are ten fail-safe tips to pack like a pro: Here are ten fail-safe tips to pack like a pro:Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule 1. Be prepared by doing…
  • What to Know Before Walking up to a Makeup Counter

    Kristin Pavao
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Way back in the day, I used to frequent the indoor malls and spend endless hours shopping.  It was ridiculous really.  I could walk into a Sephora and I could literally feel the chills down my spine while walking through the door.  I honestly feel that way now just thinking about it.  I loved Sephora mainly because I could touch everything, try it out on my face, and no one would really ‘bother’ me.  I may get a ‘can I help you with anything’, but that was about it. Walking up to a makeup counter in a department store was a completely different ball game for me.
  • Maternity Leave: What You Need to Know Before Your Due Date

    Margaret Bjork
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    First off, congratulations on your pregnancy! Now that you’ve had time to let the exciting news sink in, you can start to wrap your arms around how maternity leave works. It can be a fairly complicated process, and with many companies, there are several benefits cobbled together to give you the time off you need. Let’s get started tackling the issue of planning for your leave. Let’s get started tackling the issue of planning for your maternity leave, with the basics.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule The Basics The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the U.S. federal law that…
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  • What Gets Quantified in Bed is Not Just Sleep

    Kitty Ireland
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    What Gets Quantified Between the Sheets (It’s Not Just Sleep) Generally speaking, people who engage in Quantified Self experiments are trying to improve something — often health or fitness-related. Apps and wearables are now available to track almost anything, including your sex life. The internet recently collectively snickered at the guy who sent his wife a spreadsheet  detailing her reasons for not having sex with him over the course of a month. This probably did not have the desired effect, especially after she posted it on Reddit. There have, however, been more successful sex…
  • Quantifying the LTR: How Couples Use Data For Healthy Relationships

    Kitty Ireland
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    This is the second in a three part series on quantified dating, relationships, and sex. The Habits of Healthy Relationships Long term relationships are a bit puzzling. Some couples stay truly satisfied over decades of marriage, while others disintegrate within a few years. Some even choose to stay in unhappy relationships for decades. There doesn’t seem to be a formula, but there are ways couples use Quantified Self tools to strengthen their relationships. Self tracking tools bring unbiased information about a partner’s emotional state, such as whether or not he slept well or she enjoyed…
  • Quantified Dating

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

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

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

    Santoshh Singh
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to prevent relationship from going sour with our loved ones? When two people are living together then there is every possibility that sometimes they will lock horns with each other. Everyone is different and hence their thinking is also different.  Your thinking and your parents thinking may be entirely different. There is [...] The post How to prevent relationship from going sour appeared first on Palchoice.
  • How to stop worrying

    Santoshh Singh
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice. Every now and then you must have thought in your mind how we can stop worrying? We all worry about so many things in our life. Some people are worried about money; some for job, marriage, children, promotion and the list goes on. To worry a bit is natural. But if you worry excessively about [...] The post How to stop worrying appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic

    Santoshh Singh
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice. Do you know which is the best comment plugin that can attract tons of traffic to your blog? My friend there is none… But wait there is a way… We should understand that crowd of every blog is different and so do their behavior. Nobody can give you a secret. A secret once told never [...] The post Best comment plugin for unlimited traffic appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself

    Santoshh Singh
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself appeared first on Palchoice. Why it rocks to be yourself? It is a basic human nature to follow others. There are more number of followers and imitators than the leaders. Our ancestors from prehistoric times consider safety in numbers and hence this nature has inbuilt in us from generations. If somebody does things differently they are labeled as rule [...] The post Avoid following others:It rocks to be yourself appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 motivating life lessons from roger federer

    Santoshh Singh
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    The post top 9 motivating life lessons from roger federer appeared first on Palchoice. Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player of our time who has set standard for consistence excellence. The winner of 17 grand slams is inspiration for not only young tennis players but other athletes as well. He is not only a great ambassador to sports but is a good human being to. We can learn [...] The post top 9 motivating life lessons from roger federer appeared first on Palchoice.
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  • How To Develop Attention To Detail Like Outkast Didn’t

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Photo credit: Jamie Tanner This was the moment I was waiting for. I stood there, alongside 37,000 other excited people, patiently waiting for Outkast – the headline act for Ireland’s largest music festival called the Electric Picnic – to take to the stage and do their thing. You could feel the anticipation in the air. […] The post How To Develop Attention To Detail Like Outkast Didn’t appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • My Personal Goals Progress Report: August 2014

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Each month, I post a progress report on my personal goals for the year that I publicly committed to right here on my blog. I do this to be completely honest, open and transparent with you.  I also do it to put extra pressure on myself to deliver on these goals.  There’s nothing like being in […] The post My Personal Goals Progress Report: August 2014 appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • How To Create The Mindset For Wealth

    28 Aug 2014 | 3:57 am
    Let me ask you, what are the odds that you’ll become a millionaire? One in a million? One in a thousand? Well, the answer is 1 in 50. That’s right, 1 in 50 people living in the world right now are millionaires. This makes it entirely doable and something that’s very achievable for you. Boom. […] The post How To Create The Mindset For Wealth appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • How To Lose Weight Fast: Five Great Tips

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Looking for the easiest way to lose weight? And how to lose fat fast? One area of my life that I’ve always worked hard on has been my personal health and fitness. As a result, I’ve achieved pretty good results. But I’m always striving to get leaner and leaner in terms of my body fat. […] The post How To Lose Weight Fast: Five Great Tips appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • The Law Of Attraction & Why You Should Think Like A Cage Fighter

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over”.  McGregor shouted these words into the microphone, still standing in the blood spattered octagon where he had just destroyed his opponent in front of a home crowd of thousands of fans. He was referring to himself and the other Irish fighters that had all just won […] The post The Law Of Attraction & Why You Should Think Like A Cage Fighter appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
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