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  • 4 Apps That Will Help You Achieve Your Daily Goals

    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon
    Dwayne Melancon
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Many of us are busier than ever and increasingly more stressed. If you’ve got a long list of goals to accomplish, you might need a little help. The good news is there are apps you can download onto your smartphone that can help you accomplish those goals. Here are 4 that are interesting and a bit unusual, with a variety of focuses:PactGoing to the gym is something you know is important for reducing stress, helping your self-esteem and giving you more energy to do everything else you need to do. But, at the same time, working out tends to be one of the first things you put off.To…
  • DIY Flavored Toothpicks

    The Art of Manliness
    Jeremy Anderberg
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Since literally the dawn of man, toothpicks have been used as a tooth-cleaning device. With the advent of tooth-brushing and flossing, however, toothpicks fell out of favor as a tooth cleaner, but were held onto (primarily by men) as simply a small wood stick to chew on. It became a rugged habit for men, making appearances in old Westerns as well as new action movies, signifying to the viewer that the man you’re watching is a badass. Perhaps they are favored by the tough guy because he is so full of fury, he needs to wedge a stick in-between his chompers to keep them from grinding…
  • Outfitted and Equipped: Cozy Night by the Fire

    The Art of Manliness
    Brett and Kate McKay
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
      This post is brought to you by Levi’s®. Visit the Levi’s® Holiday Gift Guide. What’s this? Sitting in front of a warm, glowing fireplace is truly one of the best parts of the season. The heat from the flames and the crackling of the logs seem to tap into the primordial part of one’s spirit, conjuring a sense of comfort and safety that was felt by our ancestors for millennia. This feeling is only heightened around the holidays, as it mixes with the good cheer and nostalgia in the air. The aura of relaxing comfort that emanates from one’s fireplace lends itself…
  • Steampunking a VR Headset

    Matt Terndrup
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Virtual Reality is on the rise which has prompted a new trend of homemade 3D viewers that are starting to surface as more and more people experiment with VR. This particularly fun instructables project was made by a guy named Jay Kent who owns and operates a Leather & Fine […]Read more on MAKE
  • DIY Cable Ties from Corks

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I spotted this fantastic idea for cable ties floating around on Pinterest. By the looks of it, the source comes from a magazine clipping (title unknown). This is a super simple idea, and all of the instructions are written in this clipping. The key to this hack is using the synthetic […]Read more on MAKE
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 5 Reasons Why It’s Hard to Be Grateful

    Robin Oxford-Davis
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:27 am
    The holidays are coming. This is the time of year when we’re reminded to be kind and good and most of all, grateful. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably like most of us; you have a lot to be grateful for. We hear all the time about the power of gratitude and how it contributes to a happy, healthy and purposeful life. But realistically, if you’re like me, you probably spend far more time complaining about what you don’t have and what’s not right, than you do about what you do have and what’s going well. So why is that? Why is it so hard to stay in a conscious state of…
  • Get After It…Now!

    Dave Edwards
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
      “People are strange: They are constantly angered by trivial things, but on a major matter like totally wasting their lives, they hardly seem to notice.” - Charles Bukowski Yes, people are strange. You, me, and everyone else – we’re all guilty of wasting our lives. We sweat the small stuff while losing sight of our dreams. If you’re lucky, you’ll realize this before it’s too late and not have to spend those final moments wondering “if only?” I can’t think of anything that fills me with such dread. Me? I’m dreaming of enjoying a passive income from the vista of…
  • 4 Benefits of Mind Dumping to Help You Sleep

    Lyssa Michelle
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    In today’s world, there’s so much constantly going on. We’re constantly multitasking away, getting a million different things done in a minimal amount of time. This has created such a fast paced society that more and more people are being diagnosed with anxiety disorders. More anxiety means less sleep. Less sleep means the worse off you will be in the morning and day ahead. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. I keep a notepad and pen next to my bed every night. Just before I lay down to meditate and ease into sleep, I mind dump. I write down everything that’s…
  • Eat Amazing (and Healthy) for $50/Month

    Shawn Michael Hartwell
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    I changed my nutrition lifestyle to one that contains significant amounts of both meat and vegetables a few months ago. I was shocked when my grocery bill for the month went down and I could get by on 30$ and sometimes 50$ a month. $50 a month is obviously minimalist grocery – it is not for the faint of heart and those who don’t want to live the bare minimum. My grocery spending decreasing so dramatically took me by surprise because the research I’ve done warned me eating healthy would be expensive. This is what I told myself and held as my belief system for years. When…
  • A Little Bit of Gratitude, Everyday!

    Devin C. Hughes
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    How many struggles have you encountered this week? How many times have you bounced back quickly from each one? Struggles are a part of everyday life, especially if you’re in sales. Each time you walk in a new door, you don’t know who you’re going to face, how you should address their concerns about your product, or what rebuttals you need to have ready. Living with so many variables is a touchy way to live. Yes, you do your homework, but until you’re in the trenches and have come face-to-face with their situation, you don’t really know who they are or what they need to hear. Then,…
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  • 1 TB of Free Google Drive Storage More Than Covers Your New Chromebox

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    For a limited time, Google is offering 1TB of Google Drive space for two years for free with the purchase of a new Chromebook . Buying that storage separately would set you back $240, assuming prices stay the same, so you can actually save a lot of money by buying this $120 Chromebox instead.Read more...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Whitson Gordon
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means it's time for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the month of gift shopping that follows. Here's everything you need to know about making the best of this year's deals.Read more...
  • Give the Gift of (Discounted) Foolproof Coffee

    Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    The easiest way to make great coffee is even cheaper today, and happens to be a perfect gift.Read more...
  • Save 10% on Up To $300 in Target Gift Cards

    Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    From now until 1PM EST, Target is offering up any denomination of gift card (up to $300) for 10% off. That's a maximum savings of $30, and basically free money if you shop at Target with any regularity.Read more...
  • PriceJump Finds Best Prices on Items In-Store, Online and on Amazon

    Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    iOS: Comparing online prices is pretty easy these days. There are a plenty of extensions and websites that will do the work for you. PriceJump not only finds you the lowest price for online items; it also tells you where to find the cheapest price at nearby stores.Read more...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Unclutterer

    David Caolo
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Unclutterer is taking the day off to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones. We hope you’re having a great, restful day, too. In the meantime, here are some posts from Thanksgivings past to review at your leisure. Have a great day and we’ll be back in full swing next week. This simple Thanksgiving solution uses matte-finish cloth and chalk for unique, great-looking place settings. Martha Stewart published some buffet tips that we pointed out in 2008. My favorite is “Position the buffet table away from the wall, so that guests have access from all sides.” Yes!
  • Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Wrap up

    Erin Doland
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Today marks the end of Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide and we thought a final list of all our posts might be a helpful way to end the series: Introducing the 2014 Unclutterer Holiday Gift Giving Guide Organizing gifts for the kitchen and bathroom Gifts for kids Experience gifts The ultimate uncluttered gift Productivity gifts Technology gifts In the comments to this post, feel welcome to share your favorite uncluttered gifts that you’ve received or given over the years — or even something you’re planning to give this year. We are always on the lookout for…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    2012 Five ways to stop food waste Keep your food waste to a minimum by using these five tips. 2010 2010 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Kits A kit can be an extremely practical gift, one that could make a real difference in an emergency situation. 2009 2009 Gift Giving Guide: Gifts that reflect what matters most to you In our second installment of Unclutterer’s 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Guide we’re discussing gifts that reflect your personal priorities and desires. Initially, this may appear to be a little self-serving (and, well, it is a little bit), but keep reading before you dismiss…
  • Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Technology gifts

    David Caolo
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    It used to be that I’d ask if you have a techie on your holiday shopping list before beginning a gift-giving post like this, but the truth is, almost everyone is a techie these days with devices, gadgets, and gizmos as part of our everyday lives. Now, you can buy an uncluttered tech gift for nearly everyone. Earlier this year, I reviewed the the ScanSnap iX100 and it did the impossible: it made me fall in love with a scanner, of all things. This small, portable, fast, and wireless scanner fits on my desk or in a bag. In my continued and extensive testing I have found that its battery holds…
  • Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Productivity gifts

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give someone an extra hour in the day to get things done? Unfortunately, it is not possible to do precisely that, but the following list contains gift ideas that can help people manage their time better and be a little bit more productive. A good night’s sleep allows for a more productive day. For those who live in noisy environments, Alpine SleepSoft Earplugs can block out noise and allow deep restful sleep. For shift workers or those who sleep late, blackout curtains can make all the difference in the world. Installing them in children’s bedrooms may…
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  • 20 Productivity Hacks That You Probably Thought Would Always Work

    Anthony Metivier
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    From its first appearance in the early days of Web 1.0, people have defined the term “lifehack” in different ways. For some, a lifehack is an unknown technique brought to the attention of the public through the Internet. They are often smart, save time, create organization and increase happiness. For others, a lifehack is an unethical way of cheating the system. Discussions on Reddit burn over the right and wrong aspects of getting free food in hotels or evading parking fines. Either way, Oxford Dictionary Online added the word in June of 2011. Before that, HackCollege appeared in…
  • 12 Things Only a Graduate Student Would Understand

    Joemar Belleza
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    At some point in your life, you will come across people who, despite landing a job after college, are using their hard-earned money to study again. You might smirk at the idea of these graduate students (whether they are in med school, law school, MA or PhD) “wasting” their resource, time and effort on having a college life after college is already over, but the truth is that many people try to better themselves in this way. Here are 12 things that only a graduate student would understand. 1. We’re still friends, but I can’t come with you tonight for a drink.
  • 7 Behaviors Most People Think Are Negative That Are Actually Healthy

    Brett Bevell
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    The most healthy behavior is simply for you to be authentic. Yet often we avoid our own authentic behaviors thinking they are unhealthy ones. Your own mind and body know what you need. And if you need a reminder why it is important to follow your authentic self, look at these common behaviors which are often considered negative which can actually be healthy. 1. Anger Anger is something many of us avoid expressing and yet it can often be very liberating. Being angry and expressing it in a healthy way can create powerful and positive change in our lives. Anger is simply a type of…
  • Steve Jobs’s 10 Principles to Success That Everyone Needs To Learn

    Teddy Lim
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Though Steve Jobs has passed away, his legacy will be with us forever. Steve was undoubtedly a very successful entrepreneur. Here are ten life lessons about success that we can learn from him: 1. Learn how to anticipate the future Steve Jobs once quoted Wayne Gretzky, saying: “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” Steve Jobs has been a living proof of this quote all of his life. Apple has reaped the benefits from Steve’s ability to anticipate future trends. They dominated the digital music sales (shrinking the market of CD music sales), while the…
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  • Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 – In Pictures

    Lem Fugitt
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Attendance and exhibitors at Maker Faire Tokyo have grown dynamically, at least 50% per year. The previous venues proved too small, so this year the event moved to the Big Sight Convention Center – the largest event and trade show facility in Japan.   Kenji Ishida’s transformer robot was showing […]Read more on MAKE
  • DIY Cable Ties from Corks

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    I spotted this fantastic idea for cable ties floating around on Pinterest. By the looks of it, the source comes from a magazine clipping (title unknown). This is a super simple idea, and all of the instructions are written in this clipping. The key to this hack is using the synthetic […]Read more on MAKE
  • From The Gift Guide: Tremendous Tools And Tech

    Caleb Kraft
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Makers need tools. Its simple, we can’t make stuff without the proper tools. Maybe that tool is a screwdriver, maybe it is a scanner, maybe it is just storage for the parts of our projects. We have to have them or nothing will get done! The Tools & Tech section […]Read more on MAKE
  • Steampunking a VR Headset

    Matt Terndrup
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Virtual Reality is on the rise which has prompted a new trend of homemade 3D viewers that are starting to surface as more and more people experiment with VR. This particularly fun instructables project was made by a guy named Jay Kent who owns and operates a Leather & Fine […]Read more on MAKE
  • 13 Things That Make A Maker’s Day

    Caleb Kraft
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    When talking with friends and co-workers you may notice a tendency to bring up things that bother you. Its normal, we generally share the negative sides of things and identify and empathize over our similar frustrations. It is a really easy thing to do, to start a conversation with “I […]Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • DIY Flavored Toothpicks

    Jeremy Anderberg
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Since literally the dawn of man, toothpicks have been used as a tooth-cleaning device. With the advent of tooth-brushing and flossing, however, toothpicks fell out of favor as a tooth cleaner, but were held onto (primarily by men) as simply a small wood stick to chew on. It became a rugged habit for men, making appearances in old Westerns as well as new action movies, signifying to the viewer that the man you’re watching is a badass. Perhaps they are favored by the tough guy because he is so full of fury, he needs to wedge a stick in-between his chompers to keep them from grinding…
  • Outfitted and Equipped: Cozy Night by the Fire

    Brett and Kate McKay
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
      This post is brought to you by Levi’s®. Visit the Levi’s® Holiday Gift Guide. What’s this? Sitting in front of a warm, glowing fireplace is truly one of the best parts of the season. The heat from the flames and the crackling of the logs seem to tap into the primordial part of one’s spirit, conjuring a sense of comfort and safety that was felt by our ancestors for millennia. This feeling is only heightened around the holidays, as it mixes with the good cheer and nostalgia in the air. The aura of relaxing comfort that emanates from one’s fireplace lends itself…
  • A Man’s Reflections On Putting His Dog Down

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:56 pm
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post from James “Uncle Buzz” Surwilo. We had to have our dog Buddy euthanized this past summer. This is euphemistically known as “putting a pet down” or “putting a pet to sleep,” which sanitizes and softens the deed, as if the dog or cat will wake or rise up again. If only. To be clear, I’m not one of those persons who maintain that humans can love animals as they love other humans, or that losing a pet is as grievous as the death of a close friend or family member. I’m old enough to have lost both parents – having been present…
  • Founding Fathers + Facial Hair

    Brett and Kate McKay
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    This post is brought to you by Citi. Got an idea for an epic combo? Check out the Citi® Double Cash Card #incredouble contest to find out how to enter and win big! What’s this? It’s the time of year where normally clean-shaven men grow out their facial hair for good causes – not the least of which is seeing how one might look with a mustache or beard. Many of you have probably been participating this month in either Movember or No Shave November, and fuzzy ‘staches and nascent beards have been popping up on the faces of men around the country – to their friends’ laughter and…
  • Reviving Blue Collar Work: 5 Benefits of Working in the Skilled Trades

    Jeremy Anderberg
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I outlined and (hopefully) debunked four common myths about skilled labor. While these stereotypes about blue collar work may have been true 50 years ago, they simply aren’t the case in today’s world. In the 90s and early 00s, everything was about the business world. Wall Street was going gangbusters, this new fangled thing called the internet was taking off, and dream jobs were those in which you sat in an office with a computer and made millions. Those jobs were not terribly difficult to come by. Today’s youth have those same notions of where the good jobs are, but…
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • 4 Essential Rules For Making Better Hires

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It’s one of my 8 Principles of More Human Leadership – Finding and Teaching More Human Leaders. Finding the “right” people to build the best team has always been one of the most challenging things a leader can do, and it often can be the most frustrating, because when you get right down to it, there is a lot of risk involved– by following the right rules and being disciplined about it you can reduce your odds of failure, but in the end, you can never reduce that risk completely. Because hires can be so frustratingly and unpredictably…..human. Consequently, my approach…
  • The 19th Century Rock Star Leadership Guru You’ve Never Heard Of (and Why His Lessons Are Important)

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    He’s an all-time favorite leadership guru. His lessons have deeply resonated with me since the first time I read them. They were simple, straightforward, unapologetically direct, and timeless. And there isn’t a week that goes by in my leadership practice that I don’t think of them. Who is this man, and what were those lessons? His name is Emil Liebling. Born in Germany in 1851, he emigrated to the US when he was a teenager and started teaching music in Kentucky and Chicago when he was 17. It wasn’t long before he became an accomplished linguist and writer, a…
  • It’s At The Top Of Your List For a Reason: Don’t Put Off The Hard Stuff

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Remember yellow legal note pads?   I used to have them with me constantly, before modern technology banished them to the desk drawer in favor of laptops, iPads and smartphones (And yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur). Every morning before I started my day, I’d make a “to do” list on those pads.   Some just had a few things on it, and some had dozens.   But I’d always manage to put them in order of their importance. The first one on my list was typically a “doozy” task – a task so daunting, so challenging, and so unappealing, that you couldn’t help but…
  • My Favorite Leadership Pep Talk

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Scene:  Sally is about to start her first day as the manager of a division of a service company. She’s called a team meeting that will have her entire staff of 75 in attendance. Before heading to work, she meets her mentor and friend Terry for coffee, and a some last-minute advice. After finishing his almond milk latte, Terry gives Sally a leadership pep talk….. “Sally, there comes a time after you’ve gone to school, read the books,  found a mentor, attended the seminars, and/or bought the DVD, when you just have to step up, and lead. For you, that time is now.
  • Why Disruptive Ideas Need Equally Disruptive Leadership

    26 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Since I left the corporate world a little less than four years ago, I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a startup investor. It’s been one of the most awesome experiences of my life.  I’ve been exposed to multiple industries and multiple talents that have taken my brain on a fantastic learning journey. One of the core words that are kicked around in these circles as we evaluate possible investments is “disruptive“. That is, put in the form of a question, “Is the idea, concept, product, service, etc. capable of disrupting an existing market…
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    Live Your Legend

  • Finding Zen Calm in the Midst of Major Life Changes (Like Quitting Your Job)

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
     “Today isn’t preparation for tomorrow, today is the main event.” —Leo Babauta The Challenge Every One of You Will Face Today we’re bringing in an uber expert to help us with a topic that every single one of our 100,000+ Live Your Legend members will face at least once – and likely a lot more. I’m grateful to have a good friend and mentor who is much more qualified than I am to cover this topic. Leo Babauta In most online circles, the man needs no introduction, but I can’t help myself… Leo is the master of habit change, and he’s also the person who kills…
  • YOUR Brand New is Live! What do you think??

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    “Welcome to the party.” - Scott & Chelsea Dinsmore, Koh Samui, Thailand We have a new home! Well everyone, it’s official. After months of planning (and years of dreaming), I am beyond excited to announce that the Live Your Legend website has been completely redesigned and updated! I’ve been waking up between 4 and 5am (with no alarm) for the past few weeks just from the sheer excitement and anticipation of this coming to life. And I could not be more proud and excited about how it turned out. My good friends, mentors and incredibly talented designers, artists and…
  • Watch the LYL “Do Work You Love” Dance Party Music Video: 150 Cities in 48 Countries & Counting!

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:02 pm
    “The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around people already doing them.” - The Live Your Legend Local Revolution Last week, Chelsea and I booked two one-way flights to Buenos Aires. That was a first for me. And so was the crazy nervous/excited vibration that takes over your body when you tell the United booking agent… “Yes, I’d like two tickets to Buenos Aires, please. Nope, no return date. Just there.” And the fact that they were Business Class tickets and we only paid $13.70 each, certainly added to the fun. But…
  • How to Live Your Legend WITHOUT Quitting Your Day Job (& 1 free book for each of you – seriously)

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:23 pm
    “Instead of fantasizing about getting the perfect job, get on a mission to create a job you love.” - Ben Fanning Today is a very fun day… My friend Ben is giving away a free hardcover copy of his new book The QUIT Alternative to any and every one of you who want one (until he runs out). No joke. Read below for details. This is the only way to get the book before it hits Amazon or anywhere else. So fun! Let’s dive in… “Living Your Legend isn’t just about quitting” In fact, the “Q” word is often thrown around carelessly and…
  • How to Make Your First $1,000 From Your Passions & Talents (my fully tested & proven process)

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    “The first dollar changes everything.” Hey, Living Legends – I have some fun & urgent news! After being asked by literally thousands of you in the past few months of rigorous user interviews, I’ve finally decided to host a live online workshop on How to Make Your First $1,000 from Your Passions & Talents. Registration just went live and I’m crazy excited about it! I filmed a short video to explain everything. Take a few minutes to watch that above right now. The workshop goal and guarantee are simple: I will teach you a proven process and framework…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Scissor Lamp Ikea Hack

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    I really love scissor lamps, because they give a room an aura of quirkiness, a bit like it was the workshop/lair of a mad scientist. Also they are very functional, because they make it easy to direct light to the spot where you need it, without lighting up the whole room. This is especially helpful ...By: dr_peruContinue Reading »
  • FireCharger

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Introduction:When a woodfire is accelerated by charged air, it is transformed into a powerful force. Do you need an on-demand incinerator, metallurgy forge, or stump-burner? This device will suit that need and more! The Genesis:I was first introduced to this problem while cooking maple syrup in my b...By: HengeContinue Reading »
  • Wind+Solar Powered House

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Human Dependence on ElectricityElectricity is one of the most important need of the 21st Century. Most human beings are dependent on electricity for their daily needs such as Charging their Smart Phones, Powering their houses or even their cars, etc. Most of the electricity we use in our houses are...By: JonathanrjpereiraContinue Reading »
  • Wooden Space Lamp

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    It all started with a broken floor lamp that only the lighting pole was saved, so I've decided to build its surround, using wood and my passion for space. The first part of this project is creating the lamp itself, using an existing lighting pole, and the second part (which will be described in a fu...By: mussaliContinue Reading »
  • Iron-leg Poplar Dining Table

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This is an older design I've been kicking around. All you need is a few pipes with reducing tees, flanges, and some 5' wood boards and you can build and stain this project in about 3 weekends. We had it done in time for thanksgiving! Primary Assembly Materials Needed: 12 x Steel floor flanges (3...By: falling_stoneContinue Reading »
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  • Tips for Productive Reading

    Mark Shead
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most people will agree that it is good to read, but not all reading is equal. Some people get a tremendous amount out of their reading and others get very little. Here are some tips for making your time spent reading as productive as possible. 1. Take notes. Even if you never refer to your notes again, the process of taking notes helps you sort out what you feel is important and will help you remember it. You’ll have to choose between pixels or paper for your notes. Using something like Evernote or DevonTHINK will make it easy to find your notes later by subject or search. On the other…
  • Powerful Routines

    Mark Shead
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    I used to drive an old white Jeep Cherokee and I kept forgetting to put the gas cap back on and close the gas door. (Fortunately, I always remembered to take the nozzle out of the truck and put it back on the pump.) I’d drive away from the gas station with the gas door hanging open and wouldn’t notice until I parked and headed into my office. Finally I made a very simple change to my gas getting routine. Instead of putting the gas cap on the little slot on the gas door, I started putting it on the pump where the gas nozzle rests. When I finished and put the nozzle back on the gas…
  • Single Biggest Productivity Tip

    Mark Shead
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Here it is: At the beginning of the day, take out a blank piece of paper and place it in the center of your desk. At the top write the three most important things you want to accomplish for the day. These are the three tasks that are important enough that their completion will allow you to declare the day a success–regardless of what else gets done. That is it. It is simple and easy to do, but if you follow that advice…
  • Interruption Prevention Strategies

    Mark Shead
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you work in an office, you probably deal with interruptions. Now, not all interruptions are bad–the whole point of working in an office with other people is so that interactions can occur. However, it is possible to get into a situation where your entire day is spent dealing with interruptions. If you need to cut down on the interruptions in your life, consider some of these methods. 1. No seating If you have your own office, you might consider getting rid of the extra chairs. People are less likely to come in and stay for a long period of time if you don’t have a place to sit.
  • 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…
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    Inspire Me Today » Blog

  • Be Grateful on Thanksgiving – and Every Day!

    Gail Lynne Goodwin
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday as it serves as a reminder of the importance of gratitude. Since 1621, our ancestors in the United States have been celebrating Thanksgiving. Historically, throughout Europe, festivals were held after the harvest to give thanks and celebrate together as a community. Native Americans also celebrated the harvest season. We continue the tradition today nearly 400 years later, but for most of us, when we hear the word Thanksgiving, we usually think of turkey and stuffing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, football and gatherings…
  • 7 Ways to Slow Down and Live Full Today

    Camille Lucy
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Often times, our days get ahead of us and by the time night falls, we cannot even remember what we did or how the hours passed by so quickly. Here are some ways you can catch yourself from running blindly through your day like a tornado, missing everything, so that you can live fully and with intention.  Set intentions. This may sound silly, but the way in which you wake will determine much of your day. When you open your eyes (before anyone – human or companion animal – notices you are awake), take a few moments to pay attention to your breath. Slow your mind, do not let it…
  • Top 5 Ways to Truly Love Someone

    Camille Lucy
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    The word “love” is one that is thrown around perhaps more often than it should be. We all want to share love with someone, to receive love, to feel loved. It’s a driving force in our lives. But, the term “love” has so many different versions that its meaning has become rather subjective. “If you do this, you love me…” So on and so forth. We find ways to measure someone’s love – and our own – and use that to build a case for or against them. Love is used as a guise for fear, insecurities, voids and deep-seeded issues we have…
  • You Had the Power All Along

    Melissa Heisler
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Like the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, I sought an expert to provide me with what I already held. Over a decade in corporate America led this Type A into physical distress. I was fatigued and irritable. My muscles were tight and painful. My digestion and reproductive systems were broken causing intense issues and discomfort. I was a wreck. Visiting doctor after doctor I was told there was nothing wrong. No illness. No disease. Prescriptions of all sorts were recommended – none of them really worked. After more than three years, I was frustrated, tired, and desperate.
  • The Zen Master and the College Professor: Letting Go of What You ‘Know’

    Ariel and Shya Kane
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Transformation, self–realization, enlightenment – is not understandable through what you already know. In fact, what you already “know” is keeping you from discovering what is possible. There is a story that demonstrates this idea: There once was a college professor who was interested in learning about the study and practice of Zen. He decided that the best way to do this was to find a Zen master to interview. Being struck with an inspiration, the professor did his research and found one on the Internet by Googling, “Zen Master”. The professor shot off an email and…
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  • How I Ditched My Diabetes Medication and Found a New Life Plan

    28 Nov 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! The Primal Blueprint lifestyle has positively changed my life, the lives of my family members, and a growing number of friends. I’m delighted to report that I (at age 59) have lost 42 pounds, 6% of my body fat and 25 inches. My husband…
  • What It Means to Be Thankful for Your Health

    Mark Sisson
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Think back to the last time you had a major cold or flu – the last time you had a fever and body aches so bad your hair hurt. The thousand daggers in your throat, the puffy, burning eyes, the roaring headache, the plugged sinuses and clogged lungs, the crippling fatigue. In the throes, you likely couldn’t imagine (as most of us do) what it was ever like to be healthy. You could scarcely remember what life had been like three days ago when you were lifting weights, lifting your kids, laughing at work, entertaining at home, sleeping soundly. Fast forward, and it’s a Bermuda Triangle…
  • Not Just for Bodybuilders: The Many Wheys Whey Protein Can Improve Your Health

    Mark Sisson
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    (Apologies for the terrible title. I just couldn’t help myself.) When you think of whey protein, what kind of consumer comes to mind? The six-meal-and-three-snack-a-day bro who keeps a whey shake on his bedside table to maintain those 2 AM gains. The up-at-dawn-to-beat-rush-hour woman who drinks a shake in the car in lieu of a pastry. As most people see it, whey protein’s just for people who want more protein in their diets, people who don’t have the time to cook, or people who hate to cook and also need more protein. It’s for weight lifters and athletes. It’s…
  • Primal Blueprint Podcasts – Lend Us An Ear!

    Mark Sisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have now published 42 episodes of the Primal Blueprint Podcast, and it’s been a fun and hopefully beneficial undertaking for the Primal Blueprint movement in general. If you aren’t a regular listener, I invite you to check out our robust library of shows. You can download/stream the shows, and read summary descriptions of the full written transcripts at You can subscribe to the channel via iTunes, Stitcher, or your other favorite podcast provider. I became inspired to launch our own podcast channel after appearing as a guest on numerous other shows. I quickly…
  • Dear Mark: Fat Gain on a Ketogenic Diet; Dandruff and an Itchy Scalp

    Mark Sisson
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up, I respond to a comment from last week’s Weekend Link Love concerning fat gain and lean mass loss in taekwondo athletes on a ketogenic diet. Did the athletes actually get fatter and lose muscle on their diet, even as performance improved? After that, I discuss what to do about dandruff and an itchy scalp. There may be no silver bullet against the common malady known as dandruff, but there are a few things you can try and one in particular that looks quite promising. Let’s go: That Taekwando study was…
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  • The Four Hidden Habit Skills

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    By Leo Babauta When you learn a new skill, feedback is important: if you fall off a bike, you need to make an adjustment so you don’t keep falling. But when people learn the skill of creating new habits, they usually take the feedback of missing the habit as complete failure. A sign that they have no discipline. In actuality, it means no such thing. It just means you need to practice the skill more and make an adjustment. What people don’t realize is that creating habits is actually a skillset that can be learned and practiced and mastered. And there are four hidden habit skills…
  • The Power of Delay

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    ‘The greatest remedy for anger is delay.’ ~Thomas Paine By Leo Babauta I once had a boss who had a favorite strategy for dealing with donations-seekers, demanding colleagues, and basically anyone who wanted anything from him he was reluctant to give. Delay. For example, lots of people would come to our office seeking handouts, and he didn’t believe handouts were helpful. So he would tell me, “Just delay.” And I would have to do it for him, asking people to come back tomorrow, or try next week, and so on. While my preference was just to tell them a straightforward…
  • Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    By Leo Babauta If you find yourself rushing from task to task, worried that you don’t have time to do everything … If you are feeling a high amount of stress and are just overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do … You might try doing a Stress Assess. It’s something I just did for myself, because I woke up and had a million things to do, and another million things swarming around in my head. I lay there in bed for 20 minutes, just thinking of all the things I needed to do, and some problems that were stressing me out. And then I decided to make a list:…
  • Writer as Coder: The Iterative Way to Write a Book

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    By Leo Babauta The traditional way of writing a book is like the old Microsoft model of developing software: you write it in isolation for a year or two, and then put it out as a fully-formed product. The problem with that method is that it’s never been tested in the real world. You don’t know if readers (or users) will want it, you don’t know where you’ve made huge mistakes, you don’t know how it will work in the wild. That “Microsoft” model of making programs has been replaced in the last decade or so by iterative programming, where you make a…
  • Please Support the Zen Habits Book

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’m so excited: today I launch my new book, Zen Habits: Mastering the Art of Change. And I need your help. The book is written (just finished on Friday!), but I need your support to get it printed. So I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, and this limited edition of the book will only be sold there. Go back it now! The campaign will last 30 days (ends Dec. 17, 2014), and I’m asking for a minimum of $44,700, to pay for printing and shipping, editing and design, fees and taxes, and a couple other things. At this level, I won’t get paid, but the book will…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 10 Great Privileges We Forget to Be Thankful For

    Marc Chernoff
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Even in times of uncertainty – even when life seems far from perfect – it’s always important to keep things in perspective. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ― Henry David Thoreau You are alive. You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night. You didn’t go to sleep outside. You had a choice of what clothes to wear this morning. You haven’t spent a minute in fear for your life. You know someone who loves you. You have access to clean drinking water. You have access to medical care. You have access to the Internet. You can read. Some might say you are incredibly wealthy…
  • 9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think

    Marc Chernoff
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein “This morning, nearly five years after my husband’s passing, a beautiful couple and their three kids knocked on my front door.  The man smiled and said, “Your husband was my heart donor.  He saved my life.  Not a single day has gone by that I don’t pray for him and think of you.  Thank you!” This is the opening paragraph right out of an email I received today from a reader named, Colleen.  She goes on to admit that she couldn’t see any…
  • The 10 Most Important Questions You Can Ask Yourself Today

    Marc Chernoff
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:17 pm
    At the end of the day, the questions we ask ourselves determine the type of people we become. When you’ve been running a successful personal development blog and life coaching business for the better part of a decade, one thing becomes crystal clear: Everyone has the same basic wants and needs. No kidding, over the years Angel and I have gotten to know thousands of people of different ethnic backgrounds, from different cities and countries, who live at various socioeconomic levels, and trust me, every one of us basically wants the same things.  We want validation, love, happiness,…
  • 9 Negative Thoughts that Push People Away from You

    Marc Chernoff
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought. In our line of work, Angel and I hear from hundreds of coaching clients and students enrolled in our Getting Back to Happy course every month.  Through this experience, we often see the same exact negative thinking patterns tearing otherwise healthy individuals apart.  And we’ve witnessed, firsthand, the devastation this negativity causes to their personal and professional growth, and to their relationships. But let’s be honest, we all get our minds stuck in the gutter sometimes.  None of us…
  • A Simple Thing You Can Do Today that Will Make You Happier

    Angel Chernoff
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    You know you are on the right track in life when you become disinterested in looking back, and eager to take the next step. Think about that for a moment, and ask yourself: What does my happiness feel like? Over the years, Marc and I have asked you to join us in examining the relationship between happiness and hardship.  Hardship feels easy to define – a season of financial struggle, a time of personal loss, a period of life marked by tragedies – as the source of ongoing frustration in our lives.  But happiness?  What exactly is the emotion we call happiness and why do we crave it so…
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    The Happiness Project

  • 8 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Relatives During the Holidays. (Gretchen Rubin)
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Back by popular demand: dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays. Holidays can be tough. Some people love them; some people dread them. I thought a lot about the holidays as I was writing Happier at Home, because the holiday season tends to be a time when we focus on home. Maybe you’re going “home” the way I go home to Kansas City for Christmas–which may be fun for you, or not. Maybe you’re deciding how to decorate your home. Maybe you’re making an effort to arrange the holidays the way you experienced them as a child–or the opposite. Maybe you’re feeling sad, or…
  • Beware of These 10 Habit Loopholes as You Head to the Thanksgiving Feast. (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    When I was writing Better Than Before, I loved writing every chapter, because every strategy is so interesting. But I have to admit, I particularly loved writing the chapter on the Strategy of Loophole-Spotting, because the loopholes are so ingenious and funny. One of the toughest parts of the editing process was cutting down on the number the loophole examples I list. I had hundreds. Loopholes matter, because when we try to form and keep habits, we often search for loopholes, to justify breaking a good habit. However, if we spot these  loopholes, we can perhaps reject them. Holidays are a…
  • Video: Try Pairing, One of the Easiest Ways to Strengthen Habits. (Gretchen Rubin)
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    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 pre-order, click here. (Pre-orders give a real boost to a book, so if you’re inclined to buy the book, I’d really appreciate it if you pre-order it.) Here, I talk about…
  • We Must Have Treats! Here’s Why. (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    In my book Better Than Before, I describe the many strategies that we can use to change our habits. We all have our favorites — but I think most of us would agree that the Strategy of Treats is the most fun strategy. “Treats” may sound like a self-indulgent, frivolous strategy, but it’s not. Because forming good habits can be draining, treats can play an important role. When we give ourselves treats, we feel energized, cared for, and contented, which boosts our self-command—and self-command helps us maintain our healthy habits. Studies show that people who got a little treat, in…
  • “It Was Once Suggested to Me that, as an Antidote to Crying, I Put My Head in a Paper Bag.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    “It was once suggested to me that, as an antidote to crying, I put my head in a paper bag. As it happens, there is a sound physiological reason, something to do with oxygen, for doing exactly that, but the psychological effect alone is incalculable: it is difficult in the extreme to continue fancying oneself Cathy in Wuthering Heights with one’s head in a Food Fair bag.” –Joan Didion, “On Self-Respect,” in Slouching Towards Bethlehem
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    Mind Hacks

  • The wrong sort of discussion

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    The Times Higher Education has an article on post-publication peer review, and whether it will survive legal challenges The legal action launched by a US scientist who claims that anonymous comments questioning his science cost him a lucrative job offer has raised further questions about the potential for post-publication peer review to replace pre-publication review. The article chimes with comments made by several prominent Psychologists who have been at the centre of controversies and decried the way their work has been discussed outside of the normal channels of the academic journals.
  • Distraction effects

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    I’ve been puzzling over this tweet from Jeff Rouder: Surely, I thought, psychology is built out of effects. What could be wrong with focussing on testing which ones are reliable? But I think I’ve got it now. The thing about effects is that they show you – an experimental psychologist – can construct a situation where some factor you are interested in is important, relative to all the other factors (which you have managed to hold constant). To see why this might be a problem, consider this paper by Tsay (2013): “Sight over sound in the judgment of music…
  • Wankers and prankers on the suicide hotline

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:32 am
    The New York Magazine‘s new Science of Us section has an interesting review of a new documentary on hotlines – whether they be for suicide support or phone sex. I was initially annoyed at the fact that the documentary puts both of these in the same category but it’s based on the interesting premise that hotlines – whether for mental health, sex or supporting members of a particular marginalised community – often involve the common component of lonely people reaching out to connect with a stranger, briefly, through conversation. I don’t know how good the…
  • Explore our back pages

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    At our birthday party on Thursday I told people how I’d crunched the stats for the 10 years of posts. Nearly 5000 posts, and over 2 million words – an incredible achievement (for which 96% of the credit should go to Vaughan). In 2010 we had an overhaul (thanks JD for this, and Matt for his continued support of the tech side of the site). I had a look at the stats, which only date back till then, and pulled out our all time most popular posts. Here they are: Something about the enthusiasm of last Thursday inspired me to put the links the top ten posts on a wiki. Since…
  • Spike activity 21-11-2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Wall Street Journal on The Future of AI: An Ubiquitous, Invisible, Smart Utility. A list of the 100 most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter compiled by the BPS Research Digest. And a mixed bag it is too. Student Science has a fantastic how-to on how to build a sensory homunculus based on data from your own body. Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence? asks The New Yorker. Next to bugger all, says the research. Neuroskeptic has an interesting post on how brain structure – behaviour findings might…
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    Scott H Young

  • Easily Distracted? Use Orienting Tasks While Learning.

    Scott Young
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    I like the polar bear game. The game is simple: don’t think about polar bears. First person to do so loses. It’s mostly a gag because it’s impossible to play. Trying not to think about polar bears causes you to think about polar bears and you lose. The lesson of the polar bear game is that controlling what you think about is difficult. Worse, its often not something you can influence directly. Telling yourself to focus when reading a book or listening to a lecture doesn’t help much. The solution is to use orienting tasks. Orienting tasks are actions that you can do, deliberately,…
  • The Fear of Going Soft

    Scott Young
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    One of my biggest fears about being a full-time writer is that I’ll become disconnected from the things I write about. When I was in university, writing about learning and productivity was grounded in context. Being a full-time advice-giver is scary because you no longer have the day-to-day experience of the things you write about. This is a pretty common anxiety I’ve seen in my writer friends. Evolutionary pressure is a powerful motivator. Ostriches still have feathers, but they’re fluffy and ineffectual for flight. Domesticated animals tend to be less intelligent than their wild…
  • Bias is Inescapable

    Scott Young
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Confirmation bias is the human tendency to seek out and remember examples which support our existing beliefs. It’s easiest to see this with controversial issues. Your friend who doesn’t believe evolution will point to the gap in the fossil record, but not apply the same rigor to the authenticity of religious texts. Another who believes drugs should be legalized, may be overly critical of research showing damaging health effects, even if she doesn’t consider that point essential to her argument. Confirmation corrupts ordinary thinking too. In a famous experiment, participants were given…
  • Why I’m Skeptical About SRS for Conceptual Subjects

    Scott Young
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Spaced repetition software, such as Anki, works by making flashcards which will pop up to test you, just at the moment it estimates you’re most likely to forget. I was initially wary of the tool, but I quickly converted when learning Chinese. If you need to memorize tons of information, there are few tools more efficient. Recently, a number of readers asked me about using it for conceptual subjects. Could you learn math or physics with Anki? Here, I’m more doubtful. Let me explain. What SRS is Good For Spaced repetition software (SRS) works through flashcards. Put a Chinese character on…
  • Make Plans Work on 20% Effort

    Scott Young
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    I’m currently doing an experimental pilot course with Cal Newport about applying the ideas of deliberate practice to a career setting. To get better feedback, we limited the course to fifteen people. We also had the potential applicants jump through a number of hoops to eliminate the uncommitted. A $500 tuition fee, application form including a short essay response and even an honor agreement signed by each participant that they confirmed they were committed for the course. Finally, I went through each application by hand, eliminating people with any red flags that they weren’t completely…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • What Can We Learn From Ferguson?

    Tim Brownson
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    It’s obviously a gross understatement to say the entire situation in Ferguson has been a tragic mess from day one. Any incident that results in the violent death of another human being is going to create a lot of strong feelings from people on both sides of the divide – and that is exactly what we have seen. It has all been horribly and sadly predictable. I’m not going to write a post offering an opinion on what happened because it would be just another opinion among millions. The Grand Jury were given 24 volumes of evidence covering over 5,000 pages and including 60 witness…
  • The Strange Truth About The Power of Intention

    Tim Brownson
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    This post is almost a follow on from my previous one, ‘Why Positive Thinking Sucks’, because, like that post I’m going to take a look at an area of self development which is often misunderstood. There are a lot of books in the self development space starting with, ‘The Power’. There’s ‘The Power of Now’, ‘The Power of Story, ‘The Power of Habit’, ‘The Power of Full Engagement’, and probably The Power of Using Power At The Beginning Of A Book Title To Sell More Copies’. There is also, ‘The Power of Intention’ by Wayne Dyer.
  • Why Positive Thinking Sucks

    Tim Brownson
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    For years now the self development industry has had an almost obsessive desire to inflict the idea of positive thinking upon people. There have been dozens and dozens of books written on the subject stretching back to the early days of the industry with people like Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale and Norman Vincent Peele. Peele’s book, ‘The Power Of Positive Thinking’ is arguably the seminal book on the topic, even though it’s chock full of anecdotal evidence, vague references to nameless people and zero science. Since those early days, few people outside the positive psychology…
  • One Thing You’re Worse At Than You Think, And One Thing You’re Better At Than You Believe

    Tim Brownson
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When I was researching How To Be Rich and Happy I came across a stat that at first I refused to believe. I did some more digging to make sure that it was correct because it was the kind of statement that if it were wrong and we’d used in the book, could have made us look very foolish. It could even have undermined the credibility of everything we’d written. Here is is, so be prepared to have your mind blown, or to flat out not believe me. 12 months after the event (and sometimes as little as 6 months), a person who has been paralyzed in a road traffic accident is statistically speaking,…
  • What Is Karma?

    Tim Brownson
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Last week I got into a rather heated discussion on a St Louis Rams message board. Many fans were getting irate at the Rams for mailing in yet another poor season, something that has being going on for over a quarter of a century. Well, I say it’s been going on for over a quarter of a century, but that’s not entirely true. There was  a 3 year period in which we won one Superbowl, made it to another and scored more points than any team in the history of the NFL over a 3 year span. It Must Be Karma!!!! The word Karma kept getting bandied around because many people saw this as…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • The One Simple Question That Leads To Success

    Daniel Wong
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    When you encounter a problem or frustrating situation, what questions do you ask yourself? I used to ask the following: Why am I so unlucky? Who can I blame? Why am I so stupid? How do I make sure I don’t look bad? Why is life so unfair? I now realize that these aren’t useful questions. These questions caused me to focus on factors that were beyond my control. What’s more, they made me avoid taking responsibility for my choices and my life. I ended up feeling confused and helpless. Not a good outcome. As I became wiser, I started asking myself just one question. I believe this is the…
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Erin Falconer
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Dear PickTheBrain Community, Everyday I am given dozens of reasons to be thankful that you are part of this wonderful, ever expanding self improvement community – a group of people that are intent on growing yourselves as well as making the world around you a better place. Whether it comes in the form of lovely emails to my inbox, insightful comments on blog posts or, of course, the extremely generous donation of your intelligent, thoughtful and high impact content, you have all been key parts to the success of this blog and the millions of people it reaches every month. Even though this is…
  • 5 Ways We Try to Hide from Uncertainty Instead of Embracing It

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    In 2011 I was 30, single again, and working for a failing startup which was quickly running out of cash. To add insult to injury, the US immigration authorities were refusing to renew my work visa, which was supposed to be a mere formality, and my lawyer was telling me I needed to leave the country. Like, soon. I ended up spending months in Warsaw, Poland, sleeping on a couch in one of our offices, and feeling acute anxiety about the future. Would I be able to come back? Would my company go bust? Would I have to start a new life from scratch somewhere after years in the US? It’s not really…
  • How To Start Living Gracefully

    Homaira Kabir
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It's 8pm. I’ve just shoved my kids in their room. They continue to fight over whose turn it is to turn off the lights. I crawl into my own bed a little later, dejected and lost and feel the pangs of guilt building up. I know their constant bickering brings out the worst in me. And yet, I cannot help wishing that every night would end with warm motherly hugs and gentle whispers of sweet dreams. I am startled out of bed at the streak of dawn with the distinct yelling that is all too recognizable. “Let GO!!!” “Its miiiiiine!!!” “I got it FIRST!!!” “Momyyyyyyy!!!” The shrieks…
  • Why You Should Never Give Up

    Tony Fahkry
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:05 pm
    “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” - Harriet Beecher Stowe Think like a Billionaire I am fascinated by billionaires. There I said it. Please don’t hold me in contempt as I endeavour to explain myself. Okay, it may have been a little presumptuous of me, since you would not be mistaken for assuming my fascination was owing to their wealth status – right? I should be clear that my curiosity extends towards the…
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    Life Optimizer

  • A Simple Way to Be Happy

    Donald Latumahina
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Everyone, of course, wants to be happy. People do all kinds of things to achieve that. But I believe that there is actually a simple way to be happy. If you do it, you are pretty much guaranteed to be happy. Do you want to know what it is? Simple: Be grateful for what you have. You might have heard this before. In fact, you might have heard this so often that it begins to lose its meaning. But think about it. Where does unhappiness come from? It most likely comes from thinking about what you don’t have. You think you need something in order to be happy and you don’t have it, so you become…
  • A Guide to Setting Long-Term Goals in Life

    Donald Latumahina
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    A while back I wrote an article about grit. Grit is defined as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” and it’s a common trait amongst great people. Read their biographies and you will see that they all have grit. From the definition, you can see that an essential component of grit is having long-term goals. Why? Because you must have something to strive towards. You must have something that you want to achieve. Without long-term goals, there is no grit. Why You Should Have Long-Term Goals Here are the benefits of having long-term goals: 1. Your life will be exciting. Can you…
  • Evaluation Mindset: A Powerful Tool to Improve Your Life

    Donald Latumahina
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    As you might know, I joined Toastmasters a few months ago. My motivation is to improve my public speaking skills while also expanding my social circle. I’ve learned many things from the experience. One of them is what I call the “evaluation mindset.” Since the first time I joined, I was instantly impressed by the culture of evaluation in Toastmasters. There are several speakers in each meeting, and every speaker has an evaluator who will evaluate his or her speech. In addition, there is also a general evaluator who will evaluate the overall quality of the meeting. The nice thing about…
  • How to Succeed Exponentially

    Donald Latumahina
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    What do you think is the secret to exponential success? What do you think makes some people more and more successful over time? The answer, I believe, is momentum. Momentum is the key to exponential success. I became aware of it a few months ago when I read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. There he put momentum as one of his leadership laws. Momentum is something you must build in your organization if you want to succeed as a leader. The idea resonated even more with me when I read EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. He also emphasizes the importance of having momentum as a…
  • How to Get Good at Something: 5 Simple Lessons

    Donald Latumahina
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Since June, I have been involved with Toastmasters. I like the atmosphere and the way it encourages people to improve their public speaking skills. Toastmasters holds contests regularly, and I recently joined an evaluation contest through the group. It’s a unique contest because it’s not about giving a speech. Instead, it’s about evaluating a speech. There is a test speaker, and the contestants have to give two to three minutes evaluations of the speech. Evaluation was something new to me. Prior to the contest, I had given just one evaluation at my club, and it was horrible. But then I…
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • The Power of Thankfulness: 5 Essential Tips

    Henrik Edberg
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G.K. Chesterton “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” Robert Brault “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Today many of my readers will celebrate Thanksgiving. So I thought it would be a good…
  • Free Online Event Starts on Monday – The Sonic Access Mindfest

    Henrik Edberg
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Just a heads up today. The most popular promotions I have done in the last few years have been for the free Ultimate You Mindfest. Over 3000 Positivity Blog / Positivity Newsletter readers have signed up for it in the past three years and listened to the guided meditations called Paraliminals. So I wanted to let you know that Learning Strategies is having another Mindfest that starts now on Monday, the 1:st of December. And it is a sort of a follow up to the popular Paraliminals program mentioned above. It is called The Sonic Access Mindfest and each day for 4 days you’ll be able to…
  • 10 Things to Remember When Your Whole Day (or Month) Seems to Go Wrong

    Henrik Edberg
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe “If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” E. Joseph Cossman Some days everything seems to just go wrong. And sometimes it is not just days we’re talking about. But a week or months when things feel tough and rough and you just want go home and give up. I’ve had many such days and periods but…
  • Go Easy on Yourself

    Henrik Edberg
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha “People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.” Edith Schaeffer One common way to get things done, to achieve and to motivate yourself is to be kind of hard on yourself. To set very high standards for yourself that you want to stick to every time. Now, this way of going about things can indeed help you to accomplish big things in your life and to get things done every week. But it comes at a…
  • How to Overcome Nervousness: 7 Simple Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    “Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.” Benjamin Franklin “If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“ Haile Gebrselassie It starts with just a little tremble within. Then a pressure builds up. A hand or foot starts to fidget. Your palms become moist and you start to feel not quite like yourself anymore. The inner calmness you felt has flown out the window. Nervousness is back, like an old friend you didn’t want to see. Just in time for that date you had been looking forward to for the past week. Or the important…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – November 2014

    Stephen Lease
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    To-Do lists: usually “amorphous blobs of un-do-ability” Most people’s written or mental to-do lists, though created and maintained as a worthy exercise, are merely descriptions of unfinished details and projects in their lives, and are not a really an effective kick-start in getting them done. It’s because another level of decision-making and tracking is still required, even after we’ve captured the area, situation, or project that has our attention. Typical ingredients of such inventories are things like, “Mom,” “Bank,” “Strategy…
  • GTD on BuzzFeed

    Stephen Lease
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Check out this humorous yet helpful list from BuzzFeed with tips to improve your productivity, complete with some Buzzfeed-list-worthy gifs that will either make you smile or cringe. Either way, note that GTD makes the list at #20, and that makes us smile.
  • David Allen featured in The Atlantic

    Stephen Lease
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    A View From the Top interview in The Atlantic with David Allen explains how laziness inspired Getting Things Done.   Read the full interview here! David Allen is still on tour in the U.S. delivering our Brand New Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals Course.  Don’t miss your chance to see him live and start your GTD practice!
  • GTD is One of Seven Frameworks to Skyrocket your Career

    Stephen Lease
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    An informative post on slideshare from Sean Johnson of Digital Intent includes GTD as one of “7 Frameworks to Use to Skyrocket your Career.”  The few slides on GTD provide a nice overview, and the other frameworks summarized in the slides are also likely to be of interest to many GTDers. Check out the full presentation here!          
  • David Allen Interview with Success Harbor

    Stephen Lease
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    Success Harbor is a site “for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs” which is devoted to helping entrepreneurs succeed through a platform of advice and storytelling.  This is another great interview with David Allen! Click to listen to “How to Bring Order to Chaos in Life and in Business”. If you want to discover greater levels of personal productivity with a heaping dose of inspiration, join David Allen for our new course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals.  Next stop, Los Angeles on Friday, October 24.  Register now at!  
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    Productive Flourishing

  • The Free Planners for December 2014 Are Available

    Charlie Gilkey
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Free Planners for December 2014 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more The post The Free Planners for December 2014 Are Available appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: The Free Planners for October 2014 Are Available The Free Planners for March 2014 Are Available The Free Planners for December 2013 Are Available
  • It Hasn’t Been Done By You, For Us

    Charlie Gilkey
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    But no one is asking you to be original. We’re asking you to be generous and brave and to matter. We’re asking you to step up and take responsibility for the work you do, and to add more value than a mere cut and paste. Give credit, definitely, but reject vemödalen. Read more on It Hasn’t Been Done By You, For Us… The post It Hasn’t Been Done By You, For Us appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: 26 Things I’m Thankful For Successful Entrepreneurs Keep Their Eyes Forward Empty Your Boat to Increase Your Happiness
  • A Leader’s Job Is To Ensure That Their Team Gets Results

    Charlie Gilkey
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    When your involvement stops with the vision and the talking part, your organization can not possibly automatically self optimize to make your strategy happen. Strategy must have action. Strategy without action is just nice, big-sounding words about things you hope will come true. And action does not happen without executive involvement. Period. Read more on A Leader’s Job Is To Ensure That Their Team Gets Results… The post A Leader’s Job Is To Ensure That Their Team Gets Results appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Inaction Stymies Excellence Teach Your…
  • Support Entrepreneurs, But Don’t Push Entrepreneurship

    Charlie Gilkey
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    As much as I support entrepreneurs and small business owners, I never actually recommend people become entrepreneurs and SBOs. That’s mostly because I do not want people to walk this road who haven’t already made up their mind that they’re going to do it. Read more on Support Entrepreneurs, But Don’t Push Entrepreneurship… The post Support Entrepreneurs, But Don’t Push Entrepreneurship appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Entrepreneurship And Business-Owning Isn’t For Everyone The Opportunity Small Businesses Have To Truly Support…
  • Manage End-of-Year Stress with the Divide and Conquer Method

    Chris Ronzio
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you're feeling stressed by end-of-the year deadlines at work and holiday madness at home, try using guest contributor Chris Ronzio's strategic divide and conquer method to keep you organized, productive, efficient, and less stressed. Chris reveals three tips on how to divide your work and four tips on how to conquer effectively. Read more here. The post Manage End-of-Year Stress with the Divide and Conquer Method appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Choice Limits the Stress of Creative Work The Mary Poppins Secret to Productive Momentum The S.T.A.R. Method: A More…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • True Loyalty

    Steve Pavlina
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Do you have anyone in your life who (occasionally or frequently) loves to vent their frustrations in your direction? Are you often the provider of a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on? At times these can be valuable roles to play. I think it’s well and good to be sympathetic and understanding when you can — if you’re truly helping the other person. It’s nice to have people to turn to that can bring us back up when we feel beat up by circumstances. Being able to share our sorrows and frustrations helps us process them, learn from them, and release them. We may…
  • Simplifying, Downsizing, and Going Nomadic

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Recently I decided to undergo a major lifestyle transition. In 2015 I plan to go completely nomadic. No stable home. Very few possessions. Living and working from the road. For the past several weeks, I’ve already been taking action to prepare for this shift, but I still have a ways to go because I need to sell my house and process everything inside of it. Timing-wise I’m not sure how long it will take to actually get on the road. I’m not in a rush, but most likely I’ll list my house for sale in the Spring and hopefully sell it in the Summer. The main limiting step is…
  • Imaginary Men (New Audio Program)

    Steve Pavlina
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a whole new audio program that I recorded with several friends. It’s called Imaginary Men, and I think you’re going to enjoy it — especially if you’re in the mood for something different. This is a very unusual and original program. I doubt you’ve heard anything like it before. We definitely broke some rules when we recorded it. The main topics are relationships, dating, and personal growth — nothing unusual about that. What’s unusual is the way in which we made the recordings — and what…
  • Ridiculously Rewarding Relationships

    Steve Pavlina
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    When you desire to attract and meet a new relationship partner, a common approach is to be more social, start connecting with new people, and try to be as likeable as possible. I think that’s a mistake. Where does this lead? You may very well find a new relationship this way, but it probably won’t be very satisfying. There’s an excellent chance you’ll end up settling for someone who’s only partially compatible with you. When people are seeking new relationships, they often modify their personalities. They amplify and show off their most socially acceptable…
  • October 2014 Updates

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on combining the Law of Attraction with down-to-earth habits and practices, so that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are aligned with the results you desire. I don’t recommend many programs about the LoA since so many of them…
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    Get Organised

  • 25 Productivity Lies to Stop Believing

    Tracey Foulkes
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Thirty Management Development Programme delegates gathered together in a room, thirsty for knowledge. We’re talking ‘Productive Time’ and I’m a good half way through the session (meaning we’ve tackled to-do lists, prioritising priorities, delegation and moved on to scheduling and diary management, accountability and getting things done without taking work home). I’m waxing lyrical about […] The post 25 Productivity Lies to Stop Believing appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Top 10 – December

    Tracey Foulkes
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Why we get such great feedback on our Top 10 is simple really; you are rushing around like the proverbial headless chicken, you desperately want to find some more time, you are keen to learn great new ways to simplify but simply don’t have the energy to get passed go.  We’ve made it easy for you […] The post Productivity Top 10 – December appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Should Your Employees Work from Home: An Infographic

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    by Column Five Media. The post Should Your Employees Work from Home: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • The High Cost of Multitasking: An Infographic

    22 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    by kikikarpus. The post The High Cost of Multitasking: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • The Pro’s of a Tech Free Vacation: An Infographic

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The post The Pro’s of a Tech Free Vacation: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Curbed Is Real Estate News

    Marc Majers
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Are you looking for a news source that focuses strictly on real estate news? Are you interested celebrity real estate news like what President Obama spent on his last Hawaiian vacation? You need to check out Curbed. The site features national property trends and even focuses on world news like the aftermath of the Berlin Wall. Then the site features news for Atlanta, Boston, Cape Cod, Chicago, Detroit, Hamptons, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.
  • Don’t Forget To Reply

    Marc Majers
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    How do you remember to reply to someone on email? Do you find yourself forgetting? The trick I do is hit reply on my phone to start a response, hit cancel and then save as draft. Then I go back later when I am ready and complete the drafts. Then I send them all at once. I have heard other friends use flags and go back. I tried this method too but the draft box method has worked best for me. How do you not forget? Do you respond immediately?
  • eCigarettes for Teens?

    Marc Majers
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    Are your teens experimenting with ecigs? I saw this Akron Children’s Hospital video that discusses how e-cigarettes work, as well as some of the potential hazards of their use. Dr. James Fitzgibbon, director of adolescent medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital, talks about how electronic cigarettes may be finding a new audience.
  • Your Size Is Medium

    Marc Majers
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Did you know that the creator of Twitter has started a new site called Medium? It reminds me of Twitter – instead you create a story instead of a tweet. The idea of Medium is you share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. You create little stories to say what’s on your mind. Sound like Twitter? Perhaps!
  • Apple Students Parents Guide

    Marc Majers
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Do you have a student that just got their first Mac computer? If you as a parent are clueless how to manage your kids new computer than you should check out this Apple Students Parent Guide. The guide features ways to restrict access and setup their Apple ID. Setting it up will provide easy access to school materials, including documents, textbooks, and courses. An Apple ID will also let your students use iCloud so they can access content from anywhere on multiple devices and even locate an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Apple ID for Students Parent Guide
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    Root Simple

  • Be Idle!

    Mr. Homegrown
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Black Friday, a day celebrated in the US with an orgy of consumerism and deadly Walmart stampedes, seems like a good day to repeat the Idler’s Freedom Manifesto. Named for a series of essays by Samuel Johnson, the UK based Idler publishes a magazine, holds online classes and puts out some beautiful hardback books.
  • Compostable Holiday Decor

    Mrs. Homegrown
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Yesterday evening I was out in the back yard trimming our perennials (yep, it’s very California to be working in the yard the day before Thanksgiving) and afterward I twisted together a wreath out of what I’d cut: mostly lavender, with some strawberry tree branches, white sage and toyon berries. All I did was attach the green bits with wire to a thin branch I’d bent in a circle. The wreath was spectacular last night. This morning it is a bit wilted, as the picture shows, but still nice. Properly, if a wreath is to last, it should be made of dried stuff and/or evergreen…
  • 026 Riding a Bike in Los Angeles with Colin Bogart

    Mr. Homegrown
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Colin Bogart of the LACBC. Image: Tropico Station. In episode 26 Kelly and I interview Colin Bogart, Programs Coordinator at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, about how to ride a bike in the city, commuting by bike and the politics of making our communities more bike friendly.  Colin shares his experience of growing up in the suburbs and how he got back into riding a bike. During the discussion (fueled by a bottle of wine, I’ll note) we discuss: Aids Lifecycle Bike Summer Riding to work Is riding a bike in the city safe? Riding slow Keeping cool when you’re being honked…
  • The Biochar Solution

    Mr. Homegrown
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    Image: Wikimedia. I have a built in, knee-jerk skepticism when it comes to the “notions and potions” school of gardening–the idea that some special substance will magically transform dead soil into a lush garden. That was my first reaction to biochar. But it turns out that there’s something to biochar. This informative research summary from the University of Washington, Biochar: A Home Gardener’s Primer, changed my mind. According to U of W, biochar can: Improve soil texture Upcycle waste materials Increase microbial life Bind heavy metals (this is a big selling…
  • Garden Magician Jeffrey Bale

    Mr. Homegrown
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    Image: Jeffrey Bale. Do yourself a favor today. Fall into mosaic and garden designer Jeffrey Bale’s blog and spend a few hours in awe of his work. He has a new post up showing a garden he built from scratch in Portland and a drought tolerant garden in Los Angeles. I’m especially fond of the fountain in the Portland garden. Bale’s works is informed by his world travels. He creates spaces that invite contemplation and mystery. Join with me in imagining a world in which creative people like Bale could be cut loose to transform both our private and public spaces . . .
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    Shoplet Blog

  • Best of Weekly Roundup 202

    Jaime Zozobrado
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Thanksgiving has just passed and we’re sure everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving feast. In light of Thanksgiving, we are rounding up some tasty food that people have made for their Thanksgiving dinner! Here’s a Dutch Apple Pie. It looks sooo good. The beautiful colors make our mouth water. Mmmmmm. Has the sweetness of cranberries and crunchiness of pecans! Got leftover corn? Anything pumpkin tastes great! It won us on parmesan! Here’s a delicious healthy alternative. Going vegan? You don’t have to compromise on taste! Did you enjoy this week’s weekly round up?
  • Announcing the WINNER of the Turkey Day Giveaway!

    Jessica Hodges
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    That was seriously awesome! We had a great time reading all of your comments and chatting with some of you. We never expected that a contest like this would be such a hit. Well, we hear ya and there is a lot more to look forward to in the future. This contest was such a success that we felt that a standard post just wasn’t enough. We had to say it in person! So, without further adieu, we present the winner of the Turkey Day Giveaway!   Thank you all so much for participating and make sure you keep an eye out for next month’s giveaway!
  • Flash Twitter Party

    Jessica Hodges
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    So, have you ever witnessed a flash mob? Wanna be apart of one? This time, let’s break the internet and remind everyone to give back this holiday season with the Shoplet Flash Twitter party. Join us: Wednesday, November 26th from 2PM-3PM Help us remind everyone what the true meaning of giving thanks is all about by planting trees!. There are millions of reasons to be thankful. Here at Shoplet, we are always grateful to our amazing sponsors for providing awesome giveaways for our participants. Just for spreading the word and chatting with us, you enter for a chance to win a Keurig coffee…
  • Winners of the Disrupt Recycled Tablet Sleeve Messenger

    Jessica Hodges
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Congratulations to Twila, Roy and Mary Helene, winners of the Disrupt Recycled Tablet Sleeve Messenger. This sleek eco friendly bag will definitely help you organize all of your electronics while still looking good! So, wanna get your mittens on this awesome messenger bag? You can still do so at Shoplet Promos. A very special thanks to everyone who participated, and remember to always look out for more fun and useful prizes right here on the Shoplet blog. Speaking of awesome prizes, are you guys going to enter our Turkey Day Giveaway? Mark your calendars if you are! Happy Holidays!
  • Win a Weego Jump Starter Battery Pack + Heavy Duty Giveaway

    Jaime Zozobrado
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    We’ve changed from horses to cars and telegraphs to smart phones. Our technology has been improving at a rapid pace. However, no matter how much we improve, we will always need an energy source. Meet Weego’s Jump Starter Battery Pack + Heavy Duty Set. Although it is called heavy duty, this is quite a compact, light, and versatile piece of equipment. In fact, it only weighs 1 lb! It is also capable of jump starting  cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, ATVs and more. A built-in flashlight and strobe provides you with an emergency light and the USB port allows you to also charge…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 5 Ways to Stop Worrying

    Guest of TSN
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I woke up excited about the day ahead. It was a year after I’d left my job and a promising new way of life was taking shape. I wrote for an hour at my big wooden desk in the morning light. With rich Castro coffee and a cat curled near my feet, I felt expansive and loved. The promise of breakfast wafted through the house as I headed for the shower. In the shower, an idea for a fun blog post series came to me, and I found myself singing an ABBA tune. But then it hit me.  This is not normal. This can’t be right. Mama mia! I’ve been happy for too long this morning. Suspicious…
  • 5 Secrets to a Happier Today

    Kayla Albert
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    “If I’m not fully happy right now in this moment, nothing will ever make me happy.” The thought struck me as I stood at the kitchen sink scrubbing the dishes. It appeared organically, but it felt like something I already knew, a conclusion I was returning to, not recognizing for the first time. One of those moments where you say, “Oh yeah, I forgot about that.” It wasn’t a moment that I should have been happy — one of those milestones in which happiness is actually a requirement, i.e. graduations, weddings, etc. It was ordinary. I was tackling a mundane task and thinking about…
  • How to Live Your Dream

    Guest of TSN
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The wind kicked up the desert sands behind me as I leaned forward, cautiously looking over the edge. The fissure had no visible bottom. On the other side, just a few feet away, the trees beckoned invitingly, promising water, promising shade. There was nothing for me to go back to; if I wanted to go forward at all, I was going to have to jump. My heart ached to advance, but my knotted stomach held me back. What if I can’t jump that far? What if I fall? What if it’s even worse over there on the other side? OK, perhaps I’m being a little dramatic; I wasn’t literally standing in a desert.
  • 6 Tips to Heal a Broken Heart

    Nadia Ballas-Ruta
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many times in life we are faced with an experience where we pour our heart and soul into a situation and/or relationship only to have our heart broken. We feel like all of our efforts were in vain, and although we gave our all, we are standing in the midst of the rubble that remains. Often what happens after such an experience is that we decide that we will never allow ourselves to get hurt like that again, and so we do the smart thing and shut down. We close off our hearts and are extremely cautious when it comes to love or any situation which requires us to open our heart and soul. We want…
  • Tell Your Story & Heal Your Past

    Guest of TSN
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I emigrated halfway across the world to escape my story. That’s how desperate I was. It was a story of loneliness, rejection and depression. I blamed my country of origin, my family and a run of bad luck. And instead of facing my story, I ran from it. But our pasts always catch up to us. And so it wasn’t long before my life in a new country with a great new job resembled much of my life before the emigration. Not on the outside, but on the inside. I had escaped my physical circumstances only to find that what I really wanted was to do was escape myself. For years I tried to ignore the…
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    Sources of Insight

  • The Strategy Wheel

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    “Study the past if you would define the future.”– Confucius It’s tough to survive and thrive in today’s world if you don’t have a way to stand out and differentiate yourself from the crowd. A Strategy Wheel is a tool you can use for work and life to get clarity on how you create unique value for the world. In a nutshell, it’s a technique to help you create a picture of your system of value creation. At the center of the wheel is your purpose.  It’s why you or your business exist. Surrounding the center, are all of the activities that support your purpose and create value.
  • How Effective Leaders Get Their Team on Board

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    “Deep and sustainable change…requires changes in behavior among those who do not welcome the change.” ? Douglas B. Reeves To get people on board with any idea or any transformation takes buy in. Buy-in is a process and it takes a purpose and a plan, as well as getting people involved in co-creating the future. People like to own their destiny and help shape it. And, most importantly, they like to see how they can play a part in the future, especially, their future. In the book, The Strategist: Be the Leaders Your Business Needs, Cynthia A. Montgomery shares how effective leaders…
  • Strategy as a Way of Life

    3 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    You can use strategy to shape your business and your life. Strategy helps you answer the tough stuff.  It helps you figure out the things that matter from the things that don’t. Strategy helps you stand out in a crowded world, or a crowded market, and deliver your unique value in your unique way. Best of all strategy helps you carve out a deep and meaningful purpose.   And with great purpose comes great passion. In the book, The Strategist: Be the Leaders Your Business Needs, Cynthia A. Montgomery shares her thoughts and experiences on how strategy can be a way for a rich and rewarding…
  • 10 Big Ideas from Lead with Humility

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Pope Francis was awarded the top spot on Fortune’s 2014 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders. Pope Francis was able to breathe life into an aging institution, reinvigorate a global base of people around the world, refocus attention on core values, and create a new image for one of the most visible leadership positions on Earth. He didn’t strong-arm his way to the top. Instead, he used humility. Pope Francis used humility as a strength to be a more compassionate, authentic, and effective leader. In Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis,  Jeffrey A. Krames shows how…
  • Live on the Frontier of Your Life Experiences

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Do you boldly go where you have not gone before? You can live and lead on the new frontier of your life experiences from wherever you are. Be part of the world, not outside of the world. To do so, get  out of the lab, or the ivory tower, and push the envelope by doing things with courage and audacity on the front lines. Everyone is a leader.  You just need to exercise your power to act. In the book, Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis, Jeffrey A. Krames shares insight on how Pope Francis’s uses humility as a strength, and how you can use the same methods to be a…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Black Friday Sale – Starts Now!

    Kylie Browne
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Friday will be to be busy enough, so we have a great deal available for our wonderful members, NOW! Black Friday Deal: 20% Off Absolutely Everything! To take advantage of this awesome deal, click here. No Risk  – We Guarantee Our Programs Remember – our programs are all risk-free with our 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. Try them for 30 days, and if you’re not completely satisfied, simply contact Customer Support for a full refund. Be Happy And Get Organized To our faithful members, please remember that not every deal offered on Black Friday is a good one. Before you start…
  • 8 Simple Tips To Help You When You’re Overwhelmed

    Kylie Browne
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    The feeling of overwhelm is a common symptom of anxiety. Our anxiety levels increase when we feel like we have taken on more than we are capable of. We can all feel anxious from time to time, but for some it’s a serious condition that makes it hard for them to cope with daily life. Medication is sometimes required, but today we are going to look at some simple ways to help us conquer the feeling of overwhelm. Top 8 Tips To Help You When You’re Overwhelmed 1. Find a quiet place in your home where you feel safe and that is devoid of any outside noise. Preferably an area that…
  • 10 Quick Tips to Get Organized When You’re Short On Time

    Kylie Browne
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    If you often feel like there is not enough time in the day to get things done, then it’s time to Stop. Collaborate. And Listen.* * I suspect Vanilla Ice fans will sing this. Top 10 Best Tips To Get Organized When You’re Short On Time 1. Recognise the value of your time. Think about how much your time means to you before you commit to something. If you agree to spend your time volunteering for example, think about how much time you are willing to spend. This will help you feel good about your contribution, without feeling like you are spreading yourself thin. We also tend to…
  • Christmas Preparation Plan – Free Planners Pack

    Kylie Browne
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    There’s no better time to start planning as we race into the festive season. There are only seven weeks until the big day. Seven weeks! Let’s get organized. Our Christmas Planner Pack is jam-packed with To-Do Lists that cover: Christmas gifts Christmas cards Christmas party entertaining Christmas decoration preparation Children’s parties Much, much more. FREE Christmas Planners Pack For Premium Subscribers If you are a Premium Subscriber, you can access your Christmas Planner from your account, or by following this link. FREE Christmas Planners Pack For Existing…
  • Decluttering After A Loved One Dies

    Kylie Browne
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    Barbara recently lost her husband of 45 years. “What am I going to do with all of his things”, she asked. Sometimes when a death is expected, a lot of sorting occurs before passing. People get the chance to go through their belongings and distribute possessions to family and friends. There is an opportunity to throw or donate items that are no longer useful, loved or needed. But often when death is sudden, a huge task is left to sort out possessions. This, coupled with the grieving of a loved one, can be most overwhelming. It’s an emotionally charged time.  When To…
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  • sparkle of light

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
      It’s weekend and I’ll fly to………Spain! A couple of weeks sparkle of light will be gooooood!     Paint Party Friday     Sun can make funny sparkles and patterns…..     Geometric Friday       Have a relaxing weekend!      
  • orange memory and Italian mozzarella

    23 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
      Right now this is only a memory but we need COLORS this time of the year, right?!     Mandarin Orange Monday     The dog doesn’t know the difference between Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so I have to walk the dog early those days too. Donna Shalala     I don’t have a dog!     Have you tasted Italian mozzarella like this? oooh, it was so yummy!!!       P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday     Have a colorful week!    
  • Weekly Photo Challenge: “angular”

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
      Weekly Photo Challenge: “angular”   Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain        
  • paint and geometric 21.11.14

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
        It’s Friday!   Paint Party Friday   I gave this garlic painting to my Italian friend…           Geometric Friday     reflection of a lamp light         Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • weekly photo challenge plus others

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
      I want to learn how to sketch,   do more, do more and more, get better… Here’s one work I did on my sketchbook,   linking to   Weekly Photo Challenge: achievement         linking also to   Mandarin Orange Monday   and   P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday       Have a good week everyone!    
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    Simplistic Thoughts

  • Racing on the Big Island of Hawaii: Evolution Racing School Day 1

    5 Nov 2014 | 10:51 pm
      The day started off like it often does here in Hilo, wet. The above picture is what the weather looked like just before I took my first run on the track. Having never done auto racing before, I was a little nervous and didn’t quite know what to expect. My first lap was spent between figuring out where I was supposed to be going and sliding around the course. After a very full weekend and around 100 laps later, I can say that this is one of the funnest and most useful things I have ever done. Obviously, the focus of the school is to make you faster, and without a doubt I am…
  • Racing on the Big Island of Hawaii

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:54 am
    It’s been a while since I have posted on Simplistic Thoughts. Moving from Japan, back to the US, and then moving to Hawaii meant a lot of changes. We have been here for just over a year and things are going well. Enough about that….onto racing. For quite a long time now, I have been wanting to get into auto racing. Unfortunately, there is no racing circuit on the Big Island, but there is a small racing track and an autocross group. For anyone who doesn’t know, autocross is a race where a small track  is setup using cones and a solo driver drives the course trying to get…
  • Six Months in Hawaii: Hawaii Island Gourmet

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

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

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

  • Choosing a Self-Storage Facility: Tips

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Self storage is one of the storage options you have if you are looking to pack your items in a storage facility during your move. You can also keep your items temporary in self-storage facility in order to decongest your home or to secure your items properly. In a self storage facility, you will be allowed to access your items anytime your like or as stipulated in the terms and conditions of the service. There are a lot of self-storage facilities in many places just as there are a lot of other businesses. However, it is not all the self storage facility that offer the best services. When you…
  • Organising Your Self Storage

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you have finally decided to rent a self storage unit and you have found one that meet your requirements, it is important that you take time to organize your storage unit. Getting your storage unit organized is very important. Don't just move in your item in store. Remember, these items are valuable to you and this is one of the reasons why you want to keep them in the storage facility. So, you should get the storage unit and the items in them well organized just as you will take time to get your home organized. In this way, you will know when your items are tempered with or when there…
  • Packing Mistakes to Avoid

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Packing is very cumbersome. Whether you are moving house or office, it is important that you carefully pack all your items in boxes and label them very well. In order to have a less stressful packing experience, there are some packing mistakes you should look out for and avoid making them. Making these mistakes which a lot of people made when they are moving house can cause you some headache. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid making when you are packing.   Not beginning on time to plan and pack Packing is an essential aspect of moving. It is impossible to think of moving…
  • Packing Materials and Their Uses

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Packing is one essential aspects of moving. It is the most tasking and engaging part of moving. If you do it very well, then your moving will be successful but if you don't get it right, you will definitely have problem with your moving. Some of the problems you may encounter include breakages and loss of items. However, if you pack your and label them properly, some of these problems will be reduced. Packing is more than putting your items inside cartons. There are certain materials you need in order to do your packing very well. Below are some of the packing material you will need when…
  • Self Storage vs. Mobile Storage

    23 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Self storage and mobile storage units are two storage options that you can choose when you are moving house. However, the two are not the same. If you are looking to hire storage, it is important that you know the pros and cons of both options in order to make a perfect decision. If you don't know the difference, you will not be able to tell which one is the right one. There are some companies that offer both services while there are some that offer only one services. Despite the difference between both of them, they also have their similarities. Here are what you should know about this…
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Get Along With People

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Getting along with people can be tough. Some people can't make friends, some people find themselves getting angry about everything, and some people have a bunch of friends they don't want. No matter what your hurdles are, you'll find some advice that can help in this wikiHow. Just get started with Step 1 below or find a section listed above that seems to cover your problem. Steps Understanding People Accept human nature. Humans make mistakes. People aren't always nice. They say the wrong thing, they get distracted, they forget. You have to remember: all of the problems that you have in your…
  • How to Make a Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The best part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. This will tell you how to make a no-fail, delicious turkey sandwich. Ingredients 2 pieces of bread for each sandwich Mayonnaise (enough to spread) For those who dislike or are allergic to mayonnaise, use a vinaigrette or Italian dressing, turkey gravy, or even butter as your spread of choice. Salt and pepper to taste Cranberry sauce Stuffing Leftover turkey (or, if you are making this when you don't have left over turkey, get turkey breast from the deli... it won't be as good, but it will work) Steps Get two pieces of bread. Wholewheat works…
  • How to Tell when a Parakeet Is Sick

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    If you're new to owning a parakeet, you might not know what signs there are when the bird is not feeling well. Since birds can deteriorate rapidly if not tended to when sick, it's important to know the indications of a sick bird, so that you can respond quickly. Steps Damaging its feathers Be aware that a parakeet can damage its feathers for a number of reasons. The damage can occur over time or within just a few hours, depending on the cause. Some possible reasons for feather damaging include:[1][2] Boredom. If the bird does need feel mentally stimulated enough, it will grow bored. Picking…
  • How to Stuff a Turkey for Thanksgiving

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    While some people are content to prepare dressing as a separate dish, others love the Thanksgiving tradition of filling a turkey cavity with stuffing for the dinner table. Follow these tips to stuff a turkey for Thanksgiving to increase the elegance of your Thanksgiving table. Steps Prepare the Turkey for Stuffing Remove your turkey from its packaging. Look it over for any small pinfeathers that may have been left behind when the turkey was plucked, and remove them. Take the giblets out of the cavity. Under your turkey's tail, you will see an empty cavity. You'll eventually stuff this cavity…
  • How to Make Pumpkin Pie

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    That seasonal favorite, the venerable pumpkin pie, is not just for Thanksgiving! It is perfect for any occasion where rich, custardy goodness is called for, or even just to enjoy with the family with a good cup of coffee. It is easy to make, and is healthy and nutritious. Add a dollop of whipped cream on top for an added treat. We'll show you how! Ingredients 2 cups cooked, canned or mashed pumpkin (unspiced) 2 slightly beaten eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 pint of melted vanilla ice cream 9" pie crust…
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    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • 4 Apps That Will Help You Achieve Your Daily Goals

    Dwayne Melancon
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Many of us are busier than ever and increasingly more stressed. If you’ve got a long list of goals to accomplish, you might need a little help. The good news is there are apps you can download onto your smartphone that can help you accomplish those goals. Here are 4 that are interesting and a bit unusual, with a variety of focuses:PactGoing to the gym is something you know is important for reducing stress, helping your self-esteem and giving you more energy to do everything else you need to do. But, at the same time, working out tends to be one of the first things you put off.To…
  • OurGroceries Is A Great Family App

    Dwayne Melancon
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Click image to embiggen... For the past 6 months or so, my wife and I have been using an app called "OurGroceries" to manage our shopping lists, and I recommend it highly. Through a smartphone app, we can easily add things to various shopping / errands lists, see instantaneous updates as we shop, and a lot more. The app is very easy to use, both in adding and crossing off items on your shopping list - we use the iOS version on our iPhones, and there is an Android version, as well.In spite of the "groceries" reference in the title, you can use this for just about any shopping or errands…
  • Why Getting Out of Your Comfort Zones Can Make You Happier

    Dwayne Melancon
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    What do you do when things are "going fine?" Think about it: generally speaking, you like your job; your boss and co-workers are cool (for the most part); you have a pretty short commute, and the work that you do is interesting and fulfilling. If all that is true, why do you catch yourself daydreaming throughout the workday about learning how to rock climb, or heading out for an epic road trip with some of your buddies? Actually, the desire to try new things is a normal and natural feeling. As Life Hacker notes, stepping out of your daily routine can actually help you to be more productive…
  • Apologies for site issues and kudos to

    Dwayne Melancon
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Some of you have sent me emails, messages, etc. over the past few days regarding this site being offline. I apologize for that, but have good news: everything is back to normal now.Yes, was down for about a week due to a snafu at my domain registrar. All should be fine now, and you'll see some posts showing up here soon (I have a backlog). Kudos to HoverPart of the solution to my issue drove me to change domain providers. I have heard a lot of good things about Hover in the past so I decided to give them a try. Actually, I've been an email customer of theirs for a…
  • Sharper Minds Through Video Games?

    Dwayne Melancon
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I play a lot of video games during my travels - it is a great release to unwind in my hotel room, and I find it very relaxing (yes).  I flit from one to another quite often, but my current favorites are Borderlands 2, Diablo III, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.  I also tend to apply lessons I learn from video games into how I view the world; for example, I have given multiple talks about what information security can learn from video games - such as this brief talk the RSA Security Conference earlier this year).   With that in mind, I wanted to make sure I wasn't deluding myself -…
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    Personal Excellence

  • [Limited Seats Only] Want To Earn Money While You Sleep? Join Passive Income Business Course NOW! [Starts Dec 6]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Note from Celes: This is the announcement post for upcoming live run of The Passive Income Business Course. After two years of success with the course, I’m starting a third run this year. If you’re interested in earning passive income and being financially free for life, this is my course for you. Read on for details! Are you interested in earning passive income? Want to stop spending your time just to earn money every day? Do you want to spend your time doing things of real value and working on long-term goals, rather than day-to-day firefighting and earning your keep? If…
  • What Texting and Mobile Usage Does to Your Spine

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    We live in a time when mobile devices have become the de-facto of everyday life. Most of us check our phone several times a day, be it to check messages, send e-mails, surf the net, or call someone. Some of us watch movies on our tablets or read e-books on our e-reader while on the go. For others, we may be texting for as long as hours a day! If you’re a mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader user, time to look up (literally). A new study published in the journal Surgical Technology International suggests that the typical texting and mobile surfing posture is the equivalent of…
  • Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Have you heard of the phrase “Empty vessels make the most noise”? It’s a proverb that means that those with the least talent and knowledge usually speak the most, speak the loudest, and create the most fuss–whatever that makes their presence felt as much as possible. Empty vessels is used in the analogy because in physics, empty containers do create louder noises than filled ones. If you take two empty glasses, fill one up with water, and then blow into both glasses in turn, you’ll find that the empty glass creates a louder noise than the filled…
  • Upgrade Your Tools (How I Gained 10 Hours/Week, Every Week)

    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    A MacBook Air and its various software Do you sometimes get frustrated by your devices because they aren’t working the way you want? Have you ever had productivity gaps due to your tools not working well, or even… not working at all? If so, it may be time to upgrade your tools! Top Skills + Top Tools = Top Output In Skills Development and Leveling Up, I shared the importance of developing our skills and improving on those skills, in order to deliver the maximum results in our goals. Similarly, it’s important to have the best (and by “best”, I mean…
  • How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to Eliminate Procrastination!

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This is the enquiries page for the Anti-Procrastination Program product. Read more about the intensive eight-module program: View the 14-minute program preview: Get the program NOW and overcome procrastination for life: Any questions? Post them below in the comments section and I’ll revert to you shortly. Thank you! The post How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 6 Gifts I Took From Prison

    Hilary Neiman
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In many ways, going to prison is like being on your own death bed. You don’t want to be there, yet you know it is inevitable under certain circumstances. You feel like you are at the end of your life, and that is so distressing because your heart is beating and your mind wants to be somewhere else. The sun comes up and a few dreary hours later, it sets again and the darkness inside of you finally fills up the outside. You are neither living nor dead, just hovering somewhere in between, watching life move shakily on either side of you like a scratchy black and white movie. You have a lot of…
  • 5 Things You Must Do Before You Look for Love Again.

    Iva Ursano
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ah, we all love being in love, yes? Who doesn’t? How we love to have that warm fuzzy feeling when you have that special someone  bring you flowers, open the car door for you, leave cute little post-it notes on the coffee maker for you.  Yes, love is bliss. With it, also comes that beautiful “I’m in love” glow that all your friends are so jealous of. You have a skip in your step, butterflies in your tummy and life is just so damn good. You wish you had that. That love. You’d do almost anything to have it, wouldn’t you? Not so fast, sunshine. That love will…
  • When Did You Last Experience The Rain

    Steven Aitchison
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    We are so busy with our lives these days that we forget to actually live, instead we dance through life without taking a step back to marvel at the dance itself. A few weeks ago whilst taking a break, I poured myself a coffee and looked out of the kitchen window.  The skies were dark grey, it was pouring with rain, and the kitchen was almost dark, yet I love it.  I love that feeling of being in the house on days like these, and like the shared experience of everyone being miserable at the same time because of the weather.  It gives us a common enemy, something we all talk about: “Oh…
  • 3 Body Language Adjustments That Will Change Your Life

    William G Hepner
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    “The body never lies” -Martha Graham The next time you watch a movie, put it on mute. The only stimulus you should be receiving is the movement of the actors. Notice how your eyes naturally focus on their body movements and positioning. I guarantee you that the storyline and emotion will be just as convincing as if there had been sound. The impact your body language has is significant. Body language influences how you appear to everyone else. And more importantly, it influences how you see yourself. That’s right, how you carry yourself will affect your self-perception. I can…
  • 25 of The Most Inspirational Pages on Facebook

    Steven Aitchison
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    As many of you know I have been avidly studying Facebook for the last 9 months in an effort to make it work for my business.  I have now found out exactly how to make it work and have doubled my bottom line since implementing the strategies over the last few months.  I have literally had hundreds of messages on FB asking me how I managed to make such a successful page at Change Your thoughts Today and am happy to say I will be releasing a brand new Facebook training course soon.  You can signup for advanced notice of this at So, over the course of me studying…
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Subtlety

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    It’s human nature to be reductionist. By simplifying complex concepts, we’re more able to consider them quickly, share them with others, and move forward into a state of understanding from a state of ignorance. Our instincts are wired for this so that we might quickly assess which aspects of our environment could be dangerous or beneficial. The other parts of our brains aim for similar, metaphor-based comprehension. Symbolic grokking. Unfortunately, when we lose details we also lose subtlety, and it’s within nuance that valuable fuzziness can be found. Lacking this fuzziness…
  • Ambassadorship

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The following is an excerpted chapter from my new book, Considerations. The book is made up of over 50 concise essays of this flavor on various topics. We all serve as ambassadors for something, and in most cases we don’t even realize it. “Why do you use that brand of computer?” someone might ask. Or, “What’s your city like?” Whether you want the responsibility or not, you’re an ambassador for everything you do, have done, and believe. This may not be your perception of yourself and your relationship to these things, but to someone who is not you, the specifics matter very…
  • Order Considerations

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    My new nonfiction book, Considerations, is now available as an ebook, paperback, and audiobook through various online and in-person booksellers. Snag yourself the ebook: Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and Gumroad. Or perhaps the paperback: Amazon Or maybe even the audiobook: Amazon/Audible Or ask your favorite independent bookstore to order you a copy, if they don’t have one in stock. About the book: Few of us take the time to consider. We act according to data acquired by viewing the world from a single perspective: our own. As a result, we don’t always think to ask certain questions that,…
  • Getting Lost

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There’s a game I play with myself when I want to explore a city but don’t have a particular destination in mind. I start walking and I follow the signals and signs provided along the way. I turn left and cross the street because the little glowing walking man indicates that I should. If I encounter an intersection without stoplights, I keep going straight, but at the next such intersection I go right, and at the next I turn left, and continue to circulate between the options at each new opportunity. When I see a coffee shop I’d like to try, or a museum I’d like to…
  • Calibrate for Travel

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    A massive misconception I try and stomp out whenever possible is that you have to be wealthy to travel. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. I’m not wealthy. Most of the people I know who travel regularly aren’t wealthy. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have more money to spend on travel, but it’s not a requirement. It opens up more options, but in some ways also makes a person less likely to find the really good stuff; more on why, below. Unfortunately, money isn’t the only misperception most people have about travel. It’s these misperceptions that I…
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • Fact Friday: Boredom Leads to Creativity

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Bored people let their minds wander towards more productive ends. They daydream. They write a song or try a new hobby. Or nine months later they add a member to their family. In other words, being a little bored can make people a lot more creative. “   Read More: It Pays to be Bored | | 5.30.2014   Related Information Making Money out of Boredom by Brian Anderson                       *All book links are affiliate links. The post Fact Friday: Boredom Leads to Creativity appeared first on…
  • Thanksgiving Day 2014

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. Like many families, the OTR blogging family is spending time at home instead of writing blog posts (we’ll be back tomorrow!). And, I’m sure everyone will be engaging in a fair amount of eating as well. =) If you’re having a Thanksgiving feast, at work, or just simply doing nothing at all, we all wish you an amazing day. Planning to catch up on some reading? Here are some OTR posts you can check out:   Thanksgiving 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Thanksgiving Edition The Beauty of Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Dress Up Your…
  • Tech Lessons: What I Learned When My Laptop Died

    Janice Simon
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I knew it was coming, but it was still a shock. Afterall, my laptop had been going strong for over three years. And, after the two year mark, you know you’re living on borrowed time with any digital device. My hard drive crashed in the middle of a super busy week for me at work, and I was up to my armpits in projects and deadlines. It took me nearly two weeks to get everything back up and running. During that time, I only had an iPad and iPhone to connect to the big world of the Internet. I felt twitchy for the first couple of days. Once my laptop was back and running, I realized a few…
  • Fact Friday: Productivity Increases When Workers Use a Tablet

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    “According to Dell’s 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) tablets are good for business as it helps increase productivity and liked by employees. ITDMs in India and Brazil believe tablets help increase productivity by 25%, while in the US and UK ITDMs believe that it has helped improve the production by 20% followed by China with 15% increase in productivity. “   Read More:  Tablet at Workplace Improves Mobility and Productivity | | 10.27.2014   Related Information Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our…
  • Masters of Disaster: How to Keep Your House Organized and Clean This Fall

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Many thanks to Lizzie Weakly for today’s post on how to keep your home clean and organized. Image Credit: Canva With each new season comes new challenges for the cleanliness of your home. Different outdoor activities results in changing needs for house cleaning. Fall can be particularly challenging as crunchy leaves and dirt track through your house. Thankfully, by changing a few habits, your home can feel fresh each and every day of the autumn season. Spruce up Your Entryway Those beautiful colors of the changing autumn leaves are better left outdoors. Unfortunately, leaves easily…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • 3 Tips to Unwind, Relax, and Enjoy this Holiday Weekend

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    We are headed into a long Holiday weekend here in the United States. Many people are taking today off before the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday. (And yes, some people will be working this weekend.) You may have a long list of things you want to do during your time off. Or maybe you have a list […]
  • Catching Up Feels Good to Do

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    We all have something to catch up on. Perhaps, a task that has been hanging out on your todo list for too long. Or an item that has been on your Someday List forever. What do you need to catch up on? Catching Up Feels Good to Do Last week was extremely busy for me. […]
  • TMN Sponsor of the Week: Sanebox [Announcement]

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:17 am
    TMN Sponsor of the Week: Sanebox If you are a long time reader of TMN then you already know this week’s sponsor: Sanebox. It’s one of my favorite time-saving tools. As much as we try to minimize the amount of email flooding our inbox, there always seems to be more. To get to the bottom, you need to cut through the clutter of non-important emails. SaneBox is an auto-filtering tool for your email. It sorts, files, and manages your inbox for you. It keeps the important emails in your inbox and moves the lower priority ones to reading folders. I have used SaneBox for over two…
  • 12 Quick Productivity Pick-Me-Ups

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    Ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to get out of first gear? Your actions seem to being going from slow to slower. Do you need something to pick-up your productivity today? Read on, for “12 Quick Productivity Pick-Me-Ups.” Pick-up Your Productivity When you can’t get going, you need a pick-me-up. […]
  • You’re Not Going Fast Enough to Reach Your Goals

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    This is a wake-up call. You are not going fast enough. Another day has passed, and you are no closer to your goals than you were yesterday. (Or has is it been another month? Or year?) The truth is that you will not reach your goals unless you pick up the pace. “You’re not going […]
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    The Art of Less Doing

  • Podcast #104 with Ronda Collier of Sweetwater Health

    Fancy Hands
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
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  • Podcast #103 with Thomas Corley of Rich Habits

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  • Podcast #100 – Our Centenniel Episode

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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Do You Know How Powerful You Are?

    28 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Stand still inside yourself and know who you are. You are God’s child and in God, you move and breathe and have your being. ~ Maya Angelou Do you know how powerful you are? Do you know how strong and deep your faith becomes if only you choose to believe? Do you know that you cannot be broken unless you allow it? Do you know that life is neither “fair” or “unfair” – life just is – and you are the one assigning those labels where none are needed? Do you know that your mind can be the weakest or strongest vessel and that you alone are the captain of that…
  • The Easiest Cure to Stop Arguing with Your Significant Other

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Why some couples never argue while the rest of us … well … do? Some couples never ever argue. Some couples are in-tuned to each other’s temperaments At All Times. They escape the usual disagreements and misunderstandings that plague the rest of us. They float in a space of complete zen and bliss. They are patient with each other even as their emotions fluctuate or as their opinions clash. They are kind and collected even as they move on wildly different planes of opinion and thought. They listen to one another with their whole hearts and they never, ever raise their voices. They are…
  • 5 Things You Must Know If You Want to Live a Happy Life Now

    10 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    We are too complex, too smart, and too analytical for our own good. We make life way too difficult, we kill our bliss and joy too often, and we sabotage perfect opportunities too frequently. No wonder that for most of us, happiness is a phenomena, rather than a daily achievable reality, an easy state of being. No wonder we feel confused, inadequate, and morose on perfectly sunny days and find “problems” when we hardly have any real problems. No wonder inner peace is a state of being we associate with monk buddhists or enlightened yogis, rather than ordinary human beings such as…
  • Lost and Confused? 48 Questions to Ask Yourself to Get Clear Now

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Are you asking yourself the right questions as you go through life? Years ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop in a city I don’t even remember, minding my own business, looking as preoccupied as ever, when the man and woman at the next table started having a heated discussion … and interrupting my perfect little zen space. I was just about to get up and move to a quieter corner of the shop when I heard the woman say: “What’s worse – Failing or never trying, never knowing?” Wow. What a powerful question. It brought me out of my own world and into reality like…
  • Why Indecision is Killing Your Business Dreams and How to Stop It Now

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Don’t be too smart for your own good! You want to make an impact on the world. You want to start a business. You want to be part of a cause, a mission, something much larger than yourself. You are hungry for it, you’ve been thinking about it nonstop, and you can’t relax until you figure it out. Also, you secretly know you’re the exception to the rule. Most others are happy to just exist, but you want to live an extraordinary life. Achieving this could be the greatest decision of your life, and it could fill the gaping hole of what’s been missing. You can’t…
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  • Personal Capital Review Plus A Free $20 Amazon Gift Card For Black Friday!

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Hello Everyone!I just wanted to highlight a special promotion I came across from Personal Capital, one of the best free financial management tools online today. They are hosting a $50,000 Black Friday Giveaway where the first 1,000 users who sign up and link at least one account receive a $20 Amazon gift card. The next 3,000 users who sign up and link at least one account receives a $10 Amazon gift card until the $50,000 is spent. I’ve told the promotion will likely run out by Friday midnight. Sign up here for free money!Let me share with you some reasons why I think Personal Capital is…
  • Device-Independent Tools For Video Conferencing

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Long gone are the days when companies were forced to invest thousands of dollars in trips that were meant to facilitate profitable transactions or maintain a solid bond between long distance employees, managers, stakeholders, clients, partners, and prospects. At this point, businesses of all sizes can count on video conferencing tools that represent the best alternative to real-life, face-to-face interactions that require a lot of time and money.Compared to emails and phone calls, being able to utilize a video conferencing solution is a far more effective way to communicate simply because it…
  • The Wealth Gap Is Going To Be Hard To Fix

    Financial Samurai
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    I grew up in Asia for 13 years and was taught to always respect my elders, no matter who they were or what position they held in an organization. I could be the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, but if an employee 20 years my senior who worked in the mailroom wanted to talk, I would gladly take him out to lunch and listen to his story.When I came to the States as a 14 year old freshman in high school, I was shocked by the lack of respect many students had for their teachers and parents. I would have gotten a beating if I talked backed as vociferously or argued as stubbornly as some of my…
  • Why Your Business Needs Cyber Monday

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Black Friday has been the biggest shopping day in America for years, and for many retailers it’s the day they come out of the red and turn a profit for the year. Consumers flock to stores to take advantage of promotional sales and to kick off the holiday shopping season. However, anyone who has ever queued up for hours, sometimes even days, or joined the deal-hungry mob after Thanksgiving will tell you that Black Friday shopping is really not a pleasant experience.Although it may not seem like it when you’re fighting the crowds, Black Friday has actually been losing momentum in recent…
  • The Brick Walls Are There For A Reason

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    I was applying for a job the other day and one of the application questions was “What is your favorite YouTube video?” I first thought about finding a funny cat video or captivating travel video, but quickly decided that wasn’t the best move. So I went for humbling and inspirational instead, and picked the video that first introduced me to Randy Pausch, his eloquent presentation at Carnegie Mellon entitled “The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” (a copy of the video is below).If you have never seen the video I recommend watching it because I…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • Action-Based Learning (or How to Succeed at Anything)

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    When you want to do something new, your first instinct is to learn everything about it. You want to make sure you know enough. And when you do know enough, you’re ready to start. The problem is that you often don’t know when enough is enough. You try to learn everything, because you want to avoid mistakes. Then you wonder why you’re stuck. The solution then is to learn just enough to get you going. I call this action-based learning. Action-Based Learning — The Video Watch the video below, then read the rest of the article. And remember, if you want more videos,…
  • When You Feel Like a Fraud

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    We’ve all been there. You feel like you’re putting on a show. You’re afraid that someone will see through your mask. You’re scared of being humiliated. The story goes on and on. It’s excruciating. I know, because I’ve been there. I’ve wanted to give up in frustration. I’ve battled my inner demons. Luckily, there is a way out. When You Feel Like a Fraud — The Video We’re all human. (Most of us anyway.) That means we experience the full rainbow of thoughts and emotions. The answer has never been about eliminating certain…
  • Why Life Doesn’t Turn Out the Way You Want

    4 Nov 2014 | 3:08 am
    “It is the great north wind that made the vikings.” – Scandinavian Proverb Have you noticed that your life doesn’t always turn out the way you want? In fact, more often than not, you don’t get what you want. This is a good thing. It’s life nudging you in the right direction. It’s life showing you where you need to grow, and what you need to release, to become the person you are meant to be. The problem then isn’t that life is hard, but something entirely different. And that is what you’ll discover as you keep reading. But before we get to that, let’s ask…
  • Case Study: How Zell Went From $0 to $4,000 Doing What He Loves

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    This is an interview with Zell Liew, a long-time member of Lifestyle Liberation Academy. Zell has gone from nothing to making over $4,000 with his online business. He started from scratch, not knowing anything or anyone. This case study demonstrates that you can do work you love if you persist. It may not be easy, but it can be done. You may not be able to control the results, but you can do your best. I hope this case study gives you a better glimpse at what it truly takes to get started building your business. The Interview This is a simple text interview. Each question is in large…
  • 21 Things You Can Do To Change Your Life Forever

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Last night I had a dream. It was Christmas Eve. And I was receiving presents. At that time, all I could think of was “I don’t want these. It’s just more stuff I won’t use.” Looking back, I can see how much I’ve changed. I almost haven’t noticed the change, because it sneaks up on you, until it’s impossible to ignore. It’s like when you were a kid. You got taller, but you didn’t notice until you stood up against the wall with the marks. The same holds true for life changes. You are constantly changing, but it’s hard to notice until it pokes you in the ribs. It’s not…
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    Asian Efficiency - Time Management and Productivity

  • How to Build the 25 Habits of People who are Happy, Healthy and Successful

    Zachary Sexton
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    A young Buddhist was walking home when he saw his teacher sitting in a grove. The young man approached the Buddhist master open to any new lessons he must learn that day. He was not disappointed. The teacher requested that he pull a small sapling from the ground. Knowing of his teachers roundabout teaching methods (they’d […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Free Giveaway: Make Your Mark

    Thanh Pham
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Update Nov 22: Giveaway is closed. We will pick the winners shortly and announce them here in this post. Our friends at 99U just released their new book, Make Your Mark. It’s a concise, practical and inspirational book for creatives and makers who want to start a business that makes an impact. A week ago […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • It’s My Birthday

    Thanh Pham
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:00 pm
    It’s my birthday today (Nov 7) and I want to celebrate this with you. I’m one of those weird people that buy birthday gifts for themselves. This year I bought myself a Sonos 3 for my apartment. I have this “Home Automation” project where I want to make my place as tech, automated and ‘smart’ […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Inbox Management 101 – Getting to Inbox Zero

    Mike Schmitz
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    In this post, we’re going to dive in and explain the thought processes behind Inbox Zero and offer some suggestions and best practices for making it work for you. Our goal is to help you be more efficient and productive, and ultimately that starts with your managing your inboxes because that’s where all the things that […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • We need your feedback

    Thanh Pham
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Good news – we’re launching a podcast! We’re super excited but we’re stuck. We can’t decide on a name, so we thought why not put it up for a vote. Could vote on your favorite name? That would really help us! Thank you so much in advance. -Thanh & the Asian Efficiency team Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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    The Summit Blog

  • Friday Favorites - You have to hatch if you want to fly

    Julie Poland
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Google Images: dailypainters.comTheory: that our biggest worry is not that we can't change a certain thing.  Our biggest worry is that we can, but that we have to do something significant or uncomfortable in order to do so.  Why do I have to be the one?Even an issue outside of you, one the size of national government or climate change, can be impacted by individual choice and individual action.  It's easy to say "why bother?" because "not enough people will go out of their way or inconvenience themselves to make a difference - why should I be the one?"In a change that…
  • Do you have what you want?

    Julie Poland
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    How much is enough?  You can chase your tail for a Google Images: rmsimpson.blogspot.comlifetime trying to get what you want, or you can make a decision to want what you already have.  It might not be new, it might not be perfect, it might not even be comfortable all of the time, but it's plenty.Give thanks for annoying family members, because that means you have family.  Be glad for loads of laundry, because that means you have enough clothing to wear that you can take some of the items out of circulation long enough to clean them. Say a word of thanks for the unexpected,…
  • How do you express thanks?

    Julie Poland
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    You can sing about it, you can send cards, and you can eat Google Images: moonjoggers.comuntil your belt won't stretch any more.  But that's not really Thanksgiving.  There's a reason why it's called Thanksgiving and not Thankssaying.  Gratitude for receiving is best expressed by giving.The Two-Way System - ReciprocityThe laws of physics have application in the sphere of human relationships.  An action develops an equal and opposite reaction - that is if you and the other person involved want the relationship to stay in balance.  Reciprocity is about give and…
  • Are you a starter - or a finisher?

    Julie Poland
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The husband just got scammed again.  He was intending Google Images: peoniesandpancakes.wordpress.comto leave for a meeting in 30 minutes when his wife walked into the room with that familiar - and dreaded - "I've got a project" look in her eye.  He tried to preempt her inevitable request with a quick "I don't have time for anything.  I have to leave for a meeting.""It won't take long, really," she said.  So her husband climbed out of his chair, grumbling, and followed her into the garage.  She was attempting to clear some space for the snow blower to be more…
  • Just one little change...

    Julie Poland
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes a smoothly running going concern isn't much fun. Google Images: It's boring because your creative energies aren't required to do the work every day.  Where's the joy of starting something new?  Where is the fun of conquering obstacles?  Some people love consistency, of maintaining what is.  But you're not one of those.  The idea of doing the same thing every day sends shivers down your spine and a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.So why not change something?  Why not make one little adaptation over here in the…
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    Balance In Me

  • 4 Steps to Reclaim Your Financial Balance during the Holidays

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    by guest author Kristel Finns Do you ever feel like you are on a runaway train during the holidays? Sometimes all of the spending and going here and there have really made me feel like the fun was quickly being zapped out of one of my favorite times of the year. Thankfully, we’ve found a few solutions that have helped bring more peace and joy back into our Christmas. We started coming up with a Christmas budget, buy reasonable gifts for a few close family members (with set amounts for each ahead of time) and save a little every month throughout the year so we can pay for our gifts in…
  • Finding Balance through Volunteer Work

    10 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    For most of us, happiness and fulfillment are all about balance. We balance work and play, we carefully divide our time between friends, family and ourselves, and we constantly strive for harmony in our professional and personal lives. And, try as we may, harmony and balance are ever elusive, and, as a result, we feel a little out of whack. However, volunteer work can be a great way to promote balance in our lives. Read on to discover how volunteering your time and energy to a worthwhile cause can help restore harmony to your busy life. You Can Make a Difference In one way or another, we all…
  • How to Balance Me and Us Time

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Nobody can put a price on ‘me time’ – whether you’ve had a stressful week at work or just want a moment to have a good think, we all need a little time out now and then. But when you’ve got a partner, this can be easier said than done, particularly if you’re in the honeymoon phase of a relationship. On the flip side, if you’ve been in a relationship for a while, you might not be spending enough time with your partner. If you’re having trouble striking the balance, here are a few tips on how you can both make the most of your ‘me’ and…
  • 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,…
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    Nona Jordan Coaching

  • Your Wildish Soul: An interview with Amy Palko

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Come in close, sister.    When I began my business I didn’t know that I was going on a journey of becoming. I didn’t really know that I would be asked to break wide open and fall apart and put myself back together again over and over again. I certainly didn’t realize that in my initial desire […]Related Articles:Podcast: Goddess Guidance for AbundanceThe Nature of MoneyLove Letters in the DarkThe Grand TourThe Power of Integrity
  • Going to the Source

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    It was the year my husband went to Afghanistan.  I knew that year I was going to take time every damn day for me. To do the things that I love. And I did. I hiked, I meditated outdoors. I danced. I talked to my guides and I spent time with dear friends. I slept […]Related Articles:Surf LessonsThe Nature of MoneyYour TRUE VisionThe REAL TreatGet Right with Money
  • 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?The healing power of curiosityOne Practice for 2012The Soul Circle
  • 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:Going to the SourceLet it Flow, Baby.Your Wildish Soul: An interview with Amy PalkoA woman who investsThe $25,000 Hole in My Budget
  • Podcast: Goddess Guidance for Abundance

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Goddesses for Abundance & Prosperity This week’s podcast had some technical issues -but I have a treat for you!  Thank goodness for transcripts, because Amy was brilliant!! In this week’s episode, Amy and I talk all about how to harness the ancient, powerful goddess archetypes to tap into greater prosperity and abundance. In this episode, […]Related Articles:Playing with Money EnergyYour Wildish Soul: An interview with Amy PalkoYou are “the One”The healing power of curiosityLove Changes Everything (Even Money)
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – What is the Relationship between Beauty and Empowerment?

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. On a twitter chat for Revlon last week, I was asked a pertinent question – does being empowered mean looking beautiful or does beauty come from within? I…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – The Most Unconventional Empowering Choice I made

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. One who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints in life – Anon.  Growing up in India 2-3 decades ago, there was a unifying message girls got from…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} : 40 Qualities and Habits of Confident, Empowered Women.

    4 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Startmaking a choicetoday. Log on to the Choices By Revlon App here. Hey Gorgeous! I’m stoked to be writing about women’s empowerment as a part of Revlon India + Vogue’s Empowerment month theme, all the way from…
  • 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?!
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Q&A: Where to Start with LOA?

    Good Vibe Coach
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Question from a new manifestor that I thought y’all could help with. Here’s his query that I’m soliciting your input on: Thank you so much for your “GOOD VIBE“ articles and free e-book. All things you state make sense to me. However, so far I don’t know how to start in getting what I want. Too much LOA stuff to start with so I am confused as to which door to open first. Thanks for any suggestions you can make about finding the right road to follow. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like this manifesting process is a bit complex. But it sure doesn’t have to be.
  • Losing Weight with Law of Attraction

    Good Vibe Coach
    22 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    An LOA weight loss coach recently sent a guest post on how to drop weight using law of attraction. I haven’t written about that subject lately, so I was interested to share it. Until I read it. It was about she used meditation and self love to stick to an organic raw foods diet. Yikes! A lot of people could get the wrong impression from that – that her success came from eating a particular way. She was all about using spiritual processes to stick to a “healthy” diet. That is not LOA weight loss. At least not my idea of it. Because we don’t necessarily know what…
  • The LOA Guide to Happy Holidays

    Good Vibe Coach
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    This time of year we get a lot of input about how to minimize stress and maximize well being throughout the busy holidays. They tell us to buy presents early to avoid shopping frenzies, to schedule regular downtime, to delegate our to-do lists, etc. While I disagree with the premise that the holidays are inherently stressful, I agree it can be handy have a plan for managing challenges associated with family gatherings, year end travel and holiday financial strains. There’s actually a simple way to sail through the next two months with grace and ease … … that is to keep one…
  • How I Know It’s All Good

    Good Vibe Coach
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    When the vibes get kinky this is how I remind myself that life is good and all is well. I hope you like it … Once upon a time I read a book by Kim Falconer called The Spell of Rosette. (It’s a fab story!) The first night I went to sleep after starting Kim’s book, I had a life-changing dream. In this dream I experienced everything a human being could. (You know how dreams are that way – impossible things and such.) I was loved and I was abandoned. I was successful and I failed. I was healthy and I was sick. I was adored and I was shunned. I was murdered and I did…
  • How to Ruin a Hot Date and Transform an Ex-Relationship

    Good Vibe Coach
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:36 pm
    This is a story about the power of focus, and how it serves us to be very conscientious about where we point that thing. Once upon a time I broke up with a boyfriend that I shared a beautiful home with. I had decided that his jerk-side outweighed his sweetheart-side by more than I appreciated. Our up and down romance came to a final and undeniable end. Although our co-mortgage didn’t. For a while we stalemated each other, each refusing to move out of the house we both loved, knowing the other would eventually give in and pack his/her bags. I had several rescued animals – all of…
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    Mick Gill's Blog

  • Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:41 pm
    What to or need to getba copy of Windows 7? Then there are still ways to get it cheap or free. Read how at
  • Got a call from Microsoft and allowed them access to Your computer?

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    The scam is very simple: someone calls you claiming to be from Microsoft or your ISP or your anti-malware provider, or some other authoritative company. Of course, they are not. Microsoft, your ISP or any of the other companies these scammers claim to be from are not involved in any way. A pop-up notification stating malware was found. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) They claim that
  • Smartphone Specs Demystified

    21 May 2014 | 10:50 pm
    "Ever wonder what 'capacitive touchscreen,' 'MicroSD' and 'HSPA+' mean? We provide real definitions for the specs most commonly used to describe what's under the hood in today's smartphones." Read Full Article Smartphone Specs Demystified>> Why you should Donate!
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    21 May 2014 | 9:50 pm
    PQChat claims to be the first ‘quantum-proof’ messenger APP
  • Video shows what it’s like to ride the Isle of Man’s TT course

    23 Mar 2014 | 1:39 am
    Video shows what it’s like to ride the Isle of Man’s TT course Related articles This Is Subaru's Entire Crazy Record Lap Of The Isle Of Man TT Course Watch TT3D here Hilarious Isle of Nan TT - Closer to the Hedge Movie [Video] Isle of Man TT safety message urges riders to 'slow down'
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    Dave Ursillo

  • 7 Tips for Starting a New Writing Practice, Starting This Holiday Season

    Dave Ursillo
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    For a while, it felt like I was being asked questions like “How can I write more?” and “How can I start a good writing habit?” at least twice a week. But I haven’t been asked for as much writing advice in the last half year since I temporarily closed my writers’ group, The Literati Writers, to retool this outlet of my passion work into a new self-guided writing course (it’s coming soon in 2015). That all changed three weeks ago. I was riding on a bus in the mountains of India after having watched the sunrise over the Himalayan mountains…
  • A Love Letter to the Half-Committed

    Dave Ursillo
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Dear Half-Committed, It’s hard for me to tell you this. But I need to say it because I care. Because I want you to succeed. I want to see your book idea come to life. I want your small business endeavors to truly help people. I want you to be able to quit that office job that you loathe and live the very full life that you desire. But you’re making it harder and harder for me to help you. Because you’re not proving to me that you’re committed to yourself. Your not going all-in. You’re not 100% committed. You’re dipping your toe in, dancing with the…
  • A Love Letter to the Over-Apologizer

    Dave Ursillo
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dear Over-Apologizer, Stop saying sorry. Because you’re not actually apologizing. You’re not sorry for wrongdoing. You’re excusing your existence. You’re apologizing for speaking what you feel called to speak, when the only “wrong” you are doing is honoring an honest, genuine and true calling within. You’re admitting aloud a quiet but common fear that we all share: that we don’t deserve to speak. Or to be heard. You’re afraid to be seen. To receive an answer to an honest question. To be satiated. To feel full. Honored. Accepted.
  • Why Morning, What Thoreau Called Your ‘Awakening Hour,’ is Your Most Important Time of Day

    Dave Ursillo
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    “The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden This past Columbus Day weekend, I visited Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts for the first time in nearly three years with a few good friends to hike and enjoy the outdoors on a beautiful autumn-y weekend. Walden was a place that I would often visit while I lived in South Boston from 2010 to 2011. I used to love taking the…
  • Do Yoga in a Dress 2014: The Story, The Struggle, The Success (A Recap).

    Dave Ursillo
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve worn a school dress every October for the last three years. That would be really weird, even disturbing, if it wasn’t done in support of a great charitable cause called Do It In A Dress. Now in its fourth year, Do It In A Dress, a global fundraising extravaganza created by Australian-based charity One Girl, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide schooling opportunities, feminine products and entrepreneurial training to girls and women in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Leone is statistically one of the worst places in the world to grow up as a girl,…
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    Life-Long Learner

  • Casper: Innovating on The Sleep Industry with Philip Krim – TCE 053

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes So I just moved to a new apartment and I had to haul my mattress from my parents house in PA all the way to New York City… The whole process was a pain and trying to fit my queen size bed up the stairs into my place was an experience I don’t wish on anyone. Fortunately there is a company out there called Casper that is helping fix that. Today we have Casper’s CEO Phillip Krim on the show. We’re going to talk about how Casper is innovating on the entire buyer experience of purchasing a mattress. The thing that really…
  • Growth Hacking and Standup Comedy with Matt Ellsworth – TCE 052

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today I think we have a little something for everybody. I’ve brought my friend Matt Ellsworth on the show to talk about a slieu of topics including growth hacking and how he went from being laser focused on startups to pursuing a career in standup comedy. I wanted to bring Matt on the show because the tactics he used as VP of growth at his last company Storefront are brilliant and I think this episode will really open people’s eyes to some of the tools you can use to develop a scalable lead generation process. Matt also has…
  • Paleo: Why Living Like A Cavemen Is All The Rage With John Durant – TCE 051

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes If you’re not living in a hole, you’ve probably heard about the Paleo movement…or maybe you’ve just been wondering who all these guys that look like the actors in Geico commercial wearing crossfit shirts are… If you have no idea what I’m talking about, that is cool too because today’s show is the Paleo episode. I’ve brought on my buddy and now roommate John Durant. He’s the author of The Paleo Manifesto and has been called New York’s Caveman by The New York Times. John first got on my radar when…
  • How to Build Habit Forming Products with Nir Eyal – TCE 050

    3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Have you ever wondered why you check email 20X a day or apps like Instagram constantly? I sure as heck have. It’s like there is the little urge I can’t control that I feel the need to satisfy when I’m not doing something. It turns out there is a method to many of these successful companies madness when it comes to designing addictive products and today I’m pumped to bring on  Nir Eyal, one of the foremost experts on designing habit forming products and technology. After a successfully starting his own tech…
  • Bitchin Sauce: Creating The Tastiest Sauce in the World! – TCE 049

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes This is bar none, the most Bitchin’ episode of this podcast. Most Saturdays while I was living in San Diego, I’d go to the farmers market in little Italy where I live. During my first visit, I remember seeing these guys at their stand and they looked like they were having the time of their lives. Their product was called Bitchin’ Sauce, people were flocking around their booth and the entire team was rocking tank tops….naturally I had to go and see what this was all about. I tried a sample of their Bitchin’ sauce…
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  • What flow is, and why it’s worth pursuing with every bone in your body

    Jørgen Sundgot
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    When I was a but a wee lad, me and my best friend would often lose ourselves for hours on end in an activity. Playing soccer. Climbing trees. Fishing. Simple pleasures in simpler times, with nary a distraction in sight. We’d keep going until suddenly realizing that the sun was setting, and then I would rocket home for my evening meal – exhausted in the best way possible, and looking forward to repeating the experience the next day. Adult life, meanwhile, is different. There are obligations to keep, mortgages to pay, children to mind and work to be done, amidst all of which we lose…
  • Make priorities, not time

    Jørgen Sundgot
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    It’s been a few years since I last wore a wristwatch on a regular basis, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me you no longer wear yours, either. For the most part, people no longer wear watches because of mobile phones; though less accessible, they offer a plethora of features (and distractions) that make watches seem obsolete and boring in comparison. This was my reason, too, for not wearing a watch at first. But as time progressed, I acquired a new reason: my reliance on time as a yardstick came to be greatly diminished. Turning point Before, I used to measure the things I…
  • 5 essentials to manage for vastly increased productivity

    Jørgen Sundgot
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The late Jim Rohn once said “Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” As far as being concise goes, it’s an excellent summary of the necessity of managing that which would otherwise manage you: here’s my slightly longer take on 5 essentials with which – and how – to begin. 1. Communication Everyone has a love-hate relationship with communication. To achieve a manageable relationship with your phone and the Internet, you first need to experience the feeling of shutting them down for a couple of hours every now and then. If that makes you uncomfortable,…
  • Quotes: Stephen Covey on how to listen

    Jørgen Sundgot
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” -Stephen Covey
  • Do you suffer from binge meeting disorder?

    Jørgen Sundgot
    28 May 2014 | 11:51 am
    Picture this: it’s monday morning, and you need to schedule an urgent meeting with James. A few mouse clicks and a fist pump (optional) later, you have successfully laid claim to an hour in James’ half-empty smorgasbord of a calendar. Meanwhile over at his desk, brows knitted and shoulders raised, James is fretting to fit two other meetings into his schedule with rising concern for what his week will end up looking like – yet somehow ends up accepting your meeting request. It’s an odd thing, our relationship with meetings: when I ask people whether they feel as if they…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Media Multitasking is Making You Dumb

    Rosemina Nazarali
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Photo courtesy of Luiza Libardi/FlickrMultitasking isn’t just bad for productivity, it’s also bad for our brains. A recent study from the University College of London suggests that multitasking on several devices at once can actually hinder your brain’s cognitive ability.Neuroscientists Lee Loh and Ryota Kanai examined the brain scans of 75 people who, for example, tweet, check email, watch television and text all at once. They found that the parts of the brains which deal with cognitive and emotional control showed odd deficits. This scaled with the degree of media devices…
  • Working Odd Hours Leads to Cognitive Decline Over Time

    Rosemina Nazarali
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Photo courtesy of Vratislav Darmek/FlickrMany jobs come with odd hours that can ultimately start to affect your health. From the early morning hours seen by flight attendants or a bartender’s late night, this shift work can actually lead to a decline in different areas of your well-being. A new study suggests that working shifts over a 10-year period can actually lead to a decline in cognitive abilities.A study published in the British Medicine Journal involving more than 3,200 participants found that those who spend a large amount of their lives on shift duty experience a noticeable…
  • The Power Shower: How This Impromptu Hygiene Habit Can Supercharge Your Creativity

    Marissa Brassfield
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    (CC) Sean McGrath/Flickr I swear by a peculiar habit that helps me crank up creativity: the power shower. Unlike regular showers, which happen as part of your daily routine, power showers are strategic.The moment I have an inkling of a good idea, or have a solution to a prickly problem seemingly almost within grasp… I take a shower.It sounds silly, but for whatever reason, those 10 minutes of getting away from my desk always seem to allow me to flesh out an idea, think through all the options and obstacles, and identify the best and clearest path forward.Why the Power Shower…
  • The 3 Types of Burnout

    Rosemina Nazarali
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    © Picture Factory — FotoliaBurnout occurs when work stress simply becomes too much to handle, causing you to feel fatigued and cynical. Research published in PLOS ONE suggests that there are actually three types of burnout, all of which relate to bad coping strategies.Overload BurnoutThis type of burnout is caused when an employee works furiously until they reach exhaustion. Researchers say this is most commonly linked to emotional venting. Those who experience overload burnout will try to cope with their stress by complaining specifically about the company’s hierarchy and how it…
  • Inside the Daily Routine of Elon Musk

    Marissa Brassfield
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    By Brian Solis [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia CommonsI’m always fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of successful entrepreneurs’ daily routines, and Elon Musk recently did an interview with with some fun insights on this front.The interviewer asked Musk how many hours he works per week, and although it’s still crazy, it’s nowhere near where it was during the financial crisis. The emphasis on the following quote is mine:It’s really varied over time. These days it’s probably 80, 85 hours a week. For awhile there it was over 100 hours a week. And…
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  • [Limited Seats Only] Want To Earn Money While You Sleep? Join Passive Income Business Course NOW! [Starts Dec 6]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Note from Celes: This is the announcement post for upcoming live run of The Passive Income Business Course. After two years of success with the course, I’m starting a third run this year. If you’re interested in earning passive income and being financially free for life, this is my course for you. Read on for details! Are you interested in earning passive income? Want to stop spending your time just to earn money every day? Do you want to spend your time doing things of real value and working on long-term goals, rather than day-to-day firefighting and earning your keep? If…
  • What Texting and Mobile Usage Does to Your Spine

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:08 pm
    We live in a time when mobile devices have become the de-facto of everyday life. Most of us check our phone several times a day, be it to check messages, send e-mails, surf the net, or call someone. Some of us watch movies on our tablets or read e-books on our e-reader while on the go. For others, we may be texting for as long as hours a day! If you’re a mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader user, time to look up (literally). A new study published in the journal Surgical Technology International suggests that the typical texting and mobile surfing posture is the equivalent of…
  • Are You Giving Your Attention to Empty Vessels?

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Have you heard of the phrase “Empty vessels make the most noise”? It’s a proverb that means that those with the least talent and knowledge usually speak the most, speak the loudest, and create the most fuss–whatever that makes their presence felt as much as possible. Empty vessels is used in the analogy because in physics, empty containers do create louder noises than filled ones. If you take two empty glasses, fill one up with water, and then blow into both glasses in turn, you’ll find that the empty glass creates a louder noise than the filled…
  • Upgrade Your Tools (How I Gained 10 Hours/Week, Every Week)

    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    A MacBook Air and its various software Do you sometimes get frustrated by your devices because they aren’t working the way you want? Have you ever had productivity gaps due to your tools not working well, or even… not working at all? If so, it may be time to upgrade your tools! Top Skills + Top Tools = Top Output In Skills Development and Leveling Up, I shared the importance of developing our skills and improving on those skills, in order to deliver the maximum results in our goals. Similarly, it’s important to have the best (and by “best”, I mean…
  • How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to Eliminate Procrastination!

    2 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    This is the enquiries page for the Anti-Procrastination Program product. Read more about the intensive eight-module program: View the 14-minute program preview: Get the program NOW and overcome procrastination for life: Any questions? Post them below in the comments section and I’ll revert to you shortly. Thank you! The post How Do Top Achievers Stay Motivated? Introducing: Anti-Procrastination Program, Your One-Stop Program to…
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Archive Email to Evernote with Zapier and IFTTT

    Thad Puckett
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    In my recent post on creating an email archive at my Evernote account, I wrote about making use of your email client. There are some definite advantages of simply forwarding email to Evernote, but there are inherent limitations with this method (namely that you cannot easily automate assigning your emails to a non-standard Evernote notebook). With this post, we make it not only easy, but super easy. We’ll actually be building this using one of two tools I love. One is called Zapier, and the other is IFTTT (If This Then That).  Both of these tools accomplish the task well, and both of them…
  • Reason for Thankfulness Today

    Thad Puckett
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The most generous of peoples. Perhaps the definition of charity needs to be clarified. Charity is not done by coercion. A government cannot be charitable since by definition it uses monies coercively raised. Governments aren’t charitable.  People are. Money willingly given by individuals, families, companies, churches or other non-profits are charitable gifts. They are gladly given, not coerced. So, for your reading pleasure this Thanksgiving day, I encourage you to check out the evidence of the generosity of Americans (and others) by visiting this GoFundMe campaign for a business owner in…
  • Why Facebook Is Growing and Not Growing (at the same time)

    Thad Puckett
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    I think I’ve figured out why Facebook is less and less favored by teens and more and more favored by those of us who haven’t been teens in a long long time. One of the neatest things, for me at least, about Facebook is seeing what’s going on with friends I’ve known for a few years or for decades. Some of that is sad (when you learn of a friend who has passed or when a friend’s spouse has passed). Some of this is sad when you discover friends who have encountered struggles and difficulties (or when their children have). Some of it is very cool (rediscovering…
  • 3 Advantages of Desk App

    Thad Puckett
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    The idea of writing isn’t new. Caves the world over show that even pre-historic man desired to leave something for later generations to learn from or to remember him by. Text messages, snap chats, IMs, blog posts, emails…these are not new motivations, just new means of wanting to communicate. Faster, quicker, shallower. That’s all a part of communicating today. Distractions, interruptions, less of an attention span (why did I start this post?). All of these things interrupt us and keep us from doing the one thing we want to do (assuming you want to write). So when I saw that blogger and…
  • Archive Emails with Evernote in 3 Easy Steps

    Thad Puckett
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    If you have had a digital life for decades, and by this point in 2014 many of us have, you have a ton of emails.  Somewhere. Or do you? My brother once told me the challenge he had was archiving his emails because he no longer used the email clients he had created some of them on (and archived them on).  He had 15 years worth in various formats. There has to be a better way to archive your email than just leaving them in your Gmail (and in truth, many people have email accounts that don’t live in the Googleplex). There has to be a better way to archive emails, and in truth there is:…
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 51 – Become Unmuted in Your Life with Sally Mercedes

    Lori Lynn Smith
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Show Topic: Become Unmuted in Your Life with Sally Mercedes If you’ve ever felt stuck, silent, small, unfulfilled, or like you’ve been living your life compartmentalized, chances are that you would benefit greatly from becoming unmuted in every area of your life. By taking a fun, curious, and exploratory approach, you can end 2014 with some reflection and start 2015 with a bang.   Listen Here: Stitcher : Here BlogTalkRadio: Here iTunes: Here Show Notes: Bold + Audacious: Bodacious = impressive or remarkable;…
  • PDR 50 – How To Get Customers To Call, Buy & Beg For More! with Ken Varga

    Lori Lynn Smith
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Show Topic: How To Get Customers To Call, Buy & Beg For More! with Ken Varga Have you been wondering how to get more customers for your business? Are you losing too many customers every year? Have you tried all kinds of marketing strategies, only to be throwing money away? Are you producing the kind of income you want from your business? Is your business growing too slowly for you? Discover How To Use These Affordable Marketing Strategies To Increase Sales and Build The Business of Your Dreams. Make MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, Using The Same Step-By-Step Plan That Generated MILLIONS OF DOLLARS…
  • PDR 49 – Law of Attraction and the importance of self-esteem? with Jenese Joseph

    Lori Lynn Smith
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
      Show Topic: Law of Attraction and the importance of self-esteem? with Jenese Joseph We are going to explore the relationship between the level of self-esteem a person experiences and their ability to attract the good things in life Most people by nature are pessimistic about their lives and yet they have wishes to have the best or at least better than they experience, the problem is life never seems to happen the way they think it should. So we move to affirmations, dream boards and positive thinking to push harder thinking that we are ‘feeling the fear and doing it any way’, but if we…
  • PDR 48 – Embrace Your Strengths. Fill Your Practice. Change the World with Allison Rapp

    Lori Lynn Smith
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
      Show Topic: Embrace Your Strengths. Fill Your Practice. Change the World with Allison Rapp As a holistic practitioner, you know that every client is an individual and that what works so well for one person may not work at all for another. That’s why it’s so ironic that there’s essentially ONE marketing strategy being taught by everyone right now, no matter what kind of business you have. That “straight out of the box” strategy probably won’t work for you, although the gurus will tell you that it will — if only you’ll DO it. We’re going…
  • PDR 47 – Creativity on Demand:How to Ignite & Sustain the Fire of Genius with Michael Gelb

    Lori Lynn Smith
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
      Show Topic: Creativity on Demand:How to Ignite & Sustain the Fire of Genius Do moments of inspiration have to be few and far between-or can you develop the ability to access your deepest creativity any time? Michael Gelb has discovered the missing key that allows genius to flourish: an open, reliable connection to the vital life energy we all possess. “The practices for accessing energy have been developed for thousands of years in yoga, martial arts, and Chinese medicine,” Gelb says. “I’ve asked today’s greatest living masters of these arts to contribute…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • Paradise on Earth: The Gili TrawanganIndonesia 2014 Solo...

    5 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    Paradise on Earth: The Gili TrawanganIndonesia 2014 Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 2 After a pretty crazy experience climbing Mount Rinjani in Lombok, a reward for my hardship was at hand. Right after Mt Rinjani, I split up with my friends and headed for a paradise to rest my body and soul for a few days. That paradise is one of the Gili islands, the Gili Trawangan. Gili Trawangan is the most popular out of the 3 islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) and I was bombarded with backpackers and loud noises from parties as I arrived on the island late in the evening. All was not lost…
  • How to Climb Mount Rinjani, Indonesia - A Solo Traveler’s...

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    How to Climb Mount Rinjani, Indonesia - A Solo Traveler’s Journal #11 We are back for another entry of our beloved series, the solo traveler’s journal. Today, I would like to illustrate my experience climbing the second highest active volcano in Indonesia, Mt Rinjani. Let me cut to the chase and say that this was one of the most difficult trek I’ve been on only second to the Annapurna Base Camp, so your fitness level need to at least be in moderate level to attempt to climb it. Why was it so hard? Head down and see how my experience went, and I can guarantee you, it was a hell of a…
  • One Year of Incredible Discomfort:10 Things I’ve Learned...

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    One Year of Incredible Discomfort:10 Things I’ve Learned From Climbing Mountains It was only October 2013 that I began prepping myself for my first solo trekking trip in the Himalayas, Nepal. At the time, I had no clue what trekking was and I had never have an interest in it. Things changed when my curiosity took over. "What would it be like to walk among the Himalayas?" Since then, I have climbed Mt Chiang Dao in Thailand, Mt Fuji in Japan, Mt Rinjani in Indonesia, a few little canyon hikes in Australia and I plan to celebrate this achievement with the climb of Mt Ngauruhoe in New Zealand.
  • 12 Hours in Bangkok - Things to Do On the 18th of August 2014,...

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    12 Hours in Bangkok - Things to Do On the 18th of August 2014, I had an opportunity to become a traveler in my own home town, Bangkok. My friend from New York attended a wedding in Koh Phi Phi and on her way back, she decided to do a short stop in Bangkok. I was very excited to show her around because in all my 25 years living in Thailand, I have never had a chance to see Bangkok from a traveler’s perspective. Here was my chance, and I never looked at Bangkok the same way again. I came up with the itinerary to show Danielle around ranging from temples to roof top bars. Even though some…
  • Magical Things Happen WhenYou Have Nothing to Do There is no...

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Magical Things Happen WhenYou Have Nothing to Do There is no denying that with the overload of information we have in our hands, there is an urge to try and control everything around us. From planning your itinerary down right to the last detail to booking everything months before your travel. This gives us a false sense of control and expectation and when things don’t go as planned (which often happens), you are usually left disappointed. When you try to control your travel, you lose the opportunity to experience the unexpected, which is often where magical things happen that makes…
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  • Made a public key

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Send me something! mQENBFRpGoUBCADHVEVPqBP0eCLcSEGMF/cz6SjsKSUTPGFvAWtblkErLRRAJXmHwuyMsGoS GzA9HvHfRaMhwa+Rl9j0eAIMDDpop9op2W3qlCRQg/ojBJBoxyhsDn6MvOh/dEqI8QCxmUKX YKEzeYCTbxvPOHwB1Pye489fgLgMu0cDKAThH6R8e/TSwM8eH3YV0y5b2eSoIelB3fuhRrlj nAGwesl1Bb0aTDL2sFhr+w9B2w9W1mlZ208b1zxEUMuyJWguUTjrBqqkGsbcm4pYBAeLpBRU HzbUqc4e9O1h+PPN/xSnKPtBXWeqej0VEvsQ7loKmA4nG1XMCvieMN4Nkau4R8SgoRuHABEB AAG0Gkp1Y2tlIDxjMjloNTBvMkBnbWFpbC5jb20+iQE9BBMBCgAnBQJUaRqFAhsDBQkLQ0CA BQsJCAcDBRUKCQgLBRYCAwEAAh4BAheAAAoJEMK/6Ti8IyK9IOgIALHPItt7aBZMkyBtCc/8…
  • Best gym ever

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Just finished my first workout at the gym. And I want to write a post about it! Why, I just didn’t expect a gym to be so appealing. With this many enjoyable things and details. For the record, I’m not a gym rat, though I’ve been to ~10 gyms (also in different countries) and those gym experiences were more or less similar — until this time. Take out your notebooks, gym owners. Gym who? So, the gym I’m talking about is PureGym (, it’s a UK gym chain, established in 2008. It’s positioned in the affordable fitness sector: membership starts from…
  • 10 awesome home gadgets people rarely use

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    This list contains 10 domestic gadgets that proved themselves to be unexpectedly useful and enjoyable. I’m not going to list such things as iPhone or Nespresso, since they are widely known, and if someone doesn’t use them it’s for either financial or ideological reasons. Most of the listed gadgets have been on the market for a while, but still many people don’t know about them or doubt that the purchase will be worth it. So, I’m going to name the things that I’m using and that (in my opinion) are WORTH IT. The images used, and the links and descriptions are…
  • Graze box free code

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Graze is a new service that offers a subscription to a delivery of healthy snacks by post in UK. The idea is having convenient & healthy, pre-portioned snacks sent direct to you in the post. The boxes are designed to encourage you to munch on goodness throughout the day, instead of fatty biscuits and crisps. It’s definitely more healthy than most things you’ll find in an office vending machine. Original price for one time delivery is £3.99 I received a Graze box free code from a friend and signed up for a free first glaze box (you have to cancel the subscription online to stop…
  • Emmy 2014 predictions

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    TV series watchers might have seen the list of Emmy nominations. Who, do you think, should have it? Here’s my list. All Emmy 2014 predictions are based on personal opinions, interviews with the actors and occasional watching experience :) Drama Series: Winner: “True Detective” (HBO) Nominees: “Breaking Bad” (AMC) “Downton Abbey” (PBS) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “House of Cards” (Netflix) “Mad Men” (AMC) “True Detective” (HBO) Last year’s winner: Breaking Bad Lead Actress in a Drama Series Winner: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” Nominees:…
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    Raheel Farooq

  • Top Skills Employers Seek in Job Seekers

    Raheel Farooq
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Good books teach you more than what you seek from them. I remember I was reading a book and the author exemplified a point by deviating to something rather off-topic. He said that rich people are rich by their character. If they lose all their assets due to some accident, you would see them regain… The post Top Skills Employers Seek in Job Seekers appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Good Relationships – A Beautiful Picture Quote

    Raheel Farooq
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    Hi readers, Just came across a beautiful relationship quote while browsing online. Felt like I must share it with you. Enjoy, implement and share the wisdom. Good relationship doesn’t need promise, terms and conditions. It just needs a She who can trust and a He who can be loyal. - Quote Author Unknown Originally posted… The post Good Relationships – A Beautiful Picture Quote appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Relocation Woes? How to Embrace Positive Vibes During the Big Move

    Raheel Farooq
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Moving to a new place can make you have mixed feelings. Part of you feels excited at the many possibilities of your spanking new place. But when you look at the boxes of things you have packed–not to mention stuff you have to box then unpack again–you wonder if you are ever going to finish… The post Relocation Woes? How to Embrace Positive Vibes During the Big Move appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Hard Time Getting out of Bed in Morning?

    Raheel Farooq
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Today, I’ve found an amazing fact. It’s a blessing. A good excuse always is a blessing, you know. But it’s not an excuse. It’s an ailment, a malady, a disease. I’m a school teacher. Life is good in all aspects. I enjoy teaching, lecturing, impressing my students, everything. But there’s a problem. I can’t get… The post Hard Time Getting out of Bed in Morning? appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • How to Believe in Yourself?

    Raheel Farooq
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Many of us are not completely satisfied with the lives we live. We want a better job, more money, more friends, a good family…this can be continued on and on. So why do we not always get what we want? Probably, this is because we don’t believe in yourself. Our doubts and hesitation prevent us… The post How to Believe in Yourself? appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
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  • Relax and Be Present With This Simple Ritual

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Last week I had the Monday of all Mondays. The kind of day that gives Mondays a bad name; when everything that can go wrong does go wrong. First, my car wouldn’t start. I had to take it to the shop, which caused me to forget I had scheduled coffee with a friend. My phone died, so I wasn’t able to work at the repair shop. Then I spent the day trying to catch up, feeling frantic and frenzied. We’ve all had one of these days. But then a wonderful thing happened, and my day took a turn for the better. In the mailbox was a big plum-colored envelope from my friend Andy at…
  • 8 Signs You Are Meant To Be An Entrepreneur

    14 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    If you’re anything like me, being an entrepreneur isn’t really optional. It’s in our DNA. It’s how we think and feel about the world around us. I started my first business at age 12, mowing lawns. Since then I’ve gone on to create and co-create several other successful businesses, including  working with CEO’s and other entrepreneurs in the healthcare industry. We entrepreneurs certainly vary in our styles and in the processes we use for creating businesses. However, some traits seem to be universal. If these signs resonate with you, even if you don’t…
  • 5 Steps to Changing the World Doing What You Love

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Sometimes people make light of the idea that each of us is a “special snowflake,” but guess what? It’s true. There is no one else exactly like you in the universe, and there’s no one else exactly like me either. We each have a unique way of doing things and a form of expression that no one else has. This uniqueness provides each of us with a rare and priceless opportunity to provide a unique gift to the world. Even when we do work that is similar to others’, our presentation and expression is guaranteed to be different. The Dagara tribe in Africa understands this concept well.
  • 25 Quotes to Inspire Confidence

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    If you wish you felt more confident, you’re not alone. Everyone experiences fear and uncertainty at some point in their lives. Everyone has a lack of confidence about something. If you are striving to do new things or pushing your boundaries, it can be difficult to stay confident, even if you’re usually a confident person. Unfortunately, confidence doesn’t just show up at your door one day, even though you may wish it would. In fact, confidence comes from trying new things, overcoming fear, and reaching for your dreams. For me, a good example is my lack of confidence around…
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    Euphoric Roots

  • Anxiety and Hormone Imbalances, Which Comes First?

    Cheryl Bigus
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Which comes first, chicken or egg? Are the imbalances causing the anxiety or the anxiety causing the hormone imbalances? Hormone balance is an interesting paradigm; its like juggling, when one ball is dropped the whole game changes. In speaking with women the number one thing that comes up that they have a difficult time living […] The post Anxiety and Hormone Imbalances, Which Comes First? appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Do You Lift Others Up or Do You Tear Them Down?

    Cheryl Bigus
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    I’m sure you’ve felt it. All the negativity that is swirling around the internet and the media. Personally I think this drags us all down and doesn’t add to the conversation. There are countless websites and blogs where the singular purpose is to tear down other’s work and beliefs. If you write, blog, or have […] The post Do You Lift Others Up or Do You Tear Them Down? appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Why Is It So Damn Hard to Commit to Ourselves?

    Cheryl Bigus
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:53 pm
    “You’ve got this!” was in just about every text message from my husband yesterday and oh boy did I need to hear that! For the past 2 years I have done the Quarter Marathon (10.5K walk/run) in the Auckland Marathon. This is a big deal for me because I have a long history of martyrdom […] The post Why Is It So Damn Hard to Commit to Ourselves? appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • Why Self-beliefs Can Lead to Hormone Dysfunction

    Cheryl Bigus
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
      Self-beliefs may not be something you think of on a regular basis but we all have them and they are based on our life experiences. They are thought patterns (based in fear or love) that our subconscious mind uses to shape the reality we experience in our lives. They also have definitive affects on our […] The post Why Self-beliefs Can Lead to Hormone Dysfunction appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
  • She Let Go

    Cheryl Bigus
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I saved this poem some time ago and “She Let Go” was my new moon intention this lunar cycle, so it was very timely that I found it again today. I hope I have attributed this poem correctly. A Poem by Reverend Safire Rose She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a […] The post She Let Go appeared first on Euphoric Roots, contact Cheryl Bigus for reposting permission.
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    Rebel Male

  • Your Evil Exit Plan Part One: Be Great at the Day Job

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    Note: You can download this post as a PDF (just scroll down to the end of the post)   Why Are You Reading This? I got the idea for this post from a great book. It’s called “Evil Plans” by Hugh Macleod. It’s a great read. Go check it out…. but only after you’ve read this post! You’re here because you’re a bit pissed with the ways things are going in your career. May be your boss is a bit of a jerk, or your career has hit a plateau, or maybe your job is just crap. But they’re just a few of the many excuses ‘we men’ make when…
  • You – A Life of Quiet Desperation?

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    There’s only two types of people in life…. Those with dreams – they pursue them with a passion & live life to the absolute max; and…. Those with dreams – but fail to realise them as they get caught up in a daily existence they somehow call ‘life’. So….Which One Are You? Here’s a quote. It’s one of my favourites. It’s by Henry David Thoreau – you should have heard of him.   “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”   Pretty bloody powerful…
  • Unconventional Life Lessons They Don’t Teach You

    22 Mar 2014 | 8:31 am
    Life has given you a simple choice  – be mediocre, or be one of the very few that make a difference in their lives and make a difference to the lives of others. The majority is content with just being mediocre. That’s their choice. They may have different aspirations than you and me. I’m not here to judge. For me, it’s about being the best you can be in everything I do…. and I mean everything I do. That’s just me. It means standing out from the crowd. Getting noticed. Having a reputation for getting things done. Being good with people. Doing stuff 1%…
  • Dare To Be Different? (Part One)

    11 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    ‘Dare to be Different’ is a two-part post. The second part will be along in a few days. I’ll post a link to it here once it’s published. I’ve one goal for you in this short series….. To re-assess the rules you’re following in life right now (Part One) and put the right steps in place to finally live life on your terms (Part Two) and differentiate yourself from the masses. It’s a lofty aim. But why shoot small? This isn’t a dress rehearsal. This is your life we’re talking about! What’s Really Holding You Back? I’m sure you’ve…
  • A Simple Guide to Living A Better Life

    25 Feb 2014 | 4:00 am
    Why I Wrote “A Simple Guide to Living A Better Life” I thought I’d share with you something personal. It’s based on my experiences – how I live my life and what I value. You could call it my ‘personal philosophy’, but that sounds like something from a ‘self-help’ book. However…. no apologies for a post like this. Writing it helped me clarify what’s important to me, how I control my performance, and what makes me…. well, happy! I hope it helps you get to know me a little better and what I stand for. But more importantly, I hope it will help…
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • Screw Thanksgiving: Why You Should Give Thanks Every Day

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    With Thanksgiving right around the corner there is going to be a huge surge in the expression of gratitude. With the holidays upon us it’s the time of the year when most people start to reflect on the past year and on life in general. It’s basically the time when
  • Self-Sabotage: When You Are Your Worse Enemy

    5 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Have you noticed that you’re tripping all over yourself? When I was a kid I always imagined going straight to college then finishing up school and jumping into a career. The picture I had in my head was pretty seamless. But when I was in high school it didn’t quite
  • How to Be More Productive With Less Effort

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    How many times have you wished you had a clone? Honestly, I feel like this a lot of the time. There’ll be times when I have a list of fairly simple things to do over the weekend and somehow they don’t get accomplished. Then come Monday morning I’m trying to
  • 5 Steps to End Anxiety

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    When anxiety strikes it can take over. It can easily prevent you from being able to focus on anything else. If you're anxious about a future event or even something that is happening currently but elsewhere, you'll find that you cannot do anything else. You may set yourself up to
  • From Talking to Doing: How to Get Started on Your Life Goals

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Are you getting anywhere with your goals? You know why right? It’s because all you do is talk about the life you want to live. You haven’t taken any action to make it happen. This reminds me of my friend’s situation. He wanted to buy a house. That was
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  • New Moneyjojo Logos

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    We are delighted to announce that Moneyjojo has a new logo. After well over a year of blogging it was decided to get a new logo, a brand that people can recognise. If you follow Moneyjojo on Twitter you may have noticed that the logos were launched a while back. What are your thoughts on the new logos? Leave your comments below regarding the new Moneyjojo logos. The post New Moneyjojo Logos appeared first on Moneyjojo.
  • Make money by Selling your old stuff

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    “One persons junk can be another’s treasure” and it is true, you can sell your old stuff so long as it is in a good condition. Most of us can say that we have things hoarded away in the attic, in a shed or stored away somewhere that we no longer need. There may be someone out there looking for what you have and willing to offer you cash for your stuff. How can I sell my old stuff? You can sell your stuff online using websites such as eBay, your own website or by placing online adverts in local advertising services. eBay is a relatively easy to use buy and sell service where…
  • 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…
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    albert van zyl

  • My worries are down there somewhere

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

    albert van zyl
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    I recently read a study that showed that when doctors and nurses work long shifts they wash their hands less and less and less often as their shift wears on. I've noticed that when I get tired I stop watching what I eat, don't stretch in the evening, skip meditation etc. So it seems that when we are tired our will power and self control is depleted. And then we start dropping good habits that maintain our mental, emotional and physical health.This makes a bit of a vicious circle doesn't it. When we are tired we neglect the very actions that enable us to be effective.Hamlet said: "Thus…
  • Direction matters more than speed

    albert van zyl
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    I have been working two jobs for the last two months and it's  been hard. I'm in meetings for most of the working day. So I've been up really early to read, write and prepare for meetings. As a result even the time that I normally take to plan my day has been under pressure. A glib work associate quipped that planning is a waste of time that you could have used to do the stuff that you are planning for. And I was busy enough to think that perhaps he is right. But all that is nonsense and eventually I ended up with a hysterical amount of work to do and a mild case of hysteria brought…
  • The Geiger Counter method for making great to do lists

    albert van zyl
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    To do lists are very helpful to keep us focused. But it is not only important to do things right; we should also make sure that we are doing the right things.To do lists cannot tell is what we should be doing. So how to decide what is most important and should be on our to do lists in the first place?Deep down we know what is most important and most urgent. That is what your mind and heart is trying to tell you when you can't sleep in the middle of the night! The challenge is just to access the 'deep down' in the light of day.One of the best ways to access our internal priority list is…
  • Welcoming the hardness of life

    albert van zyl
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
     Life can be hard. But we often make it even harder by resisting this fact. If you think that life should be easy, you are irritated and angry when life is hard. "It shouldn't be like this", we think. These thoughts create resistance. Ironically such resistance make life even harder.But who said life should be easy? And perhaps we can make it a little easier by not expecting it to be easy, by accepting life's hardness.This last week was a challenging week for me at work. I had to work with large groups of people that I had not worked with before and there were often unsurprising clashes…
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  • The Reason You’re Not Happy (And How to Change it)

    Chantalle Gerber
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    “Happiness is a cute little baby refusing to let go of your finger” – Unknown Often when we think of happiness, we think of an upward staircase where life slowly gets better and better. We think about achievements, reaching certain goals… And well, moving forward towards a better place in our life. We view happiness as a goal…or a destination. And we hope that in time, we can make happiness our default position. But the truth is, this concept of happiness is driving many people into feeling hopeless, disappointed and even depressed. Here’s why…   Most of us are…
  • 29 Super Easy Ways to Make New Friends (and Never Feel Alone Again)

    Chantalle Gerber
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you want some new friends? If you’re feeling lonely, just remember that you’re not the only one! Many people are hoping to make new friends too, and like you, they just don’t know where to start. To make it super easy for you, here a list of 29 different ways to make new friends. Hopefully, you can pick up a few new ideas for yourself and never have to feel lonely again.   1. Volunteer somewhere – Volunteering will allow you to join a new community of people and connect with others who have similar interests to you.   2. Join a class of some sort (art, cooking, a…
  • 33 Unfortunate Habits That Are Destroying Your Happiness

    Chantalle Gerber
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Like you, I want to feel fulfilled and happy in life. However, lately I’ve been noticing that it’s all too easy to let our bad habits get in the way of being truly happy. To make it easy for you to realize what you need to change in your life, here is a list of 33 unfortunate habits that we should all drop for a happier life. Yours Free! Click here.   1. Stop thinking you’re not good enough – Rather, tell yourself that you are valuable, capable and worth it. 2. Stop being so hard on yourself – Rather, allow yourself to make mistakes and realize that our mistakes bring us one…
  • 11 Important Signs You Are in the Right Relationship

    Chantalle Gerber
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:26 am
    Share This on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ Are you sure you’re in the right relationship? It’s a comforting and secure feeling to think that you have found the one. But what if they aren’t the one for you? What if things look more dull or gloomy in the future than you would have imagined? These 11 signs are not your corny “he buys me flowers” or “he knows my favourite food” kinds of signs, they are 11 things that every quality relationship should be able to answer yes to. They are foundations for a healthy relationship. Without these 11 things, I would…
  • 24 Quotes That Will Make You Believe You Can Do Anything

    Chantalle Gerber
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    Do you believe you can do anything? (photo by luislouro) Share This on Twitter on Facebook on Google+ Many of us think that there is some big secret to success or that it comes from being lucky. This is a big misconception! We think “It will never happen for me” or “I’ll never be good enough” Here is something that could potentially change your life; Success requires two things, and you are in control of them both. These are: Accepting and embracing failure Working hard “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from…
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  • Top 10 Makeup Must-Haves

    Kristin Pavao
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    To label me a product junkie is probably an understatement…if you open up one of my bathroom drawers you’d probably think you entered a mini makeup boutique or an aisle at Sephora.  It is very rare that I’ll purchase a product more than once.  The product has to absolutely wow me on all levels.  Here are my top 10 makeup bag must haves. Here are the top 10 makeup bag must haves:Click To Tweet 1.  MAC Oil Control Lotion 2.  Origins Quick, Hide Concealer 3.  Makeup Forever Matte Foundation 4.  Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil 5.  The Balm Lip Gloss 6.  Stila Eye…
  • A Day of Indulgence: 35 Things You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About This Thanksgiving

    Camille Sligh
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thanksgiving is about being with the ones you love, enjoying the day and indulging a little. Here is a list of 35 things you shouldn’t stop to feel guilty about for even a minute.  35 things not to feel guilty about on Thanksgiving day: Click To Tweet So don’t feel bad about… Unbuttoning your pants. Eating two pieces of pie. Wearing leggings as pants. Cocktails before 12 pm. Arriving with a dish that is not made from scratch. Eating your body weight in mashed potatoes. And especially don’t feel bad for smothering that body-weight portion in gravy. Not answering your cell…
  • Healthy For The Holidays: Strategies To Win At Holiday Eating

    Jessie Maher
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tis the season to start stressing about eating and eating because we’re stressed!Not really, but it can feel that way.Here are a few tips on how to eat through the holiday season to avoid feeling like busted up elf in the New Year. Tis the season to start stressing about eating & eating because we’re stressed!Click To Tweet Fill Up On Raw Foods If your host has put out vegetable crudité or a fruit platter, help yourself to that first.This will take the edge off hunger and up your nutrient intake immediately.Raw foods are where we get the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and…
  • The Secrets to Comfortable Heels

    Megan Brandle
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    High heels are something every woman struggles with. Whether it’s finding the right size, searching for comfort or wondering how many hours you can stand/walk in them, we all are after the same result: a fabulous looking heel that doesn’t make us cry. How can shoes that are so beautiful hurt so much? I know I couldn’t walk a mile in my Louboutins! So how do you make sure your heels are as comfortable as they can be? I have a few tips and tricks for you to consider. Just a few tips and tricks to make sure your heels are as comfortable as they can be.Click To Tweet Question: Are you…
  • So You Want to Start Your Own Company, Where to Begin?

    Shauna Mackenzie
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Deciding to start your own business can be one of the most exciting decisions you’ll ever make. It can also be scary: taking the step into the complete unknown to find both yourself and your true calling in life. Whether you’re feeling nervous, scared, or excited, the important thing is to not get ahead of yourself. This is where your mental blueprint comes in. You want to keep everything straight in your head and to follow a certain process, but your brain is jumping from one task to the next and not allowing a break to find a focal point. That’s when overwhelm sets in and you find…
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  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

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

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

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 12 ways to increase your productivity

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice. We all want to achieve success in our life. That’s why we are working so hard to be a part of top 1% of the population who are called success. So what is the secret of this top 1 % of the population? It’s hard work. I hope this has not shocked you. Everybody knows [...] The post 12 ways to increase your productivity appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Redesign My Existence

  • You Are Dying Right Now: Here’s How To Live

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Are you ready for a scary fact? Ok then, here goes. At best, you have only 30,000 days on earth. And that’s assuming a long life. Yikes. Is it just me, or does 30,000 days seem like nothing? And it gets even harsher.  How many days have already passed?  For me, over 13,500 days are now gone. […] The post You Are Dying Right Now: Here’s How To Live appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • My Personal Goals Progress Report: September 2014

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Howdy. So every month, I write a progress report on my personal goals for the year that I publicly committed to, here on my blog. The reason 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 […] The post My Personal Goals Progress Report: September 2014 appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • How To Dream Big & Be An Ultimate Fighter In Everything You Do

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about meaningful coincidence. Say what? Fair enough. Let me explain. Meaningful coincidence is the idea that in our lives, there’s no such thing as random, unconnected events. All coincidences have a deeper meaning. If you believe in meaningful coincidence then you don’t believe in luck or chance – you […] The post How To Dream Big & Be An Ultimate Fighter In Everything You Do appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • 14 Anti Aging Foods To Keep You Young

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    Let’s be honest, everybody grows older.  There’s no escaping that fact. But you can escape ending up with a face that’s more crumpled than an old newspaper. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, not everybody looks their age. And the easiest way to slash years off how you look (and how you feel) is to eat […] The post 14 Anti Aging Foods To Keep You Young appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • 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.
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    Noisli Blog » Noisli Blog

  • Why feeling safe at work is so important

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Have you ever thought why you choose to sit next to a person you know or like? Simple. It’s because it makes you feel comfortable, it makes you feel safe and you don’t have to worry. The same goes for your workplace: If you get along with your coworkers, if you feel that people around you care about you and that your work is appreciated by both co workers and your boss, then you will simply like what you are doing and like being there. But what if this is not the case? If you can not feel comfortable at your workplace, then you will also get distracted. Probably, you’ll start…
  • Thank you for your Love!

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    We receive every day really great emails, messages and tweets from all over the world and those messages are certainly the best reward for everything we do!!! We spend a lot of effort and time in trying to answer to every single one of you and it is great to look through all the messages we got every once in a while. But wouldn’t it so much better to have them always there so everybody could see and feel the support you give us? That’s exactly what we thought too and what we’re starting to do now. Every month we want to select the best message and share it with you! Here are…
  • Get focused: How to minimize the risk of outside influences

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Do you remember those moments where you’re so much focused on something that you completely forgot everything around you? Those are great. Those are the best moments for really getting things done and be highly productive. But there are certain situations that you have no control of. We are subconsciously drawn to events that might be dangerous for us and no matter what, those two things will always break our focus: Blinking lights and loud noises In our daily routine those come in form of loud coworkers, traffic noise, phone calls, people passing by and so on… Once distracted it…
  • Don’t feel guilty if you want to work on your own

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    This talk by Susan Cain shows how introverts and extroverts can understand each other’s needs better in order to be more productive and come up with great ideas. Don’t feel guilty if you want to work on your own by Noisli Blog.
  • 5 Tools to Enhance Your Workday

    12 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Let’s kick this week off by sharing our current five tools we use every day to enhance our productivity: 1. Bullet Journal We started using this to-do list system a few months ago and it was the first time we’ve been able to actually stick to it for more than a few weeks. All you have to do is to grab a little square notebook and write down what you have to do every day. They are also currently running their Kickstarter Campaign which lasts for another 2 days! 2. Noisli Once at work, I plug in my headphones and play some nice soothing sounds so I immediately get into work mood and can…
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  • Reviews to Choose A Best Room Humidifier 2014 – 2015

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    What is the Best Room Humidifier for 2014 – 2015? Why Do We Need Room Humidifiers? Except for working time, most people spend more than 90% of their time staying in rooms. So if there are some evident signs of dryness in your room, such as clapped lips, sore throats, dry skins, and cracking furniture, it may be the time to get a room humidifier. If you are not sure whether a room humidifier is really needed, you can use… Continue Reading ›› The post Reviews to Choose A Best Room Humidifier 2014 – 2015 appeared first on
  • Air Pollution Fact: Developing Countries and The Kyoto Protocol

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Air pollution in developing countries Tough developed countries have realized the danger of air pollution and already taken necessary actions to reduce it, most developing countries haven’t gain the awareness of air pollution. Developing countries take the excuse to help developing countries improve their industries through building factories, in fact, most of which releasing chemical pollutant in those countries. Developing countries often lower the standard of wastewater and sewage than those factories they restrict in their home lands. And now,… Continue Reading ›› The…
  • Tips to Choose a Best Quiet Humidifier for Bedroom

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Best Humidifier for Bedroom and Reviews 2014 – 2015 How to choose A Best Humidifier for Bedroom? If you are considering purchase a humidifier for your bedrooms, there are three things you may need to take into account. First, it should be a quiet humidifier. The decibel level your bedroom humidifier operates should be at the lowest level since this humidifier is for the bedrooms, high noise will definitely affect your sleeping. There is no completely noiseless humidifier, which means… Continue Reading ›› The post Tips to Choose a Best Quiet Humidifier for Bedroom…
  • A Short Introduction for Facts of Air Pollution

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Air: a vital element for life Air is a gaseous mixture which has no color, odor or taste. It is mainly comprised by around 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and other gases, like hydrogen, argon, neon, helium and carbon dioxide. It envelops the terrestrial globe to form the earth’s atmosphere. It’s a vital element for all the living beings. Clean and high quality air enhance the quality and lifespan of life, otherwise, it creates unbeneficial factor affecting human health. Causes of… Continue Reading ›› The post A Short Introduction for Facts of Air Pollution appeared first on…
  • How to Choose A Console Humidifier – Console Humidifier Reviews 2015

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Console Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Why Do We Choose Console Humidifiers? Are you feeling confused by console humidifiers and portable humidifiers when you are looking for a humidifier for your home? To some extents, both two models are portable. Generally, a portable humidifier with maximal capacity only can give humidification to one or two rooms, but a console humidifier can spray moisture around a whole house. Console humidifiers, specifically, is a type of the whole-house humidifier, however, it can… Continue Reading ›› The post How to Choose A Console Humidifier…
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  • I Wrote a Book. Now What?

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    I wrote a book this month. Actually, I typed out 50,000 words about the dysfunctional life of an advice columnist, and it’s bad. The plot doesn’t make much sense. The main characters are uninteresting. Sometimes they’re likable, sometimes not, and half of the time I can’t even remember what names I had given them. The writing is messy and with it comes cheesy dialogue, boring descriptives,... The post I Wrote a Book. Now What? appeared first on Hackerella.
  • Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    In the winter of 1966, two 19 year old boys set off on a road trip across the southern United States. Lost, uninterested in school, and hoping to “find their place in the world and in the sun”, they took a leave of absence from their respective universities, bought a red and white Chevy for $100, and started driving. They made their way... The post Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Daily Routines of Aspiring Novelists

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:15 pm
    One warm summer evening, some years ago, I sat sipping cocktails with friends when we got to talking about our next billion dollar idea. The conversation was thoughtful and passionate. The ideas were flying. Apps. Games. Mobile. Social. Disruptive technologies that redefine life as we know it. We were onto something. And then, out of the blue, this: “Hey do you think... The post The Daily Routines of Aspiring Novelists appeared first on Hackerella.
  • How To Write A Novel: A Rookie Guide

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    Welcome to National November Write a Novel Month (more commonly known as NaNoWriMo). It’s an annual writing project where participants are challenged to complete a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Thousands of people do it every year – and I am it’s newest participant. Oh, where to start. How about with the fact that I don’t know how to write... The post How To Write A Novel: A Rookie Guide appeared first on Hackerella.
  • Well? Did I Do It?

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    I’ll keep this short since I’m guessing you just want to know if I actually held the plank. The plank that I willingly spent the entire month teaching myself to maintain for 15 minutes. It’s kind of a stupid thing to try, really. And probably not the best thing for the lower back. But then again this challenge was never about physical fitness. It was a crash... The post Well? Did I Do It? appeared first on Hackerella.
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  • How to make your car more fuel-efficient & save money

    12 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Make Your Car More Fuel Efficient We all want to spend less on fuel, gas prices are higher than ever and the credit crunch doesn’t do much to help matters. But all isn’t lost, check out these tips and not only could you save around 30-50% on fuel costs, but you’ll also be doing your part for the environment too. - Make your car more fuel-efficient - Check your tyres regularly – Around 2% Make sure your tyres are always pumped up evenly and avoid your engine overworking to account for the added friction. Use your air-conditioning wisely – Around 8% Air…
  • Need car insurance quote? Shave costs down to the bone.

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Need Car Insurance Quote? Finding yourself the right car insurance coverage is more than just selecting the cheapest deal, but also about selecting the right level of coverage for your personal needs. When you need car insurance quote, you don’t want to be skimping on coverage too much, but knowing which coverage you need and which is maybe costing you money needlessly is a great way to bring your car insurance premiums down. Take a look at our guide about auto insurance which will show you the 5 types of auto insurance you can get so you can make a more informed decision. With that…
  • Tips on how to get home insurance quotes cheap

    6 Nov 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Home Insurance Quotes Cheap Home insurance is a valuable safety net if something goes wrong. Protecting your property in case of theft, damage or medical liability is something most people can’t compromise on, and in fact if you have a mortgage you are obligated by the terms to at least take out building insurance. These fees can be a drain on your savings, so we put our heads together here at Just assure to come up with a few tips on how to get home insurance quotes cheap as possible and avoid you over paying unnecessarily. For starters you’ll need to decide on the type of home…
  • How to get a home insurance quote online & the different policies

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Get a Home Insurance Quote Online Home insurance is one of those things that many property owners feel naked without.  Protecting your home against damage, theft and medical liability is a safety net that can protect you if something goes wrong. One of the cheapest ways to insure your property is to get a home insurance quote online. Because the internet avoids unnecessary business overheads, and also due to major competition between home insurance companies online, getting your home insurance quote online is one of the best ways to get a hefty discount on your home insurance. But before you…
  • Get car insurance quote online and save money

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Get Car Insurance Quote Online It’s interesting how things have progressed since the advent of the internet. Where before, you’d need to wait on the phone to speak to an auto insurance representative, now everything online is on demand, and with the reduced work load the savings can be passed on to the consumer. Which is one of the reasons why getting an auto insurance quote online is often cheaper. Add to this increased competition; in an environment where it’s simple to check the price difference between different auto insurance companies, it forces companies to either…
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