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  • My 2014 Successes and Failures

    zen habits
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    By Leo Babauta This has been quite a year for me: I moved to a new city, wrote and launched a book, traveled, got leaner, and failed at a bunch of things. I don’t normally do a review of my year, but looking back on the massive amounts of things I succeeded and failed at, I thought it would be useful to share what I’ve done and learned. The biggest things I learned: It’s easy to take on too much, because everything sounds amazing. It’s painful to simplify after you’ve taken on too much, but the alternative is worse. Growth is gradual, continual, and messy.
  • 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…
  • The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Neal Samudre
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with. But what if this cycle could end? It’s now December—a time to reflect on how far we’ve come this year, and also pause to plot the path forward. As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. But soon, the frustration and hopelessness of…
  • The Way I Used to Live Life Was Slowly Destroying Me

    Mark's Daily Apple
    19 Dec 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! My story is interesting because I could have died. You would think that a healthcare professional like myself would have learned everything that was necessary to be personally healthy. At least two years ago I would have thought that—but, not…
  • An organized ending to a trip

    Jeri Dansky
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    On Unclutterer, we’ve written about how to prepare for a trip, with packing lists and more. But professional organizer Julie Bestry and I were recently discussing a related concern: How do you end your trip in an organized manner? The following are some suggestions that might work for you. Do a thorough unpacking You may choose to keep some items in your luggage permanently — a toiletry case or a spare charger, for example — especially if you travel a lot. Beside these items, unpack everything else right away, being sure to look in all the pockets of your luggage. Earlier…
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    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life

  • 5 Helpful Tips for Adjusting to Change

    Andrew Walton
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    Whether we are talking about a business or an individual, change is necessary for growth and improvement, but many of these have difficulties adjusting to change or resist it altogether. It goes without saying that change requires a great deal of faith. Unfortunately, in most cases, it is easier to believe in faith or preach it than it is to live by it. Learning how to cope with change is an important skill that one must attain in order to improve our companies or our lives. Reasons why Change is so difficult There are 4 primary reasons why so many individuals have a problem making changes or…
  • If Money could buy Happiness, You won’t get enough Bang for Your Buck

    Ajax Oliver
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    As human beings, we oftentimes dwell too much on the unanswerable question “Can money buy happiness?” Indeed, it is an age-old question and yet so many of us have defined our happiness by the amount of assets and wealth that we have. It’s that many individuals attain more wealth over time and get richer in the process. Ironically, all the money in the world can never equal the price tag that happiness oftentimes has attached to it. So what is it that drives us to attain wealth that drives us to earn more and attain more assets and possessions? Does this truly make us happy, or is this…
  • The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

    Neal Samudre
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with. But what if this cycle could end? It’s now December—a time to reflect on how far we’ve come this year, and also pause to plot the path forward. As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. But soon, the frustration and hopelessness of…
  • How to work from home and not become a vegetable!

    Yohana Petrovic
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    Wow! They are paying me a great salary but it is a ‘work from home’ opportunity: I wonder ‘how that works out in the long run’! Working from home can be easy or difficult – it all depends on our belief. We may get a work from home opportunity without even asking for it; or we may actually ask for it thinking that – it comes with lot of freedom. But lot of freedom comes with fear of inaction, boredom and isolation. Our thoughts determine: how we measure the success in our life? Some may measure the success in money and the chaos that goes behind earning money, while some may…
  • What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

    Lidiya K
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon, and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like. And those who don’t are either the most organized people in the world, or have some secret strategies for doing a lot of work in no time and not feeling stressed. Or have just followed some or all of the simple tips I’m offering you here that may put your to-do list in order and make things manageable. 1.
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  • Pull Out the Photo Album to Help Family Members with Alzheimer's

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Family get-togethers during the holiday are rough if someone has Alzheimer's disease. The person doesn't remember as much as they'd like and gets frustrated easily. Pull out a few photo albums and focus on what they do remember.Read more...
  • Request a “Status Match” to Transfer Perks to Another Loyalty Program

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Getting "elite" status in a hotel or an airline program gives you tons of perks . If you switch to a different brand, you won't get those benefits. However, some hotels and airlines will give you elite status (and perks) by matching your current program.Read more...
  • Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How concerned should I be with text messages from someone who is harassing me? What should I do with a Macbook Air I won and have no interest in? What is the difference between Sharepoint and the Sharepoint cloud version? Read more...
  • Schedule Emails to Send Later on Your Mac With Automator

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Mac: Sometimes you need to send an email at a specific time. Maybe it's an anniversary or just a reminder. Chrome extensions like SndLater let you do this with Gmail. If you have a Mac, Automator lets you schedule mail through Apple's default Mail app.Read more...
  • Double Your Charity Donation With an Employer Matching Program

    Dave Greenbaum
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether you're sharing the holiday spirit or looking for a year-end deduction, lots of folks give to charity around this time of year. Before you donate, check with your employer to see if they'll match the donation.Read more...
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  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    2013 Unitasker Wednesday: Egg Minder Internet Connected Egg Tray If you’re being tortured and what stands between you and death is knowing how many eggs you have in your refrigerator, you’ll get to live if you happen to own the Egg Minder Internet Connected Tray. 2012 Unitasker Wednesday: Disturbing decorations and artificial tree spinners In this week before Christmas, I wanted to do a Christams-theme unitasker. It turned out to be a little more difficult than I thought because, although there are a lot of single-use objects that are related to the holiday, almost all of them are…
  • Last-minute uncluttered gift-giving inspiration

    Erin Doland
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    In the midst of Hanukkah and nudging ever closer to Christmas, I thought it might be helpful to repost our Unclutterer Holiday Gift Giving Guide for last-minute inspiration for those who celebrate during this season. Then, on Monday, Jacki will have a post about stocking stuffers to give you even more organized and uncluttered gift-giving ideas. I still have a few more people on my list to shop for, so I definitely need to scour through these posts to spur my creativity. Introducing the 2014 Unclutterer Holiday Gift Giving Guide Organizing gifts for the kitchen and bathroom Gifts for kids…
  • An organized ending to a trip

    Jeri Dansky
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    On Unclutterer, we’ve written about how to prepare for a trip, with packing lists and more. But professional organizer Julie Bestry and I were recently discussing a related concern: How do you end your trip in an organized manner? The following are some suggestions that might work for you. Do a thorough unpacking You may choose to keep some items in your luggage permanently — a toiletry case or a spare charger, for example — especially if you travel a lot. Beside these items, unpack everything else right away, being sure to look in all the pockets of your luggage. Earlier…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Dancing Dog Speaker

    Erin Doland
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy! Hey, Dog! What’s up? Anything new going on in your life right now? What’s that you say, Dog? You want to dance? Of course you do! Dance, Dog Speaker, dance! Since taking care of a real dog is a lot of work, combined with the fact that dogs don’t dance, this little guy solves both those problems! The Dog Speaker dances when you attach him to your iPod or Zune (if either of those things still exist). For a whole 10 minutes you can be mildly…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    2010 Unitasker Wednesday: Inflatable meal In this holiday season, we wanted to invite all of you to join us for a (virtual) meal. Come on in, grab a seat, sit down, and let’s enjoy a meal together. 2009 Unitasker Wednesday: Fingertip oven mitts That’s right, fingertip-only oven mitts do not look safe in the least. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that they look unsafe. And, all you can do is grab a plate with them. You certainly couldn’t use them while grilling, reaching into boiling water, or removing a pan from the oven. Gadgets of the decade that helped…
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  • 25 Amazing Productivity Tips From Successful Mompreneurs

    Jeff Steinmann
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot of work. Just like being a mom. So why would any sane person do both and become a mompreneur? Don’t worry, you don’t have to be sane. But you do have to be productive. That’s why these 25 amazing and successful mompreneurs are sharing their favorite productivity tips with you. Here’s our countdown: 25. Let it go Nellie Akalp, mompreneur founder of CorpNet and mother of 4 children, a set of boy/girl twins ages 13, a boy age 10 and a girl age 3, says you have to be willing to let some things go.
  • 8 Things No One Should Overlook When Becoming Successful

    Kayiba Mpoyi
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Excellence is something we are all taught to pursue to our utmost. Many media platforms have categorized levels of success for modern society — e.g. Forbes 30 under 30, Time’s most powerful/influential person, richest man in (insert industry). And while these are all notable and worthy reasons to pursue success, it is very easy to get wrapped up in the end goal and neglect the things that matter most. The new age philosophy is to be obsessed and insane about becoming successful. Today success is measured more by financial gain than anything else. Many Fortune 500 company…
  • 13 Thoughts That Are Butchering Your Happiness

    Naomi Teeter
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes you might feel like you’re the only one who gets down on themselves. We all have those intrusive thoughts that are so negative they paralyze us. You aren’t alone. These kind of thoughts can make us feel powerless because they are slowly butchering our right to happiness. The good news is we gave those thoughts power ourselves. That means we can take back control and begin clearing our minds of the negative thought wasteland. Here are some ways to fight 13 very common negative thoughts that hold us back : 1. “I’m not good enough.” This is our…
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  • A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

    Brian Jepson
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Fritzing is a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. Now Fritzing adds a new capability: a code editor built in to the Fritzing environment. Read more on MAKE
  • Cardboard Elliptical Workout Machine: Pushing the Boundaries of Cardboard Invention

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    When my You Tube subscribers ask me if there is a limit to what can be made with cardboard, my answer is an empathic “no”! As shown in my various Makezine posts throughout the past year, the ways cardboard can be manipulated into ideas ranging from scooters and toys to […]Read more on MAKE
  • ITP Winter Show Slideshow

    Nick Normal
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    A slideshow of completed and works-in-progress projects by graduate students of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.Read more on MAKE
  • Cool Crowdfunding December 20th: Fancy Rulers, LED Gloves, and Robot Arms

    Caleb Kraft
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Designliner See on Kickstarter PiKit    See on Indiegogo  The Kinetic See on Kickstarter Protocycler See on indiegogo  Solder Doodle See on Kickstarter  Me Arm See on Kickstarter EVB See on Kickstarter  The Alchemist See on Kickstarter   Filed under: Crowdfunding, Maker ProRead more on MAKE
  • Brass Tacks Woodworking – Kansas City

    Jeremy Cook
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    As noted in the video below, most furniture is built on an assembly line. This has some appeal if you don’t see yourself keeping it for a long time, as it’s generally not built to last. Brass Tacks woodworking, based in Kansas City, Missouri, takes a much different approach, building […]Read more on MAKE
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    The Art of Manliness

  • 9 Reasons Analog Games Are Awesome

    Brett & Kate McKay
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Dwight D. Eisenhower played bridge with his fellow officers into the wee hours of the morning; Winston Churchill enjoyed playing mah-jongg and gin rummy with his family before dinner; many of the founding fathers, including Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison, were ardent players of chess; presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Harry Truman played poker with their advisors; Abraham Lincoln played backgammon with his sons. Nearly every great man from history had a favorite board or card game – as did millions of men whose names have been lost in time. The origin of analog games goes way, way…
  • Art of Manliness Podcast #94: A Higher Call With Adam Makos

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    On December 20, 1943, exactly 71 years ago to the day, a badly damaged American bomber was flying over German airspace. Piloting the plane was a 21-year-old on his first mission. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. A German fighter flew in and lined up right behind the bomber. Piloting that fighter was one of Germany’s top aces. With just a pull of the trigger, he could send the American bomber crashing to the ground. In today’s podcast, Adam Makos shares the remarkable story of what happened next between two enemies, and how it lead to a most improbable friendship. Mr. Makos…
  • How to Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire [VIDEO]

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    You’ve probably heard the “Christmas Song” hundreds of times in your life, and you’re well familiar with that opening line about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” But how many of us have actually partaken in this holiday tradition? If you’ve never had a warm roasted chestnut, you’re missing out. In today’s video I show you how to roast chestnuts on an open fire. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted.  Edited by Jordan Crowder
  • How to Rock a Pocket Square: An Illustrated Guide

    Brett and Kate McKay
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The pocket square is a small accessory that, when added to a get-up, allows men to express themselves and vary their look without having to buy a whole bunch of different suits. It lends your suit jacket a bit of finished panache and can add a bit of interest to your appearance without it looking like you’re trying too hard. This illustrated guide covers everything you need to know to rock a pocket square with style. Illustrated by Ted Slampyak
  • The 16 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2014

    AoM Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I always have our nose in a book (or pointing at a digital reader). Whether we’re reading something specifically for research for an article, or just for pleasure, most of what we read ends up in a post somehow. Below you’ll find a list of the best books we collectively read this year. These aren’t necessarily books that came out in 2014, but simply the books we happened to pick up and enjoy this year; the oldest…
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    Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie

  • 9 Years, 965 Posts and My Leadership Secrets (Thanks Don Quixote)

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    9 years ago this week, I started this blog with a declaration (of sorts): Yes, I always tend to look at the glass as “half full” – call me an eternal optimist, call me a fool, but I find it’s the best way to live one’s life with the least amount of angst. 965 posts later, I find myself sitting in front of my computer thinking about all that has happened after I drew that line in the sand. The “half-fullism” that I declared that day started a fantastic journey that led to great personal achievements, and a cool discovery. I loved the practice of leadership.
  • Why Great Leaders Have Selective Amnesia, and 3 Ways They Use It

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    George Santayana I’m sure you’ve heard this famous quote many times: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” –George Santayana Indeed, it’s a very powerful message about learning from the past.  However, I would offer that this quote should be amended to truly reflect using history to a leader’s advantage: “Those who learn best from wisely selected amnesia are destined to greatness” Note the phrase “wisely selected“. When it comes to history, great leaders essentially have selective amnesia.   Because not all of what has taken place…
  • My Dad, The Trucker Hat and The Value of Work

    7 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    My Dad used to love wearing trucker hats. He was a carpenter – that is, when he wasn’t working full time for the county sheriff’s department – and he had a closet full of cool hats to wear out on his jobs. He loved helping friends and neighbors that way, hanging a door, installing a window, fixing a roof, repairing siding, or even building an entire garage (I was with him on that adventure, in the summer of 1974). It was hard work, no doubt – try fixing a roof on a scorching hot day with 90% humidity – but he loved it.  After all, he was doing this work on…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Put The Business Cart Before The Leadership Horse

    30 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    It’s so tempting, once leaders get their marching orders to deliver profit targets, to dive right into the details of execution. After all, it’s the nature of a business - going from Point A to Point B as quickly and efficiently as possible, to gain a competitive advantage and secure the market share necessary for success. But before we go charging up that hill, we need to take a very necessary first step – to make sure the rest of the team is behind us, aligned, motivated, and in tune with the mission of the company. Because as Jack Welch, former CEO of GE has said,  It…
  • 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…
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    Live Your Legend

  • My 2015 Annual Goal-Setting & Weekly Planning Process Is Live! (Free PDF Downloads)

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” - Diana Scharf 3 BIG Things Today! Ok, so I might be just a tad fired up this morning (yes, even more than usual). First of all, I’m headed off to my high school to speak with a few leadership and yoga classes (yes, my school apparently now has yoga/mindfulness/meditation class – where was that 15 years ago?!). The topic is something along the lines of How to Avoid the Scripted Life, So You Can Take the Road Less Traveled and Make a Damn Difference in the World (AKA: The 4 things I wish I knew when I was in high school). I’m…
  • The Hideous Start to Live Your Legend: 8 Years of Screen Shots & Steps Revealing How I Built My Business

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The Vision for Live Your Legend long before anything existed – circa 2008 “A path begins by walking. The best place to start is at the beginning. And usually it ain’t that pretty – especially at first.” The Purpose of the Post: Many of the screenshots in this post make me cringe. They show every step I’ve taken from first website to Live Your Legend today. And each step has in-depth explanations of my psychology and strategy (or lack thereof) at the time, including many links to deeper resources. All numbers mentioned are estimates since I didn’t keep…
  • Meet Your New Superhero: The Anxious Nightclub Waitress Turned Global Wellness Rockstar

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    “Often just one decision, one conversation, one thought, one act, one smile…. one small step forward, can go a long way.” - Alyssa Rasul, Direct of Wellness at Circuit of Change & new LYL Superhero Live Your Legend Transformations Launches Today! And I could not be more excited – or inspired. Once you read Alyssa’s story below, you’ll know what I mean – and why she’s our new superhero. One huge focus of the new Live Your Legend site and positioning is… YOU. Since LYL first hit the scene years ago, I’ve heard some downright…
  • 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…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) Sequins Ornament

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Sequins ornaments are really fun to make, and I have been wanting to do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sequins ornaments since last year. I decided to give then a go. They are great decorations for your Christmas Tree or for anytime of the year. If any of the directions don't make sense, or you have an...By: Penolopy BulnickContinue Reading »
  • 3D Printed Christmas Cookie Cutters

    21 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    With Christmas being around the corner quite a few people will be baking their favorite seasonal cookies. If you have a 3D printer, this tutorial will show you how you can make some unique and customized cookie cutters.In order for anyone to be able to replicate this tutorial, I have used free softw...By: 3dprintingforbeginnersContinue Reading »
  • Romantic Glow of the Electron Valve

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Nerdmance is in the air! This is a tongue-in-cheek romantic gift for my dear, sweet, long suffering wife.Dig through your "in progress" electronics bin and find some long forgotten project to resurrect as cheeky nerd gift.In this case, I'm using a fried data logger, an old electron tube, and a slow ...By: arduinoversusevilContinue Reading »
  • Make your own white chocolate and caramel dipped apples

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    You've all seen these at the chocolate shops in the mall, at amusement parks, and desert shops. They can be pricey but they are soooo delicious. My husband and I perfected the recipe years ago and it is a family tradition to make them at Halloween time as well a fun gift for friends and neighbors at...By: jenn_hulsContinue Reading »
  • Dinosaur Trophy

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This instructable will take you through the steps of converting a cheap wooden dinosaur puzzle into a large dinosaur wall trophy. Bits & Bobs - Tools & Stuff MaterialPuzzleWood GlueSpray mount (or other way of temporarily attaching paper templates to wood)Card for shield templatePicture HangerWoo...By: pudtinyContinue Reading »
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  • Integration vs. Features

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

    Mark Shead
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I think it is interesting that many of the people most focused on productivity work for someone else. Why? Because even if you are well paid, you are always going to make less than the value you create. For one thing, salary ranges are very rarely tied to pure performance. If you work with 10 people who all do the same thing, it wouldn’t be surprising if the top performer is 10 times more productive than the worst. However, it would be very surprising if the top performer were paid 10 times the salary of the lowest. The other reason that wide variance in performance doesn’t…
  • 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…
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    Inspire Me Today » Blog

  • How To Let Your Brilliant Being Shine

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

    Camille Lucy
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    Many are saying this generation has bred some of the rudest, crudest and most insincere children there are. Every older generation has probably said that about the younger ones. Let’s face it, folks, the generations are what we create. We are, after all, the ones molding them. Though it is not necessarily true (Generation: R for Rude), it is the collective perception. With iPads, iPhones, iThis and iThat out there, perhaps there is a disconnect at home. More time is being spent virtually, with technology rather than with people. Amidst all of the technological advances (distractions), the…
  • 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…
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  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 327

    Mark Sisson
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    I was on the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast to talk about some extremely important aspects of a healthy lifestyle (and they don’t include diet). My appearance on The Chalene Show podcast, where Chalene and I discussed my history and I broke down the Primal Blueprint, is now live. Go give a listen. I also appeared on the Self Made Entrepreneur podcast with Jason Bax. If you’re interested in how I came to start, run, and grow Primal Nutrition, check it out! Research of the Week I was just thinking we were due for another round of articles telling us how we’ve got this whole…
  • Oven Baked Chowder

    Worker Bee
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Meals like this oven-baked chowder are exactly the type of recipes that instantly become keepers. Why? The chowder is deeply flavorful and the fish and veggies cook perfectly every time, with little assistance from you. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal that serves up both protein and veggies and leaves behind only a few dirty dishes. Change the recipe up seasonally with different vegetables, or stick with this tried and true combination of parsnips, carrots and bell pepper. Using different types of fish is an option, too; sea bass and halibut are always delicious, and wild salmon, of course, is…
  • The Way I Used to Live Life Was Slowly Destroying Me

    19 Dec 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! My story is interesting because I could have died. You would think that a healthcare professional like myself would have learned everything that was necessary to be personally healthy. At least two years ago I would have thought that—but, not…
  • The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others

    Mark Sisson
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    After all these years, I still find it interesting how lessons from my athlete days can pop up in other areas of life. In my competition era, for example, one of the things that helped me continually better my performance was a well-honed, disciplined inner focus. In the deep reaches of a marathon, I better be focused on myself. That doesn’t mean I never had awareness of where other people were in relation to me – although those moments happened, too. It means I couldn’t afford to spend my energy outside of myself in those grueling hours. In a game of mind over matter, you learn not…
  • Happy Holidays from Lil’ Grok and the Korgs!

    Mark Sisson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s that time of year again, for feasting on savory meats and holiday fare ancestral style, and celebrating friendships and family with gift wrapped treasures of the contemporary kind. But why not bring something a bit more primitive to the holiday season…especially for the kiddos? I am stoked to announce a Primal Blueprint Publishing endeavor that’s been brewing for a couple of years now, one that fills a huge gap in the paleo community—an action adventure picture book of the Primal kind made just for kids! If you’ve been looking to introduce Primal principles to your children in…
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    zen habits

  • Overwhelmed by All the Changes You Want to Make

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    By Leo Babauta If you had to make a list of all the habits you’d like to change or create, how many changes would be on the list? For many of us, we might have more than a dozen habit changes we’d like to make. And we want to make them all right now! I’ve had several people tell me recently that they are overwhelmed by all the changes they want to make. They want to eat better, meditate, do more yoga, procrastinate less, write more, get better at relationships, exercise more, and so on … but they’re paralyzed by the amount of change they want to make. In the end,…
  • My 2014 Successes and Failures

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    By Leo Babauta This has been quite a year for me: I moved to a new city, wrote and launched a book, traveled, got leaner, and failed at a bunch of things. I don’t normally do a review of my year, but looking back on the massive amounts of things I succeeded and failed at, I thought it would be useful to share what I’ve done and learned. The biggest things I learned: It’s easy to take on too much, because everything sounds amazing. It’s painful to simplify after you’ve taken on too much, but the alternative is worse. Growth is gradual, continual, and messy.
  • Finding the Motivation to Change Your Entire Life

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    By Leo Babauta Almost exactly 8 years ago today, I ran my first marathon and soon after I started Zen Habits. I’d changed a dozen or so habits, lost weight, was getting out of debt, quit smoking. And almost 7 years ago, I quit my job. That was a period of intense and profoundly scary life changes for me, but they were all of my choosing. I decided to make them happen, and I pushed until they did. Today I’d like to share a few things that worked for me, in case you’re considering changing your life. Maybe you want to quit your job and start a business, or start an…
  • When You’re Lonely

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:26 pm
    By Leo Babauta Sometimes, when Eva and the kids are out of town, I get lonely. I’m so used to having people around me that being by myself becomes strange, quiet, empty. And this feeling of emptiness can be frightening. I know it’s fashionable to say that it’s wonderful to be cool with being alone, but for many people, it’s a depressing thing. We can run to junk food and mindless distractions and sometimes even destructive behaviors, just to comfort ourselves and hide from the fear of being alone. I’ve been exploring this feeling of loneliness, and I recommend…
  • The Brain’s Fast Mode

    5 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    By Leo Babauta On a typical day, I’ll be in a work mode that looks something like this: I’ll check my email and process it as quickly as possible. Then I’ll open a document to write something. I’ll quickly switch to one of my favorite sites for finding well-written or useful online articles. Then I’ll switch back to the writing. Then I’ll go do some cleaning. Then back to the writing. The problem is that my mind isn’t in a mode for focusing on the writing. It’s in Fast Mode, brought on by the processing of email, where I will make quick…
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 27 Simple Things to Start Doing for Your Happiness

    Marc Chernoff
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU. I am endlessly fascinated by the link between the way we choose to live our lives and the happiness we enjoy on a daily basis.  There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically. Over the years, through our coaching practice and premium course, Angel and I have literally spoken to thousands of people who are struggling to find happiness in their lives.  And what we’ve found is that it usually isn’t…
  • 8 Ways to Free Your Mind and Take Back Control of Your Life

    Marc Chernoff
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! ―Bob Marley Since we were born, our minds have been gradually programmed by our surroundings and by society at large.  As we grow, evolve and awaken to this reality, we learn that it is in our best interests to uninstall some of this programming and take back control of our minds. What are we taking control back from, specifically?  Well, in part, the immense amount of cultural, societal and institutional brainwashing that has greatly influenced who we are and how we view ourselves and our abilities. For…
  • 7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People

    Marc Chernoff
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    “Creativity is just connecting things.  When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it; they just saw something and connected the dots.  It seemed obvious to them after a while.” ―Steve Jobs Over the years, through our coaching practice and premium course, Angel and I have spoken with dozens of entrepreneurs, artists, and creative types about their unique rituals and routines.  The really nice thing is that we often learn just as much from our clients as they do from us.  They tell us about some of the…
  • 10 Tough Truths Happy People Aren’t Afraid to Face

    Angel Chernoff
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    by Kendra Wright Some changes appear negative on the surface but when you look back you’ll see that your deepest pain often gifted you with your greatest lessons.  The same way coal is only transformed into diamonds because of intense pressure, only through our challenges will we be changed. Truth be told, life isn’t always easy; but if you can find opportunities in your oppositions you’ll spend less time wishing things weren’t so hard and more time being grateful that they are. Rest assured – happy people are not immune to hard days, heartbreak, or feeling like a…
  • 7 Things Happy, Healthy People Do Every Morning

    Marc Chernoff
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:44 pm
    When you get up in the morning, think of what a priceless privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to learn, to love – and then make the day count! The morning is extremely important.  It is the foundation from which the day is built.  How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict what kind of day you are going to have, and thus, what kind of life you are going to live. Each morning truly is a brand new opportunity.  Each day is another chance to get it right. The happiest, healthiest people I know embrace this truth and use it to their advantage.  They have…
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Farewell for the Holidays! (Gretchen Rubin)
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Soon I’m off to my beloved hometown of Kansas City, to make gingerbread cookies, do last-minute shopping, drink lots of coffee, and so on. I can’t wait. I’m taking a holiday from the blog…I’ll be back soon. Have a wonderful holiday.
  • “I Wear the Chain I Forged in Life…Of My Own Free Will I Wore It.” (Gretchen Rubin)
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    “You are fettered,” said Scrooge, trembling. “Tell me why?” “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” — Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” Habits are a chain we forge in life–a chain that can pull us down, or lift us up. A nice marriage of the theme of habits and the holidays! I’m impressed I pulled that off.
  • Need an Idea for a Holiday Gift? (Gretchen Rubin)
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Warning: self-promotion to follow. If you don’t like this sort of thing, stop reading now! Holiday season is upon us, and many people exchange gifts. If you’re trying to think of a good gift for someone, may I suggest…one of my books. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT This is certainly my best-known book. I can’t help mentioning: it was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years. Yes, two. It’s a book about the year I spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Read a sample…
  • Fighting Holiday Food Temptation? Try These 13 Tips. (Gretchen Rubin)
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    I think a lot about habits, and lately I’ve been thinking a lot about habits related to holiday eating. The holidays are supposed to be a festive time, but many people feel anxiety and regret around food and drink—the holiday season is so full of temptation. I have to say, I enjoy the holidays much more, now that I’ve got a better grip on my habits, than I used to. Here are some ways to apply the strategies of habit-change to this challenge: 1. Buy food in small containers. Studies show that people give themselves larger portions out of larger boxes, so I don’t buy that economy…
  • Video: The Most Fun Way to Change Your Habits (Gretchen Rubin)
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 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…
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    Mind Hacks

  • Spike activity 19-12-2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MIT Tech Review has an interesting piece about ‘troll hunters’ – a new wave of internet abuse vigilantes. ABC All in the Mind has a good edition asking whether mirror neurons have been oversold. Spoiler alert: yes, they have. The New York Magazine’s Science of Us section has an interesting piece on whether terrorists can be rehabilitated. The LSE has an excellent interview with Nikolas Rose on the social implications of the Human Brain Project. A new study covered by Neuroskeptic finds that head motion biases yet…
  • Economics against sexual violence

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    PBS has an article on ‘How economic theory can help stop sexual assault’ which despite its unappealing title is actually a genuinely thought-provoking piece on how game theory and social norms marketing could help prosecute and prevent sexual violence. Both approaches look at how people’s behaviour is shaped by their perception of other people’s beliefs and behaviour. People are less likely to report rape when they think they’re going to have to do it alone and people are more likely to intervene to prevent violence if they believe other people will also…
  • The celebrity analysis that killed celebrity analysis

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Most ‘psy’ professionals are banned by their codes of conduct from conducting ‘celebrity analysis’ and commenting on the mental state of specific individuals in the media. This is a sensible guideline but I didn’t realise it was triggered by a specific event. Publicly commenting on a celebrity’s psychological state is bad form. If you’ve worked with them professionally, you’re likely bound by confidentiality, if you’ve not, you probably don’t know what you’re talking about and doing so in the media is likely to do them harm.
  • Towards a nuanced view of mental distress

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:06 am
    In the latest edition of The Psychologist I’m involved in a debate with John Cromby about whether our understanding of mental illness is mired in the past. He thinks it is, I think it isn’t, and we kick off from there. The article is readable online with a free registration but I’ve put the unrestricted version online as a pdf if you want to read it straight away. Much of the debate is over the role of biological explanations in understanding mental distress which I think is widely understood by many. Hopefully, amid the knockabout, the debate gets to clarify some of that.
  • Spike activity 12-12-2014

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: The new trailer for upcoming Pixar movie Inside Out is very funny and has a remarkably accurate depiction of brain function. Neurocritic covers hipster neuroscience. Is the ‘bilingual advantage’ in cognitive performance a result of publication bias? Maybe, suggests the Science of Us. The Economist asks whether behavioural economics could be a tool to tackle global poverty. Why do friendly people usually lead happier lives? asks BPS Research Digest. Fastcompany has an interesting piece on the curious results from an online…
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    Scott H Young

  • Different Kinds of Difficulty

    Scott Young
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    How difficult is it to learn a new language, start a business, or write a book? These are common questions, but unfortunately the answers you’ll get from people aren’t very satisfying. The problem is that the word “difficulty” is horribly imprecise. There are different kinds of difficulty, and although the English language likes to lump them together, they have different causes and solutions. Depending on what kind of difficulty you’re facing, the proper course of action might be to buckle down or despair. Luck Difficulty versus Effort Difficulty The first distinction is whether the…
  • Knowing Facts Still Matters (Even in an Age of Wikipedia)

    Scott Young
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    A popular meme is that knowing a lot of facts is unimportant for being able to think well. Albert Einstein stated this idea best when he said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Perhaps in a previous time, when instant access to answers on Google or Wikipedia wasn’t available, facts were important. But nowadays, the meme goes, it’s more important to know how to think about things, rather than know a lot of facts. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Factual knowledge isn’t just important, it probably underlies the very capacity for imagination that Einstein valued.
  • Two Ways to Think About Career Fulfillment

    Scott Young
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    A good job pays well. A great job fills you with a sense of purpose. A meaningful career is something most of us want, even if it can be hard to create. What makes a career meaningful? I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve come to two very different possible answers. Although they might seem incompatible, I think seeking the types of opportunities where they overlap is probably the best route to career fulfillment. The Economic Perspective Intuitively, we should feel like our career is meaningful if it is helping others in some way or fulfilling some creative vision. Creative vision is…
  • 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…
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    A Daring Adventure

  • 40 Amazing Self Development Facts

    Tim Brownson
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    It’s a myth that creative people use more of their right brain and linear people more of their left side. People are far more likely to trust you if you are smiling (as long as it’s a genuine smile). Your environment (how much money you have, where you love, what you do etc.) has far less impact on your happiness levels than your genetics or your attitude. Contrary to popular belief there has never been an in-depth study of goal setting by any Ivy League school. In fact there has been very little research into goal setting. Something called ‘The Google Effect’ means you are more…
  • The Happiness Is Good

    Tim Brownson
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    “The money’s good” I’m not sure how many times I said something like that when I worked in sales, but it was a lot. I’d be in some conversation with somebody about work and I’d whining about the stress, long hours and lack of integrity demonstrated by my employers. This would often lead to the inevitable question of, ‘Why do you do it then?” There wouldn’t be any hesitation in my eagerness to point to the money. I wouldn’t need to stop and think, it was just what seemed like the natural response. And the reason it seemed natural, was because nobody ever said…
  • Can Synchronicity Cure Shyness?

    Tim Brownson
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Before I get to today’s guest post, just a quick heads up. Firstly, there is only one place left on January’s Coach The Life Coach course and the early bird price will expire very soon, click the link for more details. And secondly, I am not taking on any new clients this side of 2015 as I’m rammed. On the other hand, if you’re looking to kick off 2015 in style and work with me, I’d love to speak to you. Now over to Sky Nelson: Can Synchronicity Cure Shyness?   I would call myself a shy person. Whenever the attention in the room turns on me, there is a pit…
  • Is There Life After Death?

    Tim Brownson
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I suspect I may be a bit unusual. ‘No shit’ you maybe thinking, ‘a Life Coach that swears so much, blogs on weird controversial topics and can’t keep his mouth shut about anything he has an opinion on, unusual?’ Yeh, well I guess that’s a tad unusual, but I think my weirdness goes much deeper than that and it’s because there’s so much in life that I’m unsure about. Whereas the brain tries with all its might to see things in black and white, mine seems to work the opposite way and finds it difficult not to see the other side of the coin. This can be a…
  • 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…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 102 of the Greatest Quotes that will Immediately Alter Your Outlook on Life

    Jesse Fernandez
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Have you ever stopped for a quick second and analyzed your life? There...buried beneath your many spinning thoughts, you have one thought that usually lurks around every so often and surfaces. It’s a powerful thought. And it’s one that ignites your dreams, aspirations and fulfillments. The question we all ask ourselves might vary in context, but it is universal enough that all walks of life think about it… How do I better my life? You desperately strive to find an answer, struggle to comprehend the riddles of life that you tirelessly try to piece together for the best possible answer.
  • 5 Proactive Ways to Be a Dependable Person

    20 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Being small has its perks, but it also has its cons—such as no one rarely trusts you with the big stuff. Whether at work or school, I find it difficult to have someone rely on me. They seem to equate my short stature with my skills, which I'm pretty sure are the complete opposite. Though gaining someone's trust isn't easy, it's necessary to make them believe that they can depend on you. No one wants to be the excess baggage in a group. But then again, trust isn't something that you receive from the get-go, but something that you earn. What I've learned it's a lot more than wanting to be a…
  • 4 Lessons Kids Can Teach You About Happiness

    Theo Ellis
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. - Charles Spurgeon Notice how when you're around kids everybody's mood changes in the room? You can't help but gravitate towards their positive energy, regardless of how you may be feeling. Kids are the best examples of people who are clearly happy. And If anybody is to learn anything about happiness, the best place to learn from is kids themselves. When was the last time you were around kids? Maybe it was your neice, nephew, son, daughter or kids passing you by in the street. Either way, I can guarantee they were oozing…
  • 5 Inspirational Thoughts For When You’re Having a Bad Day

    Jamie Flexman
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:24 pm
    You know what I’m talking about. From the second your alarm clock screams into action to every waking minute thereafter – it’s a relentless struggle in your journey to find your way back into bed so you can bid a fond farewell to the day from hell. Maybe yesterday was one of those days and the stress, frustration and anguish linger fresh in the memory. Perhaps tomorrow will drag you out the wrong side of the bed and slingshot you towards an 18 hour joyride of unhappiness and inadequacy. But what if, today is that day? What if today has you by the throat and its suffocating grip is…
  • This One Phrase Changed My Life

    Tobi Atkins
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    There is an old zen saying “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything".  I first heard this phrase from a mentor of mine a few years ago and it made me rethink my whole approach to the way I was living my life. I used to be a someone who would cut corners on what I thought were small things. For example, I would make my bed but I wouldn't tuck the sheets all the way in. I would clean the house but not pull the lounge out and vacuum under. I would complete a task to 80% of my ability and then stop when I thought it was good enough. What I couldn't see at the time was; by…
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    Life Optimizer

  • 4 Essential Lessons for Your Self-Improvement

    Donald Latumahina
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    As you might know, I have a background in software development. I majored in IT, and computer programming is one of my passions. I’d like to share with you some self-improvement lessons I have learned from the world of software development. In software development, an application (or app, for short) always has a version number. It’s usually 1.0 for a new app, 2.0 for its major upgrade, and so on. With each new version, the app gets better and better. A good app never stops having new versions. The company behind it is always working on an upgrade. That, for instance, has been the case…
  • Start Building the Learning Habit for 2015

    Donald Latumahina
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    If you want to reach your full potential, there is one thing you must do: building the learning habit. Knowledge is power, and it’s your responsibility to expand yours. One resource that I have found useful for that is Blinkist. Blinkist is a service that gives you key insights from nonfiction books so that you don’t need to read entire books. Instead of spending days on a book, you just need to spend around 15 minutes. That way you can learn from a lot more books in the same amount of time. There is now a special offer for the holiday season: you can get an extra subscription for free to…
  • Does Your Time Allocation Match Your Priorities?

    Donald Latumahina
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Does the way you use your time match your priorities? It’s a simple question, but it’s essential. Many people say that something is important to them, but the way they use their time says otherwise. There is a mismatch between their time allocation and their priorities. I was reminded of it when I read Extreme Productivity by Robert Pozen. In that book, the author emphasizes the importance of aligning how you use your time with your priorities. Clayton Christensen also says something similar in How Will You Measure Your Life. The fact is, there are many things that could distract you from…
  • 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…
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    Universidad Adversidad

  • El auge de los productos ecológicos

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

  • 3 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Yourself When You Work

    Henrik Edberg
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” Sydney J. Harris “One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.” Bertrand Russell The most important thing for me to manage during my workday and workweek is not my time but my energy. Why? Self-kindness. When I tried to use my time in the most effective way it worked for a short while. But then my energy simply ran out and I felt stressed and it didn’t matter too much if I had freed up some extra time because I didn’t have the energy to use that…
  • How to Stay in the Present Moment in Everyday Life: 5 Simple Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts. Or we get lost in scenarios about what could happen in the future. Maybe through wishful daydreams. Or maybe by building monsters in our minds as thoughts go round and and round and create…
  • How to Change Your Life in Just 2 Minutes a Day: 10 Quick Habits

    Henrik Edberg
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:46 am
    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Lao Tzu “The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.” Madame Marie du Deffand Making a positive change in your life does not have to be about making a huge leap. But I believe that belief is one of those things that hold people back from improving their life and world. A simpler way that more often results in actual action being taken and new habits being established – in my life at least – is to take smaller steps but many of them. So today I’d like to share 10 quick habits that can help you…
  • 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…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • David Allen’s Food For Thought – December 2014

    Stephen Lease
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    I’m a time management heretic! I’ve lately realized that I am teaching a paradoxical and totally reversed paradigm about time management. The old model seems to have been telling us to externalize the big stuff (priorities) and to leave the little things strewn around internally (in psychic RAM.) We were supposed to write our Daily To-Do lists (your Top Ten Things to Do–work on Job One until it’s done, then go on to Job Two.) We were supposed to categorize on our lists the A-B-C priorities, and work on the A’s first. And oh, the little not-so-critical thoughts…
  • TEDx Amsterdam with David Allen

    Stephen Lease
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    David Allen covers some of the GTD fundamentals on “Getting Control and Creating Space” in this new TEDx talk.  This is a great, simple overview to remind current GTDers of some basics, and help newcomers to GTD understand how powerful it can be.  
  • Make Your Twitter Feed More Productive

    Stephen Lease
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Todoist, an online and mobile task manager for personal productivity, has named “30 Organization and Productivity Gurus You Should Follow on Twitter” on their blog.  Spoiler alert — the list features our guru David Allen (@gtdguy), our CEO Mike Williams (@GTDmw) and yours truly GTD Times (@gtdtimes).  
  • 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.
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    Productive Flourishing

  • The Gift of No

    Molly Gordon
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some possibilities show up only after we are told “no.” Guest contributor Molly Gordon's own coaching practice grew out of the gift of “no” from a flagging wearable-art business. We’ve all heard countless stories about artists, athletes, entrepreneurs, and others who created their greatest successes in response to resounding “no's." But in order to engage the possibilities latent in “no,” we need to look at the tendency to avoid asking questions that might generate “no” as a response. Read more here. The post The Gift of No appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related…
  • Love the Ones You’re With: Developing Stronger Relationships

    Charlie Gilkey
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    When I shared the Virtual Handshake Method, I mentioned that the strength of a network of relationships is a combination of both the quantity of relationships and the quality of those relationships. What the Virtual Handshake Method underplayed is that there's also a threshold beyond which a large number of weak-tie relationships undermines our ability to maintain our strong-tie relationships. This post talks about why it's important to strengthen your strong-tie relationships and gives some practical tips for doing so. Read more here. The post Love the Ones You’re With: Developing…
  • What Every Bootstrapper Can Learn from Basecamp

    Charlie Gilkey
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Earlier this year, Basecamp (formerly 37Signals) announced that they would be slimming down to one product: Basecamp. Doing so meant that they needed to do something with Highrise, their second most profitable and popular product. They ended up making Highrise a subsidiary of Basecamp. You can read more about this at big news for Highrise by Jason Fried of Basecamp. Read more on What Every Bootstrapper Can Learn from Basecamp… The post What Every Bootstrapper Can Learn from Basecamp appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Are You Ready to Strip Your Business Down to the…
  • Four Ways to Use the Four Boxes on the Daily Action Planners

    Charlie Gilkey
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    A common question that people have about the Daily Action Planners is what the four little numbered boxes in the Supporting Tasks, Emergent Tasks, and Daily Schedule sections are supposed to be used for. While there was an original intention behind the design of the four little boxes, we have heard from many customers who use the four little boxes and the Daily Action Planners in many different ways. In this post we'll show you how we use the Daily Action Planners and how others use them as well. Read more here. The post Four Ways to Use the Four Boxes on the Daily Action Planners appeared…
  • 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
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • 130 Days Off Per Year

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Can you summon the self-awareness to recognize when you’re putting in 8+ hours at your desk, but you only get 1-2 hours of REAL, meaningful, focused work done? How many days do you need to have like that before accepting that it’s time for a serious reset of your motivation, drive, and focus? What’s the solution? In many cases a great solution is to take more time off. It’s often counter-intuitive, but it works. One simple reason is that when work time feels overly abundant, it’s very easy to waste it. Unproductive pseudo-work creeps into each day… until…
  • 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…
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    Get Organised

  • How to be Productive: An Infographic

    6 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    by annavital. The post How to be Productive: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #1

    Tracey Foulkes
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    There is something deliciously convenient in not questioning. Day in,day out, we stand proud in the knowledge that everything we are doing or saying is perfectly in sync with what everyone else is (or should be) doing or saying. And then someone comes and rocks the boat … I’m that someone. What productivity lies are […] The post Productivity Lie #1 appeared first on Get Organised.
  • The Real Cost of Productivity: An Infographic

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    by Wyzowl. The post The Real Cost of Productivity: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
  • 4 Ways your Desk Destroys Productivity: An Infographic

    29 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    by LittleBadger. The post 4 Ways your Desk Destroys Productivity: An Infographic appeared first on 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.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Rocks!

    Marc Majers
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:22 pm features games, worksheets, workbooks, activities, articles, science fair ideas and more. If you are teacher or parent just looking for ways to bolster learning then you need to check out this site. I found a series of science lab practice exercises and health oriented games that were received well. From my experience, the website is free to join and content is then open to download from its members.
  • Find Similar Websites

    Marc Majers
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Moreofit is a website that is a similarity search engine. As the site states, “Give Moreofit a website you’re interested in, and it’ll suggest to you alternative highly related and popular websites to explore.” For example, type in “Google” and you will get results like Ask, Bing and Yahoo. This site is a pretty good tool if you are looking to generate a variety of search results outside the norm.
  • Opensource Drawing Tool

    Marc Majers
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s free and open source. I downloaded it and have it a try. If you are looking for Photoshop then this is not your tool. However if you are looking for a good tool similar to Illustrator then this is closer.
  • Etymology Is A Good First Step

    Marc Majers
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you are in a conversation and you don’t know the answer, where do you go? Have you considered looking up the origin? Find the key term mentioned and look up it’s Etymology. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. If you want to have a good conversation, start with the etymology. Here is something I looked up on Etymoline. The word “Volcano” originated in the 1610s, from Italian vulcano “burning mountain,” from Latin Vulcanus “Vulcan,” Roman god of fire,…
  • Find A List For Anything

    Marc Majers
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    List of types of everything. I found a site that just builds lists of stuff called Types List. For example, you can find a lists of heavy metal music, porpoises, electron microscopes, dolphins, christmas trees, music, bass guitars, wine, alternative energy sources and apartments to just name a few. The next time you need a list, first stop here and you won’t need to go anywhere else.
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    Root Simple

  • Picture Sundays: DIY Flocking

    Mr. Homegrown
    21 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why stop at just the tree when you’re wielding your own flocker? The car, the kids, the dog? Do any of you have distant memories of DIY flocking? Via Kitsch and Retro.
  • Saturday Tweets: Holiday Edition

    Mr. Homegrown
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Dutch rode horses on their highways during the 1970s oil crisis — Root Simple (@rootsimple) December 19, 2014 What’s going on with the bees? Best explanation of CCD I’ve seen anywhere (tldr: poor diet and stressful conditions): — Root Simple (@rootsimple) December 19, 2014 Santa’s real workshop: the town in China that makes the world’s Christmas decorations: — Root Simple (@rootsimple) December 19, 2014 Lloyd’s Blog: Chicken Coop of Recycled Materials in Austin, Texas, by Greg Geisler…
  • The Amazing Monarch

    Mrs. Homegrown
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One minute and twenty three seconds of beauty and awesomeness from our friend, David Newsome–and his friends, the monarch butterflies. David made this all himself, the voice-over, the cool time-lapse photography, everything. It’s an act of love. David, I promise to plant native milkweed!
  • A Last Minute Gift Suggestion . . .

    Mr. Homegrown
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In a moment both surreal and ego boosting, I opened some junk email to discover that Amazon is suggesting that I buy our own books, The Urban Homestead and Making It, as Christmas gifts. It also recommended Rachel Kaplan and K. Ruby Blume’s excellent book Urban Homesteading. It’s a reminder that this blog is partially supported by your book purchases at both independent booksellers and through the Amazon links on our Publications page.  Many thanks to all of you who have bought our books in the past and continued to support us. We are very lucky to have met so many nice people…
  • The KoMo FlicFloc

    Mr. Homegrown
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Kelly hates it when I write a post packed with hyperbole. But I really feel today like I’ve discovered a sort of breakfast unified field theory. And it’s all thanks to an impulse purchase at an awesome new homesteading supply shop in our neighborhood, The King’s Roost. My credit card discharged from my pocket like ectoplasm at a 19th century seance when I spotted the KoMo FlicFloc. The FlicFloc manually flakes oats, wheat, rye, barley, millet, spelt, rice, sesame, flax seed, poppy and spices. The breakfast possibility it opened to me? Fresh muesli is thy name. Finally a…
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    Shoplet Blog

  • Best of Office Weekly Round Up: 205

    Jessica Hodges
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    It’s crunch time people! Still haven’t decorated for the holidays? This week’s round up is dedicated to all of our last minute scramblers, looking for some fun and creative decorating ideas on a budget. A little paper and some creativity can really go a long way when decorating for the holidays. You can even find clever ways to recycle materials around your home or office and create whimsical and gorgeous decorations. The sky’s the limit! All you need is an eye for a little magic and some basic office supplies. Here are some inspirations to get you started.   All…
  • Best of Office Weekly Round Up 204

    Jessica Hodges
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    There’s nothing like a warm cup of, well, anything during the long winter months. An average cup of joe always tastes better in a cool mug. This week’s weekly round up is dedicated to all of our coffee mongers out there who settle for nothing less than sipping in style. These awesome mugs double as a cookie tray. Totally creepy chic. Get your creative juices flowing while sipping your coffee. Too cute! Dear Mr Richie. Thank you for writing this song because we love to change the words! Perfect for camera geeks. We love this lens mug. Never suffer from coffee ringed furniture ever…
  • Announcing the WINNER of the Avery Bundle Giveaway!

    Jaime Zozobrado
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
      Congratulations to Mary Bethwinner of the Avery Bundle Giveaway! Thanks to everyone for participating in this amazing giveaway. If you are all still interested in getting your hands on more Avery products, you can do so at As always, make sure to look out for some more cool and useful prizes right here at Shoplet!
  • Best of Weekly Round Up 203

    Jaime Zozobrado
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    It’s that time of year again. Holiday songs are played on the radio and everyone is in a giving spirit. However, not everyone may have an idea on what to gift. In this weekly round up, we’ve gathered really unique and creative gifts that will most certainly wow the recipient. It definitely wow’d us! Check out this 3d printer pen! $99.95 How fancy is this BBQ set? $83.50  A Foosball machine that uses the Ipad!?!?! Now thats awesome! $100.00  This cup will reveal if you are an optimist or a pessimist. $25.00  This cute turtle will light up your walls and ceilings with…
  • Holiday Games – 12 Days of Giveaways

    Jessica Hodges
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Tis the season for gift giving and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some trivia and games! This holiday season, Shoplet is giving away one awesome prize every day for the next 12 weekdays in a row! Each day, we will ask a fun holiday trivia question, host a photo contest or require a taste of your humor to determine winners of these awesome prizes. The  Shoplet Holiday Games kick off on December 8th, 2014 and ends on December 23, 2014. During this time, the giveaways will be held between 1PM-3PM EST each day. Here’s how it works. - Each day, we will post a trivia…
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    Think Simple Now

  • How to Find Compassion

    Guest of TSN
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    I was on my way home after purchasing a lavender-scented candle to help kick start a relaxing atmosphere I desperately needed to wind down from a terrible and emotionally draining week at work. I was rummaging for my keys in my purse for what seemed like forever. Oh no! Are you kidding me? I didn’t have my keys! I could see my keys right now in my mind’s eye. There they were, resting on the table by the side of the door. That morning my boyfriend locked the door as we headed off to work, while I unknowingly left my keys at home. The thing was that he just got on a bus to meet up with a…
  • 6 Reasons to Travel Alone

    Guest of TSN
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    I always had the impression that time was passing too fast, that I was not fulfilling my potential and that I was lost in a world, which I was struggling to get to know even in a small part. I always wanted to travel, but I didn’t know how to start. I was insecure about my own decisions, but first and foremost I was afraid to do it alone. One day I just decided to finally leave all these concerns at home and go traveling by myself. I decided to book tickets to places I had never been, pack my backpack and escape to a new part of the world for almost a year. After visiting 40 countries, I…
  • 6 Ways to Let Go of Anger

    Rebecca A. Watson
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    I hate to admit it, but I am not good at letting things go. A few days ago I stared getting worked up about a disagreement a good friend and I had. It replayed in my head; the hurt in my heart flared up again. The worst part? It happened more than a year ago, and it’s been resolved. If she knew I still harbored these feelings, she’d probably be upset. After all, weren’t we past that? It used to be that I would forgive and forget immediately, but I realized that I wasn’t truly forgiving people; I was simply using the technique of denial. So instead, I swung to the other end of the…
  • 6 Tips to Help Introverts Thrive

    Guest of TSN
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been an introvert my whole life — but until recently, I was working against my brain. That is, I was trying to force myself to be social when I was mentally exhausted, to work in conditions an extrovert would thrive in, to not allow myself some sweet alone time that all introverts love every now and then. No wonder I was always tired! Here’s the thing: It’s OK to be introverted, just like it’s OK to be extroverted. Unfortunately, it’s an extroverted world at first glance, and many introverts try to fit themselves into an extrovert’s life, not realizing that they would be so…
  • 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…
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    Sources of Insight

  • 10 Big Ideas from A Christmas Carol

    21 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Are you in the holiday spirit? “Bah!—Humbug!” you say? I was online at the bank, and I overheard the teller ask a customer if he was ready for the holidays.  His response was he couldn’t wait for the holidays to be over. It was Scrooge in action, and I know what that’s like. But I also felt what a shame, if we can’t feel a little lighter, laugh a little harder, or love a little more, as we close out the year, and get ready to start a new one. The one story that always helps me find my Christmas spirit, is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Whether it’s Mickey’s…
  • The Real Price of Your Dreams

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    “You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.” — Zig Ziglar What’s the real price of your dreams? If you haven’t figured out the actual price of your dreams, then you keep them out of reach. Your subconscious mind won’t buy in to your dreams if you don’t give it some real numbers or something specific to work with. And the price of even your wildest dreams might not be as much as you expected. In the book, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, Tony Robbins walks through helping a young entrepreneur translate their dream…
  • The Power of Certainty

    13 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    “There is no certainty; there is only adventure.” — Roberto Assagioli A lack of certainty can stop us in our tracks. If we don’t feel certain inside about what we want or what we need to do to get there, then we give up before we even begin. But, luck for us, we can create a sense of certainty and develop it like a muscle. The more we use it, the better we’ll get. And, it’s a big deal–Certainty is the key to unlocking what’s holding us back. In the book, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, Tony Robbins shares his insights on how…
  • Change Your Strategy, Change Your Story, Change Your State

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” — Winston Churchill How does Tony Robbins change lives around the world? If you want to change your life, you have to change your strategy, you have to change your story, and you have to change your state. In the book, MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom, Tony Robbins shares approach for changing lives, including his own. Changing Your Strategy To change your strategy, model the best.  Work backwards from what works.  As Tony Robbins would say, “success leaves…
  • 10 Big Ideas from Blind Ambition

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:04 am
    Patricia lost her vision as a young child. Rather than give up, she used this pain in her life to become an example of what’s possible, and to inspire others to push past their limits. Walsh is now an award-winning engineer, a champion paratriathlete, and a former Microsoft employee.  She left Microsoft to start her own business, become a professional speaker, and train as a world-class athlete. She has raced in marathons, ultra-marathons and IRONMAN triathlons.  In 2011, Walsh set a new world record for blind triathletes, shattering the previous male and female records by over 50…
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Get Organized And Be Productive in 2015

    Kylie Browne
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Who wants to be more productive and organized in 2015? Our two popular diaries are fantastic tools for you to get more done, get rid of clutter, and feel more organized. They’re both instantly downloadable and fully interactive. SPECIAL OFFER – GET 83% OFF! You can get our popular Goals & Priorities 2015 Diary and Organize-In-5 2015 Diary, both brand new for 2015, at the extra-special price of just $4.95 each. They’re normally $29.00 each – so that’s a discount of 83%! How To Get The Diaries For Only $4.95 Each To get the diaries for this price simply click on…
  • Dealing & Responding To Criticism – Shake It Off!

    Kylie Browne
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Family gatherings during the festive season or big events through out the year can bring out the best and the worst in people. At a party on the weekend the conversation turned to what our plans were for Christmas day. It was quickly overcome with comments like: oh my mother-in law will insist I do it her way my passive-aggressive mother will drop sly comments throughout the day my sister will always try to one-up me, whether it’s a gift or a dish she’s prepared my husband sits back and accepts the praise for hosting when I’m the one who’s done all the preparation…
  • Christmas Organizing Checklist

    Kylie Browne
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    This week’s blog is brought to you from one of our most supportive members, Terry. Terry is a long-time member of the Get Organized Wizard community. She leads a small group at her local community center through the Get Organized Wizard programs, helping others to simplify their life and be happier.  We thank Terry and her group for their wonderful contributions to Get Organized Wizard. Master to Do List Christmas Organizing Checklist Purchase Gifts or Give a Homemade Gift Make a list of names you are purchasing a gift or baking a gift Shop early and watch for sales Wrap Gifts…
  • 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…
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  • Happy Holidays!

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
      Mandarin Orange Monday     It’s time to eat, drink and relax! I’ll be back at the end of next week (52)….        
  • back at home in Helsinki (Finland)

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
      Hi everyone!   I’m back at home, it’s good to sleep in my own bed again The weather in Helskinki has been okay, no snow, no ice – yet. I’ve even seen some sunshine, jihuuuu!   In Málaga I photographed trees…     Look how geometric they are     Geometric Friday     I tried to sketch a palm tree, with ink and water… Here’s a detail…     This is how it looks…. somehow I like this, what do you think? Is black and white boring?     Paint Party Friday     Have a…
  • holiday break

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
      Greetings from sunny Málaga, España!         I’ll have a blogging break now,   I’ll be back at the end of week 51.   Hasta la próxima vez,   nos vemos….    
  • Málaga calling!

    4 Dec 2014 | 11:58 pm
      Hi everyone!   Greetings from sunny Málaga, Spain! I haven’t had time to blog nor visit your blogs - I want to be outside as much as possible when the weather is good -  sunny, sunny, sunny….   I’ve done some sketches here but nothing ready to post. This is a detail of my other sketchbook.. It could be called ‘the long way home’     Paint Party Friday     On Saturday 6.12.2014 it’s 97th Finnish Independence Day!   It’s good to be free!!!!       Have you noticed how geometric strawberries…
  • 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!      
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    Mystic Madness

  • Pruning Guide

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    If you have a garden with shrubs in it, you have to make sure that the shrubs are always and well pruned. This is because they give your garden it structure and add some element of beauty to it. Besides, they are well pruned, it will enhance their shape making it possible for them to produce more fruits and flowers. Experience has shown that unpruned shrubs are always unproductive. So, by pruning your shrubs, you are adding structure to your garden, enhancing its beauty and improving the chances of the garden to produce more fruits and flowers. Things to take into consideration Cut very well…
  • Using a Weed Whacker: What You Should Know

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Weed eater also known as weed whacker or string trimmer is a grass cutting machine that does not come with any blade. Instead, it makes use of strong nylon rope or string which is spun at high speed by the motor of the machine. As the string is spinning at a high speed, it is able to cut grasses that it comes across. It is not a replacement for lawn mower even though one can still utilize it in cutting the entire lawn. It is specifically meant for the cutting of edges, borders and narrower places which are too narrow for the lawn mower to get at. With it, you will be able to get those areas…
  • Precaution to Take to Searching for a Wife

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    A wife is a woman that you have to spend your entire life with. She should be the mother of your children; the woman you should bedroom, life and everything you have with. In the Christendom especially in Roman Catholic theology, a marriage that is validly constructed is indissoluble meaning that it is only death that will separate the man and woman who are married. It is also believed that husband and wife are no longer two but one. Even in the civil societies, there are some rules guiding marital relationship. It is not a type of relationship you can enter in and call it a quit anytime you…
  • Choose a Wife: Tips

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Choosing a wife is not the same thing as choosing a girlfriend. Your wife is a life partner and thus you have to be very careful if you are looking for a wife. Don't just marry any person you see if you don't want to have a broken marriage or rather if you don't want to be a divorcee. Given the availability of many women in the society today, it may be difficult to choose a suitable life partner but it is not impossible. Bear in mind that you can always find a suitable companion if you approach it with utmost careful. Here are some tips to apply in this regard. Make a list of…
  • Twelve Days Traditional Countdown of Christmas: How to Make It Memorable

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Few days from now, the Christmas day which is the long awaited day will be here with us. Some has already started on time to mark the twelve days traditional countdown of Christmas. If you did not start on time, you will find these ideas helpful. Good a thing, Christmas is feast that is celebrated once every year and so you can still make great use of the tips given below on yearly basis during every christmas celebration. Here are some tips to make it great and memorable for your partner.   First day of Christmas You should purchase a box of cereal which your spouse likes very much and…
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Make Star Wars Snowflakes

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Getting ready for the holidays but want to infuse your love for Star Wars in your décor? Instead of creating run of the mill snowflakes to hang in the window announce your love for all things Jedi by creating unique snowflakes in the shape of your favorite Star Wars characters. Steps Sample Snowflake Templates If using these snowflake templates, cut out only the black portions. Printable Darth Maul Snowflake Template Printable Darth Vader Snowflake Template Printable R2 D2 Snowflake Template Gather Your Supplies Purchase strong, white cardstock to create your snowflakes. Since you will be…
  • How to Insulate Heating and Coolant Pipes in 2011 2012 Nissan LEAF

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Several LEAF owners have reported increased range and heating efficiency by as much as 20% by using this method.[1] Steps Run the heater for 5-10 min to locate the hot liquid circuit. Unplug the car from charger. Turn the steering wheel straight and leave the door open and wait two minutes before removing the battery terminals. IMPORTANT: If your LEAF is equipped with a 12v Rear Spoiler Solar Panel, cover it with a card board or a similar opaque sheet before disconnecting the 12v battery. Disconnect and remove battery terminals. Detach the fuse box on the front of the battery harness (clips)…
  • How to Make a Mistletoe Jello Shot

    21 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Drink masters from the amateur to the professional level have their own take on what comprises a “mistletoe” cocktail. This Jello shot was inspired by Tim Laird’s Mistletoe Martini from That’s Entertaining. Laird’s Mistletoe Martini contains cranberry juice, lemon juice and tangerine vodka and is served in a cocktail glass rimmed with sugar. Makes about 16 shots. Ingredients Lemon syrup 4 medium lemons, cut into wedges and muddled in a medium saucepan 1½ cups (350 ml) water 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar Note: If you don’t want to make the syrup, then mix 1 part lemonade…
  • How to Make Gingerbread Houses Using Graham Crackers

    21 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Gingerbread houses are a Christmas tradition the whole family can make together. Instead of spending hours making gingerbread, you can make gingerbread houses using graham crackers to save yourself both effort and time during a busy season. Display your houses on your table or in a decorative corner for Christmas Day. Ingredients 2 egg whites 1 tsp. lemon juice 1 box confectioner's sugar 1 large box of graham crackers Hard Christmas candies for decoration Steps Preparing the House Separate your Christmas candies into bowls. This step saves the hassle of opening bags of candy with sticky…
  • How to Find Your Apple ID

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Your Apple ID is an essential part of the iOS and Mac experience. It ties all of your devices and purchases together, allowing you to sync your content and data across all of your devices. If you've lost or can't remember your Apple ID, see Step 1 below to learn how to retrieve it. Steps Using a Computer Visit the My Apple ID website. You can access the My Apple ID site by entering into your browser's address bar. Click the "Find your Apple ID" link. This is located underneath the button on the right side of the page. Enter in your information. You will need to enter…
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    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • How To Go From Rookie Engineer To Valuable Asset

    Dwayne Melancon
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    I have a position on an industry advisory board for a local university's Engineering department, which means I get to hear a lot about the challenges of newly-graduated engineers who are looking for jobs. I've also had the chance to speak with some of the new graduates who were able to get engineering jobs, but are wondering how to make their mark (or at least fit in among their corporate peers).Imagine this: You've just spent four to six years getting a degree or two in engineering. That's a solid decision considering the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that all engineering…
  • 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…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Have You Seen this Lady Before? (The Market Leader Effect)

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    For the past month, Ken has been telling me about this stock image model who seems to appear everywhere. He would point out her ads whenever we chance by them (for example, there’s this storage solutions ad near our home with her in it; she’s also in Teamviewer ads, and we use Teamviewer), but I never really believed him. I thought it was just a fluke, since I’ve seen stock images get overused before. UNTIL one day when Ken came across yet another of her ads while surfing. As he shouted in exasperation, I glanced at his laptop in curiosity. Sure enough, there she was,…
  • 5 Passive Income Myths Blocking You from Earning Passive Income, Debunked

    2 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Hi guys! In a few days’ time on Dec 6, I’ll be starting a new run of my passive income course. This is my third year teaching the course (3 2 seats left by the way, so secure your seat asap to join! Update Dec 5: Our seats are all filled up and registration is now CLOSED!), and I’m super excited to work with the latest batch of participants. While waiting for the course to start, I thought to debunk some common myths about passive income (P.I.) that prevent many from earning it. 1. I need to invest / trade forex / get property / etc. to earn passive income. When…
  • [Sign Ups CLOSED] Earn Money While You Sleep: Join Passive Income Business Course NOW! [Starts Dec 6]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Update Dec 4: The seats are taken up fast and there are only 8 6 3 2 1 seat left!! If you’re interested in earning passive income and being financially free for life, this is the course for you. Read on for details, and register at the end of the post! Our seats are all filled up and registration is now CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your interest and for those of you who’ve registered, look forward to working with you in our first session on Dec 6! Are you interested in earning passive income? Want to stop spending your time just to earn money every day? Do you want to spend…
  • 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…
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 5 Amazing Tips To Lose Weight With Intermittent Fasting

    Amit Sodha
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fasting has been all over the media as of late and has become very popular thanks to mainstream attention.  It’s been around for thousands of years and is a very powerful method for improving health and, as a byproduct, losing weight. “I fast for greater mental and physical efficiency”  – Plato I began fasting towards the end of 2012 and had some great success with it. In 2013 I didn’t do it much although, I did try different methods of intermittent fasting, e.g. eating a fully daily calorie intake in a six hour window.  I didn’t have as much success…
  • How writing a letter to Santa will make you more creative

    Leonardo Borges
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Oh, I do remember being a child. And I cherish those memories so much. I was one of the youngest children in my extended family. My siblings and cousins were older than me and that’s a tough position for a child – I had to endure the older kids trying to spoil my childish fantasies with reality. But I heroically defended the existence of Santa Claus against all arguments. After all, how else could the exact gift I had asked for in my letter turn out under my bed on Christmas morning? It was obvious Santa was real. I held my ground until the older kids got bored and found something else to…
  • Top 20 Most Shared Facebook Posts of 2014

    Steven Aitchison
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    Facebook has been huge for me this year ever since I really started focusing on it in December 2013. The hard work has finally paid off with over 630,000 likes to the page, up from 35,000 likes this time last year. Change Your Thoughts Today Facebook Page   It has been so good that I have been asked to do consultation work on business Facebook pages and also been asked to speak at a major seminar in San Diego next year. I have turned down all offers of consultation work, but accepted the speaking gigs, I am just too busy with my personal development products, however I did release a…
  • The Best Kind of Courage We Can Get

    Julia Kristina Mah
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m not just sure if it was our parents, our siblings, society, the media, or that cheeky little kid in the schoolyard  who told us we need to be someone we’re not in order to be accepted, good enough, valuable, and worthwhile human beings. Wherever it came from, though, it’s not nice. And how it has translated in to adulthood is by cultivating a mindset in many of us that makes us believe we need to be perfect, beyond reproach, always on top of our game, and never show any signs of personal limitations, weakness, vulnerabilities or boundaries, and never have any real problems of our…
  • Crystal Personality Quiz

    Karina Collins
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Look at the 6 crystals below, which are you drawn to? Don’t choose your favorite color, choose the one you are most attracted to at this very moment. Below is the explanation of your choice – but don’t cheat, just pick the one you’re drawn to: Shared with kind permission from Karina Collins – Internationally renowned Psychic from Ireland   Karina’s Facebook Page  | Karina’s Website   No.1: Opalite You seek freedom, somewhere peaceful to calm your senses and hear your inner voice. Have you been feeling stressed and disconnected? Do you feel unsure of your…
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    Exile Lifestyle

  • Update

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Above is an excerpt from the audiobook version of my new book, Considerations. That’s me doing the narration. The text version can be found here.
  • The Cost of Things

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    It’s amazing what we can get for twenty dollars these days. Sure, it sometimes seems like inflation just won’t quit, and the costs of living add up to a frightening sum, and a pack of gum could once be had for less than a dollar, but now costs several. But this is mostly a slow-burn perspective; difficult to see clearly because it moves so steadily. Our buying power for most things (in the developed and developing worlds) has been on an upward trend for generations, and our lack of appreciation for this fact stems not from a dearth of wielded purchasing power, but from the lack of…
  • 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,…
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    Organize to Revitalize!

  • Chillax this Holiday Season! How to Destress and Get Stuff Done.

    Naomi Cook
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I love the word Chillax! A hybrid of the words “chill” and “relax,” it basically means calm down! Okay, are you laughing and saying: What is she talking about?! Yes, I know, I know … the holidays can be stressful, but there are ways to reduce that stress and still be productive. For example, you might try to get one harder task out of the way and then reward yourself when you’ve completed it. So, if you’ve spent the greater part of a day (or two) decorating your tree, you can feel good knowing that you’ve crossed something off your list. ……
  • How to Stick To Your Budget This Holiday Season

    Dan Loya
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    The December edition of the 5-Minute Organizing Challenge will help you avoid overspending during this crunch time for holiday season shopping. Instead of being triggered to spend yourself into debt, you can outmaneuver the marketing tactics that are aimed at getting you to spend beyond your means. As usual, each suggestion below only takes about five minutes or less, so they can be very simple to complete. 1. Write a List or Use an App Start out by spending five minutes or so making a list of who you’re buying for and what you plan to buy them. Also, record how much you plan to spend for…
  • Get Organized for The Holidays ~ The Ultimate Gift!

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:30 am
    The holidays are here! Are you feeling overwhelmed this holiday season? Do you have a lot of tasks on your to do list? Things like … Finish buying the holiday gifts Schedule the family get-togethers Begin to bake and cook and then bake some more Get the house ready for guests and take care of last minute home repairs Keep all of the balls in the air at work Keep everyone happy!!! Whew! No wonder so many people get stressed when the holidays are approaching. Are you one of these people? I hope not! But it doesn’t have to be that way because let’s face it, YOU should be enjoying…
  • Get Personalized Styling With Stitch Fix

    Nealey Stapleton
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    I just heard about a new website that makes shopping for clothes on the Internet an enjoyable and successful experience. Say what?! Let’s back up … A Story About Online Shopping   I’m not much of an online shopper, but I have a client that does most of her shopping on the Internet. The process usually goes something like this: She spends time searching for an item she wants in particular or simply does some browsing. She purchases stuff and waits for it to arrive at her door. Then she tries everything on, which typically leads to returning almost everything she ordered due to…
  • Three Simple Organizing Products You Can Use Right Now

    Ellen Delap
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    I love simple organizing products that can be used in many different places throughout your home or office. Simple products may not have the “bright and shiny” attraction of some tools, but they are sanity savers. Simple organizing products can provide big benefits because they allow you to easily see what you have and to quickly access the stuff you need. The biggest bang they offer is the ability to organize your stuff directly at the point of use. My three favorites are Command hooks, over the door hooks, and over the door shoe organizers (affiliate links). Keep reading…
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    Time Management Ninja

  • 3 Powerful Time Management Strategies

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Bryan Collins. Bryan is on a mission to teach people how to become writers and finish what they started with A Handbook for the Productive Writer. Would you like to earn more or less for the time you spend working? For several years, I was a freelance journalist living […]
  • 6 Steps to Crush Your Goals in 2015

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor quit his six-figure job to follow his passion, starting his blog Time Management Chef where he helps entrepreneurs free up more time through productivity hacks so they can focus on what they really love. We are moving towards the end of the year at lightning speed. […]
  • How Long Does It Really Take You to Get to Work?

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Colter Reed. Colter writes software, and writes about personal growth and productivity on his blog. How long does it take you to get to work in the morning? Got a number in mind? Remember that number. Mine is fifteen. Five + ten. I’m going to put it to the test […]
  • Never Ever Send Last Minute Emails

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    It is not the instantaneous communication it was once considered. In fact, email is the new snail mail. It is slow. People read it infrequently. And they respond even less. If you want something done quickly don’t send an email. Email is Not Instantaneous The other day a colleague sent me an email saying they […]
  • Need More Time? Cross Some Tasks Off Your List

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    Want to lighten your todo load today? I have a simple way to do that: Cross some tasks off your list. Don’t do them. Just cross them off. Before you panic, I’ll bet you have several tasks on your list that shouldn’t be there in the first place. Lighten Your List by Deleting Tasks If you […]
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  • Hello Winter Holidays!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Podcast #111 with Ariel Garten of InteraXon_Alt

    Fancy Hands
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:32 pm
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  • Podcast #111 with Ariel Garten of InteraXon_v2

    Fancy Hands
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:12 pm
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  • Podcast #111 with Ariel Garten of InteraXon

    Fancy Hands
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
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  • Podcast #110 with Jesse Kaplan of Parcel Podcast

    Fancy Hands
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:49 am
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  • Podcast #109 with Chris Ducker of The New Business Podcast

    Fancy Hands
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living

  • Writer’s Block: The Myth, the Truth and the Solution

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    When the Words Stop Flowing … What do you do when the writing just doesn’t come, when the words don’t flow out of you like all easy rivers flow to the sea, and when a blank screen stays blank minutes and hours on end? What do you do when you can’t seem to tell your story? It’s not for lack of trying, that much you know for certain. You’ve done everything right. You’ve tried to set your distractions aside, made time and space in your life, created a quiet haven in your home or wherever you have settled down to write, and you even have the perfect music…
  • How to Believe In Yourself Again after Failure

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Guess What? Failure is Not Bad. At All. Here’s the problem. And this is a big problem that if you don’t wrap your brain around and totally get it now, it is going to delay your happiness and success for a very long time. Are you ready? Here goes: Failure Is Not Bad. I know you’ve heard this before but you haven’t believed it yet, have you? Because until you do, it’s no good knowing it. Reminder: You can still grab The Positive Affirmations for Life program with more than 4 hours of audio affirmations for 7 life situations that impact your happiness and success the…
  • 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…
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  • Untemplater Highlights Of 2014

    21 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    Another year is quickly coming to a close. I didn’t even realize it’s almost Christmas until someone asked me a few days ago if I’d done all of my shopping (I hadn’t!). 2014 has been a challenging year for me, and although I think I did okay, I do feel that I could have done more. But I suppose I tend to feel that way every year end.2015 will be a year of significant change for me as I transition into a new job, or potentially full time entrepreneurship depending on how things go, and I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter and seeing what I’m really…
  • 19 Best Products For A Home Office

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    I recently started setting up a new home office and am loving my space. I do a lot of writing as you can imagine, and I’ve come to realize that I’m a lot more productive in my new home office space. Before I had a desk that was too big and often ended up writing in bed or on the couch. Even if you don’t work from home much or at all, it’s still really nice to be able to have your own home office space to pay bills, write emails, update your budget, easily keep track of your finances, and work on side gigs (check out these 90 fun and practical side hustle…
  • “I Can’t Breathe!” – Why Can’t They Hear Eric Garner?

    Financial Samurai
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:18 am
    Here are Eric Garner’s final words before he was choked to death by officers in Staten Island for apparently selling cigarettes on the sidewalk. Garner had just helped break up a fight between three men when the cops started questioning him and things escalated.“Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today… I’m minding my business, officer. I’m minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone. Please. Please don’t touch me. Do not touch me. [garbled] I can’t…
  • 25 Easy Life Hacks For Everyday Problems

    4 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    I remember when I first picked up a copy of Real Simple magazine and found their section on new uses of old, everyday things. I felt like I was in reader heaven. I love easy life hacks for everyday problems and finding new ways to reuse stuff! Even if I have absolutely no plan on using a piece of a pool noodle as a blade guard for a saw, I still think it’s really cool to look at clever ways we can repurpose things that we have just lying around.Life hacks can also become addictive because who doesn’t want to know more tips and tricks to make life easier?! In our hectic world…
  • Personal Capital Review: Don’t Call Them A Robo Advisor!

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:47 am
    Thanks to the internet, we’ve seen a boon in creative applications that help people do anything from staying in better shape to growing their wealth. Without a strong handle on our finances, it’s hard to pursue our interests with 100% focus because we’ll always be wondering whether we have enough money. At Untemplater, we believe money is only a means to an end; a better life for you and your family.Let me share with you some reasons why I think Personal Capital is one of the best free money management tools out there. I’ve been using them for the past three years…
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    Wake Up Cloud

  • How to Find Your Path in Life

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Finding your path is not an act of searching. It is an act of allowing. When you let go of what you think should be, you allow what is meant to be. While this may sound trite, it is simply the act of following your heart moment by moment. Your purpose is already built into your being. When you follow your heart, your inner GPS, you are nudged in the right direction. Because what finding your path comes down to is living life to the fullest. It comes down to following what feels alive to you, and doing your best, in this moment. But There’s a Dangerous Obsession That obsession is a chase…
  • The Truth About Standing Out in Your Market or Niche

    9 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Having trouble discovering what makes you unique? There seems to be so many people doing what you want to do. You don’t want to drown in a sea of sameness, so you do nothing. You never start. But doing nothing is not the answer. You know that. Deep down you know what needs to be done. But you’re held back by what ifs. So let’s get you unstuck, shall we? Standing Out in Your Market — The Video As always, the video below complements the article, so I recommend you watch the video, and then read the article. And if you want more videos, make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel.
  • Why Doing Work You Love Takes Time

    2 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    You’re doing your best. You’ve put in the work. You’re trying to figure this following your passion stuff out. But things aren’t going according to plan. You look at everyone else, and they seem to be farther along. Then you start to doubt yourself … What if you’re not cut out for this? What if you can’t do what you love? What if you have to settle for a mediocre life? It may feel like you’re going insane. But you’re not. There’s nothing wrong with where you are. It just takes time to do what you love. Why Doing Work You Love Takes Time — The Video Check out the video…
  • 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…
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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 Dec 1st: The 5 winners have been picked and contacted. You all will get this book shortly sent to you: Daniel B Jennifer N Jorge B Phil P Li H 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 […] 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 - Lost touch with your holiday magic?

    Julie Poland
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Life isn't perfect and people aren't perfect.  Duh.  ButGoogle Images: lapsych.wordpress.comthose two concepts, however obvious, seem harder to take when you're in the time of year when memories (however foggy) and invented standards create expectations for holidays that Martha Stewart or Giada DeLaurentis would envy. If it isn't quite working for you right now, you're not alone.  Trust us on this.It's assumed that you're going to be in the holiday mood.  Others expect it of you and you probably even expect it of yourself.  There's cultural pressure all around you to…
  • Ensuring on-time delivery with sanity intact

    Julie Poland
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    Let's start with a scenario: you need a certain cycle time on Google Images: project.  Today is X date and the deadline is Y date. You know that you have 5 steps to complete in the project during the allotted cycle time, yet in your history of doing this type of project step #5 always seems to wind up as a rush job.You have always managed to pull it off, but at the expense of some preventable mistakes.  Worse, your sense of urgency at the end has caused you to mow over some colleagues.  This has resulted in lingering grudges and less willingness to go the…
  • Looking for a white charger to save the day?

    Julie Poland
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    A consultant is hired, and given the message that his jobGoogle Images: is to reverse the organization's negative momentum.  He charges in on his white horse, wielding his tools of the trade and digs in.  He works long hours, and he devotes all of his resources to this engagement.After a few weeks and months he grows frustrated, because his educated recommendations are falling on deaf ears.  It seems that the group doesn't want to implement any idea that hasn't come from the inside, even if the ideas that have been bubbling up from the inside haven't…
  • Do you really work best under pressure?

    Julie Poland
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    "I work best under pressure," he replied with a sheepish grin. Google Images: chiefmoody55.wordpress.comThis guy is a renowned procrastinator in his business - at least that's how outside observers perceive him.  He will tell you that he summons his best energies when a deadline is looming and potential work hours are waning.Is that what's really going on?  Here are some possible explanations:The person who claims to work best under pressure is likely to be addicted (and this term is meant loosely) to the adrenaline rush that comes with handling crisis. The day to day is boring, and…
  • Four posting mistakes to avoid on Facebook

    Julie Poland
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    One of the most frequent questions we receive from Google Images: kpopstarz.comstart-ups and small business owners is how to use social media to its best to build market awareness - and ultimately to sell more stuff.  It's attractive because it's free, other than the time invested in posting content there.  As in the case of networking, there are rules of engagement to be learned.  Ignore them at your own risk, because otherwise you'll not make the friends or build the influence and positive image you desire from being seen and heard online.Braggadocio "Hey world,…
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    Balance In Me

  • 17 Best Gifts for the All-Around Life Balance

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Holidays can be stressful. We often get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the season that we lose the ability to enjoy this magical time of the year. The time of presents, hot chocolate and warm wine, the time of spending time with the people we really love, the time of reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, the time of making new plans and reigniting our passions, the time of sharing and giving back. BalanceInMe is all about finding balance and keeping it. So I put together a list of 17 best life balance gifts that you can give people you love or … (shhhh!) get them for…
  • How to Have More Fun at Work

    Adrienne Erin
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    by Adrienne Erin For many people, a 9 to 5 is something to survive, not enjoy. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! While your office may not be as extreme or exciting as Google’s corporate hub or Pixar’s headquarters, you can still make it a fun place to work. If you don’t know where to start, here are some easy ways to incorporate fun and excitement into your workday. Give Your Desk a Makeover A great way to boost your work environment is to give it a little makeover, adding personality to your workspace. Whether you have a corner office or a cubicle, periodically changing the…
  • 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…
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    Good Vibe Blog

  • Your Favorite Posts of the Year

    Good Vibe Coach
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Of the 98 posts published here throughout the year, you guys had a handful of favorites that got way more attention than most. Here’s where the big love was flowing at the blog in 2014: 1. How to Practice Being Rich We’ve talked before about why it’s powerful to practice being rich; in this post we talk about how exactly to do that. This post had quadruple the traffic of other articles. 2. Sleep Your Way to Success  How can sleep help manifest your desires? This post on how you can sleep your way to success written by LOA expert Nancy Barry-Jansson was your second most…
  • How to Pretend When Reality Disagrees

    Good Vibe Coach
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    LOA savvy folks know the power of acting as if you’ve already got what you want. Becoming the person you want to be – before reality agrees with you – is incredibly effective at aligning your signal to allow your desires to manifest in 3D reality. This works no matter what you’re manifesting – whether your goals are professional, spiritual, relationship, financial or physical health. Yet lots of creators don’t practice it because they quickly run into challenges with pretending it’s already so. Like, the guy manifesting financial abundance…
  • Activate: New Money Story

    Good Vibe Coach
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Is it time for a new money story? If the one you’ve been telling isn’t your favorite, let’s replace it. I’ll share tidbits from mine and invite you to share highlights from yours so we can piece together our absolute favorite way to do money. Remember how this works: change starts with a new story. And we have to be willing to tell that story before it’s “true.” This is not for sissies. Being able to speak it like you want it before it is takes some cojones. But we can do it – because we’re conscious creators who know how to engage our…
  • Getting Clients the LOA Way

    Good Vibe Coach
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    If you’d like my help to rock your business, I’ve got a fab new way to help you get clients. Or readers, subscribers, customers, buyers, projects, gigs – whatever you call it when someone shows up to pay you for the work you’re doing in the world. If you’re a healer, coach, artist, singer, writer, or any type of service professional who relies on attracting clients to stay in business, you’re invited to my Vibrational Marketing event a week from today. It’s a free hour where I lay out the LOA way to get perfect clients. This is something I’m…
  • What’s In Your DNA?

    Good Vibe Coach
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Did you know you can get your dog’s DNA tested for like $65? It’ll tell you the different breeds making up their ancestry. Cool, right? We just sent in Sadie’s cheek swab a few days ago. In anticipating what the results will say about her heritage, it made me wonder what’s in my DNA. But then I realized I don’t need a test to tell me what I’m programmed with. I feel it every day, in every cell, in every breath … … my DNA reads “Inspire Conscious Creators.” (There’s no ACGT code in mine, I’d bet money. It has to be all…
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    Mick Gill's Blog

  • How To Record Your Android Screen

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    In amongst the new features ushered in with Android KitKat was a screencasting capability—a native tool for capturing on-screen activity in a video file. Whether you want to show off your app, share your Angry Birds prowess or start a series of Android troubleshooting videos, it's not difficult to get the functionality up and running, Read More at
  • 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
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    Dave Ursillo

  • Relationships to Words: Why They Matter, and How to Rewrite Words’ Meanings in 2015

    Dave Ursillo
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    As I writer, I feel relationships to words. Which might sound a bit strange, at first. After all, words are just words. Representations of things. Words are how we communicate. Not much else. “Sticks and stones,” the saying goes, “may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” (We know that ain’t true.) You don’t need to be a writer to know what it feels like to have relationships to words. We all carry relationships to words with us. Words aren’t just sketches of ink on paper or dots on a computer screen. You could say that words carry stories…
  • 18 Stories I’ve Taken Home from India (Told in Photos + Thoughts)

    Dave Ursillo
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve carried many stories back with me from my recent travels to India. Stories, of course, come back with you from every journey. A story is an interpretation of facts and details that we (willfully or subconsciously) place into context. The story can be replayed and rethought a thousand times over in our mind’s eye until something resembling a single narrative becomes “the” story. Think back to a heartbreak, a struggle, or a brilliant moment of triumph. You could probably recite the tale with the dramatic flare of a court jester before an entire audience.
  • Blue Mondays? Blame that “What Was I Doing Again?” Feeling

    Dave Ursillo
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Poor Monday has quite an image problem. I actually feel bad for Monday. Think about how the simple name of the day that starts our traditional work week has become sort of a boogieman to us. You might hear Monday called “Blue Monday” for the sadness and malaise that the workweek brings, or hear someone referring to his or her “Monday Blues”  when getting back into the office. Over recent decades, how we treat our Mondays has even been connected to a variety of health issues, including: - Higher suicide rates. Studies have indicated a higher rate of…
  • At 5:38 AM, We Stood on the Highway and Shared Chai Tea (The India Experience, Part 1)

    Dave Ursillo
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been watching our driver closely since I noticed our taxi drifting in and out of our lane. I can see his eyelids hanging heavy, fighting to stay open. His eyes are watery. He blinks short and often. Then, one blink is too slow. He starts to nod off. I quickly throw my right hand across the divide of our seats and shake his shoulder. His eyes spring open and he instinctively sits taller, looking straight ahead at the road as if nothing has happened. “Are you okay?” I ask. “Ye-,” he mutters through his thick accent. Less than a minute passes. His…
  • 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…
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    Life-Long Learner

  • Ecommerce and Building A Booming Business Abroad with Ryan Coisson – TCE 056

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Today we’re very fortunate to have one of my newer buddies Ryan Coisson on the show. Me and Ryan originally connected through an entrepreneur organization I’m involved with called the Broterhood. You’ll hear more about this in the episode, but I had heard about all these guys making a fortune launching ecommerce businesses on Amazon…and when I had questions my friends said that Ryan was the guy to chat with about all things ecommerce. Ryan is a serial entrepreneur that has started all kinds of successful businesses and…
  • PEAK STATE: Using Exercise to Build Success Habits TCE – #55

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Last week I wrote about a new project I’ve been working on called Peak State. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I’d go ahead and read that post… What is Peak State? Well it’s my attempt at creating the most motivating workout in the world and leveraging the recurring nature of working out to instill habits that enhance achievement and prosperity. If that sounds crazy or audacious….well it kind of is. This episode is an extended version of the origin story of Peak State, how its…
  • My New Project Peak State

    3 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    A few months ago I had this idea for a type of workout I’d never seen. At first the idea seemed a bit out there, but as I’ve introduced it to more people the feedback has been tremendously positive. The workout is called Peak State and you can read about it here. I now teach it regularly where I live in New York City and you can get a feel for the mindfulness portion of the workouts by requesting access to a sample guided meditation I created here. Anyways, this post is not a workout prescription but rather the story behind Peak State and why it exists… I think people interested…
  • UGG: Building An Iconic Brand with Brian Smith – TCE 054

    2 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes “You can’t give birth to adults…” This is a quote from today’s guest that was something that I needed to hear and might provide peace of mind to those of you listening are in the early days of starting something new. I’m so excited to have Brian Smith, the founder of the iconic boot brand Ugg on the show. You may have seen these in just about every high school in the world not too long ago…in fact I think I bought a pair for my sister for Christmas back in the day! But Ugg wasn’t always an iconic…
  • 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…
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • The One Secret Missing in Every Productivity Tip Ever

    Marissa Brassfield
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    I read hundreds of articles a month in my relentless quest of new efficiency insights and strategies, and more often than not, I find one secret missing in every productivity tip ever.Most of these articles share an app or an approach that solves a specific problem.This is like using a box of small bandages to stop a big gash from bleeding.One tiny bandage isn’t enough to cover the wound, so you keep adding small bandages. By the time you’ve covered the wound, the first bandages are already saturated.Eventually, the wound gets covered in a pile of bandages, many of them too small…
  • The Cause of Burnout is Much More Complicated Than You Think

    Rosemina Nazarali
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    © Picture Factory — FotoliaMost of us will attribute burnout to tight deadlines, an angry boss, unpleasant coworkers, or simply having too much on our plates. But it seems the cause of job stress is a lot more complicated than working long hours. A study published in the Journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology found that home and social life are major contributing factors to job stress.Researchers surveyed 1,954 employees in Quebec and took a variety of factors into account, such as household income, gender, age, if they had a supportive boss, and if they had…
  • Your Windowless Office is Making You Lose Sleep

    Rosemina Nazarali
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Photo courtesy of Campaign Monitor/FlickrThe desk facing a window or corner office with amazing views have always topped the list of things workers want most from their workspaces. But these views and exposure to natural light are a lot more important than a show of achievement — it’s become an issue of public health.A team of architects and medial researchers joined forces for a small study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. They compared people who are exposed to natural light at work to those who aren’t, and found that those who do have windows…
  • The Truth About Positive Thinking

    Rosemina Nazarali
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Photo courtesy of of us believe in the power of positive thinking — if we are optimistic about an outcome, we will achieve the desired end result. It turns out this might just be a myth. Research conducted by Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology and the author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation, found that those who think positively are actually less likely to be successful in their chosen endeavour.Oettingen first conducted a study more than 20 years ago in which she enrolled women in weight loss programs that had…
  • Productivity Affirmation #8: I Am a Competitor

    Marissa Brassfield
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Productivity affirmation #8: I am a competitor Today’s productivity affirmation emphasizes your will to win: I am a competitor.You have a fire within you that refuses to die out, even in the face of fear and seemingly impossible odds.You know the value of hard work and know how to will yourself into action.You recognize that it’s not just about winning — it’s about winning the right way, with integrity and finesse.You’re resilient, passionate and, above all, a winner.Now keep winning.The post Productivity Affirmation #8: I Am a Competitor appeared first on…
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    Personal Excellence

  • Have You Seen this Lady Before? (The Market Leader Effect)

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    For the past month, Ken has been telling me about this stock image model who seems to appear everywhere. He would point out her ads whenever we chance by them (for example, there’s this storage solutions ad near our home with her in it; she’s also in Teamviewer ads, and we use Teamviewer), but I never really believed him. I thought it was just a fluke, since I’ve seen stock images get overused before. UNTIL one day when Ken came across yet another of her ads while surfing. As he shouted in exasperation, I glanced at his laptop in curiosity. Sure enough, there she was,…
  • 5 Passive Income Myths Blocking You from Earning Passive Income, Debunked

    2 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Hi guys! In a few days’ time on Dec 6, I’ll be starting a new run of my passive income course. This is my third year teaching the course (3 2 seats left by the way, so secure your seat asap to join! Update Dec 5: Our seats are all filled up and registration is now CLOSED!), and I’m super excited to work with the latest batch of participants. While waiting for the course to start, I thought to debunk some common myths about passive income (P.I.) that prevent many from earning it. 1. I need to invest / trade forex / get property / etc. to earn passive income. When…
  • [Sign Ups CLOSED] Earn Money While You Sleep: Join Passive Income Business Course NOW! [Starts Dec 6]

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Update Dec 4: The seats are taken up fast and there are only 8 6 3 2 1 seat left!! If you’re interested in earning passive income and being financially free for life, this is the course for you. Read on for details, and register at the end of the post! Our seats are all filled up and registration is now CLOSED. Thanks everyone for your interest and for those of you who’ve registered, look forward to working with you in our first session on Dec 6! Are you interested in earning passive income? Want to stop spending your time just to earn money every day? Do you want to spend…
  • 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…
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    Thad Thoughts

  • Canopy is Amazon Curated

    Thad Puckett
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Back in 2013 I discovered Fab, the online merchant that takes design to a new level. By design I mean the thoughtfulness not just of what an item might look like in your home, but design as a well constructed website and mobile app. It was beautiful. Now, most of us would never think that Amazon has a beautiful site.  Nor would we think that Amazon gives much thought to visual design of their store.  I realize that’s not true.  Amazon has spent oodles of money and time to design a site that helps them do what they do:  sell stuff. But Fab and Amazon aren’t the same.  The two online…
  • Most Read Posts of 2014

    Thad Puckett
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    I guarantee one thing that you will read a lot about in the last days of 2014 will be lists about the past year.  The top Google searches, the top apps, the top songs, the top books, the top items purchased.  The list will be long, perhaps endless! So, in the spirit of these lists, I offer for you my own version: The Most Read Posts of 2014. 1. Evernote is Like 2. Using Apple TV in Your Small Business: Digital Signs For Cheap 3. How I Learned to Love Safari 4. How Eliminating Wheat From Our Diet is Changing My Family 5. 101 Things You Can Do With Evernote 6. Getting…
  • Bluetooth Turns Technology Into Convenience

    Thad Puckett
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Bluetooth as a technology isn’t really new.  It has been around a long time. But in some ways it is like it has just arrived.  The truth is somewhere in between: Bluetooth turns technology into convenience. Yes, Bluetooth has been around quite a long time.  It was first invented in 1994 to provide a means for cellular telephones to connect to computers. I can remember it being introduced to laptops by the early 2000s, and remember it in the Motorola Razor phone I purchased in 2006, which came with a free Bluetooth ear piece. What was always amazing was the promise of how easy it would be…
  • Interview with Entrepreneur and Author Tim Fargo

    Thad Puckett
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    This is another in my series of interviews with leaders, writers, technologists, artists, etc. This interview is with entrepreneur Tim Fargo. Tell the readers about your work background.  What have you been involved with in the past? After I graduated I worked in a variety of different businesses. A few of the positions were sales oriented, but I also worked as a CFO. My education is accounting and finance, and I understand the admin and systems side quite well, though I’d say my disposition is more sales oriented. Leaders come from many different backgrounds. How did you prepare for the…
  • Can You Drop Off The Grid?

    Thad Puckett
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    A friend sent me a text the other day that said that if he were a farmer he could completely drop off the grid. In his instance he was talking about dropping off more than the electric grid (which is more or less where this phrase came from). No, he was talking about dropping off of the Internet grid…disappearing…becoming an unperson (okay, maybe not that). That got me wondering if, in the connected world we now live in,  is it even possible to drop off that grid. Can you really disappear?  Really remove yourself from the public Internet?  Can you drop off the grid? The…
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  • #1 Theme for 2015

    Lori Lynn Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:08 pm
    It is the time again…. to set your intention and theme for the year or the quarter.  In the past I have done a year… this year I am thinking that I will do it quarterly.  So many things happen and change during the year and I believe that evolving and adapting as the year goes by keep me focused on my vision! Last year,  “Creation & Movement” , yes.  There were so many things that I randomly manifested for myself, it was sorta crazy.  And many would look at my year and think that I was quite successful.  Yes, there were many areas that were good.  But I had this…
  • PDR 56 – Balancing Life and Business Through In-Depth Goal Setting with Margery Edwards

    Lori Lynn Smith
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:41 pm
      Show Topic: Balancing Life and Business Through In-Depth Goal Setting with Margery Edwards Understanding the importance of goal setting for achieving success, as you define it, in all aspects of your life.  Learning how to set your goals powerfully for the best success.  Insights into additional power in achieving your goals. Listen Here: Stitcher : Here BlogTalkRadio: Here iTunes: Here Show Notes: Margery shares the difference between Goals and  New Years Resolutions Why is it important to have goals? The best time to set goals Tips on how to write goals Fun as a goal!!
  • PDR 55 – Your Unmuted Expression in Your Business and Brand with Sally Mercedes

    Lori Lynn Smith
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Show Topic: Your Unmuted Expression in Your Business and Brand with Sally Mercedes If you hate marketing, or you’re struggling to stand out and get clients, or you know your marketing and branding feels flat, it could be because you need to become unmuted in your business and marketing. Stop hiding behind a facade or getting overwhelmed by the often conflicting info you hear from experts. It’s time to become unmuted and reap the benefits of being uniquely you in your business. Listen Here: Stitcher : Here BlogTalkRadio: Here iTunes: Here Show Notes: The First Interview with…
  • Spirited Woman Directory 2015

    Lori Lynn Smith
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I enjoyed working on this project with Nancy Mills and all the other Fabulous Women! There are not many times when I will tell you what to do…. but today is the day! Check out the stories, they are really inspiring!
  • PDR 54 – The Myth of Eros and Pysche with Judith Levy

    Lori Lynn Smith
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Show Topic: The Myth of Eros and Pysche with Judith Levy Even though you are a very successful business owner or professional, have you had challenges with finding love? Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes over and over in relationships? Do you want to get really clear about what they want and how to make it happen? Do you want to learn how to build the relationship will last and bring happiness and fulfillment. Listen Here: Stitcher : Here BlogTalkRadio: Here iTunes: Here Show Notes:   The myth of Eros and Psyche? Who were they and what have they got to do with Love and…
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    BucketListly Blog

  • A Life of Brief Encounters Why I value friendship with people I...

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    A Life of Brief Encounters Why I value friendship with people I met on the road The other day, I attended a wedding of my good hiker friends in Bangkok and I had a chance to sit down with fellow travelers and shared our travel stories together. Right after an incredible trip in New Zealand, I was left feeling the post-travel blues, a bitter feeling of saying goodbyes to people I briefly encountered on the road. As we were talking about these brief encounters and how it affected our travel, my friend mentioned how he was fascinated by the fact that we can spend hours talking to strangers…
  • Follow me & I’ll Show You New Zealand 5 weeks from...

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Follow me & I’ll Show You New Zealand 5 weeks from north to south in 70 Photos On 20th October 2014, I embarked on a solo journey through the ridiculously beautiful landscape of New Zealand. 5 weeks of climbing mountains, walked one of the New Zealand’s greatest walk, hiked on a glacier, jumped off the plane at 15000 ft, hitchhiked with strangers, made new friends and spent some quality time with each of them. It was one of the best time of my life and it would be a shame if I let these memories decayed and lost over time so when I arrived in Auckland on the 21st October 2014, I came up…
  • 10 Things I hate most when traveling solo A Note to Non-Solo...

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    10 Things I hate most when traveling solo A Note to Non-Solo Travelers Let me explain my position, I am a solo traveler through and through. I have been doing it for a year and half now and I would never trade it for anything. I am addicted to it but man, does it get on my nerves sometime being treated as one. The issues I will be addressing here are the things I have been treated as a solo traveler. The purpose of this post is not to discourage people from traveling alone but to shed light on the things we have to deal with in hopes that you will try and avoid doing these things to us. 1.
  • 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…
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    Raheel Farooq

  • Why Your Muscles Shake During Planks — And Other Fitness Oddities, Explained

    Raheel Farooq
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you’ve ever tried to hold a plank as long as you can, you know that something strange happens as you push The post Why Your Muscles Shake During Planks — And Other Fitness Oddities, Explained appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Continued Education Schools – Things You Need to Know

    Raheel Farooq
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    If you grew up in the 70s, 80s, or even early 90s, chances are you know of someone — your mother, an The post Continued Education Schools – Things You Need to Know appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • What Is Your Contribution to World? Let’s Assess Your Value

    Raheel Farooq
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    We’re fortunate and unfortunate enough to live in a real world. It’s fortunate for the optimist because his life never runs short The post What Is Your Contribution to World? Let’s Assess Your Value appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • 5 Wise Habits That Make Cool, Happy Couples

    Raheel Farooq
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    Relationships are what decide our fate in life. You may be successful at business, but have a terrible relationship with your spouse. The post 5 Wise Habits That Make Cool, Happy Couples appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
  • Compromising for Relationships – A Tale Better Untold

    Raheel Farooq
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    In the evening of that hot summer day, the air was cool. Wind was blowing off the weariness of a hectic day. The post Compromising for Relationships – A Tale Better Untold appeared first on Raheel Farooq.
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    Euphoric Roots

  • From Stress to Success

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

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

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

    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 an online or brick-and-mortar business with a website, you’ve been attacked in some way. These types of sites are every where, not adding to the conversation, but making personal attacks on someone’s work, livelihood and physical person. This attack-mentality is in ever…
  • Why Is It So Damn Hard to Commit to Ourselves?

    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 and talking myself out of things. This is am example of my pattern: Get excited about something. Start that something. Feel guilty about what I started because it took away from the “should’s”, “need’s” and “have to’s”, or even worse, meeting someone else’s needs. Talk myself…
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    Leading Edge Advocate

  • Can You Really Trust Yourself?

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Growing up I noticed that my aunt was very secretive. I think it was her way of protecting herself. Witnessing this as a child, I thought this was the way to be, so I followed suit. My aunt would not share a lot with others. In fact she would lie
  • 5 Simple Ways to Turn a Crappy Day into the Best Day Ever

    2 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
    How nice would it be if you could have a great day every day, pretty awesome right? Well, you know they don’t come daily. It’s usually like every once in a while. But why is that? If something is that good wouldn’t you want it as often as possible? Of
  • 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
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    Life Stalker

  • Will They Shoot Me Too?

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Peshawar Attacks Manaar was sitting alone, not playing with any of his friends in park. He was just sitting there, looking at something, something that I don't know.I asked him, "What happened,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 10 Hindi Blogs You Should Be Reading Now

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    Do you remember that Sherry Paji, Star Cricket tv commercial, "Jo Baat Hindi Main Woh Baat Aur Kahin Nahi"? I bet, you do. And if you don't, here the tvc clipping for you. Actually My firangi... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dahej - A Short Story on The Dowry

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:45 am
    Dahej - The Dowry She asked, "Bhaia, how much you earn?" I smiled and asked her, "Why. Why you want to know that?" She replied, "Nothing, just want to know like that?" I said, "Nothing. I earn... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Twitter Bole Mufflerman: Best Tweets About Mufflerman

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    29 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Nation Wants To Know, Because nation wants to know. No, the world want to know, why Twitter bole Mufflerman? Standing Alone Doesn't mean I am alone, but I am strong to enough to handle things all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hello November: Amazing Facts About November

    Hemendra Kumar Saini
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Hello November Hello November, The new month comes with new hopes and new desires. Though, it's me who is not able to make up to the things, but a new 1 makes me enthrilled, all energized, make me... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Water a Real Christmas Tree

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
        Holidays and Special Occasions Its hard to water a Real tree so here’s how I do it. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Want to Buy a Real Christmas Tree this Year? Put it Off as long as PossibleNever Re-Decorate your Christmas Tree Again!Build a Christmas Tree Out of Jello ShotsUse Tea Tree Oil to Repel Bugs in your HomeHave a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree? RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick How to Water a Real Christmas Tree comes from LifeTricks.
  • Never lose you’re remotes

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
        Organization Use Velcro and stick 1 or 2 (depends on how big your remote is) on your remote and stick 1 or 2 (depends on how many you have on the remote) on you’re coffee table. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Never Lose your Remotes AgainThe Skinny on Recognizing Weight Loss ScamsNever Lose a Nail Again!Eat two meals a day – way to lose weightWays To Gut Out Your Gut: Take Time Off to Rest and Recover RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Never lose you’re remotes comes from LifeTricks.
  • Accented letter for passcodes

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
        Personal Protection & Security Use an accented letter as your passcode. No one will ever be able to guess it. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Use Accented Letters in your PasswordLearn More Two and Three Letter Words Before a Game of ScrabbleMake a Unique Framed Monogram By Tracing Out the Letter and Gluing Strips of Paper and Rolled Pieces to The OutlineUse Letter Organizers to Store Flip Flops or FlatsOutsmart your Auto Correct by Typing an Extra Letter when Trying to Spell a Contraction RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis…
  • Use SafetyTat temporary tattoo on your child in case they become lost

    3 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
        Parenting It has happened to the best of us. Your attention shifts for a second and your child wanders off. Use these temporary tattoos, customized with your mobile number, to reunite with your child quickly. Great for theme parks and airports. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Put Temporary Tattoos on your Kids in Case they get LostMake a Temporary Tattoo that Will Last a Full MonthStore your Cables in your Sunglasses CaseTake a Picture Your Luggage With Your Phone to Keep Handy in Case Baggage is LostTraveling with Little Ones? RSS Feed Powered…
  • McDonalds Secret Menu: McCrepe

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
        McDonald's Order the McDonald’s hot cakes and a yogurt parfait separately. Then fill the flapjack with yogurt, berries and granola. Voila! You can have your jazzed-up pancake and eat it, too. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Starbucks Secret Menu: Black EyeMcDonald’s Big Mac Secret Sauce RecipeStarbucks Secret Menu: Affogato-Style FrappuccinoStarbucks Secret Menu: Tammy’s MistakeStarbucks Secret Menu: Strawberry Fields For-Never RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick McDonalds Secret Menu: McCrepe comes from…
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    albert van zyl

  • Run slowly. Run daily. Drink moderately. Don't eat like a pig.

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

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

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

    Chantalle Gerber
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:39 am
    Let me guess… You often feel tense, tired or under pressure. Am I right? Maybe there are just so many things that you want to do… So you work yourself to the bone. Or maybe you work so hard to be a good parent or a good friend, and so you put a lot of pressure on yourself. There’s no denying it… Life is stressful for all of us, and chaotic and even confusing. But…here’s the good news! Finding some ‘Zen’ in the midst of all the craziness is not as hard as it seems…if you know where to look. Because I want to help you feel more relaxed, happy, healthy and energized, I’m…
  • 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…
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  • Hacking Self-Improvement: How To Become 37x Better Each Year

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

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

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

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

    Randy Wang
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    by Randy WangAfter gaining a respectable 2.2 kg of muscle and only 0.2 kg of fat in July by adding white rice to my formerly-low-carb routine, I decided to see what would happen to this weight-gain experiment if I replaced the rice with pasta instead.Why pasta? You’ve probably heard about the "gluten-free" craze that has taken the health and fitness world by storm in recent years. If you've ever wondered what the big deal is about gluten and when gluten-phobia started to become mainstream, check out How to Keep Feces Out of Your Bloodstream. If you don’t have time to read the…
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  • The Truth About Forming a Habit

    Shauna Mackenzie
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re about to enter a brand new year which means most of us are setting brand new goals, usually related to personal development and hopefully setting some new, better habits for ourselves. While we know it takes time to form new habits while simultaneously trying to shed the old ones, truly changing your lifestyle is a gradual process. If it were quick and easy, then we’d all be our best kept selves all the time, and it wouldn’t be considered “work” to make a major adjustment. But what do people mean when they say gradual? When we decide we want to form a positive habit, how do we…
  • Ch-Ch-Ch Chia!

    Jessie Maher
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When life gives you chia seeds, do not make a Chia Pet.That’s so 1990.Instead, figure out how to incorporate these magical little seeds into your diet as much as humanly possible.Because they really are that good.  When life gives you chia seeds, do not make a Chia Pet. That’s so 1990. Click To Tweet Good for you that is.They really don’t taste like much of anything.When added to liquid they absorb up to 10 times their weight, turning their texture into something akin to tapioca. Before these seeds made their way to into our homes via tiny animal figurines, they were prized by ancient…
  • The 2014 Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

    Kristin Pavao
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been surrounded by some girly women most of my life….from my Mother to my sisters and cousins.  I remember my sister and I deciding that we should stop getting each other Christmas presents, but somehow every year we would both hand each other a ‘little something’ that was always related to skin care, nails, hair or makeup.  “I saw this and had to get it for you…you have to try it, it’s amazing” is typically what would follow the gift giving.  When I see a beauty product that gets me all giddy, I just can’t help but buy it for…
  • 5 Easy Tips on How to Tweet Like a Millennial

    Alex Jones
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m a Millennial, born in the 90’s and raised on the Internet. I’m completely desensitized to violence, brainwashed by the television, and am completely inept at face-to-face conversation. However, there’s a large chance that you found this post on a social media outlet. Even though I can’t do long-division, I can tell you how to tweet and get the most out of your tweets. Here are 5 tips on how to tweet and get the most out of your tweets.Click To Tweet K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid.People will scroll right past your tweet if it’s too long and wordy. Generally, it’s a…
  • Add Financial Savvy to Your Christmas List: Part II

    Shauna Mackenzie
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week, in Part I of this blog we talked about the beginnings of setting up your retirement plan and what you need to start moving on now. Here are the next 2 steps: Step 2 | Move up to the next level Part of being able to increase your contributions to your retirement plan involves actually having the money to do so, and that’s where this step comes in. One biggie for many women? Paying off debt frees up money to go straight into your retirement plan, and because you weren’t putting that money toward anything but debt payments anyway, you won’t miss it. Your first action step at…
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  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    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.
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  • A Poem called ‘Desiderata’ & Why You Are A Child Of The Universe

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I’d like to share something inspirational with you. It’s a poem that I stumbled across recently. So many lines jump out at me and many of the words encapsulate the precise things I’ve learned since starting this process of ongoing development and evolution. And in the true spirit of documenting this process and sharing the […] The post A Poem called ‘Desiderata’ & Why You Are A Child Of The Universe appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • How To Live Better Knowing You Will Die Someday

    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 How To Live Better Knowing You Will Die Someday 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.
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  • No Shave November - The Final Update

    Patrick Dwyer
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    TWO DAYS LEFT - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Well,  here is how the beard has grown. Not looking too bad, I must say.  There are just two more days left before the end of November and together we have helped raise over one million dollars to help fight cancer.  If you would like to donate towards the cause and have a chance to get your initials shaved into my beard it is not too late.  Click on the link below and pledge a donation. now the highest donation is $10.50, if you make a donation of more than $10.50 you can…
  • Gaining Knowledge Is about Staying Inquisitive

    Patrick Dwyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti My goal when I started this blog was to share with people my discoveries along my journey to becoming an always evolving and growing human being. I have hopes that this blog will become a meeting place for like-minded people that strive in their lives to always surpass the person they were the day before. With that goal in mind, I write posts that…
  • No Shave November - 13 Days Down

    Patrick Dwyer
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Well, I should know better than to try to set a schedule for updates during the busiest time of year for the company I work for!  Better late than never is what I say.Please go to to make your donation. DAY #13 - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Every 3 days, or so, I will post an updated picture of my beard's progress and at the end of the month I will shave the initials of the person with the highest donation into my beard. Pictures to be posted of course with copies sent to the winner.So, lets have fun this November and help fight…
  • No Shave November - 7 Days Down

    Patrick Dwyer
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Okay, once again, I am a little behind getting this up, but here is my update for the No Shave November drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.Please go to to make your donation DAY #7 - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Every 3 days, or so, I will post an updated picture of my beard's progress and at the end of the month I will shave the initials of the person with the highest donation into my beard. Pictures to be posted of course with copies sent to the winner.So, lets have fun this November and help fight cancer.
  • No Shave November - 3 Days Down

    Patrick Dwyer
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Okay, I might be a little behind on getting this post up, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am taking part in the No Shave November.  For those that do not know what that is, it is a unique way to help raise cancer awareness.  We all have been touched by cancer in some way. I personally have had loved ones that have fought this disease and I have been witness to what cancer can do first hand.  Please, help me to raise donations for the American Cancer Society to help further research to fight cancer. You can make a donation by clicking the image above or by going…
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  • Maria Popova’s note taking system

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

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    This issue of FastCompany is all about Productivity listing tips and hacks for ways to get more out of the day. FastCompany’s Editorial Director Jill Bernstein and Leadership Editor Kathleen Davis sat down discussing why this is such a big issue. Kathleen says it has a lot to do with proving our worth and getting as much done as possible but also with this beautiful thing about human nature that we always want to be a better version of ourselves. Her top tried and true tips: 1. Get up an hour earlier every day Meditate, work out, work on your novel, check your emails or just prepare the…
  • Focus means Prioritization

    1 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    What has New York City and the Social Web in common? And what has this to do with productivity? If you wander through the streets of NYC you get probably overwhelmed by just everything, wonderful serendipitous stuff may happen, jumping from one street to the other…but in the end, you are exhausted. Like social media, its a non-stop distraction. A lot of things strive continuously for our attention but we need to prioritize things and evaluate if they are good or bad for us. If we want to give something our full attention we must first of all start to ignore everything else. “Our…
  • 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…
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  • What Are E-cigarettes? How Do E-cigs Work?

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    What are E-cigarettes? How do E-cigarettes Work? E-cigarette is the short form of Electronic Cigarette. It is a substitute of real cigarettes and often used to quit smoking. Most E-cigarettes have a similar exterior with real cigarettes, usually with a white cylindrical tube, red glowing tip and brown filter. Comparing with real cigarettes, they usually have more various tastes and can give people a real sensation of smoking as well. E-cigarettes are powered by battery and filled with nicotine. Some E-cigarettes… Continue Reading ›› The post What Are E-cigarettes? How Do…
  • Vicks Humidifier Reviews 2015 – Which is the Best Vicks Humidifier to Buy

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Vicks Humidifier Reviews, Ratings, Consumer reports 2014 – 2015 If you always wake up with a sore throat, if you always get zapped by static electricity, maybe it’s time to get some moisture into your room. It’s especially the case during the winter season, when the heating system tend to dry out the air and cause some uncomfortable conditions. A Vicks Humidifier is just what you need. Our post of Vicks humidifier products today will include Vicks cool mist humidifier… Continue Reading ›› The post Vicks Humidifier Reviews 2015 – Which is the Best Vicks Humidifier…
  • Is Second Hand Smoke Bad for Dogs? – Pets and Secondhand Smoke

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Is Cigarette Smoke Bad for Dogs? —- Are you listening? Your pets are saying: “No! Secondhand smoke!” It’s almost known to everybody that secondhand smoke is harmful to human body causing numerous grisly diseases. Health authorities release that thousands of non-smokers are dying from secondhand smoke every year. However, only a few know that secondhand smoke also has dangerous effects on pets. Or in some cases, people tend to ignore and underestimate the effects of secondhand smoke on pets. Yet… Continue Reading ›› The post Is Second Hand Smoke Bad for Dogs?
  • Best Humidifier and Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2014-2015

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Guides of Choosing A Best Humidifier What Is The Best Humidifier? Our post here is for Humidifier reviews, to give you a better impression of humidifiers choosing. We will pick out some best rated humidifiers, and listed the main features and ratings and compare them, in the term of technology, including some ultrasonic humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers, warm mist humidifiers, and in the term of usage, some whole house humidifiers, some baby humidifiers, etc.. What is A Humidifier? How Does A Humidifier… Continue Reading ›› The post Best Humidifier and Reviews,…
  • Best Home Humidifier and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Choosing Best Humidifiers for Home: Home Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Have you ever considered to get a humidifier for your home, especially when enormous unpleasant symptoms occur frequently, such as clapped lips, dry skins, flu infection, cough and forth. If you do have this inclination, you should get enough information about buying a home humidifier. There is much information available online about how to get the best home humidifier, you can have a reference. Personally, I have some suggestions about… Continue Reading ›› The post Best Home Humidifier and…
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  • 8 Chords, 12 Hours, 403 Drills and 9320 Transitions Visualized

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    I like spreadsheets. Give me something to crunch, calculate or forecast and I’m a happy camper. Want pretty charts and a Power Point presentation? Even better. So I like tracking things. Sleep, steps, finances, weight, fertility, productivity – I’ve got a pulse on it. And as for guitar practice, well, let’s just say I took note-taking very seriously. Call me a... The post 8 Chords, 12 Hours, 403 Drills and 9320 Transitions Visualized appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Beatles & What I Learned With an Hour of Practice

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Every now and again, I like to sit at the piano to play a few songs. I play, I tinker, I improvise, I mess around. Pop songs, kids songs, classical pieces, my own melodic bits – whatever pops into my head really. I do a lot of things on the piano, but the one thing I do NOT do is practice. You... The post The Beatles & What I Learned With an Hour of Practice appeared first on Hackerella.
  • Let’s Learn the Guitar

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Everyone, meet Charles. He’s my new best friend. I’ve had him for 7 years, but I only named him a few days ago because he’s spent the past…errr… 6 years and 49 weeks sitting in the corner of my basement. It’s the usual story – big fantasies of playing the guitar, little motivation to actually do the work. It’s too hard, too boring,... The post Let’s Learn the Guitar appeared first on Hackerella.
  • 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.
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  • Dad films his daughter every week for 14 years

    The Munk
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    This father, Frans Hofmeester, of a little baby girl decided to film her growing up. He took the home video footage and edited it into 4 minutes that shows her growing up from an... The post Dad films his daughter every week for 14 years appeared first on LIFEMUNK.
  • Earth VS The Universe ! This will make you question your existence

    The Munk
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you ever wondered “how big is the universe?” or “what’s the size of earth compared to mars?“ Well the youtube video further down titled “209 Seconds That Will Make You Question Your Entire... The post Earth VS The Universe ! This will make you question your existence appeared first on LIFEMUNK.
  • 5 Fun Holiday DIY projects for around the home this festive season

    The Munk
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Lifemunk loves the festive and Christmas season ! The holidays are always great time to get your inspirational juices flowing. And what better way than to do some fun hands on DIY projects, decoration... The post 5 Fun Holiday DIY projects for around the home this festive season appeared first on LIFEMUNK.
  • Watch and listen to the top hits of 2014 in 2.5 minutes

    The Munk
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    2014 was a great year music wise, and there were a number of top hits of 2014 that stood out. Some of the Munk’s personal song favourites include: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, “Am I... The post Watch and listen to the top hits of 2014 in 2.5 minutes appeared first on LIFEMUNK.
  • Awe inspiring sandstone caves in the New Mexico dessert. Hand-Made by a single artist over 25 years.

    The Munk
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Ra Paulette, a resident of Northern New Mexico, has a rather strange hobby. He makes caves. And not just any old caves, huge cavernous hand sculpted works of art. He isn’t get rich from... The post Awe inspiring sandstone caves in the New Mexico dessert. Hand-Made by a single artist over 25 years. appeared first on LIFEMUNK.
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    VIP for Air

  • Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    This post is from ItReview of Bionaire Air Purifiers 2014 – 2015 This post is about Bionaire air purifier review, we will introduce the main features and ratings of Bionaire air purifiers. If you would like to check more other brands of air purifiers you could find them here and here. Does A Bionaire Air Purifier Deserve to [...]The post Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015 appeared first on
  • Effects of Air Purifiers on Allergies

    D stone
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This post is from ItAres Air Purifiers Effective on Allergy Relief? Are you suffering from sneezing whenever you step in your home or office? Are you worried about allergy problems when you’re thinking of keeping a pet in your family? Well, you can solve these problems simply by using the corrected air purifier. The air purifier can help [...]The post Effects of Air Purifiers on Allergies appeared first on
  • Choosing Air Purifiers for Pets

    D stone
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:13 pm
    This post is from ItWhy Do We Need to Choose A Best Air Purifier for Pet Hair? Nowadays more and more people tend to have an “animal family member” and they treated them just as their own children. In an increasingly competitive society, keeping pets can provide emotional support we need and also can release our working pressure. [...]The post Choosing Air Purifiers for Pets appeared first on
  • What is The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ?

    D stone
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:38 pm
    This post is from ItWhat is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? The environment problem is always highly focused these days. Many warning are posted online telling people the consequences of polluting. Many folk organizations protest and report the polluters. Every single one is concerned with global warming take all effort to reduce their carbon footprints. But at the legislative [...]The post What is The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ? appeared first on
  • Are HEPA Filters Washable? – Choosing A Washable HEPA Filter?

    D stone
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    This post is from ItIs HEPA Filter of Air Purifiers Washable? Are the HEPA filters in the air purifiers washable? The answer is a definitely NO. The HEPA filter is a fiber layer where the fibers arranged intricately. It’s precisely because the intricate arrangement of the fibers that when the airflow come through the fiber layer, the bigger [...]The post Are HEPA Filters Washable? – Choosing A Washable HEPA Filter? appeared first on
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    The Essential You

  • Doing You: The Difference between Self-Interest and Selfishness

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
      The word selfish gets thrown around a lot, especially when it comes to hot topics in politics and modern culture. Wealthy people are selfish for making so much money when there are so many people in poverty; a woman is selfish for wanting to continue her career after having children, or for getting an […] The post Doing You: The Difference between Self-Interest and Selfishness appeared first on The Essential You.
  • How to Make Decisions that You Won’t Regret

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
      Life is based on decisions. Either you drink a glass of coffee or you write for five minutes longer. Either you put the money in savings or you go out for a nice dinner. Either you ask for the divorce or you keep trying for one more year. Decisions.   Often they hurt, but […] The post How to Make Decisions that You Won’t Regret appeared first on The Essential You.
  • How Losing Everything Can Actually Be the Greatest Gift

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
      I used to have it all — cars, motorcycles, thousands of dollars in a night, always surrounded by girls, friends, parties, a nice house, awesome neighborhood, three stores and another company…and yet I wanted more, always more.   Nowadays I wonder, why did I want more? I worked my butt off to have all […] The post How Losing Everything Can Actually Be the Greatest Gift appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Ode to Introverts: Why We Should Not Be Ashamed (on PicktheBrain)

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
      We live in a society and an era that exalts the extrovert. Self help books proclaim new methods to assert yourself, to make friends and influence others, workplaces encourage open floor plans and constant brainstorming and discussions, and schools emphasize group work and the importance of being a leader.   Often times we forget […] The post Ode to Introverts: Why We Should Not Be Ashamed (on PicktheBrain) appeared first on The Essential You.
  • How to Fight the Worst Enemy of Any Physical Activity

    2 Dec 2014 | 6:26 pm
      My sports are gym and martial arts. I’ve been swimming in those shores for years, and let me tell you – I’ve seen a lot. Not only that, but I’ve worked my whole life in the sports/wellbeing industry, and trust me; there are some very out of touch people out there and I’m sure […] The post How to Fight the Worst Enemy of Any Physical Activity appeared first on The Essential You.
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  • The Audacity to Create My Own Life

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    The following is a guest post from Audacity Coaching client, Doug Foresta. In this post, Doug reflects on how 2014 was a completely transformational year that will inspire you to make sure you follow his example in 2015. Without further ado… 2014 has been a breakthrough year for me, but it didn’t start off that way. At the beginning of the year I was working as a virtual employee for a start up company and was making decent money, but I quickly realized that I didn’t want to be an employee, virtual or otherwise. I had a desire to be a coach and help others create their own podcasts.
  • Your Goals Suck: 3 Signs You Need a Little Self-Astonishment in Your Life

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Astonish Yourself.” What the hell does that even mean? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you made a commitment to not just improve yourself, but to freaking astonish yourself?! To push aside those lame, snoozy lose weight, get organized, save money resolutions to make room for something monumental? To decide to dig into your potential and go for goals that stretch you way, waaaaay outside your comfort zone? To do things you’ve never even considered attempting? Quite the radical idea, amiright? If you apply your tenacity and ambition toward something epic that…
  • Write Down Your Five Reasons

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    Tenacity isn’t something you magically have. It’s a practice. You have to want something bad enough that you’re unwilling to quit. And your goal is something you have to choose over and over and over again. And let’s be real – sometimes, it’s really, really, really hard. Today I want to share one of my favorite tenacity practices. It sounds ridiculously simple, but it works like a charm. Here’s all you have to do :: Write Down Your Five Reasons What are the five reasons you want to achieve this particular goal? What would achieving a particular outcome allow you to do?
  • Do Your Goals Matter?

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I recently learned that getting on the New York Times Bestseller list is just short of a Ponzi scheme. Despite having the reputation of being the preeminent list of the most popular books by consumers every week, the process behind getting on that list is kinda shady. Here’s how the bestseller ranking is compiled. First, it’s based on some super-secret method of collecting sales data from “certain vendors” (read: not all bookstores) each and every week. If your book were to be one of the biggest selling books of all time, like say Dante’s Inferno, it doesn’t matter. What…
  • …these are a few of my favorite things

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Be honest. You just sang a little when you read that title. There’s a little Julie Andrews in everyone. Last month’s 10 Spectacular Things That are Happening Right Now blog post became a mini-viral sensation – at least within the confines of my Audacity LAB community. In fact, everyone was so inspired to share their 10 Spectacular Things on their own blog that they asked me to make more blogs like these. A tradition was born. So for this month, I’d like to challenge everyone to share a list of their 12 favorite things and their significance. I find that hearing about your most…
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    How to Be Happy

  • Your Life Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Life Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone Do you have a vision of how your optimal life looks like? Taking an educated guess, I will risk saying its include a better and... The post Your Life Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone appeared first on How to Be Happy .
  • Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Why is it, that we always evaluate ourselves in a comparing to others? Why we are using someone else as a benchmark of our success?  Yes, I know it’s a tough question, but still… ... The post Stop Comparing Yourself to Others appeared first on How to Be Happy .
  • Don’t Make Assumptions

    7 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    When I was younger, I enjoyed seeing comedies and TV sitcoms. Today I barely see any TV for an entertainment (not to mention news, which are no longer allowed in my world). I particularly... The post Don’t Make Assumptions appeared first on How to Be Happy .
  • Cherish Yourself

    2 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
      “The cornerstone of happiness is accepting yourself as a worthy human being”  – Maxwell Maltz   Thanks yourself. Love, Honor, Value, & Cherish Yourself!  And do it whenever you can. Speak and think... The post Cherish Yourself appeared first on How to Be Happy .
  • How to Live a Happy Life

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Congratulations for your decision to live happy and fulfilling life. It’s doable and in a matter of fact easy to achieve. If you are reading these lines you probably feel there is a room... The post How to Live a Happy Life appeared first on How to Be Happy .
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    The Anonymous Insider

  • How To Make More Or Less 100$ OR 200$ A Day

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    How to make more or less 100$ a day. Well this is not fake this is 100% real. Join Now :- Another video to make more or less 200$ a day . NO SCAM NOT FAKE . Get started now started now All you need to do is purchase ads and then click them to earn money you can start from 1$ and go upto 1000$ and more Happy earning The post How To Make More Or Less 100$ OR 200$ A Day appeared first on The Anonymous Insider.
  • Sony Playstation Network is Online After Attacker’s Got Credit

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    Sony PlayStation Network is back online after getting attacked by Lizard Patrol cyber group on Monday,. As users began reporting troubles logging into the service, Lizard Patrol group tweeted from their twitter account @lizardpatrol “PSN Login #offline #LizardSquad”. Sony’s PlayStation status page indicated the site was suffering  from huge garbage traffic and the support team tweeted this message “We are aware that users are having issues connecting to PSN. Thanks for your patience as we investigate.” Almost after nine hours of the attack, the site appears to…
  • Hacker Hacked Sony And Revealed Princess Beatrice’s Salary

    8 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    We all know that anonymous hacker team hacked the sony pictures & released some movies which should’ve been released in 2015. Now the anonymous hacker has leaked that Princess Beatrice of York is working for Sony Pictures from January. Last week the personal salaries of Franco and Roger were leaked now the Princess salary details were included in the document  leaked by the anonymous hacker. According to the documents the Princesses Beatrice’s salary initiative was $30,300 which is equal to £19,500 for the first year. She was appointed as “intermediate Coordinating…
  • EU Parliament calls for Google break-up

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    A little Thanksgiving message from the European Parliament today: they support the idea of breaking up Google. While the search giant was not mentioned by name, members voted 384 to 174 (with 56 abstentions) in favor of  unbundling search engines from other commercial services as a way of maintaining competition in the search market. The company is the obvious target, with about 90 percent of the European search market. The E.U.’s executive arm, the European Commission, has been conducting an antitrust investigation into Google since 2010, examining the company’s promotion of its own…
  • Novelist PD James Dies Aged 94

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94. Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England. Even as a child, she said, she had been interested in death. As a little girl, when someone read “Humpty Dumpty” to her, she asked, “Did he fall or was he pushed?” James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world. Her best known novels include The Children of Men, The Murder…
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