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  • Sun-Dried Stuffed Chicken Breast (Plus a Contest)

    Mark's Daily Apple
    Worker Bee
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week’s recipe is pulled straight from the pages of The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally!, written by British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. These folks, who run a popular fitness and wellness center called Fitter London, have produced a book that is half “primer” and half incredibly creative recipes. The primer section distills the major concepts of primal/paleo/ancestral health living into clever and memorable short passages, spiced up by hilarious cartoon drawings. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, I…
  • How to Plan Your Week [VIDEO]

    The Art of Manliness
    Brett
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Looking to gain a bit more perspective and control over your life? Try weekly planning. In this video, I show how I do my weekly attack plan sessions. For more info, read the article that inspired the video. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. Filmed and Edited by Jordan Crowder
  • 4 Steps to End Your “I Don’t Feel Like It” Syndrome Forever

    Prolific Living - Smart Habits for Rich Living
    Farnoosh
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    The Ambitious Mind versus the Perceived Reality The alarm goes off at 5am. You are awakened from a state of deep sleep and rush over to the bathroom to turn off the sound. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who puts her alarm in the bathroom and not on the nightstand?) Then you stand there just stupefied, wondering why you got up again? Dreams are still hovering about in your head, and if you went back to bed right now, you may just be able to follow along on where they were taking you. But you got up at this unGodly hour for a good reason – which you need to pause and remember…
  • 7 Habits to Start in 7 Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness

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    Marc Chernoff
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” ―Ayn Rand In our busy daily lives it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees and completely overlook some of the more obvious activities that can disproportionally affect our happiness levels.  Luckily, we can go off more than just our intuition; there are lots of proven strategies that aim to create the right behavior that leads to a happier life.  Below, we take a look at seven of the more actionable pieces of advice you can start implementing over the next week. Reminder:  Have you checked out our book?  We just…
  • 8 Principles to live by for an Epic Life

    Dumb Little Man - Tips for Life
    Luigi Potenza
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    In our modern society, it’s really rare seeing people living on principles. A life principle is basically something that drives you to be the best image of yourself every single day. It is an invisible force that defines who we truly are. Life principles have the power to transform you from the inside out, defining how much happy, successful and productive you will be. If you are dealing with difficult moments in life, or you are trying to figure out exactly what you really want to do with your life, STOP focusing on what’s wrong, and start following these 8 principles for living from…
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  • 5 Motivation Secrets of Successful People

    Ajax Oliver
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Because motivation is such a powerful, driving force, it is one of the most important elements of the corporate world and can be the difference between failure and success. However, since no two individuals are ever alike, whatever you use for motivation may not work for others, especially in business. Motivation enables individuals to overcome the challenges of setting and accomplishing goals in their lives by taking consistent action to do so. Two Types of Motivation It is important to understand that motivation takes two forms. On the one hand, there is external motivation or certain…
  • 10 Ways to Embrace Changes In Your Personal and Professional Life

    Andrew Walton
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    For many individuals, accepting change in their personal and professional lives is oftentimes a difficult proposition. Yet change is inevitable; it is the only thing that is constant in our world. Whether it is in your personal life or your professional life, you can anticipate changes that you will have to adjust to. However, accepting change is not a popular idea and we typically oppose or resist it. People are reluctant to step out of their comfort zones because they get attached to old habits and their lifestyles. This makes it difficult to achieve our goals. Why are People so afraid of…
  • Introducing The “DEAL-WITH-IT DOZEN” To Lift You Up When You Are Down

    Jenna
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
      “I don’t regret what I’ve been through. I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’ It’s part of who I am.” Jennifer Lopez We’re all familiar with the phrase “Life has its ups and downs”, and we’ve experienced both. We’ve been buoyed by trivial things, or had our feelings dashed by equally minor events. Do we focus too much on the downs? To many people, it seems there are more downs to life than ups. This probably isn’t true. It’s just that we give more…
  • 5 Ways Athletes (and anyone else) Can Connect Their Mental and Physical Self

    Igor Tomić
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    Everything we do, sports included, is 90% mental. In fact, saying that sports is 90% mental might be one of the most overused clichés. The truth is, anything we do is both 100% mental and 100% physical. Think about it. Our thoughts influence our actions, and our actions influence our thoughts. What is more important? Thinking about this further will lead us to the “chicken or the egg” debate. But what is really important is that most athletes spend training only the physical aspect – the moves, the routines, their endurance. Rarely do we hear about anyone working on their…
  • 8 Principles to live by for an Epic Life

    Luigi Potenza
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    In our modern society, it’s really rare seeing people living on principles. A life principle is basically something that drives you to be the best image of yourself every single day. It is an invisible force that defines who we truly are. Life principles have the power to transform you from the inside out, defining how much happy, successful and productive you will be. If you are dealing with difficult moments in life, or you are trying to figure out exactly what you really want to do with your life, STOP focusing on what’s wrong, and start following these 8 principles for living from…
 
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  • How to Stay Motivated to Keep Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

    Elise Nussbaum
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    "Bring your lunch!" chirp bloggers giving advice to those who wish to save money. "Cook a stew on Sunday night and it will feed you at work all week long!" "Pack up leftovers from the night before!" This advice isn't wrong; a little planning and a little flexibility can definitely help your food budget, particularly if you are surrounded by spendy lunch options. But there are other reasons why people go to Chipotle, Chop't and Panera, among them the time outside, workplace camaraderie, lack of interest in cooking, the phrase "sad desk lunch," and the need to…
  • Remove Stamps from Letters With Your Microwave

    Kristin Wong
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Putting the wrong stamp on a letter is a mild frustration. But it can be easily remedied with a few seconds in the microwave.Read more...
  • Gizmodo Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Jalopnik Feds Have Bee

    Jane-Claire Quigley
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Gizmodo Watch People Freak Out at Their First Taste of Virtual Reality Porn | Jalopnik Feds Have Been Spying On Millions Of Cars In The U.S. | Jezebel Men Promise Brooklyn Women 8 to 12 Inches, Deliver 4.3 | Kotaku 'We Want Refunds!' - Why Pro Wrestling Fans Are So Angry Again Read more...
  • Alfred Remote Triggers Alfred Actions from Your iOS Device

    Thorin Klosowski
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    iOS: Alfred's best known as a supercharged application launcher , but if keyboard shortcuts aren't always your thing, their new iOS app controls all your Alfred action from a remote app.Read more...
  • Twitter users can now shoot, edit and upload videos natively within the service's app.

    Andy Orin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Twitter users can now shoot, edit and upload videos natively within the service's app. Additionally, you can now hold private direct message conversations with a group of people. Read more about the new features on the Twitter blog.Read more...
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    Unclutterer

  • Utilitarian tools: the pocket knife

    David Caolo
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    Yesterday Jacki wrote a post about five of her favorite organizing tools. Her post inspired me to look at the tools I depend on daily, and one really stood out as having very high utility: my pocket knife. I have two, in fact. One is the Swiss Victorinix Centurion, which I always take camping, fishing, and occasionally use for jobs around the house. It’s great, but a little big for day-to-day-carry. That’s why the tiny little Swiss Classic SD is the knife I love. I have one of these on my car’s keychain, so it’s almost always with me. I’ve been carrying it around…
  • Five favourite organizing tools

    Jacki Hollywood Brown
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    In the past 20 years, I’ve lived in eight different homes. Over this time period, I’ve come to realize there are some essential tools I have used in every home to get organized. The following are five of my favourites. Expandable half-shelves. Many homes in which we have lived did not have adjustable shelving in the kitchen cupboards. Expandable half-shelves have allowed us to store more dishes in the cupboards and be able to access them easily. We also have used expandable half-shelves in bathroom cupboards to organize toiletries and cleaning supplies. I’ve even used a half-shelf…
  • A year ago on Unclutterer

    PJ Doland
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    2013 Reclaim your junk drawer: Five steps to get it organizedJunk drawers can be the one of the most useful storage areas in your home. Here are five steps to help you get it organized. 2012 Cabin fever? Organize your summer travel plans nowAt least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, January is a great time to make summer travel plans. You are able to beat the rush and still get some good deals on popular travel destinations, as well as you are able to think about things other than the cold and wind and snow currently going on outside. 2010 Ask Unclutterer: Processing the possessions…
  • Is following the news a waste of time?

    Jeri Dansky
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    When we consider how to spend our time, how much time is it reasonable to allocate to keeping up with the news? C.G.P. Grey, one of the two people on the podcast Hello Internet, would argue for almost zero. As he has mentioned on the podcast, he basically ignores the news — he doesn’t watch it on TV, doesn’t read a newspaper, and doesn’t visit online news sites. Rolf Dobelli, writing in The Guardian, also makes a case for ignoring the news. Some of the reasons Grey and Dobelli put forward are: The news is (almost entirely) irrelevant to our lives. News reporting can be…
  • Unitasker Wednesday: Waffle tongs

    Erin Doland
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:30 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! We use our waffle iron at least once a week, usually more, in our home. Ours has die-cast aluminum cooking plates that are coated with a PFOA-free nonstick finish, so we have to be careful when removing the waffles and use a tool that won’t scratch the surface of the cooking plates. We use plastic chopsticks or general-purpose silicone tongs or one of the other dozens of plastic or silicone tools we already have in our kitchen. We just don’t use…
 
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    Lifehack

  • 40 Sweet And Savory Pie Recipes You Will Definitely Love

    Amy Johnson
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    1. Best Ever Chocolate Silk Pie A feast of chocolate, whipped cream and chocolate, this mouthwatering pie is perfect for chocolate lovers. 2. The Best Dutch Apple Pie Recipe This delicious apple pie comes with a quirky crust, which tastes like buttery oatmeal and brown sugar. 3. Roast Vegetable and Houmous Pie This tasty, healthy pie is filled with onions, broccoli, peppers, sweet potatoes and houmous, so you don’t have to feel guilty when you take a third slice. 4. Grandma’s Pecan Pie Recipe If you love a sweet pecan pie, try this simple recipe out. These small pecan pies…
  • Sometimes you just have to distance yourself from people. If…

    Jelly Wong
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes you just have to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.The post Sometimes you just have to distance yourself from people. If… appeared first on Lifehack.
  • Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the…

    Jelly Wong
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futuresThe post Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the… appeared first on Lifehack.
  • How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100? Watch This!

    Marcus Kusi
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    How often do you see a homeless person on the street asking for money, food, or shelter? Even though you might have an idea about how they ended up being homeless, you will never know what they would do with what they are asking for until you give it to them. This homeless man shows us how he would spend a $100 gift. Yes, 100 bucks. And believe me, it’s not what you think. You will be touched! You will also learn to never judge a person based on their appearance only; look further than that! Featured photo credit: Josh Paler Lin via youtube.comThe post How Does A Homeless…
  • 50 Incredible Travel Experiences To Have Once In Your Life

    Elena Prokopets
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Wanderlusters, what makes your heart rate speed up? Watching sunrise at Giza at the Great Pyramids? Or watching sunset over Tanah Lot at Bali? For all travel lovers, shutter-bugs and adventure seekers out there, here’s the ultimate list of incredible travel experiences that will blow your mind, change your world view and let you dig down deep into foreign culture. 1. Go on Safari in Tanzania Boasting one of the biggest and baddest national parks in Serengeti and 16 national parks in total, Tanzania is the perfect place to watch the annual wildebeest migration. Watching baby…
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    MAKE

  • Play With Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, and Modular Robotics at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire!

    Caleb Kraft
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Hear ye, hear ye! The Boulder Mini Maker Faire is upon us, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015! And that means that makers are streaming in from far and wide, bringing their awesomeness to share with all. Actually, they’ll do more than share – oh yes, there will be doing. […]Read more on MAKE
  • Why I Quit My Job and Moved to Shenzhen

    Frank
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:01 am
    After some months of deliberation, I finally decided to make the choice — it’s now or never. I sent this email to my awesome co-workers at Make:, who were all extremely supportive. Hi friends, I’m not a goodbye kinda person so I didn’t want to make this a thing. But my […]Read more on MAKE
  • Watch Four Disney Artists Paint One Tree

    Cabe Atwell
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
      “The artist always has something to say. He doesn’t paint men, landscapes, or furniture, but an idea.”- The Art Spirit by Ryerson Margery A. and Henri Robert.   As parts of Walt Disney’s creations come out of the vault, some kind souls have taken it upon themselves to upload […]Read more on MAKE
  • Drone Crashes on White House Lawn; Pilot Claims Recreational Purposes for Flight

    Mike Senese
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    A quadcopter crashed on the White House lawn early this morning. The rig, which appears from the released photo to be a white DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter with its propeller guards installed, hit the ground just after 3am, flying at “a very low altitude” according to Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary. A person […]Read more on MAKE
  • Before You Fly: The Multirotor Checklist

    Greta Lorge
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    The only thing worse than getting to the flying field* and discovering you’ve forgotten something critical is getting your multirotor in the air and realizing you’ve overlooked an important detail like securing your props. We’ve compiled this checklist to help you remember all the little things that will keep you […]Read more on MAKE
 
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    The Art of Manliness

  • How to Plan Your Week [VIDEO]

    Brett
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:48 pm
    If you’re reading this in an email, click here to watch the video.  Looking to gain a bit more perspective and control over your life? Try weekly planning. In this video, I show how I do my weekly attack plan sessions. For more info, read the article that inspired the video. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. Filmed and Edited by Jordan Crowder
  • Podcast: West Point 1915 With Michael Haskew

    Brett
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    West Point’s graduating class of 1915 produced some of America’s greatest military leaders including Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley. Author and historian Michael Haskew calls it “the class the stars fell on.” In today’s podcast I talk to Michael about his book West Point 1915 and the men who made up this class and what made them so special. Show Highlights What made the class of 1915 different from previous and subsequent West Point classes What day-to-day life was like for a West Point cadet in 1915 What Eisenhower was like as a cadet at West Point (spoiler:…
  • The Churchill School of Adulthood – Lesson #6: Don’t Be Afraid to Start a Family

    Brett and Kate McKay
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Of the many “contradictions” of Churchill’s life, one of the most interesting is that while he loved high-flying adventure, and relished danger, risk, and excitement, he was also, as a friend put it, “tremendously domestic.” Nothing gave him more happiness and satisfaction than his family, and while he loved traveling the world, he could sincerely say that “A day away from Chartwell is a day wasted.” Yet the more one looks at his life, the less contradictory these two impulses seem. Not only was Churchill’s family life an adventure in and of itself, but it in fact made…
  • How to Travel Around the World With Just a 20lb Backpack

    A Manly Guest Contributor
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    All images taken by Dave Danzeiser. Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser. I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just finished booking 45,000 miles worth of flights around the world. The trip would last a year and take me to 23 different countries. Over a year of planning and saving had culminated with a phone call and everything was booked successfully. The trip took me to snowy, northern Norway past the Arctic Circle, the rainy and humid islands of Indonesia, and the sunny and sandy beaches of Australia. I hiked, swam, slept outside, ate in decent…
  • America’s Miracle Meat: The Story of Spam (+ 3 Recipes)

    Jeremy Anderberg
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Nowadays when you hear the word “spam,” you probably think of the unwanted emails you get from unknown sources soliciting you for money and information. Little do many people know, the term actually refers to and originates from the glorious canned luncheon meat of the same name. In the 90s when email became popular, users began referring to a classic Monty Python sketch to talk about these unwanted but ubiquitous messages. In the sketch, a couple is dining at a restaurant in which Spam is part of nearly every item on the menu, much to the chagrin of the wife. It’s a funny and weird…
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    Personal Development Training

  • Reflection Questions – The Most Important Questions You’ll Answer This Year

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    “Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.” – Peter F. Drucker Too often in life we can get caught up in the unimportant, and lose sight of the gifts we have right in front of us. We can also lose our way, or forget the reasons we took on projects or goals in the first place. For this reason, I like to think back over the last past twelve months, and plan for the year ahead by reflecting with a list of powerful questions I’ve developed over the years. I’ve been cutting many non-essentials out of my…
  • A Christmas Story – A Tale of Craig’s List and Two Frying Pans

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    “My brother will love these.  It’s the first time he has had a home in four years.  Thank you so much.” He smiled, gave me a big, musky, hug, and drove away. I wasn’t sure if I had just done a good deed, or been hustled by a Craig’s List scam artist. This story actually begins months before – so let’s go back to the beginning. This is a true story, with names changed by request. My New Beginning We were poor graduate students sharing a tiny one bedroom apartment in what you could kindly call a “less desirable” neighborhood. That summer,…
  • Failure Is Not The Real Enemy

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually be afraid you will make one.” – Elbert Hubbard As the clock winds down in your life, each second that passes is an opportunity that will never come again. The first time that I had this thought, it scared me. Over time however – it has empowered me, and I have helped my clients so that it empowers them. Today, this moment, I want this knowledge to empower you and to teach you: that failure is not the real enemy. Why Do We Fear Failure? There are many reasons people fear failure – and they’re…
  • The “Wanting” Life

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    “Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” -Lao Tzu What do you think your life would be like….if you only chased after what you really, truly wanted? Instead of what you think you should want? Let’s imagine this (maybe you’ve felt this way before)…. You’re looking at pictures and updates from your friends, seeing what they did this weekend - Sitting around a fireplace laughing Sipping tropical drinks on the beach Cooking in their fancy kitchen Climbing mountains And you think to yourself – “I want to do…
  • You Can Break The Limits You’ve Placed On Yourself

    sid@sidsavara.com (Sid Savara)
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Train the elephant while he is young, for he will never forget. At least, that’s how this story goes that I heard in India. When an elephant is very young and small, their trainer ties them to a tree with a thick rope. The baby elephant struggles and struggles – but is not strong enough. Soon the elephant learns that his strength is no match for the rope. He accepts his faith, gives up – and gets used to the idea that this rope can hold him. As the elephant grows, even a simple string is enough to hold him without resistance.  He dares not struggle, remembering the…
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  • Are You Ready For Your Leadership Moment Of Truth?

    Starbucker
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    It happens to every leader at one time or another – a time when our mettle is tested in a high stress and high stakes environment, when something goes very very badly. Are you ready for your leadership moment of truth? Because HOW you handle that moment will leave a lasting and definitive mark on those you lead. My Story It happened to me 6 years ago at the cable TV company I worked for, when our entire network suddenly went down. It was a 24-hour nightmare that we’d never even fathomed – sure, smaller parts of the network went down periodically for various reasons, but…
  • Choosing Courage

    Starbucker
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Starbucker’s Note:  I’m pleased today to present a guest post by Larry Fox. Larry is a fellow partner with Social Venture Partners Portland, an organization committed to ensuring all children in the community have thriving and productive lives. A former finance controller at Intel, his passion was and continues to be helping people realize their potential. “They just shut me out of the discussion.“ The words were said with a mixture of frustration, anger, and embarrassment. The speaker was Melissa, an HR manager who felt routinely shut out of Finance Recruiting…
  • Time For Our Annual Leadership Ego Calibration

    Starbucker
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Jim Collins, going Jim Collins (photo by dov.com) OK,  it’s time to “go Jim Collins” on us. We can’t let any more days go by in the new year before we do it. Because it’s so important for great more human leadership. And it’s NEVER a bad idea to repeat it so it burns into our brains (and heart). What’s the “it”?  And what’s this “go Jim Collins” all about? I’m sure you’re familiar with Jim Collins’ great book, Good to Great. It’s THE most influential business and leadership book I ever read.
  • The Power of Story: 12 Inspiring Lessons from 12 Entrepreneurs

    Starbucker
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Last month we published our first issue of Built Oregon, a new digital magazine that is conducting what I call a “grand entrepreneurial experiment”: Can the power of story move the economic dial? Stories, as Robert McKee once said, are the “currency of human contact“. Stories help us understand the lessons we need to advance our entrepreneurial and business dreams, because they provide a necessary perspective and context. Our first issue had many inspiring lessons to absorb, but here are the 12 that impacted me the most, and the people and stories behind them.
  • 7 Ways To Great Leadership In The New Year – Without Uttering a Single Word

    Starbucker
    28 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I always appreciate this time of year because a new year is approaching, which gives us a chance to reflect on our leadership over the past 360+ days, and make important resolutions for improvement in the future. While many of these resolutions will focus on the words we need to use (both in speech and on paper) to be better leaders, I’d ask you to think today about the other, more subtle messages that we send every day through our actions (or inactions) in the workplace. These messages can strongly reinforce our words, or render them ineffective or meaningless. Every great leader…
 
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    Live Your Legend

  • Selling Everything to Host a Global Dinner Party: Chelsea & My Interview on Living Out a 10-Year Dream

    Scott
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
     “Paris is always a good idea.” - Audrey Hepburn Today we’re doing something a A LOT different… I’m writing from a cozy Airbnb apartment in the beautiful downtown cobblestone-lined town of Salta in northern Argentina. This is stop #3 & day 10 of our World Tour & Global Dinner Party Project, and so far the adventure has been more than we could have dreamed (with much much slower Internet). We’ll get into more of that soon – and for more real-time updates & pictures on our adventure, check out our new World Tour site and join the updates…
  • 87 Things, 28.1 lbs: How My Wife & I Pack 1 Carry-On for a Year Around the World

    Scott
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:03 pm
    “In character, in manner, in style, in all things; the supreme excellence is simplicity.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Favorite Poems World Tour Update: As Chelsea and I aspire to live this Longfellow quote, today is Day 3 of our yearlong trip around the world, a 10-year dream in the making that we’re calling The Global Dinner Party Project. Last night we had our first LYL meetup in Buenos Aires – a few days ago we had 6 RSVP’s and when we showed up there were well over 30. This city inspires me… And we’re hosting our first dinner party for a…
  • My #1 Purpose for 2015 Starts Right This Second: You In or Out??

    Scott
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:25 pm
    The Live Your Legend Local group in Kuwait City, Kuwait – One of the most active monthly meetup groups LYL has, run by their inspiring host, Reem. “With the right people in your corner, any goal or resolution becomes nearly certain.“ - The Live Your Legend LOCAL Revolution Urgent Update: TOMORROW it’s Go Time!  First - If you’re reading this bright and early Monday morning, tune in to watch my Creative Live interview live on Jan 5th at 9:15am PST. We’re talking all about how creatives can build a career around their talents and passions – and of…
  • The 5 Most Inspiring Dream Job Revolutions of 2014: Proof of What’s Possible from all of YOU

    Scott
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    “I once did something impossible. Since then it’s been easy.” - A boy who didn’t know any better The most magnificent thing about this community is… YOU. Hands down, that is the most incredible part about our movement here. Live Your Legend has been around for over three years (and for another 5 or so before it became the LYL brand), and here’s the cool thing about that: Whereas I used to need to convince all of you what was possible and what my goal was for all of you as members of our community… Now, a few years later, we have actual proof from…
  • My 2015 Annual Goal-Setting & Weekly Planning Process Is Live! (Free PDF Downloads)

    Scott
    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…
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    Instructables: exploring - featured

  • Mocha Slush | Josh Pan

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:43 pm
    This delicious drink has an even blend of sugar, chocolate, coffee, and milk. Perfect for hotter days, or when you're simply craving something cold. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe! Gather the Ingredients For this recipe, you will need...2 cups ice cubes2 shots espresso 1/2 cup heavy ...By: joshpancookingContinue Reading »
  • Faux Fantasy Door

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    For fairy or sprite? (This door is just right!)If Whimsy is what you seek then follow me and take a peek!I don't know about you, but fantasy makes reality bearable. No matter what, fantasy you like, a doorway always plays a special roll, a porthole to another dimension, a gateway to magical place....By: The JuliartContinue Reading »
  • Coconut Almond Energy Bars

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Love the portability and real food ingredients list of Larabars, but hate the price? These homemade energy bars pack five-ingredient superfood punch - almonds, coconut, dates, cocoa powder and hemp hearts - and couldn't be easier to make! Combine ingredients in food processor 1 cup date paste1 cu...By: Dani CaliforniaCContinue Reading »
  • Make a lego plate wheel

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:31 pm
    So, I was playing around with my lego when I started building a tall tower out of 2x4's and 1x2's.The tower got an awful lean and it decided to put a curve in itself.That made me want to crush that tower and forget about lego forever but I stopped and looked at it from another way, the curve was smo...By: JM1999Continue Reading »
  • beer shooter

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    What ever happened to the hubbub around 3D printed weapons? Get ready to bust a cap and shotgun a beer with the 3D printed beer shooter. Before you jump the gun and shoot from the hip, this concept can't shoot anything and is nothing more than a holder for your beer.Perpetuating the concept of 3D pr...By: mikeasaurusContinue Reading »
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  • Gifts for Highly Productive People

    Mark Shead
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Are you having a difficult time coming up with a gift for that highly productive person on your list? Here are some suggestions: Extra Power Adapters Taking your power adapter out of the bag, crawling around under the desk to plug it in, then reversing the process at the end of the day just isn’t fun or efficient. You can eliminate those problems from someone’s life by getting them an extra laptop power adapter so they can leave one at their desk and one at home or in their computer bag. Related gift ideas include an extra wall adapter or car adapter for cell phones, an extra iPad…
  • Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 Review

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

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

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

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

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

    Mary O'Malley
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    I recently came across one of my favorite poems, My Brilliant Image, by the fourteenth century Persian Poet, Hafiz: One day the sun admitted, I am just a shadow. I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence That has cast my brilliant image! I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing Light Of your own Being! Hafiz is telling us that the astonishing light, the brilliance of our own being, is already with us.  We are filled with great light that permeates everything.    Brian Swimme, Evolutionary Philosopher and Co-Collaborator of the documentary film,…
  • 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…
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  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. We’ve got some great entries this year, from liquid bone and lamb burger handrolls, to baked lamb shanks and paleo chili. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them! As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field, but we were able to get it down to the top five. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll…
  • Dear Mark: More of Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

    Mark Sisson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, I’m doing another batch of 21-Day Challenge questions pulled from the ones you asked me two weeks ago. I managed to make it onto the third page of comments. I’d hoped to get through all of them, but with over 200 questions asked, the task proved insurmountable! Since they were by and large really great questions that deserve serious answers, though, I expect I’ll be drawing on them for future editions of Dear Mark. Stay tuned for that in the future. This week, we’ve got questions about weight machine training, indoor sprinting, eating for drinking “more…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 332

    Mark Sisson
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Portland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is almost at your doorstep. Come join us on Thursday, January 29. Due to popular demand, blog posts will now be going up at 5 AM Pacific Standard Time. If you’re at all interested in the way diet and lifestyle can impact your risk of Alzheimer’s (and dementia in general), you’ll want to kick in some support – or at least help spread the word — for BREAD HEAD, an upcoming documentary investigating the promising science of Alzheimer’s prevention. I was recently honored to be featured…
  • Sun-Dried Stuffed Chicken Breast (Plus a Contest)

    Worker Bee
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week’s recipe is pulled straight from the pages of The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally!, written by British health and fitness consultants Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. These folks, who run a popular fitness and wellness center called Fitter London, have produced a book that is half “primer” and half incredibly creative recipes. The primer section distills the major concepts of primal/paleo/ancestral health living into clever and memorable short passages, spiced up by hilarious cartoon drawings. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, I…
  • The Struggles of a Navy Man: Fighting Bad Conventional Advice with Primal Successes

    Guest
    23 Jan 2015 | 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! I am unbearably angry! Wait, I apologize. That’s not a way to begin this story. Let me try again. It’s January 2014. I find myself 39 years old, recovering from wrist surgery, and uncertain about my career. You see, I’m in the…
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  • Unconditional Acceptance of Yourself

    zenhabits
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    By Leo Babauta Many of us are familiar with the idea of loving our spouses, children, or parents unconditionally — and we might even try to practice that unconditional love, though imperfectly. But do we try to love ourselves unconditionally? Consider whether you do any of these (I sure do): Criticize your body. Feel like you need to improve at things. Feel guilty about things you do. Feel undisciplined, lazy, unhappy with yourself. Not feel good enough. Fear that you’re going to fail, because you’re not good enough. See yourself as not that good looking. Feel bad about messing…
  • My Typical Day: How I Get People to Think I’m Productive

    zenhabits
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    By Leo Babauta It’s funny, because many readers seem to think I’m a super productive, ultra focused, uber disciplined guy. I’m not. I get lazy, I sneak snacks when no one is looking, I sleep in sometimes, I take naps, I binge read on the Internet when I get hooked on something, I get distracted all the time. But … I still get things done, enough that it appears that I’m productive. Today I’ll share some behind-the-scenes of my day, and show you how despite the messiness of my life, I can muddle through and still achieve things. The Mornings There are…
  • The Contentment Habit

    zenhabits
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    By Leo Babauta I’ll admit I do it as much as anyone else: see the cool things that others are doing and wish I were doing something cool like that too. You see great travel photos on Instagram and other social media — people living amazing lives, creating cool things, going on adventures. And instantly, there’s the thought that you should be living a better life. But this is the wrong habit. It leads to a feeling that your life isn’t good enough, that you aren’t good enough. And the habit doesn’t end: if you pursue a better life, you will always feel that you…
  • The Delightfully Short Guide to Reading More Books

    zenhabits
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    By Leo Babauta I have to admit, reading online has dropped my book reading in the last couple of years. It’s hard to resist the pull of clickbait titles and fascinating longform articles. But a few small habits have changed that for me, and I’m now reading books more. I’m now reading Don Quixote (such as awesome book!), and recently finished War and Peace, Madame Bovary, Musashi and The Goldfinch. I recommend all of them. Let’s take a brief look at what has helped me read more: Create reading triggers. Tie your new reading habit to different triggers throughout your…
  • In Praise of Limits

    zenhabits
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:18 am
    By Leo Babauta We live in a world of abundance, often to the point of excess: we can buy anything anytime, consume as much of the Internet as we want, eat anything all the time, work as much as our bodies will allow. With so much available, it can become overwhelming, unhealthy, unbalanced. I’d like to propose a few limits. Instead of unlimited time online and on the phone, what if you limited yourself to two hours a day, not including time spent on work tasks? You’d now have space in your life for other things: exercise, reading, meditation, cooking healthy food, cuddling with…
 
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    Marc and Angel Hack Life

  • 7 Habits to Start in 7 Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness

    Marc Chernoff
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:09 pm
    “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” ―Ayn Rand In our busy daily lives it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees and completely overlook some of the more obvious activities that can disproportionally affect our happiness levels.  Luckily, we can go off more than just our intuition; there are lots of proven strategies that aim to create the right behavior that leads to a happier life.  Below, we take a look at seven of the more actionable pieces of advice you can start implementing over the next week. Reminder:  Have you checked out our book?  We just…
  • 8 Toxic Beliefs Most People Think Are Normal

    Marc Chernoff
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    It’s not the circumstances of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs about what those circumstances mean. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I had tunnel vision and expected life to be a certain way.  I studied my failures until I lost sight of my successes.  I surrendered my dreams to feel a sense of comfort.  I held tight to my fears and shielded myself from love and happiness by refusing to put myself out there.  And as I did all of this, I sat back and wondered why life was so miserable. Obviously, I was very lost.  My own toxic beliefs and ensuing behaviors had…
  • 4 Unconventional Steps Extremely Successful People Take in Life

    Marc Chernoff
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:34 pm
    All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.  And the way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Over the years, Angel and I have had the privilege of working with dozens of extremely successful people.  The key thing that separates them from the crowd is their unwavering self-discipline to actually get the right things done. I’m betting you have stuff you want to do — stuff you know you should be doing.  But it doesn’t get done.  Why?  You need to go from dreaming to doing… but it’s difficult to get going. You want to excel more at…
  • 12 Ways to Turn Your Wounds into Wisdom and Strength

    Marc Chernoff
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.” ―Bob Dylan At some point, you will come to realize that living the good life involves some amount of necessary pain, and that there are more flavors of pain than ice cream and coffee combined… There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the next step, walking out of a familiar, safe situation and into the excitement of the unknown.  There’s the giant, whirling pain of life upsetting all of your big plans and expectations.  There’s the little sharp pains of making a mistake,…
  • 25 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed

    Angel Chernoff
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:31 pm
    by Tess Marshall The best time to relax and regroup is when you don’t have time for it. There seems to be an outbreak of overwhelm on this planet.  Everyone believes they have to be busy, on the internet, and on the go every second. When you feel overworked and overwhelmed, stop and listen to the stories you’re telling yourself about your time, your work, and your life.  In order to change your feelings, you have to change your thoughts.  You could say that your problem with overwhelm is all in your head! We forget that life happens in the moment.  Nothing else is real.  We only…
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  • Google Fiber coming to four more cities

    Stacey Higginbotham
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Google is set to announce its gigabit fiber-to-the-home service in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina this week according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal quoted sources close to the events and said that local news media in Atlanta and Nashville were invited […] Google Fiber coming to four more cities originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • T-Mobile Super Bowl ad entreats us to “Save The Data”

    Kevin Fitchard
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    T-Mobile is using a Super Bowl ad to push its new Data Stash program, which lets users rollover unused megabytes from month to month, and last night it gave a sneak peak of the 30-second spot on YouTube. The tongue-in-cheek commercial plays on the the public […] T-Mobile Super Bowl ad entreats us to “Save The Data” originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Twitter tries to up its game with group messages and native video

    Mathew Ingram
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    With competitors like Snapchat and WhatsApp continuing to grow and expand the range of their features, Twitter is rolling out a new group direct-message offering as well as a hosted video feature it hopes will make it more competitive Twitter tries to up its game with group messages and native video originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Bluewire is a Bluetooth headset with a kitchen sink of features

    Kif Leswing
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Bluetooth headsets aren’t the hottest smartphone accessory, but a new Bluetooth headset on Indiegogo, called Bluewire, packs enough features that it’s worth another look even for users who don’t need hands-free calling. Bluewire looks like a fairly standard, albeit chunky, hands-free Bluetooth headset. But it charges wirelessly […] Bluewire is a Bluetooth headset with a kitchen sink of features originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Super-useful utility, Pushbullet, launches for Mac, Safari, iPad

    Kevin C. Tofel
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    If someone asked me what my top five utilities for computers, phones or tablets were, Pushbullet would easily be on the list. The app let different devices work together before Apple enabled Handoff and Continuity, for example, sending texts, calls, notifications, files and more from a phone to […] Super-useful utility, Pushbullet, launches for Mac, Safari, iPad originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    Organize IT

  • The ‘Side Effects’ Of Wind Power Approach

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

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

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

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

    Adam
    22 May 2014 | 7:57 am
    Polyshield is a modern, high-performance, sprayed, two component pure polyurea elastomer. The material is based on various amino-polyester resins, amino-resin and MDI prepolymers, providing a flexible, durable and monolithic waterproofing membrane boasting truly efficient resistance to water and chemical activity. Polyshield is characterised by high abrasion resistance, that’s why it is added into the armory of protective materials as waterproofing and corrosion-resistant coating in heavy and mining industries to prevent abrasive wear. Polyurea-based Polyshield features 100% solvent-free…
 
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    Gretchen Rubin

  • Are You Good at Making Excuses?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I was laughing as I read this piece from the satire magazine, The Onion: “Personal Trainer Impressed by Man’s Improved Excuses.” It purports to be an interview with a personal trainer who’s impressed by one of his clients — a guy who has made amazing improvements in the sophistication of the excuses he’s giving for not working out. “Acknowledging that the progress made in such a short time was remarkable…[the personal trainer said] he is very impressed by the improvement in both the strength and consistency of his client’s…
  • Which Kind of Collector Are You: Aim to Complete, or Yearn to Possess?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    “Collectors are basically of two kinds; those who aim at completing a series, and those who long to possess things that have bewitched them. The former, of whom stamp and coin collectors are the obvious examples, enjoy the pleasures of a limited aim, and its comforting certainties. The latter may suffer ups and downs, changes of heart and deceptions, but they have several great advantages. They never know when some new love will inflame them; they learn a great deal more about themselves from their possessions; and in the end they are surrounded by old friends, with long love stories…
  • Do You Ever Yield to a Temptation Out of Concern for Someone Else?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    I love all fables, paradoxes, koans, teaching stories,  and aphorisms. That’s one reason I love to keep my Secrets of Adulthood – my own contribution. For this reason, when I was last wandering through the library, I couldn’t resist pulling out William March’s book, 99 Fables. And I was particularly struck by Fable #4, “The Persimmon Tree,” about a loophole-invoking possum. In the fable, a possum looks longingly at the delicious persimmons hanging from the fox’s tree, and thinks about how badly he wants one. “’No,’ he said. ‘The fox is my friend and…
  • Secret of Adulthood: I Wish I Could Not Wish

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    From Further Secrets of Adulthood. Do you ever feel this way? I love any kind of koan, paradox, fables, or teaching story.
  • Quiz Yourself: What Kind of Play Do You Enjoy?

    gretchen@gretchenrubin.com (Gretchen Rubin)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:50 am
    Every Wednesday is Tip Day — or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Quiz: What’s your personality — for play? As I’ve worked on the subjects of habits and happiness, the importance of play has becoming increasingly apparent to me. For a happy life, it’s not enough to have an absence of bad feelings — we also need sources of good feelings. And to master good habits, we need to feel re-charged and cared for — and nothing is more energizing than having fun. We must have treats! Play is a wonderful kind of treat. For many adults, however, it’s surprisingly hard to know how to have more…
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    Mind Hacks

  • A misdiagnosis of trauma in Ancient Babylon

    vaughanbell
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:24 am
    Despite the news reports, researchers probably haven’t discovered a mention of ‘PTSD’ from 1300BC Mesopotamia. The claim is likely due to a rather rough interpretation of Ancient Babylonian texts but it also reflects a curious interest in trying to find modern psychiatric diagnoses in the past, which tells us more about our own clinical insecurities than the psychology of the ancient world. The claim comes from a new article published in Early Science and Medicine and it turns out there’s a pdf of the article available online if you want to read it in full. The authors…
  • From the machine

    vaughanbell
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    A new film, Ex Machina, is released in the UK tomorrow and it is quite possibly one of the best sci-fi films of recent times and probably the best film about consciousness and artificial intelligence ever made. The movie revolves around startup geek turned tech corp billionaire Nathan who has created the artificially conscious android Ava. Nathan invites one of his corporate coders, Caleb, to help test whether Ava feels conscious. The film is near-future but in the tradition of sci-fi as a theatre in which to test ideas, it focuses on the stark and unexpected issues raised by self-conscious…
  • pwned by a self-learning AI

    vaughanbell
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Backchannel has a fascinating profile of DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis which although an interesting read in itself, has a link to a brief, barely mentioned study which may herald a quiet revolution in artificial intelligence. The paper (available online as a pdf) is entitled “Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning” and describes an AI system which, without any prior training, learned to play a series of Atari 2600 games to the point of out-performing humans. The key here is ‘without any prior training’ as the system was not ‘told’ anything about…
  • A love beyond illusions

    vaughanbell
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Articles on people’s experience of the altered states of madness often fall into similar types: tragedy, revelation or redemption. Very few do what a wonderful article in Pacific Standard manage: give an account of how a young couple learn to live with psychosis. It’s an interesting piece because it’s not an account of how someone finds the answer to loving someone who has episodes of psychosis, it’s how a couple find an answer. It discusses psychiatry, antipsychotics and R.D. Laing but not in terms of what we should or could think of psychosis and society, but what…
  • Spike activity 09-01-2015

    vaughanbell
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Game theorists crack poker according to a fascinating report from Nature. First nuclear war, now poker. Whatever next! Harvard Business Review has a genuinely interesting piece on the psychology of office politics. Child mental health services have been secretly cut by £50m according to BBC News. What we need is some important politician to tell us how important mental health is to make this right again. British Journal of Psychiatry puts a psychedelic portrait of the Shulgins on its front cover. Rumour has it that if you lick the pages…
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    Scott H Young

  • I Was Wrong About Speed Reading: Here’s the Facts

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

    Scott Young
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Oh the things I agree to do… Five months ago, while Vat and I were in Korea, wrapping up the last stop in our year without English, Vat told me he had a different idea for our final video. I was happy with the other three, so I told him he could do whatever he wanted for the final project. “I want to do a video with us rapping in Korean.” That was the idea. What’s more, he wanted to share the bewilderment of trying to understand a foreign culture and language. So from the lyrics, he specifically picked out Korean expressions to try to convey the strangeness of being…
  • Why You Need Mentors (and Why You Don’t Have Them Yet)

    Scott Young
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    I recently had a chance to sit down with a friend who has been doing incredible things with his career and business. He offered to sit me down, walk through my current operations and help me figure out a strategy to take things to the next level. We ended up talking for a little over an hour, and the chat ended with a concrete plan for the next twelve months to redefine my strategy and mindset. It’s hard to say the impact this conversation will have, but I’m optimistic—the last time I had a serious chat with this person, it led to creating Learning on Steroids, which ended up saving my…
  • Should You Maintain an (Almost) Empty Reading Queue?

    Scott Young
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Years ago, I made a realization that changed how I write. That realization was that I’m weird and almost nobody reads the way I do. Previously, I thought my blog reading habits were pretty typical. Subscribe to a dozen or so blogs, and read most of the articles they write. If I find myself skimming most of the articles from a particular blogger, I’d unsubscribe from them. What’s more was that my reading queue was almost always empty. Then one day I was visiting a friend and saw their Google Reader account. They had so many unread articles in it, that the app had stopped counting, and…
  • Improve Creative Skills by Reducing Degrees of Freedom

    Scott Young
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    In the original research on deliberate practice, an important distinction is made between work and practice. The goal of work is to accomplish something. The goal of practice is to learn. Work is a basketball game or recital. Practice is layup drills or training your fingers to master a tricky combination of notes. Unfortunately creating drills to practice from is hard for a lot of skills. If you’re a writer, how do you do writing drills? If you’re a designer, how do you do design drills? In many creative skills, work almost seems inseparable from practice. I’ve recently stumbled on a…
 
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    A Daring Adventure

  • Do You Have Any Potential?

    Tim Brownson
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The offer of well over $6,000 worth of my help as well as a load of other goodies is now underway. if you’d like to have me at your beck and call for 12 months plus some great books and $100 to spend at Amazon now is your chance. Clicking here takes you to the page. All you need to do is leave your e-mail address and that’s it. Unless you are feeling super kind and think somebody else who doesn’t read my blog may benefit from winning, in which case please send them the link! Oh one other important thing. When you sign up you get some short code – effectively a link. If you…
  • Why You’re Scared, And What To Do About It

    Tim Brownson
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Anxiety and depression are spiraling out of control in the US with no sign of slowing down. Prescription medication for these issues is reaching epidemic levels as people try and figure out how to be happy in a generally unhappy world. It’s an uphill battle that is only going to get tougher because we are the masters of our own misery. And when I say ’we’ I don’t necessarily mean we bring anxiety and depression up on ourselves, although we certainly can do that. But as a Society we bring it upon each other. I stopped following the news closely about 12 years ago and do you know why?
  • Win $6,000 Worth Of Life Coaching

    Tim Brownson
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Do you want to make the next 12 months the launching pad for an amazing life? Would you like the kind of support usually reserved for people with lots of money in the bank? Would you like me and my 10 years of Life Coaching experience complete with a load of other resources by your side for the next 12 months? And would you like it all for free? Well now is your chance. Feast your eyes on this lot before you scroll to the bottom to enter. Get $6,000 Worth Of Life Coaching For Free On February 1st 2015 I will be taking on a VIP client and working closely with them for an entire year…
  • How I’m Going To Lose All My Customers And Wreck My Business

    Tim Brownson
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    About 2 or 3 years ago I had an e-mail from a French dude called Olivier Larvor wanting to interview me for his blog. I rarely turn interviews down because I’m a publicity whore and I usually really enjoy them. The fact that there are more White Rhinos wandering around the streets of Orlando than Olivier had readers to his blog didn’t deter me either. And I am delighted I did because that was the start of a great friendship. Olivier was at that time working his way through his ICF training to become a Life Coach. He has a wicked sense of humor and when doing a search for Life…
  • How To Step Into Courage When You’re Fearful And Insecure

    Tim Brownson
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Quite some while ago I dropped down to posting weekly, when at one time I was posting 3, 4 or even 5 times per week. That wasn’t because I’d turned into a lazy arsehole – well not entirely anyway – but because I was really busy with clients and also blogging for other Life Coaches over at Coach The Life Coach. I’m hoping that during 2015 I can make that twice a week by taking a lot more quality guest posts. That started whilst I was away over Christmas and it continuining now with this post from Tess Marshall. If you’d like to try your hand at…
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    Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

  • 15 Inspiring Movies That Make You Want To Make a Change

    Alden Tan
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:25 pm
    1) The Pursuit of Happiness Will Smith will absolutely blow your mind with his performance. Watch and be immersed by the story of Chris Gardner as he struggled with homelessness, taking care of his son and getting through going broke in his life. I watch this regularly as it honestly gives me the boost I need to continue working hard despite things seemingly looking completely hopeless.  2) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Okay I know Ben Stiller gets a bad rap from time to time, but I honestly think he's really good in this movie. Watch how an unsatisfied Walter deal leaving his job and…
  • How To Stay Sane in Your High Pressure Job

    Paul I. Breton
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    It’s almost inevitable that you’ll encounter some stress at work, but sometimes the pressures of work mount to worryingly high levels. What’s more, it’s not always easy to recognise when you've crossed the line and it’s all become too much. Instead of finding ways to really manage our stress, we take on more and more work and quickly burn out. As you're probably aware, stress taxes the body as well as the mind – high blood pressure, fatigue and reduced concentration are all common symptoms. In a fast-paced job it’s essential not to allow yourself to be overwhelmed, but how can…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Love Who You See in the Mirror

    Jermaine Harris
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    A poor self-image is becoming increasingly common in the modern world. One of my mentors once said “You can never ‘out-succeed’ your self image”. What he meant was, it will be extremely difficult for you to reach your goals and live your dream life if you have a negative self-image. To use my own life as an example; I used to see myself as an ‘Average Joe’ with less than satisfactory health, a mediocre physique and a middle of the road job. The only way that I was ever going to do something meaningful and create success in my life was to enhance my self-image. After developing a…
  • 3 Working Ways to Get Unstuck in 2015

    zenife
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain There comes a point in our life when we realize that we are meant for something bigger on this planet. Unfortunately, discovering what we really want and how to get it is one of the most challenging, stressful and frustrating process of our entire life. But, in the end, it's what define who we are and what we stand for. Since I was very…
  • 8 Things You Should Know About Enlightened People

    Thibaut Meurisse
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Do you spend way too much time under trees hoping for a sudden enlightenment, but nothing comes. Is enlightenment your ultimate goal in life? In this article I would like to share with you some common traits of enlightened people and give you the opportunity to check out how enlightened you are. Here are 8 characteristics of people who know what's up. They live in the now They understand that the past and the future are only a mental constructions created by their mind and have nothing to do with their true essence. In reality, we always live in the now. When we think of the past or the…
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    Life Optimizer

  • How to Become a Pro

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

    Donald Latumahina
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    I recently came across an interesting article titled Microsoft’s Odd Couple. In the article, Paul Allen – the co-founder of Microsoft – told the story of how he and Bill Gates met and started Microsoft. I find the article insightful. It contains many lessons on how to be successful at what you do. Here are the lessons I learned, along with excerpts from the article: 1. Be competitive. “You could tell three things about Bill Gates pretty quickly. He was really smart. He was really competitive; he wanted to show you how smart he was. And he was really, really persistent.” One…
  • What You Must Do to Boost Your Personal Growth

    Donald Latumahina
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you want to boost your personal growth? If you do, then what you must do is this: expand your comfort zone. The fact is, we all have a narrow world where we feel comfortable. Life is easy there. You can go through your day almost on autopilot. That, however, is not the way to grow. What you should do instead is expand your comfort zone. Why? Because then you can handle more situations. You will be able to handle more of what life throws at you. Your ability to cope will increase. How do you expand your comfort zone? You expand your comfort zone by doing things that still give you…
  • The Proven Way to Change Your Results

    Donald Latumahina
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Are you satisfied with your results? If your answer is no and you want to improve them, then what you must do is this: Change the way you do things. The fact is, your results come from your processes. They don’t come out of nowhere. Your exam grade, for instance, comes from your study. So here is the principle: If you want to change your results, change your processes. I came to realize this when I taught a course called Business Process Modeling at a college. One of the principles there is that a company’s results come from its processes. In fact, the processes can make or break the…
  • Ask the Readers: What Lessons Have You Learned in 2014?

    Donald Latumahina
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    We have now reached the end of 2014 and will soon enter 2015. As always, the end of the year is a good time to reflect on the lessons we have learned this year. So I’d like to ask you: What lessons have you learned in 2014? Please leave your answer in the comments so that everyone can read it. Thanks for being with me in 2014 and Happy New Year! P.S. In case you want to create new habits in the new year, you might want to check out HabitMaster, a habit-building app I make for iPhone and iPad. Photo by Christopher Michel
 
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    Practical Happiness & Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog

  • How to Move Past Failure in a Healthier and Smarter Way: 4 Steps That Work

    Henrik Edberg
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    “No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.“ Napoleon Hill “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett Things don’t always go swimmingly. Sometimes I fail. It is not fun. At least not when it has just happened. But over the years I have learned a few steps that help me to deal with this in a smarter and healthier way than just feeling sorry for myself for weeks or letting the failure hold me back from taking action again for…
  • 10 Things to Start Saying Yes to This Year For a Happy Life

    Henrik Edberg
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” Marcus Aurelius “Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.” Chinese Proverb Saying no is often the easier way out. When you say no you can safely stay within your comfort zone. You don’t have to fear failing or being rejected. The…
  • 5 Questions That Will Help You to Focus on What Truly Matters in 2015

    Henrik Edberg
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    “New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.” Hamilton Wright Mabie We are standing at the doorway to a new year. So I’d like to end this year by first thanking you for all your support. Your kind words have lifted me up and pushed me forward and into action and optimism pretty much every day. I’d also like to share a few…
  • The Top 5 Timeless Tips for Finding Inner Peace and Joy During the Holidays

    Henrik Edberg
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:01 am
    “May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” Eskimo proverb The holidays are upon us. A time of needed relaxation and more time with the people closest to us. A time of stress and worries. A time of not all the joy you may have hoped for or been promised by upbeat advertising and movies. It can be a time of mixed feelings. So today I would like to share 5 powerful and timeless tips that can help you to make these holidays a more joyful and peaceful time. 1. Slow down. “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” Lily Tomlin First, slow down. Even if…
  • 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…
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    Getting Things Done®

  • To-Do List Tips

    Stephen Lease
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:33 pm
    We love a good next actions list.  This article from Buffer Social goes into some history and tips for to-do lists, and GTD even gets a nod.
  • Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

    Stephen Lease
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    This infographic from Visual.ly and Fuze, shared by Inc provides some startling stats on the disadvantages of multitasking.  So put down the phone and read the article here.
  • NYT Opinion on “The Pitfalls of Productivity”

    Stephen Lease
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    A very interesting read from the New York Times Opinion Pages  on “The Pitfalls of Productivity.”  Is GTD all smoke and mirrors?  Read the article here.
  • GTD Fundamentals Anthem Video Released

    Stephen Lease
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Earlier this year in Los Angeles, we shot some great footage at our newly launched course, Mastering Workflow Series Level 1: Fundamentals.  That course was taught by David Allen (note, not all Fundamentals Courses will be taught by David Allen).  Enjoy the  video!  Learn more at GTDFundamentals.com
  • 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…
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    Productive Flourishing

  • Episode 13: Traditional publishing or self publishing? with Todd Sattersten

    Charlie Gilkey
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    In this episode you will learn: How to get started in the book industry How the digital format has changed the book industry Traditional publishing or self publishing? There are benefits to both. Read more on Episode 13: Traditional publishing or self publishing? with Todd Sattersten… The post Episode 13: Traditional publishing or self publishing? with Todd Sattersten appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Episode 11: Go Beyond Your Fear with Glenda Watson Hyatt Episode 12: How to Build Strong Communities with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie The Creative Giant…
  • King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” Still Calls To Us

    Charlie Gilkey
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of…
  • Episode 12: How to Build Strong Communities with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie

    Charlie Gilkey
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    In this episode you will learn: Four things you need to think about when you decide to build strong communities There are times that our feelings of wanting more from life get beaten down by naysayers Read more on Episode 12: How to Build Strong Communities with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie… The post Episode 12: How to Build Strong Communities with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Build Better Systems to Build A Better Business Beyond Productivity: Living From the Inside Out (Episode 3) Beyond Productivity:…
  • New Product: The Essential Daily Planner

    Charlie Gilkey
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    I get excited when I can say “You asked; we delivered.” Thus, I’m excited to announce that our brand new Essential Daily Planner is available for purchase. The Essential Daily Planner Read more on New Product: The Essential Daily Planner… The post New Product: The Essential Daily Planner appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: Four Ways to Use the Four Boxes on the Daily Action Planners The Daily Productivity Planner: Plan Your Day By Your Productive Capacity New Planner Available: The Monthly Action Planner
  • Episode 11: Go Beyond Your Fear with Glenda Watson Hyatt

    Charlie Gilkey
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    In this episode you will learn: The top four reasons why people are so scared to really push that boundary of capability that we all have At some point in our lives, almost everyone is going to have a disability Read more on Episode 11: Go Beyond Your Fear with Glenda Watson Hyatt… The post Episode 11: Go Beyond Your Fear with Glenda Watson Hyatt appeared first on Productive Flourishing. Related posts: The Creative Giant Show is Live Episode 13: Traditional publishing or self publishing? with Todd Sattersten Episode 12: How to Build Strong Communities with Terry…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Heart-Centered Traveling

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    This month Rachelle and I are traveling through Europe again. We flew to Switzerland for the Lifestyle Design Convention in Zurich on January 10-11, where I shared stories and lessons about discovering and following a heart-centered, growth-oriented life path. The conference was a great success, and Kai Christen has already decided to host it again in January 2016. This is the third time I’ve flown to Europe with only a one-way ticket, not knowing in advance when I’d return to the USA. Rachelle and I had no specific plans for where to go after the conference in Zurich.
  • Do a Full Day’s Work in 90 Minutes

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    The typical American office worker only does about 90 minutes of real work per workday. The rest of each workday is largely spent on distractions like reading the news, web surfing, socializing with coworkers, snacking, taking coffee breaks, shuffling papers around, processing irrelevant emails, needless delay tactics, playing games, and daydreaming. Moreover, American office workers are among the world’s most productive. In many other countries, even less work gets done each day. This stat hasn’t changed much in decades, despite massive investments in time management and…
  • Stimulation

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Finding the right level of stimulation for your work and relationships is one of life’s key challenges. Sometimes we procrastinate on tasks and check out from relationships because the overall stimulation level isn’t a good match for our preferences. Some situations are under-stimulating, causing us to feel bored and listless. Other situations are over-stimulating, causing us to feel stressed or anxious. In the middle is the preferred zone where we feel attentively engaged, but this zone is different for each individual. Fortunately we don’t have to accept every…
  • 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…
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    Get Organised

  • Productivity Lie #5

    Tracey Foulkes
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    While it makes no logical sense, I am again dumbfounded by the fact that at every training session, through every talk, with every company (regardless of the size or stature), everyone, (well, just about everyone), complains of not having enough time. Yet, when we dig just a little deeper in search of the culprit of […] The post Productivity Lie #5 appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #4

    Tracey Foulkes
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
      If you trolled through YouTube you’d likely find a clip of me saying “Don’t fix what’s not broken”. An idiom that’s passed from parent/teacher to child, generation to generation and accepted in blind faith … well by me in any case. The logic is simple: save your time and energy for fixing what’s not […] The post Productivity Lie #4 appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #3

    Tracey Foulkes
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I was invited back to work with a second group of senior leaders to improve their time management. Our ‘Productive Time’ programme is concise, direct and immediately actionable which is just what this team of go-getters needed. The problem was that they were 6 months into their leadership development programme and to date had not […] The post Productivity Lie #3 appeared first on Get Organised.
  • Productivity Lie #2

    Tracey Foulkes
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “Lie” might be too harsh a word really. You see, it’s not so much lying in this case, as more a case of the interpretation that’s leading to time management mayhem and the total lack of personal productivity. I’m casting my mind back to my corporate office days where I followed the herd, clocked in […] The post Productivity Lie #2 appeared first on Get Organised.
  • How to be Productive: An Infographic

    ProductivityBot
    6 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    by annavital. The post How to be Productive: An Infographic appeared first on Get Organised.
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    Leading Hands Through Technology

  • Parenting A Connected Teen

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

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

    Marc Majers
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    If you need to know something about social media, advertising and PR, TV & video, publishing, design, tech or even need a job in one of those fields – check out Mediabistro. I stumbled upon the site and I was lost in the content for hours. http://www.mediabistro.com/
  • Hire An Online Expert

    Marc Majers
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    Who you gonna call? You may remember that old slogan from the 1980s hit comedy Ghostbusters, but the reality is today you can get help on anything from one tap on your phone. I discovered a site called Presto Experts which gives you live expert advice on any topic. If you are stuck in a bind and need an answer to something why call all over when you can get it in one place. The site has more than 30,000 registered experts in over 600 categories to find you the right expert to supply them with professional advice and assistance. You follow three steps. First you find your topic. The categories…
  • See Best Of Flickr With Fluidr

    Marc Majers
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Why sort through thousands of photos and videos each day on Flickr when Fluidr can do it for you? Fluidr delivers the most interesting photos and videos uploaded to Flickr in an easy interface. You can simply browse through the images or filter down what you would like to see. If you’ve used Flickr, you’ll discover Fluidr makes exploring photos a pleasant experience. http://www.fluidr.com
 
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    Root Simple

  • FlicFloc Flak

    Mr. Homegrown
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:19 am
    My review of the KoMo FlicFloc grain flaker was featured on Cool Tools and, in the comments, got some push back on the price. At $169 USD (from Pleasant Hill Grain or The King’s Roost), it’s a fair objection. A number of commenters pointed out that you can buy grain crackers such as the one on the right for around $20 to $30 USD. I had one of these crackers for years (it’s headed to the thrift store on account of our recent decluttering). I’ve never liked it. It’s poorly made. The hopper never fit onto the rest of the unit. It must be disassembled to clean. Most…
  • Picture Sundays

    Mrs. Homegrown
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
  • Saturday Tweets: From Archery to Jaywalking

    Mr. Homegrown
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Lars Andersen: a new level of archery: http://t.co/CiMp0aFIzX via @YouTube — Root Simple (@rootsimple) January 24, 2015 Here’s Why You Should Take Notes By Hand (Instead Of With A Laptop) http://t.co/XsOxkYFDAF via @lifehackorg — Root Simple (@rootsimple) January 23, 2015 Top 10 Ecology Centers & Permaculture Programs in California | Sacred Ecology http://t.co/wL72Fp0uMJ — Root Simple (@rootsimple) January 23, 2015 Our Ecological Boredom http://t.co/puq09qToO9 — Root Simple (@rootsimple) January 23, 2015 Beautiful short documentary on the art of letterpress via @BoingBoing…
  • An indispensible urban tool: the titanium spork

    Mrs. Homegrown
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
      One of my best allies in my effort to cut down on my use of disposables is a titanium spork. It’s strong, pleasant to use, and weighs virtually nothing. I bought it many years ago in preparation for a long hiking trip, but it soon proved its utility in the urban environment. It’s always in my bag, a permanent part of my “everyday carry”, and I use when I’m eating food from home as well as in situations where I’d otherwise be forced to use plastic flatware. I love its simplicity and utility. The prongs of the spork are substantial enough to work as a…
  • 034 Decluttering

    Mr. Homegrown
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    On episode 34 Kelly and Erik discuss their experience decluttering the house using the methods of Marie Kondo. During the discussion we mention: Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors Center on Everyday Lives of Families Tokyo: A Certain Style (a book that shows cluttered Japanese apartments) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo Paperbackswap.com Bookcrossing.com Project Gutenberg Sony Reader Kindle Paperwhite Little Free Library Movement Selling books at Powell’s and The Last Bookstore…
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    Shoplet Blog

  • Winner of the #LoveWritingAgain Pentel Prize Pack

    Jessica Hodges
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    Congratulations to Evelyn Ames, Winner of the #LoveWritingAgain Pentel Prize Pack.  Now you can take some time away from that computer screen and rediscover the lost art of writing. There’s a whole lot more to create with all of the amazing pens that come in this bundle.  We love our gadgets, but despite the conveniences of modern technology, there is still nothing quite like a pen and paper. If you are inspired to do some serious journaling and want to get your hands on these amazing Pentel Pens, you can still do so right here at Shoplet.com. Special thanks to everyone who…
  • Win a Bush Enterprise Collection Desk

    Jessica Hodges
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    If someone were to ask you, if you could upgrade any room that you spend a lot of time in, maybe your office wouldn’t be at the top of your list. The funny thing is that people really do spend most of their time in an office of some sort.  Let’s spruce up that office space! This week, Bush is bringing you a chance to have an epic office makeover with their Enterprise Collection L Shaped desk. Whether for a home office or a company, this desk is built to last and features: - A harvest cherry finish. - A compact L shaped design. - 3 drawers. - A moveable micro hutch. - Desktop…
  • Best of Office Weekly Round Up: Perfect Pens

    Jessica Hodges
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you know what day it is? It’s National Handwriting Day! What better way to celebrate than to dedicate this week’s round up to the very instrument that makes the written word possible? The magnificent pen! We trolled the internet to bring you some of the most amazing and awesome pens that exist. Here’s what we found! This 3D pen is the stuff childhood dreams are made of! The Scribble pen is like a real life Photoshop “eye dropper” tool. With built in color sensor technology, it can replicate and custom mix up to 16 million colors. Amazing! This USB card reader…
  • 5 Tips for a Successful Marketing Tour

    Jessica Hodges
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Imagine your masterpiece of a trade show booth with all of its the bells & whistles….. on wheels. Magical right? Welcome to the world of Mobile Marketing Tours! Whether you are a start up trying to promote your service or a seasoned pro releasing a new product, you can design a mobile tour to fit your needs and brand messaging. Of course there are always a few things to keep in mind. Here’s are some tips to help you through the process. This custom box truck for Fort Lauderdale Travel really makes you wish you were on the beach! The Goals First and foremost, think about what…
  • An Up-cycled Twitter party Prize List

    Jessica Hodges
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    So, are you guys ready to plant some trees? Have you been dying to know what we will be giving away at our upcoming Up-cycled Twitter Party event? Here are all of the details you’ve been craving! Join us: Thursday, January 22nd from 4-5pm. Use the Hashtag #careSHAREgrow to follow the conversation. Our prize list is pretty awesome and we hope you guys are as excited about it as we are to give it away! We have goodies from Fellowes, Purell, Storex and Avery just to name a few. Here’s what you can expect. Round 1 Prizes This bundle has an assortment of goodies that are eco friendly…
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    Think Simple Now

  • 4 Tips for Being Yourself

    Guest of TSN
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Do you ever fear that who you are isn’t enough — you put on a mask and become someone you’re not to avoid rejection? This has been me for most of my life. From a young age I never felt as though I was good enough. Growing up as an introvert surrounded by extroverts was what first got me questioning myself. Everyone seemed to love the opposite of what I was. I felt unloved, and I became ashamed of myself. This was the beginning of many years of self-destruction. I so desperately wanted to be accepted and loved by others. I did whatever it took to be what I thought people wanted to see.
  • Are You Afraid to Let Go of Your Struggle?

    Kayla Albert
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    My mother, a woman who is steadfastly spiritual and always looking for a way to move into greater understanding of herself and others, recently attended a meeting for our church where she serves as a prayer practitioner. Each of the participants were recounting the issues they were working through, some rooted in relationships, others in careers. When it was my mom’s turn to share, she expressed that she felt beaten down by the financial trouble that was on the horizon once again after recent layoffs left both her and my dad without jobs. One of the women turned to her and simply said,…
  • 5 Ways to Fail Successfully

    Guest of TSN
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s a story about a ceramics teacher who, at the beginning of the quarter, divided his class up into two groups. The first group was told that their grade would be based solely on the quantity of their work and the second group, on quality. At the end of the quarter, contrary to what one would think, it was the first group that received the higher marks. Why? Because every day they churned out pot after pot, trying out new things and quickly learning from their mistakes. On the other hand, the second group was so hyper-focused on creating that one theoretical perfect pot —planning and…
  • 6 Tips to Be More Confident

    Nadia Ballas-Ruta
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Have you ever wondered why some people exude charisma while others just seem to be so plain? We all know people who seem to have that special something that makes them stand out. They walk into the room and you can immediately sense that they operate on a completely different level than most other people. In case you are wondering, the word charisma comes from the Greek language and it means a gift from the Gods/the Divine. Based on the definition, you might think that charisma is something that only a select few will be able to possess. However, just as the elusive concept of luck, charisma…
  • 3 Tips to Get Rid of Anxiety

    Guest of TSN
    29 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    I must have heard it delivered a thousand different ways: Honesty is the best policy. Precisely because I heard it a thousand times, I tended to associate the saying with less significance. It’s like hearing your mom tell you, “Put your coat on or you’ll catch a cold!” Yeah, yeah. Looking back, it seems I spent a lifetime wasting so much energy putting out fires because I lost sight of what was most important. Being true to myself was a concept — a nice idea for others, but not for me. I didn’t have that luxury. I had way too much on my plate. At least this is what I told…
 
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    Sources of Insight

  • Zig Ziglar on What It’s Like at the Top

    JD
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    A while back I heard Zig Ziglar describe what it’s like to be at the top. I remember his powerful words and his signature Southern drawl, as Ziglar spoke his profound words of wisdom. His words echoed in my mind. Zig Ziglar had a way with words, and he painted a very vivid picture of what life can be like when you focus on success from the inside out. As the story behind his prose goes, Zig Ziglar was visiting his wife’s sister who had MS.  Ziglar likes to fix problems, but this was a problem that couldn’t be fixed, and he struggled with that. On this particular visit, Ziglar…
  • Warrior Leaders Focus on the Highest Value Activities

    JD
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    “Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” — John Wooden Whether you’re a corporate warrior, lead a small team in a garage, or you are a one-person band,, there’s a strategy that works: Focus on the highest-value activities. Warrior Leaders that focus on high-value activities, help the team, help themselves, and help the business by focusing on the essential and concentrating their efforts. In the book, Warriors At The Helm: A Leader’s Guide to Success in Business, author Juan Carlos Marcos reminds us that the most effective leaders, focus on the minimum set of…
  • Are You Living Above or Below the Line?

    JD
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” — Oprah Winfrey We can spend time Above the Line or Below the Line. Above the Line is where we are learning, growing, and thriving.  It’s a place of abundance. Below the Line is where we are defensive, stuck, and surviving.  It’s a place of scarcity. Spend more time living Above the Line. In The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, authors Jim Dethemer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp remind us that Conscious…
  • The 4 Great Predictors of Sustained Success

    JD
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Some people seem to sustain their success and get better over time. They age like a fine wine. They learn about themselves as much as they can, and they play to their strengths, while limiting their liabilities. They compound their success as they create and take advantage of more opportunities. Successful people that sustain their success also know how to use and choose their words carefully so they can relate with others, and influence others. What are the key attributes of these people who are able to create and sustain their success for the long haul? In The 15 Commitments of Conscious…
  • Stuck on Being Right

    JD
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    “You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.” — George Clooney What if people didn’t need to be right? Or, to ask it another way, how much more energy would everyone have, if people didn’t debate as if their ego depended on it? I grew up in a group where people were encouraged not to be right, but to ask better questions, and to learn through feedback. The idea was that if you fell into the trap of needing to be right, you would stop learning from the people, the ideas, and the insights all around you.  The very information that you need to do a better job.
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    Get Organized Wizard

  • Last Chance: Be Organized & Productive in 2015!

    Kylie Browne
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Our special offer on 2015 diaries will be closing soon. 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%! Make 2015 your most productive and organized year!
  • Organize Your Year With 52 Organizing Missions

    Kylie Browne
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Simply the easiest way to stay organized week after week. 52 Organizing Missions is now an online program. An achievable, motivating program of weekly 30-minute missions for decluttering, streamlining, simplifying, and organizing everything. There’s no better way to stay focused and organized throughout the whole year! It’s not too late to jump on board. You can start anytime of the year, but why not start now? Click through to see how 52 organizing missions could change your life! What Others Say About Our Programs Thanks for making this simple! There are plenty of these type…
  • 5 Essential Things To Do Before The New Year

    Kylie Browne
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The new year brings new hope and promise for a better life. As you make the transition, here are five things to do before the 1st January. Forgive Yourself For Any Mess Ups Regret can churn away at you and leave you less than your best. Try to break down the situation and find resolve. If you can’t do this, move on. Life is too short. As discovered by Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative nurse who recorded the epiphanies of the dying patients she cared for. Things you must do to avoid deathbed regrets. Choose Three Things You Want To Focus On Next Year  Remember to use SMART…
  • 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…
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    Blogitse

  • mom – it’s orange #125

    BLOGitse
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
      It’s time to mom again!       Mandarin Orange Monday     This is the original photo – yellow, blue fabric…(little bit sharpened)…       Have a good week!    
  • blue and mini

    BLOGitse
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 pm
        I promised to show you my latest acrylic paintings -   here’s one,   ‘blue dream’       Paint Party Friday       details of ‘blue dream’     Geometric Friday is (should be) back after holidays.   This doodle is just 1 cm / 0.4 in each side – so it can be called minidoodle         Have a relaxing weekend!     ps.   PLEASE   be sure you have name/URL option to leave a comment, if you want mine, thanks! I LOVE interaction!    
  • painting, drawing and doodling

    BLOGitse
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
      It was fun to paint with acrylics again! None of them is ready yet but I’ll show them one day…   Left hand, right hand drawing, pencils, markers, ink…without any plan or goal. That’s called ‘doodling’…   I learned new term ‘zentangle’. That is too strict for me but doodling is fun (I’ve done that all my life but didn’t know it has a name)   Some Finnish bloggers are doodling a lot right now!   Like these: SusuPetal, Sirokko      Paint Party Friday         It’s been…
  • je suis…

    BLOGitse
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
            Dear Blogspot blogger:   be sure you have name/URL option to leave a comment,   if you want my comment, thanks!     Paint Party Friday     I was playing with my new tiny, slim, Conda 5/0, brush…     Luova lauantai /Creative Saturday   blingblingglittering         Have a relaxing weekend!    
  • sparkling new year

    BLOGitse
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:06 am
        All the best for this year 2015 to all my readers!     We started this year with yummy Australian Rumball red sparkling – our favorite!           Just before holidays I practiced my left hand again…   Paint Party Friday         ps. If you’re a Blogspot blogger be sure you have name/URL option to leave a comment, this is how it looks for me:   if you want my comment, thanks!   Have a relaxing weekend!    
 
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    TimelessLessons.com

  • Learning to relax through meditation

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

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

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

  • What Are YOU Waiting For? Identifying the Real Reason You Can’t Get Organized

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

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

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

    Scott Roewer
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Do you flat out fear the dark chaos under your kitchen sink? You’re not alone. The default dumping ground for cleaning supplies in most households is a poorly lit cavern of pipes, spray bottles and trash bags. If finding what you need under the sink means digging blindly through the mess, knocking over buckets and bug sprays when you’re reaching for your Lysol Wipes, then this post is for you. These eight easy to implement tips will turn the clutter under your sink into an organized, functional storage space that instills peace instead of fear – and it will only take you a few minutes.
  • How To Get Rid Of Bad Smells At Home – A Guide To Banish Bad Smells For Good

    Scott Roewer
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Have you ever walked into a house and been greeted by the delicious smell of fresh baked cookies? Now think about walking into someone’s home and getting smacked in the face with the stench of wet dog. Which makes you feel more welcomed? Every home has a unique scent, and you never want yours to be recognized for being unpleasant. Smelling fresh really means to smell like nothing, so if you want your home to smell fresh, it needs to be clean and dirt-free. Luckily, we’ve got some very effective tips for making sure the aroma in your home is always as inviting as can be TIP 1 - Ventilate…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Tips for Shopping for an Interior Decorator

    admin22
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    If you are building a home or remodeling your home or a part of your home, you will require the services of an interior decorator. The interior decorator will help you to choose the right colors of all the various properties in your home. The artistic appeal of your home as well as the the right placement of the items in your home and color selection and matching are the major work of an interior decorator. If you really want your home to look great, then you have to hire a interior decorator. But there are many interior decorators in the society today. However, they do not offer the same…
  • The Risk of Subcontracting a Service

    admin22
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Most contractors especially in the construction industry use subcontractors to complete some of their projects. Some people get contracts without having the required expertise and experience to complete them. They subcontract it to another business commonly referred to as subcontractor. It may also happen that a company gets a project or contract that involves other jobs that it does not do. In this case, it has to subcontract those jobs that it cannot complete internally to other businesses. The term subcontractor may create the impression that a subcontractor cannot big projects. This is…
  • Home Designer, Decorator and Architect: Any Difference

    admin22
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    If you are renovating your bathroom, it is important that you hire a professional such  as an architect, interior designer and interior decorator to help you design the layout of your bathroom or review your remodeling plan if already have one. Some home owners confused these professionals and are not able to differentiate their services. They are not the same and do not perform the same services. It is important that you know the difference between them. Knowing the difference between them will help you to know whose services you need and when to hire them. Read on to know what each…
  • Tips for Estimating the Cost of a Bathroom Remodeling Project

    admin22
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, it is important that you start by first determining the cost of the project. Bathroom remodeling can be an expensive project to carry out. Thus, it is not a type of project that you should do without first knowing what it will cost. Besides, it is not something that you have to start and stop on the way. If you start it and stop it on the way, your family will suffer as they will be denied the use of the bathroom or they have take their bath in an uncompleted bathroom and that is not always good. Based on this, you have to first know the cost of…
  • Reasons Why Having Big Breasts Is not Always the Best

    admin22
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    There are many women out there who are not pleased with the size of their breasts. Some spend a lot of money on breast enhancements products in order to enhance the size of their breasts while some who can foot the bill opt for breast implant despite its risk factors. Sad enough, there are stories of ladies that never made it alive from breast implant surgery theatre. Even some products for breast enhancement have serious side effects. The question that should be asked is whether having big breasts is the best for women. Even though, no woman will like to have small breast that can be covered…
 
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    How to of the Day

  • How to Take Care of Butterflies

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Captivating, colorful butterflies make the world a more beautiful place, don't you think? There's something magical about witnessing their life cycle, which is why raising butterflies from the caterpillar stage is a popular classroom experiment. You start with baby caterpillars, feeding them lots of leaves and taking care of the chrysalis they make to protect themselves while they transitions into butterflies. When the young butterflies emerge months later, they need plenty of space to stretch their wings and learn to fly. Finally, adult butterflies can be released outside to enjoy the…
  • How to Liquify Honey

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    In its raw state, honey contains many beneficial enzymes offers a healthy sweetness to those who've grown distrustful of overly-processed foods and candies. Over time, though, honey will thicken and form a solid mass of crystals. This is a natural process and shouldn't affect the taste of the honey at all. Once the honey has crystallized, there are several ways to get it back to its silky-smooth, liquefied state. Steps Liquefying honey in the microwave Use a microwave cautiously when liquefying honey. If you want your honey to retain the benefits of “raw” honey, use the microwave with…
  • How to Install a Hard Drive

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The hard drive is the primary storage location for all of your computer’s data. If you run out of that storage, installing a new drive may be the most practical solution. If your computer is dead, you may need to replace your old failed hard drive. In either case, you can do it yourself instead of taking your computer into a repair shop. Steps Installing a Desktop Hard Drive Power down the computer. Shut off the power supply in the back. Even if you can access the inside where it stands, you need to unplug the computer. Otherwise, unplug the computer and place it somewhere that allows you…
  • How to Make Cookie Cutter Appetizers

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Many parents are trying to find innovative and creative ways to feed their kids vegetables, from hiding them inside a dish to making them a part of the meal. You probably have not thought about using vegetables to decorate food. This may be just the thing you need to supply nutrition in a palatable way. Makes 1 serving. Ingredients *1 whole wheat tortilla 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup chopped vegetables, such as carrots, red peppers, green onions, broccoli Steps Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C. Use the cookie cutters to cut multiple shapes from the…
  • How to Be Mellow

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you're striving to be more mellow, then chances are that you're the kind of person who spends too much time worrying or stressing out about things that don't really matter. You may find yourself getting furious after someone cuts in front of you when you're driving, or after an annoying exchange with one of your friends. You may be up all night, freaking out about a test or an interview that is coming up. You may also know many people who are mellow, who seem to take life in stride and don't get riled up over almost anything. If you want to be mellow like these people, then it's not about…
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    Genuine Curiosity by Dwayne Melancon

  • Pomodoro Technique: How a tomato can make you productive

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

    Dwayne Melancon
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    In today’s world of online shopping, online banking, cloud data management and Internet-based teleconferencing, protecting yourself is more important than ever. The recent batch of stories relaying the horrors of celebrities and corporations being hacked and sensitive data being exposed only serves to highlight the necessity of having good security. The first place to start is with your own passwords.People assume that if something has a password, it is protected. This is not always the case. Many hackers are adept at guessing passwords, giving them total access to all of your personal…
  • 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…
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    Personal Excellence

  • What are your Biggest Frustrations in Finding Love?

    Celes
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    For 28 years, I was single. For 28 years, I wondered if I was ever going to meet my special someone. Then came along my husband, someone whom I’ve known for the past 10 years, but our paths never crossed because we weren’t ready for each other. Up until two years ago. Since then, we got attached, engaged, and married, and today we’re happily in love, just moved into our new home, and parents to two lovely cats. This February, on Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to be launching an all-new soulmate course to help YOU attract your soulmate, just like I have. This…
  • Ask Celes: How do I Deal with Backstabbers?

    Celes
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After a period of video hiatus, I’m excited to be back with a new video! :D Today, I address reader Mel’s question on how to deal with backstabbers. Watch below!! And I’m giving away a Happiness Mug; watch till the end for details! (If you’re unable to see the video above, watch it via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cg5GiwwcDE.) This is the first of my Ask Celes video series. While I used to do “Ask Celes” via articles, I’m taking it to the video format for a change. Whether I continue with the videos really depends on you guys,…
  • Healthy Living Challenge Roundup: Reflection, Feedback, and Moving Forward!

    Celes
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    This is the roundup for the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! This is the final post for our Healthy Living Challenge, where we round up our thoughts/feelings about the challenge, share feedback, and say our goodbyes as we move forward! All Challenge Tasks Announcement and signup page: Join 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! Day 0: Create…
  • Healthy Living Day 14: Review & Your Best Health Ahead

    Celes
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    This is Day 14 of the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! It’s now Day 14 of our 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! While this is the last task for the challenge, it’s NOT the last post for the challenge as I’ll be posting a round-up post tomorrow to gather feedback. So, don’t bid your goodbyes yet. Now, let’s hop…
  • Healthy Living Day 13: Start Your Healthy Living Guidebook

    Celes
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    This is Day 13 of the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! It’s now Day 13 of our 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge. There’s only one day left before our challenge ends, so let’s make the best of the time left in the challenge! Challenge Tasks to Date Announcement and signup page: Join 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! Day 0:…
 
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    Change your Thoughts for true Personal Development

  • 5 Easy Ways to De-stress When Life Gets Tough

    Hengameh
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Stress is not completely bad! It has benefits too. That is why it exists… A mild degree of stress can help to increase focus, speed, alertness, stamina and strength, especially when carrying out a project. In a stressful situation, the nervous system gets activated. The hypothalamus sends signals to the adrenal glands, which leads to secretion of adrenaline and cortisol hormones into the blood. The result will be irregular and faster heartbeat, shallow breathing, higher blood pressure and increased metabolism, which prepare the person to react quickly and more effectively. However, if…
  • HOW TO BE AWESOME IN 2015 AND MAKE THIS YOUR BEST YEAR EVER – A stop–start guide

    Erral and Jenna
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is your time, your moment so make the most of it.  Be awesome, push yourself, challenge yourself and make this year your best year ever! Ricardo Housham The partying and celebrations are over.  You are back at the office, or at least you have settled back into your usual routine.  It’s time to think about what you’d like to accomplish this year.  It’s a new year with a new beginning and challenges.  There’s no better time to evaluate your life.  Where do you see yourself this time next year?  What are you doing? To be awesome in 2015, if that is your plan, then read on…
  • 6 Hopes That Are Ruining Your Life and Why Hope is Not Good For You

    Steven Aitchison
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:17 am
      Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche We have all been brought up with the word ‘Hope’ in our vocabulary. However if you stop to think about it in your own life you’ll realise just how damaging the word is. The dictionary definition of hope is: “to want something to happen or be true” Two types of hope First person hope First person hope is when we hope something for ourselves. When we hope for something to happen in our own lives we are giving our power away to an unseen force and telling ourselves ‘I…
  • How to lose 6 Pounds of unsightly guilt for the new year

    Andrew Hood
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am sitting in this cafe about to drink my cappuccino and eat my muffin, but right now there are so many other things that I should be doing. Instead of writing this post, I should be working on setting up my business for next year, or working on the house, or spending quality time with the kids, or walking on the beach with my wife. In fact, the more I think about it, the more the list seems to grow. Each time I think about an item on my ‘should be doing’ list a pang of guilt tugs at my happiness. This is because guilt thrives at the expense of happiness. If you feel guilty over…
  • 5 Life Changing Reasons Why It Is Absolutely Necessary to Declutter

    Iva Ursano
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We hear this word so many times. De-clutter. Declutter your storage closet, declutter your garage, declutter your basement bla, bla, bla. Your bff is doing it, your neighbour is doing it, and the girls in the office even have this thing going on to see who can get it done first.  What on earth is all the hype about with this decluttering anyway and why is it vitally important to my wellbeing? The answers to these questions will astound you! Let’s first look at the definition of this before we move ahead. Declutter- to simplify or get rid of mess, disorder, complications.  To remove…
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  • Outrage

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

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

    colin
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Remember: 1. The freedom of speech is only really necessary when someone is saying something you don’t agree with. If we all agreed on everything, or were only told things we already agreed with, no one would have to fight for free speech (and no one would be exposed to new perspectives, ever). 2. Violence against those who would express themselves is heinous and indefensible (note that as soon as the speech itself infringes upon others’ rights to express themselves, it’s no longer simply ‘speech,’ but something else entirely, yet it still doesn’t warrant violence). 3. An entire…
  • The Passage of Time

    colin
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:15 am
    The way we experience time is the direct result of how we spend it. That is to say, one hour in the hands of a person who uses it intentionally can seem like ages, each second noticed, held, weighed, and tasted before it flutters off to be replaced by another. That same hour, used in a flurry by someone trying to cram too much into it, or who uses it in a scattered sort of way — spread too thin — will barely notice its passing. Every single day can seem like a non-event to this latter person, though not because they’re misusing their time, per se. It’s more that they’re…
  • Update

    colin
    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.
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  • DIY Whiteboard Project

    Lauren Halagarda
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hi there, Organize To Revitalize Readers! Today, I’m sharing a DIY Whiteboard Organizing project I worked on recently. When I relocated a shelving unit from my office a month or so ago, I freed up some blank wall space. I didn’t want to clutter up the space with another piece of furniture — that’s why I moved the bookshelf in the first place. Then, I remembered Ellen’s post on using whiteboards to organize. Since I only have to turn my head to see this wall space, I thought it would be a perfect place for a whiteboard. Even though you can’t see the wall…
  • 5-Minute Organizing Challenge ~ Refresh Your Home for the New Year

    Dan Loya
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Original Image Credit: Houzz Since January is National Get Organized Month, let’s focus the first 5-Minute Organizing Challenge of this year on decluttering your home. If you accumulated more stuff last year, now it’s time to edit what you have. The following mini-challenges will take five minutes or less for each activity, so you can revitalize your home in no time if you take them on. Refresh Your Home 5 Minutes at a Time Pack or toss leftover holiday materials. Collect all of the decorative holiday bags, bows, ribbons, and wrapping paper in one area. Spend a few minutes deciding…
  • 5 Ways to Get Organized for the Year Ahead

    Stephanie Shalofsky
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Original Image Credit: Canva It seems amazing, doesn’t it? Here we are right at the beginning of 2015! Somehow we managed to frantically finish our holiday shopping while at the same time attending to the responsibilities of work and family. It’s been a pretty hectic, but it’s also a fun time for sure — especially if you allowed yourself to take some time to enjoy the good cheer that comes along with the holidays. Now that the celebrations are behind us, this is the perfect time to think about the New Year — not so much about the resolutions that we may have already…
  • Make Reading Easier With Read It For Me

    Nealey Stapleton
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Do you like to read? I know you probably DO read, but do you actually LIKE it? I’m going to be really honest. I don’t like reading. I never did. Maybe it’s the back and forth motion of my eyes, but I fall asleep almost immediately. Then, I don’t remember what I read and have to read it again.  So, I get frustrated, and declare, “I hate reading!” That said, I’m very aware that personal growth and business development go hand in hand with reading. Even with all of the video and audio learning options out there now, the written word cannot be completely avoided. That’s when…
  • Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

    Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    “A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.“   Read More: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015   Related Information The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done by Dave Crenshaw                     *All book links…
 
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  • Close Your Eyes

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

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

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

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

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

    kelly
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Sponsor of the Week: Perssist   Perssist is a tech-enhanced online personal assistant that takes care of all the undesirable tasks from your to-do list. You only use them when you need them, for all kinds of tasks such as calling the cable company, finding the best price on an item, researching travel, and more! Perssist uses great people supported by proprietary technology to provide anyone with 24/7 on-demand support. They provide problem solving, time saving, and a single point of contact to help you through anything that comes up on your to-do list. Perssist is made up of a team of…
  • 8 Tips to Keep You One Step Ahead of Your Work

    Craig
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:26 am
    Being behind on your work isn’t a fun place to be. Stress from unfinished tasks. Looming deadlines. Unprepared meetings. You spend more time day-dreaming about being caught up, than you do actually working on it. What would it take to get one step ahead of your work? Playing Catching Up Isn’t a Game Living your day […]
  • 8 Reasons I Switched Back to a Full-Sized iPad

    Craig
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    As you probably know, I am a big fan of Apple devices and how they drive my productivity. They are simple. They just work. And they get the job done. So, you might be surprised to hear that I recently traded in my iPad Mini. No reason to panic, it was to upgrade to the […]
  • 5 Signs Your Goals Are Just Tasks in Disguise

    kelly
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    This is a guest post by Kelly Combs. Kelly is Craig’s virtual assistant, and she doesn’t just proof Craig’s posts. Sometimes, like today, she writes them. She is a member of the eaHelp team. Remember when you were a kid and someone would ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?  You’d […]
  • Being Late Isn’t an Excuse, It’s a Choice

    Craig
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Are you always running late to your next meeting? Rushing (even running) from one appointment to the next? You say you aren’t going to be late again. Yet, you repeat the same behavior over and over. Being late isn’t an excuse, it’s a choice you are making. Late to the Meeting Recently, I was in […]
 
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  • 4 Steps to End Your “I Don’t Feel Like It” Syndrome Forever

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

    Farnoosh
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    The Question Oprah Asks in Every Interview Oprah Winfrey once mentioned a question she insists on asking in her interviews, a question that throws off the poor interviewee every single time. The question is this: So tell me, what is your spiritual practice? She described the general reaction as such: the interviewee would first stare at her, trying to come up with a polite response, searching for words, then they’d shift uncomfortably in the chair, smile awkwardly and settle on a casual but often self-justifying response. To the most common response of “Well I’m not religious,…
  • Feeling Low? 28 Ways to Motivate Yourself Now

    Farnoosh
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    A New Year Alone Does Not Bring Motivation One of my coaching clients asked me this the other day: How do you and all successful people keep their motivation going, at a steady pace? I love it when my clients challenge me. If I’m not growing in my work, if I am comfortable where I am, then what’s the point? I might as well be back at my stupid corporate job, doing mundane tasks and just getting through the day. So I started thinking hard about what it is that I do to stay motivated not just for a day or week at a time but over the course of months and seasons and especially years.
  • Writer’s Block: The Myth, the Truth and the Solution

    Farnoosh
    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

    Farnoosh
    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…
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  • Striving For Early Retirement May Silently Kill You

    Financial Samurai
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    The early retirement movement is awesome because it takes a lot of discipline to consistently save a large percentage of your paycheck and then walk away from a paycheck completely during your prime income earning years.When people ask me why I bother to consult post-early retirement, now I can unequivocally say “For the experience, and not for the money.” Because if I was doing things primary for the money, I wouldn’t have walked away from a multiple six figure finance job in the first place! Of course being paid a fair market wage for services performed is a requirement.
  • How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

    Sydney
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Remember being confused as a kid trying to figure out when it’s okay to tell a white lie, but not okay to tell other types of lies? I remember laughing a lot when I watched the Jim Carrey movie Liar Liar, when the main character played by Jim has a magical wish cast on him by his son that prevents him from telling any type of lie. We can get so used to telling lies, especially white lies, that we don’t even realize it sometimes. Life would be very different if we had to tell the complete truth all the time. A lot of us would probably get really depressed or angry at each…
  • How I Save Money On Travel Without Getting Stressed Out

    Sydney
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here. * Plus enter to win a free copy of TaxACT Deluxe at the bottom of this post! *Because of my work and personal addiction to see new places, I think it’s pretty fair to say I travel a lot more than the average person. I’m not a ten million miles reward member like George Clooney in Up In The Air by any means,…
  • A Fresh Start For Exciting And Challenging Changes

    Sydney
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    I’ve become quite accustom to setting goals at the start of every new year, and unlike some people who dread resolutions, I absolutely love them. I’ve averaged around 70% success on my goals for the past couple years and I want to keep that momentum going. Life is too precious to accept mediocrity and plateauing. And based on some big events in my life last year, 2015 is going to be a fresh start for exciting and challenging changes.An encouraging and supportive reader commented to me recently that if we achieve 100% of our goals each year, we set the bar too low. As much as…
  • Wins And Losses Of 2014

    Sydney
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:01 am
    The second half of 2014 was a total blur for me. Overall it was a decent year, but I definitely had some struggles with stress and its challenging side effects. This time last year, I calculated that I had achieved 70% of my 2013 goals, and wanted to beat that percentage in 2014. The good news is I did beat 70% this year, but just barely! I set 7 goals for the year and succeeded on 5 of them, so that’s 71.4% success. Not too shabby for wins and losses.Goal Wins in 2014Save 35% of my income – I had a successful year in terms of income, and fortunately I beat my goal. I managed to…
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  • Why You Feel Like You Aren’t Good Enough (And How to “Fix” It)

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

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

    Henri
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Are you afraid of choosing the wrong path in life? Scared that a single wrong step could ruin everything? When you’re afraid of missing out, you end up paralyzed. You try to figure everything out, but you can’t, so you end up stuck in a land of anguish. The good news is that you don’t have to figure anything out. There’s only one thing you have to do: Follow what feels alive to you. The Truth About Missing Out “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ― Joseph Campbell There is no one single path that leads to happiness…
  • Best of 2014: 7 Powerful Articles You Might’ve Missed

    Henri
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    One of my biggest lessons this year has been to not push things. It’s easy to feel like you haven’t accomplished enough. There’s always more to do. More to accomplish. So the lesson for me has been to let things evolve naturally. What matters is not how successful I am, or how fast I make progress. What matters is following my heart, and what feels magnetic. By doing that, I’m automatically on the right path for me, because I make decisions that resonate with who I am. Now, I’ve written a lot about this in 2014, which is why I wanted to do a recap of the most…
  • How to Find Your Path in Life

    Henri
    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…
 
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    Asian Efficiency

  • TPS19: Calendar Apps, Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

    Asian Efficiency Team
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Zack and Mike discuss calendar management and talk about the apps, tips & tricks they use to help them utilize their calendars efficiently and get more done. Links NeuYear Calendar Productivityist NeuYear Calendar Productivityist Getting Things Done by David Allen Google Calendar iCloud Calendar Setting up a shared calendar – Google | iCloud BusyCal Fantastical […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • Time Blocking, ToDoist, and Temper Tantrums: How I Do Life as a Freelancing, Homeschooling Mom of Four

    Annie Mueller
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Annie Mueller. She is a writer and mom of four. She blogs about productivity for creatives at FreakishlyProductive.com. Hi, I’m Annie, and I’m… I’m a productivity addict. It’s true. But what’s also true is that I obsess over productivity because I’m not naturally great at it, and I want to […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS18: Intention, Theming, and Energy w/ Mike Vardy

    Asian Efficiency Team
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Productivityist (Mike Vardy) joins us this weeks to discuss his 3 words for the year, being intentional, and theming your months. He and Zachary talk about rituals, habits, and frameworks they use to not just “do” productivity to but to actually “be” productive and get more done. Links The Front Nine Productivityist Workbook Beyond […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS17: Fitness w/ Zack Arnold

    Asian Efficiency Team
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In this episode, Zachary talks to Hollywood editor Zack Arnold about supplements, his fitness habits, and their shared obsession with Bulletproof Coffee. Zack also talks about his definition of fitness, which to him is more like a three legged stool that requires: Exercise + Nutrition + Wellness (Sleep, Stress Management, Feeling Better) to function properly. […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
  • TPS16: Inbox Zero and Other Email Tactics to Spend Less Time in Your Inbox

    Asian Efficiency Team
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Thanh & Mike step in for Zachary and discuss tactics for managing your email as well as strategies and best practices for how you can achieve Inbox Zero to relieve stress and become more productive. 3 key questions for processing your inbox: – What is it? – Does it require a due date? – What […] Please visit the post on the website to read the whole post.
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  • Do you have a career or a J.O.B.?

    Julie Poland
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    At dinner the former colleague said, "I just fell into it, butGoogle Images: etsy.comI have the best job in the whole world!  I have a company car, I get to travel regularly, it pays well and I only have to see my boss about once per month!"Nice work if you can get it, eh?  Well maybe or maybe not.The good news in the woman's story is not the job itself, but how she feels about the job.  She is at a point in her life where autonomy, travel and the opportunity for new experiences are exactly what she would order if she could place one for her ideal gig.  The company is…
  • Expectations, interpretation and the big letdown

    Julie Poland
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    What's up with this?  Prognostications of shin-deep snowGoogle Images: yorkblog.comresulted in only a toe-deep accumulation.  Rather than a whole day off school the kids only have a 2-hour delay.  Perhaps that's better than nothing, but perhaps that's enough to create disruption.This is but one example of how a neutral event passes through your mental filter and takes on meaning.  Two inches of snow is two inches, but it can mean that:Your commute will be slow and potentially hazardous (well, it will if you live in an area where the infrequency of the event means that the…
  • The Power to Choose Your Customers

    Julie Poland
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    You might not be thinking about your business in this Google Images:  nativemobile.comway, but you already are exercising some choice about the companies and/or individuals with whom you do business.  You do so by defining what market segments you are going to target (and what needs you will fulfill for them), and then you structure the business to line up with that target market.You might start the process with some knowledge of the type of business you like to do or are especially skilled at doing, and then you look for the market segments that want what you have.  Or if…
  • Your employee "racehorses" in the improving economy

    Julie Poland
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:47 am
    Getting employees focused on the vision, fired up about the Google Images, singsnap.compossibilities and the company teams firing on all cylinders - that's the path of a successful business leader.  Employee engagement is the interim goal toward the ultimate outcomes of productivity, profitability and growth.  But the mindset and processes of employee engagement connect to higher stakes when the economy begins to improve.Think about your top performers, the ones you rely upon the most heavily in your day-to-day operations.  Now think about who among your employees is in the…
  • Improvement team or gripe session?

    Julie Poland
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your company might have bought into the employee Google Images: beeresque.comengagement principle of team-based decision making.  You might even have teams assigned to make improvements.  But some of you out there have management teams who haven't jumped into the whole "let's form a team!" methodology because they have had experiences with meetings that devolved into demoralizing, pointless complaint sessions.Don't get us wrong here.  We don't think it's a good thing to expect every employee to don their company underwear and only mouth the company line.  It's a sign of a…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes on Hopes + (Following your) Dreams

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

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

    Tia
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    On December 30th, 2014, I sent out my Tuesday Sparkle Bomb email as usual. This being the last one of the year, I thought about whether I wanted to do a year end review. The answer was No. Even though it was a huge year for me. (I got a scholarship + did a Leadership course in Spain + got married). I tried to choose a word/theme of the year (they work really well + I stopped doing resolutions years ago) but nothing came. So I emailed thousands of people on the Sparkle Bomb list and said that I wasn’t going to do any such year end stuff. I would simply be grateful for 2014 and…
  • Choices by Revlon: The Dream That Came True Unconventionally

    Tia
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them.   Not a Gypsy but captures the feeling! Circa 1989. She was driving a white open top Gypsy. The “cool” car of the moment in India. Beautiful scenic road, deserted for miles.  The latest music blasting on the stereo.
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – What is the Relationship between Beauty and Empowerment?

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

  • The Shift that Makes the Difference

    Good Vibe Coach
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Russ spends a lot of time and money on gadgets to improve his golf game. Last weekend he played with a sensor clipped to the club head that records the trajectory of his swing. (It was kind of cool to see it mapped out graphically.) This weekend he watched an online video revealing the “secret swing” that promises to increase his yardage. He looks like a goofball in the new stance, but he’ll try anything to improve his score. After nine years of watching him swap out clubs, change grips, try new balls – it seems like he’s literally tried everything. Except the…
  • Are Seahawks Using LOA Magic?

    Good Vibe Coach
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    If you saw the Seahawks pull that astonishing win out of their hat late in Sunday’s game, you might have wondered like I did if they were using LOA magic to make it happen. Packers coach Mike McCarthy called it “unbelievable” and the NFL announcer said, “it’s as improbable a win as I’ve ever witnessed.” Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is known for his unique team management philosophy, including engaging the services of a sports psychologist to teach players “a broad range of visualization and mental-imaging techniques.” From an…
  • Activate: Ideal Partner

    Good Vibe Coach
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    This addition to the vibration activation series is designed to help manifest an ideal partner or spouse. It is by request and was fulfilled by the Good Vibe community, who contributed collectively to create this script. (Thanks, everyone – especially Jacqui S!) Use it when you’d like to attract a perfect partner or get back to good with an existing one. We know this works because ‘as we think, so shall it be.’ Speaking it like it’s a done deal cues Universe to make it so. One read through should be good for a 17 second vibe activation, and that’s all it…
  • What Your Moon Wants You to Know

    Good Vibe Coach
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Hey, here’s something you might want to know about … Last year hundreds of LOA savvy creators joined Kim and I for a variety of our Astro-LOA courses. That’s where we learn how to use our personal astrology to align to abundance, business success, and whatever else we desire. We had a blast and this year we have several new courses planned. (Starting with Purpose, Path & Power later this month.) But here’s what I wanted to tell you … Instead of charging a couple hundred dollars for each of those courses like we did last year – in 2015 we’re…
  • Waking Up As If

    Good Vibe Coach
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    You know how after something big has happened in your life, when you wake up the next day it takes a minute to get used to the idea? Sometimes it even takes longer than that to get used to the change? Like after you quit your job, when you wake up on Monday, it’s sort of a surprise to remember you don’t have to go to work. Or when you get married, it takes a minute for it to sink in that you are a wife now. Your name is Mrs. somebody! Or after you move, when you first wake up in the new place you’re like, “wait, where am I?” Oh yeah, that’s right, I live…
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    Mick Gill's Blog

  • How To Access Wikipedia Without Any Internet Connection

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Wouldn't it be great to have the whole of Wikipedia at hand wherever you go! On a boat, in the middle of nowhere etc Kiwix gives you access to the whole of Wikipedia and you don't need an Internet access, everything is stored on your computer, USB flash drive or DVD! Read More here>>
  • Largest Collection Of FREE Microsoft eBooks Ever

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more. Visit Here and Download eBooks>>
  • 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 http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/
  • 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 http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/seven-perfectly-legal-ways-to-get-windows-7-cheap-or-even-free/1533 Related articles Top Ten Ways to Customize Windows 7(thetoptens.com)
  • 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
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    Dave Ursillo

  • Relationships to Words. How to Redefine ‘Em in 2015. (And, 10 Words to Practice For Getting Unstuck).

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

    Dave Ursillo
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ah, the end of the year. It’s a time of stressful travel, forced intimate social gatherings and obligatory gift giving (and receiving), all in a mad rush that happens so hurriedly that the imminent New Year is welcomed with open arms! Sayonara, 2014. We hardly knew ye! Playful cynicism aside, the end of the calendar year truly has felt a bit hectic for me. I probably didn’t help myself by overfilling my calendar this December, though, between… Setting off on a mini vacation to Washington D.C. with my lady, Taking on lovely new Story Shine clients, Signing a…
  • Why Inspiration Must Find You Working, and 4 More Ways to Find Your Creative Groove

    Dave Ursillo
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Between the mad hustle that is the holiday season, between shopping and parties and travel, wrapping up business matters, reflecting on what this year was and thinking ahead to what the New Year might hold, we’re all mentally stuffed to the brim. But it’s a busy, hectic time of the year that’s as good as any to discuss some hard truths on starting a writing ritual and understanding your creative practices. Why? Well, because there’s never a time when we can’t find good reasons to be too busy for writing, too overwhelmed by obligations, to rife with…
  • 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…
 
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    Life-Long Learner

  • VISION: Wining In Your Mind – TCE 060

    Scott
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:35 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes What do Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzengger, and Oprah have in common? They practiced creating success in their mind, to make it happen in real life. They had a vision for the future that drove them, and they made sure to see it every single day. A big theme for this year and something that’s been a part of every single Peak State class is setting and seeing your vision everyday. If we don’t ever stop and remember why we’re grinding, what do you think we’ll do when things get hard? When self doubt sets…
  • Upgrade Your Performance Through Mindset with Satori Prime – TCE 059

    Scott
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes If you listened to this podcast by now you’ve probably heard me say this over and over again, whether we’re talking achievement or happiness…it’s all an inside job. To win in business, you need to win in your mind first. Today’s conversion is all about mastering the internal dialogue and focus that shapes our life experience. I’m so fired up to bring two of the most stout guys I know in terms of mindset: Ilan and Guy Ferdman from Satori Prime. You might have heard of these brothers because their company Satori…
  • Achieving Peak Health and Performance with Ben Greenfield – TCE 058

    Scott
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes Awhile back I asked one of my friends who the most impressive person he knew was… The reason I was curious is because he spends pretty much all of his time amongst tier 1 entrepreneurs who seemingly live extraordinary lives. Without hesitation he answered Ben Greenfield who I’m honored to have as a guest on today’s show. Ben is an absolute beast. He has competed in over 10 ultra marathons, his site BenGreenFieldFitness is one of the most popular & well researched sites on health and performance enhancement, and he…
  • Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans with Peter Shankman – TCE 057

    Scott
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Click here to get exclusive access to this conversation on Itunes One of my duties at the first tech startup I was ever involved with was trying to find ways to get press for the company. I heard about the really cool service called Help A Reporter Out (HARO) where journalists would share the topic they were looking to get sources for and people could volunteer their expertise as credible sources. It was a spectacular service and I remember thinking that whoever invented this was a genius! Today’s guest is that man behind HARO Peter Shankman. Peter has done a lot since then and really…
  • Ecommerce and Building A Booming Business Abroad with Ryan Coisson – TCE 056

    Scott
    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…
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    Zen Inspiration

  • Cheers to Life 14 Short Stories.

    kalyan
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    These are very Interesting and touching very short stories,Full of love and real life wisdom with lot of advise.Some moved me to tears. They are The post Cheers to Life 14 Short Stories. appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • 10 things that we should be informed about in life?

    kalyan
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:34 pm
    These are the 10 things I like most from a quora post written by Hemalatha Venkatraman,They hold  a lot wisdom and are really simple.Hope The post 10 things that we should be informed about in life? appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • Seth Godin : Your choice

    kalyan
    22 May 2014 | 7:48 am
    Habits are a choice Giving is a choice Reactions are a choice Ideas are a choice Connections are a choice Reputation is a choice The The post Seth Godin : Your choice appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time

    kalyan
    21 May 2014 | 7:01 am
    Kurt Vonnegut, J.K. Rowling, David Foster Wallace, Patti Smith, Anna Quindlen, Steve Jobs, and more.by Maria Popova The post The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time appeared on Zen Inspiration.
  • Paulo Coelho on writing .

    kalyan
    21 May 2014 | 6:56 am
    “There are two types of writers: those who make you think and those who make you dream” says Brian Aldiss, who made me dream for The post Paulo Coelho on writing . appeared on Zen Inspiration.
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    Ridiculously Efficient | Superhuman Productivity

  • Workers Would Rather Watch Paint Dry Than Go to Meetings

    Rosemina Nazarali
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    (CC) Victor1558/FlickrThe average worker spends just about the same amount of time preparing for meetings as they do actually participating in them. A recent survey from collaboration software Clarizen highlights just how much time status meetings require, and how they are getting in the way of productivity.According to their results, the average American worker spends 4.6 hours a week preparing for meetings and 4.5 hours in meetings. The vast majority would rather spend their time doing other activities, with half saying they would rather engage an “unpleasant activity,” like…
  • Productivity Secrets of Writing a Book in 6 Weeks

    Rosemina Nazarali
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Photo credit: Nana B Agyei/FlickrNicholas Carlson recently published his first book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!, a 93,ooo word book that he wrote in just six weeks. He shared with Business Insider some of the productivity tricks he used to meet the deadline. Below are the tips I found most useful.Work in hour-long bursts with frequent breaks.Carlson would set a timer for an hour and spend the next hour writing (or simply staring at his computer screen). He would pause the timer if he needed a bathroom break or got up to get coffee. When the hour was over, he would go outside…
  • This App Tracks Your Happiness While You Work

    Rosemina Nazarali
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:54 pm
    How you work has a lot to do with you how feel. Your ability to perform well and work productively is largely dependent on your mood. Now, there’s an app called Niko Niko that can actually measure your mood while you work, allowing managers to track team morale, productivity and overall performance.The app launched in 2013 by Max Webster, 24, and cofounders Alex Be and Dilyara Scerazutdinova in the hopes of helping people find happiness and fulfillment.“What will a world look like where people are tracking what actually makes them happy and fulfilled?” Webster told Fast…
  • The Balance Stool Gives You a Workout at Your Desk

    Rosemina Nazarali
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    Most office jobs mean sitting down for a large portion of the day, and we all know that this inevitable sedentary lifestyle is slowly ruining our bodies. There are many ways you can fit some activity into the day, like a lunch-hour workout or swapping your desk chair for an exercise ball. Another great alternative is the Balance Stool, a wobbly seat that forces you to work your core as you type away at your computer.Designer Darryl Agawin insists the chair is comfortable, despite your inability to slump your shoulders and back Plus, it’s a lot more aesthetically pleasing than an…
  • Employees Need to be Engaged and Healthy to Achieve High Performance

    Rosemina Nazarali
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    © Robert Kneschke – Fotolia.comHealth and well-being are major components of being ridiculously efficient. While some might think that wellness programs get in the way of actual work, they are hugely misguided. Recent research from Gallup found that well-being programs actually help to boost performance in the workplace.Companies that support both the well-being and engagement of employees will see high performance in both teams and individuals, the research firm found. Even simply focusing on engagement alone can have positive health outcomes for employees. Gallup found that…
 
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    Personal Excellence

  • What are your Biggest Frustrations in Finding Love?

    Celes
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    For 28 years, I was single. For 28 years, I wondered if I was ever going to meet my special someone. Then came along my husband, someone whom I’ve known for the past 10 years, but our paths never crossed because we weren’t ready for each other. Up until two years ago. Since then, we got attached, engaged, and married, and today we’re happily in love, just moved into our new home, and parents to two lovely cats. This February, on Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to be launching an all-new soulmate course to help YOU attract your soulmate, just like I have. This…
  • Ask Celes: How do I Deal with Backstabbers?

    Celes
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    After a period of video hiatus, I’m excited to be back with a new video! :D Today, I address reader Mel’s question on how to deal with backstabbers. Watch below!! And I’m giving away a Happiness Mug; watch till the end for details! (If you’re unable to see the video above, watch it via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cg5GiwwcDE.) This is the first of my Ask Celes video series. While I used to do “Ask Celes” via articles, I’m taking it to the video format for a change. Whether I continue with the videos really depends on you guys,…
  • Healthy Living Challenge Roundup: Reflection, Feedback, and Moving Forward!

    Celes
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    This is the roundup for the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! This is the final post for our Healthy Living Challenge, where we round up our thoughts/feelings about the challenge, share feedback, and say our goodbyes as we move forward! All Challenge Tasks Announcement and signup page: Join 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! Day 0: Create…
  • Healthy Living Day 14: Review & Your Best Health Ahead

    Celes
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:09 am
    This is Day 14 of the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! It’s now Day 14 of our 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! While this is the last task for the challenge, it’s NOT the last post for the challenge as I’ll be posting a round-up post tomorrow to gather feedback. So, don’t bid your goodbyes yet. Now, let’s hop…
  • Healthy Living Day 13: Start Your Healthy Living Guidebook

    Celes
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:06 am
    This is Day 13 of the 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge where hundreds of participants around the world work together to improve on their diet and fitness in January 2015. The challenge is now over, but you can do the tasks in your own time. Visit the overview page for all tasks and posts. Hi everyone!! It’s now Day 13 of our 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge. There’s only one day left before our challenge ends, so let’s make the best of the time left in the challenge! Challenge Tasks to Date Announcement and signup page: Join 14-Day Healthy Living Challenge! Day 0:…
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    Productive Superdad

  • The Five Cardinal Rules of Email Productivity

    Timo Kiander
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    photo credit: clare_and_ben via photopin cc Email doesn't have to be a monster, but it often is. Many of the problems with email can be averted, though, by following a few simple rules. Continue Reading
  • How to Plan A Productive Workspace [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Timo Kiander
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo Credit: Stuck in Customs via Compfight cc How to create a productive workspace ... let the infographic do the speaking.Continue Reading
  • Can You Become More Productive (and Successful) with Successful By Design?

    Timo Kiander
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photo Credit: Leo Reynolds via Compfight cc I remember the first productivity video course I took back in 2009. Even through the course a was a pricey one, I still enjoyed the training and it helped me to understand many productivity principles. Fast forward to the year 2014: there are plenty of other online productivity trainings out there. However, the product that I’m now reviewing is the second one I have ever seen in a video format. Continue Reading
  • PSD Podcast [PSDP 008]: Mini Habits with Stephen Guise

    Timo Kiander
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    A while ago, I reviewed a great book called Mini Habits. I liked the book a lot, so I decided that I want to interview its author, Stephen Guise. In this episode of Productive Superdad Podcast, we talk about habits (surprise, surprise!) and creating them theMini Habitsway.Continue Reading
  • PSD Podcast [PSDP 007]: Getting More Productive with Chris Bailey

    Timo Kiander
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Want to go to the extreme with productivity? Then meet Chris Bailey and his website, A Year of Productivity (and its successor, the A Life of Productivity blog), where he shares a lot of valuable productivity lessons. Continue Reading
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    Thad Thoughts

  • TurboTax Abused Trust; Trying To Walk Back Damage to Brand

    Thad Puckett
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    You knew this was coming. TurboTax lights off a firestorm of complaints from their most loyal of customers by gutting the  Deluxe version they have used in the past, and attempting to strong arm their customer base to fork over $30 more than prior years. Most only learned of the bait and switch when they were already doing their taxes. Intuit removed core functionality, charged the same price, and then expected users to be happy about it. To say that trouble ensued is to call the Grand Canyon a mere ditch. Now, in a not-so-surprising move, Intuit is attempting to calm the storm by offering a…
  • Guest Post: SMBs and Benefits of 4G Technology

    Thad Puckett
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    In a day and age where content is king, 4G technology is slowly shaping the business ecosystem. In the forefront of this revolution, we have 4G LTE which will provide everyone with high-speed connectivity, the tablet (empowering the on-the-go workforce), cloud computing (for digital storage and archiving), and mobile applications. With these innovative technologies at our disposal, how can entrepreneurs and employees work smart and effectively? High-speed Connectivity via 4G LTE With almost 83% of businesses still using standard broadband connections, experts believe that the demand for high…
  • The Everpresent Ubiquitous Depersonalization of Data

    Thad Puckett
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    I blog about technology and leadership because I enjoy helping people make sense of what is going on in the technology world. For the longest time that world was almost always limited to “big” items. Computers sat on your desk.  You purchased them on 3-5 year cycles.  Now computers live in your hand, and you buy on 2 year cycles (when is my next upgrade available?). Not all that long ago the data created by a computer (or is it “on a computer”) was  certainly the creation of a person’s actions. It reflected our will in some way. We sat, we typed, we created.  Thus data came…
  • Turbo Tax User? May Want To Find an Alternative

    Thad Puckett
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    I have used Turbo Tax happily for the past several years. That may be changing. Their user interface is excellent, but their willingness to gouge loyal users seems to have struck a negative nerve. So, if you have used Turbo Tax for your tax preparation in past years, and if you are self-employed or have need of Schedules C, D and E (small business users), you may be in for a pretty rude awakening. As you’ll see in the graphic to the left, Amazon users have given Turbo Tax Deluxe 2014 almost 1,000 one-star ratings. How could such a good product make such a huge mistake and misread…
  • Ways Evernote Can Get Even Better

    Thad Puckett
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you read this blog often you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Evernote. That’s not changing with this post. But I do think it was time to talk about some of the things that Evernote might not do as well as it possibly could. The kind of things that would make it a better experience for you to use. I don’t have an exhaustive list. And I don’t believe that there are a lot of things that it doesn’t do well. But there are at least two places or areas where Evernote could improve.  2 Ways Evernote Can Get Even Better The first of those areas is an area of…
 
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    Sacred Earth Partners Training and Retreat Center

  • PDR 65 – Brand DNA Uncover Your Organization’s Genetic Code for Competitive Advantage with Suzanne Tulien

    Lori Lynn Smith
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    Join us as Suzanne shares insights from her book Brand DNA For 26 years, Suzanne has been passionately serving clients by creating corporate identity design solutions packaged with powerful strategic brand consulting, speaking & training. Working with a dynamic marketing and training firm, she helped design and facilitate marketing training workshops across the U.S. Then, as creative project manager for a global consulting firm, she helped manage the internal brand acquisitions of 13 different firms and the acculturation processes to be merged under one corporate entity.  …
  • PDR 64 – 4 Inspired Actions That will Bring You Success with Lori Lynn Smith

    Lori Lynn Smith
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Join us as I share 4 Inspired Actions That will Bring You Success. Lori is a passionate and an authentic teacher who shares her real life experiences with genuine integrity. Leading by example, living life on my own terms! She hopes to inspire you to take your own small steps to create the life and business you love.   Interview Hot Topics Who do you spend the most time with? Positive Attitudes are key to success Don’t let minor challenges get you down Everything starts from inside Be Organized, be focused What are your goals? http://media.soundcloud.com/stream/eTCLWgkgtFo3.mp3…
  • PDR 63 – Mission + Objectives + Strategies for your Business with Lori Lynn Smith

    Lori Lynn Smith
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    Join us as I share my tips for Small Business Success, today’s show includes Mission, Objectives and Strategies. Lori is a passionate and an authentic teacher who shares her real life experiences with genuine integrity. Leading by example, living life on my own terms! She hopes to inspire you to take your own small steps to create the life and business you love.   Interview Hot Topics What is your Mission Are Objectives and Goals different? Are you a good Strategist? What are Executions? How do you use Tactics? http://media.soundcloud.com/stream/2pWxXyK4kTSi.mp3 Interview Links…
  • PDR 62 – The Practice Simple Tools for Managing Stress, Finding Inner Peace and Uncovering Happiness with Barb Schmidt

    Lori Lynn Smith
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Join us as Barb shares her how to build a personal spiritual practice. Barb believes that making subtle shifts in the day will improve inner happiness, creating a positive ripple effect on all areas of life. In her new book, THE PRACTICE (HCI Books), Barb has structured an easy-to-implement, three-part daily routine- Waking Up, Living Present, Letting Go-that will help you look inward, cultivating the beautiful qualities of acceptance, gratitude, patience, compassion, strength, and courage. Barb provides readers with a set of practical tools that can be used throughout the day to help…
  • PDR 61 – Breaking Free from Stress with Lori Lynn Smith

    Lori Lynn Smith
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    Join us as I share my tips for Breaking Free from Stress for busy women. Lori is a passionate and an authentic teacher who shares her real life experiences with genuine integrity. Leading by example, living life on my own terms! She hopes to inspire you to take your own small steps to create the life and business you love.   Interview Hot Topics What is Stress Anyway? Is There Such a Thing as Positive Stress? What Does Stress Look Like? Causes of Stress Unhealthy Ways you Might be Managing Stress Effective Methods of Stress Management http://media.soundcloud.com/stream/w0ZnLTtiIb9I.mp3…
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  • Summiting Mt Doom of the Tongariro Alpine CrossingNew Zealand...

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

    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rotorua: The Geothermal Wonderland New Zealand Solo Traveler’s Journal Part 1 It is time for another entry to the classic photo essay blog post, The Solo Traveler’s Journal. This entry, we will explore Mt Eden in Auckland, the extremely active and ridiculously colorful thermal area in Rotorua, and the spectacular forest that is the Redwood, through a series of photos I took during my 5 week trip in New Zealand. I have been writing several “New Zealand in a nutshell” posts in the past few weeks and I think it is time to dig deeper and go into detail of what is it that I do each day.
  • 10 Things I Miss Most About New Zealand and a few things I will...

    7 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    10 Things I Miss Most About New Zealand and a few things I will not miss one bit There is no doubt that New Zealand has left a big impression on me. I spent 5 weeks traveling around the country from North to South Island. It all felt surreal until I was back home and now that I am back for awhile and had finally let the experience sink in, here are 10 things I wish I appreciate more when I was in New Zealand.. and a few other things that makes me glad I don’t live there. 1. The nature The Hooker Valley track, a 3 hours trail that led me to the heart of Mt Cook.Seriously, the nature in New…
  • 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…
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  • My Oscars 2015 winners predictions

    Jucke
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Here comes the time for my long-lasting tradition of posting this year’s opinion based Oscar-predictions. And this time it comes with a bonus list of “to watch” and “don’t watch” movies selected from the nominees. Best Picture Winner: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – Alejandro González Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole American Sniper – Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan Boyhood – Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin,…
  • Remote control sockets

    Jucke
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    Last week I installed remote control sockets remote control sockets for light switches at home. It’s amazing such a little thing can make a difference. I like that it’s absolutely easy to install and use. You don’t really need an advanced “smart home” tech to have remote access to the switches. A socket (and an appliance connected to it) can be turned on/off at the touch of a button, and it’s both cool and convenient. The range of the remote control is about 30 meters. It operates on radio frequency, works through walls, doors & floors, no line of sight…
  • Olloclip review

    Jucke
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In the #2014 rewind my favourite gift of 2014 was lense set for iPhone 6 (olloclip). Here’s a little olloclip review that I wrote after using it for about 3 weeks. What does olloclip do? Olloclip is a lense for mobile devices. It allows you to take photos with settings that are not originally shipped with a smartphone camera: fisheye or macro pictures for example. It’s made from aircraft grade aluminum and precision-ground, coated glass optics. Custom lense sets exist for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & Samsung Galaxy S. Olloclip family includes fisheye, wide-angle, macro and…
  • #2014 rewind

    Jucke
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    From 2013 resolutions: moved from Moscow to London. Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels. Dover, Cambridge, Chester, Coventry. New job. Plane spotting. Got a bike, but take a train (this is a south-west train service to Waterloo only), tube (please, mind the gap between the train and the platform) and a night bus (seats are avaliable on the upper deck). So. City of the year: London, Amsterdam People of the year: colleagues, new people in London Language of the year: British English Food of the year: fish&chips, cheddar, wild rocket, danish waffles Drink of the year: ale TV series of the year:…
  • Best movies and TV series of 2014

    Jucke
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    This is my personal list of 12 best movies and 12 best TV series of #2014. 12 best movies of 2014 Nymphomaniac Million Ways to Die in the West Gone Girl Boyhood Only Lovers Left Alive The Lego Movie Interstellar Edge of Tomorrow The Grand Budapest Hotel St. Vincent Guardians of the Galaxy Fading Gigolo 12 best TV series of 2014 Black Mirror Fargo True Detective House of Cards The Knick Gotham Penny Dreadful The Flash Silicon Valley Halt and Catch Fire Downton Abbey Louie
 
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  • The Surefire Method to Achieve Your Goals

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

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

    Lea
    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

    Lea
    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

    Lea
    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
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  • Make money with PanelPlace

    Joseph
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    PanelPlace is a paid survey site that offers cash by PayPal and gift cards. The survey site is one of the best online at the moment with over 440 trusted survey panels. With PanelPlace you can receive surveys from the likes of Toluna, Ipsos, Valued opinions and Global Test Market. The “home of paid surveys” operate worldwide and accept registrations from users throughout the world including USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, India, and Singapore to name a few. Sign up to PanelPlace.com for free now! Reliable survey   With over 500,000 members, they are reliable survey…
  • Top 5 Paid Survey Sites 2015

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

    Joseph
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    2015 could be the year that you make the most money you ever made! How are you going to do this? You can do this by having fun through money making apps. You may not get rich but at least you may have some beer money. Top apps for 2015 Moneyjojo has suggested the top 5 apps to make you money in 2015. The apps listed below are all free to use and pay via PayPal or offer gift cards. 5) Tapporo Tapporo has had over 100 thousand downloads and an average rating of 4.0. The service also offered tasks for payment on the web using a desktop but Tapporo has now gone mobile. Tapporo offer a wide range…
  • Earn Money – Highest Paying App – Android App Review

    Joseph
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Earn Money by ShillingStone Apps is a simple way for Android users to make money from their smartphone. The app works similarly to other money making Android apps; you earn cash through gaining coins by carrying out simple tasks. The app is also free to download and there are no costs associated with earning. Start Earning Coins Earn Money is based on a “coins” system where 100 coins = $1. Coins are earned by completing tasks such as watching an advertising video, visiting a website, signing up for offers, and completing surveys. When you have completed tasks you can then cash…
  • New Moneyjojo Logos

    Joseph
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    We are delighted to announce that Moneyjojo has a new logo. After well over a year of blogging it was decided to get a new logo, a brand that people can recognise. If you follow Moneyjojo on Twitter you may have noticed that the logos were launched a while back. What are your thoughts on the new logos? Leave your comments below regarding the new Moneyjojo logos. The post New Moneyjojo Logos appeared first on Moneyjojo.
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  • Best 5 Dating Apps India

    DM
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Dating is not new in India. And I can bet you on this, because we have thousand of stories, from the times i was not born and even my father […] The post Best 5 Dating Apps India appeared... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Speak Fluently and Confidently: Art of Speaking 101

    DM
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 pm
    It was Yashi GD, and she was so nervous. If you can say, she was hell lot of nervous. She was looking at me, and then she was looking outside […] The post How To Speak Fluently and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty?

    DM
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    There was a little boy, called Me. Technically, this is not an English name, but this could be some Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Russian or whatever except English. I got […] The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Who Should Be Blamed For The Rapes in India?

    DM
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Who should be blamed for the rape, the victim or the rapist? And obviously, without thinking too much, you will reply, it’s the rapist, and as the decision has taken, […] The post Who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An Omegle Girl Who Inspired Me To Chase My Dreams

    DM
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:12 am
    Being up from the bed, don’t know what should I write now. Have no work to do. Nothing to read, as well, as I already scanned through whole newspaper and […] The post An Omegle Girl Who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • How to Clean Your Diamonds

    ImpersLove
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
        Miscellaneous Put a dollop of toothpaste on an old tooth brush. Rub the toothpaste into your diamond ring or pendant any piece of jewelry with diamonds. The toothpaste will clean off any dirt or grim on the diamonds. It will look shiny again. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Use Liquid Dish Washing Detergent and a Tooth Brush to Clean Diamond JewelryDrink While you CleanClean Coffee Pot With EaseHow To Clean Dirty BlindsTwetiquette: Be Nice & Keep It Clean RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick How to Clean Your Diamonds…
  • Tabs secret

    gzman12
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
        Miscellaneous Press Shift + Tab it will reverse the way you go. Be the first to comment... Related Posts:Google Chrome Hack: Quick Way to Bookmark All Open TabsGoogle Chrome Hack: Reopen Accidentally Closed TabsiPhone Hack: iCloud Reading ListCan Tabs are Also Built-in Straw HoldersStarbucks Secret Menu: Black Eye RSS Feed Powered by MaxBlogPress Bring My Blog Visitors BackThis Trick Tabs secret comes from LifeTricks.
  • How to Water a Real Christmas Tree

    ptcape
    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

    gardenGnostic
    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

    gardenGnostic
    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…
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  • 11 Powerful Life Lessons To Excel In 2015

    Chantalle Gerber
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
      What a feeling! You know, the fresh start of a new year… It’s like a blank canvas. We set new goals, we look forward to new opportunities, And we hope that this year will be the best year yet. But in order to achieve this, we rely on all those life lessons we learned in the past year. They give us the wisdom we need to make changes in our life. So to give you a kick start… Here are 11 powerful life lessons you need to know to excel in 2015;   1. Worrying does not take away tomorrows troubles – It only takes away today’s peace You’ve probably heard…
  • 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…
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  • How to Harness the Power of Intention

    Benjamin Neal
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    When you hear people talk about “setting intentions” and “creating your reality,” it’s easy to dismiss it as a bunch New Age hocus pocus. But the truth is, the world around us is not nearly as solid as we tend to think. And the way that we experience it, and interact with it, is determined...
  • 5 Small Habits That Lead to Big Success (#5 Will Surprise You)

    Daniel Wallen
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Being a workaholic might be considered a virtue, but it isn’t necessary for success. Why would you choose to work to exhaustion when you could simply work more efficiently? If you’d like to have more time and energy for the things that matter, click ahead to discover five small habits that will lead you to...
  • Embrace the Present Moment: 3 Easy Ways to Be a Mindful Person

    Daniel Wallen
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Mindfulness might sound like a romantic idea that’s impossible for the average person to apply, but that’s not the case. Anyone can be a more mindful person. Here are three easy ways to embrace the present moment every day. 1. Stop and Listen If you’re like most people, your brain is probably consumed with self-conscious...
  • 5 Things to Remember When You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

    Daniel Wallen
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Most people are guilty of wasting a few minutes on Facebook every now and then. Procrastination becomes a problem, however, when it prevents you from achieving your purpose. If you feel like you can’t stop procrastinating, then you need to remember these five things. 1. You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself. If you ever...
  • 5 Lessons I Learned From A Month Without Internet

    Benjamin Neal
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In October of this year, I moved from a tiny bungalow in the low-income suburbs of Kansas City, to a big old farmhouse surrounded by woods and fields. The cable lines don’t run out here, and no reputable high-speed internet provider was willing to service me anymore. Suddenly, no more Netflix!!! Not to mention that...
 
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  • The Advantages of Taking More Walks

    Shauna Mackenzie
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m always a little surprised when every year, year after year, the number one New Year’s resolution among Americans is to lose weight. And then I’m surprised at my own surprise. Why didn’t I expect this? It’s because what I see around me is a change in our culture, a change in our relationships with our bodies and what it says about us. What we’re learning is that our psychology, our spirituality, our mindfulness, and our physicality are all related in a complex way. So why is everyone so obsessed with only one aspect of obtaining well-being? If all the gyms are packed in January…
  • How to be a “Baller”

    Margaret Bjork
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Life can sometimes feel like a race that never ends. We want success in our careers, in our personal lives, and we always seem to be reaching for more. We keep running farther and faster but if we take the time to relax and enjoy what we have, we can truly begin to appreciate where we are. When we love our current position, we’ll emanate a sense of poise, confidence, and security that many people admire. We call them “ballers,” people that get what they want and do so with ease. Ballers are the people that everyone looks up to. Ballers: people that get what they want and do so with…
  • 20 Reasonable Resolutions

    Alex Jones
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
      With every passing year, people vow to better their lives by making some outlandish resolution that’s too hard to maintain. At the end of the holiday season, we may think that losing 50 pounds before the beginning of summer is manageable or taking that dream vacation you’ve always wanted is doable. Sadly, a year later you find yourself making the same resolution once again in a vicious cycle of over-ambition. Personally, I think that making new year’s resolutions are dumb and that if you actually want to change your life so badly, you won’t wait for the date to change.
  • Rise -n- Shine With This Beauty Routine

    Shauna Mackenzie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Renew, renew, RENEW!  This is my word for 2015 and by gosh I’m sticking to it this year.  The only way I know how, is to take things one day at a time.  So with that in mind, I try my darndest to start every single day off on the right foot. My declaration:  Every single day will begin for me, myself and I.  Amen! Every single day will begin for me, myself and I. Amen!Click To Tweet Okay so what does this mean.  Well, I need to literally wake up for me, not from the screaming child down the hall, not from my husbands alarm clock, not from the dog licking my face.  I need to wake…
  • How to Gain and Maintain Your Best Kept Body

    Shauna Mackenzie
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    New Year’s Resolution… So how many of you are on the same bandwagon that I am on? GOAL…lose weight and get back to my version of my happy body. For those of you that don’t know, I have been on both ends of the spectrum with my weight. I have been a hypothetical “toothpick” and also pretty and plump. So, I can comfortably speak for both sides. It truly doesn’t matter if you are bigger or smaller if you are emotionally happy on the inside. That being said, I know that there are a lot of emotional challenges on both sides of the fence. When you are thin you…
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  • The Creative Definition & 3 Exercises To Boost Your Creative Thinking

    Keith
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:19 am
    As an awesome and conscious human being, your creativity is one of the highest powers you have. Your ability to be super creative is something that’s deep inside you, and when you let it out you give birth to original ideas, new ways of doing things and amazing inventions. In fact, by using your creativity […] The post The Creative Definition & 3 Exercises To Boost Your Creative Thinking appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • 6 Fat Burning Foods For A Killer Flat Stomach

    Keith
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    Why You Must Burn Belly Fat Let’s be honest, when most of us try to burn belly fat it’s usually for the more vein of reasons – to look good in a new outfit or to rock up at some fancy event, all fly like. And while it’s all very well to melt people’s faces […] The post 6 Fat Burning Foods For A Killer Flat Stomach appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • Frugal Living Manisfesto: How To Be Frugal Without Being Cheap

    Keith
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Let’s kick this one off by laying an old myth to rest. It’s time to set the record straight: being frugal is not the same thing as being cheap. Frugality does not mean being stingy, being a tight ass, or having the unfortunate combination of short arms and deep pockets. Having the gift of frugality is a […] The post Frugal Living Manisfesto: How To Be Frugal Without Being Cheap appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • My personal life goals for 2015

    Keith
    27 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Well, it’s that crazy time of year again. That’s right, it’s January. This is the month where most of us look ahead to the coming year and list out the goals we’d like to achieve. Our intentions are good, we’re feeling super energised and motivated after the holiday break and we’re all fired up to achieve big things over the next 12 […] The post My personal life goals for 2015 appeared first on Redesign My Existence.
  • A Poem called ‘Desiderata’ & Why You Are A Child Of The Universe

    Keith
    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.
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  • New Year, New Goals

    Noisli
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    A new year brings a lot of wishes, hopes but also plans to go further, do more and do better. In order to help you achieve your goals, here are three things you should do and consider: 1. Write it down Write down your goal or task and define it in What, When and How. Place it somewhere where you can see it so you will get reminded easily. 2. Self-discipline It comes all down to actually do what you set in point one. Help yourself and make it as easy as possible to achieve it: write a reminder, be prepared and set the right environment to get yourself into the mood. 3. Motivation All of this…
  • Your Support in November and December

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

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

    Noisli
    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

    Noisli
    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…
 
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  • Homedics Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015

    Brian
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Homedics Humidifier Review 2015 This post is about Homedics Humidifier Reviews, we will compare some best humidifiers from Homedics, including some personal humidifiers, ultrasonic humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers. Founded in 1987, Homedics has been renowned for its home massage products and will continue to be a leading company to provide innovative and advanced massage products for today’s market. However, in fact, Homedics is also highly praised for its full line of indoor wellness products, including Air Filters, Sleep aids, Fitness Monitors,… Continue Reading ››…
  • 8 Natural Remedies Helpful for Quitting Smoking

    Brian
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Natural Remedies Tips for Quitting Smoking Smoking seems quit prevalent among people. But the fact is that it causes a great deal of health problems and leads to numerous deaths nowadays. If you want to keep yourself away from the tobacco-related health problems, it’s never too late to quit smoking. Certainly, the earthier you start quitting, the more benefits you will get. And your lung will start to repair impairments caused by smoking immediately once you stop smoking. So are… Continue Reading ›› The post 8 Natural Remedies Helpful for Quitting Smoking appeared first on…
  • Essick Air Humidifier Review 2014 – 2015

    Brian
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Essick Humidifier Review 2015 In this post we will talk about Essick humidifier reviews and ratings info. Essick has been producing high quality air humidifiers for more than 90 years. And all of its products are designed, engineered and assembled in the United States, which is really rare for today’s manufacturers. Essick air humidifiers produce healthier, easier and comfortable moisture into air through the evaporative technology. But why and how the evaporation makes Essick humidifier become the distinguished humidity saver? Essick… Continue Reading ›› The post Essick…
  • Pureguardian Ultrasonic Humidifier Reviews 2015

    Brian
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Pureguardian Humidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 In this post, we will talk about reviews of Pureguardian Ultrasonic Humidifier. PureGuardian has been increasingly popular among customers for its natural way to improve air quality enormously. It adopts the one of most efficient humidifying systems–Silver Clean Technology, to release the incredible clean moisture into the air helping to create the comfortable breathing environment for living and working. Most Pureguardian Humidifiers are Ultrasonic Humidifiers. The silver inside the water tank of PureGuardian humidifiers… Continue…
  • Air Innovations Humidifier Review 2014-2015

    Brian
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Air Innovations Humidifier Reviews, Ratings 2015 Air Innovations Humidifiers are from For Life Products (FLP) Inc., which is an outstanding manufacturer as well as an innovative marketer. It devotes to providing automotive surface-care products to improve the quality of everyday life. FLP have developed a full line of technologically high quality humidifiers,home use purifiers and some fan machines. It will be easy for you to find some Air innovations ultrasonic humidifier products in hardware shops. Air innovations humidifier, as one… Continue Reading ›› The post Air…
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  • My [Depressing] Week of Preparing for Disaster and Demise

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

    Rosanna
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    I didn’t send out Christmas Cards this year. Tsk tsk. It’s not because I couldn’t send them or didn’t want to – I just didn’t get to it. I didn’t get to a lot of stuff. I let things pile up and fall through the cracks, and now it’s time to get back on track. Last year, one of my challenges was... The post How To Organize Your Things, Your Money and Your Time appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Great Purge: 3 Simple Lessons for Getting Rid of Junk

    Rosanna
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Stuff. Everywhere I turn, there’s stuff. There’s stuff to snack on, sip on, stew on, think over, trip over, put away, give away, throw away, sell, delete, archive, upload, back up. Welcome to the great purge everyone. My week of less. My week of saying goodbye to junk and clutter. It weighs on me – all this clutter. It makes me feel... The post The Great Purge: 3 Simple Lessons for Getting Rid of Junk appeared first on Hackerella.
  • The Case Against New Years Resolutions & What You Should Do Instead

    Rosanna
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Have you ever wondered what makes someone really successful? What separates the top performers from everyone else? Is it talent? Education? Breeding? Luck? They all help, but the one trait that the most successful people possess, scientists say, is the ability to control their actions and impulses. Call it what you want: endurance, grit, willpower, perseverance or persistence, top performers consistently show up to do the... The post The Case Against New Years Resolutions & What You Should Do Instead appeared first on Hackerella.
  • A Disappointing End to Guitar Month

    Rosanna
    25 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I had big plans to perform a few Christmas tunes this week. Me on guitar with family and friends joyfully singing along. It didn’t happen. I couldn’t get it together. I had a good strategy for tackling this project. It was simple and focused and I understood that it would take time, patience and hard work. I was happy to do it. But... The post A Disappointing End to Guitar Month appeared first on Hackerella.
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    LIFE MUNK

  • Versus: Goku vs Superman (Epic Rap Battle)

    The Munk
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Goku vs Superman fight it out in Season 3 of Epic Rap Battles of History. These two heavy-weights don’t hold anything back as they have a go at each other, one a supreme practically invincible superhero that started it all, and the other a extraterrestrial warrior from the Dragon Ball manga series Goku vs Superman FIGHT! The post Versus: Goku vs Superman (Epic Rap Battle) appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • MEME: Sheldon Cooper and why it’s not love in the air

    The Munk
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:14 am
    We all love Sheldon Cooper from ‘Big Bang Theory’. His socially awkward and humourless style is also perfect for memes !     The post MEME: Sheldon Cooper and why it’s not love in the air appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • MEME: Grumpy Cat’s version of “You say potato”

    The Munk
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:52 am
    Grumpy cat has got to be one of the ultimate meme protagonists. We love his devil-may-care grumpy attitude to everything and everyone. Here grumpy cat enlightens us on when you say potato he says…., as you might expect it’s not a kittens and rainbows response   A classic grumpy cat meme, we know a few people The post MEME: Grumpy Cat’s version of “You say potato” appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • 10 hilarious notes left on windscreens by angry drivers

    The Munk
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Not all drivers are as courteous as you and me (cough…) It’s obvious that some people were skipped when manners and common sense were being handed out. Luckily there are some civil minded people that have left them notes to help them correct the error of their ways…here’s 10 of the funnier notes left for The post 10 hilarious notes left on windscreens by angry drivers appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
  • Mason jar awesomness, the swiss army knife of DIY

    The Munk
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Mason jars are quite frankly the coolest most versatile crafty DIY things we’ve ever seen. I mean besides their natural usefulness as well….jars.. They can be turned into literally endless fun and awesome things from snow globes, glow in the dark lights, lanterns, miniature terrariums, coin banks and so much more. Below we’ll show you a The post Mason jar awesomness, the swiss army knife of DIY appeared first on LIFE MUNK.
 
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    VIP for Air

  • How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers

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

    D stone
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It1. How Do Air Purifier Work   2. Whether Are Ozone Air Purifiers Safe or Not? 3. What Are HEPA filters? How Do They Work? We all know HEPA filters are best air purifier filters, but do you know the reason why? And what is the working theory of the HEPA filters? In this [...]The post 11 Videos You Need to Watch Before Choosing An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How Do Air Purifiers Work?

    D stone
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhy Do We Need Air Purifiers? As the air pollution becomes an increasing concern, people are also become more concerned about their health. In fact the indoor air pollution can be more severe than outdoor air pollution. Because of lacking ventilation, larger particles such as pet dander, smoke, and dust, and smaller particles like [...]The post How Do Air Purifiers Work? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin 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 http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Effects of Air Purifiers on Allergies

    D stone
    6 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin 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 http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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  • The 4 Major Misconceptions about Happiness

    Kelsey
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Happiness. Isn’t that the essential goal of our existence? In one way or another, we are all just looking to live a happy life. You would think it would be simple, just following two words: be happy. Unfortunately, as we all have realized, it’s not quite that simple. Anxiety and depression are at all-time highs […] The post The 4 Major Misconceptions about Happiness appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Why Copying Homework Made Me a Brilliant Businessman

    Rodrigo
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Wait, what? How does that work? I’m going to tell you the story of my very first business endeavor, and how it lead me to create a business and e-commerce of my own. When I was a kid, buying and selling any kind of thing in school was illegal, if you know what I mean. […] The post Why Copying Homework Made Me a Brilliant Businessman appeared first on The Essential You.
  • The Weekly Squeeze: 7 Juice Recipes to Boost Your Vitality

    Kelsey
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Juicing seems to be all the rage right now, with combinations that make claims for weight loss, rejuvenation, detoxes, energy boosters and everything you can think of. Although many of the more severe claims of die-hard juicers probably aren’t true, there is definitely a large array of health benefits that shouldn’t be disregarded. Whether you’re […] The post The Weekly Squeeze: 7 Juice Recipes to Boost Your Vitality appeared first on The Essential You.
  • Starting a Garden: The 7 Benefits of Home-Grown

    Kelsey
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    When I was growing up my house was always surrounded by gardens. My mother had a passion for working with the soil, so every summer we planted rows of corn, squash, lettuce and all kinds of vegetables. We had tomato plants sprouting on every corner of the house, and an herb garden overflowing with everything […] The post Starting a Garden: The 7 Benefits of Home-Grown appeared first on The Essential You.
  • 6 Ways to Connect with Nature and Improve Your Wellbeing

    Kelsey
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    In today’s technology-saturated world, it’s important to remember and return to our roots once in a while. It helps not only our sanity, but our health and wellbeing too. I mean, how much more pleasant is the smell of flowers than asphalt? How much more soothing is the sound of the ocean than traffic horns? […] The post 6 Ways to Connect with Nature and Improve Your Wellbeing appeared first on The Essential You.
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  • Audacity Has Its Side Effects

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

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

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

    coachjennie
    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

    coachjennie
    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…
 
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  • How to Be Happy in Life…Starting Now (!)

    NoeliA
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Based on recent studies, there are three main factors that influence our level of happiness: genes (50%), life circumstances (10%)  and our behavior and intentional acts (40%). This post is dealing with the 40%... The post How to Be Happy in Life…Starting Now (!) appeared first on How to Be Happy .
  • Life Begins at The End of Your Comfort Zone

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

    NoeliA
    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

    NoeliA
    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

    NoeliA
    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 .
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  • Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel For Hacking Madonna’s Computer

    anonymous
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    According to authorities they have caught a hacker behind the breach into Madonnas computers. The breach has resulted in leaks of her songs before their scheduled release. Lederman is a singer himself and in a bit of irony it was he who comitted the crime. He auditioned in 2012 on air on the Israeli TV talent show Kohav Nolad which means “A Star Is Born” The Israeli private investigator Wizman can tell us that the suspect leaked a demo song from Madona the 17th of December. The suspect called it an artistic rape. There had been a rumor saying that the hacker was located in Israel.
  • Project Ara – The Smartphone revolution by Google.

    anons
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    “The smartphone is one of the most empowering and intimate objects in our life. Yet most of us have little say in how the device is made, how it looks, and what it does. And 5 billion of us don’t have one. What if you could make thoughtful choices about exactly what your phone does, and use it as a creative canvas to tell your own story? Introducing Project Ara. Designed exclusively for 6 billion people.”writes Google. Project Ara is the codename for an initiative by Google that aims to develop an open hardwareplatform for creating highly modular smartphones. The platform…
  • How To Use Whatsapp On Pc/Desktop

    anonymous
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    Communicate with friends from your PC! WhatsApp messaging service is online on computer. This is no rumour! In the past month it was leaked that WhatsApp is working on “WhatsAppWeb” which finaly is public. You can from now use it to read and send messages directly from your web browser. How T0 Use WHATSAPP On PC/DESKTOP 1. Interested WhatsApp users simply need to open Chrome and navigate to  http://web.whatsapp.com 2. A QR code will appear on the web page, which must be scanned using WhatsApp mobile application to activate the service. 3. By scanning the QR code that appears,…
  • ‘Delhi lockdown’ as Obama visits

    anons
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Mr. Obama is the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in Delhi on 26 January and subsequently hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The national capital will be under tight security and surveillance to prevent any untoward incident. “The capital is set to witness a lockdown of sorts in the run-up to 26 January, with offices, arterial roads and metro stations closed for security,” the Hindustan Times reports. Security agencies previously enforced a no-fly zone with a radius of 300 km (190 miles), but it will be extended to 400 km this year, covering cities such…
  • Lizard Squad’s Hacking Tool Got Hacked

    anonymous
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    On Christmas day 2014 Lizard Squad hacked Xbox Live and Sony. The hacker group has been hacked as someone accesed the database of LizzardStresser, which is the tool they used to hack Sony and Xbox Live. They have used the tool on several targets. Brian Krebs who is a security Researcher was the first one reporting this Hacker’s Hack. Not much was said about the hack or any documents in which lizzardStresser’s registered customer information is available. More than 14,241 registered users were attracted and a few hundred of them have funded accounts at the service.The passwords and…
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    Hacked Living

  • Our world is fucked, but it doesn’t have to be…

    PsychWard
    5 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
      Our world is fucked and it’s your fault.  Get off your lazy ass and fix it (this is asking a lot for most).  You cannot fix the world over night or do it in one sweep.  Don’t even trying making it your career as most people would fail.   You’re not going to be the next Gandhi, Pope, Napoleon, Obama, or Hitler.  Think small, not big.  Think about this: It’s not what others can do for you but what you can do for others.   Before grabbing your gun and killing off the idiots that continue to ruin the world…  Before reducing the human population…  Before…
  • The Most Hilarious Way To Stop Junk Mail

    Fred Gorgias
    26 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Imagine this scenario: Your aunt just died an untimely and unexpected death. You are the beneficiary of millions of dollars from the sale of her estate. You just barely survived the rigorous process of legal disputes from long lost cousins, who previously distanced themselves from your family (because let’s face it, you are assholes). You beat out those happy, do-gooder mother fuckers and all of the money is yours. But every god damn day when you check the the mail, what do you find instead? Junk mail. Ugh! Worry not though, my friend. I’m here to protect you from the morally…
  • Cooking For One Without The Waste

    Fred Gorgias
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Have you ever considered that your body is like a coal plant? You put lumps of earth into your belly and it’s processed into energy. After your body absorbs everything it wants from the earth, you dump the ashes onto your lover’s chest. That’s what I do anyway, and she’s content. I love me some ash to mouth. The coal plant metaphor really speaks to how machine-like we are as humans, or at least how our machinery models nature. We use our brain power to imitate what we see. It’s almost as though our thoughts are just the result of the sum of external stimuli…
  • Wardrobe Simplification Breeds Success

    Fred Gorgias
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    What do Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein have in common? Penises. They both had them. I’m serious. But they also both wore the same t-shirt every day, for different reasons. Steve Jobs was trying to brand himself, but lacked the testicular fortitude to cattle-brand an apple onto his forehead. Jobs may have been onto something though, because wearing the same clothes every day definitely puts an image in people’s minds. A warrior. People will definitely think you are a warrior. Einstein, on the other hand, simply didn’t want to waste his brain power choosing his outfit each…
  • Save A Fortune By Eating What’s In Season

    Fred Gorgias
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Fall is officially here. For those of us in the northern US, we know that fall has arrived because it’s snowing and it feels like winter. That, and the clocks fell back, accelerating the onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For those of you who don’t know, SAD is an annoying condition where people whine about how cold it is and the increased price of delicious fruits and vegetables. People everywhere are turning inward and reminiscing on the wonderful time they had this summer; doing simple things like leaving the house, slurping on a peach, and wearing shorts that put…
 
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    Live and Dare

  • Scientific Benefits of Meditation – 76 things you might be missing out

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

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

    Giovanni
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. How do you relate with people? What type of friends do you have? As with many things in life, the attitudes we have when relating to other people deeply influence how these relationships affect us. This article points out things to keep in mind so that we don’t “leak out” our power when relating to others, and also so we can have more authentic relationships.   1. Hold your ground – depend on nobody There is something awesome about this cat. What is it? Self-reliance.
  • 15 Essential Habits for a Happy Life

    Giovanni
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Happiness, of “subjective well-being”,  is a state of mind – how we feel about ourself and our life. In this sense, anything we do can either makes us feel better or worse. Here we gather the results of many scientific studies, outlining some simple activities in our life that can positively affect our emotional state and level of energy. This post is divided in body habits, mind habits, and life habits. If you are looking for some deeper changes to promote a fulfilling life, take a look at…
  • Coach.Me – An App to Build Habits and Change Your Life

    Giovanni
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Read more about Life, Happiness, Meditation, Coaching, Success at Live and Dare. Coach.Me (previously: Lift) helps you positively change your life by supporting you to create any habit you wish. And it’s absolutely free! With it you can easily keep track of how many times a week you are “checking-in” into your new habit, and see insightful graphs about your performance. The app also allows you to set reminders for yourself, on a per-habit basis. What is most interesting is the community of people who form around each habit. Let’s say you want to start doing meditation,…
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    Life Made to Order

  • Law of Attraction: 3 Tips for Getting Your Brain on Board

    Kelli Cooper
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    We are basically comprised of two parts—big us and little us. Big us is our soul, spirit, higher self, or whatever you want to call it, and is directly connected to All That Is. This part of us is vibrating high and is pure love, happiness and all other sorts of warm fuzzies. It knows what a powerful creator we are, and that anything is possible for us. It knows our true purpose here is to create what we want, and simply be happy. Then there is little us, human us. This part is not totally connected to All That Is. Our souls are so advanced and so confident in their ability to consciously…
  • Pulling Yourself Out of the Pit: How to Deal When You Are Hating Life

    Kelli Cooper
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:19 am
    Are you currently in a space where you basically hate everything about your life? Nothing seems to be going right and you just want to throw in the towel on existing? Do you have a nasty stew of emotion brewing beneath the surface at all times—that lovely mix of anger, depression, anxiety, fear, resentment, and despair that comes with thinking that things are never going to change, and this is it? Are you engaging in all sorts of self-sabotage and self-destructive behavior? This isn’t a pretty place to be, and it isn’t a place you have to stay. There is always a way out. There…
  • Law of Attraction: 3 Things that May Make You Feel Icky and How to Deal

    Kelli Cooper
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    You started consciously working with your energy to create all sorts of great stuff in your life. Taking control of our energy, letting ourselves want the things we truly want, and operating from a space of empowerment is pretty awesome and creates good feelings all around. When we start this whole deliberate creation thing, we may expect an easy ride, full of warm fuzzies and all sorts of great things pouring in from every corner. But, then after a bit, we may start to run into some unpleasantness. This attracting thing is not as easy as it is made out to be—it actually is, but we just…
  • Law of Attraction: Dealing with those Pesky Limiting Beliefs

    Kelli Cooper
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just a reminder the LOA group call is coming up on January 19th. You will have a chance to ask me questions about attraction, as well as benefit from the questions of others. Head over here to learn more about it, and sign up. I sense good times on the horizon. And now back to our regularly scheduled programming….. If it wasn’t for those damn limiting beliefs, this whole manifesting thing would be a breeze. But, we all have our fair share that have been put there courtesy of a variety of outside influences, from religion to well-meaning people who just haven’t a freaking…
  • Law of Attraction: 3 Tips for Hopping on the Trust Train

    Kelli Cooper
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:18 am
    Of all the issues we have with strengthening our manifesting mojo, a lack of trust is basically at the root of it all when you really think about it. We read about LOA and something just resonates..we think there is something to it. We start doing our work, and manifestations are popping up in all areas of our life. This ‘proof’ makes us believe even more, but there may be certain areas of our life where the more’negative’ energies are really strong, and things aren’t moving as swimmingly as we would like them. There are certain things we want that are…
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    Neuroproductivity

  • 4 Daily Habits of Highly Successful People

    Nik Seetharaman
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Our society has an obsession with quick wins. The idea that a secret formula, a “weird trick,” or a big break will one day magically wash us in wealth and success is so pervasive that we’re inundated with articles, ads, stories, and anecdotes about people who made it big and the mystical secret they used to get there, inevitably leading to questions like: “How did that actor get so buff for that movie?” “How did that guy become an overnight billionaire?” We’re always looking for the juicy tactic. The magic sauce. A 5-Step checklist. What we don’t want to hear is the…
  • How To Be 10x Happier, Starting Right Now

    Nik Seetharaman
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Adrenaline thudded through my veins as I approached Mt. Temple’s icy summit. 14 hours of technical alpine climbing up vertical faces of rock and ice, and the prize was finally in sight. I looked at the square patch of snow that made up the summit ledge and imagined the euphoria as I stepped onto it. Summiting was the culmination of many months spent preparing and training, a well-deserved reward for the sweat and suffering it took to get here. I crested the final ridge. Serene alpine vistas previously blocked by the mountain’s faces materialized into view. To my right the spine of the…
  • Your Brain’s Warp Drive: Inducing Flow for Superhuman Productivity

    Nik Seetharaman
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:36 am
    I hunted bad guys for most of the 11 years I served in the military. From the air, from the ground. From afar, and from up close and personal. What happened once I found them was left up to others. But the hunt. The hunt was mine. It was a drug, and I was an addict. Chasing jihadi bombmakers in faraway lands has a curious effect on the brain. The cocktail of high stakes, unique challenge, sense of purpose, and confidence in one’s skills mixes into a state of self-actualized nirvana. A heightened dimension of consciousness where the brain compresses the perception of time into the…
 
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    Life Hacks Magazine

  • Six Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

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

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

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

    Akshay
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    It is a great thing that if you might clear up your brain as however it was bad code. You might not be capable of reprogramming yourself, but there are some principles of debugging that you can use to assist yourself in building better habits. Let us explore the tips to debug your brain. The human brain is the most bug ridden chunks of junk. To replace one common bug, you can try informing your brain to ‘visit the gym.’ In fact, most brains will act in response by updating their status on Facebook and watching any kind of videos. This is not the preferred behavior. See how the…
  • How Being Humble and Kind Will Make Your Life Much Easier

    Akshay
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    It is a well-known thing that being calm, kind and humble is an accurate thing to do. If it is not up to the mark to compel you, you can consider all these things how they actually can assist you in stay ahead of the huge crowd. Let us explore all the benefits of these three terms, mentioned below: The advantages of humbleness Confidence is important to staying ahead of the huge crowd. You can perform better in relationships, at work and in professional lives. But do not become overconfident, as it can make you appear as a real jerk. If you are strong and smart, then you can be the best at…
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