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By Trent Hamm

5 Life Lessons From Running Your First Marathon

Running a marathon is for people who are either crazy, or ridiculously fit….right? Well, so I thought, until I decided to run one. Was it because I was always interested in sporty and fit? Nope. Take that reason, turn it on its head, and that’s where I came in. As a kid, I wasn’t interested in sports.

4 Major Reasons We Need To Tune Out. NOW.

News and media is widely accessible these days thanks to modern technology; we can keep up to date at home or on the go, and at any time of the day or night. It used to be the case that in order to become informed of the current events of the world, we would have to tune in to the TV or radio at certain times throughout the day. When I was younger, my parents would sit down to watch the main e

Podcast #111: Why Men Fight & Why We Like to Watch With Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall was an associate professor of English whose career had stalled in mid-life. Then one day he looked out his office window, saw a MMA gym across the street, and decided he was going to train to become a fighter.

Making the Jump: Is Freelance Professional Photography Right for You?

You’re thinking about making the leap from hobbyist to professional photographer but are wondering how to get off the ground. Great! This article will look at some of the key things to think about when venturing into the world of freelance photography.Deciding you’d like to start earning money as a photographer is really exciting.

A hideaway dining table using IKEA mirror

Materials: Ikea MONGSTAD Mirror and Ikea stool This is a hack to turn the Ikea mirror into a stowaway dining room table that seats 6 people.

Weekend Movie Recommendation: Labor Day

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nate Pedersen. The 2013 film Labor Day is a sentimental nod to the values and virtues of another era. Accordingly, it was slammed by critics for being too open-hearted for our cynical age.

Writing a Three-Line Poem Every Day for a Year: Yvonne Whitelaw’s Quest

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) As I wrote in The Happiness of Pursuit, a quest need not be an athletic struggle or travel adventure. I loved this story of how this former medical resident wrote a haiku every day for a year. Introduce yourself. I’m Yvonne Whitelaw. I was born in Britain, but raised in Nigeria and the United States.

Why You Should Learn Your “Present” Before Planning Your “Future”

Can one predict their future? Not really. There are ways, however, to help your life steer in the direction you wish. One of the huge benefits, is that you can start today - in fact, right now.

Portable laptop stand with fans

Materials (IKEA): BRADA – Laptop Support, black. LANSA – Handle, stainless steel. Other materials: 3 old desktop fans mounted with screws and connected to a single USB cable. 2 CDs with additional decoration glued Fix-all. 4 Ports USB Hub glued to the Laptop Support with Fix-all. Drill 2 holes for the screws to go through and attach the LANSA handle. Using a hole saw drill 3 circl

Ask the Readers: Cheap luggage or expensive luggage?

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. It’s spring! Don’t you just feel like hitting the road? Well, maybe you do if you don’t travel for a living. Either way, luggage. I’ve had my fair share of experiences with luggage over the years. Lost luggage, broken luggage, matching luggage — you name it.

Updates to the Envato Privacy Policy

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The 4 Steps To Align Your Life With Your True Self

Mid-life brings about many transitions.  Children leaving home, aging parents, divorce, remarriage, and career changes can leave us asking the questions: Who am I?  What do I really want? How do I even know what I want? I spent many years, decades actually, not having a clear vision and path for my life. I was a wreck in every way: physically, emotionally and mentally.

How to Defy Gravity on Earth (And Win $2,000+ Worth of Prizes)

Unless you’ve been to outer space, the next few minutes are worth your time. Below are the details of The Zero-G Giveaway. My goal is simple: I want to you to have one of the coolest experiences on the planet. Namely, floating like an astronaut, experiencing weightlessness, and grinning ear-to-ear for a week afterward. I’m not selling anything and no purchase necessary.

The Art of Small Talk: 5 Questions Never to Ask

Yesterday while making small talk with the guy working the deli counter at my neighborhood grocery store, I asked him something that made me feel like a total heel.

5 Simple Ways to Get Better at ANYTHING Fast!

I want it and I want it now!  We say this to ourselves every single time we demand instant gratification, quick results, or fast progress at something- even though we may sound like children.  There are some ways to actually speed up the way we learn and improve at something however.