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By Jules

Episode 63: The Problem of Passwords, Why Rewards Can Be Dangerous, and Does Elizabeth Have to Write These Thank-You Notes?

It’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Update: Big news! (At least for me.) I’m doing weekly live videos on my Facebook Page about the podcast. I talk to viewers about questions, comments, suggestions. Any episode; don’t worry if you’re not caught up. You can watch the most recent one here or my video with our producer Henry, look here.

How You Are Undermining Your Personal Success

You're reading How You Are Undermining Your Personal Success, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Awareness extends beyond simple identification of the world. You must also listen to the inner voice that guides you.

There’s No School for What You Need to Do

At one of the stops on my current tour, the bookstore host introduced me by saying in part “… and Chris earned a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington.” It surprised me a little because no one else has ever mentioned that in any introduction that I can recall. Sure, where I went to school is public information, but who cares?

Decode Graphic Design Jargon: Part 1

Graphic designers can be a confusing bunch—sometimes it feels as if they’re speaking a completely different language.

The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe

Photo credit: Michael Segal “Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.” – Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I’ve ever had on the show. You may know Mike Rowe as the host of Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe is a TV host, writer, narrator, producer, actor and spokesman.

Hackers Help: PAX on wheels?

Photo: IKEA.com I’m just wondering if anyone has ever attempted to create a moveable partition from PAX wardrobes. We have a small bedroom but would love to create a walk in closet, and I think that we could do this with PAX wardrobes. They would essentially be reversed facing in towards the wall, and you would pull them out to create a walk in closet and changing space.

How to Master Proper Business Email Format - and Avoid Professional Disaster

Email has become the main way that many business professionals communicate. Most of us send out more business emails than any other form of business communication. Every day you have email going out to your boss, your clients, your vendors, and your professional contacts.Your emails are important. A good email can lead to business success.

5 Fears You Might Not Realize Are Holding You Back (And What To Do)

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. Joybell C. Isn’t it interesting how we all want to be successful, but when the opportunity comes, many of us shy away? Mentally, we tell ourselves we can’t do something, while conflicting pressures from others make it easy to give up.

Hackers Help: Help me find Plastic Plugs for Billy Bookcases … please

We have just assembled 5 Billy bookcases and our room now looks like a library – wonderful BUT we have over 400+ shelf holes showing – IKEA doesn’t sell the little 3mm plastic hole covers!!

Top 3 Teachers That Will Help You Live With More Joy and Awaken the Heart

You're reading Top 3 Teachers That Will Help You Live With More Joy and Awaken the Heart, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement.

How to Remove Bumper Stickers and Car Decals

Unlike your average sticker, bumper stickers and car decals are made to last. They stand up to high winds, rain, snow, road chemicals, sun damage, and other harsh conditions to stay stuck to your favorite ride.

6 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Have Clear Goals

You're reading 6 Powerful Reasons Why You Should Have Clear Goals, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Do you have a list of goals? If you don’t, in this article I will try to convince you of the value of setting goals and writing them down.

Book Reviews: Five new releases on simple living and productivity

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Five really terrific books have been published in the past few weeks that might be of interest to our readers: Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Doby Chris Guillebeau Living an uncluttered life isn’t always about stuff.

A VALJE cabinet with long legs

IKEA items used: 1 VALJE wall cabinet white 1 VALJE wall cabinet white with 1 door 4 HILVER Cone-shaped leg, bamboo I glue the two cabinets with a strong wood glue (VALJE wall cabinet white with door on top and the other below). I turned the cabinets upside down and I made 16 holes with a drill tool (4 holes for each HILVER leg). Last but not least, I screwed in the legs in each group of 4 holes.

Television and Training a Productive Mind

When you have kids, it’s hard not to notice the correlation between their outputs (behavior, etc.) and their inputs (what they watch on TV, whom they play with, etc.). We don’t watch very much television in our family.