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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

A Guide to Developing the Self-Discipline Habit

By Leo Babauta One of the most important life skills to develop, for those just starting out in life (and everyone else!), is the skill of self-discipline. It’s like a superpower: when I developed some self-discipline, I started exercising and eating healthier and meditating and writing more, I quit smoking and ran marathons, I started a blog and wrote books, I read more and work earlier, I

My Best Advice for Graduates: 12 Tips for A Happy Life

It’s graduation season. I’m particularly aware of this, because my daughter Eliza is graduating from high school in two weeks. The days are long, but the years are short. I’m trying to hold back the urge to follow her around the apartment giving her little bits of advice and wisdom.

3 Good Reasons Why Planning Just Isn’t For You

Planning. Simply the sound of this word is enough to give me a rage fit and a subsequent migraine. Whether you want to start a business, do well at college or just become good at any kind of activity, one of the most frequent pieces of advice you will get is to plan everything.

Preparing an organized “summer basket”

As summer approaches, we’re getting ready to spend the season at home with the kids and occasionally welcoming out-of-town guests. It’s also time to round up the accoutrements that allow us to enjoy nice weather and time spent outdoors.

IKEA SVÄRTA Loft bed improvements for the 21st Century

Thought I’d show some of my hacks/improvements of our kids IKEA SVÄRTA loft bed frames. I’ve installed a dual usb port at the top of the bed in the end of one of the vertical posts, IKEA Dioder round LEDs under the loft, and a Kallax 4*2 cube style shelf but from elsewhere as the Kallax unit is too tall.

How To Make A Successful Mobile App For Your Business

Despite the fact that mobile apps are very useful and indispensable to businesses, over 70 percent of apps fail. In fact, some fail from the beginning. If you are wondering how to make a successful mobile app, here are the best tips to guide you. Find a need The biggest cause of app failure is when the app is not as useful as the developer thinks.

Top 20+ Premium WordPress Themes (Most Popular For 2017)

One of the reasons WordPress is so popular is the sheer amount of themes available for almost any niche imaginable. Whether need a small business website or a personal blog, you’re bound to find a theme that suits your needs.

How to Choose the Best Products to Sell Online in 2017

Some of today’s most successful businesses started with a brilliant idea.

How To Come Up With The Name Of Your Brand Or Product

Surprisingly, many aspiring people in business treat naming as insignificant and a non-essential business step. If only they knew how wrong they are! The title of a brand greatly affects customers’ behavior which means it can affect their overall success! So, how can you hit the bull’s eye with your brand name?

A Little Happier: A Tough Happiness Lesson from Hollywood’s Judd Apatow.

Ever since I read Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy, by Hollywood producer, writer, director, and actor Judd Apatow (This is 40, Knocked Up, Freaks and Geeks, Girls, etc.), I’ve been haunted by this story. During the course of his interview with the legendary James L. Brooks, Judd Apatow mentions how tough it was for him when his parents split up in 1984, when he was 13.

Your Summer Grilling Secret: Using Wood Planks for Delicious Grilled Eats

As the mercury rises, so do hopes of upping our grilling game. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a little tip, a unique seasoning, or a handy new tool to impress not only your taste buds, but your friends, family, and neighbors too. This year, I’ve discovered the wonders of using wood planks in my grilling.

6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

If you want to get an interview for the position at the company you are applying for, then there are 6 things you should bear in mind.

Renting vs Owning a Home: The Eternal Debate

Back in 2006 when I left Canada, I sold my house and thought I’d never buy another one again.

Beautiful Birch Branch Floor Lamp

IKEA items used: HEMMA floor lamp base $18 JARA lamp Shade 17” (not available on website – a RULLAN shade could work also). After seeing a birch floor lamp in a local store for $400 I thought I could make it for much less. I purchased 4 – four foot, birch 1-1/2” to 2” logs on Amazon.

How To Improve Your Self-Discipline

You’re an intelligent person, right? You work hard and you’re driven to succeed in your professional and your personal life. You have great ideas that you believe can improve things for yourself and those around you. But, if you frequently find yourself at the end of the week wondering where the time has gone and why your results do not match up your intentions, you have a problem.