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By Mark Shead

A Little Happier: My Inconvenience May Be Someone Else’s Miracle.

When we’d just graduated from college and were working at our first “real” jobs, a friend told me how her local subway train ran express all the way downtown, so she got to a crucial meeting on time.

How do you remind yourself to do something?

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. As I sat down to write this week’s Unclutterer articles, my smartphone beeped a reminder, “Grace ballet at 12:00.” I was glad to receive the prompt and reflected on how crucial my smartphone has become when it comes to reminding me of what I need to do and where I need to be. Smart

What Is the Definition of Brainstorming? (For Groups & Individuals)

If you're more than just curious about what the definition of brainstorming is, but also need to start brainstorming right away, then this guide is a quick, yet thorough starting point to work from. Learn about the purpose of brainstorming and how to follow an effective, creative process for coming up with problem-solving ideas.What is brainstorming? Definition, origins, process, and purpose.

Trofast to LEGO table in one weekend

IKEA items used: Trofast Storage with plastic bins Gather supplies: High gloss interior paint. I used Red, Blue, Yellow for the shelving unit Spray paint designed to used on plastic. I used Red, Blue, Yellow, and green 4 caster wheels (screws for wheels) 6 10×10 building block base plates.

The Return of the Money Shot

“In order for art to imitate life, you have to have a life.” – Whitney Cummings Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls.

How To Publish Your Thesis Into A Book In 4 Steps

Completing your thesis is a seminal moment in your life. It represents your Magnum Opus. It’s your contribution to knowledge. After completing it, it’s hard to imagine that it will probably sit on a shelf and not contribute to humanity as much as you would like. You might be wondering how to publish your thesis to a wider audience. It’s not as hard as it may seem.

E. M. Forster Explains How To Know If a Book Is Influencing You.

“I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have got ourselves. I suggest, furthermore, that when you feel that you could almost have written the book yourself—that’s the moment when it’s influencing you. You are not influenced when you say, ‘How marvelous! What a revelation!

Limited Time: Born for This Is Just $1.99 from Major Booksellers

Link: Get Born For This for $1.99 I just heard from my publisher that they’re running a promotion to discount the digital version of Born for This to just $1.99.

Show Us What You've Made With Envato for a Chance to Win $250!

Have you created something using a tutorial here on Envato Tuts+? Whether it's an illustration, an audio project or pretty much anything else, you can submit it to this month's Made With Envato contest for a chance to win $250 in Envato Market credits!There are also prizes up for grabs for items you've created using a purchase from Envato Market, Envato Elements, or Envato Studio.

Manvotional: 4 Maxims on Habit and Action

Editor’s note: This selection from the writings of the famous psychologist William James has been condensed from the original.  “Habit” From The Principles of Psychology, 1890 By William James We must make automatic and habitual, as early as possible, as many useful actions as we can, and guard against the growing into ways that are likely to be disadvantageous to us, as we should guard ag

Art of Manliness Store Clearance Sale

Well, the holiday rush is over (thanks to all who made a purchase!) and we’re making room for new items in the Art of Manliness Store. To that end, we’ve added several items to its clearance section. Many items are marked down up to 40%. When these items are gone, they’re gone for good, so get ’em while they last!

Advice for Students and Jobseekers: When Experience Comes Your Way, Take It

“Whatever hands-on experience you can get, take it, and take more than you think you can handle. Don’t limit your writing experience to the typical classroom workshop environment, where egos can be fragile and stakes are low.” In this advice, Jane Friedman is specifically referring to undergrad students who are pursuing a creative writing degree.

How IKEA Flatpacks Evolve?

IKEA flat pack furniture has been re-setting global standards for home furnishing ever since 1956! It is far from coincidence that many of the top leaders in the furnishing industry are in fact based on the very same flatpack assembly concept IKEA is most famous for. Flat pack Assembly Evolution IKEA is among the first (if not THE) flat pack furniture retailers in the world.


Fui convidada a participar do programa ‘É De Casa’ da TV Globo e resolvi filmar um pouquinho dos bastidores pra vocês A equipe de cozinha do ‘Mais Você’ me ajudou a preparar quatro receitas que vão ser exibidas ao longos do sábados deste mês. Espero que gostem!

A Happy Memory: the “Stripey House” of Kansas City.

Gosh, I don’t remember much of my life. I constantly work on keeping mementos and photographs, because it seems like other people are so much better at remembering the past than I am.