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By Jules

Make printing less painful and more productive with Google Cloud Print

Years ago, when I worked as an IT Director/help desk for a residential school, the one thing I loathed to hear — more than server issues, backup recovery or Wi-Fi woes — was this simple, three-word sentence: “I can’t print.” Computers continue to improve by leaps and bounds, while it feels as if printers are just as cumbersome and unreliable as ever. At least one prin

Staying fluid, jealousy, and are women too hard on themselves? A Q&A on Womanhood

photo credit: Catherine Just The German magazine Allegria, asked me some good questions about WOMANHOOD. We could have talked for days… Q: Danielle, let’s talk about womanhood: What are the first thoughts that come mind? So much. The Divine Feminine. Women as leaders, as healers, as lovers, as mothers — to their children and each other and the Earth.

How to Grow Your Freelance Brand Without Losing Your Sanity

Ah, branding. It used to be so easy. All you had to do was press a burning hot iron on the backside of your cow and, voila, brand! (Yup, those are the real origins of the word “brand”.)And as for brand management? That was as easy as herding your cows into the barn at the end of the day. Done.

Big time savers: how to avoid wasting your time and being more productive.

Time savers are a must in modern life. Either because we have plenty of responsibilities to accomplish or because we have so many deadlines to cope with, the fact is we either learn to use time wisely or we will be mostly in trouble from time to time.

Mini outdoor sink

We combined a “Klasen” trolley with a “Boholmen” sink and got a mini outdoor sink. Just connect it to the garden hose and it is ready to use. The post Mini outdoor sink appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

The iboga plant (Photo: Marco Schmidt) DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. “Be curious.” – Dr. Dan Engle Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico.

4 Ways Music Can Rewire Your Brain

Last year, Beats by Dre launched a massive marketing campaign to promote Powerbeats, the in-ear headphones designed with LeBron James. Of course, their goal was to capitalize on LeBron’s star power and sell more earbuds. The campaign was aptly named “My Music/My Power.” It was marketing genius, and it drove revenue into the billions.

How I Quit Caffeine and Became a Better Man

When you look at the vintage advertisement above, it’s hard not to notice some things about it that you wouldn’t see in ads today. For one, you’d of course never see a company these days depicting spanking.

Is It Your Temperament or Is It Caffeine?

Editor’s note: In writing today’s piece on the benefits of quitting caffeine, I was reminded of the following passage from How to Live the Good Life by Commander Edward Whitehead.

5 Awesome Tips to Help You Set Truly Worthy Goals

Do you wake up each day excited to work on your goals? If you don’t, your current goals may not be genuinely worthy ones. Setting goals is one of the most powerful ways to take control of your life and ensure that you end up where you want to be. However, it’s crucial that you set worthy goals that are truly meaningful to you.

Scott Dinsmore, I Miss You Deeply

By Leo Babauta Scott Dinsmore, creator of Live Your Legend, died in a freak accident on Mt. Kilimanjaro a couple days ago.

Exact size IVAR shelf system

My Mom knows that I am good with the IVAR system. Every time she is at our house, she is asking me how did I do this, how did I do that… And when she wanted an exact size shelf system for her teeny living room I simply could not say no.

Get lawn equipment ready for winter

I know it’s only September and the leaves have just begun to display their autumn colors for those of us in the northern hemisphere, but it’s time to prep the yard equipment for winter. Or, at the very least, plan to do so. This is the time of year when people begin to think about the winter tools, like snow blowers and shovels.

Achieve Success Through an Entrepreneurial Mindset

The truth is you don’t have to actually be an entrepreneur nor own your own business in order to benefit greatly from adopting an entrepreneurial mindset. There is no denying that for the majority of people these are uncertain times. Industry shakeups are common, as is career change, either of our own choosing or those outside our control.

A Freelancer's Guide to Planning for Retirement

36 percent of Americans aren't saving for retirement—that's according to a recent poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International for Bankrate's monthly Financial Security Index. Among freelancers, who typically have no pension plan or option for employee 401(k) matching, the number may be even higher. Many freelancers put off thinking about retirement.