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By John Wesley

Agree? A Song Can Fix a Particular Year in Your Mind.

“Songs last forever. They fix particular years in your mind.” — D.V., Diana Vreeland I certainly find this to be true in my own life. Like a scent, a song can instantly transport me back to a particular time. Agree, disagree? What songs have proved particularly powerful in fixing a particular year in your mind? The post Agree? A Song Can Fix a Particular Year in Your Mind.

10 Ways to Enjoy a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Do you want to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle? One quite popular New Year’s resolution that is shared among the masses is the reduction of one’s carbon footprint.

6 Myths You Were Told About the Common Cold and Flu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You start to feel tired and develop a case of the sniffles as you think to yourself that you simply can’t be getting a cold as you are way too busy. Frantic, you call your mom, trusted friend, or browse the Internet looking for natural remedies and popular treatments.

9 Valuable Credit Card Perks

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); According to a recent Bankrate survey, about two thirds of millennials don’t own a credit card. But most savvy budgeters, the ones that consider themselves “good with money,” know how to take advantage of credit cards – and you should too.

6 Important Things You Need To Know About Personal Loans

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re in need of immediate cash and have a decent credit score, most banks and NBFCs will be willing to offer you a Personal Loan. Personal Loan eligibility varies from one lender to another and is based on your income, credit score, age, and financial stability.

8 Little-known Hobbies Proven to Make You Smarter in Minutes

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Can I be honest with you? Most of the brain-boosting hobbies you’ve heard of are useless. They require tons of time, and you’ll die of boredom years before becoming a pro. Yes, you’d like to become a virtuoso on the violin. You’d love to run a marathon.

My Favorite Art of Manliness Podcasts This Year (So Far)

I started the Art of Manliness Podcast back in 2009, took a break from it starting in 2010, and brought it back in 2013 due to popular demand. What started out as a sideshow to the main site has quickly become one of the most popular features at Art of Manliness.

6 Tips for Successful & Gentlemanly Online Dating

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jordan Zammit.  Tell someone that you’ve dabbled in online dating and they might give you a look like they’re thinking about which letter of the alphabet would be most appropriate to give you in scarlet.

Never Lose Anything Again with this Simple Trick!

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It’s 8:00 am and you’re rushing out the door to work and you’re pretty sure you have everything. Laptop…check! Cell phone…check! Organic, fair trade, single source, shade-grown coffee in spill-proof cup…check! And thankfully your underwear is on the right side of your pants (We’re talking to you here,

My SuperSoul100 brunch with Oprah (yep!) and support notes for all of you Lightworkers and generally progressive humans…

So when Oprah invites you to brunch…you get there. I’m thrilled (an understatement) to announce that I’m alongside some really incredible change-makers on Oprah’s first ever SuperSoul100 List.

Add Open Shelving to Your Kitchen

IKEA item used: LAMPLIG Chopping Boards LAMPLIG Chopping boards make easy open shelving in your kitchen. Make sure you’ve got a 20″ space, then add supports at the heights you want your shelves, and simply lay the cutting boards on top, upside down.

9 Ways to Tackle Low Self-Esteem with a Positive Attitude

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I Do Love Writing Manifestos. Here’s My 11-Point Manifesto for Podcasting.

As I mention in episode 76 of the Happier podcast, I love writing manifestos — and I think it’s a very valuable exercise. Whenever I try to distill my ideas into a clear, succinct list, I find that my understanding improves, and I have a much better sense of what I’m trying to do. I’ve done a Happiness Manifesto and a Habits Manifesto.

The 12 Most Common Questions I Get About Traveling the World (Part II)

I’m no longer going to every country in the world (mission accomplished), but I’m still traveling at least 200,000 miles a year. As such, I get a lot of questions over and over, both from people who want to travel far and wide and those who just want to learn a few things to make their lives easier. This series of three posts provides some attempted As to the Qs.

Kids toy car park storage shelves

This shoe wardrobe is sooooo old I can’t find it on any IKEA sites and I can’t find the usual sticker, but I’m guessing there’s others out there! It was actually the first ever piece of IKEA furniture I bought… It could just as easily be made from a cut down BILLY bookcase, or any other old IKEA shelving unit at hand. So this is it before I started, with the sliding d