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By John Wesley

How to Write a Professional Resume Summary Statement

You’re on a dating site. Just an average-looking person in search of love… (bear with me here).Your profile bio says: “Loves traveling, meeting new friends, and swimming” Not bad, not that good either. Some people might swipe right because of common interests. Or you have cute dog pictures.Yes, this is a tutorial on how to write a resume summary...

KALLAX Wall Unit with Smart Tiles

Materials: 4×4 KALLAX 102.758.62 1×4 KALLAX 402.758.46 4* KALLAX drawer 902.866.49 4* BULLIG bamboo box 302.648.86 10* SMART TILES “Bellagio Keystone” SM1034-0 (www.smarttiles.com) To give credit where credit is due, I saw this IKEA Hack and I liked the usage of the Smart Tiles. I used one tube of Gorilla Glue adhesive (in the caulk gun tube version), screws (where the wal

5 Women Entrepreneurs Who Failed Before Becoming Millionaires

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Did you know that most of the successful women entrepreneurs today suffered dismal failures before? Not all people see failures as a turning point. For most of us, it’s generally game over. Once we see a dead end, we suddenly stop chasing our goals.

Manvotional: Life’s Challenge

“Running Away from Life” From Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing, 1918 By Arnold Bennett To take refuge from life is to refuse it.

The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: September 10, 2016

Last week’s winner was Caleb from Pflugerville, TX. He went with the Bad Bags Backpack Duffel Hybrid. My Picks This Week Like a classic Jaguar or a Saville Row suit, a good boot is a work of art. Taft Boots fits that bill. All pairs are cut, sewn, and finished by hand by Spanish cobblers.

Each Year, the Anniversary of September 11 Reminds Me of This Broadcast by Winston Churchill.

For me, and for everyone in New York City, and for the world, the day of September 11 stands out from the rest of the year. And each year,  I remember how back in 2001, just a month after the terrible events had occurred, I was doing research for my biography of Winston Churchill,  Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, and was reading some speeches Churchill gave during the early years of the

How to Survive Inside a Plummeting Elevator

Falling to your death in a steel box seems like the sort of risk you would want to avoid, especially when the alternative is merely the inconvenience of walking up a few flights of stairs. Luckily, the U.S.

A Question I’m Often Asked: “How Do I Become a Published Author?”

People often write to ask me, “How can I write my book and get it published?” A big question! Here’s my response — but note that I’m writing from my experience in non-fiction. Fiction, children’s literature, cookbooks, picture books, journals, etc. work differently. Of course, the first requirement is that you do write.

Four Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids to Say “NO” to Junk Foods

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Brightly colored candy wrappers, cartoon characters on packages and treats that pop out of toys- I can’t even begin to count all of the junk food obstacles we are faced with every time we leave our house. Then, one time in the grocery store, I made the mistake of turning my already tired child around to face the drink cooler… “Ooh, mom

Podcast #233: Diet and Nutrition Advice from the Doctor of Gains

When it comes to fitness, figuring out what kind of diet to follow can get really confusing, really fast. There are so many plans out there to choose from: Paleo, slow-carb, carb-backloading, intermittent fasting, if it fits your macros, etc.

Help Me by Funding My Habit App on Kickstarter!

By Leo Babauta I’m creating a habit app, and I need your help. It’s just a web app for now, and it’s already in its beta testing phase.

IKEA KURA as a canopy bed

IKEA’s KURA is usually used as a bunk bed, but it can also be a wonderful canopy bed! You just need to sew a cover. My daughter wanted a bunk bed, but we thought her too young for that. I suggested a canopy bed to which she consented. Only then did I realise that KURA, IKEA’s bunk bed, is also a canopy bed (so we can just turn it into a bunk bed later)!

10 Things You Should Know About Creating Your Happiness

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama A lot of people know that happiness isn’t something you find in other people or things. Despite this idea, however, people still look for happiness in all the wrong places.

Kitchen Island + Dining Table

So I just moved to this small apartment and I needed a small dining table but I didn’t find something I liked so I decided to make my own IKEA Hack table.

Suffering From Anxiety? This Is How I Deal With Mine

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I don’t know exactly what triggered it off or if it was passed down in my family genes.  My best bet is that I inherited it. My mother’s side of the family suffers from different types of mental illness.