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By Brett Kelly

7 Striking Print Resume Templates for Visual Artists

Creating your CV or resume can be an arduous task.

Why I’m Always in a Hurry, & What I’m Doing About It

By Leo Babauta I’ve come to realize, more and more, that I’m always rushing. I rush from one task to the next, rush through eating my food, impatient for meditation to be over, rushing through reading something, rushing to get somewhere, anxious to get a task or project finished. What’s the deal?

The Best Ways to Fund Your Relationship Bank Account

Last month, we unpacked some of the myths of what makes for a happy long-term relationship — a lack of fighting, adeptness at conflict resolution, insufficiently low expectations for one’s partner — and then laid out the easiest, most effective, most research-verified approach to maintaining a happy, successful marriage: treating it like a bank account. Studies conducted by foremost relatio

The Average Joe’s Guide To Setting Up An Online Business

E-commerce can be a minefield to the average Joe. Many big decisions need to be made, from deciding what to sell to how you can start setting up an online business. But, don’t let the online world scare you.

Getting rid of the kitchen: social media dining

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. Unless you’ve been sitting on top of a mountain meditating the last five years, you’ll know the term food-porn: the exhibitionistic display on social media sites of everything we eat. I’m guilty of this, especially when it comes to the food we make at home.

Nordli 10-drawer platform bed

I have a 9 year old daughter and a 7 year old son… Surprise! I now have a baby girl too. So unfortunately my son lost his room and had to move in with my daughter. To maximize space, I got rid of one 3 drawer dresser and created two 10 drawer platform beds. Each bed cost around $550. It is much better than a lot of prefab captain beds.

5 Simple Ways To Cope With Life

There have been times where I found life to be really difficult to cope with. During those times, I have succumbed to stress, had low self-esteem and felt that I just could not carry on.

A Little Happier: Never Have a Crush on Just One Person.

A friend in college told me something that I’ve never forgotten, “Never have a crush on just one person. With one crush, it matters too much what’s happening with your crush. With two crushes, if one crush isn’t going well, you think about the other crush.” I’ve found this to be excellent advice, in all sorts of non-crush situations. Like work.

How to Get Started Using Gmail for Business (G Suite Email)

Whether you run a business or are just a heavy user of email, you're probably already aware of how helpful Gmail can be. Gmail is a great free option for many businesses and individuals.

Eye Safety In The Workplace: Effective Ways To Protect Your Vision

Eye safety in the workplace is a commonly overlooked issue. Unless a worker is assigned in a hazardous environment, he’s not likely to wear any protective eye gear. Unfortunately, the industrial setting isn’t the only place you can compromise your vision.

Do You Feel that You’re Growing in Mastery as You Grow Older?

“From the age of six, I had a passion for copying the form of things and since the age of fifty I have published many drawings, yet of all I drew by my seventieth year there is nothing worth taking in to account. At seventy-three years I partly understood the structure of animals, birds, insects and fishes, and the life of grasses and plants.

Fun! My Book “The Happiness Project” Makes a Cameo in the HBO TV Show “Big Little Lies.”

Several thoughtful readers emailed me to let me know that they spotted my book The Happiness Project in the first episode of HBO’s new dark comedy-drama TV miniseries, Big Little Lies. So of course, my whole family watched the show this weekend (we had to fast-forward through some parts, because of my twelve-year-old), and we were so engrossed in the story that we utterly failed to notice th

Revealed! Three Great Books for March: Siblings, Great Reading, and High Fantasy (with Honey).

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: — one outstanding book about happiness or habits — one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit — one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone Shop at IndieBound, BN.com, or Amazon (I’m an

Six Surprising Facts about Attraction

When you find people you feel you are attracted to, do you know what makes them attractive to you in the first place? Sure, they may have a certain personality or career qualities that pique your interest, but what about them is just so attractive? Why is it that many people have a “type” of person they like to date?

Avoiding an excess of tote bags

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. When I first started working as a professional organizer I often found people had what seemed to be an excessive number of grocery bags — paper, plastic, or both.