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Art of Nonconformity

By Chris Guillebeau

How to Structure Your Resume with Proper Sections and Headings

If it has been years since you've updated your professional resume, it's time to take another look at it. Even in today's competitive job market, where most job hunting is done online, your resume makes a difference. Your resume structure is also important. Your resume needs to have the right headings and sections.

Conquer impostor syndrome and reach your financial goals

This article is by GRS contributor Honey Smith. “Impostor syndrome” is a term coined by two American psychologists, Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, in 1978. Simply put, it is the belief that what other people perceive of as accomplishments due to your skill, intellect, or other internal factors are in fact evidence that you are a fraud.

10 Easy Ways to Increase Your Likability

Ever wonder why some people just seem to sail through life with ease? They get job offers. People enjoy being in their company. And they seem to have extraordinary powers of persuasion. Do you have a skill or talent to share but feel like people don’t pay attention to you? You may be struggling in the likability department. But here’s the good news: you can increase your likability.

Espetinho de beijinho (Brigadeiro no Palito)

Aprenda uma forma diferente de apresentar os docinhos e surpreender os convidados! Ao invés de colocar o brigadeiro/beijinho/cajuzinho em forminhas de papel, finque os doces em palitos e coloque dentro de copos plásticos pequenos! *-* O resultado são espetinhos muito fofos e, claro, deliciosos! Bom vídeo!

5 Ways to Beat an Afternoon Slump in the Winter

You’ve probably been there...it’s late in the afternoon and you’re struggling to keep your eyelids open and your body warm. Sitting nearby is the cup of coffee you had around 1:00 p.m., and you’re barely making progress with cold fingertips according to your online planner. Overcome that wintry afternoon slump with these 6 tips. 1.

How Superheroes, Movies, and Video Games Taught Me to Conquer Fear

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Steve Kamb.  “The hero and the coward both feel the same thing: fear; it’s what they do with that fear that separates them.” –Legendary trainer Cus D’Amato Your palms are sweating. Pupils are dilated. Heart is beating out of your chest. And that thing you told yourself you need to do? You can’t get yourself to do it.

Secrets of Adulthood: You Know as Much as Most People.

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: You know as much as most people. “I know as much as most people” is something that I remind myself when I’m confounded by an instruction manual, or by an app, or by some procedure I’m supposed to follow, or when I don’t know the meaning of a word, or I haven’t heard of some “well-known” figure. I remind myself that if I can’t fig

Podcast #168: The Value of Deep Work in the Age of Distraction

Have you ever spent an entire day at work feeling really busy, clearing out your emails (and sometimes looking at Facebook) — and yet at the end of the day you realize you weren’t very productive at all? And when you resolve to do better the next day and dig into deeper work, you find that you can’t focus.

5 Noteworthy Back of Business Cards Ideas

Leaving the back of your business cards empty is similar to being awarded advertising space on two billboards on a central highway and using only one because, well, you could fit all your information on there.And using the back of your business cards simply to repeat your logo from the front of the card with no particular reasoning or strategy may be even worse.

IKEA RAST built-in hack

Materials: IKEA RAST chest of drawers x 2 Tools used were: Level Brad nailer Paint brush Putty knife Extending miter saw After the paint dried I placed both dressers on either side of the closet and attached (using long brads) the dressers to the closet floor and side walls. I then attached square dowels to the exposed side of either dresser, using the tops of the drawers as guides.

Organize emergency medical info on your phone

Pre-order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. When emergencies strike, it’s important to have important medical information close at hand. It’s one of those things you usually don’t think about until you have to, but not thinking or doing anything about it ahead of time can cause you serious trouble.

3 Ways To Make People Curious About You

Have you ever wondered how you could make your conversations with people more interesting? What’s for sure is one half of the conversation will be dominated by the person you’re talking to, when you’re asking questions and getting to know them.

Mantis floor lamp

The Mantis floor lamp is made from the IKEA HEKTAR pendant lamp. The goal was to create an adjustable floor lamp with a solid stand. Step by step description: 1. Buy a pendant lampshade, in this case Ikea Hektar (diameter 22 cm). 2. Make some sketches on paper and decide design and dimensions of the wooden construction for the floor lamp. 3.

Taking control of your mortgage debt

This article is by GRS contributor Richard Barrington. I remember my first mortgage. Getting it seemed like a bureaucratic hurdle on the way toward buying a home, and I couldn’t wait to get the paperwork done and out of the way. By the time we bought our second house, I was 10 years older and wiser.

6 Ways To De-Stress After Work

A full day at work can be extremely taxing on your mind and body - no matter if you're on your feet or sitting at a desk. Instead of coming home and mindlessly plopping onto the couch, I'm sharing 6 tips you should start incorporating to your post-work routine.