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No Impact Man

By Colin Beavan

6 Things That Can Boost Your Confidence

Life is full of ups and downs, and this can take a toll on our confidence. Lack of self-esteem can cause a lot of problems with a lot of different aspects of life and even cause depression. The problem with this situation is that people, when experiencing problems with lack of confidence, are not sure what they can do to help themselves out of the hole they dug themselves into.

Podcast 16: Imitate a Spiritual Master, Try the Strategy of Monitoring, and Acknowledge the Pink Eye.

It’s Wednesday — which means it’s time for the next installment of  “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.“ Did I mention that according to BuzzFeed, the podcast is life-changing? Oh right, maybe I did. Anyway, check out 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in June. Coming up: To celebrate our 20th episode, we’re going to do an episode that features our listeners.

How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Imagine standing in a fancy ballroom in a hotel. You’re at a networking event, one of a handful of females in a room with investors and self-confident entrepreneurs. You don’t know anyone, so you’re looking down at your smartphone pretending you have a message, but you don’t. You look around, hoping for someone to approach you … but no one does. That was me, five years ago.

5 Ways You Can Stay Focused On Your Big Goal(s)

How many times a day do you think about something you need to be doing for a long-term goal, or perhaps a new year’s resolution? Several times, I assume. However, acting towards it might have been – put off for another day? “Umm—now’s not the time, maybe in a while” “I’m overworked today, maybe tomorrow”.

A Man’s Guide to Scooters

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nate Pedersen. Scooters. In America, where we tend to associate manly two-wheeled locomotion exclusively with motorcycles, they sometimes elicit a bit of a snicker.

5 Ways To Build A Positive Attitude to Learning

So you need to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one? Or maybe you need to retrain completely, start your professional journey from the beginning? The stakes are high: your career progression, your job security, your and your family future. You know you need to do it, you should do it, or even you have to do it.

Learn How to Triple Your Reading Speed in 5 Minutes (Seriously) [VIDEO]

This short (<5 minutes) video will teach you how to triple your reading speed in less than 20 minutes. It works nearly immediately, and there is zero loss in comprehension. No voodoo, no pseudoscience — just two tricks for optimizing eye movement. Some of you learn better with text, and some of you learn better with video.

SNUDDA Prairie Dog Wheel

After several trips to IKEA I always stopped to admire the cool IKEA SNUDDA Lazy Susan. However, the more I admired it the more I saw it’s full potential: help my Prairie Dog burn fat.

Tech to organize each room of the house

As an unclutterer who loves technology, I’m always looking for ways to marry the two. I had this in mind as my wife and I did some light spring cleaning this weekend.

Current Pain or Departing Pain? How to assess your agony.

photo credit: Catherine Just There is the pain you feel because it’s deep in your being, in real time, working on you. And there is the pain you feel when it’s ready to be released. Current Pain and Departing Pain. Current pain is the hurt you’re carrying with you today. It’s in the vicinity of your core.

How to Set Effective Goals for Your Freelance Business

If you’ve ever worked for a company, large or small, you’ve probably seen that goal-setting is something they take very seriously.

How a Fortune Cookie Changed My Life: On the Road with Jessica Darling

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) We all travel for different reasons. When I heard Jessica’s story of hoping to find herself—and how she went about it—I knew you’d like it, too. Introduce yourself.   Hey there. I’m Jessica, and a fortune cookie changed my life.

FLAXA Bunk Bed with lots of storage

I found a picture of beds on Pinterest that I wanted to recreate. Storage is very important with kids especially in a small room so we came up with this. It’s made from an Alex 9-drawers set, the Flaxa bed frame w/storage+slatted bedbase and Flaxa pull-out bed on top.

The ‘Dos and Don’ts’ when going through a divorce

Going through separation and divorce is emotionally draining and it can be difficult to be objective. It is estimated that approximately 40% of marriages end in divorce. Going through separation and divorce is emotionally draining and it can be difficult to be objective about what is ‘fair’ in terms of a settlement so we have outlined a few Dos and Don’ts. Do: • Put your children first.

Unexpected funeral costs – 3 financial lessons that could protect your heirs

This is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox. In a little less than 18 months, I lost three treasured family members. First, my husband’s 94-year-old grandmother, Nana, passed away in late 2013 and was laid to rest just before Thanksgiving. At the end of December 2014, my sister Deborah died suddenly and completely unexpectedly.