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Success From the Nest

By Tony Clark

You are worthy of your desires

…and by that I mean… Eye contact. Smiles in the morning. Food made with good intentions. Clean drinking water. Fresh air. Hello, Please, Thank you. Time to think about it. A chance to show them what you’re made of. A second chance. Multiple orgasms. Play before work. To change your mind. To say no. To say yes. To have your deepest needs met. To be seen. To be loved for what is see

9 Terrific Movies that Always Make Me Feel Happier

If I’m in a blue mood, one of the best ways to distract myself, and give myself a quick shot of cheer, is to watch a laugh-inducing movie. Last week, I posted about 7 great movies about the nature of happiness and love. These are wonderful movies; they’re transcendent, but not in a laugh-out-loud way.

Cool Uncle Tricks: How to Pull a Coin from Someone’s Ear

Pulling a coin out of someone’s ear may very well be the most quintessential uncle trick; no cool uncle’s repertoire is complete without it. Though simple, this sleight of hand maneuver is only truly impressive when your execution is flawless.

7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day

You're reading 7 Simple Habits to Keep Happy Every Day, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Introduction Notably, most people are most productive when they are the happiest. On the other hand, unhappy or sad people tend to perform poorest.

GROLAND island to cabinet conversion

Materials: IKEA Groland kitchen island Photo: IKEA.com This is the upgrade I just completed on my Groland kitchen island. I’d been using this item as a sideboard in my kitchen, but my wife and I were wanting to upgrade to more enclosed pantry storage – our kitchen is lacking in cabinet space!

Five things to keep in your car

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. A few years ago we published an article about keeping your car organized. We stand by that advice, but want to expand on it. Instead of just ways to keep your car organized, consider these five things you might wish to keep in the car.

The Ultimate Design Guide to Standard Business Card Sizes

What You'll Be CreatingLooking to update your business stationery, and impress new clients at your next networking event? Are you unsure what is a standard business card size or what business card dimensions you should use? This guide will take you through the standard sizing for business cards by country, and also take a look at a couple of ways you can make your business cards really stand out

Set Powerful Deadlines

By Leo Babauta This week, I am cramming out work, because I’m leaving on a cruise that’s going to last almost a month. I am not usually this productive, but I’m really killing it because I want to get all my work done before I leave. On the cruise, I have two big projects I’ve set for myself, with a deadline to finish them before the cruise ends. Before the cruise, I also h

How to Prepare the Best Answers to Any Interview Questions

Rehearsing answers to potential interview questions is an important step in any job application. You need to have an elevator pitch ready, as well as a few memorable stories about your career.Here's a collection of common, behavioral, and tricky questions that might come up in an interview.

Dream Jobs Don’t Always Have Glamorous Beginnings

This is a traveler story. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Rosemary Behan has crafted a career in journalism that allows her to travel the world. In this profile, she shares how she got started—and how you can still break into the changing world of travel writing. Here’s her story: I’m a travel writer and editor based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

6 Tools to Increase Your Self-Employed Productivity

The benefits of being self-employed are stunningly obvious to those who have decided to take the plunge. The freedom and flexibility it creates and the sense of being in control of your own destiny are a dream come true. For many, self-employment is an empowering and rewarding – both personally and financially – career move. Sometimes, however, self-employment comes with downsides.

IKEA NORDEN bench upgrade for landing space

Materials: NORDEN bench Photo: IKEA.com I myself made an upgrade to a NORDEN bench I bought in IKEA (from the as-is department) by adding some black linoleum to the top and an extra shelf at the bottom for the shoes. ~ Lasse Nørfeldt The post IKEA NORDEN bench upgrade for landing space appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

My 10 Favorite Purchases in 10 Months

Photo: From Tim’s Instagram I love testing new gadgets and products. It’s an obsession. For The 4-Hour Chef alone, I tested well over $100,000 worth of gear. OCD + Amazon Prime = expensive. Why on earth do I do it? Simple–I love sharing the 5-10 things out of 500-1,000 that really work. Strange fetish, perhaps, but I get off on it.

Why a Man Should Get His Dog From the Pound

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from James “Uncle Buzz” Surwilo.  Several years back, I wrote a piece for the Art of Manliness about having to make the painful decision, then act on that decision, to euthanize our dog, Buddy. The epilogue to that story is that we adopted Danni, who is now closing in on two years old.

The 3 Values of Continuing Your Education

You're reading The 3 Values of Continuing Your Education, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Sometimes it seems like higher education has become so ingrained in our culture that it’s simply a platitude to suggest anyone go back to school.