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By J.D. Roth

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple: learning more skills. If we compare the differences between the people living an average lifestyle, and successful, happier people, is that the latter have learned and leveraged more valuable skills in their lives. To become our best selves, we must constantly be learning more skills and educating ourselves on how t

Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

No, we are not in jail. And am I really that short?! “If we can write a high school movie, then we can make a high school movie.” — Seth Rogen This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer.

How to Cut Toxic People Out Of Your Life

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from AJ Harbinger. There’s an old myth that frogs will pull down other frogs trying to escape a pot of boiling water.

Revealed! The New Jacket for the Paperback of “Better Than Before.”

Big news! (At least it’s big for me.) At last, I can reveal the jacket art for the paperback of Better Than Before. It’s fun to do something different with the cover of the hardback and the paperback. It turns out that it’s very difficult to capture the idea of “habits” in a visual image, and I think the arrows pointing forward and backward do a good job of that.

Turning the Vittsjö shelving rustic and industrial

IKEA items used: Vittsjö Ikea shelf Last year we made our Hyllis Ikea Hack and we love it to this day, so we decided to make “the sequel”. Photo: IKEA.com This time we decided to fix up the Vittsjö from IKEA and had some wood cut down to size.

Defining technology and increasing your productivity

Recently, my 10-year-old son reminded me that technology doesn’t have to be a collection of wires and software, but can be the simplest of devices and still wonderfully productive. His teacher asked him to write about his favorite subject.

Podcast #142: The Science of Dating and Mating

In today’s episode I talk to evolutionary psychologist Geoffrey Miller, who co-authored the book Mate: Become the Man Women Want with Tucker Max.

A Guide for All of Us: Getting Good at Storytelling & Other Superhuman Social Skills

By Leo Babauta Let’s face it: most of us aren’t amazing social ninjas, good at working any social situation, let alone comfortable telling a captivating story in front of a crowd. It would be great if there were a manual that taught us the key social skills for being good at parties, talking to strangers, making amazing friendships. Luckily for us losers, my friend Tynan has written a

“If We Never Booked the Tickets, We’d Never Go”: On the Road with Serena Star Leonard

This is a traveler case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Well into her third year of continuous travel, Serena Star Leonard and her husband John spend their days exploring the world and documenting stories of people who make a difference. Introduce yourself! I’m Serena, a half-Kiwi, half-Malaysian born in Hong Kong. My husband is John, an Irishman.

Closing the Gender Gap: What You Can Do to Promote Diversity in the Tech Industry

It's an undisputed fact that women are underrepresented in the tech industry.

Stop Focusing on Success and Focus on Making an Impact

Every day and every week we can seize another golden change to become better and to make someone else’s life better. But too often, we see our days and weeks not as opportunities for impact, but as things we must ‘get through’ in order to get something else. The pursuit of getting through something can be very motivating, but it leaves us empty and unfulfilled.

Toy storage crate turns into play fridge

IKEA items used: - APA storage box - LANSA handles I found the APA storage box on Craigslist for $10. Saw it used for as a hack so I attempted it! Got handles for the fridge and also got some hinges from Home Depot. Attached the hinges first then drilled the handles on. So I can add more storage (play food) in the fridge I had my boyfriend add a shelf inside to act as the freezer.

Budget smart now – enjoy great holidays later

This article is by staff writer Richard Barrington. Let me say for the record that I hate rushing the holiday season – the appearance of Santa Claus in the stores as soon as the Halloween decorations are cleared out, hearing Christmas carols before the first snow has fallen, that kind of thing.

5 Super Quick fixes for Men Care

For far too long, natural products and men have been on two opposite ends of a pogo stick, but that’s all about to change. Women have predominantly been known to be more obsessed about taking a helping hand from nature when it comes to their daily personal care regimes but men are now firmly in on the action.

7 Happiness Factors That You May Have Forgotten

Let me be straight forward. When it comes to happiness, 99% of the world has gotten it wrong. Most of us think that happiness depends on something, someone or anything that is outside of us. That is not the way.