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By Jonathan Fields

How to Succeed as an Underdog

So you think that being an underdog is a disadvantage? Sorry, but we beg to differ. Despite the negative connotation of this word, there is something special about being an underdog.

37 Unexpected Ways Meditation Can Drastically Improve Your Quality of Life

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4 Tips for Getting More Out of Your Push-Ups

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Anthony Arvanitakis.  Push-ups: the manliest and most foundational strength exercise for the upper body. They’ve been turning boys into men since the dawn of physical fitness. I won’t bore you with their benefits (i.e., they require no equipment, they’re great for the whole upper body, etc.) — you already know all that!

Podcast #211: Difficult Conversations, Small Talk, and Charisma

A few months ago, I did a podcast with Frances Cole Jones, author of How to Wow. It was all about how to put your best foot forward in any social or business situation so you can give a persuasive pitch, nail the job interview, or romance that gal you’ve had your eye on. At the end of the show, Frances invited listeners to go to her site to use the “Ask a Question” form to ask her any qu

4 Times Tom Hanks Totally Made Us Re-Evaluate Our Attitude Towards Life

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A Little Happier: A Lucky Charm That Works Even If You Don’t Believe In It.

Back in episode 59 of our podcast, Elizabeth and I talked about the value of giving yourself a lucky charm. Relying on lucky charms is superstitious, but in fact, it actually works.

Light from PRYDLIG pen holders

I used TIVED ceiling lamp… … and orange PRYDLIG pen holders. Gray and green not so bright. I detached LED ends of lamp and drilled hole in bottom of pen holders. Then insert end in drilled hole and fixed it by glue gun. So, that is result. The post Light from PRYDLIG pen holders appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

If You Have No Challenges, Maybe It’s Time to Change Your Life

Have you ever walked around endless airport highway ramps for more than a mile? When it’s after 10pm and you’ve got your carry-on bags with you? Yeah, so I did that the other night. Short version: when you land in DFW and are staying at the off-airport Hyatt Regency, you’re supposed to take the SkyTrain to the C gates, and then hike through the parking garage to the entrance.

Organizing summer with a professional organizer

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. “Disorganization is a delayed decision.” That was the most valuable quote and pervasive theme of my conversation with Heidi Solomon, the woman behind P.O.S.H., or Professional Organizing Systems by Heidi.

How to Avoid the Dismal Small Business Failure Rates

Small business failure is never pretty, but it’s a stark reality in the business world.

BESTÅ living room storage goes custom width

Right after I finished installing 3D decorative panels on my living room’s TV wall I went on a hunt for a piece of furniture that would fit into both pillars. Some slick, modern and that offered plenty of storage, yet keeping the new wall as focal point. Most modern/contemporary storage units range from 900 up to 2K.

How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence

I’d like to be able to say that confidence is everything, but that’s not exactly true. For a time psychologists and educationalists actually thought that. They worked out that confident people were generally more successful people and therefore concluded they should spend efforts to boost self-esteem. It turned out that they’d put the cart before the horse.

This Single Habit Will Put You In The Top 10%

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How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine

You're reading How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I noticed it first when I was 14. I let it go. I put it down to being young. I had to give a short presentation at the school assembly.

On Being a Dad

By Leo Babauta Being a dad is messy … not just the many spills and broken dishes and dirty kitchens and finger-painted walls you have to clean up, but messy because nothing ever goes as planned. It’s messy because you start out with the best of intentions, hoping to be super dad and loving and perfect, and then it all goes to hell. Things get said, tempers flare, feelings get hurt, you