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7 Ways to Unmask the Superhero Inside of You

“The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.” -Aristotle We are fascinated with superheroes. These daring characters give us something to aspire to. Even if not human themselves, superheroes represent the essence of being human.

How to Smoke A Cigar: An Illustrated Guide

Many a man will occasionally smoke a cigar, be it during a round of golf, a wedding, or celebrating the birth of a child; but not many men know how to prepare, light, and smoke a cigar in such a way that truly gets the best flavor from the tobacco in your hand. Use the guide above to enjoy and get the most out of every stogie you light up. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

Energize that! How to activate your crystals, mala beads, and sacred objects.

Photo credit: Catherine Just Photography Something is sacred because you say it is. When a lot of people put their sacred intention into something, then that object’s power increases. It’s simple physics, really. More focused energy = more power.  So, you gotta power up your sacred stuff. YOU.

Secret of Adulthood: Succeed by Failing

From Further Secrets of Adulthood. I try to see failure as a necessary aspect of success. Which is easier said than done. For instance, I often remind myself to Enjoy the fun of failure. This catchphrase has made a huge difference to me.

Game-changing decisions. The Top 5 things to know about B-School.

In The Desire Map, the life area that relates to career is called Livelihood & Lifestyle. Some Core Desired Feelings I hear come up a lot in that area are: Abundant. Free. In Service. Generous. Powerful. Knowing how you want to feel in the realm of career and prosperity, The Desire Map would ask you: What are you going to DO to generate those feelings?

How To Use Your Power of Communication to Change Your Life

Growing up, I've always had a quiet personality. In the past, I opted to take in the world and all of its experiences rather than project myself at it. So I guess 'my power of communication' in my earlier years was 'speechless'. Not because I didn't have anything to say, I was just extremely shy and didn't understand what my opinions were worth.

Vintage Makeover of the Duktig Doll’s Bed

If you are looking for a cute vintage style bed for your little girl then this Ikea Hack is for you. I had purchased the Duktig Doll’s Bed for my daughter but wanted something that had more of a vintage look rather than the modern look it had. So with a few wood elements and some paint I was able to give the bed a vintage style makeover.

The Single Best Credit Card for Travelers: Earn 40,000 Points Now and More Everywhere You Go

Link: Chase Sapphire Preferred Last year we had a celebration for Tyler, our Adventure Czar, when he came home from running a marathon on Antarctica.

Sleep and productivity

Yesterday, Jacki Hollywood Brown’s article explored the relationship between music and productivity. Today, I want to continue with another productivity booster, which has been called the “third pillar of health,” sleep. The relationship between sleep and productivity seems obvious: adequate sleep means you’ll have enough energy and focus for the coming day.

If you need more light…

In this little kitchen we needed more light, but in this type of roof we cannot make changes … so we used the Dignitet to hang up a Melodi lamp and placed it over the table! The post If you need more light… appeared first on IKEA Hackers.

5 Secrets For Becoming More Productive

Our lives are filled with stress. Spending long hours at work, in traffic, never having enough time to eat properly and then coming home exhausted to drop on the couch and turn on the television. This is the daily routine for a large percentage of the people on this planet. It sometimes feels as if there is not enough time to do anything.

55 Time-Saving, Productive Workflow Tips for Designers

Want to save time on your design work? Yes!

5 tax deductions military service members could claim but often don’t

(Petrish Dyer is active military, currently serving in Japan. Please understand that her duties and time zone may prevent her from responding to comments in a timely manner even though she would like to. Petrish also blogs about getting out of debt at debtfreemartini.com.) As an active-duty military member, I know that preparing and filing your tax return can be a nightmare.

7 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’ll Never Be Successful (And How To Fix It Right Now)

It's frustrating isn't it? You've set big goals for your life.

Viking Mythology: What a Man Can Learn From Odin

When one hears the word “Viking,” it almost instantly conjures images of brawny warriors wielding fierce swords, riding in waves of long ships to pillage and plunder unsuspecting villages. It’s an accurate image, though not a complete one. The Vikings, more than almost any other people that actually lived in history, have taken on a mythological reputation.