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By Brett McKay

Ask the Readers: How are you leveraging personal relationships?

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. I recently started a new job; and while I didn’t know anyone at the company prior to applying, that doesn’t mean that everything was one giant coincidence. A few years ago, one of my grad school friends mentioned that he was doing freelance SEO (search engine optimization) work for attorneys. Curious, I asked him to teach me.

15 Self Help Books Everyone Needs To Read

Self-help and personal development material is one of those things that's either embraced with open arms, or pushed away like a bad meal. I prefer the former. And I'm guessing that if you're reading this article right now, you're (at least) thinking about embracing this list of self-help books below. So, without further ado, here are 15 of the best self-help books available today.

31 Promises to Change Your Life

As a young girl, I learned early that I was different. I heard family members talking; I heard the mean taunts and the comments about my mother. I was constantly compared to a woman I knew nothing about. Every time I did something wrong or didn’t get something right, I would brace for the barrage of insults and name calling.

Podcast #114: Becoming a Kabuki Warrior With Chris Duffin

World record-setting powerlifter Chris Duffin embodies what Teddy Roosevelt called “the strenuous life.” Not only has he trained hard to lift superhuman amounts of weight, but he’s strived to be the best man he can be in his family and professional life.

How to Clean and Maintain a Gas Grill

There is perhaps no finer way to spend a summer evening than grilling and enjoying the fruit of your efforts with friends and family. Doing so of course requires a properly functioning grill. Gas grills often have a long lifespan, but that can be shortened if you don’t clean and maintain yours regularly.

5 Smart Reasons to Practice Creative Visualization

“Oh gosh! Is this what the rest of my life is going to look like?” Have you ever found yourself asking this tough dilemma? Have you ever felt like something in your life is taking the wrong direction?

BEKVÄM kitchen cart improvement

We bought a BEKVÄM kitchen cart and wanted to improve it. 1. You can push the cart without having to lift it 2. Guides to stop stuff from rolling off the top 3.

A place for everything — but where?

Unclutterer reader Ebbe recently wrote to us describing her biggest organizing challenge: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Our problem is the first part of this rule: Finding out where or what that place should be for any given item is an almost insurmountable task.

The Beautiful Writers Group helps you go from IDEA to DONE.

Writing a book could direct the course of your career — for the rest of your life. It could send more business your way. It could change one person’s life for the better. It could start a revolution. In addition to your own creative chops, writing a book requires smart support; the right mix of strategy and cheerleading.

5 Ways to Make a Workout Schedule that WORKS

Starting a workout routine can be a hassle for a lot of reasons, for those of us that enjoy working out you’ll be pleased to know that working out has never been easier but for the REST of us there are a lot of “hurdles” that come with starting a workout routine and MAKING it work.

Fejka + Papaja = PAPAJKA tall potted plant hack

Materials: 1 Fejka grass potted plant, and 1 Papaja tall black pot For less than $7, you can make a tall potted plant decoration nicknamed the Papajka. The Papajka consists of one Fejka grass potted plant ($3.99) and one Papaja tall black pot ($2.99). This works with all the other similarly potted Fejka plants, and any color Papaja tall pot. Mix and match to match your tastes.

How much to save for maternity leave

This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The United States policy on maternity leave can be a touchy subject among families, and especially women. Unlike all other wealthy countries, many of which mandate weeks and months of paid leave for natural and adoptive mothers and fathers, the U.S. mandates no such thing.

5 Reasons to Write a Letter to Yourself (and How to Do It)

In high school, my English teacher had everyone bring in a self addressed envelope. She gave us some paper and told us to write a letter to our future selves. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but I realize now that she was doing us all huge favor.

Giving Kids an Allowance: What You Need to Know

“Dad, I want those Hot Wheels cars. Will you get them for me? You have money.” A few months ago, Kate and I noticed that our young son Gus had started picking up on the fact that stuff isn’t free. He realized you need money to buy food, clothes, and yes, even Hot Wheels.

Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire

By Leo Babauta Lots of us want to change our habits — get healthier, procrastinate less, write a book, save some money, get fit, read more, get good at something. And when it comes to changing habits, we know what doesn’t work. What doesn’t work: saying you’re going to make a change, intending to, and then failing to do it. You’ve done this, and so have I: you say, “