Allix Fromberg

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The consequences of disposable fashion: The year I quit shopping to help the environment

My mission: Spend one full year without purchasing new clothing, shoes, purses, accessories or jewelry<p>Last January, I met with a friend who volunteered regularly at a clothing donation center. Kari learned the cheap clothing that many people donate – the Forever 21 skirt that cost less than your …

5 Tips to Take Less Photos of Everything and Take More Photos That Mean Something

How many photos do you have from a recent holiday, that you just haven’t had time to organize? Or, have you come back from a dream vacation and your …

6 Tips Using Visual Weight to Improve Your Composition

Visual weight (also called visual mass) is the principle that some elements of the photo pull the eye more than others. Take a look at the portrait …

Digital Photography

A boy told his teacher she can't understand him because she's white. Her response is on point.

Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.<p>She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that's all about inspiring children to …

Teaching

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Giving Up Is the Enemy of Creativity

What determines whether the ideas we generate are truly creative? Recent research of ours finds that one common factor often gets in the way: we tend to undervalue the benefits of persistence.<p>In a series of experiments we observed that people consistently underestimated the number of ideas they …

Here's the dirt on a prefabricated plastic earth sheltered home design you can buy off the shelf

No, this isn't Hobbiton or a scene from Teletubbies. It's a rendering of a community of earth-sheltered houses built from a new prefab building …

Off-grid

Don't forget, the science of memory is key to helping students learn

Neuroscientist Catharine Young explains how memories are formed and suggests strategies teachers can use to make sure students remember information<p>Since the dawn of time, learning and memory have gone together like bread and butter, up and down, spaghetti and meatballs. These two phenomena are so …

Teaching

This 7-Minute Workout May Be More Effective Than an Hour of Cardio

On a recent business trip, Chris Jordan struggled to find time for some much-needed exercise. "It was one of those moments when there are all sorts …

Happiness Hack: 10 Ways To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is an elusive goal; everyone seems to want it, but if it were easy to attain, the whole world would be happy and we wouldn’t need to keep …

Happiness

Why we've all been doing the Fast Diet wrong

Is your tummy rumbling today? Are you watching the clock already waiting for night to fall when you can scoff 500 calories and tick off another successful day of fasting on the 5:2 diet, like thousands of other Britons following the most successful diet plan devised this century?<p>Well, get ready to …

Nutrition

Here's why everyone is talking about this latest hair trend

If you get your hair colored professionally or touch it up at home, then you know what a pain it can be — and how frequently you have to do it. Ugh, …

61 Ways To Increase Productivity And How To Achieve Goals In Life

I originally read this article on goal-achiever.com but as that website appears to have disappeared I decided to republish it here.<p>I can’t vouch for …

7 ways your gut bacteria can create, help prevent and heal practically any disease

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores …

How to Feel Like You've Meditated—Without Having to Cross Your Legs and Chant "Om"

What’s up with my lack of commitment to this practice that I know will boost everything from my mood and concentration to my heart health and even longevity?<p>Lynne Goldberg, a meditation teacher and founder of the app "OMG I Can Meditate!," reassures me it’s not because I’m lazy. “Instead, it’s …

9 Irrefutable Reasons You Should Start a Business Today | Inc.com

Starting a business is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are company founders willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They're …

Self-improvement

15 Things Everyone Should Know About Marijuana

Featured<p>Oct. 03, 2015 06:48PM EST<p>There's a lot of confusion on the topic of marijuana.<p>How much of it is fact and how much is fiction?<p>Read on for some …

8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

Wealth

Frame by Frame

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a …

Archives

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

How Your Camera Gets in the Way of Creating Great Photos

I am the kind of person who loves nothing more than to read a new camera manual back to front. When the Canon 5d MK3 came out the manual was over 200 …

3 Things to Remember for Conquering Career Uncertainty | Inc.com

Think back to a time when you started a new business, new job, or took on a new role at your existing company. Did you feel at least an ounce of uncertainty before you took the leap?<p>Chances are you felt a mix of nervous energy and excitement because you knew your comfort level would be tested.<p>Many …

Self-improvement

Custom Wine Bottle Glasses DIY Projects Craft Ideas & How To’s for Home Decor with Videos

Want to know how to cut wine bottles? If you want to have some DIY wine bottle glasses for your home this tutorial will teach you how. Try this cool …

Wine

Timeless Wisdom & the Science of Happiness: To Change Your Life, Change Your Mind (Not Others…)

“<i>The mind is everything; what you think, you become.</i>” ~ BUDDHA<p>Thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then …

You Can Barely Tell That These Are Photos Of Chinese Cities, Because They’re Just Photos Of Smog

The buildings disappear beneath a beautiful and deadly haze.<p>Two years after the Chinese government launched a $277 billion plan to fight smog, despite some small steps of progress, air pollution is still so bad that the mayor of Beijing recently called the city unlivable.<p>For a new photo series, …

Pollution

Short Bike Rides Add Up to Big Heart Health Gains

Even trips of 10 minutes or less can prevent high blood pressure<p>When it comes to exercise, many of us still have an all-or-nothing attitude. If we’re not going to get a “real” ride in, why bother pulling out the bike? But new research shows that, though sustained efforts are best for losing weight …