Alyssa Justine Tosh

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The Shocking Truth About Blogging (Why I Almost Deleted My Own Blog)

Does the following scenario sound familiar to you? You have tried virtually all you could to convince yourself that your blog is on the right path, …

How writing 750 words a day could change your life

Every morning, people around the world participate in an almost religious ritual. Shortly after waking, they curl up with a journal and pen or pencil. They start writing, and they don’t stop until they’ve filled at least three hand-written pages—about 750 words.<p>The routine is called Morning Pages, …

Creative Writing

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

Happiness

New Body, New Mind, New Medicine

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Since one of us (Deepak) began advocating the mind-body connection thirty years ago, a time of great …

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

ZfEL Ep. 36: How to Live with the Spirit of Zen in Your Everyday Life

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal setting, here's what the high achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Motivation

Maverick women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

“I just wanted a story with a nice guy.”<p>In late 2012, author H. M. Ward had an experimental manuscript collecting proverbial dust on her computer. It starred a woman named Sidney and a man named Peter—an impossible nice-guy combo of handsome, strong, smart, patient, and, oh, super wealthy.<p>Ward had …

Writing

HOW TO PLAN YOUR STORY PLOT FROM START TO FINISH : Story Plot Writing Tips

How to Plan Your Story Plot from Start to Finish<p>by Samantha Stone<p>A well-plotted story is engaging, a page-turner, a book your readers can't put down. …

How a Lack of Emotional Intelligence Kills Your Personal Brand

It's about learning to see yourself the way others see you.<p>In business, perception is reality.<p>That's why building your brand is so vital--and that's the truth whether you represent a large multinational corporation or you're a solopreneur trying to provide for your family.<p>So how can emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

The Beautiful Way These People Are Coming Out About Mental Illness

Seeing Uncertainty As A Gift: The Best Sentence Carl Jung Ever Wrote

You are either asking, "Who the hell is Carl Jung, and what's the big deal on one sentence?" Or: "Who the hell do you think you are, buckeroo, to decide Jung's best thought?"<p>Let's get to the grandfather of spiritual psychology's sentence in question, which is this:<p>"Each is deceived by the sense of …

Spirituality

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

3 Easy Tricks To Get Organized And Reduce Stress

<i>By Vanessa Voltolina for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Worn out, burned out, and drowning in to-dos? It seems that most of us are, with one in five Americans reporting being extremely stressed (an "8," "9" or "10" on a 10-point scale), according to the American Psychological Association. And while solutions …

Your Mind Deserves A Promotion

I'm often identified by my description of a relaxed state of control as "mind like water" (refer to my logo!). This is not an <i>empty</i> mind, though. It's rather one that is operating at a more productive and creative level.<p>My experience is that you should be using your mental energies to be thinking …

15 Must-Have Apps For Your New iPad

That's a lot to choose from. And, of course, some apps are better and more useful than others.<p>Whether you're planning on buying a new iPad soon or are just looking for something different for your current iPad, this list will help you sort through the hundreds of thousands of apps Apple has to …

Ebola: Nurses on the front lines of disease (Opinion) - CNN.com

A healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone is wheeled in a quarantine tent onto an airplane at Glasgow International Airport in Scotland on Tuesday, December 30, bound for The Royal Free hospital in London. Health officials say the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is …

HILLARY CLINTON: Women In America Are Owed Money

"Ask yourself why ... we still act as if it's 1955," Clinton said. "The fact that women still get paid less than men for the same work costs them and their families thousands of dollars every year."<p>Clinton went on to envision what women could do with the additional income when they are paid as much …

The 5 Types of Boots Every Woman Should Own

The trick to building a perfect wardrobe is getting your basics straight first. Targeting your boot game for the season should be high on the list here are five that you'll return to over and over again from daywear to after dark.<p>The trick to building a perfect wardrobe is getting your basics …

Clothing

Woman charged after baby corpses found in Canada storage unit

Andrea Giesbrecht, 40, was arrested and charged with concealing the bodies of children and breaching probation.<p>"The contract holder of the storage unit was identified and arrested outside a residence... for her alleged involvement," Winnipeg police said in a statement.<p>Giesbrecht, who also goes by …

The 4 New Color Pairings of Fall

We're taking notes from some of our favorite runway looks and shopping fresh color combinations for the new season. From mossy green paired with sky blue to rich jewel tone combosget inspired to mix it up.<p>We're taking notes from some of our favorite runway looks and shopping fresh color …

Authentic Sensuality: That's Hot!

#138523651 / gettyimages.com<p><b>How to Embrace a "Sofia/J.Lo" kind of Authentic Sensuality</b><p><i>"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."</i> ~ C.G. Jung<p>Lusty, provocative, titillating, intoxicating; words that evoke a certain kind of woman that we secretly would like to be thought of at some …

Body found believed to be that of actress

A body found along a river in suburban Seattle is that of "August: Osage County" actress Misty Upham, a Washington coroner said late Friday.<p>The cause of her death is still under investigation, the King County Medical Examiner's Office said.<p>According to the medical examiner's office, the 32-year old …

Did Florida boys school officials send family a casket filled with wood?

For almost 90 years, the casket lay beneath the earth, Thomas Curry's family believing the teen who died too young rested in peace there, in an unmarked plot with his great-grandparents.<p>Curry was a charge of Marianna, Florida's Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a now infamous juvenile detention …

JONY IVE: This Is The Most Important Thing I Learned From Steve Jobs

Ive, who rarely (perhaps never?) does live, on-stage interviews, is the heart and soul of Apple. He's in charge of the look and feel of the software, as well as the look and feel of the hardware. So what he says matters.<p>In the video clip below, Ive was asked to talk about the big things he learned …

Apple, the Great Innovator? Nope, Sony Is the Original Innovator

I'm tired of hearing how Apple is the most innovative organization on the planet. Blah, blah, blah.<p>Comparisons of Steve Jobs to Henry Ford and Thomas Edison by tech-clueless papers like the <i>New York Times</i> are idiotic.<p>Let's be real. In the development and design inventory of Apple, what do we have? …

Hong Kong protesters vow to occupy 'every inch of streets'

Protest leaders express “extreme anger” and call for a renewed wave of demonstrations after Hong Kong’s leaders cancel talks<p>Hong Kong protest leaders have threatened to unleash a new wave of mass demonstrations in the former British colony, urging supporters to occupy "every inch" of its streets …

Going up! Cosmic elevator could reach space on a cable made of diamonds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Want to ride an elevator into space? While the idea has been around for more than 100 years, a breakthrough in nanotechnology could mean we will be riding into space on a cable made of diamonds.<p>Scientists at Penn State University in the US released a research paper last month that showed …