Ameen Younis

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Tell Me What You Did Today, And I'll Tell You Who You Are

Gandhi was completely right<p><i>"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."</i> -- Mahatma Gandhi<p>Gandhi was completely right. When you don't act in accordance with your values and goals, you're internally-conflicted.<p>You know you should be doing something -- whether …

Motivation

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Scientists develop drones that can plant one billion trees every year, advancement to help combat deforestation

<b>Melbourne:</b> Scientists have developed new drones that can identify ideal places to grow trees and sow one billion plants every year, an advance that …

13 habits of unsuccessful people

Bad habits die hard.<p>And while having one doesn't necessarily make you a failure, that doesn't mean you shouldn't work on dropping some of your worst vices.<p>Some bad habits could cause others to view you as unsuccessful, while others may be indicative of a larger problem in your career — and …

Self-help

Meditation is the key to these stars’ success

May is National Meditation month, and that seems to be the topic on everyone’s mind.<p>On the Money reports that supermodel Gisele Bundchen told a crowd …

The Dream Job Is a Myth. Focus Instead on Living Your Best Life.

You find your true calling by explore opportunities for happiness and growth.<p>We're told to follow our dreams, pursue our passions and be extraordinary. But what if we haven't yet figured out what we're meant to do?<p>We millennials were told we can be anything we want. Unfortunately, that unlimited …

The 10 Best Apps For the Outdoors

Turn your phone into a star chart, a 360-degree camera, a botany expert, and more with these handy programs.Love ‘em or hate ‘em, smartphones have …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Three Sisters Falls Strenuous

<b>UPDATE (7/12/2017):</b> Cleveland National Forest may close access to this trail during heat advisories (temperatures of 95 degrees or greater). Be sure …

Modern Prefabs in California by Aileen Kwun from This Northern…

A 1,600-square-foot in-law unit in Sonoma, California, has two bedrooms and two baths for its 87-year-old resident, whose daughter lives nearby. “The layout is well-suited for older clients,” says Jared Levy of Connect:Homes.

Prefab Homes

4 Ways to Switch Up Your Daily Routine for More Energy and a Better Mood

Ditching some of your favorite and most-shared habits just might be the key to feeling and performing significantly better.<p>Oprah. Steve Jobs. Tony Robbins. They couldn't be more different people. But they--and dozens of other successful leaders like them--all emphasize the importance of positive …

Tony Robbins

How to Choose the Perfect Campsite

Maximize comfort, convenience, and fun by scouting out your campsite with care.<p>443<p>SHARES<p><b>Allow plenty of time.</b> Plan your day so you start looking for …

Camping

Avocado mayo is about to become your bread's best friend

Mayo is tasty and all, but is it really worth the nearly 100 calories per tablespoon? If you're ready to swap out the white stuff for something a little more heart-healthy, we have just the solution.<p>Don't let the green hue scare you away: This "mayo" still has the same great creamy flavour, but is …

Healthy Eating

3 Easy Ways to Start Living a More Meaningful Life Today

True happiness isn't feeling good; it's living with purpose.<p>There are a approximately a million and one happiness hacks out there, but somehow manage to do them all and you still probably won't be truly happy. Why not?<p>Because, while meditation, gratitude, and nature have all been shown to boost …

Happiness

This amazing light-filled tiny house packs big style for just $35k

You don’t have to sacrifice style to live a minimal lifestyle. Case in point: this Tiny home may be ultra-compact at just 176-square-feet, but the …

Manhattan apartment transforms into flexible live-work space

A two-bedroom turns into a three-bedroom<p>This Manhattan apartment underwent an efficient transformation by Russian architect Peter Kostelov, who took a two-bedroom space and turned it into a modular open space with three bedrooms, two of which can also be used as work studios.<p>The design incorporates …

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

"Life is too short" is so cliché, but also so true. Not to sound morbid, but our days are limited and we never know when our time will be up. We tend to think we're invincible, especially when we're young and don't often live to the fullest because we don't think of the bigger picture. We let …

Happiness

5 Habits Highly Organized People Don't Have

Nix these habits and spring-clean your life.<p>Part of the secret to success for a global business consultant is to be organized. Different countries, multiple time zones, and a myriad of clients and cultures mean it can be pretty easy to get mixed up and miss important appointments. And, admittedly, …

Time Management

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

<b>Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.</b><p>In the article “Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong”, the researchers behind …

4 Job Interview Mistakes That Everyone Makes and You Can Avoid

Most people just answer questions in generalities without telling stories.<p><i>What are some of the most common mistakes people make in job interviews? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Employment

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

Self-improvement

Want to Live a More Fulfilled Life? Avoid the No. 1 Regret of the Dying

Palliative nurse Bronnie Ware has captured hundreds of regrets from terminally ill patients, none greater than this one.<p>Regrets.<p>They are the great common denominator--no matter race, color, creed--they're the one thing we universally try to avoid with the time we're given.<p>The pursuit of such …

Positive Thinking

Concrete house offers indoor-outdoor living among fruit trees

Ahh...<p>Indoor-outdoor home designs often feature large glass windows to create that seamless transition. But this home in Israel takes it one step further— the architects lifted the roof off the walls to create an opening in the walls, ensuring that there is no break between the interior and …

Tony Robbins explains how to suffer less and improve your well-being

In my second podcast with Tony Robbins, he said that all fear comes from three triggers: <i>loss</i>, <i>less</i>, and <i>never</i>. He mentioned this in passing, and many of you asked for more details. This post will cover that and much more.<p>There are two parts:<p><b>Part 1:</b> Tony's discussion of suffering and his framework of …

Self-improvement

A rustic and modern modular home

Movable modular homes are a very convenient option when it comes to building houses. Not only are they energy-efficient and eco-friendly, they are …

Prefab Homes

10 tips for making your home entrance stand out from the get go

When people walk into your home for the first time, what do you want them to think? If it's<p>wow, this is one hell of a stylish house, then read on, as …

Amazing

3 rules I live by to get more done in a day than most people do in a week

Staring at my to-do list, all I saw were tasks that seemed to never end. Too much to do, and not nearly enough time.<p>This was when I believed that productivity was all about "managing your time." I'd hear things like we all have the same amount of time in the day as Beyonce, so none of us had any …

Time Management

10 Surprising Ways You Can Sleep a Lot Better

Chronic lack of sleep is a performance, productivity, and creativity killer. Here's how to change that.<p>If you feel you don't get enough sleep--or enough quality sleep--you're not alone. Somewhere between 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders that decrease daily …

Self-help

A psychologist with 20 years of experience says there are 5 simple ways to improve your self-esteem

The positives are obvious, but improving self-esteem can be challenging, especially if we've experienced setbacks in the past. In a blog post on TED, the psychologist Guy Winch, who has 20 years of experience working with patients, says the problem is that our self-esteem is rather unstable anyway, …

Self-help

10 Of The World’s Coolest Apartment Buildings

A new book explores how visionary architects have taken small spaces in dense cities and created beautiful, livable apartment buildings.<p>As more people move to cities, architects and developers have to design and build enough housing to fit them all—and within a landscape that’s already extremely …

Big Lunch, Small Dinner Meal Plan

<i>Original reporting in EatingWell Magazine by Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.</i><p>New research shows that eating your biggest meal of the day at lunch instead of …

Healthy Eating