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How To Buy A Paper Notebook That Brings You Joy

2,000 years on, the notebook is still a great solution. From Muji to Moleskine, here’s how to choose a notebook that’s right for you.<p>A simple notebook has a mess of advantages over a tablet: It never needs to be charged, it’s cheap, it’s lightweight, it produces a tactile feeling that styluses …

18 Quotes From Famous Writers That Will Make You Want To Start Journaling

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

10 Minute Quick & Delicious Blender Salsa

If you're seeing 10 Minute Quick & Delicious Blender Salsa anywhere other than I'm an Organizing Junkie (or your feed reader) it has been stolen! …

I stayed at a hostel in New York City and saw why it's better than a hotel

When it comes to travel in the US, expenses can easily add up. And of those expenses, lodging tends to be the most burdensome. Unless you want to sleep in a less-than-reputable hotel, vacationers in the US often have to hand over a pretty penny just to have a place to sleep at night.<p>There's at …

I travel the world for 3 months of the year — here are my 10 best tips to make trips less expensive

While we enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle, our lives felt hurried. If we weren't at work, we were getting ready for work, doing chores or taking care of our kids. We only had 15 vacation days to burn each year — not nearly enough to account for sick days and to travel the way we wanted.<p>Fast forward …

How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes

At Apartment Therapy, we want to show you the way that real people live. So when I show up to shoot a tour, I don't bring a whole truckload of props …

How to Self-Publish An Ebook

Shares 601<p>In this article, I'll go through why self-publishing an ebook is a good idea, how to format an ebook for publication, exclusivity vs going …

Writing

4 Writing Tips to Help the Writing Process

<i>Make Writing Essays Easier</i> My student cried when I showed her how to voice type in Google. Then, instead of 90 words in one class period, she typed …

11 Must-Have (Free) WordPress Plugins for Proactive Marketers

Are you a modern day marketer trying to make the most out of WordPress?<p>With so much in hand, from content creation and optimization to social …

This Ancient Technique Will Help You Stop Procrastinating and Overcome Laziness

There are things we would like to accomplish. Personal goals for ourselves and our lives should take priority, but they fall behind sometimes. We …

The best thrift store in every state

When you need to update your wardrobe or purchase some new furniture, thrift shopping is a great alternative to spending at expensive stores.<p>Most secondhand shops sell lightly used designer goods well below their original prices. And although there are certainly some items that you want to avoid …

People Who Are Insanely Productive Have These 6 Things In Common

People who are insanely productive have developed habits that produce the most results. If you want to match their productivity, it’d be wise to …

33 Minimalist Home Products That'll Soothe Your Soul

Less is better.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Joint and Wrist Pain at the Office

Working long hours at a desk, whether you use a computer all day or some other tool to get your work done, can wreak havoc on your wrists, knees, and …

7 things you can do this weekend to make this year better than the last

But if you're waiting for the perfect moment to make progress on these goals, you'll be waiting forever. Business Insider's best advice is to just start — now.<p>Below, we've listed seven little steps you can take this weekend — not next! — to make 2017 awesome.<p>1. Give yourself a performance …

6 Ways To Get Your Sh*t Together Based On Your Personality Type

<i>Manifest the year of your dreams by going inward. Renew You 2017 is a month of mindfulness during which we’ll share content that guides you to create</i> …

Four Ways To Earn Extra Money While Keeping (Or Preparing To Quit) Your Day Job

Earning a passive income takes some upfront effort but not much energy to maintain. Here are a few options.<p>Imagine lying on a beach, sunlight hitting your face and sand between your toes. You grab your phone and check your bank balance to find that it’s increased $500 since sunrise. This may seem …

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think about education, business, psychology, and human behavior.<p>Here are some of …

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least check on your new MacBook.<p>1. Check for updates<p>Has Apple released an update to …

MacBook Pro

6 free apps to install on a new MacBook

Congrats on your new MacBook. Apple outfits you with a bounty of preinstalled software, but it doesn't cover everything. Here are six free apps that I installed on my new new MacBook Pro and use regularly, from an uninstaller to a word processor, with four useful apps in between.<p>Let's take them in …

12 small lifestyle habits you can adopt to save more money

Do you drop $10 to $15 on fast-casual lunches every day? Are you quick to buy something you don't actually need? Do you make purchases to keep up with the same level of luxury your friends enjoy?<p>These seemingly small habits, and many more, could be keeping you from saving hundreds, even thousands, …

Personal Finance

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

They raise the world's happiest children - so is it time you went Dutch?

Two toddlers have just chased each other to the top of a climbing frame and are jostling to get down the slide first. Their mothers are lost in conversation on a nearby park bench. In the distance, a dog barks and a little boy ambles along on his balance bike, trailed by his grandfather who is …

Parenting

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

Time I

20 Of The Best Time Tracking Tools To Increase Your Productivity

Time is money, an old saying, has been widely used in most cultures and languages for ages. Today, in a world of business and a crazy pace, time is more valuable than ever.<p>The rhythm of our century puts us in a place where we have no choice but to start planning and tracking our time. It becomes …

Project Management

I tried transcendental meditation for two weeks — here’s what happened

As someone who’s struggled to manage panic attacks and anxiety since the tragicomedy we all refer to as “the teen years,” I’m always in desperate …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Inc.com

<i>What are the best-kept secrets of successful business people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of O2E Brands, on Quora:</b><p>You've heard of people like Elon Musk …

31 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted by a number of pediatricians shows for …