Ann Powell

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Tutorial: Self-binding Minky blanket

This cuddly blanket is made with a cute quilting cotton top and a soft Minky fabric for the backing. Cheryl from Sew Can Do shares a tutorial for …

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34 Dump Dinners for Your Slow Cooker

On crazy days, you need a meal that comes together fast. Enter the slow-cooked dump dinner. In the morning, just throw everything in your slow …

Want to Live an Extraordinary Life? An Acclaimed Actor Says Do These 3 Things

Actor, author, and dog show host John O'Hurley shares how anyone can live an extraordinary life -- even if we didn't play J. Peterman on 'Seinfeld.'<p>Success means different things to different people. But no matter how you choose to define success -- because it is a choice -- there is one thing we …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

The 60-30-10 Color Rule

If you admire the beautiful bedrooms featured in decorating magazines or pinned on Pinterest, but your own bedroom is entirely neutral because you …

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

7 Destructive Phrases You Need to Stop Saying at Work

Here are seven common phrases to eliminate from your work vocabulary if you want to succeed.<p>We pay a lot of attention to looking professional in the workplace, but we don't always give enough thought to sounding professional.<p>What you say and how you say it goes far in telling those around you how …

To Be Happy, Give Up These 10 Habits

The real key to happiness is actually giving up certain perspectives and behaviors.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>How can you introduce a little bit more happiness into your life? You may need to give up several things to become happy. To become happier, most people focus on adding things.<p>The …

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How the First 20 Minutes of Your Day Can Set You Up for Success

Engage a positive routine right after waking, and you'll tap into the power of your subconscious brain.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You all know about that morning-routine thing: Everyone raves that waking up early and sticking to your routine will help you get more …

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4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Do weighted blankets work for anxiety?

Some people who experience anxiety may not find relief through medication alone, or they might be hesitant to try medication. Other methods of …

If You Want to Be Truly Happy, Stop Worrying About These 24 Things in Your Life

We are each responsible for our own happiness.<p>If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

The Profile of a Creative Person

(An excerpt from the bestseller <i>How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds</i><i>,</i> <br>based on talks by Earl Nightingale)<p>REACH FOR IDEAS<p>The creative …

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

Extreme Sports

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

21 Uses For Old Books

If you're a diehard bookworm, then you probably cringe at the idea of throwing away old books — even if your bookshelf has reached maximum capacity. Here's a solution: upcycle them into things you want to keep around the house, like jewelry, furniture, and decor. You'll still get to keep your …

20 Ways to Accidentally Ruin the Next 20 Years of Your Life

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.And so often, against our better judgment, we accidentally make the wrong …

Simple things that successful people do differently

Successful people don’t do different things, they do things differently. Throughout my career I’ve studied the lifestyle of hundreds of successful …

This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

The traditional 9–5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …