Anna McNamara

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7 lessons learned growing from $1,000 to $15,000 a month in 100 days

$15,000/mo in 100 days. Here’s how we got here…<p>I’m about to hit “publish.”<p>Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire?Don't get your hopes up.VISIT HARD FORK<p><i>What’s the worst that could happen, right?</i><p><i>Mm… maybe we should wait until tomorrow.</i><p><i>Let me get back to this after taking a few …

Business Strategy

Why good relationships suddenly go bad

If you prefer to listen, this post is also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p>How good relationships turn into bad relationships, seemingly out of …

A former FBI agent explains how emotional intelligence will make you more mentally tough

While they considered themselves mentally tough, they preferred words like awareness and alertness to describe the skills they carefully honed over the years.<p>So what is mental toughness? It is being alert and aware of our emotions, thoughts, and behavior so we can manage them in ways that set us up …

Emotional Intelligence

How Bad Managers Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship

<i>By: Veronica Thraen</i><p>Image Source: Thinkstock<p>They say everything happens for a reason. Some people don't buy it, but I do... now.<p>Everything that I experienced during the course of my career was preparing me for something bigger and better. I endured many layoffs, was overlooked for promotions and, …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Destroying Your Happiness

Quitting a bad habit doubles your chances of happiness, because you not only make room for good things but at the same time you rid yourself of whatever's dragging you down.<p>Bad habits keep you unhappy, keep you stuck, make you do things you don't want to do. Start today, right now, to eliminate …

Get Your Omega 3s from These Salmon Pasta Recipes

New ideas for delicious weeknight pastas.<p>Whether it’s smoked, baked or seared, salmon is delicious and so good for you. Though it's great in salads …

Wedding Planning Family Issues: When Families Have Different Lifestyles and Expectations

<i>Families come in all different shapes, sizes, and lifestyles, which is what makes becoming part of someone else's family exciting — and also challenging. And when it comes to a wedding, the thing that will bring your families together, it can get even more complicated, because money is involved.</i> …

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

Tacos: The Ultimate Guide - Chowhound

<i>A deep dive into one of the world’s essential dishes.</i><p>It’s hard to think of another food with the dual identity of tacos.<p>On any given night in Mexico …

Mexico

The Most Toxic (Non-Four-Letter) Word in Any Relationship

The "magic" of Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it. As you have likely learned by now, however, candlelight dinners and material …

7 Storage Lessons to Steal From This Cheery Kitchen Makeover

We'll never look at a corner, bedroom dresser, or pocket door the same way.<p>When we spotted Kim and Scott's kitchen makeover on their blog, Yellow Brick Home, our first thought was "gorgeous!" But upon closer inspection, we might want to trade in our adjective for "smart." Seriously, we're so …

29 Things Every Girl Needs in Her Apartment Before She Turns 30

Décor wisdom from Lauren Conrad.<p>Your 20s can feel like a constant state of flux. Frequent moves are a fact of life as you transition from college to your first real apartment and beyond. But by the time you're 30, you're usually ready to settle down a bit.<p>I'm not by any means saying you have to be …

12 Things People With Anxiety Can Teach You

By <i>Laura Lifshitz</i><p>Dealing with anxiety can make life difficult. I sometimes feel as if my anxiety takes over the control center in my brain and puts me in the backseat.<p>I may not even realize it, but anxiety can fuel a response, reaction, or behavior. It's not until a few seconds, minutes, or hours …

Better Brewing: 12 Ways to Make Coffee at Home

Photo: SharonaGott<p>With all the time us frugal-living people spend harping on how smart it is to make coffee at home, you think we'd devote a little …

Coffee

How To Stay Calm

The ability to stay calm has long been a weird measure of manliness. In today's high-stakes, high-stress world, that's an issue. But calming the mind doesn’t have to mean switching off. I think of it as a superpower that can rewire our brains, change the way we see the world and improve our …

Writing the Book You Want to Read (Even When You're Not an Expert in the Field)

<i>“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ― Toni Morrison</i><p>I’ve always loved Morrison’s …

Writing

Surprising Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyers

Who better to offer marriage advice than those who contend with the end of it, every singe day? Read on for relationship wisdom bombs from 15 divorce professionals who collectively share hundreds of years of experience helping couples end their marriages. Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!<p>“Be true to …

New York City

41 Superfoods: How They Can Help Your Running

1 of 42<p>Superfoods<p>To run your best, you have to eat the best. The Centers for Disease Control recently <b>released a study</b> ranking the top nutrient-dense foods based on the amount of 17 key nutrients per 100 grams. We compiled these superfoods here – along with recipes – so that you can easily add them …

Comfort Food Can Be Healthy Too: Try This Dairy-Free Mac and Cheese

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.<p>2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent.<p>3. Add flour and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring often. Add dairy-free milk, sea salt, and pepper, continue to mix and cook until mixture …

3 Dairy-Free Milkshakes That’ll Make You Want to Shake It

If ice cream was good for us, we’d probably drink a milkshake every day. Luckily, these dairy-free (yep, they’re vegan!) milkshakes taste amazing without all that guilt. Each of this combinations is an unusually delicious mix of fresh fruit, vanilla, and other healthy goodies that make you feel …

Ditching dairy

"Canned salmon: It does a body good" doesn't pack quite the same punch as that other slogan.<p>"Got edamame?" Not much better.<p>They're worth remembering though, given a growing movement away from milk. Consumption is at its lowest level in 36 years, according to per-capita dairy-intake statistics from …

Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to make your life easier — grab them while you still can

Well you're in luck. Apple has a deeply discounted collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way, and we've put them all in one place so you can see which ones you like.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 60% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited …

Apps

4 Techniques to Slay the Demon of Anxiety

<i>This is the 5th installment in my series on building</i> <i>emotional resiliency</i><i>.</i><p>In my last post of this series, I introduced the four demon emotions which, …

10 New Rules of Lean Eating

Our expert nutritionist shares his advice for melting fat faster—and easier—than ever

Take Care of the Little Things And The Big Things Will Take Care Of Themselves - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

For many the idea of being a leader—of being in charge, of being the boss, of being responsible for a team or a company—seems overwhelming. And …

Self-improvement