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5 habits that will guarantee your failure in life

In the words of Winston Churchill: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts." If you have ever failed in the past but never gave up, you are stronger than you think.<p>If you have failed recently and are considering giving up, don't. The obstacle is …

Winston Churchill

Morning Sickness: The Upside

Feng Shui for Your Bedside Table: 12 Relaxing Essentials

What do you keep on your nightstand? It’s a space that is so revealing of a person’s true character and habits, yet often overlooked. The nightstand in its many forms (stool, table, chest of drawers) is probably the last thing you see when falling asleep and the first you reach for upon waking. So …

10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes We All Make

Even the best efforts are a waste without a proper plan.<p>Even the best efforts are a waste without a proper plan.

One Thing You Have to Master to Succeed in Business and in Life

This may well be the most important factor in determining your professional and personal success.<p>One thing I've realized about the most successful people I've met is that whatever their varied personalities and idiosyncrasies, there is one attribute they consistently share: high "conversational …

26 habits of exceptionally successful people, according to a journalist who studied 500 millionaires

Self-made industrialist Andrew Carnegie was the wealthiest man on the planet in the early 20th century and was a student of what it takes to achieve greatness. In 1908, he met with the journalist Napoleon Hill and decided that Hill would be the vehicle for sharing his strategies with the …

Self-improvement

10 things moms do that are super annoying

Becoming a mom is a momentous occasion. But let's face it, being a mom has some "side effects" we all notice. If you are a mom, or are planning on …

Parenting

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything <i>but</i> what you need …

How to Rim a Cocktail Glass, Because It's an Important Skill You Should Have

A properly-rimmed cocktail glass is more than just pretty—it's part of the flavor experience. Learn how to do it like the pros.<p>The easiest way to take your homemade drinks from decent to worthy of your favorite upscale cocktail bar is to <b>master the art of the rim</b>. Anyone who's had a minty …

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

IT

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

4 Books That Will Make You Happy And Successful

<b>What is the good life?</b><p>That’s the primary question I’m trying to answer with this blog.<p>Shortcuts and lifehacks are great. Surprising trivia is nice. …

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

The story of the spiritual teacher who was a silent force in the life of the most important entrepreneur of our times.<p>Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of …

14 Genius Hacks For A Quick Breakfast On-The-Go

Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it's arguably the most delicious. Sadly, we often let breakfast fall by the wayside with insanely busy schedules.<p>But abandon breakfast no more. We've rounded up 14 hacks to ensure you get in your first meal of the day without wasting any …

Breakfast

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as monkey mind. The Buddha held that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys flinging …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

By Lillian Cunningham<p>, Reporter<p>Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, …

Self Control

How to Choose Your Novel’s Title: Let Me Count 5 Ways

Would you buy a book called <i>Trimalchio in West Egg</i>? Scribner didn’t—the publisher asked F. Scott Fitzgerald to change the title of his novel, which we …

Writing

Simplicity

The following is a guest post about how to stay motivated and organized during the summer from regular contributor, Kristin at The Gold Project. …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Tuesday Ten: 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

I’ve had a few people ask me recently what my secret is for juggling a career, a relationship, friendships, and now a family. I’m definitely still …

Why Becoming Successful Is The Most Spiritual Thing I've Ever Done

Success is such a loaded word, especially for us spiritual and wellness types. Immediately, we're inundated with images of burned out, sleep-deprived …

Self-Acceptance

Not all unplanned plants are weeds: the genius of the self-seeding plant

Self-seeding plants can lead to unexpected flowers and other garden delights<p>A few years ago, a friend gave me three young plants of Eccremocarpus scaber, the Chilean glory flower, which were little more than seedlings. I didn’t know much about them, but I carefully selected three spots in my garden …

Climbing

The 'Interstellar' robot was actually a 200-pound puppet an actor carried on set

In "The Dark Knight Rises" he actually had a plane dropped from the sky to film the movie's opening scene. A revolving set was used to create an elaborate fight scene in "Inception."<p>So it shouldn't come as a big surprise that in his latest movie, the film's two monolith-like robots TARS and CASE …

Kathryn Toilet Seat

Inspired by a classic KOHLER design from 1929, this seat coordinates with select Kathryn toilets to bring timeless sophistication to your bath or …

40 Smart Tricks To Keep Your Kids Organized

No promises your kids will oblige, though.

10 free and incredibly useful Android apps that you can't get on the iPhone

But since Android lets app makers do certain things that Apple prohibits, there are a few exclusive options that stand out.<p>From launchers that make it easier to access important information straight from the home screen, to apps that help you find files buried in your phone, here are some of the …

Apps