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Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

With daylight savings right around the corner (March 12), the promise of longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

Happiness

This Y Combinator Startup Founder’s Surprising Productivity Secret? “Meal Prep”

Kevin Chan of Maderight radically changed his life by writing an unusual list on a cross-country flight. Here’s how he did it.<p>Kevin Chan grew up eating poorly. He doesn’t blame anyone per se, but does note that he was the child of hardworking Chinese immigrants. When they cooked for him, which was …

San Francisco

7 Hikes Off Los Angeles's Gold Line - Curbed LA

Following this past weekend’s opening of the foothill extension, Metro's Gold Line is now more than 30 miles long and a good portion follows the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. In 2014, President Obama designated a chunk of the range as a national monument, intensifying he conversation about …

Hiking

The Five Lies You Tell Yourself That Keep You From a Better Life Experience

"If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." - Dale Carnegie<p>The first steps in growth, not change, will always seem the hardest. Daunting even. Safety will always be in the known. Greatness is out there in the great big unknown however. Every day people …

Inspiration
Power Tools

How to Network Your Way to Success

You often hear that to be successful you must be a networker, and that your connections will do more for you than your resume. There is certainly …

Self-improvement

Top 20 Habits for Happiness, Health, Productivity and Success

I am fascinated with the habits that affect happiness, health, productivity, and success. I read everything I can get my hands on related to these topics and continuously experiment with new tactics to see what works in my own life. Based on my research, reading, learning from the experts, and …

Happiness

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books (So You Don't Have To) | Inc.com

These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than locate cool stuff to check out.<p>One solution is to read more. (You can do it no …

Books

How to Build Raised Garden Beds

For the experienced gardener or the novice, raised garden beds take the hassle out of horticulture. Here are tips on planning, building, protecting and irrigating raised bed gardens.<p>Experienced gardeners use raised beds to sidestep a long list of gardening challenges. These controlled experiments …

Best Ticket to Success? Start with Nothing.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to give your children a big advantage in life? Then give them nothing.<p>I know it’s natural for parents to want to give their children advantages they didn’t have, but Ned Spieker says the best thing you can do to help your kids …

Student Athletes

Looking for a new podcast to try? 45 great picks from the TED staff

There’s something so cool about finding a new podcast to love — each little download opens a door to new ideas, new jokes, new ways of seeing the …

Self-improvement

Wood and Metal IKEA Hack Industrial Shelf

<i>Kicking off our IKEA to the Max week, we’ve got Suzy from Real Happy Space here to share her brilliantly easy IKEA hack industrial shelf — for the</i> …

15 Habits to Make Yourself Mentally Strong This Year | Inc.com

In business, there are times when you need to be mentally acute to make tough decisions.<p>In leadership, there are times when you need to be mentally tough to navigate through complex information.<p>In life, there are times when you need to be mentally sharp, to make good decisions fast.<p>In those times …

Self-help

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

Six Questions You Need to Ask Yourself at Work

Tick tock. Tick tock. Some psychologists are using the phrase “72/7 world” to describe the current speed and pace of life, especially at work. It …

Tim Ferriss

36 ways to change your life for the better

Most of the time you don't end up keeping them, and then you just feel worse because you committed to something and didn't follow through with it.<p>Resolutions shouldn't necessarily be things to stop doing or to get rid of, but instead they should be about embracing a different mindset.<p>If part of …

Flickr

6 Ways to Begin Living the Life You Love

To begin living a life you love, start at the beginning; just as in the alphabet you start with the letter "A." Happiness is not an event, it is a process. To accomplish or succeed in any great endeavor, you must first start. This may not be the start of a whole new life, but could simply be the …

Motivation

5 ways to make your apartment naturally gorgeous with geodes

Now you can say your place literally rocks.<p>Agate, geodes and gemstones are a great way to add a pop of color and natural texture without busting out …

Want to Be More Confident? Try These 5 Habits of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

Building confidence can seem so easy, yet be so difficult at the same time. Need to remind yourself of the necessary steps to become a confident person? Here are five essential habits for building and maintaining high self-esteem.<p><b>1. Don't harbor more negative thoughts than necessary</b><p>Although it's …

Self-improvement

10 Books You Can Read In One Night That Will Boost Your Motivation For Work

Feeling blah? These 10 books are short enough to read in a few hours, yet highly likely to make tomorrow more productive.<p>Some days you feel on top of the world. Others, not so much. For the latter, here’s a cheap and easy solution: a quick, motivational read. For less than $20 on an e-reader and an …

Motivation

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn't matter that she'd only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it was time to make a change, and she did.<p>Chisa made the …

Self-improvement

Homemade Yogurt

Cheryl Sternman Rule's Streamlined Instructions for Making Homemade Yogurt<p>1/2 gallon whole milk (organic, if possible)<br>• 2 tablespoons plain yogurt …

Homemade

15 Boho Chic DIY Home Decor Ideas Perfect for Pisces

If you are one of those lucky Pisces, born between February 19 and March 20, your home decor probably features oceanic blues and greens and a dash of that bohemian-eclectic style. DIY is also no foreign concept, whether you want to DIY your own easy-breezy DIY hammock or a super-plush pom pom rug …

Decorations

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

<b>Tips You Won't Find Anywhere Else</b><p>Nothing is quite like a good night's sleep. For the past 30 years, I have been collecting strategies for dozing off into the abyss. First, please note that I do not take pills. The following tips work for me without pharmaceuticals or supplements.<p>1. <b>Go to sleep lying</b> …

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way

It is time to change the meaning of the word “love.”<p>The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense …

Relationships

8 Reasons Why Introverts Are Irresistibly Attractive

"Charming" and "introvert" are two words not often seen in the same sentence. Find out how you can excel at both.