Carole MacFadden

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6 Apps that Can Help You Nail Gift Giving

Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy to do, especially when people have so many parties leading up to their wedding (engagement gift, plus bridal shower gift, plus wedding gift...). And, in a day and age where grab and go gift-cards are sometimes just too convenient, the art of gift giving can (and …

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

Humanity

3 Breathing Exercises That Will Calm You the F Down

I don't know about you but I can get stressed out. Modern life isn't exactly a walk in the park. But thankfully, you don't need to spend loads of …

Video: The Top 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in the World

This weekend is the long Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S., which often unofficially starts the summer season. No doubt, many of you will be …

Hiking

Cute, Clingy Baby Elephant Has Decided This Tourist Is Its New Best Friend

While elephants are the ones known for their memories, it’s likely that American tourist Jane Hight McMurry won’t forget this moment soon.<p>According …

Elephants

10 Essential Characteristics of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

If you want to be an entrepreneur, you need to have the right personality and the right attitude.<p>Owning a business isn't for everyone. The stress and hard work that come with it makes many people unwilling to dive in.<p>It takes a special kind of person to be an entrepreneur - to come up with an idea …

Tony Robbins says 2 things will make you more successful than hard work alone

In a video published by Inc, he urged audience members to figure out what business they are <i>really</i> in, and create for what those users want.<p>"To jump to where you are to where you want to go just requires a different psychology than you have right now," Robbins said.<p>"You're not going to get to the …

23 Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

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Watch the Lions Gate Bridge being built in this amazing archive video

The Lions Gate Bridge is one of our favourite spots in Vancouver – and now archive video has popped up online revealing the bridge’s impressive …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways to Reverse the Damage)

Stress is terrible for your brain. Here are strategies you can use to fix the damage and get your stress under control today.<p>We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress …

This 1 Morning Routine Saves Me 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

5 Essential Elements of Modern Website Design Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Modern website design is a moving target, as designers and marketers constantly push to find better ways to display information and attract the attention and patronage of visitors. That said, in recent years the following elements have each come into their own as indispensably features of modern …

7 Epic Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen To

As an entrepreneur, you should be constantly putting in the research to track the activity of your competitors, understand your audience, and keep …

This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

9 Household Chores You Should Stop Doing Right Now

While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often, or stop doing altogether.<p>Scour the kitchen, scrub the bathroom, vacuum the living room, and then get ready to do it all again. Sound familiar? While some things may …

Small Spaces

Escape to Bowen Island

Just a twenty minute ferry ride from Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay or approximately thirty minutes by water taxi from Granville Island or Coal Harbour, …

Two Entrepreneurs In The Same Business Try Instagram Marketing And Learn Different Lessons

Many businesses start using Instagram with little knowledge of what works. They simply learn by doing. That was the case with two woodworker-entrepreneurs who began using the platform several years ago. Each realized that targeting the right audience was more important than amassing a large number …

6 Bedtime Habits That Will Help You Lose Weight

We're sorry in advance for #6.<p>Getting a better night’s sleep is one of the easiest ways to lose weight. And, impressively, it’s one of the most effective. Case in point: In one <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> study, dieters who got 8.5 hours of sleep per night lost twice as much fat as those who scraped …

Weight Loss

5 Things Small Businesses Should Outsource

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Workflow and process automation platforms can be found for businesses of all sizes -- from Sharepoint and Salesforce, at the enterprise level, to Zapier and TallyFy for small-to-medium-size businesses. But process automation takes only so …

They Work Like Magic: Top Daily Rituals To Get What You Want And Elevate Your Spirit

As a teacher of personal growth, I am often asked about my favorite daily practices to stay on track towards my intentions and in alignment with the person I want to be in the world. I love this question because the fact of the matter is that manifesting your desires and living each day with an …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

To Create a Great LinkedIn Profile, Put These Things Front and Center - Small Business Trends

Some people call LinkedIn the Facebook of the working world. While the platform definitely draws comparisons, employers don’t search it to be updated …

The cure for insomnia is to fall in love with sleep again – Rubin Naiman

In Evelyn De Morgan’s numinous painting, <i>Night and Sleep</i> (1878), Nyx, the mighty Greek goddess of night, hovers across a dusky sky with her beloved …

Daily Meditation: Rebuild

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a biblical passage from Isaiah 58 on healing. May it remind us to choose …

9 Things Successful People Do When They Meet Someone

Preparing for meetings is critical, whether you're having them internally or doing a deal with a critical partner. It's no less important to prepare for a first meeting with anyone.<p>You never know in advance the roles you and people you meet will play in each other's lives. Research suggests that …

Success

The Lavish Gifts Kate Middleton Has Received From Prince William

Diamonds are a girl's best friend. And sapphires, garnets, pearls, and green amethysts . . . Being in a relationship with a prince, the bar is set sky high when it comes to gift giving on special occasions, but luckily for Kate Middleton, Prince William has more than stepped up to the mark. Take a …

Prince William

5 Gift Ideas to Give Your Groom on Your Wedding Day

Right before you take your first few steps down the aisle and give the love of your life your first kiss toward a forever future together, it's customary to give a little something on the morning of the wedding. Whether the gift has a special meaning or is something that will make him laugh out …