Diane Kleindienst

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How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

A chat with 'Leap' author and sometime public radio host, Tess Vigeland.<p><i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Richard Eisenberg<p>If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you’ve been so unhappy you were ready to quit without a new job lined up. In 2012, in her early 40s, …

Amazon Wants to Deliver Produce From the Farmers Market to Your Door

What won't Amazon deliver? If you thought "produce from the farmers market," you're wrong. According to the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, Amazon is currently testing delivery of farm-fresh greens, wild seafood, ripe melons, and a whole lot of other produce to customers' doorsteps. Best off all, the food will …

5 Books to Watch for in September

Picking just 5 of the amazing books coming out in September to highlight was hard. Like naming-a-cat hard. But for you, I persevered.<p>Here we go:<p><b>Gold</b> …

Books

10 Reasons Why Studying Hospitality in Switzerland Has Changed My Life

By College Tourist; Author: Alexis Moore of Les Roches International School of Hotel Management<p><b>Somehow I made it through each challenge stronger than I was before.</b><p>Many people don't understand why I chose to go thousands of miles away to study hospitality in Switzerland rather than somewhere in the …

how to drink whisky

How to nose, taste and enjoy the finish of Scotch whisky<p>If you are new to the world of whisky the best path to discovery is through trying as many …

Now, top craft brewers are selling their own liquor

Craft brewer Dogfish Head has made its reputation by coming up with beers that burst through traditional style expectations. So, in hindsight, it’s …

Looking for Spirituality Books Backed By Science? Here are 8 Recommendations

There are so many self-help and spirituality books out there, it can be hard to figure out which ones are going to be useful and which ones not to …

Spirituality

These two minute daily habits will make you happier immediately, researchers say

To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to …

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

<b>Part I: Your Blissful Stew</b><p>Work/life balance is a nice idea.<p>It's that ever-elusive dream that we can achieve that perfect mix of professional, personal and parenting activities, all executed with drive and grace.<p>The problem? It's impossible to achieve. The work/life reality has changed.<p>While …

5 words you should drop if you want to be taken more seriously at work

I think we can all agree that credibility goes a long way when it comes to your career. Having it opens doors — not having it leaves you outside on …

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

Self-improvement

20 Goals to Achieve Success in Your 20s

Being a 20-something is rough. It can mean desperately finding a job straight out of school, moving into your first apartment, doing your own taxes, …

Productivity

4 Approaches to Winning at Work Relationships | WIRED

When I landed my first big job in publishing 10 years ago, I felt like an outsider. It was the social aspects of working in the big leagues that …

Marco Polo

Paleo Carrot Cake Cookies

I feel like we all have that <i>one</i> food we absolutely can’t pass up if it’s in front of us on the table or on the menu at a restaurant. For my husband, …

Dessert

101 Inspiring Quotes From the Most Successful People in History

Whenever you're struggling to get things done, turn to this list of quotes for the inspiration and motivation you need to be the best you can be.<p>Inspiration can come from anywhere, but one of my favorite sources is inspirational quotes. There are several that have helped me stay on track throughout …

Motivation

How To Design An Office For Maximizing Employee Happiness

From color and textile to closed doors, here are the strategies for encouraging flexibility and productivity.<p>You might think the proliferation of wearables and apps to analyze and optimize our every move, along with the $6 billion spent on workplace wellness initiatives, would mean that every …

15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy

<b>1. Thinking to be right always</b><p>Several of us always see ourselves as being right on everything at all times, to the extent of not minding to lose …

The 3 Greatest American Road Trips to Take in Summer

<i>by Mark Ellwood and Gaia Filicori for Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>With gas prices more than a full dollar lower than this time last year -- the lowest they've been since 2009 -- there's no better time to take a classic American road trip. Here are our six favorite road trip itineraries, including where to …

New England

15 Habits Of Exceptionally Happy People

The Declaration of Independence promises each citizen the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Sometimes, though, that happiness seems pretty elusive – especially in business, where deadlines, personnel issues, and other trip-ups can come to dominate our days.<p>Fortunately, it is …

Happiness

Affirmation: Stoking the Flames of Motivation

<b>Questions to Ask Yourself?</b><b>1.</b> Do I know what my true goals are?<b>2.</b> How strong is my motivation to achieve my life’s goals?<b>3.</b> In which types of …

Motivation