Elizabeth Van Devender

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5 Bad Habits You Must Change to Be More Productive

No. 3 was killing my business in 2016 and still has an effect in 2017.<p>Productivity is very important in today's fast-moving world. Most people try to add to their routine to get more done, but that approach takes a while before it yields good, measurable results.<p>Most of the time, all you need to …

Are You a Lazy Workaholic?

Working in reactive mode will hold you back regardless of how many hours you put in<p>A lazy workaholic works a lot, but without thinking. They're in constant reactive mode, instead of proactively charting the course for their day. They let years fly by, responding to anyone and everyone shouting …

Time Management

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

5 Lies We Learned When We Were Younger (That We Still Live By Today)

In 1914, the great inventor Thomas Edison experienced a devastating hardship. His entire laboratory burned down to the ground, and several years …

Thomas Edison

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks …

Midcentury-inspired California home is an indoor-outdoor dream

Designed by Klopf Architecture<p>Klopf Architecture, the San Francisco firm known for its midcentury modern-inspired residences and renovations of Eichler homes, has designed a bright and airy ranch-style home in Orangeville, a community in Sacramento, California.<p>Taking cues from midcentury design, …

10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety

This post is by Benjamin Foley, Writer @ Observer, CNBC “AdaptThe post 10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety appeared first on iamwire.

Motivation

7 Crucial Morning Rituals, According to a Mindfulness Expert

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Mindfulness

Think Backwards When Proofreading Your Writing for Spelling Errors

Our brains are actually pretty great at filling in gaps, but that’s a bad thing when you’re scanning for spelling errors. If you want to focus more …

Honestly Affordable Rugs: 10 Vintage-Style Finds Under $100

Want to know the fastest and most sure-fire way to upgrade the style in your home? You may have guessed it from the title, but it's rugs, my …

Home Decorating

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be More Than an Average Joe

No one wants to settle for the results that come with being average but it's easy to fall into the trap.<p>Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer, Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you’re sick of being average? You say you want more out of your life and work? The question is …

Motivation

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

Jack Nicholson

5 Mindful Attitudes That Will Help You Cope With Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a big problem for people in America. According to The Kim Foundation, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about …

Homes: 16 houses you have to see before building your own!

Before you start even drawing up plans for your home, you absolutely need to check out these dream homes. This is a way that you can take notes and …

Architecture

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

Never Get So Busy Making A Living That You Forget To Make A Life

Elaine cupped her head in her hands. She realized she had made a mistake. All her life she had wanted to be happy; instead, she realized, she was …

Happiness

A 30-Second Habit With the Power to Shift Your Perspective

Habits don't have to take lots of time or be complicated. It's entirely possible to make changes in 30 seconds.<p>Entrepreneur, Blogger, Writer, Coach<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All of us want to get ahead and progress to the next round of the video game we call life. …

Motivation

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE At Montreal talks, Canada proposes new approach to breaking NAFTA auto gridlock Subscriber content<p>Business Briefing How U.S. became ‘the Wal-Mart of the oil market’ and an unprecedented threat to status quo Subscriber content<p>U.S. ‘weak dollar’ remarks raise policy questions: ECB’s …

National Lampoon

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

8 Ways to Cure Your Procrastination Habit

With the pace of business change today, you can't afford to deliver late on key commitments. Find out how to not be your own worst enemy.<p>If you are a chronic procrastinator, or your work partner is one, there is never enough advance notice to get things done without a crisis.<p>You can't get things …

Procrastination

Here’s How to Get Rid of Your Unnecessary Stress

Life is stressful: You’ve got bills to pay, loved ones to care for (of the two-legged and four-legged variety), a home to maintain, plus possibly a …

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be …

Self-improvement

The Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness Meditation That Anyone Can Do

Over the past few years, we’ve seen countless studies showing how beneficial mindfulness meditation can be. It has been shown to change our brain, …

Mindfulness

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …

Clean Energy

10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2017

None of these skills will appear in a job description, but they can help make you one of the most indispensable people in the office.<p>You may have resolved to lose weight or exercise more this year, but what about resolving to become a better employee? Your efforts could make you indispensable (and …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things

There's a science to changing bad behaviors, and you can master it.<p>It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But …

Procrastination

3 science-backed rituals that will boost your motivation

You know what you're supposed to be doing… but you've come down with a really bad case of "<i>I-don't-feel-like-it."</i> You just don't have any motivation. …

Motivation

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Apps

Kitchen of the Week: An Architect’s Labor-of-Love Kitchen, Art Gallery Included

Having a designer in the family can be a boon. When Londoner Charles Maggs was selling his home of 45 years, his son-in-law, architect Neil Dusheiko, …

Architecture