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Stop Should-ing on Yourself: 3 Tips to Peaceful Productivity

I am a recovering perfectionist. I lived 25+ miserable years striving for the approval and validation of others and it took quite a toll on my peace of mind, physical health and professional growth. Despite having a thriving career and all of the outer trappings of success, I was unhappy. More than …

11 Things Mothers-In-Law Are Just Itching To Tell Their Daughters-In-Law

<i>Vlada13</i><p>Ever read any books on how to be the best mother-in-law possible? There is one rule repeated in every single chapter: <b>Keep Your Mouth Shut.</b><p>I asked a good friend about the Keep Your Mouth Shut rule. She looked at me in disbelief. As if, how could I possibly not know <b>that?</b><p>"Listen," she entreated …

6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children

My oldest son just graduated high school and is now embarking on the next leg of his journey that will bring him closer to real life. I have come to realize that there are so many things that I wish I could un-tell him.<p>I hope he knows that all of these empowering, yet misleading little statements …

Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” …

Dylann Roof Wasn’t Charged With Terrorism Because He’s White

And his murderous rage was aimed at black people.<p>WASHINGTON -- Federal charges against Dylann Roof, who allegedly massacred nine people at a historically black church in South Carolina, came swiftly. <b></b><p>Just over a month after Roof committed what is, arguably, the most heinous act of anti-black …

Salute Your Shorts

Our resident magical thinker makes sense of the year's most baffling craze.<p>This is about a book you’ve either heard too much about or nothing at all. (If you’ve heard about it at all, you’ve probably heard too much.) It’s called <i>The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up</i>. Translated into English late …

Generic vs. Brand Name Household Products

While wandering through the drugstore or grocery aisle, you're going to see a lot of options, and the difference between most of them is going to boil down to one thing: generic or brand name.<p>On one hand, you're a savvy shopper who always hunts down a bargain, so generic might seem like the right …

Prosecutor Releases Investigation Into Tamir Rice's Death

Prosecutors on Saturday released the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's investigation into the death of Tamir Rice, revealing interviews with witnesses and Timothy Loehmann, the cop who shot the 12-year-old boy.<p>County Prosecutor Tim McGinty released some 250 pages of investigation material just after 3 …

3 Simple Steps to Take Back Control of Your Business Day

Debbie owned a $12 million/year marketing firm that worked with fortune 500 clients. She had so much opportunity to grow, but because she was totally overwhelmed he left each day feeling drained and disempowered to continue to scale.<p>When I first met her at an EO event in Texas (I was giving a …

Get Paid for What You Know: Write it Down!

If you're a boomer or on the mature side of Gen X, chances are you have developed a deep compendium of professional knowledge in a particular field -- plumbing, waste management, maritime law, airplane maintenance, customer service, nursing, insurance sales, banjo picking, child-rearing -- it …

How to Communicate on Difficult Subjects and Win -- A True Story

On June 3, the Association of Women in Communications Santa Barbara honored me with the Pioneer in Communications Award. We Chinese have a saying for almost any occasion. And there's one for this occasion: Local ginger is never hot. What that means is that when something is readily available, it is …

12 Things Only Over-Thinkers Understand

<i>By Laura Lifshitz for YourTango</i><p>There you are about to do something when... wait. Should you really do that, or perhaps something else?<p>Is this you: standing in the middle of the supermarket trying to debate over something as frivolous as a box of rice? If you answered yes, congratulations! You are …

Drone deployed to catch cheating Chinese students

The latest weapon in the fight against cheating for China's all-important university entrance exam is a six-propeller drone.<p>The drone flew over two testing centres in Luoyang city in central China's Henan province to scan for any unusual signals being sent to devices smuggled by students taking the …

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13 Things I Will Never Have To Do Again In My Empty Nest

My youngest son heads off to college in August. When he finally slams the screen door, he will be emptying the nest my husband and I began to fill 22 years ago. With his departure, I reflect on a few things that, frankly, I am more than a little ready to let go of. While everyone I know is already …

8 Things Success-Oriented People Practice

Each of you can probably name an "overnight" success story, but most successful people spend countless hours nurturing and caring for their beloved projects. Many people assume that successful people have things handed to them or that it comes with little effort. However, what is not always obvious …

Parents Who Drive You Crazy: Four Steps for Handling Emotionally Immature Parents

Do you ever feel like the mature one in your relationship with your parents? If so, you are like countless others who are hurt and frustrated by their emotionally immature parents. It is difficult to deal with parents who have not developed enough empathy to care sufficiently about the feelings of …

The Worst Money Advice You Will Listen to in Your 20s Will Cost You Thousands

Navigating your finances in your 20s is tough enough without everyone and their brother tossing in their two cents about what you should and shouldn't do. Friends and family may mean well in offering up guidance, but sometimes the things they preach are just plain wrong. The MyBankTracker staff …

The True Secret to Getting More Done in Less Time

If 20 years of coaching business owners to grow their companies has taught me anything, it's this: The average business owner is overworked, stressed out and feels pulled in 20 directions all at once.<p>Most of all they're frustrated. Frustrated that they have too many lower value tasks that clutter …

Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new …

Netanyahu scraps plan to segregate West Bank buses

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday cancelled a plan that would have banned Palestinian labourers from riding on the same buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank, just hours after it was announced – an embarrassing about-face that reflected the tensions enveloping Israel's new …

9 Things You Can't Change About Your Partner (So Don't Even Try)

Love can move people to do things they never thought possible: Who among us ever believed they'd find someone worthy of sharing an order of fries? That's the power of love, people.<p>As powerful as being in a relationship can be, there are some things that even love can't change -- namely who your …

Zyed and Bouna: 2 Sacrificed Children of the French Republic

<i>Follow Rokhaya Diallo on Twitter: @RokhayaDiallo</i><p>PARIS - A court in the French city of Rennes, at the request of the prosecutor, acquitted two police officers who had been charged in the deaths of Zyed Benna and Bouna Troaré ten years ago in Clichy-sous-Bois.<p>"If they enter the site, there's not much …

Price-Tracking Service PoachIt Shuts Down

Price monitoring as a standalone service doesn’t seem to be resonating with consumers. The latest example? PoachIt, a smart shopping tool that helped consumers track price changes and find discounts via both web and mobile, announced today that it’s shutting down. The company had raised $2.8 …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Miller, Yankees, Bogaerts

On this date in 2000, Rickey Henderson reached agreement on a deal with the Mariners, Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. Henderson, who was …

31 Best Websites for Scoring Freebies

<i>By Douglas Ehrman, Contributor</i><p>As the world becomes even more commercialized, an increasing amount of free stuff can be had through discount offers, recycling efforts and Internet loss leaders. Learning where to look for these deals and free samples can save you a significant amount of money on a …

Apparently Disney Used To Recycle Animation Scenes, And It's Blowing Our Minds

Whoa there, Disney.<p>A new video has cast some doubt on the originality of a few of your favorite childhood films, because apparently Disney animators used to <i>reuse</i> movements from a lot of their old scenes. The technique is called rotoscoping and was used to help cut costs when cartoons relied on …

Free Speech Is a Stupid Reason to Draw the Prophet Muhammad

Last week Bill Maher continued his one man crusade to convince liberals that belittling and disrespecting Muslims and their faith is somehow a progressive position. This week he was joined in his proselytization by <i>The Blaze</i> analyst Will Cain.<p>The conversation focused on two separate Islamic-based …

How to Be Less Busy

I met a friend for coffee, and she asked, "How's it going?"<p>I replied, "It's busy! I'm good, but really busy."<p>She started to laugh and said to me, <b>"When was the last time you weren't busy?"</b><p>Whoa, this question rocked me to my core.<p>First thought: Do vacations count?<p>Second thought: I can't even remember …

America Is Owned and Operated by Rich Douchebags

Many years ago, as I sat in the backyard of a comedy condo in Treasure Island Florida, a wild-eyed old hippy, with a broken down boat, suggested I read a book called A <i>People's History Of The United States</i> by Howard Zinn. It sounded sort of subversive, so it interested me.<p>I went to the library and …