Leanne Strickland

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Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is highly personal, and one person's best is another's junk—but there are some that are better than …

11 Smart Things Pro Organizers Do Every Morning

These handy habits will turn you into someone who never forgets her keys on the kitchen table.<p>Professional organizers — though they swear they're not perfect! — tend to be the type of people who just have it together (it's kinda their job, after all). So we wondered what smart tricks they used for …

Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Stuffers for Garden Lovers

We’ve always believed the most delightful things come in small packages. Here is a roundup of our favorite stocking stuffers for garden lovers (and …

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

Creativity

The Amazing Photos Taken By a Crazy Subway Tunnel Spelunker

Gregory Berg will be the first to tell you that he's insane. The New York-based photographer and urban spelunker likes climbing tall buildings and …

Georgetown professor shares 5 research-backed secrets for doing less and getting more done

But one expert has an answer to how to make sure you're getting ahead in your career while being less stressed and enjoying your work more.<p>Cal Newport knows something about getting stuff done. In the decade after he graduated college he published four books, earned a PhD from MIT, published a ton …

Time Management

3 Online Learning Platforms That Can Help You Develop Your Ideal Work-Life Balance

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you feel like you’re always struggling to balance your work and personal life, you are not alone. In fact, one study found that 45 percent of workers feel obligated to respond to work emails during personal time, while 47 percent feel …

Entrepreneurship

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Happiness

8 Clever (and Cozy!) Fixes for Every Major Bedroom Complaint

Warning: You may never leave your bedroom again.<p>You spend a solid chunk of your life in the bedroom — so shouldn't you love every inch of it? Justina Blakeney, the free-spirited home decorator and author behind The Jungalow, offers inspiring ideas for the bedroom hangups she hears the most.

Home Decorating

Goodbye working nine to five, hello productivity

Some companies are allowing employees to pick their working hours, but does greater autonomy lead to more productive workers?<p>What if we could turn up to the office when we wanted and leave when we wished, but still produce the same amount of work as we do now? It may seem impossible – and it …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

How to appear competent without saying a word

Though they may prefer to be judged by their intelligence and experience, they are also evaluated by their style and attire.<p>First impressions are formed in an instant and appearance can heavily influence someone's initial opinion of a business leader's personality, competence and capability.<p>Like it …

Shirts

7 Self-Limiting Behaviors Successful Entrepreneurs Never Do

Entrepreneurial success seems ephemeral and is certainly not guaranteed. So, why do some entrepreneurs achieve success and others do not? How do you become as successful as Mark Zuckerberg? As a business advisor for many years, I’ve noticed that the most successful entrepreneurs are more than just …

Self-improvement

Surreal Art By Tony Futura Makes Fun Of Consumerism And Pop Culture (20+ Pics)

Tony Futura, a digital artist based in Berlin, creates surreal art that seems to poke fun at the materialism and pop-culture focus of modern Western …

Art

God: Not so Black-and-White

Those who have felt the presence of God understand that we, as humans, do not have the capacity to understand Him fully. God is a great--arguably, the greatest--mystery to us. He is able to understand more, knows more, loves more, and is the only truly just being in all of creation. His mind and …

Christianity

5 Things Smart Business People Never Say

If a saying is old or common enough, people tend to accept it without much thought. Advice like "always follow your heart" and "what they don't know won't hurt them" isn't only wrong; it's dangerous.<p>I spoke recently with Alexander Kjerulf, founder of Woohoo Inc. Kjerulf is recognized as an expert …

Employment

Unflinchingly, Lisa Yuskavage

<i>Note: This post contains artistic depictions of nudity.</i><p>I first met Lisa Yuskavage in the shop where I work part time. She was searching for special thick ponytail holders that only we sell, and I helped her find them. Over time we became friendly and would chat whenever she came in, mostly about …

Mardi Gras

Are women really better than men at furniture assembly (as IKEA claim)?

In 2008, Petra Hesser – the then head of flat-pack furniture company IKEA in Germany, now the group's Global Human Resources Manager – made headlines …

Psychology

10 Ways to Put Time to Work for You

“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” -Jim Rohn<p>If you’re looking for a walking (well . . . ticking) contradiction, <i>time</i> fits the bill. It’s …

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Canada's banking bet on the world's 1%

The Bible tells us the poor will always be with us. But if you have a stake in RBC — and odds are you do — you'd better hope the same thing applies …

Business (Canada)

A Kundalini Meditation for Staying Grounded

Senior Kundalini Yoga teacher Guru Jagat shares a meditation using mahan gyan mudra to help you gain more confidence and maybe even feel …

Yoga

This 60-Year-Old Man Uses His Impressive Yoga Skills to Drink Beer From His Forehead

Yoga has proven to yield a number of benefits for one's wellness and health in addition to increasing flexibility. One more perk that yogis can now add to that list? Being able to drink a glass of beer from your forehead. Yup — a 60-year-old man put the Plow pose to good use and bet his …

5 Ways to Think More Clearly: Brain Health and Mental Maintenance | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your friend texts you about their frustrating day, your taxes have to be filed, the radio spouts news of another disaster somewhere, and you still …

A startup that's raised $25 million is helping celebrities like Christina Applegate design their homes

Fine, who worked for years for renowned interior design firm Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, was on her way home from a client meeting when she decided she needed to start her own business.<p>"I had a style board with me in the car that I'd hot-glue gunned samples to in the traditional way that …

Startups

10 Indestructible Houseplants

Spider plant (<i>Chlorophytum comosum</i>)<p><i>Chlorophytum</i><i>,</i> native to tropics around the globe, probably owes its popularity to its unique growth habit. The …

Plants

Give the gift of money smarts to your kids this year

I have no problem deciding on Christmas gifts for my two boys. Buying for my daughter, Sarah, and my wife, Carolyn, is another story. When it comes to the boys, they now appreciate the same type of gifts I'd like for myself, including any cordless tool, my initials on a blacksmith BBQ branding …

15 Insanely Easy Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

'Tis the season for sparkling lights, beautiful trees, and garlands galore! Decking out your home for the holidays is always enjoyable, but it can …

Decorations