Lindsey O'Connor

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Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Learn How to Make Great Portraits On the Cheap with Three Simple Setups from Nathan Elson (VIDEO)

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Sleep

8 Things The Happiest Couples Do Every Morning

A little lovin' in the a.m. can set the tone for the rest of your day. ☕️<p>Mornings can feel frantic with everyone trying to get out of bed and out the door on schedule.<p>But making time ― even just a few minutes! ― to connect with your partner before the chaos of the day sets in can make a big …

Play Outside? You Need to Read This Book.

Want to learn how to maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors? How to go farther, hike faster, and be more comfortable in a wider variety of weather conditions? Want to give someone else that ability? Andrew Skurka’s second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guidewill do just that.<p>In 2011, <i>Outside</i> …

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

There's a reason why people say that hindsight is 20/20.If I'd only known the things I know now, my first few years as a photographer would have been …

Landscape Photography

5 Daily Habits of the Brightest and Happiest People

It comes down to what you can and cannot control.<p>Every day we are faced with decisions that are out of our control. Next time you miss that important appointment because the Uber driver got lost, or your grumpy boss is throwing a hissy-fit, remember to chalk it up to chance. You're not …

6 Highly Effective Ways to Defuse an Argument Before It Happens

Here's how to have a peaceful Thanksgiving. At last.<p>Thanksgiving is the time when family and friends gather to share a meal. It's our time to express gratitude for the blessings we've experienced in the past year. But all of that can get derailed by arguments at the dinner table. And this …

5 Mindfulness Activities You Can Do as a Family

Want to make mindfulness a family priority? Bring focus and peace with these powerful practices.<p>With all the unease in the air these days—plus the stress of the holiday season—now may be the perfect time to explore some "mindfulness" activities you can do with your family.<p>Mindfulness is the …

Limitations Are a Story We Tell Ourselves — Go Beyond Them with Mindfulness | Lawrence Levy

The You're So Mummy guide to holidays as a single parent

Alex Manson-Smith and Sarah Thompson, the You’re So Mummy bloggers, offer top tips on how to make family holidays as a solo parent - with many lively children - easy and fun:<p>If like Sarah you’re a single mother, or like Alex you have a husband or partner that works all the time, if you want to go …

Traveling With Kids | Your Kids Will Flip Over These Hotels with a Twist - Classic Play!

by Jillian Crocker, posted on March 20th, 2014 in Traveling With Kids<p>The other day I was thinking about the fact that my twin daughters are about to …

10 Podcasts That’ll Help You Be Your Healthiest Self

Whether you’re trying to take more steps, max out your ClassPass membership with majorly helpful insider hacks or eat better by bringing healthy lunches to work, a lack of motivation is bound to happen. So what’s a girl to do when it’s a struggle to summon some willpower? Phone a friend, turn to …

8 Clever Hacks to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Having an energy-efficient home isn’t good for just the environment. Because, let’s face it: Earth is going down to the gutter. Between the ozone …

Home Improvement

A DIY Shared Bedroom Space For Two Kiddos, Complete With Closet Play Loft

<b>Name:</b> Sofia and Charlie (5 and 3) <b><br>Location:</b> New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada<p>After finding out that I was unexpectedly pregnant with a third …

The Sleeping Bags We Like for Kids

After testing seven sleeping bags on two weekend camping trips with a total of 15 kids between 9 months and 9 years old, we found that the best …

How to Prepare Yourself for the Future of Work

<i>The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. — </i><b>William Gibson</b><p>Work will continue to evolve. Human progress is inevitable. And …

Raise a Kid Who Gets Invited Back

How to teach your child good manners and why being a good guest still matters<p>Whenever I send my 7-year-old to a friend's house, I hold my breath a …

This Is What It's Like To Raise Twins

Double the sleep deprivation, double the fun.<p>View this post on Facebook

12 of the Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of All Time

The best commencement speeches that will not only inspire you but will motivate you when you need it most.<p>Now and then we all need something to pick us up when we're feeling down, to give us clarity when we're confused, to inspire us when we don't feel motivated.<p>These lines, excerpted from a dozen …

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

Sustainability