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Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Education

5 Tactics to Win a Negotiation, According to an FBI Agent

It was 1998 and I was standing in a narrow hallway outside an apartment on the 27th floor of a high-rise in Harlem. I was the head of the New York …

New York City

3 creative ways to monetize your Instagram following

Thanks to the visual social network’s growing active user base, major ROI on direct response advertising, an average annual follower growth rate among brands of 100 percent and new advertising formats and capabilities being rolled out regularly, companies are investing heavily in Instagram-based …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

Motivation

Here's How To Turn Traveling The World Into Your Job

Pro tips from top bloggers around the world.

15 Awesome Things You Can Do With Oatmeal

What if we told you that you could lose weight, lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes for as little as 13 <i>cents</i> per day? You …

Breakfast

To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind

You don't need more motivation. You don't need to be inspired to action. You don't need to read any more lists and posts about how you're not doing …

The 15 Most Popular Free Online Courses for Professionals

It's never too late to invest in your career.<p>It's never too late to invest in your career. Fortunately, we live in a time where we all have access to an elite education at our fingertips, not to mention completely free of charge. All you have to do is create a free account at Coursera, and you'll …

professionals

41 Ways to Give Back (That Don't Involve Writing a Check)

Crisp, cool temps and the return of pumpkin-spice everything mean one thing is for sure: The gifting season’s almost upon us. While that means lots …

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

The scientists with reasons to be cheerful

Photograph: Universal History Archive/Getty Images<p>Loaded to the gunnells: an illustration of boats shipping guano in the 1850s from Peru.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/31352b32e8832ad26ba84131dc5cf596ccf13351/0_419_5000_3000/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Look and learn: an example of the everyday …

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Psychology

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

Self-improvement

The Next Level of Blogging: Examples of Video-Channels by Bloggers

*I have noticed that more bloggers are moving onwards to <b>video blogging</b> and cultivating an audience on <i>YouTube</i>.Blogging is becoming visual …

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life

My husband Thom and I have been on the path of simplifying our lives for several years. Every now and then we like to sit down and discuss ways we can better live that example. So while we don't consider ourselves experts on the subject, we do think it's helpful to list what we consider to be most …

10 incredible day trips from Vancouver

There's so much to see and do in Vancouver that you might forget to check out what the surrounding area has to offer. A transport hub with great access to the rest of BC, Vancouver is the perfect jumping-off point for day trips into the region. Here are our top 10 escapes from the city.<p>Steveston<p>An …

Western Canada

One Guy Figured Out How To Plan The Best Road Trip Ever

Don't know where to go on your next family road trip? Let your computer decide for you! At least that's what two people did when they decided to plan the a road trip to see the entire United States.<p>Discovery News Reporter Tracy Staedter got in touch with Randy Olson, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan …

Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

Photograph: Franck Allais for the Guardian<p>Food engineers can now create a ‘natural’ mature cheese flavouring within 72 hours.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/17/1424172457409/ace179b6-e075-4486-b6aa-a905ed82394e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Franck Allais for the …

Food Industry

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

Motivation

10 Tips For Better Night Landscape Photography

Have the Right Gear<p>Photographing at night will require you to be prepared, which includes having the right gear with you. You’ll almost certainly …

Landscape Photography

Brothers Grimm Landscapes

German photographer Kilian Schönberger, whose we have talked about a lot, has made a series devoted to misty landscapes and the fairy and magic …

Snow White

4 Effective Ways To Master Your Mindset – Jeffery Combs

World class strategy and mindset coach Jeffery Combs has mentored over 9000 individual clients and has been an entrepreneur for over 30 years. …

3 Effective Ways To Take Your Life To The Next Level

In my experience of coaching and counselling, I have found that the number one limiting belief that people hold is that <b>they are not in control</b> of …

7 strange questions that will help you find your life purpose

ONE DAY, when my brother was 18, he waltzed into the living room and proudly announced to my mother and me that one day he was going to be a senator. …

Self-improvement