Melissa Schmidt

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Here Are Some Tips on How to Start a Freelance Writing Business

Writing is one profession that is especially suited to people who want flexibility in where, how, and when they work. That's because most types of …

TaskRabbit connects you to safe and reliable help in your neighborhood

TaskRabbit has enabled me to have the flexibility to work around the schedule of being a full-time mom.<p>– Tatiana T.<p>LA & OC Tasker since …

People Are Obsessed With Caviar In Their Beauty Products—Here’s Why

What do you think of this fishy trend?<p>You may think of caviar as just an expensive delicacy for the rich and famous. But did you know that caviar actually has major beauty benefits?<p>Don’t worry, we’re not telling you to put raw fish eggs on your face (although some spas do offer facials that do just …

The New ‘Double Cleansing’ Trend Says You Should Wash Your Face Twice—But Is It Worth It?

We asked the experts.<p>If you are anything like us, you probably find washing your face every night before bed to be a daunting task sometimes (it's okay, we're right there with you). So it might sound surprising that double-cleansing—yes, washing your face TWICE—has become the new standard for daily …

This Is How to Make Your Hands Look Younger Again

Hands are one of the first places to show signs of aging, often aging faster than our faces. Losing volume and plumpness can reveal veins and bones, …

3 Simple Steps to Writing Emails Even CEOs Will Open | Inc.com

Writing a professional email that results in a clear action is truly an artform. This may sound harsh, but no one is obligated to respond to an unsolicited email.<p>Time is a valuable resource and surveys show that the average American employee can spend upwards of six hours a day in their inbox! If …

Get The Highly Addictive Stress Block Desk Toy For Just $15

<b>Stress Blocks</b> are the addicting desk toys designed to focus your mind and keep your hands occupied with six different fidget-friendly activities. …

These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change How You Work Forever

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups AccordingThe post These 25 Productivity Principles Will Change …

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

DIY Copper Wire Heart Photo Holder

Photographic displays can make a house a home. You can personalise a wall with a picture frames and canvases, but there is something simple and …

Crafting

12 DIY Feather Crafts

How to make DIY feather crafts that are adorable. These step by step tutorials are going to knock your socks off! Feather crafting is an art that is …

Cute

Make Your Own Vintage Edison Bookends Lamp

Vintage pieces are always stylish but true vintage can command a steep price. Instead, make your own lamp, featuring one of the great interesting …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

Motivation

Cheap Thrills: This Weeks Best Furniture Finds Under $50

There are a handful of things for your home you should not skimp on if you can help it. For furnishings you put through the wringer on a daily basis …

Home Decorating

8 Storage Solutions to Maximize Your Hidden Bedroom Space

Stuck in a small bedroom? If it feels like you don't have room for extra storage, look again—there's plenty of space in the spots you're not paying …

Making Academic Vocabulary Stick

<i>with Marilee Sprenger</i><p>Watch the on demand archive presentation and download handouts by clicking the link below and entering the requested …

The Imperfect Beauty of Concrete Countertops

Unique styling and durability are just a couple of the reasons that concrete countertops have become so popular. A far cry from the early versions, …

Hang All Your Beautiful Crap By Making These Gorgeous Copper Ladders

Stairway to heaven, for sure.<p>* ¾-inch copper pipe<p>* 12 ¾-inch copper tees<p>* 4 ¾-inch copper tube caps (type C)<p>* Tubing cutter (or ask your hardware provider if they will cut your pipe for you!)<p>* Epoxy glue<p>* Clear sealant<p>* Scouring pad<p># Rub a scouring pad along the pipes to remove any printing.<p># Use a …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Productivity Training, Time Management, Attention Management, Speaker

<i>As seen in</i><p>Training<p>Change Negative Behaviors / Maximize ROI<p>Speaking<p>Educate / Empower / Entertain<p><i>Trusted by</i><p>Maura’s Books: Start reading for …

11 awesome podcasts to kill off the dreaded dead time

“Work smarter, not harder” is often heard advice for entrepreneurs wishing to have at least one more hour in their day.<p>While I longed for the same, I also noticed I did actually have a lot of so called ‘dead time’ during my day. You know, commuting from point A to point B, or just one of those …

Entrepreneurship

15 Home Organizing Mini-Tasks You Can Tackle in 15 Minutes

Okay, so you've got a few minutes before the newest episode of your favorite show comes on—how do you spend it? You could flip through the channels …

Cleaning

20 Ways to Have a Minimalist Home in 2018

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>As much as we love a home bursting with bright colors …

Pantry Organization – DIY Leather Labels

Happy 2017 friends! We enjoyed soaking up time with family & friends over the last couple weeks and are slowly easing our way back here to blog …

DIY

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

5 Mindful Habits that Lead to a Minimalist Home

Creating a beautiful, minimalist home can be done in one fell swoop with the help of some major de-cluttering, but <i>maintaining</i> a minimalist home is a …

Minimalism

Studio Living: To Divide or Not To Divide?

The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine who's about to move cross-country for grad school. She'll be going from a spacious house shared …

Small Spaces

15 Super Smart Ways to Use the IKEA Kallax Bookcase

The IKEA Expedit (lately reborn as the Kallax) has, like a lot of classics, an incredibly simple design. And like a lot of IKEA pieces, it lends …

Living Rooms

7 Ways to Relieve Boredom by Hustling for Extra Cash

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the last company I worked for, I spent hours bored at work. One day, it just clicked in my head that I needed to start something. I began by blogging and making money on the site. That turned into real cash, to the point where I was …

Small Business

13 Ways to Make Money Online That Aren't Scams

<i>Looking to earn some money on the side? The Internet can help. Wise Bread has rounded up 13 scam-free ways to make money online, from TaskRabbit to Skillshare. Keep scrolling to start raking it in!</i><p>Welcome to the gig economy!<p>Thanks to faster and better start-ups sprouting all around the country, you …