Michelle Vte

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The Genius Way to Practice Self-Care by Incorporating the 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 rule (or the Pareto principle) argues that in many cases, 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes. It comes from Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto's findings in the 19th century that 80 percent of the land at the time was owned by 20 percent of the population. This …

Time Management

Improve Your Morning Routine, Improve Your Life

It was almost 4 pm on a Monday afternoon when I found myself screaming inside my car. I was on my way to an OrangeTheory Fitness class, and I really wanted to get there in time to pick my favorite treadmill. I had picked the route that, I imagined, would have the least amount of traffic but, alas, …

Time Management

5 Ways to Stop Your Social Media Addiction

<i>We all love the internet. In fact, most of us couldn’t function without it! Sometimes, though, it can be a huge time suck and actually make tasks</i> …

Social Media

Instagram’s Creepy New Feature Tells Friends How Often You’re on the App — Here’s How to Turn It Off

Keep your Instagram usage a mystery.<p>We’re all guilty of stalking certain accounts on Instagram—whether it’s your ex, cute dogs, that blogger who …

Messaging

How to Stay Organized, According to 11 Really, Really Busy Women

Whenever a new year begins (hey 2018), it always feels like the right time to get your shit together. New year, new you! Make those resolutions, plan to drink those 8 cups of water, promise to get to meetings on time, pledge to be a more put-together human, etc.<p>But then, slowly but surely, you …

5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain

You're reading 5 Ways Mindfulness Can Relieve Your Chronic Pain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Mindfulness

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Productivity

New Samsung notebooks: Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9, and Notebook 7 Spin

Samsung announced a trio of new Notebooks to join its 2018 line-up (some of which were already out in Korea), with the occasion of this year’s CES: …

HP unveils "world's most powerful convertible PC" — the HP Spectre x360 15

The Spectre x360 15 is one of the first laptops to run the 8th-gen Intel processor Radeon RX Vega M graphics<p>Fresh off the back of Intel unveiling its …

The Dell XPS 13 just became the most anticipated laptop of CES 2018

The Dell XPS 13 has been the best laptop on the market for a while now. Its bezel-game was ahead of the curve, and it even offered low-end …

Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind

Fill your lungs and empty your mind - deep-breathing techniques will help you keep a clear head<p>Breathing seems like something we do unconsciously, …

8 Slow Cooker Meals You Should Make To Get A Flat Stomach In 2018

This year you can lose weight, gain energy, feel incredible, and not have to spend hours cooking in your kitchen. Your slow cooker and these eight …

How to become an internet entrepreneur in midlife

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of the America’s Entrepreneurs Special Report.<p>You’ve read the headlines that …

Small Business

Experts Say You Should Eat These Foods If You Want to Lose Weight in 2018

It feels good to have a fresh start, and even if you're not a fan of New Year's resolutions, there are probably a few health and fitness goals you want to achieve in 2018. If weight loss is on your to-do list and you're looking for some inspiration on how to clean up your diet, we spoke to two …

Your dog is better at reading your mood than you are at understanding theirs

Who's a clever boy?<p>Anyone who's had a pet will tell you that it can feel like your dog really <i>does</i> understand you and your feelings.<p>Whether they come …

Urgent calls for more guide dog puppy raisers

After losing most of his eyesight to glaucoma, Martin Zgraggen says his guide dog, Kayla, has changed his life.<p>“Somebody had to bring you [to …

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …

Turn Your 'Passionpreneur' Project into a Money Maker. These 4 Entrepreneurs Did Just That.

Turning something close to your heart into something that makes you money may not be as difficult as you think.<p>Co-Founder of E2M<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Turning something close to your heart into something that makes you money may not be as difficult as you think.<p>…

New to the Entrepreneurial Game? These 5 Tips Can Help You Design Your Website Home Page.

How to use your home page to convert your visitors to leads (and even rabid fans).<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re looking for the shortest explanation of what any business does, the home page is where you go. Of course, pou probably already know this. But …

The Results of a Year of Living Productively

<i>This article first appeared in Alpha Efficiency Magazine: Issue 4: Reviewing, subscribe and buy here</i><p>My inability to adhere to the many organizing, …

How Working Smarter -- Not Harder Drives Motivation | Inc.com

I'm sure you've come across that old business axiom that says "work smarter, not harder." Whether you're a freelancer, self employed, small business owner, or working nine to five, we're constantly on the lookout for way to improve our productivity. That's why everyone loves that old saying.<p>You're …

Productivity

Someday, Someone Will Build A Great Dual-Screen Phone—Maybe Even Apple

ZTE’s ungainly new Axon M shows that it isn’t easy to cram two displays into one smartphone. But the concept is still worth pursuing.<p>For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been using a smartphone with a superpower.<p>The ZTE Axon M, which sells exclusively on AT&T for $725, has two screens instead of one. …

Meet the wireless keyboard that never needs to be recharged

Wireless keyboards are the way to go, obviously, but changing batteries or recharging your keyboard is a pain in the butt — even if you only have to …

Former Facebook exec says network is 'destroying how society works'

<i>"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."</i><p>That was the tagline for <i>The Social Network</i>, the film about creating Facebook, and …

Sleep difficulty diminishes with retirement, says study

As work worries abate, sleep difficulties may also diminish when workers make the transition to retirement, according to a recent study from …

10 Smart Ways To Make Self-Care A Part Of Every Meal

Most of us are so caught up in the rat-race, that taking some time off for ourselves seems like a total waste of time. And as we get sucked deeper and deeper into the vortex of the daily grind we stop living and start existing. Even though the idea of “me time” or prioritizing yourself may seem …

Nutrition

Top Destinations in Greece Where Greeks Go

Greece has thousands of islands, yet most travelers tend to focus on the same 10 or so. Although popular islands like Santorini and Mykonos are both …

European Travel

8 Ways To Start Or Buy An E-Commerce Business In Midlife

You’ve read the headlines that scream about how the Internet economy is quickly reaching $4 trillion. And you’ve endured the cable news cycling through storylines of Internet powerhouses such as Amazon, Google and Facebook. Maybe it’s time for <i>you</i> to become an Internet entrepreneur yourself in …

Small Business

11 Productivity Hacks for Work-from-Home Newbies

Working from home and productivity can go hand in hand.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Working from home is no longer taboo. In fact, it’s become extremely common for millions of people – thanks in part to technology that’s made it possible to communicate and …