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10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an …

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Sewing

20 Of The Best-Selling Beauty Products From Amazon In 2016

Amazon is the go-to beauty resource for those who are just too damn busy to get to the store. It's a life-saver when you've just run out of your …

A History of Philosophy in 81 Video Lectures: From Ancient Greece to Modern Times

Above, you can watch 81 video lectures tracing the history of philosophy, moving from Ancient Greece to modern times. Arthur Holmes presented this …

Ancient Greece

A Christmas Letter To Parents, From A Kid Who Doesn't Have Any

Your kids aren't going to remember what you get them for Christmas. They're just not.<p>At least I don't.<p>My mother died when I was a teen, my dad when I …

Want, need, wear, read: Will the 'four gift rule' take off?

<b>Are the days of rampant spending on children at Christmas coming to an end? A trend which has gained traction over the past few years on social media is the "four gift rule". Parents pledge to give their offspring just four presents: Something they want, something they need, something to wear and</b> …

Parenting

Men Open Up On Losing The Women They Love And The Inexplicable Pain Of Grief

'I’d go to my room at night and it would all come out.'<p>It’s no secret that a large proportion of men feel uncomfortable or unable to show emotion, …

This trick makes a cheap bottle taste like premium vodka

You may not need to suffer through a budget bottle of vodka.<p>Everyone would love to be able to go to the store and pick up a premium vodka, but not everyone's budgets will allow for such an indulgence.<p>But there's good news for those who want to stock up on booze for the holidays. The lowest quality …

Alcohol

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure.<p>At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the …

Middle-class

If You're Looking For a V-Day Dessert, These Cookies Are For You

Valentine's Day and chocolate go hand and hand. Once February 14th hits, our heads are filled with visions of love—dare we say, lust?—for the sweet. …

French Toast in a Mug - Jelly Toast

February 24, 2015<p>This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are my own.<p>This French Toast in a Mug is definitely a new twist on my typical …

Breakfast

21 Tweets About Married Life That Are Right On The Money

"The closest I've been to a nightclub is trying to find my wife in Sephora."<p>Marriage is a sacred union that should be treated with the utmost reverence ― well, most of the time anyway.<p>Every now and then you just have to laugh at the ridiculousness that comes with sharing your life with another …

Flavors

For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again

“Jesus loves me — this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” This is a childish error?Evangelical Christianity has a big problem, says Andy Stanley, …

Theology

Innovative tiny house on wheels rolls on for $65K

They got creative, tricked out their large tiny house, and have to sell before they can move in<p>Tiny houses on wheels are built from dreams, or necessity. A couple finished a large high-end tiny house just in time for good news that means they have to sell it. Like many tiny houses, its mix of …

How To Clean Grease From Your Kitchen Cabinets

Most of the surfaces in our kitchen get a daily cleaning. The counter tops, food prep areas, the sink and appliances. One area often over looked is …

52 Obtainable Ways to Simplify Your Life

I shuttled laundry from one room to another, the theme song of Strawberry Shortcake playing in the background.<p><i>♪ Life is sweet, l</i><i>ife is good</i><p><i>♪ Life is</i> …

Productivity

Baby potatoes baked in parchment with thyme and black olive butter

SERVES<p>6 as a side dish<p>INGREDIENTS<p>35g butter, softened<br>• 35g pitted black olives, finely chopped<br>• 1 small clove garlic, crushed<br>• Squeeze of lemon juice<br>• 540g baby waxy potatoes (they should be really small, halve them if not)<br>• 6 sprigs of thyme<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6.<p>Mash the butter and …

Marks & Spencer

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …

Happy Father’s Day: The Best Tweets From The Funniest Dads On Twitter

Father’s Day is this weekend and in honor of that momentous occasion, we’re celebrating the men in our lives. That’s right. This week’s tweets are …

19 Ways Kids Drive Parents Crazy

We love our kids with our whole being, but we all know they can push every last button we have. Suddenly you find yourself locked in the bathroom …

Why Bipolar Medication is Not Optional

Bipolar disorder is a major mental illness. The bottom line is that if you have a mental illness, you have to take responsibility for your treatment …

Mental Health

Organizing with an ADHD mind

<b>Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland.</b><i>Today we welcome guest post author Ryan</i> …

Minimalism

4 Things My Mom Taught Me About Theology

Out of all the pastors, authors, and theologians in the world, who has influenced you most theologically?<p>I asked myself this question and started …

Evangelical Christianity

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

My full-time working mom taught me what parenting is truly about with daily lunchbox letters

1/<p>Here's a picture of my mom and me in 2003 on the left, and again in 2013 on the right.<p>Skye Gould<p>2/<p>This is the shoebox I kept the letters in. We …

Parenting

Beauty Box Subscription for Women

Get a monthly box of personalized makeup, haircare and skincare samples delivered right to your door. Stock up on your favorite beauty brands and …

7 Things People With Emotional Control Don't Do

We've all been there; that moment when we calm down and realize that our emotions just completely took over our bodies and caused us to behave in a way that we now regret.<p>While this is natural and human, the frequency of this experience is completely contingent upon how we've learned to regulate …

Kristen Bell's Stance On Mental Health Is Positively Perfect

Why can't everyone think like this?<p>Kristen Bell has a message for anyone facing a mental health issue: There's absolutely no shame in asking for help.<p>The "Frozen" star recently opened up about her own experience with depression and anxiety in an interview with "Off Camera with Sam Jones," where she …

Mental Health

The spark of life: Science and the Bible meet again

For me, images released recently by Northwestern University scientists of tiny light flashes signaling the moment of human conception are evocative of a larger, cosmic-sized truth espoused by both science and the Bible. Namely, the creation of the universe itself – the mother of all moments of …

How to Road Trip Through Wyoming's National Parks

The West’s open spaces may be vast, but some of its richest treasures are concentrated in the northwest corner of Wyoming, home to Grand Teton and …