Raul Long

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Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

Amazing Pallet Installation Ideas

We started working on several wooden pallet furniture ideas due to various reasons, and one among them was to bring about a change. We just wanted to …

Furniture

11 Fun Atlantic Coastal Escapes for Winter

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our heads. Coastal and beach towns along the southern Atlantic seaboard are offering off-season rates and special weekend packages making their charming …

Virginia Beach

13 tricks to lead a simpler, happier life

Since then, the thread has ballooned to nearly 700 answers, with users from all over the world weighing in on how to eliminate physical and mental clutter, increase productivity, and ultimately be a happier person.<p>We picked out 13 recent responses that offer creative strategies for streamlining. …

Time Management

6 Exercises to Chisel Your Serratus | Men's Health

If you’re a huge fan of the <i>Rocky</i> movie franchise, you’ll be all too familiar with this body part. Rocky Balboa kept getting in better shape from <i>Rocky I</i> to <i>IV</i>. But he went from lean to shredded from <i>Rocky III</i> to <i>IV</i>. And the muscle that “popped” the most was Rocky’s serratus.<p>Some would say that it was …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

Harvard Business School

6 tips to better negotiate your salary

Negotiating your salary may be a tricky process. Get 6 tips that can help you be better prepared.<p>I am willing to bet that most of us during the …

Employment

Ditch debt and start saving

Getting yourself out of debt requires a solid plan. Get pointers on how you can reduce your credit card or student loan debt and start saving.<p>THE …

Personal Finance

How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck a Man's Relationship... and What You Can Do to Heal

<i>By Jed Diamond, Ph.D.</i><p>We all want real, lasting love in our lives. We spend a lot of time searching for that special someone, but even when we find them we can't be sure the relationship will last. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness …

Save Me

How To Avoid A Down Payment On A Mortgage

When purchasing a house, most people provide a cash down payment and borrow the remainder of the purchase price from a mortgage lender. A standard down payment is 20% of the appraised value of the home.<p>You are less of a risk to mortgage companies if you have provided 20% of the value. If you …

Personal Finance

7 Simple Truths to Hijack Your Bad Habits and Shake You Awake

<i>This is your invitation to wake up. This is the tap on your shoulder, the unexpected epiphany, the whisper in your ear, the serendipitous encounter, and the sign on the side of the road that you have been looking for. Below are seven ideas to hijack any habits which may be keeping you stuck. Join</i> …

Self-help

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

Justin Faerman, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Saying Goodbye to My Daughter the First and Last Time

My children returned to school last week. And there was a moment. One that nobody but me noticed. The kids at our bus stop were scrambling onto the bus, darting down the aisle to find a seat, and my son and daughter were the last to walk up the stairs.<p>"Hey!" my husband yelled, iPhone poised to take …

Parenting

How to Instantly Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Will things ever change?<p>Will a time ever come when you stop self-sabotaging? A time when you, once and for all, become your greatest self and live …

Self-help

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Motivation

How to Double Your Salary in Less Than a Year--Guaranteed

Want to make more money? Here is a guide to doubling your income in the next 12 months.<p>Many people would love to double their salary but feel it is almost impossible. That's why when they come across an article with such a promising title, such as this, they disregard the information presented, …

Employment

5 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way to Success

While a lot of the entrepreneurs I’ve met and mentored in the past decade have been successful, I’ve probably met as many, if not more, unsuccessful …

Seth Godin

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.<p>If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need …

Procrastination

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

The Brain

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror

How To Reduce Belly Fat Fast.

Men who carry a waistline larger than 40 inches and women with a waist measurement of 35 or more typically have unhealthy amounts of belly fat. A …

7 Things to Never Do Before or After Sex

<i>By Karen Cicero, Prevention.com</i><p>(Main Photo By: Getty Images)<p>You can have the best sex of your life in your 40s and beyond. After all, you have plenty of experience, you know what you like, and you're probably not as shy about expressing your desires. But even practiced lovers can make some pre- and …

Urinary Tract Infection

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Top 20 Bodyweight Circuits For Rapid Fat Loss

The most effective way to burn fat is a sound diet.<p>Period.<p>The second way (and close in effectiveness) is circuit training. Circuit training will suck …

11 Quotes About Success From History's Greatest Entrepreneurs

"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong," Benjamin Franklin once said. These attitudes of success are timeless and guide every entrepreneur's journey.<p>While there's an abundance of contemporary entrepreneurs worth quoting, I've long had a fascination with legendary …

Motivation

4 Tips on How to Avoid A Boring Life

Why are some people so <b>positive, full of energy and joyful</b> in their life?<p>Do you remember the times when you were bored and thought that your life had</b> …