Rick Wahls

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39 Free DIY Router Table Plans & Ideas That You Can Easily Build

Most people use routers as a handheld tool. While it’s a viable option, a router mounted in a table (or a router table) is safer to use and can be …

Who is the freeloader: the working poor on food stamps — or corporations that don’t pay them enough?

Sen. Sherrod Brown has a plan to tax corporations that don’t pay their workers enough.<p>Republicans in Congress just failed to pass a bill that would impose harsher work requirements for federal food stamps as part of the so-called farm bill, but there’s no sign they’re giving up on the idea anytime …

New Scientific Theory Suggests That The Universe Is Conscious And We Are A Part Of A Giant Mind!

<b>WE ARE THE UNIVERSE BECOMING CONSCIOUS OF ITSELF!</b><p>Science and technology have relatively bridged the gap between man and the universe throughout the …

6 signs you are addicted to being busy and the reasons why

A psychologist reveals all…<p>Being too busy can often be overwhelming and stress-inducing. You have a gigantic to-do list and so little time to achieve …

Time Management

Must Atheists Trash Religion?

WE LIVE IN polarized times, and that’s no secret. This polarization is often noted and often lamented. It is said to be tearing our country apart at …

Before & After: A Growing Family's Smart Closet Conversion

Reader Tamera is having a baby — yay! Tamera's rental apartment does not feature a room for a baby — boo! Fortunately, it does have a generously …

Pope is asked: What image do you have of yourself? His answer is worthy of reflection

Francis recounts what he learned from an Italian actress who was asked to get rid of her wrinkles so she could be more successful.<p>It’s an unusual …

Pope Francis

How the ketogenic diet with no exercise outperforms the standard American diet with exercise

Myths die hard—especially bad ones, it seems. In the last few months I’ve attended fitness classes in which the instructor told us that if we finish …

Diabetes

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours a Week on ‘Compound Time’

Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.<p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Creativity

Hillary Clinton’s election loss compared to the death and resurrection of Jesus by her own pastor

Hillary Clinton’s pastor, United Methodist City Society Executive Director Rev. Bill Shillady, recently revealed to CNN the email that he sent Clinton the day after she lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.<p>Seeming to compare Clinton’s campaign and loss to the resurrection of Jesus …

The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less

We live in an age of “total work.” It’s a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after World War II—describing the process by which human beings are transformed into workers, and the entirety of life is then transformed into work. Work becomes total when all of human life is …

Hung Up

This is Napoleon Hill’s most ignored secret to success

Napoleon Hill’s “The Path to Personal Power” focuses on one of the most neglected steps in the life coach’s famous program of success — and one that …

How To Install Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting

One of the most effective ways to improve your curb appeal is to install low voltage outdoor lighting. Not only does it give your house a high end …

Home Improvement

Build Your Practical Workshop

In this excerpt from “The Practical Workshop: A Woodworker’s Guide to Workbenches, Layout & Tools,” Christopher Schwarz discusses how the book can …

Donald Trump thought being president “would be easier” — and so did his deeply ignorant voters

What can you even say? The profound political illiteracy of roughly half our electorate brought us to this<p>“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck,” the great George Carlin once said. “Where does everybody think these politicians come from?” he asked, “They don’t fall out of …

Life Is a Video Game—Here Are the Cheat Codes

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as Life. As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of Life is often quite difficult. You …

Walk this way: inside the perfect spring garden

Hundreds of years in the making, the garden at the grade I-listed Rymans in West Sussex is a marvel – particularly when it comes to tulips<p>A historic grade I-listed house and its garden is not for the faint-hearted, especially when both are in a serious state of decline. Although the garden at …

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Motivation

Best Flowers to Start from Seed

Easiest Flowers to Grow from Seed<p>14 Flowers to Start from Seed<p>Updated September 15, 2016<p>Do you want to enjoy a beautiful flower garden without …

10 Little Things to Remember When Life No Longer Excites You

Once upon a time, there was a girl who could do anything in the world she wanted. All she had to do was choose something and focus. So one day she …

Painting

Two Simple Steps To Sell Anybody On Your Vision

We aren’t all motivated by the same things. Here’s how to secure everybody’s buy-in, in this order.<p>Something needs to change, and you think you know how. In other words, you’ve got a vision, and now you just need to sell it to other people. To help you out, there are two basic facts of psychology …

Innovation

Zen Philosopher Alan Watts Explains Why You Need to Stop Trying to Improve Yourself

I think we’ve all tried to improve ourselves at some point, whether through therapy, mindfulness, reiki or all manner of new age fads. In fact, …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

15 Quotes From the Founder of Zen Buddhism That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Ever heard of Bodhidharma? He was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited with being the founder of Zen …

Within You Without You

I have been drawn to the practice of <i>shamatha</i> from the time I was first introduced to it, in Dharamsala, India, in the early 1970s. I was immediately …

Meditation

A spiritual master explains the best way to stop overthinking everything and find peace in the present moment

What’s the secret to stop overthinking everything?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>Some experts advise you to distract your mind with an activity. …

9 Essential Qualities of a Zen Mind (And How You Can Cultivate Each One)

Many of us are stressed out these days thanks to a fast pace of life. In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent agreed that …

A 5-Second Habit to Rewire Your Harshly Self-Critical Brain

<b>“I acknowledge my own worth. My confidence is growing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sometimes I feel like a spider whose web is repeatedly torn down. I plan something …