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40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Positive Thinking

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

Every Chicken Soup Recipe You Could Possibly Need

Feed your soul.<p>Here’s the thing with chicken soup: we don’t eat enough of it. There are so many soups out there, it’s easy to forgot about the standard chicken. That’s a mistake, because chicken soup is a really satisfying meal during the frigid months of winter, and it’s also proven to help ward …

Cooking

Get your house fully connected with a smart light switch

Out of all the home appliances you'd expect could be smart-ified as part of the connected home, the classic light switch might be last on the list. …

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

9 Fluffy Facts About the Shih Tzu

The shih tzu, known for its humorous-sounding name (the real pronunciation is actually “sheed-zoo,” thank you very much), has a lot to offer. Loyal …

7 One-Pot Meals That Are Ridiculously Easy And Good

Because who likes doing the dishes?

Here’s Why You Should Always Open Your Car Door with Your Right Hand

The "Dutch reach" could save lives—so why don't we teach it in America?<p>If you live in a city, every commute could be a “best-of” reel of dangerous …

Bike Lanes

When to Sell Your Employee Stock?

As the end of June approaches and the second quarter of business wraps up, many employees of publicly traded companies begin to struggle with …

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

14 Hottest Smart Home Gadgets of CES 2017

Willow Wearable Breast Pump<p>The Willow Wearable Breast Pump (<i>$429</i>) isn’t just hands free, it’s also unencumbered by that tired tangle of tubes, wires, …

Smart Homes

Handling Non Functional Requirements in User Stories

For Training, Coaching, and Consulting engagements, please contact me for details on how I can help your organization.<p><b>Please Note:</b> User Stories are …

Technologies that software testers need to master in 2017 and beyond | Zephyr

The wide-spread adoption of agile software development methodologies and DevOps in the past few years is helping businesses become much more …