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10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In

Have you ever stepped out of the car (after a traffic-dodging drive from the city) into fresh mountain air, drawn in a deep breath, and felt …

Chinese Government Admits One Fifth Of Country's Farmland Is Polluted

The report raises sharp concerns about the country's food safety after years of unbridled industrialization.<p>Results of a nationwide survey of soil samples taken from 2005 through last year show contamination in 16.1 percent of the country's soil overall and 19.4 percent of its arable land.<p>More than …

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Photo essay | Gaza’s poorest struggle to survive

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Salih Alwadiya is among the Gaza Strip’s poorest. The 61-year-old’s home consists of a kitchen, several small rooms and a space devoted to pigeons and a goose. Many of his 20 children live with him and his three wives near a sewage plant. In all, more than 50 people live in …

DIY: Mosaic Ornaments from CDs + Video Tutorial

I've been itching to make holiday crafts all year and I'm so excited to share my first one. For this week's DIY project, I'm making some sparkly …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

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Three Sure Signs That a Person Is Not Happy

Everyone remembers that one time when mom or dad accidentally said, "We just want you to be happy." They were lying. You knew it. They knew it. If it was true, then why didn't they mortgage the house to cover your foodie trek across Italy rather than suggesting you go to law school? Okay, maybe I'm …

You Are Not Your Job

<i>"I was terminated."</i><p>This was the text I received a few months ago from an Awake Exec who lost her job.<p>She knew it was coming.<p>After all, she was privy to the numbers.<p>She'd also watched as colleagues went into the boss' office one by one, only to emerge and pack up their things.<p>And then... he asked to …

How I Figured Out What I Wanted To Do With My Life

If you’re stuck in a job you hate, you’re (unfortunately) not alone. In fact, an astonishing more than 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with their …

Make a Habit of Happiness and Resiliency

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more …

Positive Procrastination: Getting Stuff Done, Intuitively

I relish a good organizational system (love getting stuff done) as much as creative freedom. The answer for me (and maybe for you) is structured flow.<p>…

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Iyanla Vanzant: 4 Ways To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

By Iyanla Vanzant<p><b>Q: How do I stop comparing myself with others?</b><p>1. Get clear about you.<p>A sense of self lets you see others' successes and become better, not bitter. List words that describe you: smart, strong, kind; mother, friend, visionary. Value yourself and you won't want to be like anyone …

9 Sources of Inspiration for Highly Successful People

Richard Branson, Naomi Simson, and other top influencers talk about what drives them.<p>LinkedIn recently published a series featuring a wide range of things that can provide inspiration.<p>In the series titled "What Inspires Me," LinkedIn Influencers shared what keeps them working, from a harsh …

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The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

Motivation

The 5 Most Effective Ways To Live In The Zone | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The wise use of time is a learned skill. From the day I arrived at the U.S. Naval Academy, the demands on my time were fierce. I learned quickly that …

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7 do's and don'ts for a better-working brain

The secret to a brain that's on its A game at all times: staying healthy from head to toe. Habits like keeping blood pressure and cholesterol levels …

3 Things to Ask Yourself When You’re Just Not Bouncing Back

Do you ever wonder why you’re not bouncing back from things as fast as you usually do?<p>Maybe you’re facing a big stressor or perhaps it’s something so …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

GET THE BOOK BY<br>ERIN FALCONER!<p>Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity …

9 Ways to Improve your Ability to Focus

I’ve been obsessed with focus lately.<p>It’s a highly valuable skill in an era characterized by multitasking, smart phones and constant distraction.<p>Your …

5 Ways To Rescue An Unproductive Day

It’s not like you don’t have things to do–some days just never get off the ground.<p>Some days you’re on fire. And some days, you’re not. Every time you try to crank out a report, you wind up on Facebook. You haven’t heard back from anyone whose input is necessary for a project. You have a million …

Empathy Is the Key to Effective Leadership

Tom Gimbel, CEO of LaSalle Network, advises managers to find ways of connecting with individual employees to learn their specific motivations.<p>Video Transcript<p><b>00:10 Tom Gimbel:</b> There are a lot of places and a lot of classes you can take on how to be an effective manager. Unfortunately, when you're …

Leadership

Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

Don’t Treat People The Same. You Lose Potential.

My nephew has a form of Autism that falls on the spectrum close to high-functioning. He is an amazing kid who is constantly placed in a learning …

7 Tips for Pursuing Your Passion, Even If You Feel Behind

<b>“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”</b> …

4 Habits of Superbly Confident People

Having confidence, to me, is this awesome feeling that feels like you are walking on steady and solid ground, 10 feet tall.<p>Wanted to share with you some of my thoughts of how to have that feeling.<p>One of my favorite movie scenes is from the movie <i>Chariots of Fire</i>, where the runner Eric Liddell is …

Why Being Formulaic Makes You More Creative

Calling someone's work formulaic is seen as an insult in many circles. The truth is that our most creative thinkers often use formulas in everything they do."¨<p>Formulaic. The word sends shivers down the spines of artists, authors, inventors, and innovators everywhere. Creative types tend to want to …

Creativity