Tracy Shoup

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How to use Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive or iCloud as your main storage

Introduction<p>With firms such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Dropbox offering gigabytes or even terabytes of online storage, sticking everything in …

Google Drive

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Books

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

What to Do With Your Mind During Meditation

<i>By Lodro Rinzler</i><p>I have been teaching peaceful-abiding meditation for 14 years now, and over that time I have realized that there are many misconceptions about what to do with your mind during meditation. If you have ever sat down in a cross-legged posture, began focusing on your breath, and …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

A Brief Guide to Quitting a Bad Habit

There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones …

The one trick to getting the response you want from an email

On one hand, I love that I just need to waggle my fingers to get pretty much anything I want.<p>In fact, my livelihood depends on email, and if I wield my powers of persuasion correctly, life becomes much more efficient, whether I'm requesting a client's approval on a project or asking my roommates to …

How to make more money while working less

That was my belief, too, until I started surrounding myself with successful entrepreneurs who have put systems in place so their businesses will thrive with or without them.<p><i>Related: Time Management Is Really Life Management</i><p>In an episode of my podcast, The Mentee, I spoke with Keefe Duterte, who …

Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls - Meal Prep - Picky Palate

Grilled Chicken Veggie Bowls – Meal Prep<p>Lots of fun going on in my house right now. My husband and I joined 12 other couples in our area for a fun 8 …

7 tips to market your startup for free

As a startup business owner, you must know the value of every penny - unlike big brands, which readily spend thousands of dollars every month on …

Marketing

Travel tricks to help you slim down

Ever feel like you’ve just started to get in the good eating groove and then a trip comes along and derails your slim down efforts? Fortunately, travel doesn’t have to lead to weight gain, especially if you plan ahead. Try these five slim-down strategies next time you’re leaving home.<p><b>Pump up the</b> …

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

Healthy Lettuce Wrap Recipes to Make for Lunch or Dinner

Lettuce wraps are a popular lunch or dinner option for health-conscious foodies who love their sandwiches and tacos, but don’t necessarily want to …

Healthy Eating

5 Reasons You’ll Never Be a Millionaire (and How to Fix That)

Break these 5 wealth-killing habits to reach your financial goals.<p>What if you could retire early, travel the world, or fund that brilliant business idea you've had tucked away in the corner of your mind?<p>Well, it certainly won't happen by accident, and despite your best efforts, you might just be …

Personal Finance

The Easiest Picnic Recipes (Anyone Can Make)

Picnics are great in theory, but don't they seem like so much work? Between the artfully arranged charcuterie and the picture-perfect mason-jar cocktails, we're pretty sure our patience -- and itty-bitty kitchen -- would crack under the Pinterest-induced pressure.<p>Luckily, we've got just the …

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates write a long to-do list and prioritize items as A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research into time management and productivity, I’ve interviewed over 200 billionaires, Olympians, straight-A students and entrepreneurs. I always ask them …

Time Management

15 Things Wealthy People Do Every Day

<i>By Lou Carlozo, Contributor</i><p>So what do the well-to-do do daily? That is, besides ask the butler to clear the tablecloth with one of those chrome, crumb-scraper thingies? Or send their laundry out via stretch limo? Or visit the bank vault the way some people pop by Trader Joe's?<p>It's true that money …

The future of flat design

Flat will also continue to evolve to incorporate more images.<p>Many of the flat or almost flat sites hitting the web today include photos, something very few early flat sites had. Flat-style colors and typography paired with great images reflect hints of a flat aesthetic that is comfortable with …

6 creative sensory tubs to inspire kid explorers

Your childhood senses are more important than you might think.<p>Sensory play is believed to help children develop by allowing them to experience and …

5 Reasons Your Budget Isn't Working

#5: You're ignoring it.<p>Having a plan for your money should help you manage your funds better and ensure that your money is going to support your …

Personal Finance

A Guide to Extreme Food Budgeting

Jeremy writes in:<p><i>In my current job, I bring in about $780 per biweekly paycheck. I get paid 26 times a year. I make a monthly budget based on two</i> …

Personal Finance

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Knowledge is king. The first step to creating change in your life is to know what you're doing wrong or why you need to change. We've picked out 41 books that will better your life in a dramatic way. Whether it's figuring out how to get out of debt, learning how to be happier, or trying to find …

6 personalities in every office - and how to manage them

The best managers create productive and engaging work environments for team members. That’s why, according to Gallup’s recent State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders report, managers account for 70 percent of the variance in employee engagement. In other words, good managers …

26 Simple Ways To Add Style To Your Home

Finding the right balance between functionality, coziness and style seems difficult to achieve when decorating our homes. No matter how much money we …

17 Low Carb Recipes That Are Fresh, Light And Positively Delicious

Inspiralized, The Spiffy Cookie, The Creative Bite<p>Low carb doesn't necessarily mean healthy, but as today's snack aisles get stuffed with chips, cookies and sweetened drinks, it becomes all too easy to overdo it in the carbohydrate and sugar departments.<p>Because the body processes refined …

30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips

Time is of the essence. Use these tips to manage it.<p>I know you are pressed for time. I believe the best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you <i>do</i> have to work. They come from the company Toggl, maker of (of …

Time Management

31 Life-Changing Beauty Hacks

We know. You're welcome.<p><b>How To Perfect The Daytime Smokey Eye</b><p><b>How To Line Your Lips Perfectly Every Time</b><p><b>The Secret (Genius) Way To Remove Makeup</b><p><b>How To Get Summer Radiant Skin</b><p><b>The Magic Trick That Makes Dark Circles Disappear</b><p><b>3 Secrets To the Perfect At-Home Manicure</b><p><b>How To Make Your Lips Look Twice As</b> …