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Don’t Text Your Crush

I have a proposal for everyone who is single and a fish currently swimming in the proverbial sea.<p>I think we should make a collective pact to never …

How To Be An Independent Woman

A recent dinner conversation with my friend Logan caused me to reevaluate myself as an independent black woman who don’t need a man. We were …

How-To: Fabulous New Year’s Eve Party Hat

Looking for the perfect accessory to top off your New Year’s Eve party outfit? You obviously need an over-the-top fascinator. Luckily, Erin at House of Earnest has the perfect project for you. Behold, her New Year’s Eve party hat tutorial!<p>Ready to get fabulous? Pop on over to House of Earnest to …

How-To: Make Leg Warmers From a Sweater

If you want part, but not all, of your legs to be warm, then why not make yourself some custom leg warmers from a sweater with this darling tutorial by instructables user seabrzz222?

The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …

4 Obvious, But Not So Obvious Ways To Always Be Inspired | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You read some awesome rag-to-riches story of somebody go overcame great odds to be the person he or she is today.<p>Typically, they got out of debt, got …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

Five Steps To Living A Fearless Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is no quick fix or magic pill to move yourself forward from a fearful life to a fearless life. Fear is a powerful glue and you have been stuck …

7 Fierce Ways to Get Motivated

Even after writing 8 Practical Ways to Get Motivated, I couldn’t resist sharing 7 more “fierce” ways to help you get motivated.<p>So what’re you waiting …

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

10 Cognitive Distortions that are Stressing You Out and Sapping Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The sculpture, Parable with a Skull, by Jaroslav Róna features a giant skull resting atop a person’s back weighed down on their hands and knees, and …

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A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

The One Thing Holding You Back In Life (And How to Overcome it)

<i>“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”</i><p>-Thucydides<p><b>Lisa was dazed and confused. Totally lost in life, she was feeling</b> …

4 Quick and Easy Pick Me Ups | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re in a bad mood, it’s easy to wallow in it. But wouldn’t you rather get over the funk and move on? Here are some of the best ways to do …

Comedy

3 Ways to Rebuild Your Life When You've Hit Rock Bottom

<i>“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.”</i><p><i>– W Clement Stone</i><p><b>In 2010 I had the best year of my life. By far.</b><p><b>And then in 2011, I had the worst</b> …

The Importance Of 'Sexuality Awareness' For Self Improvement | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your personal growth is highly dependent on your ‘sexuality awareness’.<p>This awareness begins with the task of knowing what ‘infantile sexuality’ is …

Why Confidence is Both an Inner and Outer Game | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When it comes to confidence, or the lack of it rather, people just want more of it.<p>Because they have to little of it, everything in their lives seems …

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

Three Easy Steps To Start Your Creative Process | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The creative process is in our genes – handed down to us by our ancestors who created out of necessity. With their bare hands and rudimentary tools …

How to Instantly Be Happy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or</b> …

One Big Thing That Will Save You From Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you are in the final minute of this crazy game of life, right before the buzzer goes off what will flash through your mind?<p>Your life might seem …

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

5 Ways To Make Cosmic Ordering Fun And Easy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So What Is Cosmic Ordering<p>I’m sure we have all heard of the law of attraction, like attracts like and ask and you shall receive. Cosmic ordering is a …

Motivation

Modern Dating: A 13-Step Program | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Consider the thirteen steps of modern dating:<p>We had coffee.<br>We met for a drink.<br>We went to dinner the other night.<br>We finally hooked up.<br>We’re kinda …

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 …

5 Reasons Passion Means Everything | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Passion is a funny thing.<p>We all say we want it and a lot of us claim that we have it. And with that, we automatically assume that having passion …

The Best Solution for Your To-Do List Stress | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder why to-do lists make you feel so guilty?<p>Even though to-do lists are useful for keeping track of tasks and for clearing up mental space …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

How To Be More Present With Your Family in 3 Steps | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You have set your workspace to be at the corner of your kitchen table. Although this place is far from optimum, you are still getting your work …