Afton Mortensen

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Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies by Knowing What to Tweak

Some like their chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy. Others prefer it a little crispier. No matter what your cookie preference is, a simple …

20 Hilarious Dating Tweets That Will Make You Glad You’re Single

By Rob Fee,<p>When you’ve just come out of a break-up, the last thing you need is another inspirational quote or a friend that wants to talk in a sad …

6 Pieces Of Tough Love That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

1. Nobody is on their way to save you<p>There is no white knight coming in to save you. Neither is that meet cute, that spontaneous promotion, or that …

How Couples Can Cope with Professional Stress

Most of us are familiar with the cycle. At work, the pressure to be “always on,” to meet deadlines, to serve the demands of colleagues or customers, or to deal with a difficult coworker can create stress that leaks into our personal lives. This stress can cause us to be impatient with romantic …

The Great Leap Generation F Needs to Make

Imagine a towering, sheer cliff. Imagine a deep canyon below, full of ruined cities. Now imagine, on the canyon’s other side, a bountiful plain, rippling in the breeze, stretching into the sunset.<p>Welcome to the economy of the twenty-first century.<p>For young people today, the economy basically feels …

30 Signs You Like Books More Than You Like People

1. You have a love/hate relationship with the concept of an eBook. On the one hand, how dare you remove that most visceral of pleasures, the turning …

I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry

Every time I hear someone say that feminism is about validating every choice a woman makes I have to fight back vomit.<p>Do people really think that a …

What U.S. Companies Can Learn From Germany's Apprenticeship Program | Inc.com

Like hundreds of government-funded vocational schools in Germany, Berufskolleg Wittengenstin (BKW) should intrigue anyone frustrated by turnover and skills gaps. Sitting in her neat, quiet office, vice principal Claudia Sauer explains the much-admired apprenticeship system that pumps talent into …

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7 Ways To Become The Best Version Of Yourself This Year | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Make 2014 your year with these 7 simple steps to become the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.<p><b>1. Love Your Morning Routine</b><p>Our mornings set …

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4 Reasons You Won’t Be Happy No Matter How Hard You Try

You get eight hours of sleep. You exercise. You have ambitions, a social life, a Netflix account. You sort of eat right, sometimes. You have close …

How to Get What You Want (and Still Be Nice) | Inc.com

At work, being nice isn't going to get you on anyone's list of high performers. That's the fear (especially of many women) anyway.<p>The debate about how nice is too nice flares up periodically online with some commentators urging business leaders to toughen up and learn techniques to stop being so …

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21 Inspiring Quotes on the Beauty of Travel

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” — Anatole France<p>“I travel not to go anywhere, but to …

5 Downsides To Being An Introvert That No One Tells You About

It seems like the 21st century has become the revenge of the introvert. From Susan Cain’s <i>Quiet: The Power of Introvert’s in a World That Can’t Stop</i> …

Colorado’s ‘High Country’ Takes on New Meaning

Some are saying that marijuana tourism could rival the state’s multi-billion dollar ski and snowboard industry.<p>Voters in Colorado and Washington …