Shayla McClain

259 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Following | 14 Followers | @autumnlace | Keep up with Shayla McClain on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shayla McClain”

The Complete Guide to Making Animated GIFs

GIF<p>Animated GIFs are something of an internet art form, shared by all. Yet, they are created by a comparatively small slice of the internet. There's …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

10 Important Habits To Develop In The New Year | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Almost all people on this planet think about the things they have accomplished throughout the past 12 months. Before you start being depressed about …

9 Things That are Extremely Useless For Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all want to lead better lives. We all want to be happy too!<p>Yet, this is life. We’ve so many problems and responsibilities that it can be hard to …

How to Use a Mind Map to Organize Your Life

To say I’m a big fan of mind mapping would be a massive understatement. In fact, I <b>use mind maps every day</b>, both for professional and personal …

Productivity

36 Genius Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home

Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.

Wall Art

7 Practices of People Who Experience a Fulfilled Life

A fulfilled life has a combination of meaning, love, security, productivity and happiness; it is not only a good life but a pleasant and a meaningful one. Based on my experience both as a psychology practitioner and a researcher, people who have their basic needs like food and shelter met and …

Single Life: The Best Thing About Being Relationship-Free

If you're single, there's a good chance that at one point or another, someone you know (we're looking at you, moms) has wanted to set you up.<p>And if you're happily single, your friends and families' well-meaning wishes to see you paired up can get old pretty quickly. Why can't they see there's just …

How to save a wet mobile phone - and what not to do

Washing machines, toilets, cups of tea, the British weather... these are a few of our favourite things. That is, until they fill the lungs of our …

Nokia

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

How to Get Rid of Black Widow Spiders

Spiders can be very useful in controlling the populations of harmful insects in your garden. Unfortunately, the bite of a black widow spider can be …

Insects

How to Use PayPal

PayPal is the most popular payment processing site in the world and currently provides service to over 225 million people in 200 different …

FinTech

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

5 Radically Simple Ideas to Instantly Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is simple.<p>It is.<p>If you want something, go get it.<p>If you don’t like something, stop whatever it is you’re doing and change course.<p>Each of us are …

Social Media

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

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 …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

14 You-Boosting Questions for a Soul-Filling 2014

<b>1. How do you want to feel on a typical day?</b><p><b>2. What do you believe about yourself and your life that makes you feel that way?</b> (Practice those thoughts.)<p><b>3.</b> Imagine you feeling that way (envelop yourself in that feeling, right now, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes). <b>Being wonderfully</b> …

The (15 Minute) Skinny Jeans Workout

Exercise 1 Squat, Lunge, Curl<p>Stand with your arms at your sides and squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Push back up to the starting position. Then take a giant step forward with your left foot and lower your body until your left thigh is parallel to the ground. Push up onto your …

Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet (In an Hour or Less)

<b>Here at the end of 2013 is the very best opportunity to devote some time (about an hour in this case) to planning 2014 as your best year yet.</b><p><b>This blog contains the 2014 Breakthrough Process Worksheet to help you do just that.. .</b> set up 2014 as a year you will look back on as a breakout year for …

12 Baking Hacks That Will Seriously Improve Your Cookies

Due to sheer amount of office holiday parties, family meals, and last-minute homemade gifts for friends, chances are you've spent at least one chilly night indoors whipping up batch after batch of cookies.<p>But just because two people make chocolate chip cookies doesn't mean both will taste equally …

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

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 …

Motivation

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

Happiness

How to be Less Sensitive and More Positive

Have you ever found yourself freaking out because someone else told you about something that made you fuming mad and yet in the end, it was not such …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

Forbes Travel Guide's Top Travel Tips

As the holidays creep up and the year comes to an end, the editorial team at Forbes Travel Guide decided to do some reflecting. Traveling is in our job description, so it’s only natural that we are experts at everything from packing to picking out souvenirs. Whether you’re heading somewhere …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

11 Things Every Woman Should Write Down Before the Year Ends

1. What Younger You Would Like About Present You<p>Most of us know our disappointments by name. But what about your life has turned out to be bigger, …

Grand Canyon

Weight Loss Tips

The 9 Most Helpful Weight-Loss Tips of 2013<p>Check out the most fascinating science-based tricks from the past year<p>From the <i>no-way!</i> to the <i>say-what!?</i><i>,</i> we kept you posted on the weight-loss news of 2013. Now we've rounded up the most brilliant tricks from the past 12 months so you can take them with you …