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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 …

Self-help

At Work, Be Like Water

By onJuly 16, 2013 in Book Reviews, Wellbeing in the World of Work<p><i>“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it</i> …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

A tale of angels, devils, gurus, Tijuana whorehouses, buried secrets and redemption after thirty years of rock & roll<p>His meditation spot is in front …

Bob Marley

Homemade Funnel Cakes!

Funnel Cake!!! This is every bit of all your state fair/amusement park experiences packed into your kitchen. It's awesome. But I do have a few …

PSD: Photoshop Disasters

I’ve seen a lot of bad Photoshop work in my day. And while it’s good for a laugh, it’s no fun if you’re the one whose work is being laughed at. …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Smile And Wave

Ever since seeing the woven stools at Target earlier this year I've wanted to try my hand at making something with the pretty rope selection from …

DIY Basics: Chalkboard Cheese Trays

You’ve seen those cute chalkboard cheese trays all over Pinterest. Now it’s time to make your own in a few easy steps! We’ve even thrown in some ideas for how to stage your next cheese tasting party.<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– Basswood small country round by Walnut Hollow (5″ – 7″ diameter)<p>– Basswood medium …

Chemicals

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

7 Ways To Push Back Without Being Pushy

No one likes a pushy person. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t push back from time to time. In fact, if you don’t, your career will suffer and you’ll fail to build the trust you want from others – both in your work and outside of it.<p>Speaking up to express an opinion that may go against the grain …

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Happiness

10 Everyday Ways To Protect Your Memory

It’s common to experience a little memory loss as you age, but much like muscles, the more exercise you give your brain, the stronger it will be. And you don't need any crazy products or regimens to stay sharp: These simple lifestyle tips can keep your brain young for years.<p><b>Give your mind a …

Migraine Triggers May Not Be As Clear-Cut As We Think, Study Finds

We actually may have no idea what triggers our migraines, new research suggests.<p>Findings from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center show that migraine triggers are difficult to determine without undergoing more formal testing.<p>"Correctly identifying triggers allows patients to avoid or manage them in …

How to Decorate a Bookshelf

Have you ever moved to a new home that had an expansive built-in bookshelf? Maybe you wondered, “How will I ever fill that space?” Or perhaps you’re …

10 Tools Every Kid Should Learn to Use

Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.<p>Start 'em young. If you want to raise a self-reliant kid, get these tools into their hands.

The 7 Knives You Should Own

With these seven essential knives, you'll be equipped to take on steaks, branches, and even the occasional zombie.<p>These are the only knives you'll ever need for cooking, camping, and more.

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

UI Design