Emily Thurston

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How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Time Management

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack ’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of …

Average People Are Productive, Successful People Are Learners

Too many productivity hacks can be a trap. Here's why.<p><i>This is a post from Michael Simmons, co-founder of Empact.</i><p><i>With Ian Chew</i><p>Let's face it, we love productivity! As a culture, we have a seemingly unending appetite for viral articles on productivity hacks.<p>And it's no wonder why! Given that we live …

Time Management

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

The ‘Human Jesus Documentary’ produced by Christian Unitarian scholar , Dr Anthony Buzzard

The theological documentary ‘the Human Jesus’, was produced by Unitarian Christians of the Restoration Fellowship, filmed by Mark Dockery, and edited …

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

Who is God today? Why these religious leaders say modern faith is 'about love'

Who is God?<p>It's hardly a new question, but it's one that's asked of today's religious leaders all the time. Here, three very special leaders who are working to help their thriving congregations find meaningful, modern relationships with God, share their paths to faith and what it means to them …

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Marie Kondo: The Magical Art of Tidying Your Financial Life

<i>This is the first post in a series with organization expert and best-selling author Marie Kondo aimed at improving your financial life by reducing clutter.</i><p>I get déjà vu each January. I make a to-do-list with the best of intentions to follow through on each item. I jot down, “organize finances.”<p>Then …

Organic Pest Control: Dealing with Aphids

Adult ladybugs and their larvae love to eat aphids.<p>Aphids are one of the most common pest problems because they attack everything from peppers to …

Bike-Powered Farming Program Turns Lawns Into Urban Farms

Eating local keeps communities healthy and reduces the miles that food travels to get to your plate, but what could be more local than plucking food …

12 things successful people do on Sunday nights

Most people will tell you they don't look forward to Sunday evenings.<p>In fact, a whopping 76% of American workers say they get the Sunday-night blues, according to a 2015 Monster survey.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel …

6 tricks to make sure people will read your emails

But unless you've been living under a rock without a Wi-Fi signal, email plays a huge role in your work and personal communication. In fact, we're willing to bet you have yours open in another tab <i>right now</i>.<p>Email is so prevalent that last year, workers worldwide collectively sent and received about …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Water

7 Powerful Habits That Make You More Assertive

Being assertive and knowing what you want is not the same as being hostile or belligerent. You just have to know what to say with confidence.<p>Everyone wants to be more confident, but not everyone knows how to be assertive. Assertive falls right between passive and aggressive. If you're passive about …

Self-help

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Bill Gates says everyone should read this book about the moon blowing up

It's no spoiler to say that in the novel, the moon is destroyed.<p>The book's excellent opening line reads: "The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."<p>But it's the story of what follows that's fascinating.<p>The residents of a doomed Earth realize they have limited time to figure out …

Adventures in Urban Gardening: The Fire Escape Farm

I love New York and I love my itty bitty apartment, but one of the things that's been the hardest about downsizing from nearly 1,000 square feet to …

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5 science-backed tips for spotting a lie

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception, …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Brazilian Food

Here are our favorite Brazilian recipes including Brazilian black rice, Brazilian shrimp soup and Brazilian beer-marinated chicken.

New brush lets perfectly normal humans lick their cat

What do you get for the cat person who has everything, but still wants to lick their pet?<p>As much as your cat loves the snuggles and strokes you give …