Erica Newsom Smith

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For Christian Siriano, Inclusivity Isn't a Buzzword—It's a Lifeline

Thanks to recent marquee wins (hello, FLOTUS!), the designer is finally being celebrated by an industry that hasn't always been in his corner. But does he even need the love?<p>Leslie Jones is desperately trying to send Christian Siriano a bed.<p>It's a big-ticket registry item for anyone, especially …

8 Reasons Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now

Your career is going great but your life isn't full of joy? Here's what to do.<p>What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>…

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All the questions ‘Game of Thrones’ needs to answer in the season 6 finale

<b>Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 up to the most recent episode.</b><p>OK, guys, this is it.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> season 6 is rounding out it's run on Sunday, and while we got plenty of action and violence in the penultimate episode, "Battle of the Bastards," the finale …

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Thicker Than Water by @GeorgiaRoseBook #SundayBlogShare

Today’s team review comes from Jessie, she blogs here http://behindthewillows.com<p>Jessie has been reading Before The Dawn and Thicker than Water by …

This Hilarious TED Talk Demonstrates Every Bad Meeting You've Ever Attended

Ever sat through one of these? Here's what to do next time you get a meeting invite.<p>You've just come into work. As you're getting set up for the day, a co-worker comes in and proceeds to walk out with your chair, without saying a word. No comments on why he needs it, or if and when he's going to …

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6 Science-Backed Spirituality Books That Help Build A Positive Mindset

We seem to be inundated by spirituality books, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The problem with some of these so-called "spirituality" books is …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …

Goodreads Picks the Hottest Books of the 2015 Summer

Just in time for the official start to summer, Goodreads, the popular book recommendations site, has crunched the numbers on the titles filling beach …

A traveler’s guide to the hero’s journey

“What each must seek in this life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never …

Crush All Your Goals With the 6-Month Rule

In business and in life, you can get what you want by creating a 180-day vision and sticking with it.<p>While I was studying jazz composition and performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, a weathered professor taught me a valuable lesson. With the wisdom of a Tibetan monk, this sage jazz …

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29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

10 Things Mindfulness Will Teach You About Life

Buddhaimonia.Many people think that mindfulness is about quieting the mind and relieving stress. Sure, your mind will quiet to some degree, but …

No Excuses: 20 Free Printable To-Do Lists

Is it just us or does every day seem like a battle against the clock? It’s a proven fact that writing down lists increases productivity and helps you break up seemingly huge and impossible tasks into smaller chunks. Try focusing on the top three most important things you need to get done each day …

50 Must-Read Personal Development Bloggers That’ll Change Your Life

Tired of reading the same blogs over and over? Looking for fresh articles to read? A new angle on your favorite personal development topics? I got …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

The 6 Best Places to Legally Download Ebooks for Free

If you're a voracious reader who's just gone digital, you must be loving the convenience of having all your books on you at any time, along with the …

Are You Up For It? How a Personal Challenge Can Improve Your MagMaking Skills

Jenn de la Vega / January 29, 2015<p>Creative challenges can jumpstart your brain and make you think about magazine curation in a new light. If you put …

Thoughts Are Energy – 4 Ways Your Thoughts Can Change The World

Gregg Prescott, <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Did you ever say the exact same thing as someone else at the same exact time? Did you ever get a bad vibe from …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

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The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

20 Awesome Chants That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Chanting is a spiritual discipline believed to improve listening skills, heightened energy and more sensitivity toward others.<p>Chanting is a spiritual discipline believed to improve listening skills, heightened energy and more sensitivity toward others. The practice gained popularity when an album …

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10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

The 50 Best Self-Help Books of 2014

Self-help books cover topics ranging from business, to relationships, to creativity and peace. It’s a lot to cover in one ranking, but below we’ve …

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15 Tips for Being Happy at Work

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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