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50 Surprising Things to Make in a Vitamix

If you’ve got any interest in cooking, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of a certain little kitchen gadget known as the Vitamix. Thanks to …

Healthy Eating

7 Things Ellen DeGeneres Can Teach You About Being Yourself

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else …

How to Get Organized

January is the perfect time of year to get organized, and set yourself up for a productive year ahead. Many of us want to be more organized, but that’s a fairly general aim. We’re unlikely to achieve such a broad aim unless we break it down and get specific about what being more organized means in …

Time Management

Examine Your Spending Habits Instead of Creating Categorized Budgets

Budgets are useful to an extent when figuring out how much money you can spend. But categorizing every expense isn't simple. Instead of trying to …

How to Stop Pretending and Actually Enjoy Art

You might roll your eyes when your in-laws want to visit the art gallery. You might also get anxious and start thinking of things to say so you don't …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Break Bad Habits by Changing Your Environment

We know that different types of triggers can cause us to fall back into certain habits, but actually doing something about that is harder than it …

Why You May Feel Short on Time (Even If You Have Plenty of It)

We all have those days where it feels like there's not enough time in the world to get our work done. Truth is, you might have plenty of time to get …

The Different Ways People Handle Criticism (and How to Do It Better)

Nobody likes being told that they suck, but that's how most of us <i>feel</i> when we receive criticism. However, not all of us deal with criticism the same …

​Health Is Not Binary: Anything Can Be Healthy (or Unhealthy) For You

As fitness-striving human beings, we are automatically used to categorizing actions into "healthy" and "unhealthy" buckets. Taking the stairs instead …