Kim Mehne

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This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

5 Secrets of People Who Follow Through with their Creative Aspirations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The starting point of all success is desire”</i><p><i>~Napoleon Hill</i><p>We are busy. Time flies. We have routines and habits that guide us through our days and …

5 Ways to Instill Compassion in Your Children

Raising compassionate children is no small feat these days. Because of the egocentrism of children's early years combined with the increasingly prevalent messages of selfishness, narcissism and indifference that popular culture communicates to them, children are not likely to readily learn …

LinkedIn Groups You Should Join if You're Looking for a Job

The Internet has spawned a new era of job searching. LinkedIn groups have further refined the online job search process.<p>Unless you're old school and believe in scouring the local newspaper's classified section, online job boards such as Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed have changed the way people …

The 10 tips you need to know to land that first job

The transition from college to a career is a challenging period in any young person's life — so it helps to be prepared for it. From making a good impression in an interview to negotiating salary, here are the top 10 tips college grads need to know to succeed, from Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In …

Employment

The Right Way To Iron A Dress Shirt

Ironing a dress shirt is one of those things most people don't know how to do right.<p>No one wants to walk into a meeting looking rumpled. Here are some tips for properly using your iron on a dress shirt. (Thanks to Art of Manliness, which has great advice on this subject and other men's style …

Which Americans are happiest about their looks? You might be surprised

With all the obsession over smooth faces, perfect skin and youthful figures in advertising and media, you might think young people would be happiest with their looks.<p>But it turns out older Americans feel best about their physical appearance, a new Gallup poll has found.<p>Two-thirds of Americans aged …

Demographics

7 Things Great Leaders Do Differently

There have been thousands of books and articles written about leadership. There's also a plethora of companies today that teach leadership skills. In my experience, however, these resources are mostly someone's ideas or theories about the specific behaviors that define great leaders. Yet, if you …

Less Stress, Better Work, And 6 Other Ways Meditation Can Transform Your Life

From boosting our hearts and minds to fighting addiction and stress, meditation can truly transform our lives. Transcendental Meditation, one of the more popular forms of meditation, has been praised in boardrooms and box offices as an effective method of cultivating some inner calm. The practice …

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and …

Meeting the Bare Minimum for Meditation

“Just a few minutes of meditation a day” is all you need, according to media coverage of a recent mindfulness study. That study suggests 25 minutes …

Mindfulness

Jacob's Well Is The Coolest Place To Swim In Texas

Think diving off the deep end is scary? Try jumping into Jacob's Well, which looks like the perfect -- if not terrifying -- way to spend a summer day.<p>Called "The Gem of Texas Hill Country," Jacob's Well is in Wimberley -- a short, 45-minute drive from Austin. The well was discovered in 1850 and is …

The Fabulous Life Of Billionaire Michael Dell

Dell dropped out of school at the University of Texas at Austin to found Dell Computer Corp., which soon became one of the fastest growing companies in the country. He was only 23 when his company had its IPO in 1988, and soon, he was a billionaire.<p>Dell lives the extravagant life of a successful …

Sit Until the World Becomes Still

Brandon West, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>Sit until the world becomes still.</b> There is a quote that Wayne Dyer uses frequently by a man named Blaise Pascal …

Unstuck Advice — Find fresh possibilities in a stale situation

Unstuck Advice — 4 ways we stop ourselves from pursuing our dreams

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Article Written by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post | Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. …

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

<i>“Art is not a thing — it is a way,”</i> Elbert Hubbard wrote in 1908. But the question of <i>what</i> that way is, where exactly it leads, and how to best follow it is something artists have been grappling with since the dawn of recorded time and psychologists have spent decades trying to decode, outlining the …

The One Neck Stretch No One Is Doing

Time to Face Social Media

The majority of employers in the United States do not have a published social media policy. Social media is complicated, which is precisely why employers need to have a set of social media policies to establish boundaries and help employees navigate the systems.<p>Policies and procedures need to work …

Beyond 140 Characters: 4 Takeaways From a Successful Twitter Chat

If your work involves reaching people beyond the four walls of a brick-and-mortar office, successfully communicating with your audience -- whether it's 50 staff members working remotely or the entire millennial demographic -- is crucial to achieving your goals. As a director of marketing and …

The Best Ideas Come From Fixin' Things

In our problem-plagued world, nothing stands out more than problem solving. Global warming, pollution, severe income disparity, structurally high unemployment, these are major problems demanding leadership to tackle them head-on before circumstances force a solution not willingly sought after. But …

Food for Thought

Any snowbird who summers in the Northeast and winters in Florida will, at one point or another, inevitably think one of two things: "Wegmans supermarkets remind me of Publix." Or: "Publix supermarkets remind me of Wegmans." Wegmans has stores throughout New York and in a few locations out of state. …

The Wide World of Startups

It seems like everybody has a startup these days. Or if they don't have a startup, they have at least a blog. Or if not a blog, they have an idea for a startup, where, "If we only get the funding, we could be the next Facebook." Of course they could. "This app is going to revolutionize the industry …

5 Things Yoga Taught Me About Succeeding in Business

Anyone who knows me, knows my obsession with yoga. I like to say that I started before Madonna got on the bandwagon, not that pop culture should be measured against Madonna, but you know what I mean. I recently took up Yin which is the opposite of Yang, or active practices which resulted in an …