Carol Hawkes

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A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design Student in Bushwick, Brooklyn

This just in: what might be the most ingenious, scrappy rental renovation we’ve seen. It came in from Kristina Line, a 25-year-old Norway native …

So, You're Lost? The Advice You'd Never Expect

Here’s a secret: you <i>will</i> lose your way. We all do. At some point in our lives, we wake up and wonder where we are and, more importantly, why we are …

Tim Ferriss Says You Need This Superpower to Achieve Mental Toughness (In Fact, It Saved His Life) | Inc.com

We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he has bi-polar depression and was moments away from committing suicide during his college years.<p>It was …

TED Talks

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Swimming

Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime. By Susana Ferreira<p>When the drugs came, they hit all at once. It was the 80s, and by the time one in 10 people had slipped into the depths of heroin use – bankers, …

Drug Addiction

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Ezra Arthur Small Notebook - Jet

Refillable 128-page Horween leather covered and bound notebook with acid-free ultra thin paper and an included bookmark/writing & drawing line/grid …

Fisher Space Pen Bullet Pen - Matte Black

MADE IN U.S.A.<p>OVERVIEW<p>Uncompromising Everyday Carry<p>DETAILS Not often are the tools used to make art considered pieces of art themselves, but the …

Free Shipping

7 Rules to Follow If You Want to Live a Life Without Regrets | Inc.com

What do you think when a plane you're traveling on hits turbulence? Maybe you pray, maybe you mentally recite the excellent safety statistics of flying, or maybe you distract yourself with daydreams. But chances are excellent you don't have the same reaction as author Ryan Holiday.<p>"When I am on a …

Miniature

This Brilliant Confession by a Former Troll is a Perfect Outline for How to Deal With Online Haters | Inc.com

Paul Jun once teamed up with several others to kill every single person at a wedding.<p>It wasn't a "real" wedding, of course--it was a ceremony that took place in the video game World of Warcraft.<p>Still, the spirit of the attack was pretty blood-sucking, and there was emotional fallout for weeks. The …

Internet

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview | Inc.com

Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to people, telling strangers on the subway about it.<p>For Malcolm Gladwell, …

Self-improvement

Expert Advice: Thoughts on Designing from Nature with Spencer Fung

It was only fitting that, on my way to meet London-based architect Spencer Fung, I walked from the stately brownstones of Brooklyn Heights onto a …

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be | Inc.com

You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler when she throws the 87th tantrum of the day. And …

Happiness

Want to Be Happier? Stop This Self-Defeating Habit (According to Hypnotherapists) | Inc.com

A report by the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> indicates that the No. 1 contributor tohappiness in life is not money, popularity, or even a good sex life.<p>And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and …

Happiness

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, and ultimately your vision. Most people find it easier to hold on to a bad mood rather than to shift their …

Happiness

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

Cozy and Compact: 10 Tiny Homes in the Big Apple

The motto "the bigger the better" simply doesn't exist in our book. We firmly believe that you can create the perfect home for yourself, no matter the size. Plus, small spaces are intimate, easy to clean, and just downright comfortable.<p>Ready to downsize? Get some inspiration from ten tiny homes in …

Interior Design

A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona

Though small in size, this cozy little renovated apartment for two in Barcelona’s beachside neighborhood of La Barceloneta has a bright and breezy feel.<p>Brick walls, natural oak wood floors, patterned Neoceramica tiles, powder-blue walls and doors, and a little greenery give this Urban Beach Home a …

Interior Design

Merging Inside and Out, an L.A. Firm Modernizes a 1940s Abode

When HH Design first saw this compact, 1940s stucco home outside Santa Monica, California, its street appeal was nonexistent.<p>A diseased lemon tree obscured the facade, and the front yard was full of rocks. The interior hadn't fared much better: the 1,000-square-foot house had three bedrooms and a …

Santa Monica

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Inc.com

Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most people experience stress and anxiety in some …

Mindfulness

How to Meditate When Your Mind Wanders

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Mindfulness<p>Meditation Focus Tips<p>How to Meditate When Your Mind Wanders<p>Shares<p>Trying to stop your mind from wandering during meditation …

How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

How To Change Your Life In Just 10 Minutes Per Day

We’ll even have time to spare.<p>10 minutes, ha! You won’t even need those. I’m going to show you not one, but <b>six</b> things. We’ll change your life and we’ll do it with time to spare.<p>If you have very little time to invest in your personal development, this is for you. I’d like to show you that even 10 …

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

25 Minimalist Kitchen Ideas That Are The Total Opposite Of Boring

They're equal parts serene and stylish.<p>Sure, minimalist interiors have a reputation for being sleek and simple. With details like marble-topped islands and perfectly neutral color palettes, these kitchens are no exception. While pared-down furnishings are the norm of any minimalist space, these 25 …

Google Is Giving Away Its Best Tools for Managers Absolutely Free | Inc.com

When it comes to developing great managers, Google doesn't leave much to chance. The data-obsessed company famously spent years studying the attributes of effective managers for its Project Oxygen, determining that technical expertise was less important than less-sexy attributes like consistency, …

Goal Setting

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness