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How to Make Personalized Burlap Bags

Love burlap…and I love these <i>burlap bags from Dharma Trading.</i> I thought they’d make great gifts or even stylish reusable grocery bags:<p><b>Supplies:</b> <br>Burlap …

The 11 Most Nutrient Dense Foods In The World

The best way to do that is to simply eat the foods that carry the greatest amount and variety of nutrients. These are the 11 most nutrient dense foods on the planet.<p>1. Salmon<p>Not all fish is created equal. Salmon, and other fatty types of fish, contain the greatest amount of Omega-3s.<p>Omega-3 fatty …

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<i>Briar crafts botanical apothecary products in her TriBeCa studio, with a focus on organic botanicals, local honey and beeswax.</i><p>A simple batch of handmade lip balm is the perfect way to put a collection of tiny vintage and upcycled tins and jars to good use. A welcome companion at any time of the …

Shoutout: Make These Wooden Polaroids for Someone You Love

When you think of Polaroids, you don’t normally think of wood… do you? But, the analog nature of both Polaroids and wooden frames is something we totally dig, especially in a handy box such as this one.<p>This project by Sugar & Cloth is one that we can’t wait to try out, especially because we’re …

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The Top 5 Excuses for Not Practicing Mindfulness and How You Can Do It Anyway

<b>Mindfulness</b> has been featured recently on the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine, at the World Economic Forum at Davos, in <i>The New York Times</i> and in just about every yoga studio around the globe. Google is holding mindfulness conferences, and so are General Mills and Twitter. Celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Lena …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …

Natural Soap Colorants - 44 Ways to Color Your Homemade Soap Naturally

As a follow up to last week’s article on homemade soap, this article will explore a number of ways you can color your soap naturally.<p>Coloring Soap …

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Four Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prepare For The Best Year Ever

I'm sure you already know the importance of having a personal budget for your finances, but don't forget about one for your business, too. The ultimate goal of any business is to be successful and continue to grow, and that's exactly what having a budget will help you achieve.<p>For example, once I …

Successful People: The 8 Self-Limiting Behaviors They Avoid

In my work, I’ve been fortunate to learn from amazingly successful, impactful professionals and entrepreneurs. I’m defining “success” here as achieving what matters most to you, individually and authentically – not as some objective measure of outer wealth, accomplishment or achievement. Observing …

How to Make Neon Gemstone Jewelry

Neon! Gemstones! Yes! We love summer style because we are totally allowed to wear neon in the morning, afternoon, and evening. If you’re not ready to go for the fluorescent yellow romper, maybe you can start things off with a little pop of neon in the accessory department.<p>Read on to find out how to …

Green Tea Antioxidant Content Varies Greatly by Brand

“We wanted to look at the active compounds in common green tea products to give people a better sense of what they’re really getting with each,” says Tod Cooperman, MD, president of ConsumerLab.com. “Our tests revealed that these products had varying degrees of potency, and some fell short on their …

The retail revolution is customer-led, and no one knows where it is heading

The idea that the most successful businesses are those which simply deliver what people want is misplaced. As Henry Ford said: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”<p>This mantra was often repeated by Steve Jobs as he oversaw a golden period of innovation at …

An Ode to Pantone: 40 Awesome Pantone Products

We’re no strangers to the world of Pantone. In fact, we’re a whole crew of Pantone fanatics here at Brit HQ. Way back when, we even served up a Pantone Holiday Gift Guide. But there’s so much more to the world of Pantone than toothbrushes and notebooks (though those are pretty darn awesome). Here …

20 Basic Grammar Rules for Business Owners

Your high school and collegiate days might be behind you, but that doesn’t mean the English lessons you learned are over as well.<p>Even in today’s …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …