Jody Gourley

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50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Become More Productive Today (And Surprisingly Multitasking Didn't Make the List) | Inc.com

The only way to be truly successful at something, is to concentrate and put the work in to execute it. But some days, life catches up with you. You may not be feeling well or may be having issues with your personal life. On these days, it's hard to concentrate on the task at hand. Most of us don't …

Time Management

You Can Become Highly Productive If You Start Keeping a 'Defensible Calendar' | Inc.com

Most executives I work with who struggle with productivity complain that their schedules are overloaded and they can't "find" the time to work on their key priorities. They show me calendars which are full of meetings and phone calls scattered across the day.<p>While I have infinite understanding, I …

Time Management

11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

Make Spreadsheets a Whole Lot Easier With This Excel Trick

While data nerds may love a good spreadsheet, many office workers open Microsoft Excel with a certain amount of resistance. Inputting data can be a …

Cambridge Analytica

One-Minute Tip: Visually Set Optimum White Balance with Your Camera’s Live View Mode (VIDEO)

One way to avoid unnecessary processing time is to set the optimum white balance for your scene before shooting a photograph. That typically involves …

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say.<p>“The study suggests that brain injury is in some way related to longer-term anxiety symptoms, while previously it …

The Brain

Avoiding Temptation: Self-Control Requires a Good Night of Sleep

To quote an early 1990s song, temptation is a part of life. People are tempted to engage in actions that are bad for their health, such as eating a candy bar instead of a vegetable or sitting on the couch instead of exercising. People are tempted to engage in actions that are unethical, such as …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

DIY: Easy Art Leaf Prints

One of the things I love most about being a parent? Getting to feel like a kid again as I join my children in experimenting with nature. Normally, on …

Viewpoint: Drugs to Boost Female Sex Drive: That’s a Good Thing, Right?

In the past, women who lacked sexual desire were stigmatized as “frigid” — today, psychiatry’s diagnostic manual labels them with …

Are You Threatened by Other People's Success?

How do you feel when you see or hear about the success of others? While it may depend on who it is, what they've accomplished, and how you're feeling about your own life at the time, if you're anything like me, you may have some mixed emotions. I often find myself excited and inspired by the …

Self-help

Roundup: 5 Yard & Landscaping Makeovers

It's easy to let the yard go downhill over the winter, but these dramatic landscaping makeovers will inspire you to give your outdoor space a little …

19 Celebrity Vacation Homes That Will Put Your Memorial Day Weekend Getaway To Shame (PHOTOS)

So Memorial Day weekend is here and summer's unofficial kick-off has begun. So, what are your favorite stars doing to ring in the new season? Probably heading to their vacation homes.<p>Whether celebrities jet out to their French estates or leave the Big Apple behind for a visit to their Hamptons …

A Glimpse At A Photographer’s Stylish Apartment

Photographers are the ones that always get to find the best in any space they work with. They make homes look beautiful and presentable so we can all …

Women's Health

7 Supplements That Melt Fat<p>Want to lose more weight without eating less? Add these fat-burning nutrients to your diet and accelerate your weight loss by up to 70 percent<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Foods to Help You Lose<p>You can lose weight without starving yourself or drastically restricting your food …

The Conversations We Should All Have With Our Ob-Gyns—and When to Have Them

As awkward as ob-gyn appointments can get—and, even under the <i>best</i> of circumstances, any occasion that requires half-nakedness and stirrups has at least the potential of awkwardness—they're also important. Not only do they provide necessary tests and screenings and the chance to get your birth …

Out of the Closet: The Essential Minimal Wardrobe, Revisited

A month ago when I cleaned out my closet and vowed to wear only ten pieces of clothing, I had no idea my wardrobe choices were controversial.<p>But by …

Is salt really so bad for you?

Decades of science show no conclusive evidence that cutting back on dietary sodium reduces cardiovascular morbidity<p>No salt, low salt, salt free, heart-healthy salt substitution–any added salt will hurt your constitution. It reads like some bizarre, Seussian tale. Excepting that we’ve heard it not …

Unexpected Color Combos That Actually Work

Outrageous palettes that aren't for the color-shy.<p>Who said that you can't pair pink with red? Or that purple and orange could look so good? These unique room color schemes and paint ideas aren't for the color-shy, but they sure do make a bold statement.

The 17 Most Hated Celebrities Of The Year

Many were wondering why some stars, including Kim Kardashian, didn't make the list.<p>While she may not be the public's favorite celebrity, there's no doubt she's always a ubiquitous topic of conversation at red carpets and with a baby on the way.<p>This time around, here are the most unappealing celebs …

Domestic Abuse

The Mind Blowing Power of Mantra Yoga

Mantra Affects All Sheaths of the Body and Mind<p>Christina Sarich, <i>Staff</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Mantra yoga goes hand in hand with the Vedic sciences as well as …

3D Faces Printed from DNA in Discarded Objects

Photograph by Dan Phiffer<p>Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. Traversing …

Linguistic Descriptions of 7 Annoying Sounds That Teens Make

James Harbeck uses linguistics terminology to describe seven annoying sounds that teenagers make in this article on The Week. And if you still can’t …

Language