Melissa Helyer Waschka

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30 Hilariously Perfect Inventions That You'll Wonder How You've Been Living Without | 22 Words

Rotating Park Benches<p>From designer Sung Woo Park, it’s a park bench that rotates with the turn of a handle. So if it’s been raining — or if you just …

Dave Ramsey's EveryDollar Helps Create Your Budget, Meet Money Goals

Many people credit Dave Ramsey’s “Total Money Makeover” approach to personal finance for helping them get in control of their money. EveryDollar is …

How To Achieve A Zen Attitude To Cope With Every Day Problems

People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily “problems”….<p>Why?</b> …

El Salvador

New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Featurette Reunites The Team

How to Build Self-Discipline in 4 Easy Steps

Harry S. Truman once said, “In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all …

3 Ways Mindfulness Will Improve Your Relationship

I bet you're wondering what mindfulness has to do with relationships and if it's something that you should even think to learn more about. I'm here to tell you that your relationship will definitely benefit if you take the time to learn about mindfulness. Mindfulness is all about paying attention …

The Simple Secret to Having a Clear Mind and Being Totally Present

Do you ever get so overwhelmed that it feels like your head will explode?<p>It’s like you’ve got way too much going on in your head. You’re mentally …

11 Things You Need to Get Out of Your House NOW

Or otherwise known as, "How to not be a hoarder."<p><b>1. A Household Hazard</b><p>We're not talking poisonous products (although you should get rid of those, too). But more like that rug by the door you keep tripping on or that end table with the sharp edge you keep running into.<p><b>2. Decor That Reminds You of</b> …

5 Steps Towards Finding Empowerment in Your Daily Routine

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King<p>In many ways your daily rituals define who you are and where you …

Self-improvement

Overwhelmed By Your Life? Perhaps It Is Time to Simplify

If you had millions of dollars, what would you do? Buy an expensive house and car? How about a used van and park it by the ocean? That is exactly what Major League pitcher Daniel Norris did. Instead of spending his multimillion dollar contract to live up to the appearance of a celebrity ball …

An Open Letter To Those Who Think That Their "Life Sucks"

Okay, let’s admit it.<p>Life sucks! You often utter these words, you might have said it a number of times in a day that, <i>“My Life really sucks.”</i><p>I’m …

Easy Sew Fabric Gift Bags

Step 1<p>Large Bag<br>Finished size: 171/2” x 203/4” (44.5 x 52.5cm)<p>1. Hem the top. Make a hem on one of the 18” (45.5cm) sides of a fat quarter by folding …

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12 Things You May Not Remember About Who You Really Are

<b>1. You are ever-expanding.</b><p>The Universe is always expanding and as a piece of the Universe, you are also ever-expanding, giving birth to new ideas, desires and dreams.<p>The problem is you are taught from a young age to squash your desires and conform to the status quo and the expectations of …

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters<p>Protesters mark the anniversary of the Delhi gang rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012. Despite legislation, rapes are …

India

11 best new Android apps and Android games released in February 2015

We’re nearing the end of February and it’s been quite the month for Android apps and Android games. We saw some flops but we also saw some pretty impressive software. Let’s take a look at the best Android apps and Android games of February 2015.<p>[Price: Free]<br>Do Button by IFTTT is a software button …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Here are your headlines this week:<p>The Google Play Store is now delivering sponsored app search results in Google Play.<br>• AVG’s latest report shows the apps with the worst storage, worst battery drain, and most data use.<br>• Google launches Android for Work to make the …

Leading a More Restful Life: 9 Tricks to Learn From Super Sleepers

Like a four-leaf clover or a double rainbow, people who dutifully log eight hours of sleep each night seem pretty rare in today's world. Yet they do exist -- and not surprisingly, they have a slew of healthy habits that help them snooze soundly each night and wake up energized the next day.<p>The more …

How to Bounce Back from Rejection

If you have a minute...focus on the right face.<p>We all know the <i>best</i> thing to do when we're down: Talk, laugh (or bawl) it out with the person we love …

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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Solayo Streams Soundcloud, YouTube, and Internet Radio Playlists

Solayo is a new music service that lets you build playlists of YouTube videos, Soundcloud tracks, and more without stopping the song you're listening …

The Stress Buster You Haven't Tried

Mindfulness can help you fend off anxiety. Here’s how to put it into practice<p>“Stop and smell the roses” isn’t just good advice—it’s also a powerful safeguard against stress. Mindfulness, or the practice of consciously and non-judgmentally observing the present moment, has been linked to better …

How To Take Charge of Your Happiness Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have always opposed being told what to do or the vice versa of it. Since childhood I have lived the life of a rebel who wanted to make, follow and …

Happiness

5 Steps to Doubling Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder how you can double the amount of work you can get done in the same amount of time with just a few simple steps?<p>The problem is, we are …

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

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