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How To Achieve Greatness When You've Hit Rock Bottom

Entrepreneurship is an emotional roller coaster with highs and lows occurring almost every single day. Some of you might have experienced a “rock bottom” moment where you were broke, jobless or maybe even homeless. What would you do if you found yourself in this situation? What steps would you take …

Self-improvement

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Nintendo's new console nails a crucial aspect that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One whiffed on

Each "generation" of video game consoles has a theme.<p>With the original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), it was the promise of arcade-quality graphics and gameplay at home. With the Nintendo 64 / PlayStation 1 generation, it was the promise of 3D gaming.<p>Part of why a game like "Super Mario 64" …

The Octopus watch might make a responsible person out of your kid

I'm no parent, but I was sort of a lazy jerk as a child. While I eventually got my act together, I have to wonder if having something like the Octopus watch as a wee lad might have helped. Unlike other smartwatches for youngsters, which usually focus on keeping them connected or entertained, the …

Google Voice updates are imminent

The useful (and slightly neglected) Google Voice app hasn't seen many changes since the company cleaned up its voice transcriptions and integrated with Hangouts in 2015. Before that, the last major change to the core service was the addition of MMS messages in 2014. However, according to some …

The 100 Best Songs of 2016

In 2016, everything felt more intense. The most visible pop music was also some of the most political. The saddest songs came from people who passed away days after releasing them. Debut singles from some of the most anticipated releases sounded broken. One of the best songs of the year received …

Claire Ptak’s recipes for roasted peaches served two ways

Peaches are by far one of the most popular fruits of summer. Juicy, refreshing, and beautiful to look at, they are delicate but have substance. They are equally good eaten fresh or cooked into puddings. The best way to check for ripeness is to gently press the area surrounding the stem. If this is …

Baking

Food in books: cinnamon French toast from The Borrowers

... there were two roast sliced chestnuts which they would eat like toast with butter and a cold boiled chestnut which Pod would cut like bread; there was a plate of hot dried currants, well plumped before the fire; there were cinnamon breadcrumbs, crispy golden, and lightly dredged with sugar, and …

Breakfast

The best non-alcoholic drinks for summer

There are many perks of buying and writing about wine. The chance to travel is top of my list, but the one that garners the most envy is free wine. On average 15 bottles a week, much of which is then distributed to grateful neighbours on Friday.<p>It is actually surprisingly easy to not have too much …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

6 Surprising Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

Fulfilment may be simpler than you think<p>With the list of things that make us unhappy growing ever longer - social media, smart phones, Donald Trump - some news about what makes us cheerful is more than welcome.<p>This week the University of Warwick revealed the huge psychological benefits you get from …

Happiness

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 wise and thoughtful quotes full of wisdom from notable people including the Dalai Lama, …

Albert Einstein

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Brene Brown Says Do This | Inc.com

Through her TED Talks on embracing vulnerability and shame, University of Houston professor Brene Brown has gained an enthusiastic audience in recent years. The inspirational author and speaker has proved that she has a way with words, having produced three <i>New York Times</i> No. 1 bestselling books and …

Happiness

8 Ways to Create the Discipline Habit

Psychologist, Author, Speaker<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Discipline is the greatest obstacle in preventing most people from achieving the levels of success they desire. Take a moment to process that if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you should do, …

No Bake Haystack Cookies for a Quick Sweet Treat

<i>No bake haystack cookies are just the thing to satisfy your intense sweet tooth cravings. It's the ideal recipe for little hands to help, too!</i><p>Do you ever just crave dessert, but don't want to turn on the oven? Or maybe you find yourself wanting to make a candy, but don't want the hassle of candy …

Under pressure? Here's a 60-second lesson in stress management, the Yellowstone way

You are an American in 2015 — which is to say, you've got anxieties and complaints the way Yellowstone National Park's got geysers.<p>So you might be a candidate for this 60-second stress-management video lesson from Yellowstone. By day and night, the park blows off steam. Maybe someday it'll really …

National Parks

Persona 5 Screenshots Show Foxy New Character

A collection of new Persona 5 screenshots have appeared online by way of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.<p>Posted by DualShockers, the screenshots, showcase a few of the characters from the game, including Yusuke Kitagawa, a new character that uses the Persona Goemon. In his cat burglar costume, the …

Persona (Video Game)

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Four Ways to Make Difficult, Serious Conversations More Productive

Difficult conversations—whether with friends, family, or spouses—are hard enough without one wrong step turning them into a full-blown fight. Here …

35 Easy to Make DIY Gift Ideas That You Would Actually Like to Receive

Picking up a gift is no easy task. We all know it. Whether it`s for a close friend or your grandparents the gift should be thoughtful, filled with …

How to Make Caramelized Onions in the Microwave

Thoroughly caramelizing onions, that is removing most of their moisture and converting the natural sugar to mahogany-dark, candy-like goodness, (not …

Onions

41 Smart and Creative DIY Projects That You Can Make and Sell With Ease

By now you have surely started more DIY projects than you need or attempted to nestle more than you should in your interior decor, cluttering your …

5 Things You Need to Know About Body Language

Expert tips to improve your nonverbal communication.<p>If you want to become a “master” of nonverbal communication, there are a few things you need to …

Body Language

Don't Make These Mistakes When Arranging Your Living Room

Have you ever felt that a room was just "off" somehow, but you just couldn't place what it was? Living rooms are arguably the most used spaces in the …

Living Rooms

10 Habits of Happy Couples

What does it take to be happy in a relationship? If you’re working to improve your marriage, here are the 10 habits of happy couples.<p><b>1. Go to bed at</b> …

Happiness

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Crochet

Sands of Time Scarf…

<b>To celebrate my 2 year Blogversary…</b> I created this fun and easy to make crochet scarf!!! Using self-striping yarn and working with an easy stitch …

Yarn

Five Peaceful Places to Take Micro-Retreats During the Workday

On a regular workday, it's easy to feel starved of peace. We crave peace and quiet so much that we'll pay to spend time in a peaceful place. But …