Michael Buening

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Read This Before You Buy Dividend Stocks

Dividend stocks can be a great addition to your portfolio. On top of the cash they provide, dividends offer other benefits to long-term shareholders. Chief among them are the discipline that dividends enforce on companies' managements and the signaling power they provide regarding what those …

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A former FBI agent recommends a simple 3-step exercise to beat anxiety

My experience with stress during big presentations is usually a double whammy.<p>First, there's the delightful combination of sweaty palms, shaky legs, …

Bad Habits We Can Break That Are Linked To Depression And Anxiety

We often wonder if there are things that we are doing in our daily routine that actually increase our feelings of depression and anxiety. We also wonder if there are simple changes that we can make in our lives to decrease these feelings and provide us some relief. There are indeed things that we …

A Guide To Understanding The Introverted

Many articles and comics you see posted online would have you believe the world is divided into two camps- extroverts and introverts.<p>But I constantly …

The 2 Questions You Have to Ask About Your Relationship

This simple but powerful exercise can bring compassion and deep insight to your most important relationships, and point you toward greater closeness, …

Relationships

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose time to negative thoughts; reframe your thinking and feel more positive<p>Think of the last time you told yourself something critical or negative. Then think of the last compliment you gave yourself.<p>Which is easier to remember?<p>Many of us—whether due to genetics, brain chemistry, our …

Self-help

Not too big, not too small: Trees for city gardens

If only city gardeners paid more attention to trees.<p>The resident tree expert at Pepinière Jasmin, François Dubois (I know, he has a most fitting …

What Is Passive Cooling and What Can You Do to Make It Work for You? - Green Homes

<i>Well-illustrated, and highly accessible,</i> The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy <i>by Dan Chiras (New Society Publishers, 2011) is an essential</i> …

Dear Zoloft: I Loved You, But We're Done

The pills made me feel so much better that I became certain my brain must have been very, very broken to have been fixed so well.<p>I was laying on the floor, curled up into a ball, ugly, crying, convinced life was never going to get better. I was fearful of leaving my own apartment, convinced the …

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

The Real Reason Introverts Dread Small Talk

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Just the other day, you avoided making eye contact with your chatty neighbor when you saw her unexpectedly at the grocery store. And you skipped the office holiday party so you wouldn’t have to make awkward small talk all night with your co-workers.These …

Men are suffering from a psychological phenomenon that can undermine their success, but they're too ashamed to talk about it

Common symptoms include worrying that your success in life has been the result of some kind of error and thinking that everyone around you is more intelligent than you.<p>For years, the scientific community believed that the phenomenon was largely confined to high-achieving women. But many of those …

Self-improvement

4 Traits You Need to Change Your Life

What I know for sure is you can take an ordinary, boring, disappointing, and overwhelming life and turn it into a fulfilling, purposeful, happy, exciting and pleasurable life.<p>You don't have to suffer and keep having the same challenges in your life day after day.<p>I hear people complaining and …

Happiness

Here's How to Start Investing Your Money

Everything you've ever needed to know about the stock market.<p>The stock market can be a smart way to clone your money, but it makes plenty of people break out in hives. A recent Bankrate.com survey showed that only 26 percent of Americans under age 30 own any stock-based investments. Alexa von …

Investing

4 Ways to Become a Better Learner

The CEO sitting across from me is explaining how he and the other executives of a telecommunications firm were caught off guard by a new technology that disrupted the firm’s business. “We did not see WhatsApp coming,” he says, shaking his head. He wants to increase his capacity to learn, to spot …

The Day I Asked My Feminist Wife if Our Marriage Was an Egalitarian One

<i>This post is co-authored by Sara Thompson</i><p>In 2016 it will be 10 years since my wife, Sara, and I first met. Sara has always held very strong convictions and ideas about women's economic, social and political status, but had never considered herself part of any "feminist movement" as such. It was …

Feminism

4 strategies for remembering everything you learn

1/<p>Force yourself to recall.<p>benjamingolub/flickr<p>The least-fun part of effective learning is that it's hard. In fact, the " Make It Stick " authors …

If Your Guy Can't Give You an Orgasm, He Needs to Watch This Video

Like, immediately.<p>If you're tired of having conversations with guys you date about why you're not having an orgasm, save your breath and point them to this new Flip The Script video from Mic.<p>In the video, Liz Plank interviews men on the street to find out if they've spent money on books about how …

Alzheimer's Disease Research is Pointing in a Very Surprising New Direction

At any given time, one of us has had athlete’s foot, an eye infection, or a skin irritation that was caused by fungi. From ringworm to candida, …

Dementia

4 Ways Introverts Can Super-Charge Their Happiness

<b>“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain</b><p>Do you get ticked off too?<p>I mean, when people say you’re awkward, …

Personality

Hydroponic Jar Basil Mint Set

Want to make the perfect pesto? Look no further than your kitchen window. This Garden Jar set from Modern Sprout includes two self watering herb kits—basil and mint—in cute, colorful mason jars. This means is that even the forgetful gardener can have a flourishing herb garden at home. Who wants a …

3 Decisions You Should Make TODAY to Take Control of Your Life

Let’s face it, changing can be difficult, but you must if you want to take your power back and be in the driver’s seat of your life. There are three …

8 Brain Exercises To Improve your IQ Score

Can we make ourselves any smarter? The answer to that particular question is still a puzzle, trying to be solved by scientists all over the world. …

5 Houseplants You Can't Kill

1. Philodendron<p>What's not to love about this guy? The name means "Tree Lover," and it's a type of vine, so it cascades down as it grows. I have one on my desk, and the bright green against the white of the room really pops. The experts recommend letting to get dry between waterings, and I honestly …

Plants

Create a Kinder Mind: How to Stop Your Mean, Hurtful Self-Talk

<b>“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens!” ~Louise Hay</b><p>In my quest to learn …

Positive Thinking

13 Destructive Things Unsuccessful People Tell Themselves Every Day

Stop sabotaging your own best efforts with negative self-talk.<p>It takes almost no time to find articles and stories that will tell you about the good habits or motivational mantras of people who have achieved success in their chosen field.<p>But, as interesting and inspirational as those articles can …

Self-help