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26 of the best business books you can read, from the CEOs and execs who can't put them down

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

Self-improvement

A simple exercise for getting your priorities straight: Forget about work and relationships

The TV Land sitcom <i>Younger</i> is a great show to watch when you’re in need of some light-hearted distraction. But as I recently discovered, it can also prompt a useful bit of soul-searching.<p>After watching an episode in which a Marie Kondo-like author named Kiko Kagami tries to help people clarify their …

Self-improvement

32 books everyone should read in their lifetime

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the mystery novels, anthologies, or biographies you know and love. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to …

Books

China Debuts a Riot-Quelling 'Security Robot'

The robot performs automatic patrols and can shock people with an electric prod.<p>Commit a crime in the future in China—or heck, probably just have an “unlawful” gathering—and you might find yourself pursued by what looks like a giant salt shaker waving a cattle prod at your butt.<p>The “AnBot,” which …

TED Talk: 10 Reasons that Future Cities Will Float

In his talk at TEDx Vilnius, Koen Olthuis compares the cities of today with those at the turn of the 20th century: "cities are not full, we just have …

The Steel in Barack Obama’s Spine

In Ukraine, the president may face his toughest foreign policy test yet. Is he up to the task?<p>As Vladimir Putin’s troops seize control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, President Obama is facing what some have called the biggest foreign policy challenge of his presidency. True or not, it’s clear his …

Connecting Habits to Change

"I want to lose 15 pounds."<p>"I want to be more confident."<p>"I want to get a promotion this year."<p>"I want to run a half marathon."<p>These are things I hear all the time from my friends, family, and clients. Many of them accomplish the goals they set, but those who don't are left discouraged, six months …

The 2014 Checklist: Setting the Tone for the Year Now

<b>1. Make a family calendar and plan for the rest of the year.</b> Plan for the next eight months, the rest of the school year and the summer through Labor Day.<p><b>2. Mark the dates the whole family needs to know.</b> On your master calendar, fill in the dates that are important: holidays, vacations, school …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Interior Design

Can Singles Live Happily Ever After?

With the rise in Americans living alone has come a surge of cultural chatter about the manifest wonders of the unaccompanied state. Veteran solo flyer Daphne Merkin questions the new conventional wisdom<p>I have lived alone on and off for much of my adult life, and, ­­despite a recent wavelet of …

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The End-All Guide to Getting Out From Under Your Office Crap

If you've got stuff on your desk that should be in your inbox and crap in your inbox that should be in the trash, fear not: You're certainly not the …

Minimalism

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IFTTT helps your apps and devices work together

A world that works for you<p>IFTTT is the free way to get all your apps and devices talking to each other. Not everything on the internet plays nice, so …

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Agenda Calendar

Reviews<p>"If you're looking for a calendar app that shows you a wealth of information in a single view without tons of colorful bars and blocks all …

Apps

Adorable Pocket Sized Elephants! pattern/tutorial ---> http://diycozyhome.com/pocket-sized-elephant-craft/ Here's a super cute project you can complete in a couple hours. The tutorial I found for this project has the full sized pattern available. Just save the image and then print it out once you head over to the blog. Do you have any little animals you've made recently?? ~Linda

Bathroom Update!!

I showed you last week how to make some very cute jewelry holders with clothes pin and a piece of wood(heres where DIY Jewelry Holder), now I just …

Birthday Reminder Chart (Free Printable)... download here ---> http://diycozyhome.com/birthday-reminder-chart-free-printable/ Love the wooden hanger used to display this calendar on the wall. I am always forgetting birthdays and this project is perfect for something to hang in the home office. What projects have you done to help you remember birthdays? ~Linda

20 Weekend Projects for Every Room in Your Home

It's the last weekend of May — a perfect time to settle down and get the apartment whipped into shape for the coming season. We've collected 20 …

Houses

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Ten Reasons Cities Need Urban Planning

Urban planning is a valuable lever for city leaders to achieve sustainable development. It helps them formulate medium and long-term objectives that …

Anyone can start a side business

<i>Note: This guest post is from Jim Wang of Microblogger, a blog about entrepreneurship and how Wang built a seven-figure business. For actionable</i> …

What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal?

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>I love that Angela Duckworth is expanding the conversation about success in education and other arenas beyond IQ. In doing so she follows other great thinkers like Howard Gardner who brought us the concept of multiple intelligences. Or Daniel …

My Unusual Solution to Our Trillion Dollar Student Debt Problem

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>Back in 2008, one of the big shots at Discovery asked me if I would care to attend a three-day conference in Monterey, Calif. called the "Entertainment Gathering." I said no thanks. "Conferences" give me the creeps, and "gatherings" sound like …

High School

Balanced Life -- 6 Tips for Battling Loneliness.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day.<p>This Wednesday: <b>six tips for battling loneliness</b>.<p>The more I've learned about happiness, the more I've come to believe that loneliness is a terrible, common, and important obstacle to consider.<p>A while back, after reading John Cacioppo's fascinating book Loneliness, I posted …