Monica Melchor

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How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

The Notebook-Packed Shoulder Bag

Sometimes, you just want a simple bag, some notebooks, and a few writing utensils. Everyday Carry reader Joseph DeCommer shares his bag packed with …

Becoming the Boss

Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That’s a shame, because the …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

2 Remarkably Powerful Mindsets to Move You Through Difficulty | Inc.com

Have you ever noticed your initial thoughts when you wake up, and where they may take you? These moments have the power to set the tone for your day. The good news is that once we become aware of the power of our thoughts, we can re-direct them to take us to a positive mental place.<p>Over the last …

Self-improvement

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

A Stanford professor says eliminating 2 phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful

The way you speak not only affects how others perceive you; it also has the potential to shape your behavior.<p>Swapping one word for another could make all the difference in how you approach your goals.<p>That's according to Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering at Stanford and the academic director …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

There's no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Your iPhone is hijacking your mind — here are two tips for getting it back

Your iPhone is probably taking up way too much time and mental space. How can you get it under control?<p>Ex-Google design ethicist Tristan Harris …

Apps

The daily pain of having extreme perception

When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But there may be an upside to being a highly sensitive person.<p>At the age of six, Jack Craven started telling his mother he wanted to die. “God made a mistake when he made me,” he would …

Autism

How to Stop Freaking Out Every Single Sunday

Around 4 p.m. every Sunday, I used to get a familiar sinking feeling: “Am I getting sick?” I would ask myself. Every seven days, it rolled around …

This Single Habit Will Put You In The Top 10%

You're reading This Single Habit Will Put You In The Top 10%, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Top 10

How to Create the Best Version of Yourself

Mark Lack says that by giving and becoming more, the having takes care of itself.<p>Mark Lack is the CEO of Shorten the Gap and is on the Board of Advisers for the Leap Foundation.<p>Lack travels regularly for work and meets a lot of entrepreneurs from around the world. He noticed that countless …

Train Your Brain with 8 Ways to Learn Faster

You're reading Train Your Brain with 8 Ways to Learn Faster, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

The Brain

Desperate For Some Life-Changing Advice? Start With These 4 Key Habits

You're reading Desperate For Some Life-Changing Advice? Start With These 4 Key Habits, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-awareness

4 Decluttering Hacks: How and Why to Get Organized

You're reading 4 Decluttering Hacks: How and Why to Get Organized, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Minimalism

4 Unexpected Habits That Will Supercharge Your Productivity

You're reading 4 Unexpected Habits That Will Supercharge Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Time Management

Shopping Resources for a Serene, Bright Home

When Seth and Ali moved into this Seattle apartment two years ago, the open floor plan meant they had to use furniture to create distinct living …

West Elm

How To Use Paint to Separate Small Spaces

(Image credit: Nobel Pobel )<p>In tiny homes where a single room often serves multiple functions, color can separate a space into zones with different …

Dining Rooms

Take Your Shelves to the Next Level with Some of the World's Most Beautiful Books

(Image credit: Rifle Paper Co.)<p>Books have been around for a long time, but the introduction of the printing press in the 15th century transformed …

Books

Clever DIY Ideas to Organize Your Recycling

As dreams go, a clean and organized recycling center in your home is a humble one. But why then is it so elusive? They are so often disaster zones, …

DIY

Shopping Resources for a Warm & Refined Style

Leslie has assembled her downtown Indianapolis apartment piece by stylish piece from sources like Craigslist, West Elm, local antique stores, …

Furniture

5 Scientific Ways to Better Your Brain This Weekend | Inc.com

Your brain is your biggest asset. Invest in it.....starting this weekend.<p>Science dictates that rest is crucial to brain function. So many of us power through the weekend, catching up on projects we missed during the week. This can cause burnout / exhaustion, and actually impede creativity.<p>So! I've …

Humanity

30 easy hacks that will make you feel better about life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don’t want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we …

Redirecting...

9 Foods That Can Change Your Brain

We are constantly striving to fill our minds with more and more knowledge as we get older, and with age comes a certain amount of wisdom but it’s …

Nutrition

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

363 Days Of Tea: I Draw On Used Tea Bags To Spark A Different Kind Of Inspiration

Early this year, I started a visual diary called “363 Days of Tea”. My goal was two-fold: to push my creative practice and to share it on social …

The Best Ways to Organize All Your Digital Photos

Thanks to digital photography, everyone has a camera in their pocket and pictures are now instantly accessible and shareable. The only drawback is …

Apps