Pam Gooden Patton

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21 Obscure References in Classic Songs—Explained!

We've all heard these classic pop and rock hits a thousand times. But even if you know all the words, do you know what they were about?<p>1. "You’re So …

DIY Plumbing Pipe Table Tutorial.

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Designing Your Ideal Life

"Go to school. Get a job. Get ahead." These are the echoes of a society that thrives on success.<p>We are encouraged to "do," but rarely allowed to just "be." It is interesting that our society places such a high value on success. Television and movies portray actors and sports figures as successful …

How To Apologize The Right Way

<i>By Marjorie Ingall</i><p>Apologies are on everyone's mind these days, what with Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin at Sony groveling for sending racially-charged emails speculating on our President's fave movies; Greenpeace International sniveling sorrowfully about defacing a sacred Peruvian site; and a Korean …

Stop Chasing After Happiness And Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there’s an upside to feeling bad. Here’s how to reframe your thinking.<p>Happiness! It’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it?<p>If only you could be a little happier, life would be better. The notion is so deeply engrained in our culture, it’s …

Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends

If you place yourself at the intersection of social groups, you’ll have more ideas and more opportunities.<p>While ideas may appear to be only in your head, it turns out they’re super social: Darwin talked about evolution for decades before publishing the <i>Origin of Species</i>. And while it might be you …

Success

You Have the Strength & Wisdom to Thrive During Hard Times

<b>“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln</b><p>Nothing can ever really prepare you for a …

Quitting My Life to Start My True One

“Wait! Give it back! I’m sorry!” The words had hardly escaped my lips when I began to think, “What am I doing? What about my job, my apartment, my …

Inspiration

Top 10 Family Issues You Can Overcome

People don't always get along, even when they're in a romantic relationship or come from the same blood line. While family problems are often the …

Parenting

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How to Overcome Self-Doubt

<i>“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”</i> – William Shakespeare<p><b>Taming the monkey mind</b><p>It’s an all …

Self-confidence

Best budget apps for iPhone: An easier way to spend less and save more!

The best budget apps for iPhone to help you spend smarter, save faster, and get your finances under control!<p>Looking for the best iPhone apps to help …

How to stream 'The Interview'

Sony Pictures has reversed course and released "The Interview." It'll show in select theaters starting Christmas day and is now available online to stream in the U.S. No matter the outlet you choose to stream the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, it'll cost $5.99 to rent or $14.99 to purchase, and …

Sony Pictures

What to do before selling or donating your phone

Before you retire your trusty old phone in favor of something shiny and new, think twice about tossing it away blindly. In addition to all the precious digital content and media your phone accumulated, it holds a wealth of sensitive personal data that you don't want disappearing or falling into the …

Android Phones

How to set up your Fitbit Flex

Fitbit recently launched the Flex, the company's first wrist-worn activity monitor that syncs with your smartphone. The Flex uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with compatible smartphones (more on this in a minute), keeping your current activity stats updated.<p>When you first get the Flex, you'll need to do …

Fitness Technology

Build a sled for slinging snowballs

Winter warfare will never be the same.<p>You don’t need an army to wage an epic snow battle. With this sled-mounted slingshot, you can fire a fusillade of snowballs with an accuracy and speed that would impress a general—and completely intimidate lesser winter warriors.<p>Flexible rubber tubing acts as a …

Looking For A Little Focus? Staring At This Color Could Help

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Should we be mindful of mindfulness?

At just after 6.15pm in a brightly lit conference room in Oxford, 22 grown men and women are lying on the floor trying hard to focus on their left knee. From across the room a lilting, calm voice has already invited the group to explore their feet and ankles with "gentle curiosity" and is heading …

Photo of toddler in toy convertible getting ticket from cops goes viral - TODAY.com

Today<p>You know that sinking feeling that comes when you see police lights flashing in the rearview mirror? One Jacksonville, Fla., driver experienced that at a very young age this week.<p>Two-year-old Za'Dariyah Mishaw was driving her toy convertible car through the parking lot of her condominium …

Viral

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

3.3K<p>SHARES<p>In the Summer of 1995, a young graduate student in anthropology at UCLA named Joe Henrich traveled to Peru to carry out some fieldwork …

Mark Expiration Dates on Leftover Foods With Sticky Notes

The Mayo Clinic advises against eating leftover foods stored in your fridge for more than four days. How do you remember that? Put sticky notes on …

Foodily Blog

How to Create a Vertical Garden : Around the Garden

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Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pineapple Recipe

379<p>6Ingredients<p>┅Calories<p>15Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>servings:<p>USMETRIC<p>2 slices sandwich bread<br>• 2 slices swiss cheese<br>• 2 ounces sliced ham (thinly)<br>• 2 pineapple …