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The Life-Changing Habit of Starting Your Day on Purpose | Inc.com

Prioritizing is not overrated. Distracted by the dozens of unexpected emails, phone calls, meetings and never finding enough time to work on most important tasks for the day, many people end their day feeling unproductive and unsure of what was accomplished.<p>Starting your day with a clear idea of …

Time Management

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want to Be More Successful

Knowing when to quit is a skill that can be learned.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a book that’s boring us to death. Our …

Motivation

How to Be Persuasive Without Coming Across as Threatening

When you really want something done, you sometimes have to sway others. And after all, a little nudge (in the right direction) never hurt anyone. But …

Hummus 4 Ways by Tasty

Your Handy Dandy Pocket Book of Stitches

With the emergence of sites like Pinterest, YouTube and of course, Brit + Co, aspiring makers from around the world have been able to search for any project they want to make and learn the basics. Here at Brit + Co HQ we are excited about the idea of sharing comprehensive guides for different …

Sewing

17 High-Protein Lunches You Don't Need to Reheat at Work or School

While meal-prepped chicken and rice or last night's healthy pasta dish <i>sound</i> like great packed lunches in theory, they're considerably less appealing …

Healthy Eating

7 Sushi Recipes Because It's So Much Cheaper to Make Rolls at Home

Sushi is one of those meals that always ends up costing more than you want it to. Grab a few rolls and a seaweed salad, and you’re looking at a $30 …

Healthy Eating

19 Chicken Recipes That Are Ready in an Instant (Pot, That Is)

Versatile, powerful, and easier-to-use than conventional pressure cookers, the Instant Pot is one appliance we, and the food world at large, can't get enough of. One task it performs particularly well at is cooking up tender, juicy chicken in a fraction of the time roasting, broiling, or grilling …

Cooking

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial guidance system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Escape Vista Tiny House Vacation in Oregon

This is the ESCAPE Vista tiny house vacation in Salem, Oregon.<p>It’s located in a vineyard with views of Eola Hills and the Willamette River in …

Tiny House Movement

Alpha Tiny House

This is the Alpha Tiny House.<p>It’s built by New Frontier Tiny Homes in Nashville, Tennessee.<p>The Alpha Tiny Home features a one-of-a-kind layout – one …

Tiny House Movement

40 Easy DIYs That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Home

Going through a home renovation is actually the worst. Time to take matters into your own hands.

Home Improvement

The 1 Thing I Learned From My Mom That Changed the Way I Cook

Through my experience with cooking, I've gathered that more complicated doesn't equate to more delicious. For me, it's sort of the opposite! I've been to culinary school, worked in restaurants, made advanced recipes out of cookbooks, and experimented with exotic produce and spices, but none of that …

California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million Homes

California has hit a new solar generation record, thanks to this week's triple-digit heat wave. SF Gate calculated that on Tuesday, the Golden …

Renewable Energy

Emotional Abuse: An Open Letter To My Husband

I am asking for something major: to try, with an open mind, over a number of days, to consider if you are emotionally abusive.<p>Just consider it. Read …

Smile, you’re in the FBI face-recognition database | Ars Technica

Driver license, passport, visa pics in database—despite no criminal affiliation.<p>The Federal Bureau of Investigation has access to as many as 411.9 …

Surveillance

'Well, you gotta have a home': Inside the private lives of van dwellers - British Columbia

Maurice Bilovus, 67, has been living in a vehicle every summer for the past six years. During the winter, he escapes to Mexico where he says the …

The depression epidemic plaguing doctors

Hospitals across the country are scrambling to care for a particularly hard-to-reach group of patients: their own staff.<p>A study published recently in</i> …

Medicine

The talk that could save a life: How to talk about suicide to kids of any age

Suicide is the way that depression — a very serious illness — kills, just as surely as a heart attack is the way coronary artery disease kills. With depression, just like heart disease, there are things a person can do to try to be as healthy as possible, but the disease itself is no one's …

Mental Health

How Nature Benefits Your Mental Health

Recently, scientists have been working out whether grass and trees could be used to treat depression and anxiety.<p>Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt... better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city …

Mental Health

How to Support a Partner Dealing With Depression

As a mental health counselor and someone who has battled depression for most of her life, I'm no stranger to the toll it can take on …

Antidepressants aren't just for depression anymore, study finds

Antidepressants didn't get to be the third-most commonly prescribed medication in the United States for nothing. In fact, says a new study, the medications taken by more than 10% of American adults may be so ubiquitous because they are used to do so much.<p>Depression medication, a new study suggests, …

“RIP little buddy” death of “police squirrel” mourned in the US

Head bowed a police officer pays his last respects to a dead squirrel which had become a fixture at the police headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.<p>The photograph of the officer, Dave Bowes, apparently mourning the animal, which was posted on Twitter, has since gone viral.<p>Police even taped off the scene …

Crime

5 Ways to Stop Your Racing Thoughts

<b>by Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>Source: Viktor Gladkov/Shutterstock<p>Racing thoughts—fast, repetitive thought patterns about a particular topic—are a …

Mindfulness

7 Things People With Social Anxiety Do

Social anxiety disorder goes beyond being shy or introverted. It involves an extreme fear of social interaction, and it interferes with an individual's daily life. The symptoms usually begin around age 13 and persist into adulthood. But most people with social anxiety wait at least 10 years to get …

Depression

Massive Study Finds Genetic Links To Happiness And Depression

The rush is on to find genetic links to happiness, depression and other psychological traits. In the latest study—one of the largest ever conducted on the subject—more than 190 researchers in 17 countries analyzed genomic data from nearly 300,000 people.<p>The results zeroed in on a handful of genetic …

Genetics

Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

In the '80s and '90s, America's suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.<p>"It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround," says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for …

Mental Health

When Ms. Straughan became Mr. Straughan: How a transgender teacher learned to be himself

Key Straughan, helping Aiyanna, 5, colour pictures at Queen Mary School, on March 23 2016. (Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail)<p>Key Straughan, a kindergarten teacher, was zipping up a student’s jacket recently when the little boy leaned in, touched his face and asked: “Where’s your beard?”<p>“Well,” the …