Ron Grimes

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10 Daily Life Habits Of Happy and Successful People

What is success?<p>That small question has led to thousands of books being written, countless conversations and much soul searching. Is it measured by a …

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business

Want to start a business? Need to improve an existing business? Here are some great places to start.<p>Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was …

Small Business

The novel ‘Underground Airlines’ is too real

A riveting tale of present-day American slavery is one of the best books of 2016<p>His name is not his name. His life is not his own. His face is an …

Books

Listen: 10 Best-of-Books Author Podcasts

‘Tis the season for “best books of 2016 lists” to help you discover what to read next. As your TBR pile grows, turn to Signature’s sister podcast, Beaks and Geeks, for a way to find out a bit more about a book before diving in. Check out some of our podcasts from this past year, featuring the books …

The best personal finance software and apps for every budget

With the wealth of personal finance software and apps out there, it’s hard to find one that meets your specific needs. Our handy guide to personal …

How I Read 65 Books in a Year Without Speed Reading

"Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth."-- Archimedes, Greek mathematician and astronomer<p>Books are to me what the lever was to Archimedes -- they allow me to lift objects beyond the limitations of my natural abilities.<p>For the price of a beer, I can purchase an author's lifetime of …

The 5 Principles of Moonlighting Success | The Art of Manliness

Gallup surveys have found that a majority of Americans aren’t “engaged” with their jobs, as defined as “those who are involved in, enthusiastic about …

The Most Anticipated Atlanta Restaurant Openings, Summer 2016

Memorial Day has come and gone, which means summertime is unofficially here. With the weather heating up, Atlanta's restaurant scene is sure to catch fire in the coming months. We saw a number of major openings last year, and several more have already come online in the first half of 2016. With the …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Chess

5 Secrets to Making a Bed Like a Hotel Housekeeper

Can you believe this is what the rooms usually look like before they get started?<p>If you asked me before I spent a day shadowing the Director of Housekeeping (Linda Ajdari) at New York City's The Marlton Hotel how to make a bed, I would have told you a rather sad tale about fluffed pillows and …

Comic Books and Graphic Novels Worth Reading — Tools and Toys

Thanks to the mega-success of superhero movies over the past decade or so (especially those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe), it’s safe to say …

Graphic Novels

These Teas Will Make You Leave Coffee for Good

Teas and blends from around the world that may inspire you to turn over a new leaf.<p>“Tea is a divine herb,” said the Ming Dynasty scholar Xu Guangqi. But some would say the industrial-grade teabags we often rely on make for a less-than-celestial drinking experience. A new generation of purveyors …

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

8 Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

<b>“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.” ~Robert M. Pirsig</b><p>I know meditation is good for me. I know it can do …

Meditation

Breath Counting Meditation: How to Build Mental Power

You know what's funny? Nearly everything we buy or use comes with instructions. Not just cellphones and computers, but even something as simple as a hammer will usually have at least a drawing that tells you how to use it.<p>But people are not products. We're all born with a brain and body, but at …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

Productivity

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

Motivation

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

5 Most Popular Books of the Month: March, 2016

<i>We love to geek out with stats, and what could be better than using them to see which books Book Riot readers were most interested in? Below are the</i> …

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

<i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I've been saying, "I really should start meditating." I "knew" it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my …

Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies

You're reading Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

How Mindfulness Helps You Find Your Way Through Difficulty

It was about a dozen years ago and I was going through a rough bout of depression. I convinced myself there must be some ready cure I could find, and …

Meditation Is My Super Power

For years, I've struggled with learning and practicing meditation. My annual personal goals, business goals, and affirmations inevitably included... "I will meditate daily for 10-20 minutes." I have researched and read countless books on meditation only to find myself frustrated every time I …

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Dive in to this ancient spiritual tradition.<p>Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century BCE, Buddhism outlines a path of personal spiritual enrichment through meditation and insight. Following in the Buddha's …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity’s great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we’ve learned that we can train our …

How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. …

7 Simple Strategies to Help You Live Your Dream Life

Everybody wants the good life, but not everybody gets it. The difference between the people who get what they want from life and the people who don't comes down to one word -- motivation.<p>It takes motivation to work towards something most people won't achieve. It takes motivation to do the work day …