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5 Ways to Escape a Rut | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Living in a rut prevents you from fully experiencing life, but breaking out of a daily grind isn’t always easy. If you think you need to shake things …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Understanding Reciprocity in Photography

Perfect exposure settings: Reciprocity is the law of the relationship between shutter and aperture. It stipulates that one stop increases in aperture …

British Wildlife Photography Award winners 2013

Nature Photography

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

55 Great Old American Color Photographs - Il Post

Amazing photos from 1935 to 1944, during the Great Depression

30 Delicious Things To Cook In September

Cool enough to turn on the oven, but still warm enough for ice cream. September, you're the best.<p><b>WHAT'S IN SEASON:</b><p>(This will vary depending on time of the month and where you …

5 Excuses that Stop You From Reaching Your Dream

The moment you set your mind to pursue a big dream is magical. It energizes you and excites you.<p>But as you start to make plans, things fall apart. …

Back-To-School Breakfast Recipes (PHOTOS)

The end of summer is tough for many reasons (no more berries!). But one of the hardest adjustments is getting used to the hectic schedule that back-to-school throws us into. Gone are the leisurely mornings of summer; and back are the chaotic 6 a.m. wake-up calls where no one seems to be able to …

7 Ways to be Happy from the Inside Out

<b>“All appears to change when we change.” ~Henri-Frédéric Amiel</b><p>We often start from the outside to try to make change on the inside. Scratch that. We …

The Basics of Photography: E for Exposure

We’ve been slowly going through the alphabet defining key terms for each letter, and today we’re at the letter E. E is for exposure–and at its very …

What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Between wrangling children, walking dogs, and checking email, your early hours might be more crazed than calm. Carve out some a.m. tranquility (and productivity) with these steps.<p>Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. …

Time Management

Louis C.K.'s 10 Funniest Moments

America's darkest comedian dressed as Abe Lincoln and more<p>Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then …

Comedy

Amazing Close-Up Photo of a Waterspout Rising Into the Clouds

Check out this incredible photograph of a waterspout, a type of tornado that forms over a body of water. That’s a huge column of condensation rising …

Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing and His Daily Creative Routine

After David Ogilvy’s wildly popular 10 tips on writing and a selection of advice from modernity’s greatest writers, here comes some from the prolific writer and painter <b>Henry Miller</b> (December 26, 1891–June 7, 1980)<p>In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, <i>Tropic of</i> …

BEAUTIFUL PLANET EARTH

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

Crafting

60 Tiny Love Stories to Make You Smile

Here’s a selection of 60 tiny love stories recently submitted to our sister site, <i>Makes Me Think,</i> that not only made us think, but warmed our hearts …

The Most Beautiful Way To Stop A Bully I've Ever Seen

• At 1:10, he talks about the unfair question grown-ups always asked when we were kids.<br>• At 1:41, he walks through his career choices.<br>• At 2:11, some …

Cartoons

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

101 Simple Pleasures to Boost Happiness

A couple of weeks ago, I got a lovely handwritten note in the mail from a sweet elderly acquaintance in our community. She had read in the local paper that my oldest son was named the Connecticut Student Journalist of the Year, and she had clipped the piece which she sent along with her kind …

Happiness

A few life lessons everyone can use

<b>The purpose of life is a life of purpose.</b><p><b>Robert Byrne</b><p>There are many lessons that we learn by going to school, but a plethora of things that we learn …

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

For many curious folks, their impassioned yearning to soak up as much of the world’s wonders as possible completely transcends the boundaries of a …

What to eat to improve your mood, concentration and memory!

The number of experts who believe that the secret to a better brain function is found in our plate is growing day by day. Moreover, numerous …

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100 Ways to Love Your Wife

100 Ways to Love Your Wife<p>1. Communicate with her; never close her out.<p>2. Regard her as important.<p>3. Do everything you can to understand her feelings.<p>4. Be interested in her friends.<p>5. Ask her opinion frequently.<p>6. Value what she says.<p>7. Let her feel your approval and affection.<p>8. Protect her on a daily basis.<p>9. Be gentle and tender with her.<p>10. Develop a sense of humor.<p>11. Avoid sudden major changes without discussion and without giving her time to adjust.<p>12. Learn to respond openly and …