Shalonda VanAuken

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Popular Beer and Wine Brands Contaminated With Monsanto's Weedkiller, Tests Reveal

By Zen Honeycutt<p>The past few years have revealed some disturbing news for the alcohol industry. In 2015, CBS news broke the announcement of a lawsuit …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Networking

These 7 TED talks have completely changed how I make decisions

Psychologists have found decision-making is fraught with hidden influences, tricky nuances, and the ability to make us happy in the short-term but unhappy in the long-term.<p>Some of my greatest insights into this aspect of human behavior have come from TED talks, which break down research findings …

TED Talks

Just a priest, rabbi and atheist smoking weed together

Smoking cannabis can open your mind, as well as your stomach.<p>Cut Video is well known on the internet for its weed videos. Thanks to the great state …

Planking each day keeps the spine doctor away

There are 1,440 minutes in every day. If you practise healthy sleep habits, eight hours or 480 minutes are used to sleep. That gives you just less than 1,000 minutes to pack in the rest of your life. After commuting to and from work, putting in a good day at the office and unwinding with an …

Beautiful Designs Framed By Black Window Trims

Choosing dark colors for the window frames or painting the trim black is a neat trick which can offer many advantages. Black is a timeless neutral. …

This Simple Truth About Life Is the Secret to Success (and Maximum Productivity)

The true secret to productivity is simple, yet profound.<p>Everyone wants to know the secret way to be productive. Ambitious individuals in particular spend time looking for every possible competitive advantage, often only to find out that the secrets to productivity are simpler than they …

This Overlooked Space in Your Home Deserves Attention

Hallways—those oft neglected strips of space that connect one room to another—may perform an important function, but, especially if you live in a …

Houseplants

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Prefab Homes

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

How Small Actions Help You Take Control of Your Finances

Last year, I wanted to write a book. It seemed like an impossible task. But I figured, “if I can write a long blog post, I can surely write one …

Personal Finance

A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

Harvard Business School

25 of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Netflix is known for their epic original series like <i>The OA</i>, <i>Luke Cage</i>, <i>Daredevil</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i> and <i>Travelers</i> to name a few, but for many, the …

10 Ways The Best Leaders Reach Goals

Things I really ought to do:<p>1. Be more considerate of others<p>2. Listen more<p>3. Get in shape<p>4. Eat more vegetables<p>5. Recycle more waste<p>6. Finish that project I started several years ago<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>Like me, you know what you ought to do, and it’s important to do it. Occasionally you are reminded by …

Self-improvement

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP<p>This sweet and savory dish is low in ingredients and high in bold flavors: a true win-win. Get the recipe HERE.<p>BACON AND MUSHROOM …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

18 bad habits you should break in 2017 to be more productive

While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Below are 18 things you should stop doing right now to become more productive.

How much you need to save every day to 'never have to worry about money' again

If you're hoping to reach millionaire status some day, there's one small move you can make now that will virtually guarantee it: Automatically save …

Multitasking Is No Longer Something to Boast About

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>What are you doing while you read this? Are you dipping into your email while texting, reading …

Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 …

How Millennials Will Save The World, Part I

I’m not kidding, or being sarcastic. And I hope I’m right, because the world needs saving, and I’m positive the boomers won’t do it, and pretty sure the gen-Xers aren’t up to the challenge, either.<p>I know that many people over 35 still think of the folks on the younger side of that divide as lazy, …

Leadership

6 amazing alternatives to traditional stone walls

Stone interior walls look great, there's no denying that they do, but when you fancy something a little bit different, what can you adorn your walls …

Interior Design

Five Interview Turn-Offs That Can Cost You The Job

A job interview can feel like an audition or a performance. It can be a very scary meeting, especially if you haven’t job-hunted in a while.<p>You have to be ready for the rush of adrenaline that may flood your veins when you walk into a job interview, or when the interviewer asks you a difficult …

Employment

9 spots not to miss on your next trip to Oregon

Home to hundreds of state parks and over a dozen national forests, the diverse geographic state of Oregon, has everything I would want in my own …

25 Best Places In Italy You Should Visit | World Travel Guide - Part 25

<b>25. Perugia</b><p>At number 25 in this list of most awesome <b>cities in Italy</b> comes the beautiful Perugia, a paradise for chocolate lovers. With evidences of …

Tuesday's Amazon Deals You Have to See

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 19.<p><i>Mental</i> …