Sarah Rafik Morcos

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26 Tips for Living An Awesome Life

Typically, the message of Thanksgiving is one of abundance and love as we surround ourselves with our favorite people and fabulous food. This year is …

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Neutral Density Filters

Many new photographers unwittingly fall into the accessory overload trap; you’re excited about your new camera and all the creative possibilities it …

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

Three Easy Steps To Start Your Creative Process | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The creative process is in our genes – handed down to us by our ancestors who created out of necessity. With their bare hands and rudimentary tools …

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

How to Overcome Fear and Live Your Dreams | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Changing my life was easy.<p><i>Laughably</i> easy.<p>I e-mailed a resume, did a 12 minute Skype interview, and typed up a letter of resignation. I then packed up …

6 Ways to Ignite Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”<br>– Chinese Proverb</i><p>The world is a busy, stressful place, and many of us …

The 8 Ways To Start Every Day Like A Winner

GET THE BOOK BY<br>ERIN FALCONER!<p>Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity …

The Best Solution for Your To-Do List Stress | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder why to-do lists make you feel so guilty?<p>Even though to-do lists are useful for keeping track of tasks and for clearing up mental space …

Beyond Reading a Book: 3 Hands-On Methods of Self-Education | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re trying to learn a new subject, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information you read in books. However, reading a book isn’t …

Language Learning

10 of the best garden lights

Single Serving Pie in a Jar

Step 1: Pie Dough<br>The first thing you’ll need is dough. You can use any pie dough you like. Here’s a great tutorial on making a basic crust. That …

Set Yourself Small Challenges To Overcome Shyness

There's nothing wrong with being shy, but sometimes you can benefit from putting yourself out there—like at a professional function that can further …

Five Best Language Learning Tools

Learning a new language is difficult, which is why there's a huge market for tools and apps to help you do it. Some of them are really helpful and …

How Much You'll Save for Retirement If You Invest Just $50 a Month

The biggest obstacle to saving for retirement—probably the most important financial project we all have to undertake (unless you plan on working …

DIY: Transform an Old Film Canister Into a Tiny Flashlight for Your Camera Bag

Here’s a good weekend project for those of you who have some old film canisters lying around, and a bit of DIY know-how up your sleeves. Those old …

#Beachcombing: SoCal beaches to know before fall

<i>This story is part of our summer series "Beachcombing," in which KPCC reporters will explore the ecology, economy and culture of Southern</i> …

Read Faster by Looking at the Words in the Middle of Sentences

Speed readers get through many more books and articles than the average reader. Here's a new speed reading technique to try: Use your eye span.<p>Andra …

"All Phases of One's Career Are Serious if You Take it Seriously"

You may not have your dream job now. If Bill Murray is any indication of a worthwhile career, though, having an obscure or seemingly unimportant job …

Recipeasly Cuts the Crap Out of Recipe Management

We've posted about plenty of recipe managers, so you have no shortage of options, but recipes on the web get a little frustrating with all the …

Top 10 Ways to Make This School Year Your Most Productive Yet

The summer is drawing to a close and school is here once again. Instead of dreading your return, start preparing now for your most productive …

Caffeination: A Coffee Road Trip Miniseries – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

A new video miniseries was just launched by The Pancake Epidemic, the Los Angeles-based division of a marketing something or another, that chronicles …

Making Too Many Choices Drains Your Willpower, so Plan Ahead

Picture this: You have a long day at work where you had to make tough decisions left and right. Once you get home, do you stick to your diet, or do …

How to Make (and Take) Great Coffee Anywhere

Maybe it’s business. Maybe it’s pleasure. Maybe you’re a good grandchild visiting your grandparents in Florida. Whatever your reason for traveling, …

The Bullet Journal Productivity Method Empowers Your Paper Notebook

If pen and paper are your favorite tools, or at least are the ones you’re most comfortable using to stay organized, the Bullet Journal is a …

Productivity

An App That Can Accurately Measure Your Exact Bra Size (WTF?)

This one’s for the ladies, but we know the gentleman will care to read for pure entertainment value.<p>As we’re sure you have experienced, there are few things more annoying than a poorly fitting bra. But most of us don’t have the time to go in and get measured by a professional. And besides, the …

DIY Whiteboard Wall – Write On Your Walls!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>paint rollers<br>• Whiteboard paint ( 1 qt. per wall )<br>• damp rag ( 1 )<br>• drop cloth ( 1 )<br>• Paint Brush ( 1 )<br>• trays<br>• Painter’s Tape<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onMr. Kate