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7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

<b>“We can't hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.” ~Lori Deschene</b><p>Sometimes I am really terrible to myself and relentlessly compare …

Interesting People: 7 Things They All Have In Common

I’ve posted a lot of research from experts on getting people to like you, being influential and having great conversations.<p><b>What’s the best way to use</b> …

17 Steps To Acquiring A New Skill Faster Than You Thought Possible

In the movie Matrix, everyone was intrigued with the ability that <i>Neo</i> and group possessed to learn anything in the matter of seconds. To download the …

Libraries

How to connect deeply with anyone (in 5 minutes)

I’m going to share a game with you. This game will reveal incredible things about whoever plays it; surprise, shock and delight complete strangers, …

(Images) 13 Motivational Picture Quotes To Pick You Up

Looking for some <i>new motivational quotes to pick you up</i> today? Well, we have created a handful of motivational images to inspire your mind, and to …

Collections

Read the top recent posts about relationships, dopamine, cognition, and more<p>Read the top recent posts about relationships, dopamine, cognition, and …

17 Quotes That Will Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Temperatures are rising and no one wants to turn on their oven these days. The solution for your next summer soiree? No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes! Just assemble, chill, top with berries, and serve. Cool and easy.<p><b>Ingredients</b> (makes 16 cheesecakes):<p>– 15 graham crackers (8 ounces)<p>– 1 stick …

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file …

Five Steps To Living A Fearless Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is no quick fix or magic pill to move yourself forward from a fearful life to a fearless life. Fear is a powerful glue and you have been stuck …

Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95: We Will Remember His Legacy

<i>[Editor's Note: South African anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela has died at age 95 on December 5, 2013. His legacy of non-violent action for</i> …

South Africa

The Best Ways to Apologize When You Screw Up At Work or At Home

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you're behind and it's going to be late. You …

Want To Nail An Interview? Use Mirroring

The day has arrived, your job interview with a top executive in a high profile company. Your training and credentials are exactly what they’re looking for in a job candidate.<p>You’ve never been the shyest person. In fact, most of your peers would say your interpersonal skills are uncanny, and you’re …

What to Do When Kids Talk Back

Smart-alecky comments, sass, and disrespectful gestures, such as eye rolls and lip smacks, seem to be the norm when children talk back to you nowadays. Try these tips to nip your child's bold and brash behavior in the bud.<p>How to Discipline Your Kids<p>Keep Your Composure<p>You don't have to put up with …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

The Four Questions Great Leaders Ask

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers</i>.”<p>—Voltaire<p>Ever notice how great leaders ask the best questions?<p>A masterful leader will sit Yoda-like in a meeting, listening intently to the dialogue and then, with Zen Master timing, ask a question that will change the tenor, the focus and the …

6 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions

Employees are growing noticeably more frustrated with their leaders. Employees want their leaders to have their backs and listen to their concerns; to provide clarity of purpose and performance expectations; and to chart a roadmap for the future. They expect leadership from their leaders – but …

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management …

Personal Finance

31 Ways to Find Inspiration for Your Writing

Shares 2K<p><i>You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club</i>. – Jack London<p>No matter how much you love writing, there will always be …

What is Character Development?

I remember back when cameras had something inside them called film that you had to get developed. For those of you college-aged or younger, that’s …

Writing

57 Tips For Writers, From Writers

Tweet<p>Share<p>Pin<p>Share<p>2K Shares<p>The entire writing process is fraught with perils.<p>Many writers would argue that the hardest part of writing is beginning. …

How To Write Short Stories

Shares 554<p>OLD POST ALERT! This is an older post and although you might find some useful tips, any technical or publishing information is likely to be …

What Novelists Should Know About Short Fiction

When I first started writing seriously, all I wanted was to publish a novel.<p>I thought my intentions were honourable—that I wasn’t just another …

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

So you found a new place! It's all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much crap you have.

Minimalism

27 Brilliant Hacks To Keep Your Fridge Clean And Organized

Because you don't want to be sifting through a messy fridge when it's time to EAT.

Frugal Living

Seven Tips From F. Scott Fitzgerald on How to Write Fiction

F. Scott Fitzgerald is often portrayed as a natural-born writer. "His talent," says Ernest Hemingway in <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, "was as natural as the …