Drafts 5: The MacStories Review – MacStories
There are few apps I've ever used which made a lasting impact on my daily workflow. But for years now, the singular app that's been the foundation of my iOS use has been Drafts. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Dictation Guide - Siri User Guide
Below is a visual guide to the current dictation shortcuts in Siri. If you’ve used any sort of voice recognition software before a lot of these will be familiar. Say ‘Numeral 5’ and Siri will write out ‘5’ instead of ‘five’. via Pocket
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4 days ago
How to Become the Best Version of Yourself – Personal Growth – Medium
Some people equate success with “having it all,” but this can become a slippery slope. The appetite for success devolves into greed. I met many millionaires in my career who were unhappy, negative people. It surprised me, because it looked like they had it all. via Pocket
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18 days ago
Putting off the important things? It's not for the reasons you think | Life and style | The Guardian
All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month, is gumption. via Pocket
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4 weeks ago
Choosing the Right Relationship – Robert Solley – Medium
Most people put more thought into choosing a car than choosing a romantic partner. When I ask the couples I see in therapy what drew them to each other, out of the hundreds that I have seen, the most common answers are physical attraction and some indication of ease. via Pocket
4 weeks ago
How The Miracle Morning Has Changed My Life and Business
If you just started working for yourself you know that it’s hard. You see, I started my business in 2012 on the side while I had a full-time job. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago
How To Write In Your Journal To Improve Yourself and Achieve Your Goals
Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation. Writing in my journal every single day is the glue that holds everything else together. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago
Proper Running Technique >> Best 3 Ways
Running is our sport. Running fascinates all age groups, all levels and all nationalities. Running unites. Runners love the feeling of freedom. I love to challenge myself, so I started coaching to offer running technique courses to sports enthusiasts wishing to run easier and feel stronger. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago
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Gabe was a rising leader at a non-profit in New York City. Smart, compassionate, and driven, he had strong relationships with his donors and the community his organization served. But lately Gabe was drained by the difficult dynamics happening around him. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
An Empowering Way to Respond to Hurtful People | Thrive Global
I can vividly remember certain times in my life when I have been deeply hurt, shamed, excluded, or violated by someone. I clearly remember wanting the violators to understand the pain they caused, offer me a genuine apology, and hear them pledge to never do it to anyone else. That happened once. via Pocket
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9 weeks ago
To Feel Strong – Lucy Bellwood – Medium
Made with love and support from my crew on Patreon. Hop in if you want to see more. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago
A Golden Age for Reading Books – Robert Breen
While reading books might be waning in today’s mobile phone obsessed, Facebook generation, the tools and technology for reading and remembering books have never been better. I’d call it a Golden Age for those lucky souls willing to invest the time to read. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago
Book or Computer? The Best Place to Keep your Journal – Robert Breen
This is the second installment of a multi-part series on journal writing. The first post described the benefits of keeping a journal. Here, I’ll share thoughts on where to keep your journal: paper or digital. For most of my adult life, I’ve kept a journal. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago
Five Reasons You Should Keep a Journal – Robert Breen
You should keep a journal and ideally write in it every day. You’ve likely heard that advice already. The internet is full of articles and research on why journaling is good for you. I’ve read a lot of these myself. via Pocket
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12 weeks ago
Morning Routine: You Only Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult. Don't Waste Them.
You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80–year mark. via Pocket
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january 2018
Winter Travel in a VW California | The VW California
Before setting off on a trip abroad there are a few things you must research to ensure that you are adhering to the particular laws of that country. via Pocket
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december 2017
12 Questions Answered Regarding Vitamin B12 - Nutrition
Vitamin B12 is one of the most common topics I get asked about for those interested in a plant-based diet. via Pocket
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december 2017
Understanding Basic Music Theory - Free online course
is a comprehensive insight into the fundamental notions of music theory: music notation, rules of harmony, ear training, etc. It covers most of the topics needed to understand and develop your musical skills - with your favorite training tool EarMaster of course! via Pocket
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december 2017
11 Ideas That Will Rewire Your Brain – Personal Growth – Medium
The term rewiring your brain has become a psychological revolution in recent times. We now know that you can literally rewire your brain by choosing the thoughts that you allow in and standing guard at the door of your mind. Thoughts stem from the ideas that you pick up in your day to day life. via Pocket
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december 2017
How to Plan Your Ideal Year – Personal Growth – Medium
“Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family, business, etc., with expiration dates, and I update them every 6 months.” — Daymond John, Founder and CEO of FUBU via Pocket
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december 2017
I love my boyfriend, but he twists things so they seem like my fault | Life and style | The Guardian
I want to spend my life with him, but our constant arguments make me feel sad and like a shell of myself. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader Three years ago, I moved to Australia after having spent my 20s in the UK, where I had been in a serious relationship for 10 years. via Pocket
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december 2017
5 worst things to do before a run - Runner's World
Most of us learned how to warm up many years ago in school PE classes. Much of that is now out-of-date. Today, recent research indicates that static stretching is not the best for a runner. via Pocket
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november 2017
Foot & Ankle Strengthening Exercises
Foot and ankle strengthening exercises help to improve the strength, control and movement of the foot. You may be wanting to overcome weakness following an injury such as an ankle sprain, or simply to improve the strength of your feet.  via Pocket
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november 2017
When Your Partner Has Anxiety: A Meltdown Guide | The Meltdown Guide
What do you do when your partner is having a panic attack or a depressive episode? It can be really scary and super frustrating watching someone you love go through an episode, especially if you don’t know how to be helpful. via Pocket
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november 2017
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Life has been easy to me. At least, that’s what people think. It has not always been like that though. via Pocket
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october 2017
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Several years ago, while sitting in another therapist’s office, I listened as she spilled her heart out telling me how amazing meditation could be for dealing with anxiety. If she believed that I might be able to change my life without medication, then I felt like I needed to give it a shot. via Pocket
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september 2017
Consumed by anxiety? Give it a day or two | Life and style | The Guardian
The problems you’re experiencing today seem fraught and important, but that’s mainly because you’re so narrowly focused on the present 10.00 EDT Last modified on Sunday 17 September 2017 00. via Pocket
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september 2017
Depot Climbing technique: flagging - YouTube
It's time to learn some climbing technique. Improving you technique is the fastest way to improving your ability as a climber, flagging is something everyone needs to know! via Pocket
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september 2017
The Drafts Your Novel Needs (and Why You Probably Won't Use a Single Word of Your First Draft!) - ProWritingAid
Nobody writes their final novel on the first pass. I’m not given to making dogmatic statements, but that’s one I’m willing to bet my manuscript on. via Pocket
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september 2017
How to Run Without Getting Tired: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
As we all know, running is a very important skill that everyone should be able to do. It's a great way to slim down, and keep yourself heart-healthy. It's also good in an emergency: you never know when you might have to run from a wild animal—or a door-to-door salesman. via Pocket
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september 2017
The Life-Changing Habit of Starting Your Day With Clarity And Purpose
Prioritizing is not overrated. Distracted by the dozens of unexpected emails, phone calls, meetings and never finding enough time to work on most important tasks for the day, many people end their day feeling unproductive and unsure of what was accomplished. via Pocket
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september 2017
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I can recall many examples when I’ve had a conversation, meeting or discussion with someone (who I generally agree with) turn into a fully fledged debate. We often describe these conversations as ‘going sideways’ as that’s how it feels to both parties. via Pocket
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september 2017
These are the skills you should learn that will pay off forever | World Economic Forum
The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you’ve made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake. via Pocket
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september 2017
If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing – Thrive Global
According to psychological research, the anticipation of an event is almost always more emotionally powerful than the event itself. The dread of asking your boss for a raise is paralyzing and can last months. Yet, once you get yourself to finally do it, it’s over before you know it. via Pocket
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august 2017
Ulysses Switches to Subscription | Ulysses Blog
He turned his passion into a career: The German blogger and book author Patrick Bolk successfully publishes about the vegan way of life. Read in our interview what led up to it — and have the chance to win a copy of Patrick’s book “Vegan im Job” (“Vegan at Work”). via Pocket
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august 2017
Why we’re switching Ulysses to Subscription – Building Ulysses – Medium
Today, we are switching Ulysses to a subscription model. The short story is this (tl;dr): Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality product — and subscription is the only way we can truly deliver on that expectation. The following post then, is the long story. via Pocket
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august 2017
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In 2017, technology can optimize even the most basic activities — like going outside for a run. But what happens when an app overshadows the experience it’s supposed to improve?Welcome to Inefficiency Week. via Pocket
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august 2017
James Rhodes: 'Find what you love and let it kill you' | Music | The Guardian
My life as a concert pianist can be frustrating, lonely, demoralising and exhausting. But is it worth it? Yes, without a shadow of a doubt My life as a concert pianist can be frustrating, lonely, demoralising and exhausting. via Pocket
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july 2017
The importance of side projects – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium
This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass. Every week, I answer a reader’s question. I understand the importance of side projects. via Pocket
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july 2017
Why Canada Is Able to Do Things Better - The Atlantic
Most of the country understands that when it comes to government, you pay for what you get. When I was a young kid growing up in Montreal, our annual family trips to my grandparents’ Florida condo in the 1970s and ‘80s offered glimpses of a better life. via Pocket
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july 2017
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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the road to success and happiness were an easy one? Unfortunately, as we all know, this isn’t the case. The reality is, you’ll only succeed once you force yourself to do things that you don’t necessarily want to. It’s true. via Pocket
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july 2017
How to swim using the Shaw method – video | Life and style | The Guardian
Steven Shaw has been developing the Shaw method of swimming for the past 25 years. He explains how he draws on his experience as an Alexander Technique teacher and uses hands-on tuition to improve posture, stroke and general wellbeing. via Pocket
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july 2017
Why Peeing in the Pool Could Be Dangerous | Disinfection By-Products - YouTube
It’s kind of a pain to get out of the pool just to use the bathroom, plus chlorine is a disinfectant so it is fine to pee in the pool, right? Well, it turns out that might give you some health issues.SciShow Beach Towel: http://j.mp/2t5QNJ7 by: Stefan Chin----------Suppo via Pocket
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july 2017
How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling | Bicycling
Your bulging quads and razor-cut calves are the envy of your cycling pack, and you start every ride strong. As the ride progresses, though, your hips seesaw in the saddle, your lower back aches, and you slow in corners. The problem? Your core cries uncle long before your legs wear out. via Pocket
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july 2017
Breathing Tips for New Runners | Runner's World
Hi! I'm a new runner and I'm experiencing a problem with controlling my breathing. Though I don't feel any soreness or pain in my legs, in about 200 meters, it gets incredibly hard to breathe. It feels like my lungs are resisting the air, and no matter how deep I breathe it isn't enough. via Pocket
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july 2017
Running On Air: Breathing Technique | Runner's World
This article was adapted from Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter, by Budd Coates, M.S., and Claire Kowalchik (Rodale, 2013). The book teaches how to use the principles and methods of rhythmic breathing across all levels of effort. via Pocket
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july 2017
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[This will have an impact]1.Know Your Worth. Don’t let anybody discount you, take you for granted, or tell you that you aren’t worth what you know you are. Understand and never sell out your value.2.Develop Flexibility. via Pocket
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june 2017
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You are walking home from work when you pass the loveliest hydrangeas. At $6 for two stems at the local bodega they are a steal and impossible to pass up. You bring them home, plunk them in a vase with some water and forget about them for a couple of hours. via Pocket
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june 2017
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I have the reputation of living what Marie Kondo might call a magically tidy life. My tights are rolled like sushi, my tabletops are bare and my kitchen is so clean I could perform surgery in it. I wasn’t always this way. via Pocket
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june 2017
Tom Watt – Wolf People
Here it is, my last interview from Pickathon 2015. Saving one of the best for last, I spoke with Tom Watt of Wolf People, who went through some trials and tribulations to get to the festival from England. via Pocket
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june 2017
How to answer the lazy "Corbyn is unelectable" propaganda trope
Political propaganda works by programming intellectually lazy people with very simple tropes that they can rote learn and regurgitate instead of doing the hard work of actually researching and thinking about the issues for themselves. via Pocket
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june 2017
www.nytimes.com
There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years go by. There’s nothing binding here. All suggestions can be ignored when necessary. I do it all the time. via Pocket
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june 2017
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“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself” said Eleanor Roosevelt and one of the most important lessons in management. It is frequently written and talked about, yet so often misunderstood. via Pocket
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june 2017
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They can also be used offensively, to proactively create the conditions for rapid acceleration and value creation. Let’s begin with a simple question: why do we have moods? via Pocket
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may 2017
January love - Care for the Family
I remember speaking with a couple in their mid-twenties; they had a baby girl aged six months and were about to divorce. I asked the man why he wanted to leave his wife. He said, “I don’t feel in love anymore. via Pocket
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may 2017
How to Learn Vocabulary
The most important task in language learning, in my opinion, is the acquisition of vocabulary. If we have enough words, we can make sense of what we’re reading or listening to and we can somehow express ourselves. Vocabulary is much more important than grammar. via Pocket
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may 2017
The Truth About B-12! Debunking ALL Myths Plus How ‘Unnatural’ It Is To Be Vegan And Take A Supplement? -
There has been a heated debate, even among vegans on how much really we need to take a B-12 supplement, or any supplements at all when eating 100% plant-based. via Pocket
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may 2017
Not Naughty: 10 Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren't | Psychology Today
Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much more compassion. 1. via Pocket
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may 2017
OMGYes.com - women’s pleasure demystified
As a Glow Premium user, you receive an additional 25% off of Season One of OMGyes. This week only - get a free preview of the Multiples episode. via Pocket
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may 2017
Theft and Loss Recovery for iOS Users — Fraser Speirs
Recently, I took my family on a trip to France. We had a wonderful time but it was slightly marred by the events of the last evening in Paris when one of our bags was stolen from literally at our feet in a restaurant. A number of things were lost but the most concerning one was my wife's iPhone. via Pocket
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may 2017
Political polls and propaganda: the writing on the wall – Politics and Insights
The Mail on Sunday columnist, christian and Burkean Conservative, Peter Hitchens, has said: “Opinion polls are a device for influencing public opinion, not a device for measuring it. Crack that, and it all makes sense.” I don’t agree with Hitchens on very much, but he is right about this. via Pocket
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may 2017
Labour in crisis: Can the party reconnect with its heartland? | Politics | The Guardian
Labour backed Remain, but much of its working-class base voted Brexit. So can the party reconnect with its core support by rediscovering a new politics of community? Labour backed Remain, but much of its working-class base voted Brexit. via Pocket
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april 2017
Consent: Not actually that complicated |
A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated? via Pocket
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april 2017
Vegan for a reason | Fat Gay Vegan
Hey kids. FGV is on a rant. via Pocket
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april 2017
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Emotional and physical abuse are clear-cut grounds for divorce, but they aren’t the most common causes of failing marriages, at least the ones I hear about. What’s the more typical villain? Change. Feeling oppressed by change or lack of change; it’s a tale as old as time. via Pocket
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april 2017
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 One million dollars sounds like a hell of a lot of money, but when it comes to retirement, it might not take you as far as you think. The Wall Street Journal refers to this perspective as “the illusion of wealth.” Here’s what it means. via Pocket
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april 2017
The Fear of Beginning Again – We Seek – Medium
In his book So good they can’t ignore you, Cal Newport systematically (and often humorously) builds a case against the popular career advice of following your passion. via Pocket
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april 2017
A world without retirement | Membership | The Guardian
We are entering the age of no retirement. The journey into that chilling reality is not a long one: the first generation who will experience it are now in their 40s and 50s. via Pocket
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april 2017
3 Simple Toning Exercises You’re Probably Doing Wrong | Brit + Co
We love a new fitness craze as much as the next gal, but with so many wellness companies and crazy new workout classes all vying for our attention (and our wallets), it can be hard to keep up. Trainer Tal Plush of Plush Fitness in New York City is a firm believer in keeping fitness simple. via Pocket
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april 2017
Eight simple but powerful habits that will make you more successful
To become more more successful at everything you do in life, you need to do three things: reduce the amount of time you waste, be more organized, and get rid of the “mental clutter” that distracts you, preoccupies you, and stresses you out. via Pocket
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april 2017
Anarchy, community and veganism under one roof - Brighton and Hove Independent
Imagine a restaurant that produces just one black bag of rubbish a week. Chef Ryan Swainson, 30, has made this a reality at Hail Seitan, a vegan cafe at Coachwerks. The venue is nestled modestly in Hollingdean Terrace, Brighton. via Pocket
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april 2017
From brainstorm to outline: Why I use OPML | Macworld
Successful projects start with thorough planning. You aren’t going to create a compelling business proposal by scratching a few notes on a cocktail napkin then firing up Keynote. You need to plan first. For me, planning means making an outline, and outlining means using OPML. via Pocket
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april 2017
No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman | Opinion | The Guardian
Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook ... a new breed of rentiers are at the very top of the pyramid and they’re sucking the rest of us dry Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook ... via Pocket
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april 2017
www.theguardian.com
Like sheep, the British people, regardless of whether they support Brexit, are being herded off a cliff, duped and misled by the most irresponsible, least trustworthy government in living memory. via Pocket
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march 2017
12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com
If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief. via Pocket
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march 2017
26 phrases to help calm your child when she’s angry - Motherly
Whether your child has a slow-burning fuse or explodes like a firecracker at the slightest provocation, every child can benefit from anger management skills. As parents, we lay the foundation for this skill set by governing our own emotions in the face an angry outburst. via Pocket
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march 2017
Getting Things Done® | A Tense Muscle is a Slow One
A tense muscle is a slow one. This is a physiological and demonstrable fact in the martial arts. Could this be true in other aspects of our lives? In karate, the power that can be generated by a punch is primarily due to speed, not muscle. It is the snap at the end of the whip. via Pocket
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march 2017
Right Now: What Are You Doing?
It's your life ticking by. via Pocket
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march 2017
15 Reasons I Think You Should Blog
Over the course of my life, I’ve embraced a number of different hobbies: baseball cards, video games, tennis, art, just to name a few. But none of them have changed my life or brought me as much satisfaction as blogging. via Pocket
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march 2017
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