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SExpand While I'm not one to advocate many personal development hacks, there is one "hack" that I think everyone should use: have high standards for yourself. Having high personal standards will almost immediately force personal growth, and will help you live up to your potential day after day. It's also really simple to execute. Be Ruthless With Yourself If you're anything like me, although you enjoy improving yourself (mentally, physically, whatever), you probably view yourself as a work in progress. You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set
I immediately thought of Evernote! I haven't really used it long term. I keep trying it and love the concept but it hasn't stuck. This seems like a great use. It's hard to believe people are actually calling Evernote a great solution for this. I guess it's because Evernote fans can't see beyond using Evernote for everything. Defrag Your Brain With a Spark File Defrag Your Brain With a Spark File
MemStash Helps You Remember Words, Quotes, Facts, or Anything Else with Timely Reminders
Several years ago, I picked up a Rick Steves Convertible Carry-on bag. It has no internal structure, thus making easy to compact so it fits easier in overhead compartments (including some of the smaller turbo-prop planes). It also has hidden backpack straps, so you can wear it on your back while carrying your smaller backpack on those flights where they're checking carry-on luggage to see who to ask to gate check. If you know you'll have to check it, it has a zipper allowing you to expand it to fit more stuff (like when you buy too many souvenirs). I also recommend checking Costco's travel site for renting cars. Many times I've found additional savings there that I couldn't get with anyone else. The Start to Finish Guide to a Perfect, Stress-Free Vacation The Start to Finish Guide to a Perfect, Stress-Free Vacation
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The Simply Business Productivity Series The Simply Business Productivity Series Increasing productivity is a challenge – whether your primary objectives are to increase the profitability of your company, to grow and expand; or if you’re just trying to spend a little more time with the people you love and a little less time battling with your inbox! A key part of the challenge is the sheer amount of information on productivity there is out there - blog posts, books, videos, tools and apps – who has the time to evaluate this stuff? Well, help is at hand We’ve put together a series of tools and resources to help you to increase productivity: How to increase communication and collaboration between individuals and teams.
This somewhat rings true with how I handle dream recall. I usually lump things together in groups (or, I guess 'patches') and try to find similarities from previous dreams. My normal go-to groups are architecture, locale, color, wildlife and then people (they seem to be the hardest to get a good recall on). Improve Your Memory by Using Memory Foraging Strategies Improve Your Memory by Using Memory Foraging Strategies
Change a Habit in Three Steps with This Flowchart I'm going to promote your comment by way of calling you out for being a bullshitter extraordinaire. Nicotine is one of the most famously addictive substances known. There are many cases reported of people who were told they had cancer, were on drugs and treatment to help them fight cancer, and yet could not stop smoking tobacco. The BBC had a documentary about this phenomenon at least 15 years ago.

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Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter I constantly talk to myself. If I'm in a group that I don't want to freak out, I'll put my hand in front of my mouth so no one else can tell. The way I figure it is this — I can think many things at once and it can get difficult to concentrate on one thing. However, I can only say one thing at a time and I can really only think one thing at a time, so saying what it is forces me to concentrate on it a lot more. I've done it for years. Alternately, I'll vocalize both sides of an "internal" debate to try and come to a conclusion of some sort. Talking to Yourself Makes You Smarter
There are a lot of books and how-to guides telling you how to deal with rejection. Some suggest positive thinking, coping strategies and visualizing for a better tomorrow. Others tell you about the serial phases like “denial”, “bargaining”, “acceptance” you’ll inevitably go through when rejected. Make Something Good Out of Rejection | fear.less - stories of overcoming fear Make Something Good Out of Rejection | fear.less - stories of overcoming fear
Rules - Rejection Therapy Rejection Therapy Rules - Rejection Therapy Rejection Therapy consists of only one main rule… Please notice the wording of the rule. It doesn’t say you must attempt or try to be rejected. The rule is you MUST be rejected by another human being. In this game, rejection is success. No other outcome will meet the requirement of Rejection Therapy.
20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong

20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong

I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge.
Ditch Hard Drive Clutter with an Organized, Automated Home Folder Just wanted to share another tool that can replace and improve upon Belvedere (since it hasn't been updated in 2 years). The program is called DropIT. Here is the description from their website: When you need to organize files, DropIt can eliminate much of the drudgery of searching and manually opening folders and moving files around. Drop a group of different files and folders on the floating DropIt image and it sorts them to defined destination folders, compresses or extracts them, opens them with associated programs or performs other defined actions. You can define how to filter your files (by name, directory, size, date, properties, content, regular expressions) and associate one of the 18 available actions to perform (Move, Copy, Compress, Extract, Rename, Delete, Encrypt, Decrypt, Open With, Upload, Send by Mail, Create Gallery, Create List, Create Playlist, Create Shortcut, Copy to Clipboard, Change Properties and Ignore).
5 No-BS Ways to Become Awesome in 5 Minutes You’re at college and working two jobs. You have a date in 15 minutes. You’re a single parent with a long commute and 5 hours of sleep per day.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Carl Jung in 1910. Myers and Briggs extrapolated their MBTI theory from Jung's writings in his book Psychological Types A chart with descriptions of each Myers-Briggs personality type and the four dichotomies central to the theory.
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How to Find More Time in Your Day by Putting Your Chores on Auto-Pilot First I wanted to say this was a really good article with lots of content, and not just a quick summery and a link. These are the types of articles I like to see on Lifehacker. As far as tips: Batching- I do this somewhat for food. Living alone I'll make several servings.
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Increase Your Dating Success with Statistics I've admittedly been on OKCupid for awhile now. When I first got on the site, I did exactly what you said and got maybe a 1/10 response back. But let me break down what's happened since. It usually ends up a few ways. 1) The girl has a dealbreaker for me. She's very religious (I'm not at all and in my experience that never works out).
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