50 Important Advice and Things To Know That People Usually Aren't Told About Life is complicated. It is not easy, smooth, or even consistently comprehensible. However, as frustrating as it may be, it is wonderful. The world has infinite possibilities for everyone, even when things seem hopeless. Marry your best friend: If the person you’re the most comfortable with isn’t your spouse, make them! Featured photo credit: A toddler climbing on a steps via Shutterstock On Self-Respect: Joan Didion’s 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue Here, in its original layout, is Joan Didion’s seminal essay “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power,” which was first published in Vogue in 1961, and which was republished as “On Self-Respect” in the author’s 1968 collection, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Didion wrote the essay as the magazine was going to press, to fill the space left after another writer did not produce a piece on the same subject. She wrote it not to a word count or a line count, but to an exact character count. Once, in a dry season, I wrote in large letters across two pages of a notebook that innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself. I had not been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Although to be driven back upon oneself is an uneasy affair at best, rather like trying to cross a border with borrowed credentials, it seems to me now the one condition necessary to the beginnings of real self-respect. Like Jordan Baker, people with self-respect have the courage of their mistakes.
29 Ways to Beat Procrastination Once and For All We all procrastinate. Sometimes it’s not a bad thing, but it can turn into something evil and nasty if we aren’t careful. Try these procrastination beating techniques to destroy this deadly foe once and for all. 1. One of the best ways to “change the channel” of procrastination is to change your scenery. 2. Setup a daily (or hourly) reminder that you should be working on something or at least not wasting your time (unless you have time to waste). 3. There is nothing like having someone on your side when it comes to making your goals a reality. 4. You can do this with people around you or even with your motivation buddy above. 5. No matter what it is. 6. The nicest part about waking up early is that it is quiet and still. 7. You can’t wake up early and work if you don’t get to sleep early. 8. Sometimes we see how big a mess is in our lives and rather than do anything about it, we procrastinate. 9. Sitting in front of your TV isn’t a good thing (all the time). 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
50 Ways To Be AWESOME by Meg RulliFebruary 18, 2013 Sharebar Tony and I just completed our trip around the world and as we are reconnecting with friends and family from home, I keep getting asked the same question: “Did travel change you?” In short: Nope! I am still the whacky girl that left on a jet plane last January to explore the world with my equally whacky husband. But one thing did change… Traveling made me a happier person and made me appreciate life and love so much more. And it’s never too late to put yourself first and live life on your terms. Make yourself a priority in life Set both big and small goals for yourselfActually stick to your goals! Your turn: What awesome tips would you add to this list?
18 Chances You Will Not Regret Taking in Life In life you get just about as many chances as you’re willing to take. Almost two decades ago, when I told my grandmother I was worried about taking a chance and regretting my choice, she hugged me and said, “Trust me, honey, that’s not what you’re going to regret when you’re my age. If anything, you will likely kick yourself a little for not taking more chances on the infinite number of opportunities you have today.” And the older I get, the more I realize how right my grandmother was. So here are some chances I would take if I were you – chances I have taken that I know you will not regret: Trusting your intuition on new opportunities. – Life is too short to wait. The floor is yours… What are some other chances worth taking in life? Photo by: Fovea Centralis Related 9 Things You Will Regret Not Doing Sooner “People always say life is too short for regrets. August 25, 2013 In "Aspirations" 9 Things You Need to Stop Caring About November 3, 2013 10 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late
10 incredible iPad apps for education Learning is rarely fun; it’s even less fun when being taught within the confines of a lecture hall or classroom. While this may be true, there’s no reason why you can’t make the process more entertaining and challenging. The tablet market has paved the way for educational resources in the form of slick, new apps, with text-books now being replaced by online downloadable versions of themselves. An array of stunning apps are at your disposal waiting to be exercised, so with this in mind, we decided to whittle down our top 10 iPad educational apps for students. Evernote It seems wherever you look nowadays, there’s Evernote. ➤ Evernote Price: Free Paper Winner at the 2012 Apple Design Awards for Best iPad app, Paper has taken creativity of app development to new heights. ➤ Paper Goodreader You could be forgiven for thinking Goodreader as just as a PDF reader for the iPad. Price: $4.99 Bamboo Paper – Notebook ➤ Bamboo Paper – Notebook iA Writer ➤ iA Writer Price: $0.99
50 (More) Life Secrets and Tips Investigate what is known about deathWhat do you know about death? You certainly have beliefs around it, but what do you know about the science of death, or of those who have died and been brought back to life? Death is not as big of a mystery as it is made out to be. Do your research before you fear or misconstrue this most universal human experience.Notice the small, beautiful thingsAs cliche as this sounds, there is so much beauty in the world yet we rarely appreciate it. Take 5 minutes, stop doing everything and sit down. Then clear your mind of your inner dialogue and focus intently on something in the space immediately in front of you. Find the supplements suitable for your lifestyleOur diets and habits are nothing like those which are bodies were built for. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could boldly display 50 life secrets and tips on your wall to serve as a beautiful, daily reminder of how to live a Higher Existence?
5 Tips to Make Work Your Happy Place When you think “happy place,” your mind probably conjures up a sandy beach or a quiet mountaintop, an elegant outdoor café or maybe just your cozy bed on a cold winter morning—pretty much anywhere but your workplace. A happy place is where you feel the most calm, comfortable and at ease. Even if you love what you do, the deadlines, duties and long hours spent at the office (or wherever you work) can result in stress, which in turn wreaks havoc on your body and mind. We can’t turn work into play, but we can uncover little tweaks and easy practices that will make your workweek a whole lot brighter. 1. Make friends—it's worth the effort No matter how much you love your job, the daily grind can grow dull. 2. It’s often easier to focus on what’s going wrong than what’s going right at work, creating a cycle and culture of complaint. 3. Acts of kindness can inspire more kindness. 4. We often fall into a workday routine out of convenience. 5. Happy working.
The Chronicles of Narnia Why did one find it so hard to feel as one was told one ought to feel about God or about the sufferings of Christ? ... An obligation to feel can freeze feelings... The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven children's books written by C.S. The Chronicles The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) For the 2005 movie, see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know... "By the Lion's Mane, a strange device," said King Peter, "to set a lantern here where the trees cluster so thick about it and so high above it that if it were lit it should give light to no man! Once a King or Queen in Narnia, always a King or Queen. My Dear Lucy,I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. Prince Caspian (1951) Who believes in Aslan nowadays? For the 2008 movie, see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Maybe ? Maybe. . .we were supposed to meet the wrong people before meeting the right one so that, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift. Maybe . . . when the door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often times, we look so long at the closed door that we don’t even see the new one which has been opened for us. Maybe . . . it is true that we don’t know what we have until we lose it, but it is also true that we don’t know what we have been missing until it arrives. Maybe . . . the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. Maybe . . . the brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; after all, you can’t go on successfully in life until you let go of your past mistakes, failures and heartaches. Maybe . . you should always try to put yourself in others’ shoes.