The World's Smallest Post Service Kit from Chronicle Books Now you can send your own super fun miniature mail with the World’s Smallest Post Service kit from Chronicle Books! The kit is based on the World’s Smallest Postal Service project by Lea Redmond, who offers a tiny transcription service through her roaming “post offices” in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pictured above is one of Lea Redmond’s World’s Smallest Postal Service letters (see Jordan Ferney’s earlier post on Redmond’s Valentine’s Day letters for more about the service). The kit includes everthing you need to get started: • fine-tipped micron writing pen • 40 mini writing sheets • 40 mini envelopes • 60 envelope seals • 4 mini gift boxes • 4 sheets Kraft wrapping paper • 4 sheets miniature “newspaper” packing paper • 44 inches twine • 40 postage stamps • 32 special delivery stickers • instruction sheet The kit, scheduled to be released on April 27, 2011, is available for pre-order on the Chronicle Books website. Read more from Rachel at Handmade Charlotte.
9 Warning Signs You’re in Bad Company Email It is better to be alone than in bad company. A big part of who you become in life has to do with who you choose to surround yourself with. Sometimes luck controls who walks into your life, but you decide who you let stay, who you pursue, and who you let walk back out. Ultimately, you should surround yourself with people who make you a better person and let go of those who don’t. 1. It’s obvious, but any relationship without regular interaction and communication is going to have problems, especially when there’s a lack of commitment. Don’t waste your time with someone who only wants you around when it’s convenient for them. Being in a relationship with someone who overlooks your worth isn’t loyalty, it’s stupidity. 2. Some people will refuse to accept that you are no longer who you used to be – that you’ve made mistakes in the past, learned from them, and moved past them. Holding on to the unchangeable past is a waste of energy and serves no purpose in creating a better day today.
10 Habits You Must Quit to Be Happy Email When you quit doing the wrong things, you make more room for the things that make you happy. So starting today… 1. Quit procrastinating on your goals. Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it. The secret to getting ahead is simply getting started. 2. Stop blaming others for what you have or don’t have, or for what you feel or don’t feel. 3. If nothing ever changed there would be no sunrise the next morning. And don’t forget, however good or bad a situation is now, it will change. 4. If you try to control everything, and then worry about the things you can’t control, you are setting yourself up for a lifetime of frustration and misery. Some forces are out of your control, but you can control how you react to things. 5. Nothing will bring you down quicker than berating yourself. As Henry Ford once stated, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” 6. So stop worrying about the flaws you see in everyone else, and focus on yourself.
Search results for "friend" (showing 81-100 of 6895 quotes) "Demon pox, oh demon poxJust how is it acquired?One must go down to the bad part of townUntil one is very tired.Demon pox, oh demon pox, I had it all along—Not the pox, you foolish blocks,I mean this very song—For I was right, and you were wrong!" "Will!" Charlotte shouted over the noise, "Have you LOST YOUR MIND? CEASE THAT INFERNAL RACKET! Jem—" Jem, rising to his feet, clapped his hands over Will's mouth. Relationship Rules Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved. Yet people have much trouble doing so. It's clear from the many letters I get that lots of folks have no idea what a healthy relationship even looks like. From many sources and many experts, I have culled some basic rules of relationships. Choose a partner wisely and well.
15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist post written by: Marc Chernoff Email As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it. Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.” Here are 15 simple suggestions for those who want to break free from the mold and truly live more of their life – to experience it and enjoy it to the fullest, instead of settling for a mere existence. Appreciate the great people and things in your life. – Sometimes we don’t notice the things others do for us until they stop doing them. Photo by: Toni Blay If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
20 Things Life Is Too Short To Tolerate You don’t have to settle, it’s simply a choice you make every day. If you feel like you’re running in place there’s a good chance you’re tolerating things you shouldn’t be. It’s time to reclaim your life. Starting now, stop tolerating… People who bring you down. – Relationships should help you, not hurt you. And remember, you only live once, but if you live it right once is enough. Photo by: Anna Gay Related 12 Stressful Things to Stop Tolerating Needless tolerations can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively. March 5, 2012 In "Aspirations" 27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often Life is to be enjoyed and appreciated, not endured and tolerated. October 12, 2014 In "Happiness" 26 Steps to Living a Life You Love by Barrie Davenport Have you dreamed of doing something big with your life?
Fairy Tales Can Come True Here's a "photo story" based on the book, Fairy Tales Can Come True (Just Not Every Day!), published by Shake It! Books. You'll have a few giggles... and learn a few things as well! Falling in love is the easy part. "This relationship stuff. Try to change your attitude a bit. "Okay, I'm taking notes!" Tip #1 Make a list. "Hmmm... Pretty soon, you'll find yourself thinking... "Say, he's not so bad after all!" And making that list goes for both of you —to help you both remember the good. "That's what we do. Click to continue 28 Dignified Ways to Impress Everyone Around You post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Far more often than any of us like to admit, our actions are driven by an inner desire to impress other people. But are name brand products, fancy bars, houses and cars really that impressive? Why? Consider the following questions: He drives a Porsche, but can he truly afford the car payment? You get the idea. Now take a moment and imagine a person who loves what he does for a living, smiles frequently and bleeds passion in every breath he takes. Here are 28 dignified ways to impress everyone around you. We make a living by what we get. Be authentic. Of course, the coolest thing about this list is that everything you need to impress everyone around you is already contained within you. Photo by: Khalid If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less Many of us attempt to measure our happiness based on the duration of certain favorable experiences in our lives. The longer a favorable experience lasts, the happier we think we’ll be. But the truth is, life is simply a string of small, independent moments that are always changing. Thus, a few minutes well spent here and there can make a big difference in what we get out of life in the long-term. Here are 30 things you can do in 30 minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those closest to you. Learn something new by starting a free course at one of the hundreds of online self-education resources bookmarked here: 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth, or Khan Academy.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time you’re at the library. What simple life-enhancing activities do you participate in on a regular basis? Photo by: Rachel Sian Related
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
How To Make Your Relationships Succeed...Or Fail! || Return to Emotions & Relationships || By Morton C. Orman, M.D. Copyright © 1995-2010 M.C. Here's the real truth about human relationships: MOST OF US HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO FAIL IN OUR RELATIONSHIPS, no matter how much we want to succeed. To make matters worse, much of what we've learned about relationships, from romance novels, t.v., movies, or talking with friends--is just plain wrong! The idea that two people meet, fall in love, and live happily ever after is one of the biggest myths ever perpetrated on Western civilization. Let's face it. Most people go through life without ever understanding the key elements that make their relationships succeed or fail. In the next few pages, I'll show you how to single-handedly destroy any relationship that matters to you in ten easy steps. Sure, there are a few lucky souls who naturally succeed at interpersonal relationships. It's truly amazing how many people think it's o.k. to abuse other people, especially those they care about most.