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.
Brainsmart - Faces Game 10 Simple Truths Smart People Forget Email Some of the smartest people I know continuously struggle to get ahead because they forget to address a few simple truths that collectively govern our potential to make progress. So here’s a quick reminder: #1 – Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action. It doesn’t matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can’t change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. There’s a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. #2 – Happiness and success are two different things. I know an extremely savvy businesswoman who made almost a million dollars online last year. I also know a surfer who surfs almost all day, every day on the beach in front of our condo complex in San Diego. “What will make me happy?” #3 – Everyone runs their own business. No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself. is a good read on this topic. And that’s okay.
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)...
Jennifer Stano's Blog BEAUTY SECRET: Why didn't I share this sooner. Last year when I was in Greece I ran out of Latisse; the solution that makes your eyelashes grow. I went to the local pharmacy here in town and asked if they had any. ( FYI- when using Lumigan, I apply it the same way I apply my Latisse ) "And if you have glaucoma, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone. While Latisse and Lumigan are the same thing, there are important difference in how they are used. So this time in Greece I decided to stock up on this God sent potion being that it only cost max $20 compared to $140.00 in California, and thought I would share this secret with you. **Check with your doctor before using any of these products** Inspirational Quotes that resonate with me: xoxo Jennifer
40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. -Voltaire …because asking the right questions is the answer. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. if you’re interested in reading even more thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Colin Kinner For all other photo credits please refer to ThoughtQuestions.com Related 40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind Asking the right questions is the answer... February 23, 2012 In "Happiness" 40 Questions that Will Quiet Your Mind Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers … because asking the right questions is the answer. August 5, 2015 25 Questions that Provoke Thought If the question makes you think, it’s worth asking. January 4, 2010 In "Hacks"
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)...
STFU, Parents 13 Things Science Can't Explain - XEN life We all love mysteries! The more unexplainable the mystery is, the more it tickles our imaginations. We were always bewildered by questions like, what happened to Amelia Earhart? Bacon aside, these mysteries range from simple phenomenons, to unexplained objects and events, to unreadable texts and confounding discoveries. So here we go, some things science can’t fully explain: #1 The Voynich Manuscript Image Credit: CystalLinks The famed and mind-boggling Voynich Manuscript contains 170, 000 characters in its 246 pages. From then on, experts have been unable to decipher the text alongside the botanical illustrations. #2 The Baigong Pipes Photo Credit: NationalParkLover The Baigong Pipes are structures resembling walls of pipes, found at Mount Baigong in China. Chinese scientists have been sent to study the structure but its origin and its explanation hasn’t been uncovered yet. #3 Costa Rica’s Giant Stone Balls Photo Credit: Top10 #4 The Bloop Photo Credit: Bloop #5 Placebo Image Credit: Dispatch
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.