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"My Brain Is Making Me Tired!" A 3-Step Solution for Maximizing the Overly Creative Brain

Wendy Reese | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Wendy Reese

Do you have an overly active, creative brain? Do you struggle to focus on any one thing long enough to get traction to take the idea to its fullest potential? This can be a serious problem that at best is exhausting and at worst is paralyzing.

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

Pay Attention to the Middle of the Bell Curve

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

In fact, the lifeblood of our organization, its DNA, sits in the middle. It is the 80 percent of the organization that comes to work every day doing their job. They are the face to the customer; they are the company's growth engine, productivity engine and profit engine.

Putting the Emphasis Where It Belongs

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A leader's primary role is to advance her team and to engage their collective talents towards the goals that they have set. How she performs individually is of little consequence if the process falls behind schedule or comes in over budget. When the team wins she wins.

Quantum Leadership: Transforming Bullying Into Opportunities for Others

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Like many bullies, JP Butler started out as the one who was bullied. What's different about JP's story is that his next transformation took him from bully to a bullying prevention leader and activist.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

An Interview With AIM Founder: Finding Passion and Purpose After a Felony

Carol J. Carter | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

"My biggest obstacle was myself. When I first started thinking of problems that I wanted to solve or areas that I could fix, I would at first think to myself, 'Would anybody want this? What if people don't like this? Will I look stupid for doing this?'"

3 Easy Tricks To Get Organized And Reduce Stress

Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By Vanessa Voltolina for Life by DailyBurn Worn out, burned out, and drowning in to-dos? It seems that most of us are, with one in five Americans r...

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

OMG We Bought a House! Episode 14: Closet Crushers!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In order to maximize the space, we broke into the old phone nook on the other side of the wall which gave us two extra feet. Then, with the combo of shelves, hampers, hooks and rods, our closets are ready to be filled back up again... in a more organized fashion this time.

You've Changed! Why Didn't They Notice?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

You have to be consistent in how you present yourself -- to the point where you don't mind being "guilty of repeating yourself." If you abandon the consistency, people will get confused and the perception you are trying to change will get muddied by conflicting evidence that you are just the same as you were.

The 9 Steps Of Cleaning Out Your Room

Kiley Roache | Posted 09.16.2014 | Teen
Kiley Roache

You'll wanna start with boy band pop because you're a happy bubbly person who's gonna have a clean desk, but you'll end up blasting "Welcome to the Black Parade" as you lie among the desolate piles old paper clips, driver's ed paperwork and illegible to-do lists from 2006.

5 Tricks To Teach Kids How To Avoid Procrastination

Michelle Howell Miller | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Michelle Howell Miller

Last year, kindergarten brought many firsts for our family. First alarm clock wake-ups. First tardy bells. First "official" attendance policy (we played hooky all the time in preschool). First best friends. And most significantly, first homework assignments.

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

| Jeff Haden | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others. So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the ...

How To De-Clutter Your Kitchen: Tips From A Professional Organizer

Epicurious | Posted 09.04.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

Now's a good time to make a clean sweep and start fresh.

Five Essential Travel Tips For Small Business Owners

Maura Nevel Thomas | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Maura Nevel Thomas

If you're a small business owner, there's not really the option of closing the office when traveling on business. Here are the tools and strategies I've found that keep me calm, comfortable and productive when I'm away from my home base.

Top 10 Back to School Microresolutions

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Caroline L. Arnold

As at the New Year, the new academic year sparks personal resolutions to perform better by becoming more organized, healthy, and productive.

10 Surefire Reasons to Try Feedforward!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders have to give feedback and performance appraisals have to be made. This is a given. Yet, there are many times when feedforward is preferable to...

How to Kill the Backlog -- Forever!

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.

4 Homes With Major Storage That Looks Great

Houzz | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

A creative designer can hide storage in plain sight, but a bold interior designer brings it front and center. Many of us put a lot of thought into how we display our collections and organize our countertops, but what about how we store our less decorative items? See four homes that have mastered the art of storage.

Humans of Champaign Rolls Onto Campus Inspired by Humans of New York

Uloop | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Uloop

Have you ever scrolled down your newsfeed and come across a photograph depicting a person in New York along with a quoted caption? After reading the post, did you feel like it impacted your day in some minute way?

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

The Messy, Imperfect Blog Post

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Reflect on the lessons you've learned recently. Reflect on what you might want to change. Reflect on how you might bust out of your comfort zone to get there. Be imperfect. But be real. Know that's the best way to be. And know that, in the end, it will all be fine.

OMG We Bought A House! Episode 13: Out Of The Closet!

Mr. Kate | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Mr. Kate

In episode 13 we begin to redo a room that is extremely important: the closet. This is where my shoes and clothes will reside, and I want them to fe...

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.