5 Life Lessons From Running Your First Marathon

Running a marathon is for people who are either crazy, or ridiculously fit….right? Well, so I thought, until I decided to run one. Was it because I was always interested in sporty and fit? Nope. Take that reason, turn it on its head, and that’s where I came in. As a kid, I wasn’t interested in sports. I always got picked last, and I just knew that was my place…I’m sure you know exactly which kid I’m talking about. Hey, maybe you were that kid, too. I grew up with a firm belief that I couldn’t run, at all. It was a genuine belief, except that it was founded on nothing except a lack of trying. One day, though, something inside my head changed. Call […]

Author: Reece

Reece is the 20-something creator of Adventures of Reece, where she writes about travel, personal finance, studying, and living an unconventional life.

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14 Problems Freelancers Usually Face

Freelance has its pros and cons. You are your own manager and boss, but there are quite a few problems as well. These problems are not all very different comparing to the problems of office workers. If you plan on becoming a freelancer, you should definitely keep reading. 1. Demands of the customers are constantly changing Clients can be different, as well as their requirements. Services you provide for your client today can be not suitable for another client tomorrow. The requirements will probably grow with every client. This means that when you are a freelancer, you should constantly develop your skills. 2. Different time zones Freelancers can work with clients from different parts of the world as long as they can speak one language. […]

Author: Jana Rookard

I'm an educator, blogger and freelance writer at Essay Jedii. I love everything about education and learning.

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5 Things to Think about before Getting a Tattoo

When I was in that adventurous teenage phase, facing the world with much aplomb, a tattoo was one of the ‘must-haves’. My youthful perspective told me that tattoos basically screamed a devil may care attitude, and to some extent, are a rite of passage in this country. Looking back, I can now say that waiting it out was the best decision I have ever made. Each inked artwork on me represents what I truly wish to show the world, with no regrets. 1. Trends Don’t Last Be it a nautical anchor or a phrase in a foreign language, as with fashion, such trends will pass. Before you get your tattoo done, consider the permanence of that design you are going to get inked on your […]

Author: Monica Leslie

Monica is a graphic designer and currently a part-time design instructor at a Tattoo School in Thailand, the Tattoo School Thailand.

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How Positive Writing Will Help You To Live a Happier Life

The power of positive thinking is not to be underestimated. The growth in wellness and happiness campaigns in the last decade have been astronomical. Scientists have gotten on board to study brain patterns in order to discover what makes us happy. Yoga studios and wellness centers are booming businesses. Positivity is on the menu for a lot of people. Everyone wants to find out the secret to becoming a more positive and happy person. Though there are many roads to happiness, a powerful tool in this quest has to do with writing. Positive thinking is great, but it’s actually quite hard to accomplish when you’re used to thinking negatively most of the time. Writing things down, on the other hand, is a much easier first […]

Author: St.Aedy

Steve Aedy is a professional writer and cotent creator at essay writing service FreshEssays.com. He loves to blog about education and self-improvement.

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Quit Any Bad Habit (In 6 Steps)

Bad habits have something in common. Either it’s a cigarette you are reaching for, a cup of coffee, an energy drink or a sugar and fat laden dessert. At some point you feel that something has completely overpowered you. You know you shouldn’t do it, you know that it is not serving you, and you know you want to quit, so why is it stronger than your will power and your conscious mind? It’s a strong pattern in your life and it probably took years to form. No wonder why you cannot break it in a day. When you’re stressed, scared, lonely, sad, angry, bored, tired or insecure, you reach out for something that is familiar and gives instant pleasure. The good news is that […]

Author: Osha Key

Osha Key is a life lover, certified nutritionist, weight loss expert, the creator of the Lovetarian Detox and founder of www.becomethebestofyou.com

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5 Ways To Create the Foundation of a Long Term Relationship

Every relationship has its peaks and valleys. Sometimes the valleys seem so deep and wide that it feels like you’ll never get out of them. Some couples never do. They either choose to go their separate ways, file for a divorce, or have a legal separation. A long term relationship is definitely one of the most adventurous journeys that anyone will ever willingly choose to travel, but we do so because the rewards at each peak are tremendous. My spouse and I have been married 13 years and together 17 years. We too have experienced many challenges over the years. She’s Catholic, I’m not. I’m an extravert, she’s not. If given the choice, I’ll watch science fiction. She’ll watch cop shows endlessly. We are two […]

Author: Luke Glowacki

Luke Glowacki is an avid fan of meditation and contemplation. He hosts a website at http://meditationbrainwaves.com where he writes about meditation, lucid dreaming, brainwave entrainment and more.

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9 Little Things Happy People Don’t Do

Have you ever noticed that the happy people in this world seem to do things, or rather not do things that differ to what the majority of unhappy people would do? Sure they may only be small things, but they great factors in the overall happiness someone has in their life. The majority of people in this world are in the constant pursuit of happiness, and it’s not because of what they do and don’t have. The majority are unhappy because of the things they do or do not do, without even realizing it. This article outlines 9 little things happy people don’t do. 1) They Don’t Get Grumpy Traveling to Work Everyday when I drive to work, I look at the other drivers on […]

Author: Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young entrepreneur who loves to travel and help others live the life of their dreams.

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Buying an Investment Property? Here’s What You Should Care About

A lot of people consider investing in real estate a great investment option. And why not? The ultimate aim of buying an investment property is to increase your wealth and safeguard your financial future. However, if you think property investments are devoid of any risk whatsoever, you’ve set yourself up for something else. Several people think that investing in property always delivers stellar returns. While this holds true most of the time, real estate investments should not be considered foolproof. The trick to getting great returns lies in being aware of the rudimentary facts that result in a sound real estate investment, and focusing on buying only the best real estate. In this post, we bring to light a few important considerations that you need […]

Author: Shayna Smith

Shayna Smith is a real estate investor with over 5 years of experience as an independent trader. She works with financial institutions such as Newcastle Permanent.

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The Best of Life Metaphors & Similes

You can look at life in many ways. Below are my favorite life metaphors and similes categorized based on the lesson it evokes. Depending on what’s going on in my life, it often helps to remind me of what life is all about and how I can choose to play a part. On Attitude You may not have control over what life throws at you but you do have control of your attitude. Choose wisely. “Life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get?” – Forrest Gump “Life is like a roller coaster it’s full of ups and downs but its your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.” – unknown “Life is like a camera. Focus on […]

Author: Theresa Ho

Theresa Ho is a life coach, a blogger and the founder of Rejuvenate Your Essence. She believes life is an art and helps you find your own formula to create the life you want.

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5 Types of Bad Conversationalists and How to Avoid Being One

We have conversations every day, but not every conversation is equally pleasant. There are people who can engage you in a conversation and make you feel so comfortable that you hope the conversation never ends. They get you to share things that you haven’t even told your best friends. Then there are people who engage you in a conversation and you look for the first opportunity to leave. Who are these bad conversationalists and how can you avoid being one? 1. The Cell Phone Addict The Cell Phone Addict never seems to be fully engaged in what you’re saying. He is constantly checking his phone. He hears the words you’re saying, but not the meaning you’re placing. As a result, he is unaware of all […]

Author: Davis Nguyen

Davis is a senior at Yale. When not in class, Davis is reaching out to people who inspire him. If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be? Davis shows you how at Click With Anyone.

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