6 Popular Summer Resolutions You Should Never Do

Whoops! It’s suddenly summer in earnest. Last we looked, summer was just toeing the water, fishing a long-lost floatie from the shallow end. Then bam! Next thing you know, there’s the fireworked fourth of July, cannonballing smack into the sunscreen slick of the deep end. No matter. Summer has arrived — however that happened — and brought with it a beach bag full of sage, old-timey advice just for you, dear freelancer. But forget all that. The summer is no place for no-nos and tales of caution. Here, rather, are 6 research-backed revisions of outdated advice to keep you productive and loving life all precious summer long. 1. Resist the urge to go outside > Get your a$$ outside. Everything is better outside. Sure, the […]

Author: Christy Delehanty

Creative writer and content marketer for Quote Roller and PandaDoc. Loves language flexibility and style guides with equal abandon. Walks SF, shops Goodwill, eats everything.

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10 Products That’ll Save Your A** At Work (And Maybe Even Get You a Raise)

When you work for someone else, that little behind of yours is always on the chopping board. You know you’re a peon in corporate America if you stress over deadlines, get scolded by managers, get that nervous sweat when the big bosses pop in for a visit, deal with annoying or unproductive coworkers, lose sleep over job insecurity, and decide whether to work through your lunch break or not. Other than those things, your job is great. Working hard is 50% of the battle to get off the chopping board. You may work hard, but do you work hard enough? It’s not your company, so chances are that you slack off every once in a while. Of course, your Facebook chats at work usually happen […]

Author: Mike HasThat

Michael Mastro is co-founder of thinkihavethat.com. Think I Have That is dedicated to providing people with the most useful, life hacking, problem solving inventions and products from around the web.

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4 Baby Steps to Approach Minimalism As a Lifestyle Today

For anyone who is not acquainted with the trend, let me give you a quick overview. In recent years a crowd of authors and bloggers revived this very old philosophy, which is based on the principle of living more conscious with less possessions and distractions. Sites such as Zen Habits, The Minimalists or Becoming Minimalist suggest that we should declutter our stuff, calendars and personal life to get rid of unnecessary possessions, busy time, overwhelming goals and fruitless relationships. By doing so we redefine our needs and also eliminate complexity, stress and frustration to achieve a simpler and more fulfilled life. Or to say it in the words of one of the leading minimalist bloggers Joshua Becker: “At its core, minimalism is the intentional promotion […]

Author: Marina Popzov

Marina lives in Germany and discovered Minimalism about a year ago. Since then many things changed, which inspired her to share her experience and spread the word.

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Don’y Worry About The Future – It’s The Easiest Way to Get What You Want In Life

Worry does nothing but steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing. Unknown I’ve always worried about everything. I don’t know exactly when being caught up with the future became a natural state for me, but eventually it did. Every now and then I found myself living in the past, wondering how things would’ve been if I would have made different choices. When I did something I enjoyed or was with someone important to me I was always afraid of how I would feel when things came to an end. I was never truly present, and thinking about what might happen in the future consumed my energy and sucked the joy out of each moment. I wasn’t able to appreciate my everyday life. […]

Author: Marzena Bielecka

Marzena is a travelling addict passionate about self-development. She shares her thoughts at Wingman Magazine .

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One Thing Everybody Should Do To Improve Their Life

A life worth living is a life worth recording – Marilyn Grey We often find ourselves in a rut where we are demotivated and just not making any progress on the things we want in our life. Despite our countless efforts and persistent action we don’t seem to be getting any closer to the place we’ve envisioned for ourselves. We’ve all been there and it’s definitely one of the most frustrating positions you can be in; doubt. When you don’t seem to be making any progress at all you start questioning yourself, your methods and maybe even the entire enterprise you’re doing at that time. It’s by every definition a creativity killer and has blocked (and will block) many people in reaching their goals. What […]

Author: Simon Somlai

I’m Simon! Fitness-fanatic and self-development addict. I’m on a quest for happiness and fulfillment in my life to become everything I’ve set out to be, and so are you! I write about Creating Yo

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The Number One Reason You Are Attractive

  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from friends, family, friends of friends, and the general public (yes, I am listening in). Something along the lines of, “I just don’t understand why (person they are interested in) doesn’t like me. I am pretty good looking, successful, and kind. Is there something wrong with me?” Or “I can’t figure out (potential love interest) and don’t know what it means when they twirl their hair 3 times instead of 5, or look at the ground and blink twice. Am I analyzing too much?” I’m continually amazed at how others complain how their love life in a way that is typically about themselves somehow. “What’s wrong with ME?” “Why do I get constantly rejected?” […]

Author: Simple Fellow

Shawn McKibben is the founder of simplefellow.com, a website dedicated to teaching people how to navigate through some of life's biggest challenges. You can also follow him on Twitter @simple_fellow

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8 Little Ways to Be Awesome on a First Date

A First date is like a gift wrapped in a box; you’d never know what’s inside until you open it. And when you do, you are either left excited or disappointed. No matter how long you’ve been in the dating circle, going out with someone for the first is exactly what it is; a first. The many expectations dangling on your mind create a mountain hill of anxiety over how it could turn out. It could be the first of many dates, or the first and the last. If it turned out to be the latter, you don’t want to be the reason behind it. Here are 8 little ways to be awesome on a first date. 1. Pick a fun date activity Being on […]

Author: chris odogwu

I'm a Blogger and a Freelance Writer. I love writing; it gives me the opportunity to express my thoughts. My goal as a Writer is to ensure that my reader understands the message of my written pieces.

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Body Hack: 10 Ways To Super-Charge Your Memory

Forgetting things suck, doesn’t it? No one knows why our brains are so fickle, but what we do know is the sensation of information we’ve just heard gushing out of our brain faster than hot water through a spaghetti strainer. And the steam of forgetting hurts. But what if I were to tell you that there are ten simple little helpers that can super-charge your memory skills … … almost with zero effort? Cool, right? Let’s get started. It’s a well-known fact that just about everyone can count from one to ten. It’s also reasonable to assume that just about everyone can make a rhyme. And I’ll bet that you, as a reader of Dumb Little Man are perfectly capable of creating rhymes for each […]

Author: Anthony Metivier

Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a fun and easy 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, dreams, names, music, poetry and much more.

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3 Ways You Are Being Controlled By Your Mind

We live in the subconscious. Rather, 90% of our daily operations belong to the subconscious realm. That’s a huge chuck of us we are not in control of. It is therefore imperative we learn to take control. Your mind is a collection of billions of connections constantly wiring and rewiring themselves based on every thought, experience and action you have, experience and do every second, minute and hour of each day. Imagine your brain as a mouldable lump of clay – each firing and rewiring of the neurones following a thought, experience or action carves a groove into the clay. The more repeated, or powerful, the thought, action or experience, the deeper the groove. Let’s call this groove carver ‘The Mind Pilot’. And lets call […]

Author: Jonathan Gibaud

Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker Jonny Gibaud takes new ideas to the world. His latest book The Architech - How Normal People Can Be Abnormally Successful is out now - thearchitechbook.com

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5 Apps to “Gamify” Your Habits and Turn Boring Tasks Into Exciting Ones

Work. Is. Boring. Am I right? Just the thought of of sitting down… opening a text page… getting your work notes out… and doing the work… Bleh, not fun at all. And not just at work either; Is doing laundry fun? Or the dishes? Or vacuuming? Nope, no way. Is there a way to make those boring activities a little more… interesting? Is it possible to find a way to be more motivated to do these things? There sure is, and it’s actually pretty fun to do. You find work boring Yeah, we all do sometimes. Even if we love our work, it can get old real quick when we do it day in and day out. You don’t know how to make work interesting […]

Author: Ericson Ay Mires

Ericson's a featured writer here at DumbLittleMan as well as a freelance blogger who's ready for hire! Click "web" down below to learn more about his writing services.

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