5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it – that job you had when you were in college or as a teen wasn’t that […]

Author: Jo Casey

Jo Casey’s motto is ‘Work Happy’ Jo shows people how live calmer, happier & more purposeful lives.

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What’s In Your Web?

Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day. One might be larger (for the big hauls) and the others will be smaller (hey, snacks can be a meal!), but they are set up and ready. Pretty smart thinking on the spider’s part. Different size webs, kept within a defined area that was manageable. Think about it. You wouldn’t find a crab or lobster fisherman just setting out one trap, would you? Now, think about your own webs…your […]

Author: Brad Apling

I've had my hands in the dirt at archeology digs in Maryland, worked with Lady Bird Johnson while in Texas and saved a number of other birds at a wildlife rehab center.

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How to Stop Black-and-White Thinking from Destroying Your Life

“Black” or “white”, “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”, “smart” or “stupid”, “strong” or “weak”. Do you live your life in black and white terms? Is your mood in constant fluctuation, going from great to depressed in under one minute? Many people suffer from this black-and-white thinking pattern, which is greatly influenced by their childhood and earlier experiences. The all or nothing type of thinking can seriously damage your sense of self, well-being, happiness, and relationships. How do I know? Because I am a recovering black-and-white thinker. I, too, used to see the world as a scary place, where you have to be prepared for the worst, where some people are good and others are bad (but most are bad and can’t be trusted), and […]

Author: Adelina Moisan

Adelina Moisan is a self-improvement, personal growth and fitness enthusiast who shares her knowledge and experience with readers on www.classyandfit.com, where she aims to teach people how to take better care of their bodies and minds.

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Five Tough Spring Cleaning Projects and How to Tackle Them

When the birds return and the grass starts turning green, we want to fling open windows and set to scrubbing the house down from top to bottom to match the fresh new season outside. Spring cleaning can be hard work, but it can be made easy, too! (Permanently) Foggy Glass Shower Doors No, it’s not the remnants of your steamy shower. It’s a winter’s worth of soap scum built up on your once crystal clear doors. There are two solutions that can get those doors looking pristine again. The first is to use white vinegar in a spray bottle or to use a soap scum removal product (vinegar fixes a lot of house cleaning problems). Avoid using abrasive products or items to scrub it clean; […]

Author: Hannah Whittenly

Hannah is a full time mother of two and a freelance writer from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys writing in many niches of blogging, but some of her favorites are family, business, and creative home improvement.

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Happy and Healthy Marriage – Your Wife Might be More Upset Than You Think

Marriage isn’t always easy. That’s a fact. Relationships take work. We all know that. What we may not know is how to do the work or when there’s nothing left to be done. There are things you can do to improve your union in an attempt to preserve it, as well as to have a happy and healthy marriage. Start with these suggestions. Be Self-Centered That’s right. Focus on yourself. See what you can do to make things better and to promote change in your relationship. We can’t make other people change. Figure out what tangible steps you can take toward improving interactions with your partner. Along these same lines, learn to use “I statements.” These are statements in which you focus on sharing with […]

Author: Erika Remmington

Erika is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in Linguistics with a minor in business. She is married and has an 18 month old daughter. She has been free-lance writing for 3 years.

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7 Ways to Brag Without Sounding Like You’re Bragging

I bet you have some great stories. Almost everyone has something interesting or memorable about them which makes for good cocktail party fodder. Take my friend Tom, for example. Tom went to West Point, then spent a few years in a U.S. Army special forces unit where his job was to parachute deploy into warzones from helicopters. That’s right — his job was to jump out of helicopters. And he didn’t stop there. While still active duty, Tom wrote two books and started a boutique publishing company. If he wasn’t such a nice guy, I’d probably hate him. His background is so incredible, that it’s hard to imagine how he can talk about his background at all without coming off as an insufferable jerk. Tom […]

Author: John Corcoran

John Corcoran is an attorney and former Writer in the Clinton White House, and founder of SmartBusinessRevolution.com. You can download his free, 52-page ebook, How to Build Income in 14 Days by Building Relationships with Influencers, Even if you Hate Networking

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10 Ways to Stop All That Drama in Your Life

1. Choose – Diplomacy or Silence?  As you grow up you realize that being honest and straightforward doesn’t mean you blurt out everything that comes into your mind. You have two choices, either you learn to be diplomatic or if that route is too political for you, then learn to keep quiet! If you choose neither then you will only create trouble for yourself. 2. Do not give advice unless asked for While we can never watch our near and dear ones suffer.  Unless you are a parent you better keep your opinions to yourself. No one likes to hear how he or she should lead his or her life. Plus, the advice would always be better received when the other person is open and […]

Author: Tanvi

Tanvi Rastogi blogs at ∞ tanvii.com ∞ where she shares her sartorial experiments and musings from everyday life. She also owns an e-store Crazy & Co. where she curates unique and handcrafted pieces from all over the world. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter

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10 Ways to Be a Better Man (No you aren’t already doing them all)

                      You may be a great guy and have good intentions, but until you become the man that you know you can and should be, people won’t rush to show you more respect. This is a subject that I know a lot about because it is something I went through myself. I went from being a man who was overlooked for promotions at work, rejected by women and ignored by friends to a man who is running his own successful business for the last nine years and yes, even the ladies have noticed Along the way, I have learned a lot about what it takes to be more respected as a man. Here are my […]

Author: Dan Bacon

Dan Bacon is the founder of The Modern Man, a website that helps men become and be the type of man that women want to be with and never want to leave.

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Working Hard With No Results? 5 Simple Steps To Re-motivate Yourself

You’ve spent a lot of time, energy, effort and money to achieve your goal. You’ve even sacrificed your favorite TV shows, shopping, dating, and your sleep. You utterly, wholeheartedly want to succeed. And yet your results seem insignificant. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? But remember this: “Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.” It’s not the time to give up yet. Here are 5 simple steps to revive your motivation and keep going. 1) Rest “When all else fails, take a vacation.” – Betty Williams You have been striving hard for so long. If you feel you can’t go any further, stop, rest, and travel. Detach yourself from seeking for solutions, forget […]

Author: Noel

Noel of motivational-quotes-for-women.com shares handpicked quotes to brighten up your day. Follow her on facebook for daily dose of inspiration and happiness.

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The Dark Side of Perfectionism

Growing up, we all want to be accepted. For some of us, we work hard at a project, making it perfect in our minds, and when we receive praise for it, we associate acceptance with perfectionism. From that point on, we strive to be perfect in all that we do and in all that we are. But perfectionism isn’t a good thing – in fact it’s detrimental. Here are the many downsides to perfectionism: Perfection is Subjective Everyone’s definition of perfection is different. For this reason, trying to be perfect in everything you do is futile. Take for example a project at work. You work hard at making it perfect. But it’s only perfect to you. You have someone else review the work you did […]

Author: Jay White

I started Dumb Little Man so great authors, writers and bloggers could share their life "hacks" and tips for success with everyone. I hope you find something you like!

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