How To Save £12,000 A Year

Published on: 2017-01-20

I wrote a post at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. One of them was to save £12,000 in a year. Ideally, we should be hitting £1,000 a month in savings consistently in order to achieve our long term aims. However, saying I'm going to save £12,000 a year is very daunting, so it ...

Today’s Area To Declutter

Published on: 2017-01-20

Day 20. Find out how contentment makes us happier. Consider how being content with what you have can calm the craving for more. While discontent is something that can eat away at our hearts, contentment can make life more happy and a lot more simple. We can learn to be content both in who we ...

50 Profound Buddha Quotes That Will Crack Your Idea of Reality Wide Open

Published on: 2017-01-20

If you want to see the best Buddha quotes in one place, then you'll LOVE this post. I've personally gone through hundreds of Buddha quotes to pick out his top 50. And you can filter through the list below to find the topics that most interest you. But first, a brief introduction about the great ...

Using A Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting To Break a Fat Loss Plateau

Published on: 2017-01-20

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or ...

Surviving Loss: You Always Have Choice

Published on: 2017-01-20

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." ~Stephen Covey One ordinary night after an ordinary day of work and family, I went to bed a mother, wife, teacher, writer-person. I remember falling asleep between sentences exchanged with my husband after an evening spent ...

One Man, One River, One Camera

Published on: 2017-01-20

When Pete McBride first learned the startling fact that the Colorado River dries up long before it reaches the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico, he was stunned. The photographer, recently named one of National Geographic 's Adventurers of the Year (2009), was at the time paddling from ...

7 Simple Strategies To Help You Tackle Your Goals

Published on: 2017-01-20

It's a new year. Whether or not you're the resolutions type, we're guessing you have some goals you'd like to achieve-and making them happen isn't always easy. Time, energy, willpower-there are a million things that make it difficult. But with a little more structure and discipline, you can ...

Apple MacBook Pro Hands-On Review

Published on: 2017-01-20

For Mac users, the latest MacBook Pro is one of the most highly anticipated and long-awaited product updates from Apple in recent years. Thinking about upgrading? With an almost desktop-level of power, the 15-inch MacBook Pro is lighter and faster than the previous iteration (as is the 13-inch ...

Google Calendar on the web receives smarter meeting scheduling

Published on: 2017-01-20

The G Suite team has made the first improvement to Google Calendar on the web for the year, which brings some smarter scheduling options for meetings. One of these made a debut in the Android and iOS versions of Calendar last year, but it's good to see the web version getting the same treatment. ...

Artist Transforms Animals Into Strange Cubical Shapes for His ‘Animal Cube’ Photo Project

Published on: 2017-01-19

Indonesia artist Aditya Aryanto (a.k.a. " ditpict") used Photoshop and images of wild animals, collected from Unsplash and Pixabay, to transform the creatures into strange cubical shapes for his ongoing " Animal Cube" (Anicube) project. Aditya's full series of geometric animal photos are ...

A Wild Week in Yosemite

Published on: 2017-01-19

As most of you probably heard, Yosemite got hit with some wild weather last week. The National Weather Service was predicting a major flood for the Merced River in Yosemite Valley on Sunday, January 8th. Their initial projection, issued on January 5th (I think) put the water level at Pohono ...

Save BIG On Coffee Now, Retire Rich Later (Yes, Really)

Published on: 2017-01-19

A recent study found that nearly half of millennials spend more on coffee than they save towards their retirement every year. And that's not exactly good news. When you consider that socking away just $8 a day starting at age 28 can actually help you retire a millionaire, ignoring your savings - ...

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

Published on: 2017-01-19

If you're going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn't take part in whatever intervention it is you're trying to study. Back in the earlier days of cognitive neuroscience, the control condition was ...

Win Lego City Sweeper and Excavator set

Published on: 2017-01-19

How do you fancy winning the LEGO® City - Sweeper & excavator set ? (#60152 RRP: £24.99) The LEGO® City Sweeper & Excavator, features a truck sweeper with spinning brushes, various work tools and detachable trailer, an excavator with movable arm and shovel bucket, rotating body and opening cage, ...

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Graduated Neutral Density Filter

Published on: 2017-01-19

How many times have you rued the fact that you chose frugality over sensibility when packing your camera bag? You're in front of a lovely sunset by the beach. You set up your camera on a tripod, set the exposure, and then reach out for your graduated ND filter only to discover it's not there. ...

Weekend reading

Published on: 2017-01-19

Packing dried oregano into a jar. Life takes a gentle turn this week. It's back to school for Australian children in a few days so from this weekend, the thousands of tourists who flow into this region for the summer holidays, pack up and go back to normal life. And all of us do too. Once again ...

How to brighten yourself up

Published on: 2017-01-19

These dull grey winter days can really get me down. The daylight seems over before my kids are even home from school. It is cold, often rainy and the world lacks the colour of flowers, blue skies and green leaves. I have been feeling those winter blues. Never one to dwell on the negatives ...

#LunchboxHeroes with Soreen…

Published on: 2017-01-19

One of my favourite treats when I was younger was a lovely slice of Soreen malt loaf but for some reason I forgot how delicious it was until a few years ago when we reviewed some of Soreen's new (at the time) mini lunchbox loaves. We all thought that the lunchbox loaves were amazing! They were ...

Cosy and thrifty winters

Published on: 2017-01-19

Hello Dear Reader, This winter just drags on with chilliness. I love a frosty morning but these cold evenings and nights need a bit of clever thriftiness. We have our little wood stove that keeps our living room warm and cosy as well as drying our laundry. We have lots of other ways of keeping ...

How to have fun on a budget when your friends earn more than you

Published on: 2017-01-19

ShutterstockIf you're like a lot of people, you made a financial resolution for the New Year to reach a larger money goal-which means tightening your belt and giving yourself less fun money to play with. But sticking to a dialed-back budget can be a challenge when your friends continue to shell ...

Best apps for starting a meditation habit

Published on: 2017-01-19

Because life is crazy and we should all take a little time to settle down. Meditation is not just something that flower children do. You can do it, too, and you don't have to go to a yoga studio or spend a weekend at an ashram to get started. All you have to do is download an app to your ...

What To Do When Your Income Is Fixed And Prices Of Consumables Are Increasing.

Published on: 2017-01-19

How do you respond to a situation where prices of consumables are increasing against an income that is constant (inflation)? I believe the best way to handle inflation is to increase your income by creating at least one more source of income. But where would the startup capital come from? ...

The Eisenhower Method For Taking Action (How to Distinguish Between Urgent and Important Tasks)

Published on: 2017-01-19

"What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important." -  Dwight D. Eisenhower Most people spend a lot of their time managing "situations" and "crisis". They react to other's priorities. And feel completely drained of energy every day wthout accomplishing anything of real ...

Two Easy Ways To Rewire Your Brain To Be More Productive

Published on: 2017-01-19

"Our brains and bodies, which functioned perfectly for us up until the 20th century, can no longer keep up," says Harvard scientist David Bach, founder of the Platypus Institute, a research organization that studies the science of peak performance. "Industries used to take decades to evolve; ...

New Year, New Career

Published on: 2017-01-19

The new often marks the beginning of a clean slate for many of us. It's a fresh start - a chance to reinvent ourselves and be as happy as we've always wanted to be. One of the things you might pay particular attention to is your career - after all, you spend so much time at work, it's important ...

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Published on: 2017-01-19

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt, how you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night as ...

7 Simple Things Successful People Do Every Night

Published on: 2017-01-19

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt, how you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night as ...

Are Chore Wars at Home Holding You Back at Work?

Published on: 2017-01-19

Jane is a marketing director at a technology firm, where she manages a small team, works late, and travels once per quarter. Her husband, Paul, runs his own landscaping business, which often requires working long hours six days a week. (I've changed their names and some details.) At the start of ...

The pitfalls of time management

Published on: 2017-01-19

Is time management an idea that's been oversold? Oliver Burkeman recently wrote an article in The Guardian entitled " Why time management is ruining our lives," which raised a number of interesting points. Burkeman doesn't seem to be writing about all time management strategies, but rather the ...

This video shows what the ugly side of landscape photography looks like

Published on: 2017-01-19

Everyone has those days when it would be better if they just stayed in bed. Photographers also have them, and often things simply don't go as you've planned. Thomas Heaton shows what it looks like when a landscape photographer has a bad day. And no matter what kind of photography you do, you've ...

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