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The Best Things in Life Are Basic (Including in Business)

My mom sent me a letter in the mail with a couple quotes on it. One read “When in doubt, go to the beach.” I live about a block from the beach and my mom is all about health and destressing, so this one was not a surprise coming from her.

The other quote said, “The best things in life are basic.”

That one really resonated with me. I looked it up to see who it was attributed

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Go Offline: Why It’s Important to Live Your Life Outside the Internet

It’s so hard to get offline these days.

Honestly speaking, who hasn’t gotten through a day without checking their social media accounts, watching videos on Youtube, uploading pictures, or reading the news through the Internet? The World Wide Web is now indeed a part of our daily lives, that it’s hard to imagine a day without going online.

Online life also translates to work life

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Opportunity Abounds

One morning I was driving down Hillsborough Street in Raleigh NC. Hillsborough cuts through the main campus of NC State University and is rife with activity every year in September. It was a warm and sunny morning that was filled with energy. Students were everywhere walking briskly with backpacks and sloppy shorts, some alone, and some in large groups. A lot of them were new students. You

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How to Improve Every Aspect of Your Life Starting Today

Ten days ago, I gave you 10 tips that help me live a better life. I also introduced you to my personal development newsletter UpGusto, which will help you improve every aspect of your life.

Today is the last day that an eternal membership of the UpGusto monthly newsletter will be FREE. At 9pm tonight, the price will go up to $4.97, so this is not something you want to pass up. Simply <a

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Want a Better Life?

Only 1 in every 3 Americans consider themselves to be very happy. And my guess is that most of the world is pretty close to that number too.

Most of us feel like we’re missing something, or that there are things in our lives that can be improved. And it’s probably true.

Money doesn’t buy happiness either. Having enough money definitely helps, but having more than enough

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3 Traps That Can Hinder Your Personal Development

We all have certain dreams and expectations for our lives. But we end up getting nowhere without our own personal development.

You may not know this, but there are traps that we unknowingly fall into that keep us from improving our lives. And once we are in over our heads, we get drawn into a whirlpool of negativity that ruins our morale (and possibly our lives).

Read on to learn what these 3 traps

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What to Do When Someone Gets the Wrong Idea About You

Feeling misunderstood is one of life’s most difficult experiences. It’s human nature to want to know and be known by another person. After all, there is no true love without a true knowing. So when somebody thinks they have us “all figured out,” and we feel their assessment is wrong, it’s painful.

Attempting to escape from the box someone has put us in is even more painful.

What most of

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Do Good Deeds, Your Reward Will Come

A few months ago, my husband and I were in the nearby mountain town Julian, celebrating my birthday. We went out to eat at one of the local restaurants and when we left, I left my purse on the chair that was next to me.

The thing is, I ordered a slice of apple pie to go, and as we left, my mind was fully on the bag in my hand that carried the container with my delectable piece of pie. So, distracted

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