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The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.

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Winter has always been a difficult time for me in Michigan, with its many gray days, and not much sunlight. I awoke, feeling heavy, sluggish, and still exhausted. I wanted to pull the covers back over my head and return to my secure sleep state. I sensed something was wrong but really didn’t seem to care what it was. I knew I did not want to face another grueling day, outside the world of sleep. I felt scared but didn’t know why. I dragged myself, out of bed, and into the bathroom. I could not decide whether I wanted to…


A man doesn’t need brilliance or genius, all he needs is energy.

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Different governments, officials, environmental agencies exhort us to conserve the energy we used to save the environment and sustain our continued existence on the planet.

On a personal level, I think that we also need to know how to conserve, focus and maximize our own personal supply of energy. We unconsciously dissipate and waste our energy on people, situations, thoughts, attitudes, and events which do not serve us well. This leaves less space and energy for creating and attracting the kind of abundance that we want in our lives.

Interestingly enough, I’ve also found that as I conserve, focus, and…


Important life lessons which will help you to live your life more happily!

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Neither I am too old nor too young. But I have learned a lot from my life. Life is a continuous learning experience. Today whatever lessons I am specifying in this article, I have literally learned recently. Throughout my life I kept rising and falling, picking up important lessons along the way. Some of these lessons came from experience, yet others learn to watch others or read in books. No matter how much I learn from the books there is a significant difference between practical and theoretical experience. Furthermore, there are many life lessons that I simply cannot learn until…


A quick guide to improving your workflow efficiency as a graphic designer.

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Not all freelance graphic designers are the same. They work differently and provide different output qualities. What is common among them is the fact that they need to overcome plenty of productivity hurdles almost daily.

Aside from frequent distractions when working outside the usual work environment, a freelance designer often has problems with missing design assets. This is probably because as a freelancer, you tend to get plenty of jobs, and it can be a pain to keep the files organized.

Another very common hurdle that every graphic designer faces is the repetitive processes that they do. …


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Did you know that there are over 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users worldwide?

MS Word, PowerPoint, and particularly Excel, are available in almost every office in the world.

If you use MS Office software regularly, you are likely aware that they are powerful tools, and you can use them for a staggering range of projects. How can you increase your skills?

Why not check out our list of simple Excel hacks that you can apply immediately? You might find that they can save you a lot of time, and thus money.

1. Use More Than One Window

If you are working with more than one spreadsheet…


SAVE YOUR LOVED ONES BY TAKING THEM AWAY FROM ADDICTION

A simple guide to help an addicted person.

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Understanding addiction can be difficult for those who have no first-hand experience of coping with it.

But when it comes to helping someone that you’re close to that is struggling with an addiction, it is essential that you develop empathy for their situation and try and understand what they are going through.

So, what can we do to try to understand what our loved ones are going through?

In this article, we’ll talk about addiction and all the ways that you can help someone who is struggling with an addiction.

What Causes Addiction?

If you want to know how to understand addiction, you…


Here are few questions to ask

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One fun way to create a fun conversation and/or get to know someone better is to ask logical questions.

By testing someone’s mind you can get to know them a little better in an interesting way.

So in this article, I have 21 challenging logic questions that can be peppered into your exchanges with the folks you meet or even longtime friends. But first, let’s answer a simple question.

What Are a Logic Questions?

Logic questions make people think more deeply about the nature of the topic at hand or can be used to approach an idea from another direction. …


Patience & tips on how to develop it

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Patience, a challenge for most of us, is the ability to tolerate waiting, delay, or frustration without becoming agitated or upset. It is being able to control your emotions or impulses and proceed calmly when faced with difficult or frustrating situations.

The word patience is derived from the Latin word pati which means to suffer, to endure, to bear.

Needless to say, patience is not easy to attain, and it’s probably harder now to achieve than ever before. In today’s world of ‘instant everything’, technological advancements and readily available credit have allowed us to obtain, experience, and consume practically anything…


It’s always better to be prepared than unprepared.

A quick guide for the perfect hike

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Exercise is one of the best things that you can do for your health. Not only will it improve your fitness, but it’ll also reduce your risk of various diseases.

As a general rule, you want to aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per day. For example, you can go for a jog or a swim a few times every week.

Hiking is another option. If anything, it’s a great way to build up your endurance.

Thinking of getting into it? Looking for a hiking checklist? If so, you’re on the right page. …


Afraid of putting your work out there?

Here’s a solution:)

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One of the most common fears of me while creating something was, whether it’s online content or art or a new business or startup … is the fear of putting our work out there in the world.

It’s a fear that has me procrastinating, researching endlessly, checking social media, answering emails, buying books on the topic, listening to podcasts and watching Youtube videos, cleaning the kitchen, deciding the laptop needs a good cleaning … endlessly!

None of these things are wrong or bad — they’re so human! …

KS

A computer engineer, a ghost story writer, a graphic designer and the one who loves to share her thoughts via writing.

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