There might be dangerous chemicals in your tap water — here’s how to stay safe

Remember the movie "Erin Brockovich"? Of course, you do. But unless you've rewatched it recently, you may not remember that Brockovich—in real life, and in the movie—was fighting a company suspected of polluting a small California town's drinking water with a cancer-causing contaminant called chromium-6 (aka, hexavalent chromium). Fast-forward 20 years, and it may shock you to learn that chromium-6 is still a threat to 218 million Americans, including residents of every state. That's just one Read more [...]

7 Reasons Your Team Fails to Make a Breakthrough

Nowadays many people strive to become successful managers, create professional working team and reach success. They wholeheartedly believe that leadership, intelligence and good organizational skills are enough to reach this goal. It is not enough, because modern world is not as easy as it seems. Your employees are human beings who are vulnerable to stress, anxiety, high pressure situations and burnouts. Good manager is not only a clever and emotionally tough leader, but a psychologist who can Read more [...]

5 Stupidest Things People Told Me When I Was Starting My Business

When it comes to the world of business, it seems that everyone is an expert. Or so they like to think. When I started my first little side business back in 2012, I received far more unqualified advice than support or encouragement. Last year I started my first full-time business. This time I was braced for the same storm of negativity, but I was pleasantly surprised when it did not come. The difference was that I had expanded my social circle and was spending more of my time with like-minded people. I Read more [...]

7 Life Questions to Ask Yourself Today

In today’s modern world, many of us stick to the high tempo and miss many important for self-development things. But sometimes we thirst for the moment to stop and ask yourself several life questions. I’m sure there are certain questions which can help you improve yourself and know yourself better. When reflecting on your position, behavior and deeds, you can reach a new level of human development scale. Take a look at these questions and maybe they will change your life for the better. 1. Read more [...]

9 Powerful Ways to Help Your Children Reach Their Goals in the Future

When children grow up they usually begin to make plans for future and choose a profession they would like to get. But at this early age they are not experienced enough to make a good choice and all their dreams may turn out to be futile. Thus, it is important for all parents to respect their children’s decision and direct them onto the right career path. Remember that only your support and involvement will help your child to become successful and happy in their life. Consider the following tips Read more [...]

21 Point Health Check for Your Project

If you want to know how well your project is performing, then start by benchmarking it against projects that adhere to best practices. This article lists twenty-one different questions you can ask to establish whether or not your project is operating effectively. 1. Do you understand the customer’s requirements? Make sure you listen to what the customer has to say, and that you fully understand what they are asking for. The requirements should be written down and agreed upon by all involved Read more [...]

What If There Was No Valentine’s Day on February 14th?

Valentine’s Day is an interesting holiday. There are many thoughts on the origination of the holiday, but that is a whole other topic. Some people adore Valentine’s Day, and others simply despise it. It can be a hard holiday to endure for those who are alone or not recognized on that day. I wonder. What if there was no Valentine’s Day? Would the world come to an end as we know it? Without Valentine’s Day: How would we show our love and adoration for others? There are 365 days in Read more [...]

The Best Avocado Recipes For All The Addicts Out There

There’s a lot of potential beneath the skin of the humble avocado. They can be mashed into guacamole. They can be fried into tacos. Or better yet, filled with eggs and baked into the best breakfast this side of the Atlantic. Not only are avocados delicious, but they’re good for us too. They’re an excellent source of healthful fats and could help improve heart health. Avocados are great. You know it, we know it. And these recipes right here know it. We have the best avocado recipes Read more [...]

Are There Bugs In Your Belly?

You’ve probably heard horror stories of 3 foot tapeworms that cause serious problems for some people, but did you know that most parasites are very tiny and some can only be seen by microscope? Did you know that there is actually a very good chance that you could have a yeast or parasite infestation? The human body is literally crawling with hundreds of strains of yeasts and bacteria. The digestive track alone holds more than three pounds of bacteria. In the right balance, these bacteria Read more [...]

In Monterey, The Action’s On The Water — If You Can Get There

For days, the Humpback whales had been taunting us from the bay as if they knew what we wanted. Every now and then they’d breach the surface or send a spout of water high into the mist, as if to say, “Catch us — if you can.” The rare sea otters teased us, too, playfully popping their heads above the surface near the Monterey Bay Aquarium. “Here we are!” they’d chirp — if they could talk. They all seemed to know that in Monterey, a quiet town on Northern California’s Read more [...]