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Zuckerberg Calls Meeting with Conservative Heads

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

Amidst recent reports that Facebook makes a conceited effort to suppress conservative news stories from appearing on their site, Facebook CEO...


Zuckerberg Calls Meeting with Conservative Heads

Zika Virus Cases Triple in the United States

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 150 pregnant women in the United States have tested positive for the Zika virus.


Zika Virus Cases Triple in the United States

Thor: Ragnarok Announces Cast Additions

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

Marvel fans who watched Captain America: Civil War may have been disappointed by the lack of Thor and The Hulk. Fortunately, some good news came on Friday.


Thor: Ragnarok Announces Cast Additions

Louisiana House Rules Against Equal Pay

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

In today's edition of "The South Ruled How?" a Louisiana House committee voted against a bill that would require equal wages to be paid to men and women who perform the same job.


Louisiana House Rules Against Equal Pay

Knicks Finalizing Deal with Hornacek

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

Although the details aren't completely finalized, it appears the New York Knicks have agreed to hire Jeff Hornacek to fill the role of head coach.


Knicks Finalizing Deal with Hornacek

Jags Top Pick Goes Down

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

Jacksonville Jaguars fans get to enjoy living in the warm Florida weather. Life as a Jags fan is rarely sunny though, unfortunately. The Jaguars suffered yet another setback on Thursday.


Jags Top Pick Goes Down

Hip-Hop/Metal Super-Group Formed

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

Fans of the early 90's hip-hop/metal scene got an early Christmas present. Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill...


Hip-Hop/Metal Super-Group Formed

Craig Done as Bond

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/24

The days of actor Daniel Craig portraying world-renowned super-spy James Bond may be numbered. According to sources, Craig has reportedly turned down an offer of nearly $100 million...


Craig Done as Bond

Trump Challenges Khan to I.Q. Test

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

In the lamest episode of Celebrity Death Match to ever be planned, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has challenged London mayor Sadiq Khan to an I.Q. test.


Trump Challenges Khan to I.Q. Test

Timing Your Music Release

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

The lack of control a musician has over the release of their album isn't a surprise. In 95% of cases, they aren't the ones pulling the trigger on when an album will be given to the general public.


Timing Your Music Release

Thunder Advance to Western Conference Finals

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

The Oklahoma City Thunder closed out their second round series against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night, winning 113-99 at home. The Thunder completed the 4-2 series win on the back of Kevin Durant's 37 point game...


Thunder Advance to Western Conference Finals

Snowden Trailer Excites the Internet

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

The first trailer for Oliver Stone's film Snowden went global on Wednesday, April 27th. The film tells the story of Edward Snowden, a former government employee turned fugitive.


Snowden Trailer Excites the Internet

Rangers Receive Redemption

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

It seems the Texas Rangers finally got the redemption they've been waiting 7 months for. In last year's AL Division Series, Joey Bautista blasted a go-ahead homerun in a decisive game 5 to propel the Blue Jays...


Rangers Receive Redemption

Panda Man Threatens TV Station

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

A scary scenario played on out on Thursday, April 28th at a Baltimore-based TV station. A man dressed in a panda outfit reportedly walked into the TV station and claimed he had a bomb strapped to his chest.


Panda Man Threatens TV Station

Marijuana Revenue to go Towards Helping the Homeless

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the majority of the news coming from the state has been positive. Now, the city of Aurora, Colorado has found a great way to put the tax money generated...


Marijuana Revenue to go Towards Helping the Homeless

Man Emerges from Coma With Strange Request

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

In what can only be described as the world's most successful guerilla marketing campaign, a Florida man recently woke up from two-and-a-half month coma with one thing on his mind: Taco Bell.


Man Emerges from Coma With Strange Request

House Rules in Favor of Privacy

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

During a time when the privacy of U.S. citizens continues to take a backseat to surveillance, the US House just ruled in favor of privacy protection.


House Rules in Favor of Privacy

Hottest April Ever Recorded

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

This past April was the hottest April ever recorded and it wasn't even close. The recorded monthly temperature surpassed the previous April temperature by the largest margin in history.


Hottest April Ever Recorded

Harley Quinn to Get a Spin-Off Film

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

With the release of DC's villain-centered Suicide Squad right around the corner, aside from the perfect use of Queen's hit "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the trailer...


Harley Quinn to Get a Spin-Off Film

Edwards Exits as Godzilla 2 Director

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

It seems the sequel to 2014's Godzilla film will need a new director. Gareth Edwards, the director of the 2014 film and the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has decided...


Edwards Exits as Godzilla 2 Director

Conference Finals are Set

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

It's been over a month since the commencement of the NBA Playoffs. They're just getting started, however. This past weekend, the Toronto Raptors closed out their series against the Miami Heat...


Conference Finals are Set

Coloring Book Chance the Rapper First Impression Review

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

Chicago rap-artist Chance the Rapper released his highly anticipated third mixtape late Thursday night. The mixtape titled "Coloring Book" continues Chance's new found optimism...


Coloring Book Chance the Rapper First Impression Review

Colombian Police with Huge Drug Bust

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

Anyone whose familiar with the hit Netflix show Narcos or the drug trade in general knows that Colombia and cocaine are synonymous. Since the early 80's, Colombia has utilized its resources to pump...


Colombian Police with Huge Drug Bust

Blink-182 is Back

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/20

The pop-punk kings of the early 2000's have returned. Blink-182 released a new song titled "Bored to Death" on Wednesday, April 27th.


Blink-182 is Back

Why we don't ask for forgiveness

Franc Vila • 2016/05/19

We don't want to ask God to forgive us because we are afraid. Afraid of receiving the same punishment or emotional withdrawal...


Why we don't ask for forgiveness

What should i wear?! awakening anticipation and excitement in our hearts!

Franc Vila • 2016/05/19

We will go to crazy lengths just to show someone that we can’t live without them, especially for 20-year-old Jordan Cardella, who begged his buddy to shoot him (with a gun!)...


What should i wear?! awakening anticipation and excitement in our hearts!

The god who heals us- guest post by sarah stad

Franc Vila • 2016/05/19

My name is Sarah, and I was born with total unilateral hearing loss. My parents have told me that when I was an infant...


The god who heals us- guest post by sarah stad

Can guys and girls really be just friends?

Franc Vila • 2016/05/19

YES, but under two conditions. Number one, both people need to be getting their deepest needs met from God and not each other.


Can guys and girls really be just friends?

Sometimes Even The Strongest Moms Cry In Front Of Their Kids

Matt Novak • 2016/05/18

You're not doing them any favors by pretending everything's OK. Yesterday my son called me from school.


Sometimes Even The Strongest Moms Cry In Front Of Their Kids

How to Determine the Salvage Value of a Car

Matt Novak • 2016/05/18

Salvage vehicles have survived an accident, a theft or a flood and have been issued a "total loss" certificate by an insurance company because the cost to repair the damage exceeds a certain percentage of the vehicle's cost.


How to Determine the Salvage Value of a Car

All Mom And No Fun: The Reality Of Being A High-Alert, A-Type Parent

Matt Novak • 2016/05/18

When I'm with the kids, it's a bit like I've punched the clock and I'm at work, mothering. The kids were at school when I grabbed the handful of papers lingering on the car floor. Oh, here was the family tree my second-grader did for Girl Scouts.


All Mom And No Fun: The Reality Of Being A High-Alert, A-Type Parent

7 Appeals To Moms (From Women Without Children)

Matt Novak • 2016/05/18

Don't ask us why we don't have kids - or assume you know why. I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our "getting to know you" questions, I asked if she had kids.


7 Appeals To Moms (From Women Without Children)

Telling the Truth Destroyed My Marriage* (*and Then it Set Me Free)

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/17

I am a really good liar. Once upon a time I got everything I ever dreamt of by lying. All I had to do was lie to myself and everyone else around me about who I really was.


Telling the Truth Destroyed My Marriage* (*and Then it Set Me Free)

Shell Oil Spill Dumps Thousands Of Barrels Of Crude Into Gulf Of Mexico

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/17

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A 2,100-barrel oil spill in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico forced Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday to shut in all wells that flow to its Brutus platform...


Shell Oil Spill Dumps Thousands Of Barrels Of Crude Into Gulf Of Mexico

Prepare To Swoon From Hearing Kit Harington's 'Game Of Thrones' Love Story IRL

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/17

Before he was dead and then alive again, Harington's character, Jon Snow, ventured with the Night's Watch beyond the wall and into the vast winter lands in the beginning...


Prepare To Swoon From Hearing Kit Harington's 'Game Of Thrones' Love Story IRL

Blake Lively Says Woody Allen Is 'Empowering To Women'

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/17

Blake Lively is currently making the rounds at the Cannes Film Festival with Woody Allen to promote their new film, "Café Society." The actress had some complimentary things to say about the director...


Blake Lively Says Woody Allen Is 'Empowering To Women'

6 Qualities All Highly Successful People Have In Common

Matt Novak • 2016/05/16

There are those successful people out there who have it made. They catch break after break and seem to just have all the four leaf clovers of the world in their pockets.


6 Qualities All Highly Successful People Have In Common

12 Experiences Children Of Divorce Can Never Forget

Matt Novak • 2016/05/16

How many children need therapy because of this, we’ll never know. On the flip side, children with unhappily...


12 Experiences Children Of Divorce Can Never Forget

10 Signs That You’re Dating An Emotional Psychopath

Matt Novak • 2016/05/16

While everyone can relate to a bad dating experience, not everyone understands what it’s like to date someone who is emotionally unstable and abusive.


10 Signs That You’re Dating An Emotional Psychopath

10 Easy Ways to Rise Earlier Than Anyone Else

Matt Novak • 2016/05/16

You want to get a head start on your day. You know that you have more energy in the morning, and have heard the old cliche about the early bird drilled into your head from childhood.


10 Easy Ways to Rise Earlier Than Anyone Else

Your Words Affect Your Mind: 10 Things Happy People Say Every Day

Franc Vila • 2016/05/15

Do you think you are a happy person? Truly happy people do not wait for happiness to find them; instead, they bring positivism and happiness to themselves.


Your Words Affect Your Mind: 10 Things Happy People Say Every Day

Attitudes Of Truly Happy People That You Can Learn

Franc Vila • 2016/05/15

>Without realizing it, you may be inviting a serious threat to your happiness into your psyche every day.


Attitudes Of Truly Happy People That You Can Learn

6 Things Happy People Never Forget

Franc Vila • 2016/05/15

>Does it ever seem like other people are happier than you? You scroll on Facebook and see people having fun on their vacations, spending time with one another, or celebrating their achievements.


6 Things Happy People Never Forget

15 Small Habits Great Couples Do Every Day (And They Are Way More Powerful Than You Imagine)

Franc Vila • 2016/05/15

Being happy in a relationship requires effort and hard work on both persons in it. While many may scorn at the idea of performing certain acts daily, happy couples are aware of each other and are never hesitant...


15 Small Habits Great Couples Do Every Day (And They Are Way More Powerful Than You Imagine)

Trump Can’t Get No Stones

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Donald Trump is a fan of The Rolling Stones. Too bad the feeling isn’t mutual. Trump has consistently used the Stones music during his campaign events...


Trump Can’t Get No Stones

Streaming Killed the Re-Watch

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Before Netflix, re-watching movies on network television was one of my favorite pastimes. Whether it was Scarface on USA or Superbad on FX...


Streaming Killed the Re-Watch

Pacers and Vogel Part Ways

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

On Thursday May 5th, the Indiana Pacers and president of basketball operations Larry Bird have decided to part ways with head coach Frank Vogel.


Pacers and Vogel Part Ways

No Longer Cruz’in USA

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Ted Cruz has decided to end his bid to become the Republican presidential nominee for the 2016 election. Following his loss to frontrunner Donald Trump in the Indiana primaries...


No Longer Cruz’in USA

Magic Mike Goes Live

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

I have some good news for all the ladies out there. As if Las Vegas wasn’t attractive enough, the hit movie about male strippers, “Magic Mike”, will take its show to Sin City.


Magic Mike Goes Live

Iowa Cartoonist Fired for Critical Cartoon

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Rick Friday, longtime cartoonist and Iowa resident, will no longer be drawing his “It’s Friday” cartoon for the publication that has supported him for two decades.


Iowa Cartoonist Fired for Critical Cartoon

“Hamilton” Breaks Tony Record

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Every Broadway fan looks forward to the announcing of the Tony award nominees. Film has the Oscar’s. Music has the Grammy’s. Broadway has the Tony’s.


“Hamilton” Breaks Tony Record

Crazy Finish to Thunder-Spurs Game 2

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

On Monday, May 2nd, the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs played their second game in their second round playoff matchup.


Crazy Finish to Thunder-Spurs Game 2

Bosh Ruled Out for Playoffs

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Following an overtime victory in game 1 of the second round series between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, the Heat have got some less positive news.


Bosh Ruled Out for Playoffs

Familiar “Views”

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

On Friday, April 29th, recording artist Drake released his fourth studio album. Its Drake’s first official release since 2013’s Nothing Was the Same...


Familiar “Views”

Aeropostale Falls on Tough Times

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

Teen-dream clothing line Aeropostale announced that they will be closing 20% of their stores in North America. This came after they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Aeropostale Falls on Tough Times

48 Gang Members Charged

Franc Vila • 2016/05/13

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies got a big win on Wednesday, May 4th. Forty-eight members of the deadly gang Gangster Disciples have been indicted on an array of charges


48 Gang Members Charged

When Working Corporate Serves Your Purpose

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

I was flying back to Melbourne from Thailand after a week scuba diving in the Similan Islands, staring out the window at the star-studded sky, I knew for the first...


When Working Corporate Serves Your Purpose

Spring Awakening

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

With April arriving, many sports fans know that as one thing – baseball season! While it’s hard to deny the sport is losing some of its popularity, there is still something magical...


Spring Awakening

Sexism at Harvard

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Of all the places where sexism is still prevalent, none may be more surprising than Harvard University. When one thinks of Harvard...


Sexism at Harvard

Schilling Shares Hot Take

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling has had no trouble remaining in the media spotlight. Despite retiring from professional baseball in 2009, he continues to bring attention to himself.


Schilling Shares Hot Take

Rescheduling Marijuana

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Few topics have made more headlines recently than the legalization of marijuana in the United States. As the list of states where medicinal marijuana is legal grows (currently at 23)...


Rescheduling Marijuana

Renaissance Painting Discovered

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Can you imagine going into your attic and discovering something that is valuable enough to change your life? A lucky family in southern France doesn’t need to imagine...


Renaissance Painting Discovered

Rams Trade Up

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

The Rams and Titans announced a blockbuster trade on Thursday, April 14th. The trade will allow the Rams to move up 14 spots...


Rams Trade Up

Questions About Cameron

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

One of the major names revealed in the Panama Papers scandal is British Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron’s involvement in the illegal tax haven is significant because much of his popularity...


Questions About Cameron

My fifth home birth turned into a surprise hospital water delivery

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Having a water birth for my seventh child made a hospital delivery magical...


My fifth home birth turned into a surprise hospital water delivery

I couldn't lift my baby for months because of severe vaginal tearing

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

My fourth degree vaginal tearing left me bedridden and depressed...


I couldn't lift my baby for months because of severe vaginal tearing

Heroin SNL Skit Makes Waves

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Saturday Night Live is no stranger to making headlines. Throughout the course of the show’s run, various people, incidents and ideas have been brutally satirized.


Heroin SNL Skit Makes Waves

Fire in New Jersey

Matt Novak • 2016/05/10

Warm weather brings many great things. One not-so-great effect of the changing season is the start of forest fire season. On Tuesday, April 19...


Fire in New Jersey

How to Work With Your Strengths, Not Against Them

Franc Vila • 2016/05/08

I sometimes wonder how I survived the first 10 years of my career. Caught in a circle of jobs that didn’t fulfill me...


How to Work With Your Strengths, Not Against Them

Why You Should Celebrate the Thing We’re Taught to Dread

Franc Vila • 2016/05/08

At some point in my late 20s I started to dread my birthday. I dreaded signs of crow’s feet, cellulite...


Why You Should Celebrate the Thing We’re Taught to Dread

12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

Franc Vila • 2016/05/08

For over 25 years I wandered the world.  Along the way, I had many adventures and learned about myself, people and the world.


12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

Sometimes Your Worst Times Become Your Best Times

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

I remember a year ago, the pounding, the darkness, the pain that I was feeling. I felt like I was about to rupture. I had it all locked up tight within me, the feelings, the stubbornness...


Sometimes Your Worst Times Become Your Best Times

7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy & Successful

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life? Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion?


7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy & Successful

Should Be Syndrome

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

In both work and social spheres I regularly encounter people who spend much of their time trying to reconcile life to their expectations.


Should Be Syndrome

Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Women

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

Everybody gets socially anxious. For some, it is crippling, confining them to their homes. It is pathological, warrants the term ‘disorder’ and the medical treatment that goes with such diagnosis.


Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Women

There is a Silver Lining, Right?

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

Almost everyone today has someone, or knows of someone, going through the experience of cancer or a life threatening illness. I am no different.


There is a Silver Lining, Right?

A Perspective from the Road Less Traveled

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

I have always tried to live my life by one mantra: make life choices that I won’t regret in my final days.  It sounds simple enough, but has led me down some interesting paths, for better or worse.


A Perspective from the Road Less Traveled

You Precious Angel

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

As she chased me and chased me, with the biggest smile on her precious face, I started to understand. As she joyfully waited for me to stop hiding around the edge of the hallway...


You Precious Angel

8 Mental Habits I Had to Quit to Live a Passionate Life

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

The year was 2006. I was a professional poker player. And while I had once enjoyed poker, it was quickly losing it’s vitality.


8 Mental Habits I Had to Quit to Live a Passionate Life

One Simple Change to Live a Happy and Empowered Life

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

For many years I wrote in secret. I would only put pen to paper when the lights were dim, when everyone around me was asleep.


One Simple Change to Live a Happy and Empowered Life

4 Steps to Giving Yourself the Love You Never Got

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

Even before I was born, I knew that my parents did not want me. They were having yet another child, the 5th, and financial strains would only grow.


4 Steps to Giving Yourself the Love You Never Got

Losing My Job Was the Best Thing That Could Ever Have Happened

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

I had a great job. Had great bosses. Enjoyed what I did and looked forward to going to work every day. Then one day, the company re-aligned and my office was disbanded.


Losing My Job Was the Best Thing That Could Ever Have Happened

How Letting Go of the Past Changed My Life for the Better

Matt Novak • 2016/05/06

It took me a long time to recognize that every day is a gift. I spent my entire life being angry and bitter with my parents for abandoning me as a child.


How Letting Go of the Past Changed My Life for the Better

Persistence and Diversion: My Wayward Path Through College

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

I had joined the Army right out of high school for two reasons: To get away from home and to earn money for college. I succeeded in both goals.


Persistence and Diversion: My Wayward Path Through College

Waves of Emotion

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

There has always been an undercurrent of anxiety running through my life.  Even though I am a pretty laid back guy, I find it hard to sit still.


Waves of Emotion

How to Change the Voice Inside Your Head

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

It’s late at night, and you’re about to fall asleep.  As you drift off into dreamland, your mind wanders to that one thing you really want to do with your life.


How to Change the Voice Inside Your Head

Why I Stopped Searching for Happiness

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

I was at a point in my life where everything looked great from the outside. I had just graduated college with Honors and two Degrees;


Why I Stopped Searching for Happiness

How to Raise a Good Man

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

I was recently asked to be godfather to a very special young man; the ritual requires godparents to oversee the lad’s ‘spiritual education.’


How to Raise a Good Man

Planning for the Life You Want

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

I haven’t always been as intentional about the life I want to live as I am now. And I haven’t always been as successful at getting what I want.


Planning for the Life You Want

How I Used Money to Regain Control and Start Living Again

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

“How did I end up here?” I thought as I looked out the window of my run-down apartment to see a victim of a drive-by-shooting lying on the sidewalk, bleeding.


How I Used Money to Regain Control and Start Living Again

The 5 Step Process for Making Your Goals Stick

Frank Tomas • 2016/05/04

I remember reading a statistic a number of years ago that 3% of Harvard MBA graduates made ten times as much as the other 97% combined.


The 5 Step Process for Making Your Goals Stick

An Introvert’s Guide to Becoming More Social

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

If you met me today, you’d probably see a happy, smiling girl chatting with a bunch of people around her.


An Introvert’s Guide to Becoming More Social

Allowing Your Inner Turmoils to Untangle

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

It all came back to me.  Reading my journals from ten years ago, I remember how painfully stuck I was in my inner turmoils.


Allowing Your Inner Turmoils to Untangle

How to Smack Down Your Inner Critic Once and For All

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

Do you have an inner critic that taunts you every time you trip up?


How to Smack Down Your Inner Critic Once and For All

The Gift of Struggle

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

When I was in second grade I struggled to keep up with the other kids in school. My teacher tried to help me but had too much on her plate.


The Gift of Struggle

Getting Sober Was the Easy Part

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

On January 3, 2010 at about 11:00 pm eastern time, my husband of over 25 years told me he thought I was drinking too much.


Getting Sober Was the Easy Part

Forming Healthy Habits: 5 Important Lessons I've Learned

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

Habit forming is a topic that’s close to my heart. I was able to go from being an unhealthy university student, heading down an uninspiring career path...


Forming Healthy Habits: 5 Important Lessons I've Learned

5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with self improvement.


5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

What Happened When I Stopped Feeding My Body Trash

Franc Vila • 2016/05/02

I know few of you want to hear this, but I’ve always been skinny. Fourteen years after graduating high school, I’m still wearing the same pair of jeans.


What Happened When I Stopped Feeding My Body Trash

A Father's Legacy – 5 Life Lessons He Left Me

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

My Dad was a phenomenal parent, the kind that should have had a hundred kids because he was just so darn good at it.


A Father's Legacy – 5 Life Lessons He Left Me

7 Ways to Fall in Love With Life

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

In 1999 I was the most cynical, negative and pessimistic person you could ever hope to meet. My ‘life motto’ was life sucks and then you die.


7 Ways to Fall in Love With Life

Staring Into the Face of Death

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

How many times have you been told that life is short and that, at any time, it can be just taken from you and that you should live every day like it’s it your last?


Staring Into the Face of Death

How Changing My Expectations Increased My Happiness

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

I used to live in a world crowded with expectation. I had expectations of others, expectations of society, and expectations of myself.


How Changing My Expectations Increased My Happiness

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

Many people are on the go 24/7. Overworked, overcommitted, and overstimulated seems to be the norm these days.


What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Tossing My Goals Out the Window and Doing One Thing Instead

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

Last month, I started a blog. It’s my perfect combination of what I am good at (marketing and social media) with what I obsess about (reading, writing and self improvement).


Tossing My Goals Out the Window and Doing One Thing Instead

Discovering Dad and the Past Perfect

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

Years ago, during a recapitulation of my life, I examined every memory I had of my relationship with my father.


Discovering Dad and the Past Perfect

My Road to Detoxification

Franc Vila • 2016/04/29

A while ago an ex-colleague of mine posted on a social networking website a very sensitive piece of information that usually people prefer to keep private.


My Road to Detoxification

Learning to Say Goodbye

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

Relationships, I’ve had a few. Never particularly long term or overly committed but I’ve had them in one form or another.


Learning to Say Goodbye

How I Listened to My Heart Even When it Made No Sense

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

I was a good kid. I was respectful of my parents and obeyed them. I would rank in the top few in class during school.


How I Listened to My Heart Even When it Made No Sense

5 Ways to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

For many years, as far as I was concerned, the statements above were complete fact. Unquestionable. Absolute. Fact. Of course, there was also a part of my rational brain that knew they couldn’t be.


5 Ways to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

A Sobering Experience: Why Life is Better Without Booze

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

I’m sure I could have fun without drinking, but why risk it? My husband and I were always known as the ‘fun couple’.


A Sobering Experience: Why Life is Better Without Booze

5 Ways to Get Out of a Slump

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

You know the feeling. You haven’t felt like doing anything – fun, professional, or otherwise – in a long while. When you have a stretch of free time...


5 Ways to Get Out of a Slump

6 Things I Learned from My First 18 Months in Business

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

About ten months ago I wrote a guest post for this blog entitled 6 Things I Learned From Quitting My Job.


6 Things I Learned from My First 18 Months in Business

How Your Excuses Are Holding You Back

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

I was a junky kind of person for a long time. I was also unhappy with my lot in life, unfulfilled in my romantic relationship, and out of shape.


How Your Excuses Are Holding You Back

Develop Discipline That Lasts: The 6 Step Process

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/28

It’s 5am. I wake up. My body is tired. A piece of me wants to go back to bed.


Develop Discipline That Lasts: The 6 Step Process

Wanting to Be Stationary

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

“I would love to do what you’re doing!”. “I so wish I could figure out a way to quit my job and travel like you.”


Wanting to Be Stationary

How Today's Priorities Impact Your Future

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

Seven years ago I was living in suburban Boston, Massachusetts with my husband and wondering how we were going to make it work. We were both traveling too much for our jobs, and our time together was almost nonexistent.


How Today's Priorities Impact Your Future

Petition Started Asking for Governor Snyder’s Resignation

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

In October of 2015, we learned that the water supply in Flint, Michigan was contaminated to an extent that no one could’ve believed.


Petition Started Asking for Governor Snyder’s Resignation

“No” to Waterboarding

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

Despite what Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have said on record, CIA Director John Brennan claims that he will never bring back waterboarding.


“No” to Waterboarding

No Texting and Watching

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

AMC Theatres has been floating ideas around to get millennials back into their movie theatre seats. One idea the chain considered is to allow moviegoers...


No Texting and Watching

NFL Schedule Released

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

The NFL is like that popular athlete at the high-school lunch table. He’s good at what he does, people like him and he loves the limelight.


NFL Schedule Released

The More We Get Together

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

In the course of our courting, there were frisbees-a-flying, beers-a-flowing, big bad barbeques, and more than a smattering of smooching and cuddles.  Being together was easy and always.


The More We Get Together

How to Deal With Difficult Transitions

Matt Novak • 2016/04/26

Transitions: we all face them. Bigger ones and smaller ones, they’re always there.


How to Deal With Difficult Transitions

5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/25

Deep down, you know everything you need to know in order to make a big splash in your life.


5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/25

Deep down, you know everything you need to know in order to make a big splash in your life.


5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/25

Deep down, you know everything you need to know in order to make a big splash in your life.


5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/25

Deep down, you know everything you need to know in order to make a big splash in your life.


5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Turning a Decade Of Grinding Into My Life’s Passion: One Man’s Journey Out Of the Grind and Into His Calling

Matt Novak • 2016/04/23

11 years. 11 years I’ve been doing this shit I thought to myself as I glanced over my computer monitor at the half dozen other cubicle workers sitting next to me.


Turning a Decade Of Grinding Into My Life’s Passion: One Man’s Journey Out Of the Grind and Into His Calling

Burn Your Beliefs.. Literally

Matt Novak • 2016/04/23

Are you a belief-hoarder? I most certainly am. I found myself listening to some speakers who had a few things to say about replacing old, negative beliefs with positive ones.


Burn Your Beliefs.. Literally

A Breakdown Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken

Matt Novak • 2016/04/23

If you have kids or ever observed them, you’ll notice they have breakdowns all the time. Whether it’s because they’re tired, hungry, or overwhelmed, they sometimes have several breakdowns in one day.


A Breakdown Doesn’t Mean You’re Broken

The Chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup Begins

Matt Novak • 2016/04/22

Even casual fans of ice hockey will admit that the NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting times in sports. The intensity of hockey gets magnified by the moment.


The Chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup Begins

The AP Wins Major Pulitzer Prize

Matt Novak • 2016/04/22

The Pulitzer Prize is an award given for outstanding achievements in American journalism, literature or musical composition.


The AP Wins Major Pulitzer Prize

Swift “In the Middle” of Apple

Matt Novak • 2016/04/22

Apple has unveiled its second advertisement featuring pop star Taylor Swift jamming out to recognizable tunes. This time, Swift lip syncs to Jimmy Eat World’s smash hit “The Middle” as she prepares for a night out.


Swift “In the Middle” of Apple

Strahan Leaves LIVE!, Signs with GMA

Matt Novak • 2016/04/22

Morning television will experience a major shakeup. Former NFL star and current host of LIVE! With Kelly and Michael, Michael Strahan has decided to sign with a new morning team.


Strahan Leaves LIVE!, Signs with GMA

H&R Block Targeted in Tax Reform

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/20

If you’ve ever stared blankly at a tax form and felt confused, you are not alone. Many Americans are frustrated by the process and want to see it made simpler.


H&R Block Targeted in Tax Reform

Guns Blazing

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/20

Fans of mid-80’s hard rock, rejoice! One of the biggest staples of the era is getting back together again for a summer tour. Guns N’ Roses, led by frontman Axl Rose...


Guns Blazing

Gordon Fails Again

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/20

Fans of the Cleveland Browns should just expect disappointment. On Monday, April 11th, the Browns’ suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed yet another drug test...


Gordon Fails Again

GoPro Goes Virtual

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/20

The action camera company GoPro will be taking another big step in its ascent into new territories. On April 18th, GoPro will be launching a new channel dedicated entirely to virtual reality.


GoPro Goes Virtual

Are You Really Ready to Change?

Franc Vila • 2016/04/19

How do you feel when you look at your life right now – how your day has been lived, the way you look, the things you’ve done and are doing, where you are, the people you’re around, the life you’ve laid...


Are You Really Ready to Change?

Journaling for the Body and Soul

Franc Vila • 2016/04/19

I found myself staring at the journal that lay open on my lap. It was the third time in a week I’d made an attempt to start writing in my new journal and I was determined to begin with something...


Journaling for the Body and Soul

Everyday Choices that Can Change Your Life

Franc Vila • 2016/04/19

When I was 10 years old I changed schools. My sister had been a pupil at that school for two years when I started and was the school sporting champion.


Everyday Choices that Can Change Your Life

How to Breakthrough Ten Common Fears

Franc Vila • 2016/04/19

ear can be defined as an anxious feeling, caused by our anticipation of imagined, stories, events and experiences. Most of our fears are about the future.


How to Breakthrough Ten Common Fears

My Victory Over Fear

Matt Novak • 2016/04/18

I was the recipient of some bullying as a skinny young kid. One older boy in my neighborhood entertained himself with me occasionally by trapping me in our garage and threatening to beat me up if I tried to get out.


My Victory Over Fear

On Getting Cut

Matt Novak • 2016/04/18

I’m 29 – that means I’m an adult, I’m pretty sure. I have adult things to worry about. Children, husband, bills, job – those sorts of things.


On Getting Cut

The Importance of Complete and Total Mental Breakdown

Matt Novak • 2016/04/18

Your neighbour quits his job and moves to Hollywood to try his hand at acting. Your sister relocates to Penang to raise a baby in a shack on the beach. Someone you know moves to Kyoto...


The Importance of Complete and Total Mental Breakdown

A Story About Loneliness

Matt Novak • 2016/04/18

Thinking back to the times that have been the most special, the most exhilarating and the most damn fun, they’re the times when I’ve been bouncing around a room full of good people, just doing what I do best.


A Story About Loneliness

Shattered: How to Pick Up the Pieces & Move On After Loss

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/17

Twelve years ago I had a breakdown. My mother died, I lost eight friends/relatives in one year, my kids were struck by lightning in a parasailing accident...


Shattered: How to Pick Up the Pieces & Move On After Loss

What One Thing Can You Do Today to Improve Your Life?

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/17

Organize your desk? Be a better listener at work?


What One Thing Can You Do Today to Improve Your Life?

Music Changed My Mind

Matt Novak • 2016/04/16

During my childhood, I always kept a few albums and a record player in my bedroom. I even sang in choir during grade school and junior high.


Music Changed My Mind

How to Make Peace with Your Dark Past

Matt Novak • 2016/04/16

We all have our crosses to bear. We can all recall times in our lives when we were in dire places. Maybe we had a mental illness, maybe we were in a bad relationship...


How to Make Peace with Your Dark Past

Leave the Judgement Behind

Matt Novak • 2016/04/16

This past Sunday in Los Angeles, I spent a beautiful day with my Dad playing golf to celebrate his birthday.


Leave the Judgement Behind

How Jealousy Saved My Relationship

Matt Novak • 2016/04/16

Has your jealousy ever turned you into someone you barely recognize in the mirror? Whether it was towards a co-worker who got the promotion didn’t get...


How Jealousy Saved My Relationship

How Helping People Can Change Your Life

Matt Novak • 2016/04/16

In the past few years I have made some drastic changes in my life. After 20 years of working as a senior economist at the Central Bank of Israel


How Helping People Can Change Your Life

Become an Entrepreneur in 1 Easy Step

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/15

Do you have any friends who complain nonstop about their jobs, but never do anything to improve their situation? I used to be one of those people.


Become an Entrepreneur in 1 Easy Step

No Matter What Happens, You Can Always Be Thankful

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/15

My 15-month-old daughter caught her second flu this month, and I lost a little perspective. My husband and I had been barely two weeks free of coughing, inconsolable crying.


No Matter What Happens, You Can Always Be Thankful

8 Teachers for Navigating Change

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

As a recovering type A personality, I wish control worked. And it does, sometimes. But there’s always at least one area of life that cannot be tamed.


8 Teachers for Navigating Change

Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable: My Journey to Being Who I Always Wanted to Be

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

I’m not old by any means but one thing I have learned from my 31 years and 8 months in this world is that each of us is unique.


Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable: My Journey to Being Who I Always Wanted to Be

Don't Take Vacation From Your Good Habits

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

Consider these scenarios and the similarities in them....


Don't Take Vacation From Your Good Habits

Fail Forward

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

Any successful person you meet will have a story of failure to tell you, and actually probably more than one. What separates the truly successful from those who skate by in life is not just...


Fail Forward

Broke and Worthless

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

I looked at my bank account online this morning and here’s what I saw...


Broke and Worthless

5 Tips For Being Productive When Working From Home

Matt Novak • 2016/04/14

Here’s the thing. The grass is always greener on the other side. It looks easier than your grass, it seems so much softer than your grass and if only you could have ‘that’ grass, how much nicer your life would be.


5 Tips For Being Productive When Working From Home

Your Passion Is Closer Than You Think

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

Once you’ve discovered your passion (so we are told) your life will become drenched in meaning and purpose. When you know what your life is about, you can face each morning with energy and vigour.


Your Passion Is Closer Than You Think

You Are in Control of Your Life

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

Does it ever feel like you’re being swept along by life, powerless to implement any positive changes?


You Are in Control of Your Life

How Training in Martial Arts Can Further Your Career

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

Learning martial arts – not the most orthodox way to gain a promotion I know, but martial arts can change your life in a variety of ways. Martial arts can turn you into a fighter in all elements...


How Training in Martial Arts Can Further Your Career

Life Doesn't Have to Be a Struggle

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

Let me be the first to say that I believe heart and soul in the power of perseverance. I busted my tail through several college degrees, always studying hard to get the most out of the experience.


Life Doesn't Have to Be a Struggle

Get What You Need To Change Your Life

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

We have enormous resources at our disposal. We each have 24 hours a day, each packed with 60 fresh minutes. We have a beating heart and lungs full of air in a body capable of incredible things. And there is usually even a little money.


Get What You Need To Change Your Life

Be Better Where You Are

Franc Vila • 2016/04/13

Ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to get the hell out of small town life in England and move to North America. I’ve always felt like the USA is where I’m supposed to be...


Be Better Where You Are

How One Book Changed My Perspective On Life

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/12

I was in my early twenties and I had just ended another promising relationship. The quintessential puzzle pieces for courtship success were there, but I was too busy enjoying my self-centered life to complete the puzzle.


How One Book Changed My Perspective On Life

How I Finally Got Myself Out of Debt

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/12

Let me be the first to admit to you that facing personal debt isn’t easy. I remember being worried about debt collectors and being tempted by credit card offers coming in the mail.


How I Finally Got Myself Out of Debt

11 Habits of Highly Successful Dreamers

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/12

Walt Disney certainly was a dreamer, and his imagination and dreams resulted in creating fairytale destinations that revolutionized the entertainment industry and epitomized the magic of creative thinking.


11 Habits of Highly Successful Dreamers

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/11

I always thought happy people were fakers. Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like to be happy for more than a few moments at a time.


From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/11

Deep down, you know everything you need to know in order to make a big splash in your life.


5 Quick Truths to Jump Start Your Motivation

How To Make Friends and Build Meaningful Relationships

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/11

Having friends and meaningful relationships is arguably one of the most important keys to happiness in life. It probably the most important key, aside from our health, to our overall happiness and well-being


How To Make Friends and Build Meaningful Relationships

How to Maintain Composure in the Face of Adversity

Frank Tomas • 2016/04/11

The other morning I hit a major setback on something big that I’ve been working on. When I learned about it my immediate impulse was to panic. That was followed by anxiety, and it wasn’t long before I found myself in somewhat of a frenzy.


How to Maintain Composure in the Face of Adversity

Does Your Inside Match Your Outside?

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/11

For many years I put on a great show for the people in my life. Who I was at the moment depended on who was in front of me at that time.


Does Your Inside Match Your Outside?

5 Reasons You're Afraid of Change

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/11

We recognize that change can be good for us. It’s obvious that quitting smoking, losing weight or developing the running habit will improve our life’s.


5 Reasons You're Afraid of Change

Developing Self-Confidence: Why Most People Approach It Completely Wrong

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/10

I recently came to some new conclusions about developing self-confidence, namely finding the confidence to make changes in one’s life (such as living a more meaningful life).


Developing Self-Confidence: Why Most People Approach It Completely Wrong

Dance Your Way to Happiness & Success

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/10

That other driver shouldn’t have cut you off! Your teenager should have cut the lawn or you should have made the cut for the soccer team when you were fifteen.


Dance Your Way to Happiness & Success

5 Ways to Be Present This Summer

Tomas Mark • 2016/04/10

It seems to be this way every year—one morning I wake up and it’s suddenly summer. Everything seems once again alive and moving.


5 Ways to Be Present This Summer

How to Balance Short-Term and Long-Term Happiness

Matt Novak • 2016/04/09

Do you find it hard to resist chocolate cake, even though you’re on a diet? Do you end up buying new DVDs or video games, even though you’ve made a careful budget?


How to Balance Short-Term and Long-Term Happiness

Beneath Surface Appearances

Matt Novak • 2016/04/09

We like to think we know our family and dearest friends, down to the deepest detail. Without telepathy, though, we can never truly know what it’s like to walk in their shoes.


Beneath Surface Appearances

How to Make Decisions You Won’t Regret

Matt Novak • 2016/04/08

One day, a simple invitation arrived in my inbox that provoked an internal crisis. The invitation was from the leader of a writer’s group I belonged to. She was trying to organize a get-together at a restaurant just to socialize and catch up, and she wanted to know who was interested in coming.


How to Make Decisions You Won’t Regret

Tuning In and Changing Your Life

Matt Novak • 2016/04/06

I guess you could call me a late bloomer. At the age of 36 ¾ I made the decision to throw caution to the wind, to chuck in my 12-year career in project management, as well as to ditch the corporate world.


Tuning In and Changing Your Life

How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

Matt Novak • 2016/04/06

Sugar withdrawals can be hell, I know.  I’ve fought that battle many times before.  I think I was probably born with a candy bar in my hand.  As far back as I can remember, I have always favored munching on something sweet over “real food”.


How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

5 Situations to Stand Up for What you Believe In

Matt Novak • 2016/04/06

We all know people who are very adamant (and vocal) about sharing their beliefs.  They have Facebook feeds chock full of pointed articles, status updates, and pictures that support specific causes.


5 Situations to Stand Up for What you Believe In

How I Manifested My Sabbatical & Why It Changed My Life

Matt Novak • 2016/04/06

A couple of years ago, I was at a cross roads in my life. I was ready for a change, but I didn’t know what it was that I wanted to do. I felt lost and I needed some time to think.


How I Manifested My Sabbatical & Why It Changed My Life

How Do You View Life?

Matt Novak • 2016/04/04

Do you see it as a constant string of responsibilities or as a plethora of opportunity? Do you feel crushed by the weight of it or enthralled by its wonders?


How Do You View Life?

Finding the Happiness That Lies Beyond “Good Enough”

Matt Novak • 2016/04/04

What if you could quit your job? Forget the annoyances, leave the frustrations behind and proudly announce to your boss: “I quit.”


Finding the Happiness That Lies Beyond “Good Enough”

Are Your Passions Preventing You From Reaching Your Big Goals?

Matt Novak • 2016/04/04

Do you have a thing you love to do – something you are passionate about? Time seems to fly when you spend time on these activities (for example a hobby) and you feel happy and content with yourself.


Are Your Passions Preventing You From Reaching Your Big Goals?

How to Stop Self-Destructive Behavior

Matt Novak • 2016/04/03

There are many ways to abuse yourself: excess alcohol consumption, overeating, and being addicted to shopping or gambling are just a few of them. Any activity you compulsively pursue which harms you in a significant way is self-destructive.


How to Stop Self-Destructive Behavior

Motivation is a Luxury

Matt Novak • 2016/04/02

My heart sank. I couldn’t believe my alarm was ringing. It can’t be 5am already, it can’t. I really don’t feel like this. I snuggled deeper into my duvet, imagining the cold I would feel when I got up. I really, REALLY don’t feel like this. After a few minutes, I slumped out of bed with a sigh.


Motivation is a Luxury

How To Build Confidence In Your Appearance Through Self Acceptance

Matt Novak • 2016/04/02

There is a tendency in much of the literature and information on self esteem and confidence building to overlook the importance – the necessity – of recognising how vital self acceptance is as a part of the process of addressing and overcoming negative self belief.


How To Build Confidence In Your Appearance Through Self Acceptance