Productivity & Motivation


Know How to Get Promoted in 2017: Tips to Make It Happen

As you gain professional experience, you may come to find those nerve-racking performance reviews aren't so scary after all. Most bosses aren't out for blood. In fact, you might eventually look forward to the chance to get on the same page with your supervisor. 

Motivational Songs, Gear, and Tips for Working From Home

"Never again." Or, at least, that's what you tell yourself. 

You've never just wasted a half-hour on cat videos (again) and nearly missed an important conference call, all thanks to the very common distractions associated with working remotely. So you jam in those headphones, crank the motivational songs, finish your social chat, close alllll those extra tabs, and tell yourself to focus. Again.

"Meh"-curing Home Improvements You Can Totally Do Yourself

There's nothing more fun (or frustrating) than witnessing those incredible transformation on home-improvement television shows. After each episode, viewers are left feeling inspired...and overwhelmed. 

Desk Organization Tips You Can Use Now! 

Published September 14th, 2015

If your desk stresses you out, your productivity will suffer. Adding some organization can make all the difference! Whether you're running a business or managing a busy household, less clutter can equal more success. Here are some helpful desk organization tips to get you started.  

Need Extra Motivation to Save Money Today? Steal Inspiration From These 10 Rags-to-Riches Celebrities

Published July 13th, 2016

Many times, observing millionaires and billionaires can make one feel inadequate or hopeless - like you'll never be able to compete. But behind a few wealthy celebrities is a bootstrap story just like yours. When you read the rags-to-riches story of someone who hard to earn every penny, it has the opposite effect: you find inspiration and encouragement. 

How to Downshift Your Life While Staying Productive

When Life Gives You Lemons, Give Them Back! How to Turn Lemons into Lemonade for Others

Sneaky, Sneaky! How to Volunteer Anonymously: 5 Creative Ideas

Wondering How to Make Laundry Fun? 7 Ideas for Loads of Giggles

If laundry never ends at your house, use it as an opportunity to connect with your child. These ideas will have you both enjoying an otherwise humdrum job. 

How Financial Freedom Can Improve Your Self-Esteem

Brain Gym and Moving Limbs: How One Nonprofit Cares for the Elderly 

The Benefits of Journaling for Kids and Mom, Plus 6 Ideas to Get Started

If you want a unique, meaningful connection with your child, create a shared journal together. Start with one of these creative ideas and enjoy looking back through them together every year. 

How to Start Corporate Volunteering with Your Coworkers

Starting Seeds Indoors: Get a Jump on Spring

Three Winter Sports to Keep Your Family Active

Four Ways to Use Fresh Cut Flowers and Exude Spring

Three Community Development Initiatives to Inspire You Today

Lift Your Spirits with a Yoga Music Playlist 

4 Plan-Ahead Winter Break Activities Guaranteed to Delight

A few minutes of prep today can yield hours of free time when the kids are home for the holidays. Prepare one (or all!) of these plan-ahead winter break activities early to keep kids busy. 

Five Random Acts of Kindness That Take Two Minutes or Less