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100 minor adjustments you can make to improve your life insight Jan 03, 2022

Every year people make resolutions to kick off the new year. Most of the time, they focus on big changes they would like to make.

An article in The Guardian reminded me that change doesn't have to be big to impact our lives.

Titled "100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying,"...

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10 questions for a new year insight Jan 03, 2022

Writing at Desiring God, Professor Don Whitney penned an article about reconsidering and establishing priorities.

Although it was focused on a new year, these are 10 questions people can ask of themselves anytime they desire a fresh start.

Here are Don's 10 questions:

  1. What’s the most...
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What bad habits will you leave behind in the new year? insight Dec 29, 2021

We all pick up bad habits throughout our lives. Then, in January, we often set new goals to develop new habits, but still wind up caught in a web of bad habits that destroy our productivity and steal our joy.

Thrive Global asked their readers what habits they planned to give up in the year ahead....

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Employees want to work for companies with a purpose insight Dec 27, 2021

An article appearing in The Edge Markets suggested that when a company intentionally lives out its corporate purpose, it can attract and retain higher-quality employees.

If a company simply asked a rhetorical question -- Would the world miss us if we were not here? -- corporate leaders will...

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'Identity-based retirement' is catching on insight Dec 24, 2021

It is safe to say that many people yearn for a day when they are free from the day-to-day shackles of work and want to retire because it conjures up visions of a permanent vacation where people choose what they want to do, Channel News Asia reported. 

But, is it enough to be on a permanent...

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Sleep is the foundation to a productive, healthy lifestyle insight Dec 22, 2021

Ariana Huffington, founder of Thrive Global, believes sleep is the foundation of every aspect of our physical and mental well-being.

In an article she wrote for Thrive Global, she highly recommended removing cell phones from bedrooms.

That would be very difficult for me to do. That's my alarm...

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75-year-old man becomes oldest American to climb Mt. Everest go-getters news Dec 22, 2021

Arthur Muir, a 75-year-old Chicago resident, reached the summit of the world's largest mountain in May, setting a record as the oldest American to climb Mt. Everest.

Arthur grew up in Colorado and went "mountaineering" in his youth, which involved scaling mountains, but not with ropes. He joined...

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Finding purpose is like decluttering a home insight Dec 20, 2021

Knowing your purpose is freeing -- and finding it -- can be similar to decluttering your home, Linda Bark wrote for Mind Body Green.

"Like a good home cleaning session, getting clear on your purpose will leave you with the things that you truly value and bring you great joy," she wrote.

I agree...

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Steve Rupert: Finding true love and purpose at work after 50 features go-getters Dec 20, 2021

Steve Rupert grew up in Michigan, but he moved 21 times since 1987 before finally settling down in Fredericksburg, Va., after meeting Patti, the love of his life, to whom he got married in September 2021.

It opened a new door for him because Patti has a son and a daughter, and they have kids as...

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Oregon farm helps down-and-out men find renewed purpose news Dec 19, 2021

Blanchet Farm in Carlton, Ore., an offshoot of Blanchet House of Hospitality in Portland, was founded in 1962, Catholic News reported.

“The Skid Road environment is like a quicksand, a recontaminating cloud,” the founders wrote in the Catholic Sentinel 59 years ago. “Men who...

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