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How Clean Cookstoves Create Healthier Families

How Clean Cookstoves Create Healthier Families | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
For mothers around the world, preparing the family meal is a daily ritual and an act of love. But it's also a grave risk for approximately three billion people who cook with open fires and inefficient stoves.
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"The United Nations Foundation and more than 650 public and private partners have joined together as part of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which aims to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that help keep families safe and healthy."

 
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The Wonderful World of Time Management: Why Planning and Goals are Necessary for Balance - Techvibes.com

The Wonderful World of Time Management: Why Planning and Goals are Necessary for Balance - Techvibes.com | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
When you ask many young and even seasoned professionals about their time management skills, they suddenly lower their head and
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Written by a man who prioritizes his family relationships and his work finding ways to say yes to both.

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7 Critical elements of a time management mindset. Live a life of value : Coaching Positive Performance

7 Critical elements of a time management mindset. Live a life of value : Coaching Positive Performance | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A time management mindset focuses on completing quality work whereas a productivity mindset focuses on completing an increased quantity of work.
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Lose the urgency.

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Four routes to better time management | City A.M.

Four routes to better time management | City A.M. | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Much of the waste isn’t your fault, but there are ways to make the most of the hours you have left
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Pomodoro, Pareto & more.

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How to love the one you're with

How to love the one you're with | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The happiest couples are those who focus on what they like about their current relationship. The "grass is always greener" attitude could spell doom.
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Focus on what you like about your current relationship.

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9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won't Do

9 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Won't Do | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
My last article, How Successful People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve (it has more than a million reads here on Forbes). The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as it is about what you will do. My company, TalentSmart, has tested the [...]

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, April 18, 8:49 AM

Knowing what not to do is just as valuable as knowing what to do!

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While it’s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don’t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people’s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain—you’re never as good or bad as they say you are.

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3 Ways to Keep Everyone Happy on Your Next Multi-Generation Trip

3 Ways to Keep Everyone Happy on Your Next Multi-Generation Trip | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
In this day and age, when vacations are few and far between, planning a vacation with the entire family can be both be economical and a lot of fun.  Once the hard part is over (the vacation is planned), you can sit back and soak it in because the...
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Keep it simple and fun.

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Hangry? Here’s How Your Hunger Can Affect Relationships at Home

Hangry? Here’s How Your Hunger Can Affect Relationships at Home | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A recent study found evidence that hunger-induced crankiness can affect relationships, even among spouses.
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Eat for self-control and relationship building.

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You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit

You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
You could spend hours reading advice on how to improve your diet or become more organized. But maybe you'd be better off using that time to take a nap in the afternoon.

Via Barb Jemmott, Bobby Dillard
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Nap!

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donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 7:34 AM

One of my recent life changes is a focus on getting enough sleep. In the past, I have tended to be one who would burn the candle at both ends. 

 

This is an interesting idea....

 

(Quote): Of all the advice you get about how to improve your life, does this sound like the one thing you'd be very happy to add to your daily routine?

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, April 3, 11:12 AM

Yes, It's becoming a theme with me...

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4 Ways to Deal With Selfish People

4 Ways to Deal With Selfish People | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
They know what they want. Do you?

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Don't assume.

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37 fun, useful, and generally worthwhile gifts for your kids' Easter baskets

37 fun, useful, and generally worthwhile gifts for your kids' Easter baskets | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
I love filling my kids Easter baskets--but not when I feel like I'm throwing my money away on cheap, disposable crap they'll forget about by Easter Monday.
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Thorough, creative and frugal.

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4 Time Management Tips That Can Save You Hours a Week

4 Time Management Tips That Can Save You Hours a Week | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
If you're reading this on Sunday, in between doing work-related tasks that you just didn't have time for during the week, have hope. With a few small changes, you can manage your time so that you never (well, hardly ever) have to work the weekend again.
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Sit as little as possible is my favorite of this list.

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Five Tips For Maintaining Meaningful Relationships, Even When You're 'Too Busy'

Five Tips For Maintaining Meaningful Relationships, Even When You're 'Too Busy' | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs and successful young professionals tend to feel disconnected, even with an always-on schedule. What gives?
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Never be "too busy" for loved ones.

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How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science | TIME

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science | TIME | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy. Via Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents: …the well-being of children is more important to adults than just about anything el...
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Parent self care, relationships building, and time management tips to increase family happiness.

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Dad Turns Little Girl's Friendship With Cats Into Adorable Adventures

Dad Turns Little Girl's Friendship With Cats Into Adorable Adventures | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Tea parties, chess, fishing, eating and math -- all improved by cats. A Russian photographer documented his daughter's cute adventures with her two cats.
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Cuteness break, family style :)

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The Worst Retirement Roadblocks: How to Avoid Them

The Worst Retirement Roadblocks: How to Avoid Them | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A sound retirement can get derailed any number of ways. You can run out of money, be hit by unforeseen expenses or just fail to plan for emergencies. Here are the most common roadblocks and how to avoid them: * Failure to Anticipate Healthcare Expenses. For those retiring prior to 65, [...]
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Plan for health care, long-term care, and taxes.

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The Nice Person's Guide To Ruthless Time Management

The Nice Person's Guide To Ruthless Time Management | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The truth is that even a dozen extra hours in our day would be of no use to us unless we change our attitude. And if we change our attitude, 24 hours in a day is more than plenty.
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Go ahead. Disappoint.

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25 Things You Should Never Stop Doing for Yourself

25 Things You Should Never Stop Doing for Yourself | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

Via John Michel
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Smile :)

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Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.

Via Bobby Dillard
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7 great ideas to get each day off to a great start!

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How to Structure the Ideal Work Day: An Evidence-Based Guide

How to Structure the Ideal Work Day: An Evidence-Based Guide | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Go ahead and daydream on your commute. Get the important stuff done before noon. Have that second coffee at 2:00 PM. Work out whenever.
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Brush your teeth at 2:30 and other unusual tips within the context of the classic work day.

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Organize + Energize: Are You Too Busy To Get Organized?

Organize + Energize: Are You Too Busy To Get Organized? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
At least once a week, I will hear somebody say, “I’m too busy to get organized. Are you crazy? I can’t stop what I’m doing to get organized!” If you think getting organized is a waste of time, you are wasting time by not being organized. If you continue to say these words, you will continue to be stressed out, frazzled, paralyzed and stuck due to your disorganization. How long have you been operating this way? Has it been weeks, months, years? It’s time to carve out some time in your day and make a plan to get organized.
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Gain through organization, or lose.

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7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain

7 Easy Ways to Save Your Eyes From Smartphone Strain | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Your smartphone is a sight for sore eyes. Literally.

 

If you’re one of those people who glances at their smartphone 150 times a day, chances are your eyes are paying the price for your screen addiction.

 

Staring at your smartphone -- or tablet, e-reader or laptop, while we’re at it  -- for too long can lead to tired, itchy, dry eyes, and even blurred vision and headaches. Think zombie eyes and you’re there.


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Agnipravo Sengupta
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Blink. Blink. Blink.

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Faisal Omar's curator insight, April 16, 1:53 AM

Guilty as charged...

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Margin: a sports parent's guide to avoiding overload.

Margin: a sports parent's guide to avoiding overload. | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Margin: a Sports parent's guide to gaining margin and avoiding overload. It's not an unrealistic goal; it can happen!

Via Janis Meredith
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Great tips for every parent.

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How to Love a Girl Who Doesn’t Know How to Be Loved.

How to Love a Girl Who Doesn’t Know How to Be Loved. | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
It doesn’t mean she’s a lost cause, it just means that developing any kind of relationship with her will require an approach that’s more sensitive to her guarded heart.

Via Misha Almira Harris
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Well written and sweet article. 

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How to Make Browsing the Web on Your Phone Suck Less

How to Make Browsing the Web on Your Phone Suck Less | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
No matter how big the screen or how effective the software, web browsing on your smartphone just doesn't match the ease of browsing on a computer. It's never going to be perfect, but it can be a lot better. Here's how to make browsing on your smartphone suck less.
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Concise and helpful tips. 

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Bracket of the Day: Best Family Member

Bracket of the Day: Best Family Member | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
It's time to figure out who is the best member of your family is. And no one fights dirtier that the people who love you the most.
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Mother wins, mother wins!

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