Plan Your Meal Before Reaching the Restaurant to Have a Better Time

Going out for dinner is not just about a great meal, it's also about the company and having a good time. Eliminate the usual hubbub around deciding what to order, and eat healthier to boot, by making food choices in advance. » 10/23/14 4:30am Yesterday 4:30am

Four Ways to Use Your Dark Side for Good (and Fight Evil in Others)

Everyone has a dark side, but that's not a bad thing–you just need to know how to use it for good. Think of it this way: Batman has more anger issues than any therapist can cure, but he channels those to make the world a better place. There's no reason you can't do that too...you know, minus the billions of dollars… » 10/21/14 10:00am Tuesday 10:00am

Turn Pasta into Makeshift Ramen with Baking Soda

If you want fresh ramen, you can make your own, but if you're in no mood to roll out pasta, grab a pack of Angel Hair and some baking soda. You'll get the flavor and texture of fresh ramen without resorting to packaged. » 10/20/14 6:00am Monday 6:00am

The Biggest Interview Turn-Off is Dwelling On Your Last Job

A recruiter will invariably ask you "Why did you leave your last job?" or "Why are you looking for a new job?" when they interview you. Prepare a short and sweet answer, and stick to it. Over-explaining your previous employment is a major turn-off. » 10/20/14 5:00am Monday 5:00am

Use Your Hourly Wage to Tackle or Outsource To-Dos

There are several chores you can outsource, but you need to be sure you aren't spending more than what the job is worth to you. Once you know your hourly wage, you can decide if a task is worth doing or paying someone else to do it. » 10/20/14 4:30am Monday 4:30am

Cut Major Time-Sucking Activities Before Small Schedule Tweaks

Simple shortcuts can save you minutes on routine tasks. Those minutes definitely add up, but before you spend too much effort finely trimming your schedule, try to identify big time-saving activities and cut those short. You may find some big time savings. » 10/16/14 6:00am 10/16/14 6:00am

"Getting Organized Isn’t Your End Goal, Saving Your Sanity Is"

Getting organized is great, and it's better than never knowing where anything is. However, there's a point when you spend more time organizing than is necessary to get the job done. The Small Notebook reminds us to stop there before we hit those diminishing returns. » 10/15/14 4:30am 10/15/14 4:30am

Five Common Myths About Meditation Debunked

You've probably heard that meditation can be beneficial, but how much do you actually know about it? Many aspects of meditation are often misunderstood or misinterpreted. Let's debunk some of these myths so you can start reaping the rewards. » 10/14/14 10:00am 10/14/14 10:00am