16 Things We Forget To Thank Our Dads For

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Not everyone gets to have a great relationship with their dad, and that’s all the more reason to appreciate him if you do. Here, the little things we should thank the dads who’ve been there for us for. Though buying him a beer would probably be something along the lines of the same sentiment.

1. For getting us started on what would become our lifelong sports obsessions.

2. For playing cool music in the car and teaching us what was up and who was who in terms of artists, genres and bands. We all eventually find ourselves with a playlist of songs dad used to play, not because they make us nostalgic, but because they’re actually really good.

3. For being the first love of every little girl’s life. The one that teaches her to slow dance, and tells her he’ll always protect her, and who will walk her down the aisle one…

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The 14 Differences Between The Boys You Date And The Men You Marry

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1. The kind of man you marry says “I love you” and “I’m sorry” because he genuinely feels that way, and he never hesitates to be the one to say it first. The kind of boy you date says those things when an apology will get you off his case and an “I love you” will keep you around a little longer.

2. The man you marry asks you out. The boy you date asks you to hang out. The man you marry will be clear about his intentions. The boy you date will keep you questioning.

3. The kind of man you marry knows the art of treating someone to a night out, and he realizes that he should do so not because he’s a man and it’s his masculine responsibility, but because everyone deserves to be treated well and swept off their feet now and again. The kind of boy you…

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12 People You Are Not Going To Date In 2014

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Whether one of your New Year’s resolutions is to stop dating bad people or try to make unhealthy relationships work, we all want to avoid rejection. Sometimes it’s hard, because when we knowingly try to make it work with certain people, we end up surprised or dumbfounded when they just don’t. I know we’re supposed to give everyone a chance, but some people are just so not worth it. This year, you are going to avoid the type of people who make you miserable, who pull on your heart-strings and then eat them for brunch. It’s 2014, and you are just going to walk away before they have the chance to do any of that.

1. The self-indulgent creative type.

As a creative person myself, I vowed to never date another writer. Writers, film majors, and artists can be unbelievably sexy, especially if they’re good at their craft. Like…

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10 Old Fashioned Dating Habits We Should Make Cool Again

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1. Coming to the door to pick someone up.

I think we’ve all had it with the incredibly unromantic “here” text, and meeting up always seems to be more casual and platonic than the alternative. Of course, meeting someone from online or any circumstance like that would probably be the exception to this rule, but generally: the 30 seconds it takes to get out of a car or cab and knock on the door makes a huge difference.

2. Trying to dress really nicely for a date.

“Nicely” means different things for different people, so I think it’s just a matter of putting effort into how you put yourself together to go out with someone. It’s not about wearing suits and petticoats again, but just realizing that, whether or not we like to accept it, appearance does count for something, and we should do our best to make sure that…

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9 Things That Separate You From Successful People

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Success begins on the inside right under your skin – forget about the outfit you wear but instead focus on the attitude you project. Our world is cruel and only the strong survive.

Successful people share a common trait – mental toughness. It’s a mindset they develop overtime based on their experiences, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. There’s something unique about these people that others can’t seem to grasp.

Here are the reasons why successful people are who they are:

1. They don’t worry about other people’s opinion

Worrying about other people’s opinion is a waste of energy that can be used towards making your dreams come true. It’s human nature to carry opinions about other people, but this only becomes a problem when it stops you from doing what you love.

The only person you need to please is yourself because at the end of…

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7 Habits You Can Develop In Your 20s That Will Pay Off Big In Your 30s And 40s

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey has sold over 15 million copies. I started to buy it the other day but I stopped. I thought I would try my hand at my own set of seven habits first. This is a little misleading because my ideas are a curate’s egg of equal parts wisdom and foolishness that I have picked up over the years.

The following habits, therefore, come with an advance disclaimer. I have learned my best habits from observing successful people. I don’t want to be overly self-deprecating so I must add that most of my bad habits I have been able to develop on my own.

I will be curious to see whether any of these seven habits end up resembling those of Mr. Covey. So here goes:

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1. Focus brings results.

This sounds simple. It is not. I…

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12 Things You Are Doing To Sabotage Your Future

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I have mentored, counseled, encouraged, discouraged, hired and fired hundreds of people over the past 25 years. Oftentimes failure is less about a lack of talent or ability, and more about self sabotage. These are frequent road blocks I see in people, myself included.

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1. You are lazy.

Most of us default to indolence. We take the easy way. We get comfortable. We like a routine. This may be fine for 90%. If you are reading this, I suspect it’s not fine for you. So get off your ass and get started.

2. You lack focus.

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You start out great. You spend thirty minutes of uninterrupted time putting together a plan, making a list, and polishing your resume, so you decide to take a break. You check Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, your friend’s blog, Game of Thrones, iTunes, etc. and two hours later you’re back…

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