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The Master Book List for Personal Development

"If I had to identify one activity that has had the most profound impact on my life it is that of reading. " I come from humble beginnings and reading provided visions of a world that was richer than my immediate surroundings. Reading fueled my curiosity and convinced me that I didn't have to be a product of my environment. I could transcend it, or better yet, imagine the life I wanted — and then achieve it. I consume books with voracity. Reading is indeed a life source and as fundamental to my sense of well being as food. As I transitioned from childhood to adulthood I depended on a variety of texts to help me define my own beliefs...

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Fundamentals of a Perfect Closet

"The stuff you buy is not the best reflection of you and doesn't fit well with the realities of your day-to-day. When your style is not mapped to your lifestyle you will never feel confident in your personal appearance." If you have a lot of things in your space – including your closet – that seem completely off it is likely due to the fact that you are purchasing without first considering who you are, what you what to convey to the world, and how that manifests in your daily routine.  You need to be thoughtful about the things that should go in it. It's impossible to do that without the following three lifestyle considerations.  1. Self Reflection Minimalism is...

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Elevate Your Skincare Regimen

"If you care about your upkeep but don't want a complicated regimen, consider my list of unisex skincare essentials that integrate seamlessly into your morning routine." FACE There are no shortage of facial cleansing and moisturizing products on the market all touting a variety of agents and benefits. My favorites are from brands with a simple and natural list of agents. I keep it simple with a gentle cleanser, toner, and moisturizer as well as a serum for wrinkles and under eye darkness. On a weekly basis I'll use an exfoliating tool for greater efficacy.  Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser   |  Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream   |  Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum   |  Berlin Skin Geranium & Rose Toner  ...

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9 Functional & Minimal Everyday Apps

" I have these iPhone apps on heavy rotation for their UX and usefulness. Bookmark this page as I'll frequently be adding to the list. " I'm a sucker for sleek interfaces, clean typography, and intuitive navigations. But even with the right design elements, an app still risks being deleted if it can't be integrated into my day-to-day.  These apps have it all – beauty, utility, and affordability (most are free) – and have managed to become a few of my favorite iPhone staples.  AMOUNT For any type of unit conversion this should be your go-to resource. As a frequent traveler I use it often for currency, temperature, and apparel size conversions. However the app has hundreds of other units...

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5 Minimalist Wellness Brands

" Here's my roundup of brands that combine fitness, style, grooming, and other areas of well-being, with outstanding design to help you make a fresh start for 2017. "   I should offer my personal definition of the word "wellness". To me, it is the general sense of being in good physical, mental (and emotional) health. Or, more specifically, the feeling that you are reaching your full potential across various lifestyle categories. Now for the list ...    Breathing  Awair Because they educate us about the air we breathe with a smart device that monitors our indoor environment, helping us track and eliminate toxins with personalized recommendations that improve air quality. Cleaning Tangent GC Because they elevate the mundane world...

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