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‘Fall In Love With You’: The Guaranteed Path to More Love & Happiness

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You were made to experience unconditional love and happiness without limits, not to suffer, struggle, and strive – and you are designed to be able to manifest this ideal life regardless of the things you’ve been through or the conditions you face. We’ve been conditioned to believe in an outside-in model of life that says we are intrinsically lacking and have to attract, achieve, or fill ourselves up with something more in order to be enough. This has led us to develop all manner of coping and controlling mechanisms to get what we think we don’t have (and won’t survive without), or hold on to what we’re afraid someone else might take away. The problem with this is two-fold: 1)…

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Author Fiona Davis Shares the Secrets to Her Writing Success

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Last year, author Fiona Davis published her wonderful debut, The Dollhouse, rich in history about the Barbizon Hotel in NYC. Keeping with iconic Manhattan landmarks, her fabulous new release, The Address is set in alternating timelines; in the late 1800s during the building of the Dakota, the architecturally stunning residence on the upper west side of Manhattan: Sara, a housekeeper at a fancy London hotel meets Theo, the talented NYC architect. He takes a job at the newly built Dakota, and craziness ensues. Their budding relationship remains hidden from his wife and children as they bond, it turns passionate and a crime is committed. In 1985, fresh out of rehab and penniless, designer Bailey, a descendant of the wealthy Dakota architect,…

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‘The Pie Life’: Samantha Ettus Teaches You How to Juggle the Contemporary Woman’s Life

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Win a copy of The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction by Samantha Ettus below! For most of us ladies, getting up and going to work every morning is a way of life. Whether that means you’re single and working overtime to pay your rent or mortgage, or you’re married sharing half of the bills with your significant other, or you’re the one in the household bringing in the bulk of the income supporting you, your spouse and your kid(s). And let’s be honest, once you add children into the mix, the stress levels skyrocket. So how do you balance work life with a hectic home life and ensure success and satisfaction for you and your family? Samantha Ettus…

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Welcome Back: Already Stressed from School? Read More!

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Move-in day, back-to-school day, whatever you call it, people are going back to class. That essentially means: books on books on books. Regardless of the subject or your major, you’ll be assigned to read 45 books for four courses within the first two weeks (we’re thinking this number is basically accurate!). The horror, the horror. Stressful times like these are perfect opportunities for us to read more. Yes, you read that correctly. ‘Now wait just a second, Matt,’ is probably what you’re saying to yourself, ‘I’m knee deep in schoolwork. There’s just no way I’ll have time to read anything else.’ Well, hypothetical person, hear me out on this. Let me tell you about some of the benefits: You’ll be reading something…

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Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Carolyn Carpeneti and Taking Flight: Mastering Executive Function

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What should we do when our children struggle academically? Should we let them fail so they’ll learn from their mistakes and do better next time? Perhaps. But what if they lack the organizational tools to succeed? Carolyn Carpeneti’s son had effectively coped with learning differences through high school and was accepted into the university of his dreams. Only weeks into his freshman year, Carpeneti was stunned to discover that her son was flunking. The problem, it turned out, was not lack of intelligence, interest, or motivation but weak executive function—the ability to plan, organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals, a skill set that often does not develop in the human brain until the late teens and midtwenties. Executive…

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Spartan Up! ‘Born to Run’ Author Christopher McDougall on the Making of a Hero

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Author of the International best-seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall is constantly seeking out new challenges, pushing the limits and proving that most skills simply lie dormant within all of us, just waiting to be discovered. Here, McDougall talks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to answer some very important questions about success, compassion and what actually makes a hero. For more, watch the podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off the course. In Spartan Up! The…

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Video: Missed It? Live Interview with Jeffrey Selingo and There is Life After College

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From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation. Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for? There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can…

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Spartan Up! Boku Superfoods’ Reno Rollé on Nutrition and Success

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2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee and Boku Superfoods owner Reno Rollé spent years trying to develop a “superior” food in hopes of helping his son’s ADD. Once he realized it worked – and worked well – he developed a line of products and created a company, Boku Superfoods. Here, Rollé speaks with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, about how a small amount of success propelled him forward and the role that nutrition plays in both challenges and success. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to…

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Spartan Up! Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling on Motivation and Leadership

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Leading by example is exactly what Skullcandy CEO Hoby Darling has always tried to do. In order to motivate others, Darling has learned that he must first “redefine what is possible” and then you’ll see those around you will begin to mark their own path. The CrossFit fanatic sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss leadership, motivation and the importance of dreams. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on an off…

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Spartan Up! Andrew Marantz Discusses the Drawback of Instant Gratification

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Andrew Marantz, a freelance writer for The New Yorker and Men’s Journal and a number of other publications, sat down with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, during the Spartan Cruise to talk about the misleading mantra to “live each day as if it were your last,” and the disservice of constant instant gratification in life. Marantz also tackles the topic of what drives success and achievement. Is it chemicals in the brain or something else entirely? For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Leslie Grossman and Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections

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Proven networking strategies to achieve lifetime professional success In today’s competitive market, the typical ways of communicating don’t serve the purpose of building strong, long-term connections. We need to build collaborative relationships that are memorable and influence others to aid in achieving our goals. What is the first step to connecting with the right person? It’s not simply passing along a business card or rattling on about yourself, it is listening to what to the other person has to say. Link Out is filled with strategies that can turn strangers into connections that can change your career or business. Explains how to ensure that potential entourage members perceive you positively Offers a tracking process, which enables accountability Teaches how to…

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Live Interview with Alan Fox, Author of People Tools for Business

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ABOUT PEOPLE TOOLS Mastering the art of working well with others is the key to success. This is the essence of Alan C. Fox’s new book, People Tools for Business, the sequel to his New York Times bestseller, People Tools (January 2014).  MAKE A CAREER OUT OF BEING HAPPY Based on the countless lessons gleaned from a distinguished and highly profitable business career, Alan shares the tools you need to create that success in your own career and life—success that is both meaningful and long lasting. Whether you are just entering the workforce or have been running a business for years, this book will help you build the career—and life—of your dreams. WHAT ARE PEOPLE TOOLS? “People Tools” are practical and easy to understand. From developing…

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Why isn’t everyone listening to Mindy Kaling?

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Mindy Kaling wonders if everyone is hanging out without her. No, Mindy, we’re all just wishing that you’d come hang out with us. You’re so cool when you tell us about not being cool. We wish we could be that cool. Instead, we’re happy to read about you. We think we might actually be getting cooler through osmosis (and we are sure that’s a thing). In her hilarious memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling treats the introduction like a Q&A session, as if we’re standing in front of her, book in hand, weighing whether or not to buy it. (The answer to that question, by the way, is yes.) The imaginary, questioning reader wonders if…

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