[INFOGRAPHIC] YouGov + Linkagoal Survey: Despite Optimism, Most Are Doomed Not to Reach 2015 Goals

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Survey predicts more than 70% of goal-setters will fail to reach their goals this year

The New Year is synonymous with setting resolutions and goals. Whether we pledge to adopt better habits to eat healthier, exercise, save money, take a trip or get a promotion at work, most of us are highly unlikely to ever reach these goals. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by goal-based social network, Linkagoal, revealed that as many as 74% of those who set any goals in 2014 failed to reach all of them, and despite the early optimism, just as many are unlikely to reach their 2015 goals – if last year is any indication.

The research, conducted by YouGov in January 2015 on behalf of Linkagoal, surveyed 1,171 U.S. adults, revealed that 87% of respondents who set goals in 2015 said they were optimistic about achieving them. However, only a meager 7% of U.S. adults reported they achieved all of their goals the year before. What were the main reasons why so many had trouble reaching their goals in 2014? The biggest factor was lack of motivation with 41% admitting they struggled to stay on track. Lack of time (32%) and not …read more

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YouGov and Linkagoal Survey: Despite Optimism, Many of us are Doomed to Fail at Reaching our Goals this Year

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“Build new products and services appropriate to the new opportunities that technology presents … And explore additional revenue streams, including events, direct commerce, and consumer revenue via patronage or paywalls. Digital revenue surely will not cover the legacy costs of a deposed monopoly, but one had better see a path to digital profitability.” –Jeff Jarvis, Geeks Bearing Gifts

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When John Paton was employed by hedge-fund investors to manage two large newspaper chains and to make sense of the combi… …read more

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CEO Asif Khan talks to StartUp Health Now!

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StartUp Health Now #19: Landing Strategic Investors – Asif Khan, Caremerge

Are traditional investors always the best bet in healthcare innovation? Asif Khan, Founder and CEO of Caremerge, shares how landing out-of-the-box thinkers a… …read more

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Top Hiking Tips for Beginners

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You don’t have to be an experienced hiker to get away from the fast pace of the city and enjoy the great outdoors, but you can benefit from some tips to have a safe, convenient and enjoyable hike.

1) Stay hydrated –Staying hydrated is important as you may be walking for hours at a time in the sun. Avoid carrying bottles in your bags and keep your hands free by using a hydration bladder. It will allow you to bring more water with you that you can carry in your backpack and drink via a long straw while you enjoy the great outdoors. Here are some options from REI.

2) Lightweight snacks- Along with staying hydrated, it’s important to have snacks on you to avoid having low-blood sugar while on a nature hike. Trail mix can be an enjoyable snack and it’s also easy to pack and doesn’t require utensils. You can make your own trail mix by throwing in any kind of nuts, dried fruits, seeds and granola together with some DIY recipes.

3) Layer up- Wear clothes made with moisture-wicking fabric that are …read more

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Ditch the over-rated Valentine’s Day activities and try these alternatives instead

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When love is in the air, a box of chocolate, bouquet of roses or candlelit dinners almost always warms the heart. But, when the next Valentine’s Day rolls around again, you start asking: “What can I do different this Valentine’s Day?”

Break out of the Valentine’s Day slump, and the usual traditional activities we partake in year after year, with these fresh and fun spins on how to spend the holiday with your loved ones, whether it is a friend, partner or family.

For the adventurer: Rekindle the romance by spending Valentine’s Day doing an outdoor activity, like horseback riding, going on a boat ride or ice skating holding hands. If you are looking to be active and healthy at the same time, plan a hike and end it in a meadow with a picnic and some delicious food. Or if you want to bring out your inner child, take a trip to the zoo and enjoy looking at wildlife, while sharing the simple pleasure of being in the company of someone you love.

For food lovers: As a die hard foodie, you’re probably used to eating at the trendy new restaurants around town. Use this Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to relax …read more

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UK firefighters warn movie imitators: Don’t get 50 shades of red in the face!

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4 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Anyone You Love

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about celebrating a romantic relationship. You can spread the love to anyone who touches your heart and puts a smile on your face. Here are some easy, creative (and cheap!) Do-It-Yourself gift ideas that you can give to people you love or appreciate.

1) Serve heart-shaped foods

Hearts are synonymous with love and Valentine’s Day, so when you serve pancakes, sandwiches, cookies or even fruit, prepare them in the shape of a heart. You can pick up a heart-shaped cookie cutter anyway and if you have the craftsmanship, you can even carve out the shape yourself.

2) Count the ways you love them

What better way to tell someone you love them by actually listing out reasons why? All you need is a stack of playing cards, glue, paper and 52 reasons why you love your Valentine. Here is a step-by-step guide in doing so.

3) Leave love notes in a jar

With a mix of candies and love notes, every time your Valentine reaches their hand into the jar, there …read more

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4 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Anyone You Love

LAG_cookiecutter

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about celebrating a romantic relationship. You can spread the love to anyone who touches your heart and puts a smile on your face. Here are some easy, creative (and cheap!) Do-It-Yourself gift ideas that you can give to people you love or appreciate.

1) Serve heart-shaped foods

Hearts are synonymous with love and Valentine’s Day, so when you serve pancakes, sandwiches, cookies or even fruit, prepare them in the shape of a heart. You can pick up a heart-shaped cookie cutter anyway and if you have the craftsmanship, you can even carve out the shape yourself.

2) Count the ways you love them

What better way to tell someone you love them by actually listing out reasons why? All you need is a stack of playing cards, glue, paper and 52 reasons why you love your Valentine. Here is a step-by-step guide in doing so.

3) Leave love notes in a jar

With a mix of candies and love notes, every time your Valentine reaches their hand into the jar, there …read more

Source:: Linkagoal

Study Smarter With These Bulletproof Tips

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To study or not to study, that is every student’s question. With a good amount of the day spent in the classroom, followed by extracurricular activities – and maybe even a part-time afterschool job – finding the time to study can be a challenge for students of all ages. Like the well-known “work smarter, not harder” mantra goes, studying is about being smart by developing good habits and strategies that work for your learning style. Here are a few tips that will help you get you through your next study session.

Start early. Whether you are studying for a math test or college entrance exams, like the SATs, jumpstart your efforts by using a divide and conquer approach. Instead of devoting longer chunks of a day over a short span of time to cram, organize yourself so that you are starting early with shorter intervals that spread out over weeks.

Grab a pen and paper. Long before laptops or tablets were welcomed into the classroom, a pen and paper was the student’s weapon of choice. Nowadays, college students are hidden behind laptops when taking lecture notes. However, this may not be the best way to store the information. Recent research …read more

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