Introducing ‘Feisty Flags’ and Why I’m Happy

Screen Shot 2017-05-09 at 6.29.18 PM        I don’t start websites to make people happy because that doesn’t make me money. You’re probably thinking I’ve got some hidden agenda to make you laugh or cause controversy, but that’s simply not true. And while I’d like to launch a website for fun, the fact is I’m 18 years old and heading off to college – I need the money.

That’s where an online store comes in.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Feistyflags.comThe World’s Most Trusted Online Conservative Flag Store.

Oh yes, I’ve taken a big plunge and couldn’t be happier.

        With that being said, I want to stress something important: These flags don’t match my views. That’s important because I’m different than my store. I have my own views and beliefs that don’t intersect with this website, and that’s totally fine.

And so if you like sexy artwork, you might like checking it out. If you like conservative flags, you might like checking it out too.

I’d like to thank all my friends and everyone involved in my first ‘business-ish’ adventure. You have absolutely no idea what you signed up for – but it probably will make you happy.

Thank you.

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The Power of Positive Thinking

You’ve probably heard the importance of positive thinking before. Maybe it was at a party where you didn’t want to be present. Maybe at a rough day at work. But whenever positive thinking is brought to the forefront of conversation, everyone is suddenly a professional psychiatrist.

I’m writing this post not because I want to spout feel good nonsense. It’s because like you, I didn’t always believe in it. But the truth is, the power of positive thinking isn’t only real – it’s more real than you can imagine.

The founder of the positive thinking movement was a man called Norman Vincent Peale. He published a book in 1952 titled ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’. While controversial at the time, its lessons have never been more accurate. Unfortunately, applying these lessons aren’t as easy as it might sound.

For example, you’ve already heard all the generic bullshit phrases. “think positive!” or “keep your head up!” comes to mind. And while their intentions are perfectly good, they seldom change our mood. How can we practice positive thinking in our own lives?

Recently there’s been somewhat of a breakthrough of research on this topic. It’s important to note that it’s 100% science. There’s no ancient mysticism in anything related to positive thinking.

I want to share with an ABC article I found recently that delves deeper into positive thinking than I can hear. That being said, I’m a firm believer in affirmations and am inspired by Mr. Peale’s work. I invite you to research positive thinking and come to your own consensus.
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/the-scientific-evidence-for-positive-thinking/6553614

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Check Out Refined Right

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Refined Right 

You already know I write about current events and business. What you might not know, is that I write for a website called RR, or ‘Refined Right’. The website has a fairly right-leaning angle but the content is pretty moderate.

We have news pieces in addition to opinionated ones.

Shifting through my previous blog posts, I was surprised to have never written about them before. The people in charge, Autumn Price and John-Pierre Maeli are incredibly generous with what they allow for content – and they’re also wicked cool people.

You can expect to find all sorts of fun and interesting news nuggets. And for the sake of connectivity, I’m inviting you to check out my articles on there as well. Subscribe to our newsletter on RR to never miss a post.

And because yesterday was 4/20, I wrote an article about pot.

So there’s that.

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3 Ways To Read 10x Faster

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You need to read faster.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed before, everyone has their own pace of reading. Some people read fast and some read slow. Some don’t read at all.

If you have ADD like me, you already know life can get busy sometimes. Sometimes it feels like you lack the time or motivation to lift open those pages. Sometimes distractions get the best of us. What can we do?

The question on readers mind’s is simple – how do I read faster?

Here’s 3 ways to read 10x faster.

1.) Pick up the pace.

Humans have an interesting compartment in our brains allowing us to scan over words quickly. When the first and last letters are in order, we still understand the word. For example, “It’s awseome taht we sitll udnetrnand tihs, eevn wehn the wrods are out of palce. “

We can utilize this and skip over words entirely. Words alone aren’t as important.

2.) Shut off the phone.

Shut off your phone. Put it away. Smash it with a hammer. It doesn’t matter what you do with it. The only thing that matters is that you’re not drawn back into that online world when reading. It’s not uncommon to open up a hardcover, only to find yourself watching Netflix at 2 AM. Believe me, I know better than anyone. Be the bigger person – shut off your phone.

3.) Practice Everyday

I’m going to assume that unless you’re super rich, you can’t read a book a day. There’s not enough time in a day! Luckily for us, there’s other things we can do. Start by reading 25 pages a day. A few days later, bring it up to 50. Then 75. Only stop when you run out of time.

This is because we read at the pace we’re use to reading. The only substantial way to change that pattern is by practicing.

I hope you like my list!

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Why You Need A Blender

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I lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks by drinking smoothies.

It’s not uncommon for me to have nothing but a smoothie for breakfast and be satisfied until dinner. I’m being totally serious.

In our busy lives, blenders are the best thing you can buy. And for good reason too – blenders make mundane food fun and healthy. Too often we forget we’re eating garbage. We forget just how often “healthy food” can taste amazing.

Wouldn’t it be great if  “healthy food” could taste better than junk food?

That is why you need a blender. Not just for health benefits, numerous as they are; they automatically make food taste better. That’s an enormous upside.

While everyone’s raging about some secret diet or exercise, I’m enjoying my apple-ginger smoothie. I might even make myself another. It doesn’t matter how many I drink because they’re healthy.

Okay.

What about diets? Don’t diets work?

Diets are stupid. That’s because science tells us willpower, much like energy, only exists in small amounts. It’s a finite resource we need to preserve. Why waste willpower?

If you spend all day fighting back the urge to eat chocolate cake, you’ll eventually cave. If you want to consume something bad for you, you’ll always find a way.

Slice that urge out of your life. It’s just unhealthy.

With blenders, we need not worry about willpower – everything is convenient and easy.

Today as I’m writing this article, I’m spread out on my couch slugging back a concoction of yogurt, bananas, and fruits I picked up at random from my grocery store.

It tastes fantastic.

I’ll include the cheapest blender I can find down below. Don’t spend more than you need to, but for your own sake – buy it. You won’t regret it. I promise.

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