How To Use Your Human Design Inner Authority To Make the Best Decisions

Emilee Geist

If you’re an astrology nerd or a Myers-Briggs devotee, there’s a good chance you’ll be into the world of Human Design. As Well+Good previously reported, Human Design is a blend of the I Ching, Kabbalah, the chakra system, and astrology. Using your Human Design profile—which you can get by entering your birth time, date, and place into an online generator like Jovian Archive or My Body Graph—you can peek into your unique energetic makeup. One insight is your Human Design inner authority, which can shed light on how you best make decisions.

“The intention is not to change who you are, but to give you permission to be who you’ve always been and offer insight into what’s possible as you step into the fullest expression of yourself,” says Human Design guide and leadership coach Erin Claire Jones. Knowing which of the six inner authorities (including “none”) applies to you can

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Post online misstates Sturgis Rally’s coronavirus cases

Emilee Geist

The claim: A post online attributes 88 positive tests to Sturgis Rally, 0.02% infection rate of attendees

Motorcyclists from around the country converged on Sturgis, South Dakota, for the town’s annual motorcycle rally in August — most unmasked and ignoring social distancing guidelines. Some on social media are claiming the event had little effect on the spread of COVID-19.

“Mass testing of Sturgis workers, residents result in no more positive results % than the rest of the state average,” a screenshot of a post reads. “Actually on the low end of the scale. All positive cases were asymptomatic.”

The post goes on to say the South Dakota Department of Health is allegedly attributing 88 positive tests to the rally, and that with 450,000 rally attendees, that’s a 0.02% infection rate.

The screenshot has been shared by Facebook group Bikers for Trump and multiple individuals. That group did not respond to

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Mysterious conspiracy leader points followers to Tucker Carlson interview warning of ‘coup’ against Trump

Emilee Geist

Tucker Carlson speaks during Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday 16 September ((Fox News))
Tucker Carlson speaks during Tucker Carlson Tonight on Wednesday 16 September ((Fox News))

The anonymous “Q”, mysterious inspirer of the QAnon movement, has posted a cryptic message warning of an effort to disrupt and delegitimise the election – and pointing as evidence to an interview conducted by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

The interview featured a former White House staffer using a well-worn Kremlin-style conspiracy theory to outline a supposed Democratic plot against Donald Trump, one that’s supposedly being advanced by hidden “operatives”.

QAnon, which largely revolves around messages that the unidentified Q posts on online forums, takes as one of its core tenets that the Trump administration is doing battle with a “deep state” conspiracy of cannibalistic left-wing paedophiles who are determined to remove the president from power.

As a corollary, the prospect of a disputed election result in which the Democrats either claim victory or dispute a Trump

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Here are 11 of the best Halloween decorations you can buy online in Canada

Emilee Geist

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From spooky to chic, you'll want to fill your haunted house with these items this Halloween season
From spooky to chic, you’ll want to fill your haunted house with these items this Halloween season

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Halloween is only a month and a half away! It may look a bit different than previous years with continued precautions surrounding COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean you can’t get excited about the spooky season and give your house a seasonal costume.

Retailers, including Amazon, Party City, The Home Depot, Wayfair, are already releasing their newest decorations. Why wait until October to start the hunt for the perfect Halloween decor?

Whether you’re going for the chic or spooky look

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5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6

Emilee Geist

5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6
5 things I noticed during my 24 hours with the Apple Watch Series 6

Given my very brief time with the Apple Watch Series 6, I’m a little hesitant to fully deliver a verdict on its myriad health-monitoring powers.

Sure, it comes with an SPO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen levels and an updated processor for faster performance. But specs on paper aren’t enough to determine whether it’s truly worth the purchase. 

Typically, when I get my hands on a smartwatch, I really put it through its paces. It stays glued to my wrist for at least a week while I track my movements throughout the day and Z’s throughout the night.

And, while first impressions are everything, it’s still too early to tell whether it’s worth dropping $399 on Apple’s new smartwatch. So, until my full review is ready, here are some initial thoughts from my very, very short

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Staff working from home ‘miss out on camaraderie’

Emilee Geist

Staff working from home for fashion retailer Next have been “stultified” by boring online presentations and missed out on office camaraderie, the company said.

Next said that overall, the impact of the pandemic on business had been “expensive and miserable”.

But it had also seen some advantages from the upheaval, it added.

Next said it expected some home working to continue and that the balance would “evolve over time”.

Along with all “non-essential” retailers, Next was forced to close its doors when the pandemic struck. But it continued to meet online orders after overhauling work practices at its warehouses to allow for social distancing.

Announcing its financial results for the first six months of the year, including a 34% drop in sales over the worst of the lockdown, the fashion chain said some good had come from the experience.

“It is remarkable what can be learnt from shutting down your

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6 best ergonomic office chairs that make working from home more comfortable

Emilee Geist

Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)
Say goodbye to back pains without compromising on style (The Independent/iStock)

If you’re an average Brit, your desk chair could well be one of the most important objects in your life. Eighty-one per cent of us spend between four and nine hours a day seated at our desks. Our choice of chair will affect our comfort, concentration and wellbeing during every minute of that time, whether we’re consciously aware of that or not.

Harvey Kempton, head of key accounts at Flokk, a desk chair specialist, says in order to choose the right chair, you should consider these factors: “Start with how you work. What is your working day like? Do you use computers regularly? Are you a writer, for instance? Do you copy type? It’s not just about the chair; it’s about where your keyboard is, your mouse is, where your paperwork is being supported. The chair needs to make

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How to re-vamp your set-up, according to an interior designer

Emilee Geist

Whether you're looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need (Topology Interiors)
Whether you’re looking to buy a brand new desk or update your workspace with soft furnishings alone, these are products you need (Topology Interiors)

If, like us, you’re bored of looking at the same four walls after four months of working from home during lockdown, then it’s time for an interiors update.

Whether you’re working from a corner of your bedroom or in a separate study, no matter how big or small a change you make, adjusting your workspace can do wonders for your productivity and motivation.

Focusing on your home set-up may feel redundant as lockdown starts to lift, but some of us could still be working from home for many more months, and sprucing up your space may get you out of that WFH funk.

As the pandemic has forced us to merge our office and personal spaces, keeping them as separate as possible is also important, so

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Wednesday Night Lets ‘The Mandalorian’ Do All the Work

Emilee Geist

Creative Arts Ceremony, Wednesday — Scripted, Night One

Hmm… I wonder if that “Succession” win means something.

About midway through the third consecutive night of Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the HBO drama won for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series — the first category to crown a winner with all three of the top dramas in competition. It’s also the only category we’ve seen so far where “Succession” (18 total nominations), “Ozark” (also 18 nominations), and “The Mandalorian” (15 nominations) have competed together, so a win from the win-happy “Mandalorian” (it took home five trophies Wednesday) or even the victory-starved “Ozark” (its best bets are yet to come) could have spelled trouble for the presumptive favorite, HBO’s “Succession.”

Instead, the Emmy went to Bill Henry and Venya Bruk, which kept momentum in “Succession’s” favor… for now. Now, the category isn’t exactly a bellwether for Best Drama Series. In

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