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It’s not too late. A vision board can help you make those 2020 goals a reality

Looking for a creative, colorful way to make your dreams and goals feel more accessible than ever? Try vision boards, the Pinterest-friendly art project that advocates swear makes you more likely to achieve your goals.

TODAY spoke to two experts in the field, both who have been making vision boards for years, about how the boards can really help you meet your goals and for some tips on how to get started on the project.

What are vision boards?

A vision board is simply a physical reminder of what you hope to achieve in a certain timeframe. Typically featuring photos, words, and other visual displays, advocates for vision boards say that you can use them for anything from material goals to workplace achievements to lifestyle changes, but emphasize using them to highlight larger dreams.

“I would say, material things are all well and good,” said Elizabeth Rider, a blogger and

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It’s not too late. A vision board can help you make those 2020 goals a reality

Looking for a creative, colorful way to make your dreams and goals feel more accessible than ever? Try vision boards, the Pinterest-friendly art project that advocates swear makes you more likely to achieve your goals.

TODAY spoke to two experts in the field, both who have been making vision boards for years, about how the boards can really help you meet your goals and for some tips on how to get started on the project.

Try this creative approach to visualization. (Getty Images)
Try this creative approach to visualization. (Getty Images)

What are vision boards?

A vision board is simply a physical reminder of what you hope to achieve in a certain timeframe. Typically featuring photos, words, and other visual displays, advocates for vision boards say that you can use them for anything from material goals to workplace achievements to lifestyle changes, but emphasize using them to highlight larger dreams.

“I would say, material things are all well

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how Big Brother’s arch-villain poisoned reality TV

'Nasty' Nick Bateman in series one of Big Brother - E4
‘Nasty’ Nick Bateman in series one of Big Brother – E4

Last Sunday, E4 kicked off its 20th-anniversary celebrations for the reality series Big Brother with Big Brother: Best Shows Ever. It began with a classic from the inaugural run: the eventual winner, Craig Phillips, confronting the original BB villain, “Nasty” Nick Bateman. Twenty years later, the showdown has lost none of its skin-crawling, adrenaline-juicing power.

On day 35, the housemates – down from 10 to seven – gathered around the kitchen table and sprung Bateman with a surprise interrogation. His crime? Trying to manipulate the nominations for exiting the house.

“Sorry I have to say it, Nick, but [I’m] very disappointed,” Phillips said, thus beginning the most superb telling-off in the history of British TV. 

Phillips accused Nick of “plotting a very dirty plan”, and finished his cross-examination with a dramatic line of questioning: “Please explain to me –

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Here’s what defunding the police might look like in reality

In 2017, when a shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds in Dallas was driving up the number of 911 calls, overwhelming emergency rooms and crowding jails with mentally ill people, the city decided to try something different.

It put an officer, a paramedic and a social worker in every car responding to mental health calls in the city’s troubled south-central region, an attempt to get people the help they needed without an arrest or violent confrontation. The pilot program, RIGHT Care, led to a drop in arrests in the area.

RIGHT Care is one of several programs across the country drawing the attention of activists seeking to end law enforcement’s systemic abuse of black Americans. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police last month, protesters in many cities have said they are fed up with trying to change police behavior and are instead advancing a

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