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Stop Living Your Life Like It’s Groundhog Day

February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day! For my non-American readers, Groundhog Day is a holiday where a groundhog (a medium-sized rodent) is said to be able to predict whether it will be a long winter or an early spring. If the groundhog comes out of its hole and see his shadow, we can expect 6 more weeks of…

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Fiftyfifty.me Challenge: January Recap

January 31, 2012

I’ve completed Month 1 of the Fiftyfifty.me challenge! The goal is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2012. Here’s a recap of my January progress. Books Bitter in the Mouth How Did You Get This Number Crazy Sexy Diet Movies X-Men: First Class The Artist Beginners I Am Young Adult The Help…

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What Would You Grab in a Fire?

January 29, 2012

One day last summer, I had just finished my step aerobics class at the gym across the street and swung open the front door to our apartment complex when I smelled it. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was smelling until I had taken a few steps up the stairs. SMOKE! Holy crap! The staircase…

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Do You Make Do or Make Adjustments?

January 27, 2012

Here’s an interesting factoid: I used to be left-handed. I say “used to be” because when I was in kindergarten, the teachers made me and the other lefties use our right hands for tasks like writing, drawing, and using scissors. I was forced to be right-handed. Before you call the ACLU, let me say that…

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How to Make a Tough Decision Without Having Your Head Explode

January 25, 2012

How many decisions do you make in a day? A dozen? A hundred? A thousand? There are so many little things to consider: Should I get up now or hit the snooze button again? Should I pack a healthy lunch or grab something at the sandwich shop? Does the weather seem nice enough for a…

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