Link Roundup: Trust Your Instincts

September 22, 2012

Have you ever had a bad feeling about something but you weren’t sure why? This week Chris and I brought Skyla to a new doggie day care center to check it out. We took a tour, spoke with the manager, and Skyla seemed to enjoy herself. A few days later we returned to drop off…

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Increase Your Focus and Productivity With a Brain Dump

September 19, 2012

When I was in elementary school, my teachers would have us do the same activity before writing an essay, story, or other important paper. They called it “brainstorming,” and we were instructed to fill a piece of paper with whatever thoughts or ideas we came up with about a particular topic. We were just supposed…

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Trust Me, Lying Can Be a Good Thing

September 17, 2012

Here’s the truth: in about 99% of life’s situations, honesty is the best policy. But the rest of the time, lying can actually be beneficial and give you a better, happier outcome than telling the truth. Don’t believe me? Come on, would I lie to you? Here are 3 situations when lying is OK. To…

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Link Roundup: Winding Down Summer

September 15, 2012

I’m catching up on some of my summer to-dos this weekend. Chris and I are going to our favorite breakfast place, cruising around the farmers’ market, and taking a dip in the pool. I’m also reading Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin’s sequel to her bestselling book, The Happiness Project. I love reading about how to…

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How to Make a Decision With Brackets (Video)

September 14, 2012

Sometimes I have too many choices rolling around inside my head, and it seems impossible to focus and actually make a decision. There are a few things you can do when you can’t make a decision: Talk to a friend Create a pros and cons list Flip a coin Those are good ideas, but I…

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