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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Gratitude Journals are Silly and Boring: Here’s Why You Should Keep One Anyway

January 23, 2012

Brace yourselves, I’m about to go all Oprah on you. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of gratitude journals. Basically, a gratitude journal is a written record of the things you’re thankful for in your life. I first heard about gratitude journals on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Oprah has been…

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