Category Archives: Life Hacks

Why we all could use a good time out

Remember as a little kid when you got placed in the corner for a timeout? This surprisingly effective maneuver on the part of the parents gives a tantrum-throwing youngster the chance to stop what they are doing and slow down … Continue reading

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Feel like a lab rat when you travel?

Photo by J.S. Chroe Imagine volunteering for an psychology experiment. You walk into a small room and are strapped into a seat measuring 17″ across (that’s five inches more than a foot) with a meager 31″ between you and the … Continue reading

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Learning Frustrations

Photo by John Haslam I am battling with learning frustrations this morning, both learning something new and unlearning something old.  Let me explain. Unlearning something old. When I worked the 11-7 shift at the post office, I had to physically learn … Continue reading

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The 5 minute shift that saves brain cells

Photo by Luis de Bethencourt I thought there was something wrong with me until I read about other bloggers having this same problem.   After an hour or two of scan-reading of events on the Internet, including surveying the latest … Continue reading

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Save computer time by learning how a pigeon thinks

Photo by Chris Metcalf Has this ever happened to you? Last night was one of those.  My programs were acting squirrelly and a password that I’ve used for years suddenly forgot how to unlock any doors. My cats dived for cover … Continue reading

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3 things that will make you happier

I just finished reading a book called Healthy Pleasures by Robert Ornstein and David Sobel.  The New York Times said of this book: “Reading it is one of life’s healthier pleasures.” And I agree. It had a lot to say about pleasure, how … Continue reading

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How to pick a good counselor when you’re not really crazy

I think we all harbor a midnight fear of going off the deep end.  Falling into a hole we’ll never get out of…Waking up in a mental ward and not knowing who we are…Losing it. Indeed, there are times when seeking … Continue reading

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