Must-Read Books for Personal Development


“Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn Who doesn’t want a better life? To improve your life or your situation, you must improve yourself. A journey of personal development will not only make you a better [ keep reading ]

How to De-clutter Your Drawers, Home and Life

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Have you ever noticed that on high-humidity days (like when the real feel suggests you can fry your breakfast egg on the sidewalk) messes feel messier? I don’t know about you but if I am already sweating and I step in crumbs or feel something sticky on a counter top, I experience something similar to [ keep reading ]

The Justification for Procrastination: Avoidance Can be a Good Thing


Who enjoys evading responsibilities? I know I do! When I’m faced with an assignment or project, I like to not do that thing, especially when I feel a hint of urgency. When most normal people are tasked with a time-sensitive project, they knock it out as soon as possible so it’s off their plate and [ keep reading ]

Mom’s Viral Disney Rant as Hilarious as It Is Horrifying

Disney Parks are the places where magic and wonder spark with every step. Reality stops at the gates, and what’s beyond fulfills the dreams and fantasies of everyone from the smallest children to the oldest fans. That is, unless you’re the mom of a 3 year old and just kinda angry at, I don’t know, [ keep reading ]

Fall Fiction Books for the Whole Family

Reading is not so much an act as it is a journey. A journey across pages and characters and cities and lands that we never even dreamed existed. Pouring ourselves into the chapters of a novel stretches and grows our imagination and appetite for more and more words. With new fall fiction books hitting the [ keep reading ]

Why Do We Humans Name EVERYTHING?

Do you have a name for your car? I do – her (yes, “her”) name is Kari, pronounced “CAR-ee”. Get it? I gave Kari the same name as the woman who sold her to me. I know I’m not the only person who does this kind of thing, though I might be the only person [ keep reading ]

Kids, I Need the Tattling to Stop

Is anybody hurt or about to be hurt? Is blood involved? Anything broken? No? Then I don’t want to hear about it. Not only do I not want to hear about it, but for the most part I genuinely do not care. He said, she said, he did, she did. If I can’t figure out [ keep reading ]

Ways to Stay Cool Without Air Conditioning

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I live in a house with 18-foot ceilings and six bedrooms, two of which are used for other purposes. There are currently eight people in our household. Our air conditioning system has been broken for several years. This has made me a sort of quasi-expert on ways to stay cool without air conditioning. I recommend [ keep reading ]

Just Google It: Confessions of a Family Tech Support Guy

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“My son is so smart! You’re amazing with computers! I don’t know what we would do without you,” my mother exclaimed as I finished up another successful service call at my parents’ house. “Oh, it’s really no problem at all,” I modestly replied as I began my obligatory goodbye tour before leaving. My folks were [ keep reading ]

A Snake Came Out of a Toilet and I CANNOT

When I was young, I heard an urban legend about a snake in a toilet. I don’t remember whether my older siblings told me the tale, or some neighborhood kids, but it was terrifying. Supposedly, some person in an apartment complex had a snake that crawled into the owner’s toilet. Inexplicably (but believably, to a [ keep reading ]

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