Opposite sex roommates

Are opposite sex roommates a recipe for disaster or a good match for people with different lifestyles? Like most things, it depends on the situation. But most of the time, it’s a recipe for disaster. If there’s any attraction between either person, you’re off to a bad start. Even if either of you have a [...]

Keep the door open

A closed door can make others feel unwelcome. Be careful what message you’re giving. Do you have an “open door policy”? Most people say they do, but words don’t always translate into actions. And depending on what side of the door you’re on changes the message the door gives. An open door is welcoming and [...]

The forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest

We can’t have everything. And that just makes us want it even more. What is it that creates that drive to get what we can’t have? For some of us, it’s the thrill of the chase. Catch Me If You Can is a great example of that type of personality. For others, it’s the “trophy” [...]

Talking nonsense is sometimes easier

Some people are actually better at carrying on conversations that make no sense than those that do. It’s strange, but true. It’s not always easy telling a story or a joke or just having a conversation about a particular subject. There’s direction and meaning in everything you say. For those who aren’t smooth talkers, that’s [...]

Learn to take criticism

It’s hard taking criticism for something you do for a living. Learn to use it to your advantage. This is especially true when the critic is someone not in your field. Explaining to an artist why you dislike their flier design for your event can be a daunting task. Many artists, chefs, and engineers consider [...]

It’s obvious… isn’t it?

There are varying degrees of “obvious” and no single person will completely agree with you on what is or is not obvious. You know the situation. You’re trying to explain something to someone that’s so obvious, yet you can’t seem to get it through to them no matter how hard you try. The problem is [...]

We eat healthy, so we can eat unhealthy

Sure, eating healthy is good for me, but it’s also a good excuse to eat unhealthy every now and then Eating healthy can help keep your weight down, keep you more energized, and can lead to a longer life, but there’s one reason most of us keep secret: We get to splurge on unhealthy food. [...]

Good things usually don’t last forever

Don’t take for granted anything good that comes to you in life. It usually doesn’t last forever. That’s admittedly an unusually pessimistic outlook for me, though it rings true everywhere, even this blog. I love writing here, but even something like this doesn’t always last. Maybe that’s why I took the last month off, maybe [...]

Lead an exciting career

Most of us spend over 1/3 of our waking adult years working. Make it an exciting 1/3. Work shouldn’t just be something to bring in money and pay the bills. It’s a big part of your life and if you’re going to spend 1/3 of your time working, find something that excites you. Find something [...]

Reading backwards: A more efficient method?

I often read newspaper or magazine articles backwards (from finish to start). And I have two theories why. The first theory is that when you read from page 1, you know there’s still a lot left. You’ve only just begun. But when you start at the end of the article, well… you’re already done. Now [...]

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