Communication through the hand

For those who aren’t smooth talkers, it’s easier to communicate by typing than it is by speaking. Continuing on the recent topic of conversation, the Internet and virtual worlds have shown that there can be a striking difference between someone’s personality online and that in real life. For some, while the part of the brain [...]

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 [...]

C’est la vie, mi casa su casa, et cetera

If you understand each of those phrases, guess what? You can speak multiple languages! Alright, so maybe that’s pushing the envelope a little, but it’s true. We grow up learning not just English, but phrases in other languages like French, Spanish, and Latin. In fact, those phrases are so ingrained in our society that they’re [...]

Laughing gets you far in my book

If you can make me laugh (which isn’t that hard to do), you get far in my book Laughing (or just smiling) is so important to your everyday health. Believe it or not, your physical health really does depend on your emotional health. Weird, right? Why would your body break down when you’re sad? Well, [...]

Interviewing is a two-way street

When you’re interviewing for a new job, don’t forget that it’s a two-way street. In my field, there are a few major things interviewers first look for: Are you competent? Can you handle stressful situations? Are you willing to learn new technology? These are all great topics that help filter out unqualified candidates. As the [...]

Separate personal from professional “speak”

It’s easy to get caught up using shorthand “speak” over e-mail. Be careful who you use it with. When talking professionally in-person, the chances that you get criticized for grammar or spelling is almost none. However, professional e-mail requires much more attention to be paid towards grammar, spelling, and proper English. In addition, it’s important [...]

Your children are your legacy

My children will be my legacy, not my work. It’s no secret that I enjoy my work. I love to think about new ideas, work with cutting-edge technology, and try to make a difference in the world. And in all of these thoughts, I wonder what my legacy will be. What grand company or invention [...]

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