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Well… I don’t know about you, but this Christmas was incredible. Mirth and merriment were in full supply, and my families were in no shortage of the giving spirit either. I hope everyone had as wonderful time with friends and family as I did. But rest assured, it wasn’t all fun and games. I was… Read more

It’s Christmas day and you’ve just unwrapped your shiny new piece of Apple goodness from your new favorite family member. You’ve installed the beautiful Leopard operating system, and are ready to conquer the world. But you soon realize you don’t know which programs to install to perform your everyday functions on your mac. Sure, there… Read more

Written by Chrissy Scivicque of  The Executive Assistant’s Toolbox. Around the holidays, I always end up a little overwhelmed with stress. It’s natural, I suppose. As a child, my mother did Christmas in a big way – a big, beautiful tree, lots of presents and more food than a small army could ever eat. It… Read more

Ideas can’t be transferred. It’s just not possible. Ideas can be built upon, but you’ll never fully transfer an idea or dream. I came across a post by Darren of Problogger that I think gives a pretty decent example of a website that spiraled downward once it was acquired. Zookoda is an rss-to-email newsletter service.… Read more

I’ve been a huge fan of Seth Godin over the years, mainly because the man thinks outside the box. But the reason that I’ll always be a fan of Seth is his humility. Check out his Thanksgiving Post for further proof. I tried to sum it up like this: Not only can’t I imagine charging… Read more

I’ve recently been on a productive kick as of late. It’s probably due to the changing seasons, or the fact that the holidays are upon us. Regardless, I’ve been really honing my productivity lately. I’m doing more, forgetting less, and feeling better about myself as a result. Why? I’ve stopped calling productivity “Productivity”. That’s right.… Read more

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it seems like everybody is pulling out their Christmas decorations, in attempt to add some yule tide cheer. Contents from the attic, garage and other various storage places become a little barer, and the house becomes a little more cluttered. While Christmas decorations are all about… Read more

Variety is the spice of life. No one can deny that. There’s a book out there that shows that if you’re looking for satisfaction in routines, you’re probably not going to find it. One of these books is Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment by Gregory Burns, a professor of psychology at Emory. His… Read more

OH man… does this take me back. Back to a day where playgrounds consisted of things that could easily injure like weathered wood with giant splinters, ample slides, and hardly ANY of that sterile plastic. Whenever I see a modern playground, it reminds me of a hospital waiting room. Seriously. How can kids really get… Read more

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