Because, Inevitably, We All F*ck Up

The really successful people are the ones who know what to do when their plan doesn’t work out. Five strategies for facing change and overcoming life’s challenges without resentment. (via forbes) “We’re told that successful people have plans. That’s true, but the really successful people are the ones who know what to do when their…

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Ma’am, Put Down The Phone

When you know you shouldn’t have responded, yet you totally did and in doing so, forfeited any shred of power, self respect or perceived idea of an upper hand that existed in your silly little head. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an app that stopped you from doing that? Oh wait, there is….

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Tonight in Market Square Park

I drank more glasses of wine than I played BINGO games. I didn’t win BINGO. I did win drinking. Had a meaningful conversation with a family friend about gay marriage and the ordination of women ministers. Chopped up an absurdly large and excessively wrapped sausage with a plastic knife. Ran into friends I haven’t seen…

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Not Just For The Week

We systematically undervalue sleep, and yet it is fundamental to our present and future performance. And unlike most anything else, sleep is one of the few things we have to do ourselves. No one can do it for you. Maria Konnikova, from the third piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part one, on falling…

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Thug Lyfe

A coldfront has wafted into Houston, dropping the temperatures into the 40’s. However, if you were to ask Inang, she would insist that Houston was experiencing subzero climates, “so don’t forget to wear your bonnet.” In preparation for bed tonight (and in anticipation of an arctic chill), Inang wrapped a pink handkerchief around her neck…

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