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Why you should overcome this terrible habit

Carl is a conscientious, well-meaning man. He pays his taxes scrupulously. He flosses religiously. He never kicks his dog. He is a good man with a good heart. But Carl has a problem. Every day he feels overwhelmed by all the things he feels he should be doing. Yesterday, for example, he woke up, saw his reflection in the hall mirror…

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“It’s Not the Coffee, It’s the Bunk”

In the summer of 1987, Len and I were the Poster Couple for starry-eyed newlyweds. Friday nights meant ordering takeout, snuggling down into the tacky, avocado shag carpet of our tiny apartment, and watching a rented classic from Blockbuster Video. Life was simple. We worked average jobs, ate average casseroles, received below average hair cuts at Supercuts…and we were filled…

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What to do when you don’t know what to do

I think I pulled a muscle in my carpal tunnel from “liking” so many Facebook vacation pictures this month. What’s not to like? Vacation—everyone’s favorite word/activity—comes from a Latin verb that means “to be empty, free, or at leisure.” Unfortunately, “vacation” time is pretty much over. September looms. So how ’bout we talk about “vocation” instead? Vocation isn’t (necessarily) that 9-5 job you go back to after your vacation. Derived from the Latin noun vox (“voice”) and…

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A quick lifehack for the people you love

A “lifehack” is what this generation calls any trick or tip for making some aspect of life easier, more efficient, or better. There are whole websites devoted to “lifehacking.” “Lifehackers” are making millions showing: how to use an old sunscreen bottle at the beach to hide your valuables how to use dental floss—ideally the non-minty variety—to cut a cake (I suppose so you…

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