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Ease your Holiday Frustration by Thinking Ahead

Stack of presents. Illustration from unvelope.com

There is an ice cream truck called “Christmas in July” that roams my neighborhood and has an unfortunate habit of parking itself somewhere outside my window with its music on. If there’s one thing I don’t need, it’s the sound of a mechanical bell playing “Frosty the Snowman” floating into my home office, forcing me to think of winter when I’m not ready to let go of summer.

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The Power of Kindness in the Age of Technology

Thanks, you made my day! Ecard from unvelope.com


In today’s mobile and hyper-connected world, a constantly increasing number of people are involved in online businesses, and even those who are not spend a great deal of time online communicating with others through a variety of channels. Over the past few years, I’ve been involved in two online businesses, dealt with online self-promotion as a creative professional, and have just generally been a 20-something in the age of social networking, so I’ve certainly encountered and communicated with my share of internet dwellers. Out of this experience has emerged a pretty powerful pet peeve, to which you may very well relate: doesn’t it seem like an extraordinary number of people online are… well, jerks?

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Indecision Paralysis: Why Can’t I Make Easy Choices?

I am an incredibly indecisive person. I exhaust myself emotionally on a regular basis doing endless research on a service or product I need, or hammering my brain trying to decide if I want to go out with friends or relax and watch TV on a given evening when I’d enjoy myself either way. If I could take back all the hours I’ve spent combing through health store shelves reading the back of every skin care bottle, scouring the internet for alternatives to a program I want to make sure I get the best one, or otherwise agonizing over a trivial decision, I could probably go on a months long exotic vacation, which would be a much more enjoyable and productive use of my time.

So when a thread of links led me to this article from Wired, I immediately thought, “Wow, I can SO relate!”

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De-stressing Techniques for a Busy Life

I’m no stranger to stress (and I KNOW you can so relate). I’ve had days full of deadlines, I’ve had full blown panic attacks, I’ve had nights when I just couldn’t clear my head… and when I have no reason to stress, I usually invent one. I’ve experimented with meditation, but it’s been little help to me; all the little messages bouncing around inside my brain try to battle their way to the forefront, and sometimes struggling to shut them up is more stressful than just forgetting the whole thing. I know there are a million sites out there that focus on yoga, spirituality, and calmer living in general. But for those of us who are just a little short on time, here are a few down-and-dirty tips for de-stressing that actually work for me.

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Quick Thinking

I just had to post this. I’ve held onto it for years because I so related to it when I first saw it and, have to say, still do. Ya gotta love women! Read this and lol:

There were 11 people hanging onto a rope that came down from a helicopter — ten men and one woman.

The rope was beginning to fray so they all agreed that one person should let go because if they didn’t, the rope would break and everyone would die. No one could decide who should go first so, finally, the woman gave a real touching speech saying how she would give up her life to save the others, because women were used to giving up things for their husband and children, giving in to men, and that, after all, men were the superior sex and must be saved.

When she finished speaking, all the men clapped.

Never under estimate the power of a woman.

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