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Multi-Tasking Is Bad For You

Any job posting that describes an ideal candidate as a multi-tasker should never be applied for. Just like being called hard working should be considered an insult, so should multi-tasking. In the book, The Myth of Multitasking: How 'Doing It All' Gets Nothing Done, the author has an excellent exercise to demonstrate how much time you actually lose while trying to do ...

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4 Public Speaking Exercises

Make the person next to you laugh - RIGHT NOW! Unless you're sitting next to a child, it's not very easy to be funny on command. Why I signed up for the Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competition is beyond me right now. My habit of jumping in head first and finding out how deep the water is afterwards might have finally caught up to me. Thankfully there's 12 days ...

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What is Laughter Yoga?

A few years ago I saw a short clip about Laughter Yoga on the show Wife Swap. Of course the couple who taught Laughter Yoga classes were the easy targets to be portrayed as crazy hippies. But despite the stereotype, something still intrigued me enough to actually attend a Laughter Yoga session 4+ years later. Here are some ways Laughter Yoga helps with life ...

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Meal Planning 101

When it comes to food and cooking, I know my limits. The kitchen is just not where my heart is, so I have adopted the same rationale that Steve Jobs' used to explain why he only wore black turtle necks and jeans - every. single. day. The least amount of decisions you have to make in life, the easier it is! My grocery lists are primarily the same every time, so I ...

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9 Healthy, Convenient Snacks

Everyone in my family knows that I despise the kitchen. But that didn't stop every single member of my family from getting me something cooking related one Christmas after I moved into my own apartment for the first time. Dead serious. I got boxes of muffin mix, a bread pan, pizza cutter, cookbooks, a set of pots and pans and more. It was the worst Christmas ...

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Who Cares About Life Balance Anyway?

What does it mean to be balanced in life? Imagine that every single baby is given the same amount of eggs when they're born. These eggs represent what makes them feel good about themselves, so we'll call them self-esteem eggs. Each person gets to decide for themselves which balance baskets they want to put their self-esteem eggs in: social/emotional, financial, ...

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The Best Leaders Are Balanced

Who would have ever guessed that the best advice for relationships in life would come from the airplane safety card? Even the airlines know that you can't help save someone else if you are struggling for air yourself. One of the best sermons I've ever heard was about tithing. Most pastors talk about how it's your duty to tithe and try their best to encourage it- ...

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5 Reasons I Admire Steve Jobs

Don't be mistaken about the title of this post, Steve Jobs is not someone I entirely admire. In fact, I despise a lot of his 'leadership' techniques and definitely don't consider him anywhere near Ghandi or Jesus- even though he thought of himself as enlightened like them. If you don't believe me read this post about why I probably would've punched Steve Jobs if I ...

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How Competitive Horsehoes Helps in Real Life

  Yes, I'll admit I was on a horseshoe league for almost 10 years. My dad, aunt and uncle played on the league since I was in elementary school so it was a long standing family tradition. My family has two 'sports' per say; we play cribbage in the winter and horseshoes in the summer. You know how little kids always try to beat the adults? Well, even now my ...

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