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The Procrastinator's Guide To Filing Taxes

Long before we are functioning, earning members of society, April 15 is drilled into our heads. This would make any reasonable person think that Tax Day is THE most important day of the year, with the only other days typically ingrained into our childhood memories being Christmas, New Years, and our birthdays. Tax season is…

How To Not Freak Out About The Passage Of Time

The passage of time is less part of the human condition as it’s part of existence as a whole. It happens in the blink of an eye and there is nothing we can do about it. It is, nevertheless, something many of us struggle with and try our hardest to avoid at all costs.…

How To Enjoy The Outdoors, Cheaply

For whatever reason, our culture has decided that we need the fanciest things possible. It doesn’t matter what use the thing has, or if there is a cheaper, works-just-as-well model, we want the best and we’re willing to pay for it. This goes for cars, computers, phones (which all kind of make sense)…

How To Make Working From Home Work For You

Not having to get dressed or leave bed. Not having to worry about commuting. Not having to look like we’re doing work 100% of the time. Working from home seems like nirvana (not that Nirvana) and that’s before we remember that we have a TV at home and we can listen to our…

How To Keep Your Mind Sharp

We expend tons of energy on keeping our skin young and healthy, on toning and building muscle, and making sure our hair is clean and crisp. Our physical appearance is fundamental to how we see ourselves, so it makes sense that we would spend as much time on it as we see fit, but what…

How To Break Through Creative Blocks

Creativity is interesting in that when it’s flowing, we don’t feel it. We have no explanation for where it came from or how we did what we did other than, “I don’t know, I blacked out.” Anyone who has experienced this can attest that it’s an amazing, almost out-of-body experience. We’…

How To Ride The Wave Of Olympic Unity After The Olympics

Sports has a knack of bringing us together. It unites when everything else seems to divide, and this year’s winter Olympics are no different. During international sports competitions, there is seldom any “you vs. me” - there is usually just “us”. “Our women’s hockey team beat Canada for the gold!” “We made it…

How To Make Your Commute Work For You

Commutes are almost universally derided as one of the worst parts of our days. Whether it’s on our way to work or on the way home, a bad commute is soul-crushing and not an unheard of or unreasonable reason to look for another job. There are a few things about commutes that make them…

Bill Murray Quotes To Live By This Groundhog Day

It’s hard to write a Groundhog Day post without invoking the movie of the same name, and honestly, I don’t think I want to. But I’d be remiss if I took the easy way out and just threw some lightly-veiled analogies or metaphors from the movie of the same name. So instead,…