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Why the Only Expectations That Matter are Yours

It’s about this time of year when we start hearing about “Cinderella stories” and Davids taking down Goliaths. We’re keyed in on teams we’ve never heard of in the hopes of watching them take down one of college basketball’s more storied programs. It’s March Madness--the season of the underdog. For…

Saving Daylight and Moving Forward

With daylight savings time beginning and our long, dark, winter haze over, it’s about time for us to spring forward, literally and figuratively (he said slyly). I want us to think a bit about the benefits of moving forward. Not just moving the clocks forward – though that later sunset is some seriously sweet nectar…

Why Should You Unplug On National Unplugging Day?

It’s that time of year again, folks. It’s National Unplugging Day (weekend?) and that means it’s time to put your shiny toys away for a little bit. The basic idea is to simply remove ourselves from our constant relationship with electronics for one day. Our relationship with electronics, both personal and communal,…

It's Entirely Possible To Have Entirely Too Much

This week marks the beginning of one of the country’s, and the world’s, biggest parties: Mardi Gras, baby! People from all over flock to New Orleans to drink, party, trade beads, and overall, have an experience of excess, which got me thinking about how our culture is built on the idea that more…

Breaking the Monotony of the Season

The groundhog saw its shadow and all of a sudden there are six more weeks of winter. If you ask me, it’s pretty selfish of Mr. Groundhog to come out of his burrow on a sunny day, but that’s a discussion for another time. Right now, we need to talk about how around…

Fill Out Your Personal Cabinet This Inauguration Day

The inauguration of the 45th President of the United States is today, and regardless of your politics, you can’t deny it’s a big deal. The transfer of power From President Obama to President Trump will be complete, and the leadership this country will be under for the next four years will officially be…

Remember the Man This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

With this Monday being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it would be easy for us to give you a guide of how to spend that time with family and friends, or doing hobbies, or just enjoying your day off of work. But this time around we want to do something a little different. This year,…

How To Get Back In The Swing Of Things

Remember back in the day when Winter break would end and the impending doom of returning to school became all too real? After weeks of chillin’ out max, and relaxin’ all cool the realization of being stuck inside learning algebra and chemistry all day was too much to bear. But we got through it and…

Find Balance During This, The Winter Solstice

Just a few short weeks ago we wrote about ways to combat the seasonal saddies and start smiling through the Winter. That post was necessitated because Winter was nigh and colder temperatures and much shorter days were coming with it. Sounds pretty bad, right? Well, the good news is, your light-deprivation-induced nightmare is coming to…

You Should Get More Sleep. Here's How and Why

Remember earlier this week when we spoke about ways to be productively lazy? I want to focus on one part of that post in particular: sleep. Somewhere down the line, it became an accepted part of our culture to eschew sleep in favor of working. It became such a social currency for us that if…