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Say "Yes" to Make the Most of Your Time

As soon as my July fourth festivities ended Tuesday night, me and my two friends started discussing our plans for the rest of the Summer. Unfortunately, as humans are wont to do, we started looking ahead and within just a few minutes we were lamenting how quickly Summer has come and how quickly it’ll…

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Fridays

It used to be thought that the more you work, the better. Now, however, it seems like people are wising up to the fact that working too much may not only be bad for your health, but it could also negatively affect the quality of your work, and maybe even your happiness. Well, unfortunately, it…

Give Dad the Gift of Time For Father's Day

It comes every year like clockwork, and every year, like clockwork, children all over the country struggle to come up with gift ideas for their dads. Do they get him a tie (again) or some classic dad gift like grill accessories? Do they steal a page from Mother’s Day and send flowers? Maybe you…

Save the Drama, Channel the Lama

In a day and age when we are surrounded by the constant cacophony of text tones and email swooshes, it’s hard to find a moment of solace. Even carving out 15 minutes of structured free-time from our jam-packed schedules seems impossible, or even something that will jeopardize our productivity and leave us feeling more…

Why April Showers Are Good For More Than Just May Flowers

The goodness of April is undeniable: the weather improves, the trees come back to life after a prolonged dormancy, and the sun bathes us in a warmth we haven’t felt in ages. But not everything is all hunky-dory, and I say that with the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” in mind. It’s…

How To Walk Yourself Toward Mindfulness

It finally happened, y’all. It got warm again. The clocks changed, the calendar turned, and by golly it got warm again! This does a few things for us: 1) it allows us to bid farewell to the persistent nuisance of winter, 2) it lets us working folk experience the sunset for the first time…

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…

Love Yourself This Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is pretty crazy. There are sales, heart-themed promotions, red-accented knickknacks, and an overwhelming dose of “love”. Even if you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day gets old almost as soon as it begins. Which is why I want to give you an alternate angle from which to view this “day of…

Finally, You Can Enjoy The Super Bowl Again

Remember when the Super Bowl was fun to watch? I don’t know when, or how, but the Super Bowl has become less about the game and more about the spectacle around the game. It’s about the National Anthem, and the Halftime Show and the fireworks, and, most importantly, the commercials. In other words,…