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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,…

Set Goals, Not Resolutions

Around this time last year we spoke about how to make your New Year’s resolutions more meaningful and more attainable. It was all about individualizing them, and giving yourself a fair, manageable goal. One that wasn’t laughably out of reach. This year I want to do something a little different. This year I…

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…

Be Productive and Lazy?! Sign Me Up

This really is the most wonderful time of the year, but why? Is it because of the holiday spirit? What about the gifts? Or the music? These are all wonderful candidates for what makes this time of the year the best, but what about an often overlooked perk? What about just being able to be…

What To Do With The Time That Daylight Saved You?

You know, as a blog that is focused on, among other things, helping you save time, it feels like this weekend was gifted to us like manna from heaven. As most, hopefully all, of you know, we moved the clocks back an hour last night. This has two immediate impacts: 1. It makes sunset an…

Do Yourself A Favor: Beat The Lines On Election Day

Tensions are running high, people. We’re just five short days from the election and you can practically smell the anxiety in the air. In fact, this palpable anxiety will resonate with every voter out there and, dare I say it, even bridges party lines. What am I talking about? Voting lines, obviously. Voting lines,…