Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Read This If You Ever Find Yourself Doubting Your Worth | Shine





Read This If You Ever Find Yourself Doubting Your Worth | Shine

Why is everyone so busy?

THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in 1930, would work around “three hours a day”—and probably only by choice. Economic progress and technological advances had already shrunk working hours considerably by his day, and there was no reason to believe this trend would not continue. Whizzy cars and ever more time-saving tools and appliances guaranteed more speed and less drudgery in all parts of life. Social psychologists began to fret: whatever would people do with all their free time?

This has not turned out to be one of the world’s more pressing problems. 


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Personal Finance Has Everything and Nothing to Do With Money

On the surface, personal finance seems to be primarily about money: getting rich and optimizing your investments and so on. It’s definitely about all of that stuff, but in a larger, more important way, it has nothing to do with money at all. It’s more about using it to optimize your values and priorities.

Learn to Manage Your Money So It Doesn’t Manage You

My dad used to say, “Money isn’t the problem; the lack of it is.” And it’s true: money doesn’t buy you happiness, but not having enough of it can be a pain. And the level of pain varies, depending on your situation.


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How a Gilded-Age Heiress Became the 'Mother of Forensic Science'




Frances Glessner Lee grew up in the Gilded Age as the heiress to a fortune made in industrial farm equipment. Her childhood was “sheltered and indulged.” She would marry at age 20, have three children, and then, in a turn against convention, divorce her husband.
It was in her 40s—free of a husband and then free of a brother and father who both died, leaving her a vast fortune—that Lee embarked on the project that would consume the rest of her life. She had become enthralled by the grisly crime stories of George Burgess Magrath, her brother’s friend and a medical examiner in Boston. And so Lee began pouring her family fortune into a project that combined the very unladylike world of crime with the domestic arts: the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hear What Literally Every Genre of Music Sounds Like With This Tool



There is a lot of different types of music out there. Like, a lot. Don’t believe me? Check out this time-sucking tool called Every Noise at Once.



When you load up the page in your browser, you’ll be greeted with a massive wall of colored text links. Each one represents a specific genre of music. There’s everything from “Taiwanese pop” to “dark psytrance” to “Danish jazz” to “vapor twitch” to “Brazilian gospel” to “funk rock” to “discofox” to good ol’ fashioned “hip hop.” With more than 1,500 different music genres mapped, it’s all there.



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Sunday, September 10, 2017

When Ruminating Becomes a Problem

Everyone ruminates. We especially ruminate when we’re stressed out. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming test—you have to score an A to keep your scholarship. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming presentation because you want to impress your boss. Maybe you’re ruminating about an upcoming date and the many ways it could go. Maybe you’re ruminating about a bad performance review. Maybe you’re ruminating about an injury that’s really been bothering you.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coming Soon

New content coming soon! Stay tuned :-)

I'm still not quite sure how this blog will turn out. It may be an exercise in catharsis while maintaining humor and grace, it may be a collection of musings expanded upon ... who knows. The shapes and shifts and turns of this blog will be borne of personal experiences, thoughts, ideas, dreams and wonders.

Stay tuned, I'm experimenting with a new form of "writing" that may make this easier.