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The secret to learning how to do anything

Having a problem to solve is always a good way to really learn anything.

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How to Teach Young Kids Budgeting Habits Early On

From early childhood to the teen years this does a good job of laying out a plan you may want to follow…

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How to Defeat Bad Breath Once and For All

A rather extensive post, but worthwhile read jic πŸ™‚

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The Best Time of Day to Do Just About Anything

Read the full articleΒ for details, but these are the suggestions…

  • 7 AM: Do Some Creative Thinking
  • 8 AM (or 1 PM): Book a Doctor’s Appointment
  • 9 AM: Go to the Post Office
  • 9 AM: Schedule a Job Interview
  • 9 AM: Search for an Apartment
  • 9:30 AM: Drink Your Coffee
  • 2 PM: Take a Nap
  • 2 PM: Send Email
  • 2 PM: Send Email
  • 6 PM: Exercise
  • 8 PM: Shop for Groceries
  • 10 PM: Go to Sleep
  • 10:30 PM: Start and End eBay Listings
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The frightening thing you learn when you quit the 9 to 5

This is quiet the manifesto, but includes lots to ponder…

we’re born as subjects to the authoritarian figures of our parents, and from there we’re funneled straight into the education system, which steers us directly toward the employee workforce. In each of these systems, we are subordinates whose work is likely to be unrelated to our own values, on schedules that are always determined by someone else.

… though he appears to have returned to the 9-5 (at least for now), the sentiment is still good.

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All Code Is Bad, So Don’t Stress If Yours Sucks

Some funny for my developer friends. If you don’t program for a living, just ignore everything in these articles because you will become convinced the world will implode shortly. On the other hand, if you do program I’m pretty sure you’ll love this…

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Safety is an Expensive Illusion

If you haven’t heard of Mr Money Mustache yet, let me introduce you…

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Oh Damn, 401(k)s Aren’t Magic

β€œAll of this has always ignored the mathematical fact that scrimping and saving and investing wisely will not save you if you don’t have enough money in the first place. If you are a low-wage worker who cuts your expenses to the bone in order to sock away $500 a year, on which you earn 8%, you will still not go more than a year in retirement without starving to death. The math just doesn’t work. We need to actually give people more money. This is common sense, but is anathema to the sort of magical thinking that says that the root of all poverty is bad decisions by the poor.”

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Why You Should Let Kids Fight

Interesting, and yet hard to do sometimes. My gut says that generally speaking husbands are more apt to do this, but maybe that’s just speaking from personal experience πŸ™‚

Why You Should Let Kids Fight

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How to Make a Marriage Work

Always good to have a reminder to put that key relationship first…

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