10 ways to avoid eating Brussel Sprouts

May 18, 2022

1. Feed them to the dog 2. Throw them out of the door. 3. Build them into a tower underneath the table with your toes. 4. Stuff them into your pocket, leave them for weeks, forget about them, and then wonder why everyone says “What’s that horrible smell?” when you come in the room. 5.

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Why things get worse before they get better

May 16, 2022

I’m struggling right now. It happens in life, right? I mean, that’s basically what life is — a series of struggles. You overcome one struggle. Then, you do well for a while thanks in part to the skills and strengths that you gained during that difficult experience. Then another challenge comes along that is beyond

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Power posing and handshaking

January 27, 2021

The practice of handshaking is one that baffles many scholars. It’s not that they can’t find a theory for why people do it — in fact, they have many good theories, almost all of which are well-established and ridiculous — but that the scholars can’t understand why they personally have to shake people’s hands. Scholars, as you are

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Some Things We Never Knew About Guadalupe

June 5, 2019

Some things you never knew about Guadalupe I’m not a big traveler of areas of the world I’ve never heard of and yet I know so much about Guadalupe. Guadalupe is a portmanteau of the words Good and Elope, which was chosen by the country’s naming officiators because so many people went there to elope

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Special Food Fanatic

May 29, 2019

I love going on holiday! I mean who doesn’t. But I tell you what I like even more… it’s the souvenirs! Ooh yeah, gotta love those things you bring back from holiday. I’m not one of these idiots who just buys a little figurine of a mouse saying Welcome to Amsterdam. That’s just a ridiculous

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A Letter to Me from Last Monday

May 24, 2019

Dear Me from last Monday, Thank you so much for not putting the key back on the hook. It was a perfect excuse for me to take over an hour out of my important workday to try to find it again, and you know I really love searching for things! I just love that feeling

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Folding Clothes: Thanks Marie Kondo…

May 21, 2019

I love folding clothes. I’m terrible at it, but I love it. I think I can blame Marie Kondo… I mean, I’m going to blame her. But, really I got the clothes folding bug years before reading her book The Magical Art of Tidying Up (that was the name of the book, wasn’t it?) Marie

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I’m a DIY Fanatic

May 16, 2019

I am pretty obsessed with DIY. It’s not something that I’ve always been obsessed with. I didn’t grow up with posters of DeWalt Impact Drivers on my bedroom wall. It’s not like I had the ScrewFix catalogue delivered to my door before I got a subscription to other magazines. Of course not, I started on

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Quiz: Are You Moon-Landing Material?

May 14, 2019

With Jeff Bezo’s plan to land people on the moon, do you have the chops to take on the big-cheese in the sky? 1. Do you like confined spaces? a. Yes. I often sit in the airing cupboard just for fun. b. No. I’m claustrophobic and can’t even sit in a car. c. They’re alright.

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