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No More “Buts”: A Lesson Illustrated With Shoes

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This pair of shoes is from Fluevog. They are effing gorgeous and they cost $319. Not Christian Louboutin prices, but not cheap either. In the past, when sharing the light of Fluevog (glory-be and hallelujah!) with shoe-skeptical friends, I would immediately follow the price range of the shoes – ¬†which is approximately$200-500 – with “But […]

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The Power of Pretty

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Wanting something to look good often gets a bad rap. Should you buy the plain thing or splurge for the pretty? If you splurge on the pretty, are you going to feel like the extra money was a waste later? In Making Ideas Happen, the authors talk about aesthetics & the idea that attraction breeds […]

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Video Post: Excellence, not perfection

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In which you can tell I’m really excited, because a. my hair is still wet (and my face still red, apparently) from the shower I got out of 20 minutes before, and b. I’m waving my hands around like some kind of terrible cheerleader. I also mention time travel and Aretha Franklin. Check it out, […]

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I Don’t Care How Smart You Are.

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By most peoples’ definition, “intelligence” has a very narrow meaning. I am intelligent in several ways, some of which are “typical” intelligences (very fast reader, good memory) and some of which are not (good at arts and crafts). However, my parents drilled it into my when I was a child that there were so many […]

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Help Yourself.

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via I’m not much for most commonly quoted maxims. I usually find them trite & annoying, to be honest. However, there is at least one which I often find myself experiencing firsthand & fervently agreeing with. And that is: (adjusted for a polytheistic POV, of course) “The gods help those who help themselves.” So simple, […]

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