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A lesson in gold

I just finished listening to an interesting question and answer session with Maria Popova on the Tim Ferriss show. In the interview, she quoted from Dan Gilbert’s book, Stumbling on Happiness, in which he writes: “Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are finished”. Maria Popova goes on to talk about the delicate balance between […]

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Creativity and Success

My sister recently wrote a great blog post discussing how we too often conflate success with struggle and hard work. She raised the question: is a goal that is easily achieved some how less valuable than one achieved through long hours of grit and perseverance? Her post prompted me to apply the same questions surrounding the idea […]

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Silver Jewelry – 7 Tips for Care

Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals (usually copper), which means that it will tarnish over time. It is easiest to prevent tarnish rather than spend all your time laboriously polishing your silver jewelry. 1. Wearing your silver jewelry everyday will prevent tarnish, as the oils from your skin will naturally polish the […]

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I vow to be less efficient in 2015

With the start of the New Year I always make grand proclamations of starting the year off by completing all the items still languishing on my to do list. I declare that this year will be different and I will no longer be stressed out about the many items that need doing and I will […]