Things My Mother Taught Me (Or I Wish She Did)

A little cream cheese makes mashed potatoes creamy and even more delicious If your sunny side up eggs are burning around the edges but slimy around the yolk, add a few drops of water to the pan and stick a cover on it to steam. There’s an easier way to put on a duvet cover.…
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Gratitude Isn’t Always Easy

I’m big on gratitude; I think that taking a little time every day or several times a day to be thankful does a lot of things, including relaxing your body, making you more present, and keeping you in a more positive state of mind. Some days it’s hard to feel grateful; yesterday was one of…
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The Case For “Paw-ternity” Leave

It’s no secret that mandatory maternity and paternity leave is a big deal in the US, at least if you listen to the political debates.  I believe that Moms and Dads should be able to not only bond with their child at birth, but should be able to take them to dentist appointments and the…
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Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

SAN FRANCISCO — “Dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities, according to a new study. Source: Cat People Are Smarter Than Dog People, New Study Shows

Working As Designed

The term Working as Designed, or WAD for short, is a much-hated term in the software business.  When a customer finds a feature missing and they’re told it’s WAD, they scream and rail against the system.  Working as Designed has become the equivelent of Poor Design. In real-life terms, we’re all working as designed.  And…
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