Saturday, February 27, 2016

Seriously, Stick With Number 10 (Unless You Want to Lose a Friend)

Via Mental Floss

10 Tips for Lending (or Borrowing) Money

Personally, I always ask for collateral that's more valuable to the other person than the amount of the loan. Wedding rings and driver's licenses work pretty good. But I guess the other tips on the list might work, too.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Word Wish List

I want one word for "reading over someone's shoulder"

My wife wants one word for the comforting notion "you are not alone"

Saturday, February 20, 2016

6 Steps to Take When You Start a New Job

via Mental Floss, where this list has explanations:

1. MAKE FRIENDS WITH SOMEONE WHO'S WELL-ESTABLISHED.

2. TALK.

3. ASK LOTS AND LOTS OF QUESTIONS.

4. WORK ON FORMING NEW HABITS.

5. REACH OUT TO OLD BOSSES AND COWORKERS.

6. KNOW THAT YOU MIGHT NOT BE OVER-THE-MOON-AND THAT'S OK.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

10 Tips For Getting Happier in 60 Seconds (Or Less)

Full explanations at Mental Floss. I just want the headlines for my own reference

1. MAKE YOUR BED

2. SMELL THE ROSES—OR SOMETHING ELSE NICE.

3. FOLLOW THE "ONE-MINUTE RULE."

4. SET AN ALARM—AND NOT JUST FOR WAKING UP.

5. DON'T LIKE A BOOK? STOP READING IT.

6. TAKE ONE THING WITH YOU.

7. LISTEN TO AN UPBEAT SONG.

8. JUMP UP AND DOWN.

9. KISS SOMEONE YOU LOVE.

10. MAKE SOME "BRIGHT-LINE RULES."

Wednesday, February 10, 2016