work life

3 Things: Work Life

Benefits of a shorter workweek 1. Every Weekend Should Be a 3-Day Weekend (The Cut, 9/4/2015) “The bulk of the research in medicine, sleep, cognitive science, and organizational psychology overwhelmingly suggests that a shorter workweek should be the norm rather than the holiday-weeke
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health care

3 Things: All Things Health

Someone who is uniquely positioned as both a physician & financial planner offers advice on health care In 3 Ways to Stand Up to the Healthcare System & Control Costs, Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, CFP® shares “three ways to effect change in our system, get better care, and control
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the price of financial illiteracy

3 Things: The Price of Financial Illiteracy

The price of financial illiteracy is steep In Magna Cum Lousy, Tony Isola laments that we are failing our children by not educating them about personal finance. “Imagine: you give a teenager access to car keys when they have never driven a car or taken Driver’s Education.  You simply
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personal finance

3 Things: Hope, Perseverance & Understanding

Ideas that change how you think about the world “You spend years trying to learn new stuff but then look back and realize that maybe like 10 big ideas truly changed how you think and drive most of what you believe.” Morgan Housel shares his list in “Ideas that Changed My Life”. What d
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Creativity Inc.

Creativity, Inc. | Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Creativity, Inc.  Author: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation & Disney Animation with Amy Wallace Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into
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Inspiration

3 Things: Inspiration

Happy New Year to our readers. I hope you all had a joyful holiday. Today’s 3 Things post features inspirational articles and images that caught my eye over the past week. Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 for you and your families. Bill Gates inspires me with his thirst
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Bored and Brilliant

Bored… and Brilliant? A Book That Challenges You to Disconnect from Your Phone

Do you have any idea how often you pick up your smartphone throughout the day (and night)? Do you feel addicted to your phone? Are you losing your ability to focus when you read and when you work? If so, then I have just the book for you — “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out C
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meditation

More Motivation on Meditation

Last week, I talked up Headspace. I try to get my Zen on every day, but for a Type A type like me, sometimes one resource just doesn’t cut it. Is it ironic that even when it comes to my meditation I tend to be an over-achiever? Hey, I’m in good company. Consider this interesting artic
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meditation

Might I Motivate You To Meditate?

Remember Ray and the late Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk? I miss their weekly advice, and so does my car. I’ve even been known to have browsed their “shameless commerce” division. Today, I’m going to engage in some shameless commerce of my own … but not for myself. As I reflect on some of
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sheri reads

What Sheri’s Reading: January 2017 Edition

  I don’t know about you, but I’m a fast reader and I can barely keep up with the news these days. I start each morning reading from a variety of national and local media outlets (and support each one with paid subscriptions which I feel is vitally important) then try to do some
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