Good Enough

As a homeschooling mom, your life probably looks radically different from the lives of other women. Your home probably does too. I know mine does. At times, those differences can be discouraging. It often feels like I’ll be playing one giant game of sardines until the end of time …

more ...

The Desire For Achievement

Ambition can be defined as a striving for some kind of achievement or distinction, and involves, first, the desire for achievement, and, second, the willingness to work towards it even in the face of adversity or failure. To be ambitious is to achieve first and foremost not for the sake …

more ...

Understand Our Money

That's what most people want when they start asking questions about their finances. Maybe you are just finishing college or graduate school. Maybe you just started earning enough to begin saving more or aggressively paying down debt. Maybe you just had a child and need to understand how to manage …

more ...

Dress for Success

As part of your outward appearance, your wardrobe reveals a lot about you. You want your wardrobe to accurately represent your “style”. In the workplace, success should be part of your style. Taste should be part of your style. What is taste? The image you project sets the tone for …

more ...

Smaller Scale Business

Small-scale businesses are an essential source of revenue for your household. Still, do not neglect the bigger picture, for this will take you to new heights in the business world. Some people focus solely on increasing their number of small-scale works to generate an overall increase in their turnover, but …

more ...

Is Britain On The Edge?

A country lost in its own impotent rage.And it’s not because of the big issues in the news like the state of the NHS, an impending Third World War, Brexit and … err … Brexit. It’s also about those trivial things that get up your nose – the bins not …

more ...

Conflicts With Colleagues

If you’re lucky, you’ve never worked with anyone who’s either unconsciously incompetent or actively seeking to stomp on colleagues as he ascends the ladder. But if you have, you’re aware that even one person like this can wreak havoc in the workplace. Occasionally when I first …

more ...

Games and Chance

The board and card game traditions have also given a lot to digital games. What I think digital games have taken the most from board games and card games is the way they manage chance. Both contemporary designed games and older folk games have invented many systems for managing chance …

more ...

Hiring A Website Designer

Authors who are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with designing websites, or who simply don’t have the time, may hire professional web designers to help them. Usually a web designer will ask you to provide content for your website and they’ll incorporate that content into their design, which means that …

more ...

Freedom Is Not Free

When I lived in Washington DC in 2008, many young politicians would talk about America’s global significance. One rather trivial conversation sticks with me. I was told with conviction over happy-hour drinks, by a very well-meaning man, that ‘America was the world’s first true democracy’. When I opined …

more ...

The Quality Of Been Morally Right

Judging other people and situations as wrong in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. It is what it is. However, it does come at a price. When we get stuck in a right-versus-wrong paradigm, there’s nowhere to go except toward more tension, stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and so …

more ...

The Science of Luck

Some people seem to turn everything they turn into gold, others meanwhile as constantly being harassed by misfortune. From a purely logical and physical - and there are no such things as leprechauns and pots of gems at the end of the rainbow perspective - there really is no such thing as …

more ...