You are a Man

What does it mean to be a man? It is a question that many of my friends and I have pondered over. We have spent countless years trying to define our “maleness” and in the process, made a whole lot of mistakes while encountering even more growing pains. What has …

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Growing

Understanding your growing space is key to a successful vegetable garden, and getting the most from the plot. Before even putting a seed into the ground, observe the space: where does the sun fall and at what time of day; what type of soil do you have; what is growing …

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Institutions Laid Low

When our institutions are laid low, it’s often because of internal events and intentionally counterproductive decisions of leadership. Think of Volkswagen in the wake of a systematic effort to cheat on emissions tests. Such events—ethical shortcuts, fraud, deception, misrepresentations—are invariably self-imposed internal episodes that arise because people …

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Productivity

I feel it’s important not to just give people techniques and strategies, but to give them a deeper understanding of the psychology that underlies the discipline in question, be it sales, leadership, negotiation, persuasion, or achievement. Why? Let me go back to a simple statement that goes back to …

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Don’t Get Discouraged by the Little Things

Every business has good days and bad days. Sometimes you will not hit the numbers you want to see, and other times you will completely exceed expectations. There is little reason to get overly concerned about these small fluctuations unless they contribute to a consistent trend of losses. More often …

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The Development Of Quilts

In the beginning, women in America made quilts out of necessity. It was simple: Members of their family were cold. They first made them with fabric scraps and material they repurposed; later, they made them out of an abundance of fabric suddenly available thanks to the Industrial Revolution. But whether …

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Microphones

USB microphones are an ideal solution for OFF voice recordings, gameplays, screencast tutorials, gamers, podcasts, etc. The quality offered by any of these models is so good that it is even possible to use them in a professional studio. At least if we want a portable solution that makes it …

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Moving as a Child

Unfortunately, just before my fifth birthday, my parents split up. We moved across the country to Parsippany, NJ, where my mother had grown up, and her parents still lived. As you can imagine, moving from the desert in the southwest to northern New Jersey was quite the culture shock for …

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