Scallywag

A joke is a very serious thing.

~ Winston Churchill ~

Archive for February, 2012

There's always an opportunity to help.
Giving help teaches people to appreciate you.

Help is the Best Selfishness

February 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 29 secs

There's always an opportunity to help.

There are unexpected benefits to offering help. Firstly, people who spend most of their time trying to get things from other people end up with very little for themselves. This irony is proof of a powerful truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Sure you can work from home.
Not everyone wants to work from home. But you can if you're prepared to do what it takes.

Work From Home Now

February 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Sure you can work from home.

It was the promise offered twenty years ago. You and I would all be able to work from home, thanks to the advent of technology and more flexible working hours.

So what happened? Read the rest of this entry »

Escape into make believe or happy days fraud?
Are we too awed by TV's happy days fraud?

Happy Days Fraud

February 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 17 secs

Escape into make believe, or happy days fraud?

Thanks to the medium of  TV, happy days fraud happens easily. It sets the measure for what we expect, what matters, and what’s normal. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy marriages take effort.
A good marriage is one of life's greatest achievements.

Happy Marriage Tips

February 26th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Happy marriages take effort.

You might think having a happy marriage is mostly a question of luck. But I see it differently. Read the rest of this entry »

Relax. Chocolate is good for you.
Whoops! Think I got a bit carried away with the chocolate.

3 Reasons Why Chocolate Makes People Happy

February 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 3 secs

Relax. Chocolate is good for you.

Fact: chocolate makes people happy! If chocolate does it for you too, here are three key reasons why eating this sensual delicacy also makes perfect sense. Read the rest of this entry »

Life isn't easy.
Life has its moments. But keep going.

The Worst Day of My Life

February 24th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 36 secs

Life isn't easy.

Do you remember that day when everything, and I mean everything, went wrong? When your life started unfolding one disaster after another, you were having what is technically known as “one of those days.” Read the rest of this entry »

There's what at the door? A wedding?
Where can you see weddings, false teeth and traffic chaos? At your door of course.

Darling! There’s a Wedding at the Door

February 23rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 22 secs

There's what at the door? A wedding?

You better watch out when you walk out the door. Apart from the “landmines” left on the doorstep by your neighbor’s dog, strange things happen at the threshold. At least, they do to me. Read the rest of this entry »

Fortunately, we don't have crocs in Tasmania
Don't try this at home.

Home is Where the Fangs Are

February 22nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 0 secs

Fortunately, we don't have crocs at home.

Up on the top of Australia there are plenty of crocodiles. Big ones. You’d think it was weird feeling at home with man-eaters close by. But it’s just another fact of life in the Top End. Much like all the other dangerous creatures Australians see. Read the rest of this entry »

"C'mon you know which cat is in charge?"
If cats could only speak they'd say, "Look into my eyes and obey, okay?"

Your Cats in Command

February 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 23 secs

"C'mon, you know which cat is in charge?"

You might think you’re in charge, but if you’ve got a cat or two then think again.

Ever since we got a bad case of the cats, things have never been the same. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware of bachelor trash!
Bachelor trash: you can't touch this!

5 Shocking Bachelor Habits

February 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Beware of bachelor trash!

Bachelor habits? Urgh! You already know about the untidy way young men live when they leave home and share a house. But what you probably don’t know is just how shocking  bachelor habits can be. Here are five alarming bachelor bahaviors to freak you out: Read the rest of this entry »