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 »
Archive for February, 2012
Giving help teaches people to appreciate you.
Not everyone wants to work from home. But you can if you're prepared to do what it takes.
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 »
Are we too awed by TV's 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 »
A good marriage is one of life's greatest achievements.
You might think having a happy marriage is mostly a question of luck. But I see it differently. Read the rest of this entry »
Whoops! Think I got a bit carried away with the chocolate.
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 has its moments. But keep going.
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 »
Where can you see weddings, false teeth and traffic chaos? At your door of course.
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 »
Don't try this 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 »
If cats could only speak they'd say, "Look into my eyes and obey, okay?"
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 »
Bachelor trash: you can't touch this!
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 »