Monthly Archives: December 2006

How people can make themselves happier

“Every night, she was to think of three good things that happened that day and analyze why they occurred. That was supposed to increase her overall happiness. “I thought it was too simple to be effective,” said Miller, 44, of … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!” (to your kids)

Hang out at a playground, visit a school, or show up at a child’s birthday party, and there’s one phrase you can count on hearing repeatedly: “Good job!” Even tiny infants are praised for smacking their hands together (“Good clapping!”). … Continue reading

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On-Line backup, Carbonite, et al

A friend recently wrote: “I’m wondering what you think of this company (you being the in-house skeptic:) Sounds like it would be a good investment if only it were public!” http://www.carbonite.com/ I was looking into XDrive for [a major client]. … Continue reading

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The Secret of “The Secret”

Some insights from an anonymous contributor: 1. Stay focused on your goals. Contemplate only successful attainment of them and never dwell on possible failure. 2. Focus your thinking on thoughts that make you feel good and not on ones that … Continue reading

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Tecopa Hot Springs Resort

Tecopa Hot Springs is located on a paved road approximately two miles off State Highway 127, fifty miles north of Baker, California and lies just east of the southern end of Death Valley National Park at an elevation of 1,325 … Continue reading

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15 Best Places to Waste Time

YouTube.com Craigslist.org Fark.com The Internet Movie Database Flickr.com Reddit.com Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D Beta Triplets and Us RuneScape Rotten Tomatoes Moola.com AOL In2TV HOT or NOT Pogo.com What Would Tyler Durden Do? Honorable Places of Procrastination The “Google-verse” (ubiquitous Google’s … Continue reading

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A Connected Thesaurus / Dictionary / More – Lexical FreeNet

This program allows you to search for relationships between words, concepts, and people. It is a combination thesaurus, rhyming dictionary, pun generator, and concept navigator. Use it to find words that fit the needs of whatever writing endeavor you’ve undertaken, … Continue reading

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Are YOU being snooped at work?

There’s nothing anonymous on a computer or on the internet. This guy postedsomething anonymously, made yahoo give them his real name, then the company fired him. “Companies use more devious means than just software, though, as Clifton Swigert, a former employee … Continue reading

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Competitors to WebDate (by WebScribble)

We’ve been using WebScribble’s WebDate software for the past few years, and are looking at alternatives. Here are some overviews: http://www.freewebspace.net/forums/showthread.php?p=772813 www.phpfox.com http://www.2coolcode.com/ourspace/ We may look closer at PHPFox. One PHPFox ser writes: “First off, I spent the money, purchased … Continue reading

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Weird Google Earth Links

Google Earth’s images of giant marauding insects, mysterious scale reproductions of bits of the China/India border, not to mention swastikas and black helicopters too numerous to link to. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/20/google_pot/

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