Challenge Your Own Assumptions

>> Monday, November 21, 2011

Things We Forget

I found this at thingsweforget.blogspot.com today and I can’t help but share. It is a good reminder how we limit our views about the world, including ourselves, and that it is good to challenge those views. It can certainly help if we try to see things in a different perspective. Or like what the illustration shows, replace our “can’ts” with “cans”.

Challenge our own assumptions.

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Tips on Making Good Use of Apartments’ Small Spaces

>> Friday, November 18, 2011

It’s a fact. If you live in a city where space is precious and highly valued, a small apartment is your best bet. Most often, you have to strip down to the bare minimum of those that you need, and either put the rest into storage or get rid of them if you want to live comfortably. But do not worry. As long as you have an effective way of managing your stuff, you can make due in a studio-type apartment.

  1. Choose a lighter color scheme to use for your curtains, rugs and furniture to make your space look big.

  2. De-clutter. Go through your lockers, closets and drawers to know if you have things that you need to get rid of. Throwing things that you don’t need will provide you with a lot of additional space.

  3. Be organized. A place for everything and everything in it’s place is the best organizational idea that you can follow. Build higher shelving for items that you rarely use and make sure that those things that you use often can be easily accessed.

  4. Carefully choose your furniture. Choose those with can provide you with additional storage and space. Think of bunk beds for kids with attached drawers. or fold-out sofa which has box underneath where you can store things like linens.

  5. Use small spaces effectively. You can utilize that space behind your couch, closet floors, under your tables and even the topmost area of your bookcases. If you have a big suitcase that is rarely used, store your bed sheets in it. your empty tote bags can be used to keep hats and socks.

  6. Choose simple furniture. Go for a long couch instead of a three-piece sofa set. You might want a narrow computer table with shelves on the wall behind it where you can store your papers and books.

You do not have to lived in a cramped space. You just have to re-think your options because there are many.

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Free Case Evaluation for Actos Victims

>> Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It is unfortunate that some drugs intended to make us live longer fail to do its job. One such drug is Actos. This drug which is intended to treat Type 2 Diabetes has been known to be increasing the risk of developing bladder cancer among those who are taking it. The FDA has not issued a full recall of the said drug yet but in two countries – Germany and France, these drugs were already pulled out from the market.

Diabetes patients taking Actos and have developed bladder cancer deserve to be awarded with product liability settlement and this is where Watts Guerra Craft LLP comes in. Their highly skilled and experienced pharmaceutical lawyers are ready to provide assistance to Actos victims. They even provide free case evaluation at their website.

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Effectively Managing Your Finances

>> Thursday, November 10, 2011

If there is one basic thing that we have to master in life, it is managing our personal finances. It does not matter if you are good at saving money or in math, you can exert an effort to stick to a budget that is realistic and to set aside some amount for an emergency or for something that your family can enjoy like a trip. Learning to effectively manage your finances can greatly help you avoid many unnecessary worries and problems in life.

It is important to have a first-hand information regarding your personal finances. This can be done by organizing your financial information to understand where your spend your money. Most often, it’s the daily spending that we overlook but eats up a big chunk of our finances. Creating a budget is the best way to see how your financial future looks like. With a budget, you can easily project your spending and control unnecessary purchases. With a budget, you can control everything finance-wise and eventually know when you’ll need a cash advance arizona. You can readily prepare for it and even try to find the best and reputable company when the need arises. Over time, managing your finances effectively will become easier and natural to you. Like what they say, practice makes perfect!

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Of Growing Girls, Mothers and Shoes

You know you’re getting old when your shoe size is one bigger than your kid’s. Argh. My daughter and I went shoe shopping for her this afternoon since she needs a new pair to go with her dresses. Now, I am a relatively tall woman and I am size 8-8.5. On the other hand, my daughter who is also tall for her age is already size 7. And to think she isn’t even 10 years old yet. Ack.



One day soon, we’ll be wearing my shoes literally.

I do not know if I will like it. Maybe I won’t. :p

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Weekend, Don’t Hurry!

This has been a relatively laid back week, in contrast to the frenzied week that I have envisioned it to be in the beginning. The to-do list in my head is quite long and I have been thinking of writing it down so I will see if indeed, I am loaded but obviously, the week is about the end and I have not written anything down yet. Gaaah! So yes, I am doing the sorting of Urgent and Important in my head. I hope I am getting it all right! I know I’ve done *some* urgent tasks already but there’s more so please weekend, don’t hurry!

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Hello, December?

>> Monday, November 7, 2011

It’s the first Monday of November already! Can you believe it? Time flies so fast and very soon, we are going to welcome December! Just like many others, it is my most favorite month of the year. It used to be the only month when our family gets to travel together, thanks to Christmas break at work and school. Aside from that, it is also my birth month! No, there won’t be any birthday party invitations to be sent out as I’m done with and too old for big birthday parties. My mom threw birthday parties for me until I graduated from college. I also had a few when I started working. But now, I prefer traveling and a quiet birthday dinner with my family to celebrate the milestone. It must be my age, I guess. Hahaha!

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