It’s Not a Competition – The Simple Dollar

Here’s the thing: once this idea gets into your head and you really wrap your mind and soul around it, the idea of “keeping up with the Joneses” just goes away completely. It doesn’t exist any more. I am thrilled if someone else achieves something or has something that’s personally valuable, but I have no desire whatsoever to have it myself … unless the rare case occurs when it’s something I personally want, in which case I’m striving to do better than myself to achieve it.

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HTG Explains: When Should You Use Encryption?

There is no perfect security. We all accept this in the real world. It’s a frightening thought, but the locks on our house and apartment doors would quickly fall to a determined thief with a bump key. We could improve our security and get front doors made of thick metal with bank-vault-grade locks, but that would be an awful hassle — not to mention expensive.

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What Are Caffeine Jitters – And How Do You Get Rid Of Them?

Caffeine inhibits the effects of a regulatory molecule called adenosine. In a healthy person, adenosine circulates throughout the body keeping organs like your heart and lungs in check, and plays a particularly important role in the nervous system. When caffeine blocks the action of adenosine, says Lane, things can get “out of whack”

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Why You Must Make Peace with Your Financial Situation | Blonde on a Budget

“Virtually every day of our lives, we’re trained to lean towards something we don’t have, which essentially trains us to be dissatisfied with where we already are.” (Read that two or three times, so it really sinks in.) Based on hundreds of conversations I’ve had with people about money, I’d say it’s probably more common than not for us to wish we were in better financial situations, which makes us hate the ones we’re currently in. We want less debt, more savings, larger salaries, bigger bonuses and so on.

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