A grounding year

Doing nothing particular for a while might be a good step. It may provide just enough resources for a major breakthrough, If you happened to spend a couple of years doing nothing in particular, you might be in the perfect spot to try doing something great. Sabbatical I am not a very religious person, yet …

Chronic fatigue: why do I constantly feel tired?

This is quite common in every age.  We feel constantly tired without a visible reason.  There are different sorts of tiredness beyond sleepiness and lack of energy: lack of motivation, restlessness, and lack of focus, irritability, and bad temper to name a few. Sometimes we accept this, especially when our kids are small. Other times …

The mysterious appeal of the low tech and heirloom

There is something incredibly plasticky in modern life. When I was young I really enjoyed the beautiful colors, universal availability, and disposable nature of the things we use. Now, as I get older, I start to focus on other things. Craftmanship and perfection in details, history, and soul. From plastic to virtual products There is …

The Best Jobs for Introverts

When looking for a new career, you want to make sure that it will align with your personality. It is often thought that it will be hard to excel at any career as an introvert, but this is far from the truth. Truth is, there are plenty of jobs out there that any introverted individual …

Handmade and imperfect

We are charmed with handmade and imperfect products. Why? We could get nearly perfect mass-produced stuff significantly cheaper. Do we have some unique needs, or do we simply need to be different? Is there an ideal framework for evaluating the beauty of handmade objects? Wabi and sabi Some of the esthetic charms can be attributed …

Healthcare memorization and mnemonics

Healthcare information requires large amount of memorization. Our students need to remember body parts in foreign languages, complex functional behaviour of these body parts, historical facts related to various body functions… The methods for remembering medicine, chemistry and biology are a combination of methods for remembering foreign languages and methods fro remembering historical processes. Barney …

Prudence and good money habits

Some people are good at earning money, others are good at spending less. Getting more from every dollar we spend is probably the right attitude, which I will discuss below. For today’s reading, I choose articles here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The black and white thinking Some of the posts …

Why should I learn to play the guitar?

Almost everybody wants to play the guitar, but very few people actually play guitar well. Why my kids play guitar and you should also try to play guitars? How to fight the urge to quit? How much to invest in this hobby? I will try to address all these questions. For more information read here,  …