Valentine’s Day is an extremely polarizing holiday. It pins people into two camps: those who celebrate and those who protest the holiday. Those who celebrate do so at varying intensities, from simple card-givers to those who make elaborate shows of affection by carpeting their domiciles in red roses or buying teddy bears the size of small planets. The protestors are nearly as apparent in their stance on February 14th. I’ve been the audience to many a tirade about the commercialization of love and how the greeting card industry is to blame for the materialism behind Valentine’s Day. [Read more...]
Would you believe that I didn’t know what a bucket list was until a few years ago? By a few, I mean six, when the movie Bucket List came out. (I’m still in denial that I graduated from college six years ago). I haven’t actually seen the movie, but I’ve made my share of bucket lists since then. It seems like every book I read on self-improvement, the power of habit or happiness cites studies about how writing things down or saying things out loud makes a person more likely to accomplish something.
In my case, it’s totally true. [Read more...]