Things I learned so far

1. Take 5 minutes to think before speaking
2. Misery loves company
3. Everything is better in the morning
4. Short term gain results in long term pain and vice versa
5. Putting yourself first won't contribute to a good relationship
6. Putting the other person first won't work either
7. Your eyes are the window to your soul
8. Negative energy is poisonous
9. Don't sacrifice other people's happiness for your unhappiness
10. Just do it
11. Anything you say can be used against you
12. Imperfection in others is your failure to recognize differences
13. It is what it is and it is what it's not


A happy pill

Vitamin B-rich foods.

I take a ton of vitamins, and I mean a TON. Not that somebody of my age and health needs them, but it has become more of a psychological thing. However, there are a few vitamins that I really believe in and which improved my health drastically. Amongst them is the B complex vitamin (B1,B2, B3, B6, B12). Truthfully, you should probably take it if you are a woman.

Why? Because it's the magic happy pill.

1. It helps you to metabolize carbs and fats by converting them into energy
2. It helps reduce sugar cravings
3. It can minimize and even get rid of depression and PMS (mainly mood swings and irritability)
4. It prevents birth defects (if you are planning)
5. It helps headache and insomnia
6. It helps reduce anxiety and stress
7. It contributed to good skin, hair and nails (now you know my secret! lol)

Women now have many more responsibilities and are further and further susceptible to a poor diet and stress, which leads to bad sugar cravings and improper indigestion of food into energy. Plus, your boyfriend or boss will no longer ignorantly blame your PMS on your fits. Mega-win.


Secrets of Adulthood

1. You manage what you measure.
2. By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
3. People don’t notice your mistakes and flaws as much as you think.
4. Most decisions don’t require extensive research.
5. Try not to let yourself get too hungry.
6. If you can’t find something, clean up.
7. The days are long, but the years are short.
8. It’s okay to ask for help.
9. You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you LIKE to do.
10. Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.
11. What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE.
12. You don’t have to be good at everything.
13. Soap and water removes most stains.
14. It’s important to be nice to EVERYONE.
15. You know as much as most people.
16. Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
17. What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you—and vice versa.
18. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.
19. No deposit, no return.
20. Outer order contributes to inner calm.

From "The Happiness Project."


Prague "Praha" is one of the most beautiful cities I've been to. You can walk the whole city in a day and alcohol is cheaper than water.


All work and no play

Moon girl compiled a list of procrastination tools you may use ONLY if you are a robot-type of student or worker. According to my research, better work comes out of 50/50 type of work, because your brain is not wired to all work and no play (regardless of what your professor or boss or parents say).

1. Angry birds
Figuring out how to get around angry bird levels and kill as many pigs with as little birds as possible is rewarding to your mental health. Assets: productivity, competitiveness, alertness, focus.

2. Yahoo! Answers
Reading idiotic important questions from people around you can allow you to grasp all of world's little problems, not just global warming and 2012 crisis. Remember, everything starts out small. Assets: awareness, grasp on various grammatical styles, bonding.

3. Map out your take over the world
Watching Apple effortlessly penetrate into every aspect of your life and those 20 year old millionaires on YouTube can be frustrating. Figuring out your way to the top can be motivating to your current ordinary-person work. Upon completion, you will realize that what you are doing right now is just a temporary position and should not be a source of stress.
Assets: problem-solving, planning, strategizing.

4. April Fools
Any day can be April 1st and it can help mend your relationships, which may suffer from all of the work and no play that you are used to. Plus, you will likely get lots of attention from your sigificant other (bonus!), and the more creative you get, the less rusty your brain will be after you are done procrastinating. Assets: creativity, reconnection with love

5. Play the Medley Chef
You can never know how good of a cook you are until you make a medley of random ingridients and it does not make you want to vomit. Plus eating helps you work better by releasing nutrients into your work-dead brain. My recent favorite is sweet buttermilk pancakes with dill-spicy shrimp and melted cheese. As a bonus, getting up and moving around is also good for your physical looks, and others will thank you later when they discover food combinations they never knew of before. If they refuse to eat your medley, you say "don't judge the book by it's cover", or my personal favourite, "looks can be decieving." I prefer not to share my creations, however. Assets: cooking, cardiovascular training, creativity

The virtual bookshelf.

"Fitz cherished traditions. Nothing known to mankind was superior to the comfortable order of monarchy, aristocracy, merchant, and peasant."
- Ken Follett, Fall of Giants

Below is my bookshelf of recent favorites, virtual style. Each is linked to Amazon.com. Why would I put all that extra work into this post? Because if I ever join a protest, it will be the "save the world, read more books" protest #nerdswag.