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Category Archives: Advice

Restore Cast Iron Cookware

I’m a big fan of cast iron cookware. It heats evenly, retains heat well, and is naturally nonstick after it is seasoned. It’s also incredibly durable and lasts for years. However, if it’s abused a little too much, it won’t perform and may need restoration. Curbly has a good piece on how to go about […]

Get Paid More

An article in the New York Times discusses the use of publicly available information in salary negotiations: “If information is power, then most employees who enter salary negotiations are holding pea shooters while the boss is encased in a Kevlar vest.” Smart employers and employees already use these sources of information to set competitive salary […]

I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe… Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. -Daniel Webster

5 tips for stressful living

I must admit that I would be surprised if a 23-year-old blogger didn’t have issues following his own advice, but kudos to him if he does. It’s all very reasonable stuff, but incredibly difficult to follow in practice – of course that does nothing to diminish the wisdom of the advice itself.

Questions to ask your partner before marrying…

Good piece in the Times: Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying Relationship experts report that too many couples fail to ask each other critical questions before marrying. Here are a few key ones that couples should consider asking: 1) Have we discussed whether or not to have children, and if the […]