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The Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

Do you wake up in the middle of the night?  Do you hit snooze every morning?  Do you rely on coffee and other forms of caffeine to get you through the morning?  If you answered yes to one or more... Continue Reading →

Lifestyle Highlight: Van Life

We've all seen the 90s Saturday Night Live skit where Matt Foley, played by Chris Farley, warns a younger David Spade of lifestyle choices that will lead him towards a life in a van down by the river.  Twenty-four years... Continue Reading →

Why You Should NOT Go to The Gym

Delete Facebook, Hit the Gym, Lawyer Up A regular meme surfaces anytime a breakup is mentioned on the internet.  The meme, "Delete Facebook, Hit the Gym, Lawyer Up" is hypothetically the process everyone goes through when they end a long... Continue Reading →

Cold Showers: Are They Worth It?

There is a new fad circulating the internet.  This fad is the cold shower movement.  The cold shower movement is accompanied by claims that cold morning showers will help bring you to your peak performance by releasing all the right... Continue Reading →

Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention As engineers, we like to create models to describe the system we are trying to improve.  For example, an electrical engineer may model a microphone as a network of simpler devices, like resistors and capacitors to characterize the... Continue Reading →

Jurassic Park – An Analogy for Personal Development

In the first Jurassic Park film we witness a dinosaur dig-site.  We see paleontologists painstakingly removing sediment from the fossils.  In the case of personal development you aren't digging for fossilized skeletons.  You are tediously removing the layers of social conditioning... Continue Reading →

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