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Book Review: How Music Works

How Music Works by David Byrne (founder of Talking Heads) is the second book of the same title I’ve read in recent years. I read John Powell’s How Music Works¬†back in the summer of 2015. That book covers the sciencey side of music. How a note is made and why they work

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Reach Out To Your Friends With Jerk Brain

Jerk brain? Jerk brain. I’m fortunate in that my friends are all very open about their particular illnesses. And when one of them was detailing the ways she was currently feeling, the only thing I could think of saying was “brains are jerks.” We’ve since used the term “jerk brain” as a

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Product Review: Ritual Vitamins

I’ve been spending time focusing on my health lately, and part of that was reevaluating my daily multi-vitamin. I have been taking GNC Women’s Ultra Mega Energy & Metabolism for years now, even though I know they aren’t the best for me (they have caffeine, which I don’t love). As I was

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Felt Pen Showdown

When I started journaling, I tried a bunch of different pens and found felt pens to be my favorite. Specifically, Papermate Flair Ultra Fine pens. Never one to leave well enough alone though, I had to try more. Papermate Flair Ultra Fine The Papermate Flair Ultra Fine were my initial favorite, but

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Catching Up: Supergirl

Warning:¬†Spoilers below I’m hooked on the CW’s Arrowverse. I realize it’s super corny, and it is basically a prime time soap opera but I love it anyway. (I was hooked on Nashville and Empire for a while, so maybe I have a type.) But I really wasn’t able to get into Supergirl

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We Don’t Deserve You Diana

I was nervous about the Wonder Woman movie. Diana was finally getting her own movie, and it had to be perfect. This wasn’t going to be Daredevil where it goes bad but the character ends up with his own Netflix show. Or Green Lantern, where it was shrugged off as “well, DC

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Product Review: Timex IQ+ Move

I loved my Pebble Time Round smartwatch, and I was really bummed when it was announced that FitBit had purchased Pebble. The purchase meant there would be no more updates to the Pebble. A shame because the watch did have some bugs like not always updating the weather, and occasionally losing steps.

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Book Review: The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to storytelling. They host events with different themes and have a podcast and radio show. It comes off to me as TED meets StoryCorps. When I requested The Moth Presents All These Wonders, I had no idea what The Moth was. I just saw it

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Bullet Journal Update

About six months ago I jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon. I’m happy to say, I’m still using it daily. The flexibility of the method allows me to change how my planning and journal pages are used as time goes on. If I want to try something for a month, I can.

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Audiobook Sources

Back in November, I wrote about how I’m getting more interested in audiobooks. After which a friend messaged me asking for my favorite audiobook source. If one person had that question I’m sure more of you do as well. These are my two primary sources, now that Shelfie is shutting down: The