PICKLE RIIIICK!! ..Or Why You Should Do Things Because You Can

If you could turn yourself into a pickle, would you?  I mean probably not, but you do you.   In the episode "Pickle Rick," Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty attempts to explain...

How to Actually Ask for Help

Over the course of the last few months of work, I've noticed something that can occur when asking questions: not all asks for help are made equal.  It can be incredibly easy for people who have the best of intentions...

Mushrooms Rock!

Alright, alright, cut it out.  Not those ones.  I mean probably.  Not.  Maybe. ....Stop it! Anywho, mushrooms are about the coolest non-Sciurinae multicellular organisms that this world has to offer.  And I have concrete proof. They can be used to clean up toxic chemicals, because of course they're magic. Mushrooms are honest to goodness the…

5 More Minutes! Oversleeping Exhausts Us

I don't know about you, but I'm certainly guilty as hell of oversleeping, hitting the snooze button, and committing extensive and rather egregious internal justifications for squeezing in just one more minute of sleeping in, regardless of whether or not I can really afford it in my schedule...

How to Speed Read

I've known for many years that I can read at a significantly faster pace than is perhaps average when necessary.  However, I can recognize in my own reading, as backed up by literature, that there is a trade off between reading comprehension and speed that eventually becomes problematic...

Caffeine Tolerance: How to Use It More Efficiently

Over the course of my studies, I have become what you might call an, advanced, consumer of caffeinated drinks, and foods (chocolate covered coffee beans are basically the best, just try them).  Caffeine alone however, it not enough to keep you going...

Beware the Brain Crack

When you've got work on the docket that needs doing, it can be exceedingly tempting to chase down every little idea, plan, or new goal that pops into your head in an effort to escape, because it's just so good and feels like it's so close and achievable...

Three Top Tips for Choosing Your Background Music While Working

I, like many people, have a tendency to live behind my headphones, burning through podcasts, listening to whatever the music algorithms decide is supposed to be next (or one song on loop.  For days on end...