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Ok so, about a week ago it was Black Friday. Followed by Small Business Saturday, and then of course there was Cyber Monday and I don’t know what’s next – Adopt a Pet Thursday? And oh, is today something? If so I’ve lost track. At any rate, my head is spinning with all these crazy themed days. What are they all about anyway? – They’re about selling us stuff of course! My inbox is overrun. My junk folder alone has over 2000 emails from sites alerting me to their latest

  I can’t say enough about naps. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Ok maybe I may be a little obsessed. But here’s why. After my morning cup of coffee, I just don’t want any more caffeine during the day. It just doesn’t appeal to me. And yes, like you I do get to a point during the day when I just run out of steam. So, when that happens I find a little power nap, just 20 minutes or so, has a way of making me feel rejuvenated without the same crash

theSkimm is my recommendation for “must have” site of the month! (Second only to this site of course.) What it is: A daily newsletter that goes out at 5:59 a.m. each morning with Reader’s Digest-sized bites of the day’s most important stories. Each blurb features a brief synopsis of the news, some background and analysis, and the takeaway, or as the name suggests, theSkimm. The goal is to give you just enough to keep you up on current events and give you something pithy and smart to say during cocktail hour.

Annabel Monaghan is a lifestyle columnist whose work appears regularly in The Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. She is also the author of two novels for young adults: A Girl Named Digit(2012), and Double Digit (2014). She is also the co-author of Click! The Girls Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making it Happen (2007). Annabel lives in Rye, N.Y., with her husband and three sons. But, what you REALLY need to know is that Annabel has a special gift for finding the humor in just about any situation, like the

10 Things Happy People Don’t Believe So you want to be happy? Happiness is a choice that only happy people make. Here are the 10 delusions happy people don’t subscribe to. The biggest take-away here? Happiness is a choice. Choose it. Everyday.

Brene Brown – The Power of Vulnerability Ok, I know this sounds all new age-y but wait, this is a TED Talk worth checking out! In one of the most watched TED Talk’s of all time (11 million plus views), academic and best selling author Brene Brown’s shares the results of her research and her insights on human connection. She’s a sought after speaker to multinational corporations and her work has even been embraced by the American military.   In this funny and insightful talk Brene tells us that to