Tricks for the Best Deviled Eggs

By April 16, 2014 Food
How to Make Perfect Deviled Eggs

Easter in the South means deviled eggs. I’m a sucker for deviled eggs, even though I grew up well north of the Mason Dixon line. But did you know there are a lot of tricks to get the perfect eggs? It’s more than just using old eggs (you already knew that, didn’t you?).

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The Bard’s Cards Interview and Giveaway

By April 15, 2014 Books, Home
An interview with The Bard's Cards

Let’s play a game. Can you name the writer?

  1. “If music be the food of love, play on.”
  2. “Why, then the world’s mine oyster.”
  3. “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

If you answered Shakespeare, congrats! You paid attention in English class. Now, can you name the plays? I know someone who can. Susan, a college English course classmate, has taken Shakespeare’s famous lines and paired them with adorable animal drawings from her husband, Sam, and released a beautiful line of cards. I interviewed Susan about their business, The Bard’s Cards, to find out where they found the inspiration for such a cute and fun line of greeting cards. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end too!

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The Daily Friend Email

By April 14, 2014 Life
The Daily Friend Email

How many people will you meet during your lifetime? One author concluded that it was 100,000. I’m willing to bet that in today’s modern internet age, we interact with far more than that in our lifetime. But did you know that you will have only lived around 32,000 days if you make it to 90 years old? On average, you probably meet three new people a day. Some of those people you will never meet ever again in your life but for a select few, they’ll be in and out of your life for a long time.

Staying in touch with friends might feel like a numbers game. They say that to maintain a friendship you need to interact with each other every 14 days for it to feel like a close friendship. If you have 14 friends, that means you need to connect on a meaningful level with at least one of them every day. Are you doing that?

 

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On Reading More

By April 8, 2014 Life
How-to-read-more

Reading is one of the things I love doing the most. The written word allows us to convey complex ideas, learn from others, and provide a window for self-analyze for improvement. Whether you’re reading the best new murder mystery or a book of ideas for photography, you’re exposing yourself to something outside of yourself you wouldn’t learn otherwise—and that’s always a good thing.

Most of us are on a quest to be more successful in life, no matter how we define what success is to us. It might be being successful in our careers, having loving relationships with friends and family, or doing what we love most the best we can. Exposing ourselves to new lessons and ideas can help us on the path towards more success.

One trait you’ll find that most successful people do on a regular basis much more than their less successful counterparts is read constantly. But the problem for most of us is finding the time to read when working towards success takes all of our time. But reading for improvement is a necessary task we need to do to get better at what we love doing. So how do you actually read more? Read More