An unusual lesson from an old story

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Photo courtesy https://www.flickr.com/photos/jronaldlee So often the biggest barrier to better is me. I know the hard work that will have the big payoff. I find it hard to discipline myself and wish for the dramatic to push me there. Or

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Three signs your efficiency boost is a bust

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Sometimes you realize after a project that your efficiency boost cost more than it is worth. I experienced this on a home project and have seen it from overzealous engineers. I’ll share a few examples and explain how you can

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Save energy and cut noise in your bathroom

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My top two bathroom pet peeves: wasted energy and annoying fans. Our downstairs bathroom fan was so loud it would annoy the entire house, so solving that problem would surely lead to energy waste. So in the spirit of working

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7 steps to start live photoblogging from your iPhone

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I love to share photos. As a chaperone on a school trip to Washington DC, I figured it would be simple to shoot the trip and show our progress live on a WordPress site as gallery posts for each location.

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Welcome to my blog

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Photo courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/8723192874 We’ll talk about various topics related to maddening inefficiencies that make life a pain. Then I’ll share some of the things I’ve done to make life run smoother and more efficiently and invite your participation. I’ve

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