How Do You Stay Focused, Motivated, In Tune?

I have a lifelong struggle with maintaining interest/motivation. I always excelled academically because I was allowed most of my life to focus on what stimulated me (yay gift program? Seriously, it probably did mroe harm than good), but professionally... well, I do amazing, boss-impressing things for a few months… » 7/25/14 9:04am Yesterday 9:04am

In grad school, I topped out at 170. Stress, frequent pub visits, and fast food left me rather doughy and displeased, regardless of the fact that I walked everywhere in those days. In the ensuing 7 years, I've yo-yo'd between 130 and 150-ish. I can't say for certain because I don't like to be a slave to the scale. I… » 7/25/14 6:40am Yesterday 6:40am

Congrats, Aunt Kirov! Being an aunt is very cool. I enjoy it thoroughly. Additionally, I enjoy pointing out that my niece has my proclivity for shrieking outbursts and that I will ensure she shares my politics. This displeases my brother... » 7/24/14 10:25pm Thursday 10:25pm

Is it that we ridicule it because it was written for women/teen girls, or do we ridicule it because women actually deserve better literature than what we've been culturally conditioned to accept? I'm not asking to be contrary, I would love to discuss this. Generally, I'm of a "whatever gets people reading is GREAT!"… » 7/24/14 4:55pm Thursday 4:55pm

My parents gave us their old Vitamix when we first moved in together. We let it collect dust until the day I brought home the biggest array of oddball fruits and veggies I could: starfruit, persimmon, mango, nectarines, pommelo, carrots, beets, kale, you name it. » 7/24/14 4:28pm Thursday 4:28pm

Took me a long time to get used to it because I'm usually trapped in my own head, but here's the thing: if he likes it, you're pretty much guaranteed to like it. It's not a fool-proof formula for sexcess, but generally, if he likes doing it, he's good at it and he won't be over-thinking things. You don't have to,… » 7/24/14 4:25pm Thursday 4:25pm