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Feb
27
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An article in the Guardian publication called the color grey a controversial color and labeled it "the drabbest color in the palette". Karen Haller, an interior designer, commented that the color grey "draws no attention to itself, it keeps its distance, remaining separate". In fact, wearing grey clothing is often seen as the color to wear when you DON'T want to be seen. This may be why the color grey is often worn to funerals as an alternative to wearing black. It is viewed as "cloaking the personality" and being very serious in nature. Dark grey walls can cause a room to look smaller than they are, and neutral colors that are warm create an inviting and spacious ambiance for a home buyer. For this reason, light grey is quickly becoming a popular neutral color since it looks good with almost any color. In color psychology, grey can represent peace and balance, and Christian Dior once said that "tones of grey, pale turquoise and pink will prevail".
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Feb
20
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However you want to label Lance Armstrong – hero, psychopath, inspiring or revolting, it seems that he continues to make headlines (for all the wrong reasons). This week, he finally admitted that he had "encouraged" his girlfriend to take the blame for Lance crashing into 2 parked cars in December after leaving a party. He took responsibility only when his girlfriends' story was not believed by Denver police. Lance's actions remind me of the old saying "if you keep on doing what you're doing, you will keep on getting what you're getting".
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Feb
11
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How do we see ourselves? Valentine's Day can elicit a number of feelings for people – whether it be passion, love, lust, longing, sadness, or loneliness. For me, Valentine's Day is the day that I have the opportunity to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife, Johanna. Yes, writing a weekly newsletter and being able to mention my anniversary has its benefits! It seems that many of us see ourselves from the viewpoint of how we think others view us. The same can be said for how we determine our sense of wealth and success. I recently read a fascinating book "The Self Illusion" by Bruce Hood that discusses how the social brain creates identity. William James, a prodigal psychologist, once wrote, "A man's Self is the sum total of all that he CAN call his, not only his body and his psychic powers, but his clothes and his house, his wife and children, his ancestors and friends, his reputation and works, his lands and horses, and yacht and bank account." How do you define "wealth"? The rich are generally all those who are better off than you and I. To the average African, even the poorest Canadian is rich. To the executive making $100,000 a year, the controlling shareholder is rich. To the late Paul Getty, no one was rich if they could count their money.
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