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Magazines are one of my favorite indulgences. You wouldn't really be able to tell by looking at our living room table. Sure, I have magazines, but they're mainly things about teaching and learning.
When I accompany Matt home to Indiana, however, my true colors shine through. I can easily spend an entire day reading Real Simple, Living, O Magazine, Redbook, Better Housekeeping, Southern Living--the list goes on. I don't even mind reading a feature about "Hot Drinks to Keep You Cool This Summer" in the middle of a snowstorm.
I feel like I learn so much and generate so many next steps. However, if I don't read them with a pen and notebook in hand, I can easily forget everything I just learned.
Here are some of the next steps I culled from my most recent foray into Magazine Land:
- Don't brush my teeth after drinking orange juice. The acid weakens the enamel, and it's bad to brush immediately. Instead, it's better to rinse with water.
- Get a cell phone ear piece (not a Bluetooth). The data about the long-term effects of cell phones is inconclusive. It's better to be safe than sorry.
- Use my neti pot regularly to prevent allergens from building up in my sinuses.
- Start taking Omega-3. It has a ton of health benefits.
- Start eating steel cut oats rather than rolled oats for breakfast.
- Consider buying an upside-down planter for our kitchen.
- Use this resource to find an organic Christmas tree farm next year.
- Remember: "The recipe for your best life is deliciously simple: Do a lot more of what makes you happy."