Productivity, Skills

Auto-tuning Your Mind (Not feat. T-pain)

I don’t know about you, but I’m constantly blown away when I watch TV shows like The Office or more recently Stranger Things. At the end of the episode I think ‘wow, how do writers come up with this stuff? It’s so creative! I could never do that.’ The list goes on: stand-up comedians, fashion designers, researchers, rappers;…

Skills

My Ongoing Adventures of Creating a Blog

Coming from someone who still doesn’t really understand what ‘the cloud’ is, it was a bit overwhelming on how to set up and run a blog, and just recently, figuring out how to upgrade from Weebly to WordPress. So how do I start a blog or a website? In short, a functioning website needs: A…

Design, DIY, Skills

My Experience Moving Weebly to WordPress

It feels very exciting to have my newly WordPress’d site up and running! I’ve been with Weebly for about 3-4 years now, and it’s been a fantastic, affordable (even free ninety-nine), quick-to-start and easy to use place to build and ‘host’ my blossoming blog. Granted, it’s not without its quirks and glitches but overall I’ve…

Skills

Critical Thinking

Lately in class we’ve been doing a bit of critical thinking. Our professor asked us: “in the new student union building, should they put hand dryers or paper towel dispensers in the bathroom?” Seeing as I was in the clean energy program after all, my choice was obviously hand dryers! He then said, “well sure,…

Self Improvement, Skills

The Many Benefits of Speed Reading

We all have had that overwhelming feeling wandering through the library or bookstore and seeing all these treasure chests of potential knowledge but then thinking of how many hours/days/years it would take to get through them! Up until a few years ago, I considered myself a slow reader. And I just sort of accepted it…