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links for 2010-02-24

24 Feb
  • Position the shelves so that direct sunlight doesn't fall on them. FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE DON'T STORE YOUR BOOKS ON THE SUN PORCH. It's a great place to read, a terrible place to keep your books. Why do you think Medieval Libraries were dark? Did you think they didn't know how to build windows?
    If your books take such a low priority in your life, that you'd even CONSIDER storing them in the garage, then you've got no business reading this. Put something less important on the porch or in the garage, like your spouse, or grandmother.
  • 9. "That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."
    13. "So it goes."
    15. "We must be careful about what we pretend to be."
  • I think most people, especially mothers, have their priorities backward when it comes to parenting. I know I did. Most put the child first, the spouse second and themselves third (if that.) When you put yourself last, though, that's a recipe for burnout, poor parenting, and marital problems. You keep allowing yourself to get used up and used up some more, until all that is left of you is an exhausted, out of shape, cranky shadow of your former self. This priority list needs to be flipped. You come first. Your marriage comes second. Your child(ren) come third. When both spouses prioritize their lives this way, they do what is needed to take care of themselves—they get enough sleep, relaxation and "me" time. They do what is needed to keep the marriage strong.
  • Just 12 per cent of India’s population is covered with some sort of health insurance. Pared to the bone, for a comparatively small price, health insurance provides you the money you need, and you do not have to undergo expensive medical treatment of some varieties, mainly involving hospitalisation. The basic type is an indemnity cover, i.e., the insurer only reimburses costs. As cost is the primary point of pain, there’s sense in buying it…
    Once you have decided to buy health insurance, the next step is to try to figure out what you want to buy, and from whom. This is the tougher bit, for there is a bewildering array of products in the market. Earlier, only general insurance companies sold such covers. With 21 of them in the market, including three pure health insurance companies, it was bad enough. As nine more life insurers are offering health insurance covers, finding the solution has become the problem. Let’s take a look at the kinds of health insurance covers on offer.
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