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Fred Lee

Every day I grow a little wiser because of my family and my daily dose of Wise Bread.

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More Living a Life of Weisure - 15 Suggestions to Help You Keep the "L" In Your Leisure-Time

If living a life of weisure is not your cup of tea, then here are some suggestions that might help you to make the most of your free time.

Living a Life of Weisure?

Blurring the lines between our personal and professional lives has its pros and cons.

Hey Boss, Please Don’t Bother Me, I’m Daydreaming

Long considered the sole provenance of the lazy and uninspired, the process of daydreaming may be more productive than we thought.

Make Love, Not Money (Sort Of)

Even during a recession, it turns out that love can still trump money.

Postal Dis-Service?

The cost of sending packages and letters by Priority and Express Mail will set you back more than regular mail, but are you really getting the service you’re paying for?

Using Money to Track Swine Flu

It turns out that the flow of money may hold some insight into the spread of swine flu.

Are You Addicted to the Internet?

Some experts think that surfing the web can you make you more productive at work. Then again, so might amphetamines, which begs the question, at what point does it get to be too mu

Having Fun at Work, Life, and Everything In-Between

Even though some of us may embrace the idea that one should not mix work and play, it turns out that having fun with your colleagues might have it’s share of benefits for our healt

Child Abuse and the Recession

As the economy falters, so does the patience of some parents, leading them to act out their frustrations in the worst possible way. Here are some tips on how to avoid this loss of

The Economics of Marriage and Health - Til Death Do Us Part

Studies have shown that a healthy marriage could translate into a healthy heart, not to mention saving money on health care or an expensive divorce.

A Stimulating Debate That Just Might Boil Down To Perception

How you perceive your tax rebate could go a long way in determining whether or not you’re going to spend it.

Congratulations on Your Promotion… Or Maybe Not!

Believe it or not, it turns out that getting a promotion might in fact be bad for you because of the increased workload and stress, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Protecting Yourself from Medical Billing Mistakes

By some estimates, up to 80% of medical bills out there have mistakes on them, so it’s in your best interest to know what you’re being charged for.

Look, But Don’t Touch: Avoid Marketing Manipulation

When it comes to shopping, touching an item may in fact encourage consumers to purchase things they hadn’t intended on buying in the first place.

How to Combat Economic Fatigue

Tough economic times take a toll on our sleep patterns, which adversely affect all other aspects of our lives, but it doesn't have to be this way.

How to Avoid Putting on Recession Pounds

During hard times, eating cheap food may seem to make sense, but it can be more costly to us in the long run.

A Simple Remedy for the Economic Blues

During these trying times, a little physical activity can go a long way to lifting your spirits, and might even make you smarter.

The Upside of an Economic Downturn?

Some studies have found that indicators of a healthy population actually go up when the economy goes south.

Doctor Blogger

An M.D. quits medicine and becomes a full-time blogger.

The Value of Human Life Just Ain’t What it Used to Be

The government has determined that people are worth less than five years ago.