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Make your next trip to the grocery store as healthy as possible by shopping the perimeter of the store:

That's where all the fresh foods are. The less you find yourself in the central aisles of the grocery store, the healthier your shopping trip will be. Make it a habit—work the perimeter of the store for the bulk of your groceries, then dip into the aisles for staples that you know you need.

For the most part this does actually work; it makes it easier to avoid the sugary/fried stuff and stick to a healthy shopping list.

Food Shopping

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Peter of self-improvement blog I Will Change Your Life has written a thought provoking post on five ways to tell if your life is on autopilot. Here's some food for thought:

You know exactly where you will be in 5 years (and it depresses you!) Your career is what your parents wanted you to do You went straight from school to college to work You did well in school and automatically chose a college course that was the hard to gain acceptance into (eg medicine or law) Your interests and/ or hobbies are all the same as from when you were a child

Does this describe you? I think that we've all been at one of these points sometime in our lives. If you are on autopilot, or you've gotten yourself out of it, please share your experience in the comments.

5 Signs You Are On Autopilot

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You're in a meeting with your laptop: Are you checking email or paying attention to the speaker? Um, can you repeat the question? you ask. You need your lappie to look up information and take notes, right? But a lot of people—and you know who you are—use the computer to check sports scores and IM during the painful office get-togethers. So what say you, lifehackers—do laptops in meetings help you get more out of it or escape the boredom? And before you answer, watch out—your meeting moderator's giving you the evil eye.

Minding the Meeting, or Your Computer?