Coffee Reads of the Week – positive penny-pinching

Some of the articles I enjoyed reading over the net are worth sharing, too. Check out my weekly posts via the Coffee Reads series. I’ve got my google reader to back me up so do also check out my shared reads. Enjoy!

health & fitness: 5 ways to Become an Optimist by Deborah Kotz
Reframe those “disasters.” Take control. Pay attention to what makes you feel optimistic. Strive for real conversations. Do look at that glass as half full.

health & fitness: 9 Surprising Symptoms of Stress by Sarah Jio
It appears that I do get these symptoms when I get super stressed out. Tweaked muscles, Eye twitching, ragged cuticles, cavities, rashes, sleepiness, forgetfulness, confusion. Pretty burdensome indeed.

technology: Please do not change your password by Mark Pothier
“To continue reading this story, enter your password now. If you do not have a password, please create one. It must contain a minimum of eight characters, including upper- and lower-case letters and one number. This is for your own good.”

fashion: Dangerous high heels: Women’s shoes reach hazardous heights during the recession by Joanna Douglas
“We have entered a moment of heightened impracticality in footwear,” Elizabeth Semmelhack, author of “Heights of Fashion: A History of the Elevated Shoe” told CNN. “Heels heights noticeably grew during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the oil crisis in the 1970s, and when the dotcom bubble burst in the 2000s.” Women’s shoes are now at all-time high, and Semmelhack believes during tough economic times, there’s “a greater need for escapism.”

green lifestyle: University thinks the right font could help save the earth by Zac Bissonnette
Printing out documents in Century Gothic rather than its old font, Arial, uses 30% less ink.

business: Five Billionaires Who Live Below Their Means by Katie Adams
Warren Buffet, Carlos Slim, Ingvar Kamprad, Chuck Feeney, and Frederik Meijer are considered as the most frugal wealthy people in the world. Read how they do it.

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