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A Happier Day in 2 minutes: 5 Insights from My New Year Experiment

At the start of this new year, I started an experiment. I read neuroscience research said the simple daily ritual of writing a 2-minute thank you email had been been shown to make a person happier and improve their relationships. It’s now been three weeks that I’ve been writing thank you cards, emails and texts.…
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Gain control of your growing photo library with flexibility and options to spare

Like most people with smartphones and digital devices, my wife and I take a ton of photos. And now, with an adorable baby, our photo library has absolutely exploded. Over 30,000 photos and growing every day. Tens of Thousands of Digital Photos. What to Do? As fun as it is to take photos, managing all…
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A Simple Way to Be Happier and Improve Relationships

As this first week of the new year progresses, I’ve launched a new experiment. Neuroscience research from one of my favorite writers, Eric Barker, that says that there’s a simple way to increase your happiness and productivity while also improving your relationships. And it only takes 2 minutes. Seriously? What is this simple happiness booster?…

I broke Dropbox

I’ve been using Dropbox for years for basic file syncing and sharing. However, when I was sharing a 47-minute video of my Grandma’s memorial service to out-of-town relatives, I discovered that Dropbox can be broken. What?! When testing this video file for playback, it got 2 minutes in and shut down for bandwidth issues. This…

On the Path of Discovery

3 Ways to Boost Your Marketing Awesomeness You want your business or organization to be top-of-mind, make an impact, be successful and grow. You know that better marketing is the key to take it to the next level, but aren’t sure how to go about it or who to turn to. Discovery is the first,…

Don’t Use the This Year’s Worst Passwords…Try This Instead

How 1Password Solves Your Login Woes Last week, I blogged about the worst passwords of 2014 and how they made the NeuConcept staff want to both laugh and cry at the same time. Although I had a good geeky chuckle at what passes for login security with certain users, I also understand why they’re tempted to…

15 Worst Passwords

Were these users too busy, lazy, forgetful or just looking for a good laugh? We’ve all been there: you’ve got a million things to do at work, school or home and just need to quickly access that one email, bank transaction, school assignment or work project. And…you can’t remember your password. After some creative self-help…

Yummy Tunes

If there are any musicians out there, you missed some ridiculous chops a few weeks ago. I’m still recovering! 😉 I was very fortunate to catch Snarky Puppy at the Old Rock House in September. More a fan of the band than the venue. I learned to show up early which we did. I think…

Hilarious IKEA Catalog iPad Spoof

Bravo! This is an excellent example of Apple doing something right (enough for someone to copy them), and incredibly creative for IKEA and their team to develop such a humorous and accurate spoof. Love it and had to share…

Tasty JazzRock STL Tunes Summer/Fall 2014

Some worthwhile concerts have been making their way to St. Louis lately. I’m quite excited… 😉 Below are a few you’ll likely see me at – and super reasonable price too. If you appreciate musicianship at any level, consider one or ALL for sure. I tried to link to ticket info, then a video clip…