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Author Philip Roth at his Stand Up Desk

Why I Love My Stand Up Desk

It turns out that opting to use a stand up desk at a government office can create a stir.  But why? Thomas Jefferson stood at his “tall desk” while conceiving architectural blueprints for buildings such as the Virginia State Capitol. Prussian Prime Minister Otto von Bismarck used one, as did statesman Winston Churchill, as does Donald Rumsfeld. […]

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Quotations about success

Quotations About Success

Horatio Alger Jr. wrote more than 100 books targeting young, working class American men to help them learn how to lead exemplary lives. His first book, Ragged Dick, was published in 1867 and presented an honest young spendthrift named Dick who would go on to achieve the American Dream. In the 1930’s and ’40’s, Alger’s work was called propaganda for celebrating […]

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The Handwriting of Honoré de Balzac

Balzac’s Writing Schedule and Epic Essay About Coffee

If you are a coffee enthusiast, you are probably familiar with “The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee”, Honoré de Balzac’s grand essay about his deep relationship with coffee. He wrote, “Brillat-Savarin has correctly observed, coffee sets the blood in motion and stimulates the muscles; it accelerates the digestive processes, chases away sleep, and gives us the capacity to […]

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