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High fives

Quick thought.  I just read Jill Ruddock‘s “high-five” rules for good health (via an Evening Standard piece on health reform). Her book, “The Second Half of Your Life”, is aimed at women, but the memo works all round.

– Keep in touch with family and friends.

– Think of others.

– Cultivate a passion.

– Exercise

– Eat well

It reminds me of  Anthony Clare’s Seven Steps to Happiness.

Who cares if cliches are cliches, if they keep you going stronger for longer?



When it’s not good to be followed

I love talking on Twitter. I love being followed on Twitter. But I’m realising that more doesn’t always mean better.  Which is why I’ve just cut my numbers.  

Am I behind the curve here? I wonder how many of you already act to filter out fake follows.  

I noticed on Tuesday that something odd was going on. Continue reading