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Playtime

Five Reasons to Come Out and Play

We know that free-play is important to the development of children. But it’s also really important in the life of an adult. You may think you don’t need to play, that you don’t have time to play, but there are good reasons to incorporate play ...

Jamie Spannhake - September 16, 2016

Three Tips for Becoming More Resilient

No matter what your particular stress is — client issues, financial anxiety, overwhelmed by technology, opposing counsel's attitude — changing the way you think about and respond to it can turn a dreaded situation into an opportunity for ...

Shawn Healy - May 16, 2016

Top Five Fitness Metrics to Track

You can track nearly everything related to fitness with an app or wearable, or some smart combination of the two: sleep, steps, heart rate, calories, nutrition ... the list goes on. But do you really need to track your fitness? The answer is ...

Jamie Spannhake - April 22, 2016

Brain Fun: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Good ideas come from all sorts of unlikely places. A Walgreens insert in a recent Sunday paper contained a list of ways to make our brains healthier and more productive. A few of the recommendations were particularly interesting to ...

Paul H. Burton - October 14, 2015

Valentine’s Emergency?

You do remember that it's Valentine's Day today, right? Or have you been so busy with work, and life (and the Sochi games), you totally forgot? Maybe like some of us (gulp), you put off the gift-giving decision too long and now you're in a ...

The Editors - February 14, 2014
Holiday Gift Friday Five

Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers in Your Life

For the past nine years, ReidMyBlog's Reid Trautz has been publishing his annual guide to holiday gifts coveted by lawyers — just in time to inspire families and friends of lawyers to choose just the right thing. We couldn't resist asking for an ...

Reid Trautz - November 15, 2013

Five Brainy Things About You

Ready to downshift into the weekend, but your brain can't let go of the week's work? Or maybe you need to puzzle out a particularly complex set of facts and your focus isn't worth beans. It would be nice, wouldn't it, to get a better grip on ...

The Editors - October 25, 2013

Build a Stress Safety Net Into Your Law Practice

C’mon. We know you work long hours for what seems like an increasingly smaller paycheck. That you have to deal with belligerent clients, difficult judges and a schedule so overbooked that you hardly have time to take a breath, much less a lunch ...

Mary Ellen Sullivan - July 3, 2013
Friday Five

Relax and Take Five for Yourself!

As of 1:04 a.m. EST, it's officially summer! And about darn time. Since we're feeling the celebratory summer solstice joy today, we're revisiting one of our favorite posts, with well-timed advice on ways to enjoy life's special moments (like the ...

Reid Trautz - June 21, 2013

Celebrate the End of Darkness

For today's Friday Five, we have five good reasons to add a little light to your life and celebrate next week's Winter Solstice—the shortest day of the year and its longest night. That's right, in 2012, the earliest winter since 1896 arrives ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - December 14, 2012