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Friday food treat: Hokkaido style Cheese tart

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Source: dreamersloft.blogspot.sg

There is a little food store that has “popped up” on one of the main streets in Hirafu. They specialise in local dairy products. One of these is the very tasty cheese tart, or cheesu tarturo as my Japanese friends call it.

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Thoughts about screen time …

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Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash.com

Whether you are a parent or not, carving out time to turn off your devices, to disconnect from the wired world and engage with the real people who are all around you, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the people you love.
~ Alan Brown

Are you having too much screen time?

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Parents often limit their children’s screen time. But what about the big kids? Do you spend too much time in front of screens? And if you do, what of it?

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How to have a happy holiday

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It’s holiday time for many. That means summer days at the beach for the folk at home, the excitement of a snow holiday for others. It’s a time for generosity too in for kindness and spirit. Will you be generous with yourself at this time?

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5 Ways to leave work at work

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Photo credit – Caio Triana via pexels.com

Do you get home from work still processing things that happened throughout the day? Is your sleep interrupted by moments of anxiety and concern about events at work? Here are ten suggestions to help you leave work where it belongs – at work!

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It’s your choice – or is it?

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Photo by Baher Khairy on Unsplash.com

We make many decisions in life. We usually like to consider the choices available. In choosing, we enjoy the exercise of free will. Or do we? Behavioural economists might nudge you to consider a fresh perspective on this.

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Our first

On arrival in Niseko, I received a photo challenge from my sister. So here it is – our first seven days in Japan, in black and white images. In the exercise, there were to be no people and no explanations. I have chosen to annotate them for this post.

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Thoughts about Friday …

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Photo credit Alejandro-Alvarez via unsplash.com

I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ 

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How friends help you live longer

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Photo by Joseph Pearson on Unsplash.com

The secret of longevity may not lie in a special supplement, through particular exercise programs or dietary regimes. Whilst all these contribute to physical health, there is another factor that can impact behavioural, psychological and physiological health. Friendship.

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Do we have too many choices?

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Photo by Deanna Ritchie on Unsplash.com

Anyone who goes shopping in brick and mortar stores or online, will know there is oodles of choice. That’s good isn’t it? Brian Shwartz suggests not.

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