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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

16 Good Things About 2016

Granted 2016 sucked in many ways but there are a few good things worth celebrating that happened this year: 1. Weddings 2. Anniversaries 3. Baby announcements 4. Engagements 5. Graduations 6. Cancer remissions 7. Rogue One 8. Chris Pratt’s nude scene in Passengers 9. Wonder Woman turned 75 10. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]

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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

“Do You Want Me To Interpret or Translate?”

The first time I noticed the difference between a translator and an interpreter was during the 1996 Miss Universe pageant. Alicia Machado, Miss Venezuela, was answering the questions in Spanish but what the assigned translator said in English was a better, more polished interpretation of what she had mentioned. The realization that the person communicating […]

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Adulting Layoff Mrs Enginerd

Folks, Millennials Already Are the Leaders of Today!

During the presidential and general elections, the media made a stink about the Millennials. They went from crybabies (due to not letting go of Bernie Sanders’s loss) to slackers that didn’t go out to the polls to vote. It seems the adults in the room can’t stop complaining about, and have borderline bullied, an entire […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

“A Nation, under God, Indivisible…”

We are standing at a crossroads. The high road looks like the right one to take but with so many people going low you start to wonder if you can endure the hike. It feels like common sense is common anymore and all the guise of civility has been ripped off our shoulders. Why are […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd

Five Stress Relief Products That Won’t Break The Bank

Life can be daunting but short of taking a vacation every month, or using Sick Days as mental health breaks, there are a few things you can incorporate in your daily routine to refresh the senses and find inner peace. Here are the top five go to products that always deliver stress relief after a hard […]

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Adulting Layoff Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

Responsibility v. Love

You are not responsible for the ones you love, except if they are children under a certain age or a pet. It may be a controversial thought but the subject is worth discussing. Many of my Millenial peers go through life feeling responsible for friends and family, carrying huge chips on their shoulders that shouldn’t […]

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Adulting En español Mrs Enginerd

América The Beautiful

Mapped by cartographer Amerigo Vespucci, the lands of the New World were named América in his honor. This is why historically anyone born in the Americas is considered American, especially in Spanish where the people of these continents are known as americanos. (When using slang, Spanish speakers call Americans from the USA gringos, not necessarily […]

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Adulting Love and Marriage Mrs Enginerd

The Highly Functional Introvert 

They walk among us, quietly sitting in a corner minding their own business. They smile, a cordial smirk that aims to state “please ignore me” more than serve as an invitation to talk. If you approach them and start up a conversation they will carry it flawlessly and exceed your expectations. However, deep down inside, […]

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Adulting Etiquette Mrs Enginerd

The Lost Art of Asking and Answering Questions Effectively

We all have pet peeves. As an introvert, mine is asking a binary answer question and getting anything but a simple yes or no answer. Why must people unload on me their entire thought process or worse, answer my question with another one. Ugh! Yes or no. Yes or no! I didn’t ask for your […]

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Adulting Mrs Enginerd Nerd Stuff

Smart Security Systems for the 21rst Century Home

After 10 years with ADT, well we started with Brinks anyway, and Comcast we wanted an opportunity to break free and start over. Automating a home is never an easy task but we are willing to undertake this challenge in the name of safety. Between wanting to monitor our dog during the day and not […]