My city shut down today, because it rained ice pellets last night. I saw a guy scraping his windshield with a spatula, but he also came prepared with a hammer, in the event that spatula didn't work out. People were not prepared for this wintry weather in Central Texas! But most schools were canceled, business and roads were closed, so that means plenty of time to consider a couple listicles, think about new ways of doing things, and ponder both the insignificant, and the sublime.
Wisebread: 29 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Happier This Year Because these kinds of lists are great, and being happy is most excellent.
Business Insider: 10 Habits of Financially Happy People Great insights from Business Insider on how keeping up good financial habits can equal happiness, at least as far as your wallet is concerned.
Dollar Stretcher: How To Find Your Family History On A Budget Check out our own Erin Konrad blogging with the legendary Dollar Stretcher on how to do family research without dropping the big bucks.
Greatist: Eat More Move Less Transformation For anyone who knows it's not the same for everyone when we're talking about diet and exercise, this thoughtful article on making real change is a breath of fresh air.
Saving Advice: Is 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Buying $8 Pants Too Frugal? I am late to the party on this one, since the 49ers are no longer in the running for the Superbowl, but it's never too late to talk about Jim Harbaugh's pants. Love the comments on this article.
EcoSalon: We Want Wings: A Stunning Formation of Starlings If you're looking for something relaxing and just totally sublime to be enchanted with, look no further than this gorgeous murmuration.