Small Decisions Can Be Tough Too

When it comes to making decisions, the big ones aren’t always the toughest. The smaller ones can trip you up, too! So, we’re going to take the hassle out of three of them for you. We got this “what to do” advice from the researchers at Oprah’s “O” magazine.

  • Decision #1: When is it better to send a hand-written thank you note instead of an email? Julie Morgenstern, an author and corporate productivity consultant, says ignore your mom’s advice on this one – it’s an email world now. People expect such an instant response that you should send an email within 24 hours. However, you can follow your email with a hand-written thanks. Busy people get more than 100 emails per day, so if you want to stand out, showcase your appreciation with a good note, too.
  • Decision #2: Should I buy CDs or download music? Downloading is easier and cheaper – because the savings on NOT manufacturing a product are passed on to you. That’s the word from Glenn Derene, senior technology expert for Popular Mechanics magazine. In his opinion, your best bet for downloads is Amazon-MP3, which offers them for as little as $.89 per song and they don’t have any “digital rights” attached, so you can copy the music onto any device, including CDs.
  • Decision #3: Really – is it that bad to wash my hair every day? Contrary to what you’ve probably heard – NO. It’s not bad at all. Philip Kingsley is a “trichologist” in London – someone who deals with the scientific study of the health of hair. He says you wash your face every day, and your hair encounters the same amount of dirt. Besides, a clean, flake-free scalp will lead to thicker and stronger hair.  There is one catch: The combination of washing and then using a blow-dryer or hot-iron can damage your hair. So, limit your use of heated tools to every second or third day.

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