Welcome to NOLA, where you'll find plenty of "that je ne sais quoi, that elan, that bon temps" but absolutely pas d'excuses. In other words, it's time for us to button up our lab coats and get busy. We've got an achievement gap to crush.
How can we stop worrying when part of us seems convinced that if we only do enough of it we'll stay healthy, safe, and successful for the rest of our lives? By recognizing that worry is a poor substitute for knowledge, intuition and inspiration.
I've written a good deal on about some of the problems involved with using shock collars in animal training, mostly to stop behaviors. But an even worse application of this form of training is sing the shock to elicit desired behaviors.
She's a good Christian teen who just happens to look like she could be Lindsay Lohan's mother. He's a smarmy actor I'd never heard of. Wow, I really don't care. And yet, I can't help myself. Tell me more.