Top 10 Signs That You Have An Anger Problem

Written by Newton Hightower

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6. Your bumper sticker reads: How’s My Driving? Call 1-800- EAT-SH%T ext. AND-DIE.

7. You were banned fromrepparttar Beer & Gun Club.

8. The bulging vein in your forehead pulsates torepparttar 118266 beat of La Cucaracha.

9. Your idea of a relaxing evening is to kick back with a case of beer and watchrepparttar 118267 glow ofrepparttar 118268 bug zapper.

10. Your list of people to get back at is longer than your tax return.

Newton Hightower is the Director of The Center for Anger Resolution, Inc. in Houston, Texas, and author of the new book "Anger Busting 101: New ABCs for Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them." Visit Newton's website for anger- busting ideas and a free email newsletter filled with guest articles and tips for husbands, wives, and therapists.

What?!? No bananas?

Written by David Leonhardt

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And what aboutrepparttar Internet? If a web site takes more than five seconds to load, where are we?

"Did you order that book from Amazon for me?"

"I dunno. But I think I reached warp speed with my clicking finger. Ouch! I think I sprained it."

If fancy TV gadgets and high-speed Internet feed our impatience, what about car ads? Vrroooooommm. See how fast this car can go? Wow. It does zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds ... inrepparttar 118265 ad. And zero to zero in half an hour stuck onrepparttar 118266 Santa Monica Freeway.

As we expect our machines each day to break yesterday's speed record, our cars seem to be slowing to a crawl. That's because more and more people are squeezing ontorepparttar 118267 same road space trying to zoom faster and faster and honking their horns louder and louder (because we all know that cars move faster when their horns get honked, right? Especially when they get honked LONG and LOUD, right?).

Is it just me, or is this poor math? A realist would expect traffic to get a little slower each year, which just proves how rare realists really are. Every one of us expects to move faster and faster.

And I expect bananas onrepparttar 118268 store shelf even when it is snowing outside. So what can we do? Easy, we can grumble and complain. We can shout abusive words at store clerks and other drivers. We can honk our horns (not recommended inrepparttar 118269 fruit section).

Or we can step back and ask ourselves logical questions about what we should realistically expect. For instance, "Can I really expect bananas on my grocer's shelves inrepparttar 118270 middle of winter when I knowrepparttar 118271 truck is stuck in traffic?"

This article was adapted from an edition of Your Daily Dose of Happiness at published by David Leonhardt, The Happy Guy, author of Climb Your Stairway to Heaven: the 9 habits of maximum happiness at . Visit his web site at .

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