Our Department of New Year's Wishes (DONYW) has great trepidation as to where our country and planet might be headed. But, ever the believer in things getting better, DONYW has for you, our loyal readers, suggestions on the two things in your life that likely are most important to you.
First, your monitor: You do not need any special stuff to make it clean and sparkly. You just need warm water and a microfiber cloth. Dampen the cloth with warm water, wring it out, and wipe the screen. If you encounter any troublesome spots, just lay the damp cloth over it for 30 seconds, and wipe again.
Second, you marriage and other such relationships: If you strive to overlook the negative and to focus on the positive aspects of your relationship, which social scientists label "positive illusions," the real will become the ideal. This is because the neural roots of tolerance, mercy, and pardon live deep in the human psyche.
So, armed with the keys to a clean and shiny monitor and a happy and enduring marriage/relationship, we wish you all the best for the new year and beyond.