The above photo is from a polar bear plunge close to Charleston, SC. These events are usually referred to as a polar bear plunge, but I have also heard it referred to as a splash and dash. But the photo is misleading in that this blog post has nothing to do with crazy people running … Continue reading Forget Dine and Dash, Now There’s Splash and Dash
The photo above is one I took as I was leaving my building today, Friday afternoon. I'd like to give the benefit of doubt to whoever had been sitting there; maybe they had just stepped away to use the restroom. After all, someone who reads the Wall Street Journal wouldn't just leave a mess like … Continue reading Is This What a Dine and Dash Crime Scene Looks Like?
This past weekend my wife, son, and I went out to dinner in the wonderful small town of West Chester, PA. The town is the county seat, and in addition is home to a large state university, West Chester University (one of our swimming archrivals when I was in college). The town has done a … Continue reading Is It Just Me, Or Do You Also Think This Is Disgusting and Inappropriate?
There's a chance you may have felt that there was something missing in your life. Well, I think I know what it is. It's been a while since I've shared a post from Dan Ariely's mailbag. So let me remedy that by sharing this email Dan received, with an answer that hits way too close … Continue reading The Problem With Being Vegan
The following post was originally published on January 7, 2017. More than five years later, it has no likes, and only four comments, two of which are mine. Despite those anemic numbers, it has always been one of my favorite posts. I told myself that if I ever started reblogging some of my previous posts, … Continue reading Throwback Tuesday (Or, Me Being Lazy)
It's always fun to read (and then write about) something that is totally meaningless, yet can lead to heated debates. And that's what we've got here. A story in the Wall Street Journal a few days ago looked at the debate between those who like having a flat top sheet as part of their bedding, … Continue reading Are You Part of Team Top Sheet Or Team No Top Sheet?
The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a small group of retirement-age Americans are rejecting traditional ideas about retirement in favor of growing old in major urban metropolises. While many people think of big cities as having crowded, dirty streets and crammed subway cars, many retirees are finding that these big cities … Continue reading Retiring to the Big City?
I somehow came across this disturbing TikTok video: https://www.tiktok.com/@danlambert_/video/7047202123573939462 This initiative is currently taking place in a handful of McDonald's in China. Recent studies have shown that obesity is on the rise in China, with 5-6 percent of the general population being classified as obese. In some cities where fast food is popular, that rate is … Continue reading Multitasking Gone Wild
This coming Friday will be the second exam of the semester for my students. As you might imagine, students are starting to get a bit anxious, some more than others. That's why I was so intrigued when I read about this device that could help lower a student's anxiety. The device? A breathing cushion. Researchers … Continue reading I Wonder If I Can Have a Few Dozen of These Delivered Before Friday…
Currently, there are over 20 home-meal delivery services. These services run the range from meals that contain all the ingredients but you still need to do some prepping to meals that just need to be heated up. I came across a few good overviews of the various options: Good Housekeeping has a story about what … Continue reading I Could Get Used to This