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It's Time For Another Pinkcast. In this episode, Dan Pink shares three tips from  Erica Dhawan, author of the new book Digital Body Language, about how to write more effective emails, ones that people will actually read. Tip Number One: Break long emails into two parts. The top part offers a quick summary and then the rest … Continue reading ITFAP

Music Monday: Making Things Right, Nearly Fifty Years Later

It's my favorite song of all time, and I sing along with it every time I hear it. In fact, one of my blog posts features the one and only solo singing performance of my life. In case you missed it (it's from 2017, so most readers have not seen it), here it is again: … Continue reading Music Monday: Making Things Right, Nearly Fifty Years Later

Dr. Rick: Don’t Be Your Parents

I've written about and shared many of my favorite TV commercials over the years, but it's been a while since I have done such a post. My wife told me about the latest Progressive Insurance commercial, so I had to check it out. Progressive Insurance has had some of the best commercials on TV over … Continue reading Dr. Rick: Don’t Be Your Parents

Money May Not Buy You Happiness, But It Does Buy You a Few Extra Years

Researchers at Northwestern University say that every time another $50,000 is accumulated by middle age, an individual’s risk of death drops by five percent. In addition, for those who had stashed $139,000 more than a sibling, their chances of outliving them increased by 13 percent. The study is based on 5,400 Americans tracked for almost … Continue reading Money May Not Buy You Happiness, But It Does Buy You a Few Extra Years

Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean There Isn’t a Microchip in the COVID Vaccine

Some 20% of Americans believe in the conspiracy theory that microchips may have been planted inside COVID-19 vaccines that millions of people have already taken worldwide, according to a study by YouGov and The Economist that was conducted last week. Despite a lack of evidence to support such a claim, the poll concluded overall that 15% of Americans … Continue reading Just Because You’re Paranoid Doesn’t Mean There Isn’t a Microchip in the COVID Vaccine

At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

I don't know what's more fun; getting old, or whining about getting old. Within the first 30 seconds of my walk today, my right ankle, my right knee, and my left hip were all feeling a little bit less than ideal. I hoped they would start to feel better as I eased into my walk, … Continue reading At Least My Right Elbow Was Fine

Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

A recent survey by The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London found that 48 percent of parents with kids between the ages of five and 13 years old don’t know what “STEM” stands for. So it's not surprising that one in three of these parents admit that the very thought of having to answer … Continue reading Sorry, But This Post May Make One in Three of You Feel Ill

I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

I went for my quarterly haircut today to one of those national chains, the same one I've used for several years now. I never ask for a specific stylist, whoever is available is fine with me. And today was my first time to have my haircut by this particular woman. I should have had an … Continue reading I Think the Hairstylist Was Trying to Tell Me Something

How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

A few months ago my beloved MacBook Air, circa 2012, started acting up. It finally got to the point where I couldn't use it for more than about 30 minutes before it would conk out. When I tried to reboot it, the screen was a very ominous-looking gray background with an icon of a folder … Continue reading How a Visit to an Apple Genius Bar Led to Better Eating Habits

Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…

A few months ago, I wrote a post about my new favorite TV show, Ted Lasso, giving some background on the show and my enthusiasm for it. Apparently, I am not alone in my opinion about the show. Jason Sudeikis, who plays Ted Lasso, has already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award … Continue reading Art Imitating Life, and Life Imitating Art…