Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

We've all experienced frustrations, particularly over this past year. And many times, we don't respond in the healthiest of ways to such frustrations. Here are some examples of frustrations I've experienced this past year: I'm in the middle of a workout, and the next thing I know I'm laying in my driveway with two broken … Continue reading Frustrated? Here’s How to Put an End to Such a Feeling in Five Seconds…

No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Do you suffer from any of these problems: Money rituals instant money Office problem police station case Election wins. visa problem Bullet never enter you Brotherhood of money secret society Court cases Examination High spirit of pastor Gold problem protection Cafe or fraud guys Pocket no dry pot of riches Business problem High spirit football … Continue reading No Matter What Your Problem, It Looks Like This Guy Can Help

Hmmm… Maybe I’m the Exception

In one of today's emails to behavioral economist Dan Ariely, a husband is baffled where he went wrong with the birthday gift he bought his wife. Here's the email: Dear Dan, I bought my brother a top-of-the-line espresso machine for his birthday. My wife remarked that it was a very generous and thoughtful gift, so … Continue reading Hmmm… Maybe I’m the Exception

Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

Google Translate is a free multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google, designed to translate text and websites from one language into another. It offers a website interface and a mobile app for Android and iOS. As of January 2021, Google Translate supports 109 languages at various levels and as of April 2016, claimed … Continue reading Will Google Translate Ever Work with Animal Sounds?

Lost in Translation

This is the third post I've gotten from reading Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland, and the second time I'm using the quote copy feature of my Kindle app. Here's the paragraph that captured my attention:  I had never heard of this translation … Continue reading Lost in Translation

Add One More Item to the List of “I Just Don’t Get It”

  In July 2019, Sotheby’s sold a historic set of Nike’s “Moon Shoe” waffle-soled sneakers from 1972 for a then-record-setting $437,500. Not to be outdone, during the peak of the Michael Jordan fever triggered by ESPN’s 2020 docuseries “The Last Dance,” a pair of game-worn Jordan 1s sold to an unnamed buyer for a record-breaking … Continue reading Add One More Item to the List of “I Just Don’t Get It”

Want a Virtual Pet? Meet Moflin…

This past week has seen lots of innovations coming out of the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show. One of those is Moflin, an AI pet robot with "emotional capabilities", that looks like a fluffy gray guinea pig, with black beady eyes and soft fur. Here’s a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irJ1pwVng5U Created by Vanguard Industries, the robot uses … Continue reading Want a Virtual Pet? Meet Moflin…

A Different Way to Get Ready for the Semester

  I start teaching in a little less than two weeks, and in addition to getting all the course material ready, I also thought I'd check out my classrooms this week to make sure everything was there that I would need and that I knew how to work the technology. Plus I had to take … Continue reading A Different Way to Get Ready for the Semester

Poetry in Numbers

Elfchen An Elfchen (also known as an elevenie) is a short poem with a given pattern. It contains eleven words which are arranged in a specified order over five rows. The typical structure of an elfchen is as follows: Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell, or the like … Continue reading Poetry in Numbers

Don’t Worry, I’ll Never Get Tired of It

It was a good week, thanks to Dan Ariely. I was able to use two letters from his advice column to create two posts. In case you missed it, here is the first one about putting your camera away when you are trying to create memories. And here is the second: Dear Dan, My fiancé … Continue reading Don’t Worry, I’ll Never Get Tired of It