Local Radio Station Gets Early Jump on Memorial Day 500 Countdown

Philadelphia radio station PHYL (99.99) started its Memorial Day countdown of the top 500 rock songs on Thanksgiving Day. The move appears to be in response to a decision by its closest competitor, station WAQW (100.00), which began playing Christmas music on July 4. Bruce Turley, station manager at PHYL, had plans to begin broadcasting … Continue reading Local Radio Station Gets Early Jump on Memorial Day 500 Countdown

Where Should You Live?

The New York Times Opinion editors have created a website that will help you find places in the United States that best suit what you are looking for in terms of potentially multiple criteria. Here is the link: Where Should You Live? The choices are grouped into four categories: Lifestyle (17 choices) Climate (6 choices) … Continue reading Where Should You Live?

The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

In this week's Pinkcast, Dan meets with Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist at Cornell University and author of You Have More Influence Than You Think: How We Underestimate Our Power of Persuasion, and Why It Matters. Vanessa offers advice on why we should be more willing to give people compliments, and how to do so most … Continue reading The How and the Why of Giving Compliments

It’s Time to Replace the Expression: “In the Blink of an Eye”

With something that's 20 times faster. Imagine driving down the highway five miles per hour, and someone passes you going 100 mph. I don't think anyone would be using that slower car as an example of a speed demon. So why do people insist on using the phrase "in the blink of an eye" as … Continue reading It’s Time to Replace the Expression: “In the Blink of an Eye”

Proceed at Your Own Risk

This post from Dan Ariely hit close to home. It's an issue I think of every time I hit the Publish button and I wonder how people are going to react when they are trying to decide whether they should read my blog post or not. Dear Dan, My boss is a night owl, and … Continue reading Proceed at Your Own Risk

If You’re Going to Give a Hug, Make It Count

Let's see what science has to say. Researchers at Goldsmiths, London University, carried out two studies. In the first, participants hugged for one, five, or 10 seconds - with two different arm crossing styles and reported how pleasant, arousing, and under control the touch felt. They found that a hug lasting between five and ten … Continue reading If You’re Going to Give a Hug, Make It Count

Snap, Crackle, Pop! Is That My Phone, My Laptop, or My Watch?

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article this week about how many of us are suffering from alert overload. It could be a calendar alert, a news alert, an email alert, a text alert, etc. And if there are sounds set to go with those alerts, your phone, laptop, tablet, desktop, or watch will … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop! Is That My Phone, My Laptop, or My Watch?

A One Push-Up Wonder

It only took 371 days. On November 10, 2020, I broke both of my wrists while exercising. Of course, I had to write about it - I'll do anything to keep my streak going. 🙂 While the thought of doing a push-up was the furthest thing from my mind, I also told myself I would … Continue reading A One Push-Up Wonder

A Brief Look at the Metaverse

There has been a lot written about the Metaverse in the past few weeks. It was a bit confusing, and I thought one way for me to learn about it would be to write about it. So this post is more for my own benefit, but if anyone wants to read and watch along with … Continue reading A Brief Look at the Metaverse

Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change

I was scrolling through my email the other day, and in one of my daily emails from The Onion, I came across this headline: Study: Average U.S. Third-Grader Reading At Level Of Crow - Who could pass up clicking on that? Here's a bit of what the story went on to say about this sad … Continue reading Accounting Professor Contemplates Career Change