Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

I'd never heard of the game until reading today's Wall Street Journal. The name of the game is Wordle, and it was created by John Wardle (seems like he was meant to create such a game). Wordle is a word guessing game that tasks the player with correctly identifying a random five-letter word. You only … Continue reading Simple but Fun Word Game Goes Viral

Grown Men Are Dressing Like This?

It's been a while since I've written about a men's fashion piece from the Wall Street Journal. Back then, I referred to it as the annual comedy issue of the WSJ. Here were some of the photos I had included with those posts: The basic point of each of those posts was questioning whether or … Continue reading Grown Men Are Dressing Like This?

Best. News. Ever? Dan Ariely Says to “Stop Making Small Talk”

I've written a few times about how uncomfortable I am making small talk. And it doesn't matter if it's someone I know or a complete stranger. So imagine my excitement when I saw the headline for Dan's most recent Wall Street Journal advice column: "Stop Making Small Talk. No One Will Miss It." Here was … Continue reading Best. News. Ever? Dan Ariely Says to “Stop Making Small Talk”

Do You Suffer from Nose Blindness?

We've all got our fears. Public speaking. Walking down a dark street. Swimming in deep water. Me? Reptiles. Snakes, alligators, crocodiles. I don't want to be within 100 miles of them. Retiring to Florida could be a problem. But there is one fear I was not aware of. According to the Wall Street Journal, "one … Continue reading Do You Suffer from Nose Blindness?

Power Corrupts. Or At Least Causes You to Say ‘Thanks’ Less Often

From today's Dan Ariely column in the Wall Street Journal: Dear Dan, This past year I’ve worked alongside a wonderful group of colleagues. I am so thankful to have worked on this team. I’ve just been promoted and will now manage the same group. I worry that this will change my relationship with its members. … Continue reading Power Corrupts. Or At Least Causes You to Say ‘Thanks’ Less Often

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?

“Fun” Facts about the Dow Jones Industrial Average

You're still reading this post after such a captivating headline? OK, you must really want to learn a thing or two about the DJIA. Here we go: the index was first calculated on May 26, 1896, and included just 12 firms, all manufacturing/industrial in nature, thus the name here are the original 12 firms: American … Continue reading “Fun” Facts about the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

The Labor Department said the consumer-price index—which measures what consumers pay for goods and services—increased in October by 6.2% from a year ago. That was the fastest 12-month pace since 1990 and the fifth straight month of inflation above 5%. Price increases were broad-based, with higher costs for new and used autos, gasoline and other … Continue reading Good News! There Will Be No Price Increase at Borden’s Blather

“I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

I heard myself saying that to my wife the other night, and I realized it wasn't the first time I've uttered those words. It was after 9:00 at night, I was tired, and I had no idea what I was going to write about. Unfortunately, that's a fairly common scenario (and now you know why … Continue reading “I’ve Got to Write My Stupid Blog”

You Cannot Be Serious

It was in 1964 that the first Surgeon General's report on smoking was published. Called Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, this report recognized the proven link between smoking and lung cancer. So we've had over 50 years to learn about the negative health effects … Continue reading You Cannot Be Serious