The End of History Illusion

I am happy to see that Dan Ariely still has his biweekly column in the Wall Street Journal, so I guess no fallout yet from the issues I had written about before. Even better from my perspective, this week's column introduced a new psychologic term I had never heard before - the End of History … Continue reading The End of History Illusion

To Track or Not to Track?

Across the U.S., colleges are getting ready to start a new academic year. For recent high school graduates, and their parents, it is a momentous occasion. For many of these students, it will be their first time away from parental supervision, and for some of the parents, it will be the first time they won't … Continue reading To Track or Not to Track?

Five Tips for Sharpening Your (Rusty) Communication Skills

After more than 15 months of isolation, people are starting to become more social. However, there is a chance you've become a bit rusty at exactly how to do so. Much like a runner who takes off 15 months, you may need to start slow and build up your skills before you are at least … Continue reading Five Tips for Sharpening Your (Rusty) Communication Skills

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…

My Blog and the Ikea Effect

This post is inspired by the most recent Dan Ariely column in the Wall Street Journal. Here is one of the emails he received: Dear Dan, My partner and I decided to do a DIY renovation of our kitchen cabinets. We spent many hours at the store discussing options and reviewing our sketches, then struggled … Continue reading My Blog and the Ikea Effect

OK, You Heard It Here First. It Was Me.

Given how much the WordPress blogging community means to me, I wanted you to be the first ones to know. It was me. The Wall Street Journal has an article in this week's Mansion section with the headline: Mystery Buyer Pays $157.5 Million for Two Condos on New York’s Billionaires’ Row Well, mystery solved. I … Continue reading OK, You Heard It Here First. It Was Me.

What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

It's not unusual to see men in Bermuda wearing a suit with short pant legs, like a pair of shorts. I've seen it, and didn't think anything of it. I just knew it was something I would never dare to wear, at least in the U.S. But others have. Here's LeBron James: All I can … Continue reading What Men Wear in Bermuda Should Stay in Bermuda

Most People Lie Two to Four Times Per Day

And our workplaces suffer as a result. According to a recent Wall Street Journal artcle, lying in the workplace begins before somone gets a job and ends at the exit interview. While many of us may consider our lies harmless, they could have significant consequences. The habit of lying becomes contagious, and it does not … Continue reading Most People Lie Two to Four Times Per Day

The WSJ Mansion Section May Be of the People, But It’s Not For the People

It is one of the more well-known lines from Lincoln's Gettysburg address: "government of the people, by the people, for the people, ..." Those words, well at least some of them. came rushing back to me as I looked through this week's Real Estate section of the Wall Street Journal. fittingly known as The Mansion. … Continue reading The WSJ Mansion Section May Be of the People, But It’s Not For the People

The HAPPE Method of Journaling

Lara Zielin, an author and life coach, has created a method of journaling she calls “Author Your Life,” where people think about themselves as characters in a story of their making. Author Your Life is a way to write about the life you want to have as if it’s already occurring. Zielin has developed five … Continue reading The HAPPE Method of Journaling