Wait, What?

It's always fun to read men's fashion articles from the Wall Street Journal, since I always find them so over the top. Well, today I saw two headlines, with brief descriptions, that caught my attention: 4 Menswear Trends That Could Be Bigger than Tie-Dye It’s time to move on from ubiquitous, hippie-ish swirls. Experts predict … Continue reading Wait, What?

Is This How My Students Feel When I Teach Them How to Do Something?

Recently I made the decision to add some non-vegan items to my diet, as a sort of trial. I thought I'd start with eggs and salmon, and give myself about 90 days to see if I notice any differences in my health and general well-being. It may not seem like much, but I've been a … Continue reading Is This How My Students Feel When I Teach Them How to Do Something?

Is It Possible That Some Members of Gen Z Will Never Work in an Office?

It is a strange time for those people who graduated from college in the past year or so and then started their first job. Many of these people, often referred to as Gen Z (born after 1997), finished college taking classes remotely, and they began their career working remotely. So it's not out of the … Continue reading Is It Possible That Some Members of Gen Z Will Never Work in an Office?

I Guess I Should Be Teaching More Than Just Accounting

One of the things I remember most about teaching during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters was how quiet the classes were in those few minutes before class began. To me, it was a combination of social distancing, masks, teaching freshmen, and cell phones, all of which helped to create a barrier of sorts … Continue reading I Guess I Should Be Teaching More Than Just Accounting

My First Try at Using an Article Spinner

An article spinner is a resource or device whose primary function is to rewrite text (such as an article or blog entry) so that the overall message and meaning are left intact while the wording is changed significantly. It is commonly used by content creators, website/blog administrators, and marketing agencies in an attempt to imitate … Continue reading My First Try at Using an Article Spinner

“Congratulations! You’re OK for Now.”

That was the result I received after taking a six-question quiz to determine if I am burned out at work, and if so, what is causing my burnout. The quiz, which took less than a minute, was in today's Wall Street Journal. Hopefully, this link will work if you're interested: Take the Quiz The different … Continue reading “Congratulations! You’re OK for Now.”

Could You Live Here, Knowing Its History?

The house shown above is owned by Jeff Franklin, creator of the 1980s television sitcom “Full House”. Franklin is putting his Beverly Hills estate on the market for $85 million. The roughly 21,000-square-foot, Andalusian-style estate, recognizable for its distinctive blue dome, sits on about 3.6 acres near Benedict Canyon and has nine bedrooms and 18 … Continue reading Could You Live Here, Knowing Its History?

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”