Now pay attention, children: if you practice the piano just 20 minutes every day, do you know what will happen?… …You will grow up to be humiliated by a second grader. (Tip-o'-the-hat: 22 words.)
This very instructive little bit of good advice has been making the rounds on the Internet lately. I approve. (For those for whom the last step is the hardest, I've also been known to recommend Philippians 4:6-7.) Apologies to any of you who may not appreciate having Bobby McFerrin stuck in your head now. Hey, [...]
Spotted in a Whole Foods store in Chicago. The circumstances that led to the creation of the sign will be left to your overactive imaginations. (Note: Despite the date of publication, this is completely real. Truth is sillier than fiction.)
As my long-time readers and commenters know, I always enjoy getting thoughtful questions that I can answer for you. Going through my year-end Google Analytics report for 2010, I saw that a lot of people discovered this website by searching online with questions of their own. Naturally, lots of them led to information I've written about [...]
Our sources assure us that this study was published in a peer-reviewed journal. Certainly the research appears to have been exhaustive. Or exhausting. Tip-o'-the-hat to Grasping Reality with Both Hands.
From Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men: Miss Tick sniffed. “You could say this advice is priceless,” she said. “Are you listening?” “Yes,” said Tiffany. “Good. Now…if you trust in yourself…” “Yes?” “…and believe in your dreams…” “Yes?” “…and follow your star…” Miss Tick went on. “Yes?” “…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent [...]