Last week, conservative pundit David Brooks wrote a column saying that Americans were using certain words less in their writing, and this proved the U.S. isn’t as virtuous as it used to be. For instance, a study using the Google books database “found that between 1960 and 2008 individualistic words and phrases increasingly overshadowed communal […]
Doing something kind or charitable makes us happy the way food and sexual pleasure make us happy, according to several studies. “Oh, really? What studies?” you may ask. Well, this one, this one, and the ones cited here, for instance. SEVERAL STUDIES.
We made it! How was your day? This is our new Wednesday night feature: The audience dare! This was suggested by the lovely Miss Sally J. and I really like the idea. Today’s dare is to Pay It Forward. I am a sucker for Holiday season giving cheesiness. I love a Christmas movie with a […]
I shopped my first Black Friday nine years ago. Before then my opinion of the whole thing was something along the lines of “You’ve got to be kidding if you think I am going to get up before dawn to shop with crazy people.”