The Atlantic: What Makes Us Happy? Back in the late 30′s, the founder of the Grants dime store chain wondered why scientists and doctors studied sick people instead of studying healthy, well-adjusted people. He thought there would be far more to learn from someone who was successfully navigating life than from someone failing [...]
LA Times: The Rigors of Life Unplugged. A teacher challenges her students to live without electronic gizmos for a week. Surprisingly, a lot of kids make it. It sounds like it was really tough for most of them, though. Salon: An interview with that Free Range Kids lady. I’m sure that [...]
Posnanski: I’m Getting to That Part. So apparently Joe and his wife argue about which of them their four-year-old takes after. Each of them arguing that she takes after the other parent. Apparently she’s quite the character. Consumer Reports: ShamWow Testing! With video! At least it’s good for drying off your [...]
Wednesday Chef: April in Paris. Luisa takes a short trip to Paris and returns with these wonderful words and pictures. Posnanski: Come on, That’s Not Real! Joe comes up with a highly believable story to explain how a photo of the new Collegiate Snuggies might have come to be.
How to be a successful evil overlord. A lot of folks have pointed at this, and I finally got around to reading it. I’ll have to keep this stuff in mind. Philadelphia Daily News: Rethinking Philadelphia. A very nice package of stories on — you guessed it — how to move [...]