TED + Study

What motivates us: + I was never a night owl, and I guess that explains my intelligence: An analysis of a large representative sample of young Americans confirms this prediction.  Net of a large number of social and demographic factors, more intelligent children grow up to be more nocturnal as adults than less intelligent children. …



+ Any one who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. Good culture is born of a good disposition; and since the cause is more to be praised than the effect, I will rather praise a good disposition without culture, than good culture without the disposition. – Leonardo da…



by Frank L. Visco My several years in the word game have learnt me several rules: Avoid alliteration. Always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. Avoid cliches like the plague. (They’re old hat.) Employ the vernacular. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. It is wrong to ever split…


Sunday Song

Carolina Liar – It’s a Beautiful World

Buy the CD. Worth it.

A Final Post for the Day

Drunk History Volume 5: Abe Lincoln & Fredrick Douglass (language):

Time to go running with my dad. Hate being beat in races by a 61 year old…