“Signs” of Intelligence . . . That Actually Don’t Mean You’re Smart

By |2023-02-03T08:13:53-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

There's a forum online where people are talking about things some people might THINK are a sign of intelligence . . . but they're actually not.  Here are a few of the good ones:   Being a contrarian.  "Disagreeing with everything is as lazy as believing everything." Just having a good memory.  Or knowing a lot of trivia. Fast-talking. Using "academic jargon" and long-winded terminology.  "Just because you know a couple fancy words doesn't mean you're intelligent."  And you better make sure you're using the big words appropriately. Having a YouTube channel.  It doesn't make you an authority on a subject. Education.  Good [...]

Punxsutawney Phacts

By |2023-02-02T08:35:49-06:00February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone!  Here are a few stats and facts to help celebrate.  (Check here and here to see if Phil saw his shadow.  They usually announce it around 7:20 A.M. Eastern.)  Don't put too much stock in Punxsutawney Phil's prediction.  He's been making them since 1886, and he's only been right 39% of the time.  So you'd be better off flipping a coin.  That said, the Groundhog Club claims he's never wrong.  They say it's their fault for misinterpreting his language, "Groundhogese." He usually predicts six more weeks of winter.  Coming into today, he'd seen his shadow 106 times, plus one "partial shadow" in [...]

Willie Nelson Reflects How Marijuana Saved His Life

By |2023-02-01T23:46:48-06:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

If he wanted to, Willie Nelson could thumb his nose at the marijuana haters when he turns 90 on April 29th. He's talked about how weed saved his life, so E!Online asked him to elaborate, and here's what he said. Quote, "Well, it not only saved my life, it probably saved some other people's lives. Because, before I smoked marijuana, I was drinking a lot. And I might have killed a lot of people, too. So I'm just glad that that didn't happen." They also asked if there's some kind of special diet that keeps him going. Quote, "I don't eat [...]

Husband Calling Contest at the Iowa State Fair!?

By |2023-01-19T08:22:06-06:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

A video of a "husband calling contest" in 2017 has been making the rounds.  It's from the Iowa State Fair and it features the Top Five finalists. Obviously, it's all in good fun, especially because the grand prize is only $5.  Although each one does receive a ribbon.  The winning caller looks the part too . . . from her pioneer dress to her "Sunday go to church hat". @_rhinestonecowboy some good ol’ fashioned “husband calling” at the iowa state fair #iowastatefair #husbandcalling #yoohoo #idkidk #americana #fyp ♬ original sound - rhinestone cowboy

We’re Most Productive When? and Then It’s All Downhill From There

By |2023-01-18T07:37:47-06:00January 18th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

Would you say you're more productive in the morning or the afternoon?  If you said afternoon, you're an outlier.  At least according to this . . . A poll found the average office worker is most productive at 10:22 A.M., and then it's all downhill from there. We hit our first big slump at 1:27 P.M., and then another one on top of it at 2:06.  It also found we tend to feel the most drained on Mondays and Fridays. The top things that can drain us in a typical workday are too much time in front of a computer . [...]

Giving Companies a “Two-Week Notice”?

By |2023-01-17T08:07:21-06:00January 17th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

(This trending story just boiled my blood) People on TikTok are encouraging us to stop giving our bosses a "two-week notice."  When you're ready to quit, just leave with ZERO notice. Their argument is that companies don't give YOU a two-week notice when you're fired or laid off.  So why help THEM out, just so they have time to replace you. The hashtag "NoTwoWeekNotice" has been trending, and a lot of young people seem to be on board.  A few even claim they did it after the trend went viral. Is this a good point?  Or are we just getting more [...]

Putting Potatoes in Your Socks to Cure the Flu?

By |2023-01-05T08:05:27-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|

There's no cure for the common cold.  There's no cure for the coronavirus.  But there MIGHT be a cure for the flu . . . and it involves pressing a potato against your foot.  This is not science . . . it's TikTok. A video is going viral online, where a woman shares a flu "remedy." You take a potato, cut it in half, and then slice off two pieces.  You press the potato slices against the bottom of your feet . . . put socks over them to keep them in place . . . and remove them in the [...]

THe Most BLEEPY-BLEEP in Christmas Movies

By |2022-12-14T08:32:11-06:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

A language tutorial site called Preply examined 60 scripts of popular holiday movies to find out which have the most cuss words.  Here are the Top 20: "Bad Santa" (2003):  255 swear words "The Ref" (1994):  86 swear words "Better Watch Out" (2016):  82 swear words "Die Hard" (1988):  77 swear words "Just Friends" (2005):  46 swear words "Black Christmas" (1974):  39 swear words "Trading Places" (1983):  37 swear words "Krampus" (2015):  37 swear words "Love Actually" (2003):  36 swear words "The Family Man" (2000):  32 swear words "Fatman" (2020):  25 swear words "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989):  23 swear words "Last Christmas" (2019):  18 swear words "Scrooged" (1988):  17 swear words "Batman Returns" (1992):  [...]

The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

By |2022-11-29T07:05:57-06:00November 29th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

"Rolling Stone" put together a list of the 100 best TV theme songs of all time.  Here are the Top 20: "The Jeffersons" (1975 to 1985) A tie between "The Brady Bunch" (1969 to 1974) and "Gilligan's Island" (1964 to 1967) "Sanford and Son" (1972 to 1977) "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2015 to 2019) "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (1968 to 2001) "The Twilight Zone" (1959 to 1964) "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990 to 1996) "Friends" (1994 to 2004) "The O.C." (2003 to 2007) "Too Many Cooks" (2014)  (It was a TV short on Adult Swim.) "Game of Thrones" (2011 to 2019) "Hawaii Five-O" (1968 to 1980) "Cheers" (1982 to 1993) "The Wire" (2002 to 2008) "Mission: Impossible" (1966 to [...]

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