People’s vocabularies are shrinking at a time when more and more people have college degrees. As Zach Goldberg notes, people’s mastery of hard words has been falling for well over 20 years, and their mastery of easier words has been falling for over 15 years. Meanwhile, a higher proportion of Americans have college degrees than […]Read More College students aren’t learning much, as taxpayer subsidies rise
I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think? “I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the time, and yet, you never think about how much time you spend thinking. That sounds like an addiction to me. I know, because I’m addicted […]Read More Thinking…
Husbands are Not Big Kids It is very common to make jokes about dads occupying the role of the biggest kid in the house; i.e. the biggest child mom has to raise. We even see it routinely on T.V.—Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”) and Andy Griffith were replaced long ago by Homer Simpson and numerous […]Read More No ha-ha.
In Chicago, officials warned about the risk of almost instant frostbite on what could be the city’s coldest day ever. At the same time, on the other side of the planet, wildfires raged in Australia’s record-breaking heat. This is weather in the age of extremes. It comes on top of multiple extremes, all kinds, in […]Read More U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes – The New York Times
How to redesign your days to give you back a few extra hours every week We’ve all got a fixed 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. But in 2019, you can feel like you have more time every week by making different choices about how you allocate your hours. Here […]Read More Never Enough Time?
Don’t fall in love with giving advice. Give advice from a position of humility. It’s heady to have someone seek your advice. Keep your feet on the ground.Read More THE GIFTS OF LEADERSHIP: HOW TO GIVE ADVICE THAT PEOPLE RESPECT
#FlashbackFriday: Grandma Edition. Largely because they think life should be fair, children tend to complain a lot. In fact, whenever you encounter adults who complain a lot about the many inequities and injustices that have beset their lives or the bad hand of cards they’ve been dealt, you can bet you have encountered adults who […]Read More #flashbackfriday Grandma Edition
There’s an old song: You can talk about me just as much as you please. I’ll talk about you down on my knees. Undoubtedly your son-in-law or daughter-in-law will talk about their mother-in-law and father-in-law. Rather than criticize her to other people, do your praying first. Be sure to pray for that in-law.Read More Ten Rules for Mother-in- Laws by Elisabeth Elliot