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Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1935The 2016 campaign’s most interesting long shotI think it's quite upsetting that someone so highly respected is probably suffering from a mental break. That's the assessment of some who have known him for a long time. I also think it's quite interesting to note that it's impossible, at least on a casual level, to distinguish mental illness from the current Republican agenda.jimmythefish10:27 PM on March 25, 2015Hot Town, Summer in the CityIf memory serves me correctly, articles like this (not to mention various documentary films were a staple of growing up during the Cold War. Yup - you wanna know why Gen-X seemed so moody and emo? It's because shit like THIS was part of the background radiation of OUR CHILDHOODS.EmpressCallipygos7:55 AM on March 25, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1932I almost entirely removed the words "no" and "don't" from my vocabulary.Well, the article itself does not recommend the crap sandwich. It gives a really good and clear example of what works: She went from telling kids "don't drop your elbow" to "keep your elbow up" and saw a 180 degree turnaround in both attitude and performance. The human mind doesn't do well with "not" statements. I like the general rubric that suggests that a good example is the best way to teach. Giving people a... [more]
Michele in California11:21 AM on March 23, 2015Phredward: "Managing isn't about telling your reports to toughen up and accept criticism."
Has anyone done any research on not calling your people "reports"? Because that term (as well as other dehumanizing ones) gnaws at my very core.
Joakim Ziegler11:15 AM on March 23, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1930TedCruz.comAlso, it begins, "Dear Gary". My name is not Gary. He doesn't think your name is Gary; he's hoping your name is, in fact, Indiana, so that he'll say Gary and you'll say Indiana and you'll go back and forth like that a few times, "Gary", "Indiana", "Gary?", "Indiana!" and he can finish off with a smug "...is the place where I am from!" and some jazz hands and you'll be bowled... [cortex2:33 PM on March 23, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1929I thought I was the only oneI'm semi-obsessed with type (although probably more obsessed than I'd care to admit given I got FPPed for writing about once). Indeed, myself and several other semi-obsessives (all of whom work in the publishing industry in some way) actually have an ongoing competition. The objective is to keep an eye out for the most unexpected or inappropriate instance of Comic Sans. Whenever one of us sees it used in a way we feel seta a new low, we grab some evidence (either photo or copy of whatever... [more]garius3:42 AM on November 16, 2009
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1927(Big) CAT scanWhen a gun store doesn't sell gunsI'm super anti-gun. Other than Team Fortess, but still. What the anti-gun lobby, and this video, doesn't get is that they don't see gun culture as a culture. You can't beat a culture in the short-term, just like you can't outlaw a religion and expect its adherents to go, "Yep, we're done here with the Jesus thing. Team Xenu!" So, when you say, "This gun killed a kid," the reaction you're going to get is a... [Cool Papa Bell12:53 PM on March 21, 2015
Displaying comments 1 to 50 of 1925"The March Madness of Internet Garbage"From the comments to TFA:Youtube comments Fastest way to go from the golden afterglow of watching something inspirational to questioning your commitment to the social contract.A sentiment oft felt, but ne'er so well expressed.KathrynT8:46 AM on March 18, 2015"Every beer is pretty good" is right up there with Warren Zevon's admonition to enjoy every sandwich. This is the THING about the internet, which I also constantly fall prey to. It is now possible, without speaking to a single other human or leaving your home, to exhaustively research the absolute 100% best of the best of everything. So we can't just like beer now, we have to like The Fanciest Beer, and we have to buy raw unwashable jeans,... [showbiz_liz7:50 AM on March 18, 2015