Category: Lifestyle

Actually, the world is getting better

Nicholas Kristof has an interesting column in the New York Times that I recommend. In it he cites statistics that show that the world is getting better, and not circling the drain as so many Americans belief. He wrote: We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the... Read more »

Is this the most disgusting thing you'd ever eat?

This dish is called Odori-Don It has a dead squid on top that “dances” when Soy Sauce is poured on it, activating it’s neurons (Odori don – The new dish where a squid comes “back to life” and dances on your plate … Diners in Japan looking for a moving experience over dinner can now... Read more »

Wisdom for growing old

Update: Since posting this, I have just discovered who the author might be: RANDY MCDANIEL is show as the author at this site: Please go that web site and read it there. I have deleted the post on my blog except for the first paragraph. My apologies to McDaniel for not discovering this sooner. Nor would it... Read more »

'Bras Make Breasts Sag, 15-Year Study Concludes'

From Medical News Today: Wearing a bra does more harm than good – it does nothing to reduce back pain and weakens the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging, Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, reported after a 15-year study. Rouillon says that the... Read more »

19 things we geezers lament

Now that I’m older and wiser, here’s what I’ve discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran. 3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded. 5.... Read more »

Group pledges $250,000 to defeat any Illinois GOP legislator who votes for gay marriage

The group is called the National Organization for Marriage, which describes itself this way:  [NOM] a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. Founded in 2007 in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures, NOM serves as a national resource... Read more »

Update: Eric Zorn responds to my correction and an explanation

My counterpart on the Tribune op-ed page, Eric Zorn, pointed out to me the need for a correction in my column/post regarding the reaction to President Barack Obama’s call (below) at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago for greater involvement by fathers in the children’s lives. (Update: He responds to this post here.) In my column,... Read more »

Live longer, be happier

I’m 71 and I’m glad to see this. As this press release says: HAPPINESS INCREASES WITH AGE, ACROSS GENERATIONS But Overall Level of Well-Being Depends on When You Were Born TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Psychological well-being has been linked to many important life outcomes, including career success, relationship satisfaction and even health. But it’s not clear... Read more »

Proof that the rich don't care

From the New York magazine: New research by Paul Piff  at the University of California, Berkeley suggests that more money makes people act less human. Or at least less humane As a Russell Sage post-graduate fellow in social science writing at the University of Wisconsin at Madison I had pretty much fallen for the credo... Read more »

The cheapening of fathers, men and boys

Here’s a great Father’s Day thought: Men and boys need help. They’ve become more self-destructive, more apathetic about success and more violent. Fewer are moving on to higher education, and boys and men alike are being outperformed in school by girls and women. On this day, Fathers Day, the culture continues to redefine masculinity, but... Read more »
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