You Should Have Paid Attention In English Class

I'm so adjective...Do you remember sitting in school thinking, “When am I ever going to use this stuff in the real world?” I am about to vindicate your 8th grade English teacher. That’s right, there is finally a reason to know the difference between an adjective and a noun.

This in not just an academic or intellectual exercise either.  It is actually going to impact your life right now. So suck it up and listen this time (unlike 8th grade).

Why Communication Fails and How to Fix It

confusionSpoken (and written) language is a marvelous thing. Communication through the interchange of language makes human society possible, even humanness itself. We have all been wielding language our whole lives. Alas, we are terrible at it. Novels, stories, movies and songs: they all chronicle how pathetic we are at communicating. Ironically, our best communicators are the ones writing those novels and stories and movies and songs, the subject matter of which details our repeated failures. Being the most superior of our communicators, one would expect their lives must represent the pinnacle of human communication. In fact, as a group they are infamous for their relationship fiascos.

Why Choosing Amongst Your Choices Is So Hard

choosing the right pathBack in the day, we started off with three ice cream flavors: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. But it wasn’t enough. So then we got 31 flavors. But it still wasn’t enough. We moved up to Ben & Jerry’s and Häagen-Dazs. But it’s still not enough. We demand more choices!