Monthly Archives: February 2011

Jerry Springer and cigarettes

There’s a lot of talk show TV out there. And it’s very popular. Take, for example, The Jerry Springer Show, which has been going strong since 1991 and even spawned a spin-off opera.  Why is it so popular? It’s simple if you think … Continue reading

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Things I wish were true

Implicit egotism, or more specifically, the name letter effect is the idea that people tend to be attracted to things that are similar to their name. I’m not sure why I like the idea of the name letter effect. Maybe … Continue reading

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Rastamouse deals with market failure

Or, how Rastamouse made a bad ting (“thing”) good. The good thing about having young nieces and nephews is that you’re kept up-to-date on the latest trends in kids’ TV. So today, I tuned into an episode of Rastamouse, Hot hot … Continue reading

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How to make time work for you

Time – you can’t stretch it and you can’t control it. Or can you? I’ve just been reading a research paper, “If money doesn’t make you happy, consider time”, by Jennifer Aaker and Melanie Rudd from Stanford University, and Cassie Mogliner … Continue reading

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Boy snobs

Social status matters. And if you’re lucky enough to have an impressive surname, you might do rather well in life. So well that some people are apparently prepared to lie about their true name – such as Catarina Pietra Toumei, … Continue reading

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