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Entries by Michael Sigman from 05/2011

Meditation Retreat: The Good, The Bad and The Surprises

| Posted 05.02.2011 | Healthy Living

Satisfying as the meditation high can be -- one prominent teacher half-joked, "That's why we do it" -- there are no short cuts to the benefits of tough, prolonged practice.

Pop Music Lyrics Don't Prove Kids' Narcissism

| Posted 05.04.2011 | Entertainment

Do "late adolescents and college students love themselves more today than ever before," as Dr. Nathan DeWall concludes? I don't know. Neither does DeWall or his computer.

Giving Busyness the Business

| Posted 05.19.2011 | Healthy Living

In olden times, when tweeters were birds and "facebook" was a printed college directory, the "how are you?" greeting was typically met with "fine." (A non-narcissist might have added, "You?") Now, we're "busy."

Dispatches From the Pun Zone

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Comedy

O. Henry Pun-Off World Champion John Pollack's new book The Pun Also Rises lives up to its ambitious subtitle, How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics.