A group is trying to move us past stereotypes to the kind of authenticity Mark Twain sought in carefully choosing his wording for Huckleberry Finn. Let's hope the rest of the world can follow their lead.
Operating a business on Main Street is a lot different than lecturing at the Harvard Economic Club. The team Obama surrounded himself with has spent way more time in a faculty lounge than in the corner barber shop.
The recent "Sexiest Man Alive" issue of People features a sweet photo of Johnny Depp wearing a Gonzo pendant.Given all the speculation on the meaning of Gonzo, now might be good time to give a quick rundown.
Incredibly, the state of California, the 8th largest economy in the world, doesn't have a complete balance sheet. It's not a question of bankruptcy, taxes, or services, but of redeploying the state's significant assets.
I suspect those who only watch the first few episodes will be teetering on the edge of boredom. Those who stay around longer, or just cherry-pick an episode to watch among the later ones will end up much more excited and satisfied.
Children are naturally prone to curiosity -- but all too often this is replaced by nurture that cautions against everything that is unknown, leading ultimately to a life ultimately not much worth knowing about at all.
During this moment of transition when budgets for long form journalism seem scarcer by the day, maybe looking to the classics or the public domain is one tiny way to keep our collective attention span in tact.
Knowledge is king and awareness is power. The positive actions you take to face any situation in life give you control over your behavior and emotions. That's how to fight fear and make it work for you.