The Fascinating History of the “Bad Apples” Proverb

I read an article from NPR that explored the etymological history of the proverb: “A few bad apples spoil the barrel.” According to the article, the majority meaning for “a few bad apples” has completely reversed from its original import: Back then [in the 19th century], nobody ever talked about “just a few bad apples” […]

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You Rate Businesses, But What Happens When Businesses Start to Rate You?

You’re probably familiar with Yelp, Trip Advisor, Yellow Pages, and other online review sites that help you pick out the best restaurants, hotels, services, and attractions in your local area. You may have even contributed to some of these sites by telling others about your stellar (or not so stellar) experience. But what would happen […]

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Upon the Realization that We’re Already Living in the Age of Unreason

I think it should be clear we have entered the Age of Unreason. Like entering into an enchanted forest complete with hallucinatory spores, you usually don’t know you’re irrevocably lost in the labyrinth of your own confusion until you’re hanging suspended in the web of some spider that’s chowing down on your liquified insides. Yes, […]

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Why Are Millennials Losing Their Religion?

A new Pew Research poll indicates that American Millennials are losing trust in the positive impact of churches on society: Younger generations tend to have more-positive views than their elders of a number of institutions that play a big part in American society. But for some institutions – such as churches and the news media […]

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There’s Now a Vaginal Speaker that Plays In-Womb Tunes to Unborn Babies

Just file this under “what-in-the-cocaine-fueled-late-night-marketing-brainstorm-session-is-that-Batman.” Prepare yourself. Apparently, there is a significant demographic of aspiring parents who want to ensure their unborn baby doesn’t have his in-utero-tertainment muffled by the annoying abdominal wall of his mother. Not to worry, you crazy people, Babypod is here to save the day: Spanish company Babypod has invented a […]

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