How Happiness Happens

While we all say we want our children to be happy in their lives, there is very little time spent in schools or modern child rearing which is focused on that outcome. There is no evidence that an admission letter to an Ivy League school is going to lead to ...
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Belgian Beer Tour

by Don Fick   November 8, 2009 last modified August 14, 2011

This evening's Belgian Beer Tasting was a big success. Five different beers covering the full spectrum of Belgian beer, from German-inspired lager to Trappist to a startling framboise.

Here is a list of this evenings beers in case ...

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Does High-Tech Highway Design Make us Less Safe?

An article discussing Tom Vanderbilt's new book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).

When it comes to planning highways and roads, greater convenience does not necessarily mean fewer accidents. Perceived advances in safety—wider, straighter roadways and more electronic traffic signals ...
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Gerald Murphy: Cocktail Artist

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal tells an interesting story about F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Gerald Murphy. Together with his wife, a very influential couple.

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Only 8 paintings exist by George Murphy.  Although he had influence on Picasso and others in his circle.  He is also ...
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Website or Web Site

Do you have a point of view regarding our changing our style guide….

I am inclined to say “website”. I was at Dow Jones when the Journal decided to adopt “email” instead of “e-mail”. Many of us in marketing groaned that it was the wrong decision.


I checked the Journal ...
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Will that Cell Tower kill me?

Radio frequency energy is all around us. The color of grass, sound of birds, medical x-rays, radio and television, are all examples of radio frequency energy in our environment.

The recent controversy regarding a planned cellular telephone base station near a school and hospital in West Islip, NY has raised ...
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