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A New York University study found that people with easier-to-pronounce names have higher-status positions at work

13 surprising ways your name affects your success Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Getty Images What’s in a name? Potentially your future. A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from …

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Maurice Sendak’s classic book “Where the Wild Things Are” was supposed to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are” but he realized he couldn’t draw horses so he changed it to “things” instead

10 wild facts about Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are President Obama chose to read one of his favourite children’s books, Where The Wild Things Are, for the 2016 Easter Egg Roll at the White House. His very dramatic reading, accompanied by First Lady Michelle, featured claws and roars from the excited crowd! As …

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Researchers at Harvard and Columbia concluded that Sarcasm promotes Creative Thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions.

Go ahead, be sarcastic Science & Technology Go ahead, be sarcastic “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” That was how The Onion famously announced Barack Obama’s election as president in 2008. Rather than a feel-good story trumpeting the historic occasion, the satirical publication sarcastically detailed the economic and political mess Obama would inherit (and be …

Researchers at Harvard and Columbia concluded that Sarcasm promotes Creative Thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions. Read More »