Scientists prove that Dr. Seuss is really funny

A recent study by Chris Westbury and Geoff Hollis of the University of Alberta was titled “Wriggly, squiffy, lummox and boobs: What makes some words funny?” Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the researchers shared findings that they have created an algorithm that can predict more accurately than ever how funny most people will find any particular word.

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Birthdays in December are kind of a bummer

December is not the best month to have your birthday.

As someone whose birthday is right on Christmas, I have always felt a little envious of people whose birthdays are on just some random day in April or August.

Sometimes I’m just being above-average selfish in taking the Christmas birthday thing too hard. So I decided to run a little survey to find out how other people feel about having a December birthday. Continue reading “Birthdays in December are kind of a bummer”


Book Review: Ten Days Till Christmas

When I was little, I remember being so excited about the approach of Christmas that I could barely contain the anticipation. Christmas is also my birthday, so it was like a double helping of expectation. Here is a book review and author interview for a book that helps spread the fun of expectation, “Ten Days Till Christmas.” Continue reading “Book Review: Ten Days Till Christmas”