The Wall Street Journal – June 28, 2018

The most common leisure activity continued to be watching TV. Americans spent an average of 2 hours and 46 minutes a day doing it in 2017 ( Labor Department’s  annual American time use survey)

Here’s an idea that’s potentially freeing:
A little more “being,” a little less “seeing.”


Reuters – June 18, 2018

Only a quarter of U.S. adults in a recent survey could fully identify factual statements – as opposed to opinion – in news stories, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Monday.

A modern form of an old affliction:
Discriminating fact from fiction.


The Wall Street Journal – April 28–29, 2018

Productivity gurus and complex apps…are here to help.

A long to-do LIST: it’s easy to accrue it.

The problem is that you’re supposed to DO IT.


The Wall Street Journal – November 7, 2017

After  55 years, 60,000 words and at least $25 million in research grants, the Dictionary of American Regional English has rung the knell, sugared off, finished out the row. (Grants and gifts have dried up)

Linguistically: a smash.

Financially: a crash.


Market Dash  – September 9, 2017

Investors who think they can be successful stock pickers are about to get some sobering news from new academic research. The good news: Yes, buying one stock gives you better odds than buying a lottery ticket. The bad news: Those “better” odds are still much too awful to stake your future on.

Charts and theories provide advice.

What counts? The roll of the dice.