psychology

The Wall Street Journal – January 22, 2019

In the past two years, the world has been rocked first by the rise of right-wing populists and  now by a re-energized left. Both are products of a deeper seated destabilization trend: the hollowing out of the political middle.

It’s everywhere – a vexing riddle,
As people shun the squishy middle.
The “Golden Mean” has gotten meaner,
And no one wants an “in-betweener.”
So, on one sure thing we might agree,
Just say, “It’s easy-just think like ME.”

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The Wall Street Journal – February 14, 2019

Common sense calls for socks; fashion sense not… Now, cropped pants, leggings and short boots are hot looks even in winter driving fashion – conscious men and women to subject their ankles to this seasons arctic temperatures.

You “foot the bill” for these fashion decrees,
With ankles and toes toes that almost freeze.

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Yahoo Finance – January 29, 2013

Some efforts include downsizing U.S. manufacturing capacity, investing more in R&D to develop new electric bikes and revamping its marketing messages to target younger

“Snarl and fart” and “vroom” and their macho like,
Doomed by the meek and mild electric bike.

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The Wall Street Journal  – January 23, 2019

Cosmetic brands push makeup for working out … a response to pressure to always look picture perfect in an age of selfies and social media.

“Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
Makeup makes up a new inanity.

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The New York Times – January 12, 2019

The border wall remains popular only with the president’s base, and shutting down the government over the issue seems unlikely to win new fans.

Grumpy Trumpy stand pat on his wall.

Will grumpy Trumpy have a great fall?

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