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The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching.

Posted by   /  December 12, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Psychologist Barry Schwartz on the allure of a doomed mission. By Rachel Sugar | Vox Given that we live in a consumer culture where you can get anything — a T-shirt, fancy whiskey, blood pressure medication — delivered to your door within hours, it is surprisingly difficult to buy things. Do you want jeans? What […]

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Don’t be misinformed about the ‘Word of the Year’

Posted by   /  November 28, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

ith fake news and misinformation becoming so prominent online this year, Dictionary.com decided one noun deserved special recognition in 2018. “Our #WordOfTheYear2018 isn’t just any word. It’s a call to action. We’ll be sharing the tools to fight #misinformation all day today,” the site tweeted on Tuesday. Dictionary.com’s helpful definition of Misinformation goes: “false information that […]

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Phoenix ranks high in sin, says report

Posted by   /  November 26, 2018  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Adam McCann | WalletHub as Vegas isn’t the only “Sin City” in America. In other cities, bad things happen and stay there, too. From beer-loving Milwaukee to hedonistic New Orleans, the U.S. is filled with people behaving illicitly. No place is innocent. We all have demons. But at some point, we all have to […]

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Thanksgiving table talk: How to put relationships ahead of political differences

Posted by   /  November 20, 2018  /  Featured News, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Trump, the recent election and other politically charged events could spark conversation — or arguments By Jon Murray | The Denver Post Is there a better time to pick a nit with your Trump-loving uncle over his misguided assumptions about Democrats — or perhaps to poke at your “woke” niece’s misconceptions about conservatives — than […]

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One in 100 Scottsdale residents willing to take “truth serum” about their high school days, survey finds

Posted by   /  November 18, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer n the heels of a backlash from a survey stating Glendale and Tempe are among the 10 most dangerous suburbs, comes another survey finding Arizona is among “normal” states. Nerdwallet, a financial research company, and Movoto, a real estate-oriented service, are the two recent sources of such information as […]

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Scrabble: The ‘death of the English language’?

Posted by   /  September 24, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

300 new words coming Yahoo Enertainment Hundreds of words that were previously off-limits to Scrabble players are now fair game. The newest version of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary boasts 300 new words, including “OK,” ew, and “emoji.” “‘OK’ is something Scrabble players have been waiting for for a long time,” Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer […]

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Weirdest job in every state

Posted by   /  September 22, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  By Michael B. Sauter | 24/7 Wall Street Most people need to work for a living, but that doesn’t mean they have to take conventional jobs. The United States economy has a highly diverse set of industries and niche interests. And where there are unusual needs, unusual job openings are available requesting specific skills […]

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Odd and funny street names in 50 states

Posted by   /  September 10, 2018  /  Off-Beat News, Transportation  /  No Comments

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How do you know when it’s time to leave Colorado?

Posted by   /  September 7, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

  One Subaru-driving writer grapples with his sense of identity as he realizes his dream state isn’t what he thought it would be. By Jeff Waraniak | 5280 DENVER’S MILE HIGH MAGAZINE There’s a certain sound I associate with Colorado. It’s not the swoosh of skis on groomers or the plunky intro to John Denver’s […]

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Who’s in charge of our language?

Posted by   /  August 9, 2018  /  Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

Grammar purity is a big ponzi scheme By June Casagrande | Lit Hub To hear some sticklers talk, you’d think that somewhere, in a classified location, there’s a top-secret grammar law library that houses the voluminous Grammar Penal Code: an official list of all the things you’d be “wrong” to do. It’s wrong to split […]

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