Today is Joe Shuster Day.

On this day in 1938, the first true superhero comic book was born. And the artist? Joseph “Joe” Shuster. You might think that Joe lived a charmed existence after Superman…

Give yourself a gold star.

Society has bred us to be eager for acknowledgment from others.  We work extra hard for the praise that comes from a job well done.  And yet when one steps back…

Embrace the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Ignorance is, in fact, a blissful state.  This theory was proven by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, who in their landmark 1999 study, found that people who have virtually…

George Yantz, American hero.

Ever hear of George Yantz? Born in Louisville, Kentucky, George was a professional baseball player who appeared in only one major league game.* He is one of thousands of ball…

Enjoy your pickle.

Founding father Thomas Jefferson wrote: “On a hot day in Virginia, I know nothing more comforting than a fine spiced pickle, brought up trout-like from the sparkling depths of the…

April 1st is for amateurs.

 The ritual of playing a joke or spreading a hoax on April Fool’s Day is all well and good. But the merriest of pranksters know that returning to the narrow…