November 29, 2009 • 8:25 pm
The Atlantic features an article from its archives entitled “Caring for Your Introvert”–something that sounds more like a Chia Pet commercial than an exploration of the misanthrope in us.
As the author, Jonathan Rauch, notes:
Introverts may be common, but they are also among the most misunderstood and aggrieved groups in America, possibly the world.
Leave an extrovert alone for two minutes and he will reach for his cell phone. In contrast, after an hour or two of being socially “on,” we introverts need to turn off and recharge. My own formula is roughly two hours alone for every hour of socializing. This isn’t antisocial. It isn’t a sign of depression. It does not call for medication.
So the next time you find yourself chiding someone for choosing to wash their hair on a Friday night, ask yourself: A party pooper, or an introvert?
Filed under: health, atlantic, introvert, rauch
November 23, 2009 • 6:05 pm
Or New York City (ranked #1). Or Boston (#7).
It’s the list of strangest cities–and states–as ranked by Tableseed.com. The results come from analysis of 2,000 “strange news” reports from the Associated Press (itself a much-ballyhooed object after warning of layoffs in the near future).
Highlights of the 169 odd news stories from Florida, named the top strangest state:
- “Florida lotto winner seeks to open a nude dude ranch” — Brooksville, FL
- “Man wearing sleeping bag as cape attempts robbery” – Gainesville, FL
- “Man allegedly flings jellyfish at teens at beach” – Madeira Beach, FL
Florida may be tops in stange states, but New York City topped the list of strange cities (no surprise) followed by Lincoln, Nebraska. I grew up in the midwest, and thought Lincoln was pretty normal but I must have failed to see its strange subculture.
Filed under: pop culture, cities, states, strange, tableseed
November 21, 2009 • 4:26 pm
In the Department of Totally Useful Things, a quick tip from Hack College on how to avoid the kinks and twists in your earbuds. Nerds unite.
Filed under: technology, earbud, ipod, knot, technology, untangle