In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Heyman et al (2001) find a trend of rising numbers of cases of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as people age out of childhood and into their early adult lives. What can explain this age trend? OCD Education Station writes about another trend related to time — a surge in OCD [...]
This afternoon, I saw the following sign inside a place of business:
I think what the sign means to say is that “payment is expected when services are rendered,” but that’s not what it says, and it turns out this phrase is repeated on the internet. The provision of some services might produce acceptable [...]
April 25 is National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
April 27 is National Take Our Drugs Back to the Pharmacist Day.
I can’t decide whether that makes April 26:
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to the Pharmacist Day, National Take Our Drugs to Work Day, or National Take Our Drugs to [...]
Among all the April Fools’ jokes you encountered yesterday, which was your favorite? Share the good ones.
The favorite I encountered yesterday was actually mounted last year:
The beauty of this April Fools’ joke is that everybody thought it was created by the BBC, but actually it was created by a prankster named Greg [...]
Right wing and other conspiratorial websites like News With Views and Before It’s News have been sharing bold predictions about Obamacare microchips in their headlines, their Facebook posts and their Tweets over the past year or two:
“Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013″
“The New Health Care (Obama care) law H.R. 3590 Also HR [...]
We’ve only just begun to receive our latest snowstorm up here in Maine, but the first few inches delight me, with the promise of feet to come. I’ll have some work to do to make my immediate environment livable, but after a winter that wasn’t last year I’m refreshed. It’s good to have [...]
It’s not strictly tied to the calendar, but December 5 is a traditional Krampustag (Day of Krampus) in which the creature historically associated with the old Yuletide stories makes his way through European towns and cities engaged in a bit of fun. “Fun” is a word that originally described trickery, quick-footed fooling or some other [...]
A list of the top 10 most likely secrets about Barack Obama to be revealed by Donald Trump on Wednesday, October 24. [...]
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