Food For Thought

Jan. 27, 2019

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Critical Thinking

BY: Jessica Stillman

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?

Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
July 18, 2018

Here Are 45 Life Lessons Written by 90 Year Old!

Old Man Sitting



  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to not enjoy it.
  4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick; your friends and family will.
  5. You do not have to ...
View More
Posted in Food For Thought
April 15, 2016

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There


Evan Thompson of the University of British Columbia has verified the Buddhist belief of anatta, or not-self. Neuroscience has been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
April 6, 2016

21 Tricks to Make Groceries Last Longer

by: Allison Martin via

Tired of the frequent runs to the grocery store to replenish your supply of produce and other perishables?

Certain items, like bananas and bread, have a brief shelf life, so you’re forced to buy in smaller portions. But with these items and many others ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
Feb. 26, 2016

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

BY: Amy Morin via Psychology Today 

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances.

While all three areas can be a struggle, it's often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong. 

As we go ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
Nov. 19, 2015

You probably can't afford to live near good schools

via CNNMoney by Jeanne Sahadi

It's the holy grail of parenting: Moving to a town or neighborhood with a good public school system.

For most families, though, the major obstacle is cost. Neighborhoods with the best schools also tend to be the most expensive.

The country's least affordable ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
July 19, 2015

Massive El Niño growing, say models


by; Dave Marquis (via USA Today)

SACRAMENTO — There is growing evidence California could see an even stronger El Niño event this winter than the 1997 one that caused massive flooding across Northern California.

Stunning images from Japan's Himawari 8 Weather Satellite, just activated Tuesday, show what could ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
July 5, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Wealth and Happiness

 by: Stacy Johnson

I’m now financially independent. I didn’t get this way overnight, nor did I do it by selling books or advice. I did it the same way you can: one paycheck at a time over many years.

One of my young staffers recently asked if I could condense ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
June 8, 2015

The Real Cost of Cat$ and Dog$

by: Donna Freedman

How much is that doggy (or kitty) in the window? According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the total annual cost of owning a dog is between $1,314 and $1,843. All you crazy cat people will shell out about $1,035 ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought
April 3, 2015

12 Essential Life Tips That Are Counterintuitive But True

By Alan Rutledge


On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, someone asked asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?"One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor Alan Rutledge. (Share your own answers to this and other questions; we'll 

By Alan ...

View More
Posted in Food For Thought