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Why—Just Maybe—You Should Run That Red Light

TRUE OR FALSE? Before we die, the average time that a U.S. individual spends waiting on a red light is three months. I read this statistic somewhere when I was a kid. At first, it intrigued me. Then it scared me. But I got over it—I pushed it out of my thoughts, as I deducted… Continue reading Why—Just Maybe—You Should Run That Red Light

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Slogans That Need Rated, Volume I

I saw a short commercial for Hertz (car rental company) on my phone the other day. In it, a mother was on her way home to reunite with her husband and kids. Adorable. It ended on the mother’s glowing, smiling face as she video-chatted with her family on the bus ride home.  In the bottom-right… Continue reading Slogans That Need Rated, Volume I

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Procrastination Looms Over

“As the young grow older, society will fall into complacency.” Whoa, that’s quite a declaration, Nolan. Are you going to back that up? Not really—that would take too long. But now that I’ve got your attention, I will make a similar argument. That is: “As the young grow older, society will suffer, increasingly, from procrastination.”… Continue reading Procrastination Looms Over

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How to Raise a Child, Pre-Conception, Abridged

"An Open Letter to Future Parents, Right Now" or "Molding the Year 2059 through Reproduction" There were a few potential working titles for this one. I took the high road. Our children will be the future of humanity. Current parents already understand that sentiment in their bones. But do any young, non-parents feel that pressure… Continue reading How to Raise a Child, Pre-Conception, Abridged

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Saving the Dinosaurs for Later, Barely

Want to save a few cents each year and milk those gasoline mega-corporations for all that they’re worth? They won’t even know what hit them after millions of people start following these easy steps at the pumps: Fill up your gas tank until it clicks off. Squeeze the handle to add a tiny bit more,… Continue reading Saving the Dinosaurs for Later, Barely