“You’ll go blind if you keep doing that”

Old wives’ tales are a type of superstition, clever sayings meant to pass along wise advice. But if all of the dire consequences threatened by these tales  were true, there would be a lot of blind, insane, small and smelly people with hairy palms and acne walking around. Most old wives’ tales contain exaggerated or simply false claims. The “wives” […]

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The Three Hardest Words

A “know-it-all”  believes  that they possess a greater mind and wealth of knowledge. They show a determination to demonstrate it at every chance, they’re really annoying. We all know one, and we can’t stand them. Named after Cornell psychologist David Dunning and his then student Justin Kruger, the Dunning-Kruger effect is the observation that people […]

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