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“My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn’t need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle”*…



It’s bad enough for the first kid when a new baby shows up to steal your thunder. But the injustice is compounded when you have to start wearing glasses while your little sibling stays as cute and non-four-eyed as ever. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone: firstborn kids are more likely to be nearsighted…

Focus on the facts of the case, and learn the possible reasons, at “Why More Firstborn Kids Need Glasses.”

* Henny Youngman


As we reconcile ourselves to the reality that four eyes are better than none, we might spare a thought for John Tyndall; he died on this date in 1893.  A prominent 19th-century physicist, he was known for his work on a range of subjects, from crystals to diamagnetism and infrared radiation.  But he is probably best remembered as the man who explained (in his book Light) why the sky is blue.  And he was perhaps most impactful in his development of the “light fountain“– which demonstrated the scientific foundation for modern fiber optic technology.



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December 4, 2015 at 1:01 am

Is “tired old cliche” one?…

As the deadline for those 2010 resolutions approaches, our friends at Xplane have supplied a visualization of 57 of the most-used– and thus best avoided in 2010– business cliches:

“Get your ducks in a row” so that you aren’t “caught with your pants down” this holiday season! After all, it can be like “herding cats” out there this time of year, and you definitely don’t want to get stuck “in the weeds.” So, go ahead and take a minute to “shop this around,” “see if it sticks” and celebrate from a “10,000-foot view.” It’s all “blue sky” from here on out, nothing but a “win-win situation!”

Think you know your business clichés? Find where they’re hiding in this holiday XPLANATiON™

Download a tabloid-sized PDF here.

As we resolve to choose our words more thoughtfully, we might toot our horns in commemoration of New York’s gift to New Jersey (or was it New Jersey’s gift to Manhattan?), the 1.5 mile Lincoln Tunnel, which opened to traffic on this date in 1937.

The New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel

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