Like, You Know

like you knowI am, like, sitting in the café, you know, next to two girls, who use “Like” and “You Know” every other word.

They are, like, surprised, you know, that they are unable to, like, get the job that they want…you know.

And, like, I just don’t understand it.  You know.

It’s like employers don’t understand brevity.

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Richard CummingsLike, You Know

Sex and The Three Different Types of Women

women-sexual-preferencesI recently had a Skype chat with my friend Lynne about sex and the 3 categories of women.

Lynne is French, resides in London, and she runs a Sex in the City type of blog about being single in the city of London.   She mentioned to me that she had not had sex in awhile.  She speculated that, at this point in her life, she was dormant.  Her femininity was there and ready to be activated but, currently, she had no libido.  She joked that she should rename her blog No Sex in The City.

So, I said:  “I wonder what category you fall into?”

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Michael Lewis on Princeton Speech

Luck and Success: Michael Lewis Princeton Speech [Video]

Michael Lewis Princeton Speech

Michael Lewis Princeton Speech, 2012

Michael Lewis, author of the acclaimed books “Liar’s Poker” and “Moneyball”, delivered the baccalaureate speech at Princeton on June 3rd, 2012 and put forth some interesting theories regarding the role of luck in successful people.

These words have caused quite a stir, most notably among successful people who refuse to acknowledge that luck played quite a role in their successes.

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Richard CummingsLuck and Success: Michael Lewis Princeton Speech [Video]

Put Your Face on a Dancing Body

put-face-on-dancing-bodyI was recently adding some how to videos to the home page of my site when I came across a web page that allows you to Put Your Face on a Dancing Body. This site is called JibJab and they not only allow you to put your face on a dancing body but you can also put your face on another body.

You know those moments that you intend to be productive and then get completely sidetracked by some new Internet thing. You will get definitely get sidetracked with jibjab. It is so much fun.

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The Usefulness of Useless Information

useless-information-searchI was searching for information today and discovered that people prefer useless information to useful information.


Yes, that’s right.  There are more searches on the Internet everyday for the term “useless information” than for the term “useful information“.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this chart.


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all news is bad

Time to Stop Watching the News

all news is badIs all the news bad and is it simply time to stop watching bad news?

Let’s have a look at my recent viewing of news. I was not seeking bad news. In fact, I prefer good news. But here’s what I got.

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Richard CummingsTime to Stop Watching the News

Waking Up

waking-up-morning-coffeeThere are many different ways to wake up.  You can’t control them; they just are.

I liked the way I woke today.  Normally, I wouldn’t have liked it because I woke up too early.  When you wake up too early, it often means that you did not get enough sleep.  Who wants to start a new day without enough sleep the night before?

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Are You Feeling Lucky?

feeling-luckyAre you feeling lucky?  There’s a lottery going on right now and you could run out and buy a ticket.

Do you know that today, there are hundreds of people who are going to visit google or other search engines and type in the following:  “What are the most lucky mega numbers played?”  You might be one of them.

But you might not want to win the lottery today.  This sounds silly I know (who would not delight in winning $3,000,000 today?).  But experts say that “excessive wealth, particularly for people unaccustomed to it, such as lottery winners, can actually cause unhappiness.”  In fact, over 1/3 of lottery winners end up declaring bankruptcy.

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Richard CummingsAre You Feeling Lucky?