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You bonehead!

You bonehead!

You dimwit, nitwit, halfwit, ignoramus, dolt, imbecile, moron, nincompoop, numskull, pinhead, simpleton, birdbrain, lame-brain!For many generations, beating and humiliation were two of the tools schoolteachers used to keep order. Children who misbehaved would get...
How Information Is Like Gold

How Information Is Like Gold

The great California gold rush began when sawmill builders found gold in a streambed in 1848. Headlines in newspapers around the world told tall tales of gold lying on the ground just waiting to be picked up. Hundreds of thousands of gullible fortune seekers came by...
Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Novelist William Styron wrote in Darkness Visible that “depression is a true wimp of a word.” True depression, he said, swallows its victims entirely and is so overwhelming that a better word for it is brainstorm, not as it is currently used to mean some burst of...