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Marriage Advice from the 1950's - Was it completely wrong?
The 1950’s is perhaps the pinnacle of traditional gender roles. And much of the advice and marketing of the time can make any modern woman rage . . . and many modern men secretly long for yester-year. (Yeah, forget it guys.) In this episode, expert homemaker, Lynda Dietz, joins us as we bring you your slippers and serve you these deliciously ridiculous tidbits in the style of the 50’s most dutiful housewife. Trust us, we found some real gems! You’ll be more appalled than hearing a housewife...
Perfection is Thine Enemy
It’s pretty common to hear someone say, “Hey, I’m not perfect.” But it is also a tough confession to make. Truth is, a lot of us spend a lot of time trying to achieve our own versions of personal perfection. Social media has put us all in the public spotlight. It’s important that our lives appear a “certain way.” I mean, not you of course, it’s just the rest of us using photo filters, picking and choosing our relationship updates, and making sure our hair is just right before we take that...
Awful Movie Scenes We Just Can't Stand
Obviously when you sit down to a movie or television show you expect a bit of fantasy. You’re willing to suspend your disbelief and allow the filmmakers a bit of creative license. That is, after all, part of the fun. But there are often things in movies—and usually the smallest of things—that are so contrary to the human experience and the laws of physics, or so obvious in their attempt to sell a message that they jar you from the fantasy. It’s downright annoying. It makes you wonder if...
Why Success Stories Are Mostly B.S.?
If you’re not successful, then you’re pretty much a loser. It has to be because there are literally thousands of books, articles, stories to model and even systems you can buy that teach you…yes you…how to be a success. So, either you’re not trying hard enough or there is just something intrinsically wrong with you as a human. Except…maybe not. In this episode, we’re taking the topic of Success to task. In the artful confusion of being human, nothing is more confusing than the things one...
Is All Fitness Advice Just Ads?
Once upon a time fitness wasn’t so hard. Humans spent most of their days hunting and gathering food, so there was little time for a cross fit class. Plus, a Peloton bike really clashed with post-modern caveman décor. Times have changed. Whether for health or for vanity, most of us are at least thinking about getting in better shape. And even those who—by average standards—seem in excellent form believe there is room for improvement. In theory, becoming physically fit shouldn’t cost...
Resolutions and Other Lies We Tell Ouselves
Hey, so we’ve reached February. That time-honored month where we get to replace the burden of resolutions with the burden of getting the romance thing just right. But be thankful because expensive flowers, carb-filled chocolate, and long restaurant lines serve as an excellent distraction from our disappointment from an early resolution failure. The good news is that we’re not alone. Studies suggest that by February, nearly 70% of “resoluters” have abandoned their pesky self-promises. So,...
Is Most Advice Filled with More Wit than Wisdom?
In the first episode, SK and Raymond introduce Wit Without Wisdom. The show is an eclectic collection of topics and discussions that is one part science, one part snark but all completely relevant to the human experience. We cover some of the great upcoming topics and of course share some advice about the 9 things you must stop doing on Facebook.