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Word To The Wise


The Nightcap

Nightcap for August 1st, 2018

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“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou



Speaking Under The Influence

Have you ever wanted to learn another language? Perhaps you’ve taken your desire a step further and invested in Rosetta Stone, signed up for classes or downloaded Babbel ( a new app that everyone is talking about).

Some people even travel to a foreign country to immerse themselves in the culture in hopes of picking up that nation’s language and dialect.

Well, it turns out we’ve all been going about it the wrong way. According to this recent article published in TIME magazine, the solution to learning a foreign language has been sitting in our fridge or at our favorite watering hole this whole time: alcohol.

Yes. Apparently, enjoying beverages of the alcoholic kind may actually help you achieve your pipe dream of speaking Spanish or German fluently.

Why? Because booze makes everything easier (except for maybe driving).

Learn more here



When Life Gives You Lemons

“When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?'”

That’s a quote by American-journalist, Sydney J. Harris, which remains – to this day – to be one of my favorite quotes.

Essentially, she’s saying that life is hard for everyone. Some, seemingly more so than others, but as a general rule of thumb, you are bound to suffer through some shit. Here’s the good news: while heartache is often unavoidable, what you can control is how you handle it. You get to decide what makes or breaks you.

In a world full of disaster, disease, genocide, and poverty, let’s take a minute to realize how absurd we sound complaining about it being too hot outside or about our food order taking too long or our neighbors who were too loud last night.

In this monologue of epic proportions, one man really puts a mirror to the selfish naivety that lies in most of us.


Wash What You Do

Are you one of those people who likes to really take care of their car?

Washing it yourself in the driveway might seem like a good idea (and it might be better for your car), but it’s actually horrible for the environment. Here’s why.



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Written by Mcclain Warren


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