An American Classic

An American Classic

The Nightcap

Nightcap for December 16th, 2018

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“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.” – Horace Mann



Boys Behaving Badly

When I was a little girl, I remember being envious of my male peers that got to participate in Boy Scouts.

My own brief stint in Girl Scouts was painstakingly spent learning how to sew buttons and make a gingerbread house. The only good part I can recall was the Girl Scout cookies and that was only because they were delicious to eat – I hated pandering to strangers outside of grocery stores to buy our cookies.

In Boy Scouts, you could go camping and build rafts and learn how to whittle or make a fire or use a first aid kit. Plus, everyone I knew was always raving about how much fun the program was and how they got to “bro out.” Had I been born a boy, I most definitely would have loved being a Boy Scout.

Well, according to this report out of the Wall Street Journal, Boy Scouts of America may be a thing of the past…



A Different Perspective

Breaking up will always be something of a mess, but that’s not to overlook the far better or distinctively worse ways we might do it.

One of the nicest moves is to stop trying to be ‘nice’ and to concentrate instead on the key ingredients of the good break up: directness, explanation, clarity and a lack of ambiguity.

It is never a great idea to lead someone on or to keep them around even when you have no interest.

Because let’s face it, you aren’t trying to protect them as much as you are trying to protect yourself from the drama.

Want to learn the right way to break-up? Click here


Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

Everyone’s favorite Ellen won’t be using her daytime voice in this one. Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres’ first stand-up special in 15 years, streams December 18, only on Netflix.

Watch the preview here