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Video compilation of people who think snow is fake

Yesterday, Jason posted a video from someone in Texas who couldn't melt a snowball in 10 seconds with a hairdryer and seems to think something funny is going on. Like dogs barking at the rain, many us are mystified and annoyed by the whims of nature. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, Science, News, Conspiracy Theories, Jason, Common Sense, Science Fiction Movies

Texans believe snow a government plot

Some Texans have decided that the recent snow was manufactured by the government. I weep for the education system in the state of Texas.— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) February 21, 2021 Independent: A number of other videos have cropped up on the same platforms with titles like "Need some explaining…" and "Anyone played with the government generated snow yet?" — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, Science, News, Common Sense, Science Is Fun

When Should Your Kid Get Their First Cell Phone?

With many kids in virtual school and isolated from friends and loved ones during the pandemic, having access to smartphones or other devices to maintain relationships has become more important to them than ever. But even before the pandemic, cell phone use among kids was on the rise: A Read more...
Tags: Technology, Education, Smartphone, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Computing, Lifehacks, Mobile Phone, Consumer Electronics, Common Sense, Feature Phone, Microsoft Kin, Cloud Clients, Information Appliances, Videotelephony, Technology Internet

Just What Is Common Sense?

'Common sense' is frequently suggested, often missing, and rarely defined. I'll take a look at some of what I feel are the characteristics of common sense. Just What Is Common Sense? from Ask Leo!. Get the Confident Computing weekly newsletter:
Tags: Featured, Internet, Common Sense, Skeptic, Independent Research

Can selfishness and altruism be unscrambled? And what of love?

Our egos are shaped by who we identify with and we rank those categories with whom we identify. Selfishness and self-interest are in the interest of these others we identify; altruism is a function of selfishness The post Can selfishness and altruism be unscrambled? And what of love? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Love, Article, Selfishness, Altruism, Top Six, Common Sense, Ecologist, Psychoanalytic Perspective

Hire People with Common Sense and Good Critical Judgement

Guest post by Stan Silverman: During a recent event to launch my book, Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success, I spoke about the importance of hiring people with common sense and good critical judgment because at some point, you want them to violate policy when it is in the company’s best interest to do so. I described an experience early in my career while serving as national sales manager for one of my company’s operating divisions. I was informed that product...
Tags: Leadership, America, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Rittenhouse Square, Eastern Pennsylvania, Dan McCarthy, Career Success, Judgement, Common Sense, Stan Silverman, Silverman Leadership

Wide Open School organizes free educational resources to help parents and teachers homeschool

Nearly 300 million kids are missing school worldwide because of the coronavirus outbreak, including some 54 million in the U.S. alone. That’s left parents scrambling for resources to help continue their children’s education, often while also working from home themselves — an almost insurmountable challenge. Today, the non-profit media organization Common Sense is launching a site to help parents called Wide Open School (, which combines the best educational resources for publi...
Tags: School, Family, Kids, Media, Students, Education, Parents, Children, Tech, Google Earth, Khan Academy, Online Learning, Nat Geo, Prodigy, Common Sense Media, Common Sense

New Sesame Street-themed PSA encourages kids to reduce mobile device use

Device addiction plagues us all — even Apple CEO Tim Cook. But children with phones and tablets are even more susceptible to the lures of apps and games, which often use psychological tricks keep users logging in and regularly returning. A new PSA from Sesame Workshop and advocacy organization Common Sense aims to address kids’ unhealthy use of mobile devices by focusing on one particular problem: devices at the dinner table. This is not the first time the #DeviceFreeDinner campaign has run — pr...
Tags: Travel, Apple, TC, Mit, Psa, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Swift, Will Ferrell, Don, Sesame Workshop, Common Sense

Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges. Tom Brady and the “tuck rule.” “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” “The financial world has become way too complicated and very secretive.” What could Tom Brady, Donald Trump, and Michael Lewis possibly have in common? Complexity. Lewis has analyzed it; Trump has discovered it; Brady has benefited from it. And the USA is entangled in it. Complex systems are...
Tags: Usa, Leadership, Senate, America, San Francisco, Complexity, Michael Lewis, Booz Allen Hamilton, Solutions, Trump, State, Lewis, Brady, George Shultz, Etienne, Tom Daschle

What Calls For Common Sense Tell Us About Gun Politics

Opinion Common Sense by Thomas Paine Fayetteville, AR –-( What do gun control advocates claim to want? Common sense gun laws.This fits into the marketing advice given by Frank O’Brien of the marketing firm, O’Brien Garrett, and others to avoid facts and focus on feelings and memes. The supporters of stricter, excuse me, stronger, or so the focus groups tell us to say, gun laws assert that their demands are sensible and hope that we won’t ask them to show their work. But what exa...
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Tech Insiders Warn About Cost of Kids’ Digital Addiction

You know there’s a problem when the CEO of Apple cautions his tween nephew away from social networks. In fact, half of U.S. teens feel addicted to their mobile devices, and 60% of parents feel their kids are addicted. Teens use an average of 9 hours of media per day; tweens an average of 6 hours. Those are just a few of the alarming statistics behind a new campaign launching today to address concerns about digital distraction and tech addiction. The campaign is modeled on successful youth anti-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Campaigns, Teens, Education, Washington, Uncategorized, Advertising, Digital, America, San Francisco, Cellphones, Atlantic, Silicon Valley

Family & Kids’ Advocate Shum Preston on the Tech Backlash of 2017

Much attention was focused this past year on the impact of social media on the 2016 presidential election, as reports emerged about the use of these platforms by entities linked with Russia to spread false, misleading, or inflammatory political messages. Aside from these revelations about “fake news,” the year brought reports on major data breaches at Equifax and other companies, on the influence of new technologies in the future job market, and on privacy concerns about Web-connected hom...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Privacy, Entrepreneurship, Russia, San Francisco, Trends, Social Media, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Software, Culture, Innovation

An Education On Gun Rights : Surprisingly From The United Kingdom

by Alan J Chwick & Joanne D Eisen An Education On Gun Rights : Surprisingly From The United Kingdom USA – -( Most Americans are reasonable people, and those of us that are gun owners know that we are right, when it comes to the Right To Bear Arms. We are so right that we tend to be disrespected by our detractors, and we do view them as ignorant liars. They no longer wish to realistically compromise with us, so we no longer bother to compromise with them.But there are many newbie...
Tags: Usa, England, Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, Wales, US, United Kingdom, Home Office, Long Island, South Carolina, New York State, Colin, Greenwood, Gun Rights News, Peter Hitchens

Youth Business: New Research Finds Major Spike in Mobile Media Use

Ahead of the weekend, Common Sense announced the release of The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight, the third installment in an ongoing series of national surveys tracking the use of media and technology among U.S. children from birth to age 8. Among the key findings is the spike in the number of young children who have their own tablet device (now 42 percent, up from 1 percent in 2011) and the amount of time children age 0 to 8 are spending with mobile devices (48 minutes,...
Tags: News, Marketing, Announcements, Will Ferrell, Bay Area, Common Sense, Goodby Silverstein, James P Steyer

Are Gun Laws Really Common Sense..or More of the Same Stupid Stuff?

By Rob Morse : Research Are Gun Laws Really Common Sense..or More of the Same Stupid Stuff? U.S.A. –-(  Are gun laws really “common sense” or are they extraordinarily foolish?  Let’s look at the gun control laws being asked for today.Do these regulations restrict criminals, or do they restrict honest citizens? Look at the record and decide for yourself. Anti-gun advocates say we should mandate “universal background checks.” That means you’d go to the gun store each time a firear...
Tags: Guns, US, Fbi, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Second Amendment, Nra, Ammoland, Gun Owners, Gun Rights News, Rob Morse, Slow Facts, Common Sense, Polite Society Podcast Rob

For this Vet Morning Coffee + Tourniquet = Good Ending for Road Rager

Road rage is no joke. Having seen it (but fortunately never been involved), the constantly rising tension can lead to some bad ju-ju in no time flat. That is especially true if a firearm becomes involved. Able to easily penetrate the standard sheet-metal of most modern vehicles, even pistols can be dangerous. One hapless individual […] Read More … The post For this Vet Morning Coffee + Tourniquet = Good Ending for Road Rager appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, First Aid, Daily News, Road Rage, Common Sense, Army Vent, Tourniquet, Uncommon Virtue

Common sense is rare with cybersecurity, and it will be for a long time

We apply common sense to a lot of things we do in life. Apparently not cybersecurity. Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seat belt on when you get in the car. Don’t eat the yellow snow. These are all common sense tips for safety that people have learned, whether from parents or one really embarrassing moment in the winter. But when it comes to cybersecurity, common sense is rare. READ MORE  
Tags: Security, Business, Technology, Internet, Sem, Cybersecurity, Computers, Hacking, Radio Show, Common Sense

Watch Me Lock My Brother In The Gun Safe At Gander Mountain

By Major Van Harl Other Guns Safes at Gander Mountain sat by and watched. Major Van Harl USAF Ret Wisconsin –-( The local Gander Mountain store is going belly up in Franklin, Wisconsin. I was in there trying to find some deals. Knocking 15% off of something that is way over priced is not really a deal.As I was getting ready to leave an older man ran up to the gun counter and told the associate to stop what he was doing. The older man's grandson was locked inside one of the g...
Tags: Guns, John Wayne, U S Air Force, Milwaukee County, Gander Mountain, Shooting Industry News, Gun Safes, Major Van Harl, Van Harl, Van E Harl USAF Ret, Burlington Iowa USA, Air Force Bases, U S Army Infantry School, Cudahy PD, Van Harl USAF Ret Wisconsin Ammoland, Common Sense

Coincidences are underrated

“When a coincidence seems amazing, that’s because the human mind isn’t wired to naturally comprehend probability and statistics.” [Neil deGrasse Tyson] “Ralph, it’s remarkable that you should call. I was just thinking about you. It must be ESP.” Woman using telephone, c. 1910 “Candlestick style” phone. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. The unreasonable popularity of pseudosciences such as ESP or astrology often stems from personal experience. We’ve all had that “Ralph” phone call or some ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Education, ESP, Pseudoscience, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mathematics, Science Education, Coincidence, Social Sciences, Chance, Ralph, Wikimedia Commons, Science & Medicine, Physics & Chemistry, Common Sense

“Rules for a Gunfight” by SFC Joe B. Frick

Originally printed back in 2009 on USACarry and attributed to one Drill Sergeant Sergeant First Class Joe Frick, the “Rules for the Gunfight” have been distilled up and down and converted into a variety of memes across the internet (which have been previously borrowed for this post). In short, the rules are 28 entries long (not […] Read More … The post “Rules for a Gunfight” by SFC Joe B. Frick appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Rules, Daily News, Common Sense, Gunfights, SFC Joe Frick, USACarry, Joe B Frick, Joe Frick

7 Ridiculous Standards We Need To Stop Sticking To

You're reading 7 Ridiculous Standards We Need To Stop Sticking To, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I don't know what it is exactly, but it seems like in today's day and age, we're taking almost everything for granted. Common sense isn't so common anymore. And adults aren't being adults. It's ironic because the internet, social media and modern technology are all mak...
Tags: Featured, Happiness, Confidence, Lifehacks, Standards, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Success Tips, Alden Tan, How To Be Successful, Common Sense

The impact of the press on the American Revolution

Issues of the press seem increasingly relevant in light of the recent U.S. presidential election. At its best, the press can play a critical role in informing, educating, and shaping the public’s thoughts—just as it did at the time of the nation’s founding. In fact, the press was so crucial in those early days that David Ramsay, one of the first historians of the American Revolution, wrote that: “In establishing American independence, the pen and press had merit equal to that of the sword.” To i...
Tags: Books, England, New York, Featured, Media, Boston, America, Newspapers, History, Britain, Pennsylvania, United States, Philadelphia, North America, Paul Revere, Freedom Of The Press

NBC Orders Topical News Comedy Show ‘Common Sense’

NBC has greenlit “Common Sense,” an unscripted topical comedy series featuring real people from all walks of life commenting on the buzzworthy news and events of the week, the network announced on Tuesday. In “Common Sense,” cameras will head to workplaces, restaurants, coffee shops, gyms and bars all over the country to hear candid, unfiltered opinions... Read more »
Tags: TV, News, Nbc, Common Sense

Utah Highway Patrol Officer to Sponsor “Commonsense Carry” This Year

Permitless Carry Utah Shooting Sports Council Utah –-( USSC is proud to announce that Representative Lee Perry (Republican, District 29) will be the sponsor of the Commonsense Carry (permit-less carry) bill this year. This is especially newsworthy because Perry is a Utah Highway Patrol Lieutenant, and when he first was elected to the Legislature in 2010 he was opposed to many of USSC’s gun rights efforts.However, in a rare move for a political figure, he has admitted that his...
Tags: Utah, Guns, Legislature, Perry, Utah Highway Patrol, Herbert, Lee Perry, USSC, Utah Shooting Sports Council, Gun Rights News, Common Sense

John Locke on politics, civility, and parenting

In times of political change and upheaval, as we’ve seen around the world through the last five years, I take great comfort in reading the works of political writers of various ages. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is one of my favorites and a book I return to often, and no one has helped me understand Paine so well as Professor Harvey J. Kaye, who wrote Thomas Paine and the Promise of America. Professor Kaye is compelling in his own right and a formidable political writer as well; he reveals how so...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Parenting, OWC, Authority, Alexander Hamilton, Adam, Locke, Kaye, John Locke, Thomas Paine, Oxford England, Paine, Dominion, Arts & Humanities

You Don't Need an iPhone 

Most people just go along with whatever life hands them. No critical thought. For years I asked people, “Why do I need an iPhone?” Haven’t yet met the man nor woman who could give me a straight answer.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Straight Talk, Common Sense

Beware of “Common Sense” Gun Control

By John Farnam Beware of “Common Sense!” Defense Training International, Inc Ft Collins, CO –-( Beware of “Common Sense!”Much gas being expended this election year, and our Second Amendment is a first-tier issue this time!When aspiring Marxists describe their plans to restrict our rights, always “… for our own good,” they deceitfully label it all “common sense,” assuring us all that destruction of personal liberty and freedom is “just what we need.”“Universal background chec...
Tags: Guns, Gun Control, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Gun Rights News, Defense Training International, John Farnam Defense Training International Inc, Farnam, Liberalisim, Common Sense

Why You Should Care About the Coming Email Privacy Law 

You probably think the US government needs a warrant if they want to dig through your old emails, texts, and instant messages, right? Well, you’re wrong! That may change soon with the Email Privacy Act, which was just passed in the House by a vote of 419 to 0.Read more...
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Why You Should Care About the Coming Email Privacy Law 

You probably think the US government needs a warrant if they want to dig through your old emails, texts, and instant messages, right? Well, you’re wrong! That may change soon with the Email Privacy Act, which is set to go up for a vote in the House tomorrow with overwhelming support blowing at its back. Read more...
Tags: News, Privacy, Congress, US, House, Dick Pics, Common Sense, Email Privacy Act

Psychology Around the Net: March 26, 2016

Listen to that…do you hear that, sweet readers? That’s the sound of absolute silence. Well, at least, it is for me. The roofers are gone, our living room is safe again, and let’s just say this week has presented far less work frustration over it, ha! So, this week I’ve rounded up some exciting updates, research, and other findings on how learning to cook is helping one person’s depression, why hanging with friends could actually cause super smart people to feel less happy, what advocates are sa...
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