How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My kids have selective hearing. You won’t find this fact surprising because your kids or any others you’ve encountered likely have selective hearing, too. Basic, repeated requests such as ‘Please shut the refrigerator door” or “Don’t leave your wet towel on the floor” go ignored unless I: A) Ask at least three times B) Am … Continue reading How I Got My Kids to Listen to Me

My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion

If you share a household (or an office or a dorm room or any common space) with anyone other than yourself, you'll probably be familiar with the following scene:  You come home from a long day of work/studying/saving the world or whatever, and it's not quite time for dinner, but you're famished. You just need … Continue reading My Well-Stocked Snack Cabinet is an Optical Illusion

Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women

Much has been made of the recent news that the makers of Doritos, the crunchy, salty, finger-stainy snack, have decided that what the world needs right now, what it really, truly needs to solve all of the injustice, inequality, terrorism and nuclear threats that have become daily life is special snacks for ladies.  They poured resources into … Continue reading Kids are the Ones Who Need Silent Doritos, Not Women