OMG! A California teen (barely, as she’s only 13) sent 14, 528 text messages in December. That’s 484 texts a day. One every two minutes, if you count hours for sleep. She created a 440-page phone bill, but mom and pop say they’re “lucky” she had an unlimited texting plan. Her punishment? No more texting after dinner.… Continue Reading whr r her parNts?Details
When I was a girl, my mom had a steadfast rule about thank-you notes: Other than a short window on Christmas Day, there was no playing with our gifts until our thank-you notes had been written. It was excruciating for my brother and me to watch the neighborhood kids ride past our house on their shiny new bikes every… Continue Reading The art of appreciationDetails
What’s missing from this photo? About seventy-five squabbling siblings, several (though not enough) overwhelmed staffers, a couple dozen frazzled parents (including me), and the line leading out the door past Starbucks. Because, when it comes to the economic “downturn,” the only thing down at GameStop stores I have visited recently is their inventory. Halfway between the Christmas Eve peas… Continue Reading Recession? What Recession?Details
My 6-year-old son has an unfortunate cowlick that leaves his hair looking like Eddie Munster’s. You know: My kid has other fine qualities, but today I couldn’t take any more of looking at that downward dagger of hair, so I took him to Supercuts, where I pointed out the problematic fibers to what I naturally… Continue Reading Lessons learned from SupercutsDetails
Not quite magic BUT… before elections, KCal9 and CBS 2 did a local story on one man’s political memorabilia button collection. Watch until the end– Due to Lisa’s publicity, Elect-a-head’s presidential bobble heads soon appear in the hands of the reporter!
When it comes to revenue, “Flat is the new up.” That’s what I heard tonight at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business from Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham, co-authors of the terrific new business book “The Knack.” Where did they hear it? From people at the recent Inc. 500 conference. That matches what we’re hearing from many… Continue Reading Flat is the new upDetails