I came across this extract from “Reasons to Stay Alive” by Matt Haig this morning. I thought it was worth sharing: The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an antiaging...
Contrary to the name, shower thoughts aren't exclusive to showers. From long walks to mowing the lawn, many everyday activities seem to have the right circumstances to allow the brain to have these little aha moments.
Do you pick up the phone and call your grandmother without a second thought? Do you clean your room without waiting for it to first turn into an inhabitable toxic wasteland? Do you write all of your essays with plenty of time to spare? Then it sounds like Marvel might have found a new superhero, because very few people have the strength to resist the persuasive powers of procrastination.
As a linguist, I gotta say, dictionaries are hella interesting, not just because of the obscure etymologies or weird words you can find in them, but because of the rare and unheard of meanings that ordinary everyday words can have.