Merlin Mann, recently speaking about a book called Haley’s Hints and its like, said, “I’m convinced it’s partly what made me into the sort of person drawn to the life hacks phenomenon.” After some thought, I realised that Reader’s Digest had a similar effect on me.
I know that the Digest isn’t exactly ‘high’ literature, but when I was a kid, it almost always provided a good read. And, now that I think on it, it also probably provided me with a lot of things I shouldn’t have been reading at such a tender age…
Anyway. I remembr that I read an article about migraine headaches entitled (I think) “The Hell in My Head”. The author visited a medical centre devoted to the study of headaches and found out that s/he was actually having an alergic reaction to nuts or chocolate or something of the sort.
Speaking of chocolate, did you know that dark chocolate (yum!) has more anti-oxidents than both wine and green tea? It’s true, I heard it on this week’s episode of Wait, Wait — Don’t Tell Me!.
It’s that article – and a particular picture from it, with a woman having a spike driven into her temple – that comes to mind whenever I have a similar affliction. As I am having now. But there’s a bright side to this. As a result of my being unable to study, I wrote this very post that you’re reading. And isn’t that just great?
And that’s it.
Wish me luck. I have an Ethics exam tomorrow. I’m going to have to cheat if I’m to pass. Ha ha. Get it? Ethics… Cheat. I just crack myself up sometimes.