The Inexplicable Shame of Being a ‘Mouthbreather’

“I was tripped by this mouthbreather Troy,” Mike Wheeler admits to Eleven on Stranger Things. “Mouthbreather?” Eleven asks, confused. “Yeah, you know, a dumb person,”…

How to Be Street Smart: Step One, Ask the Internet (Or Perhaps Don’t)

Being book smart is great and all, but being street smart — that is, having the ability to deal with whatever life throws your way…

PSA: You Have a Second Brain Deep in Your Butt

Growing up, it wasn’t uncommon for my dad to tell me to pull my head out of my ass — it was his way of saying, “Use…

What Makes Us Change the Way We Speak to Different People?

I whisper when I order food at a restaurant, muzzling the deeper nodes in my vocal chords until I sound like Michael Jackson in interviews….

What Makes Me… Smart?