Two years ago, Starbucks’ holiday slogan was “Let’s Merry.” As in “Let us merry” or “Permit us to merry.” It was an attempt at a pun, but it makes almost no sense.
When we are alive, unconcerned about death, it is almost impossible to get any sort of perspective on the true scope of our lives. It is as if we are running through a maze, and we will never find our way out until we can view it from above.
When the kid in 7A reached over and tapped me on the shoulder, I made the worst decision of that whole flight: I responded to him.
In a Gallup poll from August 2013, only 2% of Americans said that “Poverty/Hunger/Homelessness” was one of “the most important problems facing this country today.”
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
According to Grunfeld, a poor woman in a coffee shop didn’t write the Harry Potter series; instead, a team of writers and advertisers came together to create a meticulously crafted, hyper-slick franchise with wide appeal
Stanford professor Sean F. Reardon found that since the 1960s, the difference in exam scores between rich and poor students has grown by 40%. As far as college completion rates, the difference between rich and poor students has grown by 50% over the last 30 years.
An ugly, lonely boy who supposedly has a curse over him as a result of his great-great-grandfather stealing the shoes of Clyde “Sweet Feet” Livingston, Stanley Yelnats is just one of many pathetic characters in Sachar’s novel.
“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”
Interestingly, couples in the happiest relationships reported that kissing was more important than sex, and lasting relationships can be better predicted by kissing frequency than by frequency of intercourse.