Lucky, or observant?

In one experiment, Wiseman asked people to self identify themselves as lucky or unlucky. Then he gave his test subjects a newspaper. “Count the number of photographs inside”, he told them.

There were 43 photographs.

On average, the unlucky people took 2 minutes to count them all. The lucky people? Seconds.

The lucky people noticed the giant message that took up half the second page of the newspaper. It said, “Stop counting — There are 43 photographs in this newspaper.”

Why are some people so much luckier than others?

Dads are parents too

This article makes me happy. I get dumb comments  all the time like the ones mentioned in the article when I’m out with Nate, as though I’m doing my wife a ‘favour’ by spending time with our son. But it’s not all that surprising, since so many parenting references focus solely on moms.

There is nothing that makes me happier than being a dad to my son. Nothing. And I think I can say the same about the other dads I know.

Dumb-ass stuff we need to stop saying to Dads.