Attention all Jeremiahs, Henriettas, Madelyns, Adelaides, Braydens and whatever other names you have because your parents wanted to be so clever and original: you are losing out to the Tom, Dick and Janes in the workplace. Or so says this study from the University of Melbourne, which concludes people “with more pronounceable names rose more quickly to superior positions in their firms, while political aspirants with simpler names exhibited better odds of getting elected.” The study says it’s the ease of pronunciation, not length or cultural origins, that makes the big difference. So what the hell are you supposed to do with this information? Probably nothing except get yourself a nickname turn this into more parental resentment and bury it deep, so very deep inside.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]