BOULDER, Colo. — A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder spells out the suggestion that the first letter of your last name may determine your success in life. According to the study, which examines “alphabetism,” people with surnames beginning with a letter in the last half of the alphabet may face a tougher time academically, landing a first job and getting through life in general. The study, published last month, is not necessarily grounded in indisputable science. One of the lead researchers in the study said the results, however, were surprising. “Statistically, we were looking at two people
Comments: Victims of ´Alphabetism´. A new Democrat voting bloc.
It´s the same old principle as listing your business as AAA Plumbers in the phone book. People soon learn that if firms have to use tricks to get your business, you´re probably not as good as the Yacubissons or Zillers. I just can´t see executives sorting resumes in alphabetical order before reading.
Gee, my own research also not based on any indisputable science is that people who pick their noses in public have less chance of being a success in life, business, marriage, etc. I have also researched the idea that people who go to work with their pants unzipped have a troubling work experience, too.
I´ve got all kind of this research and outcomes. I wish I had known this university was looking for some just like mine. I wonder how much their study cost? Mine is pretty much free. But, if they want to pay, I´ll accept as quick as Hillary jumping on a half million or more for a ten minute speech at an insurance company luncheon..
The study found the effect mostly in school age people. It completely disappears with age when people like Trump, Reagan, Thacher, and my husband became very successful. All of the successful people you know may not have had their teachers think them as outstanding as some other kid who had the last name in the beginning of the alphabet. It doesn´t seem to have life long implications.
ST. LOUIS - The night after a 7-Eleven employee found herself in a fatal early morning shootout with an armed robber Monday, a worker in his first day on the job at the same store swore he would never work the wee hours there. “I want to feel safe,” Davon Dodson said. “I let them (the 7-Eleven operators) know I would never work overnight. No way.” The female worker involved in the shootout had stepped out of the store at 509 Bates Street for a smoke break when an armed man tried to rob her about 3:50 a.m., according to police. She pulled
A new survey of students at Dartmouth College found that those who identified as Democrats are the least tolerant on campus. In the campus-wide field survey, students of all political stripes were asked how comfortable they would be about living with a roommate who holds opposing political views. Of the 432 students surveyed, only 39 percent of students who identified as Democrats said they would feel comfortable living with a Republican, 16 percent said they felt neutral about the proposed arrangement, while 45 percent, a plurality, said they felt uncomfortable. A majority of students who identified as Republicans (69 percent)
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has died of esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to published reports. He was 73 years old. Demme is best known for directing “The Silence of the Lambs,” the 1991 horror-thriller that was a box office smash and a critical triumph. The story of an FBI analyst (Jodie Foster) who uses a charismatic serial killer (Anthony Hopkins) to track a murderer became only the third film in history to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories ( picture, actor, actress, director, and adapted screenplay), joining the ranks of “It Happened One Night” and
Fox News dominated its first night in the post-Bill O´Reilly era as "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged 3.2 million viewers in the program´s first night occupying the 8 p.m. ET timeslot. The debut of Carlson´s new timeslot won was the most-watched cable news program in both viewers and the key demo of adults age 25-54. Carlson averaged 636,000 viewers among the key demo to help Fox News finish as the most-watched cable news network during primetime, averaging 582,000 compared to 328,000 demo viewers for CNN and 424,000 demo viewers for MSNBC. Among total viewers, Fox News averaged 2.8 million from 8-11 p.m.
United Airlines is looking into a report that a giant rabbit died on a flight en route to Chicago from London, according to The Associated Press. The rabbit´s breeder, Annette Edwards, told the AP that the 3-foot-long rabbit known as Simon was just 10 months old and had been purchased by a celebrity whom she did not name. "Simon had his vet check just before getting on the plane," she told the AP. "He was fit as a fiddle." United said in a statement that it was "saddened" by the news, according to the AP. "The safety and wellbeing of
U.S. equities rose sharply on Tuesday as solid quarterly reports from several large-cap companies rolled through. The Nasdaq composite jumped about 0.7 percent, sending the index above 6,000 for this first time ever. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 220 points after briefly rising more than 250 points, with Caterpillar contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6 percent, with financials and materials rising more than 1 percent to lead advancers. I think we´ve come to believe that Q1 is soft because of some reason that economists or market analysts haven´t been able to pinpoint," said Kim Forrest,
It´s expensive to live in San Francisco — even if you make six figures. In an article published earlier this year, The Guardian reported on an anonymous Twitter employee in his 40s who says that, even on a $160,000 annual salary, he´s barely scraping by in Silicon Valley. "I didn´t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet," he told The Guardian. The employee´s biggest expense is the $3,000 monthly rent he pays on a two-bedroom house where he lives with his wife and two kids, which he describes as "ultra cheap." "Families are priced out of
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will
New research suggests a large amount of methane was released in the Arctic Ocean during a period of warming 110 million years ago and the methane "burp" points to the possibility of a similar release in today´s warming conditions. The discovery happened in the remote High Arctic, on Ellef Ringnes Island, about 500 kilometres north of Resolute, Nunavut. During the Cretaceous period, 55 million years before the dinosaurs disappeared, the island was deep underwater. Suddenly, from under the mud, bubbles of methane began to emerge as frozen deposits began to thaw. The bubbles left traces in the form of over 130 mounds that
“Happy Days” actress Erin Moran died of throat cancer, it was revealed on Monday. The coroner and sheriff of Harrison County, Indiana, said Moran did not have any illegal drugs at home when her body was found on Saturday. The 56-year-old Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on the iconic sitcom, had a history of alcohol abuse. (Snip) The statement did not specify what kind of cancer Moran had — but child-actor advocate Paul Petersen revealed that the “Joanie Loves Chachi” star had been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer. “She was in treatment and it was not going well,” Petersen
A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines should come back in style as the debate over executions in Arkansas rages on. Ninth Circuit Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, said conducting lethal injections is a sham that masks that fact that people are getting killed. “The use of lethal injection is the way of lying to ourselves, to make it look like executions are peaceful, benign ... like going to sleep,” said Kozinski, who isn’t involved in the Arkansas proceedings. “And they’re not. They’re brutal things.” So then
EAGLE, Colo. — An elephant tranquilizer that is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl has been linked to at least two overdose deaths in Eagle County, the sheriff’s office confirmed. “Carfentanil, which has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of the country, has been located here in our community,” the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated. Clear capsules containing heroin laced with carfentanil was found at the scene of a pair of drug overdoses in the El Jebel area, the Aspen Times reported. The drug can come in many forms, including blotter paper, tablets, and spray, according to
President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. WATCH: (Video) In a chapter about the former president’s two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. “Goldyn made a huge impact on Barry
It was a message repeated several times at a Democrat news conference Tuesday afternoon: Republicans, agree with us on a spending bill, or we’ll blame you for shutting down the government. And it appears that Republicans, who control all three branches of government, are listening: “Now last night, we received a bit of good news -- not just for Democrats but for the country – that the president is easing off his demands for a border wall in the government funding bill,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told the news conference. “The money is better used elsewhere,” Schumer said. “If the
The “Antifa” far left Communist group has managed to get an entire parade and carnival canceled in Portland because the Multnomah County Republicans were going to be in the parade. (Photo) The communists threatened to riot, loot, assault people at the parade. The festival people decided to cancel the entire weekend of activities, which was going to be this weekend due to the threats of violence by the leftist group. The Antifa group promised to rush the parade and drag away the Republicans. “We will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade into the middle and drag
Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as she was honored at a New York charity gala on Tuesday night. The former First Daughter, who is a Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment for her support of the organization through volunteering with the Clinton Foundation´s Day of Action program. She wore a colorful patterned dress, black cardigan and nude heels to the event on Tuesday, which was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, actress Bridget Moynahan, Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel and domestic goddess Martha Stewart.
Although President Donald J. Trump promised to defund Planned Parenthood if elected president, and the GOP House and Senate often claim that they want to defund the group, there reportedly is no language in the continuing resolution to fund the government through next September to defund Planned Parenthood, a group that has performed approximately 81,567 abortions since Trump´s inauguration on Jan. 20. That´s about 877 abortions per day, 36 per hour, or 1 every two minutes. The continuing resolution, or CR, is a funding mechanism that -- absent a budget and the regular appropriations process -- wraps federal spending into
The United Nations warned the Trump administration earlier this year that repealing ObamaCare without providing an adequate replacement would be a violation of multiple international laws, according to a new report. Though the Trump administration is likely to ignore the U.N. warning, The Washington Post reported the Office of the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights in Geneva sent an "urgent appeal" on Feb 2. The Post reported that the confidential, five-page memo cautioned that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would put the U.S. “at odds with its international obligations.” The warning was sent to the State Department and reportedly said
I HAVE been a practising Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and comfort to me, as religious beliefs are to hundreds of millions of people around the world. So my decision to sever my ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, after six decades, was painful and difficult. It was, however, an unavoidable decision when the convention´s leaders, quoting a few carefully selected Bible verses and claiming that Eve was created second to Adam and was responsible for original sin, ordained that women must be "subservient" to byline corrected by staff
In the past week, vandals have repeatedly defaced property at the prestigious University of Texas-Austin, spray-painting a hammer and sickle symbol and words like “rapist,” “racist” and “kill frat boys” on at least four fraternity houses. Last Friday, the vandals published an anonymous manifesto on It’s Going Down, a website that describes itself as “a media platform for revolutionary anarchist, anti-fascist, and autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements.” In it, the vandals urge students to join them in terrorizing fraternities. The self-professed “Vandals of UT” say they are responding to no specific incident but “the everyday crisis that is rape culture,
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz could potentially be unable to work for up to a month due to a medical emergency. Chaffetz took to Instagram Wednesday to announce doctors at the University of Utah recommended immediate surgery on his foot to prevent a serious infection caused by screws from a former injury. “Almost 12 years ago, I shattered several bones in my foot which required 14 screws and a metal plate to repair,” he said in the caption. “Yes, I wish I could say I was cliff diving in Mexico but the truth is I
ESPN laid off 100 employees on Wednesday as part of a company-wide restructuring. The struggling cable sports network first announced the layoffs last month. “We have long been about serving fans and innovating to create the best content for them. Today’s fans consume content in many different ways and we are in a continuous process of adapting to change and improving what we do,” ESPN said in a March statement. “Inevitably, that has consequences for how we utilize our talent. We are confident that ESPN will continue to have a roster of talent that is unequaled in sports.” Among those who were
San Francisco based Federal Judge, William Orrick, issued a preliminary injunction today blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. Judge Orrick said president Trump has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending.(Snip)Judge Orrick is a campaign bundler to former President Obama for over $200,000, and is married to a pro-abortion activist. You might remember Judge Orrick from 2015 when he blocked the release of videos made by the Center for Medical Progress, the group that unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued Thursday that President Trump and Republicans in Congress will have "doo-doo stuck to their shoe for a long time" if they pass the revised American Health Care Act (AHCA). The comments came a day after the AHCA received a boost in support from the House Freedom Caucus, which announced it would back the bill. "I think President Trump is really making fools of the members of Congress, of his own party," she said in her weekly press conference. "He´s asking them to vote for a bill that is wildly unpopular in the country,