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BJ Rakow, Ph.D. (drbj)

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Q – How many different careers have you had?

me – Only eight: Psychologist … Marketing VP… Training Director … Entrepreneur … Management Consultant … Executive Coach … Writer … Motivational Speaker. Billed by agent as only 'older than dirt’ motivational speaker/stand-up humorist who can still stand up!

Q – Which did/do you enjoy the most?

meEvery one of them at the time, but now at this point in my life -  the last two the most.

Q – You refer to having lived in the Pleistocene era. How old are you?

meOlder than dirt. Wait a minute, let me amend that. Older than soil! It came before dirt.

Q – Why do you write on Hubpages?

meFish gotta swim. Birds gotta fly. Writers gotta write. So do I. That’s enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What else would you like to know about me?

Q – Have you published any books?

meJust one: “Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain’t So” – a serious book about job search written with a light-hearted touch. (Amazon.com). But I find writing Hubs much more fun.

You might like to take a look at these Supernatural Interviews with Famous Dead People:

Interview with Genghis Khan … Interview with Cleopatra … Interview with Dracula … Interview with Al Capone … Interview with Bonnie and Clyde … Interview with Bruce Lee … Interview with Napoleon Bonaparte … Interview with Jack the Ripper … Interview with Lady Godiva … Interview with Oscar Wilde … Who was the Most Famous Female Spy (Mata Hari) ... Interview with James Dean ... History of Blue Jeans - Interview with Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis

Crazy Laws

53 Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws … Dumb Crazy Stupid  Laws Part 2 … Crazy Dumb Funny Laws … Funny Dumb Crazy Laws … Dumb Crazy Laws Worldwide

Difficult People

Dealing with Difficult People … Dealing with Difficult People Part 2 … Dealing with Difficult People Part 3 … Dealing with Difficult People Part 4

Personality Tests

Take The Pig Personality Test … Celebrity Personality Test … Anger Management Simple Test

Or because you like to laugh:

Comments and Traffic ... Popular Proverbs Interpreted ... Fokk University ... Doughnuts are Good for You ... Psychic Vegetables and the Things They Have Told Me ... Why Everyone Should Own a Goat or a Cow or a Pig ... A Tale of Two Cocks ...  Tshirts and tshirts and Tees ... Weird Animals - the Naked Mole Rat (and 12 other weird animals) ... OMG Funny Photos

Q – Anything else you would like to add?

me Just my belief that laughter is the best medicine -- unless you're diabetic, then insulin should be at the top of your list.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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  • 21

    Crazy Laws in the State of Georgia and Fun Facts

    4 days ago

    Did you laugh when you read about the crazy law against bathing naked in Florida? Or the law still on the books banning the molestation of trash cans? Now you can read about 23 crazy laws in Georgia.

  • 18

    Crazy Laws in the Cities of Florida and Fun Facts – Part Two

    5 days ago

    If you laughed at the crazy state of Florida fart law and the prohibition of sex with porcupines, then you will split your sides when reading about the crazy laws in the cities of Florida.

  • 30

    Crazy Laws in the State of Florida and Fun Facts– Part One

    12 days ago

    Florida has so many crazy laws they all could not be included in one article. Part One features crazy laws enacted by the state. Part Two covers crazy laws enacted by various Florida cities.

  • 10

    Crazy Laws in the District of Columbia and Fun Facts

    2 weeks ago

    Did you know that whistling in a public restroom is forbidden in Washington, DC? Read about that crazy, stupid law and 13 additional crazy, stupid laws still on the books.

  • 22

    Crazy Laws in Delaware and Fun Facts

    2 weeks ago

    Wait until you read about these nine crazy, stupid laws in Delaware including the one that discriminates against ugly men. They wouldn't dare discriminate against ugly women!

  • 24

    Crazy Laws in Connecticut and Fun Facts

    3 weeks ago

    Warning! There is a very crazy law still on the books in Connecticut regarding fire trucks that must obey a 25 mph speed limit even when going to a fire. I kid you not.

  • 26

    Crazy Laws in Colorado and Fun Facts

    4 weeks ago

    If you mistreat rats in Colorado, you are breaking the law. That is only one of 19 very crazy Colorado laws still on the books in that state.

  • 34

    Crazy Laws in California and Fun Facts

    2 weeks ago

    Some folks think of California as the state of fruits and nuts. It may also be the state of crazies. There are 65 crazy, weird, strange laws still on the books there.

  • 38

    Are Your Words Like Turds?

    5 weeks ago

    Are your words like the turds you sometimes find in your yard? Sometimes words can be soft. Sometimes words can be hard. Do you use more soft words (positive adjectives/phrases) to describe yourself?

  • 29

    Crazy Laws in Arkansas and Fun Facts

    5 weeks ago

    Remember the crazy law in Arizona prohibiting donkeys from sleeping in bathtubs? Arkansas has a crazy bathtub law, too, which applies to alligators.

  • 34

    Crazy Laws in Arizona and Fun Facts

    4 weeks ago

    'It is illegal for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.' That is just one of the twelve crazy, weird laws still on the books in Arizona.

  • 32

    Crazy Laws in Alaska and Fun Facts

    6 weeks ago

    A crazy law still on the books in Alaska states that it is illegal for moose to mate on city streets in Fairbanks, Alaska. Who is gonna tell the moose?

  • 24

    Crazy Laws in Alabama and Fun Facts

    7 weeks ago

    Speaking of crazy laws in Alabama, did you know it is illegal to marry any animal that is not already a relation? I kid you not. That crazy law is still on the books.

  • 14

    Funny Story about Ophelia, Bianca and the Handsome Stranger

    8 weeks ago

    Ophelia and Bianca are widows of a 'certain age' and best friends. Drama occurs when a handsome male stranger appears at their condo pool for the first time.

  • 44

    Why Do Ducks Follow the Leader?

    3 months ago

    Did you know that newborn ducks and geese Follow the Leader just like children playing that game? Watch these fascinating videos of the amazing animal behavior known as imprinting.

  • 31

    My Favorite Minions

    2 months ago

    The Minions are coming in a movie of their own. Watch Stuart, Kevin and Bob as they begin a new job as hench-minions to Scarlet Overkill and her eccentric mate (voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Ham.)

  • 27

    Interview with Emperor Tamarin Monkey

    5 months ago

    At first glance, the Emperor Tamarin Monkey is a startling primate reproduction of former Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany - flowing white moustache and all.

  • 35

    How to Create a Funny Skit

    6 months ago

    Here is a template from a former funny skit I once created to help you write your own hilariously funny skit.

  • 18

    Interview with Pronking Springbok

    6 months ago

    Stratford, the South African Springbok, shares his secrets about pronking as an escape method, as a joyful expression, and as a DBT - Date Bait Trait.

  • 49

    Interview with the First Lady

    6 months ago

    You already know that I can interview the dearly departed ... wherever they are. But now my ability to interview celebrities, dead or alive, has been enhanced courtesy of my new 666 iPhone.

  • 67

    Is Money Really the Root of All Evil?

    7 months ago

    I asked some of the greatest philosophers and sages who ever graced this planet, "Is Money Really the Root of All Evil?" Here are their wise, intelligent responses.

  • 49

    About the Other F-Word

    7 months ago

    If you find the F-word abhorrent, or have a sensitive stomach, do not read further. If you suffer from copromania, you need no warning. That was a disclaimer. Now we can move ahead. The F-word I am referring to is not...

  • 58

    Why Did the Chicken Really Cross the Road

    7 months ago

    We know the chicken crossed the road. But why, why? It is the question of the ages. Read what these famous people believed about that famous chicken.

  • 127

    Interview with Arvind and Jason of Bubblews

    16 months ago

    This is not my customary interview with weird animals or deceased celebrities. This interview was conducted with Arvind and Jason, the two men who founded the interactive website, Bubblews.

  • 38

    Weird Animals – the Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frog

    13 months ago

    The tiny frog called the Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frog is bright red-orange and looks like it is wearing blue jeans. Does it shoot tiny poison darts at its predators? Is the poison lethal to humans?

  • 99

    Homophones and Oronyms

    20 months ago

    Learn the true meaning of homophones and enjoy the story of 'Ladle Rat Rotten Hut' written entirely in oronyms with translation for those who are oronym-challenged.

  • 108

    Moral about the Farmer and His Ass

    21 months ago

    This funny fable about the farmer and his ass offers a valuable moral to guide your life. Trust me!

  • 52

    Weird Animals - the Green Basilisk Lizard

    22 months ago

    Have you met the Green Basilisk Lizard known as the 'Jesus Christ Lizard'? It actually walks on water! Watch the videos and see its supernatural ability for yourself.

  • 87

    Weird Animals – the Banded Mongoose and the Warthog

    23 months ago

    You won't believe what I learned about the symbiotic relationship between the cat-sized African Banded Mongoose and the ferocious-looking full-of-warts Warthog.

  • 147

    Funny Puns about Losing Jobs

    18 months ago

    I know, I know. There is nothing funny about losing a job. But these 15 very funny, very short puns about all the jobs I lost will make you laugh. Guaranteed!

  • 102

    Weird Animals – the Tree Shrew and its Poo

    5 months ago

    You may find it hard to believe the relationship between the poo of the tiny tree shrew and the giant Pitcher Plant, but the 'shrew loo' facts are absolutely true! Trust me!

  • 100

    Funny Pun about Gorilla

    23 months ago

    Funny pun about a gorilla and a visitor from Czechoslovakia (the Czech Republic).

  • 82

    Interview with Blonde Bombshells

    7 weeks ago

    Jean Harlow was the Blonde Bombshell of the 30s and Marilyn Monroe, the Blonde Bombshell of the 50s. You will be amazed at how many aspects of their lives were so similar. Eerie!

  • 116

    Funny Pun about Doctor

    2 years ago

    The funniest puns are often those where you do not anticipate the punchline. Let me know if I 'gotcha' with this funny pun about a doctor.

  • 64

    Funny Pun about Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    2 months ago

    Funny pun about Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and the clever, thirsty bass players in the orchestra.

  • 55

    Interview with Charlie Chaplin

    14 months ago

    Did you know that Charlie Chaplin was the Renaissance Man of silent films? Not only a skilled mime and actor, but a director, writer and music composer as well. Read what I learned in our interview.

  • 80

    Interview with Attila the Hun

    14 months ago

    Finally I got my interview with the famous Attila the Hun who turned out to be not only a skillful warrior king but possessed several amazing secrets of leadership you ought to know.

  • 84

    Funny Pun about Attila the Hun

    2 years ago

    Here's a funny pun about Attila the Hun to make you chuckle, or groan, or laugh, or moan. Trust me!

  • 97

    Interview with Hansel and Gretel

    21 months ago

    Would you believe a fairy tale for small children that features a child-eating monstrous witch? That's the Brothers Grimm grim "Hansel and Gretel."

  • 86

    Interview with Santa Claus

    18 months ago

    Is Santa Claus real? Did he ever exist? Was he invented by Coca Cola? Learn the answers from my interview with him in person.

  • 72

    Eating Turkey May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    7 months ago

    Eating turkey may be hazardous to your health. Here are eight terrible, disgusting turkey facts you need to know before your next turkey dinner. Included - How to Cook a Turkey.

  • 81

    History of Shorts

    2 years ago

    Shorts are a bifurcated garment worn by men and women and boys and girls that circle the waist and end at or above the knee. Wait a moment! Bifurcated? That sounds almost obscene. Who invented them?

  • 88

    Best Answers to Tricky Interview Questions

    2 years ago

    If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be? You may be thinking that is a strange interview question. Strange? Yes. Uncommon? No.

  • 144

    Strange Psychological Facts

    7 months ago

    If you are a writer or a salesperson, you need to know and use these four strange psychological facts about human behavior.

  • 64

    Interview with Amazing Beautiful Model

    2 years ago

    Here is a recent interview with an amazing and very beautiful supermodel, Andrea Pejic. This lovely-looking young model has caused a major stir in the fashion world and is now in constant demand for fashion runway...

  • 160

    OMG Funny Photos

    24 months ago

    These photos are guaranteed to make you laugh and say, 'OMG, these are really funny!'

  • 81

    Interview with FDA Spokesperson - Part One

    3 weeks ago

    The FDA has approved of some Filthy Disgusting Additives in the food we eat. Bug juice? Flavoring from the beaver anal gland? And many more.

  • 63

    Interview with Channing Tatum

    2 months ago

    Are you surprised that I was able to interview Channing Tatum? No sweat. I used my new supernatural brain-wave invention to read his mind!

  • 139

    Interview with Redneck

    2 years ago

    It was not easy but I found a genuine, real Redneck to interview. You will be surprised at his answers. Trust me.

  • 76

    Interview with Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs

    2 years ago

    Did you know that the big, bad wolf in Red Riding Hood is the same wolf who terrorized the Three Little Pigs. True!

  • 90

    Interview with Cinderella

    2 years ago

    Cinderella is alive and well and working in Disney World. How do I know? I'm waiting for the Main Street parade to begin Suddenly Cinderella approaches me to share her real story.

  • 68

    Interview with Alligator – Differences between Alligators and Crocodiles

    14 months ago

    How can you tell an alligator from a crocodile? If you want to, that is! It's not very difficult. First, look at the shape of the snout and the visibility of the teeth when the jaws are shut.

  • 81

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Twenty

    2 years ago

    Billy Bob Buffet needs a Tokyo bodyguard. Will he choose Bruce Li, Jackie Chin or Kerry Oki?

  • 54

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Fourteen

    3 years ago

    Didja hear the one about the farmer's daughter and the traveling salesman? Here's my favorite.

  • 54

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Thirteen

    3 years ago

    It all started when a supermarket customer wanted to buy half a head of lettuce.

  • 58

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Twelve

    3 years ago

    The blind guy in this joke found out how huge Texas is ... the hard way.

  • 30

    Funny Short Drunk Joke - Number Eleven

    2 years ago

    Can you tell the difference between twelve-year-old and ten-year-old Scotch? This fellow can.

  • 48

    Funny Waiter Joke

    13 months ago

    Here is my favorite funniest short restaurant joke about a waiter with a clever strategy.

  • 42

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Nine

    3 years ago

    Here is a funny, short, charming, endearing joke rated 'G'you can share with the little ones.

  • 63

    Funny Short Hamster Joke - Number Seven

    2 years ago

    The hamster joke to end all hamster jokes. Amazing! Wait 'til you read about this little guy's fantastic talent.

  • 48

    Funny Short Pirate Joke - Number Six

    23 months ago

    Who was the most fearsome pirate of them all? Johnny Depp? Errol Flynn? No, it was the menacing Captain Graybeard, of course.

  • 40

    Funny Short Senior Dating Joke - Number Five

    2 years ago

    Effective relationships are built on understanding and honest communication. Read this funny senior dating joke to see what I mean ...

  • 44

    National Humor Month Funny Short Joke Number Four

    23 months ago

    Funny joke about a beautiful young woman in an interview whose 'porch light is not lit.'

  • 70

    National Humor Month Short Funny Joke Number One

    3 years ago

    April is National Humor Month. I kid you not. So here is short funny joke and short funny quote number one.

  • 76

    Interview with Mr. Ed - Horse Facts and Horse Trivia

    2 years ago

    The best place to get horse facts and horse trivia is from the horse's mouth. Right? So I interviewed Mr. Ed, the equine television star of the 60s.

  • 58

    Haiku Jokes – Part Two

    3 years ago

    Do you like really funny short jokes? Then you will like-u these Haiku.

  • 60

    Haiku and Senryu Jokes

    3 years ago

    Do you know the difference between Haiku and Senryu? They both contain only 17 syllables. Humor must be brief and pithy.

  • 123

    How to Enjoy Life More

    3 months ago

    Do you want to enjoy your life even more? Here are 12 simple rules to inspire you.

  • 48

    Funny Pun about Hunchback of Notre Dame

    2 years ago

    Do you remember Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame? Do you know who took his place?

  • 52

    Funny Pun – Number Eleven

    3 years ago

    A funny, punny story about Rodeo Ray and his clever horse.

  • 55

    Quick Easy Tasty Pulled Pork Recipe

    2 years ago

    Here's a simple, quick, easy, tasty recipe for pulled pork sandwiches that you will love. All you need are three ingredients.

  • 97

    Interview with the Seven Dwarfs

    18 months ago

    Did the Seven Dwarfs live happily ever after like Snow White? Get the facts from their psychologist.

  • 93

    How to Write an Advice Column

    3 years ago

    Most of us love to give advice. It is one of those commodities rarely in short supply. Like political speeches. Learn how to write an Advice Column.

  • 94

    Interview with Snow White

    8 weeks ago

    Now you can learn the truth about the relationship between Snow White and those Seven Dwarfs from beautiful Snow White herself.

  • 82

    Funny Pun - Number Ten

    3 years ago

    Have you ever heard of Mel Faymee - the best baseball player in the game? This funny pun will explain!

  • 47

    Funny Pun - Number Nine

    3 years ago

    The funny pun of Slinging Bull, his three wives and a puzzle to solve.

  • 70

    Funny Pun – Number Eight

    3 years ago

    This pun about featherless chickens takes place in China. Will you guess the punny punchline beforehand?

  • 74

    Interview with Zeus

    7 months ago

    Greek mythology has always fascinated me. How about you? Wait till you read what Zeus, the Greek god, told me ... in confidence.

  • 66

    Funny Pun about Brad and Lorraine and ClaraLee

    7 months ago

    Another funny pun - this one is about a love triangle: Brad, Lorraine and ClaraLee.

  • 40

    Funny Pun - Number Six

    3 years ago

    Dick and Jane go to Transylvania for their honeymoon. That's their first mistake . . .

  • 59

    Funny Pun – Number Five

    3 years ago

    Artie worked in a grocery store but his goal was to be a 'hit man'. Like Al Capone.

  • 62

    Funny Pun - Number Four

    3 years ago

    Do you remember Sir Gawain, Galahad and Lancelot? And Lance’s younger brother?Handsome Sir Dancealot? Do you like awful puns? You are in the right place!

  • 26

    Answers to Interviewing Questions – Part Two

    3 years ago

    Best interview answers to What are your strengths, weaknesses, and 'you appear to be over- qualified.'

  • 59

    Funny Pun about the Head

    13 months ago

    John's son survived ... there was just one little problem ...

  • 62

    Funny Pun about Leo the Lion

    13 months ago

    Did you know that Leo the Lion was involved in the study of immortality? So were seagulls.

  • 112

    Funny Pun about Stanley the Snail

    13 months ago

    Are puns the lowest form of humor? Who cares? I love them. Read about 'Stanley the Snail.' Didja know he was a hermaphrodite?

  • 85

    Answers to Interview Questions – Part One

    2 years ago

    Win more job offers with these best answers to common and uncommon interview questions.

  • 163

    Old Age Benefits

    3 years ago

    It is said that as you get older, you get wiser. Have you heard that, too? The only wiser I get has a ‘Bud’ in front of it. But I have learned of multiple old age benefits over time, and I am delighted to...

  • 94

    Interview with Mickey Mouse

    13 months ago

    Are you surprised that I can interview Mickey Mouse ... the famous international film star who happens to be an anthropomorphic celluloid rodent brought into the world by his creator, Walt Disney? I can and I did!

  • 88

    Interview with Banana Spider

    14 months ago

    How do you feel about spiders? You know - those bug-bodied, spindly-legged arachnids with eight hairy legs? Wait until you discover what the Brazilian Wandering (Banana) Spider can do. Unbelievable!

  • 48

    Interview with Mother Goose – Part Two

    3 years ago

    Would you like to know the real meaning behind some of those sadistic and somewhat strange Mother Goose nursery rhymes? I promised to bring you additional Mother Goose revelations so here is Part Two of “Interview...

  • 88

    Interview with Mother Goose

    2 years ago

    Was Mother Goose a legend or a real person? Read on to discover the amazing facts. There may have been two Mother Gooses ... er, Mother Geese!

  • 81

    Interview with Penguin

    3 years ago

    Interview with Percy the Penguin who wanted to set the record straight about penguins and whether they could fly or not.

  • 70

    Interview with Proboscis Monkey

    3 years ago

    Plato, the Proboscis Monkey, was offended because I interviewed the Hippopotamus and not him. So I gave him an interview and he shared some stunning personal information.

  • 80

    The Droodle Creativity Test

    18 months ago

    Are you a personality test addict? Me, too. I like the short, sweet, sometimes funny tests best. So here is my newest test regarding creativity featuring Roger Price’s “Droodles.”

  • 139

    Simple Symbol Personality Test

    2 years ago

    Now that you have examined your personality by taking (a) the Pig Personality Test, (b) the Celebrity Personality Test, and (c) the One-Question Personality Test, it’s time to take a look at the Simple Symbol...

  • 119

    Interview with Hippopotamus

    4 years ago

    I heard a voice say, "Good morning," but there was no one in sight. Only an enormous hippopotamus. He said, "I want you to interview me like you did ...

  • 181

    One Question Personality Test

    3 years ago

    Would you like to know more about your personality by answering just one simple question? Then you are in the right place!

  • 82

    History of Blue Jeans - Interview with Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis

    3 years ago

    I know what you are thinking. Because in addition to my supernatural, unearthly ability to interview those who are dearly departed, I also possess ESP – Extra Sensory Perception. You are thinking, “I know...

  • 93

    Interview with James Dean

    2 years ago

    Do you remember how Bruce Lee found me in a Chinese restaurant so I could conduct one of my supernatural interviews with him? Well, it has happened again. This time I went to a revival of James Dean films ...

  • 82

    How to Protect Yourself from Germs in Public

    2 years ago

    You can defend yourself from germs at home and the office but what can you do to avoid those grievous germs in public? Not just any old germs but militant microbes and backbiting bacteria.

  • 136

    Anger Management Simple Test

    4 years ago

    Are You Angry? Aggressive? Are You Cynical? Take this very simple test and learn how angry, aggressive or cynical you really are. No matter what anyone says ... Do you find yourself becoming angry at the...

  • 101

    Interview with Bruce Lee – Martial Arts Master, Film Maker and Actor

    2 years ago

    There are so many deceased famous people for me to interview with my supernatural powers, that I am having a difficult time selecting just one. But fortunately, this one selected me. I was finishing my moo shu pork in...

  • 100

    End of a Love Affair

    2 years ago

    A story about the end of a love affair using only published song titles.

  • 94

    Interview with Oscar Wilde

    4 years ago

    Of all the supernatural interviews I have now conducted (see list at the end), this interview with Oscar Wilde was one of the most challenging. Yes, I know he died in 1900 at the age of 46, but I have the...

  • 99

    Why Everyone Should Own a Goat … or a Cow … or a Pig

    2 years ago

    So, to continue in the vein of utilizing my unbelievable supernatural powers to interview dead famous people and strange vegetables, I will now interview living farm animals.

  • 106

    Psychic Vegetables and the Things They Have Told Me

    2 years ago

    Actually, the vegetables are not psychic, just a little bit strange. And strangely, the psychic is me. So I am writing about Strange Vegetables and the Things They Told Psychic Me. Important: No vegetables were harmed...

  • 71

    Interview with Lady Godiva

    4 years ago

    Listen, my friends, no secrets will I dare to hide. About our dear Lady Godiva’s very strange ride. With the new supernatural interviewing skills I’ve saved, I was able to interview Godiva...

  • 103

    Who Was the Most Famous Female Spy?

    3 years ago

    If I asked you, “Who was the most famous female spy in history?” what name would you say? Was it Florence Nightingale? No, she was a famous female nurse. Was it Medea? No, she was a famous female curse. Was...

  • 60

    Interview with Al Capone

    2 years ago

    I would like to introduce you to the celebrity criminal who led a crime syndicate during the Prohibition era – the man who made Chicago and Cicero, Illinois famous in the 1920s and 30s – “Scarface...

  • 107

    Interview with Jack the Ripper

    2 years ago

    Jack the Ripper - History's Most Famous Unsolved Crime. Now that I have learned to conduct these supernatural interviews with infamous dead people, you are expecting to read an interview with Jack ...

  • 87

    Assertive Behavior – How to Say No

    4 years ago

    ASSERTIVE BEHAVIOR Part Two – How to Say No! Do you feel guilty when you say No? Do you say Yes when you really mean No? Here is the best language to use to say no without feeling guilt. Then this...

  • 87

    Assertive Training Course

    3 years ago

    Assertive Behavior - Part One Are you a passive person because you find it difficult to say No? Or an aggressive person because your credo is “my way or the highway”? Or an assertive person...

  • 82

    Interview with Bonnie and Clyde

    2 years ago

    Do you remember these two outstanding examples of Depression-era Americana? Here is their fascinating story - Bonnie and Clyde.

  • 81

    Interview with Cleopatra

    3 years ago

    Until now I have been using my superhuman skills in superior, supernatural interviewing to talk with dead people – famous but altogether dead people – who were rulers of the masculine persuasion. Now it is...

  • 116

    Interview with Dracula

    13 months ago

    You already know all about my superior, supernatural method of interviewing if you read my previous interviews with Genghis Kahn and Napoleon Bonaparte. Succinctly stated, I see (and interview)“dead people/"...

  • 98

    Interview with Napoleon Bonaparte

    2 years ago

    Good news! I have invented a praiseworthy process for interviewing famous people who are no longer around . . . to defend themselves . . . or sue for libel. After my first interview with Genghis Khan ...

  • 148

    Interview with Genghis Khan

    21 months ago

    I know what you are thinking. Genghis died in the year 1227. That’s almost 800 years ago. True. But there have been many remarkable new developments in cryogenic research that you may not be aware of.

  • 72

    Scary Halloween Masks for Adults

    3 months ago

    An adult is a person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. But who still likes to dress up as someone or something else on Halloween. Here are the scariest adult Halloween masks on the...

  • 116

    History of Tshirts and tshirts and tees

    18 months ago

    History of T-shirts. So, who invented the T-shirt? Once upon a time in merrie olde England, in a rustic cottage in a small village in winter time, a husband felt chilled and called to his wife, “Old woman, bring...

  • 80

    Halloween Couple Costumes and Halloween Quiz

    4 years ago

    Here are some very funny Halloween couple costumes and a short Halloween History Quiz. Question #1 - Why are orange and black Halloween colors?

  • 80

    Oldest Worker Award Sally Gordon Age 101

    2 years ago

    At the age of 101, Sally Gordon won America's Outstanding Oldest Worker Award for 2010, at a ceremony in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was honored at the State Capitol as America's "Outstanding Oldest Worker" by...

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    Abilene Paradox - Why Do We Say Yes When We Mean No

    4 years ago

    Why do we often say Yes when we really want to say No? It is a paradox that Jerry Harvey explored in his book, "The Abilene Paradox." This is an easy-to-understand synopsis of that paradox and why I believe it...

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    Why is a Ship Called She

    2 months ago

    Why is a ship called she? That question is right up there with Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why have I chosen this subject? Why? Because my hubbuddy, psychicdog.net, asked me to provide the answer to why...

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    Worlds Largest Cruise Ship Oasis of the Seas Review

    2 months ago

    To celebrate my sister’s birthday this month, we – just the two of us – embarked on a seven-day cruise on the world’s largest, biggest, hugest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas. We left behind...

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    Celebrity Personality Test

    4 years ago

    Which famous celebrity or movie star do you think you are most like? Would you like to know which celebrity has a personality most like yours?

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    Tribute to Victor Borge – the Great Dane

    2 months ago

    "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." - Victor Borge. Do you know who Victor Borge is? No? Then you are in for an unbelievable treat when you watch these hilarious videos. Yes? Then keep...

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    Chocolate Chip Cookies Seven Scrumptious Recipes

    2 years ago

    Who Invented Chocolate Chip Cookies? Did you ever wonder where did chocolate chip cookies come from? I know. The supermarket or the bakery. No, I mean who invented them? In fact, where did the very first...

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    Betty White Everything Old is New Again

    3 years ago

    Betty White isn’t all that old. She is only 89 (going on 90 next January). But if you had watched her as the hilarious, boisterous guest-host of “Saturday Night Live” recently, you would swear she is...

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    Math Equation for Success in Life

    14 months ago

    This information should be required reading for all high school students before they graduate. Why? Because adhering to this mathematical equation will help you achieve your goals in life and in business ...

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    Father’s Day History and Famous Fathers

    3 years ago

    Here is the history of Father’s Day, and some interesting information you may not know about famous fathers I know you know. And a very funny video to make your day!

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    Andy Rooney Praises Women Over 50

    2 years ago

    Yes, Andy Rooney had lavish words of praise about women who are over 50 – women of a certain age. You know Andy Rooney. He is witty. He is funny. He has formidable eyebrows.

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    How to Increase Your Amazon Sales

    8 weeks ago

    You can dramatically increase your Amazon sales on your hubs and blogs by appealing to just THREE basic emotions of the reader.

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    How You Can Find New Topics for Hubs

    7 months ago

    Five quick, easy methods for thinking of new topics to write about in your hub or blog

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    Doughnuts are Good for You

    23 months ago

    One of the most beloved foods in the United States is the doughnut or as it is popularly spelled, donut. Who invented the doughnut? Where did it come from? What is it made of? Why is it called a donut or doughnut? Why...

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    MSG and Fat Rats and Us

    2 years ago

    I commented earlier on the increase of obesity in the United States for the period of 2007 to 2008: 32.2% for men and 35.5% for women. That started me thinking. Could there be some chemical in our food that may be...

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    Are You an Entrepreneur

    24 months ago

    Do you think you are cut out to be an entrepreneur? Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset? Could you start and run a business successfully? Like Craig of Craigslist? Let's find out.

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    Fable of Felix the Flying Frog

    4 years ago

    I first heard about Felix the Flying Frog some years ago and often use this fable to encourage discussion when reflecting on the do's and don'ts of project management and bewildering behavior. Once upon a time, there...

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    Obesity is Widespread

    4 years ago

    I’m going to jump feet-first into the low fat vs. low carb diet controversy and let you know what I discovered. The first fact was mind-blowing. Did you know that the United States has become obesogenic?

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    Do It Yourself Color Therapy

    2 years ago

    Color Therapy – What is it? Where did it begin? How does it work? What are Chakras? And most importantly, how can you perform color therapy on yourself?

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    Tribute to Erma Bombeck - Queen of Housewife Humor

    23 months ago

    Erma Bonbeck was the queen of housewife humor. Much of her early work was published during an era when the majority of women were working women - women working in the home as wives and mothers. ...

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    Two AMAZING Google Tools

    2 months ago

    Did you know that you can have multiple email addresses with Gmail (Google) without changing your basic user name? And have you tried out the Google Translator Toolkit?

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    Tribute to Beer - An Amazing Beverage

    2 years ago

    Are you aware of the amazing benefits, extraordinary uses and remarkable ways we can use Beer?

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    Popular Proverbs Interpreted

    4 years ago

    What is a proverb? It is a short and generally well-known over-used statement that provides a general truth or gives advice. Here are my singular interpretations of various ambiguous proverbs.

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    Tale of Two Cocks

    2 years ago

    This adventure began on our honeymoon. I call it Tale of Two Cocks. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. Two cocks as in roosters.

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    Banned Super Bowl Commercials You Will Never See on TV

    2 years ago

    Outrageous, funny, sexy commercials . . . but you will never see them on TV!

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    World's Most Outrageously Expensive Car

    2 years ago

    The Maybach Exelero Sports Coupe is the world’s most outrageous in appearance, most outrageous in performance, and most outrageous in price - only 8 million dollars.

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    Are Your Teenagers Huffing?

    23 months ago

    Remember the story of the Three Little Pigs? That is fairy-tale huffing. It's not real. Today, teenage huffing refers to youngsters abusing chemical inhalants to get 'high.'

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    Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield - Prince of the One-Liners

    3 years ago

    74 one-liner jokes that will never go out-of-date! You may remember Rodney Dangerfield – the nervous, twitching comic with bulging eyeballs, a trademark red tie he was constantly adjusting, and the...

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    Tribute to Henny Youngman - King of the One-Liners

    2 years ago

    This tribute to Henny Youngman includes 99 jokes that are as funny today as they were 70 years ago!

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    Tribute to Ogden Nash - the King of Light Verse

    2 years ago

    Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse – poetry concerning amusing or serious subjects featuring puns, creative rhyme and alliteration.

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    The Amazing Horse Who Could Count

    4 years ago

    You have probably heard of Clever Hans, the amazing horse who could count, but did you know that in addition to solving math problems, the horse could identify people, tell the time, the day of the week, and calculate...

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    Funny Valentines for People You Hate

    2 years ago

    Would you like some funny Valentine poems to send to people you hate? Look no further ...

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    Chocolate Benefits, Facts and Fun

    4 years ago

    I have always been a firm believer in the health benefits of chocolate. I was a believer even in the good old days when chocolate wasn’t considered “good” for you. The myth surrounding chocolate has...

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    Weird Animals - the Naked Mole Rat

    4 years ago

    The following is a verbatim transcript from Mr. Heterocephalus Glaber who most people would call a naked mole rat. HG wants to set the record straight so I promised to write this article just as he dictated.

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    Old Age Ain't for Sissies

    2 years ago

    The young don’t know it yet but “old age ain’t for sissies.” – Bette Davis. I’ve discovered a marvelous way to fight agism and disrespect – with the powerful weapons of humor...

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    Most Complicated Watch in the World

    13 months ago

    Are you a luxury watch connoisseur who wants to own the world's most highly complicated luxury timepiece and money is no object? Actually, money is the object since the world’s most complicated minute-repeater...

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    Weird Animals - the Proboscis Monkey

    4 years ago

    The nose of the Proboscis monkey measures four to seven inches in length - only the male possesses it. I'm not putting you on.

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    Dealing with Difficult People - Part 3

    4 years ago

    This is the third article on Dealing with Difficult People. The bad news is - you cannot change other people. The good news is - you can change the way you react to them. Use the strategies and language I suggest and ....

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    Dealing with Difficult People - Part 2

    4 years ago

    Difficult people are difficult to deal with because they have learned to control you - to push your hot buttons. Here are strategies and effective ...

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    Dealing with Difficult People

    2 years ago

    Why are difficult people difficult in the first place? Almost any competent psychologist can tell you the answer. Because they get a payoff when they are being difficult. How should you react to them?

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    Dumb Crazy Laws Worldwide

    4 years ago

    Here are the dumbest laws I could find from all over the world. Just proves the U.S. has no monopoly on crazy stupid laws.

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    How Machiavellian Are You?

    4 years ago

    Niccolo Machiavelli offered advice to Italian princes on the best way to rule the people. He stressed the art of deception.

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    How to Overcome the Negative Trait of RESISTANCE

    4 years ago

    Mules are not very flexible animals. They are strong and intelligent, but they are not good at adapting their behavior to fit the circumstances. The mule has come to symbolize stubborn resistance. It seems they can't...

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    Take the PIG Personality Test

    9 months ago

    Would you like to know more about your personality? Without taking any test? All you have to do is draw a ...

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    Crazy Laws Dumb Laws Funny Laws

    4 years ago

    Dumb Laws to Make You Laugh - Alabama through Montana. I confess. I am addicted to crazy, dumb, stupid, funny laws. This is my third hub on the subject.

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    Funny Laws Dumb Laws Crazy Laws

    4 years ago

    Since I am still addicted to reading and writing about dumb laws, here is the second article on Crazy Laws Dumb Laws Funny Laws for Alabama through Montana.

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    Pig Facts and Pig Trivia

    2 years ago

    Pigs are ranked number four in animal intelligence and can learn tricks faster than dogs. True!

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    Cow Facts and Cow Trivia

    6 months ago

    Your image of cows is probably similar to mine – gentle, placid animals looking at you with those large, soft cow eyes and contentedly chewing their cud. But about 20 people a year are killed by cows in the United...

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    Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws - Part 2

    3 years ago

    The original Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws featured 53 of the dumbest laws I could find. Researching and reading them is strangely addictive, so here are 74 more laws just as dumb and some even dumberer. Enjoy.

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    Photos of Really Tired Animals

    12 months ago

    Take a look at these really tired animals and kids ...

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    99 Typical Behavioral Interview Questions

    4 years ago

    One way to put yourself at the head of the pack when interviewing is to practice beforehand your answers to behavioral interviewing questions.

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    53 Dumb Crazy Stupid Laws

    4 years ago

    Here are the 53 most hilarious dumb laws I found. Hope you laugh as hard as I did when discovering and writing about them.

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    Weird Animals - the Anglerfish

    4 years ago

    Scary and bizarre-looking, the deep sea anglerfish makes its home in the darkened depths of the Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans. The female sports its own built in fishing pole.

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    INTERVIEW GUIDE for Human Resource Professionals and Department Managers - How to Determine 13 Professional Competencies

    2 years ago

    Important behavioral questions that interviewers should ask in order to hire the best person for the job. And job seekers need to practice their answers to these questions.

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    Weird Animals - the Wooper Rooper - Axolotl

    13 months ago

    The axolotl (pronounced AHK-so-LA-tuhl) or walking fish is a rare Mexican salamander that forever looks like a teenager. It looks forever young.

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    Weird Animals - the Aye-Aye

    4 years ago

    You will probably never ever see an aye-aye – a rare, nocturnal animal that is found only on the island of Madagascar.

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    Weird Animals - the Star-Nosed Mole

    3 years ago

    The star-nosed mole may be the strangest, weirdest-looking animal you have ever seen. Its front end looks like it should be its back end.

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    How to Do a FREE Reverse Cell Phone Lookup

    4 months ago

    Is there such a thing as a free reverse cell phone lookup? It’s the question of the ages. Well, the information age for sure.

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    Weird Animals - the Dung Beetle

    7 months ago

    Did you know there is an insect that loves dung, lives in dung, eats dung, feeds dung to its offspring and often rolls balls of dung for long distances while standing on its head moving backwards?

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    Burn Off Fat with Fatostatin

    2 years ago

    A new man-made chemical, fatostatin, prevented mice from gaining weight even when they ate whenever they wanted.

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    Weird Animals - the Komondor

    2 years ago

    It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a mop. No, it's the unusual sheepdog with fur like a mop - the Komondor.

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    Weird Animals - the Blobfish

    4 years ago

    Does the strange, mournful- looking Blobfish remind you of someone? Perhaps your Uncle Louie? Or Ziggy in the cartoons?

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    Have You Ever Heard of these 21 Super-Healthy Foods?

    4 years ago

    Did you know there are 21 super healthy foods you have probably never heard of that contain extra-potent quantities of the vitamins and minerals you need every day?

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    14 Things to Stop Doing When You Get Angry

    4 years ago

    Here are 14 ways to resolve your anger without hurting others nor stressing yourself.

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    Weird Animals - the Platypus

    4 years ago

    You have probably never seen a platypus in a zoo, because most zoos don't have them. But they do exist in eastern Australia including Tasmania. They are unique mammals who lay eggs instead of giving birth to live baby...

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    The Famous Rorschach Inkblot Test

    2 years ago

    Here are the famous inkblots used in the Rorschach Inkblot Personality Test and the most common responses. Take the test yourself.

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    Which One of the Seven Dwarfs is Your Boss?

    2 years ago

    Do you remember the Disney movie based on the fairy tale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"? As I was preparing to write articles about coping with difficult bosses, I had an "aha" moment.

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