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  • Hampus shared from Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
    “If you don’t listen to me, I’m going to tell your father.” Suddenly the lame-duck dad is Darth Vader. I don’t know how kids keep it straight. They must think, “So if we don’t behave, you’ll report our behavior to that guy you yell at and boss around the house? Well, that’s not threatening at all.
    Note: ' “If you don’t listen to me, I’m going to tell your father.” Suddenly the lame-duck dad is Darth Vader. I don’t know how kids keep it straight. They must think, “So if we don’t behave, you’ll report our behavior to that guy you yell at and boss around the house? Well, that’s not threatening at all.' - Jim Gaffigan
  • Hampus shared from Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
    “If you don’t listen to me, I’m going to tell your father.” Suddenly the lame-duck dad is Darth Vader. I don’t know how kids keep it straight. They must think, “So if we don’t behave, you’ll report our behavior to that guy you yell at and boss around the house? Well, that’s not threatening at all.
    Note: Jim Gaffigan does it again - this time a book for fathers.
  • Hampus shared from The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
    The idea of preventive medicine is faintly un-American. It means, first, recognizing that the enemy is us. —Chicago Tribune, 1975
  • Hampus shared from Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
    we estimate that being in the upper quartile of optimism seems to have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular risk roughly equivalent to not smoking two packs of cigarettes daily.
    Note: Always looking on the bright side of life?
  • Hampus shared from Hamlet's BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers
    But as we connect more and more, they’re changing the nature of everyday life, making it more frantic and rushed. And we’re losing something of great value, a way of thinking and moving through time that can be summed up in a single word: depth.
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Hampus Jakobsson