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Big, fat F? Enough with the excuses!

I’m just not that smart Pfft. With that winning attitude, you won’t ever get smart either. You know how Einstein got smart? He worked it, baby. Or, as he put it in more elegant terms, “It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.” The brain is like a muscle. To get smart, you have to use it. Work at getting smarter every day. Look dumb sometimes (mistakes are great…


How frogs can help you get an A

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day,” said Mark Twain back in the day. The first obvious point is that Mr. Twain is unlikely to ever get his own cooking show. The other obvious point is this: There really is a good reason for organizational gurus to have glommed on to this tip like famished dieters to a table piled high…


Getting the bugs out of proofreading

Back when I started my short-lived proofreading purgatory – I mean, job – at a newspaper called Caribbean Business, I bought a book to learn effective proofreading. The author, whose name I forget, said that proofreading was a somewhat hopeless task. The brain, after all, has this pesky auto-correct function that makes the reader see what he expects to see. There’s only so much anyone can do to overcome the brain’s wiring. There’s some encouragement…