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Are you in on the secret? Menus that is.

In Food, Morning Edition, NPR, Pop Culture on February 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever ordered a “secret” item before…but am I really missing out? 8 patties, really?!

NPR reveals the latest restaurant to go hidden.

In & Out is probably the best known "secret menu" fast food restaurant

In & Out is probably the best known “secret menu” fast food restaurant

For your curiosity:

18 Secret Menu Items [via Business Insider]

The Best Hidden Menus [via Ranker]

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The IKEA Effect

In Morning Edition, NPR, Science on February 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

What if it isn’t love that leads to labor, but labor that leads to love? That is the question Tulane University marketing professor Daniel Mochon cheerfully discusses on Morning Edition today – and how IKEA plays a role in our sense of competence.

People made to feel incompetent may be more vulnerable to the Ikea Effect.

People made to feel incompetent may be more vulnerable to the Ikea Effect.

“…people attach greater value to things they built than if the very same product was built by someone else. And in new experiments, researchers have discovered why it happens: Building your own stuff boosts your feelings of pride and competence, and also signals to others that you are competent.”

 

Maurice Sendak Posthumous Farewell

In Morning Edition, News, NPR, Pop Culture on February 5, 2013 at 1:14 am

Fifty years after Where the Wild Things Are, beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak has a new book, even though he passed away last year. Morning Edition spoke with Tony Kushner, long time friend of Sendak, about My Brother’s BookA touching conversation about Sendak, his last work, and the meanings behind so many of our favorite stories.

“There’s a lot of consuming and devouring and eating in Maurice’s books. And I think that when people play with kids, there’s a lot of fake ferocity and threats of, you know, devouring, because love is so enormous, the only thing you can think of doing is swallowing the person that you love entirely.”

Published posthumously, Maurice Sendak's My Brother's Book combines poetry and art in an elegy to Sendak's brother. [npr.org]

Published posthumously, Maurice Sendak’s My Brother’s Book combines poetry and art in an elegy to Sendak’s brother. [npr.org]

“…buying Jaguars and a $540,000 home with no down payment.”

In History, Morning Edition, NPR, Politics on January 23, 2013 at 12:34 am

On Morning Edition, Tina Brown recommended her three must-reads for the week. Her last pick peaked my interest – The New York Times obituary for  Jeanne Vertefeuille, a longtime CIA official who was instrumental in catching Aldrich Ames, “one of the 20th century’s most notorious moles.”

Jeanne Vertefeuille, center, and other members of the team that tracked down Aldrich Ames. [nytimes.com / CIA]

Jeanne Vertefeuille, center, and other members of the team that tracked down Aldrich Ames. [nytimes.com / CIA]

“…the God we present is bankrupt.”

In Morning Edition, NPR, Pop Culture, Science on January 18, 2013 at 11:13 pm

This week, NPR’s Morning Edition aired a conversation called “Losing Our Religion” – speaking with religious leaders and young adults (which I was happy to hear 30 was still considered “young adult”) on the growing number of the unaffiliated and disillusioned. An interesting discussion considering that according to the Pew Research Center one-third of Americans under 30 have no religious affiliation.

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