Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

We saw “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” this week, a documentary about Fred Rogers and his popular TV show, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

This motion picture, currently in general release, is a “must see” for parents and grandparents of young children.

Fred Rogers was an accomplished musician, singer/songwriter, storyteller, and Presbyterian minister with a profound understanding of young minds.

Astounded by his impact and radical philosophies, we conducted more library research.

The also popular Sesame Street, which premiered several years after Rogers’ show debuted, competed with “Neighborhood” for viewers. Years later when both shows’ initial “fans” got older, researchers characterized the 2 audiences for specific personality traits to learn the effect of the programs.

One of the traits found in Mr. Rogers’ fans was “patience”—the ability to delay gratification.

Researchers observed, likely because of his slow speaking rhythm and comfort with silence, Rogers viewers were measurably more patient than the viewers of Sesame Street.

In other words, Mr. Rogers’ audience learned to delay gratification, a trait found almost universally among those with high levels of Emotional Intelligence. And “EQ” often translates into satisfaction with one’s self and career success.

It’s an important film with a loving message.


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After investing in a pair of good readers, it’s important to maintain, repair, and clean them periodically. Your reading glasses will last longer and serve you better if a few easy steps are taken to keep them in top condition. Following, we’ve compiled some tips on proper eyewear cleaning and how to look after them to assure Continue reading


What’s Cool Now?

As the Internet’s principal purveyor of cool reading glasses for men and women, we’re often asked “what’s cool these days?” We salute the many who acknowledge our outstanding sense of trends in popular culture and further present the first on our list of that which is cool now: Copenhagen Copenhagen has been cited as the happiest city in the world Continue reading


Have some fruit.

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Alexa, Proof of Concept

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