Black and Happier. Slightly.

Black happiness is on the rise.  Or so it seems.  Is it because of Barack Obama?  Or is something else at play in the land of societal equality and community equilibrium?  Last week, The New York Times tried to quantify the new “Black Satiety” in the following graphic:

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Quantifying the Freshly Pressed Effect on WordPress.com and How to Get Featured

Yesterday, at 10:00am Eastern my article — American Folklore and The Blues Black Cat Bone — was featured on WordPress.com’s Freshly Pressed.  It was a great and grand honor to be selected and here’s my reward letter from the Freshly Pressed editrix:

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Is Above Average Abnormal?

We love the outlier.  We have pondered standard deviations and exceptions.  We know the difference between average and normal.  Today we wonder if being “above average” has the negative taint of being “abnormal?”

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