Friday Life Candy: The 59 Second Self-Help Guide

Just found this website 59 Seconds, that bills itself as a self-help guide based on proper research. Founded by Richard Wiseman, (now why couldn't I have a name like that?) who was a professional magician (I kid you not) before getting his advanced degree in psychology (it gets better…) AND he's British! That means he has that accent we Americans go gaga over. As John Oliver, of the Daily Show said, anyone who speaks with a British voice in the US is an undisputed authority.

I could really hate him; Wiseman, not Oliver.

But I don't. I like Wiseman and his 59 second shtick. His tag line is "Think a little. Change a lot." He disseminates helpful information he says is gleaned from the scientific literature so at least he's making an effort to be reliable. See for yourself. This video is a taste:


  • And Dr Aletta….always remember, I’ve never heard a British band I didn’t like….

  • You’re right! Now that I think about it me neither. Starting with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, heck, even Herman’s Hermits! Now it’s the Arctic Monkeys and Muse. Gotta say I love them all. An interesting observation, Rob.


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