The great and also terrible thing about the internet is that pretty much everybody can use it. Some people take this free access to the consciousness of the entire planet and employ it in service of improving our collective lot, creating things like like charity fundraisers, or crowd-sourced “Is this spider going to murder me and my family?” site SpiderID. (God bless you, SpiderID.) Other uses for the internet are more neutral, like fantasy sports, or slightly less neutral, like telling people all about your fantasy sports team. And some uses for the world’s most amazing communication technology, ever, fall in to what Dungeons & Dragons nerds might classify as the “lower-third” of the internet-use alignment chart, a.k.a. the spot where words like “evil” and “the devil” tend to live.
I wonder: If I can remember the first letter or two, can I use name data from the Social Security Administration to make an educated guess about the full name?
Put in your sex, the decade you were born, and start entering your name below. I’ll try to guess your full name before you’re done.
But as parent coach Meghan Leahy writes in the Washington Post, one thing parents of only children might want to give a little extra attention to is what she calls their “frustration tolerance.” Because while being an only child doesn’t necessarily mean they’re being lavishly spoiled on a daily basis, it does mean that their needs—and their wants—are more easily catered to.