What is Your El Guapo?

June 25th, 2010 with 1 Comment

What is your El Guapo? What is the one thing you need to face? Overweight? Lack of education? Shyness? Or could your El Guapo be a big dangerous guy who wants to kill you? Your DSP lesson for the day: watch out for those self-help schemers who use inspirational stories and metaphors that compare REAL problems to […]

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Have You Been Bright-Sided?

May 27th, 2010 with 4 Comments

An interesting interview from Barbara Ehrenriech. I loved her book Bright-sided that deals with the culture of positive thinking.  For those of you who do not know her work, I think this interview will be a good introduction. Some key points that I wanted to expand on: 1. The empathy deficit She is right on […]

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Video: Baloney Detection Kit

May 18th, 2010 with 1 Comment

Here’s a great video from Michael Shermer and Richard Dawkins on how to spot baloney. Watch and enjoy and be sure to load up on other fun poop-detecting articles: http://dontstepinthepoop.com/category/poop-detection

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Wanna Get Rich? Try Working!

April 29th, 2010 with 8 Comments

I read a book a while back called, “Shop Class as Soulcraft” by Matthew Crawford.  In that book, Crawford set about redefining the concept of “work.”  But the main thing I got out of the book was that our society sees “manual work” as somehow less-than “intellectual work”. But Crawford argued that most “intellectual work” is […]

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Be(a)ware of Homeopathy

April 20th, 2010 with 2 Comments

Last week was World Homeopathy Awareness Week.  And I sure am glad it was because there are so many kooky things running around disguised as legitimate that I can’t keep up! Starting now, Don’t Step in the Poop will look more into “alternative medicine” and “natural cures.”  I’ve already shown you how sociopaths exploit people’s legitamate […]

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Former Self-help Critic To Become New Age Wealth-creator

April 1st, 2010 with 9 Comments

Carlon Haas, author of the popular Don’t Step in the Poop blog, announced today that he is sorry for criticizing self-help gurus and will dedicate the rest of his life to helping others by becoming a self-help guru. Haas, who had been critical of self-help gurus, called his change of heart a natural reaction to […]

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Amazing Sand Drawing

February 13th, 2010 with 1 Comment

A friend of mine showed me this, and I think it is amazing.  It is a video of Kseniya Simonova, a sand artist from Ukraine who won the Ukrainian version of “America’s Got Talent.”  She uses dramatic music, a giant light box, and pure imagination to depict Ukrainian life during Germany’s occupation of Ukraine during […]

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So You Believe in “The Secret”?

February 4th, 2010 with 8 Comments

A friend of mine told me last week that she wants to try “The Secret”.   She was then treated to my very strong opinions on “The Secret” and some of the “people” featured in that “program.”  In fact, over to my left is a recent photo of James Ray who was arrested for the […]

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