8-year-old Starts Own Life Coaching Business

Most of us made money selling lemonade when we were young, but not little Eve Hobsbawm. She’s eight years old, and she’s already a life coach in the making. She has her own website, called EveProblemSolver.com, which describes itself as, “A problem-solving consultancy founded by Miss Evie Mouse.” Most adorably useful business ever!

Eve, who lives in London, says she was inspired by her dad, who owns a tech start-up. It was equally easy to come up with the kind of business she wanted to start. She thought about it for a while, and, “Then it just popped into my head: problem solving.” Voila! Her first customer came last December, back when Eve was only seven:

The first person I exchanged business cards with said her husband was really annoying. So I said: “It all cancels out. You might do stuff to him that’s also really annoying.” She was really impressed.

And now you can get that same kind of insight into your own problems. Eve will help you with whatever is troubling you, but she does warn you at the outset that some problems like “Does space ever end?” and “I have a relative who died, can I get her back?” cannot be solved. She specializes in “Problems about love, life, and work-balance.” She does not, however, help with school work questions.

Her prices vary depending on the difficulty of your problem. Hard problems run £1 (or about $1.50), with “everyday problems” running even cheaper than that.

Source: Digg

Image: The Mellow Jihadi

Controversial Claim About Mayan Ruins in Georgia

The textbooks will tell you that the Mayan people thrived in Central America from about 250 to 900 A.D., building magnificent temples in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and southern Mexico. But could they possibly have left stone ruins in the mountains of North Georgia?

Richard Thornton thinks so. He says he’s an architect by training, but has been researching the history of native people in and around Georgia for years. On Examiner.com, he wrote about an 1,100-year-old archeological site near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, that he said “is possibly the site of the fabled city of Yupaha, which Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto failed to find in 1540.”

This might all be fairly arcane stuff, except that an archeologist he cited, Mark Williams of the University of Georgia, took exception. In the comments section after Thornton’s piece, he wrote, “I am the archaeologist Mark Williams mentioned in this article. This is total and complete bunk. There is no evidence of Maya in Georgia. Move along now.”

Immediately the story exploded. In comments on Examiner, as well as on Facebook and in emails, users piled on. One woman called Williams “completely pompous and arrogant.” A man wrote he was “completely disrespectful to the Public at large.” Another said he would urge the state of Georgia to cut off funding for Williams’ academic department at the university. All of this left Thornton, who writes often about the Maya for Examiner.com, “dumfounded.”


Source: Yahoo! News

Image: Digital Journalism