“Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude.” I distinctly remember my mom explaining this theory to me in junior high. For a refresher, here’s Aeon’s Eric Schwitzgebel with a theory of jerks.

+ Bill Gates could buy every home in Boston. (Or a flat with tandem parking in San Francisco.)

+ The strange beneficial/predatory relationship between TMZ and Justin Bieber (and by extension, the celebrity gossip-reading public).

+ Here are 30 commonly mispronounced food words (and a guide to saying them correctly).

+ (New feature – Let me know if you like it.) Popular from yesterday’s NextDraft: Our kids are typing their way through school. Is that hurting their education? The Handwriting on the Wall.