Non-financial: January - March 2010 articles archive home
Face it, we all have our own interpretation of things.
At least once every day I shall look steadily up at the sky and remember that I, a consciousness with a conscience, am on a planet travelling in space with wonderfully mysterious things above and about me. And a scary amount of nothingness.
Friday, March 26, 2010 ... more
 
 
Why do we bustle about so eagerly in so tiny a space?
Of every event in our life we can say only for one moment that it is; for ever after, that it was. Every evening we are poorer by a day. It might, perhaps, make us mad to see how rapidly our short span of time ebbs away …
Friday, March 19, 2010 ... more
 
Why a little moodiness and sadness may not be such a bad thing
Research headed by Joseph Forgas, a psychology professor at the University of New South Wales, has found that bad moods make people less gullible, more critical and boosts memory.
Friday, March 12, 2010 ... more
 
 
See what you made me do? It’s gonna take years to pay-off!
The anticipation of torment is exciting in itself, and then there’s the thrill that accompanies risky behaviour. But more importantly, rats will do almost anything to create events for themselves in an otherwise eventless time-space.”
Friday, March 5, 2010 ... more
 
The origin of a few naaf (not at all fashionable) phrases.
Paying through the nose. From the 9th century house tax imposed on the Irish by the Danes, called the Nose Tax because anyone who avoided paying their ounce of gold had his nose slit.
Friday, February 26, 2010 ... more
 
 
Are new emotions coming to the fore?
Our ancestors may have had a daily need to fear predators, anger to conquer foes and disgust to avoid diseases, but we live in a more subtle world in which other emotions have come to the fore.
Friday, February 19, 2010 ... more
 
The new addiction to which you’re most likely hooked.
The worst thing is, evolution has predisposed your brain to crave it as much as your body craves fat and sugar. And these days – as with fat and sugar – you can get it everywhere.
Friday, February 12, 2010 ... more
 
 
Should you be worrying about their feelings?
Next thing I knew, I caught myself FEELING BAD for the computer! I felt sorry for having to put it through such great strain, by asking it to import an image via a scanner.
Friday, February 5, 2010 ... more
 
There’s nothing quite as surprising as the facts
We can’t distinguish between more than about five degrees of almost anything: “sweetness; saltiness; the pitch of a note; brightness; the intensity of an electric shock; or the pungency of a smell.
Friday, January 29, 2010 ... more
 
 
An alternative to filling our time with useless activity.
“We run heedlessly into the abyss after putting something in front of us to stop seeing it.” - Blaise Pascal.
Friday, January 22, 2010 ... more
 
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