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The Problems with Publish or Perish
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Post No.: 0800   Furrywisepuppy says:   According to good practice – a scientific study should, beforehand, declare its hypothesis, research design, instruments and materials, procedures and protocols, data management strategy, coding, and statistical analysis plan. All captured data and … Read More

The Obligations to Respect, Protect and Fulfil
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Post No.: 0799   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Following on from our introduction to International Human Rights Law in Post No.: 0792 – States should respect (typically these are negative obligations), protect (typically these are positive obligations) and fulfil (these are … Read More

A Collaborative Way of Handling Disputes at Work
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Post No.: 0798   Furrywisepuppy says:   Interpersonal conflict is almost inevitable in both social and work life; and we’re usually most upset by the adversarial interactions we have with those who are most important to us. Workplace disharmonies typically … Read More

Foreign Aid, Capital and Labour Flows
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Post No.: 0797   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It was a while back when I said I would round off this series on global economic development – back in Post No.: 0567 in fact, when we discussed the pros and cons … Read More

Things to Try if You’re Feeling Dissociation or as if Detached
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Post No.: 0796   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you have a personality disorder (see Post No.: 0790 for a rundown on the various types of personality disorders that are currently being clinically diagnosed) then it can feel like a daily … Read More

One’s Self-Image and the Introspection Illusion
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Post No.: 0795   Furrywisepuppy says:   The ‘introspection illusion’ is when we believe our own introspections are more reliable than other people’s. (This includes trusting one’s own intuitions over scientific data, like believing that heavier objects fall faster than … Read More

Obesogenic Genes and Obesogenic Environments
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Post No.: 0794   Fluffystealthkitten says:   At current estimates, the heritability of obesity is 40-70%. This suggests that genes do play a key role, and therefore some people are luckier than others if their genes are a better match … Read More

Principal-Agent Problems and Agency Costs
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Post No.: 0793   Furrywisepuppy says:   Within businesses, ‘principal-agent agency costs’ can arise from the actions of an agent (e.g. senior management) when acting on behalf of a principal (e.g. the shareholders). Conflicts of interest can mean, for example, … Read More

International Human Rights Law (IHRL)
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Post No.: 0792   Fluffystealthkitten says:   While Furrywisepuppy got interested in International Humanitarian Law (IHL), I got interested in International Human Rights Law (IHRL). So like what my buddy did with IHL, this condensed rundown of IHRL is primarily … Read More

Improving Our Religious Literacy
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Post No.: 0791   Furrywisepuppy says:   According to a British Victorian colonial conception of religion anyway – the 5 main ‘world religions’ are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.   But each of these religions aren’t monolithic entities. There … Read More

Living With a Personality Disorder
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Post No.: 0790   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our personality is reflected in our individual pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It can be influenced by the situations we find ourselves in, like the company we’re with. But if you experience … Read More

The Trillions of Sliding Doors Moments
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Post No.: 0789   Furrywisepuppy says:   The so-called ‘butterfly effect’, which stems from ‘chaos theory’, means that small things can lead to big consequences down the line. An imperceptible difference at one point in time can potentially generate a … Read More

How Are You Feeling?
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Post No.: 0788   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s difficult to resist anger or hatred (or indeed love, lust and all the other kinds of emotions and feelings) when they just come, and sometimes we shouldn’t. But if we learn about … Read More

Sitting on the Fence
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Post No.: 0787   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s sensible and right to be open-minded, at least to listening to those who offer evidence and reason for their standpoints. But understanding the true complexity of socio-political subjects can sometimes make one … Read More

Open Borders, For and Against
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Post No.: 0786   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It could be said that we tacitly consent to the government and the laws of the land we live on by virtue of us not leaving. We’re always free to emigrate. However, many … Read More

What We Find Attractive
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Post No.: 0785   Furrywisepuppy says:   Physical attractiveness can be influenced by a culture that believes, for instance, that thin versus curvy bodies, or tanned versus pale complexions, are most ideal. But what people find attractive is ultimately an … Read More

Concussion, CTE and Dementia
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Post No.: 0784   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There is ongoing research in the area of contact sports that involve impacts to the head – like boxing, kickboxing, rugby, and even repeatedly heading balls in football/soccer – when it comes to … Read More

Try a Blind Test to Find Out What You Really Like
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Post No.: 0783   Furrywisepuppy says:   Price sets up such powerful expectations that a packaging design and price can make consumers presume its contents are either a higher or lower quality, even when the contents are the same as … Read More

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