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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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Post No.: 0744   Furrywisepuppy says:   International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is implemented and enforced primarily by States/countries themselves. Other mechanisms are also provided via IHL treaties or international organisations – chiefly the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) … Read More

Are We Always Playing the Good Guys?
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Post No.: 0743   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We’re biased to interpret our own actions as more well-intended and moral than the equivalent actions of others.   It’s all fictional but, when we play videogames, we almost invariably ostensibly play the … Read More

Regression to the Mean, as in the Average
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Post No.: 0742   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Regression to the mean’ isn’t about how your significant other’s behaviour reverts back to cruelty once your birthday is over. It’s about how, if you’ve just had an extreme result, the next result … Read More

How Our Existing Worldviews are Hard to Shift
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Post No.: 0741   Furrywisepuppy says:   If we’re unwavering zealots then can we ever believe that our worldviews are wrong? Even past facts can be reinterpreted in favour of our positions…   If a political party wins an election … Read More

Let the Defeated Keep Their Dignity and Pride
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Post No.: 0740   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Diplomacy can be regarded as any kind of interaction between people with the aim of building or maintaining friendly and mediated or negotiated relations between them, whereby those people are representatives of their … Read More

A World Built Around Morning Larks More Than Night Owls
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Post No.: 0739   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Morning larks’ find it most natural to get up and sleep early, whereas ‘night owls’ find it most natural to get up and sleep late. One’s ‘chronotype’ can be at either end of … Read More

Influencers and Brand Ambassadors
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Post No.: 0738   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Marketing companies nowadays routinely employ popular influencers to try to get messages or videos trending on social media like on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok or whichever platforms are most currently fashionable and relevant for … Read More

The Revisionism of Events to Suit One’s Side
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Post No.: 0737   Furrywisepuppy says:   Illegitimate historical revisionism (or negationism) and denying acts of atrocity that one’s side had committed is a function of cognitive dissonance, whereby most people believe that they and their own side/ingroup (e.g. forebears) … Read More

Motor Memories and Task Mastering
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Post No.: 0736   Furrywisepuppy says:   The brain can use as much as 20% of the body’s total energy consumption but only makes up about 2% of the body’s total mass. But whereas stronger muscles will show greater activation, … Read More

Independence and Self-Reliance
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Post No.: 0735   Furrywisepuppy says:   Fostering independence is vitally important for a child’s development. However, parents are increasingly protective and reluctant to let their children explore on their own. This is somewhat understandable, yet some of the perceived … Read More

Karma, Possessions and Past Life Transgressions
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Post No.: 0734   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It’s especially indefensible when someone knows that someone else has a mental disorder or disability yet still treats them (even more so) with bullying, taunts and belittlement.   Some people, alternatively, end up … Read More

Face-Saving and Self-Serving Rationalisations
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Post No.: 0733   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Motivated reasoning’ is about justifying decisions, judgements and attitude changes (or lack thereof) based on our emotions and cognitive biases, in order to reduce cognitive dissonance and/or to serve self-serving outcomes.   Cognitive … Read More

Are You Built for Speed or Endurance?
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Post No.: 0732   Furrywisepuppy says:   Skeletal muscles are said to be made up of two kinds of muscle fibres – Type I or slow-twitch, which are good for endurance but lack power; and Type II or fast-twitch, which … Read More

‘White Collar’ Versus ‘Blue Collar’ Crimes
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Post No.: 0731   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s easier to not feel the need to commit any crimes if one is financially wealthy and comfortable compared to poor and in a desperate situation to survive.   …Having said that, if … Read More

Mindfulness Practice at Work
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Post No.: 0730   Furrywisepuppy says:   Practising mindfulness was briefly mentioned as a way to minimise bouts of stress as a result of work in Post No.: 0723 by Fluffystealthkitten. Different types of mindfulness practice bring different benefits, such … Read More

What if We Were Immortal?
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Post No.: 0729   Furrywisepuppy says:   Life is just a series of projects – to maybe get married, raise a family, write a blog(!), finish a videogame, run a marathon, or just make tonight’s din-dins… and it feels like … Read More

Our Presumptions Speak More Reliably About Us Than Others
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Post No.: 0728   Furrywisepuppy says:   An opinion or unverified presumption is logically more guaranteed to speak about the person who holds or shares it than the subject of the opinion or presumption. For example, if we judge someone … Read More

Mitigating the Difficulties Faced by Those with ASD
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Post No.: 0727   Furrywisepuppy says:   This is my last foreseeable post on the enlightening journey we’ve undertaken towards better understanding autism. We studied the possible causes of autism not long ago in Post No.: 0719. This time, we’ll … Read More

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