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Domestic Abuse in Relationships
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Post No.: 0252   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Domestic abuse is frequently a hidden crime. Many cases go unreported. So let’s learn about some of the key warning signs to look out for…   A small percentage of males can be … Read More

Procrastination Waits For Everyone
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Post No.: 0251   Furrywisepuppy says:   (Checks the weather for tomorrow…)   (Gets a doggy biscuit and munches it slowly…)   (Spots a magpie in the garden so checks it out…)   …Some people say that they work better … Read More

Frequent Exceptions to the Rules in the Social Sciences
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Post No.: 0250   Furrywisepuppy says:   Putting aside issues like intentional research fraud or unintentional mistakes from scientists and reporters here, it often seems like conclusions in the social sciences (e.g. psychology, economics, sociology, political science, linguistics) are more … Read More

Basking in Reflected Glory
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Post No.: 0249   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Basking in reflected glory’ (or BIRGing) is when people associate themselves with the successes of others, such that a successful person’s (or team’s) achievements and high status becomes one’s own sense of achievement … Read More

Accepting the Bodies We’re Born With
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Post No.: 0248   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’ll continue straight from Post No.: 0241 and our discussion on transgender and gender reassignment issues.   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Sitting comfortably. I’m ready!   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s an argument that it’s … Read More

Religion, Fidelity and the Benefits for the Group
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Post No.: 0247   Furrywisepuppy says:   Religion is affiliated with commitment and family values, and therefore religiosity arguably makes a long-term mate more attractive – for women (commitment and fidelity) as well as for men (reducing the risk of … Read More

Can Everyone Have Freedom and Equality?
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Post No.: 0246   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We can be said to have standing-based justice/rights (rights that we have for simply being human, for being sentient or for being able to feel pleasure or suffering) and action-matching justice/rights (rights that … Read More

Compassion Fruit of the Spirit
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Post No.: 0245   Furrywisepuppy says:   Being benevolent and pro-social (e.g. sharing, helping, cooperating, donating and volunteering) has benefits for one’s own health and happiness. Giving our own resources to bring joy to or to relieve suffering from others … Read More

One Organism’s Waste as Another’s Resource
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Post No.: 0244   Furrywisepuppy says:   When investigating the impacts of products, we must look at their entire product lifecycles, from the cradle to the grave – from extracting the raw materials, the manufacturing, the transport used at all … Read More

Change is Hard so Let’s Make it Easier
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Post No.: 0243   Furrywisepuppy says:   Change is difficult because of our inherent ‘immunity’ to change – we find change threatening, even when we know it’d be for our own overall benefit. It’s as if we have an immune … Read More

Hormones and Their Effects on Appetite
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Post No.: 0242   Furrywisepuppy says:   The hormone ghrelin signals hunger when the stomach is empty. Peptide YY (PYY) conversely signals satiety in the stomach. Insulin is arguably the hormone that is most responsible for the body’s ability to … Read More

Gender Dysphoria and the Transition Decision
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Post No.: 0241   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like Post No.: 0138, let’s have another one of our discussions – this time on the subject of gender reassignment.   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Erm, okay. This is another extremely tricky subject though, … Read More

Must Have a Good Sense of Humour
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Post No.: 0240   Furrywisepuppy says:   The reason why humour and laughter evolved is still debated. But we are definitely far more likely to laugh when in the company of others, suggesting that it’s primarily a social activity and … Read More

Spotting Those Suffering in Silence
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Post No.: 0239   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some people remark about those with depression who’ve suffered in silence, “Why didn’t you just say so?” Not understanding that for many sufferers of the condition, depression precisely involves the problem of not … Read More

Breaking News and Speculative Information
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Post No.: 0238   Furrywisepuppy says:   The ‘VIA’ analysis for assessing information stands for verifiable, independent and accountable. Reliable information is verifiable (so gather, assess and weigh up the evidence then place the facts in the bigger picture/overall context, … Read More

The Bystander Effect in Crowd Situations
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Post No.: 0237   Furrywisepuppy says:   The ‘bystander effect’ is when people are less likely to react to an emergency or offer help to a victim when people are as part of a crowd – because of a diffusion … Read More

Children’s Literacy and Numeracy
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Post No.: 0236   Furrywisepuppy says:   We previously looked at how children pick up languages, including a second or third language in Post No.: 0210, but let’s look at reading, writing and arithmetic (the ‘one r, one w and … Read More

Protecting Ideas with Intellectual Property Laws
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Post No.: 0235   Furrywisepuppy says:   This follows on from Post No.: 0199 and our brief overview of the different main areas of law, which I believe are very useful for everyone to learn about. Once more, one must … Read More

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