Fluffy Shenanigans on a Scorching Summer Day
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Post No.: 0048   Furrywisepuppy says:   What a searingly hot but splendidly sunny summer’s day here today. What have you been up to kitten?   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I tranquillised five mice, one hedgehog, three squirrels, four sparrows, two … Read More

Some Common Mental Health Conditions
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Post No.: 0047   Furrywisepuppy says:   Mental health conditions affect the way we think, feel and behave. ‘Neurotic’ symptoms are severe or extreme forms of normal emotional responses (a little of something – or rather neither too little nor … Read More

Age Doesn’t Automatically Equal Experience or Knowledge
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Post No.: 0046   Furrywisepuppy says:   Age doesn’t automatically lead to experience, and experience doesn’t automatically lead to education or knowledge – the passage of time, and often even exposure, isn’t alone enough for us to learn things. Education … Read More

Could We All Just Be Brains in Vats?
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Post No.: 0045   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Here’s a classic thought experiment in philosophy for you…   Regarding us getting closer and closer to being able to create more and more believable virtual worlds – chances are that, arguably, we … Read More

This Treatment is Effective Compared to What?
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Post No.: 0044   Furrywisepuppy says:   Scientific experiments involving new products should really compare to the best existing alternative treatment if one exists (represented fairly e.g. with the correct dosages) as a control group – rather than to nothing, … Read More

A Healthy Diet is Not Actually Expensive at All
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Post No.: 0043   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Regarding obesity, if you are poor and live in a ‘developing’ country then you won’t generally get to eat convenience or junk foods – you’ll cook from raw ingredients and eat what humble … Read More

Gratitude is Key to Our Well-Being
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Post No.: 0042   Furrywisepuppy says:   Gratitude helps us to notice the good in the world and our positive connections with others, and to not take these for granted. We’re goal-focused, problem-solving-oriented organisms hence why we tend to focus … Read More

Please Support Mental Health Research
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Post No.: 0041   Furrywisepuppy says:   One cannot ever look good, moral, big or clever mocking someone as mentally ill or because they are mentally ill – by using simple logic, either they aren’t mentally ill and so you’re … Read More

Aim For Prevention Rather Than (Hope For a) Cure
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Post No.: 0040   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s far more difficult to change a habit than to start one – so it’s best to build good habits in from the very start. We are creatures of habit (like all creatures … Read More

The Benefits of Religion or Religious-Type Beliefs
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Post No.: 0039   Furrywisepuppy says:   Religious or spiritual beliefs in immaterial souls (that can exist without a physical vessel and have strictly free wills), in god(s) and in the afterlife – can be adaptive for individuals and groups … Read More

Trying to Measure People’s Personalities
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Post No.: 0038   Furrywisepuppy says:   For a long time now, many psychologists have used a certain model or framework to assess people’s personalities. The ‘big five’ broad dimensions of personality in this model are – openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, … Read More

Happiness Can Definitely Be Trained
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Post No.: 0037   Furrywisepuppy says:   If one describes a person who exercises regularly then you can probably guess that he/she will be generally physically fit, and vice-versa if a person does not exercise regularly. And so if one … Read More

Knowledge Can Save You a Lot of Money
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Post No.: 0036   Fluffystealthkitten says:   If you don’t have the faintest idea how something is made or what really goes into making and marketing it then you can end up paying way over the odds when you come … Read More

A Game of Tit-For-Tat, With a Cooperative First Move
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Post No.: 0035   Furrywisepuppy says:   In the field of game theory and iterated (repeated) games (which more closely resemble real life than one-off played games because in real life you often have to deal with those you’ve righted … Read More

Scientific Hypothesis, Fact, Theory or Law?
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Post No.: 0034   Furrywisepuppy says:   Please understand the differences between a hypothesis, fact, theory and law when talking in scientific contexts and when reading science news…   A hypothesis is the starting point of any original scientific experiment … Read More

Health is About Performance, Not Vanity or Weight
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Post No.: 0033   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our physical health is about how our bodies can maintain equilibrium and how we can cope with all the things that life can and will throw at us. So our health is really … Read More

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