Warmer Means Heavier Rainfall and More Icy Hailstorms
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Post No.: 0288   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Many people don’t understand why, despite overall rising average global temperatures over the past several decades, or global warming and melting glaciers, we’re experiencing more extreme cold weather events, as well as hot … Read More

Designing a World to Render ‘Disability’ Meaningless
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Post No.: 0287   Furrywisepuppy says:   People who are born physically and/or mentally disabled can be perfectly satisfied about the way they are in an intrinsic sense, but only have a disability relative to the human-built environment and/or culture … Read More

That Transcending Feeling of Awe
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Post No.: 0286   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Awe is that feeling of intense respect, amazement or transcendence we get when we’re in the presence of something so incredible and wonderful. It’s what we feel when we say, “Wow!” to what … Read More

The Poor Must Work Harder and Be Smarter to Get the Same Outcomes
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Post No.: 0285   Furrywisepuppy says:   Continuing on from Post No.: 0253 and the topic of how it’s easier to get richer if you’re already rich, whether one inherits one’s initial wealth or earns it…   Anyone can become … Read More

Developing the Confidence for Public Speaking
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Post No.: 0284   Furrywisepuppy says:   Public speaking can be nerve-wracking for many people but you can develop more self-confidence by applying some tips and by simply practising more public speaking. Speaking is a gift so use it to … Read More

Religious Rituals and Anxiety Relief
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Post No.: 0283   Furrywisepuppy says:   The vast majority of people in the world currently affiliate themselves with a religion, whether they’re actively practising or not. Religion can be broken down into the beliefs (e.g. gods, afterlives, spirits and … Read More

With the Benefit of Hindsight
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Post No.: 0282   Furrywisepuppy says:   The ‘hindsight bias’ or ‘I-knew-it-all-along effect’ is the tendency to see past events as being more predictable than they actually were at the time. It’s when something seems obvious… but only after we’re … Read More

Compatibility for a Love That Lasts
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Post No.: 0281   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Many people simply don’t know what they really want in a partner until they meet that person. Many people find it hard to try to consciously describe their ‘perfect partner’ – and even … Read More

Implicit Biases and Covert Racism
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Post No.: 0280   Furrywisepuppy says:   When talking about racism, to generalise too far from specific individual cases is to be racist, whether you, for instance, want to kill ‘any’ black person just because ‘a’ black person raped someone … Read More

History Written By the Victors
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Post No.: 0279   Furrywisepuppy says:   History used to be written (and rewritten) and spread by the victors or by whoever was in power at the time, with the accounts of the losers often being erased or denied. But … Read More

This Rising Obesity Epidemic is Preventable
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Post No.: 0278   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Invest in health and health will come. (This is apparently statistically true in economics.) No matter if we’re personally financially rich or poor or anything else in life – if one vital thing … Read More

Attribute Substitution and Answering What Wasn’t Really Asked
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Post No.: 0277   Furrywisepuppy says:   In such a complex world, it’s remarkable that we rarely ever feel stumped, for we have intuitive feelings and opinions about almost everything that comes our way! We like/dislike people long before knowing … Read More

Locus of Control, Choice and Commitment
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Post No.: 0276   Furrywisepuppy says:   People with a high internal locus of control tend to be able to cope with pressures better – they tend to see things as challenges, feel that they have control of their own … Read More

Eyewitness Memories and Accounts
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Post No.: 0275   Furrywisepuppy says:   What we each perceive as reality is a subjective yet elaborate reconstruction of reality – of minds interpreting information from senses, coloured by personal expectation and open to influence. ‘Naïve realism’ is the … Read More

Remain Humble, Listen and Argue Against Yourself
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Post No.: 0274   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Whenever you form an opinion – listen to others too, argue critically against yourself, and think of alternative views or counterfactual hypotheses, in order to test and refine your beliefs.   Most of … Read More

Your Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement
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Post No.: 0273   Furrywisepuppy says:   Before entering into any major negotiation situation – always do some homework and preparation. Know firstly what it is that you really want – money isn’t always the only goal or the most … Read More

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