Thinking in Metaphors
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Post No.: 0864   Furrywisepuppy says:   Explicit cognition concerns what we say we believe in or do. This concerns our deliberate conscious thoughts. Meanwhile, implicit cognition concerns what we actually think and do. This will have been influenced by … Read More

Manifold Versions of Aversion
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Post No.: 0863   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Did you know that numerous astronauts have reported that space smells a bit like smoky metal or burnt meat?   Furrywisepuppy says:   Where they’ve journeyed so far hasn’t been that bad though … Read More

Addressing Human Rights Violations (or Human Wrongs)
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Post No.: 0862   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Unlike trade or investment treaties – human rights treaties aren’t concluded as an exchange of advantages or interests between the member States concerned but as commitments that States make towards the people over … Read More

Expanding Your Comfort Zones
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Post No.: 0861   Furrywisepuppy says:   Some people’s comfort zones are inside an office or up a mountain rather than in front of an audience or at home looking after a baby (unpaid work is still work, and is … Read More

Your Hard Labour, the Landowner’s Easy Gain
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Post No.: 0860   Fluffystealthkitten says:   According to philosopher Karl Marx, a bourgeois society comprises of the bourgeoisie who hold the means of production and the proletariat who have nothing to offer except for their labour. And so the … Read More

Coach with Constructive Feedback
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Post No.: 0859   Furrywisepuppy says:   The world is changing constantly, due to new technologies, competition, cultural shifts or global events – thus organisations need to continually be agile, adapt and refine what they do and how. No one … Read More

Protests, Riots and Looting
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Post No.: 0858   Furrywisepuppy says:   Protests generally have a low success rate – at least in directly influencing incumbent politicians and existing laws. When uncompromising demands meet uncompromising counter-demands, we get nowhere. They may influence how the electorate … Read More

Crafting Your Own Career
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Post No.: 0857   Furrywisepuppy says:   Sometimes, after we graduate, we don’t know what we’re good at or will enjoy doing for a career. But it’s often not enthusiasm that leads to the choice of work we do but … Read More

How You Can Alter Your Metabolism
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Post No.: 0856   Furrywisepuppy says:   The relationship between ‘calories in versus calories out’ and ‘weight’ is always valid but it isn’t a straightforward relationship in practice – it becomes more difficult to lose weight the less you weigh … Read More

The Flaws of Trickle-Down Economics
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Post No.: 0855   Furrywisepuppy says:   Immediately after UK Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng’s libertarian policy of tax cuts for the richest, lower government interference and ‘trickle-down economics’ was announced in 2022 – … Read More

Hypocrisy and Double Standards
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Post No.: 0854   Furrywisepuppy says:   Being blind to hypocrisy, or having double standards, is a major psychological bias…   It’s ‘don’t call me names or shout at me’, but I’ll call you names or shout at you if … Read More

How Should We Regard ‘Victimless Crimes’?
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Post No.: 0853   Furrywisepuppy says:   In general, a crime consists of the physical conduct of a guilty act (actus reus), and one’s mental awareness when one conducted said guilty act (mens rea). Therefore accidents are sometimes treated differently … Read More

Breastfeeding and Children’s Diets
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Post No.: 0852   Furrywisepuppy says:   Infants from 0-4 months of age can only consume liquids. Breast milk is exclusively recommended at this age (either directly via the breast or pumped into a bottle) – breastfeeding carries many health … Read More

Who’s to Blame for High Unemployment Rates?
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Post No.: 0851   Furrywisepuppy says:   If there aren’t enough jobs then ‘fighting hard to get what few jobs there are’ won’t really help reduce the nation’s unemployment figures. This should be obvious. As an extremely simplified illustration – … Read More

The Tendency for Us All to Be Biased
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Post No.: 0850   Fluffystealthkitten says:   After hacking through the thicket of fallacies, superficial appeals, flawed arguments and faulty reasonings that came to a climax after Post No.: 0672, we’ve buddied up again to tackle some common biases, heuristics … Read More

Every Organisation Needs Good Managers
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Post No.: 0849   Furrywisepuppy says:   Organisations are made up of people – you have your money, and you have your people. Human resources are usually one of the largest costs as well as assets hence the well-being and … Read More

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