Some Typical Mistakes in Business
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Post No.: 0880   Furrywisepuppy says:   There’s always competition, hence there’s always change, which requires you to periodically adapt. Some of the biggest companies in history have disappeared because they didn’t respond to changing markets – including political, wider … Read More

Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Cancer
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Post No.: 0879   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Average human life expectancies globally have doubled within the last 150-200 years, and this isn’t really down to genetic evolution but environmental evolutions, such as in people’s diets and medical technologies. No country … Read More

Fleeing a Well-Founded Fear of Persecution
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Post No.: 0878   Furrywisepuppy says:   According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of the Refugees a.k.a. the Refugee Convention or Geneva Convention of 1951; which was later modified by the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status … Read More

Our Propensity to Misunderstand Statistical Concepts
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Post No.: 0877   Furrywisepuppy says:   Phew! The fire in the main hold was swiftly snuffed out. Our oxygen supplies have taken a hit because one of the electrolysis machines got fried, but there’s still plenty to breathe for … Read More

Public Goods and the Free-Rider Problem
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Post No.: 0876   Furrywisepuppy says:   Is a good excludable (can I prevent someone else from consuming it)? And is it rivalrous (if I consume it, will someone else be affected by it)?   If the answer is no … Read More

A Virtual Minefield of Regulatory Conundrums
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Post No.: 0875   Furrywisepuppy says:   Designers need to think hard to consider, not just how their technologies may be used, but how they may be abused. What we intend or hope for may precisely facilitate execrable behaviours, like … Read More

Structural Racism, Skin Colour and Colourism
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Post No.: 0874   Fluffystealthkitten says:   ‘Interpersonal racism’ occurs between individuals whenever racist beliefs lead to racist acts, like one person/group attacking someone’s shop merely because of the latter’s skin colour.   ‘Institutional racism’ describes how ostensibly neutral-appearing policies … Read More

Understanding Why We’re Often Beset With Regret
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Post No.: 0873   Furrywisepuppy says:   Regret is an emotional punishment we inflict on ourselves. The fear of regret influences many of our decisions. It’s accompanied by feelings that one should’ve known better, a sinking feeling, thoughts about the … Read More

Some Learning Advice and Guidance
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Post No.: 0872   Furrywisepuppy says:   Uncertainty hinders learning – whereas timely, clear, accurate and consistent feedback facilitates it. To be able to learn something, there must be a predictable pattern between performing a particular action and getting a … Read More

The Scourge of Perfectionism
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Post No.: 0871   Furrywisepuppy says:   Try to take pleasure in what you get or have. Perfectionists and ‘maximizers’ – those who are only content with the best outcome – are often more regretful after purchases or other decisions … Read More

Toddlers and Treats
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Post No.: 0870   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s critical to get the extended family onboard and aligned in not giving your toddlers too many high-sugar food or drink treats. Something that was ‘in moderation’ can get out of paw when … Read More

Fostering Well-Being in the Workplace and Managing Absence
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Post No.: 0869   Furrywisepuppy says:   A business depends on its furry employees, and healthier employees are more productive, creative, resilient and happier, which means they’ll want to stay and give their best for the organisation. It’ll likely earn … Read More

Acute Versus Chronic Pain
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Post No.: 0868   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The brain itself doesn’t have any pain receptors, yet the experience of pain all happens in the mind. This doesn’t make the experience not real though, as anyone who has ever felt pain … Read More

Fruit, or Nature’s Tasty Snacks
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Post No.: 0867   Furrywisepuppy says:   Most people snack not because they’re hungry but because of habit or the occasion, like when watching a movie or when someone says, “Try these!”   Workplace snacking is more to do with … Read More

The Tragic Tragedy of the Commons
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Post No.: 0866   Furrywisepuppy says:   The ‘tragedy of the commons’ occurs despite, or because of, individuals behaving rationally and with self-interests. By doing so, shared common resources, like trees from public forests, fish from the sea, or clean … Read More

Free Speech on Social Media Platforms
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Post No.: 0865   Fluffystealthkitten says:   All sides of a conflict will spread its own propaganda to one degree or another because wars aren’t just kinetic wars but information wars. The originators and disseminators of propaganda nowadays aren’t just … Read More

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