Monday, April 30, 2012
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned. Gilbert, a Harvard psychologist, says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong — a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book.
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Here's a guide to some of the most effective ways to boost your brain power.
Michal Cizek / AFP"The gang reportedly arrived at a depot in Slavkov, in the east of the country, with forged paperwork claiming that the footbridge over the disused railway track had to come down. A Railways spokesman, Pavel Halla, said the cost of the theft was worth millions. "The thieves said they had been hired to demolish the bridge, and remove the unwanted railway track to make way for a new cycle route," he said. "It was only after they had gone that checks were made and we realised we'd been had. The cost of replacing the bridge will run into millions."
Sunday, April 29, 2012
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
The honor is due in no small part to songs like "Blowin' in the Wind" still asking the same hard questions 50 years later."
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Friday, April 27, 2012
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
Nikola TeslaCross-dominance, also known as mixed-handedness, mixed dominance, or hand-confusion, is a motor skill manifestation where a person favors one hand for some tasks and the other hand for others. For example, a cross-dominant person might write with the left hand but throw primarily with the right.
Notable cross-dominant people : Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin,Ludwig van Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci ...
and I also ;)
About 40,000 people sing 1970s song Children of the Rainbow, which Breivik described as Marxist propaganda.
In her feminist best-seller "The Beauty Myth," Naomi Wolf claims Barbie is seen as an "ideal" woman. The claim is widely asserted and repeated.
But is it true? "
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